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LOCAL ESCAPES

Dream, Plan, Discover Local

Everything you know and love about Insight, you can now access in your own backyard with our new carefully curated Local Escapes collection with trips through Australia and New Zealand! Let our passionate Travel Directors and Local Experts help you discover more of Australia and New Zealand*. These close to home, shorter trips, are designed to take you behind the scenes to sample local produce, uncover the best wineries, and enjoy meaningful interactions with local suppliers who need it most.

Local Escapes will have a maximum of 22 guests, which allows for staggered seating on the coach and comfortable physical distancing. Travelling solo? We guarantee you your own double seat throughout your journey through Australia and New Zealand. We also have new measures in place to elevate our already high hygiene standards and protocols.

Whether you choose to explore lesser known regions or want to tick off the well-known sights, Australia and New Zealand have so much to offer.

EXPLORE OUR NEW LOCAL ESCAPES ITINERARIES

New Dates for 2021 Spring!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Tasmania Insight

INSIGHT CHOICE

In Hobart, choose between a visit to the Derwent Estate and sample their signature wines at the historic Limestone cottage cellar door. Alternatively, visit the iconic Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), a privately funded collection by David Walsh.

Tasmania Top Rate

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Visit the charming Craigie Knowe Winery, the East Coast’s oldest winery and enjoy a tasting of local wines and seasonal lunch.

Tasmania Top Rate 2

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Enjoy a night deep in the heart of tranquil Freycinet National Park, enjoy your premium hotels facilities or walk to nearby Honeymoon Beach. Join your new friends for a BBQ dinner as you take in the views over the magnificent Coles Bay.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

New Zealand 1

INSIGHT EXPERIENCE

Discover Wellington’s waterfront, the bohemian Cuba St precinct, with a Local Expert and hear about the buzzing food scene. Once dimly lit back alleys, these newly rejuvenated laneways that are now home to the funkiest bars, boutiques and breweries. Experience a private tasting of a premium batch of peanut butter, made by an artisan supplier.

New Zealand 2

AUTHENTIC DINING

During your time in Martinborough, visit Palliser Estate, an 85-hectare property with vineyards first planted in 1984. Gain insight into the Estate’s philosophy to produce quality and distinctive award-winning wines before a unique opportunity to taste some of their wines right from the barrel.

New Zealand 3

INSIGHT CHOICE

Sample a selection of delicious cheeses presented by the passionate people behind the C’est Cheese artisan deli, housed in the historic 19th-century Anderson Building.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

South Island 1

INSIGHT CHOICE

Explore Nelson Tasman Region your way with the choice of two activities. Either explore Abel Tasman National Park on a hike along secluded golden beaches and forested paths or take a day tour discovering the wines and art of the region as you sip on Pinot Noir and meet the talented folk flocking to the area.

South Island 2

INSIGHT EXPERIENCE

Cruise through the incredible Queen Charlotte Sound before reaching Whekenui Bay at Arapawa Island to visit the Paua Pearl Sea Farm. Meet the owners who also live on the farm as they take you on a behind the scenes tour and teach you about how Blue Pearls are produced and turned into jewellery.

South Island 3

AUTHENTIC DINING

Enjoy a world-class experience as you visit Hans Herzog Winery in the Marlborough Region. Not only will you be treated to some of the most structured and tasty organic wines, but you’ll also enjoy a three-course dinner (with wines to match), prepared by a team of Michelin star trained chefs.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Perth 1

AUTHENTIC DINING

Visit another iconic stop in the Margaret River Region, Voyager Estate. Here, enjoy a four course long-lunch created using the freshest local produce. Each dish is specially chosen and inspired by the wines whilst celebrating the local produce of the region.

Perth 2

INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Spend the morning at one of the most prestigious wineries in the Margaret River region, Leeuwin Estate. The family winery produces many award-winning, world ranked wines each year. The Estate is the perfect location for a tasting of the famous Margaret River wine, matched with delicious canapes.

Perth 3

INSIGHT CHOICE

Explore picturesque Rottnest Island OR experience a guided foodie walking tour of Fremantle.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Adelaide 1

INSIGHT EXPERIENCE

Visit one of Australia's oldest wineries, Seppetfield Estate, founded in 1851 by Joseph Ernst Seppelt, well known for its signature wine, the 100-year-old Para Tawny. Upon arrival take a private tour with a Local Expert and discover a vibrant Barossa community of wine, food, art and beauty.

Adelaide 2

AUTHENTIC DINING

Enjoy a specially prepared three-course lunch at the d'Arenberg Estate, a spectacular and iconic architectural wonder. The opportunity to dine at the estate is truly a rare and special one. The cube-shaped building consists of five levels, all carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. It includes features such as a wine sensory room, a virtual fermenter, a 360 degree video room, and many other tactile experiences.

Adelaide 3

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Sample delicious wines at the Gemtree vineyard, in the McLaren Vale, where locals Melissa and Mike have successfully implemented sustainability and biodynamics in their day-to-day practices. Sit back and relax whilst your driver takes you from point A to B in comfort and style.

START THE RECOVERY BACK HOME

Travelling within Australia & New Zealand can help jumpstart the recovery for local businesses.

You can maintain your physical distance with max group size of 22 people.