Australia’s Aboriginal people have a continuous history spanning more than 50,000 years, one of the oldest living cultures on the planet. Theirs is the oldest story on Earth; a living legacy of spiritual knowledge, custodianship of land, culture, people and the connectedness of all things shared through rituals, art, dance, music, secret stories and journeys created in the Dreamtime – the time when ancestral spirits created the landforms and all life.
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Travel to the Red Centre in style on this small group 3 day 4WD eco tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Perfect for people that like travelling in small group tours, you’ll travel away from the crowds, soak up the atmosphere of Central Australia and enjoy all the comforts of home.
This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce. Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.
Quench your thirst for adventure on an exhilarating 5 Day Top End road trip. Fly over Nitmiluk's gorges to a secret swimming hole, bounce along Kakadu's outback trails on a 4WD safari, marvel at Litchfield's giant termite mounds, and see indigenous rock art untouched for thousands of years. Australia's Top End will leave you spellbound.
Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.
Discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Be charmed by the Monkey Mia dolphins and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool will arouse your sense of wonder. Discover Aboriginal culture and traditions at Yanchep National Park, and the cosmopolitan cities of Perth and Fremantle.
Take a thrilling journey to the heart of the Red Centre, sacred homeland of indigenous Australians for over 50,000 years. A sunrise trek round the base of Ayers Rock, a bone-4WD safari to Palm Valley oasis, and breathtaking hikes among the giant rock formations of Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Can there be a more exciting introduction to the great Aussie Outback?
Cross the Outback on a fascinating 8-day journey from Sydney to Adelaide. Discover ancient caves, vast eucalyptus forests, remote mining towns, indigenous art, deep red Outback earth beneath your feet and a bright blue sky above your head. No crowds, no traffic, no tourist traps: this is pure, authentic Australia.
Treat the family to a classic Aussie road trip adventure! Begin in Marvellous Melbourne and meander along the Great Ocean Road, packed with shipwrecks and beautiful natural wonders. Then cross into South Australia to explore dormant volcanoes, feast on gourmet local produce, stroll the sandy beaches and discover Adelaide, the Festival City.
From marvellous Melbourne, meander along the world-famous Great Ocean Road to delightful Apollo Bay and Warrnambool on an 8 day self-drive odyssey. Experience the breathtaking splendour of the 12 Apostles by helicopter then venture inland to the rugged forests of Grampians National Park. Pan for gold and seek your fortune in historic Ballarat before returning to the bright lights of Melbourne City.
If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, it takes you to unforgettable locations and ensures memorable encounters. Step back in time at Port Arthur, and visit the wild Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and the pristine Tarkine Wilderness.
Fitting nicely into your 2 weeks of annual leave, this 10-day journey showcases the highlights of Sydney, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Cairns. Explore the rugged Blue Mountains region, the vast deserts of the Red Centre and the stunning Great Barrier Reef on a Fly/Drive adventure.
Be dazzled by the shining lights of Australia's most exciting cities! This fantastic family tour takes in the sights of sun-drenched Perth, stylish Melbourne and grand old Sydney. This tour isn't just about city slicking: fun-filled day trips to Margaret River, the Blue Mountains and the Great Ocean Road spirit you off the beaten track without the hassle of driving.
Experience quintessential Northern Territory landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of Uluru is unforgettable, and the opportunity to learn about the traditions of the local Indigenous people adds depth to your encounter. Travelling the Stuart Highway, you’ll witness the transition from desert reds to the rocky escarpments and lush greens of the tropical north.
Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.
Begin your magnificent Kimberley experience with a spectacular sunset over Broome’s Cable Beach, then enter a magical world of rich waterways, plunging gorges, stunning rock formations and prolific wildlife. Meet local Indigenous artists and tour the world’s principal source of rare pink diamonds. Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner, and end your trip in tropical, cosmopolitan Darwin.
Follow the footsteps of the explorers on an unforgettable 12 day Outback safari. This epic adventure transports you from coastal Adelaide to tropical Darwin via the jaw-dropping landscapes of Australia's Red Centre. Visit curious Coober Pedy, meet desert wildlife in Alice Springs, sleep at an authentic Outback roadhouse and marvel at the gorges of Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Park.
This 12 day self-drive itinerary takes you the whole 243 km length of the iconic Great Ocean Road, which lies between Melbourne and Adelaide. Discover amazing coastal scenery, adventure and wildlife en route to the festival city of Adelaide before flying to the World Heritage Wilderness of Tasmania, Australia's beautiful island state.
Be amazed by the majesty of Uluru at sunrise, the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest. These are just three of the inspirational Australian highlights you'll experience on the 12 Day National Geographic Explore Australia tour from G Adventures. With a Melbourne foodie tour, a Sydney harbour cruise and a whole host of included excursions, this luxury guided coach tour of Australia is guaranteed to impress.
The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.
Journey from Adelaide to Darwin via the deserts of the Red Centre on a Fly/Drive journey that will ignite your sense of adventure. Roam the wilds of Kangaroo Island, view Uluru from the back of a camel, and cruise among the crocodiles of Kakadu National Park. You're in "The Land Down Under," so why not explore it from bottom to top!
Explore vibrant cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you’ll discover white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient forests. Seaside Fremantle and Margaret River’s renowned food and wine culture await you before you head north to meet the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia.
The contrasting landscapes of the rugged Kimberley, from its spectacular coastline to its rich mineral fields, will amaze and delight you on this extensive northerly expedition. Cruise on rivers and gorges, hike to waterholes, tour working mines, relax on pristine beaches and stay in safari-style accommodation. Discover the ocean at Broome, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia, and the stunning outback landscapes of the Pilbara.
Why choose between Australia and New Zealand? Experience both on the 22-day guided vacation of a lifetime. Discover iconic Sydney, fashionable Melbourne, and welcoming Auckland; stand in the presence of sacred Uluru; explore ancient rainforests; and get your fill of city life, mountainscapes, glaciers, cultural moments, deserts, hot springs, and photo ops.