Australia is a country that offers so many special things not found anywhere else in the world, and we have designed this travel experience to best suit your interest and budget.  Our main tour includes everything from traveling to Phillip Island to watch the march of the penguins on Phillip Island to enjoying a delicious meal at a family-owned winery in Hunter Valley. We’ll take a camel ride in the Outback near Ayers Rock and even participate in a hot air balloon ride near Alice Springs. And I am thrilled that we will have an opportunity to participate in textile workshops from two very dear friends of mine, Pam Holland and Michelle Mischkulnig. Australia represents the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary coming together to create an unforgettable experience. This Australia adventure is DELUXE in every way and we will travel with only 12 people.  If you would like to extend your time in Australia, join me prior to the tour in Tasmania and travel to the Great Barrier Reef for a few more days after our main tour is over. I am very excited to return to the land down under, as we throw a “shrimp on the barbie.”
  • Round trip transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Sydney & Melbourne.
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations in Sydney and Melbourne. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Delicious daily buffet breakfasts and many dinners and lunches.
  • Panoramic city tour of Melbourne with a local professional guide.
  • Enjoying a leisurely stroll through the exquisite Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney.
  • Leisurely walking tour of Melbourne with Michelle Mischkulnig as she shares her city with us.
  • Special presentation of Aboriginal culture and their spiritual connection to Uluru (Ayers Rock).
  • Photo enhancement workshop entitled, “Hey look at this!” with Jim West.
  • An evening camel ride at sunset including a festive Outback BBQ.
  • An early morning hot air balloon ride over the desert.
  • Accommodations for four nights in the Outback (Alice Springs and Uluru-Ayers Rock).
  • An authentic hands-on “Bush cooking experience” with a local Aboriginal chef.
  • A colorful “Field of Light” show that brings the evening desert to life.
  • Admission and entrance fee to the Alice Springs Desert Park.
  • A special encounter with koalas and baby kangaroos at the Koala Conservation Center.
  • Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gifts.
  • Panoramic city tour of Sydney with a local professional tour guide.
  • An exclusive backstage tour of the famous Sydney Opera House.
  • A special "farewell dinner" in Sydney.
  • Traveling through the Australian countryside to the Blue Mountain Region and Three Sisters Range.
  • Domestic flights from Melbourne to Alice Springs & Alice Springs to Sydney.
  • Hands-on textile workshop with master artisan, Pam Holland.
  • Hands-on aboriginal canvas tattoo workshop with Jim West.
  • A hands-on craft workshop with world renowned textile artist, Michelle Mischkulnig.
  • Admission to the Phillip Island Nature Park to see the famous “Penguin Parade.”
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Special wine-tasting and lunch at one of the finest vineyards in the Hunter Valley Region.
  • Personally escorted by Craftours owner, Jim West.
  • Photo opportunities at the 12 Apostles Stones and Split Point Lighthouse.
  • Great Ocean Road drive to see stunning cliffs and beautiful scenery.
  • All taxes included and insurance is highly recommended.
Cost of this DELUXE 14-day Australia Adventure is
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  • Round trip transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Hobart.
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations in Hobart the entire time. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Shopping, food tasting and photo opportunities at the Salamanca Market.
  • Delicious welcome dinner, orientation and introductions.
  • Domestic flight from Hobart, Tasmania to Melbourne.
  • Leisurely visit to the historic town of Richmond.
  • Private motor coach and professional driver throughout the journey.
  • A special Tasmanian wildlife encounter at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Special “evening dinner” at a local restaurant on Constitution Dock.
  • Admission and free time to explore the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
  • Jim West as your personal Craftours escort throughout your time in Tasmania.
  • Guided tour and harbor cruise around the historic Port Arthur.
  • Delicious daily breakfast buffet and some special lunches & dinners.
Total cost of this DELUXE Tasmania package is


  • Transfers to/ from the airport in Cairns.
  • Accommodations in a deluxe resort located on the ocean.
  • Delicious daily breakfast buffet and some dinners and lunch.
  • Snorkeling excursion in the incredible Great Barrier Reef.
  • A special dinner at one of the area’s best seafood restaurants.
  • Visiting the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and a special stop at Birdworld.
  • An enjoyable train ride onboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Jim West as your personal Craftours escort throughout your time in Cairns.
  • Deluxe motorcoach and professional driver for all day tours.
Toal cost of this DELUXE Cairns package is


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Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date. PLEASE NOTE: Airfare and travel insurance are not included in the price.

14-day Package Price: $11,463.00 (per person, based on double occupancy)


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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.