Travelling: Special Tours and Day Trips
The Aussie Over 50s Guide to Short Days Out!
Motor Bike Tours
Experience the tranquil beauty of Australia the ride of your life. Winding coastal roads, the endless vastnesses of the steppe and deserts or ride through the tropical rainforests of the North. The only way to go!
Historic Horse Drawn Tours
Experience the tranquil beauty of a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride. It is the type of day trip ride you will never forget!
Horse-drawn carriage Tours operate in many Australian State Capital Cities and Historic Centres
Horse Drawn Carriage Day Trip Melbourne; photo Lyle Stacpoole
There are hundreds of Interesting day trips happening every day in every city state around Australia. Many are organised by tour operators while many Coach companies and even some chauffeur driven services operate chartered tours, especially for seniors groups.
Australian Outback Tours and Journeys
There are numerous companies that offer genuine small group, soft-adventure 4WD tours through some of the most remote and beautiful places in Australia, including Kakadu, The Kimberley, The Pilbara and West Coast and Outback South Australia- Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks, Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges and Arkaroola.
Most are a small, owner operated and take pride in what they do. They offer a personalised service and attention to detail. Some offer 4WD Landcruisers or Bus options, with air con and tinted windows providing a very comfortable vehicle for off-road travelling!
Guests are able to select form a standard scheduled tours or they can design a private tour for families, group of friends or social clubs. Private tours range from a day trip to an extended tour of several weeks and can include a range of sights and activities - based on the customers interests.
Camp under the stars, stay on a working cattle station, an Outback Pub or in a luxury wilderness resort - the choice is yours!
Australia Wide Vineyard Tours
Wineries now abound throughout most, if not all, of Australia. Once known only in the main part in the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Yarra Districts the list is now seemingly endless. From the Western Australian Margaret River Estates to Munduberah in the Burnett of Quuensland grapes are being grown for local wineries due to the proliferation of varieties that thrive in a number of these regions. Most wineries offer the visitor the opportunity to tour their facilities with wine tasting and there is often a local bus or tour operator who organises special tours to these local wineries.
Tours for the Mobility Impaired
There are a number of websites promoting adventures, rides or tours and other opportunities for the wheelchair bound, mobility impaired or disadvantaged.
Australian Crime Tours are for something totally different and out of the box! See the famous Ned Kelly Museum or take the Brisbane Crime Tour.
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