Melbourne in Summer and Authentic Seafood Experience in Western Australia

In the summer months Melbourne comes alive and has many sporting events. This starts off with the Cricket prior to Christmas and of course the famous Boxing Day Test. This year between Australia and India at the MCG. In the new year Melbourne hosts national events such as the Australian open tennis championship and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.Melbourne’s night scene is a little bit brighter now with the Melbourne Star just completing a brand new LED light display. The spectacular, energy efficient, $1million state-of-the-art display can be viewed every night from sunset to sunrise

Crown Melbourne has a stunning new rooftop outdoor event space, Crown Aviary. With the city skyline as the event backdrop and a fully serviced marquee it’s an enviable event location.

Zoos Victoria has great new tour opportunities. Commencing in November, take in the Sunset Safari at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. The 3 hour experience includes drinks, dinner, entertainment, and of course the savannah at sunset. Read more here.

Looking for a special Australian wildlife experience? Take a guided early morning tour of the Melbourne Zoo, before the zoo opens to the public – more details here – or a guided VIP tour of Healesville Sanctuary with plenty of close up encounters – more details here.

Take train travel to another level with a dining package on Puffing Billy in the recently refurbished first-class dining carriages. For lunch or dinner it’s a delicious and scenic experience.

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Puffing Billy

Take train travel to another level with a dining package on Puffing Billy in the recently refurbished first-class dining carriages. For lunch or dinner it’s a delicious and scenic experience.

The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne.

With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

Visitors from around the world enjoy travelling aboard Puffing Billy as a stand-alone experience or as part of a Melbourne day tour.

Step back in time as you enjoy this authentic experience. Parents and grandparents can relive their own childhood memories whilst introducing the next generation to this unforgettable part of Victorian history.

Zoos Victoria


An unforgettable evening to fight wildlife extinction. Every Friday and Saturday
evening from November 2018–March 2019, 6pm–9pm
Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo in a whole new light with Sunset Safari.
In this new and exclusive after-hours event, spend an incredible night out with some
of the world‘s most iconic animals. Start the evening with a complimentary drink on
arrival at the pop-up bar, then set off on one of the night‘s three incredible experiences.
Adventure onto the Savannah for a guided sunset tour, feast with friends at an intimate
dinner of African cuisine, and enjoy an immersive performance that showcases the
rhythm and soul of Africa.
Proceeds from Sunset Safari help Zoos Victoria support international conservation
partners such as Rhino Fund Uganda.
Help fight wildlife extinction and be among the first to experience Werribee Open Range
Zoo like never before!

Wild Seafood Experience In Western Australia

Crayfish fresh from ocean to plate – catch and dine on board our seafood lunch cruise.

Nothing tastes better than fresh seafood – especially when you catch it yourself and someone cooks it for you! Our unforgettable Wild Seafood Experience is a seafood lunch cruise with a difference.

Catch, learn, indulge and enjoy!

Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia) is most a delicious delicacy of our local ocean. Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouthwatering delicacies.

As a guest on our Wild Seafood Experience, you will enjoy:

A 3-hour adventure on board our purpose-built crayfishing vessel, the Reel Affair II, with facilities including an upper sun deck and lower BBQ area.
An exciting cruise out into the Indian Ocean to pull baited crayfish pots with instruction and help from our experienced crew.

 Are You A Scuba Diver ?

Diving the Great Barrier reef for many is a once in a lifetime experience. The Reef is easily accessible from both Cairns and Port Douglas. There is an abundance of options for visitors to do a day trip to the reef and enjoy snorkeling or diving from specially designed pontoons on the reef. Australia and Beyond Holidays can organise a great day on the Great Barrier reef . Many customers who are divers and those that just like to Snorkel are taking the option of  joining a Live aboard boat from Cairns and spending three days diving on the Reef. We have basic packages as below including all meals on board the boat

Outer Reef Cruise 3 Day / 2 Night LiveAboard
Departs Daily at 7am except Tuesdays and includes 11 Dives
Departures from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 now available to book online
Trip Cost increase from 01 April, 2018 to $785.00 + $80.00 EMC/Fuel Levy
Double Cabins on request, minumum 2 to book, no more to pay
Interested in including an Advanced Openwater Course
Snorkel Adventures for non-divers are available on this trip



 Fraser Island and Kingfisher Bay Resort

Follow in the footsteps of the royals and visit Fraser Island to be dwarfed by the ancient, gravity defying rainforests growing out of only sand and to explore the freshwater lakes and spectacular sand formations of one of the most incredible islands on earth.

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island has the absolute best that one island can offer – cool towering rainforests to walk through; over 100 freshwater lakes to swim including the iconic Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, huge sand blows to climb, and an amazing 120km beach highway, complete with the Maheno shipwreck and cliffs of stunning coloured sands.

Lying off the coast of Hervey Bay and just south of the last of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral cays, Fraser is the world’s largest sand island and stretches for 123km and spans 166,000 hectares.

It is a stunningly beautiful, every changing sandscape that offers holiday makers a variety of experiences in the great outdoors; romantic beachside escapes for honeymooners; fun family holidays; couples retreats; hiking holidays; 4WD adventure holidays; time out lazing poolside sipping cocktails; and best of all its only 45 minutes from the Hervey Bay mainland.

Fraser Island features complex dune systems, which are still evolving, and the array of dune lakes is exceptional in terms of number, diversity and age. The highest dunes on the island reach up to 240 metres above sea level. Forty perched dune lakes can be found on the island. A surprising variety of vegetation grows on the island, ranging from coastal heath to subtropical rainforests. It is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres.

Kingfisher Bay Resort 

Kingfisher Bay Resort (incorporating the 152-room Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island) is the gateway to the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island. This Australian icon is famous for its ancient rainforests, spectacular fresh-water lakes, remarkable wildlife and famous 75 Mile Beach highway, with creeks spilling into the ocean, mighty sand blows, striking coloured sand and even a shipwreck.

The resort is nestled amongst tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait and is a paradise for swimming, bush walking, four-wheel driving, fishing and simply admiring the natural beauty of the island.

Australia and Beyond Holidays can organise your clients itinerary to this unique environment as well as activities whilst there and all transfers from the Mainland. Kingfisher Bay resort also has an extensive range of activities and caters for school groups offering a unique learning experience for groups visiting from many different countries.

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Kingfisher Bay Jetty

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort

” 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference ” 

The Australia and Beyond Holidays team have been working to support the ” 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference ” held in Sydney in November. AABH provided a number of tailor made tours for the group to Sydney and beyond as well as provided support via our dedicated touring desk at Sydney’s new International Convention Centre Darling Harbour.

In the photo is Leon Ellas from AABH and Piers Harding from Representing Tourism.