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293 Australia trips. Tours from 28 tour companies. 330 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

293 Trips match your criteria (1 - 20 shown)

East Coast Islands and Rainforest (2023/2024)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Themes

50 plus, Cultural

What travelers are saying

"Prachtig land en zet de moeite waard"

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Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania Cruise - Premium Adventure
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Tasmania

Highlights

  • Spend two full days exploring the wilderness areas in Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
  • Hike to Wineglass Bay and The Hazards in Freycinet National Park
  • Learn about the history of Maria Island as a penal colony
  • Visit Port Arthur, a Unesco World Heritage site
  • Admire dramatic 985ft (300m) tall coastal cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula
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Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Brisbane, Sydney

Highlights

  • Keep your eye out for kangaroos on your way to a cheese, chocolate and wine tasting in the chilled-out Hunter Valley – a picturesque region in the rural hills of New South Wales.
  • Soak up the beachside vibes of Byron Bay with a free day in this surfer’s haven. Go for a dip in the ocean, listen to buskers by the beach, join a yoga class or just hang loose in a quirky cafe – it’s a hard life!
  • Set sail along the azure waters of Port Macquarie on an incredible sunset cruise. Keep an eagle eye out for local pods of dolphins as you enjoy the perfect end to a scenic day.
  • Get in touch with Australia’s wilderness and wildlife. Meet cute and cuddly koalas at an animal hospital and explore rainforest and waterfalls in Dorrigo National Park.
  • Enjoy amazing local food including a 'farm to plate' experience in beautiful Byron Bay. Head out and collect local ingredients before indulging in a healthy and delicious dinner.

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Kata Tjuta Uluru and Kings Canyon (Short Break, Superior)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Themes

50 plus, Cultural

What travelers are saying

"Prachtig land en zet de moeite waard"

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Outback Safari
By Trafalgar
preferred
4.6/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their travelers enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service throughout the trips - everything is taken care of.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"We appreciated the options that were given. Also appreciated the fun stops to break up the bus rides. I feel like it was a well thought out itinerary and covered a lot of area in the best way possible."

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The Kimberley: Broome to Darwin Cruise- Premium Adventure
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tender vessels
  • Get up close to Montgomery Reef and discover diverse marine life
  • Experience King George River and King George waterfalls
  • Cruise the Prince Regent River to the ‘hanging garden’ King Cascades waterfall
  • Visit indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
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Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Brisbane, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Highlights

  • Take an incredible 4WD adventure through the breathtaking landscape of K'gari (formerly Fraser Island). Venture across undulating sand dunes and vast golden beach in search of that iconic outback creature, the dingo!
  • You have a full free day in Airlie Beach, so perhaps choose to cruise through the postcard-perfect islands of the Whitsundays, including a stop at the world-famous Whitehaven beach. Surround yourself with dazzling white sands and azure waters as you discover this idyllic corner of Queensland.
  • Enjoy a free afternoon in the tropical bliss of Mission Beach. Soak up the salty sea breeze and laze on the palm-fringed sands, stretch your limbs with a yoga class or go for a dip in the pool – it’s a hard life!
  • Venture into the wilderness of the Atherton Tablelands – take a dip in a magnificent plunge waterfall nestled in dense tropical rainforest and admire the beautiful blue-green hues of Lake Eacham.
  • Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef on a bucket-list-ticking snorkelling adventure. Brimming with colourful coral and tropical fish, enjoy an included cruise from Cairns to explore this underwater paradise.

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Outback Adventure (2024-2025)
By Contiki
preferred
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their trips create life-long memories for young people setting off to discover the world.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Themes

Cultural

What travelers are saying

"Great contiki team, Anna (trip supervisor) and Nuno (bus driver) were both fantastic along with the other members of the contiki."

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Australia Reviews & Ratings

4.8/5  Excellent
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Kelly

Apr 2019

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Had the best time

Absolutely loved my intrepid trip from Sydney to Brisbane. The tour leader was amazing and everyone had the best time. Byron bay was great as was Dorrigo National pa...

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James

Jan 2019

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Give a good idea of what to expect.

I think my comments and the itinerary provided will already give a good idea of what to expect. just be warned that not all food is included and that the food throug...

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James

Jan 2019

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Will already give a good idea of what to expect

Its a fast paced east coast trip from Sydney to Brisbane. It covers a lot of ground and visits a lot of places. Its an action packed trip so be ready to keep going e...

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James

Jan 2019

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Will already give a good idea of what to expect

Its a fast paced east coast trip from Sydney to Brisbane. It covers a lot of ground and visits a lot of places. Its an action packed trip so be ready to keep going e...

