Australia Still Impacted by Covid 19

  Many Australian borders are closed to interstate travel and we are keeping our customers updated via our Covid 19 update page on our website. Last weekend we learned the lockdown in Victoria will continue until November at this stage. We are hopeful for all states being open for travel by Christmas after adopting a national roadmap , with the exception of WA which at this stage is closed until next year for tourism

  https://aabh.com.au/coronavirus-updates/

We Are expecting Big Demand for Domestic Travel at Christmas and in the New Year

Once most borders open in time for the Christmas Holidays we are expecting that accommodation will be in big demand, all states except for WA are planning opening for Christmas and beyond . Our online system has allocations and details on cancellation penalties. Also contact our consultants , Lisa and Peggy for details on cancellations for specific itineraries or properties.

Many of our suppliers are providing specials for all periods , with some extending last years rates into next year. We are seeing bookings for luxury experiences into 2021 as there is more certainty for lodges and adventure product in Northern Australia towards mid next year.

Baillie Lodges

The Baillie Lodges collection includes some of the world’s most extraordinary and remote locations, from Kangaroo Island in South Australia and Lord Howe Island off Australia’s east coast to the outback’s last frontier at Uluru-Kata Tjuta.

Northern Escapes

ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE, DAINTREE ECOLODGE, MT MULLIGAN LODGE, M.Y. FLYING FISH

A curated portfolio of boutique experiences designed to capture the adventurer in everyone. The collection was curated with the purpose of giving people the opportunity to disconnect from their busy lives, and reconnect with the natural environment. To take people back to basics and to remember the important things in life; family, friends, food and mother nature. With a focus on minimising our environmental impact and also inspiring our guests to take our ethos home with them.

Cairns Aquarium by Twilight!
Cairns Aquarium are super excited to announce our brand new product – Aquarium by Twilight!

Scenic Tourism in Victoria with Small Groups and Private Touring Available

Wine Hop and Scenic Tours are committed to leaving you with wonderful life long memories. These tours are fun and well informed and cover what we believe to be Melbourne’s and its regions most popular and spectacular tours ranging from penguin tours, to winery tours to the Great Ocean Road and more

Byron Bay

With QLD Closed to interstate tourism there is enormous demand for accomodation at Byron Bay and NSW North Coast, this is perfect time for the re-opening of Byron on Byron which will reopen on the 1st of September. The resort is in the final stages of completing a $6 million refresh to ensure an ongoing commitment
to sustainability and seamless integration with the surrounding environment, in line with Crystalbrook
Collection’s approach to Responsible Luxury and sustainable travel including making use of upcycled,
recycled and locally sourced materials.
Phase one will be unveiled on 1 September, including a new restaurant offering showcasing
sustainable and local produce, with 80% of all ingredients sourced within a three-hour drive from
Byron. Phase two will include updated guest suites and a new Eléme Day Spa, which will be unveiled
in November.

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Baillie Lodges

 Longitude 131

Gathered as if around a campfire, fifteen luxury tents at Longitude 131° each offer views to Uluru – from the end of the bed! The premium Dune Pavilion is the only accommodation with views to both World Heritage-listed wonders Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Nestled among ancient dunes, Longitude 131° is a gathering of sixteen tented pavilions designed to offer both luxurious sanctuary and a profound sense of place. Unparalleled views of Uluru’s changing lights play out from the end of the bed, or on balconies from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled in the cool night air. Custom furnishings invite stylish lounging, while works by local indigenous artists offer inspiration. Guests observe the sights of the outback through floor to ceiling windows, relax on outdoor decks and sleep under a blanket of stars.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge

has nurtured an enriching connection with the Kuku Yalanji people, the indigenous residents of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area whose history dates around 50,000 years. The Kuku Yalanji people’s ancient culture is centred around a deep respect for nature and an intimate knowledge of its cycles. A guided tour with renowned local operator Walkabout Adventures through Mossman Gorge is a must-do.

