Day 1 Arrival at Melbourne Airport
Welcome to Australia
On arrival at Melbourne International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.
Overnight in Melbourne
Day 2 Melbourne
After your breakfast. Today morning you will get a glimpse of the coastal capital of the Victorian state, the Melbourne City Tour. Welcome to Melbourne! Known for its gardens, restaurants, cafes, arcades and laneways, the arts and its relaxed elegant charm. It's also home to the Australian Open Tennis, Aussie Rules football, Melbourne Cup and the MCG! Our morning Melbourne tour is a great introduction to our beautiful city. Head NE of the city and tour through 'Little Italy' with its plethora of restaurants and boutique shops. See the exquisite architecture of Melbourne University and Royal Exhibition Building before making a brief photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral. Spend time at Fitzroy Gardens. A favourite part of the tour? - a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways with the chance to enjoy the atmosphere and have a coffee break (own expense).
Day 3 Melbourne
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore more on the untouched natural wonders in Melbourne with the variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us
Great Ocean Road Day Tour
A must-do day tour from Melbourne for anyone wanting to see the Great Ocean Road the right way!
Our Great Ocean Road day tour is a full day trip spent exploring this truly majestic stretch of diverse coastline, taking in its amazing array of spectacular attractions. The scenic journey in our air conditioned bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. Experience the roaring surf, white sand beaches, rocky outcrops and towering cliffs. Our Great Ocean Road day trips make stops at numerous beaches, lookouts and other scenic spots allowing you an opportunity to take plenty of happy snaps, as well as to simply relax while enjoying the stunning views. A local cafe lunch at the foot of the Otway Ranges in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay, Australia. After lunch our Great Ocean Road tour takes us into the mountains, where we take a stroll in the Great Otway National Park. Wonder at the intricate beauty of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the region's towering native hardwoods, some of the tallest trees anywhere in the world. Then of course it's onwards to the Port Campbell National Park, where you'll be awestruck by the world famous rock formations including of course the 12 Apostles, the sensational (but much underestimated) Loch Ard Gorge, and the collapsed London Bridge.
Cost per person AED 475.00
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour
Phillip Island day tours from Melbourne are a great way to explore one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. Indulge your senses with the finest food and wine in the region and view Australian wildlife in its natural habitat before reaching the highlight of the tour - the penguin parade. Your tour on the penguin island is an experience you'll never forget.
Departing Melbourne at around midday, we journey to the city's most colourful attraction , the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes. We continue our journey through Melbourne's bayside suburbs on the way to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus and wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots and Tasmanian devils. Included in our visit here is the spectacular 'Conservation in Action' wildlife show. Continuing on to Phillip Island, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest population of fur seals. And then it's onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You'll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade. After the parade we allow plenty of time to explore the Visitor Centre before beginning our own journey back to Melbourne.
Cost per person AED 450.00
Yarra Valley Wineries Day Tour
Departing every day from Melbourne, our Yarra Valley Wine tours promise an entertaining, sociable and educational day out. With the help of our expert guides, you will discover the richness of the Yarra Valley's thriving wine industry.
Recognised as one of the world's great wine growing regions, you will experience fine local produce and breathtaking scenery during the tour. Your first visit will be the Yering Station Vineyards. Start the day by learning how to swirl, sniff and slurp and you'll be ready to taste some wines. Then off to lunch at Ray's Restaurant located in Balgownie Estate. Enjoy a high quality restaurant lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment the meal. After lunch we continue to Yering Farm. The cellar door proudly showcases antique cooper tools used by pioneer wine makers over a century ago. Our last winery visit is the Domaine Chandon. This is the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery that shows how the wine is made, followed by a relaxing glass of Australia's best bubbly and a view that will leave you in awe.
Cost per person AED 400.00
Day 4 Melbourne- Gold Coast
After breakfast in the hotel. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight to Brisbane. Upon arrival in Brisbane airport the driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall, picked up and drop to your hotel in Gold coast.
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.
Overnight in Gold Coast
Day 5 Gold Coast
After breakfast at your hotel, day will be fee to relax and enjoy the sandy beach of Gold Coast or there are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Sea World Gold Coast (ROW)
Make contact with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of amazing rides, shows and attractions at a Gold Coast theme park favourite!
Visit to one of the Gold Coast's prime attractions offering something for everyone with a mixture of rides, shows and animal exhibits. For the thrill seeker there are a variety of rides available including the Corkscrew rollercoaster, the Bermuda Triangle, Vikings Revenge, Jet rescue coaster and the Seaworld Waterpark with a range of waterslides. Visitors to Seaworld can also enjoy close up encounters with such marine animals such as polar bears, dolphins, seals, rays and even sharks. At the Shark Bay exhibit, the world's largest man-made lagoon system for sharks, is a highlight and offers visitors the unsurpassed viewing and interaction with these awe inspiring animals. The theme park also offers its guests a number of spectacular shows such as the Dolphin show, Pirates unleashed featuring impressive acts of physical endurance, acrobatics, precision cutlas play and the famous seal show.
