Dreaming of Australia

Discover these 8 unique experiences to inspire your future travel plans.
Mount Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania

You can find memorable and engaging discoveries throughout Australia when you engage in authentic immersive connections—all curated toward lasting memories and one-of-a-kind journeys.

Celebrate the very best of what Australia has to offer: visit wineries, stays at luxury lodges, and tee time at coveted golf courses. Engage in guided walks, Aboriginal guided tours, fishing adventures, wildlife encounters, and cultural attractions.

Here are 8 reasons to discover the best of Oz.

1. Nature’s Way

Wind through the Adelaide and Mary River wetlands to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Bush walk through rugged escarpments and lush rainforest and discover a treasure trove of Aboriginal rock ark. Learn about the Northern Territory’s pioneering history in Pine Creek and swim in crystal-clear waterholes in the Tarzan landscape of Litchfield National Park. Plus, this route follows a smooth road, only requiring a two-wheel-drive vehicle.

2. Escape to Hobart

Soak up sea air, creative culture, and colonial history in Hobart, which sits on the wide Derwent River in the shadow of craggy Mount Wellington. Walking is the best way to see the city’s sandstone and waterways, from bustling Salamanca Market to the fishing docks. Taste Hobart’s fabulous food and wine in the streets of Salamanca Place or along North Hobart’s restaurant strip. Explore Mount Wellington on mountain bike, by foot, or via kayak. Just south of the city lies Kettering and the small, rugged Bruny Island. Spend a day walking its windswept beaches, emerald countryside, and dramatic cliffs.

3. Larapinta Trail

This epic chain of day walks stretches more than 223 kilometers from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount Sonder and Mount Razorback. Trek the backbone of the West MacDonnell Range to attractions like Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, and Glen Helen Gorge. Visit sites sacred to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, swim in cool waterholes, and sleep under a sea of stars. Outback camping is one of the trail’s highlights, along with the diversity of desert habitats, native birds, animals, and nearly 600 species of rare flora. Tailor the walk among 12 sections, which range from effortless to arduous and have four-wheel-drive access. Or take on the whole route over a period of three weeks!

4. Fishing Adventures

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, full of natural wonders, local wildlife, and incredible culinary offerings, from cheeses to cool-climate wines. But for those who like fishing, this is the perfect spot to venture into the deep sea. The list of target species for catching will vary with the season and prevailing weather patterns. However, you’re likely to hook tuna, pink snapper, Bight redfish, queen snapper, leatherjackets, Samson fish, yellowtail kingfish, and the top culinary prize in this part of the world: King George whiting (best from March to April). Whatever you choose to chase, you’ll be amazed at just how rich these southern seas are.

5. Golf Courses

A true test of golf, the National Golf Club is located a short drive south of Melbourne. With four exceptional and highly regarded 18-hole golf courses—the Old, the Moonah, The Ocean and Long Island—The National Golf Club is one of the best pieces of golf real estate in the country. Discover the thrilling coastline of the Mornington Peninsula on the Cape Schanck site, with three courses to choose from, or visit the Long Island course and experience the sandy soil of the Melbourne Sandbelt region.

6. Great Walks of Australia

The Bay of Fires stretches over 50 kilometers from Binalong Bay in the south, to Eddystone Point in the north. Spend the night in a private camp nestled in a protected dune behind a long stretch of white-sand beach, followed by a stay at the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Set above the beach, this eco-conscious property is an architectural feat, comprising two long timber and glass pavilions and an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms. Even indulge at a day spa plus the opportunity to try world-class Tasmanian wines.

7. Luxury Lodges

Located between Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast region begins at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River and stretches all the way to the southern end of Lake Macquarie. Discover beautiful bays and beaches tucked into the rich hinterland. With various villages and look-out points along the way, there are many reasons to stop and admire the view. Indulge in a new style of luxury at Pretty Beach House, just two hours north of Sydney on the NSW Bouddi Peninsula.

8. Ultimate Wineries

Australia has a dynamic restaurant culture, and remarkably, it’s come about in the space of a single generation. Australia has never been a more exciting place to eat, and restaurants are driving this festive culinary scene. Explore some of the best food and wine experiences available in Australia, including Melbourne’s vibrant café and restaurant scene, rich produce found on Bruny Island, and award-winning wine from the Barossa Valley with 60-plus wineries to choose from.

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