Escape Down Under

Escape Down Under

From the vast expanses of the outback to the crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is revealed in vivid detail on this 13-day excursion. No luxurious detail is overlooked as you are welcomed by award-winning luxury properties and warm Aussie hospitality on your enchanting escape.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Sydney / Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

  • Day 2:

    Sydney / Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (B)

  • Day 3:

    Ayers / Longitude 131° (B,D)

  • Day 4:

    Ayers / Longitude 131° (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    South Australia / Arkaba Station (B,D)

  • Day 6:

    South Australia / Arkaba Station (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 8:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Great Barrier Reef / Lizard Island Resort (B,D)

  • Day 11:

    Great Barrier Reef / Lizard Island Resort (B,L,D)

  • Day 12:

    Great Barrier Reef / Lizard Island Resort (B,L,D)

  • Day 13:

    Sydney / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Bid a "G'day" to Australia as you arrive in Sydney to start your journey. Located in the cosmopolitan Rocks District, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney enjoys incredible views of the famous Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Your accommodations for the next two nights will offer exquisite views of the Sydney's iconic skyline, harbor and landmarks. While in Sydney enjoy walking tours of historic points of interest around the vibrant city.

Next, ready yourself for the outback as you fly to Ayers Rock where you can connect with the spectacular landscape, ancient culture and mystical ambiance of 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 witnessing breathtaking sunrises over Ayers Rock are among the many bushland wonders that await you.

Head south to Adelaide now and the country charm of Arkaba Station. A 19th-century homestead with an intriguing pastoral history and working sheep station, the gracious five bedroom abode is close to the geological and natural wonders of the Flinders Ranges in the South Australian bush, offering 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.

Trade the bush for the beach at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, your home for the next three nights. With 21 national and conservation parks covering more than 30% of the island’s total area, Kangaroo Island has established itself as a premiere destination for nature lovers of all types. Experience this "zoo without fences" on wildlife treks. 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. Incredible beach fishing and watersports balance restful moments spent on the lodge's decks or in the privacy of your own hammock.

Finally, end your Australian adventure at Lizard Island Resort, located on the northernmost island in the famous Great Barrier Reef. Stunning marine life and coral formations can be explored by divers, snorkelers or from above as you float in a glass bottomed boat. Set high on Sunset Ridge, Sunset Point Villas feature gorgeous views of the sea between the branches of eucalyptus trees. Spend the rest of your trip at your leisure, taking in the sights of the sea or indulging in spa treatments at the resort's award-winning Azure Spa.

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