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1. 11 Day Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)

$2439

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

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2. 12 Day East Coast Adventure

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

$4195

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, local culture, exotic wildlife and unique seaside communities.

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3. 12 Day Great Tropical Drive

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)

$611

Drive from Cairns to Townsville, through World Heritage-listed reef and rainforests to golden outback savannah. On this journey you won’t miss an inch of Queensland’s tropical splendour. Cruise the Great Barrier Reef and trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Connect with Aboriginal culture as you travel north to the remote frontier of Cape Tribulation. Explore historic gold mining towns and the lush orchards and plantations of the Tropical Tablelands. Day trip to Magnetic, Dunk and Hinchinbrook Islands and relax in resort towns like Port Douglas and Mission Beach.

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4. 13 Day Australian Highlights

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$5095

AAT Kings’ fully escorted 13 day Highlights of Australia includes the city sights of Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns with visits to the Barrier Reef, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Diverse red desert landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef make this holiday one that ticks all the boxes.

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5. 14 Day New Zealand & Australia Express

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$3222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

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6. 14 Day Sydney to Cairns Coastal Explorer

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$2851

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7. 15 Day Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$4925

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns plus the Barrier Reef with options to explore further.

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8. 15 Day Downunder Highlights

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$9155

A two-week introduction to the highlights of Australia and New Zealand. From sophisticated Melbourne, tropical Cairns with the nearby Great Barrier Reef, multicultural Sydney and Auckland to the silence of Milford Sound and a hundred waterfalls, this tour packs a lot within an eventful fortnight. Colonial grandeur, an indigenous cultural performance, penguin watching tours and rainforest explorations – there will be new and varied experiences daily. You will visit Rotorua with its active geysers, Queenstown in the midst of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, and spend time in Christchurch, now reshaping itself into a renewed city.

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9. 15 Day Discover Australia

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$2948

Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

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10. 17 Day Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

$6325

Join this professional guided tour showcasing the best that New Zealand and Australia has to offer.

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11. 20 Day Australia Top End, Red Centre and Murray River Heritage Cruise

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$8990

Discover the Australian outback on a journey from Adelaide through the Red Centre, all the way to Darwin in the Top End. You will see the beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient and iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and the lush tropical wetlands of Kakadu National Park. This tour captures the essence of Australia’s culture, history and diversity and is a must-do for those looking for a real taste of the Aussie Outback.

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12. 21 Day Discover New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)

$5115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

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13. 24 Day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights)

$8450

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

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14. 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights)

$785

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15. 4 Day Sydney City Stay

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

$605

This spectacular city is built on the hills surrounding Port Jackson, or more commonly known as the Sydney Harbour. The city’s gorgeous harbour, lifestyle and great natural beauty offers an array of sightseeing and activities. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington.

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16. 4 Day Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)

$1279

Enjoy the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises or sets over the desert landscape. Join a guide and explore this World Heritage-listed area on a 2-3 hour walk, discovering ancient rock formations, aboriginal history and culture. Experience an Australian barbecue dinner including kangaroo meat as a unique option. Climb around the rim of Kings Canyon and enjoy the stunning views of Watarrka National Park.

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17. 5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$1199

This is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Explore National Parks, search for crocodiles, hike through rugged terrain and swim in clear rock holes and waterfalls. Take in the indigenous culture that makes the Top End so unique. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marveling at the clear southern skies.

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18. 5 Day 4WD Kangaroo Dreaming Red Centre Safari

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$1199

The ultimate Central Australian adventure. Experience the outback in an authentic way – camping at remote private camps, driving on bush tracks and visiting an Aboriginal Community.

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19. 5 Day Great Ocean Road to Adelaide

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$659

Travel along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. See the monster waves at Bells Beach and wander along the sand of Lorne. View the Twelve Apostles, craggy limestone stacks which rise from the Southern Ocean.

