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Take an unforgettable journey to Australia with friends

Close your eyes and picture your adventure with friends in Australia. Are you having a close encounter with a koala? Camping in a ‘swag’ under the stars? Swimming with dolphins? Surfing Australia’s famous waves? Hiking through national parks with red rocks as far as the eye can see? Savouring traditional Aussie barbecue? Doing anything your heart desires? The possibilities are limitless.

Experience Australia like a local.

Your well-organised holiday to Australia should represent you and your friends - and everything you like to do together. Stay in small-scale accommodations that offer the perfect blend of genuine Aussie hospitality and authentic local experiences other tourists don't know about. Short drives and mapped-out routes make sure you hit all your bucket-list items while travelling at a relaxed pace. Surrounding nature provides the perfect backdrop to learn new things about the world, your friends, and yourself in turn. Let’s put your dreams on paper.

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Explore weird and wonderful places together with your friends
Experience the Aussie lifestyle, away from the mainstream

Let's design your holiday together.

We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your pace, your interests, and anything you desire - and always at the best value for your money. Combined with first-hand, local knowledge, you'll receive a mapped out itinerary from us - but the process isn't done until you are 100% satisfied. Then we take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your friends and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

"At A Journey DownUnder, we don’t just plan your dream holiday to Australia. We are with you every step of the way, from the moment you leave your front door to the moment you arrive home a changed person. We take care of every detail so you can focus on having the journey of a lifetime.”

Andrew Morten, Founder of A Journey DownUnder

What do you get from us?

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When is the best travel time?

Australia is a beautifully diverse country that is great for travel at any time of the year. Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. North Queensland is a tropical paradise is bursting with beauty. Sydney oozes with multiculturalism. The Red Centre is the beating heart of Australia.

Based on your interests, we can advise you on the best time to travel and the best regions to visit. Do you want to surf? Explore the cities? Discover the outback? Since the options are endless, click below to get a glimpse of six of the best regions to visit with friends.

Experience Red Center | Australia holiday
We know the best regions to visit and when and go
Go on an Outback safari with your friends and savour Aussie 'tucker'

How long do we need in Australia?

Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have?". The more time you have means the more you'll be able to see and do.

To truly experience the essence of Australia, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of three weeks. Or, if you have slightly less time, you can visit a few places in-depth and come back again one day.

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With over 10,000 beaches, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities
Our local Indigenous guides love to show you their way of life

What can we see and do?

With the diversity of Australia, you can see and do just about anything your heart desires - from the mysterious and remote Outback to the tropical Top End. Explore remote islands, vineyards, vibrant cities, white-pearled beaches, and beyond. Snorkel the sparkling Ningaloo Reef, through coral gardens home to turtles, clown fish, and the occasional baby reef shark. Take a helicopter ride over rugged outback regions forbidden from the ground.

Your options are endless, with personally selected private or small-group local activities, ranging from easy-going to adventurous. Let us know your interests and discover what is best for you. We can schedule all your activities and take care of every detail, so you just have to show up and have fun.

Cycle with a local guide and find the hidden gems of the city
Experience Australia's nature on a wild water adventure

Where can we stay?

Trust us, you don't want to spend your holiday in a stuffy hotel room with cheap wooden furniture and mass-produced paisley carpets. We know the places you're envisioning, because they are our vision too. A unique spot to experience the natural wonders of Australia. A place that feels welcoming; like home. Where you can truly unwind, and sink into the couch a little bit deeper while laughing with friends. Staying in small-scale accommodations with local hosts and renowned Aussie hospitality is the greatest way to see Australia.

From a cosy room surrounded by lush colourful gardens, to a treehouse in a tropical rainforest, and waking up with kangaroos on your front lawn, experience what these unique places have in store for you. Click below to get a glimpse of the best accommodations for friends, from comfortable to luxurious.

Small-scale accommodation, where luxury meets nature
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Enjoy a barbecue, Aussie-style in your backyard

How do we travel around?

From coastal roads, to panoramic rainforest passes, and awe-inspiring desert landscapes, Australia is best explored by car or SUV. Australians drive on the left side of the road - the same as you. The roads are safe and the views from your car are often magnificent.

Driving yourself means you're able to reach places that group trips and public transport cannot. You can go at your own pace and stop when necessary. With only a couple of hours between each location, you'll have more time to relax and explore, which is what you should be doing on your holiday.

Get 'off the grid' in a 4WD together and explore Australia
Uncover the local treasures of Fraser Island

Flying to Australia

A comfortable flight makes all the difference, no matter which class you fly. At A Journey DownUnder, our hard work and connections with airlines ensure you the best flight schedule, the most spacious seats in each class, a private HD display, delicious food and drinks for the journey, and of course, the best price. All of your flights are carbon neutral.

What is your preferred comfort class?

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Relax and revive on your way to Australia
Stopover destination Fiji, massage by the beach
A stopover is a great way to break up your journey to Australia

Sample itineraries

Your journey to Australia represents you and your friends - and everything you like to do together. Take a look at some favourite past trips to get inspired for your own journey. With holidays ranging from three to seven weeks based on various themes, you can change comfort levels, and add activities, rental cars, and flights to sense the possibilities that await.

Bring your ideas to us, take advantage of our local knowledge, and together we will create your unique, personalised holiday that is yours and yours alone. Get in touch with us here.

Learn how to surf together with our local guides
An local Australian guide kissing a kangaroo
Discover the places other tourists didn't know about

Why book with us?

When you book with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream holiday through Australia, and to do it properly. You want someone local, someone with experience, someone well-versed in expertise and service. You want a travel nerd that believes small details lead to big differences. That's us! Get in touch to experience the difference.

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Frequently asked questions

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Specialist knowledge means the details that need specific attention are always taken care of - you don't have to worry about anything. But of course, you may have a lot of questions right now as you get an idea of the possibilities that await you. Find the answers to common questions here.

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Our local knowledge makes the difference for your bespoke holiday through New Zealand or Australia. Your Journey Down Under starts here.