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Australia

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Learn more about our destination packages and the amazing attractions Australia has to offer.

The world’s largest island and smallest continent, Australia offers stretches of stunning beaches, toothsome cuisine, incredible natural surrounds and outback and unique wildlife with more than 80% of the country’s species can’t be found anywhere else on earth. Australia’s heritage is rich and diverse in both history and culture; Indigenous Aboriginals are thought to have arrived at least 50,000 years ago, making Australia a land with a deep cultural history.

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Experience the world’s oldest living culture through a diverse range of exclusive experiences that are life-changing, immersive and above all: memorable.  Australia’s inspiring Aboriginal experiences are engaging and leave you with a lasting impression for a lifetime.  You can experience these enriching cultural experiences on a storytelling walk, homestay, song-and-dance cultural show, traditional cuisine and more.  With over 180 experiences across Australia, your transformational experience connects you with the people that know their land best.

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There really is truly nothing like Australia.  If you’re planning to go the distance, all the way to Australia, your vacation must be exceptional and we will provide nothing less.  There’s nothing we wouldn’t do to make your vacationing dreams come true in Australia.  Considered to be the bread-and-butter of the many products we sell, many of the Destination Specialists here at Downunder Travel are also Certified Premier Aussie Specialists.  This means, we have direct contact with suppliers, hotel chains and major airlines to get our travellers some of the best in prices, airfares and overall experiences, making us a unique service you can’t find on any online trip-selling website.  We often visit the Great Down Under area several times a year to ensure we are well-versed in all things Aussie.  What’s more, in addition to our staff being Aussie Specialists, many of our staff have lived in this country as well – either from birth or have lived in here for a period of time due to school or work – adding to the authenticity of the services we provide for clients. 

Often times, clients will approach us with their own visions of the kind of vacation they’re looking for during the early planning stages of their holidays, and our true quality shines through in our service and in-depth knowledge of the country and the assistance we provide in making their dreams become a reality such as The Australian Open and so much more including transfers between destinations, with plenty of downtime in between so you’re not rushed and you can enjoy your travels with ease and comfort.  We take care of every customized schedule from end-to-end, seamlessly, so you don’t have to worry about how everything will come together; that is the beauty of working with an expert in this region. 

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Hunter Valley Train

If you’re staying in Sydney for some time, this 3-day train journey makes for a...

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3 Days, 2 Nights

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Classic Australia

From the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne to the iconic city of Sydney and the capital...

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13 Days, 12 Nights

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Wild City & Outback

The ‘real’ Australia is in the wide-open spaces of the stunning Outback. Hop on the...

$4,952CAD/per person
10 Days, 9 Nights

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Vineyard Experience

There’s an incredibly wide variety of fresh produce from Australia’s numerous unspoilt landscapes.  From Sydney’s...

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Wild Tasmania

Hit the open road for your drive around the west coast of Tasmania. Start your...

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6 Days, 5 Nights

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Discover Tasmania

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the...

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10 Days, 9 Nights

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West Coast Adventure

Discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Be charmed by...

$3,736CAD/per person
12 Days, 11 Nights

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Visit three countries for the price of ONE: Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands!...

$3,679CAD/per person
14 Days, 13 Nights

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Guided Australia

This exciting guided tour gets travellers to explore the many exciting aspects that make up...

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Information and Facts

Plan your Australian vacation with us and see for yourself why there’s no place on earth like Australia. From nature and wildlife adventures to aquatic and coastal experiences and gourmet food and dining excursions, there will always be something exciting that awaits you in Australia!

Australia: Facts & Information

Weather

Seasons in Australia are opposite to the weather in North America – December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Australia is a lovely destination to visit year-round; known for having mild weather throughout, even during its winter. The far northern parts of the country are tropical year-round.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Australia. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. The (UV) sunrays in Australia are very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day.

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling Down Under – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

Currency & Customs

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar. Tipping is not customary; however, hotels, tour guides/ground operators and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. If you feel your service provider went above and beyond, it is recommended to tip 10%. You are required to have a valid Australia Travel Visa.

Electricity

The electrical current for Australia (and New Zealand) is 220-240 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Australia is English. As well, Australia has many multicultural nations, including the world’s oldest nations.

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NZ and Cook Islands

“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

L. Filipic

Best Vacation Ever

Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
Gregory’s and Short’s

L. Gregory

Wonderful Thailand and Myanmar!

Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

New Zealand Self-Drive

“We spent 6.5 wonderful weeks exploring both Islands in New Zealand. Jason met with us to understand our interests and a sense of where we hoped to travel while there. Accommodations, day trips, half day tours etc all ran without a hitch. At one point we thought we might be seeking medical assistance at a drop in clinic. Not sure about the process with Medical Insurance, we sent him a note to which he quickly responded and we really appreciated. We are very thankful for the arrangements and bookings that helped make the time there truly great. Thanks Jason.”

D. Nixon

3 Week Australia Trip!

Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!

Maureen

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks

Southern Africa 25 Day Tour

“Heard about this place through a friend and decided to inquire about a trip to Southern Africa. Jason did a fantastic job with very little time and set up a 25 day trip, flights included. Was excellent at every stage and everything went off without a hitch. Would absolutely recommend, and will most definitely be a repeat customer.”

J. Szoo

Australia, Africa, and more!

“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

T. Evans

Ghan Platinum Trip

Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

African Safari

“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

A Phenomenal South Pacific Adventure

A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

A. Millette