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Ultimate Australia

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,151

This ultimate itinerary stands out among trips to Australia with some of its most unique destinations like Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cape Tribulation, and Lizard Island with equally unique and luxurious accommodation.


Enjoy the best of cosmopolitan Sydney, Australia’s outback and tropical Cairns on this 12-day luxury journey that stays a cut above most trips to Australia.

Beautiful Sydney greets visitors with its iconic Harbour Bridge, and unforgettable Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour around the Circular Quay precinct including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, as well as the historic Rocks district for a real insight into Sydney’s convict past. After lunch, you’ll enjoy a harbour cruise to see the city in style.

Take a full day at leisure to go off the tourist trail and explore the Northern Beaches or browse the chic boutiques of Paddington. Or escape the city like a local, with a day trip to Blue Mountains National Park or the Hunter Valley wine region.

The ultimate outback icon, Uluru or Ayers Rock is a site deeply shrouded in myth and legend. This is a sacred place to the Anangu, the local Aboriginal people and will be a highlight of your journey. The surrounding region offers an abundant variety of spectacular scenery and fascinating native heritage. Explore it your way on a wide variety of included tours.

On the edge of Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge lets you enjoy North Queensland’s ancient rainforest in secluded luxury. Hop a mountain bike to explore the tropical surrounds, or enjoy a relaxing swim in Mossman River’s natural lagoon. Included is a day trip to Cape Tribulation and a cruise down the Daintree River, where a private, but hearty BBQ lunch awaits.

Spectacular Lizard Island is your tranquil oasis in the middle of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy two days at leisure here, feasting on tropical cuisine, exploring the island, and experiencing the Reef, which is home to over 1200 species of fish and 500 species of coral.


 

 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,151

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Day 1

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbour side luxury with its coveted location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The property offers intimate surrounds with architecture, art and design that reflect the Australian landscape. The 155 guest rooms and suites provide discerning travelers a quintessential Sydney living experience.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Park Hyatt Sydney

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    Park Hyatt Sydney



    Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbour side luxury with its coveted location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The property offers intimate surrounds with architecture, art and design that reflect the Australian landscape. The 155 guest rooms and suites provide discerning ...

    Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbour side luxury with its coveted location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The property offers intimate surrounds with architecture, art and design that reflect the Australian landscape. The 155 guest rooms and suites provide discerning travelers a quintessential Sydney living experience.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Sydney City Luxury Diamond Half Day tour - Morning

We start the tour with the more expected city aspects of Macquarie St and the historic buildings, many designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. Mrs Macquarie's chair, Wooloomooloo Bay, Garden Island, Kings Cross and the Eastern Suburb Bays to Watsons Bay and The Gap. Next is Bondi Beach and heading back to the city we divert around the back of Paddington to see the beautifully restored semi-detached homes with ornate cast iron balustrades.

Back in the city we see Oxford St, China Town and pause at Darling Harbour. Guests can have a stroll from one end to the other and we collect them at the Aquarium. We drive past the finger wharves and under the Harbour Bridge with great views of the harbor and Opera House. The Rocks is next with a detailed description of the early settlement, historic buildings and stories of rascals and convicts.

Driving through the financial district we join the Harbour Bridge and travel through picturesque Northern Suburbs, down the Wakehurst Parkway to Narrabeen Lakes. We have morning tea, coffee or hot chocolate with Tim Tams with this beautiful lakeside location. On to join the coast at Mona Vale Beach where we turn south and follow the amazing sandstone coast pausing at Warriewood Headland for stunning views. Driving on we see Narrabeen and Collaroy Beaches, Long Reef with its great links golf course and onto Dee Why Beach where we pause above the rock pool and observe the surfers and swimmers in the ocean and pool.

Driving over Curl Curl Headland with beautiful views looking down to the beach and out to North Head. Stop at Manly Beach to see the surfers and beach volley ball and on up to North Head... Down to Manly Cove and back to the city via Spit Bridge, Balmoral Beach and the back roads through Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Crossing the bridge we arrive back in the city and you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Duration5 Hours

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing

On board a luxury, fully equipped yacht, you can take a hands on approach to the day, or just relax, taking in the sights of Sydney Harbour and visiting places only known by the locals. Let the weather dictate if the experience will be one of sun and relaxation or feel the rush of wind fill the sails and take the yacht to its limits. The yachts are immaculate and designed to suit all ages. Most guests like to drop a line over the side and have a drink while lunch is served. You will be served the freshest of local ingredients, presented in a way that will impress the most sophisticated diner.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

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

Day 4

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Complimentary Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Longitude 131

Duration10 Minutes

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 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.

Meal Plan All Meals
Duration2 Nights
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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

Day at Leisure

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

Day 6

Complimentary Transfer from Longitude 131 to Ayers Rock Airport

Duration10 Minutes

Cairns Airport to Silky Oaks

Duration1 Hour

Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

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    Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman



    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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Day 7

Private Cape Tribulation Daintree

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best! Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this habitat. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar at your own cost. Our tour does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef. After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

Duration11 Hours
Day 8

Day at Leisure

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

Day 9

Silky Oaks to Cairns Airport

Duration1 Hour

East Air Regular Scenic Air Transfer: Cairns Airport to Lizard Island

Duration60 Minutes

Lizard Island Resort

Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with Coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments. Featuring 40 elegant rooms and suites with interiors by Hecker Guthrie, Lizard Island is like nowhere else. The nightly tariff includes accommodation, gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and champagne during meals, in room mini bar, deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, use of non-motorized water sports and motorized dinghies. (Additional charges apply for cocktails, the Cellar Master wine list, private dining arrangements and an Environmental Management Charge is payable directly to the resort.

Meal Plan All Meals + Selected Beverages
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Lizard Island Resort

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    Lizard Island Resort



    Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with Coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments. Featuring 40 ...

    Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with Coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments. Featuring 40 elegant rooms and suites with interiors by Hecker Guthrie, Lizard Island is like nowhere else. The nightly tariff includes accommodation, gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and champagne during meals, in room mini bar, deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, use of non-motorized water sports and motorized dinghies. (Additional charges apply for cocktails, the Cellar Master wine list, private dining arrangements and an Environmental Management Charge is payable directly to the resort.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 10

Day at Leisure

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

Day 11

Day at Leisure

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

Day 12

East Air Regular Scenic Air Transfer: Lizard Island to Cairns Airport

Duration60 Minutes

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

11 nights luxury accommodation, private transfers and sightseeing, and meals as indicated.

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2 Sep 2017
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