Explore Australian States

In a country as vast and diverse as Australia, choosing which regions to explore can seem daunting. Thankfully, I’ve travelled much of the Australian coastline and blogged my adventures to help you plan your next trip.

Whether you’re longing to lie on a beach in the tropics or happier hiking in the fresh mountain air, this page on Australian states can point you in the right direction, so you can start planning an adventure of your own!

1. New South Wales

From the serene shores of Eden up to bustling Byron Bay, New South Wales has everything from lush temperate rainforests to beaches the colour of snow.

After spending a few years living in Sydney, as well as travelling most of the east coast, I’ve created an extensive range of NSW travel guides to inspire you to explore the nooks and crannies of this big and beautiful state. Browse through posts below, or click the button to see all NSW guides.

Featured Sydney Guides

New South Wales Guides

2. Victoria

Home to Australia’s most famous scenic drive, the Great Ocean Road, as well as the cool and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, Victoria has plenty of attractions to fill your holiday itinerary.

Whether you fancy holing up at a surf town after ticking off the Twelve Apostles or hiking your way through Wilsons Prom National Park, take a look at my Victoria travel guides to start planning your southern adventure.

Melbourne Guides

Victoria Guides

3. Queensland

If swaying palms and a balmy climate appeals, pack your beach gear and head up to Queensland for a holiday in the tropics. Check out my Queensland guides below to discover hikes, beaches and the best things to do from the Gold Coast up to pretty, laidback Noosa.

Brisbane Guides

Queensland Guides

4. Western Australia

If you’re craving something different, veer from the east-coast tourist spots with an adventure through Western Australia. Whether your bucket list includes tasting fine wines in Margaret River, climbing giant karri trees in the ancient forests of Pemberton or spotting kangaroos on the blindingly white beaches of Esperance, my WA guides have got you covered.

Start browsing the posts below to plan your once-in-a-lifetime Western Australia adventure, or click the button to see all guides by region.

Perth Guides

Western Australia Guides

5. South Australia

Home to salt lakes, sinkholes and mind-blowing coastal scenery, South Australia showcases a mixture of classic and rather unusual Australian attractions.

Climb to the depths of a lush garden inside a sinkhole in Mount Gambier, snorkel with playful wild sea lions in isolated Baird Bay or enjoy fresh oysters and native wildlife spotting in arid, unspoilt Coffin Bay. Check out my SA guides below to plan a trip with a unique edge, or click the button to see more.

Adelaide Guides

South Australia Guides

6. Tasmania

Reachable by air or a long ferry ride from Melbourne, Tasmania is an unspoilt island not to be missed. The state’s beauty lies in its undeveloped status compared to much of mainland Australia.

Wind down tree-lined mountain roads or hike to snowy peaks passing silvery, mirror-like lakes along the way. And if the weather allows, Tasmania even has a choice of beautiful beaches to rival any other state. Take a look at my guides and itinerary below to start planning a trip of your own.

7. Australian Capital Territory

Located inland near the southern border of New South Wales, A.C.T. is a tiny state home to Australia’s capital city, Canberra.

While it’s not a typical holiday destination, Canberra is an interesting place to spend a weekend, with plenty of cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries, as well as Parliament House and a few nearby bush hikes. Check out my Canberra guides below to discover what this fascinating city has to offer.