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Rukmini

Dec 2018

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Was wonderful - very calm

Our guide, Caitlin, was wonderful - very calm, empathetic and fun to be around. She made everyone feel included. Since it was a small group, it felt more like taking...

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Australia Tour Selection Trips

  • Even though many tours combine visits to Australia with New Zealand, consider making two separate trips since each is so rich in activities by itself.
  • Similarly, if your tour covers“only” the east coast of Australia, you’ll have more time to get to know that area better.
  • With the great distances traveled just to arrive Down Under, allow at least 10 days to two weeks for a tour – which won’t seem nearly enough.
  • If you’re flying across the Pacific to Australia for your tour, check into stopovers in Hawaii, Fiji or Tahiti – it will break up the long flight, sometimes at no extra charge.
  • Remember that the seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so if you’d like warm weather, head down in the North American winter.

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Different Types of Guided tours to Australia

As Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world, it’s safe to say there are a wide variety of guided tours you can take to see the country. You’ll be able to find around a dozen different themed tours of The Land Down Under, but below are four of the most popular. 

Overland: Most people wouldn’t be surprised to do an overland tour of a country. In Australia where the center of the country is the vastly uninhabited Outback, overland tour means something a little different. Overland tours of Australia take you deep into the Outback where you can go on exploratory safaris, discover old mining towns, and see the real remoteness of this part of the country. 

Cities: Australia’s main cities are mostly located on the coasts and each has its own flavor. Sydney is the thriving hub of the country, Melbourne is the artsy and hip city, Perth is the isolated city in the west, and Brisbane is the beach capital of the country.

Winetasting: Did you know Australia has some of the best wine in the world? They truly do. In the last decade, winetasting tours of Australia have grown in popularity taking you all over the country from the Margaret River to Barossa Valley where you can enjoy the wine of Australia while also taking in the breathtaking sights of the country.

Outdoor Adventures: One of the top tours of Australia are outdoor adventures. Australia has such a varying landscape that you can go surfing in one city, cave hiking in another, and spend the night underneath the stars on a safari in the next. Australia embraces the adventurous spirit with the countless outdoor activities and laidback nature of the people. 

Best Time to Visit

As with South America and parts of Africa, Australia’s weather is the reverse of countries such as the U.S., Canada, and England. Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is summer in Australia. This would normally mean going in December or February would be perfect, but even in Australia, the weather varies. 

The Gold Coast has consistent warm weather throughout the year. The Australian state of South Australia is at its prime during July and August when you can go whale watching. The Northern Territory during the summer is extremely hot and is better during the shoulder seasons. Late autumn is the best time to visit Australia’s wine region as there are often harvest festivals in May and April. 

The best time of year honestly depends on what type of tour you are on and what you want to see. If you are looking to see many different cities and regions of Australia, February and March may be a good option to avoid the warm north, the chilly winter, and the school kids that are off on holiday. 

Packing Suggestions

Like the best time to visit, what to pack for Australia depends on the where and what. If you are staying on the Gold Coast or in Sydney, packing plenty of swimsuits, sunscreen, shorts, and dresses is a good idea. Make sure to also include a couple of nice pieces of clothing if you are going out for a night on the town. 

For those braving an Australia winter, you may be surprised to find that it gets cooler than you think. On average, Australian winters bottom out at 50 degrees with some areas receiving strong winds. Make sure to include rain jackets, hats, and layers. For those going on adventure tours during the winter, make sure to include thermals and scarves as some areas may be very chilly. 

For medication, anything to help with jetlag may be key. Flights to Australia from the Western Hemisphere are no joke and can reak havoc on your body. Packing things such as Melatonin pills may help if you know you don’t do well with long flights. Something else to consider is motion-sickness pills. Overland tours through the Outback are rough and can be uncomfortable so it’s important to prevent any unwanted queasiness during your travels. 

Combining Australia with New Zealand

A common practice for travelers is to combine Australia with the nearby country of New Zealand. As flying to this part of the world from the Western Hemisphere or Europe can be expensive and exhausting, including both in a tour is a great way to see as much as you can. 

Since there is so much to see in both Australia and New Zealand, common tour lengths of this region are around 20 days. Anything less than 16-20 days and you may feel rushed and have traveled so far for such a short amount of time. 

Most tour operators split the tour time down the middle. New Zealand may be much smaller than Australia, but the country is full of unbelievable landscapes and outdoor activities that demand a longer stay. 

Often these tours may be themed or visit the main spots of each of the countries since there is only so much time and there is so much to see. Visitors should expect full itineraries and breathtaking views. 

Some of the travel days may be long, especially if you are flying across Australia. Also, since you will be visiting two countries, not every destination will be included. A tour may primarily focus on one region of Australia and New Zealand, instead of taking you through every region of both countries. 

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