APT have launched a series of new luxury short breaks showcasing three remote and enchanting Australian destinations. Guests will enjoy luxury stays and five star indulgences on these scenic and epicurean journeys visiting Tasmania’s East Coast, the Flinders Ranges and Barossa Valley, and Margaret River regions.
APT’s luxury short breaks focus on relaxation with short driving distances and extended stays. There is a balance of included activities and free time for independent exploration. At the end of each incredible day you can simply kick back and relax in your unique handpicked accommodation – be it a boutique property, luxury lodge, or manor house.
As part of APT’s Outback Wilderness Adventure collection, guests will travel in APT’s 4WD trucks with a driver-guide. These small group experiences welcome a maximum of 20 guests and adhere to APT’s Safe Travel Protocols so you can set off on your journey with confidence and peace of mind that your safety and enjoyment are the number one priority.
Choose from three incredible journeys showcasing nature, food and wine of some of Australia’s most treasured regions.
Set off on a six day luxury short break brimming with scenic beauty and culinary delights. This indulgent getaway includes a two night stay at the highly awarded Saffire Freycinet at Coles Bay, a luxury lodge boasting a spectacular setting, a superb day spa, and an impressive culinary offering. Enjoy the top tier facilities and service and get a taste of the lodge's acclaimed degustation dinners paired with premium wines.
Hidden away on the edge of Freycinet National Park, this is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding natural rugged landscapes and pristine sandy beaches. The contrast of the pink granite cliffs, white sand beaches and crystal clear water is spellbinding, and the views of Wineglass Bay are every bit as impressive as it is in pictures.
Other highlights of the journey include a visit to Maria Island, a former convict site and a natural wildlife sanctuary brimming with flora and fauna, as well as historic Port Arthur. You will also immerse yourself in Hobart’s arts scene, wandering the captivating halls and galleries of MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), perfectly complemented by lunch at Source restaurant at the onsite Moorilla Winery. Keeping in theme, you'll enjoy a three night stay at the boutique Henry Jones Art Hotel during your time in Hobart.
Experience the treasures of South Australia with a week exploring the state’s renowned wine regions and impressive natural landscapes. The trip begins with a culinary evening in the Adelaide Hills with dinner at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, boasting a 3 Chef Hat rating, setting the tone for an incredible week ahead.
Travel to the Flinders Ranges to discover the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound and its stunning surrounds, with time to explore the geological sites of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. There’s no better way to truly experience Australia’s wilderness than to immerse yourself in it, and you’ll get to do so as you stay among the river red gums and native pines at Ikara Safari Camp, enveloped by the sounds of the bush.
Swap gumtrees for sprawling vineyards in the Barossa Valley where you’ll spend three blissful nights at The Louise, a luxurious retreat nestled among the vines. Enjoy visits to renowned wineries such as Jacob’s Creek and Seppeltsfield, and sample delicious local produce from Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and the tantalising stalls of the Barossa Farmer's Market.
Discover the Margaret River region with a five night stay at Naturaliste on Western Australia’s beautiful southern coast. Guests will enjoy carefully curated experiences each day showcasing the region's finest wines, fresh produce, and nature inspired adventures. Marvel at the stalactite, stalagmite and shawl formations in the underground cave systems of the area, wander the beautiful marri forests above ground, and hike along part of the Cape to Cape trail from the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse.
Proudly boasting extensive culinary experiences and thriving viticulture, Margaret River is the perfect place to indulge your palate. Sample the local produce of the Margaret River Chocolate Company, enjoy tastings on a series of winery visits including Leeuwin Estate and Vasse Felix, and delight in sumptuous pairing lunches where the flavours dance together in an epicurean extravaganza.
Your handpicked accommodation is complete with an award-winning day spa and a heated infinity swimming pool so you can find ultimate rejuvenation. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort also boasts a tennis court to up the ante, and an oceanview restaurant and bar to toast sensational days in the Margaret River with your fellow travellers.
Enjoy popular experiences and hidden pockets of Australia on one of these luxury short breaks, or explore APT's full Australia collection for more inspiration.