The Land Down Under is a land full of wonder, with national parks, remote wilderness experiences, bustling modern cities and quiet beach retreats making up the diverse country. Get a taste of it all with Ker & Downey’s Escape Down Under – a 13-day experiential travel journey through the best and brightest of Australia.
Start by spending two nights in the Park Hyatt Sydney, taking in incredible views of the famous Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from your hotel window. The outback is next at Ayers Rock in Australia’s central red heartland. You will stay in one of only 15 elevated tents set on an isolated sand dune at the luxurious Longitude 131°. Guided treks through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, soulful encounters with aboriginal artists and historians, and breathtaking sunrises over Ayers Rock are among the many bushland wonders that await you. Explore the geological and natural wonders of the Flinders Ranges in the South Australian bush from the comfort of Arkaba Station. This charming 19th-century homestead with a working sheep station offers the best for both leisure and adventure travelers – delight in walkabouts on the surrounding grounds where emu, wallaroo, and kangaroo will pause to inspect you as you explore their rural home.
On the last leg of the tour you’ll trade the bush for the beaches at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, and the Lizard Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef. With 21 national and conservation parks, Kangaroo Island has established itself as a premiere destination for nature lovers of all types. Experience this “zoo without fences” on wildlife The Island’s diverse landscapes are home to sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, platypus, 253 bird species, and even whales which pass through its waters in winter seasons. Lizard Island’s stunning marine life and coral formations can be explored by divers, snorkelers or from above as you float in a glass bottomed boat. Incredible beach fishing and watersports balance restful moments spent on your final days in Australia.
Ker & Downey’s approach to Australia is as unique as the itineraries we can create for you with private, exclusive and extraordinary access to unforgettable places. Choose to combine World Heritage Sites such as Kakadu National Park or the Great Barrier Reef with island getaways and tantalizing cityscapes and you have an unforgettable luxury travel experience. Contact our travel experts to start planning your getaway to the land down under!