Kangroo Island, South Australia

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Whether your group is looking for adventure, nature, great food and wine, islands and beaches to relax on or to connect with the oldest culture on earth, we can create the perfect itinerary that will make your tour down under stand out amongst the rest.

Below is just a sample of some of the great places and activities we can include in your uniquely created itinerary.

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New South Wales

Blue Mountain Echo Point

Echo Point lookout is on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People. Perched on the edge of the escarpment, in Katoomba and it has panoramic views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters. It is the gateway to many great walks, from the easy pathway that leads out to the Three Sisters to the more challenging Giant Stairway which leads you down almost 1,000 stairs to the valley floor below. If you have the time, Prince Henry Cliff walk connects Echo Point to Leura Cascades and takes you past many scenic lookouts along the cliff edge. While you are there, call into the Echo Point Visitor Centre and get advise from a local on what there is to do and see in the area.

Western Australia

Cape Le Grand National Park

There aren’t too many places in Australia where kangaroos sunbake on the beach, but at Cape Le Grand National Park this is just one of the many natural highs on offer. This pristine park near Esperance is known for its stunning scenery and idyllic beaches where you can go swimming, bushwalking, fishing and camping.

South Australia

Remarkable Rocks

Perched above the sea in Flinders Chase National Park, the impressive Remarkable Rocks form what appear to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders. This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years. The golden orange lichen covering some of the rocks offers visitors wonderful photo opportunities at different times of the day. Interpretation signs share the story of how these intriguing rocks were formed. There is a viewing platform providing a vantage point for disabled access. The area also provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the photogenic Casuarina Islets.

Victoria

Grampians National Park

Discover grand and rugged mountain ranges, spectacular wildflower displays, a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, and a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park. A series of five spectacular sandstone ridges running north to south with steep and craggy slopes on the eastern side and gentler slopes to the west. They are the result of earth movements lifting and tilting the hard sandstones to create an impressive landscape of peaks and valleys. There are lookouts with stunning panoramic views as well as a number of impressive waterfalls.

Northern Territory

Sounds of Silence

The Sounds of Silence experience offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky which begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travellers for an unforgettable dining experience. Our attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients. Settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

South Australia

West Cape Lookout

Opened in 2008, the West Cape day visitor area in Innes National Park offers a range of fantastic visitor facilities. The area now includes a walking trail, boardwalk to the beach, picnic shelter and tables, toilets and improved bus and car parking facilities, accessible by a sealed road. Its biggest drawcard however, is the new West Cape Lookout where you can soak up magnificent 306-degree views of the coastline and vast mallee landscapes.

New South Wales

Bouddi Coastal Walk

The eight kilometre Bouddi coastal walk runs from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach. Boasting beaches, boardwalks and birdlife, it’s known as one of the most beautiful central coast walks. This relatively easy hike is characterised by sweeping views, shady rainforest and inviting picnic spots. There’s a photo opportunity around every corner on Bouddi coastal walk. You might see wildflowers or migrating whales from Gerrin Point lookout, along with the Bouddi National Park Marine Extension and the PS Maitland shipwreck at the eastern end of Maitland Bay. Stay overnight before you set off at Putty Beach campground or stop along the way at Little Beach campground.

New South Wales

Bridgeclimb Sydney

See Sydney like a local - take the climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. With their Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in their specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 134 metres above the Harbour, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney. There are four different Climbs to the top - BridgeClimb, BridgeClimb Express and BridgeClimb Mandarin (3.5 hour and 2.25 hour). A fifth Climb option, BridgeClimb Sampler, ascends the inner arch of the Bridge to a unique vantage point halfway to the top. From dawn until dusk, the view from the Bridge is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. Don't miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely Sydney experience.

Queensland

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is a National Park, discover spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life, and local wildlife. Just 45-minute boat transfer by the Fitzroy Flyer (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef. It’s a great land-based alternative to the Barrier Reef pontoon experience.

Queensland

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Rise above the gently rolling green hills of the Atherton Tablelands on board a hot air balloon that allows you to witness the Australian countryside like an eagle soaring over the landscape. Learn about the delicate art of ballooning as you participate in the packing up of these giant balloons. Complete your experience with a light, delicious breakfast and a glass of champagne while enjoying the bush setting next to the Barron River. Take away memories of your ballooning experience by purchasing photos from your flight.

