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Experience The Maria Island Walk in Tasmania before 30 April 2017 and receive a complimentary night accommodation at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel. This offer is valid for new bookings between now and 15 January 2017.


Gather your friends and family and join The Maria Island Walk on a 4 day/3 night guided walk combining rare wildlife, spectacular scenery and fascinating history.

In small groups of just ten guests and two guides you will enjoy gentle walking on beautiful pristine beaches, through tall ancient forests and World Heritage Sites.

You will enjoy the first two nights in superb secluded beachfront wilderness camps and a final night in the heritage listed Bernacchi House, which is located in the heritage listed former penal settlement of Darlington. Each night relax by candle light and savor delicious Tasmanian food and wine.

Be quick, this exclusive Great Walks of Australia offer is valid for phone bookings only made before 15 January 2017.

To book call 03 6234 2999 and quote code ‘complimentary accommodation’ to receive the offer.

* Standard Terms and Conditions Apply. New Bookings Only. Offer not valid on online bookings. Cannot be used with any other offer. Offer not valid on public holidays. Bookings must be made by 15 January 2017 – subject to availability. Valid for walks between 20 December 2016 and 30 April 2017.

It’s been a year of celebration at Freycinet Experience Walk with their beautiful Friendly Beaches Lodge accommodation turning 25 years old.

Designed by owner and guided walking pioneer, Joan Masterman in conjunction with Ken Latona (who also designed Bay of Fires Lodge and the Cradle Mountain Huts), this lodge is a tribute to timeless design and environmentally sound architecture. The purpose built lodge provides a beautiful home for walkers with a focus on comfort, environment, fine art and relaxation. It is located on a 130 hectare site in a private location with beach access.

On this occasion, Mrs Masterman said, “Friendly Beaches is a magical place. I am incredibly fortunate to have been the owner-operator of the Freycinet Experience Walk for 25 years. The dedication of the Tasmanian guides has ensured the Walk’s ongoing success. ”

The anniversary of the lodge also coincides with the centenary of Freycinet National Park, created in 1916 along with Mt Field as Tasmania’s first national parks. It’s been a big year celebrating this combined 125th anniversary!

Friendly Beaches Lodge at night



Be one of the first 25 people to book your Bay of Fires Lodge Walk before 21 December 2016, and receive a Bellabeat Leaf Urban Tracker as a special gift, wrapped and delivered for Christms Day, thanks to The Tasmanian Walking Company & Bellabeat.

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Bay of Fires, Tasmania                                            Bellabeat Leaf Urban

Does the lady in your life love natural beauty? Then this is the offer to take advantage of…

Firstly, The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk will immerse you for four days in one of the most breathtaking, pristine and dramatic environments you can explore. Walk soft, sandy beaches, explore coves, kayak the Ansons River and enjoy the uncomplicated luxury of our accommodation at the Forester Beach Camp and award winning Bay of Fires Lodge.

On top of this incredible experience, which will have you and your most loved one reminiscing about for life; you will receive the ultimate in beautiful health wear, to give on Christmas Day. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban Tracker is a stunning piece that is more than fabulous to look at, it is a health tracker that works your way. Wear it as a bracelet, necklace or clip, how you wear your tracker is as individual as you. Whether you’re hiking, running, meditating or sleeping, the Leaf Urban will track your every move. It’s designed for adventure and designed for life.

If you’ve been looking for that unique gift that will bring true happiness to your loved one, then now is the time to take advantage of a truly exceptional offer.

Be quick this offer only applies to the first 25 bookings. Bookings must be made and paid for by 21 December 2016. Walks must be undertaken prior to 30 April 2017.

As this is an exclusive offer, please remember to mention the offer when booking.

View the full details of the offer, and booking details

Find out more about the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk



Experience the Cape to Cape Track in Margaret River, Western Australia, before 30 June 2017 and enjoy a free massage* at the exclusive Injidup Spa Retreat. Thanks to Walk into Luxury for this extra special offer.

