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Australia City, Art & History Experiences

Explore an enchanting journey through Australia’s rich tapestry of City, Art, and History Experiences. From the iconic landmarks that define the skylines to the hidden gems tucked away in vibrant neighborhoods, Australia beckons with stories waiting to be uncovered.

At About Australia, we specialize in crafting tailor-made trips that showcase the best of this diverse continent. Whether you seek the grandeur of Sydney’s Opera House, the convict history of Tasmania, or the mordern stylish charm of Melbourne’s laneways, our expertly curated itineraries ensure every moment is a “No Worries Journey.” We take care of all the details, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty and culture of Australia.

Join us as we explore the dynamic fusion of modernity and tradition, artistry and history, in a land where every experience is as unique as it is unforgettable. Let About Australia be your guide to discovering the heart and soul of this remarkable destination.

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City, Art & History Australia Travel Itineraries

Discover a selection of our most beloved trips to Australia, designed to immerse you in the vibrant cities, diverse artistic scenes, and captivating historical narratives of this incredible continent. Whether you’re captivated by the cosmopolitan charm of Sydney, the cultural tapestry of Adelaide, or the maritime heritage of Fremantle, our itineraries promise a perfect mix of iconic landmarks and lesser-known treasures.
Flinders Street Melbourne Australia

12 DAYS, 10 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-30965

Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Melbourne (3 Nights), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel
EXPERIENCE: Beaches, Island & Reef | Cities, Art & History | Food & Wine | Indigenous Culture
Sydney Harbour Australia

12 DAYS, 10 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31041

Sydney and Tropical Australia Holiday

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Brisbane (3 Nights), Cairns (4), Sydney (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Family
EXPERIENCE: Cities, Art & History | Nature | Wildlife
Gold Coast City View Australia

14 DAYS, 12 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31076

Iconic Australia East Coast Itinerary

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Gold Coast (3 Nights), Brisbane (2), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Family
EXPERIENCE: Nature | Wildlife | Cities, Art & History | Beaches, Island & Reef
Man viewing Sydney Opera House Australia

11 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31134

Reef, Outback & Sydney Tour

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Port Douglas (4 Nights), Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2), Sydney (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel
EXPERIENCE: Beaches, Island & Reef | Wildlife | Cities, Art & History | Outback | Indigenous Culture | Food & Wine
Melbourne City Australia

15 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31045

Australia Highlights and Fiji Islands Vacation

COUNTRIES: Australia & Fiji
DESTINATIONS: Sydney (2 Nights), Port Douglas (3), Melbourne (3), Denarau (1), Matamanoa (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel| Honeymoon & Romance
EXPERIENCE: Cities, Art & History | Nature | Wildlife | Indigenous Culture | Beaches, Island & Reef
Exhibit at Te Papa Museum Wellington New Zealand
17 DAYS, 15 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31102-SGPN16

Signature New Zealand Guided Tour

COUNTRIES: New Zealand
DESTINATIONS: Christchurch (1 Night), Twizel (1), Dunedin (1), Te Anau (1), Queenstown (2), Franz Josef (1), Christchurch (1), Wellington (2), Rotorua (2), Bay of Islands (2), Auckland (1)
STYLE: Escorted Group Travel
EXPERIENCE: Cities, Art & History | Escorted | Nature | Indigenous Culture

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our  favorite City, Art & History Experiences in Australia

Explore Australia’s most intriguing city, art, and history experiences, each offering a unique blend of culture, creativity, and heritage waiting to be discovered. Contact one of our Australia travel specialists today to begin crafting the bespoke journey of your dreams. We’re here to craft an unforgettable adventure tailored just for you.

Sydney Opera House | City Art and History in Australia

Sydney Opera House

As one of the most recognizable buildings globally, the Sydney Opera House stands as an architectural marvel set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour; it hosts a diverse array of performances, from opera to ballet and concerts, offering visitors not only a chance to admire its design but also to immerse themselves deeply in Sydney’s vibrant arts scene. Plan your trip with About Australia today to ensure you don’t miss this iconic experience that combines architectural grandeur with cultural richness.

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Melbourne’s Street Art Laneways

Melbourne’s laneways, such as the famous Hosier Lane, are vibrant canvases showcasing the city’s dynamic and ever-evolving street art scene; explore these hidden alleys adorned with colorful murals and graffiti, each telling a unique story and providing a fascinating glimpse into Melbourne’s thriving arts culture. Reach out to your mates at About Australia for insider tips on discovering Melbourne’s artistic gems and to plan your personalized street art exploration.
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Port Arthur Historic Site

Step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, a significant part of Australia’s convict history nestled amidst the dramatic landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula; this UNESCO World Heritage site features well-preserved buildings, ruins, and gardens, offering visitors a poignant and immersive look into Tasmania’s past and the hardships faced by its early settlers. Contact About Australia for a free travel consultation to uncover the compelling stories and history of Australia’s early convict era firsthand.
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North Terrace, Adelaide

