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Australia Vacations

An escorted tour is one of the most popular ways to see this continent. Tour operators employ skilled, professional tour directors who accompany the group throughout the trip and share their knowledge of Australia with travelers. Many tours combine a segment in Australia with a portion in New Zealand or even a stay in Fiji or Tahiti. Others visit only Australia on well-rounded itineraries that include major destinations.

These trips bring you close to the country's dazzling scenic beauty. Drive into the starkly beautiful outback, and visit wildlife parks inhabited by kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus. Itineraries allow for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, scuba diving or sailing, and to Ayers Rock, or Uluru, a massive formation of 36 red-rock domes.

Australia tours also explore sophisticated cities. In Melbourne, guests might take in Melbourne University, the Parliament House or the Queen Victoria Market. Sydney and its world-famous Opera House are key sights, and a cruise of Sydney Harbor is included in some packages, giving travelers a picturesque view of that great city.

In some cases you'll need to fly a long distance to reach the departure city of your tour, so you may want to arrive at least one or two days in advance. This gives you time to rest and get oriented. Most companies offer hotel packages, available as add-ons.

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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only Australia, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include Australia.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in Australia Only

Family Australia 9 Sydney, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia Explorer 12 Melbourne, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Australia 2020-2021 18 Melbourne, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Beaches and Reefs 2020-2021 15 Sydney, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Beaches and Reefs with Sailing 2020-2021 15 Sydney, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
The Sun Seeker 2020-2021 10 Byron Bay, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
The Sun Seeker with Sailing 2020-2021 10 Byron Bay, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
City to Surf 2020-2021 6 Sydney, Australia  Byron Bay, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
The Big Walkabout 2020-2021 22 Sydney, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
The Big Walkabout with Sailing 2020-2021 22 Sydney, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include Australia
Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under 17 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Pacific Wonders 15 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Pacific Wonders including New Zealand's North Island 2020-2021 18 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Complete South Pacific 2020-2021 27 Cairns, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Outback to the Glaciers 2020-2021 20 Cairns, Australia  Christchurch, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia and New Zealand Uncovered 22 Wellington, New Zealand  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Pacific Wonders 2021-2022 15 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Pacific Wonders including New Zealand's North Island 2021-2022 18 Cairns, Australia  Queenstown, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Complete South Pacific 2021-2022 27 Cairns, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia and New Zealand Uncovered 2021-2022 22 Wellington, New Zealand  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.