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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

  • 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$ 2,478
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Hobart: Big 3 Tasmania Hobart to Launceston

    Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Hobart to Launceston, or vice versa. See historic convict ruins, and some of Australia’s most pristine national parks.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 282
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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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$ 913
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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  • Aussie City and Top End Escape

    Escape the workaday life to explore some of Australia’s most famous sights. On this two-week tour, you’ll head from Melbourne to Darwin to Sydney to explore the wonders of the Great Ocean Road and Victoria, tour the billabongs of Kakadu National Park, and enjoy the pleasures of the nation’s largest cities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,799
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Aussie City, Wildlife and Outback Escape

    Experience the many sides of Australia on this incredible Aussie Escape, which includes international airfare. Spending two weeks in Australia, you’ll explore the cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney and see incredible natural wonders and wildlife as you journey to Kangaroo Island and Uluru/Ayers Rock.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,399
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Aussie Kiwi Explorer

    An adventure to keep the kids amused while the grown-ups enjoy the ultimate Downunder holiday.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations
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  • Australia and Southeast Asia Cruise from Sydney

    Explore the wonders of both Australia and Southeast Asia on one epic cruise journey. Passing from Australia to Singapore, you’ll visit Cairns, where you can explore rainforests and coral reefs, stop off on Komodo to see the famous dragons, and venture into the heart of the Javanese jungle to discover the world’s largest Buddhist temple.
    Duration:
    22 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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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 From:
    US$ 7,841
    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$ 1,489
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • 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$ 4,192
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Cairns Barrier Reef

    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$ 606
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,276
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • 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$ 1,672
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • 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 From:
    US$ 3,521
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 300
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • 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$ 2,893
    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$ 2,561
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Culture and Icons

    Experience the best of Australia's icons and culture with this journey from Sydney to Tasmania. This Australia vacation showcases Sydney's most popular sights, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, before taking you to Uluru/Ayers Rock in the country's Red Centre and the secluded landscapes and rugged coastlines of Tasmania.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,429
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • Daintree Eco Lodge

    The multi-award winning and unique Daintree Eco Lodge is an exclusive wilderness resort nestled in a lush tropical rainforest bordering the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 481
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Davidson's Arnhemland Safari

    Immerse yourself in Aboriginal heritage and sacred sites of Arnhemland.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,284
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • 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$ 2,636
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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