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For more than a decade, Zicasso has connected travelers to local Australia specialists. With thousands of Australian trips planned, highlights from Sydney Harbour and Great Barrier Reef are paired expertly with far-flung island getaways and outback safaris. Uncover some of the endless secrets contained in this expansive country from the world’s most ancient rainforest to surprising cosmopolitan wonders. Get connected with one of Zicasso’s leading specialists to plan your perfect itinerary. Not ready to plan yet? Explore our Australia Travel Guide for inspiration and information.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Aerial view of Port Douglas in Queensland.

Amazing Australia Tour: Cities, Outback, Barrier Reef

Amazing Australia Tour: Cities, Outback, Barrier Reef...

15 Day Custom Tour

From $4,630

This 15-day Australia tour combines the famous cities of the Land Down Under with its natural wonders and unique culture. This itinerary also allows time for attending Australian Open matches. The bustling metropolises of Melbourne and Sydney give way to the unique natural splendors of the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and Uluru. Encounter Australia’s animals and experience the local Aboriginal culture during this immersive vacation down under.

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The sun sets in Sydney.

Ultimate Australia Family Vacation Package

Ultimate Australia Family Vacation Package

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

From dramatic woodlands to dynamic wildlife, sea turtles to sailing excursions, your 8-day family-friendly Australia tour will immerse you in the adventure of discovery. You will wander through the heart of the Kuranda Rainforest and take private surf lessons on a celebrated beach. Whether cycling through Sydney or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, your family will create timeless memories together by celebrating active exploration.

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The Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell.

Grand Tour of Australia in Two Weeks

Grand Tour of Australia in Two Weeks

15 Day Custom Tour

From $3,745

You will discover the renowned splendor of captivating landscapes, welcoming culture, and distinctive wildlife during your two-week Australia highlights tour. The grandeur of Down Under will emerge from limestone karts and colorful coral along the Great Barrier reef. From the Sydney Opera House to penguins nesting on a Melbourne beach, you will learn about Dreamtime and explore the oldest rainforest on earth while enjoying the best of Australia.

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Melbourne, Australia

Top Experiences of Australia: City Glitz to Outback Adventures

Top Experiences of Australia: City Glitz to Outback...

15 Day Custom Tour

From $4,645

See the best of Australia on this exquisite 15-day city and wilderness vacation beginning in Melbourne and ending in Sydney. Along the way, you will marvel at the Australian outback as well as its illustrious rainforests before witnessing the Great Barrier Reef in all its natural glory. The best destinations in the country await your arrival and discovery during these moments of magic in the land down under.

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Aerial view of National Park River in Australia.  Photo © Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Oceania Trip of a Lifetime: Best Australia and New Zealand Tour

Oceania Trip of a Lifetime: Best Australia and New...

22 Day Custom Tour

Captivating tradition, breathtaking landscapes, and welcoming locals define this 22-day Australia and New Zealand luxury tour that most likely will be your trip of a lifetime. Witness the changing colors of Uluru in Australia’s infamous Outback at sunset, search for radiant tropical fish at the Great Barrier Reef, embrace the painted scenery of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and soar over a glacial ice field in a helicopter. From stories of Dreamtime and cooking in a thermal pool to grand fiords and ancient rainforests, you will experience an unforgettable journey.

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An aerial view of a Whitsunday island in Australia

Best of Australia Tour: Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne

Best of Australia Tour: Sydney, Great Barrier Reef,...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $9,595

Follow kangaroos hopping across island plains and soak in turquoise waters lapping at powdery white sands during your 12-day best of Australia tour. Your customizable excursions will explore Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and Melbourne for a dynamic experience in Australia's contemporary culture and celebrated natural beauty. You will cruise around pristine Islands, witness lounging koalas, and wander historic cobbled alleys lined with cafes to discover Australia’s captivating diversity.

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The moon above Kata Ttjuta in Australia.

Complete Australia and New Zealand Escapade Tour

Complete Australia and New Zealand Escapade Tour

26 Day Custom Tour

From $7,067

This comprehensive and comfortable 26-day journey through Australia and New Zealand showcases the incredible natural scenery these two island nations have to offer. In addition to witnessing iconic locations, such as as Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Doubtful Sound, you will also be introduced to the rich heritage of the indigenous peoples. Set your own pace and navigate through charming villages, otherworldly landscapes, and imposing mountain vistas.

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Koala perched on a tree, Australia

Nature and Adventure Tour of Australia: Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, Sydney & Port Douglas

Nature and Adventure Tour of Australia: Tasmania, Cradle...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,745

From the wild beauty of Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef’s unparalleled color, your 11-day Australia adventure will immerse you in dramatic scenery. UNESCO World-Heritage Sites will enchant you like natural wonderlands with sub-alpine wilderness, tropical rainforest, and vast mountains of coral. You will venture beyond Sydney’s charming harbors for a luxurious exploration and experience in Australia's unique majesty from Tasmania to Daintree, Port Douglas to the Blue Mountains.

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Kangaroo Island, Australia.

Stunning Luxuries of Australia: Land Down Under Highlights

Stunning Luxuries of Australia: Land Down Under Highlights...

20 Day Custom Tour

From $15,995

Australia remains a landscape of unadulterated beauty and charming locals, and this 20-day tour of New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, and South Australia has been handcrafted to afford you the perfect balance of leisure and guided recreation. By blending these two essentials, Australia will come to life like never before, and you can bask in the urban and rural charms of these unique destinations.

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View of the beach and bay on Hamilton Island in Australia.

Australia Island Hopping Family Vacation

Australia Island Hopping Family Vacation

17 Day Custom Tour

From $13,595

Contrary to other global tourist designations, Australia remains a world apart and offer visitors an exclusive glimpse at one of Oceania's most vibrant regions. On this 17-day tour of two Australian states, enjoy an up-close and personal look at the robust outdoor attractions that have earned the attention of UNESCO authorities as well as the hospitality that keeps visitors returning year after year. Book your dream vacation to Australia today.

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Uluru Katatjuta National Park Australia.


 A Family Vacation to Australia Highlights


 A Family Vacation to Australia Highlights

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,495

Discover the Great Barrier Reef’s fascinating life and learn to play the didgeridoo during your 10-day Australia family vacation. You will travel across the Red Centre to find roaming camels and celebrated Uluru, listen to the legends of Dreamtime in tropical rainforest, and witness colorful fish emerging from vibrant coral. From the Sydney Opera House to waterfalls on Mount Tamborine, your family-friendly adventure will bring to light Australia’s majesty.

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Sailing on Sydney Harbour, NSW, Australia.  Photo © Tourism Australia

Flourishing Australia Tour: Coastal Reverie, Thriving Cities, and Amazing Wildlife

Flourishing Australia Tour: Coastal Reverie, Thriving...

15 Day Custom Tour

From $11,995

Australia comes to life during this 15-day tour of Sydney, the Mary River Floodplains, the Daintree Rainforest, and the scenic city of Melbourne. Largely dominated by immaculate coastlines and the legendary bush, your visit will blend both the thrills of city life and the mystical charm of the world's oldest rainforest. Fall in love with each destination and the unique experiences available. By the time your journey concludes, it will be no surprise why Australia is a top tourist destination of the world.

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Two-Week Romantic Australian Adventure Vacation

Two-Week Romantic Australian Adventure Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From $11,195

Experience the contrasting colors of the Red Centre and the white island shores of the Great Barrier Reef during your two-week Australia romantic vacation. You can escape to the majesty of luxury accommodations offering priceless sunsets that change the shade of a mystical monolith and indulge in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea. In Australia’s breathtaking remote settings, you can bask in the timeless romance of the Southern sky.

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View of the Harbor and Opera House from the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia.

