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Australia escorted tours are the best way to explore the dynamic landscapes, ranging from the red deserts of the Outback and the colourful Great Barrier Reef to the cosmopolitan cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

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Discover Australia

The list of things to see in Australia is endless, which means that a tour is the best way to explore this vast country. Almost 90% of the country’s population live in a city, which is not surprising considering that Australia’s cities are modern and vibrant with a youthful, diverse culture.

Sydney is a dazzling showstopper with famous attractions and world-class beaches, Melbourne is the food haven of Australia, Canberra showcases an array of cultural treasures, Brisbane is an upcoming subtropical paradise and Adelaide is the gateway to world-renowned wine regions. Australia’s cities boast a number of spectacular events every year including Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival, Perth’s International Arts Festival which attracts more than 500,000 people each year and Sydney’s Mardi Gras, a two-week festival and Australia’s largest LGBTQ celebration featuring the world-famous Mardi Gras parade.

Australia’s dramatic landscape includes lush rainforests which stretch from Far North Queensland to far-south Tasmania, crimson rock formations including the famous Ayers Rock, stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters and vast national parks. Each of these awe-inspiring landscapes houses a wealth of wildlife including kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats, wallabies, platypus and dingoes as well as 700 Australian bird species. Hiking through the bushland or vising one of the many National Parks is a great way to experience some of Australia’s best wildlife.

The country’s vast coastline, with its pristine islands and deserted shores also inhabits its share of extraordinary creatures, particularly along the outstanding coral reefs. Snorkelling or scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is the best way to see the countless species of fish including clownfish as well as sea turtles, manta rays and even whitetip reef sharks.

The culinary scene in Australia is brilliant, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney. From posh restaurants serving gastronomy delights cooked up by world class chefs to little alleyway café’s dedicated to brunching; the streets of Oz are full of variety. Cairns is known for its fantastic seafood and the Blue Mountain region is the best place to snack on a tasty meat pie from a small-town bakery. Let’s not forget the infamous Aussie barbeque which usually consists of juicy burgers, steaks, fresh seafood and plenty of beer. Many tourist hotspots including beaches and parks often host public barbeques and it is common for hotel’s or hostels to have a barbeque night.


Featured Australia Tours

Capital Blooms

Indulge your inner gardener on a journey that combines Canberra’s spectacular Floriade event and the Bowral Tulip Time Festival with an exploration of the verdant Southern Highlands, Parliament House Canberra and the moving Australian War Memorial. You’ll also enjoy lunch on a working pastoral property.

Tassie's East Coast Highlights

This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce. Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.

Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

Discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Be charmed by the Monkey Mia dolphins and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool will arouse your sense of wonder.

Top End Highlights

The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring.

Queensland Islands & Rainforest

Witness the soul-stirring natural splendour of Hamilton Island and Mission Beach, with the Great Barrier Reef and lush northern rainforests, featuring as highlights along your journey through tropical Australia.

Tassie Getaway

Tasmania’s East Coast, with its secluded bays, pink granite mountains and pristine sandy beaches, offers a unique Australian coastal experience. See beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park and taste lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

Tassie Getaway

A soul-stirring journey along Tasmania's east coast, with its secluded bays, pink granite mountains and pristine sandy beaches. See Wineglass Bay and taste lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

Outback Australia

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia – the sacred landscapes of the Outback and imposing Uluru. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu during your Inspiring Journey through outback Australia and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

Outback Contrasts

Witnessing the rugged splendour of Australia’s Red Centre is a life-changing experience. On this journey, the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and the soaring West MacDonnell Ranges combine with unique dining experiences under the stars and the outback vibe of Alice Springs.

Tassie's Parks & Nature

On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Visit historic Hobart and riverside Launceston in the north.

New Zealand Northern Discovery

A soul-stirring encounter with spectacular scenery, from the City of Sails to the Capital of Cool, with visits to the Bay of Islands and legendary 'Hole in the Rock'.

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island

Combine the natural splendour of Victoria's Twelve Apostles and South Australia's Kangaroo Island with the award-winning food and wine scene of Adelaide Hills, the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions.

Kakadu's Ancient Secrets

Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.

