Tours in Australia
With so many things to see and do in Australia, finding time to prioritise everything while coupled with the stresses of booking accommodation, flights and all the other aspects that accompany going on holiday can be a difficult and demanding task.
Tours take some of the headache out of this process by giving you access to many of the crucial tourist hotspots efficiently planned and spaced out over designated periods of time to help ensure you miss nothing of great importance and can simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the places you visit. Whether they be agricultural and slow-paced in nature or water-bound high-speed adventures, selecting a tour can be as an individual process as choosing a new pair of shoes.
We're here to make sure that they fit! Below, we list some of our most popular tours and holiday specials in the whole of Australia according to customer feedback.
Kuranda - Cairns
This ideal mountainside retreat is located approximately 25km North-West of Cairns, Queensland and surrounded by lush, World Heritage rainforest. Kuranda tours are exceedingly popular due to being accessible by travelling over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, granting amazing views of the foliage below.
Having come a long way from its original status as an alternative-lifestyle haven in the late 1960's, historic buildings now host a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars - still laid back, but with a sense of sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands venues and attractions. Tours let you take the time to visit some of Kuranda's many first-class nature-based tourist attractions which include the famous and breathtaking Barron Falls, travel on a riverboat on the gorgeous Barron River or join a land-water Duck tour and ride through the rainforest.
Great Ocean Road - Victoria
The Great Ocean road is a vast stretch of road along the Southeast coast of Australia alongside the oceans adjacent to Victoria. Built as the world's largest war memorial and dedicated to the casualties of World War I, it is an important tourist attraction in the region, wining through a variety of terrain alongside the coast, and providing access to several notable landmarks, including the significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations. Several other prominent sites can also be encountered on tours along the Great Ocean Road, including seaside villages, national parks, rain forests and historical landmarks. Rather than attempting to plan the journey yourself, a tour allows you to sit back, relax and let the guides and operators take care of the rest all the way along this highly scenic route.
Yarra Valley Wine Tours - Victoria
The name given to the region surrounding Victoria's Yarra River, the Yarra Valley, is a highly popular day-trip and tourist area, focusing on a range of natural features and agricultural products, and home to a thriving wine growing industry - a direct results of the area's relatively cool climate that makes it ideally suited to the production of high-quality chardonnays, pinot noir and sparkling wines.
The tours available usually involve some variant of inviting you to experience the best food and wine of the Yarra Valley and will take you to ironic or boutique wineries with local guides. The wine itself is not the only drawcard, however - the region's innate natural beauty makes it a picturesque landscape regardless of a season, with each offering different scenery from dazzling autumn leaves to the full bloom of ripe fruit atop the greenery of their trees.
The Blue Mountains - Sydney
A famed mountainous region located around 50km west of Sydney, it consists of wondrous sandstone plateaus criss-crossed by horses up to 760m deep. One of the most well-known geological elements of the area are known as the "Three Sisters", three large sandstone rock formations in a row that are a main attraction.
The entire Greater Blue Mountains area was listed as a World Heritage area in 2000, and includes not only the mountains themselves but also the areas of Kanangra-Boyd, Wollemi, Gardens of Stone, Yengo, Nattai and Thirimere Lakes National Parks, as well as the Jenolan Caves Conservation reserve. With so many natural features packed in to a relatively close area, there is no better way to ensure not a single amazing feature is missed than by booking a tour and travelling to each key location - all of which are a photographer's dream.
The Hunter Valley - New South Wales
The Hunter Valley region North of Sydney in NSW is made up of various towns and villages scattered across the landscape and is mostly known for its wineries. The Hunter Valley's relatively close proximity to Sydney has had an influence on the area's investments in wine production and its resulting emergence as a popular tourist destination. This wine-oriented culture is not just a recent development however; the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first tract of wine vineyards planted in the early 19th century. Tours of wineries in the Hunter Valley abound, with there being over 120 wineries in currently in operation, all producing a wide range of wine. Hunter Valley Wine Tours depart daily from Sydney and allow you to travel in style with wine tasting conducted along the way and flexible itineraries to cater to your preferences. During your journey your guides will provide commentary on the beautiful areas that you are passing through.
Port Arthur - Tasmania
Port Arthur has a tumultuous past, and the historic sites dotted around the town are a compelling and dramatic reminder of Australia's convict heritage. With colonial architecture dating back over 200 years in its origins, a variety of interpretive and interactive presentations that aim to bring to reality the harrowing life of convicts are given as a staple of any Port Arthur tour. Rich in visual history, the Port Arthur historic site is a harsh contrast to the beauty of the nearby Tasman Peninsula and a reflection of the original colony of Van Diemen's Land, which has now become known as Tasmania. Day tours to Port Arthur operate daily from Hobart.
City Tours - Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth
Whether it be the bustling metropolis juxtaposed with the gorgeous harbour of Sydney, the golden beaches and vibrant night life of the Gold Coast, the shopping enjoyment and riverside dining of Brisbane, the captivating architecture and gardens of Adelaide, a city tour of each of Australia's capital city will offer something unique and memorable. Each city has its own distinct personality, which can be summed up efficiently with your choice of city day tours from the large range available.
These tours take you to all the main highlights of the most famous districts of each city and provide an accurate snapshot encapsulating the city's character and leaving no time wasted on the pains of getting lost or disoriented. From door to door, a city tour is the best way to get the most out of what each of Australia's distinctive capitals has to offer.
Located slightly to the North of South Australia's capital city of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination. The ultimate combination of travel and wine drinking, tours of the Barossa Valley are both a visual and tasters delight due to the variety of rich wines, delicious foods and beautiful countryside on display throughout.
Fresh baked goods and creamy, rich cheeses are a staple of the food on offer for the connoisseur, with something to match everyone's palate whether they prefer bitter or sweet. With a distinct heritage influenced by a by a blending of German, British and Australian culture, the many Lutheran churches, stone buildings and vineyards line the paths that were forged by the region's early pioneers. You can experience all of these with the added benefit and comfort of modern, air-conditioned vehicles driven by a local Barossan tour guide.