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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.

1 Day Kangaroo Island Experience

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Transfer by coach and board the SeaLink ferry for the short crossing to Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your luxury coach and your local guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination.

Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will be taken on a beach walk to see a colony of rare Australian Sea-lions. Then enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, set in a beautiful Australian bush land setting.

Visit Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. See the rugged coastline and formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, where the boardwalk takes you to the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals.

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6 Day Wine and Wilderness Self-Drive

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Explore South Australia’s wine regions and Outback on this six-day self-drive holiday including accommodation and car hire.

 

Day 1: Adelaide – Barossa Valley 74 km. Collect your rental vehicle and drive the picturesque route through the Adelaide Hills and the Chain of Ponds to the Barossa. Visit the well-known wine producers or follow the many food and wine trails. Overnight at Barossa Valley.

Day 2: Barossa Valley – Wilpena Pound 403 km. Continue north to the beautiful Flinders Ranges and absorb the rugged countryside that is home to kangaroos, emus and other Australian wildlife. Overnight at Wilpena Pound, two nights.

Day 3: Wilpena Pound. Spend today exploring the area on the walking trail or with a guided 4WD tour.

Day 4: Wilpena Pound – Parachilna 144 km. Enjoy exploring the Ranges before driving to the tiny village of Parachilna. Overnight at Parachilna.

Day 5: Parachilna – Clare Valley 341 km. Travel south to the Clare Valley and visit the Heritage-listed village of Mintaro. Spend your afternoon exploring the The Riesling Trail which runs for 25 kilometres between the towns of Clare and Auburn. Overnight at Clare.

Day 6: Clare Valley – Adelaide 138 km. Morning free to explore the region before continuing to Adelaide and returning the rental vehicle.

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9 Day Kimberley Explorer 4WD Self-Drive

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Discover the highlights that lie between Broome and Darwin on this nine-day self-drive tour.
Day 1: Broome – Mt Hart 220 km. Depart Broome and stop in Derby. Continue on the Gibb River Road. Overnight in Mt Hart.

Day 2: Mt Hart – Mt Elizabeth Station 425 km. Drive off-road along the Gibb River Road, stopping at Galvans Gorge and Barnett Gorge. Overnight in Mt Elizabeth Station.

Day 3–4: Mt Elizabeth Station – El Questro 392 km. Depart Mt Elizabeth Station and travel past Home Valley and to El Questro Wilderness Park. Overnight in El Questro, two nights.

Day 5: El Questro Wilderness Park – Kununurra. Travel to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberley. Overnight in Kununurra.

Day 6: Kununurra – Katherine 513 km. The Victoria Highway will take you through the town of Timber Creek and the Gregory National Park before reaching Katherine. Overnight in Katherine.

Day 7–8: Katherine – Kakadu National Park 296 km. Travel north to Pine Creek on the Stuart Highway and then turn onto the Kakadu Highway. Overnight in Kakadu National Park, two nights.

Day 9: Kakadu National Park – Darwin 252 km. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway to Darwin.

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Broome to the Bungle Bungle Range

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$2489

New landscapes even more impressive than the last unfold day by day on this journey from Broome along an unforgettable five-day trail leading deep into Purnululu National Park.

Walk by torchlight through Tunnel Creek, hike to see the dramatic cliffs of Windjana Gorge and onwards to Purnululu National Park to marvel at the hauntingly beautiful striped beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

Enjoy two nights in tented ensuite cabins at APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in the heart of the National Park. Cruise Geikie Gorge with its two-toned walls and see the unusual quartz formation of China Wall. If time is of the essence, this tour is ideal as it covers many of the Kimberley’s highlights in style.

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Chillagoe Caves & Outback Day Tour

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$228

Enjoy your first stop at the Mareeba Wetlands for morning tea and a 20-minute cruise. Travel through the back-blocks of this wetland area viewing wallabies, emus and other wildlife. Head into historic towns to reach the limestone karsts around Chillagoe. Visit the remains of the once mighty copper smelters and envisage life as it was years ago.

Stop for a scrumptious pub lunch before embarking on a National Parks cave tour. The fossilised remains of the ancient coral reefs with hidden limestone labyrinths provide a portal to a lost world which was once just like the wondrous Great Barrier Reef. After the cave tour, head back towards the east coast, stopping at Mt Uncle Distillery for a choice of tea or coffee, delicious scones or possibly a wine or beer at Bridges Café (own expense). The tour then returns to Cairns down the picturesque range.

