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, guided walks, Aboriginal guided experiences, fishing adventures, wildlife encounters and cultural attractions. 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.
A handbook to provide guidance to industry considering forming a marketing collective is available here. Please note, forming a collective does not guarantee a partnership or funding from Tourism Australia.
Signature Experiences of Australia
Tourism Australia has partnered with industry to develop Signature Experiences of Australia, a program which supports industry collaboration within a variety of special interest sectors.
Karen Fitzgerald, Global Manager Experiences, Tourism Australia
Cultural Attractions of Australia
Cultural Attractions of Australia is an industry led collective of iconic Australian arts and cultural attractions that have joined forces to present the best of Australia’s cultural offering to the world.
Jane Ross, Executive Officer
Great Fishing Adventures of Australia
Great Fishing Adventures of Australia is a group of leading independently owned fishing tourism operators that have come together to raise the profile of Australia as a world-class fishing destination. Read for more.
Dean Cooper, Global Project Executive, Experiences
Great Golf Courses of Australia
Great Golf Courses of Australia provides access to Australia’s leading golf courses offering a comprehensive and centralised resource for media and trade partners to access information on Australia’s leading golf courses and iconic golf tourism experiences.
Elizabeth Sattler, Executive Officer
Luxury Lodges of Australia
Luxury Lodges of Australia is an extensive collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in uniquely Australian, inspiring locations.
Penny Rafferty, Executive Officer
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia is a collection of award-winning Australian wineries offering experiences ‘beyond the cellar door’ based around world-class wines, warm and knowledgeable hospitality and culinary excellence.
Kate Shilling, Executive Officer