Australia | Expert Panel

May 03, 2021

Today we’re exploring the country of Australia, famous for its icons like the Sydney Opera House, the Outback, and the Great Barrier Reef. The dazzling landscape is fit for the movies from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. 

To try to understand the country at a deeper level, we have three guests with us today. My friend and partner in the region, Stuart Rigg – an expert in luxury Australia itineraries, Charlie Carlow – the owner of the fabulous Wild Bush Luxury Lodges, and Clarence Slockee a musician, dancer, well known horticulturist, sometimes television show host, and of course proud Aboriginal man.

We discuss everything from off the beaten path destinations, to indigenous species, to the uniquely Australian concept of “mateship.”



Listen to hear:

  • 02:04 – About their favorite views in Australia
  • 04:56 – What the relation of Australia and Aboriginal culture is
  • 07:16 – How people should explore less known places
  • 09:55 – Why Australia is not a one time visit
  • 16:50 – How the Australian culture shaped its inhabitants
  • 21:16 – What the best way to learn about Aboriginal culture is
  • 22:31 – About the lodge concept, the wine, and the passion behind it
  • 25:45 – How they have created ungooglable experience for their guests
  • 29:55 – About a favorite memory of a past guest
  • 35:48 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Australia

Listener Exclusive Amenities

A complimentary 1 hour private tour of the Sydney Opera House as a Southern Crossings Listener Perk

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