Coming out of the other side of the lockdown, we are all eager to travel. For those in Australia, international travel is not yet within our reach, but that doesn’t mean 2020 is a write-off. With state borders gradually opening up to each other, it’s now time to take those epic ‘close to home’ trips you always planned to but haven’t yet ticked off!
Our Local Experts on the ground know what Australians are looking for when it comes to domestic travel and these five incredible trip experiences are sure to hit the spot.
This is the time to explore your backyard.
Spend Five Days Driving Through the Red Centre from Alice Springs to Uluru
The heart of Central Australia, the Red Centre is best known for the iconic Uluru Rock and its changing colours, a wonderful place to experience Aboriginal culture and embark on adrenaline-filled desert adventures.
The extraordinary landscape from Alice Springs to Uluru is characterised by rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges and desert plains. On this five-day self-drive trip in the Red Centre, you’ll encounter some of Aboriginal Australia’s most sacred sites, dine under a star-studded sky and embark on some of the world’s top hikes.
Fully customisable and 100% private, you can change any element of this trip to suit you and your travel companions.
Treat Yourself to a Wine & Dining Adventure to Adelaide & Kangaroo Island
Relax and indulge in two of South Australia’s finest experiences in just six days. Beginning your trip in the Barossa Valley, you’ll tour the wineries and fine dining restaurants of the region taking everything in at a leisurely pace.
You’ll then move onto Kangaroo Island, where upon arrival, you’ll be immersed into the abundant nature of this island. The next few days will only be comparable to an experience in the Galapagos Islands as you trek all over the island discovering its wonderful wildlife.
Be Blown Away by Adventure on this Tasmania Tour
Revel in isolation as you explore the ‘Tassie’ wilderness on this nine-day adventure. With the freedom of a rental car, you’ll spend some time in the famous city of Hobart before touring some of the best national parks in central-western Tasmania and learning about the history of the region from local guides who will meet you along the way.
Dotting from cosy cabins to old manor houses and boutique guesthouses, you’ll get a real taste of the luxurious side of life in nature. Through visiting wineries and top restaurants selected by our Local Experts, Tasmania won’t disappoint with its wealth of cool-climate produce and wines.
Unwind Surrounded by Nature on this Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney
The perfect weekend escape from Sydney, this three-day Blue Mountains tour invites you to relax, rewind and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Sangoma Retreat.
Set in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, against the blue horizon of eucalyptus trees, this all-inclusive retreat is harmonious with nature providing the perfect peaceful and intimate escape.
With all meals and beverages included, there’s nothing to think about besides how you’d like to spend your day. With private yoga and meditation classes to begin your day, to wine tasting, rainforest hiking tours and abseiling tours, you’ll experience the wonders of the Blue Mountains and more.
Rainforests, Reefs and Rivers Await You on This Coastal Queensland Tour!
Tick off some serious must-do experiences on this week-long trip in the Sunshine State! From snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and witnessing indigenous cultural customs and ceremonies at Tjapukai Aboriginal Park to seeing the sights of Kuranda Village and exploring one of the oldest tropical rainforests in search of crocs.
Accompanied by a local driver and guide for the entirety of your trip, you’ll never be without local insight to every place you visit. These seven days are jam-packed with the highlights of the tropical far north of coastal Queensland.
Want Even More Inspiration for Your Australia Trip?
We’ve created a Domestic Travel Bubble of 100 fully-customisable trips to epic destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Close to home, but far enough to scratch that travel itch!
Forget group travel, these are 100% private trips tailored to you. Designed by Local Experts on the ground and filled with unique and authentic experiences, these trips give you the opportunity to explore the country you call home and its neighbours like never before.