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Do it all in Australia

Want to take your trip to Australia to the next level? It’s easy peasy. Your holiday can be made even more special with some incredible day trips and activities, to help you make the most of your time Down Under. There are so many things to do in Australia. Of course, there are the firm favourites – climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, driving the Great Ocean Road, watching the sunset over Uluru and snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef – but there’s so much more to be discovered.

Whatever you’re into, we’ll have an activity or excursion to suit you. If you’re a real foodie, why not take a food and wine tour on Bruny Island in Tasmania? Spend a full day eating and drinking your way across the island, sampling fine whiskey, wine, cheese, chocolate, honey, oysters and more. Or, if you’re after a wildlife encounter like no other, you can swim with sea lions in the sheltered waters of the Eyre Peninsula.

Thrill-seekers can throw themselves out of a plane – strapped to a qualified instructor, of course – over the swirling sands and turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands. Sports fans will love the National Sports Museum at the MCG in Melbourne, especially when a test match is being played. And, if you want to learn more about the Australia’s fascinating indigenous culture, you can join an Aboriginal guide for a tour of the Daintree Rainforest. Or head into the Outback and learn about the sacred significance of beautiful Uluru.

There’s an endless list of things to do in Australia, with unique experiences on offer in every state. We can also arrange a private or group tour, to help you see this amazing country in style. However you’d like to discover Down Under, experts can turn your Australia holiday into a true adventure.

Ocean adventures

Wildlife encounters

Thrilling activities

Unique experiences

Ocean adventures

Did you know Australia is home to more than 10,000 beaches? So it comes as no surprise that the sea is a big part of in the country’s attractions and activities.

The star of the show is undoubtedly the Great Barrier Reef. Visible from space and spanning the length of Queensland’s coast, it’s the largest coral system in the world. If you want to dive, snorkel or sail this living masterpiece, take a boat trip from either Cairns or Port Douglas. And, in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach are ideal stops for combining the reef and beach. Spend the morning on the pure white sands of iconic Whitehaven Beach, before enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling.

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If Western Australia is part of your plan, don’t miss Ningaloo Reef. Giving the Great Barrier Reef a run for its money, this is the largest fringing reef in the world – so, in places like Coral Bay, you can snorkel among the reef, just metres from the beach. There are some amazing wildlife encounters to be had here, including swimming with manta rays and turtles. And, between March and July, you can encounter wild whale sharks.

 

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Wonderful wildlife

Australia is celebrated for its extraordinary wildlife, and you’ll have endless opportunities for close and personal interactions with some amazing animals. If you visit some of Australia’s more regional locations, or you’re planning a self-drive road trip, you’re almost guaranteed to spot kangaroos, wallabies and koalas in the wild. Driving along the coast at the right time of year, it’s even possible to see whales breaching in the distance.

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But, to make sure you don’t miss your favourite Aussie creatures, visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast. Here you’ll find kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, dingos, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, crocodiles, cassowaries and more. You can get a photo with a koala and even visit the onsite wildlife hospital – one of the busiest in the world.

To see some of Australia’s cutest residents, head to Phillip Island near Melbourne for the Penguin Parade, as wild penguins waddle up the beach every night. The main viewing area has tiered seating and provides a panoramic view of these adorable creatures returning to their sandy burrows after a day of fishing.

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Activities for thrill-seekers

If you like to feel your pulse racing, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of things to do in Australia to get your adrenaline pumping. But Cairns should be at the top of your list. This place has the only bungee jump tower in Australia. Rising 50 metres above the ground, the tower has views of the rainforest and the reef beyond. From Cairns, you can also go white water rafting and canyoning through pristine World Heritage Rainforest, go sky-diving over the Great Barrier Reef, and even spot crocodiles on the Daintree River.

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But you’ll find thrills in the cities, too. If you have a head for heights, shoot up the elevator of the Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne and admire the most spectacular 360-degree views in Australia – the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also home to The Edge, a glass cube that projects from the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, where you’ll be suspended 300 meters above the city. Meanwhile, in Sydney Harbour, you can go for a spin in a powerful jet boat. As well as seeing the city’s famous landmarks, you’ll be dealt spins, slides and power-break stops – expect to get soaked.

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Unique experiences

How does sleeping in an underwater bedroom on the Great Barrier Reef sound? Exploring the reef is one of the most memorable things to do in Australia, but now you can sleep there too.