This great walk experience is revered for its luxury beachfront accommodation, world class food, turquoise oceans, white beaches, coastal cliffs and towering karri forests. Enjoy all this and more when you book before 28 February 2017 and walk before 30 June 2017 – receive a massage* at Injidup Spa Retreat.

Sunset clifftop drinks above Injidup

Injinup Spa Retreat

Injidup Spa Retreat

When experiencing the Cape to Cape Track with Walk into Luxury you will enjoy:

  • 4 days guided walking on the Cape to Cape Track
  • private pool villa accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Gourmet food and wine, and in villa beverages
  • Sunset clifftop drinks experience
  • Twilight didgeridoo performance in Ngilgi Cave
  • Private chef and winemaker dinner showcasing local produce.
  • Feature dinner with premium wine matches at Cape Lodge
  • Four course lunch with matched wines at award-winning Wills Domain winery
  • PLUS complimentary one hour massage treatment per twin share booking at Injidup Spa Retreat

Discover for yourself why this is a new way to walk and one of the Great Walks of Australia.

Learn more about the Cape to Cape Track

To book email: bookings@walkintoluxury.com.au or phone: 1300 662 452 (or +61 8 9528 4162 from overseas)

*Conditions Apply.


This is one offer that will have you talking around the turkey! Pay for 3 walkers and get 1 free when you book the Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers before 31 January 2017*. Valid for any departure date in the 2017 walking season.


Bundle your friends or family together and experience a truly breathtaking experience on the Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers. A four day, three night guided eco adventure that explores the beauty of South East Queensland’s High Country; a stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

Combined with large portions of private land, including Spicers Peak Station, a 2,000 hectare nature refuge, you’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to explore land previously only touched by early pioneers.

Each evening you can expect beautiful accommodation, with your first two nights spent at Spicers Canopy, an Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited site with ten specially made safari tents with fine linens and Bemboka throws, plus a hot tub.

On the afternoon of the third day you will be warmly welcomed to Spicers Peak Lodge, where you will spend your final night and enjoy award-winning hospitality and a delectable chef’s degustation dinner at our hatted restaurant, complete with paired wines.

Be quick, this exclusive Great Walks of Australia offer is valid for phone bookings only made before 31 January 2017. To book call 13 77 42 and quote code ‘4 FOR3’ to receive the offer.

Find out more about the Scenic Rim Trail 

* Standard Terms and Conditions Apply. New Bookings Only. Offer not valid on online bookings. Cannot be used with any other offer. Valid for walks in the 2017 season from February until October. Bookings must be made by 31 January 2017 – subject to availability.


Australian Walking Holidays are excited to launch their first ‘Women Only’ walk on the Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort in response to the growing number of women seeking active adventure experiences in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

World Expeditions and Australian Walking Holidays CEO, Sue Badyari said, “There is something special about sharing your adventures with like-minded women.”

“The shared experience away from family and work pressures can allow you to take some time for yourself, push personal boundaries and make some great lifelong friendships along the way. And there’s certainly a great element of camaraderie and team spirit that exists in an all women group. A mix of ladies coming together from different parts of the globe to embark on a great adventure is very attractive.”

Ms Badyari said the number of women participating in active adventure tours has increased significantly in the past 20 years – growing from around 38% in 1996 to 54% in 2016.


“Working in the adventure travel industry, we know that women traveler’s aspirations to engage with trekking, cycling and even climbing mountains can be as robust as their male counterparts,” Ms Badyari said. “And nowadays, even on the most challenging adventure tours, such as trekking or mountaineering in remote mountain regions, women now make up around 30% of the tour group.”

The Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort is fully guided and supported wherever possible by a female local guide. The six day walk takes in the ethereal scenery of vast flood plains and razorback rocky outcrops, walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Ideal for the more ambitious walker, the Larapinta Trail also has some challenging stages, passing over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 72km over the six days.

The walk is enhanced by comfortable semi-permanent campsites, safari-style luxury tents, delectable Australian cuisine and wines, and star studded night skies.

To find out more about Women Adventure walking dates and availability call 1300 767 381

Find out more about the walk and view a full itinerary