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Australia's Food & Wine Culture

Australian cities have a rare combination of award-winning restaurants, innovative chefs and easy access to wine regions!

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Australia is a Country of Contrasts

From unspoilt beaches, tropical rainforests, buzzing cities, rugged mountain ranges and vast tracts of desert, Australia 's diversity and wealth of experiences are yours to enjoy.

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Australia's "Best Of" Program

Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia
Australia has a hugely diverse wine community, with more than 60 wine regions. All of these regions offer distinct flavors, wine styles and some of Australia’s most colorful and unique characters. A new collection called the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia has narrowed down the best award-winning wineries to visit because of their range of restaurants, events, art, as well as exciting behind the scenes tours, private tastings, wine education and gastronomy. All of this in some of Australia's most spectacular locations.

Western Australia: Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate

South Australia: Jacob's Creek, Seppeltsfield Winery, Penfolds Magill Estate, d'Arenberg, Chapel Hill

New South Wales: Wyndham Estate, Audrey Wilkinson

Victoria: De Bortoli, Tarrawarra Estate, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

Tasmania: Josef Chromy Wines, Moorilla Estate

Great Walks of Australia
Walking is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Australia’s spectacular natural environment. Depending on your style, there’s an epic trek to choose from whether it’s a shorter and easier walk through the bush to tougher treks through the Outback.

On one of the seven Great Walks of Australia chose from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the volcanic plateaus of Queensland and the magnificent outback of South Australia or the Northern Territory.

Follow in the footsteps of the land’s traditional indigenous owners on the Larapinta Trail in the Red Centre. Experience world-class cool-climate wines, local organic produce, fascinating history, rare wildlife and stunning World Heritage Areas on Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, Cradle Mountains Huts, Freycinet Experience and Maria Island walks. Or traverse the spectacular landscapes of the Shipwreck Coast and marvel at the splendour of the landscape on the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk in Victoria.

You don’t have to forsake comfort either, with comfortable eco-lodges, hot showers and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of each day.

Luxury Lodges of Australia
Looking for a trip that combines natural beauty, gourmet meals and comfort? The Luxury Lodges of Australia is a collection of independently owned lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in some of Australia’s most inspiring landscapes.

There are character-filled bush camps like Longitude 131 in the red Centre or Bamurru Plains found further north in the outback. Or take your pick among heritage homesteads and working cattle stations or environmentally-sensitive lodges surrounded by national parks like Saffire Freycinet on the Tasmanian coast.

For those looking for a more relaxing getaway, there are Great Barrier Reef rainforest and island retreats or romantic wine country and culinary escapes like Cape Lodge in the Margaret River or the Lake House outside of Melbourne.

Great Golf Courses of Australia
Australia is emerging as a new golf destination as more of its courses top the world’s best list and travelers are looking for new ways to combine their passion for golf while seeing spectacular scenery, enjoying great food and wine and playing the best courses. Australia’s friendly people also help make a game fly by.

There are courses that wind through the wild and dramatic dunes of north-east Tasmania, alongside the sandstone sea-cliffs of southern Sydney or on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef. Nearby Melbourne, you’ll find the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt with eight of the country’s finest golf courses and easy access to some of the country’s best sporting events, culture and natural wonders including the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and famous little penguins.

Across Australia from the city to the seaside, the tropical to the temperate, there’s a variety of course layouts by acclaimed golf architects like Dr. Alister McKenzie, Tom Doak, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Great Golf Courses of Australia provides access to Australia’s greatest courses and private clubs, including six Australian golf courses in the World Top 100; Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Kingston Heath, New South Wales, Royal Melbourne and Royal Adelaide.

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