Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

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)

C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 


 

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.

 

  • 16 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise: Sydney to Sydney

    Embark on an epic cruise exploring Australia’s two largest cities and the breathtaking ports of New Zealand’s North Island. Take in the sights of the cosmopolitan centres of Sydney and Melbourne before crossing the ocean to Tasmania and New Zealand to visit the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings, learn about Maori culture, and explore the varied landscapes of this enchanting island nation.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,278
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 17 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise: Sydney to Sydney

    Explore Australia and New Zealand on this two-week voyage of discovery and delight. Your first port of call is Melbourne, exploring the hidden lanes and arcades or head out of the city and visit some wildlife. Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound in New Zealand and visit the “Edinburgh of the South” – Dunedin, also home to a colony of Albatross. Save some time in Wellington to visit film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Be sure not to miss the boiling pools and shooting geysers at Rotorua, and see firsthand why Auckland is nirvana for nature lovers, with its serene beaches, verdant landscapes, and stunning coastal trails.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,278
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 19 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise: Sydney to Sydney

    Embark on an Australian cruise to visit two major Australian cities and the highlights of New Zealand’s east coast. Begin in the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne before heading across the ocean to cruise Milford Sound, tour the wine regions of Marlborough and Napier, and explore the diverse capitals of Wellington and Auckland.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,552
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 3 Day 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$ 483
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 8 Day Tasmania Cruise: Sydney to Sydney

    Embark on a cruise from Australia’s largest city to the southern island of Tasmania. Visit the icons of Sydney, like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, before heading south aboard the Norwegian Jewel to take in Burnie, the "City of Makers," and the ascending café culture of Hobart.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,340
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Aussie Kiwi Explorer

    An adventure to keep the kids amused while the grown-ups enjoy the ultimate Downunder holiday.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,347
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Family Vacations
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • 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 From:
    US$ 8,128
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Best of the Outback: Adelaide to Darwin

    Recreate one of Australia’s great outback journeys from culture-loving Adelaide to historic Darwin.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,125
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Best of the Outback: Ayers Rock to Darwin

    Get to the heart of Australia’s red centre, the Northern Territory.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,794
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

    Embark on a cruise that introduces all the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore Hinchinbrook Island, a tropical paradise, spending time snorkelling, diving and soaking up the sun.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,303
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Cairns to Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef Cruise (from Cairns)

    Cruise scenic Trinity Bay then discover historic Cooktown. Uncover Lizard Island, the Ribbon Reefs and the incredibly rich coral gardens while swimming with spectacular marine life.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,714
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Aussie Rail On Sale

    Ride the rails to explore the icons of Australia like Uluru and Kangaroo Island while enjoying the comforts of premium train travel. This sale offers the best prices for a classic Australian tour and is perfect for first-time visitors to Australia.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,159
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Aussie Sailing

    A 2 day, 1 night cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or simply enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Reef while anchored in a picturesque bay offering unspoilt beaches.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 319
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coral Sea Safari Liveaboard Adventure Diving for Advanced Divers from Cairns

    Suit up and dive into the remote waters of the Great Barrier Reef on this underwater adventure for advanced divers. Get acquainted with the massive potato cod at Cod Hole before getting up close and personal with reef sharks at North Horn and minke whales at Lighthouse Bommie, all while enjoying the comforts of the award-winning Spoilsport.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,985
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,660
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Davidson's Arnhemland Safari

    Immerse yourself in Aboriginal heritage and sacred sites of Arnhemland.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,294
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley: Stay of Distinction

    Cap off a busy Australian itinerary with a luxurious stay on the edge of the Blue Mountains.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,649
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Explore the Outback by Rail

    Ride the legendary Ghan as you travel between South Australia and the Northern Territory. Visit some of Australia’s best museums and art galleries in Adelaide before getting a taste for the Outback in Alice Springs and marveling at the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,069
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Go Wild Rainforest Adventure

    Though best known for the Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland’s nature adventures don’t stop at the shoreline.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 274
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
    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$ 591
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Heron Island

    Discover beautiful Heron Island, on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 480
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Kakadu & Arnhemland Explorer

    Australia’s Northern Territory offers an outback experience like no other.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 833
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    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 From:
    US$ 10,739
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    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 From:
    US$ 14,214
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.