Australia starts to Awaken 

During these difficult times we have changed the timing of our news letter which will be published every two months

July will see the opening of Australian domestic borders as well as Qantas services being restored for domestic routes to many holiday hot spots. We are also anticipating the opening of the Trans Tasman  Travel Bubble soon. For updates please see our Coronavirus updates 

for more information as well as useful links.

We are anticipating most of Australia being open to domestic tourism by July but with some states opening at different times we can advise and ensure that your clients are able to travel freely. Our international guests at the moment are unable to travel Australia as our international boarders remain closed.

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AABH  now available for Australian Travel Agents 

AABH has been delighted with the response from our Australian Based Travel Agents and welcomes over 120 consultants nationally who have signed up to our services and products . Our inbound travel model works well for our locally based agents offering the ability for automated FIT bookings vis our online packaging  system as well as our offline directly contracted rates and experiences.

AABH has and agents page to provide information on becoming an AABH agent as well as drop down form for us to create a “Hand Made” Australian Holiday for you and your clients www.aabh.com.au/agents

To compliment our Australian experience we have included a number of AABH operated fully escorted touring adventures in Tasmania and QLD

Fish Like you Have Never Fished Before

We have some great ideas to spice up a visit to Sydney, Byron Bay , the Gold Coast or Brisbane with a fishing trip for either the day or half day. At AABH we can package up a fishing expedition for your guests. The Heli Fishing experiences are truly a once in a lifetime think to do and create a real point of difference to a holiday to these classic Australian destinations. Let us know if you would also like us to create a handmade experience unique to your customers

Great Rail Journeys across Australia

AABH has all or the great packages available across Australia m, featuring the Ghan and Indian Pacific Operated by Great Southern Rail these are uniques premium and once in a lifetime journeys with many travellers having these journeys on their bucket lists.

Tasmania

We have featured some of what is available in Tasmania from the Maria Island Walk to the Wilderness Railway. There is so much to do in Tasmania, we can create a handmade holiday which lets you experience the natural pristine beauty as well as some of the finest and freshest seafood you can get. Its a great destination to get even a small group of friends together to enjoy this destination.

Moreton Island Day Heli Fishing from Gold Coast or Cairns

LOCATION:
Moreton Island
DURATION:
One Day
INCLUSIONS:
Vehicle transfers from Brisbane CBD
Return helicopter transfers
On-island 4×4 transfers
Private fishing guide
Gourmet BBQ Breakfast

MORETON ISLAND HELI FISHING
Where can you fish for your own breakfast on a remote island and still be back in the CBD by 11:00am? It is possible!

Travel just before dawn in your private helicopter from Brisbane or the Gold Coast to the crystal clear waters of Moreton Island. Meet your private fishing guide on arrival and travel by four-wheel drive on the sand to the best fishing location of the day. Your guide will have your fishing equipment ready to cast into the surf for a few hours of fishing whilst sipping your fresh coffee.

Finish the morning with a hearty breakfast on the beach where we hope to include one of your catches on the menu. Board the helicopter for the scenic flight back to your accommodation or even back to your office!

WHAT WILL YOU CATCH?
Seasonally, you will catch tailor, whiting, bream, dart, snapper, cod, trevally, sweetlip, kings, flathead, jew, sampson and, amberjack.

BYRON BAY HINTERLAND FISH & FEAST

LOCATION:
Byron Bay Hinterland
DURATION:
Half day – 3 hrs fishing + 2 hours brunch
INCLUSIONS:
3 hour guided rainforest fishing + 2 hours brunch

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!

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.

FISHING ON THE HAWKESBURY RIVER

Hawkesbury River
DURATION:
6 hours
INCLUSIONS:
Private seaplane charter
Private fishing guide
All bait & tackle
Fishing licence
Snacks & drinks
Vehicle transfer back to Sydney CBD

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.

