AAT Kings’ fully escorted 13 day Highlights of Australia includes the city sights of Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns with visits to the Barrier Reef, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. Diverse red desert landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef make this holiday one that ticks all the boxes.Read more
Explore the glittering coastline of Eastern Australia. Travel from Sydney to Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast. From Brisbane it’s off to relaxing Noosa and pristine Fraser Island. Tour a Rockhampton cattle station. Explore Hamilton Island and the exquisite Whitsundays, then head to tropical Cairns for a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.Read more
Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.Read more
A two-week introduction to the highlights of Australia and New Zealand. From sophisticated Melbourne, tropical Cairns with the nearby Great Barrier Reef, multicultural Sydney and Auckland to the silence of Milford Sound and a hundred waterfalls, this tour packs a lot within an eventful fortnight. Colonial grandeur, an indigenous cultural performance, penguin watching tours and rainforest explorations – there will be new and varied experiences daily. You will visit Rotorua with its active geysers, Queenstown in the midst of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, and spend time in Christchurch, now reshaping itself into a renewed city.Read more
Savour an authentic home-style gourmet dinner under the stars at El Questro Wilderness Park, in the heart of the Outback, watch for crocodiles as you cruise through the dramatic landscapes of Nitmiluk National Park, and Discover incredible beauty as you sail across the calm waters of Shark Bay on a sunset cruise on this 18 day tour of Western Australia.Read more
Travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley and continue over Jacobs Creek for a tasting of the fine wines at the Grant Burge winery and onto Rockford Wine Cellars for more traditional Barossa wines. Stop for a stroll in the German town of Tanunda – many of the shops pecialise in crafts made by the locals. After a lunch stop take in the view from the top of Menglers Hill for an unsurpassed view over the entire Valley. Out next stop will be Henschkes winery in Keyneton, a fifth-generation German winery producing outstanding wines. You’ll spend your overnight in a charming B&B in the Adelaide Hills.
The next morning, visit the historic German village of Hahndorf. Taste cheeses from Woodside cheese wrights and fine wines produced by Hillstowe wines. Travel through the Hills to Hardys Chateau Reynella winery, a winery with magnificent gardens to stroll plus wonderful wines to taste. Chateau Reynella is also the historical site where the first wine was made in South Australia. Next, you’ll visit the picturesque town of Clarendon and the Coriole winery, they produce some exceptional unique wine styles. Olive Grove is next on the list specializing in products from locally grown olives. Visit D’arenberg winery with innovative wines made by a fourth-generation family-run winery. After lunch visit the rustic Wirra Wirra winery, one of the premium wine producers in the area. If time permits, we will visit the new boutique Fox Creek winery
There are many options for customising and the tour can be made gourmet food focussed, including chocolate sampling, and visit local artists or visit other smaller wine identities. The opportunity is endless and can be tailor-made to the client.Read more
This gourmet 2-day experience explores the diversity of culinary delights and uniques food experiences just a short distance from Melbourne. This is topped off by staying at the Lake House complete with a 3-course dinner in their highly awarded restaurant.
The days are filled with visits to an organic farm, tasting at wineries and a cidery, liquor chocolates, honey sampling, wonderful lunches, scenic views and rambling through beautiful country towns. A simple, fun and tasty sample of rural Victorian charm.Read more
Join a micro-group of just 8 guests for a relaxing, rewarding and stimulating 2 days. The Great Ocean Road is home to some of the best coastal scenery in the world but there is so much more to see off the beaten track. This 2-day tour has been specifically designed to avoid crowds and give you a more intimate and thorough experience.
