OZ Encounters is our Australian Division, specialising in the design of Vacations to Australia. Proudly showcasing this amazing and diverse country for over 25 years.
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Australia is a nation of wide and open spaces that will capture your heart and free your sprit, from our Vibrant Cities to our Rainforests the, Mountains and our Outback, where the glow of the Red Earth will capture your soul. Specialising in the design of Quality, Custom Travel Itineraries and Tours to Australia for individuals, couples, families and small groups. All itineraries are designed based around what you want to see and do. Your interests, Accommodation Styles along with Activities you may wish to partake in during your stay.
Famous for its diverse and ever changing Landscapes, it's climate and long days, Western Australia will delight and surprise you. Take a Cruise from Perth to Fremantle on the Perth’s Swan River and visit the Swan Valley vineyards. There are an array of wineries fringed by native tall forests and the crashing surf of the Margaret River River Region. Choose to dive on the Ningaloo Reef and enjoy an encounter with the huge and gentle whale shark or swim and play at Monkey Mia with our wild bottlenose dolphins.
Take a visit to historic Broome where your senses will be filled with the sweet scent of frangipani and the stunning purple and pinks of the vibrant bougainvillea amid the unique building of Broome nestled amongst the swaying Coconut palms. There is a special blend of Asian Cultures and Colonial Australian that has given Broome a style and ambience all of its own and enjoyed by its worldwide visitors. We call it Broome Time, a romantic yet true vision where nothing can be more important that the present for you to enjoy and savour.
At Broome’s Cable Beach you can ride a Camel at sunset or take a four wheel drive adventure along the remote and beautiful Dampier Peninusla.
Why not take to the air and enjoy the Bungle Bungle ranges from above, or boat on the man-made Lake Argyle at Kununurra, here you may get Gold Rush Fever and boat down huge, man-made Lake Argyle in Kununurra. In Kalgoolie get ready for gold rush fever or enjoy the delights of Espearance and its snow-white and pristine sandy beaches perfect for swimming. Western Australia the region of wide open spaces and natural beauty not to be missed.
Regions of Western Australia
Perth and Surrounds
Best time to go
The best time to visit is in the dry season months of April through September, where the temperatures are not as hot and access made easier as many roads are closed during the wet season. Alternatively the Southern part of our state is an all-year round destination. The state’s tropical north has a dry season from April through September and has long warm and sunny days, whilst the wet season between the months of October through March are hot and humid with tropical storms. The South is more temperate and where the City of Perth sits and enjoys warm and sunny climate with four distinct seasons.
Lose and find yourself in the Northern Territory, a place bursting with it's rich Culture and Aboriginal history, its natural wonder and rugged beauty. Darwin's vibrant array of people, their cultures and customs to the delight of the varied cuisines are a melting pot ready for you to Immerse yourself within, explore our amazing Aboriginal rock art to our rainforests and World Heritage Kakadu National Park.
You can choose to base yourself in the Red Centre town of Alice Springs and visit the iconic wonders of Kings Canyon or cruise the Katherine Gorge and try your hand at panning for Gold at Tennant Creek. Or for the ultimate experience let us arrange for you to stay in Luxury with views of Uluru from your private villa with included morning tours to watch the sun rise over magical Ayers Rock and visit the delightful Kata Tjuta. In the Northern Territory there is a huge array of different wildlife for you to see and enjoy, which we call our colourful outback landscapes and characters that makes this an outdoor adventure note to be missed.
Regions of Northern Territory
Darwin and surrounds
Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Tennant Creek and surrounds
Katherine and surrounds
Alice Springs and surrounds
Best time to go
Northern Territory is a region that you can enjoy year-round, but we ask you to consider and take into account the extreme summer heat of the inland region as well as the heat and humidity, along with the rainfall during the wet season of the Top End.
The Tropical Top End has daytime temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees all year , whilst the Dry Season between the months of May through October has sunny days and then our Wet Season between the months of November through April it is hot and humid and with Tropical Storms. Away from our Coastlines we have four distinct seasons. Winter months of June through August are warm days and cool nights while summer Months of December through February are very hot and temperatures range in the high 30s.
Cellar hop in the Barossa Valley and cycle between vineyards and churches in the Clare Valley.
Lose yourself in Adelaide’s sprawling green parklands and visit the picturesque German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Four wheel drive past the deep red gorges of the Flinders Ranges and soar over majestic Wilpena Pound.
Swim, surf and fish on the pristine beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula and glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Murray River on a houseboat. Dive into shipwrecks and Aboriginal history on the Yorke Peninsula. Explore the fossil-rich Naracoorte Caves on the Limestone Coast. From historic buildings to pristine islands, you’ll love South Australia’s rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions.
Regions of South Australia
Flinders Ranges and Outback
Best times to go
The Region of South Australia is an all year-round destination, but we ask you take care when visiting the inland region over our summer as the temperatures can become extremely high, so always take water with you, Sun Screen and a hat.
The Region of South Australia’s climate varies from hot and dry in the interior to a milder and wetter climates of the southern Mount and Lofty Ranges as well as the southeast coast of South Australia and where Adelaide is located.
From Surfers Paradise and its golden sands to the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and it's treasure of sea life of every imaginable colour. To the Rainforests, Aboriginal culture and to the islands of the Whitsundays, Queensland offers a diverse array of places to see and adventure activities to enjoy.
