Focusing on new Experiences in Australia
Uluru after the closure of the climb
In October this year the climb experience at Uluru was closed permanently and now it is not possible to climb. The climb was closed following a request by the local Indigenous People at Uluru. There is however many ways to enjoy this special place. Including the extension of the field of light attraction permanently. The award-winning exhibition, located at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened on 1 April 2016 to critical acclaim and has proven to be a stand-out drawcard to the destination, attracting more than 450,000 visitors to date.
“Field of Light Uluru allows people to experience the destination in a way that is unexpected and we are still seeing incredible demand, with guests noting that the installation is a key element of their stay. Travellers are increasingly seeking experiences that transcend the superficial, that offer meaning, surprise and add great depth to the memory bank.
Wilsons Promontory Cruising
Australia and Beyond Holidays is delighted to be working with Australian Tourism Legend Robert Pennicott and his team of passionate local staff have been sharing Tasmania’s scenery, wildlife and produce since 1999. We now provide Bruny Island Cruises, Bruny Island Traveller, Iron Pot Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises and Tasmanian Seafood Seduction in southern Tasmania. In 2019 they have launched their first journey in Victoria, Wilsons Promontory Cruises, using amphibious vessels to explore the Marine National Park from Tidal River.
New Accommodation at Taronga Zoo in Sydney
This October, a unique Australian sanctuary will open just fifteen minutes from the bustle of urban Sydney. The new Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is an elegantly designed overnight eco-retreat on Cammeraigal country, nestled within Taronga Zoo on the edge of Sydney Harbour. The first of its kind, the Wildlife Retreat offers guests an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a luxury sleepover with Australia’s unique wildlife and support conservation projects to save Australia’s iconic wildlife.
Guests of the Wildlife Retreat will have the chance to wake up to the rustling of a bandicoot or the call of a lyrebird, and to revel in the natural beauty of the surrounding bushland. From their stylishly appointed room, they will step out into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam and platypus swim. They can choose to join guided tours with passionate keepers and guides, or simply connect with the wildlife and its habitat in their own time, reassured by the knowledge that their stay has made a meaningful difference to this not-for-profit, conservation-based organisation.
New accommodation options in Cairns with the opening of bailey by Crystalbrook
Opened 2 November 2019, Cairns’ newest five-star hotel, Bailey, celebrates sustainability, the arts and entertainment in all forms.
Staying with Bailey, you’ll find artwork from across Australia displayed in and around the hotel and art events for all guests to enjoy. With 255 rooms filled with design details that will appeal to your inner artist, you’ll be sure to leave enchanted and enriched.
At a glance
Meeting spaces for up to 200 people
24-hour fitness centre
Three restaurants and bars including signature Crystalbrook Station steakhouse, CC’s Bar and Grill, a nostalgic Milk Bar and Latin-fusion at Pachamama (Pachamama opening early-2020)
AABH Conferences and Incentives
AABH Tailormade itineraries
New Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney
Zen is a state of mind, and you’ll find yours at Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour. This brand-new property offers guests a new side to Sydney, one that celebrates an eclectic blend of hole-in-the-wall restaurants and world-class sites in close proximity to the city’s famed Chinatown. Once you step foot outside the hotel, Sydney’s vibrant CBD will take you on a journey of fantastic flavours and unforgettable moments. Head down to nearby Darling Quarter for a contemporary vibe that mirrors Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour’s chic brick and wood aesthetic with a menu to match.
AABH Incentives and Tailormade Itineraries
AABH is expanding its Meetings and Incentive business after having run a number of successful programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Western Australia, Our clients have come from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Middle East and Europe and China.
We work with you every step of the way to ensure your meeting is a success. As the Australian experts, we are your “Eyes and Ears” on the ground.planning including, program development scheduling, ground transport and transfers, accommodation, contract management, social activities & tours, site selection, venue selection catering, theme design, music & performances, audio visual.
Over the last six months we have seen great growth in our tailormade requests especially from Europe, USA and Canada as the weather is getting colder in the northern hemisphere there is an increase in enquiries for Australia and New Zealand itineraries for travel in January – March 2020. We still have many options for Sydney on New Years Eve 2020 but rooms are filling fast.