The Crocodile Dundee reboot that turned out to be a Super Bowl commercial for Tourism Australia left many people disappointed that the iconic Australian movie was not, in fact, taking on a new life in the 21st century. As huge Crocodile Dundee fans, we wanted it to be real, too!
But here’s the good news: You can have your own Dundee-style adventure Down Under—and we can help make it a reality! So grab your finest croc-tooth hat and discover how you can recreate the most iconic Dundee “movie” moments.
Embark on Your Own Dundee-Style Australian Adventure
Here are a few of our favorite moments from the Dundee ad for Tourism Australia—and the best places to experience them for yourself!
1. The Famous Water Buffalo Scene
Okay, so maybe it’s not the best idea to try to tame a water buffalo using your “mind energies.” But you can see plenty of water buffalo from a safe distance at Bamurru Plains, a deluxe safari-style camp in the Top End where you’ll be spoiled with scenery straight out of the original Crocodile Dundee film. While you’re there, enjoy a thrilling airboat safari in the wetlands to spot wild crocs, wallabies, and countless unique birds!
Movie Star Status: Take a private tour of Arnhem Land, a magical place where Aboriginal culture still dominates. (Available from Bamurru Plains—view sample itinerary here)
2. Beautiful Beaches
As our favorite Australia ambassador Chris Hemsworth says, Australia has “37,000 miles of pristine, beautiful beach, mate.” There’s really no wrong way to see the beach in Australia; just tell us where you want to go and when, and our luxury travel designers will send you to the best beaches for your trip. (If you’re curious, the ad was shot on location at Mission Beach, Queensland.)
Movie Star Status: Explore the Great Barrier Reef from a private island. With complimentary use of your own motorized dinghy, you’ll be able to access 24 private beaches with snorkeling right off the beach—no long boat rides required! (Available at Lizard Island Resort—view sample itinerary here)
3. Outback Adventures
If you want to stand atop dramatic gorges and feel like a true outback explorer, head to The Kimberley region of Western Australia. This is outback Australia at its finest! The best way to see the huge red canyons, remote rivers, and stunning waterfalls of The Kimberley is on a multi-day adventure cruise. Much of this region is only accessible by boat or helicopter—so it’s about as far off the typical tourist track as you can get.
Movie Star Status: Heli over the Horizontal Falls, which David Attenborough has described as “Australia’s most unusual natural wonder.” (Available on a True North Kimberley cruise—view sample itinerary here)
4. Wine and Dine
Sip and savor the best of Australia while soaking up gorgeous views. The Tourism Australia ad features Chris and Danny tasting wine at Montalto Vineyard in Mornington Peninsula and enjoying a delicious meal at Quay Restaurant in Sydney, with killer views of the Sydney Opera House. But wherever you go in Australia, there are countless opportunities to indulge your epicurean side.
Movie Star Status: Dine at the world-renowned Appellation Restaurant in the Barossa Valley, the culinary capital of Australia, with matching wines. (Available at The Louise—view sample itinerary here)
5. Spectacular Sunsets
On a search for the world’s best sunsets? Australia’s western coast should be at the top of your list! The sunsets at Cable Beach, which is featured at the end of the ad, are world-famous. Plus, here you can ride camels on the beach and swim with enormous whale sharks and manta rays!
Movie Star Status: Go off the grid in style at Australia’s most remote luxury retreat. Watch the sunset while sipping on fine Australian wines, feeling as if you’re at the edge of the world. (Available at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef—view sample itinerary here)
Want to start planning the adventure of a lifetime in Australia? Call us at (312) 951-8517 to match with a luxury travel designer and start planning your handcrafted vacation!