Destinations

Keep it local: 5 experiences you can only find in Australia and New Zealand

Sponsored by Inspiring Journeys

As Australians, when we think about our next big escape, we tend to cast our eyes across the seas in search of adventure.

But with the rise in interest around sustainable travel and the drop in the Aussie dollar, it’s not only cheaper and more eco-friendly to keep it local, but also opens the doors to a whole new world of fantastic scenery, rich cultural experiences and heart-stopping adventure.

Suggesting a holiday in our corner of the world will give your client a renewed sense of place and appreciation for the unique spot we call home.

And it doesn’t have to be all road trips and pub stays. If you book with a premium company like Inspiring Journeys, you can head off the beaten paths of Australia and New Zealand with bespoke, small group trips tailored to your interests. Think purpose-built 4wd vehicles, immersive local experiences, delicious delicacies and the best possible accommodation, from eco-lodges to boutique hotels.

The best part? If your clients book by 31 January 2020, you’ll save them 10 per cent on all new season departures!

Not to mention, if you sell any Inspiring Journeys trip before 31 May 2020 you could win an unforgettable experience in the Red Centre to see the true outback and imposing Uluru.

The top five sellers before the cut off date are guaranteed a spot, but there are also two lucky wildcard spots available so every booking counts! For more information on the incentive, and Inspiring Journey’s bespoke tours, visit trade.inspiringjourneys.com or contact your sales manager.

To give you an idea of what’s on offer, Inspiring Journeys has just released its Top 10 Bespoke Experiences from its 2020/21 season.

Here are our favourites:

Wukalina Walk through the Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

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Does your client fancy a culturally immersive experience that gives back to Indigenous people? Inspiring journeys offer a two-night Aboriginal-owned and operated guided walk through the magnificent landscapes of the Bay of Fires and Mt William areas, the cultural homeland of the Palawa people.

Kayaking in Milford Sound, New Zealand

3.Kayaking in Milford Sound

How about the zen experience of drifting along the tranquil waters of Milford Sound? Imagine a peaceful silence, broken only by bird calls and the sound of your paddle in the water. That’s the magic of experiencing Milford Sound up close on a guided kayaking adventure before coming face to face with the local marine life below the surface in New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory.

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, Australia

6 Kakadu National Park – Gunlom Falls

Then there’s the untapped gem that is Kakadu National Park. Here, your clients can hike to the top of Gunlom Falls for a splash in a picturesque natural plunge pool while basking in the spectacular views over world heritage listed Kakadu.

Discover bush tucker in the ancient Daintree, Queensland, Australia

Mossman Gorge

For something a little different, send your clients on Inspiring Journeys’ private guided tour through the world’s oldest living rainforest. Your client’s Indigenous guide will highlight the medicinal properties of plants and demonstrate traditional bush tucker while sharing the culture and stories of the Kuku Yalanji people.

Haast River safari, Haast, New Zealand

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Send you client on a safari like no other with Inspiring Journey’s Haast River Safari. Here, they’ll travel on a purpose built, fully enclosed river jet boat with front-loading access. Great visibility is ensured, yet they will remain warm, dry and comfortable, making this a unique and safe experience suitable for everyone.

For more information, go here or contact your sales manager.


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