The events of 2020 have opened our beautiful country up to us more than ever before and there's no better time than now to discover what Australia has to offer.
We work closely with many hotels and suppliers to curate memorable experiences in all states and territories - so what are you waiting for, get in touch to see what's on offer in this great country of ours!
Below are some examples of special experiences we can combine with city, country or beach stays.
luxury lodges of australia
The Luxury Lodges of Australia are a collection of the best high-end lodges and camps, located across diverse regions of Australia.
Collectively, the lodges showcase Australia’s extraordinary diversity of place and experience, underpinned by the soft luxuries expected by guests.
The lodges are much more than just a fabulous place to stay. Between them, the lodges provide over 250 individual experiences and activities, all created to give guests a genuine sense of place, with the luxury of privileged access.
Their locations are special, the number of guests small and they are exclusive by virtue of their remoteness.
Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld
Mt Mulligan Lodge, Northern Outback, Qld
Qualia, Hamilton Island, Qld
Silky Oaks Lodge, The Daintree, Qld
Spicers Peak Lodge, High Country, Qld
Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, NSW
Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW
Pretty Beach House, Bouddi National Park, NSW
Saffire Freycinet, TAS
Longitude 131, Uluru, NT
Bamurru Plains, Top End, NT
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
Arkaba, Flinders Ranges, SA
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, SA
The Louise, Barossa, SA
Cape Lodge, Margaret River, WA
El Questro Homestead, The Kimberley, WA
Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, WA
True North Adventure Cruises, Australia
GREAT WALKS OF AUSTRALIA
Experience Australia’s Great Walks of Australia in some of the most iconic and inspiring wilderness areas on multi-day guided walking experiences…....all done with a dash of eco-luxury comfort which offer a sense of exclusivity, luxuriousness and remoteness.
Whether you’re an experienced hiker, or venturing out on a multi-day walk for the first time, 12 epic journeys await you across the country.
Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable trip into nature.
Hike in comfort, add in gourmet meals & expert guides and you’ll walk in Australia's most iconic landscapes with the comforts of a luxury holiday.
*Scenic Rim Trail, Qld
*Seven Peaks, Lord Howe Island
*Cradle Mountain Huts, Tas
*3 Capes Lodge Walk, Tas
*Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tas
*Freycinet Experience Walk, Tas
*Maria Island Walk, Tas
*The Arkaba Walk, SA
*Murray River Walk, SA
*Classic Larapinta Trek, NT
*12 Apostles Lodge Walk, Vic
*Cape to Cape Walk, WA
ultimate winery experiences australia
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia is a hand-selected collection of Australia’s premium wineries offering quality winery experiences based around world class wines, warm and knowledgeable hospitality and culinary excellence.
Go beyond the cellar door to discover characteristics unique to each Australian winery. A wine tasting at one of the wineries can range from an intimate tutored wine tasting and chance to meet the winemakers to a wine blending lesson to test your own palate. A winery tour could not only reveal stories about the families behind each winery, but involve a scenic regional flight, a relaxing bike ride or adventurous 4WD tour.
The wineries are not simply venues to taste and purchase wine. They offer a memorable experience featuring quality restaurants, accommodation, tours, as well as exciting behind the scenes winery experiences. They allow visitors to interact with the product, the winemaker and enjoy first-hand, the rich diversity that Australia’s many wine regions have to offer.
A visit to Australia’s renowned regions in New South Wales (Hunter Valley), Victoria (Yarra Valley, Nagambie Lakes, King Valley, Alpine Valleys and Mornington Peninsula), South Australia (Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills), Western Australia (Margaret River and Swan Valley) and Tasmania (Southern Tasmania and Tamar Valley) is incomplete without a enjoying an Ultimate Winery Experience, whether it be an hour long or an overnight stay.
Adelaide Hills - Penfolds Magill Estate
Alpine Valleys - Feathertop
Barossa Valley - Jacob's Creek / Seppeltsfield Wines / St Hugo
Eden Valley - Yalumba
Hunter Valley - Audrey Wilkinson / Brokenwood / Tyrrell's
King Valley - Brown Brothers Milawa / Pizzini Wines
Margaret River - Leeuwin Estate / Vasse Felix / Voyager Estate
McLaren Vale - d'Arenberg / Gemtree Wines / Wirra Wirra
Mornington Peninsula - Montalto / Pt Leo Estate
Nagambie Lakes - Tahbilk
Orange - Printhie Wines
Queensland - Sirromet
Swan Valley - Mandoon Estate
Tasmania - Josef Chromy Wines / Moorilla at MONA
Yarra Valley - De Bortoli Wines
australian wildlife journeys
Our country is blessed with some of the most intriguing species in the animal kingdom, more than 80% found nowhere else on earth.
A group of family-owned wildlife tour operators within Australia promise a high level of interpretation in small groups, offering warm hospitality and a commitment to create a better future for Australia's remarkable fauna.
Whether your wildlife interests have feathers, fur, scales or skin; there is a tour tailored to meeting your fauna friends.
Wildlife experiences include encounters with –
Fish and Marine Invertebrates
Land Mammals & Marsupials
Reptiles & Amphibians
Locations include –
Bremer Bay, south coast of WA
East Gippsland, VIC
Eyre Peninsula, SA
Kakadu & Arnhem Land, NT
Kangaroo Island, SA
Margaret River, WA
Ningaloo & Exmouth, WA
Maria Island, TAS
Mungo, south west NSW
Southern Highlands, NSW
You Yangs & Great Ocean Road, VIC
CULTURAL EXPERIENCES OF AUSTRALIA
Choose from a large range of special experiences. The range includes premium experiences developed especially with Cultural Attractions of Australia in mind. These premium experiences include meet and greets; behind-the-scenes access and/or exclusive access.
Meet with conservators, artists, experts, curators and passionate guides as they take you behind the scenes at Australia’s iconic arts and cultural
attractions. They can be explored by destination, as part of an itinerary or by individual experiences.
Below is a brief outline of the experiences you can incorporate into your itinerary -
ADELAIDE OVAL -
Discover new heights of Adelaide atop the iconic Adelaide Oval.
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE - Arts Centre Melbourne brings people together for remarkable experiences.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - Explore the most diverse floating fleet in the world.
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE - The heart of Australian parliamentary democracy and the meeting place of a nation.
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - One of the most significant military museums in the world.
FREMANTLE PRISON - Western Australia's only World Heritage-listed, convict-built, former maximum-security prison.
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND - A Melbourne icon and Australia’s home of sport.
MONA (MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART) - A subterranean museum curated on themes of sex and death.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA - Australia’s premier art gallery and home to the national collection.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA - NGV is the oldest and most visited Gallery in Australia.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA - Australia’s stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia.
OPERA AUSTRALIA - Australia’s national opera company, presenting more than 600 performances each year.
PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE - Compelling history, outstanding heritage, bringing the convict story to life.
QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM - Qantas Founders Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Qantas.
SOVEREIGN HILL - Sovereign Hill is Australia's largest outdoor museum.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - Gathering place for storytelling, culture and celebration for thousands of years.
WA MARITIME MUSEUM - Experience Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port.
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