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Welcome to "Down Unda!" Australia is an exciting place to begin planning your next bucket list trip. Australia's isolation from the rest of the world has preserved the local heritage while providing some of the most beautiful natural sights you've ever seen. Explore Australia on an Australia Tour to pack in an itinerary full of incredible activities to make it the best trip ever. You'll be glad you survived the long flight and won't want to leave when you arrive. With tour operator volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 40% versus assembling the same itinerary on your own! Book your Australia tour today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted tour headquarters.

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Australia Travel Guide

Australia Tours Highlights

  • Take a Sydney Harbour Cruise for incredible views of the Sydney Opera House.
  • Swim the fishes and other marine life while exploring the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Pet Kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island
  • Visit the Melbourne Federation Square to attend an exciting cultural event hosted every week.
  • View the unique rock art left behind by ancient Aboriginal civilizations in the Kakadu National Park
  • Learn how to surf at Bondi Beach, where the waves are perfect all year
  • Explore the Australian Outback on the Ghan Train transcontinental journey
  • Learn a bit of dark history in Australia at the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Cruise along the Adelaide River to see jumping crocodiles in their natural habitat

Australia Tours Travel Tips

  • Dress appropriately based on where you're planning to visit. Destinations in the northern and southern regions may vary significantly in the weather – one day, you might need a jacket, the next, you might be on the beach.
  • One of the best ways to appreciate Australia is exploring the Australian outback. Road trips are very popular, as well as train rides, such as the Ghan train.
  • Bring (or purchase) a converter for your chargers. Australia has a unique power socket different from everywhere else in the world.
  • Be mindful when traveling to the protected natural areas like the national parks or Great Barrier Reefs. Australian put forth lots of effort in preserving them and often regulate tourism.
  • Get the right visa before your trip. Australia doesn't offer a visa on arrival, so you need to plan ahead for your trip. There is an online portal for submitting your visa request.

Australia Tours Things To Do

  • Swim the fishes and other marine life while exploring the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
    Swim the fishes and other marine life while exploring the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world that you can witness when traveling in Queensland. Located just off the coast, it's the largest coral reef in the world. The extensive area includes over 900 islands and more than 2,900 reefs. Great Barrier Reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – it regulates tourism and other environmental elements that could harm the system. It's one of the most biodiverse reefs with thousands of marine creatures, such as sea turtles, sea snakes, crocodiles, clownfish, and larger mammals like humpback whales and dolphins.  

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    Great Barrier Reef is one of the top tourist activities in Australia. There are several ways to experience the reef, including snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, or taking a glass-bottom cruise.

  • Take a Sydney Harbour Cruise for incredible views of the Sydney Opera House
    Take a Sydney Harbour Cruise for incredible views of the Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House is a symbol of Sydney and one of the most recognized buildings in the world. The unique architecture and position along the Sydney Harbor make it a must-see for anyone visiting Sydney. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Australia's most visited sites, attracting more than eight million people annually. It opened in 1973 as a multi-venue for performing arts. Resident performance companies at the opera house are the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, and the Sydney Theatre Company.  

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    Check times of performances during your trip for a chance to catch a show at the Sydney Opera House. The venue offers tours inside to admire the interior architecture and learn a bit of history. If you want to see an alternative perspective of the exterior, check out the times for a Sydney Harbour Cruise to see a sea view of the opera house with a sunset backdrop.

  • Visit the Melbourne Federation Square to attend an exciting cultural event hosted every week
    Visit the Melbourne Federation Square to attend an exciting cultural event hosted every week

    Established in 2002, Federation Square (or Fed Square) is Melbourne's cultural hub in the central business district. It's the main gathering place for locals and a hot spot for tourists. There's always something going on at the square worth checking out during your visit. Fed Square is a large plaza surrounded by notable buildings showcasing diverse styles of architecture. Some of the points of interest include the National Gallery of Victoria, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. It's also a nightlife hangout spot with several restaurants and bars.  

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    Stop by the Melbourne Visitor Centre underground to find out things to do in Melbourne or see a schedule of upcoming events in Fed Square. It's also a common place where you'll access local day tours.

  • Learn how to surf at Bondi Beach, where the waves are perfect all year
    Learn how to surf at Bondi Beach, where the waves are perfect all year

    Sydney's scenic coast features various beaches, with Bondi Beach being one of Australia's top beaches. It's a year-round surfing and swimming spot that draws over two million people every year. Bondi Beach is a picturesque beach setting with soft, golden sands and pristine blue waters. It stretches for approximately one kilometer with various regions designated for swimming and surfing. It's also an excellent location for sunbathing or beach recreational sports.  

    Best Time To Visit 

    Bondi Beach frequently hosts major cultural and sports activities throughout the year. Check your calendar before visiting to catch the Sculpture by the Sea art competition, Flickerfest short film competition, or the widely popular City to surf Race.

  • Explore the Australian Outback on the Ghan Train transcontinental journey
    Explore the Australian Outback on the Ghan Train transcontinental journey

    Experience the Australian Outback when traveling on the famous Ghan Train. It's one of the most famous train journeys in the world – a transcontinental trip between the north and the south. The Ghan Train is a nearly three-kilometer train ride between Adelaide and Darwin. The entire trip lasts 54 hours, which includes a four hour stop in Alice Springs. Passengers get to enjoy accommodations in a luxury train while witnessing the vast Australian landscape in the heart of the continent.  

