Friday, January 21, 2022

It’s the small things in travel that make a big difference


Interest in regional and outback travel in Australia is at an all-time high.

With international borders closing two years ago, people who would normally travel overseas instead looked to explore destinations within Australia. And what many people have realised is that Australia is a big country with much to be discovered. There are so many hidden gems that are not widely advertised or that are hard to get to unless you have local or expert knowledge. 

Australian Luxury Escapes is a tour operator based in Sydney with over 30 years of experience. They specialise in fully-escorted small group travel to iconic and unique destinations. Guests travel in a comfortable and modern vehicle with no more than eight like-minded fellow travellers on board and stay in beautiful accommodation along the way. All arrangements are made by Australian Luxury Escapes and the tours are fully inclusive. They even offer a door-to-door pick up and drop off service. 

Australian Luxury Escapes is a small family company owned by Grant and Elise Charlesworth.

Grant explains the philosophy behind their range of tours:

“My Dad started our company over 3 decades ago. In that time we have become experts in small group, fully escorted touring,” he says.

“We have scoured the country to find the best local, authentic and iconic experiences to share with our guests. We believe it is the small things that make a big difference to our guests level of enjoyment on board our tours.

“When we visit attractions, we always try to get a behind the scenes tour or access to an area that is not widely available to the general public. We like making our guests feel special.

“When we are in Parkes, for example, on our 7-Day White Cliffs, Broken Hill and Parkes Tour, we take a behind the scenes tour of the Parkes Radio Telescope. There is so much amazing history there that people don’t realise. On our 6-Day Lake Mungo Tour, we stay at an amazing luxury farm stay near Nyngan and the property owners cook dinner for us. It really is an authentic and unique experience.

“We also like our guests to not have to worry about small extras when they get on board one of our tours. So we include absolutely everything – all meals including drinks, morning or afternoon tea, all entry fees and of course wonderful accommodations from our range of hand picked providers.

“And of course our guides are also amazing. Our tours are all very educational and informative so our guests are learning a lot about the areas they are travelling through. They are not just visiting places but also learning along the way.

“So, let us take the worry out of outback and regional touring and travel on one of our tours to destinations like Lake Mungo, Broken Hill and White Cliffs or even Cape York. We look forward to welcoming you on board with us,” said Grant.


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