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On arrival at the airport, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the evening meet your Traveling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at the beachfront Nu Nu Restaurant, where you will enjoy a four-course tasting menu made from seasonal ingredients and paired with matching wines as you overlook the crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree National Park is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Join your Local Expert for an exclusive exploration into this ancient rainforest and learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Lunch is served in a tranquil setting in the heart of the rainforest. Return to your hotel, where you have the evening at your leisure.
Visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a place of great ecological value and beauty. Experience its magic as you cruise out to Agincourt Reef to enjoy the day relaxing on board or take to the water to discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures, as you snorkel around underwater gardens. Lunch is served on board in air-conditioned comfort.
In the morning fly from the coast to Alice Springs, the Red Center of Australia and the heartland of some of the indigenous Aboriginal people. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant; then join your Local Expert for a town tour. As the sun sets over the otherworldly landscapes of the Outback, prepare for a traditional dinner in the wilderness, set beneath the Milky Way.
Travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, which was formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Explore the twelve visible craters and marvel at the unusual plant life growing in the area. In the afternoon, join your Local Expert for a walk along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon. Enjoy dinner and wine served at Carmichael's Restaurant.
Rise with the sun and embark on an invigorating 3.7 mile Rim Walk at Kings Canyon. Alternatively, choose a more leisurely stroll along the creek bed. Your journey continues to Curtin Springs, a vast family-owned farm that is home to 4,000 head of cattle! Learn about local life from a resident, as you enjoy a BBQ lunch. Finish your travels today in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park just in time for a spectacular sunset with canapes and wine.
Wake up to an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuṯa and Uluṟu. Then it’s off to the Uluṟu—Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Then walk through the Walpa Gorge to see the domes of Kata Tjuṯa, also known as the Olgas. This afternoon take a walk around the base of Uluṟu and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, a historical water source for the area. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner inspired by local native ingredients, at Ikari Restaurant.
Experience the magic of sunrise over Uluṟu, before enjoying breakfast at your hotel. Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps a Bespoke Experience of a helicopter flight over Uluṟu and Kata Tjuṯa. In the afternoon, fly to thrilling Sydney, check into your harbor-side hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blue Mountains National Park, known for its dramatic landscapes. See the Three Sisters rock formations, marvel at Bridal Veil Falls and embark on a peaceful wilderness walk. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, before arriving at your hotel. Later meet your fellow travelers for a delicious dinner made from local produce.
Take in vistas of pristine landscapes, as you travel north toward Hunter Valley for a day of fine cuisine and wine. On arrival, you’re hosted for a private wine tasting at one of the region’s renowned wineries, followed by an exquisite tasting lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure at your boutique hotel, perhaps opting for a massage at the spa. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
Prepare for a day of sailing on iconic Sydney Harbor. Join a skilled sailing crew on board a luxury yacht and take in views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and the secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps dining at one of the city’s popular restaurants.
With a Local Expert, see the city’s beachside Eastern Suburbs and take a stroll along the scenic coastal path. In the afternoon, join your Traveling Concierge for a VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, before enjoying a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant, set in the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travelers and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Lunch with Wine, 7 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee.
|Start Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|8 Oct 19||20 Oct 19||$7,525pp||AARP members save an additional $100||Request Quote Book Now|
|12 Nov 19||24 Nov 19||$7,525pp||AARP members save an additional $100||Request Quote Book Now|
|3 Mar 20||15 Mar 20||$7,525pp||AARP members save an additional $100||Request Quote Book Now|
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