Uniquely Inspired with Inspiring Journeys
Anyone with a taste to experience Australia and New Zealand like never before need look no further than Inspiring Journeys. Ever wanted to witness the many hues of an Outback sunset as the sun sinks behind the ochre soils of this vast country? Or hear ancient languages spoken as the stories of First Nations people are written in the sands?
Perhaps your preference is to sit at the table with winemakers and producers, in celebration of local produce? Whatever your desire, Inspiring Journeys has an experience waiting for you. Dedicated to delivering immersive travel with small group sizes overseen by hand-selected Journey Directors steeped in local knowledge, Inspiring Journeys introduces you to the heart of both Australia and New Zealand’s rich, deep cultural and culinary identities like never before.
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Delma Coulson has been with Inspiring Journeys since 2015, having spent years as a guide at Uluru. “The Red Centre is such a sacred, special place, but I love travelling all around Australia,” she says. “As a Journey Director, I have the privilege of showcasing our beautiful backyards to travellers from Australia and all around the world – unforgettable memories, moments connecting with local people, new flavours to indulge in, and extraordinary places to visit.”
She also happens to have a soft spot for South Australia, and is one of the key Journey Directors for one of Inspiring Journeys most enticing itineraries: the Flavours of South Australia experience. Over five days, guests get to experience the very best Australia’s Wine State has to offer, exploring Adelaide and three of Australia’s most celebrated food and wine regions – the Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Adelaide Hills.
Delma, guide of Inspiring Journeys
Among the vines while on tour
A TRUE TASTE FOR TRAVEL
From opening night’s four-course roaming dining degustation at the Adelaide Markets to a tour of Tanunda and Seppeltsfield, a private cooking demonstration at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, lunch with wine at d’Arry’s Verandah restaurant at the iconic d’Arenberg estate and more, guests will discover for themselves why South Australia is considered one of the most alluring jewels in the crown of Australian food, wine, and accommodation.
When you visit South Australia, you embark on a journey full of local flavours. This is the ultimate destination for a seafood safari, with the best seafood coming straight from the Southern Ocean. Plus, we have divine cheeses, fruit and vegetables from the Adelaide Hills and Angus beef farmed on the grand pastures on the banks of the Murray River
Inspiring Journeys’ long-established relationships with local business, wineries and venues mean no stone is left unturned in providing unforgettable travel experiences for its guests. With group sizes limited to just 22, guests can enjoy access to lodgings out of reach for larger groups. As for transportation, your chariot awaits: Inspiring Journeys’ fleet of vehicles and luxury coaches provides the ultimate in comfort between destinations.
The stunning Seppeltsfield winery showcasing it's amazing views
A gourmet spread at Seppeltsfield winery won't leave you hungry
“The small group journeys with us are expertly curated with no detail forgotten,” says Delma. “We offer premium accommodation, head to locations bigger groups simply can’t access, and ensure the adventure is seamless, stress-free and timed to perfection.”
AN APPETITE FOR THE AUTHENTIC
When asked what the secret is to providing guests with a uniquely inspired itinerary, Delma attributes it all to a commitment to the authentic. “Guests interact with real people, the creators and makers in these locations, and of course other travellers along the way,” she says. It’s the people that make the difference, says Delma. “The ones working on the road, in the office… all of us are the reason we’re thriving. We’re all passionate people who love travel and are experts in our field.”
This local connection is a foundational element of Inspiring Journeys and its offerings. “With more than 100 years’ combined experience in showcasing the very best of our unique locations, we continue to support local industries and businesses, visiting quirky little country towns, finding out-of-the-way hidden gems and seeing all the iconic sights that promise moments of awe,” Delma says. “You really won’t find a better group of people to show you this country!”
Discovering New Zealand's unique Maori culture
Exploring New Zealands tropical rainforests
Of course, it’s not just Australia that Inspiring Journeys takes you into the heart of. Across the Tasman, Journey Directors await to guide you through the ancient landscapes of New Zealand’s North and South islands, discovering untamed regional landscapes of soaring redwoods, crystal-clear lakes and volcanic fields – as well as presenting the opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s awe-inspiring Maori heritage, up close and personal.
Gourmet dining, fine 4–5 star accommodation, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that, whatever the future may hold, your travel plans can be adapted to suit your needs. Immersive, indulgent, relaxing and unforgettable, a trip with Inspiring Journeys is sure to nourish not only your appetite, but also your soul – the only question to ask yourself is where do you want to go today?
Flavours of South Australia Itinerary
DAY 1: WELCOME TO ADELAIDE
Check in, meet your fellow travellers with a glass of wine, and start your foodie adventure as your Journey Director introduces you to passionate market stall owners – then, a four-course roaming dinner with local wine.
DAY 2: ADELAIDE – BAROSSA
A visit to Provenance Barossa, home to Penfolds Cellar Door, Barossa Distilling Company, Stein’s Taphouse and more. Next, explore the town of Tanunda, followed by a trip to the Jam Factory and the historic buildings of Seppeltsfield Winery.
DAY 3: THE BAROSSA – ADELAIDE HILLS
Breakfast overlooking Jacob’s Creek vineyards, then a private demonstration at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Onwards to the Adelaide Hills and a visit to historic Hahndorf and its colourful main street, finishing your night with a German feast.
DAY 4: ADELAIDE HILLS – McLAREN VALE
Explore the rich rewards of McLaren Vale with a visit to Gemtree. Explore d’Arenberg Cube’s five levels with a top floor tasting with 360-degree views of the surrounding vines. Enjoy lunch, and make sure to stop by the Salvador Dali exhibition!
DAY 5: FAREWELL FROM ADELAIDE
Enjoy the morning at your leisure, before one final celebratory farewell lunch at one of the city’s top local restaurants, after which a private vehicle awaits to transfer you for your onward flight, leaving you with fabulous memories to last a lifetime.
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Feeling inspired? Visit inspiringjourneys.com and make your next Australian or New Zealand holiday one to truly remember