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Holiday in Australia

Hotels In Australia You Can Book Online Now

While we love to help you with your hotel bookings, we understand sometimes it is convenient to book online in your own time. The Virtuoso booking tool allows you to do just that! You will still receive all of the wonderful amenities we know you love – like breakfast daily, hotel credits to spend during your stay & more.  As always we’ll be there to provide advice & support if you need it. Book now.

Ponant Luxury Expeditions at Home

Ponant’s highly anticipated Australian local expedition programme for later in 2021 is now open for bookings!  Book Early and Save up to 30% & if you’re new to Ponant, you’ll receive $800 off your first voyage. Choose from the following itineraries specially curated for Australians:
Jewels of the West Coast (Broome-Fremantle, 22 Sept, 11 days from $8,430), Highlights of SW Australia (Fremantle-Fremantle, 2 Oct, 9 days from $6,130), Australia’s West Coast (Frementle-Fremantle, 10 Oct, 8 days from $5,370), Along Australia’s South Coast (Fremantle-Hobart, 17 Oct, 14 days from $10,780), Tasmania Circumnavigation (Hobart-Hobart, 30 Oct & 8 Nov, 10 days from $7,460), Queensland’s Islands & Reefs (Cairns-Brisbane, 8 Dec, 8 days from $4,670), Highlights of Australia’s East Coast (Brisbane-Hobart, 15 Dec, 9 days from $5,330), Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania (Hobart-Hobart, 23 Dec, 11 days from $8,250)
*all prices pp twin share
Click for the Ponant Luxury Expeditions At Home brochure

Australian Walking Tours

There are many fabulous multi day guided walks to choose from in Australia, offering something for everyone in the great outdoors.   Click here for detailed information on Great Walks of Australia.

Mountain, outback or beach? Are you happy to carry your own pack or would you prefer a pack-less option?  Fully catered with luxury accommodation or something a little more rustic?    We’ll help decipher your options and help you find the best walk for your travel preferences.

Australia in Luxury with A&K

Abercrombie & Kent has a fabulous range of Private Journeys in Australia where you choose your own travel dates.  Choose from The Gourmet South West (self drive WA – 7 days from $3,975pp),  The Kimberley:Beaches & Boabs (7 days from $7,695pp), FNQ-Nature’s Wonderland (7 days from $9,825pp), Top End Rock Art and Wilderness (7 days from $10,170pp), Boutique Barossa & KI (4 days from $5,655 pp), The Overland Adventure Aboard the Ghan (6 days from $9,130), Gourmet Secrets of Victoria (5 days from $5,420pp), Gourmet Tasmania (7 days from $7,205pp), Queensland Gourmet Getaway (5 days from $3,696pp), Pristine Waters of Ningaloo Reef (6 days from $5,790pp), Ancient Landscapes of the Kimberley, Barnbougle to the Bay of Fires (7 days from $4,750pp), Australia’s Red Heart (7 days from $7,395pp), South Australia: Flinders Ranges to the Fleurieu (6 days from 9,225pp).  Ask us for details.

Missing Cruising? Why Not Charter a Yacht..

Many cruise lovers are really missing the sea right now.  But there’s no need to wait – chartering a yacht or boat is a great alternative and can be enjoyed with just your group of family or close friends.  Options are available around Australia – destinations like the Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, Sydney Harbour and Pittwater and others.  There are options from the ultra-luxe right down to more budget friendly vessels, with a crew or without.  Give us a call to find out more.

Treat your pooch to a holiday in style

Now with all your travels close to home and often made by car, why not take your pampered pooch along for the journey? There are a host of luxury hotels that offer a pet friendly experience – with inclusions like the use of doggy beds, special gourmet treats & more. Some of your fabulous options are the Puppy Package at Pier One Sydney Harbour, The Langham Sydney’s Pampered Pet Programme, Ovolo’s VIP Pooch (available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra) & Lilianfel’s Bring Your Own Dog Package.
Ask us for details or to make your booking.

New South Wales

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Sydney| Great Rates Available

Birthday, anniversary, get-together, or do you simply just need a change of scenery? There are some fabulous rates at the Four Seasons Sydney – especially for mid-week stays.  In addition, all the Preferred Partner amenities you love – like breakfast and a USD$100 Food & Beverage credit to be used during your stay (and more!) are also included.  There really has never been a better time to stay at home.

