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Small group tours of Australia

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Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Coober Pedy

14 days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +3

Small group Motorcycle tours; Broken Hill and back

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

Small group tour of New South Wales, Queensland & South Australia deserts, from Broken Hill. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Birdsville, Marree. Explore the outback by motorbike limited to 8 riders.

From A$7,350 AUD

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Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

7 days

Jan, Apr

Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney attending this summer school course exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Sunset in the far outback.

20 days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Feb +3

Small group tour of Queensland

Visiting Queensland

On this Queensland Outback small group tour we travel west from Brisbane all the way to Birdsville then continue high up into North Queensland to see the Dinosaurs of Winton and incredible Aboriginal rock art at Cathedral gorge.

From A$10,995 AUD

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Road to Queenstown Tasmania

17 days

Apr, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar

Motorcycle tour of Tasmania for mature riders

Visiting Tasmania

Escorted Small group tour of up to 8 mature and seniors Motorcycle riders visiting and learning about Tasmania's wildlife and history. Visit Maria Island, Freycinet peninsula, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Lake St Clair and Bruny Island over 14 days.

From A$10,130 AUD

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Autumnal small group tour of the Blue Mountains

7 days

Apr

Autumnal small group tour of the Blue Mountains

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens during the Autumn.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Armidale town hall building

12 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Small group exploring New England's history and landscapes

Visiting New South Wales

Small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers based in Armidale, New England. Exploring Armidale and the surrounding area for New South Wales.

From A$7,450 AUD

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Exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park by Motorbike

13 days

Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov, Mar +1

Exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park by Motorbike

Visiting Northern Territory

Explore on a Motorbike tour in the Outback and learn about historic Alice Springs, The MacDonnell ranges, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. This escorted small group Motorbike tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers also visits the Hermannsburg Lutheran mission plus Henbury meteorite site learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art.

From A$8,450 AUD

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Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

7 days

Aug, Nov, Mar, Apr, Jun +1

Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Explore the Hawkesbury river region with a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers . Learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art. as you travel up and down and beside the Hawkesbury river.

From A$4,500 AUD

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Bungle Bungles.

18 days

Sep, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +1

Kimberley, Purnululu, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group tour touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

From A$14,995 AUD

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Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers

16 days

Feb, Mar, May, Aug, Oct +2

Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers

Visiting Victoria

This 16 day escorted small group tour of Victoria for the senior or mature traveller who enjoys learning whether as a couple or solo traveller explores an area of central Victoria that is rich in historic houses, gorgeous gardens and some amazing art.

From A$9,895 AUD

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Flinders Ranges.

18 days

May, Jul, Aug, Oct, Feb +2

Small group Motorcycle tour of South Australia

Visiting South Australia

Escorted small group tour for senior motorcycle riders of the Flinders range in South Australia from Adelaide. Learn about Coober Pedy, Wilpena pound and water system of Lake Eyre as we explore and learn also about the history of the people who explored the Flinders.

From A$8,950 AUD

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Motorcycle Tours of Australia

14 days

Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Sep +2

Guided small group Motorcycle tours of Western New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Motorcycle tours of Western New South Wales. Discover the the Brewarrina fish traps, Aboriginal art at Mt Garrett, learn about the opals of White Cliffs. This small group also visits the World Heritage Site of Mungo man and lady stopping in Mungo National Park and other significant locations such as Broken Hill.

From A$7,550 AUD

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Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

7 days

Oct

Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens during the Spring.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Central and Western Australia by Air

13 days

Oct, Mar, Apr, May, Jul +2

Central and Western Australia by Air

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group escorted air tour of Central and Western Australia, where the coaches have yet to reach. Outback Australia, Aboriginal art, Standing stones, Derby, Broome, Tanami desert, Kununurra explored for mature couples and single travelers.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

11 days

Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul +3

Small group tour of Queensland - 11 days

Visiting Queensland

To short break in Queensland's Outback is a small group tour taking for a glimpse of the landscape and history of the state. We you to learn about the Carnavorn Gorge, and also we travel high up into North Queensland to see the Dinosaurs of Winton and incredible Aboriginal rock art at Cathedral gorge.

From A$6,995 AUD

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Dove Lake

18 days

Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep +4

Tours of Tasmania; exploring colonial history

Visiting Tasmania

Escorted program for couples and single travellers visiting Hobart, Launceston through the Tamar Valley along the rugged coastline of the north coast and heading back south to the pristine wilderness around Cradle Mountain and then on through Strahan, Queenstown and past Lake St Clair, before arriving back in Hobart. This 18 day small group tours to Tasmania for mature and senior travellers interested in the colonial history of Tasmania. We follow the footsteps of the colonists, visiting the churches where they worshipped, the houses in which they lived, the taverns where they drank and some of the mills in which they worked.

From A$10,130 AUD

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Royal Exhibition Building

7 days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug +3

Small group tour of Melbourne

Visiting Victoria

Explore and learn about the Victorian history of Melbourne over a week. For the senior traveller, a small group tour holiday package to Melbourne city, limited to 12 travellers.

From A$4,075 AUD

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Arnhem Land

14 days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug +3

Darwin and Kakadu small group tour

Visiting Northern Territory

Explore and learn as part of a small group tour for seniors on this package tour to Darwin and Kakadu National park, a UNESCO world heritage site. This program also visits Arnhem land. Our focus is on ecology, landscapes and history on this 14 day program in the far north of the Northern Territory.

From A$12,095 AUD

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Mungo National Park

14 days

Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Sep +2

Escorted small group tour of Western New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Discover the the Brewarrina fish traps, Aboriginal art at Mt Grenfell and visit the opal fields of White Cliffs. This small group also visits the World Heritage Site of Mungo man and lady stopping in Mungo National Park and other significant locations such as Broken Hill.

From A$7,950 AUD

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The Darling River Run small group tour

14 days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +3

The Darling River Run small group tour

Visiting New South Wales, Victoria

Small group tour for the mature and senior traveller of the Darling River. Learn about the history, culture and landscapes of the Darling, a key part of the Australian river system including Aboriginal trading routes and aquaculture. Suitable for mature and senior couples or solo travellers.

From A$8,750 AUD

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Tasmanian coastline

19 days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep +3

Discovering Tasmania’s Wildlife

Visiting Tasmania

Small group tour of up to 15 mature and seniors travellers visiting and learning about Tasmania's wildlife and history. Visit Maria Island, Freycinet peninsula, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Lake St Clair and Bruny Island over 16 days.

From A$10,130 AUD

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Hahndorf SA

8 days

Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb +3

Small group holidays to Adelaide and surrounds

Visiting South Australia

Explore and learn about on a small group tour of Adelaide city and its pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit Fleurieu Peninsula, the Barossa valley, learn about William Morris and the arts and craft movement in the Art gallery and National trust houses.

From A$4,150 AUD

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Dingo, Oodnadatta Track

18 days

May, Aug, Oct, Feb, Mar +2

Small group tour of Australia's Flinders ranges

Visiting South Australia

Escorted small group tour of the Flinders range in South Australia from Adelaide. Learn about Coober Pedy, Wilpena pound and water system of Lake Eyre as we explore and learn also about the history of the people who explored the Flinders.

