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Getting around Australia and Suggested Itineraries

Getting around Australia

You know Australia is a big country, but you may not know how easy it is to get around. The untouched beaches that stretch for miles and deserts that touch the horizon are all within your reach.

Want to sail to the Whitsundays, cross the continent by car or take a train through the rainforest canopy? There are many ways you can explore this vast and diverse country.

Australia map


Australia's domestic airlines are Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Tiger, Rex and their subsidiaries. These serve all state capital cities and regional centers.


Australia has a vast network of well maintained roads and some of the most beautiful touring routes in the world. Hire a car with us or rent a campervan and travel to where the mood takes you at your own pace.

Australian driving distances are in Kilometers (1km = 0.6 miles)

Accommodation Passes

These are a convenient, flexible and cost-effective way to travel around Australia and an ideal combination with a hire car.


Tour companies offer daily sightseeing tours as well as extended, escorted and independent itineraries.


Train travel gives you an insight into Australia's size and diversity. Your travelling options range from budget to luxury and a range of rail passes lets you see large sections of Australia at an affordable price.

Great Southern Rail

Experience Australia by train with Great Southern Rail's Great Australian Train Journeys. Enjoy some of the world's greatest train journeys on the The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Join us on a rail holiday in Australia and see the country from a unique perspective. These world class rail journeys allow you to discover Australia by train from coast to outback.

Great Southern Rail

You can include Great Southern Rail Journeys with any flight or holiday to Australia booked with Hessle Travel.

iVenture Card

Australia's favourite attractions covered for one low price allowing you to see more for less.

The iVenture Card attractions pass provides complete flexibility for travellers to create their own itinerary of the must do experiences, tours, attractions, cruises, on one card, for one low price.

Easy to use and simple to carry the iVenture card provides free entry to top attractions and popular experiences, with significant savings of up to 40% and huge conveniences allowing you to skip the queues at selected popular attractions.

iVenture Card

Three packages to choose, from Unlimited Attractions Pass, Flexi 5 Attractions Pass or the Australia Multi City Pass there is something for everyone, contact us for more information or visit -  http://www.iventurecard.com/uk/

Guided Tours

Various guided tours are available to add from day tours, short breaks to fully inclusive escorted holidays. There is a travel style to suit every traveller's taste and budget.

Suggested Itineraries in Australia

We have done all the hard work for you, to help with your planning and make booking easier, we have put together a selection of suggested itineraries to ensure that you experience the very best of Australia.

Whether you have 3, 5, 10 or 14 days, are on a budget or wish to splurge and indulge – our combination of accommodation, sightseeing, or self drive suggestions ensure that you enjoy the perfect holiday escape.

4 Days in Northern Territory
Red Center

Explore the Red Center of Australia – the sunset at Uluru and the beautiful landscapes of Kings Canyon.


Half day Uluru Sunset and BBQ Tour
Half day Ayers Rick to Kings Canyon tour
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs tour
3 nights accommodation
Departs from: Ayers Rick

5 Days in New South Wales
Discover Sydney

Short on time and want to find out why Sydney is truly 'Australia's global city', then this 5 day discover Sydney itinerary will show you the bare essentials.


Return airport coach transfers
4 nights accommodation
Bridgeclimb morning climb
Captain Cook cruise including lunch
Taronga Zoo – Wild Australia Experience Tour
Sydney Aquarium entry
Afternoon Sydney sights and Bondi Beach Tour
Departs from: Sydney

5 Days in Queensland
The top three Cairns experiences

Experience the top three Cairns and Tropical North Queensland experiences with this 5 day escape.


Return airport coach transfers
4 nights accommodation
30 minute Baloon Riide with Hot Air Ballooning
Full day Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail tour
Full day Green Island and Great Barrier Reef
Departs from: Cairns

4 Days in Western Australia
Perth city and surrounds highlights

Perth city offers the essential ingredients for a great holiday – with some of the country's best beaches, plenty of nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and amazing marine adventures.


Return airport shuttle transfers
3 nights accommodation
Half day Perth and Fremantle morning sights tour
Full day Perth's famous Wine Cuise
Departs from: Perth

4 Days in South Australia
Adelaide and Barossa Valley

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the gateway to the Outback, wine regions and Murray river. A great place to base yourself and experience wildlife, wine, beaches, Aboriginal culture, superb dining and fantastic events.


3 nights accommodation
Half day Adelaide city highlights tour
Full day Barossa Wine Tour and Hahndorf with Adelaide Sightseeing
Departs from: Adelaide

3 Days in Victoria
Melbourne sporting highlights and Great Ocean Road

'Melburians' love their sport, their food, their wine and the Great Ocean Road. With this itinerary we have combined the ultimate sports lover's tours with the beauty of the Great Ocean Road.


Return airport transfers
2 nights accommodation
Full day Great Ocean Road adventure
Full day – Ultimate Sports Lover's Tour
Departs from: Melbourne

3 Days in Tasmania
Hobart Getaway

Hobart, Australia's second oldest capital combines a rich colonial heritage and cultural diversity in a setting of exceptional beauty.


2 nights accommodation
3 hour Tasman Island Cruise
3 days car hire
Departs from: Hobart

How to book?

Please contact us on 01482 641064 or quote page below for more information, prices or to book a holiday to Australia.

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