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Fast forward: Authentic experiences in seven days

Zoom, there goes summer! It’s nearly May, and with life getting busier by the day, it has become a lot more difficult to find a solution for clients who are seeking real, authentic experiences, closer to home and with just a week’s leave to spare – and without the hassle of having to book everything individually.

While it sounds like a tough task, there are journeys out there that allow time-poor clients to experience culture, unwind in luxury and tick off some bucket list items right on their doorstep.

Inspiring Journeys creates lasting memories for guests through engaging and intimate luxury adventures off the beaten track – most of which lasting for no longer than a week.

Matt Cameron-Smith, managing director at Inspiring Journeys, says: “Inspiring Journeys are unique in that they are ‘grown-up adventures around Australia and New Zealand.

“Think of them like glamping – stepped right up, so you’re travelling in style all the way.”

Journey director Kyle adds: “What really brings the journey to life are the storytellers; the local characters that you often find in these remote locations that can tell you stories of the land.”

Inspiring Journeys has an agent go-to guide for time-poor clients, with each experience offering something luxuriously unique. Check it out below:

  1. The Walking Wild

Wander the wilds of Tasmania with a two-night, Aboriginal-owned and -operated guided walk through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt William areas – the cultural homeland of the palawa people.

The Wukalina Walk, Bay of Fires,TAS

Guests will be accompanied by palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people on the cultural homelands of wukalina and larapuna. They will hear palawa creation stories and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down through hundreds of generations.

Experience: Tasmania’s Footsteps and Trails – seven days from $4990 for adult twin share, $5950 for adult single and $4990 per child.

  1. The Time Traveller

Think you know Indigenous culture? Think again, as the rich tapestry of ancient Aboriginal Australia unfolds under the guiding hand of Manual Pamkal.

Guests will meet the didgeridoo expert, who will share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born.

Kakadu (Inspiring Journeys)

Your clients will learn about life in the bush and experience first-hand the fine art of rarrk painting using a special reed brush, after which they’ll create their very own masterpiece to take home.

Experience: Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets – five days from $3250 for adult twin share, $4205 for adult single and $3250 per child.

  1. The Bucket List-worthy Journey

You’ve seen pictures, you’ve heard the stories, but nothing makes you feel minute as much as standing next to the enormous monolith of Uluru. Darling of the year, having received accolades in Lonely Planet, the Northern Territory is like an Instagram experience hitting you in the face.

Uluru (Inspiring Journeys)

From visiting the iconic Uluṟu and learning about its sacred sites, wandering through Simpsons Gap, hiking through Walpa Gorge and to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views, to exploring the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) and the fascinating Angkerle (Standley Chasm), this journey has it all for clients wanting to discover the outback’s sacred landscapes.

Experience: Outback Australia – The Colour of Red  five nights from $2750 for adult twin share, $3465 for adult single and $2750 per child.

  1. My Gourmet Rules

This journey allows time-poor guests to enjoy some of Australia’s best reds and whites in just seven days with a scenic drive along peaceful vineyard-lined roads to a Margaret River winery.

With background views for miles, your clients will be treated to a local degustation lunch with matching wines, as well as a guided walk through the vines.

Experience: A Journey to the West – seven days from $3825 for adult twin share, $4835 for adult single and $3825 per child.

  1. Relaxation Retreat

If you have clients who are looking to unwind in luxury, this week-long tour is the answer. Guests explore the eclectic spa town of Daylesford, today most famous for its natural mineral springs.

Victoria (Inspiring Journeys)

Centering on the spa retreat village of Daylesford, you’ll bathe in natural mineral springs, and relax in the healing waters of the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Discerning visitors have been enjoying these waters for over a century, and for good reason. You’ll come out refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the world.

Experience: Victoria’s Hidden Gems – seven nights from $4390 for adult twin share, $5570 for adult single and $4390 per child

For more information on Inspiring Journeys’ go-to guide for time-poor clients, click here.

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