Experience the Ultimate Australia
Please explore this detailed website and get back to us with the things that YOU want to do. We will then help you put the complex logistics together.
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and Golf Tours in Australia - by John Dunn
There is so much to see in this vast island continent, but following on
the success of our "off the beaten track" African safaris, We
have decided to seek out the same formula in Australia. In South Australia
I have found the right combination of wildlife, Aboriginal culture and spectacular
scenery, combined with classic personalized Australian hospitality for small
groups/families of people. We can combine this with the Great Barrier Reef
in Queensland and perhaps Sydney, which will make a truly unique holiday.
As just one example of an itinerary you will visit:
- The beautiful Gawler Ranges.
- Kangaroo Island - home to more wildlife than anywhere else
- Clare Valley - the heart of Australia's wine region, Flinders
Range, staying on the 60,000 acre Arkaba Station.
- Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayres Rock).
As in Africa, distances are vast and logistics complicated, so the trips
will not be cheap - in the region of $450 per person per day depending
on group size, but, we believe, unique and excellent value for
money. We have set this up with Drew Kluska in Australia who has
himself worked in Africa in some of our small, personalized homesteads.
For a detailed daily schedule, visit our Sample
Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia: The
legendary Great Barrier Reef is a must do on a visit to Australia.
There are many ways to get there, but amongst the most spectacular, and
most exclusive, is to fly to Lizard Island, right on the inner reef. There
is only one small comfortable lodge on this famous island, and from there
you are only 30 minutes from the outer reef, where you will experience some
of the finest diving - and snorkelling anywhere on earth. You can snorkel
right off the beach, hike, deep sea fish - or simply relax!
Portee Station: Many of the homesteads you will stay at have been in the
same family for 4 or 5 generations and have been beautifully restored to
their former splendor, with all the modern comforts. Portee is one of the
oldest homesteads in the area, and enjoys a 4 mile stretch of the Murray
River, at the same time being home to a great variety of wild life. Here
you will enjoy it all, from a tranquil cruise along the billabong, to frantically
trying to beat the wombat back down its hole - imposible!
Swim with wild sea lions: A unique wildlife experience:
At Bairds Bay, a tiny town on the West coast of the Eyre peninsular,
Alan and Trish Payne will introduce you to the "locals", allowing you the opportunity
to swim with completely wild sea lions and dolphins - an amazing and absolutely
thrilling interaction with totally wild creatures. After all that activity,
relax on the boat and perhaps do a spot of fishing for the local delicacy
- King George Whiting - and enjoy a seafood cooked to perfection by your
Arkaba Station: Nestled in the magnificent Flinders Ranges, and adjoining
the world famous Wilpena Pound, lies the 60,000 acre Arkaba Station, the
pride and joy of Dean and Lizzie Rasheed. Dean will personally introduce
you to the excitements of Australian farming today, while getting you close
to a wide variety of wildlife, either on horseback, on foot or by car.