Reasons to Visit
Driving is a pleasure on Australia's scenic, safe and uncrowded roads. We usually arrange for you to be met at the airport and taken to your hotel, where a hire car will be delivered. Embark on one of the world's most scenic drives including the Great Ocean Road or Gibb River Road.
Australia's Red Centre has one of the country's highest concentrations of Aboriginal culture while in the north, Arnhem Land is Aboriginal owned and home to Australia's most extensive and significant collection of Aboriginal rock-art.
You don't need a surf board to appreciate the endless white sands that ring Australia. From the hustle and bustle of Bondi beach to the idyllic shores of the Whitsundays or remote beaches of the west, each has its own appeal.
From the world-famous Sydney in the east with her iconic Opera House and bridge, to the gleaming buildings and sandy shores of Perth, Australia offers the visitor endless opportunities to enjoy the fast-pace and excitement of city life.
Australia has one of the largest and greatest national park systems in the world, covering over 24 million hectares. With such diversity as lush rainforest to arid desert-scapes the wildlife that call these national parks home are equally diverse.
The vastness of Australia is something truly to behold and there is nowhere better to take this in than in the Outback itself, where beautiful desert-scapes stretch for as far as the eye can see.
Whatever your fitness level, there are plenty of opportunities to head out into the Australian countryside and enjoy the remarkably-varied landscapes during your trip. Choose from leisurely strolls to more strenuous, multiple day hikes.
Australia is well-known for its kangaroos and koalas, but delve a little deeper and you may come across some of the country's more unusual and interesting wildlife, such as the dugong or thorny devil.
Australia is fast-becoming one of the most highly-regarded wine producers in the world, and with the likes of the beautiful and picturesque Barossa, Yarra and Hunter valleys, as well as Margaret River region to explore, we can understand why.
The kaleidoscopic colours of the fish and corals that inhabit the world's largest offshore reef, the Great Barrier Reef to the east, and the world's largest fringing reef, Ningaloo Reef to the west, are a must-see.
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Launched in 1994, Windjammer is a classically designed 72' gaff rigged schooner offering thrilling sailing excursions through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
With large decks and spacious lounges, Windjammer is ideal for soaking up the warm tropical sunshine or enjoying an alfresco lunch whilst gazing at the turquoise waters. Below decks, Windjammer has a timeless elegance as New Guinea rosewood adorns the interiors and the fittings are reminiscent of a bygone era.
Accommodation is provided for nine guests in one stateroom with a queen size bed, two double cabins and three single cabins. All meals are provided and guests have complimentary use of snorkelling equipment. The boat is fully crewed, however you are more than welcome to take the wheel if you so desire.
Airlie is the centre of the thriving Whitsunday Coast, and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.
This huge, dramatically beautiful region extends from its temperate border with New South Wales up into the tropical north, much of it still barely explored or settled. Most of the state’s great attractions are up along the coast: the huge Daintree Rainforest, the Outback oases of the Atherton Tablelands and the kaleidoscopic colours of the Great Barrier Reef.
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