Whether you’re flying over the glorious Red Centre and Uluru, discovering the Kimberley in a Zodiac, or rejuvenating your soul in the land of Tasmania, there’s nothing like Australia. Depending on your taste in adventure, here are three ways to experience Australia by either air, land, or sea.
Australia is a vast and vibrant land, so one of the most innovative ways you’ll see the natural wonders spread about is on an air safari. Bill Peach Journeys’ two week all-inclusive air cruise does it in a modern, specially configured aircraft. Start in Sydney, then hop over to the tropics and come face to face with steely-eyed crocs. Next, head over to the Kimberley and its ancient Bungle Bungle ranges and spectacular Mitchell Falls. Here, you’ll witness the sunset over the Indian Ocean, then join the Anangu people in Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. You’ll meet the locals, rest your head at homesteads, and get a glimpse of Australia that few get to experience.
If you prefer your feet on the ground, then walk on over to Tasmania. Known to have the world’s cleanest air and purest waters, Tasmania is also home to great walks, beautiful bays, and some new outstanding eco-resorts. Saffire is an architectural masterpiece designed to capture the beauty of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. From the moment you step onto the resort, you will feel renewed. The spa draws on Tasmania’s restorative natural beauty while the suites are designed for utmost privacy, with stunning views of the Hazards Mountains.
As Saffire inspires your soul, Palate restaurant will nourish your body. Run by culinary master Hugh Whitehouse, the restaurant lovingly prepares local, organic produce and other native delicacies to deliver au guéridon cooking and silver service with panache. Don’t forget to explore the nearby deserted beaches and wild bushland.
For those who love the water and a path less traveled, a cruise around Australia’s northwest is the answer. Start in the Top End of Darwin, and head west to Broome on a five-star expedition cruise. The Orion is no conventional ship; it was uniquely created to access the inaccessible in utmost comfort. On board, experience every comfort imaginable as well as the gastronomic delights of Executive Chef Gary Potifar. On shore, see Australia’s highest waterfall, King George Falls, while exploring in a Zodiac boat. Join an expedition team to view Aboriginal rock art sites, and wrap it all up on the white sands of Cable Beach with an unforgettable camel safari.