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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.

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney Staycation Packages

Steeped in character and elegance, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s financial and fashion district and housed in the historic former General Post Office building.
City Escape Package – From A$295 per night.
Love Sydney Package – From A$320 per night
Suite Special – From $750 for 2 nights.
All these offers have value added extras and represent sensational value – Ask us for details..

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.

Hyatt Prive Sydney & Melbourne Offer | Stay 3 Pay 2 Staycation

Enjoy a very special offer for stays at Park Hyatt Sydney, Park Hyatt Melbourne & Grand Hyatt Melbourne.  Book your three or more night stay by 30 September and stay between now and 31 March, 2021 and you’ll receive a complimentary night.  You will also receive your Hyatt Prive benefits for booking with us: breakfast daily, $100 food and beverage credit, welcome amenity, early arrival and or late checkout if available.   All stays using this offer can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance with no penalty.

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.
Resort reopens on 1 July.  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. Reopening 2nd July, 2020.

    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

Waterways, whales & wine | Luxury 4 Night Self Drive Itinerary | Hunter Valley & Central Coast

Unwind by the sea at Bannisters Port Stephens, a boutique coastal getaway providing oceanview accommodation, a divine day spa and Rick Stein signature seafood. Cruise Port Stephens’ tranquil waterways for the opportunity to spot dolphins and, in season (May to November) migrating whales. Walk on the beach, hike through native bushlands or dine by the water in Port Stephens.
From here, head inland to recharge at the wonderfully romantic and relaxing Spicers Vineyards Estate. Set on its own private vineyard, in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, this is the place to enjoy fine wines and great food (and perhaps even another visit to the day spa!). Enjoy a guided behind-the-scenes experience and tasting at one of the region’s boutique wineries.
From $1,460pp (based on double/twin share. $2,920 total for two people).

A Weekend In the Outback | 2 Days Private Plane

This Captain’s Choice itinerary takes you from Sydney to Broken Hill, Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, Birdsville and back… Fly over the mysterious Marree Man and the vast beauty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill, unearth the gems of Coober Pedy, have lunch and a beer at the bar in the legendary Birdsville Hotel. $3,750pp twin share (+$250 for solos). Departs 24 Oct 2020 & 20 March, 202. Ask us for details.

Capital to Coast | Luxury 6 Night Self Drive Itinerary | Canberra, Sapphire Coast & South Coast

Explore our capital’s star attractions with the chic and quirky QT Canberra as your base. Enjoy a private tour of the Australian War Memorial with behind-the-scenes access. Continue your journey on the NSW south coast, and explore Merimbula’s sheltered waterways and scenic walks, staying at the contemporary Coast Resort, nestled between the ocean and the lake on NSW’s sparkling Sapphire Coast.
Travel north, past an endless string of beautiful beaches, stunning national parks and coastal towns to arrive at Jervis Bay. Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise on the crystal clear waters and Australian glamping at its finest.  Paperbark Camp delivers the perfect balance of nature and nurture. Unwind in the tranquil surrounds: kayaking, hiking, mountain biking .. or doing nothing at all, before taking the scenic route back to Sydney, recharged and refreshed.
From $1,540pp (based on double/twin share. $3,080 total for two people).

Wines & Wilderness | Luxury 4 Night Self Drive Itinerary | Hunter Valley & Blue Mountains

Head for the Hunter Valley Wine Country just north of Sydney to enjoy two nights of fabulous food and wine, staying at the wonderfully inviting Spicers Guest House.  Explore the boutique cellar doors and world-renowned labels that are dotted throughout Australia’s oldest wine growing region.  Sample great wines and fresh regional produce.  Also included is a private cellar door experience to take you behind-the-scenes at one of the Hunter’s finest wineries.
Then travel inland to spend the following two nights exploring the Blue Mountains beyond the icons and discover what makes this beautiful wilderness area so World Heritage-worthy. Enjoy the fresh air and space, adventure action and relaxation all in the soothing surrounds of Spicers Sangoma Retreat.
From $1,870pp (based on double/twin share. $3,740 total for two people)

Out of the Ordinary Outback | 7 Days of Adventure

Unfamiliar to most Australians (other than as the backdrop to films such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Broken Hill is the gateway to an extraordinary collection of outback experiences. Over seven adventure-packed days, travel on red dirt roads and picnic beneath red river gums, noodle for opals in the underground township of White Cliffs and cruise the vast Menindee Lake waterways and wetlands. Watch the sun set over the ‘Walls of China’ in Mungo National Park and dine under the outback stars in Broken Hill. Walk in the footsteps of Australia’s legendary early explorers (Sturt, Burke and Wills) and learn about a history more ancient than any other (with local Aboriginal heritage dating back some 40,000 years). Enjoy insights into life on the land with a stay on a working outback sheep station; and to life underground with a stay at White Cliffs’ Underground Motel. From Wilcannia to White Cliffs, Mungo to Mutawintji, experience an extraordinary diversity of landscapes and meet a colourful collection of outback characters.
From $7,025pp (based on double/twin share. Minimum 4 people travelling. $28,100 total for 4)

Food and Wines of Country NSW | 11-15 Sept, 2020

Join ‘The Wine Man’ Peter Bourne on a tour through the vine-covered hills and country lanes of Orange and New South Wales’ Central West region to sample some of Australia’s most exciting new wines and produce. While the wines and vineyards will be the highlight, you will also visit quaint regional villages showcasing local artisans and much-loved dining establishments. $3,950 pp twin share (+$500 for solos). Click here for more information.