Contrasts Of New Zealand

From the Icy Fingers of Franz Josef Glacier to the warmth of Rotorua's Geothermal wonders, New Zealand will have you in its grip. Explore the magical Milford Sound and indulge in a mouth-watering hangi feast shared with a local Maori Family.

South Western Escape

This fabulous journey takes you to iconic Wave Rock and the gold-rush ghost-towns en route to bustling Kalgoorlie. Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park offer magnificent coastal scenery and expansive heathlands.

A Journey to the West

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Beautiful accommodation along the way adds much to your experience.

Outback Explorer

This journey takes you into the very heart of Australia. The ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior – and the jewels in its crown, magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Outback Safari

Experience quintessential Northern Territory landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of Uluru is unforgettable, and the opportunity to learn about the traditions of the local Indigenous people adds depth to your encounter.

Outback Safari

Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Australia. Witness the grandeur of Uluru, connect with the local Anangu people and journey along the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs to the tropical north.

Tasmania's Footsteps and Trails

A range of unique cultural, gastronomic and accommodation experiences unfold as you explore this beautiful, historic island. Discover Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and glorious Wineglass and Coles Bays on this truly unique journey.

Essence of New Zealand

Create your perfect New Zealand holiday that will leave you a lifetime of golden memories. In the North Island, it may be the spirit and energy of a Māori cultural performance or thermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Wonders of the Kimberley

Begin your magnificent Kimberley experience with a spectacular sunset over Broome’s Cable Beach, then enter a magical world of rich waterways, plunging gorges, stunning rock formations and prolific wildlife. Meet local Indigenous artists and tour the world’s principal source of rare pink diamonds.

Untamed Kimberley

Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

Untamed Kimberley

Connect with the natural icons of north-western Australia on this outback encounter tracing epic landscapes from tropical Darwin to Cable Beach in Broome - a journey filled with Trafalgar Highlights and pinch-me moments.

Perfect Tasmania

The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market.

The Uncharted Coast

Indulge yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of the southern Queensland coast. From the understated luxury of Spicers Hidden Vale to the rugged beauty of the world’s largest sand island, you’ll discover the beach culture for which tropical Byron Bay and Noosa are internationally renowned.

Western Wonderland

Explore vibrant cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you’ll discover white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient forests. Seaside Fremantle and Margaret River’s renowned food and wine culture await you before you head north to meet the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia.

Spirit of New Zealand

Slumber under a star-studded sky in your private cabin on a Milford Sound cruiser, and stroll along deserted golden beaches in New Zealand’s only coastal national park. This comprehensive journey takes you through both North and South Islands to a wonderland of towering snowcapped mountains, ice-blue glaciers, pristine lakes and World Heritage sites of extraordinary volcanic activity, and reveals fascinating insights into the intriguing culture of the original inhabitants, the Māori.

The Ultimate Territory Adventure

Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife, and meet the descendants of Aboriginal people who have lived here for 65,000 years. Then fly to the magical Red Centre, experiencing iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta, and windswept Walpa Gorge.

Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

Between laid-back Broome and bustling Perth, you’ll journey along the rugged blue coastline and through the remote outback to experience the wonders for which the West Coast is most famous – from a magical Cable Beach sunset, the rich Pilbara and startling landscape of Karijini, to Coral Bay and the sight of wild dolphins swimming to shore at Monkey Mia.

Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

This epic journey takes you from cosmopolitan Perth along the rugged West Australian coastline and through the remote outback to laid-back Broome. You’ll marvel at the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the incredible natural phenomenon of Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins.

The Pilbara & West Coast

Australia's stunning West Coast is the star of the show on this holiday that includes an encounter with Monkey Mia's wild dolphins, Coral Bay and the startling landscape of Karijini.

Treasures of Australia

Unearth the gems of this boundless island nation on a 17-day tour. Beginning in Sydney, head to Australia’s tropical north and dip into the vast red landscape of the Outback, before heading south to Melbourne where your journey will end.

Outback Adventure

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Inspiring New Zealand

A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.

Inspiring New Zealand

A tale of two great islands, of epic natural beauty and ancient rituals and traditions – yours to explore on this Inspiring Journey across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Embrace the sophistication of its cities and the soulful expanse of its stunning untamed landscapes.

Best of New Zealand

As brilliant as the starry sky, the luminous glow worms of Waitomo light up the dark depths of another world - yours to explore along an epic journey through New Zealand.