This journey highlights the diversity of this beautiful region including, native wildlife, gourmet treats, pristine beaches, coastal townships, ancient rainforests, famous shipwrecks and iconic landmarks such as the 12 Apostles. The accommodation and meals are carefully selected to highlight the region and enhance your experience. The accommodation is set into the hills overlooking the ocean and dinner is at the most renowned restaurant along the coast. Your guides are enthusiastic professionals that love showing the many highlights of the region at a calm, thorough pace. They are there to walk, talk and escort you through a wonderful couple of days of exploring.Read more
Discover the Australian outback on a journey from Adelaide through the Red Centre, all the way to Darwin in the Top End. You will see the beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient and iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and the lush tropical wetlands of Kakadu National Park. This tour captures the essence of Australia’s culture, history and diversity and is a must-do for those looking for a real taste of the Aussie Outback.Read more
Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.Read more
Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.Read more
Grand Pacific Tours and Celebrity Cruises present this exclusive opportunity. Enjoy modern luxury on a cruise across the Tasman Sea onboard the indulgent Celebrity Solstice. Combine this with a luxury coach tour and see the best of New Zealand’s iconic attractions and stunning scenery not included on the cruise, giving you the complete New Zealand experience.Read more
Enjoy sensational food and accommodation while travelling in comfort and style with a group of no more than 8 guests. This tour is truly diverse in the landscapes and experiences you encounter over a busy but not rushed three days. The journey starts with the wonderful coastline of the Great Ocean Road with its endless beaches, quaint townships and wonderful wildlife. Here you stay and dine overlooking the ocean before leading you to Rainforests and Iconic sights such as the 12 Apostles and the Shipwreck Coast.
The journey then takes you through dairy farmland, tasting award-winning produce, visiting iconic townships such as Warrnambool and Port Fairy and discovering extinct volcanoes. After a night of magnificent hospitality, you get to discover the Ancient marsupials of the region on a cave tour with a local ranger at the World Heritage Naracoorte Caves. Visit Hahndorf and Mount Lofty as you approach the city of Adelaide.Read more
This spectacular city is built on the hills surrounding Port Jackson, or more commonly known as the Sydney Harbour. The city’s gorgeous harbour, lifestyle and great natural beauty offers an array of sightseeing and activities. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington.Read more
Enjoy the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises or sets over the desert landscape. Join a guide and explore this World Heritage-listed area on a 2-3 hour walk, discovering ancient rock formations, aboriginal history and culture. Experience an Australian barbecue dinner including kangaroo meat as a unique option. Climb around the rim of Kings Canyon and enjoy the stunning views of Watarrka National Park.Read more
Travel along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. See the monster waves at Bells Beach and wander along the sand of Lorne. View the Twelve Apostles, craggy limestone stacks which rise from the Southern Ocean.Read more
This Tasmania tour allows you to experience the magic of Australia’s island state and brings you into contact with rugged wilderness, endemic wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history and the best of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as the famous Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, the Tasmanian Devil, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, the vibrant Salamanca markets and will take you off the beaten path to discover some of the hidden treasures of the island.Read more
Both the iconic sights and the hidden treasures of Australia’s legendary Red Centre are revealed on this enthralling journey through never-ending red plains and sprawling cattle-stations. From world-renowned Uluru and Tjuta Anangu to a little-known site where an immense meteorite struck the Earth more than 5000 years ago, each day will provide genuine opportunities to experience the life, culture and traditions of the Outback.Read more
Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, sandstone peaks and the 12 Apostles that stand imposingly along the spectacular coastline. From trendy cityscapes to quaint villages, scenic coastal drives to white-capped surf, Victoria’s intoxicating charm is revealed on this Inspiring Journey.Read more
Australia is filled with fresh flavours, welcoming people and open spaces. Although it is a young nation, Australia has a rich history with the world’s oldest living culture and prehistoric nature. It is a land full of stunning natural wonders and some of the friendliest wildlife on the planet. Whether it’s the remoteness of the outback, the pristine waters of its beaches, the world-class dining or the amazing wildlife, it won’t take long for you to realize there’s nothing like Australia. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.Read more
Whether you’re a snorkeller, a first time diver or an experienced diver, AquaQuest offers a once in a lifetime adventure discovering the Great Barrier Reef’s most amazing marine life.
