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  • From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    1. From Cairns: Private Rainforest and Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

    You'll be picked up by your own private driver/tour guide from your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches, before heading south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine, before taking a guided walk through the rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a high chance of seeing this unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra before your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins. Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ring...

  • Perth Harvest Your Own Pearl Experience with Refreshments

    2. Perth Harvest Your Own Pearl Experience with Refreshments

    Enjoy refreshments of Margaret River sparkling wine and the rare delicacy of pearl meat canapes as you learn about why the finest pearls in the world grow in Western Australia. Discover the history of pearling to the intricate practices of modern-day cultured pearl farming. You’ll then be invited to harvest your very own pearl, straight from its oyster. Due to the nature of pearl farming, the value of the pearl is unknown until the time it is harvested. The pearl could range from $500 up to $5,000, and is yours to keep. After the pearl has been harvested, learn about the grading process and take the opportunity to have your pearl made into a stunning piece of jewelry.

  • Melbourne: Indian Food Tour of the CBD - Masala Trails

    3. Melbourne: Indian Food Tour of the CBD - Masala Trails

    Indians first came to Australia’s shores many years ago, and with them they brought culture, spices, and delicious food. Explore the flavors of India on this 3-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s Central Business District, and sample dishes from across the regions. Your guide will tell the story of the arrival of the Indian community in Australia, explaining how their aromatic spices were stirred into modern Australian cuisine. Learn about the use of spices in different foods, and about their health and flavor benefits. Explore the subtly spiced, rice-based cuisine of South India, as you travel through the various cuisines in all their diversity. Taste rich Punjabi food, spiced with garam masala from the north of the subcontinent. Along the way, you will visit an Indian grocery store and discover more Indian ingredients. Conclude with an offering of Indian desserts to experience a taste s...

  • Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Safari

    4. Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Safari

    Hop on a jet ski and glide through the turquoise waters and beautiful bays of Airlie Beach at high speed. Enjoy the opportunity to feed fish and encounter marine life, such as turtles and dugongs. Upon arrival, receive a safety briefing and life jacket from your qualified guide. Then, set off on your jet ski safari aboard modern Sea-Doo skis, which are extremely fun to ride and suitable for both experienced and novice riders. During the safari, enjoy the informative commentary of your guides as you soak up the scenic surroundings of Airlie Beach in a unique way. Take home memories of your experience with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

    My partner went and absolutely loved it. Still talking about how fun and easy it was. Loved the instructor! Could have probably stayed out on the water all day. Such good value for money! High recommend if you're looking for something different to do for the day. If we were here longer he would probably go everyday.

  • From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

    5. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

    Depart from Cairns Marina and visit Fitzroy Island, a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, coral beaches. Walk to the lighthouse, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. This return catamaran transfer gives you 5 hours to explore paradise at your own pace. Check in at Cairns Marina is between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM. Enjoy tea and coffee on board the vessel before your departure. At 9:30 AM, depart Cairns Marina for Fitzroy Island. Enjoy the ferry ride to Fitzroy Island on an air-conditioned catamaran. Travel for just 45 minutes until you are there. Arrive at Fitzroy Island at 10:15 AM. On arrival, enjoy over 5 hours on the island. With up to 5 hours free time you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks to the summit, lighthouse, secr...

    A great day at Fitzroy Island. Couldn't believe we saw a turtle up close in the ocean. Amazing.

  • From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

    6. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

    Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia, before being separated by rising waters. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home to a variety of fish and coral species. Explore this marine wonderland on a day tour from Cairns, crossing by ferry to enjoy wilderness hiking trails and snorkeling adventures. Choose from a range of packages, including transfers for you to explore on your own, or a package including snorkel or glass-bottom boat activities. Explore the Island's 339 hectares of lush rainforest that covers 94 percent of the island and is protected and managed as a National Park. Walking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness, allowing you to explore areas of the island at your leisure. The fast catamaran departs from the Marlin Marina, with check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Cruise south along the calm waters of ...

