Australia South to North?Melbourne to Darwin On the water and on the road? Is there a better way to explore somewhere new than from a few different vantage points? We didn?t think so either. This 19-day tour allows you to experience Australia from land, water and even underground. (Seriously! Just wait until you get to Coober Pedy.) From Melbourne to Darwin, your itinerary will include amazing stuff like rainforest walks in Great Otway National Park, wine tasting in Clare Valley, awe-inspiring sunsets at Uluru, and even a wetland nature cruise in croc country. HighlightsLearn about creation stories of the Aboriginal Australians, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru, hike through gorgeous natural rock formations in the Red Centre, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kakadu National ParkAccommodationHostels (10 nts), swag camping (7 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 20, avg 16Meals Included15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinnersWhat’s IncludedHands-On: Wine Tasting, Clare Valley
Recharge: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit. Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. 12 Apostles visit. Aboriginal centre visit. Tower Hill Reserve visit. Underground mine tour. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre. Hikes at Grampians NP, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and Kings Canyon. Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory. Aboriginal art and craft centre visit. Exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Great Ocean Road East?Adelaide to Melbourne Are there two words that go better together than “road” and “trip”? We don?t think so. On this short and sweet 3-day tour from Adelaide to Melbourne, we?ll drive the Great Ocean Road and take in the highlights. Grampians National Park, the Arch, the 12 Apostles ? we?ll check ?em out and get expert guidance from our CEOs along the way. Our small group sizes make it easy to bond with your fellow travellers, so you?ll come away with both new memories and new friends.HighlightsMarvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, walk through a rainforest, learn about Aboriginal beliefs at a cultural centre.AccommodationHostels (2 nts, multi-share).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.Group Size NotesMax 20, avg 16Meals Included3 breakfastsWhat’s IncludedRainforest walk in Great Otway NP. 12 Apostles visit. Walks in Grampians NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia Australia is over 7 million sq km (4.35 sq mi) of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here. It would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne by discovering the city’s hidden laneways. Then head up the Great Ocean Road to a couple of national parks before journeying deep into the fabled Outback for a rendezvous with the iconic Uluru. Next, meet the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation, cruise the glorious Whitsundays, visit a G Adventures-supported cultural centre, learn to surf, and explore Sydney. Exhausted yet? Just wait?ll you?re actually there!HighlightsDiscover the hidden laneways of Melbourne, marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, spend the night in an underground hotel, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, sail through the gorgeous Whitsundays, hang ten in Byron Bay, explore the Blue Mountains by footAccommodationHotels (21 nts), underground hotel (1 nt), rainforest cabin (2 nts).Group Size NotesMax 16, avg 12Meals Included12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinnersWhat’s IncludedG Adventures for Good: Cafe Chloe, Tully
Hands-On: Wine Tasting, Clare Valley
Hands-On: Surfing Lesson, Byron Bay. Melbourne laneways walk. Brighton bathing boxes visit. Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. 12 Apostles visit. Hike at Grampians NP. Night bush walk (Little Desert NP). Wilpena Pound visit. Underground mine tour (Coober Pedy). Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit. Guided Daintree Rainforest walk. Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion. Blue Mountains stay with hikes. Jenolan Caves visit. Jamison Valley walk. Orientation walk in Sydney. Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
From Sydney, Australia’s largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, this tour through Australia-stopping first in Fiji-is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. You’ll spend three nights each in Nadi, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the Indian Pacific train traveling across Australia.A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world’s few truly transcontinental trains. On the world?s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia’s remote region. Enjoy dinner under the stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres-a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia vacation is unique.Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and New Zealand fur seals in one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city’s famous lanes and arcades-another unique experience Globus includes-and cruise on Sydney Harbour. In Fiji, wander among tropical orchids at Garden of the Sleeping Giant. This Australia tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you?re sure to create.Included Features:FIJI Sightseeing tour; visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and stop at Vuda Lookout; Globus Local Host service SYDNEY Sightseeing; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruiseMELBOURNE [LF] Walking tour of Melbourne?s lanes and arcades; sightseeing including Fitzroy Gardens; Colonial Tramcar Restaurant lunchADELAIDE Sightseeing; [LF] tasting at Haigh?s Chocolates; excursion to Kangaroo Island; visit to Cleland Wildlife Park; dinner at the National Wine CenterHAHNDORF [LF] Wine tasting at a local vineyardADELAIDE?PERTH Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific Train; [LF] dinner under stars at RawlinnaPERTH City sightseeing including visit to Fremantle; farewell dinner
Included Features:Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Explore Southern Australia on this 16 night journey to some of the country's greatest sites. Take a train ride on the Indian Pacific as you head from West to East. Check out the Pinnacles Desert, Adelaide and Tasmania. An off-the-beaten-path itinerary offering spectacular sights and unique experiences as you enjoy all of the highlights of southern Australia.