Auckland & Bay of Islands Encounter

Auckland & Bay of Islands Encounter

Admire the natural beauty of New Zealand’s highlight destinations with a week of spectacular views, delicious food and luxurious accommodation. This self drive holiday starts in Auckland, the hub of the north, where you’ll see some of the city sights. Then head north to the picturesque Bay of Islands, and experience the culture and scenery while staying at some of New Zealand’s most luxurious accommodation. Return to Auckland before heading over to Waiheke Island, a […]

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Abrolhos Islands and Coral Coast Summer Stay

Abrolhos Islands and Coral Coast Summer Stay

A 6 day cruise and stay package departing 1 January 2021. Discover Western Australia’s most recently named National Park – the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. The 35 metre Eco Abrolhos catamaran will be your comfortable home for 4 days whilst you discover the best parts of the 122 islands making up the Abrolhos Islands. Spend your days snorkelling pristine reefs, visiting untouched beaches, viewing the playful marine life, capturing the islands unique wildlife by camera, eating […]

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Adelaide Wine Regions

Adelaide Wine Regions

Taste your way through Adelaide’s Hills As one of the world’s Great Wine Capitals, Adelaide offers easy access to some of Australia’s finest wine regions. Spend some time exploring South Australia’s best food and wine, and spoil yourself with luxurious accommodation. In this four-day experience you’ll visit the McLaren region, the Adelaide Hills and finish up in the Barossa Valley. Your holiday includes 1 night at The Vineyard, McLarenvale with breakfast 4 day car hire […]

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Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Encounter

Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Encounter

The perfect family destination with something for everyone Enjoy four days to explore all the best Adelaide has to offer whilst staying in the newly completed Oval Hotel, located at the iconic Adelaide Oval and walking distance to the city centre. After, hit the road for a change of pace on unique Kangaroo Island. The whole family will enjoy exploring the natural surroundings and meeting some of the islands most famous residents at Seal Bay. Your […]

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Ningaloo Eco Luxe Experience

Ningaloo Eco Luxe Experience

Nestled in the sand dunes of the Cape Range National Park, your luxury safari style tent offers spectacular views of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. With just 15 Wilderness Tents facing the ocean and the coral reefs just steps away, Sal Salis’ true appeal lies in the magical landscape. The Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringed reef in the world, it’s corals and marine life lie just 10 metres from the shore! Your stay […]

Gourmet Margaret River Beach Escape with the best of the Cape to Cape

Gourmet Margaret River Beach Escape with the best of the Cape to Cape

The perfect Margaret River long weekend or add on to your self-drive holiday. Combine a luxury stay at Smiths Beach Resort with private guided walking on two of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track – along with a driver in support! Your holiday Includes: 2 night stay at Smiths Beach Resort in a one bedroom ocean view apartment Daily a-la-carte breakfast at Lamont’s Deli Welcome provisions in your apartment, including local wines […]

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Christmas Island

Christmas Island

Why it is unlike any other place you will visit! Known as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, tropical rainforest covers most of the island and is home to a dazzling array of rare and unusual birds, a crazy number of crabs, not to mention secret swimming spots and jungle waterfalls. 63 per cent of its footprint is designated as national park, the wildlife are free of predators so roam freely and flourish. The red […]

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Truly Unforgettable Experiences

One of the things we love most about travelling abroad, is its ability to change the way we perceive or understand the world around us. It is this experiential travel or ‘cultural travel’ area that our team gets especially excited about planning.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

Beyond the creature comforts of your hotel room and far removed from the canned entertainment and ‘local attractions’ is something rich, deep and intimate. This form of experiential tourism will see you connect with your destination’s history, its people and their culture.

We have built an enviable reputation for crafting immersive holidays that let you and your group step into what feels like another life and truly experience another culture as a local – not a traveller.

Some of the unique travel experiences we’ve planned include:

  • Experiencing spiritual healing with a shaman in Siberia
  • Learning how to serve & brew tea with a geisha in Japan
  • Understanding the mind & spirit connection with a Buddhist monk in Tibet
  • Preparing a traditional family meal with a local town cook in Sicily

 

Why experiential?

Also known as immersion travel, experiential tourism is building in popularity as travellers are seeking a holiday that opens them up to something unexpected or removed from their everyday life. Experiences can focus on one or several areas of the destination’s local life, such as food & meal times, culture, history, shopping, nature or social life. Think of it as looking from the inside, out rather than the traditional outside, in experience.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

Experiential doesn’t mean forgoing iconic locations, sleeping it rough or going without creature comforts – it’s about authenticity.

 More than just visiting as a tourist, experiential travellers get the opportunity to engage all of their senses and tap into the native culture. They travel to places that are completely different to their home, immerse themselves in the daily life and learn from the locals, before returning home with a new appreciation for culture, history and most importantly – the people of the country. It’s something so much richer than your standard travel experience!

If you want to escape the everyday, run of the mill travel experience and replace it with something more adventurous, get in touch with our team today.

 

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