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Whether you are looking at exploring the remote parts of Australia or the popular beaches along the great ocean road, the mystical glaciers on New Zealand's west coast or the winterless far north we at Pure Journeys can build the perfect tour for you. Considering your time constraints, budget, and the way you like to travel while and combining it into a once in a lifetime trip.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Melbourne to Melbourne
  • Prices start from NZD$1,542pp (low season, specific configuration)
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  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Experience one of the world's most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road. This 8 day return journey starts in Melbourne, driving past iconic surf beaches, clifftops, and the towering 12 Apostles rock formation. A real highlight of this trip is seeing native wildlife in their natural habitats, with koalas resting in the trees, emus, kangaroos and wallabies in the bush, and seals relaxing in the sand.
Head inland to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park to explore walking trails, waterfalls and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Explore the gold rush history of Ballarat and spoil yourself in the indulgent town of Daylesford on your journey back to Melbourne.

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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$2,346pp (low season, specific configuration)
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  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
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Discover the cities and towns of Australia's Pacific Coast on this 11 day self drive journey. Starting in Sydney, you'll have time to explore iconic attractions like the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach, before getting in your car and heading north through Newcastle and Coffs Harbour before taking some time out in the chic surf town of Byron Bay. From there, you'll continue north through the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise to your destination of Brisbane, meeting plenty of friendly locals and wildlife along the way.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Cairns to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$1,627pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive

Australia's northeast is home to two of the most best and most spectacular natural landscapes on planet earth. First, you will immerse yourself in world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Next, travel to Cape Tribulation to set foot in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest tropical rainforest in the world at an incredible 180 million years old. With fantastic accommodation and time in Cairns, Port Douglas and surrounds to explore incredible white sand beaches, this is the perfect Australian holiday for those that are short on time.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Hobart to Hobart
  • Prices start from NZD$1,705pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Walking & hikingWildlife & nature

Tasmania is Australia's best-kept secret. Its ancient national parks are home to the country's tallest trees as well as creatures found nowhere else in the world. This 6 day itinerary will give you a glimpse of this incredible island state. Starting in Hobart, you will have a chance to experience some of the city's culture, before heading north to Cradle Mountain National Park, Launceston, the Bay of Fires, and Wineglass Bay - regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
With plenty of opportunities to customise, this road trip will surely be one to remember.

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3 days Map
  • 3 days/2 night Journey from Adelaide to Adelaide
  • Prices start from NZD$865pp (low season, specific configuration)
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  • Independent Daily Departures
Food & wineWalking & hiking

Adelaide is famous for having Australia's best food and wine on its doorstep. After farmers' markets or cellar doors? Why not add this short, three day experience onto any of our other holidays and taste for yourself how incredible the Adelaide region truly is!

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3 days Map
  • 3 days/2 night Journey from Ayers Rock (Yulara) to Ayers Rock (Yulara)
  • Prices start from NZD$1,099pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringWildlife & nature

Australia's 'Red Centre' boasts extraordinary landscapes with vast desert plains, jagged gorges, weathered mountain ranges, and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuṯa. This is a once-in-a-lifetime tour, contact our expert team today for more information!

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Melbourne to Melbourne
  • Prices start from NZD$1,073pp (low season, specific configuration)
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  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Enjoy one of Australia's most spectacular and scenic coastal drives; the Great Ocean Road. Skirting the Southern Ocean, you will journey from Melbourne to iconic landmarks such as Bells Beach and the 12 Apostles with plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife en route. With time to explore Melbourne before and after, this tour seamlessly sandwiches an iconic drive with a cool city escape.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$1,605pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Discover the famous East Coast of Australia! Marvel at the turquoise waters & long stretching pristine white beaches. Starting in Sydney, visit the Opera House, take a dinner cruise via the Harbor Bridge & check out Bondi Beach, before driving past coastal towns such as Byron Bay. Make your way past the popular Gold Coast & towards Brisbane on this stunning scenic road trip.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Brisbane to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$1,375pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Australia is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world, including the famous K'Gari / Fraser Island. Experience its white-sand beaches including Lake Mckenzie, incredible blue waters, Lake Wabby, Champagne Pools, Maheno Shipwreck, and see rainforests growing on sand dunes. K'Gari is a destination not to be missed on the East Coast of Australia. Contact us today for more information!

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7 days Map
  • 7 days/6 night Journey from Sydney to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$2,655pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringWildlife & nature

Short in length, but packed with highlights, this holiday ticks all the boxes. Arriving into Sydney, you will explore the city before visiting the Blue Mountains, then journey north to experience the Daintree Rainforest and be amazed by the colours and life in the Great Barrier Reef.

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Darwin to Darwin
  • Prices start from NZD$1,045pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3-4 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

The Northern Territory offers contrasting landscapes of vast red deserts, clear waterholes, tropical wetlands, and ancient Aboriginal culture. This 5 day escape is exactly that, taking you into some of the most remote landscapes on earth.