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City of Lights Dinner Cruise

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Perth’s only dinner cruise offers the opportunity to see the impressive Perth ‘City of Lights’ skyline after sunset. Sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere as an attentive crew hosts. Enjoy freshly baked breads, gourmet salads, freshly carved beef, chicken and a range of vegetarian dishes.

Complete your dining experience with fresh fruit, wicked gateaux and coffee. Australian fine wines are served together with local beers and soft drinks, or you may choose to finish off the evening by treating yourself to something from the premium range from the bar (own expense).

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Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

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Join Spirit of Freedom to dive some of Australia’s most remote and spectacular dive locations. Three to seven day Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea expeditions offer amazing diversity, from the picturesque coral gardens and colourful marine life of the Ribbon Reefs, to the incredible shark dive and 1,000m walls of the Coral Sea.

Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 37m vessel provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and gourmet meals. A scenic flight between Lizard Island and Cairns is included on the three and four day tours.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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More Australian! More Natural! More Fun! A fun day out with a chance to get up close to some amazing Australian wildlife! With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to see and experience Australia’s amazing native wildlife, where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. You can cuddle a koala (one of only 12 places in Australia where you can actually hold a koala), feed the wild lorikeets and friendly kangaroos and experience the free-flight bird show & Australiana Show.

Take the opportunity to marvel as aboriginal presenters perform their didgeridoo and dance show and let the kids loose on the outdoor playground, Wild Island. Ride the miniature train to the Wildlife Hospital precinct and watch the vets in action.

Get adventurous! Jump on the Segway Safari or the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course. The course has eighty challenges, including giant flying foxes and a tarzan swing, taking you higher and further into the spectacular natural setting! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation with Advanced Eco Tourism and Respecting our Culture certification and is an Indigenous Tourism Champion.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is 100 metres to Australia’s Cleanest Beach 2013, Currumbin Beach, five minutes from Gold Coast Airport, 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise and one hour from Brisbane.

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Daintree Dreaming

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Experience Australia’s rich Aboriginal history and culture on this fun full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. You will be taken on a journey from coast to rainforest to meet and learn the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanlji people. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails and traditional fishing grounds searching for crabs, fish and mussels. Taste your catch of the day with homemade damper at the home of your hosts, Kuku Yalanji cultural Habitat Tours.

This exciting, interactive tour will take you into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge to experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre and the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters encased by rainforest. Learn about the Dreamtime animals and stories with Aboriginal Artist “Binna” and take home a memento of your experience.

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Desert Awakenings

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$189

Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. Under a canopy of stars, admire the tranquillity of the landscape before dawn. Then watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the striking backdrop. Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to observe the imposing magic of the sun as it rises over Uluru-Kata Tjuta. This small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, is accompanied by an expert guide.

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Discover Murray River

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$941

Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian Outback, its unique flora and fauna, the rich legacy of old riverside ports and Indigenous culture aboard the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess.
Included in the cruise are all meals, an exciting selection of tours on shore, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, on-board presentations, use of spa and sauna, Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, live entertainment, 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar, as well as complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum (booking essential).
The three-night cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm, returning Monday 9.00am. Four-night cruise departs Mannum Monday 4.30pm, returning Friday 9.00am. Seven-night cruise departs Mannum Monday and Friday 4.30pm, returning Monday and Friday 9.00am. A free Barossa Valley tour is included for those passengers taking the seven-night cruise.

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Exmouth Diving Centre

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Specialists in whale shark swimming tours, scuba diving and snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Diving Centre offers the most consistent local experiences of whale sharks, big fish, manta, turtles, dugongs and humpback whales. Scuba diving and snorkelling are great all year round. Exmouth Diving Centre is the only premier PADI Instructor Development Centre on the Ningaloo Reef, providing a complete diver training service from Open Water to the professional levels of Dive Master and Instructor Training.

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Experience Rottnest, Bike, Ferry and Snorkel

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Unleash your adventurous spirit with the breeze in your hair as you cycle your way around picturesque Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth. Combine both bike and snorkel for an unforgettable land and sea experience. Don’t waste valuable time waiting in queues, book a bike before you go. Ride straight from the jetty for breathtaking views, secluded bays and stunning beaches. Rottnest is a spectacular destination and has a fascinating convict history with its unspoilt natural environment. Look out for endemic and unique wildlife such as quokkas on your journey.

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Fitzroy Island Dive & Adventure Centre

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Located 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a large continental island covered in tropical rainforest and surrounded by fringing reef. Truly a tropical paradise to explore and have fun.

