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Australia In Luxury

Australia, Australia and Pacific

Contact provider for price 11 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Horizon And Company 12 people max
  • Cairns international airport, aeroglen, queensland, australia
  • Culture & Nature trips
Our exclusive tour of Australia takes you to some of the best accommodation and sights Australia has to offer. You will begin your tour in Sydney with private tours of this spectacular city on the ocean. Fly to Ayers Rock and enjoy sunrise and sunset tours of Australia's outback, including a view by helicopter of the massive and brilliant rock while staying at the most unique properties in the area. You will then fly over to Cairns, and travel to the heart of the Daintree rainforest at the Mossman gorge. Relax or take part in hikes, canoeing, birdwatching and more. You will then have the priviledge of traveling to Lizard Island. A naturally beautiful escape, to experience the Great Barrier reef in luxury. This island has incredible snorkelling, deep sea fishing and diving and will be a taste of paradise you will not want to give up.

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Australia, Australia and Pacific

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3 testimonials about the provider, Horizon And Company:

  • Reviewer: located in Ottawa
    "This tour was a "voyage of discovery". We very much appreciated having contact with the local people and their culture. It was refreshing not to be 'cocooned' as tourists."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Agincourt
    "It is not possible to find the words to thank you for your help and sincere caring on our fabulous trip to wonderful Labrador! To mention a few treats and surprises – the gifts of tea, syrup and spread – Horizon is excelling itself."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Barrie
    "My wife and I would like to add an extra 'thank you' to all of your staff, and especially to the tour escort, for the superior quality of our recent Newfoundland and Labrador holiday. Horizon has gained our loyalty as the best escorted holiday company, and I have conveyed this belief to our travel agent."
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney

Includes airport transfer to city/hotel with private vehicle, professional driver and local representative.

Upon check in at your hotel you will be provided with your welcome package. In the package you will receive a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting.
Accommodation: Four Seasons (5*)

The Four Seasons (5*) is stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres. The hotel is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments. 531 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in luxurious, contemporary style. World-famous iconic views of Sydney, from the guest rooms includes sunrise over the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and beyond.

Day 2: Sydney

Enjoy a half day private sightseeing tour in the company of a vehicle, driver and Expert Guide capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular harbour views and the world famous Bondi Beach. Pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay as you learn about the history and significance of the area. View the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a chair specially designed for the governor’s wife to look out over the harbour. Travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and the nightlife district of Kings Cross. Travel via Watson Bay and stop at “The Gap”, for fantastic views and photo opportunities before arriving at world famous Bondi Beach. Return to the city, passing the exclusive suburbs of Double Bay and Rose Bay.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

There are so many things to do in Sydney it may be hard deciding what to choose. We would recommend some of the following attractions: Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower + Oz Trek, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales which also houses an Aboriginal Art exhibition. You can also choose to take a half day city sights tour, a one hour Majestic Harbour Cruise (which operates daily at 10:30 or 15:00) or the Sydney Opera House Essential Tour (1 hr, operates daily between 09:00 and 17:00). All are included in the SmartVisit free pass card. Ask your Travel Consultant if you would like to purchase this card.

The Waterfront Restaurant is easily accessible from the CBD and is only 5-10 minutes walk from most major city hotels. The restaurant has spectacular views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House the Waterfront. Specialising in the finest and freshest of Australian seafood you can dine outside on the terrace or in the newly renovated inside areas.
Accommodation: Four Seasons (5*)

Day 3: Sydney - Ayers Rock

Includes airport transfer to city/hotel with private vehicle, professional driver and local representative.

Take your flight from Sydney to Ayers Rock today. The flight duration is approximately 3.5 hrs.

Longitude 131 will arrange transportation to escort you between the airport and property.

After arriving at Longitude 131° and settling in, meet in the Dune House for a 3pm departure to the Cultural Centre where you will learn the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru & Kata Tjuta. Afterwards you will travel to Uluru, where we will take a short walk into Kantju Gorge. On arrival at the gorge we will serve refreshments 'inside' Uluru and watch the sunset. You will return to Longitude 131° at approximately 7.15pm.