After a day spent snorkelling in the sea, you’ll travel to a remote pontoon, moored 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach. With just you and handful of others there, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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You can enjoy another snorkel in the evening – without any crowds – before watching the stunning sunset, with a drink in hand. You’ll be served a three-course starlit dinner, prepared by your host. Then you’ll retreat to the private underwater bedroom, where you can watch the reef come to life through floor-to-ceiling windows. This place also has on-deck reef beds so, if you prefer, you can sleep out on the pontoon under the stars.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? If you like the sound of this, ask our experts about the other unique Australian experiences we can offer you, both on the coast and in the Outback.

 

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Ocean adventures

Ocean adventures

Did you know Australia is home to more than 10,000 beaches? So it comes as no surprise that the sea is a big part of in the country’s attractions and activities.

The star of the show is undoubtedly the Great Barrier Reef. Visible from space and spanning the length of Queensland’s coast, it’s the largest coral system in the world. If you want to dive, snorkel or sail this living masterpiece, take a boat trip from either Cairns or Port Douglas. And, in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach are ideal stops for combining the reef and beach. Spend the morning on the pure white sands of iconic Whitehaven Beach, before enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling.

Show More
Show Less

If Western Australia is part of your plan, don’t miss Ningaloo Reef. Giving the Great Barrier Reef a run for its money, this is the largest fringing reef in the world – so, in places like Coral Bay, you can snorkel among the reef, just metres from the beach. There are some amazing wildlife encounters to be had here, including swimming with manta rays and turtles. And, between March and July, you can encounter wild whale sharks.

 

Show More
Show Less

Wildlife encounters

Wonderful wildlife

Australia is celebrated for its extraordinary wildlife, and you’ll have endless opportunities for close and personal interactions with some amazing animals. If you visit some of Australia’s more regional locations, or you’re planning a self-drive road trip, you’re almost guaranteed to spot kangaroos, wallabies and koalas in the wild. Driving along the coast at the right time of year, it’s even possible to see whales breaching in the distance.

Show More
Show Less

But, to make sure you don’t miss your favourite Aussie creatures, visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast. Here you’ll find kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, dingos, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, crocodiles, cassowaries and more. You can get a photo with a koala and even visit the onsite wildlife hospital – one of the busiest in the world.

To see some of Australia’s cutest residents, head to Phillip Island near Melbourne for the Penguin Parade, as wild penguins waddle up the beach every night. The main viewing area has tiered seating and provides a panoramic view of these adorable creatures returning to their sandy burrows after a day of fishing.

Show More
Show Less

Thrilling activities

Activities for thrill-seekers

If you like to feel your pulse racing, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of things to do in Australia to get your adrenaline pumping. But Cairns should be at the top of your list. This place has the only bungee jump tower in Australia. Rising 50 metres above the ground, the tower has views of the rainforest and the reef beyond. From Cairns, you can also go white water rafting and canyoning through pristine World Heritage Rainforest, go sky-diving over the Great Barrier Reef, and even spot crocodiles on the Daintree River.

Show More
Show Less

But you’ll find thrills in the cities, too. If you have a head for heights, shoot up the elevator of the Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne and admire the most spectacular 360-degree views in Australia – the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also home to The Edge, a glass cube that projects from the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, where you’ll be suspended 300 meters above the city. Meanwhile, in Sydney Harbour, you can go for a spin in a powerful jet boat. As well as seeing the city’s famous landmarks, you’ll be dealt spins, slides and power-break stops – expect to get soaked.

Show More
Show Less

Unique experiences

Unique experiences

How does sleeping in an underwater bedroom on the Great Barrier Reef sound? Exploring the reef is one of the most memorable things to do in Australia, but now you can sleep there too.

After a day spent snorkelling in the sea, you’ll travel to a remote pontoon, moored 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach. With just you and handful of others there, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Show More
Show Less

You can enjoy another snorkel in the evening – without any crowds – before watching the stunning sunset, with a drink in hand. You’ll be served a three-course starlit dinner, prepared by your host. Then you’ll retreat to the private underwater bedroom, where you can watch the reef come to life through floor-to-ceiling windows. This place also has on-deck reef beds so, if you prefer, you can sleep out on the pontoon under the stars.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? If you like the sound of this, ask our experts about the other unique Australian experiences we can offer you, both on the coast and in the Outback.

 

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