At a time when travel dates feel like they are continually being pushed back, we wanted to celebrate something arriving earlier than expected that we can all plan for and look forward to.
Thanks to our awesome buddies at Journey Beyond, we’re celebrating that they are launching their 2022 experiences early – and concurrently!
A full 3 months ahead of schedule, too. It’s like your birthday has come early, only instead of an abundance of Lush bath bombs and some average gift you have to return, you’re gifted an abundance of luxury tours to plan. We know which we’d rather have!
The First Lady of Travel
Journey Beyond are like the Michelle Obama of the travel world. Whereas Michelle gets up at 4:30 am to get a head start on the day (erm, no thanks), Journey Beyond has given us a far more palatable head start on our ‘22 travel plans.
This ‘rise early’ travel mentality actually works – even with COVID – as Journey Beyond’s experiences are all Australian bound. We can all agree that domestic travel is the safest we can plan for currently.
Journeys by Design
Journey Beyond are Australia’s leading experiential tourism company, ensuring you spend time at every destination immersed in the culture, history, nature, and local culinary delights.
This is travel enrichment beyond the standard tourism fare. Their crew know how to upgrade a breathtaking Australian destination into an unforgettable experience. Whether that’s the tour guides, drivers, or the chefs that use regional inspiration to seduce your palate, it’s de rigueur for Journey Beyond.
Netfish & Chill
Take a look at that picture and tell us it can’t fix a travel itch? Tropical oceans, egg-white sand, and underwater experiences are why we used to head to Nouméa, Bora Bora, or the Maldives. And yet here it is, in Australia, closer than the paparazzi to a D-list celeb.
Journey Beyond’s Cruise Whitsundays are the kind of adventures we live for. After seeing Cruise Whitsundays wow-worthy private Reefsuites, we officially declare sleeping above sea level overrated. Watching (Net)fish in bed, along with the cool activities available, in, on, and around the Whitsundays, this a 2022 must-do.
2022: Right on Track
We recently dropped mic on the news that the Indian Pacific is back, but did you know you can also slow-travel your way around Australia on three other Journey Beyond rail services? Chugga-chugga-chugg your way through the Red Centre on the iconic Ghan. Experience the diverse landscape on the Great Southern Adelaide to Brisbane rail journey. Or maybe hop aboard the Overland between Adelaide and Melbourne.
Journey Beyond also offer a new fare type for all rail brands (and their Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef bookings) with an optional flexible fare for peace of mind. With this fare, guests can change or cancel bookings up to one day (yes, one) before departure – without any fees!
Sal Salis Away
The exclusive Western Australia beach safari camp, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, is a uniquely Aussie escape. Remote, rejuvenating, and the ultimate in relaxation, this camp is on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef’s shores. It’s like a wellness vacay without the tiny salads and ‘encouragement’ to do Pilates at 6 am. Yay.
With only 15 eco-luxe wilderness tents at Sal Salis, consider it sage advice to book ahead for your 2022 chill-as holiday. That’ll give you plenty of time to consider whether you’d like to spend your day in the hammock, paddling the warm Indian Ocean waters, or heading out to swim with majestic whale sharks. Sign us up, pronto.
Sliding in Sideways
While you’re in Western Australia, add a tour to the underrated Horizontal Falls with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures. Soar over the Buccaneer Archipelago’s fabulous islands. Follow this with a thrilling boat ride in the Kimberley through the Horizontal Falls. These are the world’s only horizontal waterfalls, so if you’ve made it as far as WA, it’d be rude not to visit, right?
Do you know the antidote to a world turned topsy-turvy? We do – quokkas! Journey Beyond’s Rottnest Express is a hop and a crawl (quokka style) from Perth, offering one of those day trips you’ll rave about for months. It’s the travel fodder (and Insta-brag) we need these days. Level up your ferry ride with a range of tour options.
If the idea of planning a long getaway feels out of reach, how about a shorter urban break? Whether you’re visiting for the first time, catching up with the fam, or revisiting old haunts, it’s always fun to add something out of the ordinary to a city stay.
Like the Journey Beyond Cruise, sailing Sydney Harbour on a 78ft luxury vessel. Expansive decks offer 360 views of those world-famous Sydney landmarks, along with a lavish lunch or dinner.
For Melbourne sojourns, one of the city’s hard-to-miss landmarks is the gold-plated Eureka Tower. Head to the 89th floor for the unparalleled views of Melbourne. Choose from the Eureka Skydeck or degustation dining at Eureka 89.
Not forgetting our Darwin friends, where a sunset sail with Darwin Harbour Cruises is the perfect end to any touring day.
Need to Know
If you’ve been multitasking and clearing your 2022 calendar as you read this, know that after the success of the 2021 seasons, it’s recommended, where possible, to use the Online Booking Engine. Click on the graphics above to get directed to the right spot.
Hero Image: Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive beach safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia.
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