Travel in Australia

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Travel in Australia

Planning an Australian holiday? In our Travel in Australia section research destinations, accommodation, transport, things to do and see and even the weather.

Tourist Information

Each state and territory has an official tourism site.

South Australia
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Western Australia
Australian Capital Territory

Motoring Associations

The Royal Automobile Association (RAA)
South Australia’s motoring organisation and provides online help for all travel and touring needs such as holidays, cruise packages and travel insurance.

Getting around

National Airlines


Regional Airlines

Sharp Airlines – Regional Victoria and parts of South Australia
Regional Express (REX) – NSW, Victoria and parts of South Australia and Tasmania
Air North – Northern Territory and Western Australia
Sky West – Western Australia


Australian Rail Maps
This site is a good point of reference for anyone wishing to plan a rail trip in Australia across all the separate passenger train and tram operators.
Rail Passes
Great Southern Rail – the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, the Overland from Adelaide to Melbourne and the Ghan, from Adelaide to Darwin.
Queensland Rail – Regional & metro Queensland
Country Link – regional NSW
Vline – regional Victoria


Greyhound – is the only national coach operator.

Tours for seniors

These sites have tours especially for seniors.
National Seniors
Seniors Holiday Travel
Young at Heart
Scenic Tours


Royal Automobile Association of South Australia
Maps galore!
Find any business or street number anywhere in Australia, plus places of interest and tourist information.


Try these accommodation sites.

BNB Bookings
Australian Bed and Breakfast – includes farmstays
Take a Break
Youth Hostels Association – backpacker accommodation for the young and young at heart!

Housesitting & House Swapping

Home owners: organise a housesitter to care for your home, garden and pets while you are away. House sitters: pay no rent, save for your next holiday and enjoy someone else’s home, garden and pets in the meantime.

Aussie House Sitters
Happy House Sitters
Aussie House Swap

If you plan to use a house sitter to mind your home while you are away, Choice Magazine’s article on house sitting has some useful advice.

Travel Guides

These travel guides will help you plan a holiday in Australia.

Get up and Go
Plan Book Travel


Bureau of Meteorology
All the Australian weather information you could possibly want.

Internet Café Directory

El Hot Spot
Wherever you go, access to the Net is not too far away.

Disability/Special Needs

Wyatt Holidays
Breaking down the barriers that could stop older people from taking a holiday of their choice. Consultants are based at Glenelg, Christies Beach and Newton SA.
Travelaffare is experienced in planning individually tailored holidays for people with disabilities, older people and those with limited mobility.
ClubMates Travel
Offer fully supported travel and have been in operation for over 26 years. They travel all over Australia and internationally with both group tours and individual holidays.
Easy access to a wide range of information, resources, services and products of interest to people with disabilities and others in the disability sector.
Kidney Health Australia
A comprehensive listing of dialysis units throughout Australia. Plan holidays with these locations in mind
National Public Toilet Map
A project of the National Continence Management Strategy. You can use the trip planner to identify toilet stops for a journey.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
The section on travellers with a disability has information to make your travel experience more enjoyable.
Traveling with a Medical condition?
The Essential Guide to Traveling with a Medical Condition
Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide

For various parts of Australia

Mobility maps of cities and towns, contacts for personal care, respite, family support, accessible transport and hygiene for all travellers with disabilities in Queensland
South Australia
Lists specialist travel agents, accessible coach, rail and air travel, car hire, access cabs and many useful weblinks.
Go to Travel info and then Accessible Victoria. See also
Includes city guides.

Travelling with Grandchildren

Travelling with Grandchildren
A fact sheet from Victoria’s Better Health site.


Workers Education Association (WEA)
Courses such as Budget travel and Grey nomads travel Australia and package tours may suit you.

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