Australia: Destination of the Year 2020

While some things have remained constant in the land Down Under — the exuberant hospitality, the otherworldly scenery — there’s now a fresh energy spreading across the country. New experiences and hotels have opened up less-frequented destinations. Innovative chefs and winemakers are putting a global spin on native ingredients. And though there’s no denying it takes some time to get there, the recent addition of direct flights from Chicago, Houston, and London is making the journey easier than ever. Read on for immersive, T+L editor-curated trips for every state — and enough inspiration for a lifetime’s worth of Aussie adventures.

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