"Australia does everything a little bit differently: the bizarre wildlife, the alien landscapes and the unique Aboriginal culture."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Australia

Australia does everything a little bit differently: the bizarre wildlife, the alien landscapes and the unique Aboriginal culture. It’s both a country and a continent, where a population of 25 million is spread out across a landmass the size of Europe. From the rainforests of Queensland to the scorching deserts of the Outback, from the wineries of the Hunter Valley to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia promises adventure on an epic scale.

Get your cultural fix in the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne, or head out into the wild to meet Australia’s most emblematic creatures, from koalas and kangaroos to quokkas and echidnas. Get to grips with Aboriginal folklore and visit sacred Uluru, or chill out in the Whitsundays and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re feeling extra adventurous then head for the remote Kimberley region in the far northwest, a land of bizarre rock formations and gushing waterfalls. Enjoy a liquid lunch in the wine regions of Hunter Valley and Barossa, or get away from it all on the ruggedly beautiful island of Tasmania. There is so much to see in Australia that one visit is never enough, so make use of that long flight home and start planning your return trip...

 

Touring Highlights of Australia

  • Sydney is a beautiful and buzzing city, with great beaches, a thriving foodie scene and the famous curves of the Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most precious natural treasures, stretching for over 1,000 miles off the coast of Queensland.
  • Escape Sydney for the day and spend some time exploring the leafy lanes and sun-dappled vineyards of the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region.
  • Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of Australia’s most famous sights, a colossal rock formation of rusty red sandstone that is sacred to the local Aborigines.
  • Take the boat from Perth to Penguin Island, home to a colony of around 1,200 cute little penguins, along with pelicans, ospreys and cormorants.
  • Kangaroo Island is home to Australia’s most famously bouncy wildlife, as well as spectacular rock formations eroded by the weather and waves over the centuries.
  • Around a fifth of Australia’s wine is produced in the Barossa Valley, a compact region with a distinctive German heritage thanks to the 19th century settlers who arrived here from Silesia and Prussia.
  • The Ghan is one of the world’s great rail journeys, crossing the vast emptiness of central Australia between Darwin and Adelaide. En route you’ll pass through starkly beautiful scenery, visit National Parks and stop off at the Outback town of Alice Springs.
  • Trek the canyons and clifftops of the rugged Blue Mountains, just to the west of Sydney, and enjoy spectacular vistas and intriguing Aboriginal art.
  • The ancient Daintree Rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to a wealth of rare endemic species such as the 600-million-year-old zamia fern and the elusive cassowary.
  • Kangaroos may be Australia’s most iconic animal, but koalas are surely the cutest. There are plenty of zoos and sanctuaries where you can see these little eucalyptus-munchers up close, but there’s nothing quite like encountering them in the wild.
  • Australia’s Aboriginal culture stretches back thousands of years, and is expressed through ancient rock art, the sound of the didgeridoo and evocative stories of the Dreamtime.
  • Cosmopolitan Melbourne is the nation’s sporting capital, home to both the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • Remote and little known even in Australia, the Kimberley is home to weird and wonderful rock formations, spectacular waterfalls, abundant wildlife and ancient Aboriginal rock art.
  • Rural and remote, with a fascinating history as a former penal colony, the island of Tasmania offers a completely different experience to the cities of the mainland.
  • The Whitsunday Islands are one of the real highlights of the Queensland coast, a string of 74 mostly uninhabited tropical islands fringed by gorgeous white sand beaches.
  • The remote Outback town of Alice Springs is your base for exploring the ‘Red Centre’, within easy reach of attractions including Uluru, the Devil’s Marbles and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
  • Australia’s most celebrated drive, the Great Ocean Road, winds its way along the southern coast of Victoria, taking in deserted beaches, gushing waterfalls and lush rainforest, as well as some of the country’s best surf spots.
  • Western Australia’s spectacular Ningaloo Reef teems with colourful marine life, including whale sharks, clownfish and turtles, and the reef’s proximity to the shore means it’s more easily accessible than the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland, is the world’s largest sand island, so vast that it’s able to support a tropical rainforest, and the native wildlife includes dolphins, manta rays and dingos.

