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Heidi Smith

My travel career began on the spectacular island state of Tasmania - creating unforgettable adventure holidays for guests in wilderness destinations in Tasmania and across the breadth of Australia. I have extensive experience in inbound and outbound tourism and am a passionate about finding the most unforgettable holiday experiences for all visitors to our great country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All areas of Australia and New Zealand. Active and adventure travel. Small and large group travel. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started as a tour guide - sharing my love for the heritage and wildlife in Tasmania. My passion spread to all things Australian and also grew to cover New Zealand in my love for wilderness, hiking and sustainability."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I've had so many! One of my favourites was - sitting quietly with a local cat on my lap, watching the sun set slowly over the Fann mountains after a long day hiking on the Tiger Leaping Gorge trail in China. "

Cairns Lagoon
Australia Highlights: Sydney, Cairns, & The Outback - 7 Days

Spend a week in three of Australia’s eventful regions—Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns. Go sightseeing in Sydney, from The Rocks to Bondi Beach, then adventure through the stunning Blue Mountains region. Next, get a taste of The Outback in Uluru, where spectacular colors change from sunrise to sunset over Ayers Rock. Then, travel to Cairns to experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, along with an exciting journey across the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Sunset over Margaret River
Best of Western Australia: Exmouth, Margaret River, & Perth - 10 Days

This 10-day trip through Western Australia includes plenty of outdoor adventure. Land in Exmouth to swim with whale sharks and explore Ningaloo Reef, followed by an active tour of Cape Range National Park and its beautiful gorges. Then, visit Margaret River to visit unique caves and indulge in a gourmet wine tasting day. Next, travel to Perth to go shopping on Murray Street and Hay Street and embark on day trips to the cliffs and Pink Lake of Kalbarri, as well as a snorkeling tour of Rottnest Island.

Kangaroo Island
How Many Days Should You Spend in Australia?

When planning a trip to Australia, a 10-day trip is an ideal amount of time to visit four different areas. However, if you are strapped for time, you can explore two regions in five days, or up to three if you have a full week at your disposal. For those with more time and flexibility, two weeks allows you to make stops at anywhere from four to 10 destinations, depending on the pace you prefer.

The view of Sydney
Highlights of Sydney: Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, & More - 5 Days

This five-day Sydney itinerary provides an active adventure through the New South Wales' capital city. Take a sightseeing tour of all the best neighborhoods and sites—The Rocks, Bondi Beach, Kings Cross, and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair included. A day trip to The UNESCO World Heritage region of the Blue Mountains allows you to explore the outdoors and interact with animals. The trip concludes with a guided tour of the famed Sydney Opera House and a thrilling climbing excursion up Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Great Barrier Reef
Tropical North Queensland: Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Cairns, & More - 7 Days

Explore North Tropical Queensland on this seven-day tour. Begin in Hamilton Island and snorkel, sea kayak, play a round of golf, or relax. Then, take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach and learn the history of the area. Next, journey to Port Douglas to enjoy a day of leisure, a tour of Daintree Rainforest, an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip winds down in Cairns, with plenty of native animal exhibits to visit and a scenic ride up the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Sydney
Best of Melbourne, Sydney, & Cairns - 7 Days

On this weeklong trip to Australia, experience three different cities and several landmarks along the way. The itinerary begins in Melbourne, where you can enjoy some local sightseeing. Then, travel Great Ocean Road, which hosts scenic lookouts like The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard. The next stop is Sydney, which includes a pub crawl and a day trip to the stunning Blue Mountains. The final leg takes you to Cairns, where the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park awaits, as well as a memorable finale at the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.