Information for Organised Tours in Australia
Australia is the best country in the world to see by organized tour. Because the distances are so vast it is so much easier to go on a tour than to hire a vehicle, drive tens of thousands of kilometers and have to organize all of your own accommodation, meals and day trips to points of interest. The cost of fuel is also shared by a lot more people and this helps to keep the cost down. Another factor is that the tour leader or driver will, in most cases, have been their before and have lots of local knowledge and experience. There are plenty of well established tour companies, with years of experience, that have plenty of different itineraries and set starting dates so that you can plan your transfers to suit.
Most Australian tour companies offer modern, air conditioned, coaches that are fully equipped with toilet facilities, movies and seat belts. Some of the more specialized one also have foreign language recordings coordinated with GPS position finding so you won't miss out if your English is not too good. All Australian highways have regular roadhouse facilities and organized tours will stop at these for food and comfort stops.
There are a multitude of places that you will want to visit on your Australian tours. We have excellent operators with regular tours to the great Outback. Travelling from Darwin, in the Northern Territory you can take a tour that will include Litchfield and Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Mataranka Springs, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Ayres Rock. In the Northern territory there are tours that run to both the north and south from Perth. The Coral Coast, Broom, the Kimberly and the Bungle Bungle ranges are all very popular and to the south, the Swan Valley wildflower displays, Margaret River and the Pemberton region with its magnificent eucalypt forest are a must see.
South Australia is famous for the Barossa and Clare valleys and there wine making area's as well as the Limestone Coast, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, The Adelaide Hills and the northern desert regions that include the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, Wilpena Pound and Lake Eyre. In Victoria there are some sensational tours. The Great Ocean Road is world famous, The Grampians in the west and the alpine regions in the north east together with the Lakes Entrance region on the east coast all have their own particular beauty. In New South Wales, Sydney is a great jumping off point to tour around to places like the south coast, the Snowy Mountains, Canberra, the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley as well as travelling along the coast to the north, through beautiful coastal areas like Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Kingscliff and Tweed Heads.
Queensland is another state not to be missed on your Australian Tour. As you travel north from the Gold Coast and Brisbane in the south you will visit Noosa, Fraser Island with its world heritage listed rainforests and pristine lakes, Hervey Bay for some fantastic whale watching, Mackay has the best fishing charters and the magnificent Whitsundays with all of it's sensational island resorts. Cairns is another world famous tourist destination and of course the Great Barrier Reef which lies just offshore. There are also some wonderful tours to do into outback Queensland. Tasmania is last but certainly not least. This is Australia's island state and has so many fabulous attractions that it is a must on your itinerary. The capital is Hobart and from here you can take tours to see Port Arthur and all of its convict ruins, The Midlands with Cradle Mountain National Park, The west coast with the world heritage listed wilderness areas along the Gordon and Franklin rivers. The north and east coasts are sensationally beautiful with a magnificent coastline and old growth forests to see.
All of these destinations are uniquely Australian and each has its own charm so try to include as many as you can on your organized tour in Australia.