Great Australian Rail Journeys

The Ghan Expedition

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WHEN YOU FIRST STEP ABOARD THE GHAN
EXPEDITION, YOU QUICKLY REALISE THAT IT’S
NOT JUST THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY, IT’S
THE FIRST CHAPTER IN A STORY. THIS UNIQUE
ADVENTURE BOASTS AN ASSORTMENT OF
INCREDIBLE WONDERS AND GIVES YOU INTIMATE
ACCESS TO THE INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE.
Beginning in Darwin, this four-day, three-night, all-inclusive
experience will take you to some of the most remote
and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort.
Operating March to October 2020 and April 2021, your
adventure through the country’s vast and captivating
interior will leave you with an incredible story to tell.

The Ghan

Adelaide To Darwin

Or Reverse

REGARDED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT
RAIL ADVENTURES, THE GHAN HAS BEEN
VOYAGING BETWEEN THE SOFT HUES OF
PASTORAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO THE RICH RED
OF THE OUTBACK FOR 90 YEARS, OCCUPYING
A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HISTORY AND
IMAGINATION OF THIS AWE-INSPIRING COUNTRY.
Much has changed since 1929 when the original ‘Afghan
Express’ steam train and its blend of passengers,
livestock and supplies completed the inaugural
journey to Alice Springs. Today, The Ghan welcomes
you into its dramatic world of natural beauty and
relaxed indulgence, the moment you step aboard.
And for those with a real taste for adventure, you
can add an extra night with The Ghan Expedition
travelling from Darwin to Adelaide with full days
exploring Alice Springs and Coober Pedy.

Sydney Perth or Perth Sydney on The Indian Pacific

LAY DOWN, GAZE OUT OF YOUR
WINDOW, AND WATCH AS THE EPIC
SCENERY ROLLS BY. THERE’S A
WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE, AND
NOTHING BUT TIME FOR YOU TO PUT
UP YOUR FEET AND REFLECT ON THE
DAY’S OFF TRAIN ADVENTURES.
As its name suggests, the Indian Pacific gives
you two oceans in one of the world’s greatest
train journeys. But there’s so much more
in between. Pass through ancient deserts,
traverse mountains, and wind through endless
flatlands as you lose yourself in thought and
the magic of every breathtaking moment.

AABH Fully Escorted Australian Adventures

AABH  now Operates its own fully escorted journeys in Australia 

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Excellent Options in The Tasmanian Wilderness

Maria Island Walk

Maria Island has white sand beaches like the Maldives, as much wildlife as the Serengeti, beautiful wine like France and history comparable to anywhere else in Australia!

Day 1 – The first steps…
You arrive at the historic coastal town of Triabunna. Our boat will take you to Maria Island through the sparkling waters of Mercury Passage to the isthmus of Maria Island. You will set foot on a pristine, untouched beach, exactly as explorers did years earlier. Here you enjoy lunch overlooking the crystal azure waters of Shoal Bay before taking a walk to the tranquil Casuarina Beach camp. That afternoon explore the trail through the tall eucalypt forest down to the spectacular Haunted Bay.

Distance: 8 kms
That evening, after a fine Tasmanian gourmet dinner, stroll along the beach at sunset
with a glass of wine, delighting in the day you’ve had and excited by what lies ahead.

Landing on Maria Island National Park - Kangaroo on Maria Island National Park

Day 2 – Five fabulous beaches
Wake up to the busy chattering of the wattle birds and, from the comfort of your bed, watch the morning sun sparkle through the forest. This is one of the truly great guided walks of Australia! After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to start your journey along five beautiful beaches. Watch dolphins play in the surf and sea eagles soaring overhead as you walk past the carpet of exotic shells lining the water’s edge. By late afternoon you arrive at White Gums camp for a refreshing swim. After the perfect day, you can relax with your fellow walkers, before enjoying a candlelit dinner of the finest Tasmanian food and wine.

Distance: 13 kms
Can it get any better than this? Day 3 awaits.

Breakfast at Casuarina Beach Camp, The Maria Island Walk - Riedle Bay, The Maria Island Walk

Day 3 – Into the heart, up to the heights
Today our Tasmanian Walking Guides will take you inland to the heart of the Island to discover the rich greens of the grand forests. You’ll wander through the world’s largest stand of giant Tasmanian blue gums and can choose to climb the peaks of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk. It’s a 700 metres climb through rare “cloud” rain forests. As you can imagine, the views are simply breathtaking. That evening you arrive at Tasmanian’s fascinating World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington where you’ll stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House and enjoy a final night banquet with fine wine and conversation.

