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Transfer by coach and board the SeaLink ferry for the short crossing to Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your luxury coach and your local guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will be taken on a beach walk to see a colony of rare Australian Sea-lions. Then enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, set in a beautiful Australian bush land setting. Visit Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. See the rugged coastline and formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, where the boardwalk takes you to the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals.    

With fewer than one person for every 1,000 sq km, this vast and scenic land is showcased at its best on this epic 4WD adventure. Explore spectacular gorges, plunge into isolated pools and see the wonders of the Kimberley, from the stunning Mitchell Falls to the breathtaking Bungle Bungle Range and stay at the region's best stations and resorts. The popular Kimberley Complete tour provides an in-depth experience of this magnificent region. Discover the scenic gorges of the Gibb River Road, the fascinating Aboriginal culture of the Mitchell Plateau and the rugged Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. Wonder at the cascading Mitchell Falls, cruise the Geikie Gorge and tour Kununurra and the Ord River.  Set off on the legendary Gibb River Road to marvel at the sheer cliffs and white sands of Windjana Gorge and the cool waters of Tunnel Creek. Explore the waterholes of Bell Gorge and travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans and Barnett River Gorges. Ascend the Mitchell Plateau and view rare Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art. Spend a full day discovering the majestic Mitchell Falls (including a scenic helicopter flight) before crossing into El Questro Wilderness Park with over 3,885 sq km 1,500 sq ) of Kimberley Wilderness. Hike into Emma Gorge, soak in the thermal pools at Zebedee Springs and admire Lake Argyle before embarking on an Ord River cruise. Enter Purnululu National Park and hike into Echidna Chasm, Piccaninny Creek and striking Cathedral Gorge. Next stop is the unusual China Wall and then on to Fitzroy Crossing to cruise Geikie Gorge along the Fitzroy River. Concluding in Broome, the tour includes 14 nights' accommodation with two nights at each of APT's exclusive Wilderness Lodges: Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungle, as well as 2 nights at the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa in Broome.

Discover the best of Australia's Top End on this 17 day small group 4WD adventure. Marvel at ancient rock at Ubirr, cruise the East Alligator River with an Indigenous guide and stay 2 nights in a restricted area of Kakadu National Park, inaccessible to most travellers. Experience the luxury of Cicada Lodge and cruise Katherine Gorge before heading into the remote and ancient Kimberley. In World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, hike into Echidna Chasm, walk amongst the striped domes of the Bungle Bungle and test out the acoustics of Cathedral Gorge. Stay immersed in nature at Emma Gorge Resort, located on the 400,000 hectare El Questro Wilderness Park. Ford rivers as you journey to the Mitchell Plateau to discover the majesty of rock art and waterfalls. Take to the skies for a bird's eye view of the 4-tiered Mitchell Falls on a helicopter flight. Stay at Drysdale River Station, a working cattle station, then continue your journey along the Gibb River Road, a remote outback highway stretching almost 660km. Hike into Barnett River, Galvans and Bell Gorges, swim in waterholes, birdwatch and revel in the rugged landscape. At Windjana Gorge, sheer cliffs embedded with marine fossils tower above white sands. Keep a look out for the freshwater crocodiles that laze on the shores of the Lennard River. Torch in hand, wade through Tunnel Creek to discover the stunning oasis beyond, before continuing to your hotel on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River. Learn the history of Geikie Gorge as you cruise this ancient limestone barrier reef then continue to Broome for a farewell dinner at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.  Travel is in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle with a maximum of 20 guests. Accommodation also includes 6 nights in APT's exclusive wilderness lodges offering tented cabins with private ensuites and decks. Includes 46 meals.

On this two-day guided coach tour you will experience the wildlife and spectacular coastal scenery of beautiful Kangaroo Island. On day one, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm, then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro for a two-course lunch. After lunch, visit pristine Seal Bay for a guided beach walk among a colony of wild Australian sea-lions. Visit the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration before heading to Kingscote to watch the pelican feeding. Overnight accommodation of your choice is included. On day two, visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can walk among the trees to look for koalas nestled in the eucalyptus. After lunch, travel to the Flinders Chase National Park where you will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.

For a personalised, luxury touring experience, Kangaroo Island Odysseys offer you a guided tour that you will never forget! Our local guides are the best in the business and will not only show you the main highlights of Kangaroo Island but will amaze you with their wealth of knowledge. Discover nature & wildlife up close and in the wild on this fantastic two day tour where you will experience the best of Kangaroo Island. See kangaroos, koalas and wonderful native birdlife in their natural habitats, wander past wild Australian sea-lions, enjoy a gourmet style picnic lunch in a private bush setting and visit Flinders Chase National Park, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and the spectacular formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Explore the diverse Top End on this two day short break including accommodation and sightseeing. Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park. Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock, join the renowned Yellow Water Billabong Cruise and visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Accommodation: Kakadu National Park, one night.  Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Darwin. Take a short walk to Ubirr to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of salt water crocodiles. With the special permission of the local people, you will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. (L) Daily (Apr-Nov) or Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar)

Since 1986, Exceptional Kangaroo Island has been the first choice for visitors wishing to engage with the landscape, culture and history of Kangaroo Island. Operated by local couple Craig and Janet Wickham, the company offers experiences on a small group or private basis, focused on the strong nature-based attractions for which the Island is known. This can include family-friendly activities and the emerging food, wine and arts culture on the island. Join a small group of like-minded travellers exploring Kangaroo Island with one of Australia's leading tour companies. Your exceptional local wildlife guide will host you through a conversation (not a commentary) exploring the iconic landscapes and backtracks of this large and diverse island. Travel in 4WD comfort and enjoy nature and hospitality in equal measure with good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild. On day one you fly to Kangaroo Island and meet your wildlife guide. Explore different habitats seeking out koalas, wallabies and kangaroos in the wild with morning tea en route. Enjoy an elegant lunch with local wines in the bush and visit the Australian sea lions. Learn about the history and culture of the Island before meeting your hosts for dinner, bed and breakfast at your accommodation. After breakfast on day two, travel to Flinders Chase National Park, a vast wilderness reserve that offers habitat for the rare Cape Barren geese, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Break for morning tea and visit Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and the fur seals before enjoying a picnic in the bush featuring the best of local produce and another of the island's wines. In the afternoon, sample more of Kangaroo Island before returning to the airport to connect with your Adelaide flight to continue your Australian adventure. 

One of the best ways to appreciate the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days. With Pro Dive Cairns, a premier PADI dive school and a leading outer-reef, live-aboard dive trip operator, you can do just that! For certified divers, this three-day/two-night live-aboard dive trip offers the opportunity to do up to 11 dives including two exciting night dives, ensuring a whole new cast of nocturnal marine life is encountered, as well as snorkelling on a variety of 16 exclusive outer reef sites. Diving morning, day and night, you'll experience different conditions and so much more of this iconic reef system. Nitrox gas is also available for suitably qualified divers.  You will stay aboard one of three premium live-aboard dive boats in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of only 32 passengers, in either double or twin share accommodation. This very special dive trip will be a highlight of your time in Cairns.

