Australian Tours that you can’t miss

As one of the largest countries in the world, Australia is often out of reach for a short holiday. Unless you book one of these incredible Australian tours, where you will experience the best it has to offer.

From diving with sharks, tasting unparalleled wines or exploring the Outback, these tours are a great option for your ultimate Australian holiday.

 

Great Barrier Reef

Even if you’re not into diving, the Great Barrier Reef is just too unique to miss. The largest coral reef in the world can be seen from outer space and has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, the once colourful diverse ecosystem is dying at an alarming rate due to warming ocean temperatures. Coral bleaching is driving away the wide variety of species that populate it, which have always attracted avid divers. More than 1.500 fish species, including the beloved “Nemo” and the friendly Blue Groper, turtles and sharks camouflage amidst beautiful corals. We can only urge you to visit soon and hope that scientists can find a way to reverse the caused damages.

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Take a scenic flight on The Great Barrier Reef. Copyright: Tourism Whitsundays

 

The best way to understand the magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef is to see it from above. Book with us a breathtaking scenic flight to your clients departing from Cairns on any day of the week.

If you’re favourite destination is under the sea, then you don’t want to miss a diving day trip. A five-star boat, crew and equipment that will make sure you have an unforgettable experience at the reef. This is the place where you want to have a PADI certification, cause there is just so much to see. But in case you don’t, snorkeling here is awesome too.

 

Fraser Island

Located off the coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and has been listed as a World Heritage Site. You wouldn’t believe the massive trees that grow from sandy grounds, but Fraser is home to a wide variety of flora species and forests. And if you don’t see green, you will most likely see gleaming blue. For sitting between dunes and framed by white thin sand, are the most beautiful freshwater lakes you will ever see. Lake McKenzie is the most popular one, where you can swim in turquoise waters with a stunning pristine background.

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Fraser Island, QLD. Copyright: Tourism Australia

 

As you hop on a bus to explore the island and cut through the dense forest, hang on tight cause the ride is a bit bumpy. Much like a giant buggy on sand dunes. You will feel like entering Jurassic Park, and more so once your guide starts telling you about the local inhabitants. In fact, this has been considered one of the most dangerous places – read exciting – on earth due to its fauna. There are 18 different snake species, 300 varieties of spiders – including the Red Back ones – and pure dingoes wandering around the island.

If you are thinking that you’re safer in the water, think again. Although the beaches are immaculate and hard to resist, stay away from the shark infested sea. Great white, bull and tiger sharks can be spotted from above in the crystal clear waters surrounding Fraser Island. That’s why we strongly recommend taking the scenic flight, to grasp the greatness of this place.

This is one of the most exciting Australian tours to do during the summer. Book one or two days all-inclusive with us and remember your client to don’t forget their swimsuit, repellent and sunscreen.

 

The Great Ocean Road

One of the most spectacular Australian tours is along the coast of Victoria state. From Melbourne to Allansford, it’s 243km of road zigzagging through charming beach towns. With a gorgeous view at every turn, you will want to have someone drive you. Once you’ve booked with us, our Preferred Suppliers will pick your clients from their hotel in Melbourne early in the morning for a full day ahead.

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Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC. Copyright: Tourism Australia

 

A wonderful opportunity to unwind, seat back and appreciate the scenery. There will be some stops along the way, to capture the sandstone and limestone cliffs. Lookout for koalas and cockatoos in the gum trees at Kennett River during a morning tea.

Get your camera ready as you reach the renowned Twelve Apostles, rising up to 50 meters from the sea. The impressive limestone peaks have been suffering extreme erosion from the waves and wind. So much so that today there are only eight left standing, which are disappearing at a rate of 2 cm a year. Further down the road there are more extraordinary rock formations, such as the “Loch Ard Gorge” and the “London Bridge”. After exploring the wonders of the Great Ocean Road, you’ll be returning to Melbourne in time for dinner.

 

Barossa Valley

Australia produces some of the most revered wines in the world, and it’s possible that this is the tour you’ve been looking for. Your perfect getaway starts by flying to the easy-going artsy city of Adelaide.

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Barossa Valley. Copyright: Tourism Australia

 

As you visit a number of handpicked wineries in Barossa through the bucolic Adelaide Hills, you will have the chance to try the regional Shiraz, Cabernet, Mataro, Grenache, Semillon and others. The atmosphere is absolutely relaxing, as are the talks about each production. Besides wine, this region is also known for other artisanal and agricultural products such as cheese, fresh herbs and vegetables. So this day-trip is not only about wine tasting but a whole gastronomical experience, at a world-class region.

And the best part is, this is one of the Australian tours you can do at any time of the year. Grab a bicycle and explore the wineries in spring or wrap up your day by a cosy fireplace in the winter. Have a look here at why you should visit Australia in the cold months too.

 

The Red Centre

Have you had the Outback on your list of places to visit for a long time? Then this is your chance to go on one of the best Australian tours. You can fly to Alice Springs and there book a day-tour to visit the West MacDonnell Ranges.

 

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See the Red Centre from above Copyright: Tourism Australia/Tourism NT

 

Pack comfortable shoes, swimwear and sunscreen and seat back while the tour driver crosses the towering red hills. Throughout the day you will learn about the region’s historic and natural sites, such as the Ochre Pits. Besides, this tour will take you to every waterhole in the ranges, where you can swim in the wilderness. Enjoy a traditional bushman’s lunch at Glen Helen Homestead and a relaxing walk under Gum trees at Simpsons Gap.

Since you’re much closer now to Uluru, why not give it a go too? The spiritual center of Australia will make your way into your heart for its uniqueness. You can explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by yourself, but there is a much more fun way to do it. Admire the sunset changing the rock’s colors from the air, on a scenic flight. From up there, you will have the impression that Uluru and The Olgas are not so big after all, on an endless desert.

Bring the whole family and discover here many more reasons to visit de Red Centre.

 

So here is our list of Australian tours you can’t miss. Have you picked yours yet?

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