Fitzroy Island Dive & Adventure Centre is located within the Fitzroy Island Resort, offering a wide range of wet or dry, day and night marine activities. View the magnificence of the coral reef and the abundance of fish life on our Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewer.

Introduction diving is possible with little or no previous dive experience, direct from the beach or from the coral viewer. Open water divers are well catered for, and if you need a refresher this is easily organised.

Learn to dive courses are on offer. Additionally, day trips from Fitzroy Island to the outer reef are available on a daily basis.

Come and enjoy paradise!

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GBR Helicopters

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Complete your quintessential Australian experience with a choice of helicopter flights. These discovery journeys showcase the best of North Queensland’s reef, rainforest and outback. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, soar over ancient rainforests and past cascading waterfalls before landing beside a natural waterhole. Relax with a gourmet picnic lunch or enjoy a romantic day out on your own private, secluded sandy cay. Admire the vivid contrasts of the vast outback with a flight out to Mt Mulligan. Enjoy a truly memorable aerial spectacle.

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Gordon River Cruise

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This memorable half-day cruise from Strahan on the comfortable Lady Jane Franklin II takes you deep into Macquarie Harbour. You will marvel at the perfect reflections of the Gordon River, stroll in magnificent, ancient rainforest to see 200-year-old Huon pines, cruise past a working fish farm and visit Sarah Island (the site of a feared penal colony) to hear stories of convicts, seafarers and piners. Departs daily with lunch included. For real indulgence, try the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck with complimentary premium Tasmanian wines and beers.

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Great Barrier Reef Adventures

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Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands to Cruise Whitsundays’ innovative pontoon ‘Reefworld’. Tailor-made for the reef, the pontoon has numerous features with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the reef. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air-conditioned comfort of the reef vessel.

The pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. The best coral is a short distance away from the pontoon. Marker buoys and ropes clearly indicate the areas to explore and staff will be happy to provide directions.

The highlight is getting into the water to discover what lies beneath. All snorkelling gear is provided. Take a guided Reef Safari or an intro or certified dive, or stay dry and discover the amazing underwater world from spectacular underwater viewing chambers.

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Great Ocean Road Classic Tour

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Spend the day exploring one of the most picturesque stretches of coastal scenery. Pass through the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views. Journey through the Otway rainforest and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Arrive at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation and enjoy spectacular views over the Southern Ocean. There are plenty of opportunities to see the native wildlife. Travel along the Shipwreck Coast and enjoy a stroll along the historic beaches to see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the Twelve Apostles and descend the Gibsons Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. Tour departs daily and includes hotel pick-up and park entry fees.

Receive complimentary entry to Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck when you book this tour in conjunction with the same operator’s Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour.

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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

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Join your small group of up to 12 passengers to explore one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world along the stunning Great Ocean Road. Stop at Split Point Lighthouse for a coffee and a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy an exclusive animal encounter to see koalas and kangaroos in the beautiful settings of at the Eucalyptus Forest Walk, away from the crowds at the Great Ocean Ecolodge. This place is dedicated to the conservation of the local flora and fauna and your visit is helping to support their work. Small groups allow for more regular photo stops along the way to make the most of the views of the Southern Ocean. Visit the spectacular Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. The tour operates daily and includes city hotel pick up and drop off. Overnight stay at the Great Ocean Ecolodge is available.

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Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

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Ecotourism accredited and winner of the Hall of Fame Award, Hartley’s is a nature-based wildlife adventure. Daily activities from 8.30am to 5pm include crocodile-spotting cruises, crocodile shows and wildlife presentations with cassowaries, koalas, quolls, reptiles and more. View and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies in the Gondwana Gateway and enjoy delicious meals at Lilies restaurant. Situated 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas on the Captain Cook Highway, Hartley’s is accessible by self-drive or half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas.

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Heli Spirit

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Enjoy close up aerial views of the extraordinary Kimberley. HeliSpirit offers a variety of unforgettable helicopter adventures across the Kimberley and Top End. Land on a mountain pinnacle to watch the sunset or soar through gorges and touch down for a swim. From joy flights to extended air safaris with remote landings, there is a HeliSpirit adventure for everyone. The skilled pilots offer personal attention and in-flight commentary. Flights depart from Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Purnululu, Mitchell Falls, Warmun & Katherine Gorge. Highlighted tour: The scenery viewed on the Kununurra Sunset Flight is even more spectacular with the setting sun. Marvel at the Ord River, Lake Argyle and Carlton Gorge before landing to enjoy sunset drinks on a ridge only accessible by helicopter. 40 minutes’ flight time and 90 minute tour duration.