Venture into Australia's rugged Red Centre and encounter the myth-suffused landscapes and staggering natural attractions that have made the outback so justly famous. Explore Kata Tjuta on the Valley of the Winds walk, be treated to a hearty campsite dinner and fall asleep gazing up into some of the clearest skies you're ever likely to behold. Catch an unforgettable sunset and sunrise over Uluru and learn about the Mala people as you embark on a cultural interpretive walk with an aboriginal guide and interpreter. Visit Australia's own Lost City and Garden of Eden on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Short on time but big on experience, this 3 Day Uluru Safari provides a fascinating insight into the quintessential Australian outback. The tour departs daily from most Alice Springs accommodation or Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock/Yulara. French and German translator options are available on set dates with a minimum of four passengers.

Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cairns before travelling to Mareeba via the Kuranda Range. At the launch site, watch the fascinating display of balloons being inflated before the first flights lift off as the sun rises. Glide over the scenic panorama of the Atherton Tablelands where you are likely to spot native Australian wildlife, especially kangaroos and wallabies. When the flights are over, join in the fun of packing up the giant balloons before being either returned to your accommodation late morning or joining another tour.

If you're thinking about taking the plunge and learning to scuba dive, this five day PADI Open Water Dive Course is a very popular option for visitors to Cairns. With relatively shallow warm water, minimal currents and great visibility year-round, the Great Barrier Reef is the best place to learn to dive and Pro Dive Cairn's 5 Star PADI Training Centre means the highest standards of dive education. The course consists of two days' theory and pool training, followed by a three day/two night dive adventure aboard a premium liveaboard boat. The first four dives complete your dive certification and then as a certified diver, you can experience up to five more pleasure dives, including an exciting guided night dive which is sure to be a highlight of your trip.  Accommodation onboard the vessel is twin share, includes all meals and free Wi-Fi.

Explore South Australia's wine regions and Outback on this six-day self-drive holiday including accommodation and car hire.   Day 1: Adelaide – Barossa Valley 74 km. Collect your rental vehicle and drive the picturesque route through the Adelaide Hills and the Chain of Ponds to the Barossa. Visit the well-known wine producers or follow the many food and wine trails. Overnight at Barossa Valley. Day 2: Barossa Valley – Wilpena Pound 403 km. Continue north to the beautiful Flinders Ranges and absorb the rugged countryside that is home to kangaroos, emus and other Australian wildlife. Overnight at Wilpena Pound, two nights.  Day 3: Wilpena Pound. Spend today exploring the area on the walking trail or with a guided 4WD tour.  Day 4: Wilpena Pound – Parachilna 144 km. Enjoy exploring the Ranges before driving to the tiny village of Parachilna. Overnight at Parachilna.  Day 5: Parachilna – Clare Valley 341 km. Travel south to the Clare Valley and visit the Heritage-listed village of Mintaro. Spend your afternoon exploring the The Riesling Trail which runs for 25 kilometres between the towns of Clare and Auburn. Overnight at Clare. Day 6: Clare Valley – Adelaide 138 km. Morning free to explore the region before continuing to Adelaide and returning the rental vehicle.

Discover the highlights that lie between Broome and Darwin on this nine-day self-drive tour.         Day 1: Broome – Mt Hart 220 km. Depart Broome and stop in Derby. Continue on the Gibb River Road. Overnight in Mt Hart. Day 2: Mt Hart – Mt Elizabeth Station 425 km. Drive off-road along the Gibb River Road, stopping at Galvans Gorge and Barnett Gorge. Overnight in Mt Elizabeth Station.  Day 3–4: Mt Elizabeth Station – El Questro 392 km. Depart Mt Elizabeth Station and travel past Home Valley and to El Questro Wilderness Park. Overnight in El Questro, two nights.  Day 5: El Questro Wilderness Park – Kununurra. Travel to Kelly's Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberley. Overnight in Kununurra.  Day 6: Kununurra – Katherine 513 km. The Victoria Highway will take you through the town of Timber Creek and the Gregory National Park before reaching Katherine. Overnight in Katherine.  Day 7–8: Katherine – Kakadu National Park 296 km. Travel north to Pine Creek on the Stuart Highway and then turn onto the Kakadu Highway. Overnight in Kakadu National Park, two nights.  Day 9: Kakadu National Park – Darwin 252 km. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway to Darwin.

Enjoy an authentic Aboriginal experience in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Melbourne. Local Aboriginal guides take you on a journey which incorporates the themes of spirit, connection and land. Stories and culture of the original inhabitants are introduced, along with the plant lore of traditional foods and medicine, tools and ceremony. This award-winning tour takes one and a half hours and departs every Tuesday to Friday and on the first Sunday of each month.

South Australia's capital city, Adelaide, is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of European and modern architecture, offering a wealth of experiences including great food and wine, arts and culture and world-class sporting events. This tour is an ideal introduction to see the best of Adelaide and learn more about its history on a friendly and relaxed tour. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you'll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval then travel through the city's east to the Haigh's Chocolates for a factory tour and tastings of this famous South Australian chocolate (Haigh's is not available on Sundays or SA Public Holidays).

Designed by renowned Ken Down Architects, at Marina Shores delivers unparalleled levels of liveability and accessibility. at Marina Shores features a contemporary theme with gently curving forms ensuring wide frontages to complement its absolute waterfront setting. at Marina Shores is positioned in a prestigious oceanfront location in Airlie Beach. Consisting of 50 luxurious, fully self-contained spa apartments with views overlooking Abell Point Marina, the Coral Sea and out to the Whitsunday Islands, this is certainly a new standard of fashionable accommodation in Airlie Beach. The range of rooms includes one-, two- and three-bedroom spa apartments and incredible two-bedroom, two level, spa penthouses. at Marina Shores has been designed to be totally different in space, light and colour with vogue interiors, spacious balconies, state-of-the-art lighting and a 30 metre heated swimming pool with lush gardens ensuring each guest enjoys an oasis of luxury and tranquillity.  The resort is just a five-minute stroll along the seaside boardwalk to Abell Point Marina, from where all tours for the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands depart. Further along the boardwalk is the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach, known for its restaurants, bars, nightlife and boutique shopping. Property features and service include à la carte in-room massage and facial treatments, airport shuttle, BBQ facilities, concierge, direct beach access, dry cleaning and laundry service, iPod docks, lift, luggage storage, Nespresso coffee machines and porter service. Complimentary Wi-Fi, FOX sports, movies and on-site undercover parking are also available.

Travel in a small coach and enjoy a food & wine journey to South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa. Take time to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this South Australian wine region so special. On this tour you will visit five cellar doors including the the boutique TeAro Estate, Kellermeister, Saltram Estate, Pindarie and the world-famous Wolf Blass Visitor Centre, where you will enjoy a Barossa gourmet platter-style lunch and wine tastings at this spectacular cellar door facility. You'll also drop into to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Maggie Beer - cook, writer and founder of 'Maggie Beer Products' - offers tastings and sales of her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce.

Located only 20 minutes north of Cairns, the Barron River winds its way through rainforest which is the setting for a great afternoon of fun for visitors keen to experience the thrill of white-water rafting. Your highly trained river guide will lead you on an eco-adventure through the Barron Gorge, tackling grade two and three rapids, including 'Cheese Churn', 'Hells Gate' and the infamous 'Rooster Tail'. Learn about the surrounding flora and fauna, cool off with a refreshing dip in Lake Placid, then enjoy a drink before being transferred back to your accommodation.

