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.
Tasmania, the island at the edge of the world is a hot spot for culture, gastronomy and natural wonders. Just 150 miles off the Australian mainland, Tasmania might as well be worlds away. The far-flung island state—which also encompasses 334 islands dotting the Pacific and Indian Oceans—offers the same turgid mix of unspoiled wilderness, fruitful vineyards, fascinating history and authentic Aboriginal culture that captured the imaginations of Charles Darwin and Mark Twain. At once strange and beautiful, it’s a must-stop on your Australian adventure.
A Hobart culinary tour explores the local flavors of a flourishing food and wine scene in Tasmania. Indulge your appetite with Ker & Downey on your next Australian journey. There’s no better way to really get to know a place and experience its authentic flair than through its food and beverages. Hobart’s burgeoning food and wine scene is a testament to that. Spend a morning eating and drinking your way through Hobart for a unique slice of local culture, history, and some of the best food the old town has to offer with a walking tour of the flourishing food […]
Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin. To celebrate, we thought we would take a look at his historic journey on the HMS Beagle and where he might travel if he were alive today. Charles Darwin spent almost five years traveling around the world on the HMS Beagle as a naturalist, collecting and sending specimens to Cambridge, investigating local geology, and formulating his thoughts on what would later become “On the Origin of Species.” During his journey, he spent five weeks in the Galapagos Islands studying the tortoises, mockingbirds, and finches. Today the Galapagos Islands remain some of the most […]
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 […]
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek and Vice President David Jones accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter. They celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning their category, thanks to the public votes and a dedication to delivering the very best in service. We’re in good company with some of the very best in the world. Best Hotels in the World The Oberoi Hotel Udaivilas is in the Hall of Fame for making the World’s Best List for ten years, but this year it took home the prestigious award for Best Hotel in the […]
Desert camps are located in some of the world’s most striking landscapes. If you are going to spend your day exploring harsh environments, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to rest your head at night. That’s why we’ve gathered a set of luxury camps that will make exploring the desert an enchanting experience. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana Jack’s Camp has a setting unlike any other – on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. Its roots date back to the 1960’s when Jack Bousfield, a character in his own right and for whom the camp […]