Australian Wilderness & Outback Journeys
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Set off on an extraordinary odyssey to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef with a stay at the captivating Elysian Luxury Eco Island Retreat. Nestled on the mystical southern tip of Long Island, this retreat offers unparalleled access to the mesmerizing wonders of the reef. Immerse yourself in a range of captivating activities, such as kayaking through pristine waters, indulging in private boat tours, enjoying hikes amidst lush scenic rainforests and white sand beaches, swimming and snorkeling in the awe-inspiring depths of the Great Barrier Reef, and exploring ancient caves and rock formations that date back centuries. Experience the vibrant colors and diverse marine life that make the Great Barrier Reef a true natural masterpiece.
Prepare to be spellbound as you embark on a breathtaking 10-minute helicopter transfer from either Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach. This journey grants you an ethereal panorama of the majestic reef before arriving at the resort. Let the Whitsunday Islands reveal their mesmerizing secrets as you delve into their enchanting depths. Indulge in a vibrant aquatic wonderland, traversing crystalline waters on exhilarating snorkeling expeditions. Delight in the thrill of kayaking adventures with the esteemed Whitsunday Paradise Explorer, navigating the labyrinthine passages that weave through nature's masterpiece.
This barefoot luxury oasis invites you to indulge in a world of sustainable opulence and personalized service. Stay in the oceanfront villa with sweeping views of the ocean, Conway & Long Island National Park, and experience the epitome of a laid-back barefoot escape in the Whitsundays. Unveil the secrets of its intimate villas, exuding an aura of serenity and unmatched opulence. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet meals daily, with chefs crafting gastronomic masterpieces utilizing only the freshest locally sourced ingredients from the island’s own vegetable garden or nearby surrounding farming regions. Every bite is an invitation to savor the exquisite and immerse yourself in a sensory tapestry.
As your sojourn draws to a close, bid adieu to the paradisical retreat of Elysian. Ascend once more through the heavens on a celestial helicopter transfer back to either Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach. Yet, your adventure need not conclude here. Expand the horizons of your expedition by seamlessly connecting to other extraordinary destinations. Embark on a pilgrimage of luxury and immerse yourself in the renowned opulence of Qualia on Hamilton Island or the extravagant splendor of Hayman Island Intercontinental. Tailor your journey to traverse the Great Barrier Reef region, unraveling a tapestry of unforgettable experiences.
Engulf yourself in an otherworldly voyage, where luxury intertwines with sustainability, and the unspoiled beauty of nature weaves its enchantment.
*Guests have the flexibility to modify their trip and helicopter shuttle arrangements based on their travel plans.
There are four transit plans available, which guests can combine with their Hamilton Island stay:
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Delve deep into the rugged beauty and pioneering spirit of the South Australian outback with this deluxe 7-day guided tour of the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre and Coober Pedy. This “ultimate” comprehensive expedition also includes a 4WD Arkaroola Ridgetop tour.
Go where the spaces are open and the “eyre” is fresh…
Starting from Adelaide, set out in a modern and comfortable 4WD with a group of maximum 5 travellers into the wilds of South Australia. Driving through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars, where towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. While in the Ranges, you’ll embark on an exhilarating 4WD tour of the Arkaroola Ridgetop and marvel at the crown jewel of the region: Wilpena Pound aka Earth’s Bellybutton.
An epic 5-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre gives you the ultimate bird’s eye view of Australia’s largest salt lake. During your flight, you’ll have the unique opportunity to land among the Anna Creek Painted Hills for a guided walk of this secret lunar landscape. Walking among the endless ochre-red and mustard yellow rock will fill you with a profound sense of isolation. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the rains, look on in wonder as the desert explodes into floodwater and thousands upon thousands of birds.
Delve deep into Coober Pedy to discover a unique outback town where more than half the residents live underground. Visit the underground church, the underground hotel and, of course, the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum that give the town its reputation as Australia’s Opal Capital.
Along the way, you’ll visit picturesque historic towns and must-see sights including Australia’s oldest copper mining town, South Australia’s oldest winery and even a rocket park, where you will uncover the truth behind Australia’s Cold War weapons testing program. You’ll feast on delicious, locally sourced food and encounter unforgettable Aussie larrikins. You’ll return to Adelaide having experienced the best of this little-known part of the world.
This unique package includes 7-days/6-nights on tour with a small group of maximum 5 people. You’ll stay 6-nights’ in deluxe accommodation in Rawnsley Park, Arkaroola, Marree, William Creek, Coober Pedy and Woomera on a twin share basis. All meals, transport and guiding included as well as National Park entry fees as applicable.
Leave no stone unturned in the South Australian outback with this deluxe 7-day guided tour that includes the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy and an epic 5-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. You haven’t truly seen South Australia unless you’ve gone outback!