Green Island is a tropical paradise on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat Green Island Cruises offers half and full day cruises departing daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am and 1pm. Cruise in comfort aboard the modern air-conditioned catamarans "Big Cat" or "Reef Rocket". Activities include snorkelling, glass-bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tours, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the national park. A range of optional extras is also available, including helmet and scuba diving and scenic flights.

Arriving deep in the Blue Mountains, you will soon realise the significance of this World Heritage-listed site. In this small group, luxury 4WD tour, you will view waterfalls, ancient canyons, breathtaking views, and the world-famous Three Sisters before lunch at a historic, mountain-side hotel. Travelling back country to usually inaccessible places in a 4WD will be a highlight. Upon return to Sydney you will visit Sydney's premier Australian animal wildlife park where you can see, photograph and pat koalas, kangaroos and other wildlife.

Relax and smell the fresh air of eucalyptus and tea tree. Discover a place a world away from hectic city life. This small group tour offers you the chance to see the best of the Blue Mountains. Stop at Scenic World to travel on the steepest railway and ride the steepest cable car in the world. Compose a photo at Echo Point, then visit a secret location that provides fantastic views of the Jamison Valley away from the crowds. After lunch, head to Featherdale Wildlife Park to cuddle up to a koala or feed a baby wallaby, then cruise back into the city on the Parramatta River.

Experience a real Australian journey on a small group, guided tour into the heart of this unique World Heritage-listed region near Sydney. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, the views in this remote land are sensational, especially when you are discovering them away from the crowds. Your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region. Other highlights include a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to observe the animals before a nature walk at Wentworth Falls and delicious two-course lunch. The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. The view from Govetts Leap will show why it's one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. Also enjoy the spectacular Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens. Complimentary Wi-Fi is on-board all vehicles so that you can share your journey with your loved ones back at home.

BridgeClimb is truly one of Sydney's must-do activities. This signature Sydney experience offers spectacular guided climbs to the top of iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, 132 metres above the city's stunning harbour. The 3.5 hour guided journey with your professional climb leader provides magnificent views across the harbour and beyond. There is also an Express Climb which reaches the summit through the heart of the Bridge in 2.25 hours. Take in the uninterrupted panoramas en route as you climb the outer arch to the summit. The vistas are even more amazing with striking 360 degree views of the city, Opera House and beyond.  With regular scheduled departures throughout the day, it is easy to find a convenient time to suit your schedule. Morning or afternoon tours are possible with one of the popular options being the twilight climb against the marbled, setting sky. The evening climb brings out the magic of Sydney by night.

New landscapes even more impressive than the last unfold day by day on this journey from Broome along an unforgettable five-day trail leading deep into Purnululu National Park. Walk by torchlight through Tunnel Creek, hike to see the dramatic cliffs of Windjana Gorge and onwards to Purnululu National Park to marvel at the hauntingly beautiful striped beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.  Enjoy two nights in tented ensuite cabins at APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in the heart of the National Park. Cruise Geikie Gorge with its two-toned walls and see the unusual quartz formation of China Wall. If time is of the essence, this tour is ideal as it covers many of the Kimberley's highlights in style.

Crocosaurus Cove allows visitors a unique view of massive saltwater crocodiles and reptiles right in the heart of Darwin. Crococsaurus Cove is home to the Cage of Death, Australia's only crocodile dive. Every dive includes 15 minutes in the enclosure with one of these massive reptiles for an up close and personal, face to face encounter that must be seen to be believed! Operated by an overhead monorail and designed for 1 or 2 people per cage, the experience has you suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the pen to get within centremeters of the crocodiles.

Cairns Dive Centre has been operating in the Cairns region for over 25 years. They are truly a one stop dive shop. The full range of learn to dive and professional continuing education programmes will see you visit some of the most pristine, uncrowded, natural snorkel and dive sites available from Cairns. The professional Reef Team are here to make your experience memorable.  Cairns Dive Centre offers 4 and 5 day learn to dive courses, 6 day Open Water/Advanced Dive courses and a wide range of instruction courses for those wishing to go further. All courses involve theory and practical components; the theory can be completed in either the Cairns classroom or online. The practical work is completed in the Cairns training pool, then on board the live-aboard reef ship or Fitzroy Island.  We make sure you do it the right way, the safe way, and the FUN way.

A great Australian evening experience, commencing with an Aussie barbeque which includes steak, prawns, chicken, salads, delicious desserts, tea or coffee and soft drinks, plus complimentary Australian beer and wine. After dinner, enjoy a guided spotlight tour to discover what Australian native animals get up to after dark. Koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums, owls and saltwater crocodiles are all on show. Join 'Swaggie' at the campfire for billy tea and damper with the friendly kangaroos before completing your special evening with traditional Aussie music and a bush dance.

A sunset cruise on Cairns harbour sets the tone for an unforgettable evening. This cruise allows passengers to soak in beautiful views of the waterways, mangroves and mountains in the magical early evening sun. Join us simply for the sunset cruise or take advantage of our special cruise & dinner package at Dundee's, one of Cairns' best waterfront restaurants. On the Sunset Cruise you'll be greeted with a welcome red, white or sparkling wine, beer or soft drink & savoury nibbles on arrival. The cruise is 90 minutes, departing daily at 5.30pm.

Experience adventure and wildlife right in the centre of Cairns in the world's first wildlife park with a Challenge Ropes Course. The Mid-ZOOm and Hi-ZOOm courses consist of 65 elements at varying heights and levels of difficulty, including crossings, tunnels, and a zip-line that takes you directly over a four metre saltwater crocodile. The PowerJump is a free-fall adventure with a 13-metre drop, while the Dome-Climb offers views of the city, the Coral Sea and surrounding landscapes. Interact with native wildlife during the daily shows and presentations.

Relax and take in the spectacular scenery as you sail through the Whitsunday Islands National Park onboard 'Camira'. Her sleek lines and spacious decks complement her breathtaking performance with sailing speeds of up to 30 knots. Swimming, snorkelling, stunning Whitehaven Beach, secluded bays and a delicious barbeque lunch with unlimited refreshments come together to make this an unforgettable experience.  Seven kilometres of brilliant silica sand on pristine Whitehaven Beach, join in the beach games, swim or just relax with your beach towel. Cruises depart daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Long Island. Includes: Complimentary coach transfers from Airlie Beach accommodation, morning and afternoon tea, BBQ lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Enjoy a full day discovering spectacular Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, where the rainforest meets the reef. Visit the Wildlife Habitat for guaranteed wildlife spotting, then cruise the majestic Daintree River, spotting crocodiles and more wildlife. Continue on to Alexandra Lookout, then after a tropical lunch discover the natural beauty of Cape Tribulation on a guided rainforest and beach walk before returning to Cairns or Port Douglas.

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas to visit the award-winning Wildlife Habitat, an outstanding environmental experience, where you will see cassowaries, koalas, kangaroos and plenty of bird life. Spot more wildlife on a Daintree River Cruise, then stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views of the Coral Sea. Arrive in Cape Tribulation and enjoy lunch before joining the Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour where you fly through the trees on zip-lines, with a bird's-eye view into the rainforest canopy and out to the reef, before returning to Port Douglas or Cairns.