From A$12,570 AUD

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Guided small group motorcycle tour of World Heritage sites in Victoria and South Australia

15 days

Sep, Oct, Feb, Mar, May +3

Guided small group motorcycle tour of World Heritage sites in Victoria and South Australia

Visiting New South Wales, South Australia

Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a small group tour of like minded motorcyclists. A journey of learning around the southern edges of the Murray Darling basin and up to the upper southern part of this complex river basin north of Mildura. We start and end in Adelaide, stopping in Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and other significant locations.

From A$9,510 AUD

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Tip of Australia, Cape York

15 days

Oct, Feb, Mar, Apr, May +4

Cape York and Torres Strait explored by air

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

Escorted small group air tour of Torres strait islands, Cape York, Winton, Carnarvon gorge. Learning about local culture and Aboriginal history.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Mount Connor in Australian OutBack

13 days

Aug, Nov, Mar, Apr, May +2

Small group tour exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Visiting Northern Territory

Explore and learn about historic Alice Springs, The MacDonnell ranges, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers also visits the Hermannsburg Lutheran mission plus Henbury meteorite site learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art.

From A$8,995 AUD

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Small group tour of Eastern and Central Australia

30 days

Mar, Jun

Small group tour of Eastern and Central Australia

Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory

Small group tour for couples and solo travelers touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit Bourke, Normantown, Charters Towers far north Kakadu, returning back along the Stuart Highway to Adelaide and cross country to Sydney through the Blue Mountains.

From A$19,995 AUD

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Sunrise reflected on Eyre Peninsula SA

15 days

Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb +5

Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas, and the Gawler Ranges

Visiting South Australia

Small group tour South Australia. Yorke, Eyre, and Gawler Ranges, discover the local history.

From A$9,890 AUD

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Lightening ridge NSW

15 days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun +4

Small group tour of outback Queensland

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

To Dubbo and back, this small group tour takes you to learn about the Brewarrina fish traps, we travel high up into North Queensland to see the Dinosaurs of Winton and incredible Aboriginal rock art at Cathedral gorge and learn about opal mining and the history of Lightning ridge.

From A$9,080 AUD

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Albany town hall

21 days

Oct, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun +1

Western Australia tour

Visiting Western Australia

Escorted small group tour for senior and mature travellers as a couple of solo traveller. Upto 12 people of WA's regional History tour. The program including Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Gwalia and Perth. Local guides and program leader share knowledge about this fascinating region.

From A$11,995 AUD

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Birdsville Track

65 days

Mar, Jun, Aug

Long tour of Australia for a small group

Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory

Small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers touring Australia. Travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Marree and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

From A$38,910 AUD

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Bungle Bungles

15 days

May, Aug, Jun, Sep

Small group tour of Australia's Kimberley

Visiting Western Australia

Escorted small group tour of the Kimberley. We explore and visit Cape Leveque, The Bungles, Bell Gorge, Mitchell plateau & Halls Creek in the dry season. Amazing landscapes intertwined with Aboriginal communities resident more than 45,000 years. We also view the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater.

From A$14,250 AUD

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Field of Rosy Everlasting wildflowers growing in Western Australia.

15 days

Aug, Sep

Wildflowers tour of Western Australia

Visiting Western Australia

Escorted small group tour for senior and mature travellers as a couple of solo traveller. Upto 12 people of WA's Wildflower regions including Esperance and the Fitzgerald river National park. Local guides and program leader share knowledge about this fascinating region whilst in bloom.

From A$9,890 AUD

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Kimberley and Pilbara explored by air

14 days

Oct, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +2

Kimberley and Pilbara explored by air

Visiting Western Australia

Small group air charter tour of the Kimberley and Pilbara for senior and mature couples and single travellers. Learn about Purnululu, Bradshaw art, visit Derby, Broome and Alice Springs.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Town Hall Glenn Innes

16 days

Mar, May, Aug, Sep, Oct +2

Escorted small group tour North East New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Small group tour exploring the the North East region of New South Wales for mature and senior travellers. Travel, learn and explore about New England's history, the coast, National parks and regional towns in a time capsule surrounding Mudgee.

From A$10,400 AUD

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Mungo National Park

15 days

Sep, Oct, Feb, Mar, May +1

Escorted small group tour of World Heritage sites and more in the Southern States 

Visiting New South Wales, South Australia

Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a small group tour. A journey of learning around the southern edges of the Murray Darling basin and up to the upper southern part of this complex river basin north of Mildura. We start and end in Adelaide, stopping in Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and other significant locations.

From A$9,510 AUD

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Articles

Moonta, South Australia

Moonta, South Australia

Continued reading about South Australia and the "Copper Triangle" of Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide and British Settlement for senior couples and solo travellers on a small group tour by coach or air tour.

22 Jul 21 · 10 mins read
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France and an Australian Colony

France and an Australian Colony

Aboriginal history runs long and deep in Australia, the British and the French almost split Australia as colonials. this articles is for senior couples and solo travellers seeking to learn more.

22 Jul 21 · 13 mins read
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Kadina, South Australia

Kadina, South Australia

Article about South Australia's Kadina for senior and mature couples and solo travellers on a small group tour. Learn about Aboriginal or colonial or natural history of the place.

14 Jul 21 · 9 mins read
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Scenic air tours of Australia

Scenic air tours of Australia

Explore outback Australia, joining a scenic air tour to reach remote places rich in Aboriginal history, landscapes few have observed as part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo traveller determined to keep exploring and learning.

13 Jul 21 · 2 mins read
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19th Century South Australian Copper Triangle

Learn on a small group tour for couples and senior travellers for couples and solo travellers about the history of South Australian copper. Explore the Eyre peninsula, Lake Gardiner as well as Burra and the Flinders ranges.

6 Jul 21 · 16 mins read
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Broken Hill Town hall

Historic Buildings of Broken Hill & Silverton

Broken Hill, Silverton, Bourke, Wilcannia White Cliffs and Lightning ridge and Wentworth places in New South Wales with colonial rather than Aboriginal history to be learn about on an escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers.

5 Jul 21 · 10 mins read
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Aboriginal Shell Trade

Aboriginal Shell Trade

Shells, ochre, pituri, stone axes and food where all part of an intricate set of trading routes followed to bring goods and IT to market by the Aboriginal people across Australia. Read more to learn understand in preparation for joining a small group tour for mature and senior travellers.

5 Jul 21 · 8 mins read
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Menzies, Western Australia

Menzies, Western Australia

Menzies, North of Kalgoorlie, close to Lake Ballard, Gwalia and other icons of historic Western Australia. Part of the historic tour of Western Australia.

5 Jul 21 · 7 mins read
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Ghost Towns of Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields

Ghost Towns of Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields

Ghost Towns of Western Australia. Eastern Goldfields Following the discovery of gold in the 1890s, thousands of prospectors flocked to Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region. From initial finds in 1892 at Coolgardie.

29 Jun 21 · 8 mins read
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Coolgardie, Western Australia

Coolgardie, Western Australia

Articles for mature and senior couples and solo travelers interested in learning about the Outback, Aboriginal history in Western Australia before joining a small group tour.

28 Jun 21 · 7 mins read
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Alexander Forrest & Early Development of the Kimberley Cattle Industry

Alexander Forrest & Early Development of the Kimberley Cattle Industry

Article about Alexander Forrest, a cattleman who made a difference in the Kimberley. Forms part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers into Outback Australia for couples and solo travellers.