Take an Aboriginal Guide and explore the wonder of the Daintree Rainforest or take to the waves on a chartered yacht and explore the Whitsunday Islands with its pristine white beaches or relax in the luxury of a resort in Noosa. Visit the wineries of the Southern Queensland Countryside as well as their fast moving Rodeos or do some diving in Bundaberg, or take a bushwalk in our National Park near to Mackay. If Horse Riding is your passion then Magnetic Island in Townsville is the place. The lifestyle, its landscape and its people make Queensland the special place it is today, come and enjoy the Queensland Experience and when you leave you will only wish to return.
Regions for Queensland
Tropical North Queensland
Toowoomba & Golden West
Fraser Coast & Island & South Burnett
Bundaberg & Surrounds
Gladstone & Surrounds
Best time to go
With warm summers months of November through March and the milder winter months from April through Ocotber, Queensland is a perfect all year round holiday destination to enjoy.
The Queensland climate along the coastal ranges varies from hot and humid in the far north, to comfortable cool temperatures in the southeast. The inland west has lower rainfall with hot summers and mild, dry winters.
Catch the ferry from Darling Harbour and travel under the Sydney Harbour Bridge where you see for the first time the magic of our Sydney Opera House. A visit to the Rocks is a delight especially on Friday evenings when the market traders come alive in a festival in light to display their wares. Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains with its aroma of eucalyptus to clear your senses in this romantic mountain setting or visit the vineyards of the Hunter Valley or Mungo National Park and the world’s oldest ceremonial burial site.
See the Dolphins playing in waters at Jervis Bay or stroll on the beach at Bryon Bay, bike ride around Lord Howe Island or choose to do some diving. Take to the saddle and horse ride this region or take to the slopes and the snowfields of the Snowy Mountains or should Country Music be your scene head west for Tamworth’ and its country music. More over a stop at Moree’s natural artesian spas will delight and refresh. Whatever you do in New South Wales it will bring you a smile and have you planning your return visit.
Regions of New South Wales
Sydney & Surrounds
New England North West
Central New South Wales
Outback New South Wales
Lord Howe Island
Best time to go
New South Wales is an all year-round destination with the best time to visit being that to match the activities you have planned. You can do skiing and snowboarding in the high alpine country from the months of June through September while the months of November through March is best for the beach.
The New South Wales region has a temperate climate with warm to hot summers and cooler winters. The hottest being located in the state's north-west and the cooler areas being that of the Snowy Mountains Region.
If you enjoy the Art's and the Great Outdoors, wineries and people who wear a smile, then Victoria awaits your exploration.
Victoria is a region where you can enjoy an array of sights and activities to delight you, packed with both scenic and cultural attractions to our beautiful open green spaces to our wonderful museums and heritage sites.
Why not discover our rare wildlife, see fairy penguins on Phillip Island or Swim with Dolphins at the Mornington Peninsula. Discover the restaurants, cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic lanes or take the scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road. Why not enjoy a trip along the Murray River on a Paddle Steam or enjoy a exploring the wineries of Yarra Valley. Enjoy the rugged terrain of the Grampians or take to the high country and explore Goldfields or bushwalk the coastal wilderness of Gippsland and relax in the health spa. Victoria will delight you, be it the Melbourne Cup, our festivals or trendy fashion shops, to our sporting events will make the sun shine. sun comes out, Victoria entices with exciting events. Our wine and food celebrations will have awaken your senses and offer a tastes of the region.
Regions of Victoria
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Daylesford & Macedon Range
Great Ocean Road
Victoria’s High Country
Best time to go
Victoria is an all year-round destination
Victoria enjoys a mild climate and has four distinct seasons from warm to hot summers, mild autumns and cool to colder winters with cooler springs. Our climate varies across the state and enjoys drier and warmer weather in the north.
Tasmania is a region separated from the mainland of Australia, but just 1 hour 10 minutes flying time from Melbourne. Being Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse it will delight and surprise you. In fact Tasmania is about the size of West Virginia, Hokkaido, Japan or the Republic of Ireland. Our Landscapes are varied from our highland lakes to our ever-changing Rain forested Valleys to our towering Sea Cliffs and pristine white sandy beaches.
Discover shipwrecks of Wineglass Bay where the wind will take your breath away or walk over the dramatic wilderness of Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston. Explore the World Heritage Listed Wilderness that makes up 20% of our island.
Visit Flinders Island where the diamonds are or trek in the Cradle Mountain / Lake St Clair National Park where you can see wild rivers as they make their way through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks. Why not explore the darkened Gondwanan Rainforest Southwest National Park or see your face in the clear and pristine waters of Dove Lake. Tasmania enjoys a rich history from bygone days where whalers and pinners work here to the convicts that were housed on our island. With a thriving and creative culture for visitors to enjoy and savour Tasmania a natural beauty like no other in Australia and the fresh produce of our region will delight your taste buds from our food to our fabulous wine of the Tamar Valley vineyards. Our climate is mild and maritime one and our regions offer a
Regions of Tasmania
Hobart and Surrounds
Launceston and Tamar Valley
North West Coast
Best time to go
The best time to visit Tasmania is between the months of October and April, when the weather is at its best.
Tasmania has four distinct seasons and a maritime climate with the Summer being from December through March are amongst the warmest. Autumn months of from March through May and are in general sunny days and the season that our regions displays its most beautiful colours. Our winter months stretch from June through to August and are the coldest, whilst Spring months range from September through November and are often fresh but the weather patterns can be unpredictable. Rainfall varies dramatically across the entire Island with Hobart being Australia's second-driest capital city while the west coast attracts higher rainfall.