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Australian vacation ideas

Plan your ultimate trip to Australia with the help of these seven to fourteen day itineraries. 

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, Yarra Valley, VIC © Tourism Australia
7 day food and wine

7 day food and wine

Australia has a restaurant culture that is dynamic. And, remarkably, it has come about in the space of a single generation. Australia has never been a more exciting place to eat and restaurants are driving this change. This seven day itinerary will help you explore some of the best food and wine experiences available in Australia including Melbourne’s vibrant café and restaurant scene, the rich produce that can be found on Bruny Island and the award winning wine from the Barossa Valley.

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Whale Shark, Ningaloo Reef, WA © Tourism Western Australia
10 day coast to coast

10 day coast to coast

Discover white beaches, coral reefs and World Heritage Listed sites as you spend ten days exploring Australia’s coast. This itinerary will have you crossing the country to take in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s iconic reef in Queensland, before heading to Western Australia to see the breath taking Ningaloo Reef, one of Australia’s best kept secrets.

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Uluru, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism Australia
10 day - Sydney, rock and reef

10 day - Sydney, rock and reef

The Sydney, Rock, Reef combination is a classic Australian itinerary, offering a fantastic mixture of city, outback and coastal experiences in some of the most stunning parts of Australia.

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The Ghan, MacDonnell Ranges, NT © Great Southern Rail
14 days top to bottom

14 days top to bottom

Traversing Australia from top to bottom is an incredible experience and is easily achieved in a fortnight. This itinerary combines two very different cities, World Heritage-Listed national parks, stunning natural scenery, beautiful wineries, and an epic train journey through the mythical outback.

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14 days wild about Australian animals

14 days wild about Australian animals

Australia is home to more than one million species of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Among the most well-known of these are the koala, wombat, kangaroo, kookaburra and platypus. This itinerary will give you a great chance to see some of the country’s amazing wildlife in some of the most stunning destinations, including major capital cities.

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48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

Heading north from Sydney along the coast, you’ll see some of the most striking landscapes in New South Wales, some well-known, and others are some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Follow the Pacific Coastline through national parks, lush rainforests, and along expansive beaches.

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Things to Do in Melbourne during the Melbourn...

Things to Do in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival has been a part of Melbourne’s history for over 150 years. An iconic event that is watched by millions in Australia and across the world, the Carnival creates a vibrant atmosphere in the host city in the lead up to the eagerly anticipated Melbourne Cup race. Horse trainer and Australian icon, Gai Waterhouse has attended the Carnival numerous times over the years and reveals her favourite restaurants, shopping areas and destinations to visit when she is in town to attend the race.

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Gai Waterhouse's guide to the Melbourne Cup C...

Gai Waterhouse's guide to the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne comes alive during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It’s a time to dress up, dine out and cheer on your horse at one of the world’s richest horse racing carnivals. Gai Waterhouse, a successful horse trainer, has attended many Melbourne Cup Carnivals over the years including in 2013 when the horse she trained, Fiorente, won the Melbourne Cup. Considered racing royalty and an Australian icon, Gai Waterhouse shares what it is like to attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the best places to see the race and some helpful fashion tips on what to wear on the day.

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Stargazing at Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Matt Donovan
48 hours exploring Uluru

48 hours exploring Uluru

There’s a reason that Vogue Australia chose to feature one of Australia's famous stars, Nicole Kidman alongside Uluru in their 2015 September issue. Located in the heart of the Red Centre, this iconic landmark is steeped in history and one of Australia’s most recognisable natural icons. Spend a couple of days exploring this area for yourself and you’ll understand there is more to Uluru than meets the eye.

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Koomal Dreaming, Margaret River, WA
Australia’s Native Ingredients and Cuisine Tr...

Australia’s Native Ingredients and Cuisine Trend

Australian restaurants are valuing the taste, texture and versatility of native ingredients and integrating them into contemporary restaurant menus with great effect. From Rene Redzepi through to Kylie Kwong, celebrated chefs worldwide are championing and showcasing their use to the world.

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