You’ll experience the outer reef in unrivalled comfort aboard AquaQuest, departing from Port Douglas and reaching your snorkel and scuba locations in style. The vessel has top deck sunbeds, spacious seating, and state of the art equipment, and there are shallow sunken bars for introductory diving experiences.
AquaQuest is run by Divers Den, one of the longest established cruise operators in the region. Our crew is passionate about sharing their experience and will help you get the most out of your day.Read more
Experience the Great Barrier Reef in style and comfort onboard AquaQuest. Purpose built, the vessel takes a maximum of 80 people to the reef each day and boasts 3 large sun decks, 2 airconditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water. AquaQuest visits two exclusive Outer Great Barrier Reef sites across the day giving you up to 5 hours in the water. For snorkelers, our shallow dive locations mean you can see the best of the Great Barrier Reef just ﬂoating on the surface, including colourful coral, many ﬁsh species, and other wildlife. For those less comfortable in the water, free guided snorkelling tours are available, meaning you won’t miss a thing! For those who want to dive, AquaQuest caters to experienced and ﬁrst time divers with our introductory and certiﬁed dives. All of the snorkelling and diving equipment required is supplied as part of your trip, as well as a tropical buﬀet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coﬀee, tea and water throughout the day. For a memorable trip to the Great Barrier Reef, choose AquaQuest.Read more
Come and indulge yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of Bellevue at Trinity Beach, with our fully self contained 5 star apartments that enjoy an elevated position overlooking Trinity Beach and the Coral Sea. Lie back on the sun lounges on your private balcony, enjoy spectacular sunrises whilst drinking your morning coﬀee or ﬁnd a shady spot on Trinity Beach to hang out for the day. Bellevue at Trinity Beach is located just a 3 minute walk to the Esplanade where you can enjoy the many restaurants and family atmosphere that Trinity Beach has to oﬀer. Discover why the locals love this piece of paradise with its lush tropical gardens, plenty of shaded and grassed areas to relax, the lifeguard patrolled beach and great cafes and boutiques. Trinity Beach is located just 20 minutes north of Cairns Airport and is central to all of the major tourist attractions in the region. Come and enjoy our piece of paradise at Bellevue Trinity Beach.Read more
Barossa Valley – the wine capital of Australia, is a relaxed and friendly place. Travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley. Enjoy a tasting of fine wines at Trevor Jones or Kellermeister, Travel over Jacobs Creek to visit some smaller wine cellars, full of rustic charm who make wines in the traditional Barossa method, these include Rockford and Charlie Melton. Stop for a stroll in the German town of Tanunda – discover the small shops, many of which specialize in crafts made by the locals. Before lunch, enjoy an unsurpassed view over the entire Barossa Valley from atop Menglers Hill. Lunch will be alfresco under the vines or at Vintners restaurant just out of Angaston. The afternoon brings Henschke winery, a visit to the historic Yalumba, the biggest family-run winery in Australia. There may also be time to visit boutique producers such as Torbreck, Rolf Binder or Two hands. And a visit to Maggie’s beer Farm shop is a must for food lovers.
Billy Tea Safaris is a specialist operator taking small groups to discover the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in custom built 4WD vehicles. After pick up from your accommodation travel along the stunning Great Barrier Reef Highway to the Daintree River for a wildlife cruise. See if you can spot the Estuarine Crocodile, tropical birds and other wildlife before continuing your four wheel drive tour into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.
Take a guided walk on an elevated boardwalk to learn about the ﬂora and fauna of the rainforest. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at a wildlife sanctuary with the opportunity to feed orphaned wallabies and kangaroos before you take a 4WD track to a stunning rainforest creek for a swim. Sample delicious tropical fruits and Billy Tea before a visit to the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach and the return drive to your accommodation in the late afternoon.
See Sydney at its best – take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. Absorb a 360-degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on our original Climb experience. As the sky remains just past your outstretched fingertips, take the upper arch to the peak of an Australian icon.
