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Australia | Signature Experiences

Australia is a wonder of contrasts bursting with diverse highlights just waiting to be explored. There are incredible Signature Experiences waiting for you throughout Australia; from sipping bubbly at the ‘Tip of Australia’ on Cape York and meeting the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, to exploring Freycinet National Park in Tasmania on a Wineglass Bay Cruise and embarking on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

Hands Deshelling an Oyster at Coffin Bay, South Australia

Coffin Bay Oysters | South Australia

Cruise through the oyster leases in Coffin Bay as you learn about the area's famous Pacific oysters. Then, taste the magnificent molluscs fresh from the ocean, before exploring Coffin Bay National Park by coach. Visit Almonta Beach, where majestic sand dunes meet azure waters, and keep an eye out for schools of salmon, dolphins or seals as you walk along the beach.
Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania

Spirit of the Wild | Tasmania

Explore the best of the Tasmanian wilderness aboard the Spirit of the Wild on a Gordon River Cruise. Pass through Hells Gates into Macquarie Harbour and visit World Heritage-listed Sarah Island to view the ruins of the convict settlement. The vessel also stops for guests to enjoy a rainforest walk at Heritage Landing.
Group of 5 people facing mountain at sunset, Australia

Bungle Bungles Sunset Drinks

Raise a toast with a glass of bubbly to another magical day, as it gradually turns into night putting on a spectacular show.  Marvel at the unique and vivid colours created as the sun sets over the majestic Bungle Bungle Range. You won't want to forget your camera for this one.

Signature Experiences

Admire Bigge Island Rock Art

Bigge Island is renowned for its Indigenous rock art, found scattered in caves throughout the island. Step ashore and wander through the caves to see examples of first-contact art created by the Wunambal people. View Featured Trip.

Explore Montgomery Reef

An exhilarating Zodiac excursion brings you up close to one of nature’s most magical disappearing acts. See the reef rise from the ocean as the surrounding tidal waters recede. View Featured Trip.

Zebedee Natural Hot Springs

Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of El Questro National Park. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed. View Featured Trip.

Bungle Bungle Range Sunset

During your time in Purnululu National Park, watch the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course. Enjoy unparalleled views of the beehive domes as they transform during golden hour. View Featured Trip.

Mitchell Plateau Rock Art

Step back in time as you explore the remarkable Wandjina and Gwion Gwion Indigenous rock art galleries of the Mitchell Plateau. Some of the Kimberley’s incredible rock paintings date back over 17,000 years. View Featured Trip.

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Exploring King George Falls from a Zodiac boat

Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Glide through the winding gorges of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the centuries-old sandstone, shaped by nature. Capture a view of freshwater crocodiles and birdlife as you go. View Featured Trip  

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Experience a magical evening under the stars at a memorable Sounds of Silence dinner. With Uluru visible in the distance and the iconic sound of a didgeridoo filling the atmosphere, toast the scene with a glass of bubbly and feast on a delicious bush tucker-inspired buffet as the Milky Way dazzles overhead. View Featured Trip 

Field of Light

Marvel at the beauty of the world-renowned Field of Light installation as Uluru and the Red Centre transform at sunrise. Enjoy an incredible view over the thousands of coloured lights spreading out across the desert floor and watch as the illumination gives way to the day’s first light. View Featured Trip

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Discover Kings Canyon on a challenging yet rewarding walk around the sandstone rim.Once you have ascended to the lookout, indulge in the magnificent vista of the canyon itself. View Featured Trip

Lost City Helicopter Flight

Board a helicopter and fly over the spectacular sandstone formations of the Lost City at Lorella Springs. See how the sunlight interacts with the unique shapes of stone, creating various shadows and auras. View Featured Trip

A couple strolling through the Field of Lights

Wilpena Pound

Take in the grand scale of Wilpena Pound. Walk to one of the Pound’s many viewpoints and be awestruck by panoramic views at every angle of this 800-million-year-old landscape. View Featured Trip

Coffin Bay Oyster Tour

Cruise the waters of Coffin Bay and savour freshly shucked oysters straight from the ocean on an incredible oyster-tasting experience. Located on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula, this magnificent area is renowned for its pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and Australia’s best seafood. View Featured Trip 

Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island

Australia’s third-largest island is home to an incredible array of native wildlife. Sometimes called a ‘zoo without fences,’ Kangaroo Island is a dream destination for nature lovers, the highlight of which is beautiful Seal Bay, home to a colony of Australian sea lions. Join a local guide and walk along the boardwalk that leads you into the heart of an Australian sea lion colony. View Featured Trip

Flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Embark on an included scenic flight over the majestic Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. See a bird’s-eye view of this beautiful location and witness a range of vibrant blue and pink hues. Even when dry, uncover the mesmerising geometric patterns of the bed. View Featured Trip

Coober Pedy

Visit the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum in Coober Pedy to learn about the differences between types of opals. View an informative documentary in the theatre and descend into a mine that was active in the 1920s. View Featured Trip

Dinner at Fino Seppeltsfield

Savour an exclusive dinner at Fino Seppeltsfield. Enjoy dining in their underground cellar as you indulge in a 6-course degustation meal. View Featured Trip

View of St Hugo winery at Barossa Valley, South Australia

Cruise the Gordon River

Witness the inimitable beauty of the Gordon River region from the comfort of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck aboard the Spirit of the Wild. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise across Macquarie Harbour and into the dark waters of the mighty Gordon. View Featured Trip.

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair

Surrounded by ancient alpine forest, tranquil lakes and stirring natural beauty, Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain is the centrepiece of a dazzlingly beautiful World Heritage-listed wilderness area. View Featured Tour.

Wilderness Walk

Experience the grandeur of true Tasmanian wilderness on a walk through the immense Tarkine rainforest, the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, taking in the Arthur River from Sumac Lookout. View Featured Tour.

Josef Chromy lunch

Sample some of Northern Tasmania’s finest wine before sitting down to a spectacular lunch showcasing exquisite local produce at the winery of a true Tasmanian icon, Josef Chromy. View Featured Tour.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Wander the fields and delight in sublime scenery at your every turn. Meander Bridestowe's extensive gardens, native vegetation and row after row of purple perfection before trying some lavender-infused fare. View Featured Tour.

Wineglass Bay Cruise

Discover the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula's arresting cliffs, sea caves, remote coves and pristine beaches on an unforgettable Wineglass Bay cruise. View Featured Tour.

Tall Timbers Hotel dinner

Celebrate the delicious food and wine of Northern Tasmania at an exclusive dinner at the award-winning Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton on the state’s rugged north-west coast. View Featured Tour.

Salamanca Market 

Experience a time-honoured tradition and let your senses lead the way through the famed Salamanca Market. For more than 50 years, Hobartians and visitors alike have flocked to the city’s historic waterfront area on Saturday mornings to find a bargain. Today, you’ll find over 300 stalls selling everything from handmade art to the finest local produce. View Featured Trip.

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Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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Walking trail around the great monolith Ayers Rock


Boasting lush rainforests, arid deserts, stunning coastlines, buzzing cities, charming towns and a rich Indigenous culture, Australia is a wonder of contrasts bursting with diverse highlights just waiting to be explored. Experience its greatest icons and destinations your way with APT’s broad range of incredible holidays.
La Laperouse Ship Cruising the Kimberley

Australia Expedition Cruising

Explore the stunning coastlines of Australia on the luxurious small ships, Le Laperouse and Le Jacques Cartier.