Australia holiday with Fiji stopover

“A superbly crafted, tailor made trip of Oz, by train, car and bike. Visiting highlights in The Northern Territory, South Australia and NSW. With 5 days of Fijian fun as a finale.”


Darwin | Kakadu National Park | Bamurru Plains | Sleeper Ghan train to Alice Springs | Uluru | Adelaide | Kangaroo Island | Baird Bay | Banrock Station winery | Blue Mountains National Park | Jervis Bay | Sydney | Sonaisali Island | Mamanuca Islands

Description of Australia holiday with Fiji stopover

This 22-day tour takes in the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales, three very different states, which are all well set up for environmentally thoughtful tourism. Taking advantage of the variety of sustainable travel experiences these regions offer, this is a trip designed to satisfy the responsible traveller making it at least as, if not more, culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable as visiting destinations closer to home.

Begin your adventure in the Northern Territory, famous for its beautiful national parks, indigenous culture and exciting outback experiences. The coast in the far north is tropical, but travel down to the south of this state and youíll find red ochre desert. From here, travel into the state of South Australia via the Ghan railway. This is the ideal way to understand the sheer scale of Australia, and also avoids the emissions associated with flying.

In South Australia, there are a number of eco-tourism experiences within easy reach of the picturesque regional capital, Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland and on a guided tour here, you can expect to see seals, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, whales, dolphins and an amazing array of birdlife, all enjoying their natural habitat.

Heading northeast from Adelaide, the trip now crosses into New South Wales, enjoying another famous Australian train journey, The Indian Pacific. This is Australiaís most populated state, but there is still lots of wild, open space to enjoy and a wonderful coastline. Spend time exploring Sydney, Jervis Bay, the Blue Mountains and Kangaroo Valley.

To round off your trip, take a five-day stopover in Fiji Ė perhaps the best way to break up the long haul flight back from Australia. Beginning in Nadi, this four night itinerary explores the rugged beauty of Viti Levuís interior, where youíll be greeted by the elders in remote villages, enjoy a kava ceremony with them and see authentic Fijian life. There is also time to explore the landscape, too, from its waterfalls and hidden pools, to its high peaks. Walking or kayaking get you off the main circular route around the island and into its unspoiled landscapes.

Finally you relax and unwind on the pristine beaches of the Mamanuca Islands, where diving and snorkelling are the highlights. Many of the smaller islands still kep their local customs and traditions and are well worth visiting, too.

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Departure information

Available all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination
Our top tip:
Donít overpack as you are coming and going a lot. Just be prepared for awesome.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Hotels, eco lodges, guesthouses and beach bungalows.
Accommodation, excursions, all transport/transfers.
Some breakfasts included. Budget approx. £50/day for meals/drinks.
Solos welcome, but with high surcharge.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Australia holiday with Fiji stopover

Environment: The three week Carbon Conscious Australia trip is an itinerary that features progressive, environmentally sustainable accommodation, excursions and transportation in three diverse states. The touring throughout the fabulous Kakdau National Park is led by a supremely experienced and passionate guide. The focus is on providing personalised interpretative experiences highlighting in particular, aboriginal culture and the environment.

The accommodation has been selected for the eco-friendliness. Underpinning the natural experience is the camp, remote and solar powered and yet providing a supremely comfortable stay. Activities from the camp focus on exploring the surrounding country, with airboat trips on the wetlands, river cruises and guided walks with an emphasis on environmental awareness and wildlife protection. A strong ecological concept, reconnecting people with nature.

Kangaroo Island, a short ferry ride from the mainland, has been included in the itinerary for the opportunity to see wildlife in a natural environment. Progressive conservation projects and eco-sensitive management on the island has sustained a remarkable array of wildlife.

A number of Australias wineries are now implementing conservation practices to protect the local environment and maintain of course, a production of good quality wines. Banrock Station, approximately 2 hours from Adelaide, have for more than a decade been restoring their surrounding landscape so that a once dry and dusty cattle station has been transformed into wetlands and woodland and a flourishing wildlife community.

The final state included in our itinerary is New South Wales. We have selected a number of very special accommodation options that subscribe to the principles of responsible travel. To the south of Sydney is the stunning Jervis Bay National Park that encapsulates it all. Close to the town of Huskisson and within a short bike ride of the many natural attractions of the area is Paperbark Camp, a safari styled eco accredited property. Set within a paperbark forest the camp employs solar powered energy and a strict water conservation policy and is another example of how eco principles do not have to compromise comfort.

Environment: Much of the environment in Fiji is fragile, and it is imperative that both the local population and visitors to the islands are aware of the irreparable damage which can be caused to eco-systems such as the reefs. We try wherever possible to recommend guides, activities and accommodation which demonstrate a clear commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism principles.

On the main island of Viti Levu we have suggested Sonaisali Island Resort. This was the first resort in Fiji to become Green Globe Certified, and the management are passionate about minimising the impact of the resort on the island. An example of their efforts is their hydroponic farm which supplies fresh, organic food daily for both guests and staff.

In the Mamanuca Islands we recommend Tokoriki Island Resort, a founding member of the Mamanuca Environment Society, who strive to improve and protect the local environment through awareness and education. MES contributes to the community in a number of different ways, from education programmes in schools to clean-up campaigns in surrounding villages. Tokoriki has also initiated the 'giant clam regeneration project', reintroducing three different species of giant clams which had previously disappeared to the waters around the island.

Community: The management of Sonaisali Island Resort are committed to employing local Fijians throughout the company. On the ground in Fiji we use an excellent, local, family-owned agent who demonstrate care for the environment, preservation of their culture and commitment to the community. As part of an ongoing project they have helped create townships which provide new, cyclone resistant housing with running water where previously there had been inadequate housing. Every visitor is greeted on arrival with a true Fijian welcome, and looked after throughout the duration of their stay in Fiji.

2 Reviews of Australia holiday with Fiji stopover

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The Yellow River Cruises in Kakadu National Park and The Ghan Train trip from Darwin to Adelaide

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Travel light!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

to a certain extent

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fabulous experience to a great and diverse country

Reviewed on 08 Dec 2016 by

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