Ultimate Australia

Sydney, Uluru, Daintree National Park & Hamilton Island
12 nights private tour from $16,800 Per person

You will find bountiful breath-taking scenery as you on embark on this ultimate itinerary through some of Australia’s awe-inspiring must-visit locations. From the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the dramatic desert landscape of the red center and the azure-blue water of the Great Barrier Reef – this really does showcase the very best of Australia’s classic hotspots and all in ultimate luxury throughout.

Ultimate Australia
At a glance
  • Submerge in the cosmopolitan vibes of Sydney, with its iconic views of the harbor, private guided tours and an evening at the world-famous Opera House

  • Staying in handpicked unique luxury retreats throughout, the best locations all with outstanding views and first-class service

  • Dining at Table 131 whilst at Uluru is spellbinding, the stars are spectacular - let the noises of the desert and the magical light show wash over you

  • Wake up to the magical dawn chorus from the Daintree rainforest, before exploring the retreat in your private electric buggy

Journey highlights
  • Submerge in the cosmopolitan vibes of Sydney, with its iconic views of the harbor, private guided tours and an evening at the world-famous Opera House

  • Staying in handpicked unique luxury retreats throughout, the best locations all with outstanding views and first-class service

  • Dining at Table 131 whilst at Uluru is spellbinding, the stars are spectacular - let the noises of the desert and the magical light show wash over you

  • Wake up to the magical dawn chorus from the Daintree rainforest, before exploring the retreat in your private electric buggy

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.


Price Guide: (Per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $16,800 $4,200 plan your trip
June $16,800 $4,200 plan your trip
July $17,100 $4,300 plan your trip
August $17,100 $4,300 plan your trip
September $17,100 $4,300 plan your trip
October $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
November $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
December $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
January $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
February $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
March $17,500 $4,400 plan your trip
April $17,100 $4,300 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,800
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    $4,200
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,800
    Deposit from*
    $4,200
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,100
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,100
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,100
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,500
    Deposit from*
    $4,400
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,100
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

New South Wales

Your ultimate journey starts in Sydney, Australia’s most varied and cosmopolitan city. Staying at the stunning Park Hyatt with its acclaimed Hyatt service, it is the perfect luxury base to explore this wonderful city.  With panoramic views of the Opera House and the iconic harbor bridge, the rooftop pool is ideal to cool down after a day exploring Sydney’s sights.

If you are looking for a thrill, then you must take time to climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for the sense of achievement and the breath-taking sights as you go.  Or if you prefer to be on solid ground why not stroll in the beautiful Botanic Gardens with its large variety of plant life. Spend your time exploring the harbor on a luxury gourmet cruise or take to the beaches of Bondi and enjoy an iconic surfing lesson. Take a private tour of the opera house, experience the House in its daily operation as you are guided into theaters, given a fascinating account of the history and architecture and introduced to the excitement of Performing Arts in Australia, before devouring a two course dining experience before you head in to live performance. Enjoy a magical evening taking in the grand surrounding as you let the opera wash over you, truly spellbinding. 

Leave the hustle of Sydney behind as you take to the air for a stunning flight to the award-winning Cottage Point Inn, nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. With views over the river and surrounded by bush land, Cottage Point is a wonderful location for a relaxing three course lunch, expertly crafted by the head chef, Kevin Solomon. After your riverside dining experience you will re-board your seaplane witnessing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famed Opera House before returning to Rose Bay, a really fun way to see the area.



Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney ( 3 nights )
Day 6-9

Queensland

From the ochre earth and enormous skies of the Red Center travel to Queensland, home to two of Australia’s greatest natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree.  You will be staying at the stunning oasis of Mount Mulligan Lodge, a pocket of luxury in the raw outback wilderness. Sitting in the shadow of the mighty Mount Mulligan, the lodge is a masterclass in rustic yet elegant design and luxurious living, with space for just 16 guests it is intimate and welcoming, with a main pavilion hosting meals and a beautiful infinity pool and sunset bar taking you through the day. Each room comes complete with its own electric buggy for traveling across the vast 28,000 hectares of the property’s land.

Explore this ancient rainforest as part of your included privately guided tour where you can marvel at the huge array of wildlife and partake in an Aboriginal led river cruise along the Daintree River. You may also opt to travel through the Tropical North Queensland rainforest on the Kuranda scenic railway from Cairns or simply relax in your luxury accommodation.

Accommodation: Mt. Mulligan Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 9-13

Queensland

The final element to your spectacular adventure will be a stay amidst the emerald islands and jewel colored reefs of the Great Barrier Reef at Hamilton Island. Spend your days swimming in the crystal-clear reef or heading out on snorkeling adventures to outer islands. qualia is located in a secluded, exclusive and private location in the Whitsunday Islands, an adults-only, luxury property, allowing you to discover world-class indulgence in a place of outstanding, quintessentially Australian natural beauty.

Visit Whitehaven Beach and enjoy learning how to sail or take a boat out for the weekend. Experience the Great Barrier Reef from both above and below sea level and indulge in this ultimate reef experience with the best of Reefworld and Whitehaven Beach in one unforgettable day. Depart on a spectacular scenic helicopter flight to the Reefworld Pontoon where you have two hours to enjoy a great range of activities including snorkeling (equipment provided) and coral viewing from a semi-submersible or the spectacular underwater viewing chamber. Followed by a relaxing one hour visit to Whitehaven Beach - the perfect location to enjoy a picnic and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays before returning to your accommodation.

For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, one of the best spa’s in Australia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious treatments designed to capture the essence of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. The six treatment rooms are designed to catch the sea breezes and take in the views of the Whitsundays – pure bliss!

Accommodation: qualia ( 4 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Ultimate Australia
Ultimate Australia

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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