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Take in Australia's breathtaking natural wonders, cosmopolitan cities, and friendly locals, and enjoy unique cultural encounters on any of our expertly planned 7-10 day Australia tours.

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Australia Tours by Region

Australia is a vast and diverse continent with a wide range of attractions, landscapes, and cultural experiences. Guided tours of Australia offer a compelling array of stunning natural scenery, iconic landmarks like the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, and vibrant cities like Sydney and Melbourne with their rich cultural scenes and culinary delights. The country's unique wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and diverse marine life, provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts. Australia's friendly locals, outdoor adventure opportunities, and a wide range of experiences, from surfing on pristine beaches to exploring ancient Aboriginal heritage, make it an appealing destination for travelers seeking diverse and unforgettable adventures.

Sydney and New South Wales

Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Sydney, home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cruise the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, taking in the stunning views of the city skyline and the Sydney Opera House.

Melbourne and Victoria

Discover the charm of Melbourne, a city known for its arts, culture, and culinary delights. Drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road, marveling at the dramatic coastal scenery and the Twelve Apostles.


Dive into the natural wonders of North Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, and be amazed by its vibrant marine life. Visit the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, and be captivated by its pristine beaches and lush rainforests.

Northern Territory

Experience the outback in the Northern Territory. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, home to stunning landscapes, Aboriginal rock art, and diverse wildlife. Witness the awe-inspiring Ayers Rock (Uluru) and the rugged beauty of Alice Springs and learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of this region.

South Australia

Explore Adelaide, known for its wine regions like Barossa Valley. Get up close and personal with Australia's incredible wildlife on Kangaroo Island, where kangaroos, koalas, and seals roam freely.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Visit Canberra, Australia's capital, to explore its museums, galleries, and political institutions, including the Australian Parliament House.

Outback and Remote Regions

Venture into the heart of Australia's rugged Outback, where you'll witness the breathtaking landscapes and experience the unique culture of this remote region. Experience the rich colors and culture of Australia’s Red Centre, where the land comes alive at sunrise and sunset.

Frequently Asked Questions About Australia Guided Tours

  • What are the advantages of taking a guided tour in Australia? Guided tours offer convenience, local expertise, safety, and well-organized itineraries. Travelers can enjoy a more in-depth experience with knowledgeable Travel Directors and local specialists, and logistical details like transportation and accommodations taken care of.
  • What is the best time of year to tour Australia? The best time to visit depends on the regions and activities you want to explore. Generally, Australia's spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are pleasant for touring, but climate and weather can vary significantly across the country.
  • What are some of the top sites to see on a trip of Australia? The following highlights encapsulate Australia's diverse beauty, from natural wonders to cultural gems, ensuring an unforgettable journey, including iconic landmarks Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef; Uluru (Ayers Rock), the sacred red monolith; Great Ocean Road, a stunning coastal drive with Twelve Apostles; the wildlife paradise of Kangaroo Island; Melbourne, a metropolitan cultural hub; Blue Mountains with eucalyptus-clad valleys and rock formations for hiking; Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island with pristine beaches.
  • How long should I spend on an Australia travel tour? The ideal duration for an Australia travel tour depends on your preferences and the depth of exploration you desire. However, for a well-rounded experience that covers key highlights, a trip of about 2 to 3 weeks is recommended. You can dedicate 3-4 days exploring Sydney’s iconic landmarks and nearby attractions. Venturing to the Great Barrier Reef warrants 3-5 days for a comprehensive reef experience. The Red Centre, including Uluru, merits around 3-4 days for its unique desert landscapes and Indigenous culture. The Great Ocean Road requires 2-3 days for the scenic drive and exploration. Additionally, allocate 2-3 days for each additional city or region you wish to visit, such as Melbourne, Tasmania, or the Outback. Keep in mind that Australia's vast size means travel distances can be considerable, so it's crucial to balance your itinerary to match your interests and preferred pace.
  • What is typically included in the cost of a guided tour of Australia? Tour inclusions can vary, but they cover accommodations, transportation, guided activities, some meals, and entrance fees to specific attractions listed in the itinerary. Be sure to review what is included in your chosen tour package. How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Australia? We recommend you plan your Australia trip between 3 -10 months before you want to travel. Airlines don’t publish fares much further out than 10-11 months. You should look to book your vacation once you can lock in your flights. Luckily, we take care of all of that for you. If travelers want to go for a special anniversary or event, they’ll book years in advance so they know they are all set and can let us handle it from there.
  • Do I need a visa to join a guided tour in Australia? Yes, most international travelers need a tourist visa to enter Australia, whether they're on a guided tour or traveling independently. It’s also essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after you plan to return to the States. Planning earlier allows you plenty of time to renew your passport or apply for a visa if required. Travel rules are changing daily. If unsure, ask your Travel Specialist or learn more from our simple travel restrictions and regulations tool.
  • Is travel insurance necessary for guided tours in Australia? Travel insurance is strongly recommended for guided tours. It can provide coverage for unexpected events like trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and more, offering peace of mind during your journey.
  • What should I pack for a guided tour of Australia? Packing essentials vary depending on the tour type and season, but essentials often include comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), and your travel documents (passport, visa). Packing for a guided tour of Australia will depend on the specific itinerary, season, and region you'll be visiting. Australia is a vast and diverse country with a wide range of climates, so your packing list may vary. Here are some general guidelines to consider:
    Lightweight, breathable clothing for hot and humid regions, like the tropical north. Layered clothing for cooler regions, such as Melbourne or Sydney. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring cities and natural attractions. Swimwear, especially if you plan to visit the beach or the Great Barrier Reef. Rain gear, such as a lightweight waterproof jacket, as rain can occur in many parts of Australia.
    Sun Protection:
    Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong Australian sun. High-SPF sunscreen and lip balm with sunblock. Insect repellent for areas with bugs.
    Electronics and Travel Essentials:
    Power adapter/converter to fit Australian outlets (Type I, 230V). Portable power bank for your devices. A good camera to capture the stunning landscapes. Travel documents, including your passport, visa, travel insurance, and tour itinerary. A photocopy or digital backup of important documents.
    Medications and Toiletries:
    Any prescription medications you need. Over-the-counter medications for common travel issues (e.g., pain relievers, antacids). Toiletries, including a small first-aid kit. Personal hygiene items.
    Backpack and Daypack:
    A comfortable daypack for day trips and hiking. A larger backpack or suitcase for your main luggage. Money and Cards: Australian currency (AUD) or a travel card. Credit/debit cards and some cash for smaller expenses.

Why You Should Visit Australia

Visit Australia for its stunning natural beauty, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback's red deserts. Encounter unique wildlife like kangaroos and koalas and explore vibrant cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. Enjoy outdoor adventures, savor diverse cuisine, and immerse yourself in Indigenous culture. With a sunny climate, cultural diversity, and pristine wilderness areas, Australia promises unforgettable experiences for all types of travelers in a vast and diverse land.

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