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.
2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in a Opera Deluxe including breakfast, private return Sydney Airport vehicle transfers, Sydney half day private boating with lunch, 1 x day Bridge Climb on shared basis, Sydney Opera House private one-hour tour
2 Nights Longitude 131° in a 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)
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 Riley Hotel in a Panoramic Sea Room including breakfast and $100 resort credit to use at Rocco. Greenfields, Paper Crane or Eleme Spa
4 Nights Lizard Island in a Oceanview Plunge Pool Villa 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 (not included). Additional charges apply for Cocktails, the Cellar Master List & Degustation menus
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Prices start from just AUD $20,565.00 per person, based on 2 passengers travelling and are valid for travel until 31st March 2020.
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 an enquiry
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 28th January 2020 to 10 February 2020 inclusive. Bullo River station is closed from 1st December 2019 to 31th January 2020.
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.
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.
Day 1: Welcome to Sydney
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!
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Day 2: Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
This morning, take a leisurely walk over to the Sydney Opera House for your private Opera House tour. Step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You’ll find out on this very special guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House.
Following this behind the scenes look at this extraordinary icon, and another short walk, you embark on the ultimate Sydney experience, Bridgeclimb. Reach the summit of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. It takes you along catwalks, up ladder 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.
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Days 3-4: The Red Centre - Uluru - Longitude 131
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 (not included), where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to Longitude 131°.
Immerse yourself into the unique and inspiring culture of the Red Centre of Australia. Be sure to take advantage of the included activities available at Longitude 131°.
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.
Take in the sites of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, with an Uluru Sunset Experience, a visit to Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon Field of Light, or later in the evening, perhaps dine outdoors under a beautiful canopy of starts at Table 131°. For a little extra excitement, you can even take a scenic helicopter ride over the icon itself, Uluru, or take a private expedition in the area. With a generous range of activities offered by Longitude 131°, you certainly won’t be short of experiences.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Longitude 131°
Days 5-7: Go Remote – A Top End Working Cattle Station
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 at Bullo River Station.
Let your guide at Bullo River Station bring the wonders of this timeless land to life and witness it’s half a million acres of breathtaking pristine landscape with an included seven-minute Helicopter tour. Adventurers are invited to go fishing, boat cruising among the myriad rivers or take advantage of the magnificent photographic opportunities with some of the best scenery in the Northern Territory. Station tours are a great experience – whether by horse, quad bike or 4WD – giving a perspective on the enormity of 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 June to September, and guests are welcome to watch or participate with the handling of stock.
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 and much more are also available. Bullo is without doubt one of Australia’s most remarkable, authentic and inspiring travel destinations.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bullo River Station
Day 8: Tropical North Queensland
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 Riley.
The Riley Hotel provides stunning sunset views from the rooftop bar andis an easy five-minute water-front stroll from the shopping, entertainment and business centre of Cairns.
Days 9-12: Explore the Great Barrier Reef - Lizard Island
After breakfast, your private driver will collect you at the hotel and transfer you to General Aviation. Upon arrival 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 51ft “Release”, 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
Day 13: Departure – Connect With Your Onward Flight
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).
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