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Home and Away Tour to Palm Beach, Summer Bay

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Visit the ”_real”_ Summer Bay on this Home and Away Tour to Palm Beach, Sydney. Experience the outdoor filming locations made famous in the show such as the Beach, the Summer Bay Surf Club, Alf’s Bait Shop, the famous Pier and much more! Enjoy interesting Home and Away commentary as you get the scoop on the people and places behind the hit TV series from your expert guide. There is the possibility of seeing some filming and maybe meeting the cast (not guaranteed). Includes a tour around Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Departs weekdays 1.15pm and finishes Manly 4.45pm.

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Hyatt Regency Perth

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With a prime position overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the Hyatt Regency Perth is just a few minutes from the city centre and entertainment and shopping districts. Hyatt Regency Perth offers all the amenities of a renowned, deluxe hotel. Recently refurbished, the hotel features include spacious guestrooms, a selection of dining options including two restaurants, a coffee terrace and two bars. Enjoy excellent leisure facilities including a fitness centre, 20-metre outdoor heated pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court.

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Kakadu Cultural Tours

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Kakadu Cultural Tours offer unique and exclusive experiences in Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Aboriginal guides provide you with an insight into their culture, the East Alligator River’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills.

Experiences include the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Guluyambi Wet Season Cultural Cruise, Magela Creek System and One-Day Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage Tour.

Hire a car or travel by coach to Kakadu from Darwin.

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Kakadu National Park

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Travel on the Arnhem Highway across the wild Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains. Stop at Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch join your local guide for a cruise on the legendary Yellow Water Billabong. Search for salt water crocodiles and a myriad of tropical birds. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Take advantage of the optional, spectacular 50-minute scenic flight over Kakadu.

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Kangaroo Explorer Snorkel/Dive Live Aboard

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The MV Kangaroo Explorer is a comfortable 25 metre catamaran, specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. The main deck features a saloon, servery for the galley and a licensed bar. All meals are prepared fresh on board by the on board chef.

The well-equipped and spacious dive deck provides easy access to and from the water. If you feel like some quiet time, the comfortable sun lounge features a library. There are 16 comfortable cabins on board made up of twin, double and 4 berth. Double and twin cabins are no extra charge, rooms are assigned at the time of booking, on a first come first serve basis.

All cabins are fully air-conditioned and feature ensuites and portholes for your comfort and convenience. All meals and linen are included whilst on the boat but we ask you to please supply your own towels.

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Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls

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First stop is the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath Edith Falls (conditions permitting). Visit the Nitmiluk National Park Information Centre. After lunch enjoy a two-hour cruise through magnificent Katherine Gorge. Your driver/guide will then give you a brief tour of the historic Outback town of Katherine. On return to Darwin, travel via Pine Creek before an evening stop at the legendary Adelaide River.

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Kimberley Air Safaris

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This award-winning air safari from Kununurra to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park is an exhilarating adventure taking in the Kimberley’s best icons. The aeroplane is a jetprop, air-conditioned, PA-equipped high wing Cessna Caravan, providing quiet, relaxing, comfortable scenic flights. Be enthralled at the full expanse of Lake Argyle, the Ord Top Dam wall, Lake Kununurra and the Ord Irrigation Area. View the Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and Bow River.
Experience spectacular aerial views of the Bungle Bungle in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park Witness the fascinating Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds are mined. Aviair offers a range of air safaris, including fly-drive tours at Purnululu and the Argyle Diamond Mine.
Duration: approximately 2 hours flight time Departs: Kununurra: 6am, 9am, 2.30pm April to October.

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Koalas and Kangaroos in the Wild

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Walk with koalas and kangaroos in the wild on this full-day, fully inclusive, small group ecotour from Melbourne city, led by an experienced wildlife guide. Walk through bushland to meet wild koalas and learn about their history and social life from your koala researcher. Create koala habitat by removing weeds. Join wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care, great photos can be taken. The tour is vehicle-based and includes short walks and a substantial picnic lunch. Maximum group size is ten adults.

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Kuranda Classic Tour

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Winding through tunnels and over bridges, Kuranda Scenic Railway enables visitors to explore the picturesque rainforest village and the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Other activities include the Army Duck Rainforest Tour on both land and water, the fascinating performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, learning the didgeridoo and throwing a boomerang. After a BBQ lunch, visitors can discover native Australian animals in the Koala and Wildlife Park before returning to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding over the rainforest canopy.

