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Australia tailor-made holidays

Australia is wild, vast and untouched, yet cosmopolitan, cultural and cool; a beautiful and ancient land, filled with unforgettable experiences and unique wildlife and landscapes you won't find anywhere else. A pristine coastline of cresting surf beaches and dazzling coral reefs shows off the legendary laidback Aussie surf culture and natural lifestyle, while the iconic Outback offers a majestic experience - silent and splendidly isolated. [See Australia itinerary ideas]

The people are friendly, the wine world class. Whether you're after tropical paradise, luxury escapism or an epic overland adventure. Reefs and rainforests, wetlands and wineries, crocodiles and kangaroos - Australia has it all. Along with the highlights there is of course the chance to go beyond the icons and discover another side to this ecclectic destination.

Discover ancient Aboriginal culture and diverse modern cities, The Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, The Kimberley and Kakadu.

From Tasmania's heritage listed highlands to Sydney's iconic harbour and envied lifestyle, Melbourne's historic laneways, the Top End's legendary wilderness areas. There's nothing like Australia.

Wexas Travel brochure for Australia

Australia, New Zealand & The South Pacific brochure

Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.


When to go

Australia's seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer for much of the country, and the best time for beach or outdoor activities, but this is the wet season in the tropical north. It's also school holiday season, so expect to be joined by plenty of locals.

Winter (June to August) is mostly mild, but snowy in the southern mountains and dry and sunny in the northern states. Low season elsewhere, Winter is the best time to visit the Northern Territory, Queensland and the northern part of Western Australia.

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Essential Experiences

We’ve rounded up our list of recommended sites and things to do. Click on the map to enlarge it and see what we suggest or follow the links in the list to discover how to get the best out of your holiday.


Practical Information

Capital - Canberra

Size - 7.7 million sq km

Language - Predominantly English. Many first- and second-generation immigrants are bilingual, the most commonly spoken languages being Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese. Aboriginal languages are spoken by around 12% of Australia's 550,000-strong Aboriginal-origin population.

Population - 22.9 million (March 2013)

Religion - Australia has no state religion, but the population is predominantly Christian. In the 2011 census, 66.1% identified with Christian faiths, 22.3% reported no religion, and 7.2% identified with non-Christian religions including Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Currency - 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents

Time zone - GMT + 8-10 hours

Flight time - Direct flights from London 18.5 hours (Perth) to 22 hours (Melbourne/Canberra).

Festivals

January - Sydney Festival, a programme of events involving over 1,000 artists from Australia and abroad covering dance, theatre, music and visual arts.

February - Spirit Festival of Aboriginal arts and culture, Adelaide.

February/March: Sydney Mardi Gras, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride.

Moveable (2014: 21 March to 9 June) - Biennale of Sydney, international festival of contemporary art.

March - WOMADelaide world music festival.

March/April - Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

May - Ord Valley Muster, two-week festival of Aboriginal dance, song, art and performance, Kununurra, east Kimberley.

May - Tasmanian National Trust Heritage Festival, month-long series of events including walks, tours, fairs, displays and talks.

June - Barunga Wugularr Sports and Cultural Festival, Aboriginal arts crafts and dance, 80km south of Katherine.

June (biannual) - Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

August/September - Melbourne Writers' Festival.

September - Wagga Wagga Jazz & Blues Festival, New South Wales.

September/October - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Queensland.

October - Melbourne Festival, flagship international festival of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events.

Visas

Please note that entry requirements and visa regulations can change often and at short notice. We can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements for your trip and this information may be included after the itinerary section of your quotation. Your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. Neither we nor the principal(s) or supplier(s) accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Please call your WEXAS specialist if you wish to discuss entry requirements.

Passport requirements

Passports must be valid for the full duration of your stay. If you are visiting another country or countries en route to or from Australia, be sure to check any further entry requirements.

Money

Australian dollars are issued in five denominations: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100, and coins in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. Notes of all denominations are commonly used in daily transactions, though some outlets may refuse a $100 note for small transactions. All bank notes have an anti-fraud clear plastic window in the bottom right-hand corner, and counterfeits are rare.

