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Things to do in Australia + South Pacific

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Australia + South Pacific. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Australia + South Pacific attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Australia + South Pacific to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Australia + South Pacific.

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  • Abel Tasman National Park

    The golden, iron ore–laced sands of Awaroa Bay are a two-minute trail walk through the bush. The 32-mile Abel Tasman Coastal Track makes for a grea... More
  • Abercrombie & Kent

    The Abercrombie & Kent travel agency began as an African safari company, founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. Today, the company organ... More
  • Abercrombie & Kent Australia Family Adventure

    Take a family-designed adventure to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent’s Family Holidays. With meals and excursions for children in mind, the Outbac... More
  • Active New Zealand

  • Allan Scott

    Allan Scott's cellar door, or wine-tasting area, looks like an old-world French tavern. The standouts here are a citrusy 2004 Riesling and a subtle... More
  • Ana Maria Pickens

    Years as agent: 20. Specialties: China, Australia, Family travel. Consultation fee: None. More
  • Aperitif

    If it’s after midnight in Sydney you can often be left wondering where to eat. This wine bar near Kings Cross keeps the kitchen open until the wee ... More
  • Apsley Gorge Vineyard

    Halfway up the coast is Apsley Gorge, where Brian Franklin, Tasmania's most committed Burgundian, makes a gorgeous Pinot Noir in a repurposed fish ... More
  • Australian Heritage Hotel

    The archetypal Aussie hotel (really just a pub with a few rooms to stagger upstairs to), the Australian has a charming brick exterior, terrific bee... More
  • Australian Museum

    Established in 1827, this natural history and environmental sciences museum is a favorite for family outings. The institution also has an excellent... More
  • Balgownie Estate

  • Bambini Trust Restaurant and Wine Room

    The Woolloomooloo neighborhood location of Bambino Trust Restaurant has an old-world interior with ornate, wrought-iron chandeliers and stone floor... More
  • Bambini Wine Room

    Popular with the business crowd, this intimate wine bar is part of the Bambini Trust Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the 1923 St. James ... More
  • Bank Hotel

    With four bars and a Thai restaurant, this nightlife spot combines an Art Deco background with the vibe of a 21st-century dance club. Expect a dive... More
  • Beachculture

    Sure they’re Brazilian, but comfy Havaianas flip-flops may very well be Australia’s signature footwear. Pick up a pair, along with items from the c... More
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