27 Jun 21 · 10 mins read
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Farina - rail head for Channel country

Farina, South Australia

Farina, a ghost town where stockman Stanley Kidman drove his cattle through channel country. Mature and senior travellers explore on small group tour for couples and solo travellers on the Oodnadatta and Flinders tour here and Lake Eyre, Marree and much more through to Flinders ranges.

22 Jun 21 · 8 mins read
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Port Fairy, Victoria

Port Fairy, Victoria

Port Fairy, Victoria, 3 hours from Melbourne. A historic colonial town on the coast close to the Budj Bim eel traps. Explore and learn on small group tour for mature and senior couples and solo travellers of outback Australia.

19 Jun 21 · 7 mins read
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Derby, Western Australia

Derby, Western Australia

Article about Derby, Western Australia. Important settlement for mature and senior travellers to explore on a small group tour for couples and solo travellers in outback Australia.

19 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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The Avon Valley, Western Australia

The Avon Valley, Western Australia

Article about the colonial settlement of the Avon Valley, Western Australia for mature and senior travellers interested in history when joining a small group tour as a couple or solo traveller.

19 Jun 21 · 8 mins read
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Kimberley Boab Tree

Kimberley Boab Tree

Boab trees are a wonder. Article for mature and senior travellers about this distinctive tree in Western Australia. Join a small group tour for couples and solo travellers exploring the Kimberley.

16 Jun 21 · 10 mins read
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Gwion Gwion Rock Paintings (Bradshaw Art)

Gwion Gwion Rock Paintings (Bradshaw Art)

Bradshaw's discovery of rock art in the Kimberley remained a challenge for many decades .This article for small group tours of senior couples and solo travellers into the Kimberley provides information about the rock art and the re-discovery.

13 Jun 21 · 11 mins read
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Historical Aboriginal Marketplaces

Historical Aboriginal Marketplaces

Article about Aboriginal history and trading routes and marketplaces in outback Australia. Supporting small group tours for senior and mature couples and solo travellers.

8 Jun 21 · 10 mins read
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George Grey's Kimberley Expedition

George Grey's Kimberley Expedition

Article on Western Australia about the Colonial explorer George Grey. Supports small group tours for mature couples and solo travellers of the Kimberley and places of interest such as Wyndham and its pastoral history. The Kimberley is where the first Australian arrived.

5 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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How was Pituri Traded in Ancient Aboriginal Australia?

How was Pituri Traded in Ancient Aboriginal Australia?

Article highlighting the ancient Aboriginal trading routes for goods and intellectual property including Pituri. This supports Odyssey's small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles interested in learning more about Aboriginal culture before touring.

5 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Article for small group tours of mature or senior couples or solo travellers interested in learning more about Aboriginal history, Kinship, trading routes, songlines and ancient history.

2 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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Wyndham, Western Australia

Wyndham, Western Australia

Article on the historic Kimberley town of Wyndham. Learn about how this was the entry to this part of the Kimberley to Halls creek, and for the pastoralists in the Victorian era. Supports small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.

1 Jun 21 · 7 mins read
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Tenterfield

Tenterfield, New South Wales

Tenterfield Tenterfield is a historic town in the rolling New England region home to heritage-listed buildings, elegant wineries and superb wilderness, surrounded by rugged mountains and impressive national parks. Sometimes referred to as the ‘birthplace…

28 May 21 · 8 mins read
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Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Article for mature and senior travellers, couple or solo joining an Aboriginal history small group tour of Australia. Small groups of like minded people exploring outback Australia, colonial history and Landscapes.

28 May 21 · 7 mins read
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Aboriginal Stone Trade

Aboriginal Stone Trade

Ancient Aboriginal Trade of Stone Axe and Spear Heads Ethnographic evidence from Australia shows us that the Aboriginal tribes were interconnected with another by a complex network of exchange systems from one side of the…

13 May 21 · 10 mins read
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Key Aboriginal Trade Routes of Ancient Australia

Key Aboriginal Trade Routes of Ancient Australia

Learn about the ancient trading routes that pre-dates the Silk road in this article to support small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers. The routes developed technology and goods trading across the continent.

11 May 21 · 9 mins read
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Aboriginal Red ochre

Aboriginal Ochre Trade

Article for small group travellers to learn about ochre in the historic Aboriginal community of outback Australia. Mature and senior travellers explore the deep history and trading routes of Aboriginal History.

11 May 21 · 9 mins read
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Gawler, South Australia

Gawler, South Australia

For Seniors and mature travellers couples and solo travellers articles about Australia taking a small group tour into the Outback.

27 Apr 21 · 6 mins read
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The Origins of Australian Stock Routes in Indigenous Traditional Pathways

The Origins of Australian Stock Routes in Indigenous Traditional Pathways

Article for senior and mature couples and single travellers taking a small group tour. Aboriginal trading routes particular to specific goods such as Pituri have shaped via songlines the highway network of Outback Australia.

27 Apr 21 · 10 mins read
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Pituri

The Pituri Road: Ancient Aboriginal Trading Route

Article that adds further detail about the historic trading patterns of the Aboriginal outback for small group tours for couples and solo travellers interested in history.

18 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Article for mature and senior couples and solo travellers interested in Australian outback colonial history in the Northern Territory when taking a small group tour. John Stuart found the route for the telegraph route to connect Australia to the world.

17 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Historic Railway Stations of Rockhampton, Queensland

Historic Railway Stations of Rockhampton, Queensland

Article explores the expansion the railway stations in Queensland. History explored on a small group tour for seniors for couples and solo travellers curious about the outback Australia. Enquire today to secure your places.

15 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Australian Megafauna

Australian Megafauna

Explore the ancient history and incredible natural heritage of Australia, with a dive into the strange and fantastic story of Australia's ancient megafauna. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia.

15 Apr 21 · 7 mins read
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Walgett, New South Wales

Walgett, New South Wales

As part of a collection of articles about New South Wales for seniors interested in joining small group tours, couples or singles curious about learning and exploring.

10 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Arnhem Land Songspirals

Arnhem Land Songspirals

Article about the importance of songlines in travelling from place to place. Supports small group tours learning about Aboriginal culture of Australia for couples or singles mature travellers exploring outback Australia.

8 Apr 21 · 11 mins read
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Beechworth, Victoria

Beechworth, Victoria

Articles about Victoria and recent history to senior couples and solo travellers exploring Australia on a small group tour. This article features Beechworth a historic gold rush town in regional Victoria.

6 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Iconic Animals of the Australian Outback

Iconic Animals of the Australian Outback

Explore the wildlife and natural heritage of Australia, with its iconic marsupials, birds, reptiles, and surreal monotremes in the Outback. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia.

2 Apr 21 · 15 mins read
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Town Hall Glenn Innes

Glen Innes, NSW

Glen Innes is part of the colonial district of the New England Tablelands. An agricultural Victorian town explored as part of a small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers on an Odyssey outback touring program.

29 Mar 21 · 8 mins read
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Cityscape of Perth WA

Perth, Western Australia

Article for small group travellers considering Perth. For couples and solo travellers the article provides an insight to Kings park and the wildflowers of Perth and surrounds.