 

 

Tour Types in Australia


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39 Nights

Ultimate Australia and New Zealand

Explore Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific with the Best Premium Cruise Line, experiences all that Auckland, Queenstown, Sydney and Hayman Island.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £154pp
Starts:Melbourne
Ends:Christchurch
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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28 Nights

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

Discover remote landscapes, sunny cities, and indigenous cultures. · Carlton Gardens · Great Barrier Reef · Sydney Opera House.

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Starts:Cairns
Ends:Christchurch
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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5 Nights

Margaret River & Albany Adventure

Immerse yourself in a First Nations tour like no other, go tasting wines, cheese and chocolate in the epicurean

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Starts:Fremantle
Ends:Fremantle
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Ningaloo Reef & Pilbara Adventure

This 8-day adventure is the perfect taste of the best bits of Australia’s nature

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Starts:Exmouth
Ends:Exmouth
Group Size:1- 14
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Cycle Tasmania's South East Coast

Take your local ride into a higher gear with this bike-powered adventure along Tasmania’s South East Coast from Hobart

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £30pp
Starts:Hobart TAS, Australia
Ends:Hobart TAS, Australia
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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4 Nights

Fraser Island Adventure

The local Butchulla people call Fraser Island K’gari, which means paradise, and you’ll find out why soon enough, on a 5-day tour that shows off all the highlights of this World Heritage-protected place

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £12pp
Starts:Rainbow Beach
Ends:Rainbow Beach
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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3 Nights

Hobart and Southern Tasmania Explorer

Taking you from the heart of Hobart to the tip of the Tasman Peninsula, this 4-day explorer tour packs in all the highlights of south eastern Tasmania

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Starts:Hobart
Ends:Hobart
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Fraser Island Explorer

Equal parts relaxation and exploration, this 6-day tour shows off all the highlights of the World Heritage-protected Fraser Island, book-ended with free time in the chic coastal town of Noosa

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Starts:Noosaville
Ends:Noosaville
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Red Centre Explorer

Spend six days exploring the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure

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Starts:Yulara NT 0872, Australia
Ends:Alice Springs NT, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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6 Nights

Queensland Coast & Islands Adventure

Discover a sliver of paradise on a 7-day adventure, bouncing from northern Queensland’s sparkling coast to its secluded islands

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Starts:Townsville
Ends:Cairns
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Byron Bay & Northern Rivers Adventure

Welcome to New South Wales, where sunshine spills onto islands, beaches, rivers and rainforests

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Starts:Byron Bay
Ends:Tweed Heads
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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4 Nights

Kimberley Family Holiday

Head straight into the wilds of the Kimberley region on this five-day family-friendly Top End adventure

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Starts:Broome
Ends:Broome
Group Size:1- 22
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

East Arnhem Land Adventure

In the farthest reaches of remote Northern Australia lies East Arnhem Land

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Starts:Gove
Ends:Gove
Group Size:6- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

Kimberley Trail

Discover Australia’s wild west on a 14-day adventure through the Kimberley region

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Starts:Broome
Ends:Broome
Group Size:6- 20
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Premium Red Centre

Sacred sites, vast landscapes and 600 million years of history – it could only be Australia’s Red Centre

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Starts:Alice Springs NT, Australia
Ends:Yulara NT 0872, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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18 Nights

Trekking in New Zealand

Explore New Zealand's incredible landscapes, predominantly on foot in this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £110pp
Starts:Auckland
Ends:Christchurch
Group Size:4- 15
Difficulty:Moderate / Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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22 Nights

Explore Australia & New Zealand

Discover world-class food and wine in Auckland’s many eateries and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £130pp
Starts:Sydney
Ends:Queenstown
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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5 Nights

Cycle South Australia's Wine Regions

Is there a better way to enjoy South Australia's renowned wine country than on a bicycle? If there is, we’re yet to find it

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £24pp
Starts:Adelaide SA, Australia
Ends:Glenelg SA 5045, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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17 Nights

East Coast Encompassed

Explore Australia’s stunning east coast from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to the eco-paradise of the Daintree on an epic trip that hits all the highlights in under three weeks

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £92pp
Starts:Sydney
Ends:Cairns
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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11 Nights

Brisbane to the Daintree Discovery

Explore the golden shores and picturesque rainforests of Queensland on a 12-day adventure from Brisbane to Cairns

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Starts:Brisbane
Ends:Cairns
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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