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Australia - Accommodation Options

We feature a variety of accommodations, from city hotels to boutique and adventure lodges. We also have many Island Stay experiences across Australia and bucket list accommodation experiences. Most itineraries feature a moderate, superior and deluxe category option. These can be adjusted to suit the experience you prefer in each location. Due to some locations however, all three hotel types may not be available and in this case we provide you the best possibel hotel grade and will advise this at time of enquiry. Our most searched and selected accommodation options are listed below. You can also refine your search by using the sub region list for more detailed information on each of our preferred accommodation options in each destination we have on offer.

Marine World Reef Activity Platform


Cruise depart daily direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smooth ride and reduced travel time, leaving more time of your day to “Experience The Magic” of the Marine World Reef Activity platform located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Reef Magic Cruises has a policy of never filling our facilities to capacity ensuring space, comfort and attentive service.

Only Reef Magic Cruises guests have access to the all-weather Marine World platform catering for all ages and swimming abilities. Snorkel our sheltered coral lagoon, go Scuba Diving, SEABOB Jet Snorkelling, SNUBA “Go Beyond Snorkelling” or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari.

Not a confident swimmer? Then stay dry and view the reef from the Semi-submersible reef viewer, Glass Bottom Boat or Underwater Observatory. Try a Helmet Dive for a unique underwater experience without even getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.

Included in your day:  A Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef; all snorkelling equipment with free use of lycra suit or wetsuit; Glass Bottom Boat Tour; Semi-Submersible Tour; Underwater Reef Observatory; Fish Feeding and Identification session with a Marine Biologist; make the most of the Marine World facilities including a spacious sundeck, changeroom and fresh water showers. Morning & afternoon tea plus an extensive buffet lunch is also included

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13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)


Explore the glittering coastline of Eastern Australia. Travel from Sydney to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it’s off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island. Tour a Rockhampton cattle station. Explore Hamilton Island and the exquisite Whitsundays, then head to tropical Cairns for a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.

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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 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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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