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Australia Itinerary Ideas

Take a tour of Australia with itinerary ideas for each region. This will give you a taste of possibilities; we can amend or combine in many ways until we come up with your perfect Australian adventure …


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Sydney, Rock and Reef: the Essential

Australia in 15 days
In an ideal world we’d suggest spending at least five or six weeks in Australia to explore many of the main attractions. We are aware, however, that often this is simply too long to be away due to other commitments. Therefore we have put together the ‘Essential Australia’ itinerary , taking in the three most popular parts of Australia for those with limited time available…

Ayers Rock

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The Red Centre

Explore Australia’s iconic and dramatic Red Centre in this 5 night, 4WD adventure. A well planned visit to this   region is an essential part of the Australian Experience, whether you opt to stay in luxury accommodation or on a more adventurous camping trip.


Alice Springs. West MacDonnells, Glen Helen, King’s Canyon, Uluru

NT Kakadu

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Top End Adventure

With the opening the railway line from Alice Springs to Darwin, the Top End of the Northern Territories is increasing in popularity. Darwin experiences a tropical climate, but provided you choose your time carefully, this week long adventure makes a superb addition to the Red Centre…


Darwin, Kakadu NP, Arnhemland, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield NP, Cobourg Peninsula


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Tropical Northern Queensland

The land where the Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, the following itinerary suggestion gives you the best of all worlds…


Cairns, Captain Cook Highway, Port Douglas, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, The Great Barrier Reef

Fish - ningaloo reef

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Western Australia

With 12,500 kms of coastline, 12,000 species of wildflowers, 26.4 million sheep and lambs and just under 2 million people, Western Australia is a destination in its own right and is Australia’s best kept secret. With the Indian Ocean lapping the western shores, and the Southern Ocean to the South, Perth is the gateway city. Here we suggest 2 itineraries, one heading north to include the wonderful Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia, the other heading south exploring Australia’s South Western corner …

Itinerary 1: North of PerthItinerary 2: South of Perth

Vic - Twelve Apostles

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Australia’s second-smallest State boasts a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking…


Melbourne, Yarra Valley, The Great Ocean Road, The Grampians

Ballooning, Hunter

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New South Wales (NSW)

NSW is Australia’s most populous state. The State Capital Sydney is top of most peoples must do list in Australia; with its iconic landmarks and friendly ambience it was recently voted the best city in the world – certainly worth a wonderful few days at the start of this itinerary


Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley

Tas Cradle Mountain

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Tasmania – A Jewel in the Southern Ocean

An intriguing mix of mountains and beaches, fine wine, gourmet food, stunning walks, and wonderfully welcoming locals, positively bursting with information to share with their visitors! This Here is one itinerary idea to tempt you.

SA Kangaroos

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South Australia

There’s more to South Australia than meets the eye and it is not until you arrive in Adelaide that you will realise that all you have read about the laid back nature of the locals is in fact true. This itinerary traces a laid back tour around South Australia, with time for some wildlife, golf and wine tasting. Add in a little messing about on the river, a swim with the sea lions, and some geological interest as well…

Fraser Island Queensland

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Queensland by Rail

Queensland covers a vast area and distances can be deceiving. Although a self-drive itinerary is an excellent way of exploring individual parts of the region, the sheer distances involved can make it difficult to explore all of the main sights without being there for a month or two. Therefore a great way to see more of the state in a fairly limited timeframe would be to travel by rail.

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Queensland – Spirit of the Outback Train

Queensland offers an authentic outback experience and what better way to travel there than in the comfort of the Spirit of the Outback train; frequented mostly by locals and other Australians, the journey in itself gives you a chance to mingle with the locals and learn the history and legends of the region. limited timeframe would be to travel by rail.

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Lamington NP

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Southern Queensland

Southern Queensland is located on the east coast of Australia, north of New South Wales, and is a region of diversity with stunning beaches, interesting cities, hinterland, tropical islands and rainforests to explore. With year-round favourable weather, Southern Queensland is great to visit on its own, or as part of a larger Australian holiday.

Sydney Australia Tourism

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Coastal Drive from Sydney to Brisbane

This superb coastal drive, also known as the Pacific Coast Touring Route, stretches for almost 1000 km and encompasses vibrant cities, stunning coastlines, laidback seaside towns, vineyards and national parks. The route takes in both New South Wales and Queensland on the east coast of Australia. With year-round favourable weather, this would be an excellent region to consider whenever you’re looking to travel…

Gibb River Road

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Broome and the Kimberley

Located in the north west corner of Western Australia, this is perhaps one of the more untouched parts of Australia, with rugged wilderness terrain, pristine coastlines and spectacular waterfalls. Best explored by 4WD, a visit here is a great opportunity to discover an ancient and fascinating place. Perfect for those keen on adventure with options from basic camping to fairly luxurious working cattle stations.

Australian Capital Territory

Australia’s Capital Territory is the smallest state or territory within Australia, and is home to Canberra – the nation’s capital, which is one of the world’s few planned cities. Home to many national attractions, a visit to Canberra is well combined within a driving trip between Sydney and Melbourne.


Melbourne to Adelaide Itinerary

An interesting and varied driving route, providing a great combination of city, coast and wildlife. The scenery is stunning throughout and this suggested itinerary can be easily dovetailed with other regions of Australia.


Northern Queensland Flora & Fauna

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest along with the Atherton Tablelands, with plenty of opportunities to see the wide variety of flora and fauna of this fascinating region.


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