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
255 rooms
Meeting spaces for up to 200 people
Swimming pool
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.

Uluru Unique Experiences

Field of Light Extended Indefinitely at Uluru

Ongoing demand for new Friend of Australia Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has led to the exhibition being extended indefinitely from its previous close date of 31 December 2020. 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.

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is made up of more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields.

Field of Light Uluru was Bruce Munro’s first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, bloom as darkness falls. Pathways draw viewers into the artwork, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars.

Field of Light Uluru has inspired other Bruce Munro iterations across Australia including Field of Light Albany and Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light which will run in Darwin from November 2019 to April 2020.

Field of Light Uluru was the setting for an exclusive Opera Australia concert under the stars on Saturday 2 November 2019. This first ever Opera Australia performance at Uluru will marry sublime art with a uniquely Australian setting.

Each evening guests can enjoy Field of Light Uluru in a number of ways – a Field of Light Pass includes transfers, a Star Pass includes transfers as well as sparkling wine and canapés, and for those wanting a special evening under the stars there is A Night at Field of Light dining experience that includes transfers and guests can also arrive via helicopter or camel for an additional charge.

Guided Ranger Walks

Guided along a shaded track, the Rangers tell the story of the Mala (rufous hare wallaby) Tjukurpa, and describe the history and traditions associated with Uluru, including traditional and contemporary Anangu life and culture, rock art, and the management of the park

Tali Wiru – intimate dining under the outback sky

The contrast between the spectacular natural setting and the world-class gastronomic adventure on your plate is simply awe-inspiring. Tali Wiru is so much more than a dining experience; it’s a night you will remember for the rest of your life.

Sunrise experience as part of desert awakenings tour

When sunrise comes watch the distant domes of Kata Tjuta come into view. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop.

Wilsons Promontory Cruising

Discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our 2½ hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise.
Wilsons Promontory Cruises is the latest addition to the award winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys yellow boat ecotours. Travel in world’s first, custom built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety.

Witness iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria’s first marine national park.

Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as we explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock’s eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more and more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get.

Wilsons Promontory

Be awed by Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area in Wilsons Promontory National Park. Affectionately known as ‘The Prom’, it is one of the state’s best loved parks – and with good reason. This 50,000 hectare reserve is threaded with a labyrinth of walking tracks that showcase all manner of magical realms sheltering abundant wildlife.

Cruising
Take a journey on the world’s first amphibious boat, across sand and sea. Cruise alongside dolphins, in the waters of Victoria’s first national marine park. Get up close to seal colonies, observe unique birdlife and marvel at the iconic, granite monolith of Skull Rock.

Wildlife and wildflowers
Wilsons Promontory is a refuge for an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. Visit in spring to experience spectacular displays of wildflowers including orchids, wattle, heathland and other species.

Scenic trails
The drive from the entrance at Yanakie to Tidal River settlement is scenic and is well-signposted, with car parks, beaches and bushland accessible via side roads. However, the best way to enjoy the spectacular scenery is on one of the many walking trails throughout the peninsula.

Accessibility
Wilsons Prom has a range of accessible beaches, accommodation options, free accessible equipment hire and facilities within the park. Accessible toilets can be found throughout Tidal River.

All-terrain wheelchairs, a TrailRider and beach wheelchairs are available for park visitors with significant physical disabilities to explore the great outdoors. A range of accessibility equipment is also available for the park accommodation at Tidal River to make your stay more comfortable.

