Unbelievable Experiences Await in Australia

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If your image of Australia is shrimp on the barby and buckets of Fosters then you need to visit Down Under and discover the truth.

It’s time to choose a vacation destination so you unfold that world map and look it over. As you try to find something that sets your heart a flutter that enormous continent entirely in the Southern Hemisphere intrigues you. Australia.

But what’s there to do? Well…

026079-573sml-250x188After the flight to Sydney you can check in to your accommodations, do some sightseeing and still enjoy the sunset over the harbour on a Sydney Dinner Cruise. While snapping that picture of the Opera House or the Harbour Bridge you will dine on your choice of Wagyu beef bolognaise, Organic Chicken Breast in mushroom sauce or a Barramundi (Seabass) fillet in white wine.

If you’d rather stay on dry land you must stroll into Nick’s Seafood Restaurant on The Promenade in Darling Harbour. Seated on the waterfront you can dine on the truly amazing platter for two consisting of generous portions of King Prawns, Blue Swimmer Crab, Sydney Rock Oysters, Steamed Mussels, Smoked Salmon, Baby Calamari and the catch of the day.

In Melbourne an unique experience awaits. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. While taking a tour of the central business district in a post-war tram you will pass Victoria’s Parliament Buildings while enjoying a four course meal including Kangaroo Loin, Tasmanian Ocean Trout, Victoria Fillet of Beef and a selection of Australian cheeses. When you’re ready to experience this five star restaurant, book your table ahead.

seafood-250x188Two hours north of Sydney lies the Hunter Valley wine district and the equally famous Peppers Convent. Once the home to the Brigidine Order of Nuns it is now a leading winery with a 17 room retreat which mixes the ambiance of a French Baroque Hotel with the character of an Australian country guest house. Just up the road awaits an intimate and luxurious dining experience at Nine Restaurant located nine feet below ground level. It only seats 12 guests at any one time and offers a decadent 9 course degustation menu with the option of matched wines for each course. Nine is like no other dining experience.

Deep in the heart of the outback is the sandstone formation known as Ayers Rock. Known as Uluru by the aboriginals it appears to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notable glowing red at dawn and sunset. In the shadow of the formation lies the Ayers Rock Resort and the Sounds of Silence dining experience. Under the canopy of the desert night you’ll begin with delectable canapés served with sparkling wine at sunset. As the sun sets, you feast on a BBQ buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts. As the sky turns to night a celestial tour guide will take you on a memorable journey through the southern stars.

Now that you’ve been thoroughly tempted by paradise, its time to book that trip.

Bridge-Shot-250x188No one can deliver Australia to you like the people of Downunder Travel. From your first call to one of their offices you’ll notice this is a travel agency with a difference. Their agents only deal with Australia, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific because they have lived there and traveled the region extensively. That first hand familiarity makes them more than just a booking agent, they are experienced travel planners. The agents of Downunder Travel will know which airline charges extra for seat selection on a certain flight, what the baggage limits are, and any extra fees, what month the weather is ideal in a particular location, or even some great restaurants to try, and sights to see. This translates into you saving both money and time.

Downunder Travel has an array of Outback Savings at downunder-travel.com/freeNT. You can choose from the following: Free Helicopter Tour/Free Pre& Post Tour Hotel Stay or a Free Day Tour of incredible Litchfield National Park. These Outback Savings are valid for a short time only.

For more information on creating your perfect down under vacation, visit our offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, go to downunder-travel.com or phone toll free at 1-866-470-4414.