EPIC Australia

Great Southern Land

Australia offers a complete travel experience from its many natural wonders, awe-inspiring adventure opportunities, world-class food and wine, sophisticated cities, and a largely temperate climate advocating a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle.

With a vast array of experiences on offer, you will be spoilt for choice when you travel to Australia because ‘its different down here, Australia isn’t just a place you see, it’s a place you feel’ (Tourism Australia, 2019).


Best Months

April to October

Epic Suggests

12-15 nights

Sample Itineraries

Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs…or designed to inspire your next journey.

  • 13 Nights Kimberley Luxury Cruising
    13 Nights Kimberley Luxury Cruising
    13 Nights Kimberley Luxury Cruising

    The True North is the ultimate way to experience rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls and feel the remoteness of the Kimberley Coast.

    It is purpose built with a shallow draft to allow her into estuaries deep within the escarpment country. The on-board helicopter provides access to remote aboriginal rock art sites and freshwater swimming holes. The activity-based itineraries include hiking, fishing, mud crabbing, picnics and natural history interpretation by specialist guides.

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  • 3 Nights Wolgan Valley Escape
    3 Nights Wolgan Valley Escape
    3 Nights Wolgan Valley Escape

    This is the ultimate luxurious getaway from Sydney to reconnect with nature.

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  • 6 Nights 3 Capes Walk & Hobart- Tasmania
    6 Nights 3 Capes Walk & Hobart- Tasmania
    6 Nights 3 Capes Walk & Hobart- Tasmania

    This itinerary offers an introduction to the convict history and beauty of Tasmania. Cruising to Bruny Island one will sample fresh from the ocean – crayfish, salmon, sea urchin, oysters and abalone – accompanied by Tassie’s finest wines. The museum at MONA has bought Hobart to the world with its stunning architecture and eclectic collection of old and new art.

    The Three Capes Lodge Walk is a 4 day fully guided journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs. As a reward for your daily effort you are indulged of an evening in the luxury of the lodge, wining and dining on Tasmania’s best cuisine.

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  • 6 Nights Seafood & Wildlife- South Australia
    6 Nights Seafood & Wildlife- South Australia
    6 Nights Seafood & Wildlife- South Australia

    The Eyre Peninsula is the Seafood Capital of Australia. It is also home to the best viewing location for koalas in all Australia. The same can be said for Red Kangaroos in the nearby Gawler Ranges where mobs of 500 on the hop are often observed. Emus, wombats, Euros, Grey Kangaroos and a myriad of bird species are to be found among the Sturts Desert Pea and salt lake country. This is quintessential Australia without the crowds.

    Kangaluna Camp offers down to earth hospitality, hearty food and the most knowledgeable guides in the region.

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  • 7 Nights Isolate in Nature- Queensland
    7 Nights Isolate in Nature- Queensland

    This itinerary highlights the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef flying over reefs and islands to beautiful Orpheus Island. Luxuriate in your tropical surrounds as one of only 28 guests on your island paradise. Snorkel the fringing coral gardens, SUP in the calm waters of the bay, fish the Outer Reef hike Hinchinbrook Island or simply relax.

    Step back in time to pioneering days in the accessible Outback while enjoying the laid back luxury of Mt Mulligan Lodge. Head bush in your own ATV to explore the escarpment country, kayak on the lagoon to admire the native wildlife with the stunning ranges as your backdrop. Sit around a raging fire under a brilliant star lit sky with only a handful of other guests. Isolate in nature.

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  • 7 Nights Maria Island Hike & Saffire- Tasmania
    7 Nights Maria Island Hike & Saffire- Tasmania
    7 Nights Maria Island Hike & Saffire- Tasmania

    Maria Island National Park is situated off the east coast of Tasmania. It’s tranquillity combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and convict history makes for an interesting 4 day walk. The pristine beaches situated beneath Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks offer breathtaking views. Wander through 400 years old forests of magnificent blue and white gums. Step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you.

    Maria Island is renowned for its abundance of wildlife such as the Swift Parrot, Cape Barron Goose, wombats and the Tasmanian Devil.

