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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.

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  • Tasmanian Devil, Australia

    Classic Tasmania self-drive tour

    Australia
    • 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.

    10 days from CAD4,130pp

  • Kalbarri National Park

    Western Australia's Coral Coast

    Australia
    • 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.

    • Explore the national parks to view canyons and dramatic rock formations.

    13 days from CAD4,670pp

  • Brays Beach, Byron Bay

    By the beach

    Australia
    • Visit Sydney's stylish city beaches.

    • Explore the national parks and chalky white sand of Jervis Bay.

    • Sample wines from the Hunter Valley.

    • Enjoy a food tour of the Byron Bay region.

    13 days from CAD5,605pp

  • Kangaroos at Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

    Southwest Australia — beaches, wine & wildlife

    Australia
    • Take an exhilarating helicopter flight over Esperance's famous Pink Lake and Cape Le Grand National Park.

    • Sample fabulous local wines in the Margaret River wine region.

    • Relax on some of the country's finest pristine white sand beaches.

    • Wander through ancient karri forests.

    • Meet the furry local quokkas on Rottnest Island.

    • Experience ancient Aboriginal culture deep underground in the Ngilgi Caves.

    • Explore the historic port of Fremantle, with its craft breweries, vibrant markets and UNESCO World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison.

    13 days from CAD5,805pp

  • Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu National Park

    Aboriginal Australia tour: Darwin to Adelaide

    Australia
    • 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 birdlife here.

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

    11 days from CAD6,355pp

  • Margaret River Vines

    Australia's great walks: Tasmania & Western Australia

    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 Fremantle, 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.

    15 days from CAD11,640pp

  • The Ghan, Alice Springs

    Outback Life

    Australia
    • 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.

    12 days from CAD12,410pp

  • Azamara Journey

    New Zealand & Australia cruise with Azamara Club Cruises

    New Zealand and Australia
    • 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.

    21 days from CAD14,400pp

  • Uluru, Central Australia

    Australia & New Zealand Uncovered

    New Zealand and Australia
    • 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.

    20 days from CAD14,995pp

  • Longreach Bay, Rottnest Island

    Western Australia's ultimate wildlife journey

    Australia
    • Explore the vibrant city of Perth on a private walking tour.

    • Meet the inquisitive local quokkas on Rottnest Island.

    • Dive with whale sharks or humpback whales on the Ningaloo Reef.

    • Hike a stunning section of the Cape to Cape track stopping for a gourmet 4-course lunch.

    • Stay in some of the finest accommodation that Western Australia has to offer.

    11 days from CAD16,550pp

  • Coral Adventurer, Coral Expeditions

    Cruising the Kimberley with Coral Expeditions

    Australia
    • 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.

    19 days from CAD16,950pp

  • Silver Muse in Sydney Australia

    Sydney to Auckland voyage with Silversea Cruises

    New Zealand and Australia
    • 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 16-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.

    21 days from CAD20,725pp

  • True North, northern Australia

    Cruising the Kimberley onboard the True North

    Australia
    • 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.

    16 days from CAD24,925pp

  • The Great Barrier Reef

    Ultimate Luxury Tour of Australia

    Australia
    • Experience the vibrant Sydney restaurant scene.

    • Eat freshly caught seafood in Tasmania.

    • Take a flight into one of the most untouched regions of Tasmania.

    • Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a private catamaran.

    17 days from CAD49,120pp

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