With our Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in our specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 134m above the Harbour, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney.
From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience.Read more
At Brisbane By Bicycle, we promise to provide you with the most authentic, fun, and informative local’s guide to Brisbane! We love riding bikes around Brisbane with new friends from all over the world, showing oﬀ what we love most about the city. Join us for the Brisbane By Bicycle Morning Tour where we visit some of Brisbane’s major attractions as well as local haunts, like Southbank Parklands, the Story Bridge, the Brisbane Powerhouse and Newfarm Park. Our tours are fully guided by a Brisbane local with extensive knowledge of the city and combine historical sites and cultural attractions with a true insider’s guide to local bars, dining options and events. There is really no better way to see the sights of Brisbane than by Bicycle with a local guide.Read more
Daintree Dreaming is one of Tropical North Queensland’s most intimate and authentic Aboriginal tour experiences and will take you on a cultural journey from coast to rainforest experiencing natural beauty and ancient culture. The Kuku Yalanji people of Tropical North Queensland will welcome you to their lands on this engaging cultural tour. Visit Cooya Beach for a coastal walk, where you will learn traditional hunting and gathering skills as you search for bush tucker of mud crabs, ﬁsh and mussels before tasting and sharing what you have caught and gathered.
A short drive away is the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre where you will enjoy lunch before experiencing the splendour of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Experience a traditional welcome to country smoking ceremony and then a guided interpretive
walk through the Daintree rainforest ﬁnishing with a refreshing swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge.
Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites.
Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world’s oldest living culture and the stories Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years.
Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem. The sea country of these four Traditional Owner groups stretches from Port Douglas to the Frankland Islands and includes the two sites you visit.
Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful corals and marine life. Snorkel and dive over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clownfish, angelfish and batfish. Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlip congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttlefish, rays and sharks are frequently seen.
Included in your day: Indigenous welcome and acknowledgment, Great Barrier Reef creation story, Two premium outer reef sites, Morning and afternoon tea, Marine Biologist presentation, Glass bottom boat tour, Snorkelling equipment, Wet and lycra suits, Freshly prepared buffet lunch.Read more
Come to stay at the 2018 TripAdvisor Award Winning Hall of Fame property in Port Douglas, Freestyle Resort Port Douglas. Perfectly situated only moments from Macrossan St & the local Four Mile Beach, you will experience the friendly and personalized customer service that makes Freestyle your ideal Port Douglas accommodation. Freestyle Resort Port Douglas features 31 self-contained, air-conditioned, fully furnished one and two bedroom apartments with top quality ﬁnishes and all amenities for cooking and self-catering. Speciﬁcally designed to suit Port Douglas’ tropical climate, the classic North Queenslander building features over-hanging roofs, dining patios and verandahs, teakwood shutters, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All apartments have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, free pool towels and exceptional personalized service from your on-site hosts Anne and JasonRead more
It’s the largest living structure in the world, about half the size of Texas and has some of the most magnificent marine biodiversity on the planet!
Whether you choose to snorkel and dive, stay dry and observe, or set sail to coral cay island, we’ll help you find the perfect way to experience the natural wonders of Australia’s magnificent World Heritage Great Barrier Reef.
QUICKSILVER OUTER REEF CRUISE
For your experience of a lifetime, cruise in comfort with Quicksilver to a spacious activity platform moored on the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, a kaleidoscope of exotic marine life and clear outer reef waters. Here you’ll find the widest range of activities to discover this stunning reef world. Snorkel and dive or stay dry and discover from the semi-submersible and underwater observatory. If you’re not confident in the water, access is very easy from the submerged snorkel platforms. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day. Exciting optional activities are scuba and helmet diving, marine biologist snorkel tours and scenic helicopter flights for a different perspective of the reef. This is Australia’s most awarded reef cruise.
