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New South Wales

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.

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 from $309 per night, 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 and you’ll also Virtuoso Amenities:
• Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (not valid over New Year’s Eve peak dates between 28th December 2020 and 2nd January 2021)
• 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

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..

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.

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.

Cycling and Yoga Retreat | Northern NSW

Escape for a long weekend with 4 nights in a boutique luxury homestead nestled in the Byron Shire Hinterland. Removed from the tourist trap but within close reach of all the region has to offer this is a true Byron getaway. Cruise the maze of quiet country roads and discover tiny, picturesque villages. Indulge at some of the region’s best cafes and restaurants all the while surrounded by World Heritage-listed tracts of ancient, untouched rainforest.  Begin or end your day, every day, with yoga in the tranquil and private gardens of the homestead.   For all abilities and flexibility, your body will feel as actively refreshed as your brain will feel peacefully restored.  Reset your body with some hands on attention, and enjoy a luxurious in-house massage to round off a wonderful cycling and yoga escape.  Non-cycling/yoga participants are welcome and all activities are voluntary.  5-9 November, 2020.  $1,995 per person twin share.

Springtime in the NSW Riverina | Tour

Join Bill Peach Journeys on a delicious adventure through the heart of ‘Australia’s Food Bowl’.  Fertile soils have long supported an extraordinary variety of crops, earning the Riverina region of New South Wales this apt title.  Taste acclaimed wines, savour fresh produce and explore spectacular natural scenery throughout.  Explore the charming country towns of Wagga Wagga, Gundagai, Jugiong, Cootamundra, Temora, Narrandera, Lockhart and Griffith. Discover the history of the region and its early settlers, visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox, the fascinating Temora Aviation Museum and the birthplaces of Don Bradman and Bill Peach.  8-14 Nov 2020. $5,595. No single supplement.

Mudgee & Orange Wine Country | Tour

This Bill Peach Journeys itinerary will tempt your senses with five days of fine dining, which includes some of the state’s best food and wine tastings at Mudgee Honey, High Valley Cheese and some of the region’s best wine estates.  A dinner at the award-winning hatted restaurant The Zin House in Mudgee will no doubt be a highlight.  Discover the fascinating prehistoric wonders at the ‘Age of Fishes’ exhibition and the exciting days of bushrangers Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall.  Touring also of Millthorpe, Eugowra, Forbes and Canowindra with local guides will provide a rich insight into the region while you make new friends during our enchanting Sojourn. 18-22 March, 2021.  $4,995. No single supplement.

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.

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.

Winelands & Back Country – NSW

Escape to Wiradjuri land in the central west of New South Wales to the pretty town of Orange.  Indulge in exclusive winery experiences with the ‘meet the maker’ privileges and mouthwatering fusion menus crafted by some of the regions most renowned chefs, before it is time to head out bush and experience wild Australia at its best.  Spot native kangaroos, wild deer, you’ll likely see eagles and a range of other fascinating animals, birds and possibly water lizards. End each evening with sundowners over the plains and night sky stargazing, complemented with incredible bush food. You will also return with a handy set of bush skills. Pitch your swags (or tents for those who prefer a little more space,) by the river. Partake in damper making and enjoy the afternoons sitting under the shade with a cool beverage in hand, or book to read, until it is time to share stories around a campfire.  19-23 November, 2020 – 5 Days from $2,878, Single Supplement $359.00 (Crooked Compass)

Blue Mountains & the Southern Highlands Adventure | Tour

Escape the everyday with this four-day adventure to the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands of NSW with Intrepid.  Pass though heritage towns and hike to the dramatic falls of the mountain wilderness, then learn the story of spectacular rock formations from the Traditional Owners. Feast on local produce direct from the producers, and look over the spectacular Kangaroo Valley (maybe with a nearby wombat). Be lucky to spot a platypus in the wild and spend some time visiting bushfire affected areas, a chance to see how locals are bouncing back and support the community. Enjoy a memorable First Nations food experience under the stars, and take the time to enjoy laidback Jervis Bay with a nature cruise. 4 days from $1,557pp twin share.  $400 single supplement. Multiple tour dates available.

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.

Gardens of the Australian Capital Territory | Tour

Discover the most striking private gardens of the Australian Capital Territory in their full springtime bloom and meet their passionate owners. In Canberra’s Red Hill, explore a large private design garden showcasing Australian native species and water features, and an award-winning landscape garden showcasing artful exotic and native plants, and sculptures. Around the charming town of Braidwood, visit a series of unique private gardens and properties, including a walled garden and an historic homestead. Enjoy private guided tours of the Australian National Botanic Gardens that feature over 4,300 species and a scientific collection of native plants, and of the stunning National Bonsai and Penjing Collection that includes a rare display of bonsai trees and moss gardens. Wander amongst the Old Parliament House Rose Garden in full bloom and explore the impressive sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. 6-9 November, 2020. $2,450pp twin share. $400 single supplement.

Queensland

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)

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.

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.

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 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).