Nature Holidays in Australia
Nature-lovers will be spoilt for choice in Australia. The country is home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, from ancient rainforests to robust marine regions, and is known for its iconic wildlife, from koalas to kangaroos.
Discover what each region has to offer
Tasmania is home to rocky ranges, wetlands and grasslands as well as scenic coasts and national parks. If you’re looking to get away from it all, travel towards Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park and Freycinet National Park for jaw-dropping mountainscapes, waterfalls and lakes.
The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in New South Wales is inhabited by over 400 different types of animals, natural eucalyptus forests and rocky gorges. Journey further north to snorkel with brightly coloured fish and coral on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and duck across to the tropical Daintree Rainforest where you’ll witness dense vegetation growing along the white sandy shores.
Vast landscapes are icons of Western Australia. Visit the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley region, and swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. If visiting between June and November, you may be lucky enough to witness the state in bloom, as more than 12,000 species of wildflowers come out to play – 60% of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
The Northern Territory offers a landscape of monoliths, desert plains, mountains and wetlands. Be awestruck by Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon in the Red Centre before travelling to the Top End to spot crocodiles on a luxury wetlands safari or explore the gorges and swim in crystal clear rock pools in Nitmiluk National Park.
Our top itineraries for Australia Nature Holidays
Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.
Top offers for Australia Nature Holidays
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Travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney on this luxury rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific.
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This luxury cruise sees you discover the best Australasia has to offer, from Australia's cosmopolitan beachside cities to New Zealand's otherworldly geothermal landscapes, staying in a spectacular veranda suite onboard Holland America’s MS Noordam.