Australia Itineraries: AU14

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Day 01: Arrive at Sydney

Arrive at Sydney, which is one of Australia's largest cities, complete your immigration and step out in this beautiful city. Later, transfer and check-in at the hotel. Evening free time is to explore nearby area of hotel. Overnight at Sydney. Recommended Accommodations: Pretty Beach House, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, Capella Lodge, The Langham, Park Hyatt, Shangri-La Hotel,

Day 02: City tour - Private Yacht Sailing

Today, enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Upon take-off enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, glistening waters of Maroubra Beach, coastline of the eastern suburb’s beaches including Coogee, Clovelly, Bondi Beach with the aquamarine waters. Sydney Harbour heads and the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour. Enjoy an unforgettable view of icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove, foothills of the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, and Randwick Racecourse. In the afternoon, you will board a private sailing yacht for a cruise around Sydney Harbour. As you cruise around, stop at two harborside restaurants to enjoy gourmet dishes with personalized cocktails. Overnight at Sydney.

Day 03: Jonah's Boutique Hotel - Show at Opera House

Fly by seaplane to Jonah's for the quintessential Sydney experience! Be indulged with a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches before landing on Pittwater at Palm Beach. Enjoy three courses at the one-hatted Jonah's before flying back to Rose Bay. Experience the fine dining, luxury accommodation and Australia’s best wine list to ensure Jonah’s Restaurant remains one of Australia's most prestigious ocean retreats. Later in the evening step inside the sails and discover the magic at the heart of Sydney's famous icon- Opera House. Revel in a spectacular performance of some of the greatest music the world has ever known. A night at the opera is an unforgettable experience. Overnight at Sydney.

Day 04: Blue Mountains - 1929 Vintage Cadillac LaSalle tour

Today visit The UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are known for their striking contrast between plateau, cliff and valley landscapes and the famous blue haze, which is a vapour, produced by numerous eucalypt trees. Experience the beauty and history of the Blue Mountains on this private full-day tour. Enjoy the visit to Blue Mountains National Park, Cable Car across the Jamison Valley, Ride on the World's Steepest Railway and take the Skyway Cable Car back up to the top, The Giant Stairway, along with a spectacular view of  The Three Sisters, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Off beat tracks of Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, etc. You can also experience the rare 1929 Vintage Cadillac LaSalle with a driver / guide who has lived his entire life in the Blue Mountains and will show areas not normally accessed by tourists. Hear some amazing local stories. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 05: Lord Howe Island 

Check out from the hotel & take a flight to one of the top 10 destinations to experience i.e. Lord Howe Island which is Just Paradise. Immerse yourself in the spectacular surroundings and experience some of the world’s best day hikes, snorkelling on the coral reef, hand-feeding fish on Ned’s Beach and much more. This multi award winning, World Heritage-listed paradise. Overnight at Lord Howe Island. Recommended Accommodations: Capella Lodge, Arajilla Retreat, Bowker Beach House, etc.

Day 06: Lord Howe Island

Today explore the various activities that can be done snorkelling or diving on the reef, surf, kayak, windsurf and stand-up paddleboard, scuba diving, etc. We recommend playing a round of golf or take out a paddle board on the clear blue waters or have a spa day for your relaxation. Visit some of the famous places like Mount Gower, Neds Beach, Lord Howe Island Marine Park, Kim's Lookout, Valley of the Shadows, Lagoon Beach, etc. Hire a bike or car or charter a private cruise to enjoy this experience. Overnight at Lord Howe Island.

Day 07: Brisbane - Outback Fishing Experience via Helicopter

Take a flight for Brisbane. Upon arrival we take a private city tour of Brisbane which shows us some amazing places like City Hall, St. John’s Cathedral, and Parliament House, Story Bridge and past waterfront attractions like Customs House and Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parklands, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, etc. Overnight at Brisbane. Recommended AccomodationsSpicers Peak Lodge.