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Let’s Go Surfing Bondi

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Do what the locals do and experience Sydney’s awesome beach culture with Let’s Go Surfing on world-famous Bondi Beach. The award-winning team at Let’s Go Surfing will show you how easy, safe and fun surfing Bondi Beach can be.

Your small group or private session includes all equipment and personalised service in a secure and enjoyable environment. Situated five kilometres from Sydney’s city centre, Let’s Go Surfing is a great way to see Sydney, meet some locals and uncover why this is a Sydney must-do experience. This is ideal for beginners.

You’ll be taught by friendly, hand-picked local and international surf coaches who will cover all the basics, from warm-up, to paddling, to catching waves and standing, leaving you with a smile that you won’t be able to wipe off for hours!

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Litchfield National Park

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In Litchfield National Park, you can take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites. The traditional custodians of Litchfield National Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home. View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down the stairs to swim in the plunge pool. Travel to Tolmer Falls to see the cascading waters. Venture to Wangi Falls for another swimming opportunity and an optional walk through the lavish rainforest. A buffet lunch is included.

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Maruku Arts

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As a not-for-profit art and craft organisation based at Uluru, Maruku promotes the Aboriginal art space like no other.

Maruku markets products from Anangu artists and craftspeople and also offers fun and authentic art workshops led by local Anangu artists. Learn about traditional Aboriginal art, be inspired by the ancient symbols of the desert and create your very own work of art to take home as a keepsake. Morning and afternoon workshops are available daily.

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Melbourne City Tour

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Join your small group of up to 12 guests on the Melbourne City Tour. This tour allows guests to enjoy the main attractions of this marvellous metropolis in a relaxed and entertaining way. Guides bring to life the stories behind the iconic buildings and also outline the most interesting places to visit. Whether it is a walk in the park, a trip to the Cathedral or a shopping spree at Victoria Market, there is a lot to admire and take in. The tour covers the hustle and bustle of downtown to the tranquillity of Carlton Gardens; from trendy Fitzroy to edgy St Kilda. Visit world famous Albert Park, home of the Australian F1, and the sports precinct including the famous MCG and Melbourne Park, home of the tennis Australian Open. The tour includes a stop at the Shrine of Remembrance and ends at Eureka Skydeck 88, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Melbourne from the 88th floor.

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Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walks

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Choose between an indigenous-guided Dreamtime Gorge Walk and Dreamtime Legend Walk, conducted by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. This is considered a must do for every visitor to Mossman Gorge. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul, meaning stories and legends from a long time ago) takes visitors on a journey along private, easy-graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering, cool rainforest streams.

After a welcome with a traditional smoking ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits, the walks travel through stunning rainforest. Your experienced indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique environment. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.

Available ex Cairns and Port Douglas.

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Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Sit back and relax on the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Nabilil is a dragon-like figure who named the region Nitmiluk after hearing the song of the cicada (nitnit, nitnit).

Includes a two gorge cruise, three course candlelight dinner featuring fresh, local Australian produce, a glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee.

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Nit Nit Dreaming

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The essential cultural cruise, Nit Nit Dreaming incorporates travel along the first two gorges in Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people, and the cultural significance of these gorges to them. It’s ideal if you have limited time but want to capture as much of the surrounds as possible. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge.

Note: There are steps and walks of approx 400 metres each way, please wear appropriate footwear and sun protection.

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Nitmiluk Canoeing

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Nitmiluk Gorge is one of the most picturesque places to canoe in Australia. A canoe trip is a great way to get away from the crowds and experience the splendour of the gorge for yourself. Canoeing in this environment can be as challenging as you choose but always rewarding for those who want to get in touch with nature.

Half day, full day or overnight hire is available. Children under 5 years are not permitted. Operates seasonally approx June – November. Please carry drinking water and sun protection.

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Nitmiluk Scenic Heli Flights

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Whether it’s an intense 3 Gorge Buzz, a breathtaking 8 Gorge Flight or an aerial journey over all 13 gorges, there’s a scenic flight to suit everyone’s desires and budget. A scenic flight will give you a great perspective of Nitmiluk Gorge system with spectacular views from our state of the art helicopters. Upgrade on an 8 or 13 gorge flight and land on the rock escarpments at a remote site for a unique photo opportunity.

The ultimate heli experiences include landing and exploration at ancient rock art sites and remote waterfalls and swim sites.

Minimum 2 guests.

