This one’s for the locals. There’s no ‘Rock’ here, no ‘Reef’ and no Opera House so if you’re looking for that cookie-cutter stuff, you had best head on over to Trip Advisor or Lonely Planet. There is plenty of glam here and a little adventure, some hard to reach experiences and loads of authenticity. It’s exactly how we would spend our time if there were no constraints …and if there are, everything below can be scaled back (or ramped up) to meet you where you’re at.
That said, if you were ever going to splash some cash in Aus, now is the time…
QUICK PEP TALK
We get it, you’re Australian… but Bali’s off-limits and Italy’s pretty cooked right now. The Aussie dollar’s in the toilet so it’s time to play the hand we’ve been dealt. Luckily, Australia is the best country on earth to be confined to.
When people visit Australia, the tourism industry is on the front line making sure that experience is brilliant. It’s why, on average, an extra half-million come every year. In 2020, that should have been around 10 million, twice as many as a decade ago and almost half the Aussie population. These are visitors who directly contribute some $30 billion to our economy. Interestingly, Australian’s spend about 25% more abroad than visitors spend here – that’s a net gain if we maintain the spending but switch to local.
By spending more of your money here in Australia in the coming months, you’re creating Australian jobs and helping to rebuild our economy …just in case you needed a reason for a blowout.
SO WHY US?
Our team has been putting together some wonderful itineraries for Australians and not just the day and night tours you know us for.
Localing is more than tours, we’re a way to travel – authentic, personalised and deeply rooted in local culture. We support local, owner-operated businesses, most of which we have worked closely with for years. We don’t negotiate our costs down with these suppliers to benefit us, we ‘negotiate up’ the service and experience for our guests.
Around Australia, we only work with and refer companies who meet these standards – the best people on the planet to help you plan an authentic, exceptional Aussie adventure. So if you’re planning Australia this year, and you should be, we would love to help you make sure it’s absolutely perfect.
Everything below is exceptional and it’s a great place to get inspired but if you’ve got a specific itch that needs scratching give us a yell. We’ve spent every day for the best part of a decade dreaming up phenomenal, authentic ways to enjoy Australia and we’d love the opportunity to share these with you.
Exactly how we'd spend 2 days in regional Victoria right now. Read more