Happy New Year !

Australia is Open for Business

Its been a turbulent start to the New Year for Australia and hopefully we are through the worst of it. We started the year with news of devastating bush fires impacting many people in Australia and now the Coronavirus concerns globally.

The good news is, most of the fires are now either out or well under control. This weekend in Sydney we are receiving the most rain in a two day period for 9 years and it has fallen all over the fire areas.  As a result of this we will be discontinuing our bushfire updates. In many areas forests have begun their regeneration phase and are already producing some amazing scenery as seen on this link.  

It must be remembered that many areas and most tourist areas for international tourists were not impacted at all . Areas like Kangaroo Island are coming back to life after one third of the Island had fire impact.  Following strong boarder controls Australia is minimally impacted by the Coronavirus .

As a result of some of the occurrences above we have seen some great price reductions from some properties.

Update

Following the demise of Wel – Travel Australia and the subsequent appointment of Australia and Beyond Holidays to take over forward unpaid bookings of the former agent, we have had many customers of Wel – Travel contact us and we are working to minimise the impact of the collapse as well as forging new partnerships with ex Customers of the failed firm. Thank you all for your support and the continued relationship.We have also been delighted to appoint former employee Lisa Hrastovec to the Australia and Beyond Holidays team. Lisa is based on the Gold Coast and would be delighted to work with you on your group and FIT business. Please contact Lisa direct on lisa@aabh.com.au

Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel chain has just opened its first hotel in Australia and AABH has some great rates at this fabulous property in the heart of Sydney.

Great New Fishing Experiences in Sydney And Beyond

Surrounded by National Parks & dotted with secluded river communities, the Hawkesbury River is over 100 kilometres in length. The region is well known for its amazing fishing and local organic produce.

Byron Bay Hinterland Fish & Feast

Go Fish Australia have partnered with Table Under a Tree to give you a taste of the flavours of the Byron Bay Hinterland. We connect you with the finest premium ingredients from Byron Bay and beyond, so you can taste something delicious and unique after an early morning of fishing.

We love food – and the stories behind it – and we know time is precious when you’re away from home, whether just for a short trip or something a little longer. We’ve done the work for you, making it easy to discover, experience and taste the premium food of our region.

Together, we connect you with small, artisan producers from the area and promise you tastes like no other!

Australia’s Gold Coast

If you love the outdoors and water-sports then the Gold Coast is for you. Australia’s gold coast offers unmatched scenery coupled with hinterland, national park , surfing and dining and nightlife experiences. There is so much to do on the Gold Coast many signature experiences include morning Ballooning over the Hinterland,  visiting the theme parks, Surfing lessons, Cruising to Stradbroke, Jet Boating or maybe even take a day trip to Tangalooma Island or Byron Bay. All easily accessible from the Gold Coast where you can enjoy and array of nightlife and food options

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Absolute luxury on the Gold Coast ask us for our special early bird rates and this property on the Gold Coast

Corroboree Wetland Tours From Darwin

Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands , home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Enjoy viewing plenty of crocodiles plus a huge variety of birds and other local wildlife in their natural environment. Our boat design allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lovers paradise

Sydney Fishing Experiences

FISHING ON THE HAWKESBURY RIVER
Surrounded by National Parks & dotted with secluded river communities, the Hawkesbury River is over 100 kilometres in length. The region is well known for its amazing fishing and local organic produce.

From the moment you step aboard your private seaplane you know you’re going to have a great day! Take off from the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour and travel north, 20 minutes to the Hawkesbury River. Expect personalised service every step of the way. Meet your fishing guide who has fished these waterways for 30 years and knows all the best fishing spots. Whether you’re a fishing novice or a fishing fanatic, we guarantee you a great day. After 5 hours of fantastic fishing, enjoy a vehicle transfer back to your hotel. Or, for an extra cost, fly back on your private seaplane.

What will you catch?
Mulloway aka Jewfish, Kingfish, Bream, Bass, Tailor, Salmon, Flathead, Squid and Estuary Perch just to name a few. We aim to use modern tackle, techniques and technology to capture trophy fish for our clients in Australia’s largest city and surrounds.

SYDNEY HARBOUR FISHING
Sydney harbour boasts 586 different species of fish not to mention an abundance of squid and crustaceans. Regular sightings of dolphins, whales, seals, sharks and the harbours resident penguin population make for an enthralling sideshow to your day’s fishing.

Select from a morning or afternoon fishing experience on Sydney Harbour on a custom-built 5-metre fishing vessel.

We have selected the best fishing guide in the business! Our fishing guide has fished for 45 years and has specialised in Sydney Harbour fishing for the past 26 years. He has pioneered fishing techniques and methods which are now used by all other harbour fishing guides and many recreational anglers today – testimony to his contribution to recreational fishing.

What will you catch?
You will most likely catch Kingfish and Jewfish and in the summer months you could catch salmon, bonito, tailor and a variety of tuna. You could also catch flathead, bream, hairtail, amberjack and samson fish. In winter you will most likely catch blackfish, surgeonfish, salmon, flathead, travally and john dory.

