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Australia - Day Touring & Sightseeing

We feature a variety of day touring and sightseeing options in each location across Australia you would like to visit from local attractions and day tours to surfing, hiking, cycling, cruising and wildlife viewing experiences. Our most searched and selected day touring and sightseeing 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 sightseeing options in each destination we have on offer. Once you have found the experiences that are just for you, contact one of our destination experts to provide a customised quotation just for you.

Dreametime Dive and Snorkel

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Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites.

 

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Marine World Reef Activity Platform

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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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2 Day Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills from Adelaide

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Travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley and continue over Jacobs Creek for a tasting of the fine wines at the Grant Burge winery and onto Rockford Wine Cellars for more traditional Barossa wines. Stop for a stroll in the German town of Tanunda – many of the shops pecialise in crafts made by the locals. After a lunch stop take in the view from the top of Menglers Hill for an unsurpassed view over the entire Valley. Out next stop will be Henschkes winery in Keyneton, a fifth-generation German winery producing outstanding wines. You’ll spend your overnight in a charming B&B in the Adelaide Hills.

The next morning, visit the historic German village of Hahndorf. Taste cheeses from Woodside cheese wrights and fine wines produced by Hillstowe wines. Travel through the Hills to Hardys Chateau Reynella winery, a winery with magnificent gardens to stroll plus wonderful wines to taste. Chateau Reynella is also the historical site where the first wine was made in South Australia. Next, you’ll visit the picturesque town of Clarendon and the Coriole winery, they produce some exceptional unique wine styles. Olive Grove is next on the list specializing in products from locally grown olives. Visit D’arenberg winery with innovative wines made by a fourth-generation family-run winery. After lunch visit the rustic Wirra Wirra winery, one of the premium wine producers in the area. If time permits, we will visit the new boutique Fox Creek winery

There are many options for customising and the tour can be made gourmet food focussed, including chocolate sampling, and visit local artists or visit other smaller wine identities. The opportunity is endless and can be tailor-made to the client.

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McLaren Vale Food & Wine – Day Tour from Adelaide

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Just 40 km’s south of Adelaide there is over 100 small, very individual wineries. Your guide will personally escort you via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole winery – producing an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses surrounded by magnificent views and gardens.  Visit d’Arenberg winery host to a range of outstanding and innovative wines. Options for lunch include d’Arrys Veranda restaurant, the scenic Currant Shed or alfresco under the vines picnic style. Winery options in the afternoon include Italian wine-style Primo Estate winery, the more rustic Wirra Wirra winery or Penny’s Hill which also showcases Australian artists. Tours can also be fully customized and feature more gourmet food focus including exploring the Blessed Cheese Trail, Olive products, locally produced Almonds or Fruitchocs or options to visit less explored smaller wineries.

 

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Best of Barossa – Day Tour from Adelaide

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Barossa Valley – the wine capital of Australia, is a relaxed and friendly place. Travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley. Enjoy a tasting of fine wines at Trevor Jones or Kellermeister, Travel over Jacobs Creek to visit some smaller wine cellars, full of rustic charm who make wines in the traditional Barossa method, these include Rockford and Charlie Melton. Stop for a stroll in the German town of Tanunda – discover the small shops, many of which specialize in crafts made by the locals. Before lunch, enjoy an unsurpassed view over the entire Barossa Valley from atop Menglers Hill. Lunch will be alfresco under the vines or at Vintners restaurant just out of Angaston. The afternoon brings Henschke winery, a visit to the historic Yalumba, the biggest family-run winery in Australia. There may also be time to visit boutique producers such as Torbreck, Rolf Binder or Two hands. And a visit to Maggie’s beer Farm shop is a must for food lovers.

 

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2 Day Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Tour

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This gourmet 2-day experience explores the diversity of culinary delights and uniques food experiences just a short distance from Melbourne. This is topped off by staying at the Lake House complete with a 3-course dinner in their highly awarded restaurant.

The days are filled with visits to an organic farm, tasting at wineries and a cidery, liquor chocolates, honey sampling, wonderful lunches, scenic views and rambling through beautiful country towns. A simple, fun and tasty sample of rural Victorian charm.

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AquaQuest

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Whether you’re a snorkeller, a first time diver or an experienced diver, AquaQuest offers a once in a lifetime adventure discovering the Great Barrier Reef’s most amazing marine life.

You’ll experience the outer reef in unrivalled comfort aboard AquaQuest, departing from Port Douglas and reaching your snorkel and scuba locations in style. The vessel has top deck sunbeds, spacious seating, and state of the art equipment, and there are shallow sunken bars for introductory diving experiences.

AquaQuest is run by Divers Den, one of the longest established cruise operators in the region. Our crew is passionate about sharing their experience and will help you get the most out of your day.

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9 Day Kimberley Explorer 4WD Self-Drive

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$2397

Discover the magical wilderness of Kimberley in Western Australia’s northwest corner. This nine-day self-drive tour features the highlights that lie between Broome and Darwin.

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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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