Sydney, Rock & Rainforest

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Experience Australia – Sydney, Rock & Rainforest

Suggested duration

9 nights, plus a night or two on route where required.

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Australia is a welcoming and accessible place. It is also a vast land with enormous diversity of inspiring travel destinations. The experiences offered within this itinerary are a seamless introduction to a remarkable continent and offer a very personal connection to the Australian landscape, culture and an authentic sense of place.

3 hour drive from sydney to emirates one&only wolgan valley resort & spa.

1 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 NIGHTS)

Easily accessible from the sparkling city of Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains is a wilderness covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalypt forests and heath lands. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the conservation-led (and World Saver award winner)Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 4,000 acres of private conservation reserve to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience.

A selection of must do’s

  • Wolgan Valley Drive – An all-encompassing tour of the Wolgan Valley reserve, guests can observe Australia’s native wildlife including wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and a rare albino wallaroo. Enjoy canapés accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine as the sun disappears into the horizon.

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Colonial Heritage Tour – departing from the wonderfully restored1832 Heritage Homestead (visited by Charles Darwin in 1836) and Kitchen Garden, take a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s early settlers as your Guide brings to life how they overcame the harshness of the Australian wilderness.

1 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 NIGHTS)

Easily accessible from the sparkling city of Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains is a wilderness covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalypt forests and heath lands. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the conservation-led (and World Saver award winner)Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 4,000 acres of private conservation reserve to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience.

A selection of must do’s

  • Wolgan Valley Drive – An all-encompassing tour of the Wolgan Valley reserve, guests can observe Australia’s native wildlife including wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and a rare albino wallaroo. Enjoy canapés accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine as the sun disappears into the horizon.

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Colonial Heritage Tour – departing from the wonderfully restored1832 Heritage Homestead (visited by Charles Darwin in 1836) and Kitchen Garden, take a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s early settlers as your Guide brings to life how they overcame the harshness of the Australian wilderness.

3hr drive (or 45min helicopter transfer) to sydney. overnight in sydney to explore the spectacular harbour, the city’s seductive outdoor and beach lifestyle and impressive natural beauty. take a 3.5hr flight to ayers rock airport and a 15min hosted drive to arrive at longitude 131°.

2 Longitude 131° Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory (3 NIGHTS)

The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape and arguably a journey to Australia’s spiritual and geographic heart. Facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131° offers a uniquely personal experience of this Australian icon from 15 luxury tents (canopied suites) with unrivalled private views of the changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises and sets.

A selection of must do’s

  • Uluru Sunrise Guided Base Walk – Experience the remarkable changing colours of the entire desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn.

  • Table 131° – Dine under the stars and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As you arrive to your dinner setting, be greeted by the deep rhythms of the didgeridoo while Indigenous performers welcome guests with a traditional dance.

  • Sunset Camel Ride – Explore the great Central Australia desert at a slow and relaxed pace, accompanied by an expert guide pointing out wildlife and plant life, and sharing colourful anecdotes about life in this remarkable region.

  • Discover the massive domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a guided tour of Walpa Gorge.

2 Longitude 131° Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory (3 NIGHTS)

The dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape and arguably a journey to Australia’s spiritual and geographic heart. Facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131° offers a uniquely personal experience of this Australian icon from 15 luxury tents (canopied suites) with unrivalled private views of the changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises and sets.

A selection of must do’s

  • Uluru Sunrise Guided Base Walk – Experience the remarkable changing colours of the entire desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn.

  • Table 131° – Dine under the stars and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As you arrive to your dinner setting, be greeted by the deep rhythms of the didgeridoo while Indigenous performers welcome guests with a traditional dance.

  • Sunset Camel Ride – Explore the great Central Australia desert at a slow and relaxed pace, accompanied by an expert guide pointing out wildlife and plant life, and sharing colourful anecdotes about life in this remarkable region.

  • Discover the massive domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a guided tour of Walpa Gorge.

15min hosted drive to ayers rock airport, 3hr flight to cairns airport, 70min private vehicle transfer to silky oaks lodge.

3 Silky Oaks Lodge The Daintree, Queensland (3NIGHTS)

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests, the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. The eco-lodge comprises the renowned open sided Treehouse restaurant offering fine dining surrounded by rainforest, contemporary accommodation encompassing both custom designed and furnished Billabong, River and Treehouses and the highly lauded Healing Waters Spa.

A selection of must do’s

  • The Billabong is excellent for snorkeling and is home to freshwater turtles, eels, Jungle Perch as well as a resident Platypus.

  • Enjoy a guided Sail onboard a luxurious catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • The Mossman River – unique to the Lodge is its riverside location, lagoon snorkeling, swimming, canoeing and private rainforest walks through pristine surrounds.

  • Simply relax and rejuvenate, using the power of water and the tranquility of the surrounding rainforest at the Healing Waters Spa.

3 Silky Oaks Lodge The Daintree, Queensland (3NIGHTS)

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests, the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. The eco-lodge comprises the renowned open sided Treehouse restaurant offering fine dining surrounded by rainforest, contemporary accommodation encompassing both custom designed and furnished Billabong, River and Treehouses and the highly lauded Healing Waters Spa.

A selection of must do’s

  • The Billabong is excellent for snorkeling and is home to freshwater turtles, eels, Jungle Perch as well as a resident Platypus.

  • Enjoy a guided Sail onboard a luxurious catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • The Mossman River – unique to the Lodge is its riverside location, lagoon snorkeling, swimming, canoeing and private rainforest walks through pristine surrounds.

  • Simply relax and rejuvenate, using the power of water and the tranquility of the surrounding rainforest at the Healing Waters Spa.

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