Outback. Rainforest. Reef. Far North Queensland has many faces. See all of them in absolute luxury.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Outback, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier reef with this 10-day, all-inclusive package to three of Australia’s most luxurious lodges: Mt Mulligan, Daintree Ecolodge and Orpheus Island. This top-of-the-line package also includes luxury overnight rail travel onboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland and a private scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to Orpheus Island.
Departing from Brisbane, set out on an overnight rail journey aboard the iconic Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Upon arrival in Cairns, a private chauffeur will transfer you 150 kilometres north-west to Mt Mulligan Lodge. Set upon 28,000 hectares of captivating and timeless Queensland back country, Mt Mulligan offers an escape from the everyday and a unique opportunity to experience life on a working cattle farm. During your three-night stay, you’ll enjoy unique daily experiences designed to make the most of the rugged outback territory: historic mine and township tours, ATV adventures, sunset drinks with gourmet picnic hampers and more.
On Day 5 of your trip, transfer by road to Daintree Ecolodge for two nights in the heart of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world. You’ll stay in one of just 15 bayans (treehouses) immersed in the canopy, waking to the sound of birds and enjoying daily rainforest experiences such as guided walks, river cruises or a Julaymba Bar Cocktail Class. It is impossible not to zen out with morning yoga among the trees or a decadent rainforest spa treatment.
On Day 7, you’ll transfer by road to Cairns Airport (CNS), where you’ll board a private helicopter for a breathtaking 90-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the luxurious Orpheus Island Lodge. During your three-night stay, you’ll have access to pristine dive sites boasting 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef. You can swim, snorkel, fish or take the helm of a motorised dingy to discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe the island. If you’d prefer to take it easy, relax and succumb to a unique Indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan day spa. This resort truly is the jewel of Far North Queensland.
You trip concludes with one last scenic helicopter flight to Townsville Airport (TSV), where you will commence your onward journey.
This 10-day, all-inclusive package includes one night in a lie-flat Railbed aboard the Spirit of Queensland and 8-nights’ in luxury accommodation at Mt Mulligan Lodge, Daintree Eco Lodge and Orpheus Island Lodge. All meals are included: onboard the Spirit of Queensland and at Mt Mulligan Lodge you’ll enjoy a rustic yet refined menu; while at Daintree Ecolodge you’ll dine on locally inspired seasonal menus bursting with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients. At Orpheus Island Lodge, you’ll be spoiled with gourmet, ‘chef hatted’ meals at every course. You’ll enjoy a selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks throughout the journey. All transport – including the helicopter transfers – is provided.
When it comes to Far North Queensland’s outback, rainforest and reef, this 10-day, all-inclusive package truly is the best of everything!
Escape to the Whitsundays and experience true romance with this unforgettable 5-day luxury getaway to Hamilton Island and the ultra-exclusive Heart Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
With 4-nights included at the luxury “qualia” resort, wake up to soft sea breezes and stunning views from your pavilion. Enjoy daily a la carte breakfast at the award-winning Long Pavilion restaurant and spend your days swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing or else exploring the island with your very own electric golf buggy. You’ll have access to the world-class qualia gym, spa, sauna and tennis court as well as use of non-motorised watercraft and a VIP chauffeur service. You’ll also enjoy a mouth-watering gourmet dinner at the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurant on an evening of your choosing.
The highlight of your romantic escape is undoubtedly the one-of-a-kind “Journey to Heart”. This exclusive tour is available to just six guests per visit and begins with a 30-minute helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the iconic Heart Reef. Once you touch down on Heart Island, you will have 90-minutes to explore the turquoise lagoon in complete peace and privacy. Discover a spectacular underwater world via a glass bottom boat tour, or else swim or snorkel at your own pace. You may also swim inside the pontoon, which features a shallow undercover pool, or else relax and enjoy the sea breeze.
Spoil a loved one (and yourself) with this incredible 5-day package to Hamilton Island and the ultra-exclusive Heart Island. Safe to say, there is no better way to say, “I love you”.
Experience life in the outback like no other on this luxury 7-days North Queensland outback worldliness. Immerse yourself in station life or settle in with nature as you uncover Gilberton’s ecological assets, gold mining, cattle production, mountain ranges, granite boulders and natural springs. Discover local wildlife and be transported back in time viewing Aboriginal rock art or simply soak in the natural wilderness. Take in the spectacular views of Australia’s most rugged and remote landscapes from the air as you embark on scenic flights as well as explore on land and water. Immerse the meaning of outback luxury while staying at an exclusive outback retreat.