Sofitel Darling Harbour Luxury Staycation

Enjoy a luxury staycation at Sofitel Darling Harbour, Time Out Magazine’s Best Luxury Hotel in Sydney for 2020. It’s the ultimate urban resort with floor-to-ceiling windows, French bathroom amenities, a stunning outdoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym, vibrant bars & restaurant (open Fri-Sun).
Book your weekend stay with us with a great rate and you’ll also receive:
• A room upgrade guaranteed at time of booking, subject to availability
• Complimentary full breakfast daily for two guests
• $150 AUD Food & Beverage credit
• Early check-in, subject to availability
• 4 pm guaranteed late check-out

Shangri-la Hotel Sydney | Virtuoso Stay 3 Pay 2 Offer

Positioned in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour, with panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge Shangri-La Hotel Sydney features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, award-winning dining experiences, and CHI, The Spa, an urban oasis in the heart of the city.
Book your luxurious short break with Mary Rossi Travel by 27 September 2021 and stay between 19 April and 30 September and stay before before 31 March and you’ll also receive Virtuoso Amenities:
• Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
• Breakfast Daily for two guests for single or double occupancy
• A $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
• Welcome Amenity
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains NSW | Virtuoso Special Stay 3 Nights and Save 30%

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a chic conservation retreat, located 3 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of protected wilderness and surrounded by two national parks, 40 freestanding Federation-style villas showcase spectacular views, each with private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace and peaceful verandah.
Stay 3 nights and save 30% with this Virtuoso special offer available until 31 March, 2021.

Coastal NSW | Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach

Since opening its arched doorways a few years ago, Halcyon House has been making waves on the luxury beachfront. The former 1960s motel favored by Cabarita surfers now attracts fashionable Gold Coast converts with its eclectic interiors and easygoing attitude. Just 19 rooms and 2 luxury 2-bedroom suites.

Book your stay online now with Virtuoso amenities

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary A La Carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom daily
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfers (Only from/to Gold Coast Airport to Halcyon House- 20 min drive)
  • Welcome Cocktail on arrival, Prosecco and Chef’s Plate in room on arrival
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

NSW Outback Experience Self Drive Itinerary | 9 Days from $1,795

Explore the NSW outback on this 9 day self-drive itinerary taking you to Dubbo, Cobar, White Cliffs, Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and back home via Wagga Wagga. Discover the friendly outback towns and local pubs, ancient landscapes, unique rock formations and rich Aboriginal culture.   Choose your add-in tours including visiting an opal mine in Cobar, exploring Mutawintji National Park’s culturally significant indigenous artworks, or the starkly beautiful landscape Mungo National Park pictured above.
Pick your travel dates and leave the rest to us.  This Itinerary can also be personally customised to your requirements.
From $1,795 for 2 people twin share.

NSW Sea, Vines & Mountains Self Drive Itinerary | 7 Days from $1,695

The sea, the wine country and the mountains are all included in this 7 day self-drive itinerary.   This holiday includes 2 nights in Port Stephens, 2 nights in the Hunter Valley and 2 nights in the Blue Mountains.  Add in your choice of optional activities such as a quad bike sand dune adventure, a Hunter Valley gourmet or wine tasting tour, or a guided eco bush walk.  Pick your travel dates and leave the rest to us. This Itinerary can also be personally customised to your requirements. From $1,695 for 2 people twin share.

Vintage Rail Journeys in NSW

Step back in time and travel in style aboard this restored 1960s ‘Aurora Australis’ sleeping train.  Celebrate Australia’s diverse history and rich culture with visits to regional towns, gardens and attractions and there’s two fabulous itineraries to choose from:
Riverina Rail Tour – 5 days plus 4 nights, with highlights including stunning sea views from the Illawarra Railway Line, historic Goulburn, Coolamon Cheese Factory, Piccolo Farm, Emeri De Bortoli’s Private Garden, Temora Rural Museum and Ambulance Museum and Blue Mountains Villages. $3,995 pp twin share. No single supplement for solos in single cabins. Dates in Mar & Oct, 2021.
Golden West Rail Tour – 5 days/4 nights. Highlights include a ‘Riverboat Postman’ cruise on the Hawkesbury River, The Hunter Valley, Werris Creek, Orange Heritage, Mayfield Garden, Kandos and the Capertee Valley, Blue Mountains Villages. $3,995 pp twin share. No single supplement for solos in single cabins. Feb, Apr, Sept & Nov dates in 2021.

Self Guided Cycling | Hunter Valley Deluxe

Experience some of the best of the Hunter Valley on this self guided cycle tour. It’s not just the wine on show – artisan olive producers, chocolatiers, chefs and bakers showcase the best of the region at the many farms, cafes and restaurants. Staying in the heart of the valley at Pokolbin, the primary wine-growing area within the Hunter Valley, everything is waiting to be discovered. The beauty of the cycle is that you are free to set your own pace, with time to enjoy a long lunch, sample local delicacies or stop for wine tastings en route. With two days spent cycling in the Valley you can really gain an appreciation for the exceptional wine and produce of the region. Staying in deluxe accommodation allows you to relax at the end of each day, delighting in the surrounding vineyard views. Electric bikes are available at small additional charge. 4 days from $910 pp twin share.

