Tourism plays an important part in communities Australia wide, and travel companies like Sunlover have been a major supporter in the industry for 38 years, helping people experience everything this amazing country has to offer; from lazing on the unforgettable beaches of Tropical North Queensland to a gourmet gastronomy experience in Margaret River.
Australia has it all for tourists, but after recent events it’s more important than ever to get behind our local operators and show our love for Australia. With that in mind we’ve put together a selection of amazing local itineraries, organised into their respective states, so that you can choose exactly where your next local adventure will be. Scroll down to take a look, and contact us should you wish to disuss your next Australian adventure.
Queensland is a holiday-maker’s delight. Brisbane is the perfect place for a relaxing and fun-loving getaway. There is so much to see and do in Cairns with a plethora of tours offering nature, cultural and entertainment experiences including Great Barrier Reef. Join those in the know and head to Port Douglas; a coastal community that feels like a world away. Or perhaps visit the Sunshine coast; renowned for its pristine beaches, subtropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and quiet villages.
Nestled on the banks of the Swan River, cosmopolitan Perth is the perfect outdoor city boasting glorious weather and a variety of beautiful parks, endless beaches and natural bushland waiting to be explored. But don’t stop there – visit Rottnest Island, an island playground and home to the iconic and friendly marsupial, the Quokka, or enjoy delicious food and great wine at the Margaret River. Further North you have Broome, known as the western gateway to the Kimberley region.
Adelaide is full of vibrant cafés and eclectic restaurants as well as a strong events scene that incorporates all manner of tastes. Head out of the city to soak up the country hospitality, gourmet food, delightful wines and sensational scenery of the Barossa and Clare Valley. The landscape is dotted with farms, vineyards and country roads leading to lovingly restored heritage towns.
Hobart encompasses everything loved about Tasmania – it’s a city that’s come of age with its vibrant contemporary art, culture and dining scene. And then there’s the incredible harbour that entices locals and tourists to its waters where fishing, kayaking, sailing and relaxing are common pastimes. Household names abound along Tasmania’s East Coast: the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Maria Island – they’re all here for enjoyment, and they’re all equally spectacular.
As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is big and bustling, but its distinct precincts and great transport system make it easy and fun to explore. The hub of Circular Quay is the focal point of the city. Next to this hive of activity is The Rocks – a compact historic quarter full of converted warehouses and cobblestone lanes. Within walking distance are two of Sydney’s famous icons – experience the Sydney Harbour Bridge up close with BridgeClimb Sydney and explore on a Sydney Opera House Guided Tour.
The Territory’s tropical capital, Darwin, is buzzing with activity amid a region rich in nature experiences. The multicultural city is an exciting blend of markets, museums, nightlife and natural attractions. 170 kilometres southeast is Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu.
South of Darwin, Litchfield National Parks landscape is so diverse you will be taking in unusual rock formations and breathtaking waterfalls one minute, then checking out magnetic termite mounds the next on a Litchfield Day Tour.
The mighty Murray River, one of the world’s longest navigable rivers, stretches 2,700 kilometres from the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in north-eastern Victoria to near Adelaide in South Australia. A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches in its lower reaches. The region is home to plentiful wildlife, supporting over 350 varieties of birds, as well as many species of mammals, reptiles and fish.
Australia’s trains are considered national treasures. From the moment you step aboard these legendary trains, you can feel it – a spirit of adventure and a sense of something very special about to unfold. Traversing the full length and breadth of the world’s largest island by rail captures the rich tapestry of this land, and you’ll experience it all inunparalleled style.