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Destination: Australia

Our list of articles tagged with "Australia."

May 26, 2020

Iconic Australia

Read about some of our favorite iconic destinations and experiences in Australia, including a helicopter flight over Sydney, learning about Aboriginal culture at Uluru, exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest and staying at an exclusive resort in the Great Barrier Reef.

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March 26, 2017

Climbing Sydney’s Iconic Harbour Bridge

A thrilling climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of our favorite soft-adventure activities in Sydney, especially for the unique perspectives it gives on the beautiful city. The BridgeClimb experience begins with a history of the steel bridge, which was built in 1932 to connect Sydney’s central business district with the […]

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August 18, 2016

Australia: Just Back

Highlights of our recent private tour of Australia, including Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), the Daintree Rainforest and Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

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August 1, 2016

Exploring Australia’s Outback: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

A highlight of any trip to Australia is visiting the Red Centre to experience its unique geological formations and aboriginal culture. Iconic Uluru is a massive, 1,142-foot-high rock formation surrounded by red desert. Also known as Ayers Rock, it offers a number of interesting experiences that reveal its geological and cultural importance and immerse visitors […]

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February 23, 2015

The Reopening of Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef

We’re excited about the reopening of Lizard Island, our favorite resort in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Following damage sustained by Cyclone Ita in 2014, the rooms and facilities have been renovated and upgraded with neutral colors to keep the focus on the beautiful views of the Coral Sea. The resort has also added a […]

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November 17, 2014

Kangaroo Spotting in Australia

Seeing kangaroos in the wild is one of the most coveted wildlife experiences for visitors to Australia. Catch them at the right time of day—they tend to relax and graze around sunset—and it could be one of the most memorable scenes from your trip. Though we took this photo in a rural area along the […]

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November 7, 2014

Exclusive Australia

Artisans of Leisure arranges private Australia tours, including the highlights of Sydney, the Red Centre, Lizard Island, the Whitsundays, the Daintree Rainforest, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, Adelaide and the Barossa, Tasmania and more.

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May 15, 2012

An Interview with One of Our Birding and Travel Experts

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist, Stephanie Dosch, tells us how she has been lucky to be able to combine her twin passions–birding and travel–since she was a child. Q: When and how did you become interested in birding? A: My mom has been birding forever, and she would take me along with her when I […]

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May 24, 2011

Private Shore Excursions the Artisans of Leisure Way

When taking a luxury cruise, a great way to make the most of your time in ports of call is with private shore excursions and private overland tours. Artisans of Leisure has a vast network of expert guides and drivers in cruise destinations around the world, and we work with sophisticated travelers to customize private […]

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May 12, 2011

Must Stay: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains, Australia

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, a three-hour drive (or short helicopter transfer) from Sydney, is a must-stay for those who wish to experience one of the very best resorts in Australia. The valley setting is magnificent, surrounded by sandstone escarpments and thickly forested hills. The resort is made up of approximately 40 stand-alone suites, furnished […]

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June 2, 2009

Top 5: the most romantic travel destinations

Our travel experts have created a list of our Top 5 favorite romantic destinations–these locations are perfect for honeymooners or anyone seeking a special romantic getaway. 1.) Morocco Our favorite way to experience the most luxurious and romantic side of Morocco is to stay in Marrakesh for several days at luxury resort such as the […]

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May 15, 2009

Notes from our travelers: Sydney in a flash

This post is by travelers of ours (a husband and wife) from Maryland. They are currently on an around-the-world tour with Artisans of Leisure. Along the way, they have been sending updates about their journey to friends and family back home. They have generously allowed us to share their stories and images with our blog […]

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March 17, 2009

The ultimate Aussie: a Kangaroo Island insider

We recently caught up with one of our preferred guides on Kangaroo Island, Australia. The island is featured in several of our luxury Australia tours–we consider it to be one of Australia’s most worthwhile destinations and a must for anyone interested in wildlife, incredible scenery, and an opportunity to experience the best of Australian hospitality. Our guides connect […]

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