The sheer achievement of climbing the Harbour Bridge is as satisfying as the panorama unfolding beneath your feet. The waterfront, the Opera House and, on a clear day, views from the Pacific to the Blue Mountains. By day, there’s a real energy with road traffic and ferries scuttling below, but there’s a special magic at twilight as the city glows electric around you.
Climbs dependent on time of year and demand; details confirmed at time of booking.
Savour canapés and sparkling wine as the sun slowly sets over Uluru, with the sound of the didgeridoo setting the scene. Watch the coloured lights of 50,000 glass spheres illuminate the vast night sky while enjoying a three-course bushtucker-inspired buffet menu. Learn about the background and significance of the installation before following illuminated paths through the field. Return to the viewing area to enjoy a sweet treat, hot chocolate or port.
Encounter wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus at Sydney’s Featherdale Wildlife Park before journeying to the spectacular Blue Mountains region. Visit the picturesque Wentworth Falls and admire views over the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters. Continue to Blackheath and Mount Wilson to enjoy views from a number of lookouts before visiting the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.
Discover the joys of surfing on famous Bondi Beach. Learn how to safely get out and up onto your first wave, with plenty of hands-on help. Your instructor will provide lots of feedback and specific instruction, helping you to surf at your best possible pace. Once you’ve built up your confidence and technique, hit the surf and have fun! This half-day experience also includes a tour of Bondi with your instructor, with a visit to a surf life-saving club and a casual beachside lunch.
Travel in comfort on board Calypso – a custom-designed motorised catamaran, complete with day bed-style seating and spacious decks, to 3 different Outer Barrier Reef sites that showcase the reef’s colourful marine life just a few metres below the surface. There’ll be the opportunity to listen to interpretive reef talks and enjoy guided snorkel tours. Departs from Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 75.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Morning and afternoon tea
Interpretive reef talk
Prescription masks, floatation devices, lycra suits and wetsuits
Guided snorkel tour
Daily departures except 25 Dec
Explore Cape Tribulation’s rainforest before crossing the mighty Daintree River. Enjoy morning tea and a tour at the Daintree Discovery Centre. Move on to Cape Tribulation Beach and its boardwalk for lunch in a stunning rainforest setting before re-crossing the river and cruising along its tranquil mangrove-lined waters. Visit the stunning Mossman Gorge before returning to Cairns.
Journey to the seaside suburb of Glenelg and board the ‘Temptation’ catamaran – a sleek and stable platform for spotting marine wildlife. This cruise takes you out onto the blue waters of the Gulf of St Vincent which are home to over a thousand common and bottlenose dolphins. Watch these endearing creatures at play or enjoy the unique chance to swim with them in their natural environment.
Depart from Hervey Bay by ferry for this thrilling full-day adventure on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Explore the island’s unique environment in a 4x4 Hummer and discover highlights including Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek, the Central Station rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, the stunning coloured sands of The Pinnacles and the iconic Maheno Shipwreck, which was beached during a cyclone in 1935
Discover breathtaking coastal views on the famous Great Ocean Road. Snap a photogenic lighthouse en route and try to spot wildlife including whales and dolphins (dependent on season). Stop for lunch (payable locally) then you’ll venture out on a Eucalyptus Forest Walk for a chance to see kangaroos and koalas. Continue your tour to visit the iconic Twelve Apostles and the stunning shipwreck site, Loch Ard Gorge.
Get under the skin of Melbourne’s vibrant personality on this walking tour. Uncover the vivid street art of the laneways and its quirky cafés and independent shops. Learn of the historic tales of these walkways as you explore a city loved by its locals. You’ll also visit Melbourne’s pretty arcades and after the tour you can return to your favourite spots at your leisure. Walking tours run in the morning and afternoon and are also available with lunch.
Depart from Sydney for a tour of the beautiful Hunter Valley and some of its renowned wineries, stopping en route to visit the Australia Reptile Park. Enjoy a selection of perfectly paired wines and cheeses along with stunning views at Mount View Estate and visit Brokenwood Wines which is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. Enjoy lunch and wine under the vines and further tastings.
Explore Kakadu National Park, home to Aboriginal Rock Art, wildlife and natural panoramas. After an early departure from Darwin, head south down the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide River. Drive through the Marrakai Plains and stop at Nourlangie Rock. Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Take the ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island for an ultimate, small group 4x4 wildlife experience. The island’s various habitats provide a haven for 267 species of birds including the rare Kangaroo Island Glossy Black cockatoo, as well as mammals including echidnas, bandicoots and wallabies. Stroll along the beach at Seal Bay where sea lions bask on the sand and enjoy lunch in a bush setting. There’s also the option to upgrade to a flight, either one-way or both ways.
