Best known for its glittering shores and golden beaches, Australia can pegged as simply a beach destination, but tropical rainforests dominate the north, and give way to mountains and rolling vineyards in the south. Move inland, and lush greenery turns to the wild and arid heart of the Red Centre, where indigenous Australians carved out a living here for thousands of years. Sydney is the best place to kick off your tour, where you can enjoy deluxe retail therapy, fine dining, and catch a show or two at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Hip Melbourne will also delight you with its museums, galleries, and nearby wineries. Charming Canberra shouldn't be overlooked, as this impressive capital has lots of historical attractions to investigate. Don't forget Perth either, where you can watch the sun set in the afternoons over white-sand beaches. Explore the unfolding shores of the Gold Coast, watching surfers dart across turquoise waves and relaxing on one of countless long sandy beaches. Private safaris can be arranged from Darwin, where you can see the unusual wildlife of Australia. In delightful Adelaide you can enjoy strolling through the Central Market, and in Hobart you can wander through the historic Battery Point quarter. Adventure of all sorts can be found here: welcome to Australia.