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The Top End

The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its’ rich indigenous culture, tropical weather, crocodiles, great fishing, national parks and laid-back lifestyle.

Kakadu

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Top Didj Cultural Experience

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Litchfield

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Mindil Markets Darwin

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Bamurru Plains Airboat Safari

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The Top End

The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its’ rich indigenous culture, tropical weather, crocodiles, great fishing, national parks and laid-back lifestyle.

It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by brilliant sunsets, multicultural markets, fabulous Asian influenced food and a colourful calendar of outdoor events. 

The capital, Darwin is the perfect base from which to explore the natural treasures of World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, Arnhem Land as well as the Tiwi Islands. 

As the “Top End” is truly tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons, the best time to travel to this region is in June, July and August.

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The Kimberley

Sparkling blue water, white sandy beaches, ancient Aboriginal rock art, majestic waterfalls and the dramatic red gorges of the Kimberley make this a must see “off the beaten track” destination.

True North Kimberley Wilderness Cruise

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El Questro

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True North Kimberley Wilderness Cruise

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The Kimberley

Sparkling blue water, white sandy beaches, ancient Aboriginal rock art, majestic waterfalls and the dramatic red gorges of the Kimberley make this a must see “off the beaten track” destination.

Get up close to the rugged Kimberley coast on a luxury cruise, enjoy beachside resorts or explore remote Kimberley cattle stations and wilderness camps by 4WD. Drive the famous Gibb River Road, visit the magical domes of the Bungle Bungles or watch the sun set over Roebuck Bay.

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Tropical North Queensland

The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north - Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Lizard Island

Capella Lodge

Barron & Skyrail

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Great Barrier Reef

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Tropical North Queensland

The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north - Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.

Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it's now a destination for sailing, diving and snorkelling,  
for a cultural experience, spend the day with a local Aboriginal guide, hunting mud crab, learning traditional hunting methods using spears, preparing and tasting “bush tucker” and hearing stories about the history and culture of Australia’s original land owners.

Leap from Cairns into the World Heritage wonders of the the world’s largest living organism - the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest tropical rainforest - the Daintree Rainforest. Relax in the resorts of Port Douglas or Mission Beach and snorkel or dive the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef. Take the old railway to Kuranda, or follow the Great Tropical Drive to white water rivers and the Atherton Tablelands.

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The Coral Coast

Where the outback meets the reef...Here you will find some of Australia’s best kept natural secrets.

Lady scuba diving with whale sharks

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef By Night

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The Coral Coast

Where the outback meets the reef...Here you will find some of Australia’s best kept natural secrets.

The main attraction lies in the coral reef just a couple of hundred metres off pristine, deserted beaches with its’ marine residents including Mantaray, Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Humpback Whales and the gentle giants of the sea - Whale Sharks. Land based native animals such as wallabies, emus and echidnas also call this area home.

Explore one of Australia’s most unique landscapes in the Nambung National Park where the Pinnacles Desert showcases thousands of limestone pillars which stand up to 3 and a half metres tall.

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The “Red Centre”

Discover the mysteries of the “Red Centre” as you embark on an unforgettable journey to Australia’s spiritual heart.

Uluru

Uluru

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The “Red Centre”

Discover the mysteries of the “Red Centre” as you embark on an unforgettable journey to Australia’s spiritual heart.

A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the character of its’ locals, as its’the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon which surround it. “Alice” lies in the physical and spiritual heart of the Australian continent - more than 1,500 km from any other major town in any direction.

Experience Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as well as the traditional land owners - the local, indigenous “Anangu” people. 

Over 500 million years in the making, these incredible natural creations will captivate you with their changing colours from sunrise to sunset.

Whether walking with a traditional owner, meandering atop a camel, exploring by 4WD, car or coach, or dining under billions of stars at the current "Field of Light" art installation, there is something to suit everyone.

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Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland offers a unique experience which will connect you with Australia’s history, spirit and colourful local characters.

Winton, Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland

“I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains…I love her far horizons...the wide brown land for me” (Dorothea MacKellar)

Outback Queensland offers a unique experience which will connect you with Australia’s history, spirit and colourful local characters. The harsh but beautiful Australian Outback offers insight into the beating heart of this incredible country.

Chat with farmers and graziers over a beer on their expansive working cattle stations, and step back in time as you journey through Winton’s mesa country where some of the world’s most significant dinosaur fossils have been uncovered, dating back 93 million years. There is even opportunity to volunteer and work alongside archeologists in the fossil preparation laboratory at the Australia Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History.

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The Whitsundays

There are a number of ways to take in this spectacular World Heritage area.

Whitehaven

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Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsundays

There are a number of ways to take in this spectacular World Heritage area.

By day, sail between these pristine islands, stopping to swim and snorkel with magnificent marine life in the champagne like waters, or sink your toes into beaches of almost pure white silica sand which replicates icing sugar. Anchor in one of the many protected bays or inlets by night and soak up the glorious starlit sky, hearing nothing but the water lapping gently against the hull of your boat.