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    There are a variety of ticket options for the Ghan Train. You can choose a single or a twin cabin with sleeping and shower facilities. The trains also feature a dining area and a lounge. All tickets include food and drinks throughout the whole trip.

  • View the unique rock art left behind by ancient Aboriginal civilizations in the Kakadu National Park
    View the unique rock art left behind by ancient Aboriginal civilizations in the Kakadu National Park

    Established in 1979 in the Northern Territory of Australia, Kakadu National Park is a massive park to preserve the region's natural ecosystem. A majority of the park is designated as aboriginal land, where visitors can see evidence of ancient civilizations who dwelled in the area. It's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural impact on Australia. Kakadu National Park covers close to 20,000 square kilometers of land with a wide range of landscape features, including plains, lowlands, hilly regions, the Alligator Rivers, and waterfalls. The park is also home to many wildlife; some common animals include wallabies, water buffalo, and crocodiles.   

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    Kakadu National Park is popular for sightseeing wildlife, rock art, and natural sites. Activities include riding along the tourism drive loop, seeing petroglyphs at the archaeological sites, or visiting the Jim Jim Fall. There are a few accommodation options in the park for overnight stays.

  • Learn a bit of dark history in Australia at the Port Arthur Historic Site
    Learn a bit of dark history in Australia at the Port Arthur Historic Site

    Port Arthur Historic Site is an award-winning tourism site to discover some of the dark histories in Australia. The former convict settlement is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved out of 11 sites which comprise the Australian convict sites. Port Arthur Historic Site was widely used during the British Empire era, where convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland. It was abandoned and later converted into a tourist attraction after growing in popularity.  

    You Should Know 

    Take a walking tour of the site to see many of the remaining structures, including a chapel and asylum. You can walk amongst the prison corridors while hearing stories about the site's history.

  • Pet Kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island
    Pet Kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island is the third-largest island in Australia – it was initially part of the mainland, but rising sea levels transformed it into an island. It's a popular tour stop for visitors interested in seeing the rich Australian wildlife up close. Kangaroo Island has several attractions across the entire island. Some of the favorite places to explore are the Flinders Chase National Park, for a chance to see kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies, or Seal Bay, to see a large community of sea lions. There are several other animal sanctuaries. Other popular activities on the island are visiting the numerous beaches or exploring the hiking trails.  

    You Should Know 

    Kangaroo Island is accessible via a ferry ride from the mainland. There are a few ferry operator choices that take passengers to and from the island. The ride is also a part of the adventure as you might have a chance at spotting dolphins swimming nearby.

Australia Tours When To Visit

Quick Facts

Australia is one of the top travel destinations in the world, with people arriving year-round to explore various areas of the continent. You can visit Australia at any time and find lots of things to do. Australia is located in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite those in the northern hemisphere. Australia experience all four seasons, but the northern region also goes through a wet season and a dry season. Many of the top travel destinations are located along the Australian coast. Central Australia is predominantly desert, which experiences extreme temperatures in both the summer and the winter.

  • Summer – December to February – Peak Season

    Australia is a favorite holiday season destination, with many people taking their vacations to the country during this time. The summer has the hottest months, so most travel tends to stay within the southern region. The central region experiences extreme desert heat, while the northern region undergoes wet season with high humidity and tropical heat.

  • Fall – March to May – Best Season

    If you're flexible on time, visiting during the fall is the best time to go to Australia. The fall weather is ideal for enjoying the outdoors, hanging out on the beach, or exploring the islands off the coast. Fall season maintains some of the summer heat, although slightly cooler and more bearable.

  • Winter – June to august – Low Season

    The winter offers the best travel prices due to a decline in tourism for the season. It's the coldest time of year, making the southern region less favorable for travelers expecting Australia sunshine and heat. Traveling to Australia's northern region is best during the winter. The tropical heat and humidity cool down for enjoying the outdoor sights and attractions. However, the central region can experience extreme freezing temperatures at night.

  • Spring – September to November – Good Season

    Spring in Australia is very similar to the fall – visit in the late spring, and the country will begin to heat up for the approaching summer. It's one of the best times for visiting the numerous beaches along the Australian coasts.

Australia Tours Frequently Asked Questions

What are Australia Tours?

Australia Tours provide package deals for traveling to Australia – the tours cover a wide range of activities and locations suitable for all types of travelers. Experience the Australian culture in the major cities or explore the natural wonders hidden in the Australian Outback. You'll get to accomplish all of your bucket list items during your trip, such as seeing the Sydney Opera House and petting kangaroos.

What's the way to get around Australia?

Most of the tours are all-inclusive for traveling to various locations in Australia. You can rent a car or take a local tour to access some of the sights outside of the primary areas on free travel days. Within the cities, there are efficient public transportation systems to experience the country like a local.

What's included on Australia Tours?

Australia tours take visitors to many of the top sights and destinations in the country. You'll spend some time in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Alice Springs, and even islands off the coast, such as Kangaroo Island. The tour packages combine several experiences into one trip to get a broad scope of Australia during your stay.

Are Australia tours expensive?

Australia is one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world, but thanks to our bulk package purchases, we're able to provide great rates or travelers. You'll get to combine multi-day and multi-city tours for the price you'd typically pay for just one. You won't find better deals on Australia Tours so book today!

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