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Australia World Heritage Areas


  • The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's premier World Heritage area and is a must inclusion on all Australian tours

Australia has many natural attractionsto expeorence on an Australia vacation and because of this, it has been granted a total of 19 UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. They combine cultural, natural and mixed sites and regions as outlined in the list below which also indicates the year the area or site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site:

  1. Australian Convict Sites (11 penal sites in Australia 2010)
  2. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh, Queensland and Naracoorte, South Australia 1994)
  3. Fraser Island (Off coast of Queensland1992)
  4. Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (New South Wales and Queensland 1986)
  5. Great Barrier Reef (Queensland 1981)
  6. Greater Blue Mountains Area (New South Wales 2000)
  7. Heard and McDonald Islands (Off coast of Western Australia1997)
  8. Kakadu National Park (Northern Territories 1981)
  9. Lord Howe Island Group (Of f the coast of Queensland1982)
  10. Macquarie Island (Tasmania 1997)
  11. Ningaloo Coast (Western Australia 2011)
  12. Purnululu National Park (Western Australia 2003)
  13. Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (Melbourne, Victoria 2004)
  14. Shark Bay, Western Australia (1991)
  15. Sydney Opera House (New South Wales 2007)
  16. Tasmanian Wilderness (1982)
  17. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Northern Territories 1987)
  18. Wet Tropics of Queensland (1988)
  19. Willandra Lakes Region (New South Wales 1981)

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Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

World Heritage Areas

  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: Sydney to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast on this popular self-drive. Travel through the famous wine region of the Hunter Valley, beautiful coastal towns and the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast. Visit Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island and enjoy a farmstay before arriving in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,899
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Outback: Adelaide to Darwin

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Recreate one of Australia’s great outback journeys from culture-loving Adelaide to historic Darwin. Travel through Australia’s red centre for the ultimate outback adventure. Visit the opal mining town Coober Pedy, and visit an underground church. Watch the sunset over Uluru and witness the many shades of colour with a glass of wine in hand.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Aussie Kiwi Family Explorer

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: An interactive family adventure exploring New Zealand and Australia . Explore glow worm caves, a visit to Hobbiton, learn about Maori culture in Rotorua, experience the thrill of jet boating and ziplining in Queenstown before rounding out the journey in Sydney.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cairns Barrier Reef Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforests. Enjoy time on a wave piercing catamaran then board an amphibious army duck to venture into the rainforest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 660
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Outback Australia: The Color of Red

    Experience the wonders of the Red Centre of the Outback with visits to unique Alice Springs, the remarkable Kings Canyon and the amazing Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park, home to the unusual Olga’s and the iconic Ayers Rock. Enjoy two dinners under the stars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,377
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 12-day adventure combines two of Australia’s famous rail journeys: The Indian Pacific and The Ghan. Starting in Sydney, you will travel through the best of South Australia before going on to Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Australian outback and beyond aboard these luxury trains.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,599
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari

    The average Australia vacation rarely gives the Northern Territory the attention it deserves. Get a real taste of the Australian Outback on this short round-trip adventure from Darwin.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 736
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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  • Active Sydney & Surrounds

    Get to the heart of Australia’s most famous city as you hike, bike, and venture to some of Sydney’s most iconic sites. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike through the Blue Mountains, enjoy a wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, and surf at Bondi Beach for an Australian vacation you’ll never forget.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,527
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Australia's Kimberley Expedition Cruise from Broome

    Few trips to Australia reach the unique natural sights of the Kimberley. Begin in Broome, gateway to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness and enjoy a cruise to the remote Australian Outback.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Touring
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  • Best of South Australia's Outback and Wine

    Experience why South Australia is the state of WOW (wildlife, Outback, and wine) on this Australia vacation. As you travel across South Australia, you’ll enjoy easygoing culture in Adelaide, taste fabulous wines in the McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, and visit one of the icons of the Outback, Wilpena Pound, in the Flinders Ranges.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,699
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Outback: Ayers Rock to Darwin

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Get to the heart of Australia’s red centre with overnight stops in popular Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Katherine, Kakadu and more.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,450
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef Liveaboard Expedition

    Board the sleek Spirit of Freedom to enjoy Australia’s best liveaboard experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend three days sailing from Cairns and dive fascinating underwater sites along the rarely-visited Ribbon Reefs and the world-famous Cod Hole, home to massive and friendly Potato Cod.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,420
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Cradle Mountain Huts Walk

    This six day walk is a journey within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area that features a huge diversity of flora and fauna. Spend nights in a private hut nestled away in this remarkable park.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,338
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

    Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast. Goway's
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Kimberley Snapshot Luxury Adventure Cruise from Broome

    Come aboard the True North for a luxury cruise exploring the waterways of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Watch manta rays, dugongs and reef sharks feed at the stunning Montgomery Reef, examine the Bradshaw cave paintings that are over 20,000 years old and cruise to the base of one of the world’s premier waterfalls, the King George Falls.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Kimberley Waterfalls Luxury Adventure Cruise

    Come aboard the True North for a west Australian cruise like no other. Explore the waterfalls of the Kimberley region such as the magnificent King George Falls, examine extraordinary rock art from tens of thousands of years ago, and experience the majestic end of Kimberley’s wet season with its summer storms, spectacular light shows and swollen billabongs.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne to Darwin Overland Adventure

    Thought you knew what an epic Aussie road trip is? Think again! Crank the tunes and leave the big cities behind on this ultimate 17-day Outback adventure through Victoria, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Drive the Great Ocean Road, gaze upon Uluru at sunrise, and cruise the waterways of Kakadu National Park.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,908
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • North & South Great Barrier Reef Cruise (Northbound from Cairns)

    Combine two fabulous journeys of the northern and southern Great Barrier Reefs for an incredible eight days. Enjoy the beauty that abounds here and discover the local wildlife.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,497
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • North & South Great Barrier Reef Cruise (Southbound from Cairns)

    Combine two fabulous journeys of the northern and southern Great Barrier Reefs for an incredible eight days. Enjoy the beauty that abounds here and discover the local wildlife.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,438
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Northern Territory Indigenous Highlights

    Immerse yourself in the unforgettable culture of the Indigenous peoples of Australia on this tour of the Northern Territory. Passing from Uluru to Alice Springs to Kakadu National Park, you'll experience breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in the Outback, see incredible desert animals, and learn about thousands of years of Australian tradition.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,705
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 9 Days

    Drive the Pacific Coast and get to know its many highlights travelling from Brisbane to Cairns with stops at Fraser Island and Rockhampton, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Mission Beach.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,169
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Queensland Splendour

    Journey through Queensland to sample its diverse landscape and vibrant local life. Surf the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, hike the sand dunes of Fraser Island and dive into the wondrous ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,878
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • South Australian Wildlife and Wine

    A South Australia vacation takes the route not travelled by most trips to Australia. Less crowded but no less satisfying, enjoy the Festival State’s world renowned wines, and marvel at the natural treasure trove that is Kangaroo Island, a haven for a wide variety of Australian and Southern Ocean wildlife.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,789
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Tasmania Expedition Cruise from Hobart

    Goway's 8 day Tasmania Expedition Cruise (From Hobart) focuses on Tasmania. Please inquire.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,811
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • The Complete South West Self Drive

    Like a whole other country, Western Australia enchants visitors with natural icons unlike any found in the east, delicious wine and cuisine, and a history all of its own. Explore the southwest tip of Australia in detail and at your own pace on this self-drive adventure.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 929
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
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