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Day trips and tours

Immerse yourself in scenic, historic or cultural significance on one of our day trips and tours. From a guided snorkelling tour and scenic wilderness cruise, to a sightseeing tour and historical day trip, there is something for everyone! Fulfil your inner curiosity with one of RedBalloon’s day trips and tours.
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Day tours

Embark on one of the RedBalloon day trips and tours, and discover the amazing sites that Australia are renowned for. From scenic trips to sightseeing tours, and full day trips to guided packages, these are the best way to fulfil your inner explorer.

Looking for a fun or unique gift idea? Our range of day tours and guided trips are the perfect way to surprise someone to a memorable experience. No matter what occasion – birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries or anything between, these scenic, historical and cultural trips and tours will be an experience they’ll never forget. Why not gift them a day tour for 2 people and tag along with them! They will love being able to enjoy these scenic tours with their favourite person.

Day trips near me

Do you constantly find yourself asking ‘where are some day trips near me?’ Jump onto RedBalloon to discover a variety of fun, adventurous and exciting day trips all around the country. You’ll find the perfect experience to suit your needs and tick all the right boxes so you’ll never have to ask yourself ‘where are day trips near me’ again!

What are the best day trips?

RedBalloon offers some of the best day trips, which are perfect for exploring some of Australia’s most well known attractions and regions. These full day adventures will let you explore the sites in style, keeping you entertained all day long. Some of the best day trips include:

  • Great Barrier Reef snorkel with lunch: An exceptional Great Barrier Reef day trip awaits! You will be taken on an unforgettable day with your choice of 2 outer reef locations to snorkel at. Cruise on a modern comfortable vessel, and have a friendly professional team to look after you.
  • Bruny Island gourmet day tour with lunch: Spend the day exploring the spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce of Bruny Island. This scenic day trip will see you savour freshly shucked oysters, award-winning cheeses, premium wines, seasonal berries, handmade fudge, local honey and world-class whisky along with a beautiful winery lunch on this iconic island.
  • Full day guided Blue Mountains tour from Sydney: This full day guided tour of the Blue Mountains takes you to all the iconic sights of the region. Head to either Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout for incredible views of the region before exploring Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, the Three Sisters and Scenic World before a cruise back to Sydney.
  • Great Ocean Road sunset tour: Experience roaring surf, enchanting rainforest and majestic rock formations as you travel along the famous Great Ocean Road. Explore the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks on a day of extraordinary contrasts and unforgettable scenery.
  • Rottnest Island full day tour with ferry transfers and lunch: Start your day with morning tea, before the ferry to Rottnest Island. Be guided to all of Rottnest’s must see locations, enjoying a light packed lunch on the tour. Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island in air conditioned comfort, taking in the stunning beaches, and a historical train ride.

Guided trips

There is no better way to explore a new place, discover an attraction or experience something new then with a guided trip. With the guided trips available across the country on RedBalloon, you’ll be sure to find the perfect experience for you. Some of the best guided trips include:

  • Backroads of Byron Farmland Foodie Tour: A day spent frolicking on farms, tasting gorgeous local produce; this tour is for those who love their food fresh! Visit Byron Bay hot spot Harvest for lunch and enjoy tasting plates at other local eateries. All touring is done in a luxury vehicle.
  • Melbourne laneways and hidden bar tour with dinner: Uncover Melbourne’s secret bars, hidden alleyways and booze-soaked past on this rollicking walking tour of the city. Enjoy exclusive drinks discounts at three bars, a two course dinner and drink, and tall tales true of Melbourne’s alcohol-soaked past.
  • Wildlife and rainforest quad bike tour: Departing from Cairns, you will head north and off the beaten track to visit the tropical rainforests of the Daintree. Riding your own ATV quad bike on 4WD tracks with your guide, you will explore the local terrain see unique flora like the famous Strangler Fig Tree’s.
  • Rottnest Island guided settlement segway tour: Be dazzled by the spectacular natural beauty of Rottnest Island as you explore and learn about its historic settlement during a guided segway tour. Enjoy stories of the settlement’s intriguing past as you pass by pristine bays and beaches and watch out for the happiest critter on earth, the Quokka!

Outdoor activities

Discover these day trips and tours plus plenty more from our range of outdoor activities. From theme parks to segway tours, and golf to aboriginal cultural tours, there is no better way to get out and about than with a RedBalloon experience.

Sightseeing tours

If you loved our range of day trips and guided tours, discover our sightseeing and touring getaways. These are the best way to combine seeing your favourite attractions whilst making a little holiday out of it. Find Jenolan Caves escapes, Great Ocean Road tours, Whitsundays packages plus plenty more sightseeing getaways at RedBalloon.


If you need a little more inspiration, check out our entire range of RedBalloon experiences. You’ll find amazing, must-do activities across all our categories from flying to driving, and dining out to adventure sports. You’ll never be stuck of ideas again when you browse through the entire range of RedBalloon experiences.

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