Idly cruise down the rivers of the world and admire the natural beauty of your surroundings on a collection of Barge and River cruises handpicked by Onlyluxe Travel. Enjoy a range of immersive on-shore activities, indulgent wining and dining, experience a more intimate experience and discover iconic world-wide waterways. Cruise down South America’s wildlife riddled Amazon, discover the allure and delicacy of the Mekong River, immerse yourself in the majesties of Europe, soak up the simply soak up the incredible landscape and cultural heritage in China or discover Australia’s mighty Murray River and more! Get up close and personal with ...

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  1. The Ultimate Luxury Far North Kimberley Coast Cruise & Walk 5D4N + Berkeley River Lodge

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    Discover the incredible Kimberley region on an all-encompassing five-day-four-night adventure that will bring you breathtakingly close to a wild and untamed region. Immerse yourself in one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. Rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a largely isolated coastline define a region steeped in ancient mystery and geological wonder.

    From the luxury of your Berkeley River Lodge villa, embark on a new adventure each day to marvel at this natural spectacle from land and water. On the Berkeley River Cruise, you’ll discover remote swimming holes and awe-inspiring sights such as Casuarina Falls and Conigrave Creek. You’ll experience a day of fishing among the tributaries of the river system and the ocean surrounding Revely Island for favourites like black jewfish and giant trevally; while guided hikes and 4WD safaris led by an expert guide will provide an introduction to the flora and fauna of the dunes, grasslands, mangroves and creeks.

    The Berkeley River Lodge is perched overlooking the mouth of the river as it meets the Timor Sea. Your private luxury villa features a king-sized bed, open-air ensuite and private deck. The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience featuring breakfast and lunch cooked to order and degustation dinners with a selection of fine Australian wines.

    This unforgettable experience begins with scenic flight from Darwin or Kununurra across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and far north Kimberley coast to the private landing strip at The Berkeley River Lodge. An all-inclusive tariff, daily tours and activities are all included in the package.

    If you’ve dreamed of exploring Western Australia’s famed Kimberley wilderness, this exceptional itinerary has everything you need to experience the very best of the region. From a remote and privileged position overlooking the majestic Berkeley River, spend six days and five nights marvelling at the changing colours and incredible wildlife of an ancient landscape.

    Departure Dates

    Departure daily from April to October (subject to weather). Outside of these dates, we can depart the tour for Exclusive Private Group bookings (pricing on request). Berkeley River Lodge is only accessible by plane, there is no road access to the lodge. Payload restrictions apply to all transfers and passenger weights are required at the time of booking. Luggage allowance is 10kg luggage (soft bag) per guest.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Darwin or Kununurra, Western Australia
    Discover the incredible Kimberley region on an all-encompassing five-day-four-night adventure that will bring you breathtakingly close to a wild and untamed region. Immerse yourself ...
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    From $4,342.83 Per Person,Twin Share
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  2. The Murray River Ultimate Luxury Cruise, Walk & Kayak 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    The 3 day adventure is set on The Murray - Australia’s greatest river designed to showcase the diverse wildlife of the Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and its surrounding dune landscapes, where more than 180 endemic bird species have been recorded. Dine and relax each night on floating houseboat accommodation.

    The Murray River lies within the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in South Australia. A combination of guided walking and peaceful cruising immerses you in this unique landscape, exploring the rich river heritage including Aboriginal culture, pastoralism and the intricate network of paddle-steamers, locks and weirs that operate within this fascinating river system. This is a wildlife spotters paradise, the wetlands area is renowned for its water birds, the endangered Southern bell frog and the handsome Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are a regular occurrence on the Murray River and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the elusive Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.

    In just 3 days you’ll discover kangaroos and emus and the spectacular forests of a broad river bound by majestic ochre-coloured cliffs. Your journey will include walking with Aboriginal rangers, canoeing tranquil backwaters, and driving on a birdwatching safari through dunes and ephemeral lakes on Calperum Station conservancy area. Each night you can sit by a riverbank campfire under the sparkling starlit skies where your lodge style houseboat accommodation is moored. You’ll also be treated to superb local food and wine with a creative native twist.

    A highly enjoyable and memorable way to learn about a complex ecosystem. Your highly knowledgeable and experienced guides will inspire you with their passion for the region, leaving you with memories of a beautiful and diverse wetland landscape.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Renmark, South Australia
    The 3 day adventure is set on The Murray - Australia’s greatest river designed to showcase the diverse wildlife of the Riverland Ramsar Wetland ...
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    From $1,333.33 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. The Murray River Ultimate Luxury Cruise, Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    The 5 day luxury adventure is set on The Murray - Australia’s greatest river designed to showcase the diverse wildlife of the Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and its surrounding dune landscapes, where more than 180 endemic bird species have been recorded.