Australia’s Fabulous Gold Coast

Southern Gold Coast

SOUTHERN GOLD COAST

The further south you go on the Gold Coast, the more space you find. Southern precincts such as Currumbin, Kirra, and Coolangatta are idyllic coastal communities defined by their own individual stretches of sub-tropical coastline. From the one of the world’s best surf breaks to some of the Gold Coast’s laziest secluded coves, the southern stretches are an inviting part of Australia’s iconic beach culture.

The general vibe of these areas is laid back and organic, but each has its own wonderful personality. Currumbin is an active community where lovers of watersports, hiking and nature take advantage the Currumbin Creek waterway which links the pristine rainforest mountains of the region to the open golden beach. The Currumbin Valley starts just two kilometers from Currumbin beach and leads visitors easily into a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest, the Cougal Cascades waterfall, abundant native flora and fauna, and the pristine eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

Kirra is famed by surfing superstar Kelly Slater as his favorite point break on the planet, the legendary Kirra barrel is a spectacle to behold as it roles in perfect formation up the coast with surfers jumping onboard like acrobatic passengers on a locomotive. Coolangatta is an authentic microcosm of old-school Aussie surf culture where Kombi vans and Kingswood cars fill the beachfront car parks and retro buildings and signage from the ’60s and ’70s gives the area a vintage film-set feel.

Central Gold Coast

CENTRAL GOLD COAST

The Gold Coast’s central precincts are all about fun, entertainment, nightlife and attractions. The lively quarters of Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach, and Burleigh Heads attract locals and visitors with their bright lights, nightlife, cool vibe, and popular ‘see and be seen’ beaches. You can easily fill your day with thrill rides, water slides, jet boats, shopping safaris, surf breaks, beach walks, people watching or picnicking.

Some of the features of these precincts include the spacious Broadwater Parklands with its native landscaped gardens, range of free BBQ areas, adventure playground, and calm water swimming beaches. The Surfers Paradise Foreshore offers the perfect space to take in the world-famous beachfront in all its toned, tanned, and golden glory. Surf Parade Broadbeach is a favourite restaurant, café, bar, and nightclub strip which may not be as extravagant as its Cavill Avenue cousin in Surfers Paradise but offers the new wave of Gold Coast glitz. Burleigh Head National Park is a bushwalk, whale watch, and scenic lookout adventure in the imposing over one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic surf beaches, the scene is loved by locals and visitors alike.

Northern Gold Coast

NORTHERN GOLD COAST

The northern region of the Gold Coast stretches about 20 minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise live the famous Gold Coast theme parks. Here the skyline is intersected with towers of terror, aqua loops, and rollercoasters while the wind carries screams of delight from every direction. In a 1km radius there are six major themed attractions including Dreamworld, Whitewater World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Paradise Country, Warner Bros. Movie World, and Australian Outback Spectacular. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, the northern Gold Coast theme parks offer the full spectrum of interactive entertainment.

Sanctuary Cove is an experience of the good life, where boating, golfing, shopping, dining and entertainment all come together to enjoy each other’s company. The stylish Marine Village with its restaurants, bars and boutique shops is at the heart of the precinct, but the surrounding championship golf courses and scenic calm waterways are the real stars of this stage. Speaking of stars, Frank Sinatra opened Sanctuary Cove in 1987 with Whitney Houston and Peter Allen as support acts.

The Gold Coast Broadwater is a great expanse of easily accessible calm water between the Gold Coast mainland and South Stradbroke Island reaching all the way north to the World Heritage Listed Moreton Bay. It is a recreational watersport arena with plenty of room for locals and visitors to sail, fish, jet ski, parasail, scuba, cruise, kite surf, jet boat, kayak, swim, paddle board, snorkel, wind surf, picnic… you get the idea.

BYRON BAY HINTERLAND FISH & FEAST

A short drive from the Gold Coast approximately one hour and a half is the iconic township of Byron Bay. Why not do a daytrip from the Gold Coast for one of the fishing experiences of a lifetime

The Rainforest Fish and Feast Experience Includes:

• Enjoy a private guided fishing experience in the rainforests of the Hinterland’s rivers and creeks.
• A personal fishing guide will have you gliding through the calm waters, catching fish and looking for platypus along the way.
• All kayaks, life-jackets and rods provided.
• Transfer to Three Paddocks Farm for an outdoor sumptuous brunch of local produce and beverages whilst gazing out over the macadamia farms of the area.

Locations
• Tours are offered in various Hinterland creeks and rivers subject to ideal conditions.

The basics
• Tours are available daily run from 6am-2pm approximately.
• Standard tours are for a minimum of two people and a maximum of six people.
• Guests need a reasonable level of mobility.
• Bookings are best made with at least two days’ notice.

What will you catch?

Australian Bass

Jet Boating at The Gold Coast

 Paradise Jet Boating Gold Coast

Departing conveniently from Surfers Paradise – river cruise & fun jet boat experience.

55 minutes & 25 kilometres of Cruising departing from the river end of Cavil Avenue in central Surfers Paradise.

Includes some slow and relaxed river cruising through the 6knot zone… past the glitzy mansions of Paradise Waters out to the Broadwater.

