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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This intimate tour is unique in that you have exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew. You will be taken backstage of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world as it prepares for the upcoming performances.
Take the opportunity to stand on the magnificent stage where some of the world's performing legends such as Michael Buble and Pavarotti have stood. You will have a preview of the stars' dressing rooms, take up the conductor's baton in the Opera Theatre orchestra pit and hear about the secrets and real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain.
After this fascinating tour, you will be taken to the Green Room, the private domain of performers and staff for a full breakfast with your small group.
Thanks to geographical conditions and historical circumstances, Australia's greatest cities vary in size and character, but each is blessed with a sunny climate and is surrounded by natural beauty.
Sydney is one place that lives up to the glossy brochure hype and is, quite simply put, one of the best cities in the world.
This temperate region, which covers the State of Victoria, New South Wales and parts of South Australia presents an endless variety with ‘four seasons in one day’ blowing in from the Southern Ocean. Drive the Great Ocean Road, enjoy the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne, or take in the spectacular views in the iconic Blue Mountains.
Include Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour on your tailor-made trip around Australia by contacting one of our specialists...
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