Australia is a big country rich in culture and history. It is home to deserts, mountains ranges, rainforests, tropical reefs, great beaches and urban centres. Australian Luxury Escapes has been creating “Once in a Lifetime” experiences incorporating the many flavours of Australia for 30 years. Let our experienced team hand craft an experience that best suits your desires and needs. Expect unique, authentic and local experiences. Expect out of the way and off the beaten track. But best of all expect genuine 5 Star Australian hospitality, unmatched by our 30 years of experience. Family owned and operated and proudly Australian our team will create an experience for you today, that will last you a lifetime.

Our team

Grant Charlesworth


A true visionary, Grant continuously works on his business to provide his clients with the very best experiences. He is a seasoned traveller and understands what it takes to create those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Grant has grown his company over the past 17 years to become one of Australia’s leading providers of luxury experiences.

Elise Charlesworth

General Manager

An energetic entrepreneurial extrovert with an obsessive passion for details, Australian wine, fashion and all things organic. With over 13 years experience in the luxury travel space, Elise knows it’s the small details that create the biggest impact.

Danielle Smit

Head of Luxury Experiences

Danielle has worked in luxury travel for 10 years and is constantly in search of authentic experiences for her clients. From food and wine to urban encounters, Danielle will create an epic private journey showcasing the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. Contact Danielle today for a wonderfully Australian handcrafted journey.

Rhiannon Macnaughtan

Luxury Travel Planner

Rhiannon has over 5 years experience in the luxury travel industry. Having honed her skills in  customer service, Rhi now combines her passion for travel and exceptional organisational skills to her role as a Luxury Travel Planner. Let Rhi assist you in designing your “Once in a Lifetime Experience ” to Australia and New Zealand.

Lani Clarke

Luxury Travel Planner

Lani has worked in customer service for the past 6 years and has always had a passion for the travel and tourism industry. Recently she completed her Cert III in Outdoor recreation and has just begun a Certificate III in Travel and Tourism to further develop her knowledge of the industry. She loves the outdoors, especially camping and exploring new bush walks and lookouts. Born and raised in Sydney, Lani can suggest some unique adventure activities to include in your itinerary.

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.