Best of Australia & New Zealand (18 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo, Canterbury, Queenstown & Milford Sound
(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Sydney & Blue Mountains, Great Barrier Reef & Lizard Island, Ayers Rock, Kangaroo Island
Our Exclusive Australia tour is the ultimate luxury tour of Australia and features Australia’s most diverse landscapes and experiences, including cosmopolitan Sydney, an exclusive island resort in the Great Barrier Reef, the remote Outback, and spectacular nature and wildlife on Kangaroo Island. Accommodation is at Australia’s best luxury resorts and lodges.
Begin in Sydney. Tour the beautiful Sydney Botanic Gardens, explore the historic Rocks district, stroll along Bondi Beach, and drive past exclusive homes and yacht clubs in Double Bay and Vaucluse. Visit food and craft markets, galleries, museums, and vibrant neighborhoods. Also enjoy a tour and performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, private yacht excursions, scenic harbor flights, and private surfing lessons.
One day, take a private 4WD tour into the Blue Mountains and explore the Australian bush. View spectacular mountain landscapes and drive along remote dirt roads to view kangaroos, wallabies and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Also enjoy mountain walks surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Lunch will be a gourmet Australian BBQ in the bush.
Spend three days on Lizard Island, Australia's only luxury resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat rides in the Great Barrier Reef.
Continue to Ayers Rock (Uluru), surrounded by vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Centre. With your own 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. Optional activities can be arranged such as camel excursions, helicopter flights over the Outback landscape, or visits to remote cave art sites.
Spend a few unforgettable days on Kangaroo Island to see abundant wildlife in their natural habitat, including kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, echidnas, goannas, platypuses, rare birds and even whales. Also see spectacular rock formations, beautiful beaches and meet the locals. Touring is with your own private naturalist guide and accommodation is at an award-winning luxury lodge.
Conclude your tour with an overnight in Sydney.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private afternoon tour
Half-day private tour of Sydney and evening Opera House tour and performance tickets
Sydney& Blue Mountains
Full-day private excursion to Blue Mountains or continue Sydney city touring
Sydney - Lizard Island(Great Barrier Reef)
Transfer and flight to Lizard Island, via Cairns. Arrival transfer to island resort for 3 nights
Days 5 & 6
Snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, nature walks, kayaking, and other options at the resort
Lizard Island - Ayers Rock
Private island charter flight to Cairns. Assistance to flight to Ayers Rock. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private touring in the Outback
Private sunrise walk at Ayers Rock (Uluru). Private afternoon touring or hiking at The Olgas (Kata Tjuta). Dinner under the stars this evening
Ayers Rock - Kangaroo Island
Transfer and flight to Kangaroo Island, via Adelaide. Private arrival transfer to the lodge for 3 nights.
Full-day private touring of the island with a naturalist
Private morning touring and afternoon at leisure to enjoy the lodge’s facilities and spa
Kangaroo Island - Sydney
Transfer and flight to Sydney, via Adelaide. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight
Private airport transfer
Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Seasons Sydney
Lizard Island Resort
Ayers Rock (Uluru):
Southern Ocean Lodge
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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