With over 50 years combined experience our Directors are true Australian experts. Plus all our travel experts are fully qualified Australian Specialists, so you can be confident you are speaking to the experts.
Book in confidence in the knowledge that your holiday is fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913) and your money is 100% safe.
Australia: a land so vast and timeless, where ancient Aboriginal cultures blend with modern life to create one of the most cosmopolitan and friendly nations on earth. An Australia tour is a holiday of great contrasts and immense beauty and a Distant Journey Australia holiday offers a fabulous way to explore this amazing country at a relaxed pace.
We aim to give you incredible value without compromising on the quality of your holiday experience. We take bookings directly from you, our customers, which means we avoid travel agency commissions, and permits us to pass those savings back to you.
Hotels on our holidays typically have an official four star rating and have been selected with great care for their great location, high quality and the level of comfort.
We’re delighted to offer holidays to Australia and New Zealand with no single room supplements, through our ‘Happy to Share’ option.
Whether you like food and drink, nature and wildlife, history and culture or active adventure, you have the flexibility to create a holiday which is tailored to your interests.
We are pleased to work with the Qantas and Emirates partnership, which offers you a wide choice of UK departure airports; London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow.
To make your journey to Australia even more of an adventure, you may an included two night stopovers on your outward journey in either Singapore or Dubai.
Our Tour Managers in Australia and guides in all the places you visit have an in-depth knowledge and passion for their native country. Plus, they all have one aim - to create the perfect holiday for you.
On top of the unbeatable value and flexibility of a Distant Journeys Australia escorted tour, if you book early you will also enjoy a great saving on a two night homebound stopover.
Is with Distant Journeys. Our escorted tours to Australia not only ensure you experience all of the country’s highlights, but packages them together perfectly to make the most of your time Down Under.
On our Australian touring holidays, you can tick Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide off your to-do list as we explore all their best bits. Not forgetting the remote outback, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock whose incredible landscapes will stay with you for a lifetime. And of course, the enchanting sights of the Great Barrier Reef.
Our Australia tour packages also include a choice of stopovers on the way out, an overnight journey onboard The Ghan or Indian Pacific, and guided tours throughout Australia by your experienced Distant Journeys Tour Manager. Whether you choose the 22-day Wonders of Australia or Visions of Australia tour, our holidays are designed to ensure you see and do the very best.
Proof that our tours to Australia are of the highest standard comes from the Directors’ combined experience of over 50 years in the travel industry. On top of this, they’re true Australasian experts who know everything there is to know about creating the best tours of Australia from the UK.
All our Australia touring packages are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can be 100% certain that your money is secure when you book.
You’re already thinking of traveling to the other side of the world on an Australia tour holiday, so why not nip over to New Zealand while you’re there? The 28-day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand Tour combines all the countries best bits – making the most of your trip down under. If this sounds like a great idea, we’re sure to have an escorted tour to Australia and New Zealand to suit you.
Take a look at our pick of our favourite highlights from our Australian tour holidays:
Escorted tours of Australia have many contrasting highlights, and below are just some you may experience on Distant Journeys Australia tours.
Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.
We know that your accommodation in Australia is an extremely important part of your holiday, which is why we generally use hotels with a four-star rating. Not only that, but we carefully select hotels in Australia which offer the best locations for you to explore.
Just another highlight on our escorted tours of Australia is an overnight rail journey on either The Ghan or Indian Pacific. You can watch the country’s incredible landscapes unfold before you as you relax in complete all-inclusive comfort where all your meals and drinks are included.
Embarking on an escorted tour of Australia from the UK as a single traveller is exciting – it gives you the chance to meet many others who share the same interests as you, while still exploring the country independently. And now, with our Happy to Share option, you needn’t pay a single supplement if you’re happy to share a room with a person of the same gender.
Visit Australia with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From hopping into a ship for a sumptuous lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour or adventuring to the more elusive areas of the Outer Barrier Reef, they’re all included in the price of your Australian tour.
When it comes to finding fantastic accommodation for our Australia tour holidays, we know where to look! All of your hotels have been personally chosen by our Directors because of their superb location and superior quality.
Great hotel locations make exploring your destinations so much easier. For example, in Melbourne, the Mercure Treasury Gardens is our hotel of choice because it’s perfectly located – overlooking Fitzroy Gardens and only minutes’ walk away from Flinders Street Station.
With so many of our hotels in Australia boasting an official four-star rating, you can rest assured that they’re of a high standard. Why not take a look at their websites before you go? We think you’ll approve!
Adding another amazing experience to your tour of Australia is a journey onboard the Ghan Railway or the Indian Pacific. Relax in your air-conditioned private sleeper, and take advantage of all meals and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available at no extra cost.
At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility, every escorted tour of Australia needs.
It’s up to you! On our 22-day Wonders of Australia Tour or 22-day Visions of Australia tour, you can choose to travel with the Qantas and Emirates partnership from any of the following airports; London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow. Just pick which is most convenient.
You can choose to break up your travel with a two night outbound stopover in Dubai or Singapore. Whichever sounds best to you, we include it in the price of your Australian tour package.
On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to still have the flexibility and freedom to spend time as you please and enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Freedom Days allow you to do exactly that. So be it a behind-the-scenes tour of Sydney Opera House or dinner under the stars at Uluru, it’s all about what you want to do.
Who wouldn’t? So why not extend your holiday to visit family and friends? Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service.
Whilst there are no offers currently available on our tours to Australia, we are still able to arrange a fabulous homebound stopover at an incredible price. Please contact us if you would like more information.