sample australia tours
At Destination Seekers we offer a completely bespoke service, ensuring that your itinerary is perfect for you. For inspiration, please find below some sample tours of Australia.
East Coast Australia
Day 1: Sydney to Byron Bay
Arrival in Sydney. In the afternoon you will take a walking tour of this exceptional city, taking in famous landmarks such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You'll have time to explore Darling Harbour as well as Sydney's China Town. In the evening drive to Byron Bay.
Day 2 to 3: Byron Bay
Today explore the chilled out vibes of Byron Bay before kayaking through an ocean Marine Park where, if you’re lucky, you will encounter dolphins. After this, journey to Byron Lighthouse, Australia's most easterly point, where you can learn about the local and indigenous history.
Early the next morning head back to Byron Lighthouse to catch a spectacular sunrise over the city. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this laid back town.
Day 4: Surfers Paradise
Your next stop is Surfers Paradise, a popular spot with panoramic ocean views and a vibrant nightlife. After you have had chance to tour the city you can take a surf lesson.
Day 5 to 6: Brisbane
An hour from Surfers Paradise, the fantastic city of Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. Explore the man-made city lagoons and the beautiful Southbank Brisbane, including the pretty city beach.
The next day take a trip to Australia Zoo, which was made famous by the late Steve Irwin. You can interact with Australia's indigenous animals, such as koalas, kangaroos and wombats.
Day 7 to 10: Fraser Island
Next stop is Fraser island, which will be your home for the three days. We start with Rainbow Beach, the gateway into Fraser Island, where you will meet your driving guide.
Highlights of Fraser Island include driving along 75 Mile beach, Fraser Islands very own beach highway. You will visit famous Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of Fraser. Go for a relaxing swim in the beautifully clear Eli Creek and visit the Maheno shipwreck. From here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean, before travelling to Champagne pools for a dip. Other experiences include a walk in the sand dunes around Lake Wabby.
Day 11 to 12: Town of 1770
Having left Fraser Island, the next stop is the town of 1770, Agnes Waters. This is a small but adventure packed town surrounded by rocky headlands and beautiful golden beaches.
Day 13: Airlie Beach
After an over night journey you'll arrive in you next stop of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the unique Whitsunday Islands. Spend a relaxed day exploring the town.
Day 14 to 15: Whitsunday Sailing
Your next excursion is a three-day sailing adventure exploring the Whitsundays. Exactly where you will go depends on weather and time, however you will visit white sandy beaches, swim, and snorkel in wildlife-rich waters.
Day 16 to 17: Airlie
Waking up on your last day at sea, say goodbye to the spectacular Whitsundays and head back to Airlie. You will leave here to travel overnight to Cairns.
Day 18: Cairns
Your final destination on this extraordinary trip takes you to the north-Queensland town of Cairns. From here you can access the worlds largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef; top of many peoples bucket lists.
Day 19: Great Barrier Reef
You will get a full day to explore the magnificent Great Barrier Reef with unlimited snorkelling. If you are a certified diver you will be able to discover even more of the wonderland below the waves. You will experience superb coral formations and abundant, colourful marine life.
Day 20: Cairns
On your final day you can relax in Cairns, experience more of the town or even enjoy some extra activities.
Day 21: Departure Day
Today you will head home, taking with you all the fantastic memories from your extraordinary adventure.
Adelaide and the outback
Day 1: Adelaide to Port Augusta
This is the first day of your tour, and you will journey out of Adelaide to Port Augusta. If you want to spend some time in Adelaide before embarking on the trip you can arrive in Australia earlier to explore this lovely South Australia city. Stop at pretty pink Lake Bumbunga on the way to Snowtown, look around Fourth St and Railway Terrace, and then on arrival at Port Augusta, enjoy a visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre or the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens.
