Tailor-made holidays to Australia
Australia’s warm climate, clean air, big skies, pounding surf and huge open spaces are a world away from our own crowded island. It’s a land of warm welcomes and local characters, of broad golden beaches and ancient forests, of Aboriginal mythology and underwater marvels.
Above all Australia is a land of ‘mateship’, where everyone appears to be on first-name terms and nothing is too much trouble. That’s why it creates such incredible memories: the wine you blended with a Barossa Valley master; the luxury train that whisked you from coast to coast; the stars above the Outback that you saw from your swag. Australian wildlife is as diverse as the landscape, and seeing kangaroos, wombats, koalas or emus in places like Kangaroo Island, the Grampians or the Flinders Ranges is always exciting. And, if you thought it was all campsites and barbies by the billabong then you’ll need to think again. Luxury experiences lie all around. Unwrap a gourmet picnic in Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay, enjoy an in-villa massage on the Great Barrier Reef, sip an ice-cool cocktail as you marvel at the sunset over ancient Uluru, or weave among the inlets of the Kimberley coast on an adventurous luxury cruise.
The trick is to plan a holiday that feels like a holiday, rather than a workout. In such a vast country, it’s hard to see everything in one fell swoop, so why not select just a few regions? Allow time to relax, to laze on a beach, let loose in a city or take a long lunch in the shade of a vineyard. To plan your next Australia holiday, browse our itineraries and then give our specialists a call.
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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.
Top itineraries in Australia
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.
What our clients say about our Australia holidays
Andy Austen at Wexas has now planned many trips for me – he is informative, quick respond and trustworthy. We had an amazing honeymoon and all things went smoothly and as planned – as have the other trips! Amazing attention to detail.
I recommend Wexas to everyone and will shortly be planning my next trip with them!
I felt that I could contact Emma whenever necessary and I always got a speedy response. She was extremely helpful at all times and answered all our queries in a professional manner. I will not hesitate to contact her for our future travel requirements. Thank you very much, Emma, for a great holiday.
Godfrey John G
My Travel Specialist was very helpful, very polite, very attentive, and very patient. Most importantly, I was never made feel forced to book my holiday with him/Wexas. After numerous correspondences in which he answered my questions in detail, it transpired that Wexas was the best choice.
The contact Andy Austen was most helpful and knowledgeable for our mixed Wexas and personal bookings and made sure all the bits dovetailed in together to make a seamless whole!d personal bookings and made sure all the bits dovetailed in together to make a seamless whole!
Thanks for a great holiday, had never visited Australia and felt made most of my time. The quality of the B and Bs etc was first class. The service from airline and the organisation of cars guides went without a hitch. Certainly would use Wexas again.
The holiday exceeded our expectations magnificently. Condor travel and their guides were fantastic and totally made the holiday as brilliant as it was. We will come back to Wexas as your tailor made holidays have always been absolutely superb.
I have been using Wexas Travel for many years which says in itself that I am happy with the service that I have received. The trip that I have just returned from was very satisfactory.
We received well informed and up to date information, which gave us great confidence in the travel advice we were given.
All that your agent recommended worked out be as he had seen and experienced himself.
Very helpful service and efficient service, as usual.. No problems.
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Top places to stay in Australia
Shangri-La, Sydney offers fine facilities and finer dining set back from Sydney harbour. Its location gives it superb access to both the waterfront and the city centre.
Perfectly positioned for sunrise and sunset views over Uluru, Longitude 131º offers exclusivity and luxury in this uniquely Australian destination.
Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 resorts in the world, Lizard Island is a spectacular and secluded island escape that is the ultimate in understated luxury.
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Where to go in Australia
Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru… the iconic destinations of Australia are beloved for a reason. Or, choose to discover the wild Outback, the west coast’s surfer paradises or the rugged Tasmanian landscape and see the Australia less travelled but equally alluring.
New South Wales is home to Australia's global city, Sydney, and attracts most first-time visitors to the country. But, it's out of the city limits that the state really shines, with world-class vineyards, dramatic mountains and idyllic beaches vying for your attention.
Laze on the stunning South East Queensland coastline and enjoy the best of Australia's sun, surf and sophisticated style. Get a buzz in Brisbane, whale watch off Hervey Bay or four-wheel drive the sands of Fraser Island.
Australia's Northern Territory is a land rich in Aboriginal heritage and rugged beauty. Step back in time among the rock art of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, take in the sacred solitude of Uluru and King's Canyon, then experience a wilderness adventure in Katherine.
What to do in Australia
Travellers will find endless opportunity in Australia. Those looking to get a sense of the vast, diverse landscape can relax on one of our classic luxury train journeys, while there are also self-drives, cultural holidays, fine wine tastings and laid-back beach holidays, all vying for your attention.
From kangaroos and koalas to the Great Barrier Reef and eucalyptus forests, travelling to Australia offers the chance to immerse yourself in the great outdoors like nowhere else on Earth. Uluru, the Kimberley, Daintree rainforest… it’s all here.
Australia is a foodie's dream destination. The country's abundance of fresh produce and array of cultural influences means there is no shortage of ‘fusion food', all well worth trying. Or, fall back on the country's classic: a quintessential barbie.
Explore Australia's multi-faceted past, from the ancient indigenous cultures of the bush to the colonial cities of New South Wales and Tasmania. Whether it's rock art or political landmarks, there's plenty of opportunity for some fascinating cultural immersion .
When to go to Australia
Australia's seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer for much of the country, and the best time for beach or outdoor activities, but this is the wet season in the tropical north. It's also school holiday season, so expect to be joined by plenty of locals. Winter – June to August – is mostly mild, but snowy in the southern mountains and dry and sunny in the northern states. As the low season elsewhere, winter is the best time to visit the Northern Territory, Queensland and the northern part of Western Australia. You'll also be happy to miss out on the Outback's soaring temperatures. At …
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