Enjoy your first stop at the Mareeba Wetlands for morning tea and a 20-minute cruise. Travel through the back-blocks of this wetland area viewing wallabies, emus and other wildlife. Head into historic towns to reach the limestone karsts around Chillagoe. Visit the remains of the once mighty copper smelters and envisage life as it was years ago. Stop for a scrumptious pub lunch before embarking on a National Parks cave tour. The fossilised remains of the ancient coral reefs with hidden limestone labyrinths provide a portal to a lost world which was once just like the wondrous Great Barrier Reef. After the cave tour, head back towards the east coast, stopping at Mt Uncle Distillery for a choice of tea or coffee, delicious scones or possibly a wine or beer at Bridges Café (own expense). The tour then returns to Cairns down the picturesque range.

Perth's only dinner cruise offers the opportunity to see the impressive Perth 'City of Lights' skyline after sunset. Sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere as an attentive crew hosts. Enjoy freshly baked breads, gourmet salads, freshly carved beef, chicken and a range of vegetarian dishes. Complete your dining experience with fresh fruit, wicked gateaux and coffee. Australian fine wines are served together with local beers and soft drinks, or you may choose to finish off the evening by treating yourself to something from the premium range from the bar (own expense). 

Join Spirit of Freedom to dive some of Australia's most remote and spectacular dive locations. Three to seven day Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea expeditions offer amazing diversity, from the picturesque coral gardens and colourful marine life of the Ribbon Reefs, to the incredible shark dive and 1,000m walls of the Coral Sea. Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 37m vessel provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and gourmet meals. A scenic flight between Lizard Island and Cairns is included on the three and four day tours.

More Australian! More Natural! More Fun! A fun day out with a chance to get up close to some amazing Australian wildlife! With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to see and experience Australia's amazing native wildlife, where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. You can cuddle a koala (one of only 12 places in Australia where you can actually hold a koala), feed the wild lorikeets and friendly kangaroos and experience the free-flight bird show & Australiana Show. Take the opportunity to marvel as aboriginal presenters perform their didgeridoo and dance show and let the kids loose on the outdoor playground, Wild Island. Ride the miniature train to the Wildlife Hospital precinct and watch the vets in action. Get adventurous! Jump on the Segway Safari or the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course. The course has eighty challenges, including giant flying foxes and a tarzan swing, taking you higher and further into the spectacular natural setting! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation with Advanced Eco Tourism and Respecting our Culture certification and is an Indigenous Tourism Champion.  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is 100 metres to Australia's Cleanest Beach 2013, Currumbin Beach, five minutes from Gold Coast Airport, 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise and one hour from Brisbane.

Experience Australia's rich Aboriginal history and culture on this fun full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. You will be taken on a journey from coast to rainforest to meet and learn the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanlji people. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along ancient ancestral trails and traditional fishing grounds searching for crabs, fish and mussels. Taste your catch of the day with homemade damper at the home of your hosts, Kuku Yalanji cultural Habitat Tours. This exciting, interactive tour will take you into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge to experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre and the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters encased by rainforest. Learn about the Dreamtime animals and stories with Aboriginal Artist "Binna" and take home a memento of your experience.

Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. Under a canopy of stars, admire the tranquillity of the landscape before dawn. Then watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the striking backdrop. Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to observe the imposing magic of the sun as it rises over Uluru-Kata Tjuta. This small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, is accompanied by an expert guide.

Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian Outback, its unique flora and fauna, the rich legacy of old riverside ports and Indigenous culture aboard the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess. Included in the cruise are all meals, an exciting selection of tours on shore, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, on-board presentations, use of spa and sauna, Captain's Dinner and Cocktail Party, live entertainment, 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar, as well as complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum (booking essential). The three-night cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm, returning Monday 9.00am. Four-night cruise departs Mannum Monday 4.30pm, returning Friday 9.00am. Seven-night cruise departs Mannum Monday and Friday 4.30pm, returning Monday and Friday 9.00am. A free Barossa Valley tour is included for those passengers taking the seven-night cruise.

Join award-winning Coral Princess Cruises to discover Australia's spectacular World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. With 31 years' experience and a reputation for cruising excellence, Coral Princess offers three, four and seven-night itineraries from Cairns. Explore the best attractions of the reef, rainforest and tropical islands in total comfort and unrivalled style. For many, a visit to the reef is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so making the most of your time is important. With Coral Princess Cruises, you will be travelling in an intimate group of no more than 44 guests and exploring well beyond the reach of busier day tour groups. Wake up each morning with the highlights of the reef and tropical islands right outside your window. Relax and enjoy the finest local dining with the freshest seafood and tropical fruits, while the Marine Biologist and all-Australian staff introduces you to more of the reef, rainforest and islands than you ever thought possible. A memorable component of any Coral Princess cruise is the chance to snorkel and scuba dive over colourful coral gardens at exclusive reef moorings. Access is made easy from the snorkel platform at the stern of the ship. Less experienced swimmers will enjoy the opportunity to join guided snorkelling tours. Aboard the glass-bottom boat, marvel at the treasures of the underwater world as the Marine Biologist explains the many wonders clearly visible underneath the boat. The beauty of a Coral Princess cruise is that you can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you wish. Explore remote coral cays, idyllic tropical islands such as Lizard, Dunk and Pelorus, and wander through spectacular rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors. Or, simply relax on the sun deck or in the open bridge or spa as you cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer; the choice is yours. Fully refurbished in 2013, well appointed accommodation, all meals and most activities are included. Three, four and seven-night cruises depart and return to Cairns each week, all year-round.

Specialists in whale shark swimming tours, scuba diving and snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Diving Centre offers the most consistent local experiences of whale sharks, big fish, manta, turtles, dugongs and humpback whales. Scuba diving and snorkelling are great all year round. Exmouth Diving Centre is the only premier PADI Instructor Development Centre on the Ningaloo Reef, providing a complete diver training service from Open Water to the professional levels of Dive Master and Instructor Training.

Unleash your adventurous spirit with the breeze in your hair as you cycle your way around picturesque Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth. Combine both bike and snorkel for an unforgettable land and sea experience. Don't waste valuable time waiting in queues, book a bike before you go. Ride straight from the jetty for breathtaking views, secluded bays and stunning beaches. Rottnest is a spectacular destination and has a fascinating convict history with its unspoilt natural environment. Look out for endemic and unique wildlife such as quokkas on your journey.

Located 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns, Fitzroy Island is a large continental island covered in tropical rainforest and surrounded by fringing reef. Truly a tropical paradise to explore and have fun. Fitzroy Island Dive & Adventure Centre is located within the Fitzroy Island Resort, offering a wide range of wet or dry, day and night marine activities. View the magnificence of the coral reef and the abundance of fish life on our Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewer.  Introduction diving is possible with little or no previous dive experience, direct from the beach or from the coral viewer. Open water divers are well catered for, and if you need a refresher this is easily organised.  Learn to dive courses are on offer. Additionally, day trips from Fitzroy Island to the outer reef are available on a daily basis.  Come and enjoy paradise!

Complete your quintessential Australian experience with a choice of helicopter flights. These discovery journeys showcase the best of North Queensland's reef, rainforest and outback. Enjoy an exhilarating flight over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, soar over ancient rainforests and past cascading waterfalls before landing beside a natural waterhole. Relax with a gourmet picnic lunch or enjoy a romantic day out on your own private, secluded sandy cay. Admire the vivid contrasts of the vast outback with a flight out to Mt Mulligan. Enjoy a truly memorable aerial spectacle.

