based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
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Starting in cosmopolitan Sydney will allow you to slip easily into the time change; the arresting and iconic views of the harbour are sure to perk up even the most jet lagged of travellers
Dining at Table 131 whilst at Uluru is spellbinding, the stars are spectacular and the noises of the desert are the soundtrack to your evening
Waking up to the dawn chorus from the Daintree rainforest is magical
Being located right on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island has unparalleled access to some of the most pristine diving and snorkelling in the world
The northern half of Australia is at its best July to September
In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.
Sydney is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May - October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights. April through November is the best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef, although southeast trade winds can sometimes make it a tad choppy at sea. December through March can be uncomfortably hot and humid, particularly as far north. In the winter months (June-Aug), the water can be a touch chilly (Aussies think so, anyway), but it rarely drops below 22°C.
Explore Australia’s extraordinary scenery with this itinerary that takes you on a journey to some awe-inspiring must-visit locations. From the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the dramatic desert landscape of the red centre and the azure- blue water of the Great Barrier Reef – this itinerary showcases the very best of Australia’s classic hotspots.
Begin your journey in Sydney, Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Offering a wealth of experiences and accommodation options to suit every budget, Sydney showcases the very best of Australia’s diversity. Adrenalin junkies will revel in the chance to climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or if you prefer to be on solid ground why not stroll in the beautiful botanic gardens. Spend your time in Sydney exploring the harbour on a luxury gourmet cruise or take to the beaches of Bondi and enjoy an iconic surfing lesson. During your time in Sydney we have included a bespoke private tour by vintage car. Head out with your local guide and learn about the history of the Rocks area, discover empty bays and beaches and explore the secret laneways and quaint sides-streets known only to a local.
Next, venture in the expansive desert plains of the outback. Walk in the footsteps of the first pioneers as you travel to Uluru – the monolithic rock also known as Ayers Rock. Here, learn about Aboriginal history and join a guided Aboriginal walking trek around the base of Uluru or opt to soar high above this magnificent geological formation on a scenic flight.
During your time in the red centre you will enjoy a remarkable al-fresco dinner which is included in the cost of your accommodation. Under the cover of darkness with a blanket of stars above you, enjoy a three course al-fresco feast as you are serenaded by traditional didgeridoo – a truly unique experience and one that will humble all that partake.
Explore one of the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree. Explore this ancient rainforest as part of a guided tour – marvel at the huge array of wildlife or partake in an Aboriginal led river cruise along the Daintree River. Opt to soar high above Tropical North Queensland rainforest on the kuranda scenic railway from Cairns or simply relax in your luxury Daintree based accommodation. With natural spa pools, a huge array of endemic wildlife and a vast Aboriginal history, the Daintree offers a relaxing respite from the sandy desert of the red centre.
The final element to your spectacular adventure will be a stay amidst the emerald islands and jewel coloured reefs of the Great Barrier Reef at Lizard Island. Lizard Island sits right on the reef, so you can snorkel and dive right from the pristine white sand beaches, before enjoying sumptuous cuisine, much of which will have been caught on the reef that day, paired with superb Australian wines. This luxurious 'Robinson Crusoe' experience will be the perfect end to an incredible Australian adventure.
Enjoy a breathtaking private helicopter journey over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, one of the world's most iconic and spectacular scenes.
This hidden and private guided tour of Sydney really gets you away from the conventional sights of Sydney. With your specialist guides and unique vehicle, explore through the eyes of two locals and learn all about Sydney from a different perspective.
A full day sail and snorkel cruise aboard a luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran is a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Relax as your yacht is nudged casually along by tropical breezes in the balmy waters of the reef.
Watch the sun set over the golden hues of Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park and listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo filling the air as you sit to enjoy a delectable Aussie feast as the stars twinkle above you.
Watch the red ochre hue of Uluru darken as the sun lowers and the mesmerising Field of Light is revealed before you. Enjoy an outback feast style with accompanying wines before enjoying a tour of the night sky from Longitude's resident astronomer.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
Great Barrier Reef and Islands, Queensland, Australia
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