Here are some of the exciting experiences that you can have in Australia!
Discover the uniqueness and talents of local Australian artists and designers in galleries and designer boutique stores that are scattered throughout all of the major cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and all over regional Australia as well!
Whether you like high end shopping on your own or embark upon a shopping tour accross Australia’s major cities, markets in the cities and local communities, mega malls, warehouses and high-end boutiques you will find what you want in Australia with a unique array of gifts and souvenirs for your shopping pleasure.
Every state has its own style where you can find that special gift, artefact and souvenirs. Paddy’s market in Sydney you are assured of finding a bargain priced gift where as the historic Rocks market you may find local creations from local potters, artists and specialty gifts. Hobart’s Salamanca market you can find the freshest local produce and wonderfully hand crafted gifts and other exceptional items.
Canberra is famous for arts and crafts and the Brisbane markets is a place where local farmers sell the freshest organic foods from the region.
Discover Australian designers in Melbourne’s hidden laneways as well as the Queen Victoria Markets where you can pretty much find anything you want. Browse at least 500 stores in Rundle Mall in Adelaide or head into regional areas of Adelaide and visit quaint little villages with goods directly made from the local community.
Buy a signature piece of jewellery made from opals, our national gemstone, or Australian pearls and rare pink diamonds found only in the Kimberley.
Evoke the ancient mystery of Aboriginal culture with an Aboriginal artwork or artefacts or luxuriate in a pair of soft sheepskin UGG boots!
The Sydney Opera House is the pinnacle of entertainment with theatre, opera, ballet, concerts and comedy shows throughout the season. Sydney is a haven for theatre and shows with some of the country’s top stages and the world’s most iconic venues offering diverse performances every night of the week. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the most important public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia. Admission is free to the general exhibition space, which displays Australian, European and Asian art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. The museum showcases major thematic exhibitions and surveys of established artists, solo exhibitions, emerging artists, painting and sculptures and covers a diverse and broad range of contemporary art. The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum that explores the land, nation and people of Australia. The focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.
Most of Australia’s wineries are within easy reach of the major cities and many offer behind-the-scenes tours, quality restaurants and wine appreciation classes delivered by very proud and passionate Australian food and wine professionals. Australia is a land of contrast and diversity with stunning weather, sunshine, outstanding natural beauty and outdoor dining lifestyle means you can enjoy some of the world’s best food and wine in some of the world’s most stunning surroundings.
Australia does open air dining like nowhere else. Australia’s most popular wine making regions produce superb ranges of Australian wines that boast outstanding facilities and amenities for your pleasure and experience. South Australia’s Barossa valley has a world class reputation for producing some of the finest red wines with it’s signature grape variety of Shiraz. New South Wales Hunter Valley Region and the Semillon is widely considered the iconic wine of the region but the Hunter produces wine from a variety of grapes including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho.
The Yarra Valley wine region is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cool climate wine regions, producing fine Chardonnay, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, complex Pinot Noir, robust Shiraz, and some of Australia’s foremost sparkling wines. The climate of Margaret River is more strongly maritime influenced than any other major Australian region with grape varieties that are evenly split between white and red wine with quality wines such as Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz Merlot and lovely Verdelho’s. You don’t just want to ‘tick off’ a wine region when you can have an authentic experience to connect, and gain a deeper understanding of a particular Australian food and wine experience and its cuisine and culture; visiting cellar doors, enjoying gourmet inspired excursions and meeting culinary leaders in their field of expertise.
You decide what nature and wilderness aspects that appeal to you and we design the perfect nature holiday that will give you the best possible experience. Our programs are designed and specifically tailored for groups, families, couples, corporates that can combine conferencing as well as special interest travellers. Highly trained Nature Guides and a comprehensive research program ensure you will enjoy the best possible wildlife experience.
Guided Bush Walks
We can show you the best places to experience the most spectacular sights in Australia’s unique World Heritage listed bush. Walk amongst distinctive flora and fauna, many of which are native to the area and often impossible to find outside of Australia. Visit canyons, caves, rainforests, waterfalls and much more, all at your convenience.
Guided Coastal Walks
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Australian coastline on a personal guided walk. Sandy bays, pristine beaches, untouched sand dunes and many more captivating features, including all manner of wildlife, will make this the highlight of your retreat.
Unwind in a secluded, peaceful region of the Australian landscape, where you’ll be able to take in stunning panoramas of the natural wilderness in complete luxury. There is no need to sacrifice comfort, as your every need will be catered for with our attention to detail and care.
Australia is vast and whichever way you plan it, distance should be your first consideration when you’re mapping out your great Aussie journey. If you’ve only got a few days or weeks, it’s best to choose a select area and regions that appeal to you most to explore. What are the truly classic drives of Australia? Here are some of our favourites;
- The Pacific Coast Route from Sydney to Cairns on the eastern seaboard. Sydney to Melbourne Coastal drive
- The spectacular Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide
- Drive South Australian loop from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island
- Adelaide to Darwin on the Explores Highway
- The Indian Ocean from Perth to Geraldton on the western seaboard both wind along Australia’s spectacular coastline
- Embark on an outback 4WD adventure in Western Australia’s Kimberley on the legendary Gibb River Road
- Trace the trail of pioneers driving from Visit Australia’s Red Centre and drive the Red Centre Way from Alice Springs to Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
- From Darwin follow the Natures Way to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania on the East Coast or Circle Tasmania drives taking in breathtaking coastal scenery, villages and wilderness
Driving Australia can be easy on most routes but you need to be prepared for the distances, road rules, 4WD tracks and outback roads you might travel. Make sure you are well prepared for your road trip in Australia. Conventional cars can travel easily between all the major centres on Australia’s modern network of highways. Much can be seen and done with a car and it will provide you with an exceptional holiday.
If you are exploring national parks in the south west or traveling north of Perth a 4WD is recommended to enable you to fully access these spectacular areas. Get you off the beaten track the drives are capable of changing your life and showing you the absolute best of the continent and take you to some of Australia’s most inspiring locations.
We will create you a specifically designed hassle-free itinerary, your travel arrangements are all taken care of for you, including pre-booked hotels, transport and many meals – let us do all the work!
There is no greater outback destination than the Northern Territory for those looking to make a connection with nature. The environment ebbs and flows with the seasons, of contrast and colour, where change is the only constant. The Northern Territory outback is dominated by the mighty Uluru, a towering monolith with mystical tales of the Aborigines and where centuries-old rock paintings are waiting to be discovered. Further north just a short drive from Darwin experience the wilds of Kakadu National Park with its rugged beauty and bio – diversity at it’s very best. The world heritage listed parks Kakadu National Park and Uluru – Kata Tjuta will showcase their incredible ranges of bio – diversity from flora and fauna, desert blooms, lotus lilies and also the fearsome salt water Crocodile as well as a broad range of other wonderful Australian wildlife.
There are some excellent areas of Australia to discover on your Australian Rail and Train Journey. You can traverse the length and breadth of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide or from Perth to Sydney. The Legendary Ghan travels from Darwin in The Top End (Darwin) through the heart of the Australian outback to Alice Springs, the gateway to Uluru on to Adelaide in the South. In New South Wales you can travel to the Blue Mountains to Broken Hill, Sydney to Canberra, The Northern Coast and into the outback.
Explore the sunshine state Queensland via train from Brisbane along the magnificent coast all the way to the tropical city of Cairns and into the outback. Australia is such a huge continent which is why rail travel is so perfectly suited for this great southern land. The varying weather, time zones, and vast distances between attractions will be of no concern to you as you explore Australia from the climate-controlled comfort of your carriage.