Broken Bay Pearl Farm

The Broken Bay Akoya pearl is exceptionally high quality and rare, believed to be the premium on the global market today due to its longer cultivation period leading to a thicker layer of nacre around its nucleus.

The standout feature of this pearl is the lustre and wide range of unconventional natural colours, ranging from warm white and cream, yellows and oranges, silver and blues, green and pink hues.

Established in 2003, Broken Bay Pearl Farm is the only pearl producer in New South Wales, and has remained a strong boutique operation since.

In 2018 Broken Bay joined forces with Cygnet Bay Pearls, the longest operating Australian pearl farm north of Broome in WA, to form Pearls of Australia – a joint venture that promotes the provenance and purity of Australian pearls.

Akin to the ethics of its sister company in the West, Broken Bay’s farming processes are environmentally sustainable, with great pride and care taken to maintain the pristine waters in which it’s situated.

Tjapukai

From its inception, Tjapukai’s mission has been about giving Australians and international visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal culture and interact with Traditional Owners. That mission now includes authentic Torres Strait Islander culture.

Tjapukai was founded in Kuranda in 1987 by international theatre artists Don and Judy Freeman, David Hudson, a Ewamian man who was brought up among the Djabugay people, and his wife Cindy. They combined their performance expertise with the cultural knowledge of six Djabugay men – Willie Brim, Alby Baird, Wayne Nicols, Irwin Riley, Neville Hobbler and Dion Riley – to create a one-hour play incorporating the dance-rich culture of the Djabugay people who had lived in the rainforest around Kuranda for tens of thousands of years.

In 1996 Tjapukai moved to a 25 acre site next to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at Caravonica and expanded to include interactive cultural demonstrations and performances, a cultural village, restaurant and retail gallery.

GO BEYOND MELBOURNE

Melbourne is a magical city. But Go Beyond Melbourne and you’ll discover the pure alchemy of four extraordinary regions. Travelling between them is simply effortless – and what you discover along the way will stay with you forever.

LUXURY CHARTERS GREAT BARRIER REEF AUSTRALIA
Charter our luxurious boat Aroona, for the ultimate way to experience first hand the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands!

Aroona is a 70ft Outer Reef motor yacht launched in 2010, designed for luxury, comfort, exploration and relaxation. Aroona is based in tropical far north Queensland and operates out of Cairns, Port Douglas and around northern Australia. The choice is yours.

Berger Paints Incentive Sydney

Berger Paints recently selected AABH to provide the program for their recent recent incentive tour for their top performing sales people from the UAE.

AABH Sample itineraries now Available 

AABH now has a number of sample itineraries available on our website to assist you when planning a visit to Australia. The sample Itineraries will change from time to time and are based on our most popular trips

Why Not Travel Beyond Melbourne

 

Romance

Come and escape to one of the most romantic places in Victoria! Treat yourself to all that is sumptuous, luxurious and exclusive. Wander in the cool forests of the Dandenong Ranges or stroll the white sandy beaches and clifftops along the coast. Float above vineyards early morning in a hot air balloon, get lost in endless fields of tulips, outdoor sculpture parks; try island hopping by helicopter, immerse yourself in geothermal springs at sunset. Snorkel with the elusive sea dragons in Port Phillip Bay, take a bespoke gourmet tour to search for truffles in winter or a gin master class. Sample fine wines, handmade chocolates, cheeses or opt for a delectable degustation menu at one of the region’s signature restaurants. Choose a beautiful country house hotel, a beachside hideaway, an indulgent lakeside retreat or a luxurious guest room in a forest village.

Family Fun

The children will never want to leave! Interactive and adventurous fun experiences will engage the whole family, both in the water and on land. The region is brimming with endless family fun, wildlife and adventure experiences, delightful mazes, tree surfing and classes which teach new skills: surfing, sea-kayaking, fishing, horse riding. Breathtaking forests, seascapes and national parks provide a perfect outdoor forum to run wild, play amongst nature and get up close to wildlife in its natural habitat. Staying overnight gives you the chance to explore unique attractions at night such as the Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary’s lantern-lit tours spotting Australian endangered species. Wake early to feed the birds at Grants Picnic Ground or to take a surfing lesson on the Bellarine Peninsula. There’s a fantastic range of family accommodation, from budget motels to luxury homes and huge apartments.

