Why should you travel to Australia with us?

Back in 2003, the earliest idea of Black Tomato was dreamt up. And it happened on an Australian beach. You could say that it inspired everything we’ve done since.

The beach? Wineglass Bay, of course. These days, you’re more likely to find our founders on Lizard Island – with its 24 private beaches, all within diving distance of the Great Barrier Reef. When we got the company rolling, we decided to never lose sight of Australia. With over 15 years of contacts, local knowledge, and friendships, our bespoke itineraries to this golden, rich and rewarding country can truly deliver anything; from a chef’s-table tour of the picturesque Yarra Valley, blending your own wines under the tutelage of a Chief Winemaker, an exclusive ‘just you’ retreat at Kangaroo Island, or a private-plane transfer low over the bush toward a private camp in the Bamurru Plains. Anything is possible.

Key facts

  • Population Population 22,900,000
  • Capital Capital Canberra
  • Language Language English, Native Languages
  • Currency Currency Australian Dollar
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+8 to +11 ET+13 to +16
  • Best time Best time Oct - Mar

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of vacation you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Ultimate Australia: The Icons

There are so many amazing experiences to be had in Australia, so we figured it’s high time we handpicked our favourites and combined them into one ultimate Aussie adventure. And that’s exactly what we did. With every...

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Indonesia and Australia: A Luxury Vacation of Bali, Bush and the Beach

In a world of ever-growing travel wish lists, we want to be able to see it all, do it all and live it all. But as your wanderlust grows hungrier and your feet get itchier, how do you know where to start? Allow us to pre...

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Southern Discovery in Australia

We've been working hard to uncover the delights of coastal and aquatic Australia, and this itinerary is the wonderful fruits of our labor. On this 14 night adventure, we'll take you from foodie hotspot to off-shore islan...

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Eater Journeys: Melbourne

As experts in luxury travel, we know a thing or two about getting around the world in style. That's why we've combined our round-the-world travel expertise with the culinary insight of Eater. This slice-by-slice tour of...

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South Australia & Victoria: A Gourmet Discovery

Between the scorched sands of the Red Centre and the tempestuous waters of the Southern Ocean, Australia's south coast offers up chic metropolitan cities, sprawling natural beauty and a world-class food and wine scene. S...

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South Australia: The Epicurean Way

Between the Adelaide Hills and the Clare Valley, the McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, it cannot be denied that South Australia knows great wine. Whether it's a Shiraz or a Riesling, this is a part of the world made f...

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South Australia: Perfect Pairings

Australia is a prime example of the destination being worth the journey and, never shy of a long-distance layover, it's one we keep making. From North to South and East to West, there's a whole lot of cuisine to enjoy; ...

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Australia's Great Outdoors

As soon as anyone mentions Australia, images of lush rainforests, the vast plains of the outback and those world-famous beaches immediately spring to mind. Australia is home to some of the most dramatic, inspiring landsc...

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From Sydney to the Sunshine Coast & Beyond

Australia is a firm favourite of ours, being the world’s largest island it’s a must-see for everyone and a spot you have to cross off the bucket list. With an abundance of breath-taking landscapes at your fingertips,...

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Coastal Wilderness in Western Australia

With coral-studded coasts to rival the world’s best reefs and, spectacular wineries, and retro towns where surfers and craft breweries are the order of the day, Australia’s West Coast is one hip cultural escape. It...

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The Great Barrier Reef & beyond

Indigenous spa treatments, sailing and heli-tours and our favourite secret island which can only sleep 12: this is island hopping at its very best... HAGGERSTONE ISLAND: OUR LITTLE-KNOWN JEWEL The ideal place to start ...

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What to see & do in Australia

As ever, if you can’t see it here then we can still plan it for you.


An irresistible concoction of unparalleled scenery, vibrant city-life, fine wines and active reefs, Australia is a place...

An irresistible concoction of unparalleled scenery, vibrant city-life, fine wines and active reefs, Australia is a place of dazzling discovery. One trip here and you’ll realize how much this country has to give, which is why our tailor-made tours to the land down under ensure your vacation flows seamlessly. For customizable itineraries including the best luxury hotels and most immersive tours – north, south, east, and west – you’ve come to the right location.

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Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef


The Great Barrier Reef – a medley of vivid colors and dynamic wildlife that’s completely unique to Australia. Consis...

The Great Barrier Reef – a medley of vivid colors and dynamic wildlife that’s completely unique to Australia. Consisting of over 900 islands, there’s more than one way to experience this world wonder. Observe it from the air, opt for scuba diving, or embark on a guided snorkelling tour; the choice is yours. One more question though: can we still call it a sliver of paradise if it can be seen from space?

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Sydney harbour at sunset


Easily one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, Sydney is an oceanside city that puts others to shame. While ...

Easily one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, Sydney is an oceanside city that puts others to shame. While it’s worth its weight in gold with dazzling galleries, upbeat beaches, and boutique restaurants, it’s the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge that steal the spotlight. For a heart-pounding experience, climb the Harbor Bridge for 360-degree views of the city.

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Our best piece of advice? Jump in a car and prepare to witness the vista that tops all vistas. One of the most popular r...

Our best piece of advice? Jump in a car and prepare to witness the vista that tops all vistas. One of the most popular road trips in the word, the Great Ocean Road is home to rock-stacks protruding from the sea, rolling hills, and dramatic crashing waves. If we coined the term ‘open-road tranquility’, a breezy day on a journey to the 12 Apostles would be the accompanying photo.

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What we deliver for our clients is – above everything else – access. For example, exploring the 151-miles of the Great Ocean Road in a private helicopter, from the 12 Apostles to the sight of whales surfacing off the coast.

Alys Colayera, Australia Travel Expert

Top Locations in Australia

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Australia, we’d go for these.
Sydney in Australia

Sydney & the blue mountains

Explore Australia’s iconic capital and the incredible range to its West.

Sparkling, sophisticated and confident, Sydney – backed by the range of the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains – embodies everything that is glamorous and modern about Australia. With a coastal path that stretches from Bondi to Coogee, the bustling harbor, the iconic Opera House, and trendy Newtown (with the eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and peaks of the National Park behind you), Sydney has much to offer.

Tropical fish in the Great Barrier Reef

The great barrier reef

It’s more than just a reef. It’s 1,900 reefs.

It is easy to throw out a cliche about the reef, that it is “out of this world.” But that wouldn’t be true. Here, from Lady Elliot Island and to the edge of New Guinea (some 2,300km away), the reef is an incredible and intricate labyrinth of cays, ribbons, islets, canyons and – of course – nature. You can sleep on private islands within diving distance of it (such as Kangaroo Island), or else take an expert-led tour of it by day. The nearby islands of the Whitsundays & Cairns offer an exotic stepping stone into this earthly paradise.

Vineyards in Yarra Valley

Melbourne (and beyond)

Art, culture and cuisine on Australia’s southeastern coast

A theme emerges. That each great Australian city is paired with an incredible hinterland. For Melbourne, in Australia’s southeast, it’s the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley wine region). Trendy, easygoing, fun, Melbourne is all about plazas, bars, art and restaurants. In the Yarra Valley, we’ll pair you with expert sommeliers and local chefs to truly taste and sample the land that feeds this city.

Best Hotels in Australia

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