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From 21/07/2020: A border zone, clearly defined along the Murray River, will restrict entry to NSW for Victorians to extremely limited purposes. Excluding Victoria, there are no restrictions in place for all other states on crossing the NSW border.
Conclusion: Travel to New South Wales is GOOD TO GO providing you are not from Victoria.
From 01/07/2020: Victoria’s borders are open so you can leave and enter Victoria. However, travel to Victoria is NOT RECOMMENDED as strict stage 4 mandatory restrictons are in place for Melbourne and stage 3 restrictions apply to regional Victoria.
From 02/08/2020: Victoria declared a state of disaster. Travel to all other states from VIC is restricted.
Conclusion: Travel to VIC is NO GO.
From 10/07/2020: Any person travelling from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration and undertaking to present for a COVID-19 test if they develop symptoms.
From 08/08/2020: Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days, including Victoria, New South Wales and ACT must not enter Queensland.
Conclusion: Travel to Queensland is GOOD TO GO providing you are not from Victoria, New South Wales or ACT.
From 29/07/2020: You cannot enter WA unless you are an exempt traveller.
Conclusion: Travel to Western Australia is NO GO.
From 29/07/2020: South Australian residents will no longer be able to return to South Australia from Victoria. Only essential travellers will be able to enter South Australia from Victoria. If you are planning travel to SA, aim to complete the cross border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins. All travellers intending to enter SA should register. This includes:
people entering from unrestricted states (NT, QLD, TAS and WA)
people entering from permissible states (ACT and NSW), including those applying for essential traveller status
People entering from NSW or ACT will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering SA, submit for COVID-19 testing on the first day of entry to SA (the day of arrival) and the twelfth day of arrival.
Conclusion: Travel to South Australia is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from Victoria, New South Wales or ACT.
From 17/07/2020: All non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania are required to enter quarantine for 14 days.
From 07/08/2020: All non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania are required to enter quarantine for 14 days. In addition, non-Tasmanian residents (who aren’t classified as Essential Travellers) who have spent time in
high-risk areas specified as an 'Affected Region' or 'Affected Premises' in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not permitted to travel to Tasmania and will be turned back at their own expense.
Conclusion: Travel to Tasmania is NO GO.
From 17/07/2020: Anyone arriving in the NT must complete a Border Entry Form. If you are intending to travel to the NT from an identified coronavirus hotspot you are strongly urged to reconsider your plans.
Conclusion: Travel to Northern Territory is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from a New South Wales or Victoria hotspot.
From 27/07/2020: Visitors travelling from Victoria will not be permitted to travel to Norfolk Island until further notice. Anybody who has spent time in NSW in the 14 days preceding travel to Norfolk Island is required to quarantine at their own cost for 14 days on arrival into the island. ACT: the quarantine restriction has been removed in relation to people coming from there, providing they have not overnighted in NSW or any Hotspots on the way to Norfolk Island. Persons travelling from any other Australian state or territory will be free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine if they do not overnight in VIC, NSW, or any other COVID Hotspots during transit to Norfolk Island.
Conclusion: Travel to Norfolk Island is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from New South Wales or Victoria.
Escape the city and head to inland Central Queensland to a world where the cattle, sheep and kangaroos outnumber the humans! Many of the stories and legends of Australia’s pioneering days were born here. Early booking is required. (All-inclusive Silver Star package $2,699 after GCash credits.)
This Sunshine Coast trip will leave you wanting more. Perfect for a group of friends to have an absolute ball! If you’re after sophisticated seaside relaxation, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. Come visit the gorgeous golden beaches of Noosa, Coolum & Mooloolaba.
Experience Norfolk Island and have lots of fun on this planned, yet flexible package. Enjoy the island's natural beauty, join in the fun of the included activities and dinners, and immerse yourself in the history of this remarkable island. The lovely ocean-view accommodation is an added bonus. Save over 33% off retail.
Great value and all top class. Fly in to Hobart and follow our itinerary from Hobart to Launceston and back with plenty of must-see locations in-between. Includes flights, boutique accommodation, 14 days car hire, day-tours and cruises and much more. Save over 32% off retail.
Australian Escapes Guided Tours provide exceptional value.
Many of our tours include all transport, accommodation, most meals and activities. Australia and New Zealand tours are available at great member prices. They also suit independent travellers.
The main benefit and the real joy for you comes from the new friendships that you form. The trip itself is just the glue that keeps you together each day. That experience alone can be worth the price of the trip and will represent a large part of the fond memories you keep. Learn more about Australian Escapes guided tours and enquire today. Read more here...
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Experience something new and venture out into Queensland's Great Dividing Range. With gorgeous scenery brimming with rich history just waiting to be uncovered, this trip is perfect for those who want to get away! Visit the country towns of Toowoomba, Dalby, and Kingaroy. Early booking is required. Lots of great inclusions and exceptional value.
