Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback, the rainforest to the Sydney Opera House, quirky locals to hopping marsupials — the country offers a bit of everything, and a few things found nowhere else. Fascinating local and aboriginal culture, kangaroos, koalas and other unique wildlife, incredible and diverse landscapes, Australia is perfect for travelers who want to do more than one thing, or perhaps, want to do something different than their travel companions.

The country offers endless mix-and-match possibilities from fine dining to far-off-the-beaten-path adventures. You can hit the highlights and blaze your own trail on the same trip. Or settle into the spa while your partner heads out for another day of excitement and exertion. Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create one of our Australia travel packages. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule. Your Australia travel packages itinerary of your trip of your lifetime will be unique to you.

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Tasmania Australia Vacation – Ultimate Wildlife Experience

This Tasmania Australia Vacation was planned for a couple from Phoenix who were quite active and had been to Australia several times.  They wanted to do one of the Great Walks and to get up close with Tasmanian wildlife.   We started their Tasmania Australia vacation in Hobart where they visited the always fascinating MONA Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

Australia Trip Packages: Luxury Great Barrier Reef Excursion

This is one of our favorite Australia trip packages which was planned for a honeymoon couple from Sacramento.  They wanted the highlights of Australia, but definitely wanted luxury unique experiences.  So we started them on Lizard Island. Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Our Great Barrier Reef resort is the Read More…

Trip Type: Highlights

Australia and Cook Islands Getaway

Australia and the Cook Islands are a perfect pair for a traveler looking for outdoor adventure ending with tropical beach relaxation. We love this itinerary because it couples Tasmania – which gives the weekend warrior a chance to hike and enjoy the outdoors – with Sydney which is absolutely one of the most vibrant cities in the world. This travel package finishes with you relaxing on a beautiful white sand beach.

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Spa & Relaxation

Australian Outback Adventure Vacation

This Australian outback adventure gives you the chance to experience the magic of the Red Centre and the highlights of cosmopolitan life with this unique itinerary.  It was planned for a couple from Houston.  They started at Ayers Rock where they dined under the stars and learn about aboriginal culture and enjoyed a fabulous Australian BBQ buffet.  The Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure

Australia Outback Family Adventure Vacation

This Australia family adventure vacation features the unique cultural and wildlife experiences down under.  It was planned for a family of four from New Jersey. Their trip started at Ayers Rock Resort where the family rode camels at sunrise to Uluru.  During the day, when the sun is at its warmest, the family enjoyed the pool Read More…

Trip Type: Family Travel

South Australia Luxury Accommodation Vacation: Luxury Island Resorts

Experience the ultimate Australia getaway at qualia.  This South Australia Luxury Accommodation vacation was planned for a couple from Chicago.  They wanted some amazing experiences in beautiful lodges and beach resorts in Australia.  Nestled neatly into the northern tip of Hamilton Island, qualia is surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s distinctive Read More…

Trip Type: Islands, Beaches & Reefs, Wildlife & Wilderness

One&Only Hayman Island Getaway

Explore nature’s wonderland — the Great Barrier Reef — while relaxing at the beautiful Hayman Island.  This trip was planned for a couple who simply wanted to relax at the Great Barrier Reef.  Forming part of the Whitsundays, so named by Captain James Cook in 1770, One&Only Hayman Island offers a front-row seat to the Great Barrier Reef Read More…

Trip Type: Islands, Beaches & Reefs

Australian Wine Tasting Vacation: Taste of Margaret River

This Australian Wine Tasting Vacation was planned for a couple from Chicago. They had already planned their Australian adventure on the east coast of the country and they wanted to add a bit of food and wine in an interesting place. So we sent them on a Taste of Margaret River. This is a true foodie delight! Read More…

Trip Type: Food and Wine

Family Holidays South Australia Package: Kangaroo Island

This Family Holidays South Australia Package: Kangaroo Island was designed for a family of four, who wanted to explore Australia’s wildlife and wilderness with their two children who are under the age of four. From touring the island to getting an introduction to island life to seeing kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel

Outback and South Australia Travel Package: Cruise and Wine Country Vacation

This amazing Outback and South Australia Travel package was created for an anniversary couple that wanted to experience the magic of the Barossa Valley combined with a luxurious cruise. They started at the top end in Darwin for two nights at a luxurious lodge.  Bamurru Plains is located just to the west of Kakadu National Park Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness