Destinations We Love
The natural landscapes of Australia and New Zealand are diverse. In Australia, you'll find the turquoise waters of Ningaloo and Great Barrier Reef, competing with the rainforest waterfalls and ancient gorges of the Kimberley. New Zealand's Southern Alps and iconic Great Walks contrast with bubbling geothermal regions and islands best explored by boat.
Both Australia and New Zealand impress with world class walking trails and exceptional food and wine, making them perfect for how we like to travel. Browse our Australian and New Zealand destinations to learn more about the landscapes, lodges and experiences waiting to be uncovered.
Featured image: Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley
New Zealand’s North Island is diverse, known as much for its green rolling hills and farmland as its sparkling turquoise bays. Waiheke Island, Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Islands are our favourite coastal playgrounds, with Taupo our pick for adventure.
The South Island delivers with dramatic alpine scenery, vast fiords, and world-class walking trails spanning glaciers and alpine valleys to the turquoise coastline of the Abel Tasman and Queen Charlotte Sound
Western Australia is fast-emerging as a must-do luxury travel destination. With breathtaking natural scenery, amazing food and wine, and some of the newest and most-awarded luxury retreats in Australia, it has never been a better time to experience WA.
Discover the Great Walks of Tasmania and the luxury lodges within Tasmania's World-Heritage Listed Wilderness and National Parks
The Northern Territory is a special place, with Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, the Mary River Wetlands and Litchfield National Park among the best experiences when visiting the Top End.
While many visit Queensland for its beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, we also rate Queensland for its World-Heritage Listed Gondwana rainforests of the Scenic Rim region and Daintree, and for its Island trails ending in waterfalls and swimming holes – the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island is a good example.
Victoria is a compact State in Australian terms, and packs in an impressive diversity of landscapes from the snowy mountains to the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road and the jaw-dropping peaks of the Grampians.
New South Wales brings to mind coastal rockpools, bushwalks in the world-class National Parks like the Blue Mountains, and relaxing on the Hawkesbury River. The NSW Central Coast, Byron Bay and the northern NSW Hinterland are other favourite destinations for their rainforests, waterfalls and golden beaches.
The diversity of scenery and experiences on offer in South Australia continues to surprise us. The rolling green hills of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the beaches and trails of Kangaroo Island are a must-do for the active traveller, and pair nicely with some time indulging in the food and wine of the Barossa and Clare Valley.
Chile is a unique landscape of contrasts, ranging from the glacier filled ice-fields and mountains of Patagonia and the Andes, to the deep blue waters of Chile's lakes district and the other-worldly landscape of Atacama Desert.
Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park in Southern Patagonia - home to Perito Moreno Glacier - can be accessed from the hiking mecca of El Chalten and neighbouring El Calafate. Both are must-visit destinations in Argentina, and combine well with old favourites: Iguazu Falls, Mendoza and buzzing Buenos Aires.
Patagonia is a vast wilderness area spanning the southern end of Chile and Argentina, including the popular Torres del Paine National Park near Puerto Natales (home of the W-trek), and Glaciers National Park near El Calafate and El Chalten.
The dramatic landscapes of New Zealand invite adventure, from the volcanic geothermal regions and rolling green hills of the North Island, to the glacier-carved valleys and mountain ranges of the South Island.
Discover the Great Walks of Australia on one of our signature walking journeys, or plan a special stay at a Luxury Lodge of Australia. The landscapes and journey options in Australia are truly bucket-list worthy.
Antarctica is the ultimate expedition cruise destination offering privileged access to the almost untouched wilderness of the White Continent. Kayaks, tenders and expert guides make excursions onto the Antarctic iceshelf and through the surrounding waters a highlight.
Australia and New Zealand's nearby Islands are some of the world's most idyllic with luxury resorts surrounded by lush rainforest and white sand beaches. Our favourite Islands span Fiji, South East Asia and the Great Barrier Reef, making them ideal as a luxury holiday or stopover option enroute to Australia and NZ.