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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 harbor 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 $3,270pp

  • 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 $3,700pp

  • 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 $4,440pp

  • 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 $4,555pp

  • 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 Arnhem Land.

    • 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 $4,995pp

  • 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 $9,220pp

  • Uluru, Central Australia

    Australia & New Zealand uncovered

    Australia and New Zealand
    • 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 $11,900pp

  • 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 four-course lunch.

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

    11 days from $13,105pp

  • 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 $13,425pp

  • Silver Muse in Sydney Australia

    Sydney to Auckland voyage with Silversea Cruises

    Australia and New Zealand
    • 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 $16,415pp

  • The Ghan, Alice Springs

    Outback life

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

    • Explore Litchfield National Park along with its stunning waterfalls and scenic walks.

    • Discover Arnhem Land and the local Aboriginal culture around Mount Borradaile.

    • Immerse yourself in the Northern Territory's coastal floodplains to spot bird and wildlife.

    12 days from $18,800pp

  • 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 $19,740pp

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