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Four of our walks named as Best Luxury Australian Adventure Experiences

We’re excited to announce that Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Arkaba Walk and The Maria Island Walk have been named by Luxury Travel in their Best luxury Australian adventure experience for 2017 – gold list.

As Australia’s only stand alone travel and lifestyle magazine, Luxury Travel devotes its quarterly publication entirely to luxury leisure travel. With their highly regarded gold lists being released each year, it is testament to our tour operators who have been named and awarded in the top 10 of this list.

3rd – Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, TAS

Positioned at number three in this incredible list is The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. Providing guests with a luxurious hike through dramatic landscapes in this pristine and internationally acclaimed region, walkers traverse sandy beaches, discover coves, and kayak the Ansons River. The first night’s accommodation is nestled in a protected sand dune complete with a shower overlooking the ocean and the second and third night are set at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. All meals are carefully prepared using only the finest Tasmania produce complete with world-class Tasmanian wines.

7th – Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, TAS

Rated at seventh on the list The Cradle Mountain Huts Walk is set in one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage Areas. This six day – five night walk journeys through a diverse range of terrain, teems with wildlife including wombats, echidnas and paddymelons, and has you cosied up at night in the Cradle Mountain Huts – sustainable, luxurious, private accommodaiton. Wine and dined each night with a three-course meal – this is another truly Australian luxury experience.

8th – Arkaba Walk, SA

Listed in eighth position The Arkaba Walk in South Australia is a quintessential outback experience, walking the ancient Flinders Ranges whilst discovering the stories of the land. With an abundance of iconic Australian animal sightings, evenings round a campfire, gourmet meals, incredible local wines, nights gazing up to a star studded in the comfort of Arkaba’s signature beds, and a final night at Arkaba’s heritage homestead, it is no wonder this luxurious Australian experience made this list.

10th – Maria Island Walk

And last but definitely not least The Maria Island Walk rounded off the tenth spot on this list. A walk that is used to accolades, it is an experience like no other, with a journey that combines rare wildlife, convict heritage and elegant accommodation. This world heritage island is home to wombats and the Tasmanian Devil. With luxury wilderness campsites just a stones throw from white-sand beaches, gourmet food and wine that is locally sourced from Tasmania’s renowned producers and a final night in a heritage house in Darlington – this soft adventure is the perfect indulgence for those looking to experience the natural beauty of Tasmania.

Thanks to Luxury Travel and congratulations to all the Luxury Australian Experiences who made the list for 2017…
We’re please to say that we know all our 11 Great Walks of Australia meet the calibre of luxury experiences in Australia, so if you’ve enjoyed a taste of these luxury walks, but are still deciding which walk to do next – view our full list of our Great Walks of Australia here.

Enjoy a great walk!




Luxury Travel magazine has just released their Best Luxury tour operators for 2017 and the Cape to Cape Walk with Walk into Luxury has been listed in the top 10.

The Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk exemplifies the meaning of luxury adventure travel.

The fully guided 4 day walk is teeming with once in a lifetime experiences including accommodation in private villas at Injidup Spa Retreat boasting uninterrupted views of the coastline, luxury bathrooms and private balcony’s with picturesque plunge pools.

Local food and wine sourced from the prestigious Margaret River region is also exemplary with some highlights including a local winery lunch with matched wines, private chef showcase and drinks at sunset on the cliffs with a private didgeridoo performance.

As Australia’s only stand alone travel and lifestyle magazine, Luxury Travel devotes its quarterly publication entirely to luxury leisure travel. With stories about on trend, high end resorts, hotels and hideaways from around the world they are in the know when it comes to deciphering who can offer the best in luxury travel. So placing Walk into Luxury as number eight on the gold list for 2017, there’s is definitely no denying that this is the walk if you’re looking for that ultimate luxurious but adventurous getaway.

View the full itinerary and make your booking for your ultimate luxury escape today.


With the season off and “walking”, we’re excited to share some of the beautiful photos from elated guests who have already experienced the magic of the Murray River Walk for 2017.

A beautiful clear sky to start us off on day 2 of the Murray River Walk

Some of the guiding team for 2017! Their welcoming enthusiasm combined with their knowledge of the river takes this walk beyond expectations.

Guests Margot Roest and Karen Ward enjoying the trek – photo courtesy of Karen Ward

The Murray River provide ample locations for the perfect panoramic shot – photo courtesy of Karen Ward

Guests at ‘The Generals’ – an ancient red gum forest… moments of awe and tranquility

With so much more on offer on this walk, if these few pics have inspired you don’t miss taking a look at the Murray River Walks full itinerary. If you’ve been on the walk, you’re now a Great Walker and if you have more pics of your own to share then do post them on facebook or instagram and tag @greatwalksofaustralia (facebook), @greatwalksofoz (instagram) and use #greatwalksofaustralia and #mygreatwalk – we’d love to see them!