Preferred Shopping Partners
The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:
All shops are hand picked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
We negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
Ease of shopping with English-speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home
Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase — and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.
As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in the best shops delivering safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements — and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come.
Altmann & Cherney
18 Pitt Street
One of Australia’s many claims to fame is that it produces over 90% of the world’s supply of opal gemstones, and no two opals are exactly the same. You can discover the mystery and beauty of opals yourself by visiting the Altmann & Cherny opal store, an Australian owned family business established in 1948. As a visitor, you’ll be given an educational talk on where opals are found, how they are mined, and how to value them. Also, on display in the Sydney store you can see the world famous black opal known as “The Aurora Australis,” weighing 180 carats and valued at one million Australian dollars. This opal is particularly rare because of its large size (3 inches x 1.8 inches), and strong, vibrant colors. While you’re here, you can shop from one of the largest collections of Australian opals, and purchase a unique memento of your journey Down Under.