Alternatively, base yourself on Hamilton Island - the lively heart of the Whitsundays, where everyone gets around in golf carts and resorts, shops, countless activities, restaurants and bars abound. From here, take day trips by boat, seaplane or helicopter to other islands and of course – the Great Barrier Reef.

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Perth & The South West

Surrounded by magnificent beaches and the stunning Swan River, Perth boasts glorious weather, beautiful parks and a vibrant dining and arts scene.

Cottesloe Beach

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Perth & The South West

Surrounded by magnificent beaches and the stunning Swan River, Perth boasts glorious weather, beautiful parks and a vibrant dining and arts scene.

Travel by ferry to Rottnest Island to experience the local’s playground and meet a Quokka or travel south on a culinary journey through Margaret River as you sample wine, cheese, chocolate and other local delicacies. Marvel at the enormity of the soaring cliffs and towering forests, the south west offers a unique experience at every turn.

Become one with nature at the Valley of the Giants and take the gentle 600 metre walk high in the tree tops among the 400 year old giants of the forest.

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The Golden West

Explore the history and incredible natural sites of the Golden Outback.

Outback Roads

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Wave Rock

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The Golden West

Explore the history and incredible natural sites of the Golden Outback.

Experience one of Australia’s biggest ‘waves’ - Wave Rock, near Hyden or visit the Gormley Sculptures on Lake Ballard. Explore the best of the outback where the spirit of the gold rush pioneers lives on. Tour the ghost towns and listen to a tale or two in Kalgoorlie’s historic pubs.

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Central South Australia

Explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and their centrepiece - Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of mountains offering some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery and Aboriginal rock art.

Wilpena Pound

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Arkaba Station, Flinders Rangers

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Coober Pedy

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Lake Eyre

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Central South Australia

Explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and their centrepiece - Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of mountains offering some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery and Aboriginal rock art. 

Meet the locals in the outback Opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where the majority of the population live underground to escape the heat, and enjoy a beer at the world’s most isolated pub in William Creek.

Alternatively, travel 700km north of Adelaide to Lake Eyr which sits approximately 15m below sea level and is normally dry. However, on the rare occasions that it does fill, is the largest lake in Australia covering 9,500 square km, and has the same  or a higher salinity level as the ocean. 

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South East Queensland

Full of fun, sun, surf and sand, South East Queensland offers something for everyone.

Gold Coast

Spicers Peak Lodge

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Brisbane, South East Queensland

South East Queensland

Full of fun, sun, surf and sand, South East Queensland offers something for everyone.

Cosmopolitan Brisbane offers a fantastic mix of adventure, culture and entertainment. With a mild climate and hundreds of scenic walks, bike rides and river activities, it is a city best experienced outdoors. Join locals for a walk along the Brisbane River, abseil ancient cliff faces or kayak along the river. Venture a short distance from the heart of Brisbane and feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort or cuddle a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Take a day trip south to the Gold Coast - renowned for its’ iconic sun-kissed beaches, as Australia's theme park capital and home to the famous "Australian Outback Spectacular". Alternatively, head north to the Sunshine Coast (a favourite holiday destination for many Australians) and Steve Irwin’s “Australia Zoo”

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Adelaide & Surrounds

Adelaide and its’ surrounding areas offer a smorgasboard of local food and wine, breathtaking landscapes, as well amazing wildlife experiences such as swimming with sea lions and cage diving with Great White sharks.

Barossa Valley

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Balloon Over The Louise

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The Louise, Barosa Valley

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Adelaide & Surrounds

Adelaide and its’ surrounding areas offer a smorgasboard of local food and wine, breathtaking landscapes, as well amazing wildlife experiences such as swimming with sea lions and cage diving with Great White sharks.

Adelaide itself is a relaxed yet sophisticated city bustling with culture, flavours and exciting new experiences. Uncover hidden gems in the rolling Adelaide Hills as well as the celebrated wine regions of the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.

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Kangaroo Island

Often referred to as Australia's Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is a wild and natural paradise, situated in the Great Southern Ocean, where white sand beaches meet rolling green farmland.

Kangaroos, Kangaroo Island

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Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Often referred to as Australia's Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is a wild and natural paradise, situated in the Great Southern Ocean, where white sand beaches meet rolling green farmland.

Sea lions, penguins and migrating whales all enjoy their marine habitat surrounding the island. Land based wildlife is also prolific with wallabies, birds, echidnas, koalas and kangaroos being easy to spot. Explore by 4WD, kayak, bicycle or on foot all that Kangaroo Island has to offer.

 
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Country New South Wales

Journey to country New South Wales to discover classic outback towns and Aussie country hospitality.

Outback Dubbo

Country New South Wales

Journey to country New South Wales to discover classic outback towns and Aussie country hospitality.

