Ultimate Australia

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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12 days/11 nights
Starting at$11,830 CAD per person

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Day 1

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

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          Duration- 3 Night

Day 2

Sydney City Luxury Diamond Half Day tour -Morning

Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel as we commence our private journey of Sydney city and the Eastern Suburbs Region.

We begin in the Sydney old town (The Rocks) and CBD (Central Business District) for you to learn about the settling of Sydney, colonial convict history and the modern financially focussed skyscrapers. We visit Macquarie St and Mrs Macquarie's Chair where some of Sydney's most historic sites and buildings are located as well as prime views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We journey around the southern shores, bays and coves of Sydney Harbour for breath-taking views over one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. We take a break at Watsons Bay and The Gap at the entrance of Sydney Harbour - one of the most captivating Panoramic Views in Sydney. Here we offer a morning tea, coffee or hot chocolate with Tim Tams at this stunning harbour-side location.

Then travelling through Dover Heights, we move on to the famous Bondi Beach where guests can enjoy a stroll along the beach promenade and see bronzed Aussie lifesavers.

Returning to the city via Tamarama and Bronte beaches, Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Paddington, Darlinghurst and China-Town we pause at Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, the newest urban and entertainment area on the western edge of the city of Sydney.

Next, we drive past the restored finger wharves of Walsh Bay and, driving directly underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we finish the tour back in old town of The Rocks near Circular Quay.

Guests can join Sydney Harbour cruises at Circular Quay or be dropped back to their hotels.

Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. A unique, four 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 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

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Day 3

Day at Leisure

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

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Day 4

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Complimentary Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to 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          Duration- 2 Nights

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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.

Meal Plan- Breakfast          

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Day 6

Complimentary Transfer from Longitude 131 to Ayers Rock Airport

Cairns Airport to Silky Oaks

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- Breakfast and Dinner         Duration- 3 Nights

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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 splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!

We 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 (dietary requirements catered for with prior notice) is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (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. (There is no swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous Hazards)

After a short afternoon refreshment stop at the Daintree Ice-creamery (own cost), we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

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Day 8

Day at Leisure

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

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Day 9

Silky Oaks to Cairns Airport

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

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         Duration- 3 nights

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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.

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Day 11

Day at Leisure

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

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Day 12

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

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Other Information

PRICE INCLUDES:

11 nights luxury accommodation
Private transfers
Private sightseeings
Meals as indicated
PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance
International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
Visa fees if applicable
Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities
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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