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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

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Departing from Cairns, Ocean Spirit, a 32m luxury sailing catamaran, will take you for a memorable day to experience Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef where visitor numbers are limited. A vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover’s delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds. Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay’s protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating birdlife on the island.

For the more adventurous, experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive or join the marine biologist for a guided snorkel tour. Or if you prefer, just relax on the beach or onboard. An informative marine biologist reef presentation, delicious buffet lunch and morning and afternoon teas are included.

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Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

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Join one of Perth’s most enjoyable day tours, which includes a full wine tasting experience centred on the river. Morning tea is served shortly after boarding, followed by a premium wine tasting with cheese and biscuits. Disembark at Sandalford Estate for an exclusive winery tour, film presentation and a unique ‘Wine Flight’ tasting. A two-course lunch is served throughout the tasting during which you can select your favourite wine to accompany the main course. Upon re-boarding, enjoy afternoon tea, complimentary wines and entertainment provided by the crew.

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Phillip Island Day Tour

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Join your small group of up to 12 guests on this tour full of history, amazing landscapes and wildlife encounters. The first stop is at a historic working farm on Churchill Island. Here you will get a glimpse into a day in the lives of the first settlers on this remote island. A visit to the Koala Conservation Centre guarantees a close-up encounter with these furry little fellas in their natural habitat. Wallabies and echidnas can often be seen here in the wild. Stop for a walk on the boardwalk at The Nobbies where you can appreciate the full force of the ocean and maybe spot a few penguin nests. In summer months the tour allows for free time in Cowes for a stroll along the pier and a local seafood dish (own expense). Arrive at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre with time to shop, have a coffee and meander down to the viewing platform to see the amusing arrival of the little penguins coming in on the surf.

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour

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Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary. Visit the historic Churchill Island and see sheep-shearing in action. Next stop is the Koala Conservation Centre to marvel at the koalas in their natural environment. Continue on to the Nobbies and Seal Rock Centre for a stroll along the boardwalks before arriving at Summerland Beach for the nightly penguin parade. Home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins, Summerland Beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world-famous penguin parade. Watch as hundreds of cute penguins make their way across the beach heading home for the night. Take in the beauty and native wildlife of Phillip Island on this magical visit. Tours depart daily and include hotel pick-up and park entry fees.

Receive complimentary entry to Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck when you book this tour in conjunction with the same operator’s Great Ocean Road Classic Tour.

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Pinnacles Day Tour

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Experience a great day combining a visit to the Pinnacles with other amazing natural landscapes in Western Australia’s northern region. Encounter pristine, white sand dunes, spectacular coastal vistas and valleys with masses of grass trees, and view kangaroos in their natural environment.

Visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Interpretive Centre and then drive into the Pinnacles Desert to travel the three-kilometre trail for a unique experience walking among this awe-inspiring phenomenon. The Pinnacles Desert is made up of thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. After lunch at Cervantes, visit Hangover Bay to see crystalline beaches and the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Go for a walk along the beach and during the summer, take your swimsuit and towel for a refreshing swim. Continue on to the Lake Thetis stromatolites, which are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on the planet.

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Port Arthur Historic Site

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The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s great travel experiences. This is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Situated 90 minutes’ drive south-east of Hobart, this is an ideal destination for learning about Australia’s convict past.

The site is very large with over 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore. Other activities include guided tours, a harbour cruise, participation in the high-tech interactive installations at the Dockyard and Separate Prison as well as visits to furnished houses, the museum, convict study centre and convict gallery. The two cafés and a bistro provide refreshments while evening ghost tours and monthly paranormal investigations offer an unorthodox heritage experience. Private tours and private dining are available by prior arrangement.

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Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

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Located just 45 minutes from Darwin, Pudakul offers a fascinating two-hour tour focused on the region’s unique nature and culture. Engage with local Aboriginal people, learn basket weaving, dilly bag making and the techniques used in the process. Have a go at throwing a spear or blowing a didjeridoo, play the clapsticks and learn about local food and bush medicine.

Tours depart at 1030am from Thursday to Monday each week between April and November.

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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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Travel on this experience-of-a-lifetime where Quicksilver’s friendly crew takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the very edge of the famed Great Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility and in addition, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life.