Cost per person AED 200.00
Natural Bridge, Springbrook Tour
Explore the World Heritage listed Gondwanna Rainforests only a short scenic drive from the City.
This Half Day Tour makes the most of precious holiday time. Enjoy the morning visiting our stunning beaches or many of Gold Coasts amazing attractions then in the afternoon immerse yourself in the Goondawanna Rainforests only a short drive away. Take in all that the World Heritage Rainforests of Springbrook and Natural Bridge has to offer.
Cost per person AED 250.00
Tangalooma Day Cruise with Lunch
Spend the day on the world's third largest sand island, Moreton Island!
Take advantage of a relaxing 75 minute cruise across glistening Moreton Bay to spend a few hours soaking up the tropical lifestyle at Tangalooma Island Resort. Spend the day on the world's third largest sand island where there are great tours and activities offered, with many FREE! Try archery, boules, tennis or swim in the beautiful waters of the bay. Choose from two swimming pools.
Cost per person AED 575.00
Day 6 Gold Coast
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is free for leisure or there are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
See the sights of historic Brisbane, Australia's third largest city. Enjoy a city tour, river cruise of Brisbane. Your tour also takes in Mt Coot-tha Lookout and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tour Australia's third largest city, with it's trendy and colourful city streets, Brisbane is an enjoyable and fascinating city to tour around and see by land or water. Travel to strolling the arts and man-made beach precinct of Southbank Parklands. Home to 130 koalas, visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for a rare opportunity to have a photo cuddling a real koala. Your tour also takes in Mt Coot-tha Lookout for unsurpassed views towards Brisbane and Moreton Island. A snapshot of Brisbane for history lovers.
Cost per person AED 450.00
Full Day Hike - Lamington National Park, Elabana Falls and Picnic Rock
Explore Queensland's Lamington National Park on this hiking tour with an experienced guide. Part of the World Heritage, listed Gondwana Sub-Tropical Rainforests of Australia, Lamington boasts a pristine landscape of waterfalls, ancient trees and native wildlife. Elabana Falls is a breathtaking waterfall; the short hike to the falls is exceptional with giant Brush Box trees lining the track and the sound of the falls below getting closer.
Your day trip begins with pickup at Gold Coast hotels by minivan for the 27-mile (45-km) drive inland to Lamington National Park. During the approximate 1- a hour drive, admire views of Mt Barney and Mt Lindsay. Upon arrival at the park, your guide will give an introduction to your hiking route, including a few safety tips. You'll wind down through an emerald landscape of Queensland brush box and strangler figs, arriving at superb views of the waterfalls near Picnic Rock. A 10-minute detour takes you down to Elabana Falls where you can scramble over some boulders for an even better view of the cascade. After watching the water show and snapping a few pics, follow your guide back up the track with a steady, but gentle, incline. Arrive at O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk, the first attraction of its kind in Australia, and stroll along a series of suspension bridges some 65 feet (20 meters) above the forest floor. The walk showcases some sweeping views of the McPherson Range and the rainforest canopy. After lunch, enjoy a little free time to check out the gift shop, feed the local birds or just admire the scenery from your location in the middle of the park. From O'Reilly's, you'll drive back down the mountain and then onto the Gold Coast for hotel drop-off.
O'Reilly's Green Mountains
O'Reilly's is situated in the centre of the cool, quiet rainforest of World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park, with its spectacular panoramic views. This is one of Australia's unique and most desirable locations to visit.
Prior to your arrival at O'Reilly's, enjoy a stroll along the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine's unique local art and crafts shops. Upon arrival at O'Reilly's, you'll be enchanted by the calls of an amazing array of native birds, not to mention the friendliness and hospitality of this renowned family-owned guesthouse. Enjoy life in the top of the trees as you take a stroll along the 'Tree Top Walk' 16 metres above the rainforest floor.
Cost per person AED 350.00
Day 7 Gold Coast- Sydney
After breakfast in the hotel. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight to Sydney. Upon arrival in Sydney airport the driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall, picked up and drop to your hotel.
Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
Overnight in Sydney
Day 8 Sydney
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will hear a story of Sydney harbour through cruising on this half Sydney Harbour Story Cruise. This cruise to the upper reaches of Sydney harbour takes place on board a sleek modern motor cruiser and includes morning or afternoon coffee, tea and biscuit.
Discover the stories of Sydney Harbour under the spell of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This quality sightseeing cruise includes a fun and personalized commentary of the sights, people, land, history and development of the world's most beautiful harbour city, with a choice of refreshments.