ATMs are plentiful in both cities and country areas, and most allow withdrawals from international card networks such as Cirrus or Maestro, usually in denominations of $20 and $50 only. Some non-bank ATMs do not allow withdrawals from credit cards. Some older ATMs issue $50 notes separately from $20 notes, so check your withdrawal carefully. Australian banks generally charge $2 per transaction.

It is advisable to carry a small amount of currency at all times for smaller purchases, but electronic payment via the EFTPOS network is almost universally accepted for transactions over $10. Travellers' cheques are not generally accepted as legal tender except by major hotels but, along with foreign currency, can be changed for cash at banks and bureaux de change.

Regions [15]

Click on a place name below to find out more. Alternatively, to start planning where to go in Australia, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0634.

Northern Territory

The territory is a land rich in Aboriginal heritage and rugged, natural beauty. Step back in time among the rock art of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, experience the sacred solitude of Uluru and King's Canyon, then canoe, bushwalk, bird watch, camp and four-wheel drive your …

Perth

Western Australia's often-overlooked capital, Perth, has a style all of its own: a mix of laidback lifestyle, vibrant cafe culture, city and parklands and famed local beaches.

Queensland

Laze on the stunning South East Queensland coastline and enjoy the best of Australia's sun, surf and sophisticated style. Get a buzz in Brisbane, whale watch off Hervey Bay or four-wheel drive the sands of Fraser Island.

Red Centre

A trip to Australia’s Red Centre offers a vast window into the iconic Outback experience. It is majestic, silent and splendidly isolated.

South Australia

South Australia is not merely a food and wine lover’s dream. Sure, the elegant restaurants, fashionable wine bars and Mediterranean-style atmosphere of pleasant capital Adelaide are a major draw. And the wine valleys are simply not to be missed.

Sydney

Sydney is blessed with the world's most iconic harbour, countless inviting beaches, fabulous food and festivals, and is celebrated for its tempting outdoor lifestyle. The famous Bondi surf beach and harbourfront parklands are enjoyed by millions of visitors, while the …

Tasmania

Tasmania’s small island state is Australia’s most decentralised and geographically diverse – a 90-minute drive can take you from ancient rainforest valleys, highlands and lakes to long white-sand beaches.

Top End

Australia's remote Top End is one of the world's last remaining true wilderness areas and home to some of its most enduring landscapes; including Kakadu, The Kimberley, Arnhem Land, and Kununurra.

Victoria

Buzzing Victoria is Australia’s cultural and sporting heartland. Cosmopolitan Melbourne leads the way in style, fashion and dining and each of its distinct districts has its own unique character for you to discover.

Western Australia

Western Australia is wild, vast and untouched. The west’s rugged Indian Ocean coastline offers stunning unspoilt beaches; its huge red-dust interiors a taste of the outback Australia of myth and legend; while its relaxed capital Perth - one of the most isolated cities …


Itinerary ideas [55]

The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Australia. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0634.

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef: Mountains and beaches

From £2,200 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Beach Food & wine

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region is like no other in Australia. Pristine golden beaches back onto some of the country's oldest rainforests; the …

Tasmania’s food & wine trail

From £2,685 pp incl. flights
Food & wine Luxury travel Natural world

Along with Tasmania's rugged beauty and abundant wildlife comes some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer and no visit to the island would be …

Australia by rail

From £2,825 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine Luxury travel

Travel across Australia from Perth to Sydney on this epic, coast-to-coast rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific, followed by two nights in the Hunter Valley, …

Wildlife & Wine of South Australia

From £3,040 pp incl. flights
City Food & wine Honeymoon

Kangaroo Island is hailed as Australia's Galapagos, but it's also an island of breathtaking landscapes. A third of the island is made up of national and …

Sydney, Wildlife & Glamping

From £2,140 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City History & culture

Forget about burnt sausages and pitching your tent in the pouring rain, camping trips don't have to be about cold nights and cramped spaces as this 11-day …

Margaret River & Australia's south west by motorhome

From £2,500 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City Food & wine

World-class wineries, artisan food producers, farmers markets, fine dining, rustic country cafes, wonderful landscapes and a warm, west-coast welcome greet …

Western Australia and the Bungle Bungles

From £3,195 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Beach City

Western Australia's northwest coast is one of the most isolated and untouched on the continent, home to sprawling landscapes of towering rock formations, deep …

Wildlife & Outback of South Australia

From £4,500 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure History & culture Honeymoon

This superb seven-day itinerary combines Kangaroo Island with the Flinders Ranges in South Australia's rugged Outback and the beautiful wine regions of the …

Highlights of New South Wales

From £2,800 pp incl. flights
Beach City Food & wine

From dolphin sightings to wine tastings, picturesque beaches to stunning mountain scenery, New South Wales offers a diverse range of attractions to suit every …

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef: Wildlife, wilderness and beaches

From £2,350 pp incl. flights
Beach Natural world Tailor-made travel

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland is a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness, as well as being …

Margaret River & the West Coast

From £2,125 pp incl. flights
Beach City Food & wine

The Margaret River region, just three-and-a-half hours from Perth, features some of Australia's finest wineries, offering tastings, lunches and cellar door …

The Ghan & Flinders Ranges

From £5,830 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure History & culture Honeymoon

The Ghan is an icon of Australian travel, a passenger train running from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south (or vice versa) via Alice Springs and the …

12-day Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

From £2,095 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City Food & wine

The dramatic coast between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia's best-kept secrets and this 12-day self-drive holiday will spotlight the best of it, from …

11-day Southern Queensland Self-Drive

From £2,550 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Beach City

Discover the delights of southern Queensland on this 11-day tailor-made self-drive.

Sydney to Byron in style

From £2,680 pp incl. flights
Beach City History & culture

Sydney, Uluru & the Great Barrier Reef

From £3,400 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City Escorted tour

This 18-day tailor-made holiday blends a hugely popular mix of Australian highlights, beginning in Sydney, where you'll enjoy a cruise on the city's iconic …

Discover Australia 18-day escorted tour

From £4,350 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure Escorted tour History & culture

Travel across Australia from Perth on the west coast to Alice Springs and Uluru in the country's Red Centre. You'll then head to the East Coast as you visit …

Australia’s North West & Top End

From £2,565 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure City History & culture

The open landscapes of Western Australia and the Northern Territory are for many the real Australia - ancient lands brimming with Aboriginal folklore, gorges, …

Reef & Outback of Western Australia

From £4,500 pp incl. flights
Activity adventure History & culture Luxury travel

With more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, Western Australia's Coral Coast is surely one of the country's most beautiful regions. This is a land where nature …

Queensland Reef and Rainforest tour

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Activity adventure Luxury travel Natural world

This fantastic five-day tour of tropical north Queensland takes in two magnificent World Heritage listed sites, The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree …

Discover Van Diemans Land

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History & culture Natural world Self-drive

Tasmania is a nature lovers paradise and the ideal destination for those who wish to get away from it all. The best way to experience the wild and beautiful …

Kimberley Discovery

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Activity adventure Beach Luxury travel

The Kimberley is one of the world's great wildernesses. Stretching inland from Western Australia's northern coast this vast region covers almost 164,000 square …

Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari

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Activity adventure Luxury travel Natural world

South Australia's Gawler Ranges, 600 kilometres northwest of state capital Adelaide on the beautiful Eyre Peninsula is home to some of the Australian outback's …

Ultimate Sydney Escape

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History & culture Luxury travel

Enjoy 4 nights at the beautiful Fours Seasons including early check-in, a full day of luxury touring in the blue mountains, lunch onboard a stunning harbor …

Quicksilver - Silversonic Day Trip

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Exploration cruise

For the water babies of the reef, Silversonic is a 29 metre dive and snorkel catamaran departing out of Port Douglas. Throughout the day Silversonic will stop …

Hong Kong, Sydney & Port Douglas

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Beach City History & culture

This exciting three-centre holiday combines two of the world's great city destinations - Hong Kong and Sydney - with the tropical charms of Port Douglas, a …

The Indian Pacific Railway Australia

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History & culture Luxury travel Natural world