Capella Lodge

With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.

Guests are captivated by mesmerising views of the mountains and turquoise lagoon stretching to the horizon from the Lodge’s indoor and outdoor lounging areas, the restaurant and suites. A clever, contemporary architectural design features an open-plan bar, restaurant and lounge to create an easy living, flow-through feel; skillion roofs and floor to ceiling windows welcome the outside in.

Longitude 131

Spa
Set among the spinifex and the red sand of the outback, Spa Kinara is a cool, calm retreat reflecting the clever design of a traditional Aboriginal shelter, or wiltja.     Kinara means ‘moon’ in Pitjantjara, and offers a spiritually grounding, revitalising connection between the traditional country and the vast blue-domed sky that cloaks the landscape.

A signature menu of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments embrace the Red Centre’s surprising resource of native beauty products, from Kakadu plum, quandongs and Scented Emu Bush to desert lime, Australian yellow clay and nutrient-rich desert salts.

Luxury Tent
The Luxury Tent features floor to ceiling glass to embrace unparalleled views of Uluru, either from the end of the bed or from the day bed on a private balcony. 3 nights from AUD $4,590 per person twin share.

Features
King or twin beds
Ensuite with rain shower
Private balcony with day bed
Feature fireplace
Floor to ceiling glass windows
Unparalleled Uluru views

Lounge and terrace
Custom-designed furniture from Australian designers complemented by works by local indigenous artists offers stylish lounging after a day of exploring the Red Centre. Private floor to ceiling windows yield unparalleled views of Uluru, quite literally at the end of the bed, opening onto an expansive balcony with day bed, armchairs and fireplace.

Bedroom and ensuite
Sink into our signature ‘Baillie Bed’, the ideal place to rest between busy days exploring remarkable destinations and enjoying world-class wining and dining. An ensuite bathroom offers a generous rain shower, while the complimentary in-suite bar proffers a selection of Australia’s best loved gourmet treats.

Dune Pavilion
Expansive and contemporary, the Dune Pavilion is Australia’s only accommodation offering views of both World Heritage-listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta. 3 nights from AUD $9,180 per person twin shareFeatures
Two bedrooms with ensuite
Separate living and sleeping areas
Feature EcoSmart fireplaces
Outdoor lounges and day bed
Private plunge pool
Deep bathtubs and rain showers
Views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Lounge and terrace
Architecturally designed as a modern interpretation of the Australian homestead, the Pavilion is considered the star of the luxury camp. Offering separate living and sleeping areas featuring custom furnishings and artworks commissioned from local artists, outdoor deck with daybed, fireplace and the ultimate in desert style: a private plunge pool overlooking the outback frontier, for a personal nature-meets-luxury experience.

Bedroom and ensuite
The Dune Pavilion features two private bedrooms, each with a king size ‘Baillie Bed’, and is ideal for individuals or couples seeking a glamorous retreat, or friends or families travelling together. Ensuites feature rain showers and deep outback-style tubs overlooking the vast desert landscape.

 Reef Rain Forest and Outback

Reef, Rainforest & Outback Luxury Package

8 Nights From $4570 pp Share twin Room Package

8 Nights From $6045 pp Share twin Suite Package

The First Three Night On Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island Lodge 3 nights’ accommodation All gourmet meals A selection of quality wines, beers and soft drinks A daily reef-based experiences – snorkelling, fishing, island cruise, motorised dinghy adventure with gourmet picnic hamper to secluded cove Unlimited use of paddle boards, kayaks, catamaran, yoga mats, fishing and snorkelling gear

Then Daintree Ecolodge 2 nights’

accommodation Daily à la carte breakfast Indulgence picnic hamper 3 course dinner at the Julaymba Restaurant