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  • 7 Nights Rainforest & Indigenous Culture (Self-Drive)- Queensland
    7 Nights Rainforest & Indigenous Culture (Self-Drive)- Queensland
    7 Nights Rainforest & Indigenous Culture (Self-Drive)- Queensland

    This itinerary offers a 4WD adventure into the wilderness of the tropical north traversing in the footsteps of early explorers. Visit the UNESCO listed Daintree rainforest keeping an eye out for the endangered cassowary and large estuarine crocodiles. Soak up early pioneering history with a visit to The Lions Den hotel and the Cooktown Museum to learn about the trials and tribulations of early settlement.

    The journey is highlighted with a low level flight over the Coral Sea exploring Lizard Island for a day with opportunity to snorkel the coral bommies, hike to Cook’s Look and swim in the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon.

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  • 7 Nights Reef and Rainforest- Queensland
    7 Nights Reef and Rainforest- Queensland
    7 Nights Reef and Rainforest- Queensland

    The Daintree rainforest and Great Barrier Reef are the only two adjacent World Heritage Listed icons on the planet. The biodiversity of these terrestrial and marine ecosystems offers the inquisitive traveller a wealth of education and fabulous photographic opportunities. Cassowary and crocodiles are local residents which you will have opportunity to observe in their native habitat.

    Lizard Island is a reef jewel with gin clear, warm waters ideal for snorkellers and divers alike. The fishing is world class and a hike to the island’s summit – Cook’s Look – offers a 360 degree panorama of rare beauty. Indulge in spa treatments or laze in the shade on a private beach. You will return home rejuvenated.

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  • 7 Nights Wine & Wildlife- South Australia
    7 Nights Wine & Wildlife- South Australia
    7 Nights Wine & Wildlife- South Australia

    Kangaroo Island is Australia’s Galapagos, home to a microcosm of unique wildlife found amidst a variety of contrasting landscapes. Koalas abound as they have no predators, Euros, Grey Kangaroos and Tamar wallabies thrive in vast eucalypt forests. Fur Seal and Sea Lions dot the coastline in large colonies surfing the Southern Ocean swells back to untrammelled beaches. Swimming with dolphins at Emu Bay is a family favourite activity. Fresh locally grown produce, quality wines, boutique accommodations and wildlife in the wild make this a must visit destination.

    Ensconced in the Adelaide Hills at Sequoia Luxury Lodge is the perfect way to finish this holiday as it provides access to the city, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Mc Laren Vale and Barossa Valley. These regions are home to some of Australia’s’ most recognised wineries.

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  • 9 Nights Tasmania- Self Drive
    9 Nights Tasmania- Self Drive
    9 Nights Tasmania- Self Drive

    This itinerary offers an introduction to the convict history and beauty of Tasmania. Cruising to Bruny Island one will sample fresh from the ocean – crayfish, salmon, sea urchin, oysters and abalone – accompanied by Tassie’s finest wines. The museum at MONA has bought Hobart to the world with its stunning architecture and eclectic collection of old and new art.

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  • 9 Nights The Top End - The Kimberley, Uluru & Kakadu
    9 Nights The Top End - The Kimberley, Uluru & Kakadu
    9 Nights The Top End - The Kimberley, Uluru & Kakadu

    This is the ultimate way to explore the Top End, Outback and Kimberley. It offers incredibly contrasting geography, spectacular wildlife encounters, air boat rides on the floodplains into waterlily laden billabongs, classic NT sunsets and brilliant star drenched night skies. Learn about indigenous culture and hunter gathering techniques of traditional owners.

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  • 12 Nights Australia
    12 Nights Australia
    Pricing On Request, dependent on season

    This compact 9 night itinerary allows one to experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Australia’s beautiful harbour city, Sydney. It is complimented by a visit to the  Mother Nature’s playground, the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel the coral gardens which abound or fish for world class species then have your chef prepare your catch for your dinner. The trip is climaxed with a wildlife sojourn in the Blue Mountains at the renowned Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa. Jump on a mountain bike and traverse the 4,000 acres of the property looking for kangaroos and wombats which abound in good numbers here. Indulge in the spa, horse ride along river banks or trek into the forest to a glow worm cave.

