Australia and Beyond Holidays 

 Quarterly Newsletter Jan to April

With the current worldwide pandemic as well as our changing and more dynamic distribution of news and product we have decided to make our newsletters quarterly rather than monthly. Most of our news and new products are released via our facebook groups and pages AABH Facebook page 

New Advertising Campaigns With Australia and Beyond Holidays

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen a very positive response to our domestic wholesale products from our Australian travel agents. AABH is committed to selling through our travel agent partners and we regularly promote them via our Find an Agent page on our website. In March we begin a major campaign with Travel Daily in Australia to recruit more travel agents with a new video highlighting the benefits of working with Australia and Beyond Holidays In addition to this advertising we will also kick off a number of campaigns featuring new product and destinations in Australia. If you would like to become an AABH agent   complete the form and we will be in touch. If you are a supplier and would like your products highlighted in any of our upcoming campaigns please let us know by emailing us at suppliers@aabh.com.au

Change of Address

From 04 March 2021 Australia and Beyond Holiday’s new Melbourne address is 106, Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 . Telephone contacts remain the same. Our Sydney team Peggy, Akiko, Simon and Leon are now home based with contacts unchanged and Lisa continues to be based on the Gold Coast .

Optimistic outlook for both domestic and international travel

With the roll out of the vaccine in Australia we expect to see more consistency with Australian domestic borders which will give consumers confidence to book and travel. Qantas has announced that it expects that widespread international travel will resume towards the end of October in line with the rollout of the vaccine in Australia. Once our borders re open internationally we are expecting a strong level of booking especially over the traditional Chinese New Year period and it will be important to begin planning especially for groups.

Capacity continues to be constrained

Domestic travel intention and demand continues to be strong. Many traditional school holiday periods are fully booked or filling up fast, especially for Iconic and high value destinations. There has been strong demand for the Whitsundays, Qld outback journeys, Rail Journeys, Northern Territory and NSW north and South Coast. Some destinations are full right through 2021. It is important to get in early for some destinations. Border closures in states like QLD have led to reduction in capacity many properties are not back online or operating at full capacity. Rental cars are in high demand in some areas as some operators have reduced their fleets. The overall message here is to get in early.

 Safari’s In The Northern Territory

Sab Lord has spent over 25 years in and around the Northern Territory and Western Australia leading specialised tours throughout the Kimberley, Kakadu and Arnhem Land. In the 1950s his father ran a crocodile and buffalo hunting operation at Munmalary – the station is now contained in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. His in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna and history, his unique character, as well as his personal links with the traditional Aboriginal owners established during that time, ensure your private touring experience will never be forgotten. Thanks to his unique and passionate outback style, Sab is in extremely high demand for private luxury touring.

Australian Costal Safaris

Hand Made Holidays In The Eyre Peninsula

We are excited with our association With Australian Costal Safaris on the Eyre Peninsula in Sth Australia. We are seeing great demand for unique experiences right around Australia using quality operators. Our safari’s are “hand made” to suit your customers. Small group or family touring is provides professional guiding through unique landscapes and regions and be based around special interests such as, food tours, birdwatching , Wine and food tourism, and adventure touring. So weather it be a small group of friends or a family this is a great way to explore Australia.

Multi Day Nature in FNQ

Our multi-day and special interest tours are dedicated to the pursuit of your particular focus. This could be a fully inclusive 3 day birdwatching charter or perhaps you and your family would like to join one of our citizen science tours and take an active part in wildlife conservation. Far North Queensland boasts a beautiful tropical climate which our native wildlife are well adapted too. Multi-day tours allow us the privilege of spending time with crepuscular and nocturnal wildlife to add to the overall quality of our observations.

Looking for something different for your customers on the Eyre Peninsula ?