North Terrace in Adelaide is a cultural boulevard lined with impressive institutions like the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the State Library of South Australia, as well as lush parklands and historic buildings; it’s a hub for history, art, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit for cultural enthusiasts eager to explore Adelaide’s rich heritage and diverse cultural offerings. Plan your trip with About Australia and delve into the cultural riches of Adelaide firsthand.
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MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart

Located in Hobart, MONA is not just a museum but an immersive experience that challenges traditional perceptions of art and culture through its thought-provoking and sometimes controversial art collections and exhibitions; its unconventional displays and cutting-edge installations make it a must-visit destination for art lovers seeking a unique and provocative cultural experience. Contact About Australia to start planning your visit to MONA and delve deeper into its intriguing world of art and ideas.
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Fremantle Prison, Western Australia

remantle Prison offers a chilling glimpse into Australia’s convict past with its atmospheric guided tours through its cells, yards, and gallows; designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it stands as a poignant reminder of Australia’s colonial history and the harsh conditions faced by its early inmates. Additionally, visitors can explore the labyrinthine tunnels beneath the prison grounds, originally constructed by prisoners in the 19th century and used for various purposes over the years. These tunnel tours provide a deeper insight into the daily lives and hardships of the prisoners, offering a unique perspective on Australia’s convict history.

Sovereign Hill | City Art and History in Australia

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum located in Ballarat, Victoria, where visitors can step back in time to the 1850s Australian gold rush era; it authentically recreates the atmosphere of this historical period with costumed characters, original buildings, and interactive demonstrations of gold mining and craftsmanship. Explore the bustling streets, visit underground mines, and try your hand at panning for gold to experience life as it was during the Victorian gold rush. We’d love to hear from you so we can create personalized recommendations on exploring Sovereign Hill and planning your historical adventure.

Brisbane South Bank | City Art and History in Australia

Brisbane’s South Bank

Brisbane’s South Bank is a bustling cultural precinct along the picturesque Brisbane River, offering a blend of art, entertainment, and recreation with its galleries, museums, lush parklands, and vibrant dining and shopping options; it’s a vibrant destination that appeals to travelers of all interests, whether you’re seeking cultural experiences, family-friendly attractions, or simply a scenic place to relax and enjoy Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle. Reach out to About Australia today to plan your visit and discover the diverse attractions and experiences awaiting you at Brisbane’s South Bank.
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The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks is Sydney’s historic precinct where cobblestone streets and colonial buildings blend seamlessly with lively markets, charming cafes, and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour; it’s a place to wander through history, explore Australia’s early settlement heritage, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic neighborhood. Get a free travel consultation from About Australia to make the most of your visit to The Rocks and uncover the fascinating stories and hidden gems tucked away in Sydney’s oldest district.
Alice Springs Northern Territory | City Art and History in Australia

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Alice Springs serves as the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre, renowned for its rugged landscapes, indigenous art galleries, and rich Pioneer history that reflects the early European settlement in the Outback; discover the captivating landscapes of the MacDonnell Ranges, visit ancient rock art sites, and immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of Australia’s indigenous peoples. Plan your journey with About Australia and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Alice Springs that combines natural wonders, cultural insights, and a glimpse into the pioneering spirit that shaped this remote region.
Coober Pedy South Australia | City Art and History in Australia

Coober Pedy Underground Town

In the desert mining town of Coober Pedy, underground dwellings offer a fascinating glimpse into the local lifestyle shaped by the harsh desert environment; experience the unique charm of staying in underground hotels and exploring opal mines while discovering the resilient community that thrives in this extraordinary outback setting. Contact About Australia to arrange your trip to Coober Pedy and delve into its intriguing underground world and mining heritage.
Cataract Gorge Launceston | City Art and History in Australia

Cataract Gorge, Tasmania

Cataract Gorge, just outside Launceston’s city center, showcases rugged cliffs, lush greenery, and stunning waterfalls. Dating back to the Victorian era, it became a beloved recreational spot with landscaped gardens established in the 1890s that provide a stark contrast to the wild natural scenery. Designed by John La Gerche, the gorge’s intricate 19th-century water distribution system includes weirs, pathways, and a suspension bridge. Today, visitors can explore walking trails, enjoy panoramic views from a scenic chairlift, and partake in swimming and picnicking in this serene setting. Contact About Australia for tailored travel advice and uncover the beauty and history of Cataract Gorge during your Tasmania visit.

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Food & Wine

Indulge in Australia’s diverse food and wine experiences, where each region boasts its own culinary delights and award-winning vineyards waiting to be explored. From gourmet food trails in the Yarra Valley to wine tastings along the Barossa Valley’s famed cellar doors, immerse yourself in a world of flavors and aromas. Uncover how About Australia can craft a personalized itinerary to savor the best of Australian cuisine and wine culture during your unforgettable journey.
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Rail Journeys

Embark on unforgettable train journeys through Australia’s breathtaking landscapes, where every mile unfolds a new chapter of adventure and scenic wonders. From the iconic Ghan traversing the Outback to the coastal beauty seen from the Indian Pacific, these rail experiences offer a unique perspective on the vastness and beauty of the continent. Learn how About Australia can weave these iconic train journeys into your travel itinerary, creating memories that span from coast to Outback.