Once again, Skyland World Travel’s Aussie Specialist, Pauline will be one of the 300 specially selected cutting edge travel advisors from the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and New Zealand at Tourism Australia’s Corroboree West trade event in Perth from 8 to 11 October 2019, followed by five days in Tasmania for a Tasmanian Wilderness-Wildlife experience and we couldn’t be more excited.
Tourism Australia hosts Corroboree West every other year and includes a combination of training workshops and experiences exclusively for Aussie Specialists like Pauline. This year’s event will be in Perth which will provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the changing face of the city to key travel industry specialists from around the world.
If you missed Pauline’s last visit, here are some of the highlights of Corroboree West 2017:
- A visit to d’Arenberg Wines to meet with Rachel Whitrow, Cellar Door and Tourism Manager, for the Blending Beach Experience.
Family owned and purchased in 1912, this understated winery is on top of a hill overlooking the district. The d’Arenberg label is well known with its distinctively flavored wines reflecting much of the history of the area. With Chester Osborn, fourth generation family winemaker, d’Arenberg offers a unique wine tasting experience with over 60 wines made from more than 25 grape varieties.
- A tour to Port Willunga Beach Rides for afternoon activities
A boutique, family owned and run business offering boutique experiences on horseback along the world-famous Port Willunga Beach. We were able to enjoy the many colors of the cliff faces, the sparkling sand and the turquoise ocean paired with world famous view of the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.
- Visit to Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tour and Seal Bay Conservation Park
Minutes from the mainland but a million miles away, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. Kangaroo Island’s scenery is breathtaking and the home to plenty native animals including birds, tammar wallabies, short-beaked echidnas and koalas. The Sea Bay Conservation Park is home to about 1,000 Australia sea lions, or five per cent of the world total.
- No Kangaroo Island would be complete without a trek to one of the Island’s signature landmarks, Remarkable Rocks.
It took 500 million years for rain, wind and pounding waves to create these aptly named granite boulders which are part of the Flinders Chase National Park.
- Departure to Barossa, the heart of Australia’s wine industry, the home to gourmet delights and an area blessed with a rich cultural heritage.
A tour and wine tasting experience at Fino Seppeltsfield, First Drop a d Jacob’s Creek Vineyeard.
- Arrival at Gorge Wildlife Park for a chance to explore the wildlife park and a koala hold experience.
The Gorge Wildlife Park opened in 1965 and is still operated by the same family. Situated on 14 acres of land, under shaded trees, paths meander among one of the largest privately-owned collection of Australian and exotic animals, birds, and reptiles in the country. Talking about a close and personal experience!
- Meet with our Destination Gold Coast Host
Visit to Burleigh Heads National Park where ancient volcanic columns meet the sea. We were welcomed to Jellurgal, the Dreaming Mountain with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and ochre anointment.
There’s nothing like Australia – its aquatic and coastal landscapes, its magnificent food and wine and welcoming and friendly people and much more…. SO, follow Pauline on this year’s Corroboree West 2019 adventure, and experience all Australia has to offer.