Australia’s Native Isles

Australia’s Native Isles

A 10 night action packed adventure capturing the essence of Australia. Start in the ever glamorous Sydney before making your way, to the beautifully sub-tropical Lord Howe Island, and then head to the southernmost part of Australia, stunning Tasmania.

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Sydney Airport, you will meet and privately transferred to The Langham, Sydney. Situated in the heart of Sydney’s historic Rocks district, The Langham, Sydney offers dramatic Harbour views. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main shopping and business districts. Dining options include Kent Street Kitchen, where European and Chic cuisine is accompanied by candlelight and Jazz & Palm Court, an elegant tearoom by day and gastronomic cocktail bar by night.

The Day Spa at The Langham features a lavish underground sanctuary. Here you can experience attentive therapists, holistic healing treatments and can relax, and renew.

Meals: None
Hotel: The Langham, Sydney

langham sydney terrace suite

Day 2

Included in your Sydney stay is an Ultimate Sydney Sail tour on a private basis. This is the perfect way to get your bearings, spending time with an experienced passionate guide to introduce you to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After breakfast your private guide will collect you from your hotel for a drive around the historic Rocks precinct, visiting the first church in Australia, the Observatory and the convict built cottages, continuing around Circular Quay, the Opera House and into the magnificent Botanical Gardens. Stop and take a short walk to view Mrs Macquarie’s chair and excellent harbour views to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and into Rushcutters bay. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Pass through Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs and see some of Sydney’s most sought after addresses. Also drive by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of this beachside Mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals and maybe enjoy an ice cream before re-boarding your vehicle.

Return to the city, via Oxford Street Paddington, arriving at Darling Harbour where your yacht awaits for a cruise around Sydney Harbour with a delicious afternoon tea. After an incredible 2 hours on the world’s most beautiful harbour, your vessel returns to Darling Harbour. Here you may decide to eat out at any one of the dozen or more restaurants, stay and enjoy the entertainment, or take the monorail into the city, returning to your hotel at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: The Langham, Sydney

 

langham sydney pool

Day 3

This morning you will be met at The Langham, Sydney and privately transferred to the Sydney Airport. Board the scheduled flight to Lord Howe Island. Upon arrival on Lord Howe Island, you will be transferred to the Lodge.

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay, and at the foot of the imperious mountain, twins rising dramatically above. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the Lodge.

A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout, and attracts the discerning experiential traveller, or guests seeking a civilised sub-tropical island escape. A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved.

Capella’s nine contemporary island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house and featuring lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks, this is barefoot luxury at its best. Fine dining in the Lodge Restaurant showcases a bounty of seafood and fresh regional produce. Guests unwind in the petite Capella Spa with a menu of signature treatments.

Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first-name’ service combine to create an outstanding lodging experience. Capella Lodge sets world-class standards of exclusive luxury on Lord Howe.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Capella Lodge

capella lodge

Day 4 - 5

Continue to enjoy the selected activities on offer while staying at Capella Lodge. Choose to do as little or as much as you would like! Explore rich green forests, relax on tranquil white beaches, snorkel the unique wonders of the reef (snorkelling equipment is included in your stay). Bicycles are the main form of transport on the island and they are available for Capella guest’s use. The petite Capella Spa offers a signature menu of rejuvenating and relaxation treatments (costs apply).

Other activities can be arranged for an additional cost, including fishing tours with a local operator, surfing, exploring the island in search of rare birds and plants and climbing Mt Lidgebird.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Capella Lodge

capella lodge

Day 6

This morning board the scheduled flight to Sydney and connect through to Hobart. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Islington Hotel, a boutique retreat offering history, style and stunning gardens. It also enjoys some of the city’s finest views of Mt Wellington. Decorated with fine artworks and furnished with antiques, Islington appeals to those who want the very best in life, complemented by great service in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquillity. Upon arrival, the entrance opens into an expansive marble-floored hallway from which extends a library stocked with books on early Tasmania, a drawing room for the taking of tea and a morning room where the sun shines by day and the log fires crackle by night. The centrepiece of the hotel is the conservatory, adjoining the country kitchen and extending onto a marble paved terrace. Beyond is a 35 sq. metre reflecting infinity pond, a mountain view pavilion and, towering in the background, the ever-changing beauty of Mt Wellington.

