Escorted Australia tours offer spectacular coastlines, offshore islands and natural beauty make it among the best in the world for water lovers. Australia is the world’s largest island (and smallest continent) and overflows with exciting opportunities. There is the famous Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, only a short distance off the country’s northeast coast; Western Australia’s stunning beaches; South Australia’s gorgeous Kangaroo Island and Tasmania, an island rich in history and beauty. Australia's abundance of coastline, offering everything from iconic surf beaches to exclusive, white sand, palm fringed islands is no secret to the locals. Nearly 90 percent of Australians live near the sea. It’s a mesmerizing, stunning backdrop to explore!
Since Australia is quite a long flight from the U.S., particularly from the East Coast, we recommend when taking an Australia tour that you allow a minimum of 14 days, ideally around 21 to get a taste of various regions in Australia.
Choosing an escorted Australia tour?
Here are is some helpful information.
First things first - when is the best time take an Australia tour?
The seasons run opposite to ours in the United States, so you will
want to go from September through May, which is their Spring, Summer and
Fall months. March through May is fall, and the temperatures will be
cooler. The two most popular and therefore crowded months are December
and January.What parts of Australia should you visit?
That depends on how
much time you have and what your interest are. We recommend you allow at least 12 days, and up to 3
to 4 weeks to tour Australia. If you have only 1 week, then go straight for
visiting Sydney. If you have 8 to 10 days you can find several
combinations of Sydney with Melbourne, Sydney with Brisbane, Sydney with
Cairns or Sydney, Ayers Rock and Cairns. With 12 nights you can visit
all of the above for a real taste of Australia.
What type of Australia tours can you choose from?
Tour companies have realized that there are different types of vacations
that suit travelers needs. In Australia you can take a city stay, an
escorted tour, an independent vacation, a small group tour of less than 24 guests, rail tours
or even cruise tour. An Australia tour specialist can explain all of these in more detail, and help you decide which type of vacation is best for you.