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  • A 3 day wilderness glamping event in the Southern Highlands – 27 to 29 October 2017

    Be part of an unforgettable and uniquely Australian three day wilderness celebration. It’s a festival connecting you to nature through soul-stirring and authentic wild activities. And as nature is unpredictable, exciting and untamed, we mix in the whimsical to craft those truly exceptional moments. This definitely isn’t your average weekend in the country. This creatively programmed three day wilderness […]

  • Maria Island Walk

    Why we love the Maria Island Walk Summer is a wonderful time for walking in Tasmania – days should be sunny and warm, rain rarely falls on the east coast and nights are cool and star studded (the clear skies are perfect for star gazing).   Maria Island (pronounced Mar-aye-a) is an island national park and a […]

  • Our trip to Kakadu and Arnhemland with Lord’s Safaris

    From jumping crocs to stunning landscapes to meeting indigenous artists, our 3-day famil trip with Sab Lord of Lord’s Safaris had it all. We went from Darwin to Kakadu and back, with a dose of Arnhemland thrown in, and it was so great to finally meet the legend himself in person – he really is […]

  • Jungle surfing – Zipline Australia style in the Daintree Rainforest

    Kids and adults alike will love this ‘Jungle Surfing’ zipline Australia adventure through the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll be strung up 20 metres above the ground and fly through the jungle between six rainforest canopy platforms. As you surf the jungle you’ll have gorgeous views of the tree tops, freshwater streams, and out to the coral fringes of the […]

  • Not just your average Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb

    The Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb is one of Sydney’s must-dos. Head up the iconic ‘coat hanger’ for stunning 360 degree views as far as the eye can see and the thrill of watching Sydney’s traffic zoom by far beneath your feet. You can climb from dawn to dusk and far into the night depending on whether you’re an early-bird or night […]

  • Seven Peaks Walk – a Great Walk of Australia

    Imagine a 6 night / 5 day walk in a region of Australia with wildlife to rival the Galapagos Islands. Well it exists. The stunning Seven Peaks Walk on UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island showcases not only magnificent vistas but also the island’s unique biodiversity. Lord Howe’s isolation (despite being only 2 hours flight from Sydney), […]

  • Stylish and tailor-made Sydney experience

    No one denies that Sydney is a beautiful city – in fact it’s probably one of the prettiest in the world.  And for first-timers to Australia, a Sydney experience is must – the Harbour sparkles, the Bridge stands proud and the Opera House radiates. But there’s the Sydney that most tourists see and then there’s the real […]

  • The 4 day/ 3 night Murray River Walk – A Great Walk of Australia

    The new Murray River Walk is a 40 kilometre (25 mile), easy to moderate walk showcasing the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland region of the beautiful Murray River. It’s a unique addition to the suite of Great Walks of Australia as accommodation is on an exclusive houseboat from where guests walk every day. Starting in Renmark, […]

  • Swim with whales at Sal Salis

    From August to October  guests at Sal Salis will have the opportunity to swim with whales at Ninglaoo Reef. 35,000 of these giants migrate along our coast each year and guests have the chance to share the water with them. In addition to swimming with humpback whales, the crew & the Sal Salis spotter plane […]

  • Bamurru Plains – Luxury Lodges of Australia

    Bamurru Plains, a Luxury Lodges in Australia’s Top End is one of the most stunning destinations in Australia. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of this unique bush lodge that brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness. We talked to John Cooper, manager of Bamurru […]

  • True North Kimberley Cruises – Luxury Lodges of Australia

    A cruise along the Kimberley coast aboard the luxury adventure small-ship TRUE NORTH is on the bucket list for many. Scenes of thundering waterfalls and spectacular gorges greet guests daily. Highlights include Horizontal falls, Mitchell falls, the unique eco-system of Montgomery Reef, Aboriginal rock art and catching huge barramundi. We speak to Peter Trembath, General Manager, who has been responsible for brand and […]

  • Unique and exclusive Luxury Holidays Australia

    At Alquemie the unique holidays we craft are unparalleled. Our expert team are specialists in designing itineraries for high-net-worth individuals travelling to Australia who demand discretion, precision planning and an authentic and unique experience. We create one-of-a-kind luxury holidays Australia that leave lasting memories through exclusive experiences. To us, the true luxury is sometimes in the exclusivity of being one of only […]

  • 3 of the best ecotour experiences in Australia

    Meet the faces behind Australia’s conservation effort Australia is a big country with many conservation challenges. We have the worst mammal extinction rate in the world and another 1,700 animal and plant species are listed as threatened with extinction. It’s sheer scale is daunting – where do you begin? Luckily there are some ecotour champions dedicated to preserving […]

  • Arkaba – a life changing experience

    The Australia we see today when we travel through it isn’t the Australia it was when white-men first set foot on our sunburnt country. As the Australian Conservation Society so eloquently stated, ‘The centre is a much different, diminished place compared to the landscape that greeted the early European explorers‘. This had never occurred to me but […]

  • Epic 6-day Private Kimberley Helicopter Safari

    This 6-day Private Kimberley Helicopter Safari itinerary includes time at the Kimberley’s most iconic and scenic sites, as well as overnight stays in the region’s best luxury lodges and wilderness retreats – Berkeley River Lodge, Kimberley Coastal Camp and El Questro. The tours are private, and travelling by helicopter allows you the flexibility to land and explore remote and otherwise inaccessible […]

  • A new type of luxury vacation in Australia

    Been there, done that? Maybe not quite… There’s a new type of luxury vacation in Australia and it’ll show a side of our continent that only a few are privileged enough to see. For the well-travelled, it’s hard to continue to impress. It’s not just about luxury resorts lest destinations become a bit too same-same but different… […]

  • Ideas for a family vacation in Australia for kids under seven

    Wondering how to create a great family vacation in Australia with a variety of activities that will have the kids begging for more? We can help. Our Alquemists are masters in the art of weaving together vacations that please the whole family. We’ll recommend hotels and resorts with the best children’s clubs such as KidsOnly Club […]

  • Australian walking tours

    Walking tours for Mind, Body & Soul More and more travellers are asking for active options and Australia boasts a great collection of walking tours.  Whilst the benefits to the body are obvious, it is the benefits to the mind and soul that are the real balm to a busy life. The mind benefits twofold, […]

  • Heli Tours of North Queensland

    Explore North Queensland by air and discover places that many don’t get to see on one of our signature Heli Tours of North Queensland. Each guest is provided with a headset, enabling easy communication between themselves and the pilot. The pilot and guide know this region well and will share stories on the major landmarks […]

  • Charter a luxury expedition yacht

    Amanda on Anda Amanda here – reporting to you about a fabulous new find in the world of luxury expedition yachts!  Her name is Anda and she is a true expedition vessel with luxury accommodation, all the toys and many comforts.  Anda is not your typical white-boat, she is a luxury expedition yacht available for […]