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East Coast Australian Luxury Tour – 14 Days

29 July 2010

East Coast Australian Luxury

In keeping with my promise to provide personal non-brochured luxury travel, we’ve created a superb 14 day, high end, luxury tour for clients who simply enjoy the best treatment, covering popular parts of Australia, but who haven’t got too much time to do it in.
This package provides a choice of some of Sydney’s best hotels, followed by a trip into the Blue Mountains by helicopter, before taking you to one of Australia’s newest, luxury, eco-resorts, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort.

Following your stay at Wolgan Valley we’ll bring you back to Sydney by helicopter for your private charter flight to Kangaroo Island. Your stay on Kangaroo Island will be in South Australia’s first super lodge, in superb luxury at the Southern Ocean Lodge.

Your return from Kangaroo Island by private charter flight into Adelaide is followed by a business class flight to Cairns where your helicopter awaits for your short flight to your luxury accommodation at Peppers Bale Port Douglas.

Whilst at Port Douglas you’ll take a private tour to one of Australia’s most iconic areas, the Daintree Rainforest.

A sixty minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef takes you to one of Australia’s luxury islands – Lizard Island, to recharge your “batteries” before your helicopter flight back to Cairns to complete your tour. We can arrange your onward Australian visit with further private luxury travel at your request, and can alter the above itinerary in any way to suit your requirements, The package is fully bonded for your protection.

Full Package Itinerary

Day 1

Private Afternoon Yacht SailUpon arrival into Sydney you will be met by your private guide and transferred to the Park Hyatt Sydney.

After a long flight into Sydney spend the afternoon relaxing on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Departing directly from the Park Hyatt board your luxury yacht for some casual drinks and a great introduction to Sydney via a private afternoon sail.

Stay overnight at Park Hyatt, Intercontinental or Observatory Hotel.

Day 2

Private Sydney City Sights

Private Sydney City SightsDeparting your city hotel travel through the charming historic Rocks precinct, with its quaint old cottages, pubs and the first church in Australia. This drive takes in Observatory Hill overlooking Darling Harbour, Bridge Street, the financial precinct of Australia and Sydney, Macquarie Street with the Parliament House of NSW government, the Mint and Hyde Park Barracks.

Travelling past St Mary’s Cathedral, you visit the Sydney Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens. Here we take a short stroll to view Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and for an unsurpassed view of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Bridge.

Rejoining the vehicle we continue along the shores of Sydney Harbour, around Woolloomooloo Bay, to Potts Point, Kings Cross, ritzy Double Bay and Rose  Bay, passing by the up-market real estate of the rich and famous. We stop at the beautiful Sydney Harbour National Park for morning tea. We travel further to Watsons Bay and South Head, with its
breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, the Heads, the North Shore and the city. Take a short stroll along the cliff tops and rejoin the vehicle to Bondi Beach. Bondi is Sydney’s most famous beaches and we enjoy the sights by taking in lunch at one of the city’s most famous restaurants Icebergs Dining room. Perched over Bondi Beach, this will be a dining experience that you will never forget.

After a delightful lunch at Bondi your private guide will escort you to a number of afternoon activities, with a choice of:

Afternoon Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb

The Bridge Climb is the most sought after Sydney attraction. It takes you along the upper span of the arch on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbour city surrounds. After embarking on your Climb in the afternoon, you will reach the summit as the sun begins to set. As you arrive on the western side of the Bridge the sun will have reached
the horizon and evening will emerge.

Seaplane and High Tea Experience

Boarding your Private seaplane make your way out of Rosebay for a magnificent flight over Sydney Harbour and its Northern Beaches. Flying past iconic Manly beach and the Pittwater region we arrive at Cottage Point Inn, located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located on the water’s edge we arrive at the restaurants private dock and enjoy a High Tea experience. Upon completion of High Tea you will board your flight back into Sydney and be transferred to your accommodation.

Private Wildlife and Ranger Experience

Enjoy a private and very unique behind the scenes tour of Taronga Zoo. You will be met by a wildlife expert from the zoo who will take you inside the Australian animal collection. You will see the animals being fed and cared for and allow you to get up close and personal with kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas as well as over 200 animals in the Street’s ‘Creatures of the Wollemi’ exhibit.

Stay overnight at Park Hyatt, Intercontinental or Observatory Hotel.

Day 3

Private Blue Mountains and transfer to Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Private Blue MountainsDeparting your city hotel you will be transferred to Sydney Helipad for an amazing flight into the Blue Mountains. See the CBD give way to the Blue Mountains National Park, the vastness will astound you! Your journey will be two parts today, as the first leg of your flight will set down in the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Meeting you of off your heli will be an expert guide who will give you an insight into the mystic and grandness of the Blue Mountains. You will see ancient aboriginal sights, the famous 3 sisters and enjoy a delightful lunch
at Lilianfels.

After lunch reboard your awaiting heli for a short flight into Wolgan Valley.

Stay overnight at Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa.

Day 4

Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Wolgan Valley Resort and SpaEmirates’ Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia’s Greater Blue  Mountains World Heritage area, less than three hours drive from Sydney. Modeled on the acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where you will enjoy absolute luxury, tranquility and connection with nature.

Spend your time relaxing or enjoying a number of the nature based activities including guided four wheel drives, guided Aboriginal interpretive tours, nature walks, wildlife spotting and horse riding.

Stay overnight at Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa.

Day 5

Heli Flight Wolgan to Sydney

Heli Flight Wolgan to SydneyBidding farewell to Wolgan Valley this evening you will board your awaiting helicopter for an amazing flight over the Blue Mountains, Sydney Harbour and Northern Beaches before landing at Sydney Airport. Here you will be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation.

