All Around Australia

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Trip Details

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What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Wildlife: Go on “Quoll Patrol” in Tasmania to see eastern quolls, wombats, and wallabies; swim with peaceful whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef; look for crocs in the Kimberley, and more.
  • Meals to Savor: Fresh and sublime seafood and wine are a running subtheme to the journey.
  • Way Out Back in the Kimberley: Take seven days to travel with a guide through the Kimberley, a wilderness of dramatic gorges and 41,000 years of Aboriginal history.

All Around Australia

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory:

Region: Australia

Trip Price: $20,000

Duration: 32 days/33 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Hobart / Cairns

National Parklands:

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

All Around Australia

All Around Australia - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Days 1-6: Tasmania

Jump in with a full day cruise down the Derwent River and into the sheltered waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel that surround Bruny Island. Your guide dives for abalone and sea urchins and shucks fresh oysters to prepare a feast. Then it’s off to hike and look for wildlife in Freycinet National Park, Ben Lomond National Park, and Mount Victoria forest Reserve. You might see platypus, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, quolls, and more. 

Days 7-9: Margaret River

Fly to Perth and drive to Margaret River, world renowned wine region. The area is also known for its beaches, and there is much to see and do here. Your highlight will be visiting Voyager Estate for a long walk followed by a six-course “Discovery Meal” showcasing the region’s finest seasonal produce.

Days 10-12: Ningaloo Reef

Fly to Exmouth from Perth and transfer to Ningaloo Reef for three days of relaxing and exploring from your sumptuous beachside safari camp. If you’re here between April and July, you’ll be able to swim with the whale sharks, filter-feeding behemoths that migrate through during those months. Whenever you’re here, you can skiff out into the Indian Ocean with your guide to look for turtles, dugongs, dolphins, rays, and seabirds. 

Day 13: Broome

A quick night in Broome sets you up to fly out for the next leg of your adventure. 

Days 14-21: The Kimberley

Fly to Kununurra to meet your guide for an incredible adventure in the Kimberley, known for its vast wilderness regions, isolated coastline, dramatic gorges, and deep Aboriginal connection. During this 7-day expedition your guide will take you to iconic sites along the Gibb River Road, swimming in the Lake Argyle infinity pool, walking among the Bungle Bungles, touring through the Ord Valley, and more. Accommodations include comfortable safari-style tents and guest rooms. 

Day 22: Perth

Fly to Perth to catch tomorrow’s train.

Days 23-25: Ride the Rails

Catch the Indian Pacific for an amazing ride across Southern Australia, from Perth to Adelaide. Off-train excursions let you get out and explore some of the historic and fascinating stops along the way. All aboard!

Day 26: Cairns

Fly to Cairns today to launch the last, exquisite leg of this spectacular journey. 

Days 27-31: Great Barrier Reef

Catch a boat to the ultra-exceptional Bedarra Island Resort, set in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The ten private villas offer the ultimate in privacy, tranquility, and barefoot luxury. Take advantage of the resort’s sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel equipment, or trails, or let us arrange for some SCUBA diving or deep-sea fishing. 

Day 32: Cairns

It’s so hard to leave, but you’ll boat back to Cairns today for flights home tomorrow. 

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