New Accommodation at Taronga Zoo in Sydney

THE WILDLIFE RETREAT AT TARONGA
The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga on Cammeraigal country is an elegant Australian eco-retreat nestled within Taronga Zoo, overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour.
Revel in the natural beauty of the bushland, and step into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam, and platypus swim. Join a guided tour with our passionate keepers, immerse yourself in their stories and encounter a close and emotional connection with the animals.
Check in at the Wildlife Retreat from 2pm on the night of your stay. Your time at the Wildlife Retreat includes the following
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
 Sanctuary tour
– Departing from the N’gurra Lounge our Guides will lead guests on a journey through ‘The Sanctuary’, a thoughtfully designed habitat, created especially for guests of the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga where they can get close to Australian animals, hear fascinating talks with our keepers and deepen their connection with Cammeraigal country. Duration: 30 – 45 minutes. Departing from 3:30PM
 Dinner at Me-Gal restaurant
– Experience an exciting modern Australian menu serving sustainably sourced local produce at Me-Gal Restaurant. Enjoy a two course meal accompanied by incredible Sydney Harbour views in the heart of the Wildlife Retreat.
Beverages and an additional third course are available to purchase
 Daybreak walk
– Departing from the N’gurra Lounge enjoy a quiet, guided walk through the Zoo in the early morning. Walk on Cammeraigal country at first light. See the Zoo with fresh eyes, as a natural habitat where the plants that grow throughout the Zoo provide shelter and food for wild inhabitants of the Zoo. Duration: 30 – 45 minutes. Departs once per morning
 Morning tour
– Set out with our Guides to enjoy more of the Zoo before our gates open to the general public. We will lead you through the Wollemi Aviary, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by rare, unique Australian birdlife. Continue onwards to see iconic Red Kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils, whilst enjoying the unique early-morning atmosphere of the Zoo.
Duration: 30 – 45 minutes. Departing after breakfast.  Buffet breakfast
– Served at Me-Gal Restaurant enjoy a full buffet breakfast offering an array of delicious items focused on free range and sustainably sourced produce. Enjoy the locally inspired jams and condiments, and in-house made pastries
 Complimentary 2 day access to Taronga Zoo Sydney
– Enjoy complimentary general admission to Taronga Zoo Sydney throughout your stay. Speak to Front Desk staff to arrange your tickets. Luggage storage available

Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour Opens

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.

New accommodation options in Cairns with the opening of

Bailey by Crystalbrook

New accommodation options in Cairns with the opening of

Bailey by Crystalbrook

So, welcome to a new hotel experience unlike anything else. Witness the most Instagrammable artist murals on the Esplanade, lounge poolside with the perfect pina colada, or spend the day taking advantage of the touch-controlled blackout blinds in our rooms and suites. Whatever you decide, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a stay with Bailey.

Modern, innovative and with an appreciation for the arts, Bailey celebrates originality and individuality. Stay at Bailey, a luxury hotel in Cairns, Queensland, and take time to get lost in the details. To question and explore. Art. Conversations. Places. Do things your way.

AABH Incentives Meetings and Events

AABH Incentives Meetings and Events

AABH provides the great solutions for incentives, including choice of location, transportation, accommodation, programs, tours, excursions, restaurants, entertainment and activities. We offer a wide selection of team-building activities. Whether your group prefers adventure or arts, we can build a fun, challenging, and unique team-building activities. We customise activities for each group

Our team will work alongside you to understand your aims and offer personalised inspirational events to achieve your objectives and exceed your expectations, all within budget!
Communicate key business messages and improve effectiveness through delivering inspirational events
Outstanding creative events to give teams unforgettable experiences  Team building activities – Creative, fun and perfect for improving staff performance and allowing teams to gel
Corporate parties, family day, evening entertainment and celebrations to reward staff and celebrate success  VIP Hospitality – Great to treat key clients and build relationships
Corporate activity days at a fantastic range of venues.

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 Tailor Made Itineraries with AABH

 AABH has developed a series of itineraries to make you and your customers journey to Australia unforgettable. We create a number of itineraries that are unique and provide travellers the opportunity to see the real Australia. Our trips cater for special interest customers and provide options such as , Adventure travel, heli fishing, hiking, diving and many more options so ask the expert team at Australia and beyond to put together a tailor made itinerary for you or one of your customers in Australia and New Zealand.