Australia Tours & Trips

Australia, a land of extremes. Discover its gorgeous coastlines, wonderful wildlife and tropical rainforests on an escorted group tour.



The majority of our Australia tours take in the country's vibrant east coast, with highlights including Sydney, Byron Bay, the Whitsundays Islands, Daintree Rainforest and Cairns. Or you can explore the lesser-visited west coast from Perth.

We offer two trip types in Australia. Our Handpicked tours stay in top quality 3 and 4-star hotels, while our Essentials tours are adventurous trips designed to keep costs down. You'll be staying in a mix of simple hotels, hostels, dorms and eco-cabins, creating a fun dynamic! All of our Australia tours have a maximum group size of just 16, all are escorted by an expert local guide, and all are packed with an incredible array of inclusions, from snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef to a 4X4 adventure on Fraser Island.

Australia Group Tours

Choose from our Handpicked or Essentials Australia tours. Our Essentials tours make use of simple accommodation, hostels and eco-cabins and are recommended for travellers aged 55 and under. On the other hand, our Handpicked tours stay in 3-4 star hotel accommodation. Whichever trip you choose, you will enjoy a range of included sightseeing and activities and will take in some of Australia's finest scenery and cities. From Sydney to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to Byron Bay and the Daintree Rainforest, it's time to discover Australia!

Handpicked Range

Daintree Rainforest Discovery

4 days | FROM R25,309

This 4-day escorted tour from Kuranda takes in the lush scenery and exotic wildlife of the ancient Daintree...

Essentials Range

Port Stephens From Sydney

4 days | FROM R19,496

PREMIUM YOUTH TOUR: Embark on an exhilarating 4-day journey that begins and concludes in the vibrant...

Handpicked Range

Best of Western Australia

8 days | FROM R42,176

Take in the best of Australia's west coast on this 8-day group tour travelling from Perth to Exmouth. Meet...

Handpicked Range

Sydney to Brisbane Adventure

8 days | FROM R45,566

Embark on an unforgettable journey along Australia's east coast on this 8-day tour. Begin in the vibrant city...

Handpicked Range

Whitsundays, Reef & Rainforest

10 days | FROM R62,066

Embark on an incredible 10-day journey starting in Brisbane and concluding in Cairns. Relax at Airlie Beach...

Essentials Range

Essential Byron to Cairns

13 days | FROM R60,154

PREMIUM YOUTH TOUR: This 13-day group tour travels from Brisbane to Cairns along Australia's east...

Handpicked Range

Sydney to Cairns Explorer

14 days | FROM R105,956

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Sydney to Cairns, where you'll snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef,...

Essentials Range

Essential Sydney to Cairns

16 days | FROM R72,041

PREMIUM YOUTH TOUR: Embark on a 16-day journey along Australia's East Coast. Witness wildlife like...

Handpicked Range

East Coast Encompassed

17 days | FROM R110,336

Journey from Sydney to Cairns on our longest Australia tour. This escorted 17-day group trip takes in all the...

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Frequently asked questions about our Australia tours

Where can I visit on your Australia tours?

The majority of our Australia tours take in the country's popular east coast, specifically from Byron Bay up to Cairns. Along this route lie some of the country's most iconic wonders. From the Great Barrier Reef to picturesque Fraser Island and the Daintree Rainforest. With tours ranging in length from 4 days to 17, you can choose the best trip to suit your budget and preferences.

We also offer an escorted group tour of Australia's west coast, travelling from Perth to Exmouth and taking in highlights including Shark Bay, Ningaloo Reef and more!

When is the best time to visit Australia?

Australia is renowned for its extreme summer weather, and the summer months from December - February can see highs of 45 degrees Centigrade and more. Our tours stay close to the coast, where the majority of Australians live and where the temperatures are more moderate. But it is still recommended to travel during the shoulder seasons and winter from March - November. Temperatures remain pleasantly warm and there is little rainfall during this time, perfect for both sightseeing and beachside relaxation.

What transport do you use in Australia?

As you probably know, Australia is huge! Whilst we do drive between many destination, we also make use of the country's efficient domestic flight network. Domestic flights are included in your tour package and clearly labelled on the itinerary.

