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Australia in Winter



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Australia in Winter

June to August is a fantastic time of year to visit Australia. All of our hidden gems are accessible throughout these winter months. The Northern Territory, Northern Queensland, and North Western Australia are flourishing over this period. Endless days of sunshine and blue skies across the country, with galaxies of stars and phenomenal outback and cultural experiences to be found. The southern states are cooler, making way for cozy winter escapes laden with cracking wood fires, aromatic red wines paired with decadent meals.

Our enticing turquoise waters are glistening and ready for avid swimmers and divers to frolic with our many marine mammals including our migrating whales and whale sharks, turtles, manta rays and vibrant coral gardens. Winter is also the perfect time to visit one of the many national parks, the cooler weather bringing hikers form far and wide. Our kangaroos and native wildlife are basking in the winter sunshine ready for any astute holiday maker!

Cape to Cape Walk

Location: Western Australia, Margaret River
Duration: 4 Days

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Experience the very best of the Margaret River in this stunning, all-inclusive four-day guided walk. Traverse pristine beaches and thick forest woodlands with towering ancient eucalypt trees. Admire the power and immensity of the breathtaking Indian Ocean with plenty of jaw-dropping views and scenic vistas from the top of rugged limestone cliffs. Marvel at the iconic Sugarloaf granite rock formation soaring from the ocean and the legendary surf breaks at Injidup Beach.

Guests will rejuvenate in the comfort of their spa retreat by night, enjoying the exclusive menus of the resort’s private chef with time for well-deserved massages and a visit to some of the finest Margaret River wineries and vineyards.

The Cape to Cape Walk is a moderately graded walk with a distance of 41km in total where only your day pack is required. Substantial mobility is necessary as the track is a mix of meandering beach trails to extensive rock hopping and a few steep inclines in parts.

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Haggerstone Island

Location: Far North Queensland

Haggerstone Island
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Haggerstone Island is a once in a lifetime experience. Journey to one of the most remote private all-inclusive island resorts in Australia and the ultimate barefoot rustic escape. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, the island’s pristine waters and rainforests will not disappoint. Haggerstone is an ideal destination for a group of friends, family, or honeymooners who are seeking privacy, solitude, and adventure. Fill your days with fishing, snorkelling, crayfishing, jet skiing, kayaking, or hiking to a remote waterfall! Everything is completely tailored to the individual guests needs.

The resort features five themed beachfront villas and gourmet meals prepared with organically grown vegetables and the freshest seafood catch of the day. Creating a unique and unforgettable experience.

Haggerstone Island
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Eclipse Expeditions

Location: Western Australia, The Kimberley

Eclipse Expeditions
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Discover the Kimberley – one of Australia’s most remote regions onboard a luxurious and environmentally conscious catamaran. This tailored journey showcases the unique panorama of red earth encrusted mountains, breathtaking gorges, and remarkable waterfalls.

Sail through the Buccaneer Archipelago, admiring the electric blue waters, endless islands, and a jewel in this region – the Horizontal Falls. A remarkable phenomenon with its sheer velocity, a testament to some of the world’s largest tides. Highlights of this journey also include Montgomery Reef, a 400 km2 coral reef emerging from the ocean forming countless waterfalls and breathtaking gorges of cascading reef, the King’s Cascade falls and the impressive Doubtful Bay, where five river systems converge. Keen fishermen can try their luck with the Barramundi and Golden Snapper in the area, or those looking for a little more rest and relaxation can wade in the turquoise waters or enjoy the onboard sun lounge and take in the beauty of this ancient land.

Eclipse Expeditions
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Kakadu & Arnehmland Private 3D/2N Safari

Location: Northern Territory, Kakadu + Arnehmland

Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safari
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A legend in these parts, Sab Lord and his team at Lords Safari’s lead a truly authentic Australian three-day outback safari, uncovering the wonders of the World-Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park and Arnhemland.

Soak in Kakadu’s tranquil Maguk – a pristine natural waterfall and plunge pool oasis deep within a monsoon forest, surrounded by native birds and the majestic rainforest. Be invigorated with an Airboat Safari on the Mary River Wetlands, through endless floodplains before reaching the much-celebrated Yellow Water Cruise. This pristine billabong is home to more than 280 species from birdlife to buffalo and the notorious saltwater crocodile. The adventure continues with a visit to an Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. A unique opportunity to interact with the local artists as they share their historic rock art galleries, immersing visitors in the culture of this age-old land.

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Ready to tick some experiences off your bucket list?

Reach out to our team for more information on any of the featured experiences.

We’ve been operating since 2001 as an Inbound Tour Operator helping luxury travel agents from around the globe craft itineraries for their high-net-worth clients.
Alquemie is a destination management company specialising in planning high-end, tailor-made, experiential itineraries throughout Australia. Since 2001 we have been hand-picking our suppliers, touring alongside our guides, inspecting the accommodation and the experiences, so you can rest assured that your clients will experience the very best Australia has to offer.
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We know the intricacies of each region and how best to reveal what makes them special. We draw on a big pool of relationships to create unique experiences. Our network of contacts around the country is second to none and means we are uniquely well-informed to design an experience of Australia that goes to the heart of the country.
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Written by Kristi Holmes

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