What is your dream journey DownUnder? Are you having a close encounter with a koala? Camping in a ‘swag’ under the stars? Swimming with dolphins? Learning about Indigenous culture? Surfing at one of Australia’s most famous beaches? Hiking through national parks? Savouring Aussie cuisine? Or meeting the locals?
Australia, a trip out of the ordinary.
Would you like a well-organised holiday to Australia? With the perfect balance of enough time for yourself. But also plenty of time to mingle with friendly locals and other travellers. A mix of short drives, authentic activities, unique small-scale accommodations, genuine Aussie hospitality and local experiences.
Let's design your holiday together.
Whatever you are looking for in a holiday down under, we have lots of things that we can recommend from our first-hand local experience. A holiday that allows you to step away from the mainstream. And experience Australia in a genuine way. Don’t be surprised if your hosts invite you over for an Aussie-style barbecue (or three)!
"We are an independent, owner-operated travel specialist, focused on ensuring that every traveller has their best possible journey to Australia."Andrew Morten, Founder
What do you get from us?
- A well-arranged holiday, designed just for you
- A travel tempo and driving distances that match your needs
- Small properties with locals who look after you as their guest
- Carefully recommended activities and experiences
- Ingrained sustainability in all facets of your holiday
- Benefit from 30 years of experience in travel Downunder, our focus on quality, and the advantages of an owner-operated travel company
Tourism can be great for the environment, and, with us, you make a positive difference
Let's accentuate the positive, reduce the negative and offset what's leftSustainability in action
When is the best travel time?
Australia, a beautifully diverse country which is great to travel any time of the year. Based on your wishes and desires, we can advise you on the best time to travel to Australia and the best regions to visit. Since the options are endless, we have listed 5 of our favourite regions to visit as a solo traveller.
How long do I need in Australia?
Australia is huge and it is absolutely impossible for you to see the whole country in one trip. Therefore, the question is ‘how long do you have?’ The more time you have means the more opportunities that are possible. And we highly recommend a minimum of three weeks to truly experience the essence of Australia.
What can I see and do?
Discover the diversity of Australia. From the mysterious Outback to the tropical Top End, remote islands, vineyards, vibrant cities, white-pearled beaches and beyond. We have personally selected personal or small-group local activities ranging from easy-going to adventurous.
Where can I stay?
Staying with locals is the greatest way to see Australia. Arrive as a stranger and leave as lifelong friends. A place where you feel right at home and experience the renowned Aussie hospitality. Take a look at a selection of some of our favourite accommodation for solo travellers, from comfortable to luxury.
How do I travel around?
We recommend travelling around Australia by car. Self-driving means you are able to reach places that group trips and public transport cannot reach. Discover the country at a relaxed pace and feel at home driving on the left side of the road. And with only a couple of hours between each location, means more time to relax and explore.
Flying to Australia
Comfort is key, whether you choose for economy class or something even more comfortable. So is service, safety and environmental performance. As we are specialised only in Down Under, we can advise you based on our own personal knowledge, about the best way to travel to Australia and for the best fare. All of your flights are carbon neutral.
Your holiday will be designed just for you, but to give you ideas of what’s possible, here you can find many suggestions. There are various themes with holidays from 3 to 7 weeks. You can change comfort levels, add activities and flights, or change your car to get an idea of prices. To start creating your best ever holiday, we suggest you contact us.
Why book with us?
We are Australian travel nerds. We believe small details lead to big differences. As locals, our aim is simple - to create with you, for you, your best holiday through Australia. When you get in touch, you will experience our level of expertise and service. We take the time to do everything properly, which is why we don't need a complaints department. Experience the difference.
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Frequently asked questions
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Small details lead to big differences. And specialist knowledge means we know which details need specific attention. But of course, to help you make your choices, you will have lots of questions. Here you can find answers to many of them.
All the things you love
and none of the things you don't
Our local knowledge makes the difference for your bespoke holiday through New Zealand or Australia. Your Journey Down Under starts here.
We would love to discuss your dream journey