Australia and Oceania holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

100s of Australia holidays & Australia†tours from specialist responsible operators & accommodation owners. All of whom care about conserving Australasia's natural & cultural heritage.
Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia
Experience Australia's rugged land of Dreamtime legends, from £340 - £405 (3 days) ex flights
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
Self-drive staying in Tasmania's most charming B&Bs, from AU $950 - AU $2950 (7 days) ex flights
Australia holiday with Fiji stopover
Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover, from £5835 (27 days) ex flights
Great Ocean Walk holiday in Victoria, Australia
Walk the famous Great Ocean Walk in Australia, from AU $2595 - AU $2795 (7 days) ex flights

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Swim with humpback whales in Tonga
7 days with Humpback Whales & stay on the islands of Vava'u, from AU $4650 - AU $4800 (7 days) ex flights
Great Barrier Reef cruise in Australia
Explore the pick of the Barrier Reef and Queensland's Coast, from £1655 (8 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from £2650 (21 days) ex flights
South Island tour of New Zealand, small group
Takahe 11 Day South Island Small Group Tour, from NZ $4790 - NZ $5690 (11 days) ex flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Explore 3 very different states of Australia, from £5395 (22 days) inc UK flights
Great Ocean Road tour, Melbourne to Adelaide
Stunning coastal and mountain scenery and abundant wildlife, from AU $1550 - AU $2400 (4 days) ex flights
New Zealand small group tour, 18 days
Kiwi 18 day New Zealand small group tour, from NZ $7990 - NZ $9590 (18 days) ex flights
Uluru & Kings Canyon holiday
Get off the beaten track, from £515 (4 days) ex flights
Great Southern touring route tour, Australia
Tour highlights coasts, mountains, wildlife and goldfields, from AU $1550 - AU $2400 (4 days) ex flights
Diving holiday in Fiji
Discover Fijiís pristine reefs and amazing soft corals, from £3220 (9 days) inc UK flights
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Go where the others only dream of going, from AU $2450 - AU $2495 (10 days) ex flights
New Zealand holiday, land and sea tour
Visit towering volcanic cones to broad sandy beaches, from £2575 (20 days) ex flights
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
Join us & the spectacular South Pacific Humpback whales of Tonga, from AU $5160 (8 days) ex flights
Sunshine Coast self catering accommodation, Queensland
Peaceful accommodation in the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains, from AU $112 - AU $185 per room per night
Great Ocean Road and Grampians 3 day tour, Australia
Diverse coast and mountain journey. Great accommodation/food, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights
New Zealand holiday with Fiji stopover
Experience the scenery of New Zealand & beaches of Fiji, from £6500 (24 days) ex flights
Sports coaching and teaching volunteering in Perth, Australia
Rewarding sports coaching and teaching underprivileged children, from £1995 (4 weeks) ex flights
Fiji cruise, escape to paradise
Cruise some of Fiji's most beautiful islands and villages, from £1419 - £1499 (8 days) ex flights
Kokoda track trekking holiday, Papua New Guinea
Trek across the geographical heart of Papua New Guinea, from £1890 (11 days) ex flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Spectacular scenery and dynamic culture, from £2485 (19 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island tours in Austrailia, 3 days 2 nights
A locally guided journey of wildlife discovery, from AU $2609 - AU $3725 (3 days) ex flights
Margaret River accommodation, Western Australia
Centrally located Margaret River accommodation, from AU $250 - AU $410 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
Great Ocean Walk self guided tour, Australia
An Inn-to-Inn accommodated walking holiday, from AU $1645 - AU $1895 (5 days) ex flights
Western Australia tour, 6 days
Explore the beauty of Esperance and the South West of W. A, from AU $770 (6 days) ex flights
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Experience the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights

28 reviews for Australia and Oceania holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Australia and Oceania holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
The whole of Tasmania is just awesome; so every part of the travel is memorable. (more)Lim HunHo
It was a fantastic tour of the island, the memories from which we we will savour for the rest of our lives. (more)Sandra Mendenhall
From AU $950 - AU $2950 excluding flights
Great Ocean Walk holiday in Victoria, Australia
Memorable parts? The first two days of the Great Ocean Walk; also the Atherton tablelands stay. Tips? Do some research into precisely what's offered on each trip - the Red Centre tour wasn't exactly what was predicted. Local benefits? Yes, except for Red Centre tour, which relied a lot on Aboriginal culture and settings, but seemed to involve no indigenous people. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Anne Owers
From AU $2595 - AU $2795 excluding flights
Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia
Memorable parts? The tour of Kata Tjuta - Ben the guide's knowledge and experience was simply wonderful. I've never met someone who could talk with such knowledge about geology, widlife, country lore. Tips? Camping was a bit basic but a wonderful experience - cooking over an open fire under a clear unpolluted night sky was simply ethereal. Local benefits? Yes. (more)Farida Parkyn
From £340 - £405 excluding flights
Volunteer with children in Fiji
Memorable parts? Being able to teach children in a real Fijian school - it was absolutely incredible to be able to help the Fijian teachers with their work, as well as living in a real, rural Fijian village. The interactions between villagers and volunteers are, in my experience, unmatched, and I genuinely feel like I have a family out in Fiji now, something I never thought I would say. Tips? Take good bug spray - the mosquitoes are a bit evil! Local benefits? Yes, the work... (more)Luke Summers
From £1145 - £3895 excluding flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? We had a wonderful holiday. Loved New Zealand, what is there not to like? Beautiful countryside, lovely people, lots to do and a nation that is responsible in maintaining the environment. Hard to pick most memorable....both my husband and I did a 2 day horse trek and we had a ball. Then landing on a glacier in a ski plane was awesome. Can't overlook the wonderful people we met everywhere, they made the trip! My personal favorite place was Arthur's Pass at the Wilderness Lodge.... (more)Cathy Shiner
From £2485 excluding flights
Fiji holidays, island hopping tour
Memorable parts? Fiji is an amazing destination, charming and beautiful. We enjoyed our Bure in Fiji, the snorkelling, scuba diving well everything. Tips? Go for it. Local benefits? Yes, in every way possible. Overall rating? Excellent - couldn't have been better. (more)Subodha Bhatt
From £4175 including UK flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Excellent with a lot of variety. All memorable, but perhaps going to Uluru and spending a week in Sydney over Christmas and new Year (more)Jan Baker
This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window...It was brilliant, I wish I could do it all again. (more)Diane Bushell
From £5395 including UK flights
Heaphy Track hiking trip
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
From NZ $1749 excluding flights
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
I thought it was an amazing trip, we spent most of our days on the water so it was nice to return to our lovely resort after an incredible day of whale swimming, with my own beach room. I could even see whales passing by from my porch and I could hear them in the evening on one occasion. (more)Claire Bartlett
Most memorable would definitely be the first time that you slip in the water and your eyes take in the huge picture in front of you that is the humpback whales. Phenomenal, breathtaking, hard to describe to anyone who has not seen it. (more)Jenaya Bailey
Getting into the water for the first time with the whales. I really didn't think that we would be so close so to see a mother and calf just hanging in the water right in front of us was truly amazing. It was an honour to be allowed to enter their world and to get just a glimpse if them in the wild. (more)Deborah Marzohl
From AU $5160 excluding flights
Antarctica and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Wildlife Cruise
Memorable parts? The sub antarctic islands, wildlife and the icebergs. Tips? Prepare for a big sea voyage and lots of time to spare. Local benefits? There are no people, but the environment is excellent and getting better as recovery from last 2 centuries of exploitation has taken place. Nz and Aust governments should be congratulated on the feral pest controls. Overall rating? Up there with the big ones. (more)Robert Mock
From US $22300 - US $30200 excluding flights
Uluru & Kings Canyon holiday
Memorable parts? Meeting the traveling group and getting to know their travel history and sharing ours. Also, sunset at Uluru was fantastic. Tips? Consider a day before and after this trip in Alice Springs. Local benefits? Somewhat. There wasn't much interaction with the aboriginals as expected. The food preparation and camping was good for the environment. Overall rating? Great - first trip with this operator and set a great tone with us for consideration for future... (more)Takeaki Chijiiwa
From £515 excluding flights
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Memorable parts? The wonderful walks -- canyons, gorges, other natural features -- that revealed to us the natural riches of the Outback, from birds and other creatures to the land itself. Also... the bush knowledge and sensitivity of our leader, Steve. He added immeasurably to our appreciation, and therefore our pleasure. Tips? Probably more important for Europeans than Canadians or Americans (who live in big-scale countries): realize emotionally, not just intellectually, that once... (more)Penny Williams
From AU $2450 - AU $2495 excluding flights
Kangaroo Island tours in Austrailia, 3 days 2 nights
Kangaroo Island was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed getting down close to a very windy and wild Southern Ocean, and walking on the beach at Sea Bay up close with the sea lions was a real highlight. But then again so was watching Koalas in the trees, and a walk out to the Remarkable rocks (these really are pretty remarkable when you get up close - the hardest granite you could possibly imagine smoothed like butter into strange shape over millions of years by the wind). We bought some of... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $2609 - AU $3725 excluding flights
Flinders Ranges wilderness tours, South Australia
Memorable parts? The Flinders is a very dramatic park and one that invites you get out and walk. Wilpena Pound is a rock fortress, a piece of land enclosed of each side by high cliffs with just one route in. Inside their are lovely walks through huge gums - its a very tranquil and relaxing place. Staying at Rawnsley Park, a working Merino Sheep Station, was a real treat. We stayed in one of the Eco Villas, and the highlight was lying in bed and pushing a button that withdrew a blind... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $495 - AU $1475 excluding flights
New Zealand trekking holiday
Memorable parts? The scenery, the culture, the tour leader Mayuko was the best leader ever. Very friendly, helpful, warm, informative she made the holiday. Tips? Travel light there is a lot of moving around between train stations and bus stations etc. Food is limiting enough if you don't eat meat/fish. Be prepared to eat a lot of rice and noodles Local benefits? All of the above yes Overall rating? Very good. More travelling on buses and trains than I had... (more)Roisin Courtney
From £5049 - £5749 including UK flights
Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
Memorable parts? Snorkelling with Humpback Whales Tips? Tonga is a backpacking destination. Be aware that taxi drivers may over charge if you don't check the fare with them first! Bring insect repellent and bite cream for when it doesn't work! Local benefits? Yes, we stayed at an eco-tourist resort and spent money in local shops when possible. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Ben McLennan
From AU $5450 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
South Australia air balloon Koala, Victoria Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia Tasmania app