This memorable half-day cruise from Strahan on the comfortable Lady Jane Franklin II takes you deep into Macquarie Harbour. You will marvel at the perfect reflections of the Gordon River, stroll in magnificent, ancient rainforest to see 200-year-old Huon pines, cruise past a working fish farm and visit Sarah Island (the site of a feared penal colony) to hear stories of convicts, seafarers and piners. Departs daily with lunch included. For real indulgence, try the Captain's Premier Upper Deck with complimentary premium Tasmanian wines and beers.

Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands to Cruise Whitsundays' innovative pontoon 'Reefworld'. Tailor-made for the reef, the pontoon has numerous features with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the reef. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air-conditioned comfort of the reef vessel. The pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. The best coral is a short distance away from the pontoon. Marker buoys and ropes clearly indicate the areas to explore and staff will be happy to provide directions.  The highlight is getting into the water to discover what lies beneath. All snorkelling gear is provided. Take a guided Reef Safari or an intro or certified dive, or stay dry and discover the amazing underwater world from spectacular underwater viewing chambers.

Spend the day exploring one of the most picturesque stretches of coastal scenery. Pass through the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views. Journey through the Otway rainforest and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Arrive at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation and enjoy spectacular views over the Southern Ocean. There are plenty of opportunities to see the native wildlife. Travel along the Shipwreck Coast and enjoy a stroll along the historic beaches to see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the Twelve Apostles and descend the Gibsons Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. Tour departs daily and includes hotel pick-up and park entry fees. Receive complimentary entry to Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck when you book this tour in conjunction with the same operator's Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour.

Join your small group of up to 12 passengers to explore one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world along the stunning Great Ocean Road. Stop at Split Point Lighthouse for a coffee and a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy an exclusive animal encounter to see koalas and kangaroos in the beautiful settings of at the Eucalyptus Forest Walk, away from the crowds at the Great Ocean Ecolodge. This place is dedicated to the conservation of the local flora and fauna and your visit is helping to support their work. Small groups allow for more regular photo stops along the way to make the most of the views of the Southern Ocean. Visit the spectacular Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. The tour operates daily and includes city hotel pick up and drop off. Overnight stay at the Great Ocean Ecolodge is available.

Ecotourism accredited and winner of the Hall of Fame Award, Hartley's is a nature-based wildlife adventure. Daily activities from 8.30am to 5pm include crocodile-spotting cruises, crocodile shows and wildlife presentations with cassowaries, koalas, quolls, reptiles and more. View and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies in the Gondwana Gateway and enjoy delicious meals at Lilies restaurant. Situated 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas on the Captain Cook Highway, Hartley's is accessible by self-drive or half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas.

Enjoy close up aerial views of the extraordinary Kimberley. HeliSpirit offers a variety of unforgettable helicopter adventures across the Kimberley and Top End. Land on a mountain pinnacle to watch the sunset or soar through gorges and touch down for a swim. From joy flights to extended air safaris with remote landings, there is a HeliSpirit adventure for everyone. The skilled pilots offer personal attention and in-flight commentary. Flights depart from Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Purnululu, Mitchell Falls, Warmun & Katherine Gorge. Highlighted tour: The scenery viewed on the Kununurra Sunset Flight is even more spectacular with the setting sun. Marvel at the Ord River, Lake Argyle and Carlton Gorge before landing to enjoy sunset drinks on a ridge only accessible by helicopter. 40 minutes' flight time and 90 minute tour duration.

Visit the ''_real''_ Summer Bay on this Home and Away Tour to Palm Beach, Sydney. Experience the outdoor filming locations made famous in the show such as the Beach, the Summer Bay Surf Club, Alf's Bait Shop, the famous Pier and much more! Enjoy interesting Home and Away commentary as you get the scoop on the people and places behind the hit TV series from your expert guide. There is the possibility of seeing some filming and maybe meeting the cast (not guaranteed). Includes a tour around Sydney's Northern Beaches. Departs weekdays 1.15pm and finishes Manly 4.45pm.

With a prime position overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the Hyatt Regency Perth is just a few minutes from the city centre and entertainment and shopping districts. Hyatt Regency Perth offers all the amenities of a renowned, deluxe hotel. Recently refurbished, the hotel features include spacious guestrooms, a selection of dining options including two restaurants, a coffee terrace and two bars. Enjoy excellent leisure facilities including a fitness centre, 20-metre outdoor heated pool, sauna and floodlit tennis court.

Kakadu Cultural Tours offer unique and exclusive experiences in Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Aboriginal guides provide you with an insight into their culture, the East Alligator River's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Experiences include the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Guluyambi Wet Season Cultural Cruise, Magela Creek System and One-Day Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage Tour.  Hire a car or travel by coach to Kakadu from Darwin.

Travel on the Arnhem Highway across the wild Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains. Stop at Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch join your local guide for a cruise on the legendary Yellow Water Billabong. Search for salt water crocodiles and a myriad of tropical birds. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Take advantage of the optional, spectacular 50-minute scenic flight over Kakadu.

The MV Kangaroo Explorer is a comfortable 25 metre catamaran, specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. The main deck features a saloon, servery for the galley and a licensed bar. All meals are prepared fresh on board by the on board chef. The well-equipped and spacious dive deck provides easy access to and from the water. If you feel like some quiet time, the comfortable sun lounge features a library. There are 16 comfortable cabins on board made up of twin, double and 4 berth. Double and twin cabins are no extra charge, rooms are assigned at the time of booking, on a first come first serve basis.  All cabins are fully air-conditioned and feature ensuites and portholes for your comfort and convenience. All meals and linen are included whilst on the boat but we ask you to please supply your own towels. 

You'll be collected from your Adelaide hotel in the early morning for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis on the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. Board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. On arrival, your local Kangaroo Island Odysseys guide will take you on a personalised 4x4 tour of Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea-lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in pristine wildlife settings. This one day/one night tour is a perfect introduction to this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven and you’ll soon see why Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations. Relax and enjoy one night’s accommodation before or after your day tour.

First stop is the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath Edith Falls (conditions permitting). Visit the Nitmiluk National Park Information Centre. After lunch enjoy a two-hour cruise through magnificent Katherine Gorge. Your driver/guide will then give you a brief tour of the historic Outback town of Katherine. On return to Darwin, travel via Pine Creek before an evening stop at the legendary Adelaide River.

This award-winning air safari from Kununurra to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park is an exhilarating adventure taking in the Kimberley's best icons. The aeroplane is a jetprop, air-conditioned, PA-equipped high wing Cessna Caravan, providing quiet, relaxing, comfortable scenic flights. Be enthralled at the full expanse of Lake Argyle, the Ord Top Dam wall, Lake Kununurra and the Ord Irrigation Area. View the Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and Bow River. Experience spectacular aerial views of the Bungle Bungle in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park Witness the fascinating Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds are mined. Aviair offers a range of air safaris, including fly-drive tours at Purnululu and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Duration: approximately 2 hours flight time Departs: Kununurra: 6am, 9am, 2.30pm April to October.

Walk with koalas and kangaroos in the wild on this full-day, fully inclusive, small group ecotour from Melbourne city, led by an experienced wildlife guide. Walk through bushland to meet wild koalas and learn about their history and social life from your koala researcher. Create koala habitat by removing weeds. Join wild mobs of kangaroos on the plains. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care, great photos can be taken. The tour is vehicle-based and includes short walks and a substantial picnic lunch. Maximum group size is ten adults.