The Indian Pacific is named after the two oceans it connects on its three night cross-country journey between Perth and Sydney. Covering 4,352-kilometres, it's …

14 nights Sydney, Whitsundays & Brisbane

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Activity adventure Beach City

This 15-day ultra-luxury itinerary to Australia's East Coast combines a six-night stay in the harbour city of Sydney, followed by a relaxing week at the …

Flinders by foot

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Activity adventure Luxury travel Natural world

South Australia is a diverse, fascinating and beautiful state. To the north of the capital Adelaide, visitors will discover mile after mile of beautiful …

Flinders Ranges tag along

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Activity adventure Escorted tour

This is your opportunity to take the wheel on your own Australian Outback adventure. Travelling in the comfort of your own Britz Bushcamper, you’ll join a …

Melbourne, Sydney & the East Coast

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Activity adventure Beach Natural world

This comprehensive tour of eastern Australia is beautifully paced to take in all the major highlights while building in time for independent exploration.

Cradle Mountain Lodge

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The unspoilt island of Tasmania is a nature lovers paradise and the ideal destination for those who wish to get away from it all. The best way to experience the …

The Bruny Island Long Weekend

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Activity adventure Luxury travel Natural world

Located at the edge of the Southern Ocean and just 45 minutes by high-speed catamaran from Hobart, Bruny Island's spectacular rugged landscapes, unspoilt …

Cradle Mountain Walk – Tasmania

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Activity adventure Escorted tour Natural world

This memorable six-day guided walking holiday takes you along part of the Overland Track, through the stunning scenery of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain-Lake St …

4wd Kakadu Camping Experience

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Activity adventure Escorted tour Natural world

Kakadu National Park is a mecca for lovers of natural and cultural attractions. Home to ancient Aboriginal rock art, this World Heritage national park features …

Great Ocean Road & Mornington Peninsula

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Self-drive

Our leisurely self-drive itinerary combines the magnificent Mornington Peninsula with its sandy beaches and rolling green hills, and the Great Ocean Road, one …

Orion Kimberley Explorer Cruise

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Activity adventure Exploration cruise Luxury travel

MV Orion’s 10-night Kimberley Expedition undertakes an in-depth exploration of this remote coastline, from Darwin to Broome or vice versa.

Learn To Dive - Barrier Reef

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Activity adventure Natural world

It is a wonderful and exciting experience to dive the Great Barrier Reef. To scuba divers, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef represent some of the finest and …

Coral Princess - Great Barrier Reef

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Activity adventure Exploration cruise

The Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns to Pelorus or Lizard Island return, is a reef and island experience you will never forget. Enjoy 3 nights of discovery …

Quicksilver - Silverswift Day Trip

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Exploration cruise

For the water babies of the reef, Silverswift is a custom built, dive and snorkel catamaran departing daily out of Cairns. Throughout the day Silverswift will …

Queensland by Rail

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All-inclusive Luxury travel Rail journey

Comfort, flexibility and a great social atmosphere have made ’The Sunlander’ one of Australia’s great rail journeys and a favourite with travellers …

The Ghan Railway Australia

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Activity adventure History & culture Luxury travel

Regarded as one of the world's greatest rail journeys, The Ghan takes you on an unforgettable three-day, two-night trip through the heart of Australia.

Reef Encounter - 2 day Snorkel Adventure

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Activity adventure Exploration cruise Luxury travel

The ultimate way to see the Barrier Reef, snorkel up to six spectacular reef locations; including Michaelmas Cay, Hastings Reef, Saxon Reef, Normal Reef and …

New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands & Macquarie Island

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Activity adventure Exploration cruise Natural world

Isolated, windswept, beautiful and fragile, the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands are a paradise for birders and photographers, particularly notable for their …

Tassie Wilderness Self-drive

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Activity adventure History & culture Luxury travel

The unspoilt island of Tasmania is a nature lovers paradise and the ideal destination for those who wish to get away from it all. The best way to experience the …

Kimberley and Kakadu tour Australia

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Activity adventure Escorted tour Luxury travel

This 15-day luxury small group tour experience of the magnificent Kimberley, Katherine and Kakadu region’s of Australia’s remote Top End departs from Broome …

