Our Domestic Top 10 Attractions
The selection of our domestic top 10 attractions was made after comments from our clients and lively discussions by our staff over a cup of coffee! We hope this will give you plenty of inspiration for your next holiday…
In North-Western Australia lies the Kimberley region which is three times the size of the UK! It is blessed with extraordinary grandeur, colour, contrast and breathtaking scenery. Considered an eco-haven for travellers, its sparse population and inaccessibility is best discovered by cruising the clear blue waters. If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime why not embark on a Kimberley cruise to experience dramatic landscapes and explore with additional activities and expeditions through a number of rivers and sights found in the Kimberley region. Why not unpack and unwind spending your time enjoying the journey rather than dreading the next leg of travel. Onboard your vessel, complete with knowledgeable staff, beautiful furnishings and tempting dining options, you can explore hidden beaches and secret coves along the coastline of Australia, inaccessible by land or air. Whether you are looking for an intimate and personal adventure or want to relax in true, all-inclusive luxury Kimberley cruise, we will help make your dream a reality.
On the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland lies 74 Islands that make up The Whitsundays. Crystal-clear aqua water, pristine beaches, day cruises or overnight cruises or charter your own yacht. There is accommodation to suit everyone from the luxury of Qualia to apartments and bungalows. For a memorable occasion why not spend a night at Australia’s first underwater accommodation with a front-row view of The Great Barrier Reef. Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. If you prefer to stay above water why not try the Reefsleep – located on the pontoons top-level, sleep under the stars in your own Reefbed!
The island of Tasmania is the ideal spot to experience the great outdoors – with air as clean as Antarctica, around one-third of the state is a national park or World Heritage protected. It is considered a walkers paradise, with trails and walkways winding over the whole island. If walking isn’t your cup of tea, enjoy kayaking, mountain biking and exploring the island’s caves and pristine coastline. The wildlife is an extension of the unique animals of Australia. From the luxurious Saffire Freycinet Lodge to homely farm stays – there is something for everyone, not to mention Tasmanian premium foods which are both varied and fresh as often the providores are both grower and producer. A journey to Tasmania is a rare chance to disconnect from stress and reconnect with the things that matter. An island at the edge of the world, this glimpse into the landscape and Tasmanian’s way of life, will inspire you to place Tasmania on the list for your next holiday.
There are very few global journeys considered national treasures but our trains are a true iconic Australian experience. The spirit of adventure and a sense of something very special about to unfold. Traversing the full length and breadth of the world’s largest island by rail captures the rich tapestry of our country. From the Ghan and the Indian Pacific to the Great Southern or Vintage Rail Journeys – there is something for everyone.
Measuring over 20,000 square kilometres of rugged landscapes and dramatic escarpments Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and here you will find Aboriginal rock art sites, lush wetlands and cascading waterfalls together with abundant wildlife including crocodiles and jabirus. Fish for barramundi in the South Alligator River, refresh with a dip into the plunge pool of the imposing 200-metre high waterfall at Jim Jim Falls. Go in search for native wildlife onboard a Yellow Water Cruise through the billabong, and learn about Aboriginal culture at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Visit the Bowali Centre and discover all the delights you can experience in Kakadu National Park.
The ever-changing colours of golds, purples, reds and burnt oranges of Uluru and Kata Tjutaat sunset or sunrise will stay with you when you journey to the spiritual heart of Australia and discover Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Measuring almost 10 kilometres around the base, there are many ways to experience the magic of Uluru. Walk the circumference, take a camel ride, ride a bike or Segway, or take a scenic helicopter. You can meet with the local artists at the Uluru sunset viewing area and purchase authentic dot paintings. The 36 domes of Kata Tjuta are roughly a 45-minute drive west of Uluru. Join a guided sunrise or sunset tour and explore the rugged Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge walking tracks where you can spot native flora and fauna.
Visit South Australia at any time of the year. Summer is hot and dry, perfect beach weather and for exploring coastal towns. Autumn brings milder temperatures so the Adelaide Hills is your got to spot to see the red and orange autumn leaves.
Winter brings frosts and rain although South Australia is the driest state in Australia. Spring is awash with colour. Trees are green and flowers are in bloom. Jacaranda Trees are flowering and the almond blossoms cover the Fleurieu Peninsula. Adelaide has an element of small-town charm quiet, rich in arts and culture, the festival state is culturally diverse, easily accessible and relaxed. World renown vineyards can be found in the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Get up close to the wildlife on Kangaroo Island, cruise the mighty Murray River and wander the dramatic landscapes of the Flinders Ranges.
Tropical North Queensland is a destination for the whole family. Experiences you will love include exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda Scenic Rail, wildlife encounters and the Atherton Tablelands. Blessed with a year-round tropical climate, from April to October the days are warm and dry with low humidity, making Tropical North Queensland a smart choice if you want to leave behind the southern winter. If visiting to explore the reef, the risk of stingers is minimal at this time of the year. Plan your holidays between November to March if you want to see flowing waterfalls and full-to-the-brim lakes. Humidity is higher and the crowds are lower in this season. Travel mid-year if you want to
access Cape York Peninsula.
Discover the real Australia on an affordable walking or bike trip which will allow you to take an active trip in your own backyard. Hike or bike among the majestic beauty of the Australian environment; explore unique flora, fauna and landscapes; indulge in local wines and produce; and connect with Australia’s ancient indigenous cultural traditions. Australia is a world-class walking destination with two trails consistently making the top 10 lists of outdoor editors across the globe. The Northern Territory’s Larapinta Trail and Tasmania’s Overland Track are two great starting points for those looking for walking ideas in Australia. If you’re looking for a high-quality walk or cycling trip in Australia, we can arrange this grassroots and remarkable experience.
Rolling vineyards set to a backdrop of forest scenery and breathtaking coastal vistas can be found in this delightful part of the South West. If world-renowned wine, local truffle and freshwater crayfish, local cheeses, chocolates and fudge are your interests, then this is the place to indulge in gourmet delights. A 40-metre climb into the forest canopy will see you wandering through treetops along the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and if you visit in September you will see the vivid colours of the wildflowers in bloom around Cape Naturalise Lighthouse. Striking granite coastline, watching humpback whales and experiencing some natural treasures are all waiting for you.