29 Mar 21 · 13 mins read
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West Macdonell ranges

Religious Beliefs of the Arrernte: Traditional Spirituality and Catholicism

Article supporting small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers of central Australia. For the Arrernte, their language goes to the core of who they are, including their cultural identity, their belief systems and their social order. Speakers do not just share the Arrernte group of languages but also an understanding of the way the world is organised and how it came to be that way. This all encompassing and enduring world view is known as Altyerre: the creation of the world and the things in it, and its external existence (often termed “The Dreaming” in English).

29 Mar 21 · 10 mins read
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Baranald solar power station

Balranald, New South Wales

This article for small group tours senior couples and solo travellers exploring and learning about Southern New South Wales will often pass through Balranald, a rural town at the end of the Hay plain. This town, close to Mungo, is a curiosity with a history to Murray Darling basin and Burke and Wills is worth exploring on the West New South Wales tour and others.

27 Mar 21 · 9 mins read
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Albert Namatjira, Painter

Albert Namatjira, Painter

These small group tours for senior couples and solo travellers seek to explore history, culture and the landscapes of the Australian outback. Albert Namatjira is certainly the most famous Indigenous Australian of his generation, regarded widely as one of the country’s all-time great artists, based in the West Macdonnell ranges, influenced by the Hermannsburg mission.

27 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Pooncarie, New South Wales

Pooncarie, New South Wales

Article for mature and senior couples and solo travellers exploring New South Wales on a small group tour with like minded people. Pooncarie is close to Mungo National park and Balranald. Situated on the Darling river there is an Aboriginal river history through kinship and songlines and colonial settlement to be appreciated.

25 Mar 21 · 8 mins read
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Pastoral Pioneers of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Pastoral Pioneers of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Learn about Pastoral Pioneers on a Western Australia small group tour for seniors into the outback for senior and mature couples and solo travellers.

23 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Article about Aboriginal healers of central Australia. Article for seniors for a small group tour couples or solo travellers exploring outback Northern Territory. This is a series of articles on aboriginal communities, kinship, songlines and trade routes.

23 Mar 21 · 11 mins read
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Albany Fish Traps, Western Australia

Albany Fish Traps, Western Australia

Articles supporting small group tours for senior and mature travellers, couples and solo travelers learning about Aboriginal and colonial history. A large body of archaeological sites specifically associated with Aboriginal estuarine fishing and fishtraps lie scattered across the southwest of Western Australia.

20 Mar 21 · 7 mins read
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The Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River

Explore the history of the Hawkesbury River, with its charming historic towns, natural beauty, and rich Aboriginal heritage, all just an hour outside of Sydney. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and New South Wales.

19 Mar 21 · 7 mins read
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Budj Bim Eel Traps, Victoria

Budj Bim Eel Traps, Victoria

Article supporting small group tours for senior couples and solo travellers of significant Aboriginal farming activity and aquaculture. A UNESCO world heritage site complementary to Mungo man and lady and more. The eels farmed were then a trading asset taken along songlines (trading routes.) forming part of kinship rituals.

11 Mar 21 · 10 mins read
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Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory Near the border of western Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s ‘top end’, Madjedbebe rock shelter (formerly known as Malakunanja II) is the oldest archaeological site in Australia,…

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal Songlines

Songlines trace the journeys of ancestral spirits who created the land and all natural phenomena. The creation stories as well as practical knowledge needed for survival in outback Australia. We experience this knowledge on our small group tours into Outback Australia.

4 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Wilpena pound - October

Flinders Ranges National Parks, South Australia

Rugged mountains, tree-lined gorges, an abundance of wildlife, and important Aboriginal works : the national parks of the iconic Flinders Ranges including Wilpena pound are the beginning of Australia's outback that we explore on a small group tour for mature travellers.

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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Oodnadatta

The Oodnadatta Track, South Australia

Oodnadatta track follows a traditional Aboriginal trading route along a line of natural mound springs feeding from the Great Artesian Basin – the same route taken by the explorer John McDouall Stuart on his third expedition in 1859, and that chosen for the Overland Telegraph Line and old Ghan railway line. Explore and learn on small group tour for couples and solo mature travellers on a small group tour into the Outback.

2 Mar 21 · 10 mins read
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station

The Australian Overland Telegraph Line

Article on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line, that connected Port Augusta with Darwin and thereby Australia overseas to England and the wider world. Learn more on a small group tour for senior and mature couples and solo travellers visiting Central Australia including Uluru-Tjtuta.

27 Feb 21 · 17 mins read
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Cave Hill, South Australia

Cave Hill, South Australia

Cave Hill, also known as Walinynga in the local language, is the most significant rock art site within Central Australia and was a ceremonial site for Aboriginal people from various regions. Visited as part of a small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers.

27 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Van Diemen's Land Co.

Van Diemen's Land Co.

Explore the history of the Van Diemen's Land Company, oldest continually operating Australian chartered company, with an economic and cultural heritage across north-west Tasmania. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Tasmania.

26 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Ochre Cliffs near Lyndhurst Outback South Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia Trade was a central part of life for Aboriginal people prior to the British settlement of Australia. Trading routes criss-crossed the nation, dispersing goods, information, technologies and culture thousands…

14 Feb 21 · 16 mins read
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Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, Queensland

Explore the sights and history of Brisbane, capital city of Queensland, and economic and cultural heart of the state. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Queensland.

12 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Lake Argyle

Kununurra, Western Australia

Explore the sights and history of Kununurra, with its spectacular lakeside beauty and outback charm, Kununurra is one of the Kimberley's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Western Australia.

11 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Wentworth, New South Wales

Wentworth, New South Wales

Article for mature and senior travellers travelling on a small group tour to this historic town situated on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in southwestern New South Wales. Once Australia’s busiest inland river port frequented by paddle steamers. Many historic buildings remain today from its heyday including the Old Gaol, the Courthouse, the Convent and the Customs House, defining the character of this New South Wales Town.

9 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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The Birdsville Bakery, Queensland

The Birdsville Bakery, Queensland

Article to support tour plans for a outback tour of aboriginal and/or colonial Australia, self drive or with a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo traveller. Birdsville and races and now the Bakers are icons at the end of the Birdsville track in Queensland.

9 Feb 21 · 4 mins read
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Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia was once the third largest inland port in all of Australia. During the great river boat era of the mid-19th century, the port thrived as wheat and wool was transported along the Darling River by paddle-steamer. Article explains the town history and place in Aboriginal and the colonial period for mature and senior travellers on a small group tour of New South Wales.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal stone arrangements are a form of rock art deliberately placed in position by Indigenous Australians and associated with spiritual ceremonies or utilitarian purposes. This article for mature and senior travellers provides and couples and solo travellers with and understanding and appreciation of the Ancient historic landscapes they are travelling though on a small group tour.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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Cobar visited, New South Wales

Cobar visited, New South Wales

Article about Cobar for mature and senior couples and solo travellers interested in exploring historic New South Wales. Including the outback Aboriginal history, the Darling river and Brewarrina fish traps. These articles support the small group tours of Outback Australia.

5 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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The Yarra Valley, Victoria

The Yarra Valley, Victoria

Explore the sights and history of the Yarra Valley, with its rich epicurean traditions, world class wineries, and serene natural landscapes, the Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Victoria.

5 Feb 21 · 5 mins read
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The Birdsville Races

The Birdsville Races

Article about the Birdsville races in Queensland for mature and senior travellers curious about Outback Australia. Join a escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers to learn about Aboriginal and colonial history in central Australia. For couples and solo travellers.