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20. 5 Day Icons of Tasmania

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$2025

This Tasmania tour allows you to experience the magic of Australia’s island state and brings you into contact with rugged wilderness, endemic wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history and the best of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as the famous Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, the Tasmanian Devil, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, the vibrant Salamanca markets and will take you off the beaten path to discover some of the hidden treasures of the island.

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21. 5 Day Nature’s Way

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)

$270

Eye candy for every driving holiday traveller, the Nature’s Way meanders through World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Nitmuluk National Park. It’s a drive through the Territory’s stunning and lush northern tropics, steeped in nature, aboriginal culture and outback pioneering history. For the adventure traveller – canoe down the Katherine River, swim in waterfalls at Litchfield and discover the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal rock art at Kakadu National Park.

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22. 6 Day Adelaide and Ayers Rock

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)

$1865

Combining 3 of Australia’s icons, this package is a true introduction to Australia. Make sure you keep your camera ready for tons of wildlife viewing opportunities in Kangaroo Island, enjoy some of the world’s best wine in the Barossa Valley and learn about the oldest living culture in the world in Ayers Rock.

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23. 7 Day Solway Lass Sailing

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

$1060

The below itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

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24. 9 Day Australia: Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$5390

Australia is filled with fresh flavours, welcoming people and open spaces. Although it is a young nation, Australia has a rich history with the world’s oldest living culture and prehistoric nature. It is a land full of stunning natural wonders and some of the friendliest wildlife on the planet. Whether it’s the remoteness of the outback, the pristine waters of its beaches, the world-class dining or the amazing wildlife, it won’t take long for you to realize there’s nothing like Australia. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

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25. 9 Day Cairns to Cooktown (Great Tropical Drive)

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$346

The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cooktown is one of the most spectacular coastal journeys, hugging two coastal and scenic areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest – finishing in the historic Cooktown, before heading back down south of Cairns where you can drive down to quaint coastal villages such as the four along Mission Beach.

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26. 9 Day Discover Australia

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$3675

Discover a selection of Australia’s highlights on this professionally guided 9 day tour.

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27. 9 Day East Coast Adventure

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2995

Travel along the diverse and spectacular east coast of Australia. Experiences include stunning tropical islands, local culture, exotic wildlife and unique seaside communities.

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28. 9 Day Kimberly Explorer

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2240

Discover the highlights that lie between Broome and Darwin on this nine-day self-drive tour.

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29. 9 Day Melbourne & Tasmania

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$1389

Explore Melbourne and it’s hidden gems before heading to Tasmania, where you will drive between two unique coasts. From cities to World Heritage Listed National Parks to wildlife viewing, you will really experience the best the destination has to offer.

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30. Australia & New Zealand Farmstay Enthusiast

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$4794

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You’ll also experience the cities of Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef.

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31. Australia & New Zealand Farmstay Experience

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$4053

Experience some of the highlights of New Zealand and Australia along with the unique experience of a farm stay in each country.

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32. Australia Discovery with Rail

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

$4199

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Go Ziplining in the Rainforest, Experience the famous “Ghan” Train and the iconic Ayers Rock all in one package

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33. Authentic Australia & New Zealand Experience

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)

$5353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see’ Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

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34. Explore New Zealand & Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$4164

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom group itinerary. You will enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner in Rotorua, a gondola ride for spectacular views in Queenstown, a NZ Farm Stay, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie bush BBQ and more!

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35. New Zealand North Island & Eastern Australia

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$3366

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture of Ayers Rock and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on this custom group itinerary.

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36. Northern Territories Explorer

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$2359

Explore Darwin and the Top End on this three-day package including accommodation and touring..

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37. Perth to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island including the Indian Pacific

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$4999

Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

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38. Perth to Melbourne and the including the Indian Pacific

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Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience

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39. Tastes of Southern Australia

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$4375

From Sydney to Canberra to Melbourne to Adelaide. This tour leaves no stone unturned – from Parliament House, the Snowy Mountains, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, to Adelaide, Mt. Gambier and Kangaroo Island.

