Tour Code: AU9-0011
Tour Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights.
Tour Route: Perth – Kalgoorlie-Esperance-Albany-Margaret River
9 Day South Western Escape ToursYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 9 Day South Western Escape ToursYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive PerthAfter a morning arrival in Perth, transfer to your hotel before a tour of the city, including the chance to admire the Swan River from Kings Park, one of the largest inner-city parks in the world.Day 2: Perth – KalgoorlieLeaving Perth, travel to Wave Rock to marvel at the astonishing rock formations that were born from granite more than 3 million years ago. Continue on through the former ghost town of Coolgardie until you reach the town of Kalgoorlie, a mining town surrounded by many smaller ghost towns left in the area’s goldfields.Day 3: Kalgoorlie – EsperanceSee the many unique buildings around the town before joining a local guide for a gold mine tour. On leaving Kalgoorlie to head for Esperance, pause to admire Lake Lefroy, the impressive salt lake used for many Australian land speed record attempts in the past.Day 4: EsperanceEnjoy astonishing views of the granite peaks and coastal scenery on a visit to Cape Le Grand National Park before travelling to Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay – the latter being of the most beautiful of the many bays to feature on the Australia coast. If you’re lucky, you may witness grey kangaroos lazing on the beach before visiting Pink Lake, so called because of the distinctive colouring it can take on depending on saline levels. The remainder of the afternoon is then free.Day 5: Esperance – AlbanyTravel through Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup as you head for the lookout at Bluff Knoll Lookout, which grants you the opportunity to admire the rugged beauty and rich flora of the Stirling Ranges National Park. Continue on to Albany for your overnight stay.Day 6: Albany – Margaret RiverThe day starts with a visit to Torndirrup National Park, with its impressive granite formations, including the Gap and the Natural Bridge. After calling in at Whaleworld to learn more about the history of the Albany area, your onward journey takes you into the Valley of the Giants where you can enjoy the chance to walk through the forest canopy on a treetop walk. Your overnight stay is in the wine growing region of Margaret River.Day 7: Margaret RiverAfter a drive through the Peppermint trees of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, explore the ancient fossil remains to be found in the Margaret River Caves and see the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, located where the Indian and Southern oceans meet at the most south-westerly point of the country. A tour, tasting and lunch at the 3 Oceans Wine Company is the pre-cursor to a free afternoon to explore the local area.Day 8: Freemantle Included ChoiceHead north to Freemantle for an Included Choice experience during the afternoon. Discover the heritage of the area on a guided walking tour, explore the Western Australia Maritime Museum or see the sights onboard a replica tram.Day 9: Freemantle – PerthAfter time at leisure, enjoy a walking tour that will allow you to visit the Round House – one of the oldest buildings in Western Australian - before learning how Swan River forms part of the Dreaming Stories of the local aboriginal people. Then cruise along the river to Perth for your transfer to the airport and journey home.
Tour Code: AU10-0012
Tour Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights.
Tour Route: Sydney - Canberra-Snowy Mountains-Beechworth - Melbourne-Warrnambool - Adelaide-Barossa Valley-Kangaroo Island
10 Day Tastes of Southern Australia ToursYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 10 Day Tastes of Southern Australia ToursYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Sydney - CanberraFrom Sydney, journey via the Southern Highlands for a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol, a visit to a working sheep farm, and an Aussie barbecue lunch. Then it's on to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial and the Parliament House before enjoying a welcome dinner.Day 2: Canberra - Snowy MountainsHead into spectacular Kosciuszko National Park - home to mobs of kangaroos - for an optional ride on the chairlift at Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak. Enjoy the beauty of the park before crossing the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for a unique overnight stay.Day 3: Beechworth - MelbourneGet to know Beechworth with a tour and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery, as well as antique shops and galleries. Visit the museum before a drive through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne for a two-night stay.Day 4: MelbourneFree day to explore the cafés, galleries, museums, markets of Melbourne or perhaps consider optional tours to see the penguins on Phillip Island or the Yarra Valley wineries.Day 5: The Great Ocean RoadDon't forgot your cameras today for one of the world's greatest road trips - the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy visits to Torquay and the Twelve Apostles before finishing the day in the whale-watching capital of Warrnambool.Day 6: Warrnambool - AdelaideEnjoy the vistas from the dormant volcano of Tower Hill before continuing through the picturesque fishing village of Port Fairy. Skirt the Lower Glenelg National Park into South Australia and on to Mt. Gambier for a city tour and a look at the spectacular and mysterious Blue Lake before heading on to Coonawarra, renowned for its wine production.Day 7: Barossa ValleyThis highlight day starts with a sightseeing tour of Adelaide city. Then journey north to visit one of Australia’s best-known wine-producing regions, the Barossa Valley. Stop at the small town of Tanunda on your way to Jacobs Creek winery where you’ll learn about what goes into making great wines on a walking tour with wine tasting. Your host will provide an overview of the 14 different grape varieties grown in the vineyard that are featured in some of the most famous wines. After a lunch of local produce with wine, explore a little more of this gastronomic region and its delights, before returning to Adelaide.Day 8: Adelaide - Kangaroo IslandAfter a stop at the Victorian seaside suburb of Glenelg, continue on to the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula and perhaps take a walk to Granite Island for some sensational coastal views. Later, travel by ferry to Kangaroo Island for a two-night stay and dinner overlooking the spectacular Backstair Passage.Day 9: Kangaroo IslandA full day of discovery will take you wildlife spotting in Flinders Chase National Park and a chance for some great photo opportunities at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Enjoy lunch at the Andermel Marron Farm, a food and wine experience that captures the very essence of Kangaroo Island, before a guided tour at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a colony of sea lions.Day 10: Kangaroo Island - AdelaideCruise back by ferry to Cape Jervis before transferring back to Adelaide Airport, where your tour concludes in the early afternoon.