South Australia travel guide

For those planning their first adventure to South Australia our insidersí guide providers an excellent appetiser of the best things to see and do. From Kangaroo Island to the Barossa Valley wine region our top tips will give you a flavour of what there is to discover.

Whatever you're looking for the home of the worldís oldest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon rootstock or to experience the incredible wildlife of Kangaroo Island, our travel guide will provide great inspiration for your South Australia holiday plans.

Our top tips are the perfect starting point to that unforgettable holiday in South Australia. There is so much to see and do, so make sure you donít miss out on something spectacular.

To find out more about the region please visit our South Australia travel guide

Melbourne & Victoria travel guide

Our insiders travel guide to Melbourne and Victoria is packed full of tips, holiday ideas and things to see and do in Melbourne and Victoria. Whether you want to explore the wildlife and stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road or enjoy the vibrant city of Melbourne our guide has all the information you need.

Melbourne and Victoria has so much to offer from the iconic scenery of the Twelve Apostles to fine wine, incredible wildlife and a thriving arts and culture scene. The guide includes videos, information on events and tips from local people about the most interesting things to see and do.

For more information on Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, see our insider's travel guide to Victoria

Western Australia travel guide

Our insiderís guide to Western Australia highlights the best natural and cultural experiences in Western Australia, from camping in national parks and swimming with turtles at Ningaloo Reef to learning more about the aboriginal heritage which surrounds the ochre and black stripped domes of the Bungle Bungles. It goes beyond a normal guide with video and podcasts featuring insider tips from locals on where to go and what to do.

For more information see our insider's guide to Western Australia

Celebrate 30 years of Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness with this Free Tasmania app for iPhone

QR code30 years ago the Tasmanian Southwest Wilderness was listed as a World Heritage Site, the only place on earth to fulfil seven out of the ten criteria, bringing to a successful conclusion a world wide campaign that saw environmental activists protesting to save Tasmania's natural heritage from being sold down the river.

To celebrate this landmark decision that put Tasmania on the eco-tourism map, Tourism Tasmania (in association with is inviting travellers to explore the diverse natural wilderness with a unique iPhone app that showcases the best that Tassie has to offer. Scan the QR code (right) or download the app here
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