Commencing in Cairns, arrive on a scenic charter flight into your ultimate outback experience. Over the next 6 days plunge into a plethora of guided tours and experiences tailored to your needs and unique to the retreat. Traverse into a balance of cattle station and nature refuge from station activities like feeding and mustering, explore the remnants of gold rush days, have a go at gold fossicking or simply soak up the tranquility at the homestead. Relax in the comfort of this warm and hospitable sanctuary, where nothing is too much trouble.
Go beyond the unexpected and encounter an extraordinary ancient land at the award-winning and luxurious, Outback Retreat. Located in the gorgeous goldfields country of northern Queensland that overlooks the Gilbert River and boasts uninterrupted panoramic views. Stay at an 88,000-acre working cattle station and experience authentic hospitality in an all-inclusive collection of gourmet country meals, beverages, tours and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Where there is no phone, no TV or internet- detox from technology to truly escape and relax.
Let time pass by while all your needs are taken care of. This incredibly rewarding experience will take you beyond and into the heart of outback Australia. Wander in a once in a lifetime collection of discovering an untouched part of Australia you never knew existed. Journey into true outback life and recharge in the privacy of an ultimate understated luxury retreat.
Discover Australia’s pioneer spirit on a 500,000-acre working cattle station with this 4-days luxury escape to Bullo River Station of the Kimberley region in Australia’s Northern Territory. Immerse in station life or settle in with nature encompassing gorges, billabongs, waterfalls and the Bullo rivers teeming with wildlife. This is one-of-a-kind luxury all-Inclusive Kimberley outback experience.
Bullo River Station sits on half a million acres of pristine outback. A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique property and brings a touch of stye to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness. Commencing in Kununurra, a 4WD journey transports you to Bullo River Station. Over the next 4 days immerse yourself in an authentic cattle station experience, together with the timeless beauty of its landscape, abundant wildlife and rich Aboriginal culture and history. Fill your days with dust, sweat and the exhilaration of station life. Spend it riding horses through gorges, cruising the Bullo river, fishing for the renowned barramundi, looking out for wildlife including the rare pygmy crocodile and admiring the vastness of the station from up above with an exclusive helicopter ride. Delve deeper into its vast land on a 4WD Aboriginal rock art site expedition. Your time is balanced for relaxation as you enjoy the spectacular views at a billabong, sneak a quick dip at swimming holes, picnic by waterfalls and simply soak in the stunning wilderness of Bullo River Station.
After adventurous days, retire to your purpose-built, air-conditioned ensuite room. Laze by the homestead pool, or take your pick of hammocks among the palm trees. Experience authentic outback hospitality in an all-inclusive collection of 3 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis, wholesome meals and beverages (including wines, beers and spirits) inspiring ingredients of the Kimberley region. All meals and transport included as well as activities and sightseeing's as per itinerary.
Be captivated, get lost and wonder at the vastness beauty of the Kimberley and Northern Territory outback. Immerse in an unforgettable all-inclusive luxury outback experience with a scenic helicopter ride. Escape for 4 days in slow pace and style where there is never a typical day on the station!
NOTE: Departing from either Kununurra and Darwin can be arranged.Ex Darwin, including return air charters: $6,200pp, twin shareEx Kununurra, including return 4WD road transfers: $5,880pp, twin share
Escape the crowds and experience the pristine natural beauty and unique adventures available on the remote Tiwi Islands, with this unforgettable, all-inclusive 5-day package. This package is perfect for intrepid adventurers of all ages wanting to get off the beaten track and enjoy a truly pristine, remote island holiday.
Commencing in Darwin, escape to the Top End’s very own island paradise. Often referred to as the ‘Islands of Smiles’, the Tiwi Islands are home to Tiwi Island Retreat, a fresh, beachside resort located on the secluded South West Coast of Bathurst Island. From relaxing by the pool to amazing outback adventures, world-renowned fishing and Indigenous art and cultural tours, Tiwi Island Retreat offers something for everyone. Gain a different perspective of this island paradise as your adventure culminates with a heli flight over the spectacular Tiwi islands only to explore one of Australia’s most idyllic and secluded swimming hole. Absorb an unforgettable experience and top it off with a BBQ picnic lunch amongst an unspoiled beauty.
This incredible 5-day package is designed to showcase the best of the Tiwi Islands. Everything is organised for you: return air transfers, road transfers, meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You will stay in an ensuite ocean view room. All that’s left to do is decide which sea creature – Barramundi or mud crabs – to chase on your fishing or heli swim adventure.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning beachfront views in a little-known paradise, with this special 4-day package. Book now because the Islands of Smiles won’t stay secret for long!
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
Discover the jewels of Broome and northern Western Australia on 5 days exhilarating self-drive adventure uncovering the natural beauty of Horizontal Falls, Cape Leveque, Cygnet Bay and the thousands island of the Buccaneer Archipelago.