Winding through tunnels and over bridges, Kuranda Scenic Railway enables visitors to explore the picturesque rainforest village and the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Other activities include the Army Duck Rainforest Tour on both land and water, the fascinating performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers, learning the didgeridoo and throwing a boomerang. After a BBQ lunch, visitors can discover native Australian animals in the Koala and Wildlife Park before returning to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gliding over the rainforest canopy.

Do what the locals do and experience Sydney's awesome beach culture with Let's Go Surfing on world-famous Bondi Beach. The award-winning team at Let's Go Surfing will show you how easy, safe and fun surfing Bondi Beach can be. Your small group or private session includes all equipment and personalised service in a secure and enjoyable environment. Situated five kilometres from Sydney's city centre, Let's Go Surfing is a great way to see Sydney, meet some locals and uncover why this is a Sydney must-do experience. This is ideal for beginners.  You'll be taught by friendly, hand-picked local and international surf coaches who will cover all the basics, from warm-up, to paddling, to catching waves and standing, leaving you with a smile that you won't be able to wipe off for hours!

In Litchfield National Park, you can take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites. The traditional custodians of Litchfield National Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home. View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down the stairs to swim in the plunge pool. Travel to Tolmer Falls to see the cascading waters. Venture to Wangi Falls for another swimming opportunity and an optional walk through the lavish rainforest. A buffet lunch is included.

As a not-for-profit art and craft organisation based at Uluru, Maruku promotes the Aboriginal art space like no other. Maruku markets products from Anangu artists and craftspeople and also offers fun and authentic art workshops led by local Anangu artists. Learn about traditional Aboriginal art, be inspired by the ancient symbols of the desert and create your very own work of art to take home as a keepsake. Morning and afternoon workshops are available daily.

Join your small group of up to 12 guests on the Melbourne City Tour. This tour allows guests to enjoy the main attractions of this marvellous metropolis in a relaxed and entertaining way. Guides bring to life the stories behind the iconic buildings and also outline the most interesting places to visit. Whether it is a walk in the park, a trip to the Cathedral or a shopping spree at Victoria Market, there is a lot to admire and take in. The tour covers the hustle and bustle of downtown to the tranquillity of Carlton Gardens; from trendy Fitzroy to edgy St Kilda. Visit world famous Albert Park, home of the Australian F1, and the sports precinct including the famous MCG and Melbourne Park, home of the tennis Australian Open. The tour includes a stop at the Shrine of Remembrance and ends at Eureka Skydeck 88, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Melbourne from the 88th floor.

Choose between an indigenous-guided Dreamtime Gorge Walk and Dreamtime Legend Walk, conducted by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. This is considered a must do for every visitor to Mossman Gorge. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul, meaning stories and legends from a long time ago) takes visitors on a journey along private, easy-graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering, cool rainforest streams. After a welcome with a traditional smoking ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits, the walks travel through stunning rainforest. Your experienced indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique environment. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.  Available ex Cairns and Port Douglas.

Sit back and relax on the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Nabilil is a dragon-like figure who named the region Nitmiluk after hearing the song of the cicada (nitnit, nitnit). Includes a two gorge cruise, three course candlelight dinner featuring fresh, local Australian produce, a glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee.

The essential cultural cruise, Nit Nit Dreaming incorporates travel along the first two gorges in Nitmiluk National Park, where you'll discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people, and the cultural significance of these gorges to them. It's ideal if you have limited time but want to capture as much of the surrounds as possible. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge. Note: There are steps and walks of approx 400 metres each way, please wear appropriate footwear and sun protection.

Nitmiluk Gorge is one of the most picturesque places to canoe in Australia. A canoe trip is a great way to get away from the crowds and experience the splendour of the gorge for yourself. Canoeing in this environment can be as challenging as you choose but always rewarding for those who want to get in touch with nature. Half day, full day or overnight hire is available. Children under 5 years are not permitted. Operates seasonally approx June - November. Please carry drinking water and sun protection.

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge National Park, is a comfortable 3.5 hour drive south of Darwin and is open year round. Set in the grounds of the Nitmiluk Camping and Caravan Park and short walk from the Gorge and tour departure points, Nitmiluk Chalets provide self-contained accommodation for up to five in comfort. The one or two-bedroom chalets have a lounge and dining area, ensuite, kitchen and a spacious balcony for observing local wildlife, including wallabies in their natural habitat. Relax at the resort-style swimming pool, Visitors Centre Café or Poolside Bar & Bistro.

Whether it's an intense 3 Gorge Buzz, a breathtaking 8 Gorge Flight or an aerial journey over all 13 gorges, there's a scenic flight to suit everyone's desires and budget. A scenic flight will give you a great perspective of Nitmiluk Gorge system with spectacular views from our state of the art helicopters. Upgrade on an 8 or 13 gorge flight and land on the rock escarpments at a remote site for a unique photo opportunity. The ultimate heli experiences include landing and exploration at ancient rock art sites and remote waterfalls and swim sites.  Minimum 2 guests.

Departing from Cairns, Ocean Spirit, a 32m luxury sailing catamaran, will take you for a memorable day to experience Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef where visitor numbers are limited. A vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover's delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds. Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay's protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver's view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating birdlife on the island. For the more adventurous, experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive or join the marine biologist for a guided snorkel tour. Or if you prefer, just relax on the beach or onboard. An informative marine biologist reef presentation, delicious buffet lunch and morning and afternoon teas are included.

Join one of Perth's most enjoyable day tours, which includes a full wine tasting experience centred on the river. Morning tea is served shortly after boarding, followed by a premium wine tasting with cheese and biscuits. Disembark at Sandalford Estate for an exclusive winery tour, film presentation and a unique 'Wine Flight' tasting. A two-course lunch is served throughout the tasting during which you can select your favourite wine to accompany the main course. Upon re-boarding, enjoy afternoon tea, complimentary wines and entertainment provided by the crew.

Join your small group of up to 12 guests on this tour full of history, amazing landscapes and wildlife encounters. The first stop is at a historic working farm on Churchill Island. Here you will get a glimpse into a day in the lives of the first settlers on this remote island. A visit to the Koala Conservation Centre guarantees a close-up encounter with these furry little fellas in their natural habitat. Wallabies and echidnas can often be seen here in the wild. Stop for a walk on the boardwalk at The Nobbies where you can appreciate the full force of the ocean and maybe spot a few penguin nests. In summer months the tour allows for free time in Cowes for a stroll along the pier and a local seafood dish (own expense). Arrive at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre with time to shop, have a coffee and meander down to the viewing platform to see the amusing arrival of the little penguins coming in on the surf.

Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary. Visit the historic Churchill Island and see sheep-shearing in action. Next stop is the Koala Conservation Centre to marvel at the koalas in their natural environment. Continue on to the Nobbies and Seal Rock Centre for a stroll along the boardwalks before arriving at Summerland Beach for the nightly penguin parade. Home to Victoria's largest colony of little penguins, Summerland Beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world-famous penguin parade. Watch as hundreds of cute penguins make their way across the beach heading home for the night. Take in the beauty and native wildlife of Phillip Island on this magical visit. Tours depart daily and include hotel pick-up and park entry fees. Receive complimentary entry to Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck when you book this tour in conjunction with the same operator's Great Ocean Road Classic Tour.

