ATE17 - Australian Tourism Exchange
(14 May 17 - 18 May 17)

Tasmania and Victoria



Cruisin Motorhomes

Cruisin Motorhomes was developed in 1999 with five rental vehicles. Proud owners Dennis and Tina Lucas established the business after a family holiday travelling around the United States in a Recreational Vehicle (RV). They have since transformed Cruisin into an accredited, modern fleet of over 300 Campervans and Motorhomes.

The business has expanded significantly, branching interstate to Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Future plans are to establish branches in Melbourne and Cairns.
Today the company employs a team of 35 staff dedicated to uphold a level of excellence and provide customers with assurance that the product and services offered, meet their expectations.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway offers full and half-day steam train journeys along a historic 35km track between Queenstown and Strahan on Tasmania's wild West Coast. It is also a journey into the history of the region and the ingenuity behind its construction.
Built in the 1890s to carry minerals from the mines at Queenstown to the port at Strahan, the Railway passes through dense rainforest and steep gorges, offering views of Tasmania's amazing wilderness from the comfort of a cosy carriage pulled by heritage steam locomotives.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is an unmissable experience and operates year round on seasonal timetables.



TasVillas Group

TasVillas Group is one of the state’s largest accommodation agencies and provides a Tasmanian Central Reservations and a one-stop booking service for all aspects of Tasmanian holidays. With over 23 properties and 11 locations around Tasmania, TasVillas Group specialise in touring holidays and have a range of accommodation styles to suit all styles and budgets.
In addition to accommodation, TasVillas Group offer a large selection of additional products including car hire, Spirit of Tasmania, tours, attractions and travel insurance.  Our local staff offer expert local knowledge and can assist with checking availability, general enquiries and itinerary planning.

McDermott’s Coaches

McDermott's work closely with a number of inbound and local markets to provide premium coach transport and professional tour drivers to meet their touring demands.  
We have major inbound partners for the Asian, New Zealand and European market for which we provide on ground transport for group series programs and SIC options for local touring.
We also provide coach transport for national tour operators and McDermott’s work closely with the domestic market and supply not only touring but product for the day tour market specialising in the iconic Cradle Mountain region. Day tour and short touring options are available and currently booked by many inbound and domestic operators.


381 Cremorne

What makes Melbourne famous is right on our doorstep. 381 Cremorne is in Melbourne’s spectacular event precinct, minutes from the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. Guests can walk along the River to the tourist centre and discover many more attractions close by.  Local restaurants, cafes and nightlife showcase Melbourne’s multiculturalism and reputation for culinary experiences and welcoming visitors. Our experienced team will share local knowledge and help craft a unique experience. One, two and three bedroom apartments offer the comfort and space of a residence featuring a balcony or terrace, kitchen, king bedrooms, cable TV, Wi-Fi and luxury Australian amenities.   


8 Journeys Pty Ltd

A new, high-end luxury tour business has launched, aiming to create unique Victorian travel experiences, exclusively for the Chinese and Indian markets. Founded by Australia’s leading Asian tourism excutives, Garry Burns & Jessica Xue, 8 Journeys will operate exclusively for individuals, couples, and small groups of up to eight family members or friends. Clients will travel in luxurious Mercedes-Benz with leather seats and Wi-Fi, with culturally diverse guides.  8 Journeys guides speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and English and have lived in Victoria for many years. They passionately believe in our concept of bespoke travel and exclusive experiences, and take great pride in ensuring tours with 8 Journeys really do turn dreams into magical reality.


Alkina Lodge Pty Ltd

Alkina Lodge is the closest luxury accommodation to the iconic 12 Apostles. It is just 400 m to the Great Ocean Walk and an easy drive to all of great attractions along the Great Ocean Road. Alkina offers 3 luxurious 4 bedroom residences designed by Australia’s most internationally acclaimed architect Glenn Murcutt and his partner Wendy Lewin. Alkina is secluded on 100 acres of pristine bushland; home to abundant and uniquely Australian wildlife and is blessed with vistas of the Southern Ocean. Alkina is the perfect exclusive venue for up to 24 special guests.


Australian Open

The Australian Open (AO) is one of the four Grand Slams and is held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The AO is a festival of entertainment including top tennis action, a music festival, family Fun Park, the best of iconic Melbourne food and premium, customisable experiences. With more innovation, flexibility, dining options and exclusive spaces than ever before, the Australian Open offers the ideal experience for all tennis fans as well as anyone wanting to experience the best of Australian Summer.


Go Beyond Melbourne

Go Beyond Melbourne (GBM) offers the inspiration to plan a multiple night experience immersing visitors into four iconic regions – each one within 90 minutes from Melbourne: Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula and Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula. This newly created touring partnership will help you create inspiring and unique journeys beyond Melbourne. Customised itineraries themes include: family friendly, romantic, wildlife, food and wine indulgences. Create a memorable Australian journey for your visitors: breathtaking landscapes, sensational native wildlife, celebrated wineries, restaurants, indulgent spa retreats, glorious gardens, u-pick farms, quaint Aussie villages and welcoming accommodation venues.


Great Ocean Road Resort

Great Ocean Road Resort is a boutique 4 – Star resort located at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road in the seaside town of Anglesea. Pristine beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs and scenic natural forests make Anglesea one of the region’s most popular weekend getaway and holiday destinations. Choose from studios, twin share, spa suites, one -, or two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, private outdoor areas and garden or river views. All guest rooms come with Free Wi-Fi, Cable Television (Foxtel) and Tea and Coffee Facilities. On-site Amenities include an indoor heated pool, spa, gym, restaurant, day spa, trampoline park and barbeque area.


Melbourne Shopping Experiences

Melbourne is a vibrant city and a shopper’s paradise.  Melbourne Shopping Experiences offers a variety of small group, specialist shopping tours.  Our range includes a bespoke tour of Australian designer boutiques led by a personal stylist, a tour of Melbourne’s retro fashion stores and ‘op shops’ and the flagship tour, the Bargains and Bubbles Outlet Shopping Tour which continues to be as popular as ever, providing a tour of Melbourne’s famous factory outlets, warehouse sales and pop-up shops.  We’ve also seen increasing demand for private and corporate shopping tours and welcome all enquiries to develop custom solutions for these events.


Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Narana is an award winning Aboriginal Cultural Centre offering authentic, immersive cultural experiences. Experience the World’s Oldest Living Culture first hand with our visitor experience tours delivered by expert Cultural Interpreters or a Free self-guided Tour. Listen and Learn about Ancient Dreaming stories, Connection To Country through Songlines, artworks, cultural artefacts and bush tucker. Nestled amongst native gardens is our Cultural Exhibition Building, Art Gallery featuring an extensive collection of artwork, Café Narana and Retail outlet. Meet our resident emus and wallabies up close and learn to throw a boomerang. Located 10 minutes from Geelong on the way to Torquay, on the doorstep of the Great Ocean Road, only 1 hour from Melbourne’s CBD. Open Monday to Saturday. Bookings can be made via phone or by visiting our website.


Yarra Valley Lodge

Yarra Valley Lodge features 102 spacious and superbly appointed guest rooms All rooms include breakfast and balconies overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys. Perfectly situated at the gateway to the Yarra Valley Wine region, located an easy 45-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD and 60-minutes from the Airport. The hotel also features the award-winning Bella Restaurant and the Lodge Bar. Leisure pursuits are not forgotten at Yarra Valley Lodge with access to The Heritage Golf & Country Club’s two 18-hole championship golf courses. Along with the luxurious retreat featuring gym, pool, tennis courts and a day spa.