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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney, Blue Mountains and The Hunter Valley

This area of Australia is fertile and well-populated (by Australian standards). Beautiful beaches, temperate rainforest, the world heritage listed Blue Mountains and of course the fabulous city of Sydney all make up the area where Captain Cook first landed.

Beyond the maze of escarpments and gorges making up the Blue Mountains lie miles of undulating bushland, which are today known as the central tablelands. These rich pastoral lands are best explored by week-long safari and a stay on a private sheep or cattle station.

The area is home to a multitude of wildlife from kangaroos and wombats to possums and platypus, while the spectacular coastline harbours whales, dolphin, seal and penguin colonies.

Panoramic view across the length of Lord Howe Island with greenery in foreground to Mount Gower in distance.

Lord Howe Island

Located 600 kilometres northeast of Sydney lies Lord Howe Island, with rugged volcanic peaks, lush forests, serene lagoons and encircled by the southern-most coral reef in the world the island was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982.

Lord Howe Island is shaped from the remnants of a large shield volcano that erupted from the seafloor about seven million years ago. With visitor numbers limited to only 400 at one time, the scenery is stunning and it’s like entering a magical, prehistoric world that you are one of a handful of people privileged to experience. There is a speed limit of 15 miles per hour, unmanned honesty golf courses, one policeman, 11 owned cars, the southernmost reef in the world, unique birdlife and world-class accommodation.


Lord Howe Island

Be one of only 400 visitors on Lord Howe Island – a magical and prehistoric world.

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Kayaking on Lord Howe Island

Kayak around Lord Howe Island to admire the island’s volcanic peaks from the water.

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Hunter Valley Vineyards

Explore the vineyards of the Hunter Valley by bicycle, followed by a well-earned rest, sampling the local produce.

Bushwalking Adventure

Go bushwalking in the Blue Mountains.

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Sydney Opera House

Take in an opera or ballet at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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Surfing in Byron Bay

Learn to surf in Byron Bay, one of the most iconic surf destinations in the world.

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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