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Discover the wonders of

Australia

Are you in for the trip of a lifetime? Australia showcases a diverse array of landscapes - from lush tropical rainforests to the iconic red deserts of the Outback. Picture this alongside bustling cities, coastlines, endless beaches, and unique wildlife, and you're just scratching the surface of what Australia has to offer.

At TravelEssence, we create tailor-made holidays at a relaxed travel pace so you have time to really enjoy every location you visit. Whether you are looking to discover Australia's tropical islands and coral reefs, renowned wineries, rugged outback regions, and ancient rainforests - you will stay in unique properties close to the best attractions, so you can spend your time there truly enjoying the sights.

Stay in a treehouse in the midst of the Daintree National Park ancient rainforest or explore the outback whilst staying in a traditional Australian swag as you immerse yourself in the real Australia our local guides know about.

Have a close encounter with a friendly kangaroo or Koala - or the fascinating Tasmanian devil. With our local guides, you deep dive into the Australian Aboriginal culture - the oldest culture on earth, and get ready for once-in-a-lifetime experiences only TravelEssence is able to engage you with.

Suggested holiday itineraries for Australia

Best of Australia

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Visit Eastcoast Australia

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Wild Tasmania

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Visit South West Australia

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Iconic destinations

Our expert knowledge, local resources, and exclusive partnerships with local suppliers enable us to tailor-make your Australian adventure, ensuring that every moment is filled with wonder and discovery, giving you the perfect holiday.

Let yourself be guided behind the scenes in the iconic Sydney Opera House, or enjoy the vibrant hues of the Great Barrier Reef on a private catamaran with our local skipper crew. Lose yourself in the beauty of Uluru with an indigenous guide or marvel at the natural wonders along the Great Ocean Road and relax afterwards in one of our hand-picked accommodations with a fabulous view.

We stop at nothing - our mission is to give you a perfect holiday. That is why our holiday itineraries go far beyond visiting the usual tourist highlights. At TravelEssence, we want you to really see Australia through the eyes of the locals, to immerse yourself in the rugged and contrasting landscapes and to learn about the history and cultural significance these lands hold with the Aboriginal people.

Where to stay?

At TravelEssence, we focus on small-scale accommodation run by local hosts. With us, you're not just staying in a room - you're staying with local hosts who offer a carefully selected product range, infused with the unique character of each region - that you won’t find anywhere else.

Picture yourself in a room with a cosy sitting area, with double French doors opening onto your own terrace that leads to the beautiful garden of your hosts in their little slice of paradise, surrounded by rolling fields, gardens, and orchards - the ideal place to relax, with some of Australia’s finest beaches and hiking trails taking you to nearby mystical rainforests and over rugged mountain peaks.

That's why we love small and special places to stay - not just for their comfort and personality, beautiful locations, and vistas across jaw-dropping landscapes. But because we know this is the best way to see Australia. Local advice makes all the difference to your holiday.

When you book with TravelEssence, you are guaranteed to enjoy:

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Local hospitality
Enjoy unique, quirky, and characterful accommodation throughout Australia in beautiful locations where you’re hosted by TravelEssence's local partners and suppliers. Enjoy the Aussie hospitality and insider tips.
2
Value for money
We have found the best accommodation and activities and we hand-select them for you so you can spend your time enjoying them. Our travel specialists can help you get the most for your money with their local knowledge and expertise.
3
Personalised service
Do you have special wishes, needs, or requirements? Both TravelEssence and our suppliers are happy to cater for your special requests because we are in direct contact with ALL of our hosts before, during, and after your arrival.
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A preferred agent
Your hosts love having you stay with them, just as they do all of TravelEssence guests, because TravelEssence guests, like yourself, are happy, well-informed, and travelling at a relaxed pace. Plus, all suppliers are paid prior to your arrival.
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Seamless arrival
Arrive seamlessly and enjoy instantly. Because all paperwork and payments have been taken care of by us prior to your arrival, all that is left for you to do is start enjoying from the moment you arrive, until the moment you are ready to leave.

Things to see and do

Of course, guidebooks can send you to well-known places, but only locals can tell you where the locals go.

It's not difficult to put an itinerary together for Australia and get you to experience diving into crystal-clear waters, surfing along golden shores, joining sightseeing tours to view the breathtaking landscapes and indigenous populations, and even bush walks.

What makes TravelEssence different is far more than the unique experience guarantees we give you: It is that your holiday is full of first-hand knowledge and local tips that no other holiday arranged, even by any other specialist, can surpass.

Best travel time

We at TravelEssence are locals, too. That is why we recommend travelling in shoulder seasons, such as autumn (March to May) and spring (September to November), which is, for us, the best time to see and enjoy Australia.

Our team in the UK have lived Down Under and has therefore experienced the diverse regions throughout the seasons. The advantage of travelling in shoulder seasons is that you can truly immerse yourself in the destination without the crowds or extreme weather conditions, allowing you to enjoy a more authentic interaction with local communities and attractions.

Plus, accommodations and attractions are typically more affordable, allowing you to stretch your budget further and potentially indulge in unique experiences or longer stays.

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"Australia has so many things to offer; wildlife, the outback, Indigenous culture, ocean with coral reef, beaches, rainforest and mountains."

Diana, TravelEssence customer

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Why travel with TravelEssence?

  • A tailor-made holiday, just for you
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  • 30 years of experience in travel to Australia


We meticulously attend to every detail, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in relaxation and the opportunity to reconnect both with yourself and the vibrant landscape surrounding you. Get in touch to get started now.

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At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.