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any good tour companies in Australia, comparable to Rick Steves?

I would like to go to Australia next year, and wondering if there are any good tour companies similar to Rick Steves but in Australia? I have been searching but thought I would throw it out there, see if any good suggestions pop up. thank you

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"are any good tour companies similar to Rick Steves but in Australia?"
The short answer is no.
As was previously suggested you're better off booking day trips from whatever city you plan to visit. Depending upon your available time and interests, you can put together your own cheap itinerary by using JetStar - the Aussie low cost airline - to connect the various cities in the country.

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We are going to take a cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and into New Zealand! How to find tour companies to avoid price of cruise excursions?

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Your question will get more, many more answers if you post on Cruise in the "ports of call" section. Another bit of advice: google each port of call for shore excursions and "things to do".

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To the original question.
Because of the vast distances in Australia, it's probably advisable to build your own tour out of smaller packages from someone like AAT Kings.
Decide where you want to go first then look at flights to connect them up. The big destinations being Sydney, Red Centre, Top End and Great Barrier Reef.

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Thank you for the excellent comments on how to go about planning a trip to Australia. This has always been my dream.