    Enjoy two nights houseboat accommodation moored in spectacular locations, and two nights ultra-luxury clifftop retreat at the award winning, 6-star accommodation - The Fames, overlooking the majestic Murray River.

    The Murray River lies within the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in South Australia. A combination of guided walking and peaceful cruising immerses you in this unique landscape, exploring the rich river heritage including Aboriginal culture, pastoralism and the intricate network of paddle-steamers, locks and weirs that operate within this fascinating river system. This is a wildlife spotters paradise, the wetlands area is renowned for its water birds, the endangered Southern bell frog and the handsome Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are a regular occurrence on the Murray River and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the elusive Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.

    In just 5 days you’ll discover kangaroos and emus and the spectacular forests of a broad river bound by majestic ochre-coloured cliffs. Your journey will include walking with Aboriginal rangers, canoeing tranquil backwaters, and driving on a birdwatching safari through dunes and ephemeral lakes on Calperum Station conservancy area. Each night you can sit by a riverbank campfire under the sparkling starlit skies where your lodge style houseboat accommodation is moored. You’ll also be treated to superb local food and wine with a creative native twist.

    A highly enjoyable and memorable way to learn about a complex ecosystem. Your highly knowledgeable and experienced guides will inspire you with their passion for the region, leaving you with memories of a beautiful and diverse wetland landscape.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Renmark, South Australia
    The 5 day luxury adventure is set on The Murray - Australia’s greatest river designed to showcase the diverse wildlife of the Riverland Ramsar ...
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    From $2,666.65 Per Person, Twin Share
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  4. The Ultimate Luxury Far North Kimberley Coast Cruise & Walk 6D5N + Berkeley River Lodge

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    Discover the incredible Kimberley region on an all-encompassing six-day adventure that will bring you breathtakingly close to a wild and untamed region. Immerse yourself in one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. Rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a largely isolated coastline define a region steeped in ancient mystery and geological wonder.

    From the luxury of your Berkeley River Lodge villa, embark on a new adventure each day to marvel at this natural spectacle from land and water. On the Berkeley River Cruise, you’ll discover remote swimming holes and awe-inspiring sights such as Casuarina Falls and Conigrave Creek. You’ll experience a day of fishing among the tributaries of the river system and the ocean surrounding Revely Island for favourites like black jewfish and giant trevally; while guided hikes and 4WD safaris led by an expert guide will provide an introduction to the flora and fauna of the dunes, grasslands, mangroves and creeks.

    The Berkeley River Lodge is perched overlooking the mouth of the river as it meets the Timor Sea. Your private luxury villa features a king-sized bed, open-air ensuite and private deck. The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience featuring breakfast and lunch cooked to order and degustation dinners with a selection of fine Australian wines.

    This unforgettable experience begins with 1 hour 45 minutes scenic flight from Darwin across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and far north Kimberley coast to the private landing strip at The Berkeley River Lodge. An all-inclusive tariff, daily tours and activities are all included in the package.

    If you’ve dreamed of exploring Western Australia’s famed Kimberley wilderness, this exceptional itinerary has everything you need to experience the very best of the region. From a remote and privileged position overlooking the majestic Berkeley River, spend six days and five nights marvelling at the changing colours and incredible wildlife of an ancient landscape.

    Departure Dates

    Departure daily from mid April to end September (subject to weather). Outside of these dates, we can depart the tour for Exclusive Private Group bookings (pricing on request).

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Darwin or Kununurra, WA
    Discover the incredible Kimberley region on an all-encompassing six-day adventure that will bring you breathtakingly close to a wild and untamed region. Immerse yourself ...
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    From $4,571.40 Per Person, Twin Share
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  5. Best of Kumano Kodo Mountain to Sea Walk & Cruise 5D4N, Self Guided

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    Pack Free. Best Accommodation

    Hike Nakahechi of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea, visit all three Kumano Grand Shrines, and ride on a traditional boat on the Kumano-gawa river on this relaxing walking tour. You'll enjoy hot springs at famous onsen village and indulgent in an Open-air Bath on a private island. This crafted itinerary offers a variety of experiences on the Kumano Kodo trail. Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so that you can enjoy exploring the world-famous Kumano Kodo, Japan's ancient pilgrimage route on foot independently over 5 days.

    The Kumano Kodo is the world's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage route besides the Camino de Santiago. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai for over 1200 years, the world-class Kumano Kodo hiking route is today open to all walkers and natural wanderers.

