Quintessential Bush & Outback

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The Quintessential Australian Bush and Outback Exploration

Suggested duration

9 nights, (plus suggested add-on and extra nights at arrival or departure destination if desired).

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Meander off the beaten track with this quintessential Australian itinerary, exploring the bush and outback with the support of a knowledgeable and passionate team of hosts and guides. This itinerary encourages guests immerse themselves in Australia’s environment, wildlife and diverse natural landscapes.

From brisbane drive 2 hours to spicers peak lodge.

1 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (3 Nights)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge  is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat.

A selection of must do’s

  • Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 9,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a bike ride or walk, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.

  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to experience the great outdoors at its best. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider to enjoy this bush experience.

  • Star Gazing – In the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local guide.

1 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (3 Nights)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge  is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat.

A selection of must do’s

  • Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 9,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a bike ride or walk, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.

  • Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to experience the great outdoors at its best. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider to enjoy this bush experience.

  • Star Gazing – In the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local guide.

2 hour drive to brisbane airport, 1.5 hour flight to sydney airport, 3 hour drive to emirates one&only wolgan valley or 30 minute private helicopter transfer.

2 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at Emirates’ World Saver award-winning, conservation-led Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 4,000 acres of private conservation zone to explore, enjoy a memorable break with distinctive dining and spectacular scenery.

A selection of must do’s

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the bush, 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 bush and outback.

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallabies and wallaroos (including sighting a rare albino wallaroo).

2 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at Emirates’ World Saver award-winning, conservation-led Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 4,000 acres of private conservation zone to explore, enjoy a memorable break with distinctive dining and spectacular scenery.

A selection of must do’s

  • Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the bush, 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 bush and outback.

  • Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallabies and wallaroos (including sighting a rare albino wallaroo).

El questro operates from april until october. 3 hour drive to sydney airport, 4.5 hour flight to darwin airport, overnight darwin. next morning 1 hour flight to kununurra airport, 2 hour hosted drive to el questro homestead.

3 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Northern Territory (3 Nights)

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas of over the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests.

A selection of must do’s

  • Argyle Diamond Mine Ground Tour with Bungle Bungles scenic flight – Combine the treasure of nature with the treasure of the earth in this fly/drive day tour.

  • Spend an afternoon at the Zebedee Thermal Springs – A magical place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day.

  • Take a guided hike into the majestic gorges and swim in a pristine rockpool and waterfall.

  • The Homestead is renowned for serving gourmet cuisine in dramatic locations – Request an intimate dinner beneath the stars, or with views over a waterfall.

3 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Northern Territory (3 Nights)

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas of over the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests.

A selection of must do’s

  • Argyle Diamond Mine Ground Tour with Bungle Bungles scenic flight – Combine the treasure of nature with the treasure of the earth in this fly/drive day tour.

  • Spend an afternoon at the Zebedee Thermal Springs – A magical place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day.

  • Take a guided hike into the majestic gorges and swim in a pristine rockpool and waterfall.

  • The Homestead is renowned for serving gourmet cuisine in dramatic locations – Request an intimate dinner beneath the stars, or with views over a waterfall.

OPTIONAL:

For a first time visitor to Australia we suggest an additional few nights at Longitude 131 ° to experience the spiritual and geographical heart of Australia and the desert landscapes.

2 hour hosted drive to kununurra airport, 1 hour flight to darwin airport, overnight darwin, next day 2.5 hour flight to ayers rock airport, 15 minute hosted drive to longitude 131 °.

+ Longitude 131° Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory (3 Nights)

Located in the heart of Australia and facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131° offers a uniquely personal experience, complete with pampering accommodation in 15 luxury tents with 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 out on sumptuous outback fare 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.

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