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6 days Map
Inspiring Journeys small group tours of New Zealand
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Alice Springs to Alice Springs
  • Prices start from NZD$4,822pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour

Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of the outback and relish spectacular views of the natural landscape. Learn about historic Alice Springs, be enchanted by sights of iconic Uluru and the flickering glow of an evening fire under the starry southern hemisphere sky. Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Perth to Perth
  • Prices start from NZD$1,475pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Is the west coast the best coast? On this tour, you'll follow the "Rainbow Coast" on the southwest and return on the Wheat Belt. Discover the contrasting landscapes of these regions, and explore the history of early European settlement, along with awe-inspiring natural wonders, world-renowned wineries, and plenty of great food.

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11 days Map
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  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Broome to Darwin
  • Prices start from NZD$8,515pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour

From Cable Beach in Broome to Darwin in the 'Top End', this tour takes you through the real Australian outback as you discover the wonders of the Kimberley region. Discover a barren land that was home to dinosaurs and diamonds, contrasted by the pristine waterfalls and waterholes of Katherine Gorge.

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5 days Map
Inspiring Journeys small group tours of New Zealand
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Darwin to Darwin
  • Prices start from NZD$4,216pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour

Be awed by Australia's magnificent Top End, where you'll discover untamed waterfalls, vast wetlands, ancient culture and Dreamtime artwork. Explore Kakadu, an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Admire beautiful rock art and hear stories of the Dreamtime. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocodiles that roam Kakado's floodplains.

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12 days Map
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  • 12 days/11 night Journey from Sydney to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$6,389pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Escorted coach tour

Journey along the Pacific Coast on this 12 day tour from Sydney to Cairns. Discover Australia's iconic white sand beaches, lush rainforests, and unique wildlife. You'll have time to experience incredible locations like K'gari (Fraser Island), Surfers Paradise, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef with plenty of stops along the way to pique your interest.

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15 days Map
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  • 15 days/14 night Journey from Adelaide to Darwin
  • Prices start from NZD$7,675pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour

Delve a little deeper into Australia's 'Red Centre' on this 15 day journey from Adelaide to Darwin. Enjoy days spent discovering the extremes of the country’s colours, culture, and wildlife. Witness the sunset on Uluru, the balancing boulders of Karlu-Karlu, and the incredible flora and fauna of Kakadu National Park on a Yellow River Cruise.

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15 days Map
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  • 15 days/14 night Journey from Perth to Perth
  • Prices start from NZD$7,289pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Escorted coach tour

If your ultimate travel itinerary unites fine food, wine and wildlife, this epic Southwest Coast tour has your name on it. Perth is your entrée to Western Australia's dazzling southern sights, whether Monkey Mia's resident dolphins, the Pinnacles' limestone peaks or Margaret River's vines. This corner of the country boasts some of the whitest sands imaginable (hey, Esperance), not to mention history in spades at Kalgoorlie and Albany.

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10 days Map
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  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Hobart to Hobart
  • Prices start from NZD$4,529pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour
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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (Yulara)
  • Prices start from NZD$4,576pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Premium
  • Escorted coach tour

Experience ancient culture and magical moments in Australia’s outback. Sacred sites, vast landscapes, and 600 million years of history – it could only be Australia’s Red Centre.

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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Ayers Rock (Yulara) to Alice Springs
  • Prices start from NZD$2,439pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Comfort
  • Escorted coach tour

Discover First Nations culture and true outback wonder of Australia. Spend six days exploring the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure. Admire Uluru, explore the depths of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta National Park, and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Brisbane to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$3,593pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Comfort
  • Escorted coach tour

Explore Australia’s sun-kissed east coast from Queensland's capital of Brisbane to the tropical hub of Cairns. Take an off-road adventure at Fraser Island (K'gari), sail through dazzling waters of the Whitsundays, and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

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9 days Map
  • 9 days/8 night Journey from Launceston to Hobart
  • Prices start from NZD$3,094pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Comfort
  • Escorted coach tour

From ancient rainforests to dramatic coastlines, uncover Tasmania’s natural wonders on this 9-day adventure. Tasmania may be just across the ditch from mainland Australia, but when it comes to standout scenery, unique wildlife, and intriguing history, this island is a world away.

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Perth to Perth
  • Prices start from NZD$1,687pp (low season, specific configuration)
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  • Escorted coach tour

Immerse yourself in a First Nations tour like no other, go tasting wines, cheese, and chocolate in the epicurean Margaret River region. This five-day adventure from Perth to the best that Western Australia’s south has to offer is action-packed, scenic, and full of time for you to soak in the views.

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Cairns to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$2,280pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Comfort
  • Escorted coach tour

Leave hustle and bustle in the rear-view mirror on this five-day journey to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and the untouched coast it spills onto. This trip takes you into the heart of the land the Kuku Yalanji people have called home for 50,000 years, into the complex ecosystem of the forest and deserted white-sand beaches.

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Adelaide to Adelaide
  • Prices start from NZD$1,834pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Original
  • Escorted coach tour
Wildlife & nature

Explore the gem of South Australia - this is as real as Australia gets, kangaroos around every corner, towering eucalyptus trees, out of this world wildlife, and welcoming locals. Spend five unforgettable days exploring Kangaroo Island with a local guide and group of curious travellers, taking in the best natural and cultural highlights across the island. Hang out with a 'true blue' sheep farmer, surf down sand dunes, and discover the natural landmarks of Flinders Chase National Park. Throw in some of Australia’s best beaches and you’re in for an ace adventure.

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