Stay overnight at Park Hyatt, Intercontinental or Observatory Hotel.

Day 6

Fly Sydney to Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean AirAfter a transfer to Sydney Airport and a flight to Adelaide you will board your charter flight to Kangaroo Island. Upon arriving onto the Island you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the famous Southern Ocean Lodge.

Southern Ocean Lodge is South Australia’s first super lodge offering an exclusive luxury travel experience on Kangaroo Island. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the property commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.

Stay overnight at Southern Ocean Lodge.

Day 7

South Coast Wilderness 4WD Tour

Departing your accommodation we travel to Australia’s largest National Park, Flinders Chase. We have the opportunity to see an abundance of Australian native wildlife at Rocky River, headquarters of the Park. From there we drive through dense forest of Eucalyptus and Casuarina to Admirals Arch and the colony of New Zealand fur seals. Their haul-out area at the Arch itself provides a wonderful viewing area of the colony at play or rest. The ocean views are fantastic as we progress towards Remarkable Rocks. Marvel at this geological natural wonder of “modern art” formed over 500 million years ago! Here we wander through the sculptures of granite, carved by natural forces. Head back to Rocky River for a BBQ lunch of marinated steak, onions and potatoes, cooked in front of you by your guide (now turned chef!). This is complimented by fresh salads, local KI wines and other refreshments. For dessert spoil yourself by indulging in our special Pears poached in KI red wine, accompanied by KI’s unique Sheep’s Milk Yogurt. All this served in the bush, nestled amongst the beautiful tall Gum trees.

Stay overnight at Southern Ocean Lodge.

Day 8

Day at leisure

Stay overnight at Southern Ocean Lodge.

Day 9

Morning flight to Adelaide / Connect to Cairns

Peppers Bale Port DouglasUpon arriving into Cairns you will transfer to your awaiting helicopter for a short flight into your Port Douglas accommodation.

Peppers Bale Resort sets a new benchmark in luxury travel in Tropical North Queensland’s Port Douglas taking inspiration from the pavilion style accommodation found in South East Asia.

Designed with the direction of the sun and prevailing breeze in mind, Peppers Bale resort blends the comforts of modern design with the timeless elegance of wood and stone to ensure a harmonious equilibrium between natural and man-made elements.

Stay overnight at Peppers Bale Port Douglas

Day 10

Private Daintree Rainforest Explorer

Private Daintree Rainforest ExplorerDeparting your accommodation we travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage Listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. We step aboard our own personalised craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River.

We cruise close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, Kingfishers and various other wildlife. The cruise takes us through silent backwaters where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks.

Arriving on the northern side of the river we now enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage  protected rainforest. Our journey takes up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through rainforest and on to our first stop for home style morning tea deep in the rainforest at the Jindalba boardwalk. Jindalba (the aboriginal name for this place) is also where we literally immerse you inside our protected forests and take you on a guided walk where we view plants of ancient linage right through to examples of our more recent (relatively speaking of course) species of flowering plants.

The sounds of various birdlife sing along as we stroll. You may even hear the Wompoo fruit doves with their distinctive “Womp pooooo” call. To tease you more, there is the possibility of seeing the elusive and brightly coloured Southern Cassowary (A primitive and sadly, endangered species of flightless bird, standing up to an impressive (1.8m/5ft high).

Fallen fruit and fruit on low branches is the mainstay of its diet. Reboarding the vehicle we make our way to the magical Thornton Beach. Here your guide will highlight the beauty and indigenous significance of the area. We take a walk along the secluded beach before your guide will give you an ochre demonstration.

Lunch is a special treat today, deep under the Rainforest canopy. We enjoy a delicious lunch of tropical rainforest-inspired local produce. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy quality food, whilst bathed in the serenity of the Tropical Rainforests. We have the chance for a private rainforest walk here as well, and may possibly spot rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials! This is also your opportunity to immerse yourself in the fresh, clear, rainforest creek. Surely this is a once in a lifetime experience.

One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the world heritage rainforest and on to your home-ward road. You will be back at your accommodation early in the evening.

Stay overnight at Peppers Bale Port Douglas.

Day 11

Port Douglas to Lizard Island

This morning you will board your charter for a 60 min scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to arrive at the tropical paradise of Lizard Island. Lizard Island covers over 1,000 hectares, with 24 sandy beaches and famous Blue lagoon, – home to giant clams and coral gardens.

Stay overnight at Lizard Island Resort.

Day 12

Day at Leisure

Snorkelers are rewarded for little effort with coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island’s beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two.

Fishing enthusiasts can charter the “Fascination” for a day of exhilarating game fishing. Try bushwalking, sailing, a glass
bottom boat trip, or perhaps indulge in the serenity and relaxation of a pampering treatment at the luxurious Azure Spa.

Stay overnighta at Lizard Island Resort

Day 13

Day at Leisure

Stay overnight at Lizard Island Resort

Day 14

Morning flight to Cairns for onward flights

This morning you will enjoy a helicopter flight to Cairns, upon which you will rendezvous with your onward flight.

Included in your East Coast luxury package

  • Choice of hotel Accommodation as offered (or advise us of your different choice and we will re-price for you).
  • Private Touring as described.
  • Private Vehicle Transfers.
  • All Helicopter flights and transfers as shown.
  • Charter Flights as indicated.
  • 24 hour Travel Assistance Services.
  • Local Phone and Contact.
  • Entries to all indicated visits.
  • All Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners where indicated.
  • VIP access to Restaurants.

Package Costs

Per 2 persons sharing a room (single costing on request)
$AU65,700 (£39,000 approx / $US60,000 approx)

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