This afternoon you will have at leisure to explore Hobart. Perhaps visit MONA, Tasmania’s newest attraction. The Museum of Old & New Art is one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums. View the largest private art collection in Australia with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art.

This evening you have at leisure to dine at one of Hobart’s wonderful restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Islington Hotel

the islington exterior

Day 7

This morning you will be met at the Islington Hotel by your private guide where you will have a chance to explore Port Arthur, Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions and your experienced guide will bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You will also have the chance to view Wombats, Wallabies, Echidnas, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Islington Hotel

hobart

Day 8

This morning you will be collected from the Islington Hotel and transferred to Saffire Freycinet which takes approximately 2.5 hours’ drive. Saffire Freycinet is a coastal sanctuary capturing the essence of Tasmania’s most sublime coastal region, the Freycinet Peninsula. The 20-suite retreat is located on the inside of a gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania. Distinct in its design and exclusive in its features, Saffire takes its inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, the white sandy beaches, the sapphire-blue waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. Panoramic windows showcase views of Great Oyster Bay where migrating whales and dolphins come to play. Guests are accommodated in luxuriously appointed suites designed to maintain utmost privacy while taking in the views and natural light. Finishes are of the highest quality while furnishings blend the classic and the contemporary. Boutique in size and approach, the retreat is dedicated to one-on-one service and personally tailored experiences.

Included in the Saffire tariff is a broad range of activities to suit all interests, inclinations and fitness levels. The retreat also has a range of facilities for relaxation and restoration, including the spacious Lounge (complete with a library), Spa Saffire and, serving all the flavours of the region, the exclusive restaurant, Palate.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Saffire Freycinet

saffire night

Day 9 - 10

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Saffire Freycinet or perhaps try one of the optional activities that are available.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Saffire Freycinet

saffire dusk

Day 11

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to Hobart Airport to connect with your scheduled flight to your selected destination. If time permits, you may like to extend your time spent in Australia and venture over to Melbourne.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: None

saffire landscape

Notes

This tour is designed for solo travellers/couples/small groups/families with children 10 years and over. Capella Lodge is not suited to children under this age. Should the itinerary be of interest and you are travelling with a young family please contact one of our Travel Designers as we can customise a journey to suit your exact travel needs.

This itinerary can be taken all year round; however we recommend speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply eg for this journey we suggest travelling from September to May when the weather is more favourable in the Southern region of Australia. Please note that Capella Lodge is closed for refreshment from 26 June – Friday 5 August 2016 inclusive.

While we endeavour to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities and guide only rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, conditions, government restrictions and other reasons beyond our control.

Prices

As with all The Tailor itineraries, this itinerary can be customised or combined with other destinations to suit your individual interests and requirements.

Please contact one of our specialist Travel Designers to make an enquiry and check on pricing for your preferred dates of travel – call on + 61 8 8354 4405 or email.

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights The Langham Sydney in 1 x Grand Langham Room including breakfast, private return Sydney Airport vehicle transfers, 1 x private Ultimate Sydney Sailing day tour including lunch
  • 3 Nights Capella Lodge in 1 x Capella Suite including gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks and canapes, non-alcoholic beverages, dinner with daily inspired menu, selected wines, non-alcoholic beverages and island airport transfers
  • 2 Nights Islington Hotel in 1 x Regency Room including Gourmet Breakfast Daily, alcoholic selections within minibar, free Wi-Fi internet and local telephone calls, private vehicle transfer from Hobart Airport to Islington Hotel and 1 x full day private tour of Port Arthur, Richmond and Borong Wildlife Sanctuary including lunch
  • 3 Nights Saffire Freycinet in 1 x Luxury Suite including includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, complimentary mini bar and selected deluxe beverages, selected Saffire activities and a $100 spa credit for the Luxury Suite only. Private vehicle transfer from Islington Hotel to Saffire Freycinet and from Saffire Freycinet to Hobart Airport.
  • 24-hour access to The Tailor support staff while in travelling in Australia

Exclusions

  • International Flights to and from Australia
  • Domestic Flights within Australia unless stated above
  • Some Meals & Beverages
  • Some Activities
  • Telephone calls
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

For a full detailed Itinerary please contact our Travel Designers.

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