- 13 days/12 nights
- 12 nights luxury accommodations
- Small group tours
- All transfers
Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef to Kangaroo Island
This is a great itinerary for discerning travelers, honeymooners, or those who have already visited the Land Downunder. Luxurious Australia hits the popular highlights of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, but also takes you to some of the less-visited spots, including the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, and Tasmania. Throughout, you’ll be pampered in luxury hotels and resorts and enjoy the insights of small group tours. Exploring Australia at a leisurely pace, your vacation will actually feel like a vacation. Scan the suggested itinerary below and then call one of our agents to help plan your tailored Luxurious Australia independent vacation.
Day 1: Arrive Sydney Day 2: Sydney Day Tour Day 3: Sydney at leisure Day 4: Blue Mountains Day 5: Sydney to Cairns to Lizard Island Day 6: Lizard Island at leisure Day 7: Lizard Island at leisure Day 8: Lizard Island to Cairns Day 9: Cairns to Adelaide Day 10: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island Day 11: Kangaroo Island at leisure Day 12: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide Day 13: Return Home
Upon arrival at Sydney airport, catch a taxi to your hotel. Unpack in your luxury hotel suite, as this will be your home for the next 4 days. Walk along the waterfront, enjoying your first evening of your Australia vacation.
Stay 4 nights: Sydney 5 star hotel
Today you will be privileged to have your own personal tour of Sydney’s highlights. Learn the ins and outs of Australia’s most famous city from your knowledgeable and friendly guide. Homemade morning tea and lunch are provided. This evening, dine at one of Sydney’s premier restaurants or attend an event at the Opera House.
A day completely at your leisure, explore sights and museums you didn’t get a chance to see the day before. Spend some time window shopping or head over to Bondi Beach. Just be sure to get some rest this evening in preparation for your Blue Mountains adventure the following day.
Early this morning, your tour guides will pick you up at your hotel. With a small group of fellow travelers you’ll journey to the Blue Mountains National Park. Today, you will see ancient Aboriginal sites, rock formations, native flora and fauna, and memorable lookouts. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, complete with Australia Wines and cheese. On the way back to your Sydney hotel, you’ll catch a glimpse of the site of the 2000 Olympic Games.
You will have a private transfer to the airport, where you will catch your flight from Sydney to Cairns. From Cairns, transfer to Lizard Island – your retreat for the next 3 days and nights.
Stay 3 nights: Lizard Island 5 star hotel
Lizard Island is Australia’s northernmost resort, a national park right on the Great Barrier Reef. Home to 24 beaches and a lagoon, your days will be filled with all types of water activities: snorkeling, diving, sailing, and/or traveling out in the Reef in a glass-bottomed boat.
Use your final day at Lizard Island to continue your activities from yesterday. Otherwise, consider bushwalking, fishing, or perhaps a relaxing massage.
Fly back to Cairns and then north to your hotel at Palm Cove. Recognized as one of Australia’s best beaches, spend your day relaxing in the sun.
Stay: Cairns 5 star hotel
Catch your flight to South Australia’s largest city: Adelaide. An easy walk from your hotel is many of the city’s highlights and some great restaurants.
Stay: Adelaide 5 star hotel
A highlight of your trip will be visiting beautiful Kangaroo Island. The island is home to a concentrated abundance of wildlife you won’t find elsewhere in Australia. Some of the touring options include: Cliffords Honey Farm, Parndana Wildlife Park, Guided Tour of Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island Marine Center, Kelly Hill Caves, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admiral’s Arch, Island Pure Sheep Dairy and Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
Stay 3 nights: Kangaroo Island 5 star hotel
Attend a yoga class, sit on the seafront with a watercolor kit, or fly a kite. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself!
Enjoy high tea and a game of croquet or go snorkeling. Otherwise, for an added cost, join a wildlife tour, have a massage, go scuba diving, or take cooking lessons.
Your vacation ends today upon return via transfers to Adelaide airport.
Day 1: Arrive Sydney
Day 2: Sydney Day Tour
Day 3: Sydney at leisure
Day 4: Blue Mountains
Day 5: Sydney to Cairns to Lizard Island
Day 6: Lizard Island at leisure
Day 7: Lizard Island at leisure
Day 8: Lizard Island to Cairns
Day 9: Cairns to Adelaide
Day 10: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Day 11: Kangaroo Island at leisure
Day 12: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
Day 13: Return Home
Pricing & Departures
|11 Dec, 2015 – 12 Jan, 2016||Call for pricing|
|13 Jan – 31 Mar, 2016||$7,539|
Prices are per person based on double occupancy; subject to availability; Does not include international airfare.
Or, call 1.800.788.0829 to speak with one of our travel experts.
- Rental car one-way fee of approx 200.00 AUD paid locally
- Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
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- All package prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted
- Prices reflect cash discount
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