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40. Ultimate Aussie Adventure

Duration: 27 Days (26 Nights)

$4435

The biggest, baddest tour of Australia on the planet! This comprehensive aussie adventure takes you through 5 states including Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. You’ll visit must see locations such as Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney and more!

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41. West to East and the Great Barrier Reef including the Indian Pacific

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$5699

Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.

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New South Wales

New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Explore the State in winter and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other and a "Must Do" for any fun-loving traveler. Whether looking for an adventure filled road trip, or a relaxing weekend break from the daily grind, there is something for everyone in the Territory.

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Queensland

Queensland is a wonderland of adventures, a must to see for yourself. While you're visiting the Sunshine State you may find yourself lost in a rainforest land before time, unwinding on a beach in a tropical paradise, under the sea on the one and only Great Barrier Reef, losing yourself in the starry skies of the outback, sailing through the breeze on a yacht in The Whitsundays or soaking up the sun while you surf a legendary break on the Gold Coast.

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South Australia

South Australia is a state renowned for its abundance of Wildlife, Outback and Wine, easily accessed from the gateway of Adelaide. A city of natural beauty and simple elegance, Adelaide appeals to many North American visitors because of relaxed lifestyle and rich cultural and culinary offerings. South Australia is home to Australia's most interactive wildlife experience, Kangaroo Island, as well as numerous world famous wine regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. For travelers wanting to venture into the outback, Coober Pedy offers the opportunity to explore underground homes and the mystical Flinders Ranges offers iconic landscapes and hiking opportunities.

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Tasmania

Lonely Planet named Tasmania one of the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 – the only destination in Australia or New Zealand to make the list. Discover everything you've heard about Tasmania's food and wine is true. To a gastronome, it's heaven. To everyone else, it's mouth-wateringly irresistible. The island’s diverse and ancient landscapes offer accessible wilderness experiences that are unsurpassed and world renowned. Easily accessible from Sydney and Melbourne, the temperate climate, beautiful scenery and an abundance of experiences make Tasmania an ideal touring destination.

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Victoria

Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to picturesque wineries and national parks teeming with wildlife.

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Western Australia

Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and climates. Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass. In Western Australia you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.

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Australia is filled with friendly people and stunning wonders. But where do you start to tailor a trip? Australia has developed a series of ‘best of’ experiences from Great Walks and Indigenous Champions to Luxury Lodges and Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia that is tailored around special interests and vacation type.

 

Top Regions to See:

  1. Sydney, and nearby Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley
  2. Beaches from Brisbane’s Sunshine & Gold Coast to Byron Bay
  3. Melbourne and nearby Philip Island, Yarra Valley and Great Ocean Road
  4. Cairns and the Daintree Rainforest
  5. Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) and Red Centre
  6. Darwin & Kakadu
  7. Adelaide (access to Kangaroo Island, wine and Flinders Ranges Outback region)
  8. Perth & access to Margaret River, Broome (The Kimberley) & Ningaloo Reef
  9. Great Barrier Reef (islands – Lizard, Whitsundays, Lady Elliot etc)
  10. Tasmania (Hobart, Freycinent, walks)

Australia’s natural world wonders
Australia is a land full of stunning natural wonders and some of the friendliest wildlife on the planet. Whether it’s the remoteness of the outback, the pristine waters of our beaches, or the amazing wildlife, there are several ways to explore Australia’s natural wonders. There’s wildlife safaris in Kakadu National Park, spotting koalas on Kangaroo Island, great walks in Tasmania, coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road, exploring above and below the Great Barrier Reef, and helicopters and coastal cruises through the Kimberley. Learn more

