Although images of golden beaches and boat trips on the barrier reef immediately spring to mind, there is actually a whole lot more choice to Australian holidays than you might think. From wine tasting to winter sports, Australia offers a wealth of possibilities for a great vacation, whatever your interests.

Anyone who has considered Australian vacations has thought about getting a golden tan on Bondi beach in Sydney, or enjoying the wildlife on the great barrier reef along the fabulous Queensland coast. These are certainly unforgettable experiences and worthy of including in any trip down under. But there are a many more must see destinations.

One of the world’s most famous natural monuments is Ayer’s rock, otherwise known as Uluru. This giant red sandstone rock stands near Alice springs in the Northern Territory, near the heart of Australia. It is a short hop away from the Gold Coast via a domestic flight and makes a great contrast to the beach.

For those who prefer their Australian holidays to be of a completely different style, what about a wine-tasting tour around some of the vineyards of New south Wales. Australia is currently the fourth largest international exporter and Penfolds Grange, perhaps the best known producer, has been consistently winning international prizes against some of the better European wines for over 40 years.

Skiing is also big in Tasmania, New south Wales and Victoria during the Southern Hemisphere winter. Not many people consider winter sports when it is Summertime in the northern hemisphere, but Australian vacations based on winter sports are perfect in July and August and make a refreshing change from lying on the beach.

So it is worth taking the time to consider a few less known options to guarantee the trip of a lifetime at any time of year. So whatever it is you are looking for; Australian holidays seem to have the answer.

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