Dramatic Helicopter view of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding seas in Queensland, Australia

Australia

A tapestry of outback, desert, ocean roads and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef

Adventure Holidays in Australia

One of the world’s great travel icons, Australia is an exciting destination for those seeking action and adventure. There’s the dusty, endless expanse of the Outback and the rainbow of life that lives around the Great Barrier Reef. There's the verdant rainforests of Daintree and the palm-fringed beaches of Cape Tribulation, not to mention the shimmering Gold Coast. Then there's the indigenous culture dating back 50,000 years; the all-but-forgotten Outback towns; shining new cities; a vibrant youth culture; and world-class eating and dining. 

Australia is vast, and yet one of the least densely populated places on Earth, with landscapes so wild and varied as to include multiple climatic and time zones. Australia holidays may involve an epic journey, but it’s one that’s well worth taking.

Australia Adventure Holidays

Melanesia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Cruise Through Melanesia
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Unveil ancient tribal rituals, lush jungles, surreal creatures and a land time forgot.

 Departing on September 10, 2020.

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Suitable for:
Age 17+
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Leisurely / Moderate
15 Days from £13,930
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Wild Queensland

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Visit some of Queensland's most celebrated parks, learn about life in the rainforest from the KuKu Yalanji people, and search for nocturnal wildlife.

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Age 18+
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10 Days from £5,100
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Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand

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We are among a small, exclusive number of operators that hold permits to travel to these far-flung isles.

Departing on January 16, 2020.

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Suitable for:
Age 17+
Activity level:
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16 Days from £14,860
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Best of the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef
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Plunge into our planet’s most spectacular marine paradise, the legendary Great Barrier Reef.

Departing on July 14, 2020.

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Age 17+
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12 Days from £10,210
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In focus: Rainforest and reef

The Reef: According to Sir David Attenborough, it’s one of the “most exciting natural history experiences in the world”, and who are we to argue? It’s bigger than the Great Wall of China and visible from space! Made up of over 3000 individual reef systems, it supports the most wonderful array of marine life. There are hundreds of picturesque tropical islands here – including the Whitsundays – and some of the world's most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. On Exodus Australia trips you can spend a full day snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Rainforest: Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park contains the oldest surviving rainforest on Earth, with cool streams, towering mountains and a dramatic gorge. Take it all in on the leisurely Rainforest Circuit Walk under the towering canopy of the trees, beautifully framed by the striking mountains and ice-cool water holes. This is a centre for eco-tourism, and on our Australia tours here we stay in a secluded Rainforest Lodge, set in the quiet peacefulness of the rainforest and perfect for bird and butterfly spotting. Here you can swim with jungle perch and turtles in the untouched crystal-clear Cooper Creek, which winds through the lodge on its way from the mountains to the sea.

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Responsible travel

We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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