AUSTRALIA

Sunshine Coast Photographic Workshop

September 2020

Join us for this fantastic three night photographic workshop on the Sunshine Coast.

Led by two experienced and expert photographers, this will be a great way to spend some luxury time exploring some of the coast, whilst also getting some first-class tuition, experience and memories.

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What better time to holiday in Australia?

Australia is known for its stunning coastal areas, crystal clear waters, unique animals and the dramatic vastness of the outback.

Rich Aboriginal history, art and Dreamtime stories filled with mystical intrigue.

Snow-capped mountains, modern and vibrant cities, tropical rainforests and scenic hinterland are all part of the Australian journey.

Of course, the multicultural population also brings a delectable array of cuisine, wine and coffee to our tables.

There is so much to explore whether it be by road, train, cycle, foot, kayak, cruise, camel or air.

Take a small peak into what this incredible country has to offer. 

Because we are based in Queensland, we have a bias of offers here, but please do browse through to see all we have to offer:

Journey of the Gulf Savannah

13 days

2021 departures from 28th April

Book by 30Sep and travel at 2020 rates:

From only $6,799 per person twin share.

Travel with great guides by luxury 4WD coach from Longreach to Cairns and

  • visit the spectacular Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill National Park),

  • experience the Gulflander and Savannahlander scenic rail journeys,

  • discover Cobbold Gorge on a cruise,

  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show,

  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame,

  • visit Crocodile Dundee’s Walkabout Creek Hotel,

  • Leichhardt Falls,

  • Barramundi Discovery Centre

  • explore the Undara Lava Tubes,

  • Sand Island at Sunset Cruise

and much, much more.

All meals included as per itinerary.

Click here to download the itinerary in detail

Birdsville Desert Escape

9 days

2021 departures from 14th April

Book by 30Sep and travel at 2020 rates:

From only $3,999 per person twin share

FULLY INCLUSIVE tour featuring Birdsville, where the Channel Country meets the desert, Winton & Longreach.

Highlights include:

  • Qantas Founders Museum

  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show 

  • Welford National Park

  • Sunset Sandhill nibbles, Windorah 

  • Betoota Ghost Town and JC Hotel Ruins 

  • Sunset nibbles atop Big Red (Sand Dune)  

  • Channel Country Touring 

  • Famous Birdsville Hotel 

  • Min Min Encounter and Boulia Heritage Complex 

  • Historic Middleton Hotel & Cawnpore Lookout

  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour & Sunset Barbecue

Click here to download the itinerary in detail

Cape York & Torres Strait

 11 days

2021 departures from 25th May

Book by 30Sep and travel at 2020 rates:

From $6,999 per person twin share.

Discover the stunning Cape York region at a leisurely pace and with great guides.

Fully inclusive tour, starting and ending in Cairns, highlights include:

  • Daintree Rainforest and Discovery Centre

  • Bana Yirriji Art & Cultural Centre

  • Bloomfield Track and Daintree Coast

  • James Cook Museum

  • Cooktown Botanic Gardens

  • Guided tour of Split Rock, Quinkan Centre

  • Weipa Bauxite Mine Tour

  • Moreton Telegraph Station

  • Fruit Bat Falls (swimming opportunity)

  • Cape York Walk to ‘The Tip’

  • Kazu Pearl Farm Tour

  • Horn and Thursday Island Touring

  • Torres Strait Cultural Heritage Experiences

Click here to download the itinerary in detail

Lord Howe Family Escape

6 days

Travel between 1Sep 2020 and 15May 2021

Book by 30Sep 2020

From $13,600 per family of four.

You won’t see any powerlines or high-rise building on
World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island.

Walk bushtrails, climb mountains, swim, surf, snorkel, fish, cycle around the Island, play golf beneath the mountains, take it easy on a deserted beach, enjoy a massage or treatment, savour fine food and wine. And it’s all less than a two-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane.

Includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island

  • Gourmet breakfast, light lunch, pre-dinner canapes, three-course dinner,

  • tea & coffee, all non-alcoholic drinks, selected alcoholic beverages,

  • airport return transfers,

  • bicycles,

  • light fishing gear,

  • snorkelling equipment,

  • WI-FI &

  • 2 x $50 spa vouchers*

Download the pdf itinerary here.

Lord Howe Couple's Escape

6 days

Travel between 1Sep 2020 and 15May 2021

Book by 30Sep 2020

From $3,300 per person twin share

 

Discover World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney and Brisbane.

Renowned for its warm and friendly service and laid-back ambiance, Arajilla Retreat encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a haven of tranquility & peace.

Includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island

  • Gourmet breakfast, light lunch, pre-dinner canapes, three-course dinner,

  • tea & coffee, all non-alcoholic drinks, selected alcoholic beverages,

  • airport return transfers,

  • bicycles,

  • light fishing gear,

  • snorkelling equipment,

  • WI-FI &

  • 2 x $50 spa vouchers*

Download the pdf itinerary here.

Escape the Everyday

6 days

Travel between 1Aug 2020 and 31Mar 2021

Book by 31Mar 2021

From $1,719 per person twin share

 

A private rainforest retreat in sunny and secluded Tropical Queensland.

Escape the everyday and experience North Queensland as nature intended. Enjoy a unique experience in your boutique timber bungalows  that are built high on stilts within the forest 

canopy.

 

Includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation at Thala Beach Reserve, Port Douglas

  • 6 Days Hertz Car Rental Toyota Corolla 5 Door Hatch Auto or Similar

  • Full Day Low Isles reef trip with Sailaway

  • Daily scheduled guided tours with onsite rangers including: Nature walks,

  • bird watching,

  • coconut odyssey and beach discovery,

  • Star gazing at Thala’s specially designed outdoor observatory and

  • Weekly evening presentations by local Indigenous elder.

Download the pdf itinerary here

Beaches, Mountains & Vines

6 days

Travel between 1Sep-20Dec2020

& 15Jan-31Mar2021

From only $1,089 per person twin share.

Explore World Heritage-listed wilderness where
ancient rock formations cast their golden glow over vast canyons carpeted in eucalypts on this 6 day holiday taking in the best of the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens. From a natural wonderland of waterfalls to the spectacular Australian Coast, you will enjoy the best NSW has to offer.

Includes:

  • 6 Days Hertz car Rentals Toyota Corolla 5 Door Hatch Auto

  • 1 nights’ accommodation Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney

  • 2 nights’ accommodation Old Leura Dairy, Blue Mountains

  • 1 nights’ accommodation Voco Kirkton Hotel, Hunter Valley

  • 1 nights’ accommodation The Anchorage Hotel & Spa, Port Stephens

  • Scenic World ultimate discovery Pass

Tropical Port Douglas

5 days

Travel between 1Aug-17Sep

& 5Oct-18Dec

From only $929 per person twin share

Hideaway from the stress of city life and take some time for your self in sun-drenched tropical Port Douglas.

Walk through the depths of the lush rainforest and seek out the local reptiles and wildlife on a trip to the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Snorkel the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef amid a kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. 

Includes:

5 Days Hertz car Rental Toyota Corolla 5 Door Hatch Auto or Similar 

  • 4 nights’ accommodation Mantra Portsea, Port Douglas 

  • A day out with Calypso Snorkel and Dive 

  • A day out with Daintree Rainforest tours 

Book By: 31 Aug 2020

***Please note these are dynamic rates and subject to change without notice***

Family Tropical Paradise

 6 days

Travel between 1Oct2020 & 31Mar2021

From $2,065 per family!

Looking for a break for the whole family? Look at this amazing deal!

Relax and unwind in the charming village of Port
Douglas before a must-do trip to the Great Barrier
Reef. One visit is never enough to truly appreciate the
wonder of the largest coral reef system in the world,
right here in our backyard.

