Here are some Australian itineraries to whet your appetite …
Scenic introduced Victorian Discovery earlier this year with the 11-day round trip from Melbourne taking in big-ticket sights from the Great Ocean Road and central Victorian Goldfields to the Grampians and the Murray River.
One of APT’s most popular domestic itineraries is Kimberley Complete, a 15-day lap around Western Australia’s north from Broome, taking in Fitzroy Crossing, the Bungle Bungles and the Ord River, Kununurra, and El Questro. Guests stay in the company’s wilderness lodges.
Inspiring Journey’s five-day expedition Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets ventures into one of Australia’s most iconic regions. Small groups stay at Cicada Lodge in Nitmiluk National Park and Mary River’s Wildman Wilderness Lodge with highlights such as swimming at Gunlom Falls and seeing Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr.
Perfect Tasmania is AAT King’s 12-day holiday that includes gourmet goodies and time to explore Hobart’s Salamanca Place, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park.