Rediscover Australia

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 17 Feb 21

There has never been a better time to rediscover our own backyard. With a world-class coastline, wildlife in abundance and scenery for days, it’s no wonder we are all excited about our domestic adventures.

Remarkable Rocks of Kangaroo Island, South Australia by Erin Clifford

Remarkable Rocks of Kangaroo Island, South Australia by Erin Clifford

Small Group Tours

With so much to discover of our incredible country, we are truly fortunate to live in the 'lucky country'. With small group tours that cover the Top End to Tassie, across the Nullarbor to WA, into Australia’s capital and down to Kangaroo Island, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday in our extensive range.

Australia map


Tasmania in Depth – 14 days

Defined by its rugged landscape and breathtaking natural beauty, Tasmania is truly a feast for the senses.

From the vibrant Salamanca Market through to stunning Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain, we’ll discover the state’s checkered history, explore dense rainforests and deep gorges, take in iconic vistas and sample sumptuous fresh produce.

Tas in Depth map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Spend the day taking in the beautiful sights of Freycinet National Park and the surrounding area on a cruise.
  • See the highlights of Tasmania’s northwest coast, travelling through the Tarkine region and enjoy views of The Nut in Stanley.
  • Experience the Rack and Gorge railway, a famous steam train journey through the rainforest of Tasmania’s west coast, through to the incredible King River Gorge.

Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania by Jason Charles Hill

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania by Honi Gibson

Tasmania in Depth


The South West in Depth – 14 days

Boasting a stunning coastline that stretches over 12,500 km, expansive, arid deserts and an ancient forest of giant trees, it’s easy to see why travellers flock to Australia’s largest state, Western Australia.

Explore the impressive wine regions, taste the delicious produce, hear the stories of our first inhabitants and be reacquainted with nature on this epic adventure.

WA Map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Cruising out to the 105 islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago, we’ll pass by the stunning Lovers Cove Beach, West Beach and Blue Haven, with a chance to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, amongst the local sea life.
  • Bushwalk through the native wildlife as your guide points out traditional medicine plants, before entering the extraordinary Ngilgi Cave where we’ll learn of the Dreaming legends. Be captivated as the silence is cut by the incredible sound of our guide playing the didgeridoo.
  • Taste the flavours of the Swan Valley Gin Co Distillery, learning the secrets of gin making. Cross the scenic Avon Valley to a local camel dairy, where we’ll experience a guided tour with product samplings, before gazing at the night sky over a BBQ dinner.

Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay by Tourism Western Australia

Wave Rock

Wave Rock, Hyden, Tourism Western Australia 

The SOUTH WEST IN DEPTH


Canberra & the Sapphire Coast – 11 days

From the refined elegance of our nation’s capital, Canberra, to the sparkling Sapphire Coast, this 11 day small group tour highlights the natural beauty and vast wildlife this stunning region offers.

Join us for an exciting adventure as we uncover our history and witness spectacular land and seascapes along the way.

*Check out our October departure that includes the Floriade flower festival!

Canberra & the SC map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Experience an exclusive once in a lifetime opportunity to get a behind the scenes, private tour of Parliament House, including a mouth-watering meal specially prepared by the in-house chefs.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for whales as we take an exciting cruise along the stunning Sapphire Coast to try and spot a pod or two of these majestic mammals (seasonal).
  • Explore the beautiful Lanyon Homestead, a fine example of 1850s life in southern NSW, on a private, guided tour that includes the restored homestead, convict-era outbuildings, lovingly cultivated gardens and a scrumptious high tea.

Parliament House by VisitCanberra

Parliament House by VisitCanberra

The Wharf Local, Tathra by Destination NSW

The Wharf Local, Tathra by Destination NSW

Canberra & the sapphire coast


Discover South Australia – 12 days

The cooler months are the time to visit South Australia's Flinders Ranges. This 12 day small group tour winds its way from Flinders Chase to Flinders Ranges with a host of wineries along the way.

Explore our diverse and wonderful state, from world class wineries, to the sparkling gem that is Kangaroo Island, the historic charm of Hahndorf and the expansiveness of Wilpena Pound. Prepare to be wowed.

