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Australia unusual holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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
Great Ocean Road accommodation, Australia
Award winning ecolodge on the Great Ocean Road, from AU $320 - AU $380 per double room per night
Sunshine Coast self catering accommodation, Queensland
Peaceful accommodation in the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains, from AU $112 - AU $185 per room per night
Kimberley small group tour, 5 days, Western Australia
A 5 day adventure experiencing the Kimberley wilderness, from AU $1750 (5 days) ex flights
Uluru and the Olgas tour in Australia
Experience Australia's rugged land of Dreamtime legends, from £400 - £415 (3 days) ex flights
Tasmania West coast tour
Discover the wild Tasmanian West Coast, from AU $990 (5 days) ex flights
Northern Territory safari holiday, Australia
Northern Territory safari holiday, Australia, from £590 (4 days) ex flights
Mission Beach backpackers accommodation
An eco-lodge that doesn't cost the Earth, from AU $35 - AU $165 per double room per night
Luxury lodge in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $240 - AU $340 per accommodation per night
Karijini National Park luxury camp in Western Australia
Luxury Eco Retreat in the Western Australian wilderness, from AU $349 per tent per night
Daintree luxury accommodation, Queensland, Australia
Daintree luxury accommodation in Queensland, from AU $550 - AU $598 per double room per night
Jervis bay accommodation, New South Wales
Tented accommodation on the glorious NSW south coast, from AU $370 - AU $660 per couple per night
Cape Range National Park luxury accommodation, Western Australia
An exclusive coastal wilderness camp at Ningaloo Reef, from AU $730 per person per night
Snowy river horse riding trip in Victoria, Australia
Pioneer horse riding experience in Australia's High Country, from AU $2500 (5 days) ex flights
Eyres West Coast tour, South Australia
Encounter the magnificent West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula, from AU $1550 - AU $2195 (3 days) ex flights
Port Lincoln 2 day tour, South Australia
Discover the heartbeat of Port Lincoln Seafood Frontier, from AU $1200 - AU $1350 (2 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island luxury lodge, Australia
Australia's first true luxury lodge experience, from AU $990 - AU $1800 per person per night
The Great Australian Bight tour, Port Lincoln to Esperance
See Great Australian Bight in a way you haven't seen before, from AU $3500 - AU $4145 (9 days) ex flights
Western Australia cattle ranch accommodation
A 615,000 working cattle station and eco resort, from AU $190 - AU $240 per room per night
Eyre Peninsula luxury lodge, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $270 - AU $370 per accommodation per night
Ferguson Valley accommodation, Western Australia
Resort built around an idyllic lake, from AU $83 - AU $140 per room per night
Western Australia luxury wilderness camp
A luxury wilderness camp in Western Australia, from AU $110 - AU $270 per tent per night
Luxury beach accommodation nr Broome, Western Australia
A unique eco resort near Broome, from AU $165 - AU $780 per room per night
Atherton Tablelands accommodation, Australia
Luxury riverfront pole houses, from AU $319 per couple per night
Sunshine Coast Hinterland retreat in Queensland, Australia
Natural Health Sustainable Lifestyle Retreat Experience, from AU $120 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Daintree rainforest accommodation
Stay in an exotic fruit farm in Australia, from AU $140 - AU $160 per room per night
Esperance accommodation in Western Australia
Eco-stay accommodation, from AU $96 - AU $159 per accommodation per night
Tipee accommodation near Hobart, Tasmania
Deluxe Tipees in an extensive private habitat reserve, from AU $75 - AU $120 per accommodation per night
Atherton Tablelands accommodation, Australia
Retreat near Wooroonooran National Park, North Queensland, from AU $286 - AU $329 per house per night
Mount Beauty homestay in Victoria, Australia
Homestay holidays in the beautiful mountains of Victoria, from AU $250 per accommodation per week

9 reviews for Australia unusual holidays3.5 star overall rating

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B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
Memorable parts? Encountering the Tassie wildlife from close-up, in many cases. Eagles, echidnas, platypodes, wallabies, pademelons, superb fairy wrens. We greatly enjoy being in the presence of animals and observing their behaviour so that was a real highlight! Tips? Make sure payment details are well sorted ahead of time, and allow lots more driving time than indicated - as there are lots of worthwhile stopping spots along the way. Some advice regarding restaurants in Tassie: Many... (more)Sandra Mendenhall
From AU $950 - AU $2950 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 £400 - £415 excluding flights
Kangaroo Island luxury lodge, Australia
Memorable parts? Walking into the lodge is like walking into the something from a James Bond set - and I mean that in the best possible way! The views from the main room pretty much are a show stopper - vast circular glass windows show off wilderness on every side. In front the majestic Southern Ocean, behind just wild bush as far as the eye can see... The rooms are very private, and look our directly onto the Ocean - we watched a big lightning storm come in as if we were all alone in... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $990 - AU $1800 per person per night
Mission Beach backpackers accommodation
Most memorable was just sitting on the balcony in the sunshine with a coffee and a book and looking across the Coral Sea...and waking up to the sounds of the forest...and seeing several cassowary... and eating in the beautiful restaurant. (more)Nigel Evers
The most memorable part of my holiday was a day trip snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - so beautiful and so addictive - I just wanted to keep searching for different corals and fish. (more)Imogen Howlett
We loved every minute of our stay! Our rainforest cabin was truly beautiful with polished wood floors, a comfy bed and best of all a stunning view onto some near pristine rainforest... This is ecotourism at its best. (more)Claire Morgan
From AU $35 - AU $165 per double room per night
Tasmania West coast tour
I am finally getting around to thinking about sending you some feedback on our trip. In general terms, we book tours in order to access places we wouldn’t get to ourselves and so that we get loads of enriching information about the places. I guess we were disappointed on both points. I think the only place we would have struggled to get to on the trip was Corinna and the lake camp on the last night. We could have got to the other places easily. Mick was especially disappointed that the only... (more)Lorrie Marchington
From AU $990 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 insiders’ 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 world’s 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 don’t 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 insider’s 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 responsibletravel.com) 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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