5 reasons why you should consider an escorted tour of Australia

Posted on: 03 May 2019 by 50connect editorial

When it comes to travel experiences, a tour of Australia has to be up there among the best. You’ll have an expert tour guide on hand who will know how to get the most out of Australia and the individual places you’re visiting.

Blue mountains - Australia

Unrivalled scenery

The country the size of a continent, Australia is home to a variety of diverse and mesmerising landscapes. You’ll find everything from the striking desert of the Red Centre to the lush and humid Daintree Rainforest and everything in between Down Under. Among the other incredible landscapes you could find yourself visiting are the famous sandy beaches, eucalyptus-rich bushland, the billabongs of Kakudu National Park and the dramatic Blue Mountains. With an escorted Distant Journeys holiday, you could find yourself visiting all of these spectacular places in a single unforgettable Australia tour.

Aboriginal paintings

A blend of cultures

Australia is a country of contrasts when it comes to culture, blending the best of modern life with traditional Aboriginal customs. Visit the ancient rock paintings or head to a cultural experience in the rainforest to learn about the traditional ways of the indigenous people. Make your way to one of the many cosmopolitan cities where arts and cuisines from across the world have melted together to create world-leading festivals, restaurants, art galleries and much more. During your tour, your expert tour manager will be on hand to recommend the very best cultural places to visit.

Great barrier reef

World-renowned wildlife

The variety of Australia’s landscapes mean that it’s a haven for a host of different wildlife species. There are several famous animals native to Australia to see up close, including kangaroos, koalas and wombats, as well as some truly unique wildlife experiences you won’t find anywhere else. On Philip Island, you can see an entire colony of little penguins return to the shore from the sea, and at the Great Barrier Reef, you can snorkel and swim amongst hundreds of varieties of colourful fish. With an escorted tour, you’ll be guaranteed the best wildlife experiences Australia has to offer.

Melbourne

Lively and charming cities

If you’re after a livelier getaway, Australia has plenty of captivating cities to visit. Sydney is renowned for its world-famous landmarks, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, while Melbourne has a number of historic buildings that hark back to the colonial era and the beginnings of Australia as we know it. Several of its smaller cities are also well-worth visiting, such as Adelaide, an up-and-coming hub for culture and events; and Cairns, which has the perfect blend of city and coastal living. Many escorted tours also include city sightseeing tours, so you can see a city’s top spots and landmarks without having to navigate public transport.

Uluru at dawn

A stress-free way to see Australia

Australia is a huge country, and its top spots are spread out across the land, sometimes hundreds of miles apart, making working out the logistics of visiting the country’s highlights a stressful and time-consuming task. With an escorted tour of Australia from Distant Journeys however, you’ll have all of your travel, accommodation and many of your activities all arranged for you, though there is also the freedom to explore as you wish. A tour also means you’ll have an expert tour guide on hand who will know how to get the most out of Australia and the individual places you’re visiting.

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