Friday 16 August 2013

Aussie Spring Escapes with Abercrombie & Kent!

Wanting to shake off the winter blues with a spring escape somewhere close to home? Why not start panning your getaway for the next school holidays or sneak in some sun before the silly season really kicks off. Here are A&K’s top travel suggestions from right around Australia between now and years end.

Head for some reliable sunshine in Western Australia’s East Kimberley. Newcomer Berkeley River Lodge
is the latest in Aussie eco luxe. Situated overlooking a pristine beach and dramatic red cliffs, access is by float-plane from Kununurra and accommodation is in designer villas decorated in neutral tones with splashes of colour, timber floors, open air bathrooms and private decks with sun beds. There’s plenty to do including river and coastal cruises, beach and bush 4WD tours, fishing, guided walks plus heli-picnics or scenic flights to nearby waterfalls, ancient rock art sites and remote gorges. Children are welcome.
A&K’s 7-day ‘The Berkeley & Beyond’ journey from $10,254.

Before the big wet sets in, head to the Top End, which is best known for its tropical weather, rich indigenous culture, national parks and laid-back lifestyle. The dramatic and unspoiled landscapes are nothing short of dazzling, and you’ll enjoy the charms of Darwin before a foray into the Litchfield National Park which you’ll see through the eyes of an indigenous guide. Heading further east you’ll bed down at stunning Bamurru Plains on the Mary River floodplains. This exclusive bush camp brings luxury and style to a remote and beautiful wilderness region.
A&K’s 6-day ‘The Untamed Top End’ journey from $4,463.

November: Apple Isle Adventure
Tasmania is beautiful at any time of the year, but in November in the Apple Isle is spectacular with wildflowers are in bloom, warmer days and rolling green hills and vineyards galore In just six days A&K
lets you experience at your own pace the bold and absorbing art collection of David Walsh at MONA, with two nights at the stunningly situated MONA Pavilions to do it justice. Follow this up with three days at Saffire Freycinet on the stunning east coast, with an interactive cooking experience, oyster farm visits and outdoor activity aplenty.
A&K’s 6-day ‘Escapes: Art & Landscapes of the Apple Isle’ journey is priced from $4,105.

Queensland Gourmet Getaway
Escape cooler climes and head north to Queensland for a gourmet getaway staying at two luxury lodges from the award-winning stable of Spicers’ Retreats. See why two of their restaurants were standout winners at the 2013 Australian Good Food & Travel Guide’s Chef Hat Awards. Savour a degustation dinner at The Peak plus a 3-course lunch in the Granite Belt wine region, featuring matching wines, a French inspired degustation menu at the Long Apron Restaurant at Spicers Clovelly Estate, a Thai cooking class and a 3-course dinner of local produce.
A&K’s 5-day private journey ‘Queensland Gourmet Getaway’ from $3,555.

December: Victoria’s Great Ocean Eco Walk
For a completely different perspective on one of the world’s most iconic road trips, take it all in on foot.  Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road is the focus of A&K’s four-day ‘Twelve Apostles Walk’, with the most picturesque sections chosen for the route. Follow pathways along the dramatic cliff tops, ramble through grass-tree and melaleuca forests, and sink your toes into soft sandy stretches of beach, with expert guides leading you every step of the way. Each night guests are welcomed ‘home’ with a foot spa, glass of wine and a gourmet meal of local produce at the purpose-built eco-lodge.
A&K’s 4 day ‘Great Ocean Eco Walk’ is priced from $1,995.

To book your A&K itinerary today or to enquire further please contact Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 590 317 or visit

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