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Escorted Australia Tours 2015 2016 : Explore the Land Down Under

Australia Tour Packages 2015Escorted 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.

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Australia is a land of amazing contrasts - from cosmopolitan cities to the rugged outback, from tropical rainforests to the Great Barrier Reef.  Nearly 90 percent of Australia's 18 million people live in cities along the coast.

Australia has some of the most distinctive and diverse natural environments that offer amazing adventure and wildlife journeys.  From pristine beaches and ancient rainforests to spectacular mountain ranges and national parks, you'll find extraordinary nature.  So come walk, climb, ski, swim and commune with native animals and discover why there's nothing like Australia.

New South Wales - Sydney and So Much More

Culinary treats, wine tasting in Hunter Valley, beautiful beaches (including world famous Bondi Beach,) for snorkeling, diving, kayaking and surfing, spectacular Barrington Tops National Park and hiking in the Blue Mountains are just a few of the highlights of this region. Of course every trip here begins in Sydney with it's famous Opera House, Bridge and harbour. 

Northern Territory- Australia's Outback

Lose yourself in the Northern Territory, a place rich in outdoor adventures and natural beauty.  Darwin's tropical parklands offer crystal clear watering holes perfect for swimming and spotting marine wildlife.  Bushwalk through forests and see ancient Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, join a camel trek across Alice Spring's rolling sand dunes and experiences the natural wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock.)

Western Australia - Coastal Paradise

Come discover why Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and white sand beaches.  Swim with docile Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef and surf or fish in the lush Margaret River region.  Nestled in the far northwest, the Bungle Bungle range entices explorers with tis towering orange and black striped rocks.  See the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, making it one of the best spots for dolphin interaction in the world.

South Australia - a Wildlife Haven

From sprawling green parklands to majestic mountain ranges, you'll love South Australia's spectacular natural attractions.  Kangaroo Island is the perfect place to see koalas, sea lions and of course, kangaroo.  Or in Flinders Ranges, hike the Heysen Trail for breathtaking views, sample native plants and discover ancient fossils and Aboriginal art.

Victoria - Scenic Landscapes

Head into a lush haven of hidden delights in the Dandenong Ranges' secret fern glades, towering forests and eclectic villages, or go rock climbing and canoeing in Grampians National Park.  Visit the wildlife wonderland of Phillips Island and see the little penguins and other fascinating Australian animals, or explore the views and natural wonders including the famed Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road Walk.

Queensland - Tropical

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland offers the chance to enjoy nature and wildlife as well as the indigenous culture. Sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, snorkel or dive the technicolor treasures of the Great Barrier Reef or four wheel drive on Fraser Island.  laze away on a cruise through the stunning Whitsundays Islands, visit the natural wonder of the Daintree rainforest or relax at a magnificent five star island resorts.  However you experience Queensland, the landscapes and lifestyles will never leave you.

Tasmania - Dramatic

Soak up history on Hobart's waterfront cobblestone streets and wind through the Coal River Valley's cool-climate wineries.  Gasp as the breathtaking views in Cradle Mountain National Park and be amazed at the abundance of wildlife on the Maria Island Walk.  As well as rugged and ancient natural beauty, Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history or miners and whalers and some of the best seafood you'll ever taste.

With roughly the same geographic area as the continental U.S., as you can see from reading above, each of Australia's states and territories has its own unique flavor...which ones you visit will depend on your personal taste.