Australia is a land of boundless energy and creativity, where ancient cultures and traditions—indigenous, European, Asian—have melded to produce something endlessly new and exciting. Its heartfelt devotion to creating world-class food and wine is palpable, from cutting-edge city scenes to remote wonderlands of inescapable beauty. In Australia, you never know what’s around the corner. But you can’t wait to get there.
From hip Melbourne and Sydney to energizing explorations of sand dunes and wine-filled valleys. Taste award-winning wines straight from the barrel in Barossa Valley, savor open-air barbecue with sheep farmers, meet local artists at iconic ceramic studios, stay in art-filled boutique hotels in the trendiest neighborhoods.
From the casual wine lover to the cultural and artistic connoisseur, from families looking to relax on the beach or conquer the Outback
Our favorite times are March - May and Sept - Nov, with clear sunny skies, cool nights, and smaller crowds than the peak Southern Hemisphere summer months of December, January, February.
More city time? Amp up the adventure? Only in it for the wine? Whichever ideal Australia experience you’re envisioning, we can help get you there.
From elegant Melbourne and Sydney, to sun-kissed Adelaide and tranquil Port Lincoln, our boutique hotels make you feel right at home without ever trying too hard. True Australian hospitality is always relaxed, never stodgy.
Our art-filled Melbourne hotel, made from charming 19th-century mansions, is a short walk from the city’s lush botanical gardens and all the coffee shops and wine bars of the lively South Yarra neighborhood, named for the meandering city river.
Our hip base in South Australia’s buzzing capital brings a Romanesque touch—towers, mansard roofs, even gargoyles—to our luxurious stay amidst the laneways of Adelaide’s West End. Each of the Art Deco rooms carry their own character, and all situated near the city’s best cafes, bars, restaurants.
You’ll not want to leave our oceanfront boutique hotel on Port Lincoln's Boston Bay, each room catching sea breezes and views from private balconies. It’s a perfect spot to unwind, take a sunrise stroll and breathe in the fresh air during the al fresco breakfast on the terrace.
Our sophisticated Sydney spot is situated in a city known for its diversity. Stroll through stunning beachfront neighborhoods, London-like streets, then a slice of Vietnam. You’ll be steps away from lush inner city gardens and Sydney’s heritage harbor for views of the ocean and its iconic opera house.
Our private itinerary to Australia is ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.
Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.
We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, local transport, private travel for all day trips and excursions, internal flights, airport transfers, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.
Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.
In addition to having a valid passport, US citizens are required to obtain a visa to gain entry into Australia. Most US passport holders traveling to Australia for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website. Visit the Australia Travel Information page at Travel.State.Gov for more information.