Victoria

Puffing Billy Steam Railway

Loved by generations for over 100 years, Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Kids and adults alike will love the feeling of the wind in their hair as they wind through the lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges National Park, enjoying the views from the iconic open-sided carriages. This century old steam train is still running on its original 24 kilometre mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, and the convenience of catching the train at any of its stations is a great way to experience the region. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day (except Christmas Day), thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.

Northern Territory

Uluru/Ayers Rock

One of the great natural wonders of the world, Uluru/Ayers Rock towers above the surrounding landscape. Geologists say their formation began about 550 milion years ago. Uluru is not only a spectacular natural formation, but its a deeply spiritual place. You can feel a powerful presence the moment you first set eyes on it. For the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu, World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds a special cultural significance. Whether you choose to walk with a traditional owner, join a camel tour, self-drive or dine under a canopy of stars there is something to suit everyone.

South Australia

Naracoorte Caves

The World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves are part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range and one of the world’s most important fossil sites. For half a million years the caves acted as pitfall traps and predator dens. Animals would fall in through a hole in the ground and not be able to escape. Bones collected – layer upon layer, year after year – creating a rich fossil record of the ancient animals that roamed the area.

South Australia

Admirals Arch

Admirals Arch is a natural rock arch created by amazing forces of nature. It's in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. You can take an easy walk on a boardwalk around the cliff face. This leads you to a viewing platform overlooking the arch. The arch is sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea over thousands of years. Fur-seals often play among the rocks. These dark brown seals feed at sea but return to land to rest and breed. In summer, each of the large males establishes a territory with a number of females. You can often see Fur-seal pups playing near the rock pools beneath the arch. There is an interpretive centre at the park with more information, maps and ideas for walking and viewing wildlife nearby. You can also stay nearby in the heritage lighthouse cottages at Cape de Couedic. These have been beautifully restored with modern facilities.

South Australia

The Barossa

Just a 50 minute drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce. Meet winemakers, chat with passionate staff and mingle with proud locals. It’s a region founded on passion, pride and South Australian spirit.

Northern Territory

Field of Light Uluru

As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

New South Wales

Koala Hospital

The Koala Hospital is in the grounds of Roto House. It is the world's first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. The hospital has a treatment room, eight Intensive Care Units, a 24 Hour Rescue and Treatment operation and multiple recovery yards. The hospital has a research affiliation with the University of Sydney, Australia. Walk and Talk tours are conducted every day at 3pm. Coach tours are welcome between 8am and 2pm. Educational displays and group lectures can be arranged. The Koala Society of NSW Inc is a voluntary organisation and your support will help save the koalas of the Port Macquarie Area.

Northern Territory

Kakadu National Park

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu National Park is teeming with wildlife, home to important Aboriginal rock art sites, and takes in diverse and exotic landscapes. This has earned it a World Heritage listing for both its cultural and natural values. Kakadu is rich in natural beauty and has an abundance of native wildlife with more than 2,000 plant species, a quarter of Australia's freshwater fish species and more than a third of its birds that are resident in the park. Join a cruise to see saltwater crocodiles, and go mad with the camera at sunrise and sunset. Challenge yourself to tackle one of the extensive network of four-wheel drive and bushwalking trails.

South Australia

Kangaroo Island

Escape to Kangaroo Island, Australia's third-largest island, located 50 miles southwest of Adelaide off the mainland of South Australia. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species. In the west, Flinders Chase National Park is known for penguin colonies and striking coastal rock formations, like the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.

South Australia

Lincoln National Park

There is plenty to see and do in Lincoln National Park and Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area. Boating, fishing, beachcombing, swimming, bird watching and nature walks are all popular activities. A variety of designated campgrounds in the park offer easy access to the beaches, bays and walking trails. Lincoln National Park overlooks Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia, with granite headlands, sheltered bays and scenic offshore islands. On the southern side of the park are the massive, wind-sculpted sand dunes of the Sleaford-Wanna dune system and the pounding surf of the Southern Ocean. Memory Cove itself is a magnificent and secluded bay with a pure white sandy beach, cradled between densely vegetated headlands which provides a very special camping or day-visit wilderness experience.

