Sydney is blessed with one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, but it’s only a fraction of the wonder that a traveller can experience in Australia. Goway has been planning tailor-made trips to Australia for over 50 years and is constantly finding new ways to showcase the nation’s blend of natural landmarks, world-class cities, and ancient cultures.
Most roads to Australia start in Sydney or Melbourne. In Sydney, travellers can go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House to learn abouts its storied 50-year history. They can climb to the top rungs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb and gaze out upon one of the world’s most famous harbours.
They can also visit the nearby Blue Mountains to uncover Indigenous rock paintings and unbeatable mountain vistas.
Melbourne is equally appealing, with an untapped culture and laid-back atmosphere. Travellers can explore the laneways and arcades of Federation Square, enjoy the celebrated restaurant and café scene, or venture on a day trip to Phillip Island to catch the adorable Little Penguin Parade at sundown.
Brisbane, meanwhile, is increasingly emerging as an appealing gateway city to Australia, with direct flights from North America. It’s the fastest growing city in Australia and has lots of sunshine and easy access to long, sandy beaches. It’s an ideal destination for travellers during North American winter. It’s also a great place for travellers to get up close with Australian wildlife at the Australia Zoo and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Goway also takes travellers to Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns, and Hobart on the island state of Tasmania.
Beyond its cities, Australia has astounding natural sites for travellers to explore. In far north Queensland, travellers can snorkel and cruise the coral worlds of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure. Back on shore, they can venture into the world’s oldest rainforest.
In South Australia travellers can unlock the wonders of Kangaroo Island, where endemic species of kangaroos, koalas, and fur seals abound on the rocky shorelines. Wildlife encounters are practically guaranteed.
Goway also takes travellers further afield to the sandy outback stretches of Western Australia, from the Kimberley to the Pinnacles. And Tasmania offers ideal hiking conditions for travellers wanting to see windswept hillsides and perhaps spot a Tasmanian devil in the wild.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock (photo below), remains the enduring icon of Indigenous Australia. As the world’s largest sandstone monolith, it’s an overwhelmingly gorgeous natural landmark, especially at sunrise or sunset when the light paints the rock in oranges or purples. But it’s also a sacred site for the Indigenous peoples of Australia and visitors can unlock some of the creation stories centred on Uluru at the new drone show Wintjiri Wiru or Bruce Munro’s iconic Field of Light installation.
Further north, Kakadu National Park showcases Indigenous rock art sites alongside swelling billabongs and ancient forests. The landscape defines the balance between humankind and the natural world. But Australia’s cultural appeal is not limited to the past. The present has its pull, especially in the celebrated wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, or Margaret River, where travellers can tour award-winning vineyards and enjoy great wine and local meals with Goway.
There’s so much for travellers to explore in Australia and no limit to do so with tailor-made vacations available through Goway in a myriad of travel styles.
As well, Goway’s Destination Specialists are experts on the nation, having lived, worked, or travelled extensively through the region to provide the ultimate service to travel advisors.
Travel advisors also earn cash rewards on every booking they make to Australia with the GowayPro loyalty program. For the month of October, travel advisors can earn a bonus $50 on every booking they make to Australia or New Zealand.
First published at Travel Industry Today