Exceptional Travel specialise in exclusive tailor-made safaris throughout Australia’s diverse landscape, its beaches, islands and vibrant cities.

We offer a select portfolio of outback properties, private bush camps (many of which are remote, often wild, and difficult to reach), breathtaking beach locations, luxury islands, small lodges and boutique city hotels.

We work with professional guides, many of whom are conservationists in their own right, who will share their expertise and passion for Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. The traveller will enjoy the depth of their knowledge, their warmth of hospitality and the stories they have to tell.

For families Australia is a paradise. Children will love tracking animals with Aboriginal elders, snorkelling, watching cattle being mustered by helicopter or fishing for Barramundi.

For the honeymooner Australia can offer everything from idyllic deserted islands hideaways to four poster beds in the open air, from romantic dinners under the stars to a dawn helicopter picnic on a 2000 foot escarpment hundreds of miles from habitation…

Quick Facts




7,692,024 sq km (2,969,907 sq miles)

Major Languages

Major religion

Monetary Unit
Australian dollar

Flight time from London
19.5 hours

Time Difference
GMT + 9

When to go

Australia is one of the world’s biggest countries, so when to go depends entirely on where you are going. From the world-famous Great Barrier Reef to the vineyards scattered across the country, to Sydney’s sprawling beaches, Australia has something to offer every type of traveller.


Seasons in Australia are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere, with summer from December through February, and winter from June through August. The exact type of weather you will experience depends largely on the region, so please see the specific regions for further detail.

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Queenslanders will tell you that their state is the best of Australia in one - it boasts beautiful beaches, perfect islands and the razzle dazzle of the Gold Coast; there is the channel country, the savannah country, Cape York, the Great Dividing Range and the Gulf country. Queensland is larger than life!
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South Australia

South Australia offers great diversity with lots to offer the adventurous traveller. It is the gateway to the Outback, the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island – all stunning locations with a focus on wildlife – and also to some of the country’s most famous wine regions.
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Tasmania was the last part of the Australian continent to separate from the great southern landmass of Gondwana 45 million years ago. This, together with 10,000 years of isolation from the mainland, has resulted in Tasmania’s environment being significantly different to the rest of the country.
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Melbourne offers the traveller a year round program of festivals, major art exhibitions and theatrical events. There are beautiful gardens, shopping areas famous for their restaurants and fashion - have lunch on the banks of the Yarra River or take a tram to St. Kilda, Melbourne's leafy bay-side village.
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Western Australia

Western Australia is full of sun, wide open space, and friendly people - it is a great place for a relaxing holiday and a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions. At Ningaloo Reef you can swim with the world's largest fish - the whale shark - and snorkel with manta rays.
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New South Wales

For many travellers Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is the starting point of their Australian experience. Sydney is a vibrant multi-cultural city that hugs the shores of a very beautiful harbour, making sightseeing by private yacht, launch or even on a ferry a particular pleasure.
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Northern Territory

At the geographical centre of the Australian continent the Desert Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the remarkable rock domes of nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). A geological work of art, Uluru is riddled with caves, rivulets, strange wounds and gashes and is adorned with ancient Aboriginal rock paintings.
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