Includes:

  • 5 nights at Bay Villas Resort in a 2-bedroom Apartment (4 Star)

  • Return shuttle pass to Mosman Gorge Centre.

  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (family), with Port Douglas Hotel Transfers, Morning/ Afternoon tea + Lunch. Snorkel Equipment & Reef Levy included

Indigenous & Wild Queensland

10 days

14th to 23rd May 2021

6th to 15th August 2021

Min 6 & max 12 on this tour

From $7,936.00 per person twin share.

Escape to two of Australia’s most remote and untouched wilderness areas in style!

Let expert field guides connect you to the land, the sky and to a rich history. Incredible intimate experiences, gourmet surprises and luxe wilderness accommodation form just part of your journey, which combines 4WD exploration and trekking, etched with indigenous culture, rare wildlife encounters and is accented with rustic luxe touches - Epicurean meals, sundowner drinks and sustainable, private glamping accommodation.

Embrace time out from your busy lifestyle - free from mobile phone coverage and interruptions from the outside world. Witness rare, millennia old artworks as well as an insider’s glimpse into life on one of Australia’s largest cattle stations.

 

Here, the skies are vast and the scenery spectacular – let the land work its magic on you as you explore some of Australia’s most remote and untouched landscapes.

Download the full pdf itinerary here.

Wildlife, culture & seafood

4 days

12th to 15th November 2020

4th to 7th February 2021

18th to 21st November 2021

From $3,576 per person twin share

Explore South Australia’s remote Eyre Peninsula where you will be privy to the region’s incredible raw beauty, iconic wildlife encounters and ancient indigenous culture.

 

Taste oysters shucked straight from the ocean, savour bush foods, learn of dreamtime stories and connect on a deeper level to the local indigenous community. Come eye to eye with wild koalas as you embrace an extraordinary side of Australia you could only dream of.

 

Known as Australia’s Seafood Frontier, an array of fresh prawns, mussels, squid and crab will tempt you. Your taste buds will lead the way.

 

Discover rolling sand dunes, sapphire waters and white sandy beaches dotted with emus. For those seeking a thrill, swim with sea lions or cage dive with sharks. Sip on sundowners listening to traditional Australian bush poetry as you watch the sunset over this wild rugged land.

Download the full pdf itinerary here.

Torres Strait Islands & The Remote Reef

8 days

9th to 16th December 2020

9th to 16th December 2021

Min 6 & Max 8 on this tour

From $13,795 per person twin share

The archipelago of over 100 Torres Strait Islands, scattered between Northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea, are Australia’s most northerly frontier. Discover this contrasting region, aboard the character filled 20m M/Y Wildcard.

Offering travellers a truly remarkable island experience, the unique history of the islands seafaring native inhabitants, with an exciting fusion of Melanesian and Australian Aboriginal culture is just the beginning.

 

Famed for its pearling and fishing, the pristine environment paired with an almost forgotten WWII history will captivate you.

 

Soak in the sapphire waters and tread on talcum beaches. Swim amongst wild turtles and learn of one of Australia’s richest regions in untold history and raw, natural beauty.

You are so remote here, it is likely you will not encounter another traveller

Download the full pdf itinerary here.

Glamping on Lady Elliot Island

3 days / 2 nights

Valid to 30th November 2020

From AU$1,117 per person twin share.

Experience one of the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier Reef on this 2 night holiday to Lady Elliot Island. 

Here you can step off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world abundant with manta rays and turtles.  

Discover why Lady Elliot Island is known as the Barrier Reef Island.

Includes:

  • Return Scenic flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Lady Elliot Island. 

  • 2 Nights Lady Elliot Island in the Glamping Tent 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

  • Guided Walk 

  • Sunset platter including a bottle of wine 

East Arnhem Land & Wessel Islands

8 days / 7 nights

1st to 8th February 2021

Min 6 max 8 guests

From AU$13,795 per person twin share

Discover East Arnhem Land and the Wessel Islands - a raw, rugged ribbon like archipelago off the Northern Territory, so untouched and remote, it is very likely you will have this secluded reach of Australia all to yourself as you explore by water on our exclusive charter aboard the authentic and character filled 20m M/Y Wildcard.