Visit Queensland's east coast, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, ancient rainforests, quiet villages and buzzing beachside suburbs. Relax on the famous golden beaches of the Gold Coast before visiting the vibrant town of Tweed Heads and cruising its tranquil river. Lots of great inclusions to help you discover all this spectacular region has to offer. Enquire now.
Buckle up and begin your journey along New South Wales' North Coast. You’ll be captivated by gorgeous beaches, breathtaking hinterland, spectacular coastal trails, amazing marine life and a buzzing food scene. From Byron Bay to Coolangatta and Coffs Habrour, the North Coast specialises in serving up something for everyone. Top value. Enquire today.
A place of flawless beaches, gorgeous hinterland, and laid-back locals; the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Grab a group of friends and discover all these coastal plains have to offer. Early booking is required. Enquire today. Spend 4 days in Alexandra Headland unwinding on its golden beaches and exploring its surrounding hinterland.
Spectacular scenery, delicious food, and unique coastal experiences; this Southern Queensland trip will leave you wanting more! Grab a group of friends and hit the road for an unforgettable seaside adventure. Spend 4 days exploring highlights of the Wide Bay and Gladstone regions with visits to Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Seventeen Seventy with lots of attractions and meals included.
New packages being loaded now for Australia as well as South Pacfic including Samoa, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Fiji. Tell us where you want to travel to and we'll customise a package for you. Inspire me
Make Thailand your next getaway destination with one of our tailored, value-packed itineraries. If you see a package advertised somewhere else, bring it to us and we'll show you exactly why it pays to be a member.
"Just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had in Canada/Alaska thanks to Ben. He did a great job with our Travel Itinerary everything went to plan I would recommend Australian Escapes and this holiday to my friends and family we are definitely going to do this holiday again. I did give Ben a ring and thanked him and told him what a great job he did. We are looking forward to our next holiday with Australian Escapes." Rosanna M.
"I was one of the ladies who went with Cherrie to Norfolk. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought you did a marvellous job organising it all for us. The accommodation in both Sydney and Norfolk was outstanding - I had never been to either places before and could have stayed much longer in Sydney, as the view from our hotel windows was wonderful.
Everyone on Norfolk was so friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble.
Thank you so much for making our holiday so enjoyable." Jan W.
"Hi, have finally returned. Wonderful, wonderful trip. We think we loved Paris and its age/artworks but all was full of laughter fun and learning. Paris apartment was beautiful, & quiet when windows were closed, which wasn't bad anyway. The street is full of lots of restaurants and cafe's. (we also loved Shakespeare & co bookshop.) Fruit and chocolates in most rooms and champagne which I think we only drank in Brussels. we were ready for bed everywhere else though we almost had it for morning tea at Amsterdam on check in. Magnificent. Cheers." Val C.
"Have just returned from our wonderful trip to the UK. Just wanted to say a huge thanks for your organisation, we had the best holiday ever, an absolutely marvellous time, the tour was magnificent. We would recommend the Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Winter delights tour to anyone who wants to do adventurous travel, learning about other countries, and making friends. The coach was actually over half full of Aussies! Thanks so much for organising such a memorable holiday for us." Lee D.
"My husband and I have recently returned from a holiday to Canada and Alaska booked through Australian Escapes. The itinerary was planned to take in all aspects of the holiday we required. The travel transfers worked seamlessly and the accommodation was at a standard that met our expectations of comfort and location. We absolutely loved the cruise and surprise upgrade to our stateroom. From our experience with this recent trip I would recommend Australian Escapes." Margaret & Bill T.
"We've arrived back safely after a thoroughly enjoyable trip where all the arrangements ran like clockwork, for which we want to thank you and your team, especially Sonya and Skye. We'd have no hesitation in recommending you and Volga Dream cruises to anyone who asks. Kind regards and thanks again." Irene and Blake S.
"I want to thank you for all the accommodation you arranged for us during our holiday in North Queensland in August. It was all excellent. The transfers went very smoothly too and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our holiday. Thank you for making everything so easy." Gloria K.
"My life has been like a whirlwind since I got back. I am now on holidays and catching up with people that I have not had time to contact since coming back. Thank you so much for organising my trip to The States and Canada for me. I had a great time and everything went really well. All flights went well. The hotel you booked me into in Champaign was a really old home with beautiful gardens, all done up and run by two gay guys. It was really quaint and I loved it. I had a great time, everything went without a hitch, I loved all the accommodation that you organized for me and I would like to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best." Marlene S.
"We are back and rested after a hectic few weeks (away), but everything worked out extremely well. Thanks so much for all your organisation – once you get used to the trains and buses, life becomes easy. Once again, thanks to you and the team for all the organisation from both Lorraine and I – we really enjoyed the holiday. All the best." Bob C.
"We just wanted to let you know that the arrangements you put in place for us in WA worked beautifully. You said the Margaret River accommodation was exceptional and it certainly was both in terms of location and facilites. Thanks again." Betty and Clancy S.
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