Baines insists that his "homesick" comments, which led to his World Cup omission, were taken completely out of context.
He told evertonfc.com: "I spoke to the gaffer (David Moyes) after being left-out and he was great. He told me to go away on holiday and come back ready for next season. He said that at least I was one less player for him to worry about, injury-wise!
"And contrary to what people might think, I am looking forward to touring Australia with the team. I've never been before and it will be a great experience. It's a very important part of our build-up and I am sure we are in for three tough games.
"And before you ask...yes I will miss the family while I'm away!"