Australia is a continent of unimaginable diversity.
From the cities to the outback. From the arid deserts to the tropical rain forests. From sun-drenched beaches to the Southern Ocean windswept beaches. From vineyards to goldmines. Some are experiences are totally contemporary while some date back from more than 650 million years.
Immerse yourself in Australia's endless natural wonders or interact with the beautifully unique Australian wildlife.
The main cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide along with the popular centres of the Gold Coast, Darwin and Cairns provide for sophisticated dining, shopping and cultural experiences.
Queensland has earned a reputation as a spectacular holiday destination and includes the following tourist centres Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands Port Douglas.
The Northern Territory has Devil's Marbles to Tennant Creek.
Sydney's Bondi Beach is very well know and should be on everyone's itinerary. However, you will find literally thousands of stretches of sand around Australia's massive Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean costs that will leave an indelible impression on your mind.
The following Australian beaches are amongst some of the best in the world: Manly Beach (Shelly Beach) Sydney - Hawkes Nest, Mid-North Coast, New South Wales - Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland, Victoria - Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Capricorn Coast, north of Rockhampton, Queensland - Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island Queensland - Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park in Tasmania - Cable Beach, Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia - Surfers Point, Margaret River, Western Australia - Esperance Beaches, Western Australia's South - Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island off Adelaide, South Australia.
Australia Natural Environments
There is an endless list of natural wonders. The following Australian icons hardly scratch the surface: the Great Barrier Reef, Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, Ayres Rock (Uluru), Blue Mountains, Cape Tribulation, Phillip Island, Kings Canyon, Kuranda, Fraser Island, Pinnacles Desert, Ningaloo Reef and the Kimberley.
Australia Wine Regions
The famous wine areas of the Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Yarra Valley, Mildura, the Grampians, Margaret River, Swann Valley and Pipers River are complemented my a whole range of up and coming wine producing regions.
Some totally uniquely Australian outback towns include Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie.
Our Australian indigenous culture, the Aboriginal people, have a deeply spiritual connection to the land that has remained for tens of thousands of years. You through a walk in the desert in search of bush tucker, a visit to the ancient rock art galleries, or simply sitting in on a story-telling session. This land is full of colourful characters. The type you'd meet at one of our legendary outback pubs, cattle stations or country towns. Uncomplicated, larger than life, everyone with a fascinating story to share.
Australia National Parks
Perhaps Australia's most famous National Park is Kakadu National Park, but this is just one of several hundred totally unique and awe inspiring lands within Australia. Protected areas in Australia that are a must to visit including: Fraser Island National Park, Glass House Mountains National Park, Whitsunday Islands National Park, Alpine, Ironbark, Lake Eildon, Mitchell River, Mount Richmond, Snowy Mountains, Blue Mountains National Park, Budawang, Kosciuszko National Park, Royal, Belair, Coorong, Flinders Ranges National Park, Lake Eyre, Seal Bay, Ben Lomond National Park, Cradle Mountain, Douglas, Franklin, Mountfield, Cape Arid, Cape Leeuwin, Dryandra, Ningaloo, Stirling, Tunnel Creek, Warren, Charles Darwin, Elsey, King's Canyon and Litchfield National Park.
There are various options to consider for your West Australian adventure:
Options range from a half day orientation tour to a two week adventure. From opulent luxury to 'back to nature' basics. Tours could be conducted in luxury coaches, specially converted 4WD vehicles, in aircraft or onboard a cruise vessel. Each DISCOVER AUSTRALIA tour includes a description on the modes of transport and inclusions for the tour, such as accommodation options. Check out each tour for the best one to suit your needs. Otherwise, ask The West Australian Specialist for help and advice in planning your dream holiday.
Self Drive Holidays
The value for money of a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Self Drive Package is hard to beat. They come packed with extras to ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time.
for package inclusions. You can also construct your own 'a la carte' self drive holiday by choosing the vehicle and selecting your accommodation from the comprehensive ranges included in this brochure. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA has amazing rates for car hire and has great 'volume discounts' at accommodation throughout Australia - meaning you save by ensuring your reservation is made with The Australian Specialist. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA will happily advise on accommodation choices and itineraries to ensure your holiday is just what you want.
Plan and Book Ahead
Australia is huge - about the size of the USA or Western Europe. Distances between towns and attractions can be large. Pre-planning and pre-booking of accommodation before you depart is essential. Limited accommodation in country areas could mean that a town's accommodation can be booked out well in advance.Without pre-booking, you may find that the town is full when you arrive and the next nearest town is a good day's driving away. Pre-planning will ensure you make the most of your valuable holiday time. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA is intimate with all areas of Australia and is totally experienced at organising specific personalised itineraries for visitors.Ask for the advice of The Australian Specialist when planning your Aussie adventure to make sure you maximise your holiday experience.
Book early: Australia has very limited availability and often books out well in advance.
It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Perhaps you prefer to take your accommodation with you in the form of a fully equipped Motor Home. Camper hire is available from Perth, Broome and Darwin.One way hires are also available between these centres.
If you are exploring national parks in the southern areas or travelling to northern Australia, a 4WD is recommended to enable you to fully access these spectacular areas. The heart of the real scenery is often a 'fun' 4WD off the main roads.