Finishing at Mt Mulligan Lodge 3 nights’

accommodation All gourmet meals A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks A daily outback experiences – ATV adventures, sunset drinks, tour of historic Mount Mulligan township and coal mine, 4WD safari to Tyrconnell Gold Mine, guided nature walks Unlimited use of electric buggy, paddle boards, kayaks, yoga mats, sky-gazing telescope and fishing gear

View Itinerary

 Your Own Private Exclusive Use Charter

32M PRIVATE MOTOR YACHT
M.Y. Flying Fish is a 32m luxury motor yacht available for private charter in Far North Queensland, Australia. Offering spacious interior living spaces on three decks; all of which feature mahogany fixtures and Versace furnishings. The classically designed exterior of Flying Fish boasts a canopy for comfortably shaded lunches and the foredeck lounge for guests to enjoy panoramic views while cruising.

The luxury vessel can accommodate up to eight guests in four luxurious staterooms located on the lower deck. Each stateroom is outfitted with its own private, en-suite bathroom, TV, DVD player and Sony docking system. The master stateroom has its own spa bath.

M.Y. Flying Fish is the only privately owned yacht berthed in Port Douglas that offers a helipad for guests. In collaboration with Nautilus Aviation, guests can maximize their time on the Great Barrier Reef with helicopter transfers directly to the vessel on some of the most magnificent reefs in Far North Queensland.

ACCESS
M.Y. Flying Fish is moored at Port Douglas Marina, a scenic one hour drive from Cairns Airport. Guests can choose to drive from Cairns or a private helicopter transfer is available via our partner aviation company, Nautilus Aviation, ensuring a first class experience the entire time.

 Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge
With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.

Guests are captivated by mesmerising views of the mountains and turquoise lagoon stretching to the horizon from the Lodge’s indoor and outdoor lounging areas, the restaurant and suites. A clever, contemporary architectural design features an open-plan bar, restaurant and lounge to create an easy living, flow-through feel; skillion roofs and floor to ceiling windows welcome the outside in.

The restaurant throws open its windows to catch the sea breeze and the scent of frangipani. Interiors are Lord Howe beach-house chic; washed wood and luxe organic finishes combine with modern mariner and Lord Howe kentia-themed Bruce Goold furnishings to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury.

Room Categories
Capella Suite
Lagoon Loft
Catalina Suite
Makambo Loft
Lidgbird Pavilion

Explore
Born from a volcanic eruption some seven million years ago, Lord Howe Island boasts the southern-most coral reef in the world.

The Island is just 11 kms long and barely 2 kms at its widest point and two-thirds of it is covered in natural forests, Banyan trees and Kentia palms.

The waters are crystal clear, the beaches are pristine, there is no pollution and birds and marine life abound.

Eat & Drink at Capella
Capella Lodge holds a far-reaching reputation as Lord Howe’s knock-out dining destination. A regional approach to cuisine ensures the finest and freshest produce from Lord Howe Island and New South Wales is showcased in every inspired menu. Capella’s contemporary Pacific-themed menu features superb quality ingredients; the menu changes daily with the seasons, providing a constant source of delight to guests.

The light and airy, beach-house styled Restaurant and Bar command spectacular views of the lagoon and mountains, providing a dramatic backdrop for all dining. The Restaurant has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere; it’s a perfect place to chat with each other, with Lodge staff and other guests, to plan the day ahead or relive a day spent exploring or relaxing on Lord Howe.

ORPHEUS EXPERIENCE
Discover the Great Barrier Reef with our all-inclusive Orpheus Experience package:

Stay 4+ nights and receive 10% off
All gourmet meals daily
A selection of quality wines, beers and soft drinks
All-inclusive mini bar and gourmet snacks
A daily curated Orpheus experience – snorkelling, fishing, island cruise or nature-based guided activities
Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamarans, snorkelling equipment, yoga mats and light fishing gear
Required Minimum Length of Stay: 4 Nights
Offer Valid Dates: Travel between 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021.

Not available over the festive season 18 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
From $5,760 for two guests.

