EPIC PRIVATE JOURNEYS

Australia – Short Stays

Australia- Short Stays

Australia is indeed the “lucky country”. Now more than ever we can be grateful to live in this sunburnt land of marvellous contrasts with a diversity of landscapes to explore. Over the past 17 years the team at Epic have been fortunate to traverse to the far reaches of our island continent and seek out its treasures and interesting personalities. Our knowledge is unsurpassed.

The itineraries below are a sample of the myriad of offerings we can create. We welcome the opportunity to share our wealth of knowledge and passion for Australia with you.  

Please reach out to Brad or Pedro to learn more.

Scroll down or click on the destination to view our sample itineraries for Tropical North Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia & Northern Territory, New South Wales, and Great Walks of Australia!

Queensland

3 Nights Orpheus Island 

Isolate in luxury and enjoy the incredible offerings of the seventh wonder of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef, and the incredible natural beauty of Orpheus Island.

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4 Nights Lizard Island 

Explore the tropics and take in the amazing icons of the seventh wonder of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef, and the incredible natural beauty of Lizard Island.

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3 Nights Daintree Eco-lodge 

Enjoy the ancient rainforest and the remote surroundings of the far north of Australia and the world’s oldest rainforest – Daintree Rainforest.

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3 Nights Mt Mulligan

Tropical North Queensland is the perfect place to self-isolate and enjoy the remoteness and pioneering spirit of the Australian outback.

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3 Nights Thala Beach

Explore the tropics and take in the highlights of:

  • the seventh wonder of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef, 
  • the world’s oldest rainforest – Daintree Rainforest, and
  • the unique indigenous culture of the north.
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3 Nights Epic Qualia 

Nestled in isolation, among the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia and it’s resort precincts are designed to engage all senses while making the most of the natural tranquility. 

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3 Nights Spicers Peak Lodge

Stunningly situated on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is as far from the pressure of everyday life as it’s possible to be. Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia’s highest non alpine lodge, offers a choice of luxuriously intimate accommodation in either the main lodge or in separate one and two bedroom private lodges positioned at the edge of the escarpment to make the most of the spectacular views through Spicers Gap and across one of Queensland’s beautiful wilderness areas. 

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5 Nights Scenic Rim Walk

This 50km walking adventure caters to nature lovers, offering all-inclusive meals and accommodation along Queensland’s Scenic Rim.  Your knowledgeable local guides lead you through the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest of the Great Dividing Range.  Your luggage is transported to the very comfortable overnight bush camps so you can walk lightly and truly immerse in the diversity of scenery while observing the everchanging native fauna and flora. Gourmet meals and wines around open fire pits after the day’s exercise make for great camaraderie.

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Tasmania

3 Night Epic Saffire FREYCINET

The small seaside town of Coles Bay is located on the east coast of the island of Tasmania. A friendly and well-serviced place, Coles Bay is primarily known for the access it provides to the Freycinet National Park, one of Australia’s most astoundingly beautiful natural areas. From the pink-tinged granite peaks of the Hazards, to Wineglass Bay – consistently voted one of the world’s most photogenic beaches – and the remote Friendly Beaches lying to the north of Coles Bay, the magnificent beaches of the Freycinet National Park should feature on any Tasmanian travel itinerary. As well as relaxing on its tranquil beaches, visitors can look forward to enjoying a range of hiking, bushwalking, diving, snorkelling and cycling opportunities, all of which are easily accessible from Coles Bay.

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6 Nights 3 Capes Walk and Hobart

This itinerary offers an introduction to the convict history and beauty of Tasmania. Cruising to Bruny Island one will sample fresh from the ocean – crayfish, salmon, sea urchin, oysters and abalone – accompanied by Tassie’s finest wines. The museum at MONA has bought Hobart to the world with its stunning architecture and eclectic collection of old and new art.

The Three Capes Lodge Walk is a 4 day fully guided journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs. As a reward for your daily effort you are indulged of an evening in the luxury of the lodge, wining and dining on Tasmania’s best cuisine.

