About Us

If you’re thinking of travelling to Australia there is no one more qualified to help you plan your touring than Australian Luxury Escapes.
Our talented group of travel planners have been arranging once in a lifetime experiences for our clients for over 29 years.
Australia is a large country with a range of unique experiences. From the desert regions of the Outback, to cosmopolitan cities such as Sydney.
Our team will take the time to find out exactly what you are looking for, and design touring options to suit your needs and your budget.

Meet our Team

Grant Charlesworth

Grant is the owner and CEO of Australian Luxury Escapes. He is a seasoned traveller and understands what it takes to create unforgettable experiences. Grant has grown his company over the past 17 years to become one of Australia’s leading providers of luxury experiences. His real passion is guiding and is as comfortable showing guests the far outreaches of Australia’s red centre as he is enjoying a Flat White at his favourite cafe.

Elise O’Rourke

Elise is the General Manager of Australian Luxury Escapes. She has over 12 year’s experience in luxury travel and has been around the world following her passion of food and wine. From luxury hotels to that perfect cup of coffee, Elise can give you the inside scoop on Australia’s best destinations.

Danielle Smit

Danielle heads up the reservations team and is in charge of overseeing every private itinerary and charter service that we operate. She has been working with ALE for over 4 years and is a walking library on all things Australia. Email Danielle today for a unique Australian experience – danielle@australianluxuryescapes.com

Brandie Style

Having studied Zoology and Environmental Science, Brandie is incredibly passionate about our local flora and fauna. Brandie is in charge of processing and organising all of the small group tours and bookings in Sydney and Cairns. Email Brandie today with any questions you have regarding your trip to Australia – tours@australianluxuryescapes.com

Rhiannon Macnaughtan

Rhiannon has been in the tourism and customer service industry for most of her working life. Prior to coming on board with Australian Luxury Escapes Rhiannon worked in hotel reception and reservations.
Rhiannon loves exploring her local haunts and regularly visits her families holiday house in the Hunter Valley for her wine and cheese fix! Email Rhiannon for the best local experiences – tours@australianluxuryescapes.com

Sam Rahman

It goes without saying that Sam is all about numbers! Having worked in the financial industry game since 1982, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. For all accounting enquiries please contact Sam – accounts@australianluxuryescapes.com