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Whilst all regions of Australia have attractions of interest to visitors, there are some with so many attractions of similar appeal spread over a large area, the region as a whole is a tourist destination, rather than a specific town, village or natural feature within a region. These are the major tourist regions of Australia, where it is best to base one's self at a particular location and then travel from town to town to visit the region's attractions.


Gold Coast, Qld
Australia's most famous holiday coast
Sunshine Coast, Qld
Popular Queensland holiday coast

Far North Qld
Tropical coast and hinterland surrounding Cairns
Whitsundays, Qld
Tropical islands and the Gt Barrier Reef


Shipwreck Coast, Vic
Fabulous scenery along the Great Ocean Road
Mornington Pen., Vic
Melbourne's all-year recreational playground

Surf Coast, Vic
Fabulous scenery along the Great Ocean Road
High Country, Vic
Summer and winter recreation

New South Wales

South Coast, NSW
Coastal resorts on a picturesque stretch of coastline
Central Coast, NSW
Coastal resorts close to the Hunter Valley wine region

Northern Territory

Top End, NT
Outback tropical scenery in and around Darwin
Red Centre, NT
The heart of Australia and the outback


Huon Valley, Tas
A world of beautiful valleys and waterways.
North East Tas
Stunning land and seascapes around St Helens

Western Australia

Coral Coast, WA
The central west coast of Western Australia
South-West, WA
Holiday coast in WA's south west corner

The Kimberley, WA
Dramatic scenery, landscapes and coast
The Pilbara, WA
Dramatic gorges in iron ore country

South Coast, WA
Stunning coastal vistas and hinterland
Golden Outback, WA
Ghost towns and wide open spaces

South Australia

Fleurieu Pen., SA
Adelaide's very own holiday coast
Barossa Valley, SA
Australia's famous wine region

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