Head to Dubbo to find yourself surrounded by wildlife, including rare and endangered species, at Taronga’s open-range Western Plains Zoo.

Mining history mixes with motor racing in Bathurst and discover Mudgee, where food and wine is the big drawcard. Here you will find acclaimed restaurants, cool wine bars, delicious cafes and of course, country hospitality. Visit in Spring for the month long Mudgee Food and Wine Festival.

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Sydney & Surrounds

Experience this magnificent harbour city in all its’ glory.

Sydney Twilight

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Sydney Seaplanes

Aerial View Of Sydney

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Wolgan

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Sydney & Surrounds

Experience this magnificent harbour city in all its’ glory.

Perhaps a day at the famous Bondi or Manly Beach to swim, surf or simply see the famous lifeguards at work.There is also excellent opportunity to walk or cycle the spectacular coastal pathways. Climb to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for 360 degree views of the city, harbour and Opera House. Enjoy a concert at the famous Opera House, as well as a historical walking tour of the charming Rocks area (Sydney's original birthplace). Come face to face with our weird and wonderful Australian wildlife (as well as the foreign type) at the harbourside Taronga Zoo, visit the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney or travel 2 hours north to the wineries of the beautiful Hunter Valley. The possibilities are endless!

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Lord Howe Island

A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real “treasure island”, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved.

Lord Howe Island

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Lord Howe Island

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Capella Lodge

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Capella Lodge

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Lord Howe Island

A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real “treasure island”, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved.

World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island is a nirvana of rugged volcanic peaks, lush forests, reefs and serene lagoons and is home to hundreds of rare and endemic species. 

A place where cycling is the main form of transport and crowds are non-existent, Lord Howe Island is quite simply “Heaven on Earth”.

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Melbourne & Surrounds

Buzzing with a cosmopolitan culture, Melbourne is a city famous for its’ food, culture, fashion, arts and sports.

MEL Hot Air Ballooning

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Melbourne Laneways

Tarrawarra Estate, Yarra Valley

Great Ocean Road

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Melbourne & Surrounds

Buzzing with a cosmopolitan culture, Melbourne is a city famous for its’ food, culture, fashion, arts and sports.

Explore the many laneways and strip shops filled with hip restaurants, boutique shops, cool cafes and bars. Indulge in the amazing foodie scene of Melbourne city, head to  Phillip Island to experience the daily penguin parade at dusk or take a day trip to the charming Yarra Valley – Victoria’s gourmet wonderland and home to some award winning classic Australian wines.

Travel the Great Ocean Road, by road or air, to experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering Twelve Apostles, some iconic surf breaks and misty waterfalls. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, get up close to native wildlife at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and seaside villages.

No wonder Melbourne’s rich tapestry makes it one of the most liveable cities in the world.

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Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s national capital and home of the Australian Government, is a young and vibrant city which tells the story of Australia.

Canberra, Australia

Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s national capital and home of the Australian Government, is a young and vibrant city which tells the story of Australia.

Canberra plays host to a community of residents who work in politics, government and related industries, such as media and education. Add a large student population and a number of national attractions such as the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum of Australia, the National Art Gallery and the Australian Institute of Sport, the result is a small but cosmopolitan city with a fabulous food scene and plenty of creative flair.

Canberra is also a perfect base to explore the pristine Snowy Mountains and South Coast of New South Wales, both only a two hour drive away.

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Tasmania

Tasmania has so much to offer every type of traveller. Hiking in the in the many World Heritage national parks, including the stunning the Bay of Fires.

Saffire Freycinet

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Tasmania

Tasmania has so much to offer every type of traveller. Hiking in the in the many World Heritage national parks, including the stunning the Bay of Fires.

Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, exploring Tasmania’s rich history at Port Arthur and relishing the local produce. 

Explore spectacular coastlines and enjoy Hobart from a local’s perspective by enjoying the waterfront and indulging in a fresh seafood lunch before strolling up Kelly's steps and through to historic Battery Point. Don't miss the famous Salamanca Markets held every Saturday. If you are interested in modern art or amazing architecture, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see!

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Australia

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Whether you want to explore the diverse beauty of the remote and rugged outback, snorkel the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, or you’re seeking a scenic escape to Australia's hinterland, our customised itineraries will combine Australia’s best kept secrets with its iconic attractions.

If you dream of island hopping in the stunning Whitsundays, coming face to face with a kangaroo, cuddling a koala or viewing Sydney’s famous harbour from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, our Journey Earth experts will get you there and show you a side of Australia you won’t find in a brochure or on a bus.

The team at Journey Earth are born and bred Aussie and Kiwi locals who know where to find all the best hidden gems for food, extraordinary experiences and luxury accommodation. You will never be lost or disappointed.

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Heart Reef, Australia

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Yarra Valley, Australia

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Kakadu

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Wilpena Pound, South Australia

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