History and Culture Holidays in Australia
While considered young by many standards, travelling to Australia still offers rich history and cultural holidays for the curious traveller. The mix of Aboriginal heritage with colonial populations means that there are many facets to this exciting country, and plenty to discover.
Learn the history of modern Australia
Canberra is Australia’s capital, and home to the old and new Parliament House, High Court, as well as the Lodge, the official residence of Australia’s Prime Minister. While there, you can visit the Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia which are sure to give a fascinating insight into Australia’s history.
Get to know Aboriginal culture
Indigenous traditions live on in Australia’s remote communities. Travel through the Northern Territory and Western Australia and learn about Aboriginal history, culture and stories of the dreamtime as you visit sacred sites, browse rock art and taste traditional ‘bush tucker’ meals.
Experience the impact of colonial history in Australia
Discover Australia’s colourful colonial past in the states of New South Wales and Tasmania. Wander the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks district in Sydney before visiting the nearby maritime museum to learn all about iconic Harbour Bridge. If you’re seeking history in Hobart, Salamanca Place and Constitution Bay offer a splendid mix of old and new, and nearby Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia’s most intact past convict site.
Cultural experiences are an integral part of any holiday and our destination specialists are available to create an itinerary that will enrich your journey through Australia. Whether you’d prefer to travel independently, or learn from guides as you travel on an escorted tour, Wexas will tailor-make a holiday to suit.
Our top itineraries for Australia History and culture
Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Drive one of the world’s greatest road trips as you trace Victoria’s spectacular coastline. Swap Melbourne’s city cool for golden sands, vineyards and the Twelve Apostles.
This 21-day tailor-made itinerary combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.