Food and Wine

The children will never want to leave! Interactive and adventurous fun experiences will engage the whole family, both in the water and on land. The region is brimming with endless family fun, wildlife and adventure experiences, delightful mazes, tree surfing and classes which teach new skills: surfing, sea-kayaking, fishing, horse riding. Breathtaking forests, seascapes and national parks provide a perfect outdoor forum to run wild, play amongst nature and get up close to wildlife in its natural habitat. Staying overnight gives you the chance to explore unique attractions at night such as the Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary’s lantern-lit tours spotting Australian endangered species. Wake early to feed the birds at Grants Picnic Ground or to take a surfing lesson on the Bellarine Peninsula. There’s a fantastic range of family accommodation, from budget motels to luxury homes and huge apartments.

Tjapukai

Located in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Tjapukai has been sharing the authentic culture and traditions of the local Djabugay people for the past 28 years, providing employment opportunities for their people and giving the performers immense pride in demonstrating their culture.

More than 3 million people around the world have discovered how to “shake a leg” by joining in traditional performances drawn from Djabugay corroborees, they have learnt how to make fire without a matchstick and been enthralled with the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo.

From its inception, Tjapukai’s mission has been about giving Australians and international visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal culture and interact with Traditional Owners. That mission now includes authentic Torres Strait Islander culture.

Night Fire

Night Fire is Tjapukai’s signature evening activity where you will meet the Indigenous rainforest people, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and more. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fire ball shooting towards the stars.

Dinner will see you enjoy Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalising Indigenous flavours at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. Relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat, an end to a night of cultural entertainment.

 

The new Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour

The new Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour departs from Woy Woy on the Central Coast on scheduled days (Thursday & Saturday).

A VIP tour (minimum 2 x pax) is also available on request, and we have packages with Sydney Sea Planes and Bells of Killcare / Pretty Beach House in development, opening soon.

The Pearls of Australia ‘Shellar Door’ at Mooney Mooney is due to open to the public later in the year, and we will have a whole new range of experiences on offer, just a few minutes off the M1 Motorway 1 hour north of Sydney.

Berger Paints UAE

AABH was delighted to be chosen to provide the ground arrangements on behalf of Berger Paints  in the UAE. The group visited Sydney in June and experienced the highlights of Sydney and NSW including lunch at the Blue Mountains, Jets Skiing, Scenic Helicopter rides over Sydney Harbour, Dinner on the famous Sydney Show Boat and a visit to Tobruk Sheep Station. The event culminated with a Gala dinner at Novotel Darling Square.

Sample Itineraries on AABH.com

AABH now has a number of our most popular itineraries available on the Web. to Access the itineraries go to www.aabh.com.au  and click on the services tab. (  Sample Itineraries )itineraries are designed to assist you in designing the perfect escape for your clients. These itineraries include high end and school group options. Please let us know if we can assist with any of your tailor made or group requests.

LUXURY CHARTERS GREAT BARRIER REEF AUSTRALIA
Charter our luxurious boat Aroona, for the ultimate way to experience first hand the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands!

Aroona is a 70ft Outer Reef motor yacht launched in 2010, designed for luxury, comfort, exploration and relaxation. Aroona is based in tropical far north Queensland and operates out of Cairns, Port Douglas and around northern Australia. The choice is yours.

VLASOFF CAY ITINERARY (FULL DAY)
Depart from Yorkeys Knob marina at 8am for a 1.5 hr cruise to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef where you can set your fishing line or just sit back and enjoy the colours of the reef with morning tea and a tropical fruit tasting. Arrive at approximately 10am at a specially selected location for a snorkel, dive, fish or just relax while your crew pampers your every need. Following a gourmet lunch, choose between a dive/snorkel, a walk at the breath-taking Vlasoff sand cay or a swim in the shallow crystal blue waters. Kick back on the cruise home over cold drinks and canapés before arriving at Yorkeys Knob marina at approximately 5:30pm.

Maximum 12 guests
Includes light breakfast, lunch and canapés provided by a qualified chef.

This is one of many experience available please let us know if you require more information on other trips and charters available. enquiries@aabh.com.au

Kimberley 2020

In 2020 Aroona is running a limited number of charters into the Kimberley after our successful 2017 Kimberley expedition. There is no other vessel running small private charters of this kind into the Kimberley. Charters are available from March to June 2020