Experience a great day combining a visit to the Pinnacles with other amazing natural landscapes in Western Australia's northern region. Encounter pristine, white sand dunes, spectacular coastal vistas and valleys with masses of grass trees, and view kangaroos in their natural environment. Visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Interpretive Centre and then drive into the Pinnacles Desert to travel the three-kilometre trail for a unique experience walking among this awe-inspiring phenomenon. The Pinnacles Desert is made up of thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. After lunch at Cervantes, visit Hangover Bay to see crystalline beaches and the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Go for a walk along the beach and during the summer, take your swimsuit and towel for a refreshing swim. Continue on to the Lake Thetis stromatolites, which are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on the planet.

The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia's great travel experiences. This is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Situated 90 minutes' drive south-east of Hobart, this is an ideal destination for learning about Australia's convict past.  The site is very large with over 30 historic buildings and ruins to explore. Other activities include guided tours, a harbour cruise, participation in the high-tech interactive installations at the Dockyard and Separate Prison as well as visits to furnished houses, the museum, convict study centre and convict gallery. The two cafés and a bistro provide refreshments while evening ghost tours and monthly paranormal investigations offer an unorthodox heritage experience. Private tours and private dining are available by prior arrangement.

Located just 45 minutes from Darwin, Pudakul offers a fascinating two-hour tour focused on the region's unique nature and culture. Engage with local Aboriginal people, learn basket weaving, dilly bag making and the techniques used in the process. Have a go at throwing a spear or blowing a didjeridoo, play the clapsticks and learn about local food and bush medicine. Tours depart at 1030am from Thursday to Monday each week between April and November.

Travel on this experience-of-a-lifetime where Quicksilver's friendly crew takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the very edge of the famed Great Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility and in addition, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. Cruising aboard a high-speed, wave-piercer catamaran in air-conditioned comfort, both snorkellers and non-swimmers can enjoy the spacious activity platform with semi-subs, an underwater observatory and onboard marine biologists. Exciting optional activities such as scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist guided snorkel tours and scenic helicopter flights complement this reef-world experience. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. This is Australia's most-awarded reef cruise and has Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

The MV Reef Kist is a state of the art 18 metre catamaran capable of carrying up to 75 passengers in air-conditioned comfort. With a top speed of 18 knots, MV Reef Kist offers a fast, two-hour transfer to the true Outer Great Barrier Reef. Lunch is made fresh daily from our resident chef on the liveaboard vessel, with morning and afternoon tea also provided and a stocked bar.  A full range of all required snorkel and dive gear is also on board.  You will visit two different reef sites during your day tour, enjoying up to four hours on the reef. Your captain will choose the best reefs and sites on the day to maximise your enjoyment.  Your comfort and enjoyment is our priority, so Cairns Dive Centre limits the combined diving and snorkelling day trip passenger numbers to a maximum of 40.

Located in Alice Springs, RT Tours Australia offers tours to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and surrounds. Owner Bob (Penunka) Taylor is a Master Bush Chef who loves to share his passion for food, culture and country with travellers to the Red Centre. A Central Aranda man, Bob infuses traditional foods of the Australian bush into his fare to add flavours unique to the region. Extended tours include bushwalking, bird spotting and interpretation of Aboriginal art.

Start your day on a 16 metre Motor Yacht with an idyllic two-hour morning tea harbour cruise, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the calm early morning waters and get up close to famous Sydney Harbour icons. The ultimate small group harbour tour with maximum 16 passengers on board. Upon disembarkation, you will have one hour at your leisure to explore the Rocks area or enjoy lunch. Make your own way to the Sydney Marriott Hotel where you will commence your three and a half hour city sightseeing tour. Discover Sydney city highlights and best lookouts of Sydney: The Rocks, Mrs Macquarie Chair, Bondi Beach, Paddington and more. With maximum 16 passengers all day you will discover Sydney in style on this personalised and intimate small group tour.

Get set for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure out of Port Douglas aboard the ultramodern dive and snorkel catamaran, Silversonic. Designed for small groups, the tour enables snorkellers to spend five hours exploring three spectacular outer reef sites at the renowned Agincourt Reef. Each of these sites has been chosen for its visual and ecological diversity. A snorkel brief at each site and a guided snorkel tour ensure that visitors make the most of this exquisite reef world. In between water activities, swimmers can relax on the sun decks overlooking the Coral Sea or in the vessel's comfortable lounges. Silversonic features state-of-theart ride control, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges, licensed bar and hot, freshwater showers. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included. As an optional extra, Silversonic offers up to three certified dives and introductory diving.

SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye will have you feeling on top of the world. You'll be walking on air 268 metres up, with the CBD directly beneath your feet - just look down through the glass floor viewing platform for a bird's-eye perspective of the bustling city below.  You'll be amazed at the exhilarating view as you spend 45 minutes walking outside the entire tower while the friendly guides share commentary about Sydney's iconic landmarks and some of the more hard to find locations.

Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience offering a gourmet desert BBQ under the stars. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare and the star-filled heavens are all part of this stunning experience. Shortly before sundown, guests are driven to a secluded location in the desert. As a didgeridoo player weaves his magic spells you will enjoy canapés, beverages (including beer and wine) as well as a buffet BBQ and a star talk.

Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000. With panoramic viewing windows on every deck, enjoy the postcard-like images of the harbour. The impressive ship offers three dining decks all featuring a covered, outdoor area as well as access to the upper, open star deck. The Captains Dinner cruise offers a three-course contemporary menu with upper deck seating, dancing and entertainment with the Sydney 2000 band. Bar package and guaranteed window seating are available (additional cost).  The 24 Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise is a quick and convenient way to see the harbour with a choice of up to eight stopovers including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Watsons Bay and three extra destinations - Fort Denison, Shark Island & Manly (fees apply). Enjoy the main harbour sights and live commentary. A three-day Sydney Harbour pass including Manly & Taronga Zoo is also available (additional cost).

Are you short on time yet still want to enjoy small group experiences and cruise Sydney Harbour? Sea Sydney is the only operator to provide a two hour morning tea cruise (max 16 guests) aboard an exclusive 16 mete Motor Yacht. Boarding at Commissioner's Steps you will enjoy an idyllic morning cruise along the eastern foreshores of the magnificent Sydney Harbour. Cruise past the famous landmarks within arms' reach, including The Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cruise under Pyrmont Bridge and into Blackwattle Bay.

For those wishing to take a close-up look at Sydney Harbour, join this half-day award-winning kayaking tour. Paddle right into the heart of Sydney's inner harbour enjoying fantastic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch on an island in the middle of the harbour. Using stable, state-of-the-art tandem dagger kayaks, this four-hour experience includes kayak tuition, paddling and lunch. Beginners are welcome with pick-ups available from Sydney central hotels, or guests can meet at Rose Bay.

This is a luxury small group tour of Sydney and surrounds with a difference. Highlights include the beautiful northern surf beaches and Manly's stunning sandstone coast and rock pools. Enjoy morning tea with views at North Head before crossing the bridge to tour traditional city highlights ''_ Macquarie Street, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the eastern suburbs' bays, Bondi Beach and quaint Paddington, with its beautifully restored terrace homes. Additional sights include Darling Harbour, views of the Opera House and the historic Rocks area, all of this with splendid harbour views.