Cruising aboard a high-speed, wave-piercer catamaran in air-conditioned comfort, both snorkellers and non-swimmers can enjoy the spacious activity platform with semi-subs, an underwater observatory and onboard marine biologists. Exciting optional activities such as scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist guided snorkel tours and scenic helicopter flights complement this reef-world experience. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. This is Australia’s most-awarded reef cruise and has Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

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Reef Kist Outer Great Barrier Reef

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The MV Reef Kist is a state of the art 18 metre catamaran capable of carrying up to 75 passengers in air-conditioned comfort. With a top speed of 18 knots, MV Reef Kist offers a fast, two-hour transfer to the true Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Lunch is made fresh daily from our resident chef on the liveaboard vessel, with morning and afternoon tea also provided and a stocked bar.

A full range of all required snorkel and dive gear is also on board.

You will visit two different reef sites during your day tour, enjoying up to four hours on the reef. Your captain will choose the best reefs and sites on the day to maximise your enjoyment.

Your comfort and enjoyment is our priority, so Cairns Dive Centre limits the combined diving and snorkelling day trip passenger numbers to a maximum of 40.

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RT Tours

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Located in Alice Springs, RT Tours Australia offers tours to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and surrounds. Owner Bob (Penunka) Taylor is a Master Bush Chef who loves to share his passion for food, culture and country with travellers to the Red Centre. A Central Aranda man, Bob infuses traditional foods of the Australian bush into his fare to add flavours unique to the region. Extended tours include bushwalking, bird spotting and interpretation of Aboriginal art.

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Sea Sydney Icons

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Start your day on a 16 metre Motor Yacht with an idyllic two-hour morning tea harbour cruise, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the calm early morning waters and get up close to famous Sydney Harbour icons. The ultimate small group harbour tour with maximum 16 passengers on board. Upon disembarkation, you will have one hour at your leisure to explore the Rocks area or enjoy lunch. Make your own way to the Sydney Marriott Hotel where you will commence your three and a half hour city sightseeing tour. Discover Sydney city highlights and best lookouts of Sydney: The Rocks, Mrs Macquarie Chair, Bondi Beach, Paddington and more. With maximum 16 passengers all day you will discover Sydney in style on this personalised and intimate small group tour.

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Silversonic Dive & Snorkel Adventure

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Get set for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure out of Port Douglas aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran, Silversonic. Designed for small groups, the tour enables snorkellers to spend five hours exploring three spectacular outer reef sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef. Each of these sites has been chosen for its visual and ecological diversity. A snorkel brief at each site and a guided snorkel tour ensure that visitors make the most of this exquisite reef world. In between water activities, swimmers can relax on the sun decks overlooking the Coral Sea or in the vessel’s comfortable lounges. Silversonic features state-of-theart ride control, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges, licensed bar and hot, freshwater showers. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. As an optional extra, Silversonic offers up to three certified dives and introductory diving.

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SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye

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SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye will have you feeling on top of the world.

You’ll be walking on air 268 metres up, with the CBD directly beneath your feet – just look down through the glass floor viewing platform for a bird’s-eye perspective of the bustling city below.

You’ll be amazed at the exhilarating view as you spend 45 minutes walking outside the entire tower while the friendly guides share commentary about Sydney’s iconic landmarks and some of the more hard to find locations.

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Sounds of Silence

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Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience offering a gourmet desert BBQ under the stars. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare and the star-filled heavens are all part of this stunning experience. Shortly before sundown, guests are driven to a secluded location in the desert. As a didgeridoo player weaves his magic spells you will enjoy canapés, beverages (including beer and wine) as well as a buffet BBQ and a star talk.

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Sydney Harbour Cruises

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Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. With panoramic viewing windows on every deck, enjoy the postcard-like images of the harbour. The impressive ship offers three dining decks all featuring a covered, outdoor area as well as access to the upper, open star deck.

The Captains Dinner cruise offers a three-course contemporary menu with upper deck seating, dancing and entertainment with the Sydney 2000 band. Bar package and guaranteed window seating are available (additional cost).

The 24 Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise is a quick and convenient way to see the harbour with a choice of up to eight stopovers including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Watsons Bay and three extra destinations – Fort Denison, Shark Island & Manly (fees apply). Enjoy the main harbour sights and live commentary. A three-day Sydney Harbour pass including Manly & Taronga Zoo is also available (additional cost).

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Sydney, Reef, Rock, Rails and Wine

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

$6699

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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Sydney Harbour Highlights

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Are you short on time yet still want to enjoy small group experiences and cruise Sydney Harbour? Sea Sydney is the only operator to provide a two hour morning tea cruise (max 16 guests) aboard an exclusive 16 mete Motor Yacht. Boarding at Commissioner’s Steps you will enjoy an idyllic morning cruise along the eastern foreshores of the magnificent Sydney Harbour. Cruise past the famous landmarks within arms’ reach, including The Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cruise under Pyrmont Bridge and into Blackwattle Bay.

