It is the people of a place who really bring it to life. None more so than the specialist private guides and tour operators providing tailor made insights to ‘their place’ to high-end private and small groups.
Ultimately, these are the destination and experience specialists with not only the knowledge to share eloquent and meaningful stories with their clients, but delivered with all the soft touches to make it a very upscale experience.
This specialist knowledge can encompass our Indigenous culture, wildlife, landscape and geology, food, art, history, diving and numerous other areas of expertise.
Trips with Sab Lord of Lords Arnhemland Safaris in the Northern Territory’s Top End, Tasmania’s Rob Pennicott, Exceptional Kangaroo Island’s Craig Wickham and Gawler Ranges Safari’s Geoff Scholz and his Kangaluna Camp are legendary and have a global following of devoted past guests.
There are a considerable number of others too including Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris and Venture North in the Northern Territory, Pepperbush Tours in Tasmania and Back Country Bliss Private in Tropical North Queensland plus Walkabout Cultural Adventures, who follow the traditions of their Aboriginal ancestors with an insight into the Kuku Yalanji culture. All of these specialists invite guests to have a genuine connection to their place.
Bellbird Tours are also bird specialists operating in all regions with the option to tailormake private tours.
These urban guides are a great way to really get under the skin of a city, discover the flavours, characters and behind the scenes stories that give our cities their vibrant, cosmopolitan yet laidback Australian character.
My Detour offer individualised tours of Sydney in the company of a local from the seat of a classic Australian vintage car such as a lovingly restored 1964 EH Holden Premier. InArt Tours offer just that, discovery of Sydney’s comprehensive art scene.
Tasmania and South Australia dominate this area at the moment with a significant number of highly innovative and tailormade options for high-end travellers.
Pennicott Seafood Seduction, The Agrarian Kitchen, Tasmanian Whiskey Tours and Gourmania Food Tours in Tasmania highlight the food, wine, whiskey renaissance that has brought Tasmania to the global stage
Adelaide Central Market Tours are a great way to see this thriving buzzing market. And a plethora of specialists food and wine guides give access to the major premium wine regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley - all an easy drive from Adelaide – including Tim Wildman MW’s Vineyard Safaris, A Taste of SA and Rich & Lingering.
Sean Blcoksidge of Margaret River Discovery Co in Western Australia opens doors to farm gates, chocolate makers, wineries, galleries and some of the great natural environments of this wine region by the sea.
Use your DMCs to find ‘not in the industry’ experts and introductions to leaders in Australia’s wildlife conservancy, food, geology, art, wine, culture and any other area of special interest to your client.
Outback, indigenous, marine and wildlife specialists
Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris
Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Gawler Ranges Safaris
Davidson’s Arhemland Safaris
Pepper Bush Adventures
Back Country Bliss
Adventure North Australia – The Bama Way
Food & beverage gurus
The Agrarian Kitchen
Drink Tasmania Premium Tours
Adelaide Central Market Tours
A Taste of South Australia
Rich & Lingering
Margaret River Discovery Company