Australia Short Breaks

More ideas for short breaks in Australia

Need to get away for a few days? Spend quality time with a group of friends and love ones? Take time out from everyday life to meet a new challenge? Here's some great Australia short break ideas to get you thinking. Take advantage of the low airfares, add a couple of nights accommodation and you are all set for a great break!

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East Gippsland
Echidna Walkabout - East Gippsland Wildlife Safari
Connect with nature on this fully-inclusive small group journey into the wildlife-rich forests of southeast Australia's coastal wilderness. Find koalas in magnificent stands of giant eucalypt forest, walk in rainforest listening for lyrebirds, watch Sea-Eagles soar along untouched ocean beaches and spot huge Goanna lizards beside secluded rivers and waterways. Your highly experienced Wildlife Guide will also show you where to look for wild wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, parrots, cockatoos, black swans and many other animals.
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Great Ocean Road
Echidna Walkabout - Great Ocean Road 3 days
West of Melbourne a vast volcanic plain of golden grasses stretches into the distance, broken by isolated forested ranges, bounded by rocky cliffs, pounded by the Southern Ocean. The famous Great Ocean Road hugs this coastline providing spectacular views of the rugged coastal scenery. Koalas inhabit the forests and Kangaroos graze the grasslands. Waterbirds are found on the largest permanent lakes in Australia contained in the huge craters of extinct volcanoes. This three day, small group tour gives you quality time to enjoy the wildlife and scenery of this magnificent area with your experienced nature guide. Tour includes 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner and 2 nights at friendly, very comfortable B&B’s.
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Great Ocean Road
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Great Ocean Road
Take beautiful coastal scenery; add some long stretches of remote beach, and historic lighthouse, stunning rock formations that happen to be world renowned and wildlife galore and what do you have?
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Kakadu NP
Echidna Walkabout - Kakadu Guided Tour
Wild Top End is a special journey created for curious adventurers who love wild places and wild creatures. Feel the timeless peace of a landscape full of animals and very few people, wake to the manic calls of flying-foxes and cockatoos, look out across a billabong filled with water-lilies, walk on rocks created 600 million years ago. Get to know Kakadu and Mary River National Parks including some of the lesser-known walks and rock art sites. Learn about Top End wildlife, and help protect them.
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Tasmania
Bay of Fires Lodge and guided walks
At the edge of Mt. William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience a Tasmanian trekking tour with dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife. Led by well-informed, young Tasmanian guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. And at the Bay of Fires Lodge, offering superb accommodation in this near-uninhabited wilderness paradise, both solitude and comfort are guaranteed.
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Tasmania
Cradle Huts Tasmania Overland Walk
It's time for you to rediscover your nomadic ways in a truly amazing place. The 60 kilometres between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair forms Tasmania's famous Overland Track. Step by step you will be transformed by images of serene mountains, calm lakes and dark forests and the pace of life will slow. In this place of quietness, incredible beauty and unrestrained horizons, you'll feel the regenerative power of the Tasmanian wilderness.
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Tasmania
Wine Glass Bay Sail and Guided Walk
This amazing walk, the only one of its kind in Tasmania, takes in the spectacular beaches, peninsulas and island trails found in national parks along the east coast. There are two options eaither 4 or 6 days. Share with us the wonders of Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island and the Tasman Peninsula. This walk is supported by the spectacular Lady Eugenie, a 23-metre (75-ft) luxury classic ketch. Superb 3-course dinners are served either aboard Lady Eugenie or in the relaxed surrounds of a barefoot beach dinner under the stars.
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