"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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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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7 Nights

Ningaloo Reef & Pilbara Adventure

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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £38pp
Starts:Exmouth
Ends:Exmouth
Group Size:1- 14
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £18pp
Starts:Fremantle
Ends:Fremantle
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£918pp excluding flights
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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 £26pp
Starts:Hobart TAS, Australia
Ends:Hobart TAS, Australia
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast

Tasmania’s southern coastline often misses the notoriety it so definitely deserves, but with six days exploring the trails and scenic walks on Bruny Island and beyond, you’ll discover how naturally diverse this slice of the state actually is

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £31pp
Starts:Hobart TAS, Australia
Ends:Hobart TAS, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£1572pp excluding flights
£314 per night View
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8 Nights

Tasmanian Explorer

Tasmania may be just across the ditch from mainland Australia, but when it comes to standout scenery, unique wildlife and intriguing history, this island is a world away

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:Launceston TAS, Australia
Ends:Hobart TAS, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£2066pp excluding flights
£258 per night View
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7 Nights

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

Lace up your boots and hit the Cape to Cape Track, one of the great walks of Australia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £27pp
Starts:Perth
Ends:Perth
Group Size:4- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Walk the Flinders Ranges

Fresh air, fantastic company and a front row seat to some of Australia’s most memorable scenery – this six-day jaunt through Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is sure to inspire awe

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £30pp
Starts:Adelaide
Ends:Adelaide
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£1475pp excluding flights
£295 per night View
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4 Nights

Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer

The dramatic, natural beauty of north west Tasmania awaits on this 5-day discovery tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £23pp
Starts:Launceston TAS, Australia
Ends:Launceston TAS, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£1148pp excluding flights
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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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £19pp
Starts:Byron Bay
Ends:Tweed Heads
Group Size:1- 11
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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £18pp
Starts:Hobart
Ends:Hobart
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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3 Nights

Walk Tasmania's Three Capes

Remote, rugged and totally remarkable – the south east of Tasmania has an undeniable allure

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £15pp
Starts:Hobart
Ends:Hobart
Group Size:1- 11
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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £24pp
Starts:Townsville
Ends:Cairns
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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9 Nights

South Australia Outback Adventure

Spend 10 days exploring the best of South Australia’s Outback in on a culturally rich and deliciously different small group adventure

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £33pp
Starts:Adelaide SA, Australia
Ends:Adelaide SA, Australia
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£1636pp excluding flights
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4 Nights

Walk the Atherton Tablelands

Jaw-dropping scenery, incredible wildlife and donkeys as travel companions – this 5-day Queensland adventure is anything but ordinary

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £24pp
Starts:Cairns
Ends:Cairns
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£303 per night View
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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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Starts:Yulara NT 0872, Australia
Ends:Alice Springs NT, Australia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£256 per night View
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5 Nights

East Arnhem Land Adventure

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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:Gove
Ends:Gove
Group Size:6- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£434 per night View
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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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £16pp
Starts:Broome
Ends:Broome
Group Size:1- 22
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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4 Nights

Walk the Scenic Rim

Filled to the brim with national parks, soaring mountains and gorgeous vineyards, Queensland’s Scenic Rim isn’t just scenic by name, it’s scenic by nature

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £19pp
Starts:Gold Coast
Ends:Gold Coast
Group Size:1- 11
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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3 Nights

Walk the East Coast of Tasmania

Maria Island and Freycinet National Park are jewels in Tasmania’s already studded crown of coastal wonders, and on this hiking adventure, you will be able to discover both and more in all the East Coast’s wild beauty

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £17pp
Starts:Hobart
Ends:Launceston
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£871pp excluding flights
£290 per night View
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