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This private itinerary visits many of Australia’s highlights while staying in
luxurious accommodation. Marvel at the variety of scenery that the country
has to offer as you pass cities, deserts, forests and ocean views. At the end of
the trip there is the chance to relax and swim in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef amid an abundance of colourful fish and marine life.
Transfer to the Intercontinental Sydney for 2 nights. (N)Day 2: Sydney
Day at leisure to explore the city’s major sights. Cox & Kings can organise a range of excursions for you including private tours, exclusive day cruises and seaplane flights. (B)Day 3: Fly to Uluru
Today, fly directly to Uluru. On arrival, you will be collected from the airport and taken to Longitude 131° where you will stay for 2 nights. On arrival, a glass of champagne will be served followed by a four-course meal matched with premium Australian wines. It is possible to upgrade your dinner tonight to the Tali Wiru experience: dine outdoors on a private dune overlooking Uluru in an intimate setting with less than 20 other guests. (B, L, D)Day 4: Uluru
During your stay you will be given a cultural touring programme. Excursions include visiting the impressive Uluru at sunrise and sunset, or a helicopter trip to see the natural wonders of the Australian outback from the sky – fly over the uninhabited landscape of the Northern Territory and the largest salt lake to be found here. (B, L, D)
Activities on offer: Discover the dramatic rock formations from a new perspective by taking to the air in a helicopter, with durations ranging from 15 minutes to a full day out. Set off from the lodge’s private helipad and discover Uluru, Kata Tjuta or further afield. Alternatively, take a flight to the outback peak of Mount Conner for a unique fine dining lunch while enjoying the impressive views of Uluru and Kings Canyon.Day 5: Fly to Cairns • Daintree
Late this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a direct flight to Cairns. You will then be driven to Silky Oaks Lodge* in Daintree rainforest for a 2-night stay. (B)Day 6: Daintree
Day at leisure. Optional activities are provided by the lodge including guided rainforest walks or indulgent spa treatments in the tranquil setting of the rainforest. (B)
Activities on offer: A range of additional services can be booked for your stay at Silky Oaks to enhance your stay in the Daintree. Helicopter experiences can be tailored for each guest, whether this is soaring over the rainforest or heading out to discover the inner or outer reefs. Go horse riding on deserted tropical beaches or along rainforest trails, with all levels of riding ability catered for. Take a fishing charter out on the open sea or stay inland exploring the various river systems.Day 7: Fly to Lizard Island
This morning you will be taken to the airport for a direct flight to Lizard Island. Stay 3 nights at the Lizard Island Resort. (B, L, D)Days 8-9: Lizard Island
Relax on one of the 24 powdery white private beaches, snorkel over the reef or enjoy one of the complimentary activities. (B, L, D)
Activities on offer: Experience the Great Barrier Reef at its finest with a private coral viewing by boat, or take to the seas in the early evening with a relaxing sunset cruise and indulge in fine wines and cheeses. Take a picnic hamper to a secluded cove or enjoy a degustation menu on the beach.Day 10: Fly to Sydney via Cairns
Fly to Sydney via Cairns. On arrival, you will be taken to the Intercontinental Sydney for 1 night. (B)Day 11: Sydney
Make your own way to the airport, or continue with onward arrangements. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
This morning you will be taken to the airport for a direct flight to Lizard Island. Stay 3 nights at the Lizard Island Resort. (B, L, D)Flights:
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Extensions:
Extra nights can be arranged in Sydney, along with a selection of excursions, or stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa for 2 nights with private helicopter transfers from Sydney.Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Situated on a secluded sand dune and offering fabulous views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) from each tent, Longitude 131° is regarded as one of the world's most luxurious wilderness camps. Accommodation is in luxury tents, elevated above the desert floor with superb views of the outback.An exceptional touring programme designed especially for guests is included in the wilderness experience, with lodge naturalist guides leading small groups of clients into the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The guest library is complete with an impressive collection of books, maps, historical literature and other artefacts enabling guests to trace the paths of legendary explorers. Evening meals are a memorable experience, either under the canopy of the Dune House restaurant or beneath a myriad of stars at Table 131°, with a four-course menu of Australian produce and fine wine. All meals and drinks (excluding cellarmaster's list) are included during your stay.
Lizard Island Resort, Australia's northernmost island beach resort, 240km north of Cairns and located on the Great Barrier Reef itself, is secluded from the rest of the country. It provides the perfect luxury island escape, with 24 powdery white beaches, over 1,000 hectares of national park and coral reef gardens. Accommodation is available in elegant rooms and suites, featuring interiors designed by Hecker Guthrie, with a two-bedroom villa set at the top of a cliff offering luxury, privacy and uninterrupted views across the Coral Sea. Stays are full board, with a focus on fresh seafood and using superb local produce, complemented by Australian and New Zealand wine. Picnic hampers are available for beachside lunches, or for a special Lizard Island Resort dining experience only metres from the lapping waves, a seven-course degustation dinner menu can be prepared. A range of excursions can be arranged locally, including snorkelling excursions, game fishing (black marlin ...
The InterContinental Sydney, once Australia's Treasury Building, has been fully restored using a fusion of colonial and contemporary architecture. Located adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the hotel is in the heart of Sydney city centre. The opera house, Circular Quay, Art Gallery of New South Wales and historic Rocks area are all within easy reach. Guestrooms are modern and elegant, well appointed and designed with comfort in mind. The restaurant and cosy bar are ideal places to unwind with a drink after a busy day.
Low season from £5995 per person
High season from £6195 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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