Untamed Outback, Rare Wildlife, Stunning Coastline, Bustling Cities & Famed Wine Country
Despite the distance from US shores, in my opinion Australia is a must see for everyone. From cosmopolitan cities to stunning beaches, the vast outback and the bush in between, there is so much diversity in this country. And who doesn’t want to cuddle a koala or get up close to bouncing kangaroos in their natural habitat?
Australia is massive (almost as big as the 48 contiguous states) so you won’t have time to see it all. Almost every corner of Australia offers up varied scenery, culture, cuisine, adventure and a number of World Heritage listed sites.
Choose to explore the tropical east coast featuring key Aussie cities, sleepy seaside towns and the glorious Great Barrier Reef. Infrequent flights can make getting here a little harder to get to but well worth the journey! Your troubles will melt away when you feel the powdery white sand between your toes and stay at a stunning luxury resort close to the reef. Of course snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and scuba diving are popular activities in this area – great for honeymoons and family vacations alike.
Visit Daintree National Park, home to the oldest rainforest on the planet. Learn all about the bush while exploring the forest from elevated boardwalks and stop by the canopy tower for the most scenic views.
Out west sits the Margaret River wine region, the Kimberley, Esperance and ‘The Golden Outback,’ where the colour and contrast will take your breath away. Further South you can explore magnificent Kangaroo Island, the colourful Barossa Wine region or intriguing Tasmania, steeped in history and where you can wander the controversial Mona museum.
For a true Outback experience, take the kids to the ‘red centre’ and Uluru-Kaa Tjuta National Park, home to the world famous Ayers Rock. This is exactly how you imagine the Australian Outback to be, and a visit to the Cultural Centre will deepen your experience and understanding of the magic of this area. We can pair luxury accommodations, guided tours, sightseeing by helicopter, camel rides and more, to make this an experience with memories that will last a lifetime.
Don’t forget to include ziplining, horseback riding and 4WD for some adrenaline pumping adventures too!
Traveling with kids?
Australia is vast and you will not be able to see it all in one trip. In two weeks you will be able to see a lot but creating the right itinerary for your family can be extremely overwhelming.
The logistics of where to go, what to see and when, with the kids in tow, is often too much for even the most seasoned traveler to try and plan. I can help you with logistics and create the perfect itinerary, tailor-made for you so that all you have to do is pack your bags and go.
How to get there
A number of international airlines fly into the east coast of Australia on a regular basis. Many cruise lines also dock in key cities around the country.
When to go
There really isn’t a bad time to visit Australia! Most parts of the country experience a mild winter and warm (to extremely warm!) summers.
Given the size of this country the seasons can impact different areas in different ways. The major cities come alive with festivals in Summer, the outback can be easier on travellers in the Spring, and snow adorns some mountainous regions in Winter, so it really depends on your bucket list.
There are four seasons in Australia and temperatures vary from state to state:
Summer – December to February
Autumn – March to May
Winter – June to August
Spring – September to November
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