Tour Code: AU13-0013
Tour Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights.
Tour Route: Melbourne-Uluru-Cairns-Great Barrier Reef-Sydney
13 Day Australian Highlights ToursYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 13 Day Australian Highlights ToursYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive MelbourneTransfer from the airport to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a welcome reception before dinner onboard the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as you tour the city.Day 2: City SightsA private walking tour provides the chance to visit some of the sights of the city before an afternoon spent at leisure, with the option of an additional tour to Phillip Island to witness the famous Penguin Parade.Day 3: Melbourne at leisureEnjoy a day at leisure enjoying the many sights that Melbourne has to offer, with optional extras including the chance to head into the Yarra Valley for a spot of wine tasting.Day 4: Melbourne – Alice SpringsRise early for a morning flight to Alice Springs where you’ll spend time visiting the School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Telegraph Station. A trip to the top of Anzac Hill provides fine panoramic views of both the town and surrounding ranges before an outback dinner and tour of the night sky at the Earth Sanctuary Nature Centre – where you can also enjoy a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo!Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock)Travel through the picturesque West MacDonnell and James Ranges before pausing to admire Mount Connor as you head for Ayers Rock resort, where you can enjoy watching the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset with a glass of sparkling wine.Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuta (Olgas)Rising early to see the sun come up and illuminate Ayers Rock, you’ll tour the caves below Uluru before visiting the nearby Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the afternoon, journey through the Kata Tjuta desert plains and take in the magic of the Walpa Gorge with a walk through the natural creek bed. The day ends enjoying a glorious sunset at the Olgas – a series of large domed rock formations – with a glass of sparkling wine.Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – CairnsA day of interaction with local Aboriginal artists provides the chance to gain an introduction to Western Desert Art and learn more about the local culture, with the opportunity to create your own painting to take home as a unique momento of your trip. Later take a flight to Cairns for the next leg of your adventure.Day 8: Great Barrier ReefIn one of the highlights of the tour, take a cruise around the Great Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran, with the opportunity to view the coral, partake in a spot of fishing or go snorkelling in the clear waters (snorkelling gear included, extra charge for scuba). Also enjoy a reef education presentation as well as a tropical buffet lunch.Day 9: Cairns 'free time'A day to spend exploring Cairns at your leisure, although optional tours are available.Day 10: Cairns – SydneyMeet an array of wildlife with a trip to the spectacular Cairns Wildlife Dome before taking a flight to Sydney, where the remainder of the day is spent at leisure.Day 11: City sights & Harbour CruiseSee the sights of Sydney with a tour of the famous Opera House followed by visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross before taking a wander along the shoreline on a trip to Bondi Beach. Later on, gain an alternative view of the city with a cruise around Sydney Harbour, where you can also learn about Australia’s national gemstone, the opal.Day 12: Sydney at leisureExplore Sydney at leisure on a free day, although optional tours are available, including a visit to the Blue Mountains. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers for dinner.Day 13: Depart SydneyTransfer to Sydney airport for your return flight.
Tour Code: AU9-0014
Tour Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights.
Tour Route: Brisbane – Fraser Island-Rockhampton-Daydream Island-Townsville-Cairns
9 Day East Coast Adventure ToursYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 9 Day East Coast Adventure ToursYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Days 1 & 2 : Brisbane – Fraser IslandArrive in Brisbane, where you’ll head to Australia Zoo – founded by the late Steve Irwin – to see the wide range of wildlife that the country has to offer. Continuing on to Hervey Bay, you’ll take a cruise to Fraser Island for a two-night stay on the largest sand island in the world. A half day tour the following morning will allow you to explore the stunning mix of landscapes before free time for further exploration of the opportunity to make the most of your resort facilities.Day 3: Fraser Island – RockhamptonHead back for the mainland to travel north through sugar cane country to Rockhampton, a small city sitting on the edge of the Mt Archer National Park.Day 4: Rockhampton – Airlie Beach – Daydream IslandTake a tour of the tropical paradise that is the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens to see many of the plants that are native to the area as well as the stunning Japanese Gardens. Then travel onwards to Airlie Beach to cruise out to Daydream Island.Day 5: Daydream IslandSpend the day at leisure on the beautiful surroundings of Daydream Island, with the chance to simply relax by the pool or take up some of the optional activities available.Day 6: Townsville – Mission BeachTravel back to the mainland and head for Townsville for a tour of the many sights of the tropical city. From there, it’s on to the overnight stop at the small coastal town of Mission Beach.Day 7: Mission Beach – CairnsWitness some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Queensland as you journey across the Atherton Tablelands to the scenic village of Kuranda, where you’ll get the chance to witness stunning views across the rainforest during a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.Day 8: Great Barrier ReefTake a guided trip by catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef, with the chance to get up close to the vast array of marine life with a snorkelling trip amongst the coral, or through the underwater observatory on your boat. A special farewell dinner at Tjapukai by Night includes being led along a flame-lit pathway to a meal showcasing the regions best food.Day 9: Depart CairnsDrive north to visit Port Douglas before returning to Cairns Airport where your tour comes to an end ready for the trip home.
Tour Code: AU22-0015
Tour Duration: 22 Days 21 Nights.
Tour Route: Melbourne-Uluru-Kata Tjuta-Cairns-Great Barrier Reef-Sydney-Auckland-Rotorua-Christchurch-Queenstown