New South Wales

Hunter Valley

From wine tasting in Australia’s oldest wine region to bushwalking in UNESCO World Heritage wilderness, the Hunter is a marvellous escape. You’ll discover incredibly delicious food and wine experiences and beautiful landscapes of rolling vineyards, mountain ranges and ancient rainforest. All you need is a short break to enjoy the Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter and Barrington Tops, all part of the world-renowned Hunter Valley wine region that begins only two hours’ drive north of Sydney.

Queensland

Daintree Rainforest

Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north. This is the home of the world's oldest surviving rainforest with examples of plant species that existed millions of years ago. Be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools.

Queensland

Tully River Whitewater Rafting

The Tully River is Australia's premier whitewater rafting location, just a scenic drive away from Cairns or Mission Beach. Hold on tight as you thunder down the rapids with your experienced guide. The next few hours are spent rafting along the raging river, taking in the picturesque rainforest surrounding you. In the top section of the river, hurtle down steep drops and burst through rapids with barely enough time to catch your breath. Stop for a delicious barbecue lunch on the banks of the river. When you've recharged your batteries, it's back into the whitewater for more action, including rapid swimming, raft surfing, and rock jumping.

Victoria

Great Ocean Road

See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Feast on spectacular views and local produce along the way.

Western Australia

Wave Rock

One of Australia's biggest waves is also the furthest from any ocean - Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain. Over 2,700 million years in the making, today it's a popular tourist destination. This 110-metre long multi-coloured granite cliff is shaped remarkably like a huge wave about to crash onto the bush. Pose on the rock face and surf the giant wave or see it from a different perspective by following the walk trails around the base and over the top.

Tasmania

Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge Reserve, known locally as the Gorge, is a unique natural formation within a two-minute drive of central Launceston - a rare natural phenomenon in any city. In an easy 15 minutes, you can walk from central Launceston along the banks of the Tamar River into the Gorge. From there, follow a pathway originally built in the 1890s along the cliff face looking down onto the South Esk River. The First Basin on the southern side has a cafe and a swimming pool surrounded by bushland, known to locals as Launceston's beach. In contrast, the shady northern side, named the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants.

South Australia

Murray River

The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region embodies natural beauty and boasts a wealth of native produce, breathtaking scenery and Australian wildlife. The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, through the Riverland, down to Murray Bridge and onto the Lakes and Coorong in South Australia. The River is around 130 million years old and is rich with Aboriginal history, culture and heritage. Relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday or explore Australia’s greatest waterway – The Murray River.

Queensland

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. Many people claim Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are the most beautiful places they've ever seen. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, so if you don't mind a short bushwalk, book your Whitehaven tour with an operator that visits the lookout.

Tasmania

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and one of the most interesting and most visited places in Tasmania. Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is surrounded by glacial lakes, ancient rainforest, and unusual alpine vegetation such as the long-lived and endemic King Billy pine and the unusual native deciduous beech. The park also provides a rich habitat for wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna and several bird species. Cradle Valley and the surrounding areas contain many Aboriginal historic sites, identified by remnant stone tools, caves, rock shelters and stone sources. These can be explored on the Aboriginal Cultural Walk that departs from Lake St Clair at the southern end of the park.

Queensland

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is the ultimate place to experience the rich and ancient cultures unique to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For over 26 years the park has engaged, entertained and educated thousands through two very unique experiences known to many as "Tjapukai By Day" and "Tjapukai By Night", each distinctly different. Tjapukai By Day is great for all ages, offers free access to wi-fi and can be enjoyed no matter what the weather conditions may be. The parks restaurants, theatres and retail shop are complimented by a wide range of interactive experiences rotating throughout the day. Ranging from dance performances, boomerang and spear throwing, men's and women's business through to art exhibitions there is something for everyone to enjoy. Tjapukai by Night- Journey into the legends of the dreamtime and discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture. Immerse yourself in the traditions of the Aboriginal people through traditional dances, music and storytelling, providing a powerful and personal insight into ancient Australian culture. Admission includes a complimentary welcome drink on arrival (standard beer, wine or juice), scrumptious buffet dinner, face painting and time to browse the Retail Gallery for authentic Aboriginal souvenirs before departing.

