Wondrous Place

Australia & New Zealand

Back yard escapism

Cast adrift in the Pacific, Australia and her nearest neighbours may be far flung, but that’s exactly why we love it down here in the Antipodes. The effort it takes for the rest of the world to reach this far south is the drawcard – it’s isolated, sparsely populated and largely pristine. It’s our own pocket of paradise and we like it that way!

Despite, or perhaps because of, its seclusion this region gives rise to a staggering array of landscapes, biospheres and cultures. People have walked these lands for over 50,000 years, the rocks are some of the oldest on the planet and the jungles are some of the most intact. There are vast areas which humans haven’t trodden for centuries and the mind boggles at the treasures that could still lurk within, as yet undiscovered.

Despite all this isolation and intrigue, the South Pacific region offers remarkably straight forward and stress-free travel. There aren’t many continents on Earth that allow you to experience scorching desert nothingness, tropical paradise islands and world class ski resorts without having to pack your foreign language phrase book!


• Raw nature & remote wilderness
• Ancient cultures and landscapes
• Delightfully isolated
• Straight forward, stress free travel
• Top notch boutique hospitality





We can’t help but rave about our own continent-sized country. From hiking the Flinders Ranges to beach glamping on the edge of Ningaloo Reef and fan boating through the wild wetlands of the Northern Territory, some of the best wilderness experiences can be found in our very own back yard.

New Zealand

God's country

New Zealand

Known affectionately as the land of the long white cloud, our nearest neighbour is our go-to for cool climate explorations amidst epic landscapes. The trails are uncrowded, the ecology fascinating, the thermal pools inviting and the food and wine scene delectable...although jury’s still out on who invented the pavlova!

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams


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