Fly into Gove, deep into Australia's backyard and into one of the country’s greatest untouched wilderness areas. Your mind will boggle as you become family with your crew over the next 8 days and learn of kinship, life on the water and many stories of creation, personality and incredible, untouched landscapes.

Sail between virgin islands, hike on stunning sand bars and off piste trails, kayak through cascading waterfalls that tumble straight into the ocean. Be absorbed in the wilderness. 

Download the full pdf itinerary here.

Pilbara and Coral Coast

10 days / 9 Nights

30 March to 8 April 2021

check for other dates later

from AU$7,915 per person twin share

Join us where the ancient rugged outback meets white sand beaches.

Venture through national parks etched with river gorges, dramatic rock formations, blankets of wildflowers and remote, natural plunge pools.

The Pilbara is home to some of Australia’s most stunning ancient natural landscapes, dating back to over four billion years old.

With over 700 historic Indigenous archaeological sites and 1,000,000 rock engravings (Petroglyphs), many dating back some 30,000 years, this region is the perfect place to discover the unique art, history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Pilbara.

Encounter fascinating wildlife, both inland and in the underwater paradise that is the Coral Coast.

Step off the shore and swim a few metres through the clearest turquoise water on earth and drift over the worlds largest fringing reef, World Heritage listed, Ningaloo Reef. An underwater paradise.

Australian Rail Journeys

 

Australia - Coast to Coast from Perth

13 nights / 14 days

from AU$5,249 per person twin share

  • Travel in ultimate comfort and style in Gold Service onboard the Indian Pacific

  • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth

  • Relax along the Yarra and shop at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne

  • Watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach

  • See Sydney’s golden beaches and world-famous harbour

  • Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains.
     

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary

  • 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Melbourne

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney

  • 2 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in Gold Class

  • All excursions as specified in the itinerary

  • Hop-on-Hop-off tickets in Perth

  • Tour of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour from Melbourne

  • Sydney Explorer Pass including

    • Priority entry to Taronga Zoo

    • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Sydney and Bondi

    • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    • The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D cinema experiences, and much more!

  • Sightseeing tour of the Blue Mountains

Sydney to Darwin

​10 Nights / 11 days

from AU$5,799 per person twin share

Save $300, limited time

  • Enjoy the rail holiday of a lifetime aboard two of the world's most iconic trains: The Indian Pacific and The Ghan.

  • This adventure takes you from the bright lights and beautiful harbour of Sydney to the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide, and the wonder that is Kangaroo Island.

  • From Adelaide, travel through the Red Centre of Australia onboard The Ghan – the longest train in the world, to the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 1-night aboard The Indian Pacific Train in Gold Class from Sydney to Adelaide

  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan Train in Gold Class from Adelaide to Darwin

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Darwin

  • Group Tour of Broken Hill

  • Kangaroo Island Day Trip from Adelaide

  • Outback Experience in Marla

  • Katherina Outback Experience (April to October only)

  • Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Darwin

The India Pacific from Sydney

7 Days / 6 nights

from AU$3,749 per person twinshare

  • This amazing rail holiday spans the entire country joining the coastlines of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

  • Spend one night in Sydney before boarding the iconic Indian Pacific train to Perth.

  • Onboard the distinctive silver carriages, relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of Gold Service while taking in views of the beautiful, towering Blue Mountains, expansive desert outback landscapes, the otherworldly Nullarbor Plain, ghost towns, grapevines, and resilient wildflowers of the West.

  • Perth will welcome you with an invigorating contrast to the stretches of dramatic scenery you experienced during your epic train journey onboard the Indian Pacific.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary

  • 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth

  • 3 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in a Gold Twin cabin

  • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden among other attractions in Perth

  • Offboard excursions at Broken Hill, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, and Cook.