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3 Nights Cradle Mountain

Set in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Lake St Clair is one of the largest lakes in Tasmania with great views of Cradle Mountain’s recognisable ridges. Rugged snow-topped mountains are surrounded by waterfalls, moss-covered trees, grass meadows and rock pools as far as the eye can see. Cradle Valley contains historical Aboriginal sites that can be explored via numerous hiking tracks. It is home to an array of indigenous wildlife species, including platypus, echidna, Tasmanian devils and quolls.

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South Australia

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3 Nights Kangaroo Island Eco-villas

This trip highlights Australia’s Galapagos – the wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island.

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4 Nights Kangaroo Island 

Enjoy what South Australia has to offer – the rugged natural beauty and ultimate wildlife viewing experience on Kangaroo Island.

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3 Nights Barossa Valley

Enjoy two of South Australia’s most renowned wine regions of Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

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6 Nights Seafood and Wildlife

The Eyre Peninsula is the Seafood Capital of Australia. It is also home to the best viewing location for koalas in all Australia. The same can be said for Red Kangaroos in the nearby Gawler Ranges where mobs of 500 on the hop are often observed. Emus, wombats, Euros, Grey Kangaroos and a myriad of bird species are to be found among the Sturts Desert Pea and salt lake country.  This is quintessential Australia without the crowds.

Kangaluna Camp offers down to earth hospitality, hearty food and the most knowledgeable guides in the region.

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Western Australia & Northern Territory

 

3 Nights Uluru

The best time to travel to is between the months of April to October, weather at this time of the year is sublime with the days being warm and ideal to enjoy the Red Centre, its ancient offerings and the spiritual centre of Aboriginal Australia – Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

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4 Nights Cobourg Fishing Safari – Top End

The Northern Territory of Australia is known for its stark natural beauty, desert stretches, wetlands, rocky gorges and raging rivers fed by monsoon rains. In addition to the lure of its stunning scenery, tourists travel here to visit sacred Aboriginal sites and enjoy an array of adventure activities. This is where you will find the town of Alice Springs, famous for its wildlife safaris, as well as the Red Centre with the remarkable landscapes of Kings Canyon, the McDonnell Ranges, Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Kakadu National Park in the Top End is a must-visit spot where you can explore the traditional lands of indigenous tribes, dotted with over 5 000 rock painting sites.

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New South Wales

3 Nights Wolgan Valley Escape

This is the ultimate luxurious getaway from Sydney to reconnect with nature.

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3 Nights Hunter Valley

Spicers Vineyards Estate is a luxury Hunter Valley retreat, located just a two-hour drive from Sydney. Accommodation consists of 12 luxury suites and a four-bedroom house. Each suite is equipped with a lounge area with a fireplace, ironing facilities, a minibar, hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy a wide range of delicious meals at the on-site restaurant. Other amenities offered are internet access, a swimming pool and a spa.

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Lord Howe

3 Nights EPIC ARAJILLA LORD HOWE ISLAND

The idyllic, crescent-shaped slice of paradise known as Lord Howe Island is in fact the top ridge of an extinct underwater volcano and seamount, projecting above the surface of the ocean. The island is blessed with a diverse range of spectacular natural landscapes and offers a wide range of outdoor activities for a variety of interests and levels of fitness. Visitors can relax on the island’s gorgeous white sandy beaches, snorkel on the stunning coral reef, hand-feed fish on Ned’s Beach, discover the world’s tallest sea stack, or experience some of Australia’s best day hikes while climbing Mount Gower. Visitor numbers are restricted to a maximum of 400 at any given time which only adds to the remote feeling and tranquility of this tropical getaway. The multi award winning, World Heritage Lord Howe Island is an ideal destination for families and makes for a wonderfully romantic and entirely unforgettable couple’s retreat.

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Images By: Brad Horn, Pedro O’Connor, Tourism Australia and Tom Parker