Enrich your travels with a dose of luxury

by Brittany Wheeler

Are you looking to escape the mundane and experience Australia through the ultimate lens? Take your travel plans to the next level and make it a holiday to remember by adding a dose of luxury to your itinerary. To help you live your best vacay life, we’ve teamed up with Tourism Australia to bring you eight of the best luxury travel experiences that will no doubt elevate your #InstaGame. From boutique getaways to hatted dining, which would you choose?

Blackbird Byron Bay
NSW: 2 night weekend hinterland escape with bubbles

Nature and luxury combine to create this dream getaway at Blackbird Byron. Set on 28 acres of lush rainforest in the Byron Hinterland, this two night escape includes champagne and a local produce platter on arrival, plus daily breakfast. And with amenities such as a magnesium mineral infinity pool and infrared sauna, you won’t want to leave.

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7 course lunch at The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills
SA: 7 course chef’s menu with wine pairing and gift pack

Luxuriate in a seven course chef’s menu at The Lane Vineyard, offering stunning views of the Adelaide Hills. The hatted restaurant’s menu changes with the season and celebrates home-grown and local ingredients. Did mention a glass of their signature wine complements each course?

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Private Sydney Harbour Cruise
NSW: Private Sydney Harbour cruise with drinks and hamper

Explore the sights and delights of Sydney Harbour in true VIP style with a private luxury cruise. Sip on a glass of bubbles and feast on a delicious grazing platter as you journey past all of the city’s icons and hidden treasures.

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Elysian retreat Whitsundays
QLD: 2 night island eco retreat with meals and more

Spend two glorious nights at Elysian, a boutique eco island retreat tucked away in the Whitsundays. Soak in the serenity from your oceanfront villa and enjoy an all-inclusive package featuring gourmet breakfasts, al fresco or picnic lunches, sunset cocktails and canapés, and three course wine matched dinners.

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Scenic helicopter flight over Broome
WA: Broome scenic helicopter flight

Take your WA getaway to new heights with a spectacular scenic flight over the Broome Peninsula.  Prepare to be mesmerised by the unique colours and landscapes below as you soar over Cable Beach, Willie Creek, Roebuck Bay and more.

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MONA Tasmania
TAS: Morilla wine meets MONA art tour with lunch

If you’re a lover of fine art, food and wine, be sure to add this experience to your #HolidayHereThisYear list. Spend the day exploring the prestigious Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), taking a break to replenish with lunch and a glass of wine in their restaurant, before strolling over to Morilla Estate. Here you’ll be treated to a behind the scenes tour of the vineyard as well as a 10 flight wine tasting.

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VIC: Hot springs bathing and high tea with sparkling wine

Fancy a day of relaxation and decadence? Just one hour’s drive from Melbourne and all of your worries will be soaked away as you unwind in the natural thermal mineral waters of the Peninsula Hot Springs. Afterwards, continue your state of bliss with high tea at a magnificent country manor.

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Seaplane flight over Bondi Beach, Sydney
NSW: Seaplane to Berowra Waters with 6 course lunch

Whether you’re Sydney born and bred or temporarily visiting the city, you’ll be blown away by this seaplane flight and dine experience. Departing Rose Bay, you’ll fly over Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches before making a water landing at Berowra Waters Inn for an impressive six course lunch.

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