Australia Highlights to Off-the-Grid Discoveries Tour

Australia Highlights to Off-the-Grid Discoveries Tour...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $11,195

From scenic outback villas that overlook vineyards to aquatic amusement parks, this 14-day tour through South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales introduces visitors to what is best of this remarkable region. Focusing on regional specialities, the abundance of geologic beauty, and ecological diversity, witness a side of Australia that is missed by many. Book your tour today to develop an intimate understand of what makes these regions so special.

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Best of City & Wildlife of Australia Tour

Best of City & Wildlife of Australia Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,245

From the sparkle of city lights to the shimmer of the Great Barrier Reef, your 13-day custom-tailored best of Australia tour brings to life the majesty of cosmopolitan culture and untamed wilderness. The rainforest canopy will echo with stories of Dreamtime while sensational wines highlight a blend of local evolution and European tradition. Enjoy the thrill of surfing and discover kangaroos, penguins, and sea lions as you experience delightful Australia.

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a vintage tram in melbourne on a sunny day in colorful surroundings

Highlights of Australia Itinerary for Seniors

Highlights of Australia Itinerary for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Culture, wildlife, and wilderness immerse you in splendor during your 14-day Australia highlights tour for seniors. Koalas will cling to eucalyptus trees and kangaroos will bounce past your view. The Red Centre will glow at sunrise while the alleys of Melbourne brim with lively cafes. Your customizable tour will travel at your preferred pace as you discover the diverse and unparalleled highlights of Australia.

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The Ultimate Australian Family Vacation

The Ultimate Australian Family Vacation

16 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

From Far North Queensland to New South Wales, from the sands of the Outback to the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef, from a day at a wildlife sanctuary to a night under the stars, and from the young to the young at heart, every member of your family is sure to never forget this ultimate Australian vacation.

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Diving with sharks in Australia.

Eclectic Australia Experience: Shark Diving to Cultural Immersion

Eclectic Australia Experience: Shark Diving to Cultural...

15 Day Custom Tour

From $4,120

Magnificent marine encounters and phenomenal landscape scenes abound on this carefully curated 15-day tour of Australia’s astonishing shores. Whether marveling at surreal encounters of Great White Sharks while safely cage diving or admiring the sea creatures of the Great Barrier Reef, every experience of this adventure will showcase the unbridled beauty of Australia's famous locales, from Melbourne and Port Lincoln to Port Douglas and Sydney.

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Extraordinary Nature & Wildlife: 14-Day Australia Tour

Extraordinary Nature & Wildlife: 14-Day Australia...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Witness some of the world’s most unique wildlife and dramatic wilderness during your 14-day Australia adventure. Search for Tasmanian devils hiding in the trees and koalas nibbling on eucalyptus. Dive into the Coral Sea to discover the stunning coral and tropical marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. From the plains of Tasmania to the red Kakadu slopes, you will experience the ultimate Australian wildlife tour.

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Swimming with Whale Sharks & Exploring Coastal Wonders of Australia Tour

Swimming with Whale Sharks & Exploring Coastal...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Your 14-day Australia adventure plunges you into the cobalt waters off Western Australia to swim with magnificent whale sharks. The beauty of the coastline around the continent will reveal timeless artistry in Melbourne’s historic arcades and boutique shops while highlighting historical lanes overlooking the billowing rooftop of Sydney’s iconic Opera House. You will uncover wildlife at Rottnest Island, cruise Perth’s shoreline, and delight in Australia’s majestic wildlife.

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Vivid Sydney 2018 Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails Metamathemagical. Photo courtesy: Destination NSW.

Lights of Vivid Sydney: An Exclusive Australia Tour

Lights of Vivid Sydney: An Exclusive Australia Tour...

6 Day Custom Tour

From $4,795

The creativity and beauty of the Vivid Sydney Festival will inspire you on your 6-day exclusive Australia tour immersing you in the majesty of the iconic annual celebration.  The city lights will radiate with wonder as artists from around the world transform the remarkable architecture and historical neighborhoods of the city into lively art. Music and exhibits will erupt on a grand scale for a renowned interactive exhibition.