2 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Saving the Tasmanian Devil

Saving the Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil is truly one of a kind – the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial. See this and other Australian native wildlife icons in Tasmania on a escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers to Australia.

2 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs, Australia

Explore the sights and history of Alice Springs, with its amazing Indigenous art, rugged early settlement, and dramatic natural landscapes, Alice Springs is one of the Northern Territory's most popular highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and the Northern Territory.

29 Jan 21 · 7 mins read
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David Unaipon

David Unaipon

Unaipon made several significant contributions to Australian society in scientific ideas, literature, and Aboriginal affairs. An escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers shares his contribution in outback Australia and the cities.

27 Jan 21 · 8 mins read
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Griffith, Regional New South Wales

Griffith Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) located 568 km (353 mi) south-west of Sydney and 512 km (318 mi) from Melbourne in the north-western part of the Riverina region…

19 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks, Sydney

Article about Sydney's historic Rocks area. An integral part of an escorted small group tour of Sydney for mature and senior travellers seeking as a couple or solo traveller to learn more about Sydney, New South Wales and Australia deep Aboriginal and recent colonial history.

16 Jan 21 · 11 mins read
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Lake Surprise, Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Victoria

Article for escorted small group tour about this program visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites in Victoria, South Australia & NSW. Exploring and learn about Budj Bim cultural landscape for mature and senior travellers .

8 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Article introducing contemporary aboriginal art to mature and senior travellers taken a escorted small group tour into Outback Australia's Northern Territory, Kimberley, Queensland, New South Wales or South Australia seeking to learn about Aboriginal history and culture.

8 Jan 21 · 18 mins read
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Aboriginal Kinship systems

Aboriginal Kinship systems

Article about Aboriginal kinship to assist small group tours in Australia understanding Ancient aboriginal society and the contemporary view. Kinship influences the relationships including aboriginal trading routes.

30 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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The 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

The 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Escorted small group tours in the outback of Australia that explore landscape, history and culture. Indigenous Aboriginal society has used fire to manage landscapes for agricultural production and hunting according to Archaeological studies. For mature and senior travellers whether a couple or single join our tours of the outback.

19 Dec 20 · 5 mins read
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service History

The Royal Flying Doctor Service History

History, culture and landscapes are continuing themes on an escorted small group tour from Odyssey for mature and senior travellers couples and singles. The Royal Flying doctor adds to to the travellers knowledge of outback Australia history.

19 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Sturt Stony Desert

Charles Sturt and the search for the inland sea

Sturt is an iconic British explorer.From this article escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers may join as couples or solo travellers programs that explore and share Aboriginal history, the landscapes and culture of the Australian outback with Stuart and Eyre, Burke and Wills and more.

16 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Edge of the World.

Bass & Flinders Mapping of Tasmania

Learn about Tasmania history on an escorted small group tours for mature and senior couples and solo travellers interested in Aboriginal, wildlife and colonial history of Tasmania, Australia.

14 Dec 20 · 11 mins read
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Cable Beach

Broome, Australia

Broome an introduction. Brome is the beginning and end of the Kimberley small group tour offered by Odyssey in the dry season. With its own history read on to learn more about this coastal frontier town. For mature and senior travellers this is a great tour examining all aspects of the Kimberley from the indigenous community, the landscapes and the wildlife. Designed for couples and the solo traveller.

14 Dec 20 · 5 mins read
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Australian Outback Cattle King

Australian Outback Cattle King

These mature and senior programs for couples and senior travellers explore the outback Sidney Kidman sought to tame in the Channel country to the Birdsville track, Marree and Farina. Our escorted small group tours of the Australian interior explore history, cultures and landscapes that we experience as we travel from the previous time to the contemporary.

11 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Stanley, Tasmania

Stanley, Tasmania

Explore the sights and history of Stanley, with its historic colonial buildings and pristine natural landscape, Stanley is one of North West Tasmania's highlights. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Tasmania.

11 Dec 20 · 4 mins read
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Sturt's Desert pea

The Strzelecki Track, South Australia

Strzelecki, made a significant impression on Central, Southern and Eastern Australia for such a short visit. This article continues on that theme, importantly this desert is part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers that starts and finishes in Broken hill. Just 12 participants, a program suitable for couples and singles. This link shows the portfolio of tours offered in Australia.

10 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Hunter Valley
8 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Australia

Why did the British settle Australia?

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers that promote aboriginal and colonial history discussion on tour. For couples and solo travellers interested in learning about Aboriginal history and the colonial explorers across the states.

5 Dec 20 · 11 mins read
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Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Fire Management

Small group tours for mature and senior travellers in the Australian outback to learn and appreciate land management techniques for couples and solo travellers reflecting Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Tasmania, Arnhem land and the Kimberley.

5 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

Tracing Aboriginal history via an outback small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers provides an intriguing learning platform about Australia, rock art, trading and culture that traces a history possibly some 120,000 years ago.

3 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Cape Grimm

Atmospheric Measurements at Mauna Lao & Cape Grim

Climate change and the Industrial world. For mature and senior Travelers couples or solo, being aware of the journey and learning that they are part of is important when taking a small group educational tour.

3 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Explore the sights and history of Bruny Island, with its soaring dolomite cliffs and white sand beaches, it is home to some of Tasmania's richest natural heritage. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and Tasmania.

20 Nov 20 · 4 mins read
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The Aurora Australis

The Aurora Australis

Witness the incredible sights of the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights. Much like its northern counterpart, the dancing lights of the Aurora are a magical, and unforgettable sight. For the fortunate traveller, you just might catch a glimpse of this phenomenon on your trip to Tasmania or New Zealand. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and New Zealand.

19 Nov 20 · 3 mins read
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Appreciating Australian River Systems.

Appreciating Australian River Systems.

Appreciating the linking of the river network into the Australian, history, culture and landscape on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers of couples or solo travellers is an integral part of understanding the continent of Australia and Aboriginal settlement.

18 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Cooper Creek

Understanding the Channel Country, Australia

Unique geography and a fascinating history as a pre-historic sea, and subsequently precious land to Aboriginal people and European pastoralists is explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers into the Outback.

17 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Murray river at Echuca

The Murray River, Australia

The Murray river, a powerhouse in so much of the Eastern side of Australia river system. Learn about its contribution to Aboriginal and colonial history. Study and appreciate more on a escorted small group tour into the Australian outback with mature and senior travellers couples or solo travellers each year.

15 Nov 20 · 11 mins read
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White Cliffs, New South Wales

White Cliffs, New South Wales

White Cliffs, an anomaly? Explore and learn about one of the 3 opal sites in the outback of Australia. Several of Odyssey Travellers small group tours take the mature and senior and traveller either as a couple or solo travellers to White cliffs.

10 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Curdimurka, South Australia

Curdimurka, South Australia

Curdimurka, a place explored from another time. The Ghan historically ran until the mid 1970's past Curdimurka. Learn more on the Oodnadatta and Flinders small group tour for mature and senior travellers couple or solo travelers.

10 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Tours to Tasmania - Odyssey Traveller

Launceston, advice for small group tours

Launceston, learn about this early British settlement in Tasmania on the Derwent river as well other pieces on the island state. Article supports small group tours for mature and senior travellers across Australia.

