Australian Red To White Sands

Australian Red To White Sands

A 12 night journey from the Red Centre of Australia to Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy the sophistication of Sydney, the iconic red sands of the central Australian outback, the vast and pristine lands of a working cattle station in the top end, and the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef in one fantastic hand-crafted journey.

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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.

Included during your stay is a Sydney half day boating tour of the iconic Sydney Harbour. This is the perfect way to see this beautiful part of the city in style and luxury. You will spend time with a knowledgeable and passionate guide, and be supplied with lunch and a range of local beers and wines to top off this truly memorable experience. This half day tour is just long enough to show you what is special about this beautiful city, and leave you wanting more. 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: Lunch

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 2

This morning you are in for a real treat as you make your 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 Bridge Climb, 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 the city surrounds, the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 3

This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and privately transferred to Sydney Airport. Board your scheduled 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 sixteen elevated tents, 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 the 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

Accommodation: Longitude 131°

Day 4

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

Accommodation: Longitude 131°

Day 5

After breakfast transfer to the Ayers Rock Airport for the scheduled flight to Darwin. Upon arrival in Darwin, you will board a privately chartered flight that will fly you in style for your next adventure on Bullo River Station. Covering 500,000 acres, Bullo River Station was one of the first cattle stations established in the East Kimberley region. The property, which is in a remote part of the Northern Territory, is home to 9000 Brahman-cross cattle, plus local and introduced species such as wallabies, dingoes, buffalo and crocodiles. Accommodation at this working cattle station, include 12 air-conditioned rooms or two private huts overlooking a nearby lagoon. The vast landscape of the property provides a truly unique five-star wildlife experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

Day 6

Let your guide at Bullo River Station bring the wonders of this timeless land to life. Adventurers are invited to go heli-fishing, boat cruising among the myriad of rivers, or take advantage of the magnificent photographic opportunities in some of the best scenery in the Northern Territory. Station tours, whether by horse, quad bike or 4WD, are and incredible experience, and give an insight into the enormity of the property and the isolation of the Top End. Wildlife spotting includes the opportunity to go searching for the huge saltwater crocodiles, water buffalo, wallabies, bird life and more. Cattle mustering is seasonal, between the winter months of May to October, and guests are welcome to watch or participate with the handling of stock. Wild Bull catching, with the use of customised Landrovers and helicopters, is a sure way to get the adrenalin pumping!

Whether you’re a novice or enthusiast, the chance to try some of the best fishing in North Australia shouldn’t be missed. The Bullo River flows for 80km exclusively on the property providing the opportunity for fresh and tidal salt-water fishing. Tours to ancient indigenous rock art sites, hiking, heli-tours and much more are also all available. Immortalised in the books of Sara Henderson, Bullo is without doubt one of Australia’s most remarkable, authentic and inspiring travel destinations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

Day 7

Continue to enjoy the amazing range of activities on offer at Bullo River Station.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

Day 8

Enjoy your final moments on the station, before boarding a privately chartered flight to Darwin. From Darwin, you will board a scheduled flight to Cairns, where upon arrival you will be transferred to your harbourside accommodation in the heart of Cairns – The Shangri La Hotel Marina. The Shangri La Hotel Marina provides stunning ocean views, refreshing sea breezes, and affords you access to the central shopping precinct, the harbour, and plenty of local restaurants and cafes.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel Marina

Day 9 

After breakfast, your private driver will collect you at the hotel and transfer you to Cairns Airport. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport connect with the scheduled flight between Cairns and Lizard Island.

Situated some 240 kilometres north of Cairns, Lizard Island is spectacularly located on the Great Barrier Reef and is fringed with Coral reefs and picture-perfect white beaches. Lizard Island features 40 elegant rooms, with spacious open-plan designs and spectacular views.

All 24 beaches, with fine powdery white sand, are largely undisturbed, except for the occasional footprint. Lizard Island has a wide array of water-based experiences. Snorkelling equipment and lessons are provided for trips off of the beaches. Snorkel from one of the many secluded beaches to discover a garden of giant clams, some of which are reported to be up to 120 years old. Or you can explore Anchor and Watson’s bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski. There is also the option of taking a self-guided island or nature walk, or enjoying a picnic hamper for a romantic beachside lunch.

If you are a little more adventurous, there are diving and snorkelling trips to the Inner and Outer reef, and 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 (additional charge).

The Essentia Day Spa invites you to indulge in signature spa rituals, designed to nurture the mind, body and spirit. The Spa was created to enhance your health and wellbeing by embracing the powerful healing qualities of nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lizard Island

Days 10-12

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lizard Island

Day 13

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

Accommodation: None

Notes

This tour is designed for – Solo travellers/couples/small groups and families with children 10 years and over. Lizard Island & 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 recommend speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply e.g. 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 2018 to 12 February 2018 inclusive. Bullo River station is closed from 1st November 2017 to 29th February 2018.

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

Prices start from just AUD $16,860.00 per person, based on 2 passengers travelling and are valid for travel until 31st March 2018.

The above cost is dependent on availability at the time of booking request and depending on actual dates of travel, may have high/low season considerations, blackout dates may also apply and is subject to change.

Please consult your Travel Designer to check on full terms and conditions, availability and to make and enquiry.

Inclusions

Based on 2 Adults (extra room added for 4 guests)

  • 2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in 1 x Opera Room including breakfast, private return Sydney Airport vehicle transfers, Sydney half day private boating with lunch, 1x day Bridge Climb on shared basis, Sydney Opera House private one-hour tour.
  • 2 Nights Longitude 131° in 1 x luxury tent, including all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, Signature Experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers (shared transfer). Cellarmasters list available at additional cost.
  • 3 Nights Bullo River station including all meals and limited alcohol (beer & wine), scheduled activities including fishing, station activities, gorge cruises, tours of Indigenous art sites, and daily guiding.
  • Private chartered flight in a Cessna 210 from Darwin to Bullo River stations and Bullo River Station to Darwin.
  • 1 Night Shangri La Hotel in 1 x Superior Seaview Room including breakfast, private return Cairns Airport vehicle transfer.
  • 4 Nights Lizard Island in 1 x Oceanview Plunge Pool Room 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 & Degustation menus.
  • 24-hour access to The Tailor support staff while 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

Important Information:

Luggage Restrictions

  • Lizard Island scheduled flights have a luggage restriction of 25kg per person, including 4kg of hand luggage -soft sided luggage (including base of luggage) is preferred.
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