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Australia holidays

Explore the Great Barrier Reef, spend time in Sydney and drive the Great Ocean Road on a tailor-made tour of Australia

A continent in its own right, Australia’s landscapes range from tropical rainforests to the red deserts of the Outback via vineyards, surf beaches and cosmopolitan cities. Thanks to an efficient network of internal flights, you can experience many of these places within the same trip.

We’ve found some of the biggest Australian myths to be true: this really is a land of easy-going attitudes where active, outdoor lifestyles are celebrated and natural wonders abound. We can recommend how to make the most out of your Australia holiday, whether you’re interested in snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, heading out on a bushwalk with an Aboriginal guide, or simply looking for the best seafood in Perth.

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Suggested itineraries for Australia

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Australia could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Guides to Australia's regions

To help you decide where to focus your time in Australia, our region guides describe the areas that you're most likely to visit when travelling. Each guide highlights the types of experiences the region can offer.

Uluru, Central Australia
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Central & Outback Australia

The centre of Aboriginal Australia, the Outback and central Australia take in Alice Springs, Uluru and some of the country's most intriguing wildlife. Our specialists will suggest the best places to visit and stay in the region where red earth glows against a blue sky.

Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
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Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef

Discover our highlights of a trip to Queensland, which stretches from bordering New South Wales up to the tropical north. You'll find most of the attractions along the coast: the Daintree Rainforest, the Outback oases of the Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Sydney
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Southeast Australia

Drive the Great Ocean Road, enjoy the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, and take in the spectacular views of the Blue Mountains in this region that covers the State of Victoria, New South Wales and parts of South Australia.

Yallingup Beach, The Margaret River region, Australia
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Southwest Australia

Perth with its skyscrapers that overlook quiet colonial suburbs on the banks of the Swan River is the largest city in this vast region. Out of the city, you can whale watch, hike in national parks, visit the wineries and have deserted beaches to yourself.

The Gordon River Day Cruise, Strahan, Australia
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Tasmania

Tasmania offers stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife and some of Australia's finest trekking. Immerse yourself in Hobart's convict settler history and Victorian architecture, and enjoy the national parks of Freycinet, Cradle Mountain, the Bay of Fires and Maria Island.

Kakadu National Park, Australia
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Top End & the Kimberley

Explore gorges and canyons that reveal hidden Aboriginal rock art, take a lesson on mustering cattle, journey along a dusty four-wheel-drive track and escape to a coastal retreat on a tailor-made holiday with us in the Kimberley.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Australia

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Australia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Australia at its best.

Introducing Australia

Exploring the various landscapes of Australia, this video captures the variety of the country.

Uluru, Australia
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What to do in Australia: our highlights guide

A country the size of Australia provides a vast and varied array of experiences. Country specialist, Amy, narrows down some of the key highlights for first-time visitors to the country, as well as a couple of lesser-explored options for your Australia holiday.

Driving the Dampier Peninsula, near Cape Leveque
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Self-drive holidays in Australia

If you want the freedom of the open road to tour Australia, our specialists know the routes and will plan you a self-drive holiday that runs seamlessly. We'll give you advice on driving in Australia and how to catch internal flights to enjoy a trip in more than one region.

Crocodile, Yellow Water Billabong
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Family holidays in Australia

Country specialist Amanda explains why holidays in Australia are ideal for families. She shares her pick of where to go, from Sydney to national parks such as Kakadu, as well as suggestions for exploring Queensland’s rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Bungle Bungles
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Australia's top 10 natural highlights

Australia has more than its fair share of the world's natural wonders, and our specialists have picked 10 of the best. They range from rainforests to deserts, mountains to coral reefs, and all nurture their own unique flora and fauna.

Echidna, Kangaroo Island, Australia
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Wildlife holidays in Australia

Australia is well-known for its kangaroos and koalas, but delve a little deeper and you'll find a whole host of unusual and eye-catching wildlife. We'll advise you about the best ways of spotting the wildlife you don't want to miss on your holiday in Australia.

Cradle Mountain, Australia
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Activity holidays in Australia

In a land where living the life outdoors runs through the veins, we can tailor any number of activities into your trip to Australia. Complete the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, saddle up and ride the trails of the High Country or snorkel with whale sharks, to name but three.

The Ghan, Alice Springs
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Railway journeys in Australia

Travel the epic span of Australia through the Outback and past mountain ranges and gentle farmland, coast to coast, by train. Ride the railway east to west, or north to south, as part of a tailor-made trip to Australia.

Aboriginal guide, Anangu Tours, Central Australia
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Aboriginal Australia

The big skies of the Northern Territory are also the heartland of Aboriginal Australia. We work with local Aboriginal guides and groups who'll reveal their way of life, traditions and a hidden wealth of ancient rock art.

Flinders Suite, Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
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Luxury holidays in Australia

Open your hotel curtains to panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and the harbour. Lounge in an infinity pool gazing out at tropical beaches. Hide away at a clifftop spa retreat. Whichever pieces of luxury you'd like on your trip to Australia, we can arrange them for you.

World Heritage Cruise, Strahan
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Cruises in Australia

Plunge into Australia’s warm and inviting waters on a tailor-made trip cruising the coast. We’ll organise the boat that suits your budget and tastes, be it a yacht, catamaran or motor launch. Your boat journey could take you into the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the Whitsunday Islands on an old style 'windjammer'.

Tom in Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
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