Iconic Australia - Sydney, Rock & Reef

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Iconic Australia – Sydney, Rock & Reef

Suggested duration

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

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This itinerary lends itself to first time visitors to Australia as it encompasses iconic city, outback and coastal experiences. A perfect introduction to Australia and encourage visitors to immerse themselves in the continent’s diverse natural landscapes. Each luxury lodge offers guests the opportunity to have a very personal connection to the landscape, the culture and experience an authentic sense of place.

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

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

Easily accessible from the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains is a wilderness covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalypt forests and heath lands in News South Wales. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at 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 nature to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience, with distinctive dining, dramatic scenery, heritage and conservation.

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 the rare white wallaroo. The tour concludes with canapés accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon.

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small 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 1832 Heritage Homestead 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 whilst explaining the restoration process of the old homestead visited by Charles Darwin in 1836.

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

Easily accessible from the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains is a wilderness covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalypt forests and heath lands in News South Wales. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at 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 nature to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience, with distinctive dining, dramatic scenery, heritage and conservation.

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 the rare white wallaroo. The tour concludes with canapés accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon.

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small 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 1832 Heritage Homestead 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 whilst explaining the restoration process of the old homestead visited by Charles Darwin in 1836.

3hr drive to sydney. overnight in sydney to explore the spectacular harbour, the city’s seductive outdoor and beach lifestyle and impressive natural beauty. then 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 acoustics of the didgeridoo while Indigenous performers welcome you with a cultural 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 regaling you with 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 acoustics of the didgeridoo while Indigenous performers welcome you with a cultural 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 regaling you with 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, 2.5hr flight to cairns airport, overnight cairns, next day scheduled 1hr scenic flight direct to lizard island airport, 5min hosted drive to lizard island resort.

3 Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1200km along the tropical north Queensland coast and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a world heritage listed, natural inspiration. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. Lizard Island is a beautiful, natural, remote island retreat and the northern-most Great Barrier Reef resort. It offers 24 white powdery sand beaches, five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and is an outstanding dive and snorkel destination.

A selection of must do’s

  • Sensational snorkelling and diving opportunities. Dive the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience magical coral gardens, a giant clam garden and a colourful array of tropical fish.

  • Take a helicopter tour for a birds-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef. This guided aerial experience provides a powerful insight to this World Heritage wonder.

  • Enjoy a day fishing out on the surrounding reefs. Expect to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, Coral Trout or Red Emperor, with the added bonus of having the chefs prepare and cook your catch.

  • A Motorised Dinghy will allow you to access Lizard’s secluded beaches. Ask the team pack you a picnic hamper so you can spend hours exploring, snorkeling and soaking up the remote and romantic island surrounds.

**An alternative Great Barrier Reef experience, especially for golfers, sailors and spa lovers, is is to fly to Hamilton Island and stay at award winning resort, qualia.

3 Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1200km along the tropical north Queensland coast and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a world heritage listed, natural inspiration. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. Lizard Island is a beautiful, natural, remote island retreat and the northern-most Great Barrier Reef resort. It offers 24 white powdery sand beaches, five star cuisine, indulgent spa treatments and is an outstanding dive and snorkel destination.

A selection of must do’s

  • Sensational snorkelling and diving opportunities. Dive the famous Cod Hole or snorkel straight from the beach to experience magical coral gardens, a giant clam garden and a colourful array of tropical fish.

  • Take a helicopter tour for a birds-eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef. This guided aerial experience provides a powerful insight to this World Heritage wonder.

  • Enjoy a day fishing out on the surrounding reefs. Expect to hook anything from Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, Coral Trout or Red Emperor, with the added bonus of having the chefs prepare and cook your catch.

  • A Motorised Dinghy will allow you to access Lizard’s secluded beaches. Ask the team pack you a picnic hamper so you can spend hours exploring, snorkeling and soaking up the remote and romantic island surrounds.

**An alternative Great Barrier Reef experience, especially for golfers, sailors and spa lovers, is is to fly to Hamilton Island and stay at award winning resort, qualia.

15min hosted drive to ayers rock airport, 3hr flight to sydney airport, overnight sydney, 2.5hr flight to hamilton island airport, 10min drive to qualia.

3 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this world-class resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere. qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Signature Sunset Cruise on board qualia’s luxury vessel, Atomic. Let the magnificent palette of colour mesmerize you as the sun sets over the Whitsunday Islands and local waters.

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – Indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2 hours at Reefworld including all facilities and 1 hour on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and paper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island. It is the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

3 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this world-class resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere. qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Signature Sunset Cruise on board qualia’s luxury vessel, Atomic. Let the magnificent palette of colour mesmerize you as the sun sets over the Whitsunday Islands and local waters.

  • Best of Both Worlds Experience – Indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience. Tour includes 60 minutes of flying, 2 hours at Reefworld including all facilities and 1 hour on one of the world’s best beaches, ‘Whitehaven Beach’ with sparkling wine and picnic lunch.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and paper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island. It is the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

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