Australia is the dream destination for many sports enthusiasts and for many good reasons:
- World class facilities such as the Australian Institute of Sport
- Top level of competition in most sports
- Sunny days in July and warm weather in the Tropical North
- Iconic sights to see such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House
- Beautiful landscapes in the Blue Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Tropical North and Barrier Reef
- Amazing wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, cockatoos, wombats, whales and wallabies
- Friendly hosts always ready to welcome touring teams
- Our Managing Director spent 4 years in Sydney working in the Sports Tours market so we have excellent first hand knowledge!
A glittering harbour city surrounded by sparkling blue water. Sydney is the dream city of many and needs at least a week to explore. We would accommdoate you close to Darling Harbour from where you can walk to the famous areas such as The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, The Domain, Hyde Park and Darling Harbour itself. Don’t miss Hyde Park Barracks and the Australian Wildlife Centre and make sure you either go up Sydney Tower or the Harbour Bridge.
For a group we always include a visit to Bondi Beach so that you can dip your toes in the ocean and then a stop at Watson’s Bay for fish & chips by the beach.
The most english of Australian cities, Melbourne is a city of trees and parks, also well known for its excellent shopping. The city centre is situated on the Yarra River and there are many great day trips to be made. Some of our favourites are the Yarra Valley (not suitable for school age!), the Penguin Parade at Philip Island where you can watch the fairy penguins coming ashore after a hard days fishing, the Dandenongs which are full of craft shops, colourful parrots and the famous Puffing Billy steam train and the old fashioned beach suburb of St. Kilda.
The immigration Museum in Melbourne is very interesting and well worth a visit.
Brisbane & surrounds
Brisbane is a small and friendly city which can easily be explored in one day. the climate in winter (July) is mild and sunny and our British groups are often to be found in their shorts & T-shirts! After a couple of days in Brisbane we would recommend a stay on either The Gold Coast (1 hr south) or The Sunshine Coast (1 hr north). Both places have a relaxed holiday feel with many activities on offer such as Surf Lessons, Sea World, theme parks and shopping.
Less toured but nevertheless worth a visit is Perth on the Western Coast of Australia. The city is very small but has some excellent sports facilities including a great hockey academy. Day trips from Perth include The Pinnacles, Monkey Mia where you can often see dolphins, Busselton and Rottnest Island where you can hire bicyles to explore the island and seek out the famous ‘Quokkas’.
The perfect place to relax in the sunshine at the end of a busy tour! Situated in the Far North in Tropical Queensland, Cairns is the ideal place for a 3 or 4 night break at the end of your trip. We would recommend staying at Palm Cove where there is a beach or in a resort style hotel. Day trips to consider are the Barrier Reef, Daintree Forest, Kuranda Village by way of the Skyrail or the Scenic Railway and a Crocodile Farm.
In the Northern Territory, Darwin is a remote and very laid back town to visit. There are beautiful gardens, an esplanade where you can feed the fish in the evening and fantastic trips into the Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks nearby.
For one tour group we chartered a racing yacht in the Whitsundays for 3 days. The 30 boys slept on board, looked after by a fabulous crew, and spent their days snorkelling, sunbathing, jumping off the boat and having fun in the beautiful blue water and on the white sandy beaches of this most beautiful part of Australia.
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