Best of Australia & New Zealand (18 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo, Canterbury, Queenstown & Milford Sound
(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Lizard Island & Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, Sydney
Though designed for honeymooners, this relaxed tour will appeal to anyone wanting to explore a range of Australian landscapes and stay at Australia’s most intimate luxury hotels and resorts.
Begin in one of Australia’s most exclusive and stylish island resorts: Lizard Island, located right in the Great Barrier Reef. Days are at leisure to enjoy the resort’s superb location, snorkel, dive, kayak, play tennis, walk in the jungle or pamper yourself with spa treatments.
Continue to Ayers Rock (Uluru), surrounded by vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Centre. Stay at a luxury safari-style property, and enjoy comprehensive touring of the region. With your expert private guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the region. Learn about Aboriginal bushtucker cuisine and legends of the Dreamtime. Tour the base of Ayers Rock and view Aboriginal rock art in caves and waterholes (billabongs). Walk through the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and nearby sand dunes. Take desert walks and learn about the unique flora and fauna in the Outback. One night, dine under the stars while an astronomer points out the southern constellations in the clear desert night sky and a didjeridoo musician drones in the background.
From there, fly to Sydney, Australia's most beautiful city, for a nice balance of flexible, private city touring and time at leisure. Tour the beautiful Sydney Botanic Gardens, explore the historic Rocks district, stroll along Bondi Beach, and take an exclusive private tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. One day, partake in the adventurous Sydney Bridge Climb and enjoy a private harbor sail. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as visiting craft markets, touring noted Aboriginal art galleries and the city’s excellent museums, private surfing lessons, behind-the-scenes wildlife experiences, and food and wine tours.
Arrive Cairns - Lizard Island
Arrival assistance to short flight transfer to Lizard Island for 4 nights
Lizard Island & Great Barrier Reef
At leisure for snorkeling, scuba diving, spa treatments, nature walks, relaxation at resort
Lizard Island - Ayers Rock
Short flight to Cairns for flight to Ayers Rock for 3 nights
Private half-day tour of local scenic, natural and cultural attractions of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and/or the Olgas (Kata Tjuta). Afternoon lodge-based activities. Dinner under the stars this evening
Ayers Rock - Sydney
Transfer and flight to Sydney for 3 nights
Morning private city touring and private Opera House tour
Tickets to Express Bridge Climb. Private harbor sail
Private airport transfer
Great Barrier Reef:
Park Hyatt Sydney
Per person (double occupancy)
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