  • Hop on Hop off Pass in Perth

Ultimate Outback Queensland Adventure

​7 Days / 6 Nights

Exclusive Escorted Group Tour

Departure dates: 19 September, 10 October 2020

from AU$3,499 per person twin share

 Visit the popular Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Qantas Founders Museum, follow the dinosaur trail at Winton and witness one of the most beautiful sunsets as you cruise along the Thomson River.

​INCLUDES

  • Train travel on the Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach – First Class Sleeper

  • 5 nights accommodation in Longreach ★★★

  • Qantas Founders Museum & Guided Jets Tour

  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show

  • Strathmore Smoko Tour Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Stockman’s Show & Lunch

  • Camden Park Station Sunset Tour & Dinner

  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour including Dinosaur Canyon

  • Waltzing Matilda Centre

  • Winton Town Tour

  • Ilfracombe Town Tour and Wellshot Station

  • Rosebank Station Exclusive Dinner

  • All coach transfers in Longreach (Excluding Brisbane arrival & departure transfers)

  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 5 Dinners

  • One Way Flight - Longreach to Brisbane

Nullarbor & Kangaroo Island by train

6 Days / 5 Nights

Fully Escorted

Departs Perth 6th September 2020

from AU$3,399 per person twin share

This relaxed yet comprehensive tour allows you to experience the best of what South Australia has to offer. Explore McLaren Vale home to sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.

Discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce. Wander among the wild Australian sea lions at Seal Bay, watch an ‘in-flight’ display of Australian birds of prey at Raptor Domain and enjoy a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park.

INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights Gold Service on the Indian Pacific from Perth to Adelaide - inclusive of meals and drinks (Australian premium wines, all beers, standard spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee)

  • Off train excursion tours while on the Indian Pacific

  • 1 night’s accommodation at Pullman in Adelaide

  • Farewell Dinner (Adelaide)

  • 3 Day/2 Night all-inclusive tour of McLaren Vale & Kangaroo Island

  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 Dinners

The Great Ghan Adventure

7 nights / 8 Days

Departs most Mondays

from AU$5,349 per person twin share

Save $400, limited time

Join this epic four-day, three-night train journey onboard The Ghan in Gold Service after two nights in Darwin, then travel through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally on to Adelaide. At each stop (Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy), travellers can choose from a wide-range of included and upgradable off-train excursions to make your adventure uniquely your own. Enjoy The Ghan’s luxurious amenities onboard while watching the landscapes of the outback pass from the windows.

INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Darwin

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide

  • 3 nights onboard The Ghan in Gold Service

  • Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Darwin

  • Tour of Coober Pedy and Adelaide

  • Optional excursions in Katherine including

    • Cruise to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park

    • Alice Springs and outback tour with BBQ dinner

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The online brochures below are full of information and wonderful journeys which take you all over Australia.

Contact one of our team to discuss your next Australian journey.

Outback Australia

Brochure

Queensland Rail

holidays brochure

A large selection of different holidays, combined with train trips, to choose from.

Signature Australia

2020 Brochure

Australian Bushfires

The fires that raged through Australia have been catastrophic and our thoughts are with all the communities - human, animal and other - that have been so terribly affected!

Affected communities had started rebuilding (and we are so grateful for the overwhelming support that’s poured in from around the world to help them do so) and then Covid-19 hit.

 

However - now with things opening up - please consider the amazing and unique destinations, culture and wildlife Australia has to offer. By travelling to these destinations, your support is immediate and helps to rebuild economies and create support for these areas.

If you would like to help with the bushfire and general recovery, but are unable to travel to these communities, please see suggested organisations below where you can donate:

Journeys Worldwide acknowledges Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. We recognise their connection to land, sea and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Brisbane Office:
Brisbane

Queensland 4000

info@journeysworldwide.com.au

Sunshine Coast Office:
Buderim

Queensland 4556

suncoast@journeysworldwide.com.au

Phone:

+61 7 3221 4788

+61 490 815 850

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