Entries tagged: Australia

Deep Dive in Australia

Deep Dive in Australia

Go further. Get closer. Discover Australia’s amazing water worlds. Exploring the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is a bucket list item for many visitors to Australia. But beyond the planet’s largest reef system, there’s so much more to see and do in the waters surrounding the Land Down Under.

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How to Explore Australia's Yorke Peninsula

How to Explore Australia’s Yorke Peninsula

Wild, windswept, and wonderful, Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is a place to explore nature’s beauty and dine on scrumptious fresh fruits of the sea and land. Ker & Downey shares some of our favorite ways to discover this remote and remarkable part of southern Australia. It’s just a preview of what you can expect to discover on our own South Australia Explorer journey, perfectly customized to your own wishes.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites to See With Ker & Downey

UNESCO World Heritage Sites to See With Ker & Downey

Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. Ningaloo Coast, Australia The Ningaloo Coast is one of Western Australia’s natural treasures. Named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011, the 604,500 hectare coast is alive with an abundance of marine life, turquoise waters, and dazzling white beaches set against a backdrop of rugged limestone ranges. It’s also home to annual migrations of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, manatees, and whale sharks who can average 40 feet in […]

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Set Sail: Northern Australia Cruise

Set Sail: Northern Australia Cruise

Set sail on a Northern Australia cruise with Ker & Downey on this 18-day journey that includes 10 incredible days at sea! The Northern Territory is Australia’s true Outback—home to the iconic natural wonders of Kakadu National Park, Ayers Rock, Arnhem Land, and the Kimberley Coast. Ker & Downey’s Northern Australia Voyage pairs a Northern Australia cruise with backcountry adventure to reveal the authentic cultural heart and fascinating natural treasures of this remarkable region. Get ready to safari through the ancient, aboriginal lands of Mt. Borradaile, cruise through the crystal clear waters of the coast, and retreat to Broome for romantic and relaxing moments beachside. […]

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The Ultimate Australia Bucket List with Ker & Downey

The Ultimate Australia Bucket List with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey’s Ultimate Australia Bucket List represents the best of “The Land Down Under”. These private, exclusive, and extraordinary must-do experiences go beyond the country’s kangaroo and Outback stereotypes to reveal Australia’s outside-the-box luxury destinations, from Sydney and Tasmania, to Ayers Rock and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Diving and snorkeling Ningaloo Reef at Sal Salis All nine luxury oceanfront tents of Sal Salis are mere footsteps from the turquoise UNESCO waters of Ningaloo Reef, a haven of puffer fish, wobbegong, black tip reef sharks, giant schools of barracuda, and a snuggly 600-pound grouper lovingly known as the “BFG”. […]

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Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure?  Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]

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World Travel for the Whole Family

World Travel for the Whole Family

Traveling with family takes a bit of finesse, and finding a destination that is enjoyable and offers flexibility for each family member can be a daunting task. It’s a challenge the experts at Ker & Downey regularly accept. With Spring Break on the horizon and summer vacation not far behind, get a head start on your family travel plans and contact us before the rush. Ker & Downey Family Safari | Botswana Recently honored as the Best Family Safari Experience in Africa, this Botswana family of camps is the perfect match for families ready to explore this rich, lush region. […]

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Fine Wines of Australia and New Zealand

Fine Wines of Australia and New Zealand

Toast to the magnificent wines from down under and savor the beauty of Australia and New Zealand – two distinct destinations that beg to be explored. Contact us to begin your journey and discover a wealth of wines and culinary pursuits with Ker & Downey. Barossa Valley, Australia Visit the Peter Lehmann and Torbeck wineries in Barossa Valley, the premier winemaking region of Australia often praised for its Shiraz and Reisling varietals. Taste these and more on all-day wine country tasting adventures with our Australia Dreamtime journey. Marlborough, New Zealand Head to the South Island of New Zealand with our New Zealand […]

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A Walk on Australia’s Wild Side

A Walk on Australia’s Wild Side

South and Western Australia are two of the country’s lesser trodden states, where isolation and nature afford not only stunning vistas and incredible sea life, but also some of the most bountiful food and wine the world has to offer. Avid adventurer and fearless food lover Krista Simmons explores the spirit of the region and witnesses its evolution since she lived there years ago. Photography by Jack Guy It’s midnight in the South Australian outback, and my travel companions and I are bundled up in thick Pendleton blankets. With flashlights and a bottle of jammy Aussie Shiraz in hand, we’re […]

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Australia Dreamtime

Australia Dreamtime

Take a walk on Australia’s wild side on this 19-night itinerary, perfect for the luxury adventure traveler. Discover the farthest reaches of the outback and the cultures deep within the “island” on scenic flights over the diverse landscapes, get to know a traditional Aboriginal guide, and dive deep into the Great Barrier Reef to see majestic coral formations. Read more about this incredible journey in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Scenic Flight to Rose Bay, Sydney Fly over Sydney Harbor in a restored seaplane to a beautiful restaurant perched on the water’s edge in the heart of the Kuring […]

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