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It's not every A&K traveller who puts holiday movies on YouTube. But when you've just ridden a thoroughbred around an iconic landmark, you've good reason to showboat. As sunrise ignited the desert, one of our clients circumnavigated Ayers Rock on the very camel that had won Australia's outback races the week before: a perfect symmetry of time and place. And that's just one of many treats lying in wait. Travel to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent and you step onto one of the world's ultimate experiential stages. Whether it's our exclusive insider behind-the-scenes access to Sydney Opera House, a helicopter spin around the Hunter Valley's famous vineyards or a sheep-shearing lesson on a family ranch, we've the perfect team to make it all happen.

Holidays to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent will get you closer to the people and places that make this fascinating country so special.

For two decades, A&K Australia has arranged highly creative, luxury holiday itineraries with travel consultants who have tried and tested just about every hotel and excursion down under. Small wonder it was recently awarded the country's Tour Operator of the Year crown, and that Aussies themselves use us to holiday in their own country. As they say, if it's good enough for the locals.

Whether you're travelling with family, in a small group or on your own, A&K will reveal a huge and diverse country juxtaposing modern and ancient indigenous culture. For starters its wonderful coastal cities offer the southern hemisphere's most acclaimed restaurants, loveliest cafes and best shopping, alongside cultural attractions, ground-breaking architecture and a sun-kissed ocean vibe.

Away from the urban hotspots, you'll find miles of empty beach, amazing snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - although we strongly recommend you also dive the west coast's Ningaloo Reef - well known for its whale sharks - along with tropical forest and soft rolling hills. And you haven't even reached the Outback's vast parched landscapes, multi-coloured mountains and red centre. You can help round up cattle on massive stations, fly over the Bungle Bungles' beehive rocks or visit Tasmania's lush wilderness. It's all possible - and you don't even need a champion camel.

Australia Offers

One&Only Hayman Island, Australia

One&Only Hayman Island, Australia

Prices from £3,079 saving from £400pp for 10 nights
Book a 10 night stay at One&Only Hayman Island before 30th June 2015 and receive 2 nights complimentary. Prices from £3,079pp when staying in a Hayman Lagoon Room on a B&B basis, includes international flights and return island transfers. Valid for travel 20th April - 15th September 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


Suggested itineraries in Australia

Classic Australia

Nights: 13 | from £4,742

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Get a behind the scenes tour of Taronga Wild Australia, Cruise Sydney’s famous harbour with a glass of Australia’s finest wine and Meet with a member of the Kuku Yalanji people

Quintessential Australia

Nights: 12 | from £4,995

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Cosmopolitan Sydney, the rugged outback, dense rainforests and the famous Great Barrier Reef – it’s all up for grabs on this 12 night tour of Australia.

Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Australia 2015

Nights: 4 | from £4,495

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Spend 6 nights in the Top End, Down Under on an exhilarating discovering of northern Australia in a Land Rover Discovery Sport

Highlights of Australia

Nights: 14 | from £4,270

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Travel the Great Ocean Road, walk through rainforests, watch the fiery sun rise over Ayers Rock and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on this 14 night Australian adventure.

Unwinding the Great Ocean Road

Nights: 7 | from £720

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Uncover the dramatic coastline of South West Victoria along one of the most scenic roads in Australia. Our suggested 8 day self-drive takes in Aussie highlights such as the Twelve Apostles, Port Fairy and Apollo Bay.

Family Adventure Down Under

Nights: 11 | from £3,349

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Take in Sydney’s iconic harbour, surf on Bondi Beach, watch sunrise over Ayers Rock and explore a private island paradise on this 11 night family itinerary.

The Gourmet South West

Nights: 6 | from £1,875

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Sip on fine wines and indulge in delicious gourmet produce with South West Australia’s magnificent coastline as a backdrop on this 6 night self-drive tour.

Flavours of Australia

Nights: 2 | from £550

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Our 3 self-drive itineraries will let you experience the true taste of Australia: visit award-winning wineries, meet local producers and enjoy gourmet meals galore.

Tantalising Tasmania

Nights: 7 | from £3,550

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Self-drive through quaint historical villages and seaside towns and enjoy the state's finest luxury boutique accommodation in world class lodgings.

The Untamed Top End

Nights: 6 | from £3,770

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Discover a magnificent natural environment just waiting to be explored..

Through the Red Heart of Australia

Nights: 6 | from £2,185

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The Red Centre is the epitome of Australian culture. Experience the magnificence of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, take in mighty Kings Canyon and explore the delightful town of Alice Springs, learning about Australia’s Aboriginal culture along the way. This self-drive trip is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Tastes of South Australia

Nights: 7 | from £6,670

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A 7 night gourmet itinerary to tickle your taste buds as you sample local wines and produce, taking in the stunning South Australian scenery en route.

Self Drive New South Wales

Nights: 5 | from £1,195

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This 5 day self-drive journey across New South Wales will see you navigate vibrant Sydney, head to the breath-taking Blue Mountains and explore Hunter Valley.

The Pristine Waters of Ningaloo Reef

Nights: 6 | from £2,860

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Explore the dazzling underwater gardens of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef, on this magnificent and unforgettable 6 night itinerary.

Wonders Of the World by Private Jet

Nights: 22 | from £70,600

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A once-in-a-lifetime adventure by private jet to the world's most iconic destinations - from Machu Picchu and Easter Island to Sydney and Istanbul over 22 nights.

Footsteps through Escarpment Country

Nights: 6 | from £1,990

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Upon arrival in cosmopolitan Darwin you will be met by a member of the A&K team and driven to your accommodation...

Luxury Small Group Journey - Australia: The Lands Down Under

Nights: 20 | from £10,869

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On this epic 20 day adventure across New Zealand and Australia you’ll explore bustling cities, hike through national parks and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.

Suggested accommodation in Australia

Bamurru Plains

Northern Territories                             

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Longitude 131

Ayers Rock                                       

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Orpheus Island


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Southern Ocean Lodge

South Australia

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The Berkeley River Lodge

Western Australia

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget.

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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

Fly to

Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours


Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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