In the high season between June and August, the prices of a package tour to Australia are usually the highest. Nevertheless, the travel time according to the desired route must be taken into account. You should not save at the wrong end here, as there are several climate zones Down Under and it can get accordingly cool and / or wet. Furthermore, the most famous sights on the selected route should always be approached during a round trip .
Example of a 3-week package tour
The following process is an example of what a 21 day package tour to Australia could look like. It should be noted that the program is only briefly summarized here and there are also many other variants on offer:
Day 1: Arrival in Sydney
After the greeting you will be driven to your hotel. Now you can relax a little and design the first day in the impressive metropolis according to your taste.
Day 2: Sydney City Tour & City Exploration
During a guided city tour you will discover the lively metropolis. Whether it’s a port trip with lunch, a hike along the coast to the famous Bondi Beach, a guided tour of the opera house or the exploration of the most interesting parts of the city, this day will fill your daily program with great activities. The evening, on the other hand, is at your disposal.
Day 3: Day trip to the Blue Mountains National Park
Today the picturesque Blue Mountains with their striking rock formation, the “Three Sisters”, are visited. After an eventful day in the nature of the Australian hinterland, you will return to Sydney, where you will enjoy your dinner at the imposing Darling Harbor.
Day 4: Flight from Sydney to Yulara (Ayers Rock)
Transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to the outback town of Yulara, near the legendary Ayers Rock (Uluru). On a tour you have the opportunity to explore the world-famous rock in the afternoon. Enjoy the spectacular sunset with a glass of sparkling wine from a good vantage point. Afterwards, an authentic Australian barbecue under the most beautiful starry sky is on the program.
Day 5: Drive to the nearby Olgas (Kata Tjuta)
After a delicious breakfast in the Visitor Center, continue to the impressive rock formation called Kata Tjuta (Olgas). A hike through the Walpa Gorge and the Valley of the Winds will inspire you. After an eventful afternoon, return to the Ayers Rock Resort, where you can relax and / or use your time as you please.
Day 6: Drive from Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
You leave the Ayers Rock Resort in the morning and continue to the mighty Watarrka National Park, or better known as Kings Canyon.
Day 7: Hike & continue to Alice Springs
You start your hike through the impressive gorge early in the morning. The breathtaking landscapes with excellent views of the Australian outback and the path through the canyon are simply an experience in a class of its own. At noon you will visit a camel farm and travel on to the outback capital Alice Springs.
Day 8: Sightseeing of Alice Springs & onward flight to Cairns
Today you have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the red center. The Alice Springs Desert Park gives you the best insights into this. You will also learn more about the life of the indigenous people, the Aborigines. After visiting the Royal Flying Doctors headquarters and the old telegraph station, you will fly to the tropical diving capital in the state of Queensland: Cairns.
Day 9: Sailing trip through the Great Barrier Reef
Today is an absolute highlight of your package tour. You go on a full day sailing trip through the largest coral reef on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. On the way you have the opportunity to explore the colors of the corals and the diversity of fish. Whether you are swimming, snorkeling or while sailing a glass-bottom boat, you will get up close and personal with the marine life of Australia. On the deck, however, there is a delicious lunch buffet as well as sparkling wine and snacks for the sunset.
Day 10: Tour of Kuranda
Day 10 is the green, mountainous hinterland of the Down Unders. First, enjoy the fantastic views from the legendary Kuranda Railway, a leisurely train that probably covers the most beautiful train route on the 5th continent. When you arrive in Kuranda, the colorful hippie market awaits you with fresh products, unusual clothing and handmade jewelry. At the end of the day, take the Kuranda Gondola across the Queensland rainforest to then dine in a very special restaurant.
Day 11: Over the Atherton Tablelands to Townsville
The region’s mountainous highlands are called the Atherton Tableands. Lakes, waterfalls, rainforest and pure nature characterize this day, which ends in the subtropical city of Townsville.
Day 12: Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island
After getting to know the animal world in the Billabong Sanctuary, drive to the small but lively starting point to the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands: Airlie Beach. From here you take a boat to Hamilton Island, where crystal clear water, snow-white sand and true South Seas flair await you. One thing is certain: the Whitsundays should not be missing on any well-organized package tour to Australia.
Day 13: Free time on Hamilton Island
Relaxation, sun, beach and sea is the motto of today. Relax and enjoy the Whitsundays island world. Those who would like to do a little more can, for example, take a trip to beautiful Whitehaven Beach. This beach is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and therefore adorns countless postcards.
Day 14: Flight to Brisbane & on to Noosa
After the flight to the capital of Queensland, you will travel on to the wonderful Sunshine Coast. The cozy town of Noosa awaits you with many cafes, beautiful beaches, a national park and the Noosa Everglades.
Day 15: Safari on Fraser Island
Explore the striking sand island of Fraser Island by 4WD (all-wheel drive). Whether dunes, beautiful lakes, wild dingoes, miles of beaches or subtropical rainforests, everyone who wants to discover Australia’s nature will get their money’s worth here. Of course, a swim in the crystal clear Lake McKenzie is a must. Then it’s back to Noosa.
Day 16: Free time in Noosa
Enjoy your free day in Noosa by either exploring the Everglades by canoe, exploring the flora and fauna in the National Park, or just relaxing on the beach.
Day 17: Brisbane & Gold Coast
Today you travel to Brisbane, where you will take an organized city tour to get to know the modern metropolis. After great impressions, we continue to the Gold Coast. Long beaches, high waves, many shopping malls, wild parties and passionate surfers characterize the Surfers Paradise district.
Day 18: Byron Bay visit
Byron Bay is a very special place on earth. Whether dream beaches, a wild hinterland, the best surfing conditions or unusual hippie markets, the alternative location Byron Bay is a great highlight of the east coast.
Day 19: Coffs Harbor, Port Macquarie & Hunter Valley
Via the pretty coastal towns of Coffs Harbor and Port Macquarie, it goes into the world-famous Hunter Valley. In the idyllic wine region, a wine tasting awaits you at a first-class winery, where you will also be served a delicious dinner.
Day 20: Free time in Sydney
After arriving at your hotel, the day in Sydney is at your own leisure. Explore Sydney on your own, buy the last few souvenirs or just spend some time on one of the numerous beaches.
Day 21: Transfer to Sydney Airport & flight home
After you have been brought to Sydney Airport, your flight home is due, on which you can review your unforgettable journey through Australia.