Tour includes 30 minutes of jet boat action as far as Crab Island before returning to Surfers Paradise.

Morning Ballooning and Champagne

Scenic Rim Hot Air Balloon with Vineyard Breakfast

Imagine experiencing a magical balloon flight with magical scenery. This is our most popular hot air balloon ride and includes a delicious full hot breakfast complete with champagne at O’Reilly’s Vineyard. Hot air ballooning is the perfect romantic activity to do while you stay on the beautiful Gold Coast

Aquaduck Day out

Enjoy a Day on The Famous Aquaduck

Be amazed as the bus instantly transforms into a boat and your waterways cruise begins. The Aquaduck has a unique seating layout offering you more room to stand and move around once we are on the water, along with great views. The Gold Coast is a beautiful part of Australia, and your tour aboard the Aquaduck allows you to see more than you would on even the longest boat cruises. Cruise past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and take in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast canals and Broadwater with its famous sights and natural wildlife.

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
In a magnificent setting on the Queensland coast, the distinctive vision of
Gianni Versace and his audacious commitment to luxury and beauty
influences every detail of the accommodation at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast
Each meticulously crafted element of architecture, ambience and design
brings the five-star opulence once confined to the grandest accommodation
in Europe to Australia’s Gold Coast
The hotel’s 200 light-filled bedrooms and suites, along with 72
condominiums, are appointed with bespoke Versace Home furnishings and
private “Juliet“ balconies to welcome the Gold Coast sunshine in
Every room and suite is an oasis of pure indulgence, true glamour, ultimate
relaxation and the very best that is possible in life

Luxury In the Heart of Sydney The Fullerton 

The Fullerton Sydney 

THE FULLERTON HOTEL SYDNEY
Steeped in character and elegance, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s financial and fashion district, and housed in the historic former General Post Office building.

Feel the pulse of the city and enjoy the proximity to iconic landmarks such as Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden, Barangaroo, the Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as theatres and noteworthy restaurants.

Dining Options The Place

From delicious Modern Australian cuisine to multicultural Southeast Asian signature dishes and handcrafted cocktails, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney offers dining options to delight every palate. Situated in the light-filled atrium on level one, The Place features a delectable breakfast buffet and flavourful à la carte specials for lunch and dinner. The Bar is located in the hotel lobby and is perfect for our signature Afternoon Tea, served daily from 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Dining Options The Bar

The Bar, which comprises The Lounge and The Room, is a tranquil setting which offers an ideal spot for a quiet respite from the energy of the city.

Enjoy our signature Afternoon Tea experience and tempt your taste buds with sweet and savoury options, as well as freshly baked scones and a choice of tea, cocktails or champagne, or indulge in an array of lunch and dinner options.

 Room Options

Discover luxury and heritage in the heart of the city at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, a home away from home for corporate travellers and holidaying families. Choose between the contemporary rooms in our high-rise section and the more classically inspired accommodation in the heritage building.

Corroboree Wetland Tours From Darwin

 Corroboree Wetland Tours From Darwin

Offering a number of amazing tours from Darwin exploring these largely untouched wetlands.

Lunch Cruise From Darwin

Our 2.5 hour cruise allows time to really explore the wetlands without any rush. Discover the quieter sections of the billabong as we meander through the various interconnecting channels viewing crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. The wetlands “best locations” are constantly changing throughout the season. Having lunch onboard the vessel allows us the flexibility to select the most suitable location where you can enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by nature at its very best. Lunch consists of a selection of sliced meats, bread and a delicious salad with optional dressing. Iced water is provided.

Even though this cruise is operating during the warmer part of the day, there is still usually plenty of opportunity to view wildlife.

Sunset Cruise

4.30pm Cruise
Departs Daily (1st April – 31st October)
Late afternoon is generally the best time of day to see animals and our 2.0 hour sunset cruise allows you to view the wildlife during a very active period. Birds are trying to catch their final meals before flying to roost for the evening and crocodiles are on the move ready for a night of hunting. Add to this a spectacular sunset over the floodplains and easy to understand why this is one of our most popular cruises. We are the only company in this region offering sunset cruises to their customers.

Day Tour From Darwin

Departs 9.00am & returns 5.00pm
Daily (1st May – 31st October)
Today starts with a pick up from your Darwin accommodation around 9am. Listen to interesting commentary about the region from our knowledgeable guide as we make our way to Fogg Dam Nature reserve. Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950`s, this location is now a haven for many varieties of birds that we get a chance to admire. A short drive from here takes us to the “Window on The Wetlands” information centre where you can enjoy a hands on display explaining the wetlands and get a fantastic view over the Adelaide River floodplains from their upper viewing deck. Your highlight for the day is an amazing 2.5 hour cruise on the wetlands, viewing an abundance of birds, crocodiles and wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the wetlands surrounded by nature at its best as we get “up close and personal” with plenty of local wildlife. From here it is just under 90 minutes drive to return you to your Darwin accommodation around 5pm. Tour includes 2.5 hour lunch cruise, hotel pick up & drop off, air-conditioned transport and experienced guide.