The best of Australia's Special Interest tours

In this section, we look at the vast number of Australia experiences on offer that do not always appear in the standard vacation itinerary. Australia Vacations offer itineraries with an emphasis on special interest and experiences you will treasure forever. Your interests are important to us which is why we have highlighted the best of Australia’s vineyards, train journeys, great walks and golf courses.

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Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon experience over the De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate and vineyard

Great Australia experiences include world-class wine

In the last four decades Australia’s reputation of a producer of world-class wines has grown significantly. In fact, the country now ranks alongside France and Italy in terms of wide quality and diversity. Regions including the Hunter and Barossa Valleys, Margaret River and McClaren Vale have become synonymous with the production of fine wines. Due to their international popularity, Australia has recently become the world’s fourth largest exporter of wine.

Australia now claims to have approximately sixty wine-producing regions and at least one hundred grape varieties. Many of these excellent vineyards offer accommodation, fine dining as well as wine tasting opportunities.

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Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Great Walks & Hikes in Australia

Australia has a number of world class walks that can easily be included in your Australia vacation. You will find the walking and hiking options vary in length between one and five days. Whilst surrounding yourself in Australia’s spectacular scenery, trekking can also be a great way to meet the locals.

We work closely with a company called Great Walks of Australia. Their walks cover many off the beaten track areas in Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland as well as the Northern Territories great Outback. Let us remember, Australia has some excellent World Heritage-listed national parks. So pack your walking boots and contact us for a few ideas and recommendations.

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Enjoy a magnificent round at the Barnbougle Dunes golf course in Tasmania for an unforgettable golfing adventure!

Australia’s golf courses

Each Australia State offer diverse and different golf course layouts, some with world-class greens amidst jaw dropping scenery. Great Golf Courses of Australia profiles and provides access to Australia’s leading golf courses. Included in the list are six world class courses, Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Kingston Heath, New South Wales, Royal Melbourne and Victoria. Great Golf Courses of Australia is a comprehensive and centralised resource for golfers and tourists  to access information on Australia’s leading golf courses.

Great Train Journeys

Great Southern Rail offer three memorable train journeys within Australia.

The Ghan takes you from Darwin to Adelaide and vice versa. There are two levels of class, Platinum or Gold with the option to pay for a single supplement if you are traveling alone.

The Overland journey takes you back and forth from Melbourne to Adelaide and has a number of interesting stopover opportunities.

The Indian Pacific journey will see you travel between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide.

beyond into the wide expanse of the Experience the very best Australia has to offer in a level of comfort only rail travel can provide.