Personalised travel experiences: land, sky and sea. Around Australia in 8 fabulous ways.
Personalised travel experiences can bring joy to the journey as much as the destination itself
Southern Crossings' personalised travel experiences offer the opportunity to see things from a different perspective and discover even further off the beaten path adventures. So, here we are sharing a collection of spectacular ways to get around, and get out and about, in this vast continent of ours. Planes, trains, automobiles .. helis, super yachts and airboats, the options are endless ..Around Australia in 8 Spectacular Ways:
Appreciating that one of today’s greatest luxuries is time .. and that luxury travellers’ time is precious, personalised private jet itineraries that operate on your timetable, taking you where you want to go and when, minimise time spent in airports and on indirect connections.
Touring by private jet, we can tailor itineraries that connect some of Australia’s remote and most highly rated golf courses with minimum travel time and maximum tee time, we can personalise travel experiences to include exclusive access to remote ranches and unique paddock to plate adventures - the options are endless and the itinerary, entirely yours.
With more than 34,000km of coastline, countless magical bays, coves, waterways and islands waiting to be explored, chartering a yacht (skippered or bareboat) also offers the opportunity to chart your own course and explore at your own pace.
The 74, largely uninhabited, tropical islands of the Whitsundays are an idyllic place to start. Tranquil coves and empty beaches are yours to explore; snorkel the fringing coral gardens of Great Barrier Reef or call in to visit one of the archipelago’s island resorts. Anchorages and moorings, yacht clubs and marinas throughout the region offer the opportunity to swap adventures with other sailors or enjoy the ultimate in tranquillity and seclusion. Short distances between the many suitable bays and islands, allow plenty of time to get ashore and explore – don’t miss the opportunity to visit stunning Whitehaven Beach before the day trippers arrive!
Luxury Private Cruising
If the ocean calls and you’re looking for a path even less travelled, we can take you there too. A collection of spectacular superyachts are waiting to take you to places that few have been before you: to picnic on a private sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef, explore secret waterways inaccessible to most or take you on a private cruise to uncover the treasures of the spectacular Kimberley.
An idyllic way to get away from it all .. without leaving any of life’s luxuries behind; the perfect opportunity to for shared adventures with family or friends; we can introduce you to a collection of fully crewed and catered luxury vessels that come equipped with everything you could possible need or desire; hot tubs and helicopters, fishing equipment and every imaginable floating device (kayaks, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards and surfboards).
For a true bird’s eye perspective (and to really appreciate the grand scale of Australia’s vast natural beauty), it’s hard to look past a private heli-safari – from a simple day trip that transports you to a private piece of the Great Barrier Reef or to an outback ridge from which to watch the sunset - to a multi-day itinerary touring the most remote corners of the continent personalised travel experiences can be tailored to suit your preferences and passions.
Whether you’re mad about photography, wildlife, fishing or wine – we can tailor and adventure to suit. However, one of our favourite heli-safaris has to be a multi-day journey of the Kimberley and the north-western most reaches of Australia. For the truly breath-taking combination of secluded stretches of coastline and the rugged red outback, luxury lodgings and the genuine warmth of Australian outback hospitality (staying on a working cattle station and wildlife conservancy), dramatic scenery and memory-making adventures (wandering the oldest rock-art galleries on earth, swimming in secret waterholes, fishing for famed barramundi or riding on horseback alongside your welcoming outback host).
Legendary Rail Journeys
Relive the romance of rail with Australia’s legendary rail journeys that bisect and traverse the continent. Following the tracks of early pioneers and explorers, journeys such as the Indian-Pacific, the Ghan, the Overland and the new Great Southern, showcase spectacular scenery and offer the opportunity to see our great continent from a new perspective, both from, and off, the train. Train travellers enjoy rolling vistas from dawn to dusk, a collection of off-train experiences and exclusives, quality dining and private accommodation in a choice of class categories (for the ultimate indulgence, ask your Southern Crossings Travel Designer about the option of an exclusive carriage – complete with private dining and lounge area).
Get out on the open road and enjoy some of Australia’s most spectacular drives: the Great Ocean Road offers dramatic coastal scenery at every turn, whilst foodies will be spoilt for choice touring in Tasmania; follow the sun along the coast north from Cairns or experience the rugged grandeur of the outback on the Gibb River Road. Not only do these (and many other – less iconic, equally spectacular) Australian drives reward explorers with spectacular scenery, there are so many other wonderful detour-worthy diversions to discover, stunning places to stay and hidden local gems to enjoy. When you’re ready to hit the road, we know the paths even less travelled to unlock these secrets and many more.
For an adventure of a completely different kind, travel the wetlands of the tropical Top End by airboat. Much of Australia’s Northern Territory including areas of Kakadu National Park and Arnhemland are covered by vast wetlands and flood plains, home to an incredible collection of stunning flora and fauna. Accessing the otherwise in accessible, personalised travel experiences by airboat offer travellers the opportunity to cruise with giant saltwater crocodiles, spot an incredible collection of birdlife, fish for barramundi or quite simply enjoy the thrill of the ride.
For the opportunity to really show down and appreciate the country from an up-close and personal perspective, stretch your legs with Australia’s stunning collection of spectacular short walks and multi-day hikes. With walking trails and great walks in almost every corner of the country, hikers are spoilt for choice: coastal walking trails tracing the edge of the continent or inland treks through the outback, alpine hikes over the top of Tasmania or great walks that take you deep into Gondwana rainforests. Unique opportunities to see Australia’s native flora and fauna up close, to stay off-grid or camp under the stars (in a luxury swag of course!) – whilst all the while enjoying the opportunity to disconnect so that you can truly reconnect – both with nature, and your fellow travellers.
Land, sky or sea, tailoring bespoke itineraries to create extraordinary journeys matched to personal preferences is at the very heart of what we do and love. Having never repeated an itinerary in our 34 years of business, we know this part of the world better than most. Our creative and connected team can open doors that others can’t and provide personalised travel experiences that others haven’t even thought of.
Now is the time to enjoy personalised luxury travel experiences that showcase Australia from a different perspective, to follow a path less traveled and discover joy in the journey.
Contact your Southern Crossings Travel Designer to see Australia from a different perspective.