OCEAN SPIRIT MICHAELMAS CAY CRUISE
A beautiful sailing catamaran, a pristine sand cay surrounded by beautiful fringing reef and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds – Ocean Spirit sets sail from Cairns for a day to remember at Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment. Snorkel from the cay’s shallow waters, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef and observe the island birdlife. Introductory scuba diving and marine biologist guided snorkel tours are also available. Your day can be as active or as leisurely as you choose. Homeward bound, enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine under the sails.
SILVERSWIFT DIVE & SNORKEL ADVENTURES
Departing from Cairns, the 29metre (95 ft) luxury catamaran Silverswift, is ready to whisk you away for an exhilarating day of adventure, discovery and aquatic fun. With exclusive permits and remote sites, Silverswift visits three different and ecologically diverse reef environments, each offering amazing coral diversity and abundance of marine life to explore. With 5 hours at the Reef, enjoy adventure snorkelling and a guided snorkel tour plus the option for introductory and certified diving. Access to the water is easy from the submerged platform. Onboard you’re travelling in style with air-conditioned saloons, sundecks, change rooms, hot freshwater showers on deck and a licenced bar.
SILVERSONIC DIVE & SNORKEL ADVENTURES
Departing from Port Douglas, Silversonic is custom-designed for dive and snorkel adventures. Spacious and luxurious, this 29mtre (95 ft) catamaran travels to the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. With access to over 35 exclusive World Heritage reef sites, this is quality diving and snorkelling and well suited to those confident in the water. Certified divers can experience up to three dives and there is also introductory diving for first-time divers and unlimited snorkelling along with a guided snorkel tour. Silversonic also has a special permit for guests to swim with minke whales if encountered.Read more
For the perfect Port Douglas accommodation, Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments oﬀer a unique beachfront location with all of the facilities and services you expect from your holiday accommodation. Located in quiet seclusion, the beautifully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are designed to reﬂect beach style and relaxed elegance and are ideal for couples and families. Each apartment features high quality appliances, and all the trimmings of a ﬁve star experience. The property has two large swimming pools, extensive tropical gardens, BBQ facilities and a tennis court onsite and access to the seemingly endless stretch of Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach is through an easy walkway framed by tropical beach ﬂora. Friendly service and exceptional hospitality complete this sensational Port Douglas property.Read more
Cruise depart daily direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smooth ride and reduced travel time, leaving more time of your day to “Experience The Magic” of the Marine World Reef Activity platform located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Reef Magic Cruises has a policy of never filling our facilities to capacity ensuring space, comfort and attentive service.
Only Reef Magic Cruises guests have access to the all-weather Marine World platform catering for all ages and swimming abilities. Snorkel our sheltered coral lagoon, go Scuba Diving, SEABOB Jet Snorkelling, SNUBA “Go Beyond Snorkelling” or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari.
Not a confident swimmer? Then stay dry and view the reef from the Semi-submersible reef viewer, Glass Bottom Boat or Underwater Observatory. Try a Helmet Dive for a unique underwater experience without even getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.
Included in your day: A Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef; all snorkelling equipment with free use of lycra suit or wetsuit; Glass Bottom Boat Tour; Semi-Submersible Tour; Underwater Reef Observatory; Fish Feeding and Identification session with a Marine Biologist; make the most of the Marine World facilities including a spacious sundeck, changeroom and fresh water showers. Morning & afternoon tea plus an extensive buffet lunch is also includedRead more
Just 40 km’s south of Adelaide there is over 100 small, very individual wineries. Your guide will personally escort you via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole winery – producing an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. Visit d’Arenberg winery host to a range of outstanding and innovative wines. Options for lunch include d’Arrys Veranda restaurant, the scenic Currant Shed or alfresco under the vines picnic style. Winery options in the afternoon include Italian wine-style Primo Estate winery, the more rustic Wirra Wirra winery or Penny’s Hill which also showcases Australian artists. Tours can also be fully customized and feature more gourmet food focus including exploring the Blessed Cheese Trail, Olive products, locally produced Almonds or Fruitchocs or options to visit less explored smaller wineries.