Serving up the best food and wine
With a range and quality of produce that is second to none, combined with a rich history of migration, Australia has become home to one of the most stimulating and multicultural cuisines in the world. And with a superb, diverse climate, you will enjoy some of the world’s finest flavors against a backdrop of scenic beauty. Come discover our innovative chefs, world class restaurants, festivals, markets filled with the freshest produce and friendly cellar doors serving new wines. Get a taste

Ultimate winery experiences
Australia has a hugely diverse wine community, with more than 60 wine regions. All of these regions offer distinct flavors, wine styles and some of Australia’s most colorful and unique characters. A new collection called the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia has narrowed down the best award-winning wineries to visit because of their range of restaurants, events, art, as well as exciting behind the scenes tours, private tastings, wine education and gastronomy, all in some of Australia’s most spectacular locations. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/ultimate-wineries.html

Undiscovered culture
Although a young nation, we also have a rich history with the world’s oldest living culture and prehistoric nature. Get a snapshot of the diverse experiences from meeting the Anangu people at Uluru, browsing aboriginal art at galleries or meeting the artists in communities, learning about Dreamtime myths and stories from rock art in Kakadu National Park and discovering ancient rainforests through the eyes of the Kuku Yalanji. http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/aboriginal-australia.html

Great Walks of Australia
Walking is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Australia’s spectacular natural environment. Depending on your style, there’s an epic trek to choose from whether it’s a shorter and easier walk through the bush to tougher treks through the Outback. Chose from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the volcanic plateaus of Queensland and the magnificent outback of South Australia or the Northern Territory. You don’t have to forsake comfort either, with comfortable eco-lodges, hot showers and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of each day. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-walks.html

Great Golf Courses of Australia
Australia is emerging as a new golf destination as more of its courses top the world’s best list and travelers are looking for new ways to combine their passion for golf while seeing spectacular scenery, enjoying great food and wine and playing the best courses. Australia’s friendly people also help make a game fly by. There are six Australian golf courses in the World Top 100; Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Kingston Heath, New South Wales, Royal Melbourne and Royal Adelaide. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-golf-courses.html

The best Australian adventures
For some of Australia’s most amazing experiences, it’s all about the journey and the destination. Fly, float or take a camel, for these places, half the fun is in the getting there. Take a seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Cottage Point Inn or to ritzy Palm Beach. Camels helped settle the wild deserts of the Red Centre and now you can take them to the Sounds of Silence dinner, a restaurant set up under the stars in view of iconic Uluru. Click for the best spots for adventure, visit http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australian-adventure.html

Cool capitals
Australia’s capital cities have that rare combination of award-winning restaurants, friendly people and easy access to nearby nature. The Wall Street Journal called Tasmania, the “next foodie destination” and Hobart really knows how to make its natural assets shine on the plate. Adelaide was noted as the next place to visit in 2015 in The New York Times, and is known for its nearby world-famous wineries, wildlife and outback. Sydney is one of the world’s great cities where you can explore the harbour or beach in five-star style. You may want to start in the hip laneway eateries, festivals and rooftop bars of Melbourne, which is often noted as Australia’s culture capital. Explore more at http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts/cities.html

Islands
Australia may be the world’s largest island but it has a few of its own to visit. In fact there are more than 8,000 so you have your choice of holiday experience. Sail through paradise in the Whitsundays, 4WD on the world’s largest sand island on Fraser Island, and visit Australia’s Galapagos at Kangaroo Island. Day trip to meet the local wildlife from Perth you can spot a quokka on Rottnest Island and the little penguins do their nightly parade on Phillip Island south of Melbourne. Or discover the wild beauty of Tasmania. Island hop now http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australias-islands.html

Travel Tips:

Learn all about our cities, states and territories, what the weather is like, time zones, currency, facts about our unique plants and animals and information on Australian visa entry requirements. http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts.html

Weather/ Climate:

  • The North of the country is best to visit from Apr-Oct. High summer is wet season (Dec-Feb)
  • But Australian winters are very mild, so any time’s the right time for a visit to Oz!
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