From 48 hour itineraries to walking trails, nature journeys, coastal drives and three week holiday ideas, here are some suggestions to get you started on your Australian holiday adventure.
Many of Australia's journeys bring you closer to the world's oldest culture. Drive the Red Centre Way to sacred sites such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Listen to the Dreamtime legend surrounding the comet crater of Gosse Bluff and browse the work of local Aboriginal artists in Alice Springs. Follow the South Australian Loop through the Flinders Ranges, where you can see Aboriginal rock art and hear Adnyamathanha creation stories over the campfire. Drive the Great Southern Touring Route to the Victoria's Grampians, home to around 60 rock art sites. Or see the rich, detailed rock art galleries of Kakadu National Park as part of the Natures Way.
Three week itineraries
Create your own Australian holiday with these easy itinerary ideas. Starting from each of our international gateways, these versatile three-week segments give you an idea of how much you can see and do on even a short Australian holiday. Break them down or combine them to match your time-frame, arrival point and list of ‘must-see' destinations. Weave between city, coast and wilderness or combine the Red Centre with the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Australia is a vast country, but with planning you can cover a diversity of landscapes in just a few weeks.
Three day itineraries
Find places to go in Australia's cities with the help of our ‘three great day' itineraries. Hop between Sydney's beaches and world famous harbour or Melbourne's laneways and St Kilda Beach. Day trip to Moreton Bay from Brisbane and Rottnest Island from Perth. Mix national monuments with Namadgi National Park in Canberra or pioneer history and aboriginal art with desert adventure in Alice Springs. Do Darwin's marina, markets and harbour and Adelaide's galleries, gardens and beaches. Wander Salamanca Place and climb Mt Wellington in Hobart or visit the Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Rainforest from Cairns. See dinosaur footprints and Cable Beach in Broome or combine shopping, beaches and theme parks on the Gold Coast.
First time visiting Australia?
Plan your first trip to Australia with the help of these seven to 14 day itineraries.
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.
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.
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.