Your private and exclusive bespoke tour can incorporate the likes of:

4WDriving Adventures through rugged terrain, coastal, massive sand-dunes
Try catching the fighting Tuna, Kingfish or Salmon with our fishing charters or surf fishing
Fearsome cage diving with Great White Sharks
The best thing to do in the ocean – swimming with the Australian Sea-lions and/or our playful dolphins
Wildlife Experiences, that are interactive, personal and wondrous
Birdwatching with a professional, make your list long
Coastal, Cliff-top and National Park treks and bush-walking hikes
Seafood Master Class and Dinner, learn, taste, savor the best seafood in Australia
Private seafood & wine pairing with renowned local chefs
Heli-Fishing and Heli-Touring around the Eyre Peninsula, enjoy the ride
Visit the wine-maker and local award-winning wineries – see the closest winery to the ocean in the world or sip a local drop surrounded by the vineyard and hand-feed the kangaroos
Feel the thrill of sand-boarding down massive sand-dunes
Have a special interest, we can assist with our specialised industry/niche/foodie tours.
Want to learn a few more photography tricks, we have a professional photographer on board to help you aim for the skies or take your holiday snaps
Meet and enjoy the stories from our local roasters, brewers, chocolatiers and fishermen
Aboriginal & cultural experiences of the region
Active Adventurer, let us come up with a fun-filled action-packed adventure that meets your needs, maybe dive for abalone, learn to surf or kayak through Coffin Bay National Park
Relaxed & Chilled, we can do that too. Sunset, campfire, wine and all you hear is the chatter of birds
Luxury with a rustic twist
Experience the secret hidden gems and only locals spots, feel the tension sweep away and get back to nature.

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Melbourne Packages and Stay Pay Deals with Crown

Melbourne is reopening and we have some excellent packages with Crown Resorts with great inclusions, such as, stay pay deals, included dinners and sparkling flights on Melbourne Star Wheel. Our romance and short stay deals are ideal for that quick getaway.

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Sydney Three Night Escape Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

 Our three night Sydney escape is great value at the Holiday Inn with included activities, choose from five activities to included in your package

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 Focus on Tasmania

 At AABH we know Tasmania Like the back of our hand

All Our Latest Packages

Tasmania  8 Day Tempter

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 Hobart Four Night Adventure Package

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Tasmanian West Coast Wilderness by Air

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Tasmanian Wilderness Secret Spots

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Three Iconic Must do Adventures in Tasmania

Port Arthur Historic Site

Let us organise your visit to Port Arthur. This is an Iconic must do activity from Hobart

Port Arthur Historic Site is a 90-minute drive from Hobart, and the journey offers some of the best sightseeing in Tasmania. The Arthur Highway winds through lush farmland and forest, inviting beaches and the Tasman Peninsula’s famously scenic coastline. Allow enough time to stop along the way and explore places like the Tesselated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck, and dramatic geological features such as the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

UNDERWORLD: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in our new photographic exhibition featuring a selection of intriguing criminal portraits of police suspects from the 1920s. These candid and compelling mugshots reveal the dark side of The Roaring Twenties.

Over 100 captivating images of suspects taken by NSW Police between 1920 and 1930, reproduced from the original glass negatives, will be on display in the exhibition. Known to police as ‘Special’ photographs they are unexpectedly raw and intriguing portraits of people in custody unlike any found elsewhere in the world.

UNDERWORLD: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties will be on display at the Port Arthur Asylum until Friday 30 May. The exhibition is open daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm and is free of charge for Port Arthur Historic Site ticket holders. All entry tickets must be booked in advance online at www.portarthur.org.au or by phoning 1800 659 101.

Iron Pot Cruises

Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart’s lifestyle. Visit Australia’s oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city’s rich maritime past.
Travel aboard one of our brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings.

Cruising down the Derwent River you’ll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania’s premium residential addresses. You’ll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you’ll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city.

Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia’s oldest lighthouse, and be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart’s early settlement.

Wineglass Bay from the water

Wineglass Bay Cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast.
Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range.

Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs.

Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters.

Uncover the rich history of the region, including aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers and entrepreneurs.

Bruny Island Cruise

Bruny Island Cruises is an award-winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do – they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.