Romantic Extension Ideas
Sydney by luxury Yacht
Cruising on Sydney Harbour is a quintessential Australian experience. With a minimum of two, a maximum of ten passengers, 'cruise like a local' aboard this luxurious 52' Pacific Motor Cruiser.
Perhaps you fancy yourself as an angler? What about taking the sea kayaks and rowing to a secluded beach? Would you like to go for a swim, or would you just prefer to take your chilled glass of Australian wine and relax on the luxurious sun pads?
Jump aboard and explore this magnificent, world-renowned harbour with Sea Sydney Cruises.
Departs: 12:30pm Returns: 4:30pm
For something very special experience Sydney Harbour and its surroundings by seaplane. The flight departs from Rose Bay (which is easily reached by 10 min ferry journey from Circular Quay). Choose from the following options (all are charter flights operating with a minimum of 2 people):
Scenic Flights: (depart between 9:30 am - 11am)
Sydney Harbour and Beaches - 15 mins
Secrets of Sydney
Begin this private tour with an insider's look at Sydney's best sights, from the historic Rocks area and Botanic Gardens. After crossing the famous Harbour Bridgehead out to the impressive coastline of the Northern Beaches. Make your way around the Pittwater foreshores to the special luncheon venue, the Cottage Point Inn.
Located within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the fourth oldest National Park in the world, and set on the shores of Broken Bay with spectacular outlooks, this gourmet retreat is another secret of Sydney. A two-course luncheon with wine offers the best of everything Australian - fine local cuisine in a superb setting.
As you continue the tour through the park, you will be briefed on important aspects of local Aboriginal history and culture and the magic of the Ku-ring-gai Chase itself. If you wish we can stop in at a local wildlife park to feed the kangaroos and pet the koalas. Then it's onto West Head Lookout before you wind your way back down the coastline to Sydney.
Hunter Valley Wine & Wilderness
Travelling by luxury vehicle on this tour today you will discover some of Australia's most highly acclaimed vineyards as well as some hidden wonders along the way. Explore sections of the convict-built Great Northern Road before stopping at the Settlers Arms for morning tea.
Next stop is the little village of Wollombi before heading to Pokolbin vineyards to enjoy lunch at a well-known restaurant. Visit 3 vineyards in the afternoon before heading back to Sydney.
Deluxe Blue Mountains Eco Tour
Depart Sydney and head for the Blue Mountains, stopping on the way at the Featherdale Wildlife Park for a leisurely breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants and tea/coffee. This is a unique opportunity to get close to the Australian wildlife before the regular visitors arrive at 9:00 am.
Then it's time to explore the Blue Mountains where you will be inspired by the breathtaking views and waterfalls. After lunch, see the famous Three Sisters then head deeper into the National Park to look for kangaroos. Finish the day with a glass of champagne before heading to Parramatta to board the Rivercat back to Darling Harbour.
Colonial Tramcar Dinner
Departs: Tram stop #125, Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon St, adjacent to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino complex Enjoy dinner aboard the world's only working tramcar restaurant. The tram travels leisurely along Melbourne's grand leafy boulevards, beneath century-old Dutch elms and is a delightful and novel way to experience the sights and tastes of Melbourne.
Ultimate Penguins, Koalas and Wildlife
This fascinating experience takes you southeast of the city through the rich Gippsland coastal region to Phillip Island. Visit a boutique winery overlooking Westernport Bay. Phillip Island is known as a wildlife island. Walk amongst the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre to see a protected koala company. Walk with your guide in nature reserve bushland and wetlands. You will be taken to a secluded beach, away from the crowds, to see the Penguins waddling past you within touching distance. The Penguins come ashore each evening at dusk from their ocean feeding grounds where they enter the beach in groups and "walk and talk" loudly as they work their way into the dunes where their burrow nests are situated. Enjoy a fish & chips dinner at the Jetty Restaurant in the township of Cowes at Phillip Island.
On this naturalist-guided ecotour, spend the morning in the famous grasslands and around the billabongs of our Open-range Sanctuary in the company of hundreds of wild Kangaroos, dozens of Emus and many species of birds. In the afternoon, walk amongst the gum trees in a National Park and see wild Koalas. Your guide will involve you in our research which contributes to locating and understanding these wonderful animals.
Melbourne City Balloon Flight
Melbourne is the perfect backdrop for an early morning flight over Australia's second-largest city. Depending on the winds we may fly over the CBD, which is laid out in a large grid pattern rectangle on the northern banks of the Yarra River. Or we may head over to the inner suburbs, parks and gardens to discover why Melbourne is labelled the Garden State.
How about a bird's eye view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sports Precinct? Complimentary city pickups are available.
Great Ocean Road - Scenic Flight
The magnificent coastline stretching from Geelong to the South Australian border forms the Great Ocean Road considered to be one of the most magnificent coastal seascapes in the world. Breathtaking rock formations including the famous "Twelve Apostles" have been carved from the shoreline by the driving winds and high seas of the Great Australian Bight and have been the resting place of over 32 shipwrecks. The price includes an aerial flight of the Great Ocean Road and greater Melbourne with in-flight catering.
Gourmet Food and Wine - Best of the Barossa
Travelling with a maximum of 5 people, you are shown the hidden delights of the Barossa Valley. Visiting small wineries and meeting winemakers the tour is personalized to take into account your special tastes. A gourmet lunch is served under the vines or at Vintners Restaurant, one of the finest in the valley. Refreshments will be served en route including cheese, olives, dried fruits, fresh coffee and homemade biscuits.
