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Australia Geography and Maps

  • Australia Geography & Maps
  • The Twelve Apostles in Victoria - an inclusion on many Australian tours.
  • Deep Valley within Kings Canyon - a great photo opportunity while on Australia vacations.
  • Australia Geography

Australia is the smallest continent but is the sixth largest country in the world. Divided into six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) and two territories (Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory), the geography of the world’s largest island is incredibly diverse.

Located in Oceania, between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean, Australia calls Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, the Soloman Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and New Zealand its neighbours. In terms of size, Australia is almost as large as the United States and is 32 times the size of the United Kingdom.

In this one continent are arid deserts, tropical rainforests, numerous snow-tipped mountain ranges, coral reefs, islands and alpine forests. Many animals and plants are endemic to and thrive in Australia thanks to its geographic isolation from the rest of the world. Due to its recognition as World Heritage Site, thankfully much of Australia’s landscape such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains Area and Ningaloo Reef is listed as protected.



Australia Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia tours today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.



Book your Australia tour with Goway!

With more than 250 Australia tours and experiences, Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore and enjoy Australia. Choose from a simple city stopover, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries, enjoy an Island stay, a self drive holiday, a Holiday of a Lifetime and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting.

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