When travelling by road in Australia, we make use of private coaches and minibuses, and when visiting islands, the use of ferries and other boat travel is also included in your tour where relevant.

How big are your Australia tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

Whether you're travelling on one of our Handpicked Australia tours or our Essentials trips, the maximum group size is just 16, providing a fun and intimate group tour experience.

Our Essentials tours generally cater to a younger demographic than our Handpicked tours, attracting travellers mainly in their 20s, 30s and 40s. On our Handpicked trips, travellers tend to be in the 30 - 60 age bracket but we also welcome travellers both older and younger on these trips.

Will I have a tour guide?

In Australia, all of our tours are escorted by a local guide, and you will enjoy the services of expert local guides for some included sightseeing and activities, as per each itinerary.

What is the accommodation like on these Australia trips?

On our Handpicked tours, you will stay in a mixture of well-located 3-4 star hotels, which are named on our itineraries. Our Essentials tours are designed to keep costs down, so you will stay in a mixture of simple accommodation, hostels, dorms and eco-cabins.

Is Australia a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, Australia scores an A- rating for LGBTQ+ traveller safety, ranking 21st out of 203 countries.

Same sex marriage is legal, and there are constitutional and worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. Hate crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community are criminalized (laws vary by state) and 76 - 100% of consulted citizens consider Australia a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations. Most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to Australia are trouble-free.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.

Can I drink the tap water?

The tap water in Australia is high quality and safe to drink. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle on tour. This will save you money and help to reduce your environmental footprint - a win all round! If travelling in more rural parts of central Australia, tap water quality can vary, and sticking to bottled water may be safer.

What is the currency in Australia?

The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Check OANDA for current exchange rates.

What is the current travel advice for Australia?

As a UK-based company, we follow the latest up to date advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO). You can see the latest travel advice for your Australia trip here.
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The Best of Australia

From the iconic skyline of Sydney to the pristine beaches of Byron Bay and the tropical Daintree Rainforest, these are the highlights of our tours to Australia!
Byron Bay - Best Places to Visit in Australia

Byron Bay

A famous destination on Australia's eastern coast, Byron Bay is best known for pristine beaches like Main Beach and Wategos Beach. It's a haven for surf enthusiasts and sunbathers alike. The iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, while the lush hinterland provides a backdrop for exploration. Byron Bay boasts a vibrant arts and music scene, showcased in local galleries and venues. And there are numerous hiking trails along the coast, perfect for soaking up the dramatic scenery.
Famous sunset over Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney

Australia's most well-known city, Sydney stands as a vibrant metropolis with a wealth of attractions. The iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge define the cityscape, whilst Bondi Beach is famous for its golden sands and surf culture. Travellers can also explore the historic Rocks district, visit the Taronga Zoo, or stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden.
Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Great Barrier Reef

As the world's most famous and fragile marine ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is arguably the king of Australia's myriad natural wonders. No trip to the Barrier Reef is complete without a boat cruise and snorkelling experience to explore the world beneath the waves. Home to sea turtles, colourful fish, rays and sharks, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is sure to be a highlight of your Australia trip.
Daintree Rainforest - Australia

Daintree Rainforest

Stretching along Australia's north-eastern coastline, the Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world. It teems with biodiversity and ancient landscapes, and visitors can embark on guided walks, discovering unique flora and fauna, while experiencing the wonder of the Mossman Gorge and its crystal-clear waters. Daintree River cruises provide an opportunity to spot crocodiles and diverse bird species.
Brisbane - Best Places to Visit in Australia

Brisbane

Capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State, Brisbane is one of Australia's most popular city destinations. The South Bank Parklands offer riverside recreation, complemented by cultural precincts such as the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Story Bridge provides panoramic city views, while the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers encounters with this cuddly and iconic species. Brisbane also boasts a vibrant food scene and thriving nightlife.
Whale shark on Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Ningaloo Reef

Western Australia's answer to the Great Barrier Reef is Ningaloo, a pristine marine ecosystem known for its beautiful coral formations and as the best place in the world to see and swim with majestic whale sharks, the world's largest fish and a gentle giant of the seas. Ningaloo Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and far less crowded and more intimate than the Great Barrier Reef.