Reasons to Visit
Driving is a pleasure on Australia's scenic, safe and uncrowded roads. We usually arrange for you to be met at the airport and taken to your hotel, where a hire car will be delivered. Embark on one of the world's most scenic drives including the Great Ocean Road or Gibb River Road.
Australia's Red Centre has one of the country's highest concentrations of Aboriginal culture while in the north, Arnhem Land is Aboriginal owned and home to Australia's most extensive and significant collection of Aboriginal rock-art.
You don't need a surf board to appreciate the endless white sands that ring Australia. From the hustle and bustle of Bondi beach to the idyllic shores of the Whitsundays or remote beaches of the west, each has its own appeal.
From the world-famous Sydney in the east with her iconic Opera House and bridge, to the gleaming buildings and sandy shores of Perth, Australia offers the visitor endless opportunities to enjoy the fast-pace and excitement of city life.
Australia has one of the largest and greatest national park systems in the world, covering over 24 million hectares. With such diversity as lush rainforest to arid desertscapes the wildlife that call these national parks home are equally diverse.
The vastness of Australia is something truly to behold and there is nowhere better to take this in than in the outback itself, where beautiful desertscape stretch for as far as the eye can see.
Whatever your fitness level, there are plenty of opportunities to head out into the Australian countryside and enjoy the remarkably-varied landscapes during your trip. Choose from leisurely strolls to more strenuous, multiple day hikes.
Australia is well-known for its kangaroos and koalas, but delve a little deeper and you may come across some of the country's more unusual and interesting wildlife, such as the dugong or thorny devil.
Australia is fast-becoming one of the most highly-regarded wine producers in the world, and with the likes of the beautiful and picturesque Barossa, Yarra and Hunter valleys, as well as Margaret River region to explore, we can understand why.
The kaleidoscopic colours of the fish and corals that inhibit the world's largest offshore reef, the Great Barrier Reef to the east, and the world's largest fringing reef, Ningaloo Reef to the west, are a must-see.
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The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was awarded dual World Heritage status for both ancient culture and its natural attributes, and it is worthwhile for anyone visiting the park to look beyond the rock and learn something of its significance.
These four-star apartments are situated in the heart of Australia's spiritual red centre and feature as part of Ayers Rock resort.
The stylishly chic Lost Camel is a contemporary hotel conveniently located near the Resort Shopping Centre. All the studio-style guest rooms are built around lush courtyards and the generous pool.
The Outback Pioneer offers simple accommodation in a fun and rustic outback envrionment boasting a proper Aussie bar and grill.
The Desert Gardens Hotel is part of the Ayers Rock Resort and has a botanical theme with flourishing garden displays and is surrounded by 'Ghost Gum' trees, set in landscaped gardens.
Opulent, stylish and occupying an unsurpassed position in one of the most spiritual places in Australia, the marvellous Longitude 131° wilderness camp has fifteen elevated safari-inspired tents.
Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel and is well furnished and designed with the interior décor focussing on Aboriginal heritage and culture.
12 days from £3,515pp
15 days from £3,390pp
13 days from £3,025pp
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