Hiking & Walking Holidays
Australia & New Zealand
Trek Tasmania’s untamed wilderness and hike Fiordland’s majestic peaks; wander among ancient Gondwana rainforests, over glistening glaciers or across ancient outback landscapes. Many of Australia and New Zealand’s luxury lodges also provide exclusive access to a collection of stunning short walks.
Experience one of Australia or New Zealand’s iconic Great Walks to explore the great outdoors without leaving life’s modern comforts too far behind. Sleeping in well-appointed private hiking lodges, deluxe swags and beautiful glamping tents, hikers also enjoy hearty home-style meals shared in spectacular settings.
Some Of Our Favourite Hiking Experiences
These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you.
Stretch Your Legs And Feed Your Soul.
9 nights’ accommodation (1 night Spicers Balfour Hotel, 5 nights Spicers by Scenic Rim Trail, 3 nights Byron at Byron) inclusive of breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Full-day private hosted foodie tour of Byron Bay, Rental vehicle including unlimited kilometres, insurance and GPS.
Scenic Rim Trail Walk operates March - November.
Waves, walks & waterways
Feel the wind in your hair and the sand under your feet.
Begin your nature escape at the contemporary Lon Retreat, a seven-suite lodge and mineral spa set on a 200-acre private estate, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Explore the area’s natural surrounds with a 3.5-hour dolphin and seal swim or a surfing experience (the choice is yours!).
Continue along the iconic Great Ocean Road to join a guided three day/two night Twelve Apostles Lodge walk. Hike through beautiful forests and sandy pathways, enjoy stunning vistas of the Southern Ocean and iconic shipwrecks, and take to the skies on a 15-minute helicopter scenic flight over the Twelve Apostles.
Conclude with a two-night stay in the cosy, coastal town of Port Fairy, staying at Drift House, relax and unwind after the walk and enjoy the “most liveable community in the world”.
6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Lon Retreat, 2 nights 12 Apostles Lodge, 2 nights Drift House). Daily breakfast (provided as a gourmet hamper at Lon Retreat), 3 lunches, and 2 dinners per person. Choice of either a 3.5 hr Dolphin and Seal Swim cruise or a surfing experience (shared basis). 3 day shared small group walking tour of the Great Ocean Road, 15 min. scenic helicopter flight, rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover) unlimited kilometres and GPS.
This itinerary is available September through to April, commencing on Thursdays.
Broaden your horizons, stretch your legs and refresh your mind. Alice Springs, Larapinta Trail and Kings Canyon
After spending a night in Alice Springs, get off the beaten track and embark on one of the country’s most rewarding multi-day hikes. Enjoying the most scenic sections of the iconic Larapinta desert trail, explore ancient landscapes and Red Centre hidden gems.
Traversing the ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges with just a day pack on your back, enjoy gourmet campfire dinners and sleep under spectacular star-studded skies at exclusive award-winning camps (complete with hot showers and comfortable swags). See the sun rise from the summit of Mt Sonder, dip your toes in Ormiston Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls of Standley Chasm as you take in the wild beauty of the country’s interior and take away a connection to these lands that will last a lifetime.
Returning to Alice Springs, collect your rental vehicle and hit the open road to explore Kings Canyon. Staying at the new Kings Canyon Resort glamping tents, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy another one of Australia’s. most breathtaking outback walks, a sunrise Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
9 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 5 nights Larapinta Trail, 2 nights Kings Canyon Resort) inclusive of breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Private car transfer on arrival in Alice Springs. 6 day fully supported Larapinta walk on a twin share basis. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
The Larapinta Walking season operates on set dates between early April and late September annually.
Idyllic waterways, coastal walks and world-class wines in the wonderful Margaret River region
Follow the coast south from Perth to relax and unwind by the beach at Smiths Beach resort. Your stay here also includes a full day gentle kayaking and wine tasting guided tour of the Margaret River waterways and wineries.
Then set off on one of Australia’s Great Walks, following some of the most scenic stretches of the Cape to Cape coastal track on a guided small-group multi-day walking experience. Over the following four days you will enjoy luxury accommodation with ocean views, fabulous food and wine in breathtaking settings and outdoor adventures in the company of new friends. From Cape Naturaliste’s limestone coastline and Yallingup’s famous surf breaks to towering Karri forests, dramatic sea cliffs and rolling vineyards; take in the spectacular scenery at every turn.
On completion of your walk, enjoy the tranquil surrounds of Olio Bello, a glamping experience surrounded by nature on an organic olive farm in the heart of the Margaret River. Wander through the olive groves or explore the nearby wineries, enjoy long vineyard lunches or relaxing afternoons on the deck, before returning your rental vehicle to Perth.
7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Smiths Beach Resort, 3 nights Cape to Cape walk and 2 nights Olio Bello) inclusive of 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners per person. Small group shared full day tour of Margaret River including wine tasting and lunch, 4 day Cape to Cape small group guided walk. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
Cape to Cape Walk operates March – June & September - November.
Wine and wilderness, art and animals; from the city to the coast.
8 nights’ accommodation (3 nights MACq01, 3 nights Maria Island Walk, 2 nights Saffire Freycinet) inclusive of daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 6 dinners per person. Full day private Mt Field National Park hosted excursion, Moorilla & MONA posh day including return ferry transfers in the Posh Pit ex Hobart, MONA entry, guided vineyard tour, tasting and a bottle of wine, 4-Day small group Maria island guided walk including ferry transfers, Selected activities at Saffire Freycinet, National Park Fees and entry permits, Private luxury car transfers.
Maria Island Walk operates October – April.
Traversing Tasmania from North to South.
12 nights’ accommodation (1 night The Sebel Launceston, 3 nights Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, 2 nights Peppers Silo Hotel, 2 nights Cradle Mountain Lodge, 2 nights Wheelhouse Apartments, 2 nights Villa Howden) inclusive of 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners per person. 4 day/3 night Bay of Fires guided walk including accommodation, meals, transfers and National Park fees, Private Fragrance masterclass, Private Quoll Patrol tour with dinner, Half day shared group Gordon River Cruise including premium seating and lunch, Small group Bruny Island cruise with lunch. Private transfer Launceston. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.
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