Australia Marketplace 2019


Premium wines, chef curated menus, truly lie-flat beds in Business Premier, award winning Premium Economy, innovations such as the Economy Skycouch, warm hospitality, and easy transit to Australia are a few of the reasons why Air New Zealand is a Better Way to Fly. Depart from Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Honolulu to eight Australian gateways via Auckland.  Onward flights to Australia depart from the same terminal, so no need to clear immigration and customs or to collect bags. Discover a Better Way to Fly to Australia with Air New Zealand.

Traveling to Australia couldn’t be easier when you fly with Qantas from North America. Offering more non-stop flights per week into Australia than any other airline, Qantas has flights departing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu and Vancouver (seasonal). Once in Australia, Qantas’ comprehensive domestic network connects you to over 60 destinations within Australia and New Zealand.

You’ll experience the best of Australia before you even land with outstanding cuisine designed by renowned Australian chef and restauranteur, Neil Perry. Relax with more than 1,500 entertainment options in the seatback on-demand inflight entertainment system. Plus, the generous checked baggage allowance ensures you can carry all you need. Whether you dine in Qantas lounges or in the air, the seasonal menus are inspired by cuisines from around the world and feature a tempting range of new dishes and signature favorites made with the freshest local ingredients.

Qantas’ warm, friendly service and more than 97 years’ flying experience, ensures your Aussie experience begins the moment you step on board.

The Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines Trans Pacific partnership offers you an extensive network of destinations connecting North America and Australia. Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia offer 25 flights weekly nonstop from Los Angeles to Australia, with twice daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to Sydney on our combined network. From award-winning service to our unique four cabin product, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia offer travellers the most comfortable and stylish experience down under. Enjoy seamless connections on the Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia’s networks, with reciprocal Delta Sky Mile benefits that allows travellers to experience the best of both worlds.
Journey Beyond is an expanding tourism business focused on bringing Australia's most iconic experiences to life. Australian-owned it has a growing national footprint, and is fast positioning itself as one of the largest experiential tourism businesses in the country. Journey Beyond is headquartered in Adelaide, with operations in multiple locations across Australia.

Journey Beyond Rail operates Australia’s Great Train Journeys, The Ghan, regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys and a true national treasure and the mighty Indian Pacific offering travellers an impressive coast to coast experience from the continent’s western shores to the Pacific on the east. Guests access a selection of unforgettable Off Train Experiences and watch Australia’s spectacular landscapes roll by, all inclusive of regionally inspired meals and beverages. Award winning Cruise Whitsundays is the region’s largest and most experienced marine operator offering a range of day cruises and Island Resort connections. Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and islands, and the multi-award winning Reefsleep overnight experience is one of Australia’s most unique accommodation venues. Rottnest Express is the largest and most experienced marine operator with daily year-round services from Perth and Fremantle to Rottnest Island. Rottnest Express offers a range of day tour package options including complimentary morning transfers from hotels in Perth to Elizabeth Quay and Fremantle to B Shed.  New for 2019 are overnight packages from Fremantle and Perth with the recently opened eco-sustainable resort Discovery Rottnest Island at Pinky Beach.  

Recently introduced to the group in February 2019 are Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef and Darwin Harbour Cruises. One of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, Sal Salis offers a “barefoot” all inclusive luxury eco resort experience, located where the Outback meets the Reef in a pristine natural environment in Western Australia. Darwin Harbour Cruises provides amazing sunset dinner cruises along Darwin’s foreshore in the Northern Territory’s Top End.

In September 2019, Journey Beyond will launch its own branded Sydney Harbour Cruises, offering an all-inclusive water based dining experience on one of the great harbours in the world. Watch out for more coming later in the year…from Journey Beyond.


Kimberley Cruise Collective, Western Australia

Its coastline is so pristine, dinosaur footprints still smatter the rocks. Its oceans are so untouched, whales nurse their young in its warm waters. Its living indigenous culture is so ancient, no other can match it. The Kimberley is a beguiling wilderness of UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock formations rising 328 yards skyward, weathered karst systems that have harbored ancient Aboriginal rock paintings for millennia and thousand-island archipelagos that spread out like confetti on water. 
Seasonal rainfall flows from the outback and spills over the very crust of the Australian continent. It feeds some of the biggest tropical tides in the world, which in turn create the largest and most spectacular pearls on the planet. Just as it exists in Dream Time stories, the Kimberley lingers in the minds of those yearning to discover Australia’s last frontier. A trip to the Kimberley is one of the world’s genuine, once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Combined with the accessibility and exclusivity of an expedition cruise journey, it simply doesn’t get any better.

Western Australia’s Kimberley region sprawls across the top of the country, where dry and wet seasons characterize the landscape. The best time to visit is between April and October, when the skies are blue, the sun shines constantly and temperatures range from 82 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Departures are limited in March and November, but you can be assured the Kimberley shines year round. The richly multicultural holiday town of Broome is the main hub for daily flights from Perth and seasonal services from the east coast of Australia, with Kununurra, a tropical center, at the Kimberley’s eastern end.