Outback Adventure

Traverse the continent to uncover the stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes, from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End.

Taste of South Australia

A thriving culture propelled by gastronomic excellence, world-class wineries,breath-taking natural wonder and exquisite wildlife.

Highlights of Australia

Australia’s diversity is placed front and centre on this tour. We’ll travel to World Heritage Sites and national parks, tour three state capitals, swim with rainbow-bright fish in tropical Queensland and get away from it all in the Northern Territory’s remote ‘red centre’.

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you’ll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences, Australia and New Zealand share a well-earned reputation for warm hospitality and great cuisine.

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you’ll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences, Australia and New Zealand share a well-earned reputation for warm hospitality and great cuisine.

The Best of New Zealand

An intoxicating fusion of natural beauty, big-city cool and Maori culture, New Zealand is well worth the long journey. This tour introduces the country’s dramatic scenery - snow-capped mountains, fiords and glaciers - along with award-winning wine regions.

The Best of Australia

A country as big as your imagination, Australia has it all: cosmopolitan cities, a reef-fringed coastline, terracotta deserts and ancient rainforest. This epic introductory tour ticks off icons like Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and the Great Ocean Road.

Australia

See the iconic sights of Australia, from Ayers Rock to Sydney harbour Bridge, and enjoys stays in exciting cities including Melbourne and Adelaide

Spotlight on New Zealand

Travel by private air charter on Tauck's New Zealand-only trip. From Maori cultural traditions to regional culinary experiences, great wine to great adventure, our New Zealand trip offers an in-depth look at life on the North and South Islands.

Ultimate Tasmania

A history worthy of indulgence, wilderness worthy of true exploration, anactive art scene and a burgeoning culinary scene, few places on the planetcan rival what Tasmania has to offer.

Spotlight on Australia

Tauck's 11-day Spotlight on Australia includes private charter flights throughout, Victorian Melbourne, the desert Outback, a rainforest resort stay in Queensland off the Great Barrier Reef, and four nights in Sydney for an insider experience "down under."

Australia with ‘Top End’ Extension

Explore Australia’s larger-than-life natural and man-made wonders, from the sun-baked Outback, lush rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, to some of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.

Untamed Kimberley & West Coast

The contrasting landscapes of the rugged Kimberley, from its spectacular coastline to its rich mineral fields, will amaze and delight you on this extensive northerly expedition. Cruise on rivers and gorges, hike to waterholes, tour working mines, relax on pristine beaches and stay in safari-style accommodation.

Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

Discover pristine coastlines and rugged outback scenery on this extensive exploration of Australia’s wild west coast. You’ll venture into the rugged Kimberley region, where breathtaking waterfalls and mystical waterholes await you in landscapes abounding in native wildlife.

Grand Antipodean Odyssey

Travelling to Australia and New Zealand, for most, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the world ‘down under’. This itinerary has been perfectly designed to cover both countries.

Grand Tour of Australia

Australians are renowned for their love of the outdoors, and you’ll quickly discover why on this all-encompassing trip of a lifetime. Soak up the sunshine in the country’s greatest cities, sample shiraz in its finest wine regions and meet the diverse wildlife as we delve into Outback, rainforest and parkland.

Grand Australia

Where the naturally exquisite coexists with a bustling urban scene. Protected nature reserves invite animal-lovers and wonders of the natural world provide spectacular backdrops for exclusive dining.

Amazing Australia

​Sample life 'Down Under' on this inspirational tour, where you can journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, experience sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock, and discover all the iconic sights of Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and more.

Very Best of Australia & New Zealand

Close in proximity, but so different in personality, these generous lands ofstriking diversity promise proud tradition and endless adventure.

Australia & New Zealand Expedition

Enjoy a soulful sojourn, from the tropical rainforests and reefs of northern Australia to the spiritual Red Centre and iconic harbour city of Sydney. This Inspiring Journey will delight your every sense as you encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious foodie flavours and admire an exquisite natural setting that is simply out of this world.

Grand Australia & New Zealand

Explore from the outback, reef, and cosmopolitan cities of Australia to the islands, fiords, and Maori culture of New Zealand on the most comprehensive of our Australia New Zealand tours.

