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Signature Experiences of Australia

Today’s discerning international traveller is seeking out travel destinations that deliver unique and authentic experiences which tap into their passion points.

To help fulfil this need, Tourism Australia has partnered with industry to develop Signature Experiences of Australia - a program which packages and promotes Australia’s outstanding tourism experiences within a variety of niche areas and special interest categories.

The program seeks to connect with travellers who are specifically seeking out destinations that can deliver memorable experiences closely aligned to their own specific interests. It is designed to grow visitation and attract high value tourists who are willing to travel to Australia to follow their passions.

Underpinned by extensive global research, the program lies at the heart of Tourism Australia’s strategic focus on higher yielding travellers and is one of the key pillars that supports and strengthens our competitive positioning under There’s Nothing Like Australia.

Signature Experiences of Australia currently comprises wineries, luxury lodges, golf courses, walks, Indigenous experiences, fishing adventures and wildlife. In each case Tourism Australia has partnered with select industry collectives that have a compelling marketing proposition and share a common goal and vision.

Whilst each signature collection is different, they all offer a point of differentiation for Australia, encouraging regional dispersal, length of stay and expenditure.  This unique and collaborative model provides a single point of contact for travellers and travel planners seeking to gain access to some of Australia’s very best and most diverse holiday experiences.

The program is creating a positive halo effect for the broader Australian tourism industry by showcasing some of Australia’s most outstanding tourism product and experiences.

It aims to provide an additional layer to There’s Nothing Like Australia, inspiring and motivating people to travel to and within Australia and ultimately converting awareness into bookings.


Tourism Australia’s partners for 2017/2018 are: 

  • Great Golf Courses of Australia
  • Great Walks of Australia
  • Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia 
  • Luxury Lodges of Australia
  • Great Fishing Adventures of Australia
  • Australian Wildlife Journeys
  • Discover Aboriginal Experiences


  • Signature Experiences of Australia flyer

Key Contacts


Global Manager, Experiences

Karen Fitzgerald


Great Golf Courses of Australia

Elizabeth Sattler, Executive Officer


Great Walks of Australia

Gina Woodward, Executive Officer


Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia

Sally Cope, Executive Officer


Luxury Lodges of Australia

Penny Rafferty, Executive Officer


Great Fishing Adventures of Australia

Dean Cooper, Global Project Executive, Experiences


Australian Wildlife Journeys

John Daw, Executive Officer


Discover Aboriginal Experiences

Nicole Mitchell, Global Project Executive, Experiences