Rise early and journey through sandhill country from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Creek Station.After breakfast, continue to Kings Canyon and hike to the rim for superb views over Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon to lookout points for views down into the gorge. Visit the beautiful Garden of Eden oasis (3½ hours) or opt for a easier walk along the canyon creek bed (1½ hours). Visit Kings Canyon Resort before your scenic journey to Ayers Rock Resort.
Journey to stunning Litchfield National Park and admire the enchanting main falls before enjoying scenic bush and monsoon vine forest walks. View Florence Falls before descending stairs to the plunge pool below for the chance to swim. Continue to Tolmer Falls followed by Wangi Falls for another opportunity to swim and an optional steady climb through the forest to the top of the falls.
The Margaret River area is Western Australia’s best known wine region and it is famed for its elegant premium white wines and distinctive premium red wines. On this full-day tour you will visit some outstanding wineries and enjoy some quality tastings. Admire the beautiful scenery and indulge in a delicious winery lunch with a range of choices from a contemporary menu featuring local produce and a complimentary glass of wine.
Thanks to its high speed, this 20-metre catamaran takes just over an hour to reach the Great Barrier Reef. Your first stop will be Upolu Cay – a naturally formed coral cay with protected clear shallow waters. Take a glass-bottom boat ride, swim, snorkel or dive (extra cost). Then cruise on to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef where there’s the chance for guided snorkelling. Departs from Cairns. Maximum passengers: 75.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Adventure Drift Snorkelling tour with Marine Naturalist
Guided snorkel tours
Glass bottom boat – coral viewing tour with reef interpreter
Hire of Lycra, wet suits and prescription masks
Daily departures except 25 Dec and 01 Jan
Encounter some of Australia’s most adorable residents in this all-day tour. Meet wallabies, koalas and pint-sized endangered marsupials like the Eastern Quoll at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and visit the historic Churchill Island. See koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre before going to Summerland Beach to catch the enchanting Penguin Parade as hundreds of little penguin make their way home across the sand.
Enjoy views of the rugged coastline and stops at the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and Waterfall Bay – one of Tasmania's 'Great Short Walks' on the way to the ruins of the 19th-Century penal settlement at Port Arthur Historic Site. Discover the site’s fascinating and violent history and enjoy a guided walking tour and short harbour cruise. Visit the pretty historic village of Richmond and see Australia's oldest bridge, which was built by convicts.
Board Quicksilver’s 45-metre high-speed catamaran on a full-day cruise to Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from a semi-submersible, an underwater observatory or snorkel and dive. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic 35-minute helicopter flight back to Port Douglas. This cruise is ideal for those keen to do lots of activities and the helicopter option (also possible on the way out) adds a wonderful airborne perspective. Departs from Port Douglas.
Travel on board this fast stable motor catamaran for 1½ hours to reach Marine World on the Outer Barrier Reef. You’ll spend around 5 hours at this private reef platform, which provides the ideal base for activities including snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory viewing and relaxing on the spacious sundeck. Other activities – such as scenic helicopter flights and diving – are available at extra cost.
Departs from: Cairns. Maximum passengers: 190.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Government Environmental Management Charge
Semi Submersible tours
Glass Bottom Boat tours
Use of sundeck, fresh water showers and change rooms
Snorkelling equipment & flotation aids
Fish feeding & identification by Marine Biologist
Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef
Daily departures except 01 Jan
Reef Sleep is a unique adventure, offering the chance to sleep under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef! By day, Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefworld’ pontoon at Hardy Reef is used by day trippers as a base to explore the marine-rich waters. After 3pm, it’s an exclusive spot for a small number of guests. Enjoy quiet snorkelling time, sip Champagne at sunset, and watch as the reef comes alive. Then let the waves lull you to sleep in your cosy swag, set up out in the open-air on the top deck of the pontoon.
2 days/1 night
Depart from Rockingham for the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Cruise sheltered bays and islands in search of the 200-plus dolphins that swim in these waters. Feel the excitement build as the skipper spots the first group of the day and be ready with your wetsuit, flippers, snorkel and mask so that you can enter the water. The wild dolphins may choose to initiate an interaction with you as you swim in the open waters. A light lunch is included.
Travel by high speed ferry to Rottnest Island for a day of adventure. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches and has a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800s. Explore its beautiful natural surroundings on a leisurely bike ride and segway tour before boarding the late afternoon ferry for your transfer back to Perth.
Board your Sailaway vessel at Port Douglas Marina and set off on a sunset sail cruise along the Port Douglas coastline on board the luxury 'Lagoon' catamaran. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views, and enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne, wine or beer, alongside a selection of canapés.
