Sure, there are particular sites most adventurers hope to explore when immersing themselves in the land Down Under, but Australia also offers a rich and diverse portfolio of other adventure possibilities that go above and beyond the ordinary. There may be bucket-list destinations as well as roads less traveled that interest and entice explorers from all walks of life. We’ve crafted several goal-driven sample itineraries that incorporate a wide range of immersive cultural activities and capture the essence of this vibrant country. One of these adventures may be a good starting point for crafting the journey of your dreams, whether you’re going solo or with loved ones.

Below is a quick overview of some of our top Australia adventures, including the best times to travel, to help you decide which Journeys International adventure might be the best fit for your travel goals:

Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road

Ideal Time to Travel: October to April

Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will revel in this 12-day journey. Start in Melbourne, exploring its cosmopolitan charm before embarking on the scenic Great Ocean Road. Marvel at the Twelve Apostles, visit the historic town of Port Fairy and encounter native wildlife on Kangaroo Island. Conclude your adventure with a stay on Bruny Island, known for its stunning landscapes and unique wildlife.

Discovery Down Under

Ideal Time to Travel: September to May

This 11-day itinerary is perfect for those seeking to experience Australia’s iconic landmarks. Begin in Sydney with a tour of the Sydney Opera House and a harbor cruise. Travel to the Blue Mountains for breathtaking views and Aboriginal cultural experiences. Head to Cairns to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef and explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Finish your journey in Melbourne, enjoying its vibrant arts scene and culinary delights.

G’Day Australia for Families

Ideal Time to Travel: September to May

Designed with families in mind, this 11-day adventure combines fun and education. Start in Sydney, visiting Taronga Zoo and enjoying a family-friendly harbor cruise. Fly to Cairns for hands-on experiences at the Great Barrier Reef and a tour of the Daintree Rainforest. End your trip on the Gold Coast, where kids can enjoy theme parks and beach activities while parents relax in the sun.

Other Custom Adventures

Ideal Time to Travel: Varies

For those who want a more off-the-beaten-path tailored experience, our custom trips offer the flexibility to design your perfect Australian adventure. Perhaps you’d like to explore the West Coast, with an adventure through the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. This region showcases the untouched beauty of the Kimberley, a vast wilderness with dramatic landscapes. For those seeking scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road offers breathtaking coastal views. Snorkeling enthusiasts can dive into the vibrant underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, while those looking for relaxation can unwind in the charming town of Broome. Australia’s hidden gems present endless possibilities waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to focus on wildlife, culture, or adventure, we’ll create an itinerary that matches your interests and preferences.

Explore these itineraries and more on our Australia destination page. The Adventure Specialists on our team would love to help you plan the Australian adventure of a lifetime. If you’re ready to turn your travel dreams into reality, send a message or schedule a call with us!