Day 08: Outback Fishing Experience via Helicopter

This one-day tour is fully guided by our experienced fishing guides.  The helicopter will take you to the west of Brisbane to the dry outback areas which promise some of the best Bass fishing in Australia.  Also expect to catch Yellowbelly, sooty grunter, welch grunter, sleep cod, Murray cod and even Barramundi, walking through pristine gorges, kayaking up skinny water rivers, fishing rapids and waterfalls. Overnight at Brisbane.

Day 09: Gold Coast

Check out from the hotel & proceed to Gold Coast. Later we discover the Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, including Purling Brook Falls and the Natural Bridge, Currumbin National Park, inhale views from Elephant Rock and the SkyPoint Observation Deck, etc. Enjoy some leisure time at Surfer’s Paradise and learn how to surf. Overnight at Gold Coast. Recommended Accommodations: Palazzo Versace, Sheraton Mirage, Intercontinental, Peppers Soul, Marriott Resort, etc.

Day 10: Cruise tour of Tangalooma

This tour showcases the world famous Tangalooma Wrecks of Moreton Island also cruise past both North and South Stradbroke Island and Wave Break Island is with sightings of Dolphins, turtles, rays, and fish commonly seen. You also can enjoy a gentle walk on Moreton Island looking for native wildlife. Enjoy selection of locally grown fruit to enjoy while on the cruise and make the experience even more enjoyable. Overnight at Gold Coast.

Day 11: Fraser Island

Check out from the hotel & take a flight to Hervey Bay and then a small 50 mins ferry ride to reach Fraser Island. The "World's Largest Sand Island" is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf, crystal clear lakes, and ancient old growth Rainforests. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Fraser Island. Recommended Accommodations: Kingfisher Bay Resort, etc.

Day 12: Fraser Island

The lakes and rainforests on Fraser Island are very unique in the world, Enjoy Lake Birrabeen, a crystal-clear perched lake that dreams are made of. You will also see the "Invisible Creek," with water so clear, it can be invisible to the naked eye. Fraser Island also boasts to having the purest breed of Dingo in the world, which are found all over the Island. Whales and Dolphins are seen swimming all along the beaches of Fraser Island.  Lake McKenzie, a perched lake fed only by rainwater, encircled by pure white sand. Lake Wabby, at the edge of the Hammerstone Sandblow, is the deepest lake on the island and when the sun shines it's hard to resist plunging into its cool, emerald depths. Eli Creek is a clear freshwater creek – you can walk along its boardwalk then float with the current all the way to the beach. Champagne Pools, bubbly rock pool below the headland on the northern tip of the island, is another top spot to cool off. Overnight at Fraser Island.

Day 13: Cairns

Check out from the hotel and proceed to board the flight from Hervey Bay to Cairns. Tropical rainforests nestled next to one of the famous stretches of coral in the world, Cairns is a must-stop on any Australian itinerary. From spotting saltwater crocodiles in the incredible Daintree rainforest, to swimming with white-tip sharks on the Great Barrier Reef to enjoying Kuranda scenic railway, etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Cairns. Recommended Accommodations: Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns, The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights, The Abbott Boutique Hotel, etc.

Day 14: Daintree Rainforest - Mossman Gorge - Cape Tribulation

The idea is to follow the coastal road known as the Bloomfield Track from Cairns towards Cooktown which will give you an experience available nowhere else in the world. You’ll be able to see two World Heritage sites – the Wet Tropics (including Daintree Forest) and the Great Barrier Reef – come together. It’s where the rainforest meets the reef. The Mossman Gorge is essentially the gateway to the Daintree National Park. Take a walk along the elevated boardwalks through the canopy of trees, meander along the river, watch butterflies flitting around you and see pristine clear waters spilling from ancient rock formations. Wandering down the waterways of Daintree is definitely one of the best ways to see it. Board a luxury cruise which showcases the wildlife and birdlife nestled around this World Heritage river. You’ll see frogs, birds, reptiles, marsupials and nearly 60% of Australia’s butterfly population all in one concentrated area, as well as one of the most densely packed mangroves in the world. Your last stop for the day is Cape Tribulation, the world-renowned rainforest beach. It really is where the rainforest meets the reef, as you have the rainforest to your back, sand crunching between your toes and the reef before you. Overnight at Cairns.

