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Australia History and culture

History and Culture Holidays in Australia

Introduction

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

Sydney, Uluru & the Great Barrier Reef

15-day tailor-made journey from £2,620 pp incl. flights

Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Melbourne, the Grampians & Great Ocean Road

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,685 pp incl. flights

Drive one of the world’s greatest coastal drives as you trace Victoria’s spectacular coastline. Swap Melbourne’s city cool for golden sands, vineyards and the Twelve Apostles.

Australia and New Zealand Discoverer

21-day tailor-made journey from £4,380 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday 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.

Best of Australia

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,530 pp incl. flights

Explore the delights of New South Wales before spending time in Australia’s cultural heart – the Red Centre. Finish your trip with a beach stay in tropical north Queensland.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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