Day 9 Buenos Aires
Breakfast in the hotel. Day is free to relax or discover some of the most beautiful places around Sydney and the neighboring cities. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Canberra Discovery - Australia's Capital
Discover all the major sights of the nation's capital, Canberra on this full day tour.
The nation's capital - a purpose built city, ultra modern with imposing architecture yet a rural charm of lakeside, gardens and open spaces. This hi-tech city is the seat of Parliament and home of superb national monuments, museums and galleries. Highlights of this tour: 1) Visit the historic township of Berrima in the Southern Highlands, 2) Enjoy the panoramic views of Canberra from Mt Ainslie, 3) Visit the Australian War Memorial on a guided tour, 4) Hear the history of the ANZACs as we travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of all conflicts, 5) Take a guided tour of the National Gallery of Australia, 6)Visit the spectacular billion dollar Parliament House for a private guided tour, 7) See "The Lodge" , residence of our Prime Minister, 8) View the many embassies and foreign diplomatic residences, 9) Pass by The Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, National Library, the Carillion bell tower and the High Court of Australia.
Cost per person AED 550.00
Grand Blue Mountains - All Inclusive
Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Crisp, clean, fresh mountain top air with distant blue horizons overlooking deep ravines with rainforest carpeting the valley floor. Waterfalls, sleep hamlets and the rich warm smell of the Australian bush make this a very special place for every visitor.
You are off over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest steel arch bridge in the world, and head west towards the Blue Mountains. First stop is the quaint village of Leura. Here you can grab a bite to eat for morning tea (own expense). You will visit Scenic World and enjoy 360 degree views of the Jamison Valley. The Unlimited Discovery Pass is included and allowed you to ride the steepest incline Railway in the world down to a lush and hidden valley below. Gently ascend on the Cableway taking in panoramic views and ride on the Skyway which glides between cliff tops 270 metres above ancient ravines and the rainforest canopy. Echo Point has views stretching across to the Three Sisters , a trio of rocky pinnacles. You will learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime legend of the Three Sisters and meet an Aboriginal Elder and celebrate Aboriginal song, dance, didgeridoo and culture in a contemporary gallery at Waradah Aboriginal Centre. Enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park and get up close to our native wildlife. You will be able to hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus and enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of the friendly koalas. End your memorable day with a relaxing cruise down the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour, admiring waterside suburbs and scenery along the way, before arriving at Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf) or Circular Quay.
Cost per person AED 700.00
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Step into a world that is totally wild and see the largest variety of Australian Species all under the one roof.
Experience a real Australian adventure, without having to travel all around the country. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoon houses over 6,000 animals living in their 9 natural habitats and ecosystems, where you can take a walk on the wild side with the yellow-footed rock wallabies, or meet one of Australia's cutest national icons, the koala. Covering 7,000 square metres, the two-storey attraction hosts Australia's bizarre creepy-crawlies to unique reptiles and mammals. Be dazzled by scores of colourful butterflies, and explore Flight Canyon and discover which birds live within the heights of a forest canopy and the amazing calling sounds they make.
Cost per person AED 100.00
Day 10 Sydney /End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 8790/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights.
Destinations: Melbourne, Gold Coast, Natural Bridge, Lamington National Park, Elabana Falls and Picnic Rock, Sydney, Buenos Aires.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Melbourne / Sydney / Dubai.
3 nights accommodation in Melbourne based on double room occupancy.
3 nights accommodation in Gold coast based on double room occupancy.
3 nights accommodation in Sydney based on double room occupancy.
Return transfers in Melbourne, Goldcoast & Sydney on private car.
Sightseeing tours on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Australia-is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses. Walk on the wild side with these animal encounters that invite you to get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most incredible wildlife. Between silverback gorillas, whale sharks and manta rays, these adventures will see you rub shoulders with some of Mother Nature’s giants. Alternatively, downsize the creatures but scale-up the number, watching legions of baby turtles hatch in Borneo; or discover the whole cast of the Lion King with a walking safari on Zambia’s vast plains.
Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It’s known as a major backpacking, camping, road trip, and diving destination, but no matter your travel style, there is something to draw you here. The country is filled with incredible natural beauty from Uluru to the Outback, rainforests to pristine white sand beaches, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Sydney’s Harbor Bridge and Opera House are iconic man-made wonders, and Melbourne’s café culture will make you feel like you are in Europe. Coupled with world-class surfing, and it is no wonder people never leave.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the Schengen countries. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to Australian consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/GCC
Transportation: Figuring out how to get around is one of your biggest pre-trip decisions. Get our holiday expert best advice on deciding between your options. Based on your trip itinerary, our experts will help you choose wisely. You'll also find a wealth of practical travel tips.