Your adventure begins in Broome at the iconic Cable Beach and onwards on the red dirt road to the remote Cape Leveque to the tip of Dampier Peninsula. Your adventure takes you on a cultural as well as culinary journey. This pristine and rugged slice of the Kimberley is renowned for its Aboriginal heritage. Visit a wilderness camp run and owned by the Indigenous Bardi Jawi people and gain insight into their traditional ways. Be taken away by striking colours of the landscape, where dramatic red-rock cliffs meet pure white sand and turquoise waters. Delight your tastebuds on a journey of the senses as you wine, dine and savour the rich cultural flavours of this renowned region on a Sunset, Seafood and Pearling Cruise- only one of its kind in Australia. You'll sample the staple delicacy of the famous pearl meat!
You’ll take on the Horizontal Falls and Cape Leveque by land, air and sea! Immerse in a thrilling 4WD deep into the rugged Kimberley, strap in for the ride of your life on a high-speed boat through the falls and embark on a low-level flight over the astounding Buccaneer archipelago. Along the way, relax on a luxury houseboat, cruise through untouched bays, swim in clear warm waters, snorkel an underwater wonderland and get up close to marine life. Your cruising adventures don’t stop here. Take on a thrilling cruise and feel the power of the world's largest tropical tides or opt for a cruise traversing the intertidal zones of the beautiful and deserted ‘thousands islands’ which make up the Buccaneer Archipelago. Delve deep into Cygnet Bay and uncover the rich history of pearling, marvel at a live farm harvest and get hands on with the world's finest pearls as you become a pearl expert.
Your self-drive Adventure includes 4 nights accommodation at the resort-style Pearle of Cable Beach and a Deluxe Safari Tent glamping experience at a working pearl farm station at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Selected meals are included along with specified tours.
Uncover the secrets of Broome and remote Western Australia along with its Indigenous culture. Perfect for the adventurous souls who want their heart’s racing paired with an immersive cultural experience.
Go where the spaces are open and the “eyre” is fresh…This is the quintessential Aussie Outback experience.
Delve deep into the rugged beauty and pioneering spirit of the heartland with this deluxe 11-day small 4WD tour of the Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Marree, Lake Eyre, The Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, Uluru and Kings Canyon. This is an “ultimate” comprehensive expedition that takes travellers on a journey of discovery, exploration and imagination.
An epic 2-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and Painted Hills gives you the ultimate bird’s eye view of Australia’s largest salt lake and the spectacular and recently discovered section of the pristine Breakaways country. The air trip will fill you with a profound sense of isolation. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the rains, look on in wonder as the desert explodes into floodwater and thousands upon thousands of birds.
Watch the sunset over Uluru and indulge in an unforgettable ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience. Traverse Kata Tjuta’s Valley of the Winds. Hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. You’ll arrive into Alice Springs having experienced the very best of the Heartland.
This unique package includes 11-days/10-nights on tour with a small group of maximum 5 people. You’ll stay 10-nights’ in deluxe accommodation on a twin share basis. All meals, transport and guiding included as well as National Park entry fees as applicable.
Experience a sacred and spiritual landscape unlike any other on this deluxe 11-day expedition that hits every hotspot between Adelaide and Alice Springs. You haven’t truly seen Australia unless you’ve gone outback!
Embrace the rugged beauty and pioneering spirit of the South Australian outback with this deluxe 4-day guided tour of the Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre.
With pick up included from your Adelaide CBD accommodation, a comfortable 4WD vehicle takes you away from the crowds into the wilds of South Australia. Driving through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars, where towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. Marvel at Wilpena Pound, a vast natural amphitheatre, created through erosion over millions of years, or look up at night for a sky show like never before.
An early morning scenic flight over Lake Eyre gives you the ultimate bird’s eye view of Australia’s largest salt lake. Upon touch down, standing on the dry lake edge and seeing nothing as far as the eye can see will fill you with a powerful sense of isolation. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the rains, look on in wonder as the desert explodes into floodwater and thousands upon thousands of birds.
Along the way, you’ll visit picturesque historic towns and must-see sights including Australia’s oldest copper mining town, South Australia’s oldest winery and even a rocket park, where you will uncover the truth behind Australia’s Cold War weapons testing program. You’ll feast on delicious, locally sourced food and encounter unforgettable Aussie larrikins. You’ll return to Adelaide having experienced the highlights of this little-known part of the world.
This unique package includes 4-days/3-nights on tour with a small group of maximum 5 people. You’ll stay 3-nights’ in deluxe accommodation in Rawnsley Park, Marree and Woomera on a twin share basis. All meals, transport and guiding included as well as National Park entry fees as applicable.
Experience a different side of South Australia on this 4-day guided tour that showcases the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre and more. You haven’t truly seen South Australia unless you’ve gone outback!