Luxury travel guide to Australia
Discover diverse and dramatic landscapes, people and places with Australia’s luxury offerings.
By Leah Dobihal
More than spacious rooms, metres of marble and fine cuisine, Australia’s premium experiences are about finding inspiration in exclusive places, chasing your passion and pausing to revel in moments of true awe.
Discover the best of Australia with this luxury guide.
Indulge in exquisite food and drink
Australia’s food and drink offering is delicious and diverse, serving up some of the best wine, spirits and cuisine in the world. But a food journey here isn’t just about what’s on the plate; it’s about how you savour it, connecting with the makers and the produce of the place, and soaking up the scenic surrounds and sharing the experience with the ones you love.
Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia take guests beyond the cellar door, offering exclusive experiences full of insight, history, hands-on connection and decadence. You can move between the countries best wine regions, taking part in private tastings, intimate degustations, insightful cooking classes, and more. Taste premium semillon matched with individually garnished oysters at Brokenwood in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, take a journey through Western Australia’s Margaret River before embarking on a behind-the-scenes tour of Leeuwin Estate or indulge in a Prestige Experience, where you’ll be whisked away in a private helicopter over South Australia’s lush Barossa Valley before being dropped at St Hugo for a private tasting.
Experience unforgettable nature and wildlife
Australia is bursting with incredible activities, but a trip here is also about the simple luxury of being among some of the world’s wildest, unspoiled nature and seeing wildlife, much of it unique to Australia, in the wild.
Follow your passion for the outdoors on one of Australia’s Great Walks. You’ll marvel at the vibrant orange boulders on the Bay of Fires Signature Walk and the ancient, ethereal landscapes of the Larapinta Trail. But more than that, you’ll become a part of the place, finding a powerful connection not only with the land beneath you but those that walk alongside you.
Stay in luxurious lodges
Australia’s luxury lodge accommodation is as much about connecting with an experience of place as it is about a beautiful place to stay. Each corner of the country offers a unique scene, from the raw wilderness of Tasmania to the red dirt of the Australian outback.
Longitude 131, sited just outside the Northern Territory’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, is one of the most impactful examples of a profound sense of place. Its privileged location allows views of Uluru from each pavilion. Slide open the floor-to-ceiling windows of your luxury tent pavilion to stare out at Australia’s spiritual centre, with the amber hues of Uluru changing as the day brightens. Step out onto the private balcony or watch the sunset form the Dune Top bar, and let the feeling of the Australian outback fill you up.
Discover ancient cultures
Australia is home to a wealth of unforgettable experiences, but few are as profound - or personal - as the journeys you can take into Aboriginal cultures.
Aboriginal cultures are both ancient and complex, dating back more than 50,000 years. Australia’s Aboriginal peoples are warm, welcoming and generous of spirit, inviting you to experience exquisite art, exclusive accommodation, ancient pilgrimages and unrivalled adventures. To share, discuss and learn from Australia’s traditional custodians is a truly special privilege. And for many, a treasured spiritual connection with place.
Cape Cultural Tours shares with you the Boodja (country) of the Wadandi people in Western Australia. The Margaret River region will come alive as your guide reveals the Noongar seasons and the never-ending connections with the rivers, seas, animals and plants. You’ll walk along the spectacular Cape to Cape Track, hearing the Aboriginal interpretation of the surrounding seascape. Arrange a private, customised tour for an even more immersive experience.
Partake in premium adventure and sport
From remote island golf courses to secluded coves for fishing, Australia has so much to offer the avid or aspiring athlete and adventurer.
With an abundance of over 4,000 species of fish, lightly fished waters and over 36,000 kilometres (22,000 miles) of sparsely populated coastline, Australia is one of the world’s best angler destinations. The fishing experiences in Australia are as diverse as they are exciting, offering up everything from deep sea fishing in the bright waters of Darwin to fly fishing in the rushing rivers of Tasmania.
One of the most spectacular fishing adventures available is heli-fishing in the Kimberley, one of Australia’s last true wilderness frontiers. With Helispirit, you’ll board a private helicopter to access remote waterways, your pilot bringing you to the very best billabongs and coastal flats.
Make the most of your time
Whether you’re sitting in a bustling café in a Melbourne laneway or stepping out of your private pavilion to panoramic views of the Whitsundays, Australia’s sheer scale and tempo invites our guests to disconnect from the whirlwind of daily life and reconnect with the world around you - sharing the Australian landscapes and way of life with the people who have joined you on the journey.
Tailor-made itineraries mean you can make the most of every moment, enjoying the unhurried attitude that makes Australia unique, along with a genuine exclusivity of access to our people, places, produce and experiences.
Destination specialists including Southern Crossings, Epic Private Journeys, Alquemie, Abercrombie & Kent, The Tailor, Touring Treasures and others create bespoke itineraries that maximise the time you have in Australia with family and friends. They pair private transportation with seamless experiences, moving effortlessly between purposeful leisure and riveting adventure.