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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia is a vast country and getting your travel plans right can make all the difference to your tailor-made tour. The great distances involved often make it best to combine air and ground travel to ensure you see the highlights as well as providing a range of lesser-known experiences and attractions.

Our tour ideas provide a flavour of what is possible and are based on extensive travel across the country. Each trip follows a route that we’ve loved and offers a novel way to explore this popular destination.

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Our recommended tours in Australia

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Australia, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Brays Beach, Byron Bay

    By the beach

    • Explore Sydney's stylish city beaches.

    • Watch the surfers at Byron Bay.

    • Visit the tropical city of Brisbane.

    • Relax on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

    • Take a tour to the amazing Fraser Island.

    16 days from £3,435pp

  • Tasmanian Devil, Australia

    Classic Tasmania self-drive tour

    • Browse the Salamanca Markets in Hobart for local arts and crafts, surrounded by the historical harbour buildings.

    • Cruise the Gordon River and take in the local flora, fauna and convict history.

    • Get up close to the elusive Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain National Park.

    • Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park and take your own pictures of one of Australia's most photographed beaches.

    13 days from £3,475pp

  • Kalbarri National Park

    Western Australia's Coral Coast

    • Explore the National Parks to view canyons and dramatic rock formations.

    • Marvel at the spectacular marine life including manta rays, whale sharks and turtles.

    • Explore the historic town of Fremantle, with its convict jails, whaling ships and old taverns.

    • Take a sunset walk along a deserted beach.

    16 days from £3,670pp

  • Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu National Park

    Aboriginal Australia tour: Darwin to Adelaide

    • Shop at the Mindi Beach craft markets.

    • See first-hand the stunning rock art of Arnhemland.

    • Take a cruise on the Yellow Waters in the Kakadu National Park and see a plethora of bird life here.

    • Experience Kata Tjuta at sunrise and Uluru at sunset and simply absorb the beauty of this unique part of the world.

    14 days from £4,235pp

  • Melbourne city and Yarra River

    Southeast discovered

    • Sample some of Australia's finest wines in the Barossa Valley.

    • Drive along the dramatic Great Ocean Road west of Melbourne.

    • Join a walking tour of Melbourne's hidden laneways.

    • Hike through the beautiful Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.

    • Enjoy a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach.

    21 days from £4,425pp

  • Margaret River Vines

    Australia's great walks: Tasmania & Western Australia

    • Explore Hobart’s weird and wonderful Museum of Old and New Art, before embarking on a privately guided tour of the experimental vineyard on site.

    • Visit Maria Island on a guided four-day walk, home to an astonishing abundance of wildlife and diverse natural beauty.

    • Explore quirky Freemantle, where rickety wooden buildings juxtapose hip new boutiques and eateries.

    • Discover the towering Karri forests, premium wineries, pristine coastline and diverse wildlife of the Cape to Cape track.

    • Experience an exhilarating seaplane flight over Rottnest Island, home of the famous quokka and some of Australia’s best beaches.

    18 days from £6,560pp

  • The Ghan, Alice Springs

    Outback Life

    • Experience life on a working cattle station.

    • Enjoy return private charter scenic flights to Bullo River Station.

    • Go crocodile spotting on an exhilarating floatplane and fan boat excursion.

    • Take a luxurious three night train journey on The Ghan Expedition.

    15 days from £6,980pp

  • Azamara Journey

    New Zealand & Australia cruise with Azamara Club Cruises

    • Enjoy fantastic service and a luxurious Club Balcony Stateroom cabin on Azamara Club Cruises.

    • Visit many of New Zealand's key highlights, and a few key destinations in Australia, during your 15-night cruise.

    • Explore the highlights of Auckland and wine tasting at nearby Waiheke Island prior to your cruise departure.

    • Finish your Australasia tour, with visits to the Blue Mountains and a scenic seaplane flight and luncheon experience.

    24 days from £7,605pp

  • Uluru, Central Australia

    Australia & New Zealand Uncovered

    • Explore Sydney's iconic highlights.

    • Watch the sunset over the magnificent Uluru/Ayers Rock.

    • Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

    • Explore New Zealand's rugged and mountainous landscape.

    • Visit world famous wineries in the Blenheim winelands.

    • Cruise the beautiful Doubtful Sound.

    23 days from £8,125pp

  • Coral Adventurer, Coral Expeditions

    Cruising the Kimberley with Coral Expeditions

    • Spend time in the cultural hub of Darwin.

    • Explore Australia's Top End including a visit the Kakadu National Park and a Wilderness Lodge experience.

    • Discover the Kimberley region onboard a 10-night Coral Expeditions cruise.

    • Relax in the cosmopolitan town of Broome and near the beautiful Cable Beach.

    22 days from £9,095pp

  • Silver Muse in Sydney Australia

    Sydney to Auckland Voyage with Silversea Cruises

    • Enjoy fantastic service and full board in a luxurious Club Veranda Suite on Silversea Cruises.

    • Visit many of New Zealand's key highlights, and a few key destinations in Australia, during your 14-day cruise.

    • Get to know Sydney through the eyes of a local as well as tours of its main icons: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

    • Take in a Maori performance and shared full day tour from Auckland.

    24 days from £11,250pp

  • Kings Cascades, True North Cruise

    Cruising the Kimberley onboard the True North

    • Explore the vibrant city of Perth from a luxurious hotel.

    • Spend time in the cosmopolitan town of Broome and enjoy a sundowner by Cable Beach.

    • Immerse yourself in the Kimberley onboard a seven-night luxury True North expedition cruise.

    • Explore the immense El Questro station from a luxury homestead.

    • Take a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle.

    19 days from £12,810pp

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