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Things to see & do:
Sydney-capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
Melbourne-is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.
Cairns-considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined in bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.
Brisbane-is a “business city”, so unlike Sydney or Melbourne, there isn’t a lot of “culture” here. South Bank has some nice restaurants, and there are some decent pubs, but overall, the city isn’t one of the most exciting places to visit in Australia.
Perth-is Australia’s west coast capital and is often overlooked by most travelers. It’s expensive to get out there from the east coast so most travelers avoid it, but I love it! In fact, it’s probably my favorite city in all of Australia. Perth feels more like a large town than a city and is the best place to have a “Sunday Session” (an Aussie tradition of drinking on Sunday afternoons). From the beaches, food, and beer (be sure to take a day trip to Freemantle), Perth is just awesome.
Gold Coast-Australia is famous for its surfing, and one of the best places to learn is on the Gold Coast right outside of Brisbane. You’ll find world-class waves, a wide beach, and lots of available lessons. If you don’t like the Gold Coast, there is always Noosa, Byron Bay, Bondi Beach, Perth, and—well, you get the idea. There’s a lot of surfing in Australia!
Adelaide-is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city's Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.
Canberra-is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 403,468, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory south-west of Sydney, and north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a "Canberran". Although Canberra is the capital and seat of government, many federal government ministries have secondary seats in state capital cities, as do the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.
Darwin-is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It's also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. Also near the water is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art, plus a pearling lugger and other seafaring vessels.
Hobart-capital of Australia's island state of Tasmania, sits on the River Derwent. At its fashionable Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses host galleries and cafes. Nearby is Battery Point, a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages. The city's backdrop is 1,270m-high Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, plus hiking and cycling trails.
Wollongong-is a coastal city in Australia, south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline. Trails encircle the forests and rocky cliffs of Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range, which frames the city. To the north, hang gliders launch from Bald Hill. South lie the Buddhist temple of Nan Tien and Lake Illawarra, a large lagoon with boating and fishing facilities.
Newcastle-is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.
Townsville-is a coastal city in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.
The Great Barrier Reef-off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It's home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.
Daintree-The world’s oldest rainforest (yes, older than the Amazon) offers hikes that range from easy to challenging, dense jungles, beautiful mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, and cliffs
Fraser Island-The world’s largest sand island is a popular place to do some camping, swim, hike, and avoid dingoes. It’s also extremely popular with the locals because of its rustic beauty is easily accessible from the mainland. They camp a lot on the island. You can hire your own 4WD car or take an overnight tour through the island that’s famous for its fresh water lake (and dingoes). Sadly, you can’t go in the water nearby as it’s rough and full of sharks!
Outback-No trip to Australia is complete without a trip to the outback to see crocodiles, valleys, lakes, and the red desert. Find your own Crocodile Dundee as you explore the Red Center and Western Australia. Must visit places I love: Karijini National Park, the Kimberlys, Kakadu, and Litchfield National Park.
Wine Tour-Margaret River, Hunter Valley, or the Barossa Valley, you will have many chances to taste Aussie wine right from the source. Visiting the wine country should be on your list of things to do.
Ningaloo Reef-The Great Barrier Reef gets all the hype, but the Ningaloo Reef on the west coast is a far better reef system. Because it’s less developed and attracts fewer tourists, there are actually more fish and wildlife—you can even swim with whale sharks!
Western Australia-The most overlooked area in the country is the west coast where the country really shines. Here you can escape the crowds of the east coast, explore the outback, the Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay, Broome, Perth, and the Margaret River.
Tasmania-This is a very “off the beaten track” destination. Despite everyone knowing its name, hardly anyone ever makes it down here. Tasmania has amazing hikes, beautiful bays (Wineglass Bay being the most famous), small towns, and excellent people, just a ferry away from Melbourne.
Blue Mountains-Right outside of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are an awesome place to explore —particularly in 4WD vehicle. As you adventure into the rainforest of the outback, you will see kangaroos, parrots, kookaburras, and more.
Karri Trees-One of the most under visited sights in Australia are the Karri forests in Southwestern Australia. These dense woods and tower trees are a beautiful testament to the diverse nature of the country. They are only a few hours south of Perth.
Kimberley-This area is known for its wilderness, so if you love the outdoors and don’t mind things getting rugged, add this to your itinerary. The mostly-unpaved Gibb River Road runs 660km through the region’s heart, which has towering limestone cliffs, gorges, a desert landscape, and freshwater pools.
Kakadu-The enormous Kakadu National Park is a biodiverse nature reserve in Australia’s Northern Territory. It encompasses wetlands and rivers. It’s home to saltwater crocodiles and flatback turtles, as well as many different bird species. Aboriginal rock paintings (dating back to prehistory) can be viewed at Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr.