Worldly adventures with an Australian twist

Worldly adventures with an Australian twist
July 2020

At Abercrombie & Kent, we've built a legacy on delivering spectacular safari experiences in Africa and inspiring luxury adventures on every continent. Just like our intrepid community of travellers, we're always dreaming about our next big trip. It might be rediscovering the natural wonders of the African plains and waterways, unwinding on a remote tropical island, or letting our senses be overwhelmed by the delights for which the most decadent European destinations are famous.

When we think of travel, we often picture ourselves embarking on journeys to the other ends of the world. So it’s easy to forget we can experience real adventure and luxurious getaways on our own doorstep.

Experience Australia's answer to the Okavango Delta, luxurious coastal escapes and epicurean delights

A&K adventures have always had a local heart, wherever travellers choose to explore. For now, they’re just a bit more local to you. Here in Australia, you can transport yourself to spellbinding safari landscapes, discover incredible island getaways and embark on a mouthwatering foodie adventure reminiscent of roaming through provincial France, all possible without taking your passport.

Top End Safari: Explore Northern Territory's Mary River & Kakadu National Park

The vast savannahs and endless waterways of Africa are synonymous with safari adventure. Once visited, never forgotten, many believe the vast wetlands of the Mary River are the most beautiful in the Top End, Australia's own Okavango Delta, offering a spectacular safari experience with an Australian twist. The Mary River wetlands and floodplain are home to a vast variety of birdlife, along with some of the biggest barramundi and largest saltwater crocodiles. Lagoons, canals and billabongs make up these waterways, offering diverse landscapes to explore. Just 110 kilometres from Darwin, a Mary River safari is like a journey through another world.

A Northern Territory discovery isn't complete without a visit to Kakadu National Park, a heritage-listed wonder. Australia's largest national park, Kakadu is home to ancient landscapes with thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, expansive wetlands, exotic wildlife and centuries-old rock art. See breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment, or cruise on the stunning Yellow Water Billabong to spot crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat, including millions of migratory birds and native marsupials such as wallabies and quolls.

 

Find Maldives tropical magic in the Whitsundays

The Maldives are understandably the subject of many a tropical island daydream. With nearly 1200 islands offering idyllic postcard-perfect seascapes, your only issue will be deciding which islands to visit. But, Australia boasts its own idyllic island paradise in the Whitsundays. Encompassing 74 island wonders, the region sits off the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The stunning coastal landscapes are dotted with secluded beaches and offer breathtaking views both on land and underwater, with some of the best diving for keen adventurers.

A true natural paradise, you’ll be spellbound by the endless soft white beaches, awestruck as the sun sets over sparkling oceans, and can explore below the surface to witness a kaleidoscope of colourful wildlife.

Inclusive of iconic Hamilton Island, you can plan your perfect private tropical getaway, staying at the likes of magnificent qualia, escaping with family and friends to be cocooned in coastal luxury.


Taste the flavours of France on a Victorian epicurean adventure

For many travellers, the highlight of any adventure is savouring the flavourful local fare, artisanal produce, and delicious homegrown delicacies. France calls gourmands and gourmets alike with a siren song, her world famous wine, cheese and pastries justifiably revered.

But if you’re looking for an epicurean adventure closer to home, look no further than the gourmet playgrounds of Victoria's Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Ranked among Australia's premier wine regions, you can lose yourself in the Yarra Valley as you sip an array of meticulously-crafted drops from boutique wineries.

Then, head south to the Mornington Peninsula, a cornucopia of delights just an hour from the city and home to talented cheesemakers, chocolatiers and expansive olive groves. Stay at the award-winning Jackalope, the perfect boutique base from which to explore dozens of wineries, providores and boutiques dotted along the winding country roads. Enjoy a round of golf or a soak in the steaming natural mineral waters at Peninsula Hot Springs. Savour a meal at the hatted Doot Doot Doot Restaurant, the menu highlighting seasonal offerings from the best local producers.

Explore with A&K-exclusive experiences

Inspired to explore? Here at A&K, we've been working with our favourite accommodation partners and luxury operators, a number of whom have made very special offers available to A&K guests. From extended stays to exclusive departures to experience some of Australia's great walks, there's something for every traveller.

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