Spring Gardens of the Blue Mountains | 11-18 Oct, 2020

Wander through the dramatic landscapes of the Blue Mountains and discover hidden treasures in some of the region’s finest private and botanical gardens, coloured in their peak springtime bloom. Stay in comfort at Lilianfels Resort and Spa. $5,450 pp twin share (+$1,150 for solos). Click here for more information.


qualia, Great Barrier Reef | Virtuoso Retreat Package

qualia’s distinctive style combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service makes it a luxurious resort on world-class standards. Package Inclusions • Four nights’ accommodation (one night complimentary) • A la carte breakfast daily at the Long Pavilion Restaurant • All non-alcoholic beverages at qualia • VIP return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina transfers • Use of a two-seater electric golf buggy • VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island • Use of non-motorised watercraft • Complimentary WiFi. qualia Four Night Retreat Package Leeward Pavilion $4,200 per pavilion & Windward Pavilion $6,300 per pavilion.  Book by 31 Aug, 2020 for travel until 31 March, 2021. Some blackout dates apply.

InterContinental Hayman Island, Whitsundays | Stay 4 Pay 3

Nestled at the northernmost point of the stunning Whitsundays, Australia’s most iconic private island resort offers a secluded piece of paradise. From the moment you step off your seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht, you will discover an idyllic destination of privacy and pampering.

We have a great offer for InterContinental Hayman Island.  Stay 4 Pay 3 Offer for stays 1st September to 20 December which includes breakfast. Book by 31st July.

The Scenic Rim Trail

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. Departures available in July or from November. There are also 2 and 3 day walk options available each month. 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)

Short Break | Love The Life Of Riley

You’ll stay at the brand new waterfront hotel The Riley in Cairns on this 4 night tropical North Queensland exploration.  Includes a full day Great Barrier Reef cruise, full day private tour of the tropical north including a croc spotting cruise on the Daintree River, a one hour helicopter scenic flight over the reef and rainforest & more.  From $3,295pp 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)

Other States

Jackalope Virtuoso Weekend Packages,  Mornington Peninsula VIC

Just one hour from Melbourne, Jackalope is set on a pristine property amid the Mornington Peninsula wine region. Here, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames a luxury hotel unique in both destination and design.  Highlights include 45 designer dens, immersive wine and culinary experiences and a striking, black 30-metre infinity pool overlooking the vines.

Weekend Packages are $1,600 for a Terrace Room (ask us for other room types) and include Friday and Saturday night’s accommodation, daily breakfast, four course dinner for two in Doot Doot Doot, $100 dining credit in Rare Hare, minibar (excl wine), on demand movies and popcorn, early check in and taste check out – plus your Virtuoso Amenities of an additional $135 hotel credit and an upgrade on arrival (subject to availability).
For stays from 26 June until 21 September, 2020.

Walking in Australia

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.

Southern Islands | 7 Days Private Jet

On this round trip from Sydney, in a group of just 35, you’ll unearth the remote enclaves of Australia’s southern islands. Visit MONA in style, seek out King Island’s famous cheese and beef, learn about the devastating Kangaroo Island bushfires, enjoy a private paddle steamer ride on the Murray and more.. $12,500 pp twin share (+$1,200 for solos). This Captain’s Choice itinerary departs 25 Sep 2020 & 19 Feb 2021. Ask us for 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 1 Sep, 2020 & 2 May, 2021. Ask us for details.

Wilpena Pound & The Flinders Ranges by Private Plane

On this Captain’s Choices’ 3 day private plane itinerary you’ll enjoy the off-road thrills of a 4WD journey through Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a private trip along the Pichi Richi Railway, explore Wilpena Pound from above or on foot and spend two nights in the rugged landscapes of the Flinders Ranges. Ex Melbourne 20 Nov & 29 Jan.  $4,500 pp twin share (+$350 for solos).

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.

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.

Australian Southern Safari | 15-22 Oct, 2020

This 8-day Butterfield & Robinson small-group safari takes you into the countryside and regional communities in Vic and SA, in search of fabulous local produce, great hiking, wildlife and unique experiences. You’ll travel in an intimate group of just 8, accompanied by B&R’s Australian Trip Designer who has chosen some of her favourite destinations, guides, experiences, meals and personalities along the way. $19,200 AUD pp twin share.

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)

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 12 Nov, 2020, 4 Feb &18 Nov 2021, 10 Feb & 17 Nov, 2022.(Crooked Compass).