Butterfield & Robinson has reintroduced Australia to its portfolio with the unveiling of four, brand-new active adventures, including a Sydney experience which is tailored to families. The trips are designed to immerse guests in Australia’s rich colonial history, spectacular scenery, stellar food and wine scene and relaxed culture.
Travellers can head to the untouched land and stunning landscapes of Tasmania; venture into the South Australian Outback for a quintessential Australian experience or explore the beautiful and charming city of Sydney. Alternatively, travellers can take on one trip in all three destinations for an opulent adventure through one of the world’s most diverse continents.
“We have spent the last 50 years crafting active adventures in remarkable destinations all over the world but I’m particularly excited about the launch of our new Australian trips,” said Norman Howe, Butterfield & Robinson’s President and CEO. “With sun-bronzed beaches, immense red deserts and vast green rainforests, Australia is a world of contrasting and unforgettable experiences. These experiences form the foundations of our new trips, during which guests will be immersed in the local culture and encouraged to connect with their surroundings. We hope guests will go home with lasting memories which will stay with them forever.”
Rich in colonial history, spectacular scenery at every turn and abundant with scrumptious fresh food and wine, the relatively small (by Australian standards) island state of Tasmania is regarded as one of this country’s most precious jewels. Here, guests will have plenty of opportunity to sample the local produce, explore the penal history and experience the wildlife on a magnificent four-day adventure into the Australian bush. Including a walking journey over beautiful Maria Island, guests will uncover the wilder side of Tasmania while also learning about the island’s history.
Prices per person from AU $10,480
Trip length: eight days / seven nights
South Australia Expedition
The state of South Australia is a one-stop shop for nearly all of the quintessential elements Australia is known for. Guests on this trip will experience endless outback roads, witness the haunting Flinders Ranges, and cycle through fertile hills and valleys of some of Australia’s most famous wine regions, including the Barossa and Clare Valleys. From here, they will then hop on over to Kangaroo Island, where there is plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic land and marine creatures.
Prices per person from AU $10,780
Trip length: seven days / six nights
Sydney Active Experience
Any trip to Australia inevitably starts or ends with time in Sydney, which many agree is among the most beautiful cities in the world. The white sails of the Sydney Opera House and the graceful curve of the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be the backdrop to this four-day trip. Accommodation will be provided by the Park Hyatt Sydney, which is nestled on the shores of Circular Quay, offering panoramic views over the harbour. From here, guests will explore the city in style, including a private two-hour cruise of Sydney Harbour and a spectacular flight over the city to the sprawling fingers of the Pittwater and Hawkesbury River waterways.
Prices per person from AU $8095
Trip length: four days / three nights
Sydney Family Adventure
This trip has been crafted for families looking to explore Sydney and surrounding areas. On this trip, families will visit the stunning Blue Mountains; experience the sun, sand and waves at Bondi Beach with a private surf lesson on those famous breaks; enjoy a private cycling tour of Sydney, pedalling past the Opera House and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge; and spend the day learning about Australia’s wildlife on a behind-the-scenes tour at Taronga Zoo.
Prices per person from AU $5370
Trip length: four days / three nights
All four of these trips are suited to people who enjoy walking and cycling, and feel comfortable while on the move. Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 30 kilometres and walks are eight to 10 kilometres, with some longer afternoon options along the way.