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Sailing the Whitsundays in Australia

Australia Outdoor Adventure Tour: Diving, Kayaking, Sailing & Hiking

Australia Outdoor Adventure Tour: Diving, Kayaking,...

17 Day Custom Tour

From $4,245

Plunge into the crystal-clear sea, kayak around secluded waters, and bask in remarkable luxury during your 17-day Australia adventure tour. Discover the majestic outdoors with snorkeling excursions at the Great Barrier Reef and explore ancient legends in Daintree Rainforest. Specialist guides will take you through meandering landscapes in Cradle Mountain National Park while a private picnic on a secluded tropical island will reveal the depth of Australia’s natural diversity.

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A Romantic Tasmania Food & Wine Tour

A Romantic Tasmania Food & Wine Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,995

The diversity of authentic flavor Down Under will be revealed during your 8-day romantic food and wine tour of Australia that immerses you in the treasured tastes of Tasmania. Seasonal and regional ingredients will emerge as the foundations of succulent cuisine as you indulge in luxurious accommodations, sample tremendous dishes, and venture into secluded beauty as passion emerges from Tasmania’s pristine food and wine.

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Perfect Two-Week Australia Family Vacation

Perfect Two-Week Australia Family Vacation

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,495

Escape to powdery-white sands and mystical mountains, legends of Dreamtime and visions of hopping kangaroos during your perfect 14-day Australia family vacation. Your excursions and specialist guides will immerse your family in endless adventure to find tropical fish at the Great Barrier Reef and the iconic architecture of Sydney. With tropical islands, diverse wildlife, and lush rainforest, Australia will create endless excitement and priceless memories for the entire family.

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Australia at a Glance

Must-See Destinations in Australia

Most travelers from the United States spend two weeks in Australia. Fourteen days of traveling allow time to travel at a leisurely pace or pack more destinations into your trip, depending on what you want to experience for your Australian vacation. Below are our recommendations on where you should go, depending on how much time you have.

Sydney | Uluru | Great Barrier Reef | Melbourne | Tasmania | The Kimberley

  • Cruise Sydney Harbour
  • Discover the famous beaches of Sydney
  • Explore the heritage and natural history
  • Visit the Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy a local indigenous art gallery
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Travel the Great Ocean Road
  • Dine under the stars accompanied by traditional Aborigine stories
  • Explore the Pinnacles Desert
  • Dive in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Adventure into the luscious Daintree Rainforest
  • Admire the beauty of the famous Uluru rock
  • Learn to surf some of the world’s best waves

Best Time to Visit Australia

The best time to visit Australia is between March and April or from September to October. These months represent the shoulder season in Australia and offer reasonable weather and smaller crowds.

Modes of Transportation in Australia

The best way to see Australia is by flying between cities. Train services, long-distance buses, and highways connect the most popular destinations but also require hours upon hours to travel the long distances. With 545 miles between Sydney and Melbourne or the 1,500 miles between Sydney and Cairns, flying between cities is quick and efficient when visiting Australia.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Australia

When traveling through Australia, you must consider safety, ease of logistics, and accessibility. The following information offers our recommendations on what to consider.

Is Australia Safe for Travel?

Australia is very safe for travelers, and Australians are always eager to welcome new people to their unique and inviting environment. Many visitors to Australia fear the infamous wildlife, but the use of common sense will allow you to avoid any significant issues. The wildlife generally leaves people alone, especially when in cities. When traveling in the hands of a destination expert, you can count on your guides to ensure your safety and comfort.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting Australia is Sydney International Airport (SYD). Sydney is Australia’s largest airport and one of three airports that have direct flights from the United States. Other airports around the country also offer international and domestic flights, including Melbourne (MEL) and Brisbane (BNE).

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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