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Sydney Harbour Lunch Kayak Tour

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For those wishing to take a close-up look at Sydney Harbour, join this half-day award-winning kayaking tour. Paddle right into the heart of Sydney’s inner harbour enjoying fantastic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch on an island in the middle of the harbour. Using stable, state-of-the-art tandem dagger kayaks, this four-hour experience includes kayak tuition, paddling and lunch. Beginners are welcome with pick-ups available from Sydney central hotels, or guests can meet at Rose Bay.

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Sydney in Style

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This is a luxury small group tour of Sydney and surrounds with a difference. Highlights include the beautiful northern surf beaches and Manly’s stunning sandstone coast and rock pools. Enjoy morning tea with views at North Head before crossing the bridge to tour traditional city highlights ”_ Macquarie Street, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the eastern suburbs’ bays, Bondi Beach and quaint Paddington, with its beautifully restored terrace homes. Additional sights include Darling Harbour, views of the Opera House and the historic Rocks area, all of this with splendid harbour views.

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Sydney Opera House Tours

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Venture inside the world’s most recognisable sails. Take a onehour Sydney Opera House Tour around this magnificent building. Step inside and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts venue came into existence. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles. Your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and history since opening in October 1973.

The Backstage Tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide who is ready to answer all your questions about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed building, you’ll see exactly what the stars of yesterday and today see as they prepare for their big moment on one of the world’s most significant stages. If you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the actors, dancers and musicians going through their rehearsals and warm-up routines. This intimate tour concludes with breakfast in the Green Room, the private haven of some of the world’s most famous artists. Book in for a Tour and Tasting Plate and you’ll find yourself seated at the al fresco Opera Kitchen, where Sydney’s finest culinary treats are coupled with one of the world’s best views. With a sumptuous three-tiered sample menu consisting of fresh sushi, succulent prawns, plank-roasted salmon, delicate mini wagyu and chicken burgers, dumplings and more, it’s the perfect end to your day of Sydney Opera House discovery.

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Tali Wiru

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Complement your visit to Uluru in Red Centre country with dinner at Tali Wiru. ‘Tali Wiru’, meaning ‘beautiful dune’ in the local Anangu language, offers the magic of fine dining under the southern desert sky. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with French champagne and canapés around a fire pit, and progresses to the dune top for a table d’h”_te four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wines set to the backdrop of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta setting sun.

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TUSA 6 Dive & Snorkel Day Trip Adventure

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Experience the abundant tropical marine life to be found at the coral gardens on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With a selection of 16 reef locations, Tusa Dive hand-pick the best two sites for each day’s conditions. Snorkellers and divers together cruise in comfort on board the modern 24 metre catamaran TUSA 6. Tusa’s friendly crew will make sure your day is fun, safe, and memorable, while you enjoy the day’s activities which include an informative reef talk, guided snorkel tours, ‘first-time’ introductory diving and certified diving.

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Upper Swan Lunch Cruise

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This all-inclusive lunch cruise affords you the opportunity to experience the beautiful upper Swan River. Depart from the city and enjoy the delicious buffet featuring a trio of tempting hot dishes, complemented by a variety of seasonal gourmet salads, cold BBQ chicken, prawn and continental meat platters. Local beers and wines, together with tea, coffee and soft drinks are available during the cruise. Your afternoon cruise is rounded off with afternoon tea, coffee, cake and a fresh fruit platter followed by some live entertainment provided by the crew.

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Venture North

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See the unique animal and marine life of the remote Cobourg Peninsula, experience the Aboriginal culture and rock art of Arnhem Land, and be awed by the majestic waterfalls in Kakadu National Park with one of the Northern Territory’s leading cultural and eco-tourism operators.

Departing from Darwin, Venture North enjoys unparalleled access into many restricted regions of the Northern Territory including the Cobourg Peninsula, where they operate their safari-style Cobourg Coastal Camp.

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Wula Guda Nyinda

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Wula Guda Nyinda offer a range of guided bushwalks, 4WD tours, or snorkel and kayak adventures around the magnificent Shark Bay World Heritage Area of Western Australia. Your guide, Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell will enthral you with his charismatic and passionate approach to sharing his beautiful part of the country and his culture with you.

Each tour is a unique adventure uncovering the secrets, stories and traditions of the Aboriginal people’s harmonious relationship with the land including your guide’s own deep spiritual connection. Tours depart from Denham or Monkey Mia.

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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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