Global Explorer

On this all-around-the-world adventure, you'll travel over 31,000 miles, take in 14 cities, 11 countries and cross the International Date Line. Experience many of the world's best destinations and bring back a wealth of wonderful memories on this incredible holiday of a lifetime.


Northern Wonders

Journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as you make your way to the Far North. Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges.

Southern Spotlight

Discover all the highlights of New Zealand’s magnificent South Island on this comprehensive journey. Cross the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine train, cruise the serene waters of incomparable Milford Sound and peaceful Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm in Central Otago, stroll in the beautiful Dunedin grounds of the country’s oldest university – a series of unforgettable experiences awaits you in this proud Pacific nation.

Southern Wonders

Fresh air, magnificent scenery and outdoor activities are just some of the attractions that await you in ‘the land of the long white cloud’. Sample the delicious fresh stone fruit of Cromwell.

Northern Discovery

The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. Indulge is a degustation dinner in Auckland, explore the blue waters of the Bay of Islands, and cruise of Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto.

Contrasts Of New Zealand

Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling Harbour to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, from the rugged beauty of the West Coast to the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, new facets of New Zealand’s splendour will reveal themselves each day as you explore the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Contrasts of Australia

The steady rattle of Melbourne's famed trams kick-off our unforgettable journey through the land of koalas, crocodiles and kangaroos. Experience the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Bondi's surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic night skyline we will enjoy from tranquil harbour waters on a special sunset dinner cruise.

Queensland Highlights

Discover Australia’s superb east coast on a journey that begins in relaxed tropical Cairns and ends when you arrive in Brisbane. Snorkel the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, explore the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes, and enjoy genuine outback hospitality on a family-owned cattle property.

Contrasts Of New Zealand

Take in the contrasts of two distinct islands. From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.

New Zealand Marvel

This classic New Zealand itinerary spans both North and South Islands, leading you through majestic panoramas from the glaciers of the West Coast to the sensational alpine landscapes of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, and the extraordinary geothermal fields of Rotorua.

Southern Spectacular

Spend time with a Kiwi couple who will tell you about the joys and challenges of farming in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Watch master carvers as they create works of art from blocks of magnificent New Zealand greenstone.

East Coast Contrasts

Discover Australia’s superb east coast on a journey that begins in relaxed tropical Cairns and ends when you arrive in Sydney. Snorkel the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, explore the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes, and enjoy genuine outback hospitality on a family-owned cattle property.

New Zealand Vista

Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner city beach.

The Endless Shores

Embrace the Hongi touch of your gracious Māori hosts, whose enduring relationship with this unspoilt land is revealed on this Inspiring Journey to some of New Zealand’s most mesmerising natural wonders, from the luminous glow of Waitomo to the fantasy-land of the Shire.

Southern Spirit

Discover the most pristine landscapes on the planet and gain an understanding of the rich Māori culture on this remarkable journey through New Zealand’s South Island. From the drama of plunging glacial valleys and rugged snowcapped peaks to the serenity of silent, crystal clear lakes, the traveller is awed at every turn.

New Zealand Magic

Journey across patchwork plains, over shimmering blue waters, through mist-shrouded forests and along roads handcarved into sheer mountainsides. A trip through glorious New Zealand features almost every type of natural landscape you can imagine, as you make your way to Auckland in the North Island from Christchurch in the South Island.

Kia Ora New Zealand

Begin your New Zealand story with a cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands. Continue the narrative with the arts and traditions of Maori culture, and the sweeping vistas of the Marlborough Sounds.

Essence of New Zealand

Create your perfect New Zealand holiday that will leave you a lifetime of golden memories. In the North Island, it may be the spirit and energy of a Māori cultural performance or thermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Discover Australia

Includes return flights from the UK. Pristine beaches, vast desert landscapes, ancient rainforests, cosmopolitan cities, distinctive wildlife and an ancient indigenous culture. Join Travelmarvel’s Affordable tour of enticing wonders of Australia.

New Zealand Splendour

From the tip of the spectacular North Island to the bottom of the South Island, this journey offers a wealth of wonderful experiences. Cruise glorious Milford Sound, journey through towering pine forests and verdant pastureland, and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach outside your hotel in rugged Punakaiki.

Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

This epic journey takes you north from cosmopolitan Perth along the rugged West Australian coastline and through the remote Outback to laid-back Broome. You’ll marvel at the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the mysterious Pinnacles, and the incredible natural phenomenon of Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins.