6 Nov 20 · 4 mins read
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Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, a historic settlement on the upper reaches of the Darling river. For escorted small group tours of upto 15 people for mature and senior travellers exploring Bourke is an important part of the Aboriginal, cultural and pastoral history of outback NSW.

6 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.

6 Nov 20 · 15 mins read
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Motorcycle Tours of Australia

Motorbike tours for the mature and senior traveller

Best Motorcycle tours for the mature and senior traveller. This is the time for that motorcycle trip you may have dreamt about becoming a reality.Odyssey Traveller offers you the opportunity to ride through some of…

27 Aug 20 · 3 mins read
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Canberra Museums and Galleries

Canberra Museums and Galleries As you probably already know – Canberra, Australia’s capital, is the epicentre for Australian history, culture and politics, home to various museums and galleries. The Australian War Memorial and the National…

13 Aug 20 · 4 mins read
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Snowy mountains hut

The Australian Alps Walking Track

Escorted small group tours for seniors and mature couples or solo travellers seeking to learn and participate in journeys to learn and see the history, culture and landscapes of Australia.

23 Jul 20 · 5 mins read
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Black Necked Stilt Birds

Birding in Broome, Western Australia

Birding in Broome, Western Australia The town of Broome, in the remote north of Western Australia, is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 330 bird species have been recorded in and around Broome – more than one…

22 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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Highlights of Australia: Dutch tulips of Table Cape, Tasmania

Highlights of Australia: Dutch tulips of Table Cape, Tasmania

Highlights of Australia: Dutch tulips of Table Cape, Tasmania Australian tulip lovers take note. While thanks to coronavirus, a trip to the world famous Kukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands might be off the table for…

21 Jul 20 · 3 mins read
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Questions about Australia for senior travellers

Questions About Australia for senior travellers Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for senior and mature-aged travellers interested in learning as a couple or as a solo traveller when they travel. Providing adventure and…

21 Jul 20 · 2 mins read
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Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert, Australia

The Simpson Desert, Australia Sand dunes, desert flora, and splendid isolation: the Simpson Desert is one of the great wildernesses of outback Australia. Crossing the borders of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, the…

21 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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The Tarkine

The Tarkine Rainforest, Tasmania

The Tarkine coast mapped by Bass and Flinders is a unique forest environment, explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers for couples or solo participants. The northwest of Tasmania including this cool temperate rainforest is a conservation area rich in Aboriginal history from the ice age.

20 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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The Great Australian Bight

The expedition of Edward John Eyre, 1841

For mature and senior travellers on a small group tour into outback Australia, John Eyre is an explorer who extended the colonial knowledge of outback Australia. Escorted small group tours for couple and solo travellers extend your learning on Aboriginal outback history and the colonials.

17 Jul 20 · 9 mins read
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camels in the Australian Outback

Camels of the Australian Outback

Camels of the Australian Outback Here’s a trivia question : where are the world’s only wild single-hump (dromedary camel) camels found? If you guessed Arabia or the Sahara, you’d be wrong. In fact, the answer…

16 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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Franklin River

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is one of the most remote places in Australia, a wild labyrinth of winding gorges, rushing rapids,…

16 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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The Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia

The Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia

The Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia Ranging from inland planes to beaches, limestone ranges to damp gullies, the 965-kilometre Bibbulmun Track, spanning from Perth to Albany, is one of Australia’s great walks. The track was first…

13 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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Lake Gairdner

Gawler Ranges and Lake Gairdner, South Australia

South Australia proves itself to be interesting from a landscape, wildlife and human history perspective on this collection of Australian tours. These 3 facets form part of a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers to consider with a group leader, whether as a couple or single traveller exploring the Eyre and York Peninsula.

9 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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yellow footed rock wallaby joeys

Highlights of Australia: The yellow-footed rock-wallaby

Another of Australia's unique animals. On many of the small group package tours for mature and senior travelers in the Southern states this Wallaby is encountered. The Flinders range, Broken Hill, Eyre & York peninsula as well as the World heritages sites tours include this reclusive wallaby as part of the itinerary.

9 Jul 20 · 5 mins read
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Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Consider the impact of Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese followed by the Dutch trading in the Spice islands to the North of Australia from the 11th century. The probability of African coins reaching a beach become real. Learn more on a small group package tour to Kakadu and Arnhem land or the Kimberley where shipwrecks have been found to consider the impact on Aboriginal history and rock art. Tours for seniors couples and singles.

7 Jul 20 · 10 mins read
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Wilpena Pound

Wilpena Pound, South Australia

Learn more from this article about a geologic icon of South Australia. The scale of this feature is beyond comprehension. Odyssey offers small group package tours to Flinders range every year that include visits and time here. Tours are for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles interested in learning and getting off the beaten track.

1 Jul 20 · 6 mins read
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Coffin Bay

Australia’s Ocean Frontier: Exploring the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Learn about the landscape and the recent settlement of this Peninsula on the South Australian coast. To see and learn more join on the this collection of Australian small group package tours for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles or join the Eyre & York peninsula program.

30 Jun 20 · 12 mins read
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Royal Arcade

Arcades of Melbourne, Victoria

Learn about the Melbourne arcades from the bygone era of Victorian wealth, fashioned after the arcades of Paris. This small group tour to Melbourne for mature and senior travellers.

29 Jun 20 · 7 mins read
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Birrarung Marr

Designing Melbourne, Victoria

The grid layout of central Melbourne did not just happen.... Read and learn more and consider joining a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers to this city for couples or singles. Spend a week exploring Melbourne it's arcades and Victorian architecture created on the back of the wealth from the gold rush.

26 Jun 20 · 9 mins read
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Darwin, Northern Territory

Darwin, Northern Territory

Discover Australia's Northern city whilst on a small group package tour to the Northern Territory with likeminded mature and senior travellers couples or singles. Darwin is the base for a tour of Kakadu and Arnhem land.

25 Jun 20 · 6 mins read
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

To enter Arnhem land a permit is required for visitors. Explore and learn about the Aboriginal community in Arnhem land as part of a small group package tour that includes Darwin and the Kakadu. These are small group tours of upto 12 like minded mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers interested in exploring as they tour.

25 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Aboriginal art Kakadu

Aboriginal history and culture of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

For those seek to learn as they travel then the history of the Aboriginal journey and timelines that unfold as a discovery in Australia seek to fascinate the mature and senior traveller on a small group package tour for couples and singles. From Darwin, this tour also visits Arnhem land as well as Kakadu, during the dry season.

24 Jun 20 · 9 mins read
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Wetlands Kakadu

Natural landscapes of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Article about a unique RAMSAR landscape and UNESCO world heritage site explored and part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and singles based in Darwin. Landscape, wildlife, and aboriginal history and settlement plus African mystery are part of this and other articles on Kakadu.

23 Jun 20 · 10 mins read
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Small Group Summer School Experience

Summer School Experience for Odyssey Travellers

Each January Odyssey offers typically a fortnight of classes in Hobart, Tasmania in a classroom setting on a range of topics. The classes are small typically up to 15 retirees sharing a passion and enthusiasm for what their interests maybe. Our students are often regular attendees to Hobart having made lasting associations on our collection of Small group tours or exploring what a Odyssey program is like before travelling with us.