Day 15: Great Barrier Reef

Discover the iconic great barrier Reef combining an awe-inspiring helicopter flight combined with a cruise. It’s the world’s largest reef system, boasting over 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and stretching for over 2, 600 kilometres. It’s absolutely massive and teeming with sea life: thirty different types of whales and dolphins, over 200 species of birds and more than 1,500 types of fish. Enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling and in your dives,  you are absolutely surrounded by angelfish, bannerfish, fiery orange-hued Nemo’s, prehistoric-looking cuttlefish, etc. Overnight at Cairns.

Day 16: Skyrail • Australia Butterfly Sanctuary • Kuranda Scenic Railway

Just a 15-minute drive out of Cairns is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a 7.5km scenic cableway offering jaw-dropping views of the Barron Gorge National Park. At Red Peak you’ll be able to do a rainforest boardwalk loop at Barron Falls, taking in the beauty of the Barron Gorge and waterfalls, or make your way to the various viewing platforms like ‘The Edge’ lookout. Head to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The sanctuary is the largest butterfly aviary in the entire Southern hemisphere and is home to over 1500 butterflies! Travel in Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway with premium seating and morning or afternoon refreshments. Have plenty of free time to explore Kuranda and take advantage of discount entry to a variety of attractions and wildlife exhibits. Browse the famous Heritage Markets in Kuranda Village at your leisure. Take an exclusive tour of the World Heritage-listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station. Overnight at Cairns.

Day 17: Hamilton Island & Whitsunday Island

Check out from the hotel & proceed to take a flight to reach Hamilton Island. With its idyllic location in the heart of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is a perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach. It also boasts renowned bars and restaurants, a wide range of accommodation options, a huge selection of activities, and some striking contemporary landmarks, including the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hamilton Island. Recommended Accommodations : North Cape 4, Qualia, Beach Club, Frangipani 001, Anchorage 6, etc.

Day 18: White haven by Seaplane - Hamilton Island Golf Club 

Spend an hour and a half soaking up the beauty of White haven Beach - one of the world’s most spectacular and pristine destinations. See the Whitsundays by air! Enjoy a sensational seaplane flight over the Whitsundays, with views over the islands and Hill Inlet. You’ll also have the exhilarating experience of landing on water. Stroll the pristine, white sand, swim, or relax beach  side before returning to Hamilton Island. Spend the rest of the day at the Golf club and enjoy. Overnight at Hamilton Island.

Day 19: Heart Island

Located in the Great Barrier Reef, the newly opened Heart Island offers a unique, experience starting with a helicopter flight over White haven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef. Once you have landed on the private Heart Island pontoon helipad, you have to explore the lagoon, or simply relax and enjoy the sea breeze. Relax in style on the spectacular Heart Island Pontoon, which features an incredible mirrored exterior, luxury fittings and a breath-taking outlook over the Great Barrier Reef. See Heart Reef and some of the Whitsunday’s most renowned sights from above, including White haven Beach and Hill Inlet, with a spectacular helicopter trip from Hamilton Island to Heart Island Pontoon. Explore the turquoise Lagoon in a glass bottom boat tour, or swim or snorkel at your own pace. Overnight at Hamilton Island.

Day 20: Hamilton Island Wildlife - Bush & Walking Trails - Spas

Get up close to all kinds of Australian Marsupials, Snakes, Lizards, Koalas and Kangaroos. You can even meet the park’s very own giant crocodile and have breakfast with koalas! Take a fun, guided tour with one of the expert keepers, who will help you feed, talk to, and touch some of the Aussie animals. Get up close and have your photograph taken with some of Australia's most popular wildlife! Koalas, dingoes, pythons, lizards and our all-time favourite Freddie the talking Cockatoo! Some of the walking trails are Hideaway Bay, Saddle Junction, Flat Top Hill Lookout, Passage Peak, Middle Head Trail, Coral Cove, Escape Beach Trail, Resort Lookout, South East Head Trail. Enjoy some of the spas and relax. Overnight at Hamilton Island.

Day 21: Hamilton - Homeward Bound

Today, proceed to the airport as the memorable tour comes to an end. Return home with beautiful memories.