On your return, relax in the Dune House over pre-dinner drinks and canapés before enjoying a gourmet dinner with your fellow travellers or for a special occasion a private dinner by the pool or on the Dune Top.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° (5*) offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This award-winning luxury wilderness camp in Australia's Red Centre has achieved new heights in ecotourism the world over. Longitude 131° is a deluxe camping experience like no other and set atop an isolated sand dune close to the border of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed guest find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Guests awake to their own private view of the amazing sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Day 4: Ayers Rock

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

Depart Longitude 131° at 6am bound for Kata Tjuta. Upon arrival you will begin your journey with a guided tour of Walpa Gorge, where the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in great detail, learning how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today. You will return to Longitude 131° at approximately 10am.

Spend your afternoon at leisure or take the opportunity to enjoy any of our optional tours, such as a camel ride, Harley ride or helicopter tour over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Enjoy sunset drinks and canapés on the Dune Top from 6pm. You will then be transferred to our outdoor dining venue, where you'll have an unforgettable dining experience under the stars. Return to the Dune House for complimentary after dinner drinks.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)

 Day 5: Ayers Rock - Cairns - Daintree

Depart the Dune House at 6am for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to view the sun rising over Uluru. You'll then continue to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to view cave paintings and hear of the Kuniya/Liru Tjukurpa story. You will return to the Dune House at 9.15am for a well-earned continental buffet and a la carte cooked breakfast.

Longitude 131 will arrange transportation to escort you between the airport and property.

Take your flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns today. The flight duration is approximately 2.5 hrs.

Transfer between Cairns airport and Mossman with private vehicle and driver.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate luxury Daintree eco lodge in an unrivalled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River just downstream from the Mossman Gorge.

The boutique hotel lodge and the award winning Healing Waters Spa blends casual and contemporary design with 50 River and Treehouses designed to connect with the natural surroundings and each featuring wide verandahs and luxurious spa baths.

Silky Oaks Lodge is an iconic daintree accommodation experience and a unique window into the natural wonder of the oldest living rainforest.

 Day 6: Daintree

Experience the famous Bloomfield Track by 4WD along with fellow travellers and your expert naturalist guide. Venture into the rainforest by cruise through the mangroves, explore the remote beaches and visit Bloomfield Falls by foot on a Aboriginal guided walk.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge

Day 7: Daintree

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings in Daintree National Park. The sheer number of individual trees can bewilder - with counts of over 1000 per hectare, excluding saplings under 10cm diametre. Over 800 different species of trees have been identified here, with a substantial number only found in this area. The tropical rainforest is unquestionably the most significant plant community on earth. At least 90 species of the exquisite orchid family are found in Queenslands wet tropics, nearly half of these cannot be found anywhere else. The Daintree is famous for its beautiful fan palms. Unquestionably, the most handsome of all palms, its huge, near-circular pleated fronds intensify the tropic jungle feel. However, the area supports a further fifteen varieties of palms, all endemic to Australia. They include black palm, oriana, and the wait-a-while climbing palm.
Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge

Day 8: Daintree - Cairns - Lizard Island

You will be picked up from your Daintree lodging by private car and driver and taken to Cairns City or Cairns airport.

Hinterland flights do not have flight numbers. Upon arrival into Cairns airport, proceed to Sun Palm tour desk where you will board your transfer to the Hinterland Terminal to catch your flight to Lizard Island.
Accommodation: Lizard Island Resort (5*)

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, there are 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites. Sensational diving opportunities abound, including the famous Cod Hole and the island is only a 50-minute boat ride to the legendary Outer Great Barrier Reef. The Ribbon Reefs near Lizard Island are also renowned for some of the best big game fishing in the world. Snorkellers are rewarded for little effort with coral gardens, brightly coloured tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island's beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two.

Day 9: Lizard Island
Accommodation: Lizard Island Resort (5*)

Day 10: Lizard Island
Accommodation: Lizard Island Resort (5*)

Day 11: Lizard Island - Cairns

Hinterland flights do not have flight numbers. Upon arrival at Lizard Island airport, proceed to Sun Palm tour desk where you will board your transfer to the Hinterland Terminal to catch your flight to Cairns.
Accommodation: Depart

Depart from Cairns international airport - end of itinerary.

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