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Signature Australia: Sydney, Rock, Reef & Rainforest

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,636

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy bespoke touring to Australian icons and the comforts of 5-star accommodations. Go behind-the-scenes of the famous Sydney Opera House, stay in a luxury tent next to Uluru, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and cap it all off with a few nights in the rainforest.


This 11-day Australian vacation takes you to Sydney, Uluru/Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree Rainforest. It features deluxe accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours.

Your journey begins in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, which is one of the most naturally beautiful cities on the planet. A private city walking tour will introduce you to many of the city’s most popular landmarks. Starting at Sydney Harbour, you’ll swing by landmarks including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hyde Park, and Macquarie Street. Afterwards, join an exclusive tour of the Sydney Opera House to go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most iconic music venues. Learn about the building’s fascinating architectural design and construction history. The next morning, board a luxury yacht for an intimate cruise experience along Sydney Harbour. Learn about the history of Sydney and enjoy the best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge while sipping on your morning cuppa.

Fly to Australia’s Red Centre, where you’ll spend two nights enjoying the eco-friendly and elegant environment of Longitude 131, a luxury tented camp set between the natural icons of Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/The Olgas. Use your leisure time to tour Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Learn about the Indigenous legends that have been associated with the sandstone monoliths for thousands of years and stand in awe of their natural power.

After exploring the Red Centre, fly to Cairns in Northern Queensland and connect to nearby Port Douglas for two nights at Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa. Enjoy luxurious accommodations on famous Four Mile Beach and the privacy of a beachfront retreat. Cruise the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, and snorkel through protected coral gardens and swim off white-sand beaches. You can also ride in a glass bottom boat for intimate views of the undersea life. Connect onwards to the Daintree Rainforest and Silky Oaks Lodge, a magnificent property surrounded by the lush rainforest. You’ll have two full days at leisure at Silky Oaks Lodge to explore the rainforest and enjoy one of Australia’s best luxury resorts. Venture into the 180-million-year-old rainforest to spot crocodiles and kingfishers, recharge with bespoke wellness treatments at the resort spa, and enjoy your one-of-a-kind treehouse with views of the Mossman River.

At the end of your stay, connect back to Cairns for onward travels.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,636

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Day 1

Arrive Sydney

On arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy before beginning your exploration of the largest city in Australia.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

InterContinental Sydney

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    InterContinental Sydney



    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered …

    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered on the old Treasury Building which dates back to 1851. The Cortile, a vaulted sandstone courtyard, serves as the hotel's central meeting place and lobby.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Sydney City Walking Tour & Sydney Opera House Exclusive Tour

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. To begin the walk we pass the world famous Sydney Opera House and through the gates leading into the Royal Botanical Gardens, the location of the first farm area in the colony founded in 1788. Look through the fence at the architectural period design of Government House. Walk under majestic mature shade trees, see wonderful coloured flowers, plus listen and watch out for many birds. View the great sights of Sydney Harbour next to the extensive sandstone sea wall. Visit the herb garden, smell the different aromas and learn about the culinary and medical uses of plants.

Stroll onto the grand Art Gallery of NSW where you will see some of the best Australian and European art work. From here meander through the open spaces of The Domain parkland, before casting your eyes upon the prominent Gothic style of St Mary's Cathedral. Walk on into Hyde Park passing by the famous Archibald Fountain before moving on to see the interesting architectural style of the Sydney Town Hall. Nearby is also the fine Gothic styled Cathedral of St Andrew, and the impressive Queen Victoria Building filled with amazing classical features, designer label shopping boutiques and eateries. Walk on past the very tall iconic Sydney Tower before strolling down Macquarie Street to discover some of Sydney's oldest important historical buildings and learn of their past and present uses.

Then, head over to the Sydney Opera House for your exclusive tour. This tour puts Jorn Utzon on centre stage and is a tribute to his creative genius. You will discover why Utzon was more than an architect: he was an architect of change. And how, against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever UNESCO World Heritage listed.

Working with enriching, interactive audio-visual technology, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building. You'll visit the inside of the performance venues where guides will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns.

You'll see where some 1600 performances take place to audiences of around one million each year, in every genre you can imagine, including opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances.

Day 3

Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise

Begin your day with a sensational morning tea cruise. A unique, Sydney Harbour Highlights two hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice, water and 5-star service.

Day 4

Sydney to Ayers Rock

Today, transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock.

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you will be transferred to your resort.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Longitude 131

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    Longitude 131



    Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131 lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). Longitude 131 offers a uniquely personal experience, with accommodation in 15 luxurious tents with views of the changing colours of …

    Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131 lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock).

    Longitude 131 offers a uniquely personal experience, with accommodation in 15 luxurious tents with views of the changing colours of Uluru. Discover an expansive living cultural landscape, rich in history. Whether you spend your time learning of the ancient cultures of the traditional owners, or exploring the stunning flora and fauna with expert guides, this irresistible land will make your senses come alive. Longitude 131 includes all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in suite bar, signature touring experiences and return Ayers Rock airport transfers.

    The evenings also offer up an experience to last a lifetime. Enjoy contemporary cuisine within the main Longitude 131 'Dune House' or under the spectacular desert night. Longitude 131 - an amazing experience of discovery.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Ayers Rock at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available, or simply relax and enjoy Ayers Rock.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Ayers Rock to Cairns to Port Douglas

Today, transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns.

On arrival at Cairns Domestic Airport, you will be transferred to your resort in Port Douglas.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

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    Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa



    Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is a luxurious 5 star resort, located on the famous Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. Set on almost 10 acres of tropical beachfront it is a haven of privacy and relaxation. Offering 194 luxuriously spacious and beautifully …

    Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is a luxurious 5 star resort, located on the famous Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas. Set on almost 10 acres of tropical beachfront it is a haven of privacy and relaxation. Offering 194 luxuriously spacious and beautifully details rooms, with a range of stylish studio, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, beach retreat villas and penthouses.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 7

Low Isles Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise

Join your coach transfer to the wharf this morning and board the vessel to enjoy a full day reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Sail to and explore this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon for five hours. Just relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck after a buffet lunch. Later, enjoy sailing back to the mainland.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 8

Port Douglas to Silky Oaks

Today, you will be transferred to your lodge in Silky Oaks.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest which surrounds the lodge.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest

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    Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest



    Silky Oaks Lodge is a magnificent place to stay for a leisure traveller. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, the 45 room lodge blends the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of …

    Silky Oaks Lodge is a magnificent place to stay for a leisure traveller. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Daintree National Park and overlooking the Mossman River, the 45 room lodge blends the soothing qualities of the ancient rainforest with the stylish indulgences of a contemporary retreat.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Days 9 to 10

Silky Oaks at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 11

Silky Oaks to Cairns

Today, transfer to the Cairns Domestic Airport for your onward travels.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Sydney, Port Douglas and Cairns
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers in Ayers Rock
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation in Sydney
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodation in Ayers Rock
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodation in Port Douglas
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodation at Silky Oaks
  • Private-guided Sydney Walking tour
  • Private-guided Sydney Opera House tour
  • Small group Sydney Harbour Cruise (max 16 guests)
  • Small group Eco Touring in Ayers Rock
  • Shared full day Low Isle Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise
  • Complimentary use of canoes, bikes, tennis court, fitness centre, walking trails and in-house yoga at Silky Oaks
  • Complimentary guest shuttle between Silky Oaks and Port Douglas (twice daily)
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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