On this 9 night adventure, enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Sydney, the red sands and star-studded night skies of the outback and the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef in one iconic journey.
Begin with two nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney and discover the best features of this fantastic city, both at your own pace and accompanied by your private guide, who will use their local knowledge and insight to provide a highly personal day to remember.
Two nights at Longitude 131, in the heart of the Red Centre allows you the chance to experience the stunning & iconic natural splendour that is Uluru (Ayers Rock). Enjoy touring with your private guide in this region – giving you a more insightful understanding of the local culture and historic natural wonders.
From the Red Centre, continue to Lizard Island for four nights of soft-adventure or pure relaxation nestled right on the footsteps of the Great Barrier Reef.
Lastly spend one night back at the Park Hyatt Sydney to perhaps enjoy a live performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House, or just sit back and reflect on this wide and diverse country.
Park Hyatt Sydney embraces the true meaning of 5-star luxury, catering to guests seeking privacy, personalised service and the elegance of a European-style hotel. Uniquely positioned on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, the boutique hotel is renowned for having the largest hotel rooms in Sydney with luxury amenities and private balconies taking in unobstructed views of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. The people who live here are friendly and energetic.
All of its attributes lie within easy reach of the city centre. Sydney’s harbour is its natural playground, the dominant factor in so much of what the city has to offer. The city has a wide-ranging cultural life, dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Iconic beaches and five major national parks deliver unforgettable experiences.
Included during your stay in Sydney is a Private Full Day Charter that is all about experiencing this beautiful city from a local’s perspective.
Your experienced guide will greet you at your hotel for a walk around the historic Rocks precinct, visiting the first church in Australia & the convict built cottages. You then take a walk around the Observatory, continuing around Circular Quay, the Opera House & into the magnificent Botanical Gardens.
Arriving at Watsons Bay on South Head, you will enjoy a meal of Doyle’s famous fish & chips in the park with a bottle of chilled Australian wine and a cheese platter. Returning to the city, visit Darling Harbour where your luxury boat charter 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 dozens or more restaurants, stay & enjoy the entertainment, or take the monorail into the city, returning to your hotel at your leisure.
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 palatial, elevated tents each with its own unique and exquisite artwork throughout. 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.
Private touring at Longitude 131’ ensures you have the most informative and authentic experience in the red centre.
Meet your guide and together begin to explore the culture, geology and environment that is Uluru. Witness a spectacular sunrise or sunset over the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Meander around the rock on either the Base Walk or any number of the short walks into waterholes and art sites, whilst your guide explains Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. View ceremonial rock art and sacred waterholes where Aboriginal families once came to teach their children the Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. Visit the Cultural Centre where details of traditional Aboriginal life are explained and absorb the majesty of this powerful place through the contours of this great natural monument.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a place where unique flora and fauna thrive. Whilst you make your way to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) your personal local guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment and describe the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men’s ceremonial site. Arriving at Walpa Gorge walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how the 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years. Take time to listen to the wind (Walpa) far above and view the scale of the rock walls that surround. The spirituality of this amazing location embraces everyone who ventures here.
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.
Osprey’s Restaurant is an indicator of the importance of cuisine to the Lizard experience. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood.
Finding things to do is no problem on Lizard, with a fully staffed Beach Club and instructors always on hand to offer assistance to beginners and experts alike.
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 keep your feet dry in catamarans or glass bottom surf skis.
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.
You can play tennis or work out in the gym on your return, or indulgence your senses at the Azure Spa. The spa offers a range of treatments that fuse ancient secrets and essential elements with therapies designed to provide total harmony between health, beauty and nature.
You have the afternoon/evening at leisure to explore Sydney.
Perhaps experience the thrill of a ‘Bridge Climb’ and see the wonders of Sydney from above; take a walk around the historic Rocks, circular quay or simply enjoy the view from one of the numerous local cafes and restaurants.
Why not take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House? You could enjoy lunch or dinner followed by a world-class performance. Whatever your desire, Sydney will not disappoint.
This Itinerary can be taken all year round, however, we strongly recommend travelling from May to October when the weather is perfect in the Northern region of Australia.
Solo travellers/couples/small groups and families with children over the age of 13yrs.
Longitude 131’ and Lizard Island 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 substitute Longitude 131’ and Lizard Island with other properties to suit a young family.
As with all The Tailor itineraries, this programme can be customised or combined with other destinations to suit your individual interests and requirements.
Please contact one of our specialised travel designers to make an enquiry and check on pricing for your preferred dates of travel – call on + 61 8 8354 4405 or email.
2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney Airport transfers, Sydney full day private tour,
2 Nights Longitude 131 including all meals & selected beverages and private touring programme,
4 Nights Lizard Island including all meals & selected beverages, return scheduled flights between Cairns & Lizard Island,
1 Night Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney Airport transfers