Grand Tasman Escorted Tour

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Activity adventure Escorted tour History & culture

Remote and beautiful, Tasmania boasts some of Australia's most spectacular protected wilderness along with an abundance of wildlife, from iconic Australian …

Iconic South Australia

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Activity adventure Escorted tour Self-drive

Tap into the sheer breadth of South Australia on this ten-day tailor-made tour. Get out and about in Adelaide, visit the many vineyards of the acclaimed Barossa …

The Mysterious North

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Activity adventure Escorted tour History & culture

The Northern Territory boasts some of Australia's most spectacular wilderness landscapes and richest Aboriginal culture. Amongst the waterfalls, waterholes, …

Highlights of Victoria’s South West

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Activity adventure Beach Self-drive

It may be a small state but Victoria packs an awful lot in: multicultural Melbourne, the parading penguins of Phillip Island, the country’s greatest driving …

Places to stay [70]

The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Australia. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Australia, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0634.

Peppers Guest House

Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley is nestled in the Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley wine country. Set in peaceful gardens, the property features 47 …

Holiday Inn Old Sydney

The heritage-listed Holiday Inn Old Sydney is located in the heart of The Rocks, with Harbour Bridge and Opera House views.

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island

Palm Bungalows, located on Hamilton Island in the heart of Australia's beautiful Whitsundays, dispels the myth that staying on the Great Barrier Reef has to be …

Sofitel Brisbane Central

This refined and elegant hotel, in the heart of Brisbane, offers finely appointed rooms and suites with breathtaking views.

Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas

Beach

A superb property set between Cairns and Port Douglas in a World Heritage-listed area of ancient rainforests and stunning wide beaches. Accommodation consists …

Medina Executive, Brisbane

Located in Brisbane’s eastern end and enjoying sweeping views of the beautiful Brisbane river and Storey Bridge, Medina Executive is expertly positioned.

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, Margaret River

Just three hours from Perth and set right on the shores of the Indian Ocean, the luxurious, 5-star Pullman Resort Bunker Bay is ideally placed for exploring the …

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Luxury travel

The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney offers up stunning Sydney Harbour views and the Shangri-La group’s celebrated hospitality in equal measure at this great location …

El Questro Homestead, Kimberley

£££££££
Activity adventure Eco-tourism Natural world

Located in the heart of Western Australia's remote and rugged Kimberley, 100 kilometres from the nearest town, El Questro Homestead occupies a stunning cliff …

Crown Metropol Melbourne

Luxury travel

The Crown Metropol is the newest addition to the Crown Melbourne complex, which is home to three world-class hotels. No other destination in the city can match …

Kangaluna Camp, Gawler Ranges

£££££
Activity adventure Eco-tourism Natural world

Kangaluna Camp is a series of luxury safari tents, set within the breathtaking wilderness landscapes of South Australia's Gawler Ranges. This is a place to …

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Luxury travel

The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is located in the heart of the premier shopping district, among the city’s finest restaurants and top theatres.

Crown Towers Melbourne

Luxury travel

Located right on the banks of the Yarra River, the opulent Crown Towers Merlbourne sets the benchmark for Australian luxury hotels.

Crown Promenade Melbourne

The stylish and modern Crown Promenade Hotel is well placed for access to the local entertainment - and is linked directly to the 24-hour Crown Entertainment …

qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Beach Luxury travel Spa

Perfectly located on the islands formally secluded northern tip, qualia is Hamilton Island’s luxury hideaway. Every consideration has been made here to ensure …

The Islington Hotel, Hobart

Delightful views of Mount Wellington and a cellar stocked with fine Tasmanian wines are just two of our response for recommending this regency style hotel in …

The Louise, Barossa Valley

Luxury travel

The Louise is an intimate haven set amid some of the most idyllic vineyards in South Australia, those of the remarkable Barossa Valley. This exclusive retreat …

O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat

Natural world Wildlife

O’Reilly’s is located on the western edge of Lamington Plateau, 930 metres (3,000 feet) above sea level and enjoys spectacular views to the west over the …

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

£££££££
Beach Luxury travel Safari

Hidden in the white sands of Cape Range National Park on the shores of the Indian Ocean is the exclusive Sal Salis, a luxury tented camp overlooking world …

Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa

Spa

Peppers Ruffles is the latest addition to the Peppers Resort collection. Perfectly positioned on a ridge in Willow Vale, Gold Coast Hinterland, the lodge is a …

Quay Grand Suites

Luxury travel

If you’re looking for 5-star, all suite luxury at Sydney’s ultimate harbour front address then look no further than the Quay Grand Suites. With views of …

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Luxury travel

Stunningly situated in the historic Rocks district, the Four Seasons is synonymous with style, service and elegance. Boasting dramatic harbour front views from …

Lake House, Daylesford

Luxury travel Spa

Overlooking the idyllic shores of Lake Daylesford, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country (a mineral spring hotspot), the Lake House is a perfect country …

The Langham Hotel Melbourne

Luxury travel

The Langham Hotel Melbourne is a reinterpretation of the original Langham grand hotel, offering the city’s finest luxury hotel experience.

Spicers Clovelly Estate

Luxury travel

Spicers Clovelly Estate - one of the top luxury lodges of Australia - has a relaxed, natural style and sophisticated charm.

The Richardson Hotel Perth

Luxury travel

The Richardson is Perth’s premier luxury boutique hotel, designed by renowned London architect Sir Terry Farrell.

Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River

£££££
Beach Food & wine Natural world

Located on a pristine white sand beach to the south of Yallingup in Western Australia's Margaret River region, Smiths Beach Resort offers a first class holiday …

Mantra Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast

The Mantra Coolangatta Beach offers couples and families a relaxed, but premium beachside getaway on the southern end of the Gold Coast.

Eco Beach Resort, Kimberley, Western Australia

£££££
Activity adventure Eco-tourism Natural world

Set right on the coast of Western Australia's remote Kimberley region, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Eco Beach Resort offers a unique …

Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast

£££££
Beach Luxury travel Relaxation

The Gold Coast’s Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove is luxury Queenslander-style resort offering an elegant and timeless experience.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

£££££££
Activity adventure Beach Diving

Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 resorts in the world, Lizard Island is the northern most island group on the Great Barrier Reef and an ultimate in …

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Luxury travel

Palazzo Versace features spectacular architecture, Italian furnishings, extraordinary service and a glamorous ambience, all inspired by ‘House of Versace’ …

Bamurru Plains

£££££££
Luxury travel Natural world

Located on the edge of Kakadu National Park, Bamurru Plains is more than a luxury tented safari camp, it’s a wildlife experience and the only one of it’s …

Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Luxury travel

The impressive towers of this exclusively chic haven of luxury, refinement and relaxation soar above the surrounding shopping and dining precinct, which …

Bloomfield Lodge - Weary Bay

Beach

The Lodge has been carefully designed to blend in with the beauty of the surrounding Daintree Rainforest, and views out over the blue waters of Weary Bay.

Saffire Freycinet Tasmania

£££££££
Activity adventure Eco-tourism Food & wine

The discreetly positioned Saffire Freycinet is a luxury boutique coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast within the Freycinet National Park.

Mantra On The Esplande

Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin enjoys a prime location overlooking Darwin Harbour. Suites have large private balconies, perfect for experiencing a famous …

Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Luxury travel Wildlife

Australia's Mary River Wetlands is a welcome flash of lush greenery amongst the arid landscape of the Northern Territory. Located near Kakadu National Park, the …

Bedarra Island

Beach Luxury travel

Offering the ultimate in barefoot island luxury, Bedarra is one of the worlds most exclusive boutique resort retreats. Covered in lush tropical rainforest, …

InterContinental Adelaide

£££££
City Food & wine History & culture

Located in the centre of Adelaide on the banks of the pretty Torrens River, the Intercontinental Adelaide enjoys a prime position near the city's main …

Arkaba Station, Flinders Ranges

Luxury travel Natural world

Located on a 60,000 acre working sheep station at the edge of the stunning Flinders Ranges in northern South Australia, Arkaba Station is a luxuriously restored …