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    Best Months
    April to October

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  • 13 Nights Australia Family
    13 Nights Australia Family
    Pricing On Request, dependent on season

    This is a wonderful introduction to the spectacular reaches of the world’s largest island continent, Australia. From the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef to the cosmopolitan beauty of Sydney, you will see Australia at its most beautiful. It is designed to create an educational element for both children and adults by introducing you to interesting personalities with an in depth knowledge of the flora and fauna of Australia. You will experience hands on, up close encounters with a broad array of Australia’s unique native wildlife. Dive into the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, learn to surf on the rolling waves of Byron Bay, stroll through bushland in search of koalas and kangaroos in the eucalypt forests of Kangaroo Island and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the incredible panorama. Needless to say we can add many activities that are specific to your particular interests and energy levels.

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    Best Months
    April to October

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  • 15 Nights Ultimate Australia
    15 Nights Ultimate Australia
    Pricing On Request, dependent on season

    Showcasing the icons of Australia this program offers rare insights into life in Australia through the eyes of local knowledgeable guides. The accommodations on offer are world class and combines with the raft of immersion experiences will create a series of indelible memories. From the gin clear waters of Lizard Island to the red sands of the Outback the contrasts are enormous. You will wake up to take in a wide screen view of Uluru without moving your head off your pillow. Nights around the camp fire with skies adorned by the billion stars in the Milky Way tend to humble many a well-travelled guest.

    Enjoy slowly stalking the endemic Tamar Wallaby on Kangaroo Island to observe their antics while keeping a lookout overhead for koalas in the gum trees. Don’t be surprised if you also encounter the cute echidnas which abound here.

    The program culminates in the artsy city of Melbourne, highly regarded for its liveability. It has close access to some of Australia’s finest wine growing regions on its doorstep. It is also the stepping off point for the Great Ocean Road drive to the 12 Apostles which passes some of Australia’s most famous surf beaches.

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    Best Months
    April to October

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  • 13 Nights Wild Australia
    13 Nights Wild Australia
    Pricing On Request, dependent on season

    Australia is known for its unique marsupials, contrasting landscapes and aboriginal culture.

    The cosmopolitan city of Sydney with its strong convict history and natural beauty is a wonderful starting point to learn about Australia. The vastness of the Outback and the connection to country of the Anangu people will be brought to life when hunter gathering with local aboriginals at Uluru.

    This program delves deep into Arnhemland, an aboriginal reserve where many fine examples of 25,000 year old aboriginal cave art can be observed with a local indigenous guide interpreting the significance of the collages.  You will find yourself skimming over the Kakadu floodplains in an air boat in search of salt water crocodiles, wild buffalo and a myriad of bird species.

    The unexplored and rugged Kimberley region of Western Australia has always been a magnet for explorers, from cattle kings to diamond hunters. Today’s modern travellers traverse the huge distances by light plane or helicopter marvelling at the tectonic activity and massive river systems that has shaped this land. The Bungle Bungles, Ord River Gorge, the Mitchell Plateau and 100s of kilometres of coastline offer untrammelled destination just waiting to be explored. This part of Australia truly is an untouched gem.

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    Best Months
    April to October

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  • Great Walks of Australia
    Great Walks of Australia
    Great Walks of Australia

    For those seeking adventure, a physical challenge or to reconnect with nature, Australia has an array of sensational walks. Click the link below to view the many options.

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  • 5 Nights Scenic Rim Walk- Queensland
    5 Nights Scenic Rim Walk- Queensland
    5 Nights Scenic Rim Walk

    This 50km walking adventure caters to nature lovers, offering all-inclusive meals and accommodation along Queensland’s Scenic Rim. Your knowledgeable local guides lead you through the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest of the Great Dividing Range. Your luggage is transported to the very comfortable overnight bush camps so you can walk lightly and truly immerse in the diversity of scenery while observing the everchanging native fauna and flora. Gourmet meals and wines around open fire pits after the day’s exercise make for great camaraderie.

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