Day 2 to 3: Coober Pedy
Your first stop today is Woomera, a town that was purpose-built for testing rockets in the 1940s. The Woomera Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre is fascinating to learn more about the history of the place. Next up, Coober Pedy is famous for being the opal capital of the world, and more strangely for people living underground. Whilst you are here you can learn about why miners decided to live underground, plus take a tour of an underground home, an underground church and a historic opal mine.
Day 4: William Creek
Before leaving Coober Pedy for the remote outback, head to Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park which is a registered Aboriginal heritage site and see the dog fence. Drive along a dirt road to William Creek where you will stay tonight.
Day 5: Marree
It is possible to take a flight over the outback before you continue on into even more remote landscapes. This includes Lake Eyre via the legendary Oodnadatta Track, Wabma Kadarbu Mound Spring Conservation Park along the way and Coward Springs, home to a charming museum and a natural spa. You final stop today is Marree, where you can see historical sites such as the old Afghan Mosque and remnants of the Historical Ghan Railway.
Day 6 to 7: Iga Warta
This morning you will drive to the once booming oasis of Farina Town. Despite its ghost town status, Farina is home to a popular underground bakery which is opened once a year by the Farina Restoration Project Group to raise funds to rebuild the town. Spend the rest of the day in Iga Warta where you will spend time learning about Adnyamathanha culture and gaining a deeper appreciation of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park. The following day you will join your leader for a bush walk, taking in the scenery.
Day 8 to 9: Flinders Ranges National Park
Your next stop is the excellent Wilpena Pound (Ikara), in the Flinders Ranges. Here you can take a walk around Old Wilpena Station, providing a special glimpse into what rural life once looked like within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. The next day you have time to walk in the national park or relax in your accommodation.
Day 10: Adelaide
Today will be spent in the beautiful Clare Valley tasting, amongst other grapes, world class Rielsing. The landscape in this area is captivating, and ensure you take this in between glasses! Spend the night in Adelaide.
Day 11: Port Augusta
There are many stops on your way to Port Augusta, including Crystal Brook, the Barunga Ranges and Spencer Gulf. Visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens and take a guided walk around the gardens to discover the diverse and resilient range of plants that exist in the outback.
Day 12 to 13: Wudinna
On the way to Wudinna, stop at the Big Galah in Kimba, said to mark the halfway point across Australia. In the afternoon climb Mt Wudinna or visit the Big Farmer statue.
You will have a whole day to explore Gawler Ranges National Park with a local guide, discovering the region’s fascinating flora, fauna and natural history. There are many places to include such as Sturt’s Lake, the Old Paney Homestead, Yandinga Gorge and a short walk through a stunning valley to the Organ Pipes.
Day 14 to 15: Scotdesco Aboriginal Community
Another full day, today you will be travelling to Scotdesco Aboriginal Community in the locality of Bookabie. The community operates as a social and cultural hub while providing employment for local families.
The next day head out to Head of Bight for whale watching, located at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain. There are various viewing platforms which allow you to observe the majestic Southern Right Whales, and also the fantastic views of the Bunda Cliffs and surrounding landscape.
Day 16: Streaky Bay
One of the most iconic images of South Australia, Lake Macdonnell is your stop for today. With a road cutting through the middle, one side of this salt lake is a vivid pink, while the other side is deep blue. This natural phenomenon isn’t easy to forget. With a laidback atmosphere and gorgeous coastline, your destination today, Streaky Bay, is the perfect place to relax, or alternatively wander round the pleasant historic town centre.
Day 17 to 18: Port Lincoln
For the last two days of your adventure, first head to Murphy’s Haystacks, a series of wind worn boulders and pillars dating back some 100,000 years. You will then journey through Port Kenny, Venus Bay and Elliston, to the seaside city of Port Lincoln.
This final day is full of discovery, from the wildlife in Coffin Bay to a commercial oyster farm, and the walking trails of Coffin Bay National Park.
Day 19: Adelaide
Today you travel back to Adelaide which is the end of the tour
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