New Zealand Inspirations

Discover nature’s bounty, as you wander through ancient rainforests, cruise on spectacular Lake Manapouri and marvel at geothermal phenomena. Great film epics such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in the vast wildernesses and enchanting landscapes of New Zealand.

New Zealand Inspirations

Discover nature’s bounty, as you wander through ancient rainforests, cruise on spectacular Lake Manapouri and marvel at geothermal phenomena. Great film epics such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in the vast wildernesses and enchanting landscapes of New Zealand.

Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre and Birdsville

Immerse yourself in Coober Pedy and discover Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Traverse the iconic Oodnadatta and Birsdsville tracks, explore Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound (Ikara), then conclude in the Clare Valley.

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you’ll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences, Australia and New Zealand share a well-earned reputation for warm hospitality and great cuisine.

New Zealand Highlights

From the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand on this magnificent journey. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of Māori culture, while a world-renowned train journey tops off your time in The Land of the Long White Cloud with scenic splendour.

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you’ll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences, Australia and New Zealand share a well-earned reputation for warm hospitality and great cuisine.

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes characterises this epic journey across two nations. Gems like the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and breathtaking Milford Sound complement a world of ancient Aboriginal tradition in Australia’s Red Centre and vivid Maori culture in Rotorua.

Inspiring Australia

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Red Centre of the Outback, Australia boasts a plethora of extraordinary natural wonders. This exclusive Luxury Gold journey is a showcase of vast tropical rainforests, otherworldly rock formations and ancient indigenous culture.

Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

Capital cities, sparkling coastlines, cruises on gorges, rivers and reefs, rugged outback scenery, sandy beaches and bays, hikes and leisurely strolls, waterfalls and waterholes, native wildlife, museums and cultural centres, colourful coral and fish, tours of mines and indigenous traditions pack every moment of this holiday of contrasts.


Highlights of Australia

  • Melbourne

    Melbourne is a city noted for sport and food. A pedestrian walkway from the city centre, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) seats over 90,000 and is home to summer cricket test matches and winter Australian football matches. The adjacent Rod Laver tennis arena is home to the January Australian Open tennis international. The roadways of Albert Park in the southern suburbs are taken over by the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in March.

    Melbourne’s compact city centre is encircled by a free classic tram service. Within are excellent shops, art treasures such as the National Gallery of Victoria, and a range of restaurants reflecting Melbourne’s cosmopolitan identity. The famous laneways connecting major streets reinforce Melbourne coffee culture. In summer the Victoria market, easily reached by the extensive tram network, offers al-fresco dining on worldwide food specialities.

    The scenic Yarra river flows through the centre of Melbourne, with upstream the Yarra valley being home to some of Australia’s best wineries. The Great Ocean Road day trip along the Victoria coast west of Melbourne highlights the Twelve Apostles, tall limestone sea stacks once connected to the shore. A shorter trip to Philip Island, south of Melbourne, is a must to see the ‘Penguin Parade’ where thousands of Little Penguins make their way ashore at sunset from a day at sea.

  • Sydney

    Sydney is famous for its twin attractions of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House set in a backdrop of the majestic harbour.

    From the ferry, rail and bus interchange at Circular Quay it is a short walk to the Opera House on the harbourside. Guided visits are available, and those visiting the interval bar during a performance have one of the best views in the world overlooking the harbour and the Bridge.

    Walking in the other direction from Circular Quay leads to the historic Rocks district in the shadow of the Bridge, with numerous eclectic shops and eating places to explore. For the adventurous a guided climb up the steps to the top of the Bridge is available. In the summer months a large cruise ship visiting Sydney will dock close to the Bridge.

    A good way to see the sights of the harbour is a day ferry ticket exploring the various routes from Circular Quay. Another option is the ferry to Manly, passing the Opera House on its way to Manly and its famous beach on the Pacific Ocean. A combined ferry and entrance ticket is available for Taronga Zoo, home to Australia’s unique and unusual wildlife.

    The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is often the venue of the final cricket Test Match between England and Australia, and is also used for rugby union international and rugby league matches.

  • Adelaide

    Australia’s fifth largest city and the South Australia capital, Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate and is noted for its relaxed lifestyle. With large open spaces and parkland, particularly around the River Torrens, Adelaide has the feel of a large town. Some 10% of its residents originate from the UK.

