Australia - At a Glance

A land as huge, broad and varied as your imagination. This fascinating country is still ripe for exploration, and blessed with some of the most iconic scenery on Earth. Hike in the Blue Mountains, drive through the desert to lay eyes on Uluru or marvel at the breathtaking underwater colors of the Great Barrier Reef. The great cities of Sydney and Melbourne are also must-see destinations, and lesser known cities such as Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth are well worth exploring.

You can make your trip to Australia meaningful by helping conserve Australia’s iconic species, such as koalas, wallabies and kangaroos, or lesser known ones such as the tiger quoll.

Ways you can help

Highlights

    • Help conserve Australia’s native species,including the iconic koala, wallabies, and kangaroo
    • Dive or snorkel in the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
    • Enjoy Sydney’s Harbor Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach
    • Explore glorious Blue Mountains
    • Experience the cuisine, culture and secret attractions of Melbourne
    • Drink fabulous reds in the Barossa or Clare Valley
    • Be amazed at the wildlife on Kangaroo Island
    • Encounter Uluru at sunrise
    • Go off the beaten track in Western Australia or Northern Territory
    • Superb luxury hotels

Sample Pricing

The price for a 11 day trip to Australia costs from $17,890 (£14,458, €16,965) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

Eco-luxury Hotels

Sal Salis - Western Australia

With just nine luxury wilderness tents hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis provides a unique place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s...

Longitude 131 - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayer’s Rock)

There aren’t too many more romantic spots than the gateway to the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The outback can be an unforgiving place, but not if you’re staying in one of thes...

Thala Beach - Port Douglas

Nestled in 58 hectares of native forest on a secluded beach, family-owned Thala is a private nature reserve located 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop the headland with breathtaki...

Capella Lodge - Sydney

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay, at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above. An inspi...

Alto on Bourke - Melbourne

Melbourne's only carbon-neutral hotel is in the center of the city and has been there for a decade. The reception at the 50-room hotel is tiny, though the front-desk staff helpful. The rooms look down Bou...

Cicada Lodge - Kakadu and Northern Territory

Located right by the Katherine River in the Nitmiluk National Park, Cicada Lodge is surrounded by red dust and vast skies and surreal, swooping rock formations. But here's what makes it really stand out: ...

Great Ocean Eco-Lodge - Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits from your stay are reinvested into wildlife conservation and the Ecolodge itself is en...

Silky Oaks - Cairns and Daintree Rainforest

What could be more exciting than staying in treehouses? Especially eco-luxury treehouses with a contemporary feel that overlook the beautiful Mossman River? Set between the Daintree National Park and the G...

Wolgan Valley - Blue Mountains

Located in one of the country’s most enviable locations, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wolgan Valley is an eco-friendly reserve. The 40 free-standing suites are outstanding, and the rus...

Useful Information

Flight Time from
UK
22 hours
Flight Time from
New York
23 hours
Flight Time from
San Francisco
15 hours
Time Zone
GMT +10 hours
When to Visit
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Did you know

  • Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, the longest coral reef in the world, extending beyond 1,300 miles (2,000 kilometers)
  • Australia has the world’s highest proportion of migrant settlers in a developed nation, with over 25% of Australians born in another country
  • Australia contains an amazing ecosystem with unique flora and fauna including pristine rainforest, ancient rock formations and beautiful beaches
  • In 1954, a man named Bob Hawke entered the Guinness Book of Records for gulping down 2.5 pints of beer in just 11 seconds. In 1983, the same Bob Hawke became prime minister of Australia
  • In 1838, it was declared illegal in Australia for people to go swimming in public beaches during the daytime. This no-daytime-beach-swimming law was enforced right up until 1902
  • Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, the driest is Antarctica. Australia is the biggest island and the smallest continent in the world
  • There are about a million wild camels in central parts of Australia. Australia has more than 150 million sheep – about 7.5 times more than its human population
  • The area of Australia that is covered by snow in winter is larger than the area of Switzerland
  • Australia has many unique animals, including the kangaroo, echidna, cassowary, tiger quoll and wombat – you can help conserve these

Testimonial

"We spent our whole trip in Queensland and NSW, but there is more than enough to do here, what with the Great Barrier Reef, sailing in the Whitsundays, and all that there is to see and do in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The wildlife conservation was really rewarding - our kids especially loved it."

Andy - traveled to Australia from the UK with his family

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