20 Jun 20 · 5 mins read
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Pilbara wildflowers WA

The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide

Explore learn and consider what is the outback in this article. For mature and senior travelers considering joining a small group package tours into the outback to see, learn and explore about this unique place, not only the landscape but the Aboriginal approach to living. On each of the tours for couples and the single traveler you learn something different but fascinating, from Outback Queensland, the Flinders, Broken Hill and the Kimberley and the wildflowers all contribute to this question, what is the outback?

18 Jun 20 · 15 mins read
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rural farm with crops in paddock in Mallee

Landscape of Southern Australia from Mallee and Mulga.

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia & NSW drive through former Mallee country. Article explains the iconic beginnings of Mallee and Mulga in the arid landscapes.

10 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Lake Surprise in Budj Bim National Park.

Understanding Aboriginal aquaculture

Aboriginal communities had the ability to harvest fish some 20,000+ years ago. Creating major centres of trade and cultural exchange, and supported permanent communities. Discover and learn more on a escorted small group package tour to Victoria, South Australia & Queensland for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers interested in learning.

10 Jun 20 · 11 mins read
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Sand storm in remote Australian agricultural farm field. Climate change or global warming concept for drought as a natural disaster.

Aboriginal land use in the Mallee

Learning about the Mallee for a escorted small group tour of South Australia and Western Australia for mature and senior travellers. Understand the Mallee & Wildflowers relationship and the indigenous community land use.

9 Jun 20 · 17 mins read
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Chimney at Burra Mine

Burra, South Australia

Once the 5th largest town in Australia, (the 1840's) this article is about the copper mining boom that was at Burra, and also the Yorke Peninsula. Mining boom also occurred at Broken hill with the wealth heading to Adelaide and Melbourne. Learn more on a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers couples or singles that includes Burra or one of the Australian tours offered.

3 Jun 20 · 6 mins read
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Mildura, Victoria

Mildura, Victoria

Mildura has a unusual feel when you reach the town, wide boulevards feel unusual for Australian rural towns. This article begins to explain the unusual story about this town. Mildura is part of an Odyssey Traveller small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles who are interested in the history of a place. This is our collection of tours inAustralia.

3 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Mt Strzelecki in Flinders Island

Flinders Island, Tasmania

Learn more about this island in the Bass strait as you prepare for week long small group walking tour of the island that begins and ends in Launceston. For fit mature and senior travellers, couples or singles with an interest wildlife and history.

27 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Benalla

Benalla, Victoria

Learn about Benalla, part of a collection of articles about Victoria. You can learn more on a small group package tour for mature and senior travelers, couples or singles interested in the history of Victoria and Melbourne. Since 1983 we have been offering educational style touring to seniors.

27 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Royal Exhibition Building

Victorian architecture of central Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one of our two, week long city explorer programs. The other program being Adelaide. These are small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles interested in Colonial history of the two centuries. They form part of a collection of Australian learning tours.

26 May 20 · 7 mins read
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Castlemaine Post Office

Castlemaine, Victoria

Castlemaine is part of our Victoria small group package tour into the region following the gold rush. Structured as a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles. This program is part of a collection of tours of Australia focussed on History, wildlife and landscape.

26 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Alexandra Fountain

Bendigo, Victoria

Bendigo is part of a collection of regional Victorian centres explored on this regional tour of Victoria. Bendigo's wealth was created by gold. This small group tour for mature and senior travellers explores this theme and the houses built, many now National trust properties from this period. This article is one of many prepared by Odyssey about Australia.

22 May 20 · 7 mins read
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Echuca paddle-steamer

Echuca and Murray-Darling Trade, Victoria

The wool trade along the Murray was vital to British-Australia. Echuca was a major port for paddle steers. Learn and explore more on a Odyssey Traveller small group package tour of Victoria and the goldfields for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles with a curiosity. Understand the relationship of the Murray river to Echuca to Adelaide and Mildura.

21 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Eureka Stockade

Ballarat, Victoria

Ballarat is part of a series of regional towns explored and learnt about on a small group tour for mature and senior travelers into regional Victoria. The program examines the history of the gold rush and the wealth created that enabled the grand houses to her built that we visit. You can read all of the Australia articles published.

21 May 20 · 7 mins read
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The Burke and Wills Expedition, 1860-61

The Burke and Wills Expedition, 1860-61

Learn on a small group tour of central Australia for active mature or senior travellers from Broken hill about Burke and Wills ambitious expedition. Suitable for mature aged couples or solo travellers.

15 May 20 · 7 mins read
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Marree

Marree and the Railway Track, South Australia

Learn more about the importance of this outback town in the settlement of Australia. Visited as part of our small group package tours for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles this is a town with history close to the Birdsville track and the Oodnadatta track.

15 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Birdsville Track

Birdsville and the Birdsville Track, Queensland

An icon of the Australian Outback. See and learn about the history of the outback both British settlement and aboriginal history out in the heat of the Australian desert! Small group package tours for mature and senior travellers couples for singles show you this often harsh environment full of stories.

14 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush'

Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush'

A group of self-taught artists from Broken Hill, Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush' took the world by storm in the 1960s and 1970s. Escorted small group tours for active seniors who are couples or solo travellers. Explore and consider a range of tours in Australia and some of the best tours in New Zealand.

14 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Broken Hill Town Hall.

Broken Hill, New South Wales

Broken Hill, is the start and finish of a 4k km exploration of the Deserts of the outback, the history, the aboriginal communities who manage them today. Broken hill small group tour for seniors is an iconic place to commence for active couples or solo travellers seeking to learn and explore.

13 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Australia's deepest lake; Lake St Clair formed by ice during several glaciations over the past two million years. Visit and learn on a escorted small group tour of Tasmania for seniors. For active couples and solo travellers exploring Australian wilderness.

13 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Strahan and the Gordon River, Tasmania

Strahan and the Gordon River, Tasmania

Learn and explore Strahan and the Gordon river on Tasmania's west coast on a small group tour for senior travellers. This 16 day is for active couples and solo travellers who seek to learn as they travel. View some of the Best tours of New Zealand and Australia.

12 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Wineglass Bay

Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania

Small group tour of the Tasmanian wilderness for senior travellers. This tour for active couples and solo travellers explores Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula is one of the jewels of Tasmania's east coast, walking a section of the bay of fires walk and learning about Aboriginal history.

12 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Dove Lake

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

One of Tasmania's most iconic natural wilderness destinations. Explore Cradle mountain on a seniors small group tour of Tasmania designed for active couples and solo travellers or select another iconic Australian or New Zealand tour.

12 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania

Join some of many classes offered in the summer schools each January for a fortnight in this city or take a small group tour for senior and mature travelers of Tasmania wildlife & history.

8 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Winton and Dinosaurs, Queensland

Winton and Dinosaurs, Queensland

Small group tour for senior and mature travellers to Outback Queensland includes Winton and its Dinosaurs as well as Longreach, Cathedral Gorge and Aboriginal art, & Barcaldine.

8 May 20 · 9 mins read
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Shearer's Strike.

Barcaldine, Queensland

A small town in outback Barcaldine played a role in Australian history as the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party. This small group tour for mature and senior travellers to Outback Queensland incl Longeach & Winton also visits Barcaldine

7 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Sea Lion

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is reached from Adelaide for a short break tours or view our small group tours of South Australia and/or Adelaide for senior and mature travellers.

