There’s nothing like Australia’s coastline – where else can you picnic on a beach as kangaroos hop on the sand, swim with whale sharks in clear blue waters, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or fish off a deserted cove with an Aboriginal guide?

In the gateway cities, indulge in the Australian passion for beach life with a spot of surfing, beach cricket and brunch overlooking the ocean.

Beyond the cities, make the most of coastal road trips such as the spectacular Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, the Great Beach Drive along Queensland’s nature coast, touring Tasmania, and the gorgeous route from Perth down to the beaches and wineries of the Margaret River.

In the Top End, enjoy unique coastal experiences such as mud crabbing with an Aboriginal guide, or go expedition-style cruising to see incredible indigenous art in situ.

Episode 5 Nature and Wildlife with Matt Wright


No holiday to Australia is complete without some down time at the beach. Whether you enjoy a buzzy beach where surfers show off as locals sip smoothies from beachfront bars, or you prefer a deserted stretch of sand where you have the sea to yourself – Australia delivers.

Check in to one of the country’s many island hideaways – Kangaroo Island near Adelaide, Phillip Island near Melbourne, and Bruny Island in Tasmania are great for Aussie wildlife, delicious local produce and some great beaches.

Further north, the islands of the Great Barrier Reef offer some of the world’s best marine life. The laidback charm of Lord Howe Island off New South Wales, Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, and from Darwin, the Tiwi Islands are worth a visit.

Episode 1 Beaches and Coasts with Chris Hemsworth


Australians are passionate about good food and wine. Everywhere you go, Aussies are debating which new restaurants are taking their town by storm, chatting about award-winning wineries and comparing notes on the best baristas as they shop at the local food market.

Because of this enthusiasm, on a holiday in Australia you’ll sample some of the world’s best food and wine experiences, against beautiful backdrops.

Picnics on white-sand beaches home to grazing kangaroos, wine-tasting tours in vineyards backing on to the ocean, degustation dinners in exquisite dining rooms, barbecues overlooking the rolling surf and cold craft beers under outback skies.

With its fresh produce, passionate producers and perfect places, Australia truly is the best restaurant in the world.

Episode 4 Food and Wine with Curtis Stone


Australia boasts some weird and wonderful wildlife! Tree-climbing kangaroos, snoozy koalas, paddling platypus, choral kookaburras and dinosaur-like cassowaries all call Australia home. Experience marine life and join a snorkelling expedition, a kayak adventure or book a glass-bottom boat trip to see whales, dolphins, brightly-coloured fish, friendly whale sharks, turtles and manta rays swimming in coral playgrounds.

Keen walkers have a huge choice of hiking trails through some of the world’s oldest national parks, steeped in Aboriginal history.

Make the most of Australia’s natural wonders and tie your trip in with the spring wildflowers, or whale shark season in Western Australia, the turtle hatching on the Great Barrier Reef, the East Coast whale migration or the cascading waterfalls in the Tropical North. 

Keep cameras at the ready!

Episode 6 The Quokka (30 seconds)


Nothing says Australia quite like the Outback – open spaces that seem to stretch on forever tell the story of Australia’s pioneering spirit and unique identity.

You can find outback in every state and territory – the regions are easily accessible from most major cities and towns and offer some fantastic accommodation options. 

Whether you fly, take one of the legendary train journeys, or embark on a self-drive adventure, you’ll be awestruck by the outback’s majesty.

The Aboriginal culture stretches back at least 50,000 years. Walking the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) with an Anangu guide, learning about the Dreamtime in Kakadu National Park, driving to sacred sites such as Kings Canyon, marvelling at rock art in the Kimberley or listening to creation stories around the campfire in the Flinders Ranges are truly special.

Episode 2 Arts and Culture with Jessica Mauboy