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5 Reasons Australia Is On So Many Bucket Lists

Australia shows up on more people’s bucket lists than most other destinations and for good reason.  This continent-nation offers an amazingly wide mixture of landscapes, wildlife, and adventure, providing a veritable palate of opportunities for anyone wishing to enjoy an exhilarating travel experience in ever changing locales: there is no single “Australian itinerary.” With that said, and knowing Australia has so much to offer, here are my five top reasons to visit Australia.

The variety

The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

This air-inclusive snowbird escape takes you to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or to Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Staying on either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, enjoy a full month of relaxation, play and discovery. Or perhaps consider our most recent addition to the program – Ettalong Beach in New South Wales, just over an hour north of Sydney.

The Gold Coast is famous for its long, white sand beaches, world class …

Sydney Escape

Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s icons are well-renowned. Spend six nights discovering why this city is a favorite with travelers the world over. Learn about Australia’s European history in the Rocks District, take the harbor and see the towering skyline rise above you, visit one of the 70 beaches and take a dip and just soak up the atmosphere of this laid back, sunny and friendly city. Travel …

The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style

Experience the majesty of the Northern in luxury. Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife home to over 10,000 crocs! Meet Aboriginal clans who have lived here for over 65,000 years and hear about their rock art some of which are over 20,000 years old. Your journey then takes you to the majesty of the Red Centre. Natural wonders abound with the iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and windblown Walpa …

Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on a journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.

Itinerary

Day 1
Darwin – Mary River

As this journey departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night at Mantra on the

Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney

Discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland and gateway to its many famous attractions. Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a day trip to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

When it comes to sun-soaked fun, no other destination …

The Ghan Expedition – Darwin to Adelaide

The iconic Ghan train ride is hailed as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. The 4 day/3 night Ghan Expedition is a great opportunity to discover the character and rugged beauty of the Australian outback. Departing from Darwin between April 4, 2018 and October 24, 2018, this great red Australian adventurer will transport you to Adelaide via Katherine and other enchanting parts of Australia in total comfort and style.

The Expedition journey …

12 Night Inspiring Australia

On an Inspiring Journey we will take you off the beaten track with immersive experiences in a boutique small group setting. You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with gourmet cuisine to match. We offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of vacation planning, with the flexibility to shape your journey with a choice of optional experiences. You’ll share your vacation with a small …

Aussie East Coast Experience

With amazing experiences included at each destination, you experience Australia’s East Coast in its entire splendor.

Enjoy a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour, and join a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Get off the beaten track and explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, offering ancient Aboriginal sites and remarkable landscapes.

Cruise to the Great Barrier and witness the stunning Daintree National Park with a guided rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge and a River cruise …

Kimberley Fishing Extravaganza

The Great Escape Charters fishing adventures give you the option to experience a number of exciting activities along the coastline in addition to fishing. You may choose to visit spectacular Kimberley Waterfalls, gorges, and stunning rock pools for swimming, or take excursions to wondrous and extensive Aboriginal rock-art galleries. You can take a dinghy down the river-ways for mud crabbing, have a relaxing swim in a white sandy beach, look for turtles at Montgomery Reef, …

Through the Vineyards of Australia

A perfect pairing of Australian wildlife, scenery and experiences!

Australia’s wine-producing areas are incredibly varied. The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region with over fifty wineries open for tastings and sales. The region specializes in sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Pinot, with an impressive range for full-bodied Shiraz and ‘Cab Savs’.

McLaren Vale is renowned for its Shiraz, Grenache and Mourverdre, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Merlot also grown. White wine varieties include Chardonnary, …

Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Port Douglas

In Sydney bask in the sunshine by the harbor and discover why this city is a favorite with travelers the world over. Experience the acclaimed Sydney Opera House, and dine with Harbour view. Travel to the Blue Mountains to the see the famed Three Sisters rock formation and learn of Aboriginal history and observe native wildlife.

Explore Adelaide, an elegant city that has preserved its colonial heritage. Just beyond the city center you’ll find the …

Best of New Zealand with Sydney

Auckland is the International gateway to New Zealand, as is much more than a transit stop. The country’s largest city is a vibrant urban center with great nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Centered between two harbors, draped over 48 volcanic cones occupying a stunning natural landscape of rainforest, beaches and rugged hills– it is a colorful, modern and multicultural city. With more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world it easy to see why …

Light Up Sydney with Vivid Sydney

Watch Sydney transform into a landscape of ‘light art’ sculptures. Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor cultural event that takes place May 23, 2018—June 16, 2018 and features performances from local and international artists, immersive light installations and projections as well as an idea exchange forum featuring public talks and debates from creative thinkers.

Explore the city sights and Vivid Lights. Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard the MV Sydney 2000 and enjoy a fantastic dinner with …