Self Guided Cycling | Mudgee Explorer

What better way to enjoy the wines, food and countryside of Mudgee, than by bike. On this self guided cycle you are free to set your own pace, with time to enjoy a long lunch, sample local cheeses or stop for a wine tasting en route. The choice is yours. There are a number of routes for you mapped out, each of which gives you ample time to appreciate the produce of this region. You’ll stay in Mudgee for 4 nights, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the delights of the town. With countless wineries, renowned restaurants and lovely cafes, you’ll be spoiled for choice for a well-earned gourmet treat after spending the day cycling through the countryside. Electric bikes are available at small additional charge. 5 days from $910pp twin share.

Australian Capital Territory

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Enjoy 5 star art deco 1920’s design at Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Weekend rates start at $616 in a King or Twin courtyard view room for two nights. Or treat yourself to a Park Suite from $1,326 for two nights. Both these rates include the Hyatt Prive benefits that you receive when you book your stay with Mary Rossi Travel : Full daily breakfast, up to USD$100 hotel credit, welcome amenity room upgrade priority, early check-in priority & late check-out priority subject to availability.

Ovolo Nishi Canberra

VIP Pooch Package | No need to leave your pampered pooch at home with this great VIP Pooch Package.  Includes a doggy bed, an eating/drinking mat and food bowl, a doggy bag with specially designed dog toys and treats, and dog-friendly staff on hand to provide assistance when you need it. You’ll also enjoy all Ovolo Perks, including continental breakfast, wifi, social hour (first round on Ovolo), in-room minibar and snacks. Rates start from $359 per night.

Hidden Canberra | Private Journey

See our capital, Canberra, through new eyes with behind the scenes and privileged access to areas normally off-limits.  Go behind the scenes at Parliament House with privileged access to off-limits areas.  Savour seasonal flavours and small-batch gins at an exclusive tasting event.  At the Australian War Memorial, hear poignant stories and privately explore with a curator followed by exclusive access to the “off display” collection of the National Museum’s purpose-built storage facilities with a behind-the-scenes tour.  3 days, from AU$1,395.  This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Homesteads and Gardens of the National Capital

With Canberra as your base, and in the company of landscape photographer & writer Trisha Dixon, you’ll explore the historic homes and gardens of the ACT & NSW, including Micalago Station, Palerang & Lambrigg. You’ll also enjoy a private viewing of a collection of paintings inspired by the unique Australian landscapes of the surrounding area & commemorate Anzac Day with the Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial. 24-28 April, 2021.
Click for prices & itinerary .

South Australia

South Australia Outback Adventure by Air | A&K Small Group Journey

This unforgettable journey into outback South Australia with Abercrombie & Kent reveals the raw landscapes of the Flinders Ranges from the air and at ground level, and a wealth of extraordinary natural wonders all the way to the Eyre Peninsula. You’ll get a unique insight to the state’s rich pastoral heritage visiting outback stations and meet the characters who reside there. And by night, call atmospheric pubs and hotels home. Delight in the myriad tastes of South Australia along the way. You’ll travel in an intimate group of no more than seven in your own private plane. 8 days from $14,900 per person twin share ($750 single supplement). Dates in March, April & May 2021. Click for itinerary.

Wildlife, Culture & Seafood | Eyre Peninsula

Explore South Australia’s remote Eyre Peninsula on this small group tour where you will be privy to the region’s incredible raw beauty, iconic wildlife encounters and ancient indigenous culture. Taste oysters shucked straight from the ocean, savour bush foods, learn of dreamtime stories and connect on a deeper level to the local indigenous community. Discover rolling sand dunes, sapphire waters and white sandy beaches dotted with emus. For those seeking a thrill, swim with sealions or cage dive with sharks. Click for itinerary. 4 Days from $3,576pp twin share.

South Australia Road Trip | 9 Day Self Drive Itinerary

Pick up your car in Adelaide and head to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for your first luxurious night at Mount Lofty House.  From there, you’ll travel to the Limestone Coast (home of spectacular natural wonders), the Murray River (where you’ll enjoy 2 nights at multi award winning The Frames) and to the Barossa Valley (one of Australia’s premier wine regions) before heading back to Adelaide.  This 9 day self drive itinerary (click here for itinerary) includes your car hire and starts from $7,595 for 2 people twin share.  Kangaroo Island extensions are available. Interested in exploring other South Australian regions? Let us know your time frame, budget and interests and we’ll customise a driving itinerary especially for you.

