We transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
- We tailor make each journey, taking into account our guest’s passions and interests. The more you tell us, the more we are able to do this.
- Our journeys include authentic and local experiences; encounters with local experts and colourful Australian characters.
- We truly do design our journeys to enrich, surprise, delight and captivate the travellers.
- We know the intricacies of each region and how best to reveal what makes them special.
- Our entire team travels to various parts of the country – we are always out & about discovering more.
- We draw on a big pool of relationships to create unique experiences.
- We have developed a range of unique ‘Alquemie Exclusive’ touring experiences – only available through Alquemie
- 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.
- Most importantly – our creativity! High-end experiential travel borders on event management. Ask us about the more creative things we have arranged for clients.
Our goal is to leave every guest spellbound after their journey in Australia. With this in mind, we prefer to craft the entire Australian experience from the moment you step onto our beautiful continent. This allows us to reveal the magic of Australia through a carefully constructed itinerary that will enchant, educate and surprise. Our mantra: ‘anybody can book accommodation, where we add value is by layering in the magic’.
With expertise, we will weave together any or all of the following:
Bespoke experiences • Private Tours • Special interest guides • Accommodation • Yacht charter • Dining • Air safari • Light aircraft • Jet • Heli • Rail • Transfers • Self-drive
In March 2020 Alquemie hosted PURE Pursuits Australia in conjunction with Tourism Australia – a five-night wilderness journey for leaders of experiential tourism companies from around the world.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our passionate team of specialists bring together leading experts, experiences, and products to tailor an itinerary specific to the interests and profile of each traveller. Each trip has its own unique character and influence.
I grew up with the iconic Aussie childhood of sand & surf and was born and raised in Coffs Harbour, so I know the secret travel spots of mid-north coast of New South Wales up to Byron Bay really well. During the 70’s my grandmother was a cook at Pine Tree Lodge on Lord Howe Island, and I spent many school holidays exploring the island. It’s one of Australia’s most idyllic places.
In 1990 I joined the travel industry and spent many years travelling the far reaches of the world, however since joining Alquemie I have become aware of all the beautiful places in my own backyard that I previously didn’t realise existed. I’m excited that others will get to discover them as well.
Anthony joined Alquemie in 2015 as our lead Australia Specialist and since, has focused on creating memorable itineraries for our inquisitive travellers. Born and raised in iconic Bondi, Anthony is a true local that knows Sydney like the back of his hand. Raised by travel passionate parents, he began travelling from a very young age, which ignited a passion for exploring the world. Inspired by different cultures, culinary encounters and vibrant cities, Anthony began a journey to seek the most amazing experiences here in Australia. Alquemie helps fuel and drive this passion and enhanced his knowledge of all corners of this great country of ours. Anthony is determined to share what this part of the world has to offer!
An engineering graduate, Archi grew up in India with a deep passion for travel. She joined the tourism industry in Mumbai, selling world-wide holiday packages. In 2016 she relocated to Sydney and started in the inbound travel sector specialising in Australia. Archi travelled extensively throughout Australia, expanding her knowledge and deepening desire to share her experiences with others. She joined the Alquemie team in 2022 and thrives on creating itineraries showcasing the best Australia has to offer.
Kristi joined Alquemie in 2022 as Marketing Manager and in June 2023 also took on the Product Specialist role. She is a passionate traveller born in Sydney, having travelled the world living and working in Canada, Portugal, England, and the Whitsundays – However, Australia has always been her specialty. She brings with her a wealth of travel and tourism industry knowledge spanning over 25 years in consulting, sales, business development, recruitment, and marketing – settling into in the luxury travel space over 9 years ago. A creative innovator, she thrives on creating unique content and sharing all Australia’s hidden wonders with others. User experience, branding and capturing the nature of experiential travel are high on her priority list to ensure the Alquemie brand is always front of mind.
Travel, almost since birth, has been an integral part of my life. Although born in Australia, I was packed off to school in England at the early age of 8 years and remained there for much of my education through to a geography degree in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A trip to my mother’s homeland, Kenya, when I was 11 years old sparked an interest in wildlife that has flourished over the years and spawned many trips back to Africa. My father’s working life was in Australia and South-East Asia, a linkage that took itself back through a family business established by his great grandfather as an early investor in Australia’s beef industry and cold storage businesses in South-east Asia.
After years living and working in various regions around the the world I returned to Australia to work with a nature tour operator/conservationist based in Canberra. Following this I spent almost a year searching out the right places and people around Australia, who I felt had the natural location, the charisma and the knowledge to provide an experience of the “real Australia” rather than the somewhat contrived versions that many visitors to the country experience from the air-conditioned confines of a mini bus, or the 5 star international luxury of a coastal resort.