Winner of the 2017 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice award for the top 25 properties in Australia, Paradise on the Beach is a luxury boutique resort oﬀering 34 well-appointed studios and one and two bedroom suites. Located on the beachfront in the heart of Palm Cove, Paradise on the Beach is set in a lush tropical environment of palms and giant Melaleuca trees and is a true relaxation experience. Palm Cove’s restaurants, day spas and boutique shops are located on our doorstep or just a short stroll along the shady Esplanade. From relaxing in our private pool and spa area, to enjoying a peaceful stroll along the beach, Paradise on the Beach and Palm Cove is the perfect place to explore all that Tropical North Queensland has to oﬀer. Palm Cove is a stunning beach destination and it is only 25 minutes from the Cairns International Airport.Read more
The 4 .5 star adults only Peninsula Boutique Hotel is located less than 40 metres from beautiful Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas and just a 5 minute stroll into the centre of town. Oﬀering 34 rooms with 4 room types, Peninsula Boutique Hotel not only boasts one of the best locations in Port Douglas, it is also one of the few boutique properties to oﬀer a fully licensed restaurant on site – HiTide Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast is served by the pool each morning and for those couples wishing to self cater for lunch and dinner, all rooms feature a kitchenette as well as superb appointments throughout. Bicycles and beach sun lounges are available free of charge for all guests and for those that don’t want to leave the hotel, a unique heated pool with Jacuzzi spa setting ﬁnishes oﬀ a hotel immaculate in its presentation. Complimentary Wi-Fi and oﬀ street undercover parking service is available for all guests. Peninsula Boutique Hotel is a wonderful retreat for couples looking for a boutique hotel experience.Read more
Arrive at the adults only Shantara Resort Port Douglas and be greeted by the relaxed and tranquil environment. The courtyard’s two lagoon style swimming pools cleverly encircle the apartment courtyard to provide ground level apartments with poolside access. Private decks with tropical landscaping provides the perfect place to idyll with a drink. Balconies on higher ﬂoor provide an excellent vantage point of the pool without interrupting the privacy of ground ﬂoor guests. The apartments and studio’s are stylishly furnished and the resort facilities are superb, with the choice of two swimming pools, both heated over the cooler months. One of the pools is linked by a tropical island to an excellent undercover BBQ and entertainment area. An air-conditioned gymnasium is available to guests to maintain their ﬁtness regimes, and a day spa provides a further haven of calm and rejuvenation for guests.To keep in touch, there is the added bonus of free wireless internet to all rooms, and in and around the property. Shantara Resort is located just minutes from the hub of Port Douglas, Macrossan Street and a few hundred metres from Four Mile Beach.Read more
Discover Tropical Australia’s breathtaking natural beauty at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Whether you want to explore the Daintree Rainforest or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, learn about Aboriginal culture, or simply soak up the sun on a stunning tropical beach; a stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve can help you realize your Australian Travel dreams.Read more
Join this small group wildlife and rainforest tour to see rare Australian wildlife by day and by night. Departing in the afternoon you will be taken southwest of Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands, to discover the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. During the daylight hours, your guide will lead you to ﬁnd the elusive platypus, wallaby, musky rat-kangaroo and Boyd’s Forest Dragon in the rainforests around Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine and the magniﬁcent Cathedral Fig Tree.
Dinner is included at a country restaurant in the town of Yungaburra and once night falls you will venture back into the rainforest to see more wildlife! The guide will use a spotlight to showcase possums, frogs, owls and other nocturnal animals that call the forest home. The tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm when travellers are returned to their accommodation.
Explore Australia from Coast to Coast with the famous Indian Pacific. Combining unique cosmopolitan cities, inspiring natural wonders, coral reefs, wine country, local wildlife and a friendly culture, this package provides the best Australia has to offer and a diverse travel experience.Read more
Sydney Outback’s Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer offers nature, Aboriginal and coastal day tours to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located just 45 minutes north from central Sydney, it is one of Australia’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes.