7 May 20 · 4 mins read
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Exploring the museums of Port Adelaide, South Australia

Exploring the museums of Port Adelaide, South Australia

8 days exploring Adelaide city and surrounds on small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers visiting include Port Adelaide, The Barossa valley and Mclaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula.

6 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Morris and Co studio

William Morris at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide has the Morris & Co. collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the world's second biggest collection of Morris decorative arts after the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Learn more on this small group tour for mature travellers.

6 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Fleurieu Peninsula

History of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Fleurieu Peninsula is part of a small group tour of Adelaide for mature and senior travellers seeking to travel as a couple or as a solo traveller. The Peninsula is historically important, click through to learn... It is also where you will find Mclaren Vale.

5 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Vineyard - McLaren Vale

Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Wine Regions, South Australia

This small group tour for mature and senior travellers for couples and solo travellers in Adelaide takes time to explore the two major wine-growing regions of South Australia, the Barossa Valley and the McLaren Vale.

5 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Stuart

Expeditions of John McDouall Stuart in the Flinders.

John Stuart was an explorer who mapped the Flinders ranges as well as a path through the centre of Australia. The principal road from Port Augusta to Darwin is the Stuart Highway. The Small group tour of the Flinders ranges spends time learning about Stuart.

2 May 20 · 8 mins read
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lightning ridge opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales

Lightning Ridge is synonymous with opal mining in Australia which we visit on this small group tour to Outback Queensland. While having a population of only 3,000, it attracts over 80,000 visitors each year to experience the fascinating town. A Glenn Murcutt designed opal museum is scheduled to open in 2021.

2 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Australian Aborigine culture traditional dance with body paint and hand holding boomerang

Aboriginal Sites of Importance in Outback Queensland, Australia

Outback Queensland is hiding a number of unforgettable indigenous experiences on this small group tour for senior travellers. Especially at the Brewarrina Fish Traps, and Carnarvon Gorge, for example where you can experience and learn about dreamtime creation stories, age-old cultural practices and traditions, and Aboriginal art.

2 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Old Parliament House, Adelaide, South Australia

Short history of Adelaide, Australia

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide has a fascinating and distinctive history as the only Australian state without a convict past. On both of these small group tours; Adelaide or the Flinders ranges we explore and learn about this city.

1 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta, South Australia

Oodnadatta is an adaptation of an Arrernte word utnadata meaning 'blossom of the malga'. This town was part of a network of Aboriginal trading routes existing for tens of thousands of years. Learn and discover more on a small group tour of the Flinders ranges.

1 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Coober Pedy, mine tunnel

Coober Pedy, South Australia

The town of Coober Pedy was established in 1915, when a 14-year old boy found a precious opal in a remote part of the South Australian outback. On this small group tour of the Flinders ranges we explore and learn about this and other towns in the Flinders and its importance to the Aboriginal community.

30 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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Woomera

Woomera, South Australia

Read and learn about the contemporary history of this military site and town in South Australia. We visit briefly on the Flinders range tour of South Australia that began in Adelaide. Odyssey has a collection of small group package tours for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles that explore the landscape, wildlife and history of Australia to enjoy.

30 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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Arkaroo Rock

Aboriginal culture of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The iconic Flinders Ranges of South Australia have a rich Aboriginal heritage and are home to a number of vitally important cultural sites and ancient artworks that this small group tour for mature and senior travellers has the opportunity its to learn about.

29 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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pencer Gulf, near Port Augusta in South Australia

Port Augusta, South Australia

Before European colonisation, the local Aboriginal people knew the area as Curdnatta, meaning 'sandy place'. The area was named Port Augusta in 1852. We learn more about Aboriginal culture and its evolution on this small group tour to the Flinders ranges.

28 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Blue Lechenaultia Wildflowers in Geraldton, Western Australia

Wildflower Way, Western Australia

Wildflower Way itself runs 309 kilometres from Dalwallinu, north of Perth, going north and west to the coast of Geraldton, covering 21 meaningful sites developed to educate travellers. This small group tour for mature travellers of Wildflowers visits wildflower way.

28 Apr 20 · 3 mins read
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Mountain Bell

Wildflowers of Mt Barker and Stirling Range, Australia

The town of Mount Barker and the nearby Stirling Range National Park are one of the best places in Western Australia to see the state's incredible collection of wildflowers, that we visit on this small group tour of Western Australia Wildflowers.

28 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Coastline near Albany, Western Australia.

Albany and ANZAC, Western Australia

Albany is the southernmost town of Western Australia. The Wildflower small group tour visits this historic town with a strong ANZAC connection. Albany before the Swan River colony, later to be known as Perth.

28 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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King's Park

Kings Park, Perth

Perth hosts the biggest inner-city park in the world, the 400 hectare Kings Park, with 6 million visitors a year. As part of the Wildflower small group tour we visit and learn about the endemic plant collection in the park.

28 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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Petrophile fastigiata wildflowers in the Fitzgerald River National Park

Unique wildflowers of Western Australia

Western Australia becomes home to one of the world's most incredible collections of wildflowers. The state is home to more than 12, 000 species of wildflower - 60% of which are only found in Western Australia. Join Odyssey's small group wildflower tour.

27 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Dubbo regional landscape

Dubbo, Australia

Dubbo is explored on a small group tour to Outback Queensland. located in the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley by the majestic Macquarie River at the intersection of the Newell, Mitchell, and Golden highways.

27 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Esperance

Esperance and Wildflowers, Western Australia

The historic town of Esperance amongst wildflower enthusiasts is a must see. Each spring the town and the surrounding South West eco-region is filled with bursting colour overtaken by blooming wildflowers.

27 Apr 20 · 6 mins read
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Lake Argyle, Australia

Lake Argyle, Australia

Understand why Lake Argyle exists before joining a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers of Western Australia's Kimberley region in the preferred dry season. Limited to 12 travellers for your peace of mind we learn about the landscapes and the aboriginal stories often via the rock art in far North.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Bell Gorge

Wet and dry seasons in the Kimberley, Australia

Learn about the wet and dry season in the Kimberley to support your understanding of the Aboriginal communities lifestyle as you explore on a small group package tour for mature and senior travelers exploring as a couple or solo traveller. Read our peace of mind statement for post covid-19 travel.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Aboriginal Artwork The Kimberley Australia

Aboriginal Rock Art in the Kimberley, Australia

The Kimberley is explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travelers, couples or singles. Both Aboriginal community is studied and an appreciation of the wet and dry seasons. This guide on the Kimberley assists the traveler as you start from Broome and travel round via Halls creek and Purnunulu national park over some 17 days in a group of up to 12 people.

23 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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Halls Creek

Halls Creek, Western Australia

Halls Creek an important stop on our Small group tour of the Kimberley. We learn about the gold rush on this tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles.

22 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Bungle Bungles.

Purnululu National Park, Australia

Read about one of the most remote World heritage sites on Earth. Odyssey takes you to visit as part of a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers in the Kimberley for couple and single travelers We travel in the dry season from Broome via Lake Argyle to this National park.

22 Apr 20 · 6 mins read
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World Heritage sites

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond You’ll often discover, when travelling, that some of the most spectacular and amazing sites you visit are listed on the World Heritage Site. But what exactly…

7 Nov 19 · 7 mins read
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