Australia is a huge country, and knowing exactly which route to travel around it is nigh on impossible. There are plenty of ways to traverse the varied Australian landscape, and they all have their own unique experiences to offers. But for now, lets have a look at how to go about finding an Aussie tour.Like all things, there are good and bad points of using a touring agency. Essentially with a tour, you’re going to be travelling a set route with a bunch of complete strangers. And it all begins on day one. You won’t be able to make last minute decisions to split away from the group, and you’ll be constrained to spending set amounts of time at certain locations. Sounds pretty awful doesn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be, and from experience, there are a whole bunch of upsides which you can only really get from heading out with a tour company.Well there are a few negatives, but what are the reasons FOR heading on tour with a guide?You’ve got a good chance of ending up with a knowledgeable tour guide. These guys have to know their stuff, it’s part of their job. I won’t go into the details of life as a tour guide in Australia, you can ask for the gritty details yourself. The tour guide you end up with will have a huge influence on how you find your trip. I’ve had some absolutely amazing tour guides (Lookin’ at you Dan) and some less savoury ones. Don’t get me wrong, they all did a great job as a tour guide, but I prefer a more chilled atmosphere to an energetic party-like one, and you’ll find your guide often nurtures the atmosphere.You’ll meet a whole bunch of awesome people. Those strangers? They’re also travellers. They also have amazing stories to tell. They’re most likely from different countries and speak different languages. Sure, they’re complete strangers, for now. Everyone joins a tour in the same position for the most part. Usually alone or in a small group (2-3 people tops) and they don’t know anyone. They want to see stuff and do stuff that is fun and engaging, just like you. You’ve got a ton in common so you’ll definitely make a whole bunch of awesome new friends.Tour guides spend a lot of time on these routes. Those lesser-known, totally amazing places that you often see the odd picture of, you know, the kind where the full on tourists never get to see, well the tour guides know all about them. There’s a good chance they’ll even take you to them. If you want to watch a sunrise or sunset, they’ll know the best, least crowded spots for a spectacular view. Why would they take you somewhere crap? They have to see this stuff too.You can find tours which are suitable to you as an individual. When you’re looking at going on a tour you’ll probably want to consider a few things.