    Adelaide has renowned museums and is noted for the annual Adelaide Festival of international arts. The Adelaide Oval is one of international cricket’s most scenic venues.

    Two of Australia’s famous long distance trains visit Adelaide. The Ghan travels between Adelaide and Darwin, traversing the ‘Red Centre’ through the outback. The Indian Pacific calls at Adelaide on its cross-continent route between Perth and Sydney. A shorter journey from Adelaide is the day trip north of the city to the Barossa and well-known vineyards in the region.

  • Perth

    Closer to Bali than Sydney, Perth on Australia’s west coast is the sunniest Australian state capital, with its western suburbs offering soft-sand beaches on the Indian Ocean. Perth’s waterfront on the Swan river is overlooked by the huge scenic Kings Park.

    Perth’s recent wealth has been aided by the growth of mineral mining in Western Australia, with new buildings rising and small bars and restaurants appearing together with a flourishing cultural identity. Air travel from Perth is the norm, but a more leisurely route is the Indian Pacific luxury train which crosses the mighty Nullarbor (null arbor = no trees) Plain to Adelaide and on to Sydney, taking almost three days.

    South west of Perth, reached by rail or by river cruise down the Swan River, the historic port of Fremantle is visited by large cruise ships in the summer months. The old port has kept its colonial character, and its maritime museum is well worth a visit, as is the famous Little Creatures Brewery and tap bar.

  • Brisbane

    The capital of Queensland state, Brisbane is connected by the Brisbane River to the coast in Moreton Bay between Australia’s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast resorts. Within the city, the free ferry along the river gives a city overview and sight of the unusual Story Bridge over the river.

    Brisbane has a growing bar and restaurant scene. A local delicacy is the Moreton Bay Bug or slipper lobster. More than 17,000 works are housed at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. The Gabba cricket ground has been the location of a number of England cricketing failures.

  • Cairns

    The laidback city of Cairns in Queensland is considered the gateway to Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef and is best enjoyed outdoors. The small city has an infectious holiday vibe with an array of bars, restaurants, cafes and bustling multicultural markets. In fact, no trip to Cairns is complete without visiting Rusty’s Market with its seasonal tropical fruits, veggies and herbs, farm-fresh honey and delightful curries. The magnificent Esplanade Lagoon is the perfect place to relax or take a day trip to Daintree Rainforest; the oldest tropical rainforest in the world.

  • Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains World Heritage area boasts stunning natural scenery with over one million hectares (3861 square miles) of tall forests, steep sandstone cliffs, tranquil canyons and crashing waterfalls. The abundance of eucalyptus trees gives off a fine mist of oil which creates a distinctive blue haze over the mountainous region – giving this remarkable place its name. There are numerous hiking trails within the Blue Mountain region as well as cliff-top lookouts which are perfect for getting a panoramic view of the awe-inspiring natural beauty. Adventure seekers can even go rock climbing or abseiling.

  • Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Australia’s greatest spectacle. The fascinating reef contains extraordinary marine life, over 3,000 individual reef systems and hundreds of pristine tropical islands with unspoiled beaches. Snorkel, swim or dive amongst the spectacularly marine life including reef sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and countless colourful fish, visit the Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach or sail along the reef. Whichever way you choose to experience the Great Barrier Reef - it will be truly unforgettable.

  • Alice Springs

    Alice Springs is the gateway to numerous must-see attractions in the region and offers tremendous natural beauty, botanic gardens and historic buildings. Surrounded by red dirt and stunning mountain ranges, the city is the perfect place to visit when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Australia’s buzzing cities. Perhaps explore the brilliant art scene or visit the Alice Springs Desert Park which houses hundreds of central Australian animal and plant species.

  • Ayers Rock – Uluru

    Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is the world's second largest monolith and one of Australia’s best-known natural landmarks. This ancient crimson monolith is a sacred site to the Aboriginal Australians and features paintings and markings of their ancestors. Tourists climb Ayer’s Rock each year despite being strongly urged not to as it is for spiritual, cultural and environment reasons. As of 2019, it will be illegal to climb the rock but don’t worry, the views are best from below anyway. A tour of Uluru is the best way to immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating culture.

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