Lap Of Luxury

Lap Of Luxury

An 8-night journey that offers the ultimate luxurious stay in Australia! Beginning in iconic Sydney, enjoy a private Sydney Opera House tour and explore the city. Continue to the Blue Mountains one of Australia’s most accessible World Heritage listed wilderness areas. Lastly relax at qualia, the perfect island resort located at the Whitsundays, within easy access of the famous Great Barrier Reef reached by return helicopter flights.

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be met and privately transferred to the Park Hyatt Sydney. Seated majestically on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbourside luxury with its coveted location between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The hotel’s spacious rooms feature contemporary interiors, modern bathrooms with dual vanity, wet area, rain shower, deep bathtub and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to private balconies.

This afternoon you will have at leisure to get acquainted with the harbour city of Sydney.

Meals: None
Hotel: Park Hyatt Sydney

park hyatt the dining room

Day 2

First up this morning will be a fantastic tour around Sydney. You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better way to experience Sydney. A full-day tour with the ultimate Sydney experiences from every angle.

Start with an early-morning Backstage Tour of the beloved Sydney Opera House. Walk the boards of the Concert Hall, take up the Conductor’s baton in the Orchestra Pit and have breakfast in the Green Room.

From here, a private guided tour hits the city’s most picturesque and fascinating spots, taking you to the glitzy Eastern Suburbs where you’ll hop on a seaplane for a spectacular flight to see Sydney from above. Step from your seaplane to a private luxury cruiser for a 2 hour Harbour Cruise, including a fabulous seafood lunch – bring your towel for a swim!

Your launch then drops you at Taronga Zoo for your behind-the-scenes, Zookeeper-led tour of this picturesque Zoo. Return by ferry at your leisure. Now that’s a classic Sydney day!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Park Hyatt Sydney

park hyatt opera room

Day 3

This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and privately transferred to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley by private vehicle transfer. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, located approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve, the resort combines absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience.

The resort features 40 elegantly appointed suites reminiscent of the Federation period, each with its own swimming pool, double-sided fireplace and private verandah with stunning valley views.

The Main Homestead features various dining settings including the magnificent Wolgan Dining Room with panoramic views; The Country Kitchen, a providore-style casual restaurant; the Valley Bar & Terrace; a walk-in wine cellar with over 150 carefully selected wines and the Creekside Room, a private dining area for up to 12 guests.

Offering ultimate relaxation is the resort’s One&Only Spa – with an extensive range of exquisite treatments designed to revitalise the mind, body and soul the spa incorporates specialised techniques from Australia’s own Sodashi skin care range to offer a unique and enriching experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

wolgan main lodge

Day 4

Home to a unique range of native wildlife and flora, with an ancient geological heritage, guests can enjoy a range of guided tours and exciting activities. Discover the countryside on horseback, tour by 4WD vehicle, mountain bike through the valley or simply gaze at a canopy of stars in the stillness of the night.

With so many unique experiences to choose from, the resort’s knowledgeable and experienced Field Guides are happy to recommend activities and experiences to inspire a love for Australia’s great outdoors.

There are three tiers of activities available:

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES
Group experiences shared with other guests and included in all full-board accommodation packages (up to two activities per day).

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Signature experiences shared with other guests and scheduled daily (at an additional cost).

PRIVATE TOURS
Exclusive experiences tailored to your preference, hosted by your personal Field Guide and scheduled on request (at an additional cost).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

wolgan dinner

Day 5

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley or perhaps choose from one of the optional extra activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

wolgan backdrop

Day 6

After breakfast transfer to the Sydney Airport for the scheduled flight to Hamilton Island (not included). Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the Hamilton Island Airport and transferred by resort staff to qualia.

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service.

qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.

Inside qualia, feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness centre. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. And for a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which is an all-encompassing, sensory experience with six deluxe treatment rooms, a relaxation area with steam room and outdoor tropical Vichy shower, along with open air yoga and meditation pavilion.

And no sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: qualia

qualia accomodation

Day 7

Pebble Beach is qualia’s base for activities. In-between reclining and dining, step directly into the water at Pebble Beach to go sea-kayaking or snorkelling above the coral just offshore.

qualia’s Activities Team are on hand to provide inspiration and assistance for catamaran tours, sailing lessons or a beach drop-off for a gourmet picnic on a remote stretch of sand. Sunset cruises, snorkelling trips and private charters to breathtaking Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef can also be arranged at additional costs.

When you want to explore further than qualia’s secluded beach, private pools, exclusive restaurants and sublime spa, every pavilion at qualia has a private golf buggy for self-drive tours on car-free Hamilton Island. Easy and fun to drive, the electric two-seater golf buggies capture the gentle, laidback pace of life on Hamilton Island. Shaded from the sun by a canopy, with headlights for driving at night, your private golf buggy will allow you to explore Hamilton Island at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: qualia

qualia beach

Day 8

Today indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience with return helicopter flights to the Cruise Whitsundays pontoon. This tour features a 60-minute scenic flight encompassing views of the Whitsunday islands, outer reefs and world famous “Heart Reef”. The tour also includes 2 hours at the Reefworld pontoon, complimentary refreshments, snorkelling and coral viewing from the underwater viewing chamber.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: qualia

qualia spa

Day 9

Enjoy your last morning on qualia before boarding your scheduled flight back to Sydney (or other departure city).

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: None

qualia bath

Notes

This tour is designed for – Solo travellers/couples/small groups and families with children 16 years and over. qualia 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 from December to March is the wet season in Northern Queensland, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March.

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

Based on 2 Adults

  • 2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in 1 x Opera Deluxe Room including breakfast, Private Sydney Airport vehicle transfers, Services of private guide for one full day including pick-up & drop-off at Hotel, travel in private luxury vehicle including Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour with breakfast (share basis, max 8), 15 minute Seaplane flight (share basis, max 8), Behind-scenes tour at Taronga Zoo (share basis, max 8), private Harbour Cruise including lunch and drinks.
  • 3 Nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in 1 x Heritage Suite, including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, non-alcoholic beverages, a selected range of local wines and beer with meals, two on-site nature based activities per day and private return vehicle transfers from Sydney to Emirates Only&Only Wolgan Valley
  • 3 Nights qualia in 1 x Windward Pavilion including breakfast, “Reef Discovery Tour” a return Heli-tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Hamilton Island Aviation, A la carte breakfast daily at the Long Pavilion, Non-alcoholic beverages at qualia (bottled beverages, water, tea & coffee), Gourmet dinner at the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurant on one evening, VIP return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina to qualia transfers, 1 x 2-seater electric golf buggy, VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island, Use of non-motorised watercraft, Complimentary WiFi.
  • 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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