Luxurious Icons Of Australia

Luxurious Icons Of Australia

A 10 night journey that stops at all the icons of Australia – Sydney, Uluru and Great Barrier Reef, staying in luxury all the way! Starting at uber cool Sydney visit all the must-see destinations including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and of course Sydney Harbour Bridge. Continue to the majestic Red Centre and wake to views of stunning Uluru. Finally touch down on the white sands of Lizard Island for a truly unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience.

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, rainshower, deep bathtub and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to private balconies.

Included during your stay is a Sydney half day private tour. 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. This half day tour is just long enough to give you an overall understanding of the history, layout and major icons of Sydney – and leave you wanting to discover more! We’ll introduce you to Sydney’s colourful colonial and aboriginal history, show you the historic Rocks area, the stunning Harbour quarter around Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the Opera House, and take you to our favourite spots to get those killer photos of Sydney. This is a great tour for those who have just landed in Sydney on the early morning long-haul flights – a chance to discover Sydney and get busy, while getting over the jetlag!

Meals: None
Hotel: Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 2

This morning you are in for a real treat as you make your own way to the Sydney Opera for a one hour privately guided tour. Discover a House of passion, drama and betrayal. More than 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. Using state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, your guide will take you on an emotional journey inside this modern masterpiece.

After lunch at your own leisure, make your way to the BridgeClimb, the ultimate experience of Sydney; reach the summit of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. It takes you along catwalks, up ladders, and steadily to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the satisfaction of conquering the upper arch of the Bridge while taking in city surrounds, the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 3

Today you will have at leisure to explore the harbour city of Sydney. Perhaps enjoy some shopping, explore Taronga Zoo or take a trip to Bondi Beach, Sydney’s iconic beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 4

This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and privately transferred to the Sydney Airport. Board your flight from Sydney to Ayers Rock, where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to Longitude 131°.

The award-winning luxury wilderness camp in Australia’s Red Centre is a deluxe camping experience that embraces the solitude and serenity of the sand dunes. Stay in one of only fifteen luxury tents elevated atop rust-red dunes and awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru. Luxurious and eco-sensitive, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness, mystery and spirituality of Uluru.

Renowned as the spiritual heart of Australia, the Red Centre in the Northern Territory is rich in Aboriginal culture and rugged outback beauty. Dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a living cultural landscape, covering an area over 311,000 acres. Australia’s most recognisable natural icon and one of the world’s largest monoliths Uluru (Ayers Rock) is the region’s gem and the iconic, sacred red domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) stand nearby.

At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic adventures with a select few. An exceptional touring program designed especially for guests is included in the wilderness experience and a personalised itinerary is presented upon arrival. Signature Experiences with lodge naturalist guides are shared with fellow guests in custom touring vehicles. Expeditions operate at scheduled times on a rotating basis, dependant on day of arrival, with timing subject to sunrise and sunset times which vary throughout the year, according to the seasons and weather permitting. A menu of Bespoke Experiences offers further exploration and the chance to tailor a special interest itinerary at an additional cost.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Longitude 131°

Day 5

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Longitude 131° or perhaps choose to relax at the Dune House or in your tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Longitude 131°

Day 6

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to the Ayers Rock Airport for the scheduled flight to Cairns. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport connect with you will be privately transferred to the Pullman Cairns International. Overlooking the Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

The hotel is located in the heart of Cairns just a short stroll to Cairns’ best dining, shopping and café’s.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Pullman Cairns International

Day 7

After breakfast your private driver will collect you at the hotel and transfer you to Cairns Airport for your scheduled flight between Cairns and Lizard Island.

Situated some 240 kilometres north of Cairns, Lizard Island is surrounded by a sea of deep aquamarine and forms part of the Great Barrier Reef near its northernmost end. The beautiful Lizard Island Resort is balanced high above the Coral Sea and set on the point at Sunset Ridge. The range of spacious open-plan designs are luxuriously appointed, all with spectacular views.

The beaches are plentiful, 24 in all, with fine powdery white sand, undisturbed but for the occasional footprints. Your island is for snorkelling, if you choose, or deep-sea game fishing, or diving at The Cod Hole, one of the world famous dive sites just a short boat ride away. Enjoy secluded picnics on private beaches, five star cuisine and indulging spa treatments.

Naturally many of the options on Lizard Island involve the water. Snorkelling equipment and lessons are provided. You can snorkel off a secluded beach to discover a garden of giant clams, many a metre long and some reputed to be 120 years old. Or you can explore Anchor and Watson’s bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski.

Fishing enthusiasts can charter the 15.5m “Fascination”, or dive the famous Cod Hole, where you’ll come face to face with the massive, yet curious Potato Cod.

The Essential Day Spa offers a range of treatments, indulge in signature spa rituals and discover pure, opulent skin care. Rebalance, relax, and rejuvenate while they personalize a spa experience just for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Lizard Island

Days 8 - 10

Continue to enjoy from the selected activities which are included in your stay Lizard Island or perhaps choose from the additional activity options that are on offer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Lizard Island

Day 11

Enjoy your last morning on Lizard Island before boarding your scheduled flight to Cairns. Connect with the scheduled flight from Cairns to Sydney (or other departure city).

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: None

Notes

This tour is designed for – Solo travellers/couples/small groups and families with children 10 years and over. Lizard Island and Longitude 131° are 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 suggest speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply eg from December to March is the wet season in Tropical North Queensland, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March. Please note that Lizard Island is closed from 30th January 2017 to 12 February 2017 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

Based on 2 Adults

  • 3 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in 1 x Opera Deluxe Room including breakfast, private return Sydney Airport vehicle transfers, Sydney half day private tour, BridgeClimb, Sydney Opera House private one-hour tour
  • 2 Nights Longitude 131° in 1 x luxury tent, all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, Signature Experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers. Cellarmasters list available at an additional cost.
  • 1 Night Pullman Cairns International in 1 x Harbour View Room, full American breakfast for two guests, Private return Cairns Airport vehicle transfers
  • 4 Nights Lizard Island in 1 x Anchor Bay Suite including gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian wines, beer, spirits & sparkling wine, in room mini bar, picnic hampers, use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies. Return scheduled flights between Cairns and Lizard Island. Additional charges apply for Cocktails, the Cellar Master List and Degustation menus.
  • 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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