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 Kakadu National Park is made up of rugged stony plateaux, red escarpments riven by waterfalls, twisting rivers and wetlands festooned with flowers and birds: add in Aboriginal rock art sites and it's easy to see why this is one of the most important UNESCO World-Heritage areas.
Rugged stony plateaux, red escarpments riven by waterfalls, long twisting rivers and wetlands festooned with flowers and birds: add in a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites and fauna that is more curious the closer you look and it is easy to see why this is one of the most important UNESCO World-Heritage areas.
Jointly owned by three traditional Aboriginal groups, the Gagadju, Gundjehmi and the Jawoyn, a visit to this park offers a vivid insight into an ancient land.
Cruise the Yellow Water, East Alligator or Mary River wetlands to see Kakadu in all its glory: crowded with lotus lilies, crocodiles resting idly on the banks, the chatter of the kookaburras puncturing the peace and swarms of parrots scattering the sky.
The finest rock art sites can be found at Nourlangie, while at Ubirr Rock the rock paintings combine with heart-stopping panoramic views.
A sandstone ridge worn by the two strands of Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls: both are exquisitely tranquil during the dry season, seething maelstroms in the wet.
Day visits to the park are possible but an overnight stay accompanied by a guide certainly makes for a more rewarding experience.
Australia is well-known for its kangaroos and koalas, but delve a little deeper and you will find a whole host of unusual and interesting wildlife just waiting to be discovered on a tailor-made tour of Australia.
From rainforests to deserts, mountains to coral reefs, all of which contain their own unique flora and fauna, Australia is one of the world's natural wonders.
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