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7 Day Reef & Rainforest

Experience two World Heritage-listed locations in style and comfort on this 7-day luxury Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforest package.

3 Nights Classic Uluru at Longitude 131°

Experience 3 nights at the ultra-luxury Longitude 131° at the gateway to the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This all-inclusive luxury three nights stay and waking up with views of Uluru outside your window is an experience you will never forget.

8 Day Taste of the Top End

THE GHAN SOUTHBOUND Journey aboard the iconic Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, visiting Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy before arriving in the fine food and wine state of Australia and experience some of the world’s most sought-after wines and produce.

Who we are

Backroads Australia & New Zealand is an innovative inbound tour operator and destination management company with over 20 years experience in creating unique and bespoke itineraries for local and international travellers.

Backroads invites you to see parts of Australia that only locals can show you.

Our team have personally travelled all over Australia and are in a unique position to make your itineraries stand out amongst the rest.

Over the years we have built strong working relationships with suppliers throughout the county. If you’re wanting to get close to nature and swim with reef turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, learn more about the world’s oldest Indigenous culture in the Northern Territory or visit an 800,000-year-old fossil cave, we have the perfect itinerary to make your time down under memorable.

There is always a good time to visit


Spring in Australia

September to November is the perfect time to visit the Whitsundays or catch Humpback Whales as they move move through the Great Barrier Reef.

Autumn in Australia

March to May heralds Australia’s autumn and the Adelaide Hills are bursting with colour or sip some of Australia's finest wines at Margaret River in Western Australia.

Summer in Australia

December to February is a great time to get outdoors. Take a dip at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach or try horse riding in Victoria's high country.

Winter in Australia

June to August is when temperatures drop and perfect for skiing on Australia’s famous Snowy Mountains or escape the winter and go north to the Great Barrier Reef and see what the world is raving about.

Wet Season | Tropical Australia

December to March is the wet season, which is hot and humid with daily rainstorms. See waterfalls thunder through Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks or fly over Katherine Gorge when its water levels are highest.

Dry Season | Tropical Australia

May to October has clear blue skies and sunny days. Darwin's Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are something not to be missed.


Spring in New Zealand

September to November the Southern Alps and mountains are majestic with their snow covering. For adventure seekers, this is a great time for white water rafting, as the mountain snows start melting.

Autumn in New Zealand

March to May is a time of spectacular changes in colours, this is especially the case in Wanaka and the Otago region in the South Island

Summer in New Zealand

December to February, has the advantage of the best overall weather. NZ is one of the world’s road trip meccas and summer is the perfect time to hit the open roads.

Winter in New Zealand

June to August is when New Zealand turns up the fun on the South Island with great skiing at Queenstown or keep yourself warm in the North Island at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.

We plant a tree for every booking

In partnership with Carbon Neutral, The Travelcation Group is committed to planting one tree for every booking you make.