19th Century South Australian Copper Triangle
Historic Buildings of Broken Hill & Silverton
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.
Alexander Forrest & Early Development of the Kimberley Cattle Industry
Farina, South Australia
George Grey's Kimberley Expedition
Wyndham, Western Australia
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…
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Historic Railway Stations of Rockhampton, Queensland
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).
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.
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.
Pastoral Pioneers of the Kimberley, Western Australia
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.
The Australian Overland Telegraph Line
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.
Kununurra, Western Australia
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.
The Birdsville Bakery, Queensland
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.
Cobar visited, New South Wales
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.
The Birdsville Races
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.
The Rocks, Sydney
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.
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.
White Cliffs, New South Wales
Bourke, New South Wales
The expedition of Edward John Eyre, 1841
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.
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.
Flinders Island, Tasmania
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.
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.
Marree and the Railway Track, South Australia
Broken Hill, New South Wales
Strahan and the Gordon River, Tasmania
Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
William Morris at the Art Gallery of South Australia
History of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Wine Regions, South Australia
Expeditions of John McDouall Stuart in the Flinders.
Oodnadatta, South Australia
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.
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.