Discover SA map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Bunnik Tours to see how our tours are created. Explore our headquarters including the historic ballroom and the hidden basement.
  • Join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour of the Adelaide Central Market.
  • Visit Penfolds Magill Estate, nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of Grange.
  • Tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.

Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges, South Australia by Dennis Bunnik

Remarkable Rocks

Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia by Dennis Bunnik

discover south australia


A Taste of South Australia – 9 days

Discover the place Bunnik Tours calls home, South Australia. Be amazed by the diversity of landscapes, fresh local produce and stunning coastlines.

From world class wineries, to the gem of Kangaroo Island, the historic charm of Hahndorf and so much more, this tour will show you the best our backyard has to offer.

Taste of SA

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Bunnik Tours to see how our tours are created. Explore our headquarters including the historic ballroom and the hidden basement.
  • Join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour of the Adelaide Central Market.
  • Visit Penfolds Magill Estate, nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of Grange.
  • Tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.

Seal Bay

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia by South Australian Tourism Commission/Ben Goode

Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, South Australia by Dennis Bunnik  

A TASTE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Highlights of Western Victoria – 13 days

With a rich gold mining history, breathtaking landscapes and a world famous coastline, west Victoria is a true delight. Start by exploring the quirky lanes of Melbourne, before stepping back in time in Sovereign Hill.

Cruise along the mighty Murray River, immerse yourself in the Grampians National Park and spend three days discovering the highlights of the Great Ocean Road.

Highlights of Western Victoria

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Come prepared with your walking shoes on, as we begin our Victorian adventure with a walking tour of the historic laneways and decadent arcades of Melbourne.
  • Take a historic tram tour of Bendigo, learning about its interesting history and seeing the charming landmarks and monuments along the way.
  • Take to the water during a lunch cruise on the PS Emmylou, soaking up the peaceful river atmosphere as the grassy banks of the Murray River glide past us.
  • Enjoy a day of fun and adventure as we follow the Silo Art Trail from Swan Hill to Halls Gap, viewing the amazingly decorated wheat silos.
  • Savour dinner at the famous Pippies by the Bay restaurant, known for its exquisite food and views of the ocean.
  • Board the Q Train at Drysdale Railway Station, venturing across the Bellarine Peninsula to Queenscliff. Onboard, we can relax and watch the scenery go by as we enjoy a delicious lunch.

Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
by Visit Victoria

Otway Fly Treetop

The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Weeaproinah 
by Visit Victoria

Highlights of western victoria


Top End Discovery – 10 days

Explore the Top End in depth on this small group tour with Bunnik Tours. Departing from tropical Darwin we will bear witness to World Heritage-listed Aboriginal Rock Art throughout Kakadu.

Our journey will see us trekking the scenic bushlands teeming with natural wonders, from amazing lookouts and towering waterfalls, to billabongs perfect for swimming, and all while spotting the incredible wildlife that call Australia home.

Top End map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Together with an Aboriginal guide, we’ll cruise the East Alligator River, gaining a unique insight into the river’s cultural significance, abundant food chain, and bush survival skills. We’ll also disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a hunting demonstration.
  • Cruise the breathtaking three gorges of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), as we learn from expert guides the history and meaning behind the ancient Aboriginal Rock Art, dating back 8-10 thousand years. Take the opportunity to swim, an experience we will never forget!
  • Enjoy a short hike to the towering Tolmer Falls, before continuing to view the pristine waters of the iconic Karrimurra (Florence Falls). Our final stop in Litchfield is the Buley Rockhole, a hidden gem where we’ll have the opportunity to swim in the gentle cascading waters.
 

Litchfield NP

Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory by Annelieke Huijgens

Ngurrungurrudjba

Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) cruise, Northern Territory by Annelieke Huijgens

TOP END DISCOVERY


Victorian High Country & Gippsland – 9 days

An experience to satisfy even the most avid of nature enthusiasts, this tour covers it all; stunning waterways, mountainous terrains that are awash with every season’s colour and a rich gold mining history kept alive by quaint country towns and ruins.