Learn about Australian colonial and Aboriginal history as you make your way to your first stop for the day, the world-class West Head Lookout where you can take in incredible views of the Tasman Sea, Lion Island, Pittwater, the historic sandstone lighthouse at Palm Beach, Broken Bay, and more.
The second stop is at one of Sydney’s most significant Aboriginal rock art sites with 15 images etched into the ground thousands of years ago. The Park is home to over 1,500 sites and this one of the most impressive of the collection.
Our third stop is Akuna Bay marina where we begin a 2.5-hour scenic cruise through pristine National Park waterways and admiring the Aussie bush landscape. During the cruise, you will enjoy interpretation at several ancient Aboriginal sites that are only accessible by water.
A number of historical, cultural and Indigenous presentations take place during the day.
We use a 25 seat coach and 50ft power catamaran (64 passengers) for our tours and is available on a private charter basis. Inclusions are morning and afternoon tea, onboard lunch, coffee and beverages.
Departure days are Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sat subject to availability.
New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Explore the State in winter and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.Read More
The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other and a "Must Do" for any fun-loving traveler. Whether looking for an adventure filled road trip, or a relaxing weekend break from the daily grind, there is something for everyone in the Territory.Read More
Queensland is a wonderland of adventures, a must to see for yourself. While you're visiting the Sunshine State you may find yourself lost in a rainforest land before time, unwinding on a beach in a tropical paradise, under the sea on the one and only Great Barrier Reef, losing yourself in the starry skies of the outback, sailing through the breeze on a yacht in The Whitsundays or soaking up the sun while you surf a legendary break on the Gold Coast.Read More
South Australia is a state renowned for its abundance of Wildlife, Outback and Wine, easily accessed from the gateway of Adelaide. A city of natural beauty and simple elegance, Adelaide appeals to many North American visitors because of relaxed lifestyle and rich cultural and culinary offerings. South Australia is home to Australia's most interactive wildlife experience, Kangaroo Island, as well as numerous world famous wine regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. For travelers wanting to venture into the outback, Coober Pedy offers the opportunity to explore underground homes and the mystical Flinders Ranges offers iconic landscapes and hiking opportunities.Read More
Lonely Planet named Tasmania one of the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 – the only destination in Australia or New Zealand to make the list. Discover everything you've heard about Tasmania's food and wine is true. To a gastronome, it's heaven. To everyone else, it's mouth-wateringly irresistible. The island’s diverse and ancient landscapes offer accessible wilderness experiences that are unsurpassed and world renowned. Easily accessible from Sydney and Melbourne, the temperate climate, beautiful scenery and an abundance of experiences make Tasmania an ideal touring destination.Read More
Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to picturesque wineries and national parks teeming with wildlife.Read More
Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and climates. Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres – that’s about the size of Western Europe and one-third of Australia’s total landmass. In Western Australia you can experience Australia’s sunniest capital city, whitest beach and largest expanse of outback, one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth, UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock formations, world-class surf, premium wines, and still have plenty of reasons to return.Read More
Australia is filled with friendly people and stunning wonders. But where do you start to tailor a trip? Australia has developed a series of ‘best of’ experiences from Great Walks and Indigenous Champions to Luxury Lodges and Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia that is tailored around special interests and vacation type.
