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Highlights of Australia

Articles about some of the places and cultural items that define Australia,  such Mungo, Aboriginal art, Colonial explorers or the river system or wildflowers of WA are explained in preparation for you joining a small group tour as a couple or solo traveller.

Highlights

Learn and explore Australia on a escorted small group tour for mature travellers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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