Professional Category: Travel Agency
Australia 2000 Travel weaves a touch of Aussie magic into every Bespoke Luxury Journey, hand-crafted and pre-booked for the discerning traveler wishing to explore Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands from a unique perspective.
Established in 1992, by Birmingham resident, fifth generation Australian, Karen Hardy Hodgson whose mission is to help travelers discover the South Pacific through a local’s eyes, to replace the passive environment of large tour buses with the vibrancy of experiential, immersive travel, to create individual itineraries based upon each traveler’s interests and desires, to take the traveler off the beaten track on stress-free journeys crafted to create life-long memories of wonder.
Our lofty ideals have been achieved by making yearly visits to the countries we so love. There to develop cherished, personal relationships with the locals, stay in quirky city hotels, remote bed-and -breakfast inns luxury lodges and bush camps. To handpick the specialist guide whose local artisan friends open galleries for private inspection, the indigenous person privileged to lead individuals to sacred Aboriginal sites, Fijian villages, Maori meeting-houses, the general manager who upgrades rooms based on availability.
Multi-cultural cuisines, gourmet and obscure restaurants, intimate wine tastings at award-winning wineries, the wares at local markets, Sydney New Year’s Eve firework spectacular, camel-rides at sunset, the optical illusion of the Golden Staircase to the Moon, seaplane and mustering helicopter flights, quad bike rides, tandem parachute jumps, Fijian cava ceremonies, weddings in vineyards, romantic honeymoons, swims with whale sharks and humpback whales, rides on Harley Davidsons, one-on-one surfing lessons, cooking lessons, escorted multi-day walks, glamping, spa treatments, chauffeur-driven limousine transfers, behind the scenes tours, private garden tours, unique wildlife, remote luxury tropical islands, glaciers and fjords fill our Pandoras Box.
Australia 2000 Travel is recognized by Tourism Australia as Michigan’s only Premier Aussie Specialist, by Tourism New Zealand as a Life-Time Gold Kiwi Specialist, by elite Luxperience as one of the Top Two-Hundred-Fifty Travel Designers in the World.