Australia’s natural world wonders
Australia is a land full of stunning natural wonders and some of the friendliest wildlife on the planet. Whether it’s the remoteness of the outback, the pristine waters of our beaches, or the amazing wildlife, there are several ways to explore Australia’s natural wonders. There’s wildlife safaris in Kakadu National Park, spotting koalas on Kangaroo Island, great walks in Tasmania, coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road, exploring above and below the Great Barrier Reef, and helicopters and coastal cruises through the Kimberley. Learn more
Serving up the best food and wine
With a range and quality of produce that is second to none, combined with a rich history of migration, Australia has become home to one of the most stimulating and multicultural cuisines in the world. And with a superb, diverse climate, you will enjoy some of the world’s finest flavors against a backdrop of scenic beauty. Come discover our innovative chefs, world class restaurants, festivals, markets filled with the freshest produce and friendly cellar doors serving new wines. Get a taste
Ultimate winery experiences
Australia has a hugely diverse wine community, with more than 60 wine regions. All of these regions offer distinct flavors, wine styles and some of Australia’s most colorful and unique characters. A new collection called the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia has narrowed down the best award-winning wineries to visit because of their range of restaurants, events, art, as well as exciting behind the scenes tours, private tastings, wine education and gastronomy, all in some of Australia’s most spectacular locations. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/ultimate-wineries.html
Although a young nation, we also have a rich history with the world’s oldest living culture and prehistoric nature. Get a snapshot of the diverse experiences from meeting the Anangu people at Uluru, browsing aboriginal art at galleries or meeting the artists in communities, learning about Dreamtime myths and stories from rock art in Kakadu National Park and discovering ancient rainforests through the eyes of the Kuku Yalanji. http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/aboriginal-australia.html
Great Walks of Australia
Walking is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Australia’s spectacular natural environment. Depending on your style, there’s an epic trek to choose from whether it’s a shorter and easier walk through the bush to tougher treks through the Outback. Chose from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the volcanic plateaus of Queensland and the magnificent outback of South Australia or the Northern Territory. You don’t have to forsake comfort either, with comfortable eco-lodges, hot showers and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of each day. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-walks.html
Great Golf Courses of Australia
Australia is emerging as a new golf destination as more of its courses top the world’s best list and travelers are looking for new ways to combine their passion for golf while seeing spectacular scenery, enjoying great food and wine and playing the best courses. Australia’s friendly people also help make a game fly by. There are six Australian golf courses in the World Top 100; Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Kingston Heath, New South Wales, Royal Melbourne and Royal Adelaide. http://www.australia.com/en-us/articles/great-golf-courses.html
The best Australian adventures
For some of Australia’s most amazing experiences, it’s all about the journey and the destination. Fly, float or take a camel, for these places, half the fun is in the getting there. Take a seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Cottage Point Inn or to ritzy Palm Beach. Camels helped settle the wild deserts of the Red Centre and now you can take them to the Sounds of Silence dinner, a restaurant set up under the stars in view of iconic Uluru. Click for the best spots for adventure, visit http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australian-adventure.html
Australia’s capital cities have that rare combination of award-winning restaurants, friendly people and easy access to nearby nature. The Wall Street Journal called Tasmania, the “next foodie destination” and Hobart really knows how to make its natural assets shine on the plate. Adelaide was noted as the next place to visit in 2015 in The New York Times, and is known for its nearby world-famous wineries, wildlife and outback. Sydney is one of the world’s great cities where you can explore the harbour or beach in five-star style. You may want to start in the hip laneway eateries, festivals and rooftop bars of Melbourne, which is often noted as Australia’s culture capital. Explore more at http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts/cities.html
Australia may be the world’s largest island but it has a few of its own to visit. In fact there are more than 8,000 so you have your choice of holiday experience. Sail through paradise in the Whitsundays, 4WD on the world’s largest sand island on Fraser Island, and visit Australia’s Galapagos at Kangaroo Island. Day trip to meet the local wildlife from Perth you can spot a quokka on Rottnest Island and the little penguins do their nightly parade on Phillip Island south of Melbourne. Or discover the wild beauty of Tasmania. Island hop now http://www.australia.com/en-us/things-to-do/australias-islands.html
Learn all about our cities, states and territories, what the weather is like, time zones, currency, facts about our unique plants and animals and information on Australian visa entry requirements. http://www.australia.com/en-us/facts.html