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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

  • 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
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  • Monkey Mia Dolphins

    Goway's Monkey Mia Dolphins is a Beach and Lodge Stay that visits Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort in Shark Bay, a World Heritage Listed area.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 344
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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$ 2,553
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Orpheus Island Resort: Stay of Distinction

    Escape to a luxury resort on a secluded island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy stunning premium amenities and meals catered to your tastes and be at leisure to explore a marine world of coral reefs, bright fish, and breathtaking deep-blue waves.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,410
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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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:
    US$ 859
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

    Peppers Cradle takes you into the heart of this World Heritage listed wilderness.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 519
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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:
    US$ 1,306
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Reefsleep Overnight Experience

    This is a totally unique experience just right for nature lovers and those that appreciate the outdoors. If a scuba diver or snorkeler, this will be your paradise along with a truly wonderful collection of tropical fish swimming among the coral reefs.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 487
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Saffire Freycinet: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This luxurious resort is the perfect home base for your exploration of beautiful Freycinet Peninsula.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,486
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, 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$ 1,821
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • The Kimberley Ultimate Luxury Adventure Cruise

    Come aboard the True North for the ultimate luxury cruise of Western Australia. Enjoy two weeks of lavish indulgence as you visit Kimberley’s iconic sites, from the majestic twin falls of King George Falls to the 20,000-year-old Bradshaw paintings dotting the region.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 17,384
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Value East Coast Discovery: Gold Coast to Cairns

    Travel Australia’s beautiful east coast and explore its tropical wildlife and landscape. Start at the surfers’ hub of the Gold Coast, then head north through the laidback Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton before reaching Cairns and the incredible natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,595
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Value Grand Australia: Escorted Vacation: Sydney to Alice Springs

    From sparkling Sydney to the red centre, discover Australia in detail on this amazing journey.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,695
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • West Coast Discovery Self Drive: Perth to Broome

    Get out and see the Australia less-travelled on this Western Australia self-drive. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace behind the wheel, with a confirmed itinerary and accommodation to make the most of your time, plus the support of Goway’s co-pilot kit, designed for Australia self-drives.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,049
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Wukalina Walk: Launceton to Launceton

    The wukalina walk is a guided walk based around the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna/Bay of Fires and wukalina /Mt William areas. The walk will deepen your understanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and community history as well as immerse you in the rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,604
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
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