Australia

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Our lodges in Australia

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

Darwin
Life Time Private Retreat

Life Time Private Retreat

Kangaroo Island
Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet

Freycinet Peninsula region of Tasmania
Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney

Sydney
Sal Salis

Sal Salis

Ningaloo Reef
Arkaba

Arkaba

Flinders Ranges National Park

Why we recommend Australia

  • Discover Australia’s iconic red centre, rugged tracks and aboriginal cultures
  • Witness some of the world’s most famous beaches and pristine islands
  • Australia’s underwater life rivals the best in the world
Map of Australia
About Australia

Katie Kennard "I have been lucky enough to travel around Australia many time in the last 8 years. I adore this unique country and what it has to offer. So please do give me a call and we can start planning your Australian adventure".

Why I would suggest experiencing Australia with True Luxury Travel?

We create extremely personalised, unparalleled experiences throughout Australia by cherry picking the best guides in each destination. They tell stories of the places they have come from, which brings these places to life.

It takes expertise to manage routes across Australia. Australia stretches the distance from London to Russia. Having visited Australia multiple times, I can help carve the most practical route for you.

I feel a visit to Australia is incomplete without exploring its remote interiors. These are sometimes rather complex to organise without our help with private charter planes, flight connections and excellent guides.

A Brief Guide

Australia one of the most diverse destinations in the world. It offers a never ending bucket list for adventures, whether you are looking for the next wave or searching for rare species in the outback. For foodies, Melbourne’s alleyways and Sydney’s waterfront restaurants provide superb dining experiences, whilst the vineyards in the Hunter Valley, neighbouring Sydney and Barossa Valley, nearer Adelaide provide exquisite wine.

Australia offers some of the most dramatic inspiring landscapes in the world. The remote interiors stretch from Uluru to the Kakadu National Park. This bright red, sun-baked countryside’s a unique, exhilarating sight. These remote areas are intriguing. I'd recommend immersing yourself in the stories, artworks and ancient traditions of indigenous Australians, one of the world's oldest living groups, found in the Northern Territory.

The Underworld
The Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It is a divers paradise for its brightly coloured corals and abundant marine life. Whether it’s diving with whale sharks, swimming with dolphins and sea-lions, snorkelling with turtles, cage-diving with Great White sharks or simply enjoying the clear waters, it’s worth spending time on Australia’s coastline.

Wildlife
When it comes to wildlife, Australia has many native animals, easily seen in their natural environment, from koalas in trees on Kangaroo Island to kangaroos easily seen whilst driving in the Blue Mountains. There are very few continents with three groups of mammals – monotremes, marsupials and placentals – and are home to more than 800 species of birds, including the iconic emu. 4,000 fish species and 50 types of marine mammals. Discovering Australia’s animals is one of the highlights for many.

Pristinely preserved Kangaroo Island is a place of wildlife, spectacular Southern Ocean scenery and welcoming hospitality. Enjoy encounters with Australian wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, sea lions and an abundant and varied bird life.

Tasmania’s waters some of the cleanest in the word, wade through thigh deep water, oyster picking and enjoying walks over the rugged coastline.


Sydney
Australia’s oldest and largest settlement is a vibrant city built around one of the most spectacular harbour's in the world. The city is instantly recognisable by its unique architecture of the famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney also boasts attractions such as the historic Rocks, Victorian-era Paddington and excellent beaches such as Bondi and Manly.

Uluru
At the geographical centre of the Australian continent the Desert Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the remarkable rock domes of nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Uluru rises out of the flat desert - a geological work of art, Uluru is riddled with caves, rivulets, strange wounds and gashes and is adorned with ancient Aboriginal rock paintings. To the west, the equally impressive, Kata Tjuta is a spectacular collection of 36 weathered red domes separated by narrow valleys and covering 35 square kilometres.

Melbourne
Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay. Melbourne is the arts and culture capital of Australia and is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafes and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.

Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island boasts outstanding natural beauty and its relative isolation since European settlement has ensured an abundance of wildlife in a stunning and protected natural environment. Southern Ocean Lodge is located at Hanson Bay on the island's southwest coast, and adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer/Kelly Hill National Parks.

Byron Bay
A relaxed sea-side town popular for its colourful markets, great restaurants, local folk & surrounding natural beauty, Byron Bay is the Australian mainland's most easterly point and has a population dominated by surfers, hippies and those after a ‘sea-change’ - a move from the big city to a small coastal town for a better quality of life.

I have been lucky enough to travel around Australia many time in the last 8 years. I adore this unique country and what it has to offer. So please do give me a call and we can start planning your Australian adventure.

Snapshot of Australia

Capital city: Canberra
Flight time: 22 hours and 50 minutes
Language: English
Population: 23.13 million
Religions: Catholic, Presbyterian and Reformed, Eastern Orthodox
Sun hours / day: 7 hours
Max. temperature: 30
Min. temperature: 15

Seasons in Australia

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Where to go

New South Wales

New South Wales is a southeastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a vast federal territory in Australia famed for its Outback desert landscapes.

Queensland

Queensland is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km.

South Australia

South Australia is a state defined by extreme wilderness.

Tasmania

Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves.

Victoria

Victoria is a state in southeast Australia. Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall.

Western Australia

Western Australia, covering the entire western third of the country, is made up mostly of the arid Outback.

Practical info

Insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance is essential, including medical cover. We also highly recommend trip cancellation cover. You are 100% financially protected through our membership of the Travel Trust Association.

Visas

You need a visa to travel to Australia. British citizens can get the following types of electronic visitor visa:

eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. There is no visa application charge or service fee for this;
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via your travel agent or airline. There is no visa application charge, but a service fee of A$20 applies.
Information on all other types of visa is available from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, or from the Australian High Commission in London.

In certain circumstances you may be asked to undergo a health examination before a visa can be granted, for example if you are aged 75 years or older. Factor in extra time for this when applying for a visa.

On arrival you may be asked to provide evidence of funds to support your stay and a return or onward ticket.

If you hold an ePassport you can use SmartGate to pass through passport control when arriving in Australia. See Department of Immigration & Border Protection

Passport

For entry into Australia, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

If you are transiting another country on your way to or from Australia, make sure you check the entry requirements for that country. Many countries will only permit entry if you have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport.

Vaccinations

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets. This is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water, accidents, sun exposure and insect bites. Many of the problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other preventive measures need to be taken.

Weather

Australia JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
min. temperature ( ℃ ) 19 19 18 15 12 10 8 9 12 14 16 18
Max. temperature ( ℃ ) 26 26 25 23 23 18 17 18 20 22 24 26
Rainfall ( mm ) 131 126 164 133 101 140 56 99 65 88 116 85

Our philosophy

Actual Expert Knowledge

Every one of our team has a huge passion for travel and spend at least six weeks each year visiting our lodges, meeting new managers and guides, ensuring our high standards are met and maintained.

Transparent Pricing

Unlike other tour operators, we do not charge you a premium for our services and as such, our prices are often better than booking direct because we can negotiate deals with our long standing relationships.

TOTAL Support

Our operations team are on call 24 hours a day to support you while you are travelling and to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are never left in the lurch. We are here to help so you can relax throughout your holiday. 

Blank Paper Bespoke

We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.

Unrivalled Guide Network

We are proud of our unrivalled network of guides on the ground who will turn your trips from a memorable one into a spectacular experience.

Hand Picked Lodges

Every single lodge that we propose to you has been recently visited by one of our team and meets the high standards that we set. Surprisingly, this is a rarity within the industry.

100% Financial Protection

We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.

Safety First

We have a team dedicated to producing safety intelligence in every country that we represent as a destination, so that you can travel with total peace of mind.

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