Departs from: Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 40.
1.5 hours of sailing along the coastline off Port Douglas
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or beer
Selection of canapes including dips, crudites and cheese platter
Environmental Management charge.
Daily departures except 25 Dec
This amazing tour visits the venues of some of Australia’s most popular sporting events. Explore Flemington, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held, and drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park on the Grand Prix Circuit. Next, tour the Rod Laver Arena. You’ll also go inside the media centre theatrette and – events permitting – onto the arena (all subject to availability).
Venture inside one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres on a thrilling backstage tour. This early morning small group guided tour will take you to areas usually restricted to visitors. Stand on stage in the world-famous concert hall or opera theatre, enter the precincts of the stagehands and crew, stride through the orchestra pit and even peek inside the stars’ dressing rooms!
Tali Wiru means ‘beautiful dune’ in the local Anangu language and this open-air restaurant offers an intimate dining experience under the starry Southern Desert sky. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views of Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta as Champagne and canapés are served around the firepit, a four-course dinner of world-class cuisine, premium Australian wine and indigenous storytelling.
Local guides and skilled narrators will tell you all about the past and present of Australia's oldest neighbourhood on this fascinating tour. Hear entertaining accounts of Sydney’s colourful past, discover the narrow alleyways and cobblestone lanes, and view some of Sydney’s oldest dwellings. Visit the gothic Garrison Church, George Street, the Suez Canal and Rocks Square, as well as pubs once frequented by locals, sailors and rogues!
Enjoy a full day tour, driving through Adelaide’s cultural precinct and historic North Adelaide, stopping to see St Peters Cathedral or the Adelaide Oval and visit Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre for a tour and tastings. After lunch (not included), drive to Mount Lofty Summit and wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages before arriving at Hahndorf. Explore the main street before afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the popular Hahndorf Inn.
Rise early and travel to the base of Uluru for breakfast before beginning your guided six-mile base walk of Uluru as the sun rises. Learn about the landscapes and Aboriginal rock paintings and hear traditional stories as you walk from Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site and continue to the Mala Walk which includes a visit into Kantju Gorge. If it’s been raining you can see water cascading over the side of Uluru. Continue along the Lungkata Walk and the Mutitjulu Waterhole before your return.
From Port Douglas, head off on this personalised and engaging small group tour to spend the day with a local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guide. Visit a number of culturally significant areas and learn about the amazing relationships that the Kuku Yalanji have with their land. Walk through the rainforest and coastal habitats to learn about the flora and fauna, stop at a freshwater creek to enjoy lunch, try traditional Aboriginal hunting practices and cool off in a freshwater stream.
Daily departures except 25 Dec and 01 Jan
Quicksilver’s 30-metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with a more sedate and luxurious small group experience. Depart Port Douglas on an hour’s cruise to Low Isles – a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon with a wide sandy beach and clear, calm waters. Arrive mid-morning and spend your day snorkelling, scuba diving, exploring on guided beach walks or simply relaxing on the beach. Departs from Port Douglas.
Depart from Alice Springs on this full-day tour where you will experience the spectacular landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the dramatic deep red cleft of Standley Chasm, the stunning scenery of Ellery Creek Big Hole and the cultural significance of the Ochre Pits. Enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch before visiting Glen Helen Gorge and Ormiston Gorge. See the towering cliffs of quartzite at Simpsons Gap where you can spot black-footed rock wallabies.
Head out into the Ningaloo Reef's crystal-clear waters for a magical swim with a whale shark. Accompanied by experience divemasters who can teach your the basics of snorkelling if it's your first time, you'll get into the water and get close to the ocean's largest fish. Whale sharks are bigger than great whites, but thanks to their diet of small fish and plankton, they're safe to swim with. As part of your full-day experience, you'll get lunch, refreshments and all the equipment needed.
Revel in the natural beauty of one of Victoria’s most loved national parks on this walking tour. Spend a full day following captivating walking trails as you explore this beautiful region and its stunning views of the azure coast. Spot native wildlife such as kangaroo, wombat and emu, and visit the white-sand Squeaky Beach where the quartz squeaks as you walk over it. You’ll also have the chance to have a rainforest walk or head to a peak for panoramic vistas.
Explore Yarra Valley’s sprawling wineries on this exciting tour through breathtaking scenery. You’ll visit Yering Station, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines for cellar door tastings before enjoying lunch at Rochford over a glass of estate wine. Then take a private guided tour through the award-winning Domaine Chandon winery, learning how this world class bubbly is made and savouring a glass of wine and nibbles in the magnificent Green Point Room.