The vast island of Australia is a country of natural beauty and vivid contrasts, and a big Original Travel favourite. Think spectacular landscapes; UNESCO World Heritage wilderness areas; wildlife that has evolved in isolation for over 50 million years and vibrant, modern cities boasting world famous man-made landmarks such as Sydney Harbour and the iconic Opera House. Australia has to be one of the best for tailor made luxury holidays.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Very few countries offer quite so much diversity for a tailor made luxury holiday, from dramatic coastlines, beaches that go on forever, and beautiful mountain ranges
  • There's so much fresh food to be enjoyed, coupled with an increasingly sophisticated foodie culture
  • We have to mention the weather. Put simply, if it's not hot enough, just head north...
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Where to go in Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia

Famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches, Western Australia is a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions.

Western Australia
Tasmania

Tasmania

Fjords, bays, magnificent beaches and dramatic sea cliffs make this one of the best places to visit in Australia.

Tasmania
Victoria

Victoria

Enjoy Melbourne's cultural scene, take to the Great Ocean Road, and follow bushwalking trails.

Victoria
Sydney & New South Wales

Sydney & New South Wales

With a stunning natural setting, Sydney is Australia's leading city, known worldwide for its spectacular harbour and the iconic Opera House.

Sydney & New South Wales
South Australia

South Australia

Home to the Southern Outback, ocean, the city of Adelaide, and the wildlife wonder of Kangaroo Island.

South Australia
Uluru & The Northern Territory

Uluru & The Northern Territory

At the heart of Australia is the ‘Red Centre’, a dry, sparsely vegetated and even more sparsely populated region of the country.

Uluru & The Northern Territory
Queensland

Queensland

Queensland boasts beautiful beaches, perfect islands and the razzle-dazzle of the Gold Coast.

Queensland

What to do in Australia

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

Take a trip into the gorges and escarpments of the Blue Mountains, inaccessible to all but the keenest of bush walkers and locals who know their way on the unmarked dirt tracks.

The Blue Mountains
Sydney City Tour

Sydney City Tour

Take a private guided tour around Sydney, seeing all the best features of this fantastic city.

Sydney City Tour

Where to stay in Australia

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp in the white sand dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Faraway Bay

Faraway Bay

Far away by name and nature, Bruce and Robyn Ellison have made their home in a far corner of the Kimberley coast, one of Australia’s remotest and wildest spots.

Faraway Bay
El Questro Homestead

El Questro Homestead

Set in one million acres of remote wilderness in the Kimberley region, the El Questro Homestead is in a fairly awe-inspiring location, and is a haven for wildlife.

El Questro Homestead
The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Housed in a former jam factory on Hobart’s waterfront, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is – as the name suggests – a dedicated art hotel with a collection comprising of over 300 works of art.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Islington Hotel

The Islington Hotel

Dating back to 1847, the Islington is a boutique hotel with the feel of a private home located in the former penal colony of Hobart.

The Islington Hotel
Cradle Mountain Lodge

Cradle Mountain Lodge

Located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge brings a dollop of luxury into the rugged and mountainous landscape.

Cradle Mountain Lodge
Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

Located in the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is in a superb location on the waterfront, overlooking Tasmania’s Oyster Bay.

Freycinet Lodge
The Lyall

The Lyall

A contemporary hotel in the fashionable South Yarra district of Melbourne.

The Lyall
Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley

In the midst of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley is an Aussie bush station, but with bells on.

Wolgan Valley
Blue Hotel

Blue Hotel

Located in an old wool and cargo factory, the Blue Taj Hotel combines modern comforts with century-old history, topped off with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour from its wharf location.

Blue Hotel
Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge

World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is a crescent-shaped sub-tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean, a two-hour flight from Sydney.

Capella Lodge
Four Seasons Sydney

Four Seasons Sydney

With views over the infamous Sydney Harbour - Opera House et al - the Four Season’s location is undeniably good.

Four Seasons Sydney
Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp

An authentic bush retreat in the untouched Jervis Bay, and on the edge of three National Parks, Paperbark Camp is the perfect antidote to city life.

Paperbark Camp
Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

The hotel Park Hyatt Sydney is right on the water's edge of Sydney Harbour, with spectacular views of the famous Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Park Hyatt Sydney
The Byron

The Byron

Set within a stunning 45-acre rainforest, the hotel is just minutes from the unspoiled Tallow Beach.

The Byron
Arkaba Station

Arkaba Station

The quintessential Aussie homestead, Arkaba Station sits in the middle of a 60,000 acre sheep station between craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums, and just outside the Flinders Range National Park.

Arkaba Station
Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge

The award-winning (voted Tatler’s Hotel of the Year for 2008) Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island off the south coast, not far from Adelaide.

Southern Ocean Lodge
Lifetime Private Retreats

Lifetime Private Retreats

Located on the tip of the Bay of Shoals on the eastern coast of Kangaroo Island, Lifetime Private Retreats offers visitors complete serenity and seclusion.

Lifetime Private Retreats
North Bundaleer

North Bundaleer

A former private homestead, North Bundaleer has been restored to its former glory and is now a luxury boutique guesthouse.

North Bundaleer
Seascape Lodge

Seascape Lodge

Located on the sheltered north coast of Kangaroo Island, Seascape Lodge is a boutique lodge with spectacular coastal views.

Seascape Lodge
The Louise

The Louise

Set atop a hill with sweeping views across the famous Barossa Valley, The Louise is a luxury vineyard retreat featuring award-winning restaurant Appellation.

The Louise
Thorn Park By The Vines

Thorn Park By The Vines

Located in the Clare Valley wine region, Thorn Park by the Vines overlooks bush and vineyards, and is the perfect country escape.

Thorn Park By The Vines
Longitude 131°

Longitude 131°

Longitude 131° is the most innovative camp in Australia’s Red Centre.

Longitude 131°
Bullo River

Bullo River

Encircled by the coffee-coloured waters of a meander on the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art, this homestead has 12 en-suite rooms located by the vast living areas of the homestead.

Bullo River
Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains is a luxury ‘wild bush’ tented safari camp in a region famous for having Australia’s most prolific bird and wildlife.

Bamurru Plains
Sails in the Desert

Sails in the Desert

Sails in the Desert, named for its sail like structure, makes up part of the Ayers Rock Resort and is a mere half an hour from the spectacular Uluru, making it the perfect base from which to explore the Australian outback.

Sails in the Desert
Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris

Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris

Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris is built on a sacred aboriginal site comprising of rainforests, lakes and mountainous rock formations. As the honorary custodian of this vast area, Max Davidson invites visitors to stay in what would otherwise be a private wilderness.

Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris
Qualia

Qualia

Qualia is located on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, overlooking the Coral Sea and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.

Qualia
Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island

Located amidst the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by 1,300 hectares of pristine national park, Orpheus is one of the world’s most exclusive private island destinations.

Orpheus Island
Hayman Island

Hayman Island

Hayman Island offers the ultimate Whitsunday experience for all tastes and ages, while focusing on the importance of preserving the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

Hayman Island

Details for Australia

A little more info

Tailor Made Australia Holidays

Several of the team have been to Australia in recent years and we've been keeping a close eye on the crop of fantastic new lodges that opened recently and have taken the standard of accommodation to another level.

The hospitality on offer in Oz is second to none and we can arrange any number of memorable activities as well. Despite the long flight, don't rule this out as a family destination either.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 23°C / 73°F
  • Rainfall — 12cm / 4.9 inches
  • Water Temp. — 24°C / 75°F
Flight from London

19:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +10 hrs

Miranda is our Australia expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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