Byron at Byron

The resort is in the final stages of completing a $6 million refresh to ensure an ongoing commitment
to sustainability and seamless integration with the surrounding environment, in line with Crystalbrook
Collection’s approach to Responsible Luxury and sustainable travel including making use of upcycled,
recycled and locally sourced materials.
Phase one will be unveiled on 1 September, including a new restaurant offering showcasing
sustainable and local produce, with 80% of all ingredients sourced within a three-hour drive from
Byron. Phase two will include updated guest suites and a new Eléme Day Spa, which will be unveiled
in November.

Great Ideas and Unique Accommodation in Tasmania

Essentially Tassie Great Ideas in Tasmania

Visit Some Of Victoria’s Most Popular Tourist Destinations
WINE HOP AND SCENIC TOURS DAY TRIPS  

For those looking to maximise their time in Victoria, our range of premium small group tours are the solution. With a fully-equipped touring fleet, that includes air-conditioning, comfortable seats and free on-board Wi-Fi, and fully trained, friendly staff to guide you, we can help make your vacation to this beautiful part of Australia memorable for all the right reasons.

Using our local knowledge of the area, our tours are specifically designed to provide you with the optimal experience in whatever you are doing.

Private Car Tours
Give us a call if you wish to take one of our tours in a private vehicle.

Your Private Car Tour includes.

Pick up and return from your city hotel in air conditioned comfort with free wi-fi.
Your chosen tour itinerary as per public tour itinerary but just for your group.
One fixed car price 1-7 Passengers.

Phillip Island Wildlife And Brighton Beach Boxes
ENJOY BEACH BOXES, KANGAROOS, KOALAS, BIRDS, COASTAL WALKS AND THE WORLD FAMOUS PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE.
Your Phillip Island Wildlife And Beach Boxes Tour includes: (Full day)

Pick up and return from your city hotel in air conditioned comfort with free wi-fi and audio in several languages so you do not miss a thing.
Visit Brighton Beach Boxes.
Enjoy a wildlife park visit and get up close to kangaroos, koalas and other native animals.
Visit the Nobbies tourist centre and learn about the regions oceans and wildlife.
Walk the famous Nobbies boardwalk to the blowhole while also seeing spectacular Seal Rock.
Purchase dinner at the Penguin Parade tourist complex.
Witness the world famous penguin parade.
See itinerary for further details.

Yarra Valley Winery Tour With Lunch
VISIT FOUR OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER WINERIES IN THE YARRA VALLEY REGION.
Your Yarra Valley Winery Tour with Lunch includes:

Indulge in tastings at all four stunning winery locations.
Enjoy lunch with a glass of wine at a chosen winery.
From there to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for free tastings and chocolate shopping.
We finish with a Leisurely drive back to pick up location.
What a wonderful relaxing day.

Price includes all four wine tastings, lunch with a glass of wine at a selected winery and chocolate tastings offered by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

Cairns Aquarium By Twilight

NEW PRODUCT: Aquarium by Twilight!
Cairns Aquarium are super excited to announce our brand new product – Aquarium by Twilight!

As the sun sets on Tropical North Queensland’s mountain ranges, steamy rainforests and shallow reef lagoons begin to stir with life. Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects and nocturnal fish sense the onset of dusk and emerge from their day time lairs. Aquarium by Twilight gives you an insight into the unique changes of the region’s nocturnal creatures as they move about in the shadows. Complete your evening at Dundee’s Restaurant with a perfectly matched dining experience while you enjoy a stunning sea life backdrop.

Inclusions:

Exclusive after hours Aquarium entry.
2 hour Ecologist guided twilight tour through 10 tropical ecosystems from the rivers to the reef.
Learn how animals behaviours adapt from day into night.
Come face to face with the Coral Sea’s largest night time predators – sharks, rays, groupers and more!
Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner. Conclude your guided tour with a drink and appetiser in the Oceanarium followed by main and dessert in Dundee’s Restaurant.