Beautiful scenery, wildlife, great weather and a laid back lifestyle are the hallmarks of Australia’s coastlines, while the interior burns with the fierce intensity of millennia-old landscapes and one of the oldest cultures on earth. And as for the other things that call Australia home - kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, platypus and some of the deadliest snakes - they’re all here, but don’t let that deter you, most of them can’t swim.
Australia has six states and one territory, and each brings a flavour worth exploring. With more than 25,000km of coastline, there is so much on offer for visitors. Australia’s iconic destinations - both man-made and natural - include the Great Barrier Reef, Red Centre, Great Ocean Road, Kakadu, the Kimberley, Kangaroo Island, Byron Bay, the Tasmanian wilderness, Flinders Ranges, Fraser Island and the Blue Mountains, and many of them are accessible to the cruising yacht, or just a short-hop inland.