Icons of Australia

Icons of Australia

Visit Australia’s landmarks, both manmade and natural, on this 15-day exploration of the Land Down Under. Explore five unique areas of the country, from the culture and cuisine of Sydney and Tasmania, to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, the red mound of Ayers Rock, and the wild Kangaroo Island.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Sydney / Park Hyatt Sydney

  • Day 2:

    Sydney / Park Hyatt Sydney (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Sydney / Park Hyatt Sydney (B)

  • Day 4:

    Daintree Rainforest / Silky Oaks Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 5:

    Daintree Rainforest / Silky Oaks Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Daintree Rainforest / Silky Oaks Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Ayers Rock / Longitude 131° (B,D)

  • Day 8:

    Ayers Rock / Longitude 131° (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B,D)

  • Day 10:

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

  • Day 11:

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

  • Day 12:

    Hobart / Henry Jones Art Hotel (B)

  • Day 13:

    Hobart / Henry Jones Art Hotel (B)

  • Day 14:

    Hobart / Henry Jones Art Hotel (B)

  • Day 15:

    Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Sydney, enjoying a beautiful view from the Park Hyatt Sydney. Experience a private tour in an antique seaplane which takes you out of the city to the Kuring Gai National Park, plus spend a full day at your leisure in the vibrant city. Next, venture to the Daintree National Park, home to the world's oldest living rainforest. From the comfort and elegance of Silky Oaks Lodge hidden in the trees, explore the culturally significant areas of the local Aboriginals, and take a day to see the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Head to the Red Center and Ayers Rock on your seventh day in Australia. Dine under the stars, watch the sun rise over the famed Uluru, and experience the true Outback from the tented suites at Longitude 131°. Kangaroo Island is next, the rugged coast sheltering the Southern Ocean Lodge on this natural island. Spend two full days in the "zoo without borders" and search for kangaroos, koalas, seals, sea lions, echidnas, and a wide variety of birdlife.

Conclude your journey on Tasmania, a region of both the wild and the refined. Hobart will be your playground as you enjoy an incredible culinary tour, learn about the island's past as a penal colony, and experience the stunning Museum of Old and New Art.

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