    The Kumano Kodo hiking route is well marked with sign posts. It weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, forested landscapes and occasional villages. This easy to moderate walk has a mix of village paved paths and unpaved forest trails. You'll walk from village to village covering up to 24 km over 3.5 days' walking and have opportunity to visit all three Grand Shrines (Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha & Kumano Nachi Taisha).

    You'll spend leisurely nights in the mountain ridge-top Takahara, picturesque Chikatsuyu village, and hot-spring village of Yunomine Onsen along the trail and the final night on a private island hot spring resort. In the evening, unwind and relax in the comfort of the best accommodation along the trail. You have choice to have all rooms with ensuite - NO NEED TO USE COMMUNAL BATHS OR TOILETS.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine.

    Your luggage will be transported each day to the next accommodation so you only need to carry a daypack to enjoy your daily exploration.

    This incredible walk through the mountainous Kii Peninsula will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history.

    Departure Dates:

    Departs daily year round on request.

    Orientation for Kumano Kodo Walk

    The local staff will give you an orientation of the tour when you arrive at Kii-Tanabe station. The staff will supply you with maps, bus timetables and brief you on your itinerary. The staff will explain cultural elements such as how to use a bath and purchase bus tickets if need be as well as answer any last minute questions.

    Dual Pilgrim

    This walk is qualified for "Dual Pilgrim". We provide official Dual Pilgrim Credential - a type of passport for pilgrims. It is used to collect stamps along the trail as a record of the walk. There are two sides, one for the Kumano Kodo and one for the Way of St. James.Please read the details in the section of Dual Pilgrim at the bottom of this page.

    Why Choose Us

    - We provide official English map (the best map).

    - We provide official Dual Pilgrim Credential.

    - We offer a pre-walk briefing at our local representative’s office.

    - Unlike other operators using traditional Japanese inns/guesthouses that have communal bathrooms and toilets, we offer the best accommodation along the trail. All our rooms have private toilets.

    - We arrange daily luggage transfer. Your luggage will be transferred to the next accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack for the walk.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Osaka or Kyoto, Japan
    Pack Free. Best Accommodation Hike Nakahechi of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from mountain to sea, visit all three Kumano Grand Shrines, and ride ...
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    From $1,866.66 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. Classic Kakadu Adventure & Yellow Water Sunset Cruise 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    This classic Kakadu adventure delivers the quintessential bushwalk experiences. Over six magnificent days, discover Kakadu and Litchfield national parks by foot. Venture among remote picturesque gorges, through lush monsoon forests and past freshwater billabongs teeming with wildlife. Visit the famous Jim Jim and Twin Falls, admire ancient rock art seen by very few visitors, and take the famous Yellow Water sunset cruise to see giant crocodiles, a vast range of resident birdlife and many other native species. Get away from the crowds on this active, walking based itinerary, and walk beyond the main tourist sites and reveal the true magic of Kakadu.

    Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area covering some 20,000 square kms. Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools. Tranquil wetlands teem with animal and bird life, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries.

    You'll stay at the semi‐permanent campsites for five nights relaxing in idyllic tropical surrounds. The itinerary varies to make the most of the season, choosing the best walks and waterfalls as the wet season floodwaters recede and access opens up.

    All meals are included for the duration of the walk as well as transfers to and from Darwin. Small groups of 12 walkers are hosted by two professional wilderness guides.

    This is fully supported walk and you only need to carry a day pack.

    This is an amazing walking adventure and worth the effort to see this beautiful country. Return having enjoyed a complete adventure across the full range of tropical wilderness of Australia’s Top End.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Darwin, NT
    This classic Kakadu adventure delivers the quintessential bushwalk experiences. Over six magnificent days, discover Kakadu and Litchfield national parks by foot. Venture among remote ...
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    From $1,977.13 Per Person, Twin Share
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  7. Bruny Island Walk & Cruise 3D2N (Lodge), Fully Guided

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    This 3-day Bruny Island Walk & Cruise takes you through varied terrain including towering dolerite cliffs, long sandy beaches, rich heathlands and eucalypt forests. This wonderful diverse landscapes offers diverse flora and fauna as well as many threatened and endemic species.

    Bruny Island, located just 40km from Hobart off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, is the state's fourth largest island. The island is separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, and its east coast lies within the Tasman Sea. Known for the incredible quality of its produce and fresh seafood, Bruny Island is also renowned for some of Tasmania's most beautifully preserved natural environments with abundant wildlife and stunning cliff top views. The island is about 50 km long but appears to be two islands with North and South Bruny joined by a narrow strip of land called Bruny Island Neck. Bruny Island Neck is an isthmus of land connecting north and south Bruny Island in southern Tasmania and offers stunning 360 degree views and is an important habitat for native wildlife.

