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Discover the hidden secrets of Australia together

Close your eyes and picture yourself with your partner on your dream journey in Australia. Are you having a close encounter with a koala? Camping in a ‘swag’ under the stars? Lounging on one of the famous beaches? Walking through national parks with red rocks as far as the eye can see? Savouring traditional Aussie barbecue? Walking hand in hand through Sydney past the famous Opera House? Doing anything your heart desires? The possibilities are limitless.

Experience the laid-back Aussie lifestyle

Be welcomed by a classic 'G'day, how's it goin' and soak up the laid-back Australian lifestyle. Stay in small-scale accommodations that offer the perfect blend of solitude to connect with one another, and the chance to have authentic local experiences. Travel at a relaxed pace and be enchanted by the diverse landscapes and beautiful nature along the way - the perfect backdrop to learn new things about the world, your partner, and yourself in turn.

A journey as unique as you are

Your journey to Australia should represent you as a couple. Because we are specialists in the art of travel, you'll experience a bespoke holiday that is significantly yours. Are you ready to travel Australia in a uniquely local way? Let’s put your dreams on paper.

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Enjoy some wine tasting and learn about the local wines
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Let's design your holiday together

We'll take the time to get to know you to match your fully bespoke holiday with your pace, your interests, and anything you desire. Combined with first-hand, local knowledge, you'll receive a mapped out itinerary from us - but the process isn't done until you are 100% satisfied. We take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with your partner and the world around you. Get in touch to get started now.

What do you get from us?

Experience the Australian lifestyle, away from the mainstream
Explore weird and wonderful places together
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"Australia is a beautifully diverse country. Discovering the ‘off the beaten track locations’ is one of the nicest things to do together. Cute romantic places to stay, time for yourselves, time to relax or time to be active. Australia is a great escape to reset, to replenish and to rediscover.”

Andrew Morten, Founder of A Journey DownUnder
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Where can we stay?

At A Journey DownUnder, we focus on small-scale accommodation and personally know the local hosts renowned for their Aussie hospitality. Wake up with kangaroos on your front lawn, surround yourself with lush colourful gardens in a cosy room in Port Douglas, listen to the tropical sounds from your treehouse in the rainforest.

A unique spot to experience the hidden gems of Australia and meet the locals

Whether you prefer to soak up ocean views in a cute cottage at Airlie Beach, wake up to a homemade brekky in a quirky bed & breakfast in Melbourne, or sleep under the stars in the Outback. Stay in unique accommodations that are an experience in themselves.

Sleep in style between the Australian bush
Soak up the beauty of Australia in unique places

What can we see and do?

With the diversity of Australia, you can see and do just about anything your heart desires on your trip. From sipping wine in the Barossa Valley to taking a helicopter ride over Uluru. Discover the hidden gems of Melbourne and Sydney with a local guide or snorkel the sparkling Ningaloo Reef. Explore tropical islands, vineyards, vibrant cities, the Outback, white-pearled beaches, and beyond.

Authentic once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the locals

Don't fall for the tourist traps! Let your travel specialist know your interests and they will advise what is best for you as a couple. There are small-group activities available, ranging from easy-going to adventurous, or private tours for a more intimate experience. We can take care of every detail, so you just have to show up and enjoy an experience to look back on together for years to come.

Savour Australian culinary experiences in timeless landscapes
Enjoy a picnic and swim in pure nature in the national parks

When is the best travel time?

Every season offers a new adventure, and each region has a unique personality of its own. Would you like to lay on the beach on Fitzroy Island in North Queensland? Hike through Cradle Mountain in Tasmania? Cycle the city of Sydney? Or immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture in the Red Centre?

It is always a great time to visit beautifully diverse Australia

No matter what time of year you visit, there is always a large selection of beautiful destinations waiting to be discovered. Based on your interests and when you would like to go, your travel specialist can advise you on the best time to travel and the best regions to visit.

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Even in winter, Australia is a tropical and warm destination to visit

How long do we need in Australia?

Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world. You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape and not see the same place twice. For your holiday, the question becomes, "How long do we have?".

A great trip comes with enough time to truly reset and get into a new rhythm. Rejuvenate yourself with the fresh air and reawaken your senses in pristine nature. No need to rush from highlight to highlight.

Travel at a relaxed pace

To discover authentic Australia, we recommend travelling at a relaxed pace for a minimum of five weeks. If you have slightly less time, your travel specialist can help you choose the best regions that suit your wishes.

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With the sixth longest coastline in the world, there is plenty to discover outside the cities

How do we travel around?

Be enchanted by the beautifully diverse landscapes of Australia. From spectacular coastal roads to panoramic rainforest passes, and awe-inspiring wine regions - Australia is best explored by car. Self-driving means you're able to reach places that group trips and campervans cannot.

Take advantage of our special deals and travel comfortably, complete with:

  • A spacious SUV
  • A navigation system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full insurance and low fuel costs
  • Hire cars that are less than six months old
  • Safe and secure roads
  • A route with only a couple of hours between each location
  • Discover off the beaten track places that motorhomes often cannot reach

Drive less, see more

At A Journey DownUnder, we know that a relaxed travel pace is the greatest way to see Australia. Your travel specialist will map out a route with short drives of a couple of hours and two or more nights at each location, allowing you to explore each local area and get a true sense of where you are.

If you are thinking of renting a campervan, talk to us now and discover why driving in a rental car is the best way to see Australia.

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Get "off the grid" and experience the real Australia
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Discover places away from the mainstream outside the cities
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Great flights and stopovers to Australia

Flying is a fun experience on its own. Nothing else makes you truly feel like you are embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime journey than stepping onto the plane. A comfortable flight makes all the difference, no matter which class you fly.

Take advantage of our first-hand experience and airline connections:

  • The best flight schedule
  • The most spacious seats in each class
  • Guaranteed seats next to each other
  • A private HD display
  • A good selection of food and drinks for the journey
  • The best price
  • Carbon neutral flights each time

Take a break and enjoy a stopover

Depending on where you want to explore in Australia, you will fly into one of the main international airports, likely into Sydney or Melbourne. On your way, you can choose a stopover in Asia to break up the journey and add a cultural experience to your holiday. From the tropical vibes in Bali and world-class shopping in Singapore to the friendly locals on the Cook Islands and the cultural mecca of Hong Kong. The possibilities are limitless.

How comfortable would you like to fly?

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Stopover destination Fiji, massage by the beach
A stopover is a great way to break up your trip to Australia

Sample itineraries

You're unique; your journey to Australia will be too. Take a look at some of our favourite trips to get inspired for your own journey. With holidays ranging from three to seven weeks based on various themes, you can change comfort levels, and add activities, rental cars, and flights to sense the possibilities that await.

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Frequently asked questions

Specialist knowledge means the details that need specific attention are always taken care of - you don't have to worry about anything. But of course, you may have a lot of questions right now as you get an idea of the possibilities that await you. Find the answers to common questions here.

Marvel at Australia through the eyes of the locals
Visit the places other tourists didn't know existed
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Let's accentuate the positive, reduce the negative, and offset what's left.

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Why book with us?

When you book with us, your travel specialist has only one goal: to create your dream couples holiday through Australia, and to do it properly. You want someone in touch with the locals, someone with experience, someone well-versed in Australian expertise and service. You want a travel nerd that believes small details lead to big differences. That's us! Get in touch to experience the difference.

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.