Places to visit in Australia
From the Blue Mountains to the Barossa Valley
One of the reasons you likely want to study in Australia is because you’ve seen how beautiful the country is. Millions of people visit Australia each year to visit its pristine coastal areas, lush rainforests and red deserts, and enjoy its world-class food and wine, beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Australia has a wide variety of publicly run galleries, museums and performance spaces for students to enjoy. Everything from the Opera House in Sydney to world class national galleries and museums, to market and shopping precincts. Australia’s creative activities have a worldwide reputation for innovation, talent and energy and play a vital role in the Australian economy.
Australia operates many budget airlines to assist you to explore its many destinations. Its cities also offer a variety of reliable public transport options, including bus, train and tram services.
Visit Tourism Australia for further details.
Places you might like to visit during your study breaks
Northern Territory: Uluru
The enormous sandstone rock formation of Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Uluru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its continuously changing colours, particularly when it glows red at dawn and sunset.
South Australia: Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley offers a relaxed country lifestyle with a rich heritage. You can enjoy the region’s famous foods, which are sold in markets and shops around Australia and overseas.
Western Australia: The Kimberley
The Kimberley is the home of Dreamtime. It's where the Australian Aborigines first arrived more than 40,000 years ago and has a sense of isolation and freedom like no other place on Earth.
Queensland: Great Barrier Reef
If you’re looking for a warm climate or a tropical island, the Great Barrier Reef should be top of your list. The beautiful reef stretches 2,300 km long, and is full of magnificent coral, tropical fish, sharks, dolphins and turtles.
Tasmania: Horseshoe Falls
Cool and quiet ‘Tassie’ is a great escape destination with a rich heritage and some of Australia’s best wilderness areas. You can join other photographers capturing the majestic beauty of Horseshoe Falls, found 70 km north-west of Hobart within Mt Field National Park.
New South Wales: Blue Mountains
The Greater Blue Mountains World is a heritage-listed area, offering a wide range of exciting activities for you to enjoy. You might also want to visit New South Wales’ many coastal holiday destinations and famous outback towns.
People and Culture
Australian cities are quite diverse. You will likely meet people from many different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, including Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people. The Aboriginal culture is an important part of Australia’s national identity.