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Best time to be there
All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Designer walking lodge. Gourmet meals and foot spas. Wildlife, ancient landscapes and indigenous culture. Read more ...
Whitsunday Island getaway. Luxury private pavilion accommodation. Range of superb dining options. Read more ...
Truly luxurious accommodation, including the magnificent Southern Ocean Lodge and boutique homestead Arkaba Station, is an integral element of this inspiring southern journey. Read more ...
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The world's largest island and the world's smallest continent, Australia is like nowhere else on earth. A place where superlatives and expectations collide, where an ancient past is inseparable from the modern present with hyper-sophisticated cities rising glittering into the clear blue Antipodean sky.
Holidays to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent will get you closer to the people and places that make this fascinating country so special.
The Barrier Reef, off the Queensland coast, is one of the world's natural wonders, protecting a mountain coast draped with untouched rainforest, and a magnet for many luxury Australia holidays and Australia honeymoons. In the vast inland deserts, mountains, valleys, rivers and plains, the ancient Aboriginal cultures add a spiritual dimension to timeless landscapes.
Holidays to Australia would not be complete without a visit to New South Wales, home to the big city buzz of Sydney, beaches at Byron Bay and the dramatic Blue Mountains. With so much to offer you will be amazed at what you'll find here from festivals to fine food and wine trails, amazing landscapes and friendly locals.
The Outback is dominated by mighty Ayers Rock (Uluru) in the Northern Territory, a towering monolith with mystical tales of the Aborigines and where centuries-old rock paintings are waiting to be discovered. Continue your luxury Australia travel further north where the wilds of Kakadu National Park, showcase rugged Australian beauty at its best.
Australia holidays in the southernmost state of Victoria offer dramatic coastlines along one of the world's most travelled roads, leading to Adelaide (South Australia) with its multitude of churches and the renowned Barossa Valley where you can indulge in a tipple of fine Australian wine.
Last, but by no means least, is the largest state of Australia, Western Australia. Home of the quokka, a furry little marsupial that will delight even the most experienced nature lover.
Suggested Australia Accommodation Offers
From the moment you enter Sea Temple, you will be drawn to the incredible lagoon swimming pool that is the central feature. Around its edge, and hidden amongst tropical gardens, are a range of rooms...
A short walk from the vibrant city centre, the Four Seasons is perfectly situated overlooking Sydney harbour in the historic Rocks district. 531 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in a luxurious contemporary style...
The Langham Hotel, which has won almost every prestigious domestic and international award, is a superb urban retreat known for its tranquil, boutique atmosphere, yet offers easy access to Sydney Harbour Bridge and big city action. The Langham Hotel offers guests the highest standards in accommodation, cuisine and personal service.
Award winning Lizard Island offers the ultimate in luxurious holiday seclusion. Beautiful, natural and wild and the most northern of all resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a place reserved for the fortunate few.
Just 20 minutes from Port Douglas, hidden beneath the dense canopy of the oldest rainforest on earth, the serenity of Silky Oaks Lodge makes you feel a lot further from the modern world.
Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay. An inspired architectural design takes full advantage of the spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains.
Exclusive and award-winning, Southern Ocean Lodge epitomises the Australian luxury experience. Blending seamlessly with the pristine landscape, the lodge is an architectural masterpiece comprising 21 contemporary suites.
Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine
waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet sits cleverly within breathtaking natural surrounds.
Voted Best Resort in the World in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards in 2012, qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island.
This rare island hideaway is exceptionally beautiful and little known. Located just 80km north of Townsville.
It’s difficult to think of a better way to appreciate the diversity of Australia than embarking on an epic transcontinental journey aboard the Indian Pacific.
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Grand Hyatt Melbourne is the city centre of luxury, located on Collins St in the heart of Melbourne's most prestigious shopping, dining and theatre precinct and within walking distance to many tourist attractions.
Designed to feel like a luxurious second home, Molori Great Barrier Reef is an ultra-exclusive, high-design, five-suite retreat in Port Douglas, Australia, located between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Surrounded by one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, the Berkeley River Lodge is Australia’s newest and most remote luxury lodge.
The Henry Jones is Australasia's first and only dedicated art hotel. Located on Hobart's waterfront, this historic row of warehouses have been transformed into 50 sumptuously designed rooms, featuring art by local...
El Questro Homestead is an outstanding blend of remote regional hospitality and the exploration of the superb outback wilderness landscape of the Kimberley.
Lying on the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman is one of Australia's most awarded private island destinations. The resort features 212 superbly appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa, all...
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Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) was voted “World’s Best Luxury Tour Operator” and “Best Africa Tour Operator” for the ninth consecutive year by travel agents at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.