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Australia trip ideas

Australia trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Australia is a vast country and getting your travel plans right can make all the difference to your tailor-made vacation. 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 itinerary ideas provide a flavor 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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Ideas for your trip to 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.

Southwest Uncovered

  • 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.

11 Days from $2,520pp

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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.

13 Days from $2,830pp

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Classic Tasmania self-drive

  • 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 $3,485pp

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History, Reef and Rainforest

  • Take a multi-day sailing adventure in the Whitsunday Islands.

  • Explore the beaches and walking trails of Hamilton Island.

  • Look out for cassowaries and crocodiles in the Daintree Rainforest.

  • Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art.

12 Days from $3,620pp

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Western Australia Less Travelled

  • 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.

13 Days from $3,825pp

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Aboriginal Australia: 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.

11 Days from $4,200pp

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South Australia's Wine & Outback self-drive

  • Explore the sights Sydney and the nearby Hunter Valley wineries.

  • Enjoy stays in both the Clare and Barossa Valley.

  • Take a scenic flight over the Flinders Ranges.

  • Stay in the beautiful outback

11 Days from $4,845pp

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Australian Wildlife & Wilderness self-drive

  • Browse the local arts and crafts of the Mindl Markets.

  • Cruise on Yellow Water to see prolific birdlife in Kakadu National Park.

  • Visit the rock art galleries of the Aboriginal lands of Arnhemland.

  • Tour Kangaroo Island with an expert guide to see the diverse wildlife.

  • Take an evening to meet a Tasmanian devil up close.

14 Days from $6,140pp

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Tasmania Walking and Wilderness

  • Explore the pretty and welcoming city of Hobart.

  • Spot wildlife from a full day boat adventure around scenic Bruny Island.

  • Enjoy three days of walking on one of Tasmania's finest walks on Maria Island.

8 Days from $6,725pp

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Outback Life

  • Experience life on a working cattle station.

  • Take a luxurious train journey on The Ghan through the Outback.

  • Visit the desert town of Alice Springs.

  • Hike around the rim of Kings Canyon.

  • View the stunning sunrise at Uluru.

12 Days from $8,405pp

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Australia Family Adventure (non-driving)

  • Enjoy a surf lesson on Bondi Beach.

  • Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge and tour the city's highlights by bike.

  • See wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas in Flinders Chase National Park.

  • Explore vibrant Melbourne and nearby Phillip Island.

  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef.

15 Days from $9,280pp

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Ultimate Highlights of Australia

  • Watch the sunset over majestic Uluru/Ayers Rock.

  • Take a helicopter trip over Sydney Harbour and Opera House.

  • Sail the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Hot air balloon over the Yarra Valley.

13 Days from $9,345pp

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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.

20 Days from $11,575pp

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