    We had a great day. The crew were fantastic. Lots of fun. Def would recommend it.

  • Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    7. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

    Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure, and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breatht...

    Awesome experience which I rate as one of the top experiences in my life. Seeing the beautiful live coral was something else. These guys knows the spots and our team AJ and "Deray" (hope I spelt that right!) were fantastic, knowledgeable and engaging with everyone on the boat. My reluctant sullen 13y old who did not want to go had the best time ever!

  • Uluru Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks & Biscuits

    8. Uluru Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks & Biscuits

    Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background to the art installation. Under the cover of darkness, wander through the pathways that encompass the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens, while enjoying tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Then as the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky, gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light. You’ll have an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over the Red Centre. As the natural light brightens the landscape, the Field of Light will dim for the day. Capture some amazing photos from this unique raised...

    Amazing experience and worth the early start! Make sure to wear super warm clothing, we took ugg boots and parkas because even in August it was freezing that early. The tour guides were very friendly, fun and informative, and the bottomless hot chocolates and biscuits really hit the spot.

  • Margaret River: Lake Cave Fully-Guided Tour

    9. Margaret River: Lake Cave Fully-Guided Tour

    Lake Cave, a stunning and perfectly-preserved chamber deep beneath the earth, is a must-see for all visitors to Margaret River. Descend a long staircase through a spectacular sinkhole to the floor of the sunken forest, gazing up at the towering karri trees along the way. Inside the cave, a tranquil lake reflects delicate crystal formations growing from the cave's ceiling. Droplets hang from the tips of straws and stalactites before falling to the floor or into the lake, creating ripples in the water. Marvel at the unique suspended table formation, which weighs several tons and seems to defy gravity as it hovers above the clear lake water. As your guide changes the focus of the light to different features within the cave, incredible views and silhouettes appear etched in the darkness.

    Loved it, would definitely recommend people to visit. The cave was just absolutely beautiful

  • Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

    10. Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

    On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll visit the beautiful village of Kuranda, nestled in pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You will be picked up from your hotel (in the Cairns city area) in a modern and comfortable coach and travel to the train station. Climb aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and take in views of the surrounding mountains along the way to Kuranda. Rising from sea level to 328 meters, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and then takes you into the stunning Barron Gorge. Enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore the markets, shops and walking trails or take a river cruise (seasonal). Discover the amazing array of food stalls and cafés or dine with the resident water dragons at Frog’s Restaurant, famous for their freshly made sauces and dressings. Take the famous Skyrail down, spanning 7.5 kilometers over the pristine rainforest canopy. This is...

    A smooth and insightful journey. The contrast of industrial transport amongst the daunting natural landscape was thrilling.

A holiday in Australia offers visitors an amazing array of experiences. For travelers who enjoy city life, Australia has several cosmopolitan areas to enjoy.

Sydney and Melbourne are both recognized as international cultural centers that offer a wide array of experiences. Melbourne is home to the Australian ballet and is also known for its fantastic shopping. Of course, both offer plenty of restaurants and nightlife.

The capital of Australia, Canberra, is home to the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, the National Museum, and a wide variety of other important cultural and historical sites.

Travelers looking for a lower-key vacation will also enjoy Sydney with its spectacular harbor, fun-filled outdoor lifestyle, and the picturesque scenery of the Blue Mountains, which are just outside of the metropolitan area.

The eastern coast of Australia is home to Brisbane and Cairns. Both cities offer visitors a glimpse of nature that makes Australia so unique. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Botanic Gardens are in Brisbane. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the longest coral barrier reef in the world.

The western side of Australia is home to the city of Perth, which is bordered by the Indian Ocean. Visitors to Perth will enjoy everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer as well as its pristine beaches, and its proximity to fantastic Australian wineries, caves and forests.

While the coasts offer a wide range of activities for visitors, central Australia is not to be missed. A visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is well worth the trip. Home to Ayers Rock, one of Australia's most recognizable natural landmarks, the park also boasts spectacular scenery and visitors are certain to observe plenty of Australian wildlife including a kangaroo or two.

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