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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 favorite travel guides
Look beyond the Opera House, says Australia specialist and former Sydney resident, Janin. An advocate of choosing to spend longer in this flagship city, she advises how you could take in coastal walks, beaches, and national park hiking trails.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
Country specialist Jeanne explains why vacations 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.View this travel guide
The center 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
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 favorite things to see and do in Australia's cities.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
Want to sample the Australian good life in chic, comfortable surrounds? Audley Australia specialist Vina explains why you might like to stay in a luxe beachside or city private home on your Australia trip, rather than a traditional hotel.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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 center on you seeing Tasmania's wild side.View this travel guide
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 vacation in Australia.View this travel guide
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