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There’s nothing like Australia for sheer diversity of experiential luxury travel destinations … from stunning coastlines through to ancient rainforests, unique wildlife, the magical outback, vibrant cities, Indigenous culture, gourmet food and wine producing regions – Australia offers something for everybody. Relax, enjoy a sense of timelessness, and the chance to discover the land down under, their people, and yourself.

australia ~ bespoke highlights

• Go on a safari in Kakadu and Arnhem Land’s spectacular outback wilderback with Sab Lord, a proud Territorian with a deep understanding of the local Aboriginal people
• Swim with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.
• Take a classic seaplane flight to Cottage Point Inn for lunch, soaring high above Sydney Harbour and its impressive landmarks.
• Immerse yourself in the bush on the four day Arkaba Walk in the beautiful Flinders Range.
• Learn to surf in Byron Bay.
• Dining under the starry desert sky at Ayers Rock.
• Sample some of Australia’s finest wine or port (including your birth year) in the Barossa Valley.

Australia

DESTINATIONS

Ayers Rock | barossa valley | blue mountains | daintree | flinders range | freycinet | great barrier reef | kangaroo island | kimberley | top end / kakadu | sydney | ningaloo reef

Ayers Rock (ulurU) (NT)

The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is arguably the nation’s most famous natural landscape.

Blue mountains (nsw)

“A great natural wonder and World Heritage Area, the Blue Mountains stretch for over 1,000,000 hectares and are an awe-inspiring.

barossa Valley (sa)

One of the world’s finest wine producing regions, the Barossa is a vibrant community with a rich 160-year old culinary … See details

DAINTREE (QLD)

The World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, just two hours north of Cairns, is home to one of the oldest … See details

flinders ranges (SA)

 The Flinders Ranges offer one of the most accessible outback destinations in Australia… See details 

Freycinet (TAS)

Freycinet contains part of the spellbinding and rugged Tasmanian coastline and includes secluded Wineglass Bay … See details

Great barrier reef (QLD)

A world heritage listed, natural inspirations and one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed.

Kangaroo Island (SA)

Widely regarded as Australia’s Galapagos, brimming with diverse wildlife and natural beauty, this is an isalnd of extraordinary contrasts, teeming …

Kakadu / top end (NT)

“Known for its rich indigenous culture, tropical weather, national parks and laid-back lifestyle.

The Kimberley (WA)

The landscape is spectacular but inhospitable. It’s not the kind of place where you expect to be pampered and have everything done for you, but that’s precisely what happens on North Star’s Kimberley Wilderness Cruise.

Ningaloo Reef (WA)

With an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is one of the largest fringing reefs and a must see destination… See details

Sydney surrounds (NSW)

Surrounded by the meeting of five iconic waterways, a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD, pristine sandy beaches and sparkling bays.

A FEW handpicked experiences…

LONGITUDE 131°

Ayers Rock (Uluru) – The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches out over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape and arguably a journey to Australia’s heart. Guests at eco-chic Longitude 131º enjoy unique tours to discover the highlights of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, sharing authentic outback experiences with just a few others. The evening, dine under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. Exclusive ‘Red Centre’ experiences deliver an unforgettable encounter with this spirited land. Photo: courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia 

Kangaroo island

Regarded as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is only a short 30min flight or 45min ferry ride off the coast of South Australia but  the feels as though it is a world away. The native wildlife has flourished on this secluded and untouched hideaway, granting guests the opportunity to walk with sea lions along pristine beaches, watch wild dolphins play in the waves and see kangaroos grazing at sunset. Photo: courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia 

great walks of australia - tasmania

Ayers Rock (Uluru) – The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches out over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape and arguably a journey to Australia’s heart. Guests at eco-chic Longitude 131º enjoy unique tours to discover the highlights of Uluru-Kata Tjuta, sharing exclusive and authentic outback experiences with just a few others. Whether taking in  Photo: Marie-France Gravel

LIZARD ISLAND

Lizard Island is a perfect luxurious island for a quintessential beach holiday. Their central pavilion, complete with plunge pool, offers stunning 270 degree panoramic views, all intensified by t spectacular sunsets. White sandy beaches are exclusively available to guests of the 40 luxurious suites at Lizard Island, and each room has a path leading directly to the beach. Photo: courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia

SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS

Where the outback meets the reef… With just 15 eco-luxe wilderness tents and one honeymoon tent hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis provides a unique and incredible place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets. The attraction lies in the coral reef, just a few meters off shore, and its colorful corals and marine residents. The coastal dunes and gorges in the Cape Range National Park provide a prolific terrestrial wildlife experience with red kangaroo, echidnas, emus and more, seen in and around the camp. This is the best place in the world to swim with Whale Sharks. Photo: Marie-France Gravel

GLAMPING IN THE FLINDERS RANGE

There’s also the Arkaba walking safari with camping in signature swags under the stars for travelers looking to leave the luxuries of the 150yr old homestead behind for an incredible four-day wild bush adventure in the outback. The Arkaba Walk is a 4day overland walking safari in the Australian outback. This is one of the best ways to experience the sights and sounds of outback Austraila and Arkaba provides a most beautiful and impressive setting in which to walk in the company of expert guides. Photo courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia. 

bamurru plains

Bamurru Plains, an ecologically sensitive camp, is an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. The coastal floodplains are home to prolific bird and wildlife (Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta) while Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of the country’s indigenous culture. This 10-room camp safari lodge exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ ensuring that guests are introduced to the sights and sounds of this spectacular environment in style. Photo: courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia 

Freycinet marine Oyster farm

Don a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm located in a beautiful setting within an internationally significant wetland and marine ecology, plus a taste for prized Pacific oysters. Also at Saffire Freycinet, join their informative guides on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the Peninsula’s rich history and acquaint yourself with one of the world’s most famous beaches on this two-hour walking adventure. Photo: courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia 

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uluru & LongituDe 131 – Exploring austlalia’s red centre

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“After a few more amazing trips you’ve planned for us to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Australia (again) and just back from Morocco, it’s time to update this review. Actually, not much has changed. You’re still a 5 star trip planner and, if anything, it’s even more apparent now how much you care about researching amazing places for us to go, things for us to do and hotels for us to stay at. These trips are definitely not “run of the mill” and you put so much work into making sure they’re perfect for us and not cookie cutter trips. You care about making sure we’re absolutely happy with everything, available to help while we’re travelling and do a wonderful job. Please keep it up! We can’t wait for our next trip.made it to our camp in.”

Michael, Katherine, Cole and Alannah - August 2018. Large Family Adventure. Destination: Morocco and Israel

“G’day from downunder! Really enjoyed Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef. What a special place! Got to swim with a whale shark and saw 2 blue whales!”

Katherine & Michael, June Romantic Holiday. Destination: Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

“Just left Arkaba in Western Australia. LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Both of us. Great group, great guides, great food, great weather. Thank you for finding this hidden gem for us!”

M.Meltzer, Oct 2017 | Active Holiday. Great Walks of Australia. Destination: Arkaba-Flinders Range, Australia.

Looking to extend your trip?

Australia’s size and variety of terrain and climates means that it works well as a stand-alone destination, but there are a number of stopovers that combine well to break the journey depending on where you are flying from…