PRIVATE TOURS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS
Departs: 9:30am Returns: 5:30pm
Kangaroo Island Adventure 4WD Tour
A morning flight to Kangaroo Island where you will be met and escorted via 4WD vehicle to various points of interest on the island. Take a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead and see some of the 700,000 sheep grazings.
Enjoy a barbeque lunch served with fine South Australian wines before heading to a colony of Australian Sealions. At Seal Bay walk with your guide amongst the sea lions before continuing on to D'Estrees Bay in the afternoon. Here are the remains of an old whaling station, ospreys nesting and kangaroos who come out late in the day.
Departs: 9:15 am from Adelaide
Sounds of Silence
Dining in the desert - is a unique experience not to be missed. Transfer 7 km from the resort to your dinner site in the red sand dunes of the desert.
Watch a brilliant outback sunset over the Olgas with the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, the finest outback cuisine with pre-dinner drinks, canapés and a barbecue buffet meal. The verses of Banjo Patterson and star gazing round off a memorable evening.
Uluru Sunrise Motorcycle Tour
Enjoy a leisurely ride to Uluru. Included in this tour is your choice of either tea or coffee and a croissant whilst viewing the sunrise.
Depart: 40 mins prior to Sunrise daily
Return: 1.5 hours later
Hot Air Balloon Flight
LIFTOFF! Rise with the sun! Enjoy the experience of watching your balloon being prepared and filled by the crew as the sun rises to unveil the surrounding beauty.
The balloon takes off from Mareeba in the Cairns Highlands (previously called the Atherton Tablelands). Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise, and enjoy 30 or 60 minutes of flying time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces!
Depart: Pre Dawn
Return: approx 10:00am
Reef Scenic Flights by Seaplane
At an altitude of 500 feet enjoy the view of reefs, islands and coral cays as well as marine life - whales, manta rays, schools of tuna and turtles being a regular treat. This magnificent 45-minute flight will provide you with memories lasting a lifetime.
Depart: on request
Fly and Sky Day Tour
Start early with a seaplane flight to Green Island, where you enjoy 2 hours of snorkelling and relaxation. Fly back to the pier where you will enjoy a seafood lunch on the water. A private car will then pick you up and take you to Skyrail where you experience the amazing rainforest on a cable car up to Kuranda. Spend some free time in Kuranda before returning back to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Once arriving in Cairns your private car will transfer you back to your accommodation.
** This tour can also operate in reverse
** Northern Beaches pick up can be arranged for an extra cost.
Depart: 7:30am Returns: 5:00pm
Fly/Cruise with Quicksilver
Experience the exhilaration of flying over the rainforest canopy of the World Heritage Rainforest then as you see the green change to the vivid blues of the water, you are flying over the 8th wonder of the world - The Great Barrier Reef. Flying low over the Reef, your pilot will show you the wonders that live beneath the sea.
Landing at Agincourt Reef, on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, join the Quicksilver vessel and floating platform for a day of activities. Quicksilver has facilities for both swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy this stunning reef world. Explore the reef snorkelling, from a semi-submersible, or from the underwater observatory.
Relax as you return to Port Douglas or Cairns (extra cost) aboard the Wavepiercing Catamarans, or fly back (extra cost)to the mainland for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
Depart: Port Douglas times to be advised
Return: 4:30 pm to Port Douglas
This 3-hour dinner cruise offers live entertainment and a 3 course hot and cold seafood buffet all freshly prepared on board. Sailing on this luxury catamaran is a great way to enjoy an evening under the stars. Transfers to and from Cairns hotels and northern beaches are included.
Departs: 6:45pm Returns: 9:30pm
Things to do at Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa
- Rainforest picnics (hampers provided by prior arrangement)
- Scenic flights over Mossman Gorge and Great Barrier Reef
- Hot air ballooning
- Birdwatching cruises
- Dawn and dusk river cruises
- Variety of spa treatments are available in Healing Waters Spa
- Guided twilight & night rainforest walks
- Golf at Port Douglas or Mossman
- Horse riding
- Estuary or reef fishing
- Rafting expeditions
- Canoe trips
- Day trips scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef
- Aboriginal Tours and guided walks through Mossman Gorge National Park
- Australian wilderness experience day trips to Cape Tribulation & Daintree River
- Great Barrier Reef & Low Isle Cruises
Things to do at Lizard Island
- Diving and snorkelling trips to the inner or outer reef
- Diving tuition - limited
- Night diving
- Full or half-day private game fishing on MV Coocoran (Black Marlin season is from September to November)
- Pavilion Spa treatments
- Research station tours
- Lizard Island Dive & Fishing Charters
Things to do at Hayman Island
- Spa Chakra treatments
- Day cruising
- Heart Reef Helicopter and snorkeling tour
- Helicopter to a private island
- Whale Watching (seasonal)
- Dinghy Hire
Things to do at Hamilton Island
- Boating and Sailing
- Private picnic on Whitehaven Beach
- Whale Watching (seasonal)
- Learn to Paint
- H2O Diving and Snorkelling
- Relax and Rejuvenate
- Adventure Sports
- Gourmet Lovers
- Bush Walking
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