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Australia travel guides

Australia travel guides

Our specialists share their knowledge of Australia

Australia is a land of remarkable landscapes, from tropical rainforests to the vast Outback, from scenic winelands to idyllic beaches that curl around its glittering cities. This diversity gives rise to an overwhelming range of travel options, whether you’re planning your first trip to the country or wanting to explore more intrepidly, aboard a train. Our guides, written by country specialists, are designed to help you focus your ideas so that your holiday to Australia is tailored to your interests.

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Ideas for how to explore Australia

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Australia. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

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.

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.


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.

Perth skyline, Australia
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Australia city guide

From loud, vivacious and cosmopolitan Sydney to laid back and unhurried Hobart, Australia’s forward-thinking cities are blessed with sun and are a springboard to Australia's countryside and coast. We've selected some of our favourite things to see and do in Australia's cities.

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'.


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.

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 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.


Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
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Honeymoons in Australia

Plan your perfect honeymoon to Australia with the help of our specialists and their first-hand expertise. Discover some of the beautiful places you can stay and how we can set your tailor-made honeymoon at your pace, while adding details for all those extra-special moments.

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.

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.


Driving cattle at Bullo River Station
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Stay in an Australian Outback homestead

Stay on a cattle station or homestead and experience life in the Outback for a few days as part of a tailor-made trip to Australia. We'll arrange for you to stay in a station, or farm, in comfort and beautiful surroundings while you sample life as a jackaroo, or farm hand.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Forester kangaroo, Maria Island, Tasmania
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Wildlife holidays in Tasmania

Tasmania is one of Australia's best wildlife hot-spots: home to wombats, wallabies and the Tasmanian devil. For such a small island, you can pack a lot into a tailor-made tour, and we can arrange activities that centre on you seeing Tasmania's wild side.