Victorian High Country & Gippsland tour

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Come prepared with your walking shoes on, as we begin our Victorian adventure with a walking tour of the historic laneways and decadent arcades of Melbourne
  • Soak up the King Valley sun as we enjoy a private picnic glamping experience at the renowned Brown Brothers Winery
  • Dive into the pages of history with an interactive re-enactment of Ned Kelly’s trial at the Beechworth Courtroom

Brown Brothers Winery, Victoria by Brown Brothers

Autumn leaves in Bright, Victoria

Autumn leaves in Bright, Victoria by Visit Victoria


VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY & GIPPSLAND



Unique Local Experiences 

Travel on the famous Rack and Gorge Railway, Tasmania
See the scenery of the rainforest of Tasmania's west coast during a journey on the Rack and Gorge steam train.

Explore Cataract Gorge on a cruise with a local skipper, Tasmania
Pass Launceston's port precinct, Kings Wharf and hear stories from our skipper of the stunning cliffs and cascades that make up the scenic gorge.

Tour the extraordinary Ngilgi Cave, Western Australia
Wander the cave learning of the Dreaming legends and be captivated as the cave's eerie silence is cut by the sound of our guide playing the didgeridoo.

Cruise the Recherche Archipelago made up of 105 islands off the coast of Esperance, Western Australia
Pass stunning beaches of crystal clear waters, before a chance to swim and snorkel amongst the local sea life.

Sip on sundowners in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Sip on sundowners at a viewpoint looking out towards the magnificent scenery of Wilpena Pound.

Visit Penfolds Magill Estate and taste the famous Grange, South Australia
Visit Penfolds Magill Estate, nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of Grange.

Discover another world at Sovereign Hill’s open-air museum, Victoria
Be transported back in time to the height of the gold rush, while exploring the historic buildings, meeting the customed staff and even trying your hand at panning for gold!

Meet the adorable Maremma dogs that facilitate the Middle Island Project, Victoria
Learn how these skilled dogs are trained to protect the colony of little penguins that call Middle Island home.

Hear and see how justice was dispensed during the time of Aussie outlaw, Ned Kelly
Dive into the pages of history with an interactive re-enactment of Ned Kelly’s trial at the Beechworth Courtroom in Beechworth, Victoria.

Cruise East Alligator River, Northern Territory
Learn the river's cultural significance, abundant food chain and bush survival skills from an Aboriginal guide, along with a hunting demonstration on the Arnhem Land side of the river.

Visit Tom Curtain's Katherine Outback Experience, Northern Territory
Gain insight into life on a sheep and cattle farm, as Tom and his team train young horses and teach their working dogs to muster.

Rack and Gorge

Rack and Gorge tour, Tasmania by Honi Gibson

Ngilgi Cave

Ngilgi Cave, Western Australia by ©Tourism Western Australia


 

Delight in Delicious Food and Wine

  • Enjoy handcrafted cheese in a tasting from Pyengana Dairy Farm, Tasmania
  • Tour Willie Smith's Apple Shed to sample some of the Huon Valley’s best-known local produce, Tasmania
  • Sample the best of Margaret River wines and produce, Western Australia
  • Visit a local camel dairy that includes product samplings and a delicious bbq dinner under the stars, Western Australia
  • Soak up the King Valley sun as we enjoy a private picnic glamping experience at the renowned Brown Brothers Winery
  • Enjoy a private wine tour and tastings, in the picturesque town of Daylesford, Victoria
  • Visit Badger Creek Blueberry Farm in High Country Victoria, known for their blueberry wine, enjoying platters and a tasting paddle
  • Experience a delectable lunch aboard the Q Train as you cross the Bellarine Peninsula to Queenscliff, Victoria
  • Visit South Australia's renowned wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and the Barossa.
  • Learn about the purest strain of Ligurian bees in the world, found on Kangaroo Island, while tasting their delicious honey, South Australia
  • Visit Kangaroo Island Spirits and sample the wares of South Australia's first boutique gin distillery. 

Maggie Beers

Tastings at Maggie Beer's Farmshop, South Australia by Dennis Bunnik

Tawny tasting

Tawny tasting direct from the barrel in Seppeltsfield,
South Australia by Dennis Bunnik

KIS gin distillery

Kangaroo Island Spirits, South Australia by Dennis Bunnik


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