Savour South Australia | A food and wine lovers ultimate exploration

Embark on a journey showcasing the best of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren wine regions on this 5 day escorted tour. This culinary discovery will connect you to the makers, growers and passionate owners of South Australia’s food and wine scene. Some of the highlights include exploring Adelaide’s Central Market and meeting the stall holders, an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design at Seppeltsfield winery, supporting the bushfire recovery in collaboration with the #EmptyEsky movement, and a top floor tasting at D’Arenburg’s Cube with 360-degree views of the vineyards followed by a delicious three-course lunch with wine at the stunning d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. Departures October – March. From $2,995pp twin share. Sound great? Ask us for details.

Queensland

Indigenous & Wild Queensland

Escape to two of Australia’s most remote and untouched wilderness areas in style.

This is a voyage which combines 4WD exploration and trekking, etched with indigenous culture, rare wildlife encounters and is accented with rustic luxe touches – Epicurean meals, sundowner drinks and sustainable, private glamping accommodation. Your guides will showcase their secrets spots, recount stories of people and indigenous inhabitants, explorers and settlers who created the human history of this area. 10 days from $7,936 pp twin share. Two departure dates:  14-23May, 2021 & 6-15 Aug, 2021 (Crooked Compass)

The Scenic Rim Trail | Walking Tour

Walk along the Great Dividing Range through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest and see native fauna and flora in all its glory on this 5 day Great Walks of Australia itinerary. No need to carry your own pack and you’ll be welcomed at the end of each day to your eco-camp to experience the relaxed luxury service Spicers is renowned for. All inclusive, $3,190pp.  There are also 2 and 3 day walk options available each month.  Limited availability.  Ask us for details.

Sand & Sea | Explore The Sunshine Coast

Starting in Brisbane, you’ll head to Rainbow Beach to explore the beautiful beaches and bushwalks that are just moments from your accommodation.  Then over to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, where you’ll enjoy a full day guided 4WD tour over sand dunes and through beautiful rainforests.  Finally enjoy 3 nights accommodation on the Noosa beachfront, plus a small group cruise and canoe on the Noosa River.  8 nights from $2,070pp twin share (Southern Crossings)

Outback, Rainforest & Reef | Luxury Far North Qld

On this 10 night luxury holiday, you’ll explore the rugged outback, ancient rainforests and world heritage coral reefs.   You’ll stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge, on a 28,000 hectare working cattle farm (and Australia’s newest luxury lodge), Daintree EcoLodge, nestled in the rainforest and Orpheus Island surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.  Includes fabulous experiences in each destination.  From $11,790pp twin share (Southern Crossings)

Australia Retreat | Queensland Daintree

Explore the world’s oldest rainforest – including a private area not open to the general public, spot crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on Cooper Creek, take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation on this 5 day journey. At the end of the day relax in the comfort of your 4-star resort accommodation.  $2,360pp twin share (solos from +$630). Monthly departures (Intrepid)

South Australia

Wildlife, Culture & Seafood – Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Explore South Australia’s remote Eyre Peninsula where you will be privy to the region’s incredible raw beauty, iconic wildlife encounters and ancient indigenous culture. Taste oysters shucked straight from the ocean, savour bush foods, learn of dreamtime stories and connect on a deeper level to the local indigenous community.

4 Days from $3,576 AUD. Single supplement $436.36. Dates available 18 Nov 2021, 10 Feb & 17 Nov, 2022.(Crooked Compass).

Western Australia

The Best of Western Australia with COMO The Treasury and Cape Lodge

This indulgent five night package includes two nights at the COMO The Treasury in the heart of Perth, followed by a three night coastal exploration of the Margaret River Wine Country at Cape Lodge. The package includes Virtuoso amenities at COMO The Treasury (daily breakfast, upgrade & early check-in/late check-out if available, US$100 hotel credit and more), and at Cape Lodge, an upgrade if available, daily breakfast, vineyard tour and wine tasting, sunset picnic hamper and more. The package is available for stays until 17 December. From $3,610 for two guests.
Click here for more details.

Whale Sharks & Wines of the West | 7 Days Private Jet

Take to the skies and explore four regions in a single week with Captain’s Choice – visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & learn from your indigenous guide about the relationship between art, culture and a connection to the land, snorkel with whale sharks & manta rays at Ningaloo Reef, sample the wines of Margaret River and the oysters of Coffin Bay.. $14,900 pp twin share (+$1,500 for solos). Departs 2 May, 2021. Ask us for details.