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Australia is a country that offers both urban sophistication and remote wilderness adventure. Here are Cox & Kings’ six of the best.

1. Uluru at Sunrise

Visit the iconic rock at the centre of Australia’s red heart with a member of the Anangu tribe, the traditional Aborigine landowners of Uluru.

Walk around the sacred sites as the sun rises over the red desert, and discover one of the world’s most ancient cultures.

2. Native wildlife on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, in South Australia, has more than a third of its diverse landscape devoted to national parks and conservation areas.

As a result, it teems with wildlife, including sea lion, kangaroo, wallaby, koala, echidna and platypus.

3. Foodie Forays

From award-winning vineyards in Margaret River, Western Australia and internationally renowned chefs in Chapel Street, Melbourne to downtown coffee shops in Brisbane, Australia’s cuisine is fresh, diverse and deliciously innovative.

4. Hike The Kimberley

One of the world’s last great wilderness areas, the rugged ranges and dramatic coastline of the Kimberley in the northern most part of Western Australia, are rich in wildlife, Aboriginal culture and majestic scenery.

5. Explore the Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest reef system is so big it can be seen from outer space. Though the best way to appreciate this unique World Heritage listed ecosystem is by slipping into the Coral Sea and experiencing its vast population of colourful fish and wildlife up close.

6. Sydney Harbour Cruise

Taking a cruise out onto Sydney Harbour is a quintessential Australian experience and the perfect way to admire the iconic sights of Sydney Opera House, the Botanical Gardens and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Holiday ideas from Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings arranges luxury holidays to Australia.