Venture inside the world’s most recognisable sails. Take a onehour Sydney Opera House Tour around this magnificent building. Step inside and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts venue came into existence. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles. Your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building’s 14-year creation and history since opening in October 1973. The Backstage Tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide who is ready to answer all your questions about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed building, you’ll see exactly what the stars of yesterday and today see as they prepare for their big moment on one of the world’s most significant stages. If you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the actors, dancers and musicians going through their rehearsals and warm-up routines. This intimate tour concludes with breakfast in the Green Room, the private haven of some of the world’s most famous artists. Book in for a Tour and Tasting Plate and you’ll find yourself seated at the al fresco Opera Kitchen, where Sydney’s finest culinary treats are coupled with one of the world’s best views. With a sumptuous three-tiered sample menu consisting of fresh sushi, succulent prawns, plank-roasted salmon, delicate mini wagyu and chicken burgers, dumplings and more, it’s the perfect end to your day of Sydney Opera House discovery.

Complement your visit to Uluru in Red Centre country with dinner at Tali Wiru. 'Tali Wiru', meaning 'beautiful dune' in the local Anangu language, offers the magic of fine dining under the southern desert sky. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with French champagne and canapés around a fire pit, and progresses to the dune top for a table d'h''_te four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wines set to the backdrop of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta setting sun.

Experience the abundant tropical marine life to be found at the coral gardens on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With a selection of 16 reef locations, Tusa Dive hand-pick the best two sites for each day's conditions. Snorkellers and divers together cruise in comfort on board the modern 24 metre catamaran TUSA 6. Tusa's friendly crew will make sure your day is fun, safe, and memorable, while you enjoy the day's activities which include an informative reef talk, guided snorkel tours, 'first-time' introductory diving and certified diving.

This all-inclusive lunch cruise affords you the opportunity to experience the beautiful upper Swan River. Depart from the city and enjoy the delicious buffet featuring a trio of tempting hot dishes, complemented by a variety of seasonal gourmet salads, cold BBQ chicken, prawn and continental meat platters. Local beers and wines, together with tea, coffee and soft drinks are available during the cruise. Your afternoon cruise is rounded off with afternoon tea, coffee, cake and a fresh fruit platter followed by some live entertainment provided by the crew.

See the unique animal and marine life of the remote Cobourg Peninsula, experience the Aboriginal culture and rock art of Arnhem Land, and be awed by the majestic waterfalls in Kakadu National Park with one of the Northern Territory's leading cultural and eco-tourism operators. Departing from Darwin, Venture North enjoys unparalleled access into many restricted regions of the Northern Territory including the Cobourg Peninsula, where they operate their safari-style Cobourg Coastal Camp.

Set sail in luxury from Port Douglas aboard Quicksilver's 30-metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef coral island, Low Isles. This is the perfect day excursion for both families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities is on offer in this tropical island paradise. Visitors are limited to protect the reef's ecology, so you'll experience this island heaven with a select few. So relax - the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore. Enjoy snorkelling and exploring the island with a marine biologist, view coral gardens in a glass-bottom boat or just relax on the beach under thatched umbrellas or on the decks of Wavedancer. Take in the sun and savour a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

Indulge in the ultimate Whitehaven Beach experience and find out why Whitehaven Beach is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world!. Soak up the sun at the southern end with swimming, sunbathing and beach activities throughout the day. Cruise along the full length of Whitehaven and across Hill Inlet. From here a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture-postcard view. A leisurely pace ensures all fitness levels are catered for, and guests take the time to enjoy this superb spiritual place.  If sea conditions permit, we will cross to nearby Esk Island, a delightfully scenic island that is rarely visited. If the tide is right, there is a small reef area to snorkel.  Enjoy a convenient picnic lunch at leisure. Afternoon tea is served on the return cruise from Whitehaven Beach.

This package gives visitors to Kuranda Village the chance to immerse themselves in a world of iconic Australian wildlife. At Birdworld Kuranda, observe brilliant red-tailed black cockatoos, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, rare parrots and more. Next door, visit Kuranda Koala Gardens, a delightful award-winning attraction where options include holding a cuddly koala for photos, patting and feeding kangaroos. Also see wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and frogs in the beautiful rainforest setting. Free shuttle from Skyrail.

Experience Australia's oldest and best known wine region the Hunter Valley. Enjoy exclusive wine and cheese pairing and tasting with the renowned dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Lunch is a relaxing two-course menu of a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by dessert accompanied with a glass of dessert wine. After lunch, there is time to relax and perhaps experience a Wine Theatre presentation or additional Wine Tasting at local cellar door or beer tasting (own expense). The choice is yours.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is located in the spectacular Great Ocean Road region, one hour west of the popular Twelve Apostles and just ten minutes from Warrnambool. The Reserve sits inside the crater of a dormant volcano and has a plethora of wildlife to encounter; this coupled with guided tours to learn about Aboriginal culture & history provides a truly unique eco-tourism experience on the Great Ocean Road.  Worn Gundidj guided tours are available every day at 11am.

Wula Guda Nyinda offer a range of guided bushwalks, 4WD tours, or snorkel and kayak adventures around the magnificent Shark Bay World Heritage Area of Western Australia. Your guide, Darren 'Capes' Capewell will enthral you with his charismatic and passionate approach to sharing his beautiful part of the country and his culture with you. Each tour is a unique adventure uncovering the secrets, stories and traditions of the Aboriginal people's harmonious relationship with the land including your guide's own deep spiritual connection. Tours depart from Denham or Monkey Mia.

New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Explore the State in winter and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other and a "Must Do" for any fun-loving traveler. Whether looking for an adventure filled road trip, or a relaxing weekend break from the daily grind, there is something for everyone in the Territory.

Queensland is a wonderland of adventures, a must to see for yourself. While you're visiting the Sunshine State you may find yourself lost in a rainforest land before time, unwinding on a beach in a tropical paradise, under the sea on the one and only Great Barrier Reef, losing yourself in the starry skies of the outback, sailing through the breeze on a yacht in The Whitsundays or soaking up the sun while you surf a legendary break on the Gold Coast.

South Australia is a state renowned for its abundance of Wildlife, Outback and Wine, easily accessed from the gateway of Adelaide. A city of natural beauty and simple elegance, Adelaide appeals to many North American visitors because of relaxed lifestyle and rich cultural and culinary offerings. South Australia is home to Australia's most interactive wildlife experience, Kangaroo Island, as well as numerous world famous wine regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. For travelers wanting to venture into the outback, Coober Pedy offers the opportunity to explore underground homes and the mystical Flinders Ranges offers iconic landscapes and hiking opportunities.

Lonely Planet named Tasmania one of the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 – the only destination in Australia or New Zealand to make the list. Discover everything you've heard about Tasmania's food and wine is true. To a gastronome, it's heaven. To everyone else, it's mouth-wateringly irresistible. The island’s diverse and ancient landscapes offer accessible wilderness experiences that are unsurpassed and world renowned. Easily accessible from Sydney and Melbourne, the temperate climate, beautiful scenery and an abundance of experiences make Tasmania an ideal touring destination.

Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to picturesque wineries and national parks teeming with wildlife.

Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and climates.Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass.In Western Australia you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.

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