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.
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 tour will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Sample fabulous local wines in the Margaret River wine region.
Hang out with super cute Quokkas on Rottnest Island.
Relax on some of the country's finest pristine white sand beaches.
Wander through ancient Karri forests.
Enjoy dinner overlooking an Indian Ocean sunset.
Explore the historic town of Fremantle, with its convict jails, whaling ships and old taverns.
Stay in some lovely two bedroom apartments suitable for the family.
Visit the scenic Blue Mountains and keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos.
4x4 excursion to Rainbow Beach.
Take a reef trip on the Great Barrier Reef.
Cruise Sydney Harbour and see iconic buildings such as the Opera House.
Visit the great monolith of Uluru in the Red Centre.
Discover the underwater kingdom of the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience the wilderness of the Atherton Tablelands.
Explore Kangaroo Island
Visit the lesser visited Fleurieu Peninsula
Enjoy stays in both the Clare and Barossa Valley.
Take a scenic flight over the Flinders Ranges.
Stay in the beautiful Outback.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the Australian Outback and Flinders Ranges.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef from Pumpkin Island.
Marvel at the passing scenery on the Indian Pacific.
Be a sustainable traveller and minimize your impact on the environment.
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.
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.
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.
Experience a sunrise over the city in a hot air balloon.
Hunt for crabs in with an Aboriginal guide.
Take a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.
Surf the popular Bondi Beach in Sydney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our favourite travel guides
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.View this travel guide
Wondering about places to visit in Australia for your honeymoon? Don’t worry too much about the cities, says Audley specialist Holly. Head instead to the mountains, Outback homesteads, wild, unspoiled islands, and little-visited rainforested tablelands.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
An expedition cruise, Zodiac boat trips or hikes and stays on cattle ranches: two members of our Australia team share how to best experience the Kimberley, both overland and overwater, and define the allure of this Outback region.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
Australia by train? Yes: the country hosts two of the world’s greatest routes, The Ghan and the Indian Pacific. But, what are the differences between them? Our specialists explain. Either way, expect Outback scenery and great on-board dining and hospitality.View this travel guide
Explore the possibilities for small-ship cruises in Australia, including the best options for sailing the Great Barrier Reef and the remote Kimberley region. You can also find out about an excellent day cruise (with a theatrical twist) in Tasmania.View this travel guide
Encounter rare wildlife (including those infamous ‘devils’), walk wilderness tracks, and explore a thriving food scene: Tasmania is finally stepping into the spotlight. Audley specialist Janin shares her recommendations for how best to experience Australia’s oft-overlooked island state.View this travel guide
Remote and uncompromising in terrain, this road trip is not for everyone. The pay-off? The landscapes and marine life. Vina, born and bred in Western Australia, takes you on a journey through her own backyard: the Perth to Exmouth route.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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- Honeymoons in Australia: from Outback adventures to island havens
- Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef
- The Kimberley by land and by sea
- Southeast Australia
- Classic railway journeys in Australia: The Ghan vs the Indian Pacific
- Cruises in Australia
- What to do in Tasmania: our highlights guide
- Driving Australia’s wild west: a step-by-step guide
- Central & Outback Australia