Northern Territory

Ubirr

Ubirr is one of Kakadu National Park's two most famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. The galleries can be viewed by following an easy 1 kilometre circular walking track. Climb the moderately steep 250 metre track to a rocky outlook with views across the floodplains. Time your visit for a spectacular and unforgettable tropical sunset from the top. There are three main sites of rock art to experience at Ubirr. At the Main Gallery you will see representations of the many animals the Aboriginal people hunted. Animals were painted to pay respect to them for giving their lives, to ensure future hunting success, or to illustrate a noteworthy catch. Important Dreamtime ancestors such as the Namarrgarn Sisters and a magnificent Rainbow Serpent are also represented in their respective galleries.

South Australia

Flinders Ranges

Driving through the ancient rugged Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. You’ll find dusty red roads bordered by towering ancient cliffs and deep craters. Take an aerial tour of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre or drive yourself along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail. Marvel at Wilpena Pound, a shockingly large amphitheater, created through erosion over millions of years. It is surrounded by ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks.

South Australia

Nullarbor Plain

In a country where they just don't do small the Nullarbor Plain—also known as the Nullarbor Desert—manages to take it a step further. It breaks a number of world records. Affectionately known by Australians as the Nullar-boring, it is believed to be a dried up sea bed. For all its lack of visual stimulation this is easy to imagine. But scratch the dry surface and be prepared to unearth many legends, a rich history and stunning scenery along the 1200 km that makes the Nullarbor.

New South Wales

Illawarra Fly Treetop

The award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is one of Australia's premier treetop walk and zipline experiences. The Treetop Walk and Zipline experience, which is officially the highest Zipline Tour in Australia, create a 2.5 hour experience where you can truly immerse yourself in the natural environment. The 1.5 kilomete return walk takes in native rainforest, the steel walkway which features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, and a central tower raised nearly 50 metres from the forest floor. Positioned 710 metres above sea level, the stunning panoramic views take in everything from the rainforest canopy, coastal towns and out to the Pacific Ocean. With stunning views, guided tours, a visitor centre and cafe, the Fly is a great place for a day out for families!

Queensland

Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge is a very accessible and scenic section of Daintree National Park, in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Crystal-clear water cascades over large granite boulders in the Mossman River gorge. Lush rainforests cloak steep mountainsides from the river banks up to the rugged eastern slopes of the Main Coast Range. Take an easy stroll along the elevated boardwalk that meanders through the lower rainforest canopy and return along the riverside track, enjoying views from several small lookouts along the way. Be amazed by bright butterflies and look closely for well-camouflaged Boyd's forest dragons clinging to tree trunks. More adventurous visitors can cross the Rex Creek suspension bridge and enjoy the 2.4 kilometre Rainforest circuit track through lush rainforest.

Queensland

Jungle Surfing Canopy

Jungle Surfing is a must-do experience in Far North Queensland and is the most exciting way to see the Daintree Rainforest. Fly through the trees on a series of flying fox zip lines, enjoy spectacular views through the canopy, over the treetops and out to the Great Barrier Reef. This unique tour takes you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zip line experience through five tree platforms and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel. All spans are travelled in pairs except for one solo flight across a rainforest creek - upside down if you dare - the final span to the ground features side-by-side racing zip lines with speeds around 45km/h!

Victoria

Mornington Peninsula

Discover Victoria's stunning natural treasures on this day trip to the charming Mornington Peninsula. Visit a genuine winery for wine tasting, and lose yourself at Enchanted Adventure Gardens. Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle and explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.

Western Australia

Pinnacles

The lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia's most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, thousands of tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, just outside the coastal town of Cervantes. Stand at the lookout and ponder the natural forces of water and wind that shaped the Pinnacles from seashells over millions of years.

Canberra

Parliament House

See democracy in action at Australia’s iconic Parliament House high on Capital Hill. During Question Time see the country’s elected politicians make the big decisions on behalf of the nation. Take a guided tour, visit the popular Queen's Terrace Cafe and view historic documents and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries based on an Arthur Boyd design.

South Australia

Murray River National Park

This park contains some of the most visually spectacular and environmentally important areas in the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin. Come and explore the three separate areas that make up the Murray River National Park: Katarapko (Berri/Glossop), Lyrup Flats (Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (Renmark), each of these sections have separate entrances so make sure you familiarise yourself with maps and where these entrances are. This park enables the conservation of more than 13,000 hectares and includes a vast network of Murray River wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences.

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