Distance: 9-17 kms
Another day that’s given you plenty to dream about.

Women walking through Blue Gum Forests on The Maria Island Walk - The Maria Island Walk guest at the summit of Mount Maria

Day 4 – The Fabulous Top End
The final day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern tip of Maria Island. The walk takes you through a variety of spectacular woodlands and forests with rare endemic birds, wallabies and wombats on show. You continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs. Arriving back at Darlington we enjoy a celebratory farewell lunch before boarding the boat to go back to the mainland Tasmania and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days, walking in Tasmania, spent in a very special place.

Distance: 4 kms
Memories, stories and new friends that will last a lifetime.

Great Food

Our guests often say the food is a highlight of their trip. After a day of walking you can relax with a three-course gourmet, restaurant quality meal enjoyed by candlelight under the stars with your new group of friends. We toast another wonderful day on Maria Island with award winning Tasmanian wines from local family owned vineyards like Cape Bernier, Springvale and Bream Creek, or choose one of our delicious local beers. Your skilled guides will prepare all your meals made with beautiful, local Tasmanian produce. Take your time and enjoy leisurely cooked breakfasts, then feast on lunch in stunning locations.
Tasmania’s local produce, wineries and boutique beers are world famous and we use the freshest of produce from local suppliers like:
• Spring Bay Seafoods
• Pigeon Hole Bakery
• Ashgrove Cheese
• King Island Dairy
• Wellington Apiary

Bon appétit.

Gross Price Walks begin 01 October 2020

$2,550 per person from 1st October to 25th December 2020
$2,600 per person from 26th December 2020 to 30th April 2021

Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway

Queenstown Explorer

No Trip to Tasmania's rugged west coast is complete without a trip on the west coast wilderness railway

Rolling Stock - Diesel Engines
The West Coast Wilderness Railway also operates two historic diesel locomotives dating from the 1950s and which were also acquired specifically for this line. The Regatta Point to Dubbil Barril section of the line (travelled on the River & Rainforest journey) is where they were operated.

MEET THE HERITAGE DIESELS

Rolling Stock - Steam Engines
Three of the five original steam trains that were imported from Glasgow specifically for the railway are still in operation – Locomotive Numbers One, Three and Five. A fourth locomotive (Locomotive Number Two) was part of the Tasmanian Transport Museum collection in Hobart. It is currently undergoing a full restoration in order to return to the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

Our workshop team maintain all our rolling stock, including building new carriages, which are based on original designs used on the railway.

Passengers on our tours are invited to join regular tours of our workshop - please enquire when you check in.

Choice of Carriage

Our heritage carriages are fully enclosed and provide air-conditioning and heating (although we still encourage you to dress for the weather) and provide comfortable seating for everyone. These are ideal for families and small, casual groups.

The wilderness carriages provide a more spacious environment, with booth seating and tables for up to four people at each booth. Wilderness carriage tickets include light refreshments on board and access to the carriage balcony, so you can admire the wilderness from both inside and out. This experience is perfect for romantic getaways and special occasions.

Visit The West Coast of Tasmania from Hobart

The Video Says it All. Let us  organise your west coast experience for your customers.

Experience the grandeur and spirit of the Tasmanian wilderness in its purest sense with our Southwest Wilderness Experience. This new eight-hour tour explores the remote and harsh southern coasts and waterways of this rugged and beautiful region of Tasmania.

Departing from Hobart, we pass the Derwent River, Bruny Island and follow the stunning coastline through the Southwest National Park, to the South East Cape, the most southern point of Australia.

Landing at Melaleuca Airport, we take to the water and explore the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine Reserve taking in Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands.

After a gourmet lunch featuring delicious Tasmanian produce, we disembark the vessel and explore the Melaleuca Museum and the Neewonnee Walk, a fantastic monument to the rich indigenous history of the area.

Returning to the skies, we head inland over The Arthur Range, arguably Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain range. Taking in Mount Picton and The Huon Valley, we return to Hobart via Mount Wellington for a birds-eye view of the beautiful capital of Tasmania before landing back at Cambridge.