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Best places to visit in Australia

Australia, a dream country/continent, 14 times bigger than France. Hello distances! It's best therefore to choose your itinerary well before heading there. Where to begin? Don't panic: our well-informed travellers are here to help you. Thanks to their advice, you can prepare your trip to Australia according to your wishes by clicking on the places to discover. It all depends on which Australia tempts you...

The one with the cities? If so, Melbourne, a cultural and sporting city near the Great Ocean Road, will seduce you, just like the chic Sydney, with its opera and its prized beaches. Canberra, the green capital with modern architecture, is worth the detour, not forgetting Perth, a prosperous and relaxed city, isolated in the West.

The Australia of open spaces? Red earth, bush and unusual geological formations? Aim for the central region, with the symbolic and must-see site of Uluru. Kings Canyon, Devils Marbles, Wave Rock, Bungle Bungle or Flinder Ranges will, no doubt, also figure on your list.

The Australia full of adventure and unique encounters? Head to the north, to the heart of the Aboriginal tribes; rock paintings and crocodiles are waiting for you at Kakadu National Park. Cross the Kimberley savannah in a 4x4, stand awestruck in front of the horizontal waterfalls, not forgetting the sunset astride a camel on Cable Beach in Broome. 

The Australia of surfing and nautical activities in idyllic locations? Go kayaking on the Whitsunday Islands, dive in the Great Barrier Reef or Ningaloo Reef, its lesser-known equivalent to the west, with sharks and whales. Greet the dolphins at Monkey Mia. Are you a surfer? East, West, South coasts: the spots are bustling, whether it's the waves of Byron Bay, Margaret River or Bell's Beach...

The Australia off the beaten track? Choose Esperance, the pink lake and the beaches of Cape Le Grand. And Tasmania? This forgotten little part of New Zealand will bowl you over with its exceptional fauna and flora.

Now it's up to you to create your unique trip!

Lisa Gaillard
A peaceful and secluded port city in Western Australia, Esperance takes its name from a French vessel which landed there in 1792. Esperance is a stopover that is off the beaten track. A place where you feel far from the world, in a superb wilderness area.
Fremantle, or "Freo" for short, is the trendy and relaxed port just south of Perth. Perth residents come to Freo to relax at the weekend, eat ice cream, chill out on a café terrace, go to a concert, or lounge on the grass.
Situated on the east coast of Tasmania , the Freycinet Peninsula is a wonderful cove-shaped stretch of azur blue sea, nestled between two large cliffs.
The Grampians National Park is a major tourist destination in the Victoria region of Australia.
Between tropical rainforest and and coral reef, Mission Beach is a preserved village in a picture postcard setting. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. These 14 km of beach under the coconut trees are a paradise that is greatly appreciated by lovers of peace and quiet.
Linked to the south of the continent by a large bridge, Phillip Island is world famous for its racing circuit and little fairy penguins.
The Blue Mountains National Park is in southern New South Wales.It's perfect for outdoor sports, be it mountain biking, canyoning, hiking or climbing. The park covers 2,680km2 and is a great getaway close to Sydney.
On the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne, the great rival of Sydney, is known as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia. Located in the south-east, it is the second largest metropolitan area of Australia.
Perth is the prosperous and isolated capital of Western Australia. A cosmopolitan and dynamic city of more than a million inhabitants, where the sun and the heat are present all year round.
Australia's biggest town, very diverse and highly coloured.
Agnes Water, which owes its name to a stranded boat, is twinned locally with Town of 1770 (7km) Surrounded by national parks, both villages are famous for being quiet tourist destinations, away from the crowds.
Apollo Bay is located on the Great Ocean Road. It is a small, laid-back fishing port that is less popular than Lorne. A relaxing place, surrounded by small mountains and the sea, which is ideal for romantics, sportspersons and nature lovers.
An important wine and gastronomical region of South Australia located 60km north-east of Adelaide, the Barossa valley is an ideal stop-off for a romantic getaway.
Discovered by a film crew in 1983, the Purnululu National Park, in the north of western Australia, is famous for its dome-shaped, fossilised sand formations and mineral rich landscape. 
A relaxed seaside and tourist resort set in lush vegetation, Cairns is "The city" in Queensland, to discover the Great Barrier Reef during your trip in Australia.
Canberra is the capital of Australia. You will learn a lot about the history and culture of this country there.
It wasn't the author of Don Quixote that gave the town its name, instead it was a ship named Miguel Cervantes which ran aground not far from there. This fishing village is both relaxing and touristy, thanks to its beautiful beaches which are surrounded by turquoise waters.
The National Park and forest are classed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Denham is a small port of approximately one thousand inhabitants, ideally located in the heart of the breathtaking region of Shark Bay, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This village is the starting point for your visit in the surrounding area.
On your journey, whether you are going north, towards Darwin, or south, towards Alice Springs, stop off at Devils Marbles. These round granite blocks which come out of nowhere, are a geological curiosity which are worth seeing.
Eden is a historic whaling town. It's built around headland and goes out towards the wonderful Twofold Bay, close to the border with Victoria and New South Wales.
The Grand Canyon in Australia? Yes, it's not a mix-up. It is situated in the magnificent Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, close to Sydney.
Karijini is a national park located in Western Australia's Hamersley range and lying 1,050 km north of Perth.
With 9,000 inhabitants, Katherine is the fourth largest town in Australia's Northern Territory. It is located 320 km to the south-east of Darwin.
It is the second largest town in Tasmania (82,000 inhabitants) and situated 198 km from Hobart, in the north of Tasmania.
Situated in the Northern Territory, 100 km to the south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is a magnificent park comprising numerous waterfalls, rainforests, magnetic termite mounds and Aboriginal sites.
The Mary River gave its name to a National Park in the southeast of Queensland, in Australia. The river has developed an interesting ecosystem on the wet plains in particular.
About a hundred kilometres south of Katherine, Mataranka is a tiny village of just 200 but it's also a natural reserve, which has hot water springs.
At 27 km from Uluru, in the same national park designated as a Unesco World Heritage site, you will find the Olga Mountains or the Kata Tutjas ("many heads" in aborigine) a line of 36 rocky summits, in rounded forms, older than Uluru.
A National Park in the south of the majestic Kakadu, Nitmiluk reveals magnificent waterfalls and gorges of the Katherine River.
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