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

£££££
Activity adventure Beach Natural world

Located just 72km north east of Gladstone (Queensland), in the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Heron Island is a nature lover’s haven. A natural …

Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim

Luxury travel Natural world

Amazingly positioned at the ridge peak, on a spectacular 8,000 acres, Spicers Peak Lodge offers 360 degrees of breathtaking views across the World Heritage …

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree, Australia

£££££
Activity adventure Eco-tourism Food & wine

With an enchanting setting on the edge of Mossman Gorge, Silky Oaks Lodge is a great base from which to experience the ancient rainforests of northern …

Reef House, Palm Cove, Australia

Beach

The award-winning Reef House Resort and Spa boutique resort in Palm Cove has a brilliant location on the Coral Sea with an atmosphere of complete relaxation.

The Berkeley River Lodge, Australia

Activity adventure Exploration cruise Luxury travel

Accessible only by air or water, the Berkeley River Lodge is one of Australia's newest wilderness retreats. Situated in the Kimberley Region on Western …

The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay

Set within a stunning 45-acre subtropical rainforest, just moments from the beaches of bohemian yet sophisticated Byron Bay, this stylishly designed, …

Henry Jones Art Hotel

On Hobarts waterfront (where Governor Collins first settled the city), a row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s and a former IXL factory have been …

Longitude 131, Ayers Rock

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Activity adventure Eco-tourism Food & wine

Perfectly positioned to offer guests private views of the picture perfect sunrise and sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131 offers an exclusive and …

Peppers Seaport Hotel

The Peppers Seaport Hotel takes its character from this thriving waterfront location. The interiors reflect the nautical history of the site and use local …

One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsundays

£££££££
Activity adventure Beach Food & wine

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, One&Only Hayman Island, the northernmost of Queensland's stunning Whitsunday Islands located at the southern end of …

Mounts Bay Waters

Luxury travel

Lying between Kings Park and the Swan River, this luxury apartment hotel offers one and two bedroom apartments, each comprising of a spacious living area, a …

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

£££££££
Eco-tourism Mountains Natural world

Adjacent to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a world-class conservation-based luxury resort uniquely …

The Esplanade

Just 20 minutes from downtown Perth, the colonial-style Esplanade Hotel occupies a prime location overlooking Fremantles Marine Harbour. Most of the guestrooms …

Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge

Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge is exclusively located, among the desert oak trees, in a secluded part of Kings Creek Station.

Alice Springs Resort

Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent River Red Gums, and just five minutes away from the heart of town, Alice Springs Resort …

Peppers Anchorage

Luxury travel

Peppers Anchorage offers luxury hotel accommodation overlooking the unspoilt waters of Port Stephens. All 80 rooms and suites have private balconies and most …

Desert Gardens

£££££

Surrounded by magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation from shaded poolside rooms to …

Crown Promenade

The stylish, affordable and thoroughly modern Crown Promenade is the perfect place from which to explore the vibrant Southbank and many of the citys arts and …

Sails In The Desert

Luxury travel

Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its …

Tanja Lagoon Camp, New South Wales

£££££
Eco-tourism Natural world Off-The-Beaten-Track

Set on the edge of a small, sheltered lagoon, surrounded by the stunning coastal wilderness of Australia's Mimosa National Park, Tanja Lagoon Camp is a place to …

Shangri la The Marina

Shangri-la The Marina has perhaps the most enviable position in Cairns - right on Cairns Harbour and Esplanade. Youll be treated to stunning views of the marina …

Ikara Safari Camp, Flinders Ranges

£££££
Activity adventure Natural world Off-The-Beaten-Track

Ikara Safari Camp offers "glamping" accommodation at the Wilpena Pound Resort, located in the heart of South Australia's Flinders Ranges, around 400 kilometres …

Cicada Lodge, Northern Territory

The recently opened Cicada Lodge, located just 32 kilometres from the town of Katherine in Australia's Top End, is a stylish, contemporary property set amidst …

The Hotel Cairns

Beach

Hotel Cairns is a 4-star resort hotel, with a private tropical atmosphere, set right in the centre of the city. It’s also located within an easy walking …

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