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Discover Alquemie’s New, Extraordinary Australian Experiences

We are thrilled to bring you our latest collection of exceptional Australian product uncovered by the Alquemie team in recent months. Get ready to discover extraordinary accommodation and touring options that showcase the best of Australia’s unique and premium experiences….

Cyaround Australia Tours
Location: Top End


Discover the wonders of the Top End with bespoke private tours that encompass Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park, and Nitmiluk National Park. Guests can explore the rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls, ancient rock art, and diverse wildlife that characterise this iconic region. Choose between a single day tour or multi-day itineraries. This multi-award-winning dynamic duo have in-depth knowledge and exceptional attention to detail – perfect for the astute traveller. They provide a unique opportunity to delve into these National Parks away from large crowds, providing a chance to reconnect with nature and engage deeply with Australia’s vibrant Aboriginal culture. 


The Brooklet
Location: Byron Bay

The Brooklet

The Brooklet, situated in the stunning Byron Bay Hinterland opened in mid-2023. Offering a mix of luxury accommodation, wellness amenities, and hospitality, showcasing local produce and beverages. An adults-only retreat featuring six luxury one and 2-bedroom villas and a beautifully renovated 3-bedroom house (with exclusive use the property can accommodate families with children).  Blending country charm with coastal luxury across its 125-acre estate. Guests can enjoy amenities including a 25-metre pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court, and sustainable practices including farm regeneration and eco-friendly products.

Byron Bay and its surrounding hinterland is the ideal spot to soak in the Australian sun, with spectacular pristine beaches, vibrant markets, coastal walks and lush rainforest hikes, offering the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.

The Brooklet - Interior

Location:  Southern Highlights

Osborne House

Osborn House, nestled between Morton National Park and Bundanoon Village in the Southern Highlands region, has recently expanded its luxury offerings with the introduction of five new Forest Lodges and a Forest Bathing Deck. These additions aim to provide guests with a secluded and lavish experience amidst nature. Each Forest Lodge is meticulously designed to offer maximum privacy and luxury, featuring bespoke lighting, bohemian-style vintage rugs, timber-panelled walls, and classic décor.

Guests can unwind with a wood fire and indulge in the breathtaking views from their free-standing outdoor baths. The highlight of the Lodges is the exclusive Forest Bathing Deck, accessible only to Forest Lodge guests. This serene retreat is equipped with an ice bath, sauna, jacuzzi, and fire pit, providing a tranquil environment for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Osborn House also offers an array of additional amenities, including a day spa, lap pool, gym, and various dining options showcasing local produce. The hotel further enriches the guest experience with curated Southern Highlands activities such as wine tours, golf, and bush walks, ensuring a bespoke stay for every visitor.

Osborn House

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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 the manager of Bamurru Plains to find out more.

Tell us a little bit about Bamurru Plains and what makes it so unique beyond great food, great wine and a very comfortable place to sleep?

Bamurru Plains is located on a 303sq klm pastoral property just to the west of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. With approx. 1/3 of this property being floodplain and with a saltwater river system and coastline as part of its boundaries the property boasts a huge amount of wildlife and different eco systems all with their own unique story to tell.

The Kingfisher Suite at Bamurru Plains
The Kingfisher Suite at Bamurru Plains

How is Bamurru Plains pushing the boundaries in guest experiences?

I would like to think it is through the deliverance of the experience to the guests. You are not just a spectator on the tour where you simply take photos of a magnificent landscape. It is through the guided experience where guests get to touch, smell, visualise and hear the stories of the environment so that they can take away knowledge as well.

What’s a recent (last 6 months) innovation at Bamurru Plains?

We have recently purchased seven Yamaha Grizzly quad bikes for our guests. It allows us to get into areas of the property which our safari vehicles cannot access, which form a guided experience is something unique, but it also allows the guest to be in control of their own machine which has been a winner with the guests.

What activity should guests not miss during their stay at Bamurru Plains?

An airboat tour across the floodplains (weather permitting).

Best dining experience at Bamurru Plains?

It has to be the communal dining experience which we do for every meal at Bamurru Plains. To me I think one of the key fundamental social issues is people do not communicate face to face anymore. Everywhere you look in the cities it is people communicating by phones etc. Whereas at Bamurru people are dining in what I believe to be the true outback way….together at one big table swapping stories of their travels and making in some cases lifelong friendships.

Please describe a typical guest at Bamurru Plains.

There is absolutely nothing typical about our guests. Everyone who stays here has a particular interest and it is up to us as the hosts to find what that is. Similar to our environment it changes daily and so do our guests.

Is Bamurru Plains child friendly?

Yes from 8 years old and above. Some great experiences for kids are doing a quad bike tour with their parents, swimming in the edge pool, an airboat tour across the floodplain or a river cruise spotting the resident saltwater crocodiles.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Yes…..see you all soon!

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Australia’s Best Guides – Sab Lord | Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Sab Lord is a larger than life character, and has been hosting guests in the Top End for 16 years. Sab grew up in the area that is now Kakadu and Arnhem Land and has a rather unique relationship with many local Aboriginal people. We interviewed Sab Lord to find out a little more about him…

Please explain a little bit about who you are and what you do?

I am a tour guide in the Northern Territory of Australia, I was born on a crocodile/buffalo station called Munmalary near the South Alligator River, I have been guiding for 25 years after working as a Jackaroo and bull catcher, managing stations in The Kimberley.  I also played the best game in the world – rugby union.  I grew up surrounded by Aboriginal people and their children were my playmates in an environment where you had to make decisions for yourself – unlike today.

What got you started with your passion and what do you find most interesting about it?

I loved learning about our environment and explaining the difference to visitors about Aboriginal People and how they live.

How do you bring Australia to life on your tours?

I speak my mind – I am not politically correct but with age comes wisdom so I enjoy discussing the environment and how humans impact it.

Why do you think it’s important that people learn about the Australian environment?

Because its where we live!  People now have lost the understanding of living in the bush, now that so many people live and work in cities they have become very out of touch with nature.

If people wanted to find out more about the Australian environment are there any particular books, documentaries or websites you would recommend?

I love environmental warriors!  I support The Sea Shepherd and Wildlife At Risk. I often recommend a book called The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery. Also Carl Warburton’s book Buffalos – Adventures in Arnhemland and The Green Eyes Are The Buffalos by Alan Stewart.

What’s your favourite Australian animal and why?

Wallabies, because of their freedom of movement at a quick pace.

What place is Australia’s best-kept secret?

Arnhem Land

What haven’t you seen / done in Australia that you’d like to and why?

Tasmania, to see the wildlife.

Finally, how can people follow you on social media?

Facebook –

Twitter – @lordssafarisnt


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