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Australia Tours

Spectacular tours to Australia with itineraries ranging from 19 to 29 days

See the spectacular country of Australia in the best possible way with Distant Journeys. We have the very best experiences in Australia covered with our collection of escorted Australia tours, all packaged together so you can still take in the country at a relaxed pace.

During your time down under on one of our Australia touring holidays, you’ll visit the wonderful cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns, as well as taking in the highlights of the surrounding areas such as the rainforests of northern Queensland. During your time in Cairns, our guided tours will also take you to the incredible Great Barrier Reef to see the amazing sights in store both above and below the water. You’ll also journey inland to visit Alice Springs and the iconic Uluru, where you’ll be sure to be mesmerised by the desert landscapes. On some of our tours you can enjoy an overnight journey on board The Ghan, one of the world’s most iconic railways.

Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to spend your time in several of our destinations as you wish with our Freedom Days, while a whole host of optional excursions mean you can discover even more of Australia. During your holiday, our Distant Journeys Tour Manager will always be on hand to help you get the most out of your holiday.

Whether you choose our 19-day Essential Australia tour, 22-day Wonders of Australia tour, 22-day Enchanting Australia tour, 27-day Australia’s East Coast Jewels tour, 29-day Very Best of Australia tour, or our 29-day Treasures of Australia tour you’re guaranteed the adventure of a lifetime Down Under with Distant Journeys and our expertly arranged Australia tour packages. Or celebrate the festive season in style and join us our very special 27-day Christmas & New Year in Australia tour.

SAVE up to £592 per couple! Book any tour to Australia and/or New Zealand departing from September 2024 and choose an amazing homebound stopover from only £49 per person. Offer ends 29th February 2024. View full offer details including each of our homebound stopover options including Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore or Bali.

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The true Australasian experts

At Distant Journeys we are true escorted touring experts. From our knowledgeable Directors and Reservations consultants at Head Office to our Tour Managers on the ground, each person plays a unique role in ensuring you have the holiday of a lifetime.

We have extensive experience in the travel industry and in creating the best escorted tours of Australasia from the UK. You can be confident that our escorted tours to Australia are of the highest standard.

Our success is evident having now become 13-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards, and we have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted rating.

Your money is 100% safe when you book with Distant Journeys. All our Australasian touring packages are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913).

Award-winning tours

We have won numerous awards at the British Travel Awards, most recently ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’, ‘Best Small Holiday to Sub-Saharan Africa’ and ‘Best Small Escorted Tours Holiday Company’.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and this is reflected across our company. We have received an incredible 4.8/5 customer experience rating with independent reviews provider Feefo, and were awarded its highest ‘Platinum Trusted’ rating, for consistently delivering an excellent level of customer service.

Don’t miss out on New Zealand

If you’re already thinking of travelling to the other side of the world to tour Australia, why not nip over to New Zealand while you’re there? The 30-day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour combines all the countries’ best bits – making the most of your trip down under. And if you want to make the ultimate touring experience you can combine our full Australia and New Zealand tours to create one of four itineraries of between 42 and 56-day durations.

Australia tour holiday highlights

Our escorted tours of Australia have many contrasting highlights. Below are just some you may experience dependent on your choice of tour.

  • Melbourne – with opportunities to see the Great Ocean Road and the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
  • Adelaide – a wonderful garden city with the beautiful Barossa Valley within easy reach
  • Kangaroo Island – experience the unique native wildlife and spectacular scenery
  • The Ghan – iconic rail journey through Australia’s Outback
  • Alice Springs – home of the Flying Doctor Service
  • Uluru – the world’s largest and most impressive monolith
  • Perth – a laid back city on the Indian Ocean
  • Darwin – the capital of the Northern Territory
  • Cairns – surrounded by tropical rainforest, experienced perfectly with the Kuranda rail journey
  • Great Barrier Reef – our guests spend a full day on the outer barrier reef, including lunch
  • Sydney – with Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge it’s little surprise this is one of the world’s favourite cities.
  • K’Gari (Fraser Island) – the largest sand island in the world.

Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.

Superb Hotels

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.

All aboard an iconic, all-inclusive rail journey

Just another highlight on some of our escorted tours is the overnight rail journey on The Ghan. 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.

So many experiences included

Visit Australia with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From hopping into a boat 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.

Our Australia tours include

  • Scheduled flights with Qantas & Emirates
  • A selection of UK departure airports
  • A choice of outbound stopovers
  • Airport transfers overseas
  • Superior hotels, with great locations
  • Daily breakfast and some extra meals
  • Experienced local tour managers
  • Incredible excursions
  • All pre-payable airport taxes
  • All hotel porterage
  • ATOL protection for your holiday

At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of Australia needs.

Where would you like to fly from?

It’s up to you! On our 22-day Wonders of Australia tour, 29-day Very Best of Australia tour, 19-day Essential Australia tour , 29-day Treasures of Australia tour and 27-day Christmas & New Year in 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.

If travelling on our brand-new Enchanting Australia – A Small Group Adventure tour or Australia’s East Coast Jewels tour, you will fly with Singapore Airlines from either London Heathrow or Manchester — the choice is yours!

Where would you like to stop over?

You can choose to break up your travel with an outbound stopover in Dubai or Singapore – whichever sounds best to you, on the majority of our Australian tours we include it in the price of your tour package.

What would you like to do?

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.

Would you like to stay a little longer?

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.

Early Booking Offers – SAVE up to £592 per couple!

Enjoy a homebound stopover from as little as £49 per person when you book one of our Australia and/or New Zealand tours departing after September 2024. Choose a city stay in bustling Bangkok, fashionable Dubai or the cosmopolitan Singapore, or opt to relax beachside in Bali, or Sentosa Island.

It really does pay to book early, as these stopovers usually cost up to £690 per couple for two nights accommodation in a four-star hotel, with full daily breakfast and airport transfers.

Destinations and prices as follows:

  • Two-night stopover in Singapore, Bangkok or Dubai for just £49 per person (£98 for single occupancy)
  • Three-night stopover in Bali for only £129 per person (£258 for single occupancy)
  • Two-night stopover on Sentosa Island for £149 per person (£298 for single occupancy)

Terms and conditions
The savings quoted on Australia & New Zealand tours are off the price of a homeward stopover which normally costs up to £690 per couple. Early booking offers are for tours featured in our 2024/25 Australia & New Zealand brochure, departing from September 2024. All offers are based on specific flights and booking classes and are subject to availability at the time of booking. If choosing to fly with Singapore Airlines your homebound stopover options are limited to Singapore or Sentosa Island. All offers must end 29th February 2024.

Award-winning escorted tours

Want to learn more about tour fantastic award-winning itineraries to Australia and New Zealand?

19-day Essential Australia tour

22-day Wonders of Australia tour

22-day Enchanting Australia – A Small Group Adventure tour

29-day Treasures of Australia tour

29-day Very Best of Australia tour

27-day Australia’s East Coast Jewels tour

27-day Christmas & New Year in Australia tour

24-day Magnificent New Zealand tour

24-day Natural Wonders of New Zealand tour

27-day New Zealand by Rail, Road and Sea tour

28-day Very Best of New Zealand tour

30-day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand tour

Or for any of our combined tours of Australia & New Zealand, please click here.



Take a look at what makes a leisurely and flexible tour with Distant Journeys so special.

Our unhurried tours generally spend two or three nights in each destination, include superior hotels and you are guided throughout by your experienced friendly Tour Manager.


Award-Winning Holidays

Distant Journeys has won 18 awards over the last seven years, at the British Travel Awards, and we have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted Rating for customer satisfaction.

Guaranteed Price Promise

Know you are paying the best price for your holiday with our Price Promise. We never offer last minute discounts and we guarantee the earlier you book the better the offer you’ll receive.

100% Financial Protection

Book in the confidence your money is 100% safe. All Distant Journeys holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 10913) or ABTOT (number 5427).


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