Highlights of Australia: Scenic’s 2021 Small Group Journeys

14 October, 2020

Visit Katherine Gorge with Scenic Tours

Each year Scenic elevate their itineraries to capture the best experiences for their guests, including favourites from the previous season based on guest feedback along with the introduction of new attractions. With the release of their Australian small group touring program for the 2021 season comes a range of such experiences.

Read on for a selection of new highlights you can enjoy when you travel Australia with Scenic.

Scenic Mystical Kimberley Small Group Tour Itinerary, 13 Days Darwin to Broome

Introducing a New Itinerary: 13 Day Mystical Kimberley 

Scenic have introduced a new journey to their collection, showcasing the Kimberley and the Top End. This small group tour travels from Darwin to Broome through remarkable wilderness, uncovering ancient stories and spellbinding moments along the way. Guests will explore Kakadu National Park and the impressive Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, watch the scenery unfold along the famed Gibb River Road, and visit El Questro Wilderness Park.  

Among a raft of noteworthy encounters, an absolute highlight of this Mystical Kimberley tour is the experiences guests will have of Purnululu National Park. Guests will fly directly into this area of natural wonder, taking in the spectacular sight of the domes of the Bungle Bungles from the air. These black and orange striped formations are over 300 million years old and are sure to amaze, both from above and on the ground.

Scenic guests will also enjoy a special stay in the heart of Purnululu National Park, relaxing in the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge enveloped by nature. Walking tours in the park include the incredible Cathedral Gorge, and for the perfect end to the day, look to the vast night sky (perfect for stargazing!).

Gemtree Wines, McLaren Vale

New Scenic Enrich Experience: Gemtree Wines, SA

Guests travelling South Australia with Scenic will now enjoy a visit to the biodynamic Gemtree Wines in McLaren Vale. Featured on the Gems of South Australia itinerary (formerly the Tastes of South Australia), this Scenic Enrich activity comes complete with a tasting including locally sourced snacks.

Scenic guests will enjoy an interactive experience guided by the winemakers themselves and learn about the biodynamic viticulture that makes Gemtree Wines so special. These wines are made from grapes that are organically and sustainably grown and farmed, earning the winemakers the recognition of the Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices award in 2019.

This Scenic Enrich experience is coupled with a day exploring the Barossa Valley, making this journey a great choice for wine lovers. Foodies will also appreciate the tantalising stalls of the Adelaide Central Markets and an epicurean exploration of Kangaroo Island showcasing the local produce. Kangaroo Island is also a highlight for nature lovers who will soak up the beauty and intrigue of the landscape here during a three night stay. There's something for every traveller.

Kalbarri Skywalk, Credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

New Attraction: Kalbarri Skywalk, WA

The new Kalbarri Skywalk opened in June 2020 and is a worthy addition to Scenic’s Western Australian itineraries. Nestled in Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia, the Skywalk boasts two cantilevered viewing platforms extending 25 and 17 metres respectively beyond the rim of Murchison Gorge.

The platforms have been designed to be easily accessible for everyone, making this spectacular scenery available to all visitors. Take some time to soak it all in as you look out over the impressive bushland and cliffs rippling with rusted red hues, as well as the river meandering through the landscape 100 metres below. Visitors will also appreciate the artwork by the local Indigenous Nanda people incorporated into the Skywalk design.

Scenic guests travelling on the Treasures of the West Coast and the West Coast Discovery itineraries will be lucky enough to enjoy the view from the platforms. Places on these popular itineraries have already been snapped up for 2021, however, there are still limited places remaining on Scenic’s Pilbara, Broome & Monkey Mia journey also visiting the Kalbarri Skywalk (but get in quick so you don’t miss out!).

Peppers Silo Launceston

Ultimate Tasmania: Launceston & Hobart Revamped

Guests travelling with Scenic on the Ultimate Tasmania journey in the 2021 season will enjoy refreshed city stays in Launceston and Hobart. This includes a stay in Launceston's new, innovative hotel, Peppers Silo Launceston.

This unique property is built around four large grain silos dating back to the 1960’s and the historic building has been modernised with a fresh accommodation offering. Plush hotel rooms with modern amenities can be found within the original silos and the new North Tower of the property. Nestled on the Tamar River, this is a unique stay in a picturesque location.  

During the stay in Launceston, a visit to the James Boag Brewery complete with a tasting has also been included as a Scenic Freechoice activity for guests. Travellers will also enjoy the Scenic Freechoice Red Decker hop-on hop-off bus showcasing the highlights of Hobart during their time in the southern city.

Explore Norfolk Island with Scenic Tours

Norfolk Island: History, Cycling & Sunsets

Nestled off Australia’s east coast, Norfolk Island is brimming with spectacular scenery and a rich history. Gain an insight into this fascinating destination on Scenic’s Historic Norfolk Island journey, featuring extra activities to make the most of your time here.

Scenic now offer a Scenic Freechoice guided e-bike tour of the island on 2021 season departures, so you can get up close to the most scenic parts of Norfolk Island. Simply let your bike do the hard work as you take in the beauty around you, or more active travellers can opt to pedal as much as they would like.  

Travellers will also enjoy a memorable Scenic Sundowners experience, taking in the view from Paradise Resort. Sit back with a refreshment in hand and watch as the day's last light slips below the pine trees and the warm glow sets on your day’s adventures. Island life at its best.  

Enjoy these experiences and many more on one of Scenic’s 2021 small group journeys around Australia.

Natasha Goncalves
Natasha Goncalves Global Journeys