Where best to travel in Australia in summer.

Summer's are long in Australia. Forget the traditional thoughts of three months of heat. Summer is more like November to April.

Summer can be the best of times and the worst of times in Australia. The tropical north (Broome and Darwin) can be extremely humid and increased rain means it's more difficult to travel.

Southern regions (Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne, and Tasmania) become very popular with warmer temperatures making the beaches the perfect places to escape the heat.

READY TO TAKE A SUMMER TRIP? HERE'S SOME GREAT OPTIONS.

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16 day Sydney to Cairns tour

The east coast of Australia is where the action is over summer. This combines beach and bush, adventure activities, sailing and visits to islands and rainforests. 

After New Year's Eve in Sydney everyone head's north. So our advice is book early to avoid missing out. The 16 day Sydney to Cairns tour covers it all.

If you find that trip is full early then you can always fly up to Cairn's and take the tip in the opposite direction. Head south from Cairns to Sydney on the 13 day Cairns to Sydney tour.

If you have more time, hop on and off up the East Coast with these flexible transport passes that also have the bonus of a local guide showing you the way. 

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3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide tour

The Great Ocean Road is a magnet for holidaymakers in the summer. Everyone's at the beach here. The road here hugs the coastline visiting Bells Beach, one of the most famous surf breaks in the world.

The Great Ocean Road is home to the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation.

Tours in this region also visit the Otway national park rainforest and the chance to see koalas in the wild.

If you are travelling through to Adelaide you will also visit the Grampians National park and the chance to see wild kangaroos and do some good hikes.

Alternatives:

10 Day Melbourne to Alice Springs tour
17 Day Melbourne to Darwin tour package

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10 day Adelaide to Perth

The southern coastline from Adelaide to Perth has some of the most remote, unspoilt beaches and attractions in Australia. You'll really feel like you've gotten away from everything. Well, you literally have. The Nullarbor Plain is is more than an unremarkable highway drive, it has many places to stop and subtle changes of climate and terrain. You will spot more native Australian Wildlife on this adventure than on any other trip in Australia. Stop at amazing sea cliffs and enjoy the solitude of one of the more remote places on earth. Enjoy the most amazing starry nights on this tour.

Alternative:

9 Day Perth to Adelaide tour

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Tasmania

Tasmania comes alive in the summer. The warmer weather brings festivals, travellers, swimming to the most southerly Australian state.

See everything on offer on the 7 day Hobart To Hobart Tour which travels around the island in a clockwise direction.

If flights are cheaper to fly into and out of Launceston, take the 9 day Launceston To Launceston Tour with a free days in Hobart and a cruise to Bruny Island included.

Alternatives:

3 Day Hobart To Launceston Tour
4 Day Launceston To Hobart Tour

Tours to get you there

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Sleep on floating bungalows at Koh Sok National Park

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