    The walk is fully supported and you only need to carry a day pack.

    A small group of guests (maximum 12) are treated to coastal walks as well as Tasmanian produce including extravagant cheese, fresh oysters and mellow wine.

    Your package includes 2 nights' accommodation at boutique eco-friendly accommodation at beautiful Adventure Bay, private transfers from Hobart, daily guided walks along Bruny's stunning coastline and all meals (2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners).

    Explore the natural delights of the island's diverse landscapes and wildlife as well as tasting the tantalising local produce food with this three day Bruny Island Walk & Cruise.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Horbart, TAS
    This 3-day Bruny Island Walk & Cruise takes you through varied terrain including towering dolerite cliffs, long sandy beaches, rich heathlands and eucalypt forests. ...
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    From $1,294.47 Per Person, Twin Share
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  8. Tasmania Tarkine Wilderness Walk & Cruise 5D4N, Fully Guided

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    Recognised as one of the world's largest cool temperate rainforests, north west Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness is pristine, enchanting, lush and untouched. This fully guided hike is the ideal exploration of the Tarkine region, with 477,000 hectares of untouched forest thick with tree ferns, giant man ferns, Huon Pine and spectacular rivers and streams yours to discover.

    Immerse yourself in the heart of The Tarkine on this 5-day moderately challenging experience. The region is home to unique habitats which support myriad wildlife species. See signs of burrowing crayfish, platypus and stunning birds. On your daily guided walks you will witness incredible scenery including Mt Donaldson, the striking Tarkine coast as well as the incredible Philosopher's and Montezuma Falls. On day 3, you will enjoy the Pieman Cruise on the Arcadia II - a unique experience on the Gordon River, with excellent commentary, stunning reflections, freedom from other vessels and a truly personal experience with the river and rainforest.

    After walking each day, you will head back to your accommodation to unpack and enjoy pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course meal prepared by your guides. 3-nights wilderness retreat accommodation at the beautiful Corinna Wilderness Experience and one night in tranquil surrounds at the Tullah Lakeside Lodge is included.

    This 5-day small group (10 walkers or fewer) walking tour is inclusive of all accommodation and meals (excluding one dinner at own expense), daily fully guided walks, the Pieman Cruise and transfers to and from Launceston.

    The Tarkine is simply stunning. Explore sand dunes, coastal heathland and rainforest while marvelling at the incredible array of local plant, animal and bird species. This adventure will be one you will never forget.

    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.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Launceston, TAS
    Recognised as one of the world's largest cool temperate rainforests, north west Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness is pristine, enchanting, lush and untouched. This fully guided ...
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  9. The Murray River Luxury Cruise & Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Experience Australia’s greatest river, The Murray in South Australia. Over 4 exhilarating days, explore its red-gum forests and wetlands on foot and by boat encountering wildlife, waterbirds and spectacular cliffs while discovering the stories of this ancient landscape. Dine and relax each night on floating houseboat accommodation.

    The Murray River lies within the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in South Australia. A combination of guided walking and peaceful cruising immerses you in this unique landscape, exploring the rich river heritage including Aboriginal culture, pastoralism and the intricate network of paddle-steamers, locks and weirs that operate within this fascinating river system. This is a wildlife spotters paradise, the wetlands area is renowned for its water birds, the endangered Southern bell frog and the handsome Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are a regular occurrence on the Murray River and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the elusive Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.

    All water transfers and the Day 4 return cruise from Bunyip Reach cliffs to Renmark are on a 12-seater catamaran cruiser which your guides will expertly navigate through more than 70km of tranquil waterways. At the end of each day's walking, you will be greeted with a beverage at the campfire before a 3-course dinner and a restful night in the comfort of a double room with superb river views on board your floating houseboat accommodation.

    As well as all guided walking and cruising, your tour includes 3 nights' accommodation on board modern houseboat accommodation, all meals, Riverland roasted coffee and local chocolate.

    A highly enjoyable and memorable way to learn about a complex ecosystem. Your highly knowledgeable and experienced guides will inspire you with their passion for the region, leaving you with memories of a beautiful and diverse wetland landscape.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Renmark, South Australia
    Experience Australia’s greatest river, The Murray in South Australia. Over 4 exhilarating days, explore its red-gum forests and wetlands on foot and by boat ...
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    From $1,904.75 Per Person,Twin Share
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