Lizard IslandSunbathe on the Deck
Lizard IslandBreathtaking Views
Lizard IslandPlunge Pool and Deck
Lizard IslandRelax with a Beachfront View
Lizard IslandSnorkel and Explore
Lizard IslandRelax on the Beach
Lizard IslandSea Kayak
Lizard IslandSunrise on Lizard Island
Lizard IslandAerial View
Lizard IslandSunset on the Water
Lizard IslandEnjoy the Plunge Pool
Lizard IslandLuxury at its Finest
Lizard IslandExplore the Island
Lizard IslandPicnic on a Private Beach
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Sydney's Opera House & Harbour BridgePhoto Credit: APT
- Accommodation - Sydney (2 Nights), Lizard Island (4), Cairns (1), Ayers Rock (3), Brisbane (1)
- International Flights (Not Included - Can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
- US Domestic Flights - not included (as per your own arrangements)
- Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Cairns, Cairns to Lizard Island (Return), Cairns to Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock to Brisbane
- Private Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- All Day Tours are Optional and not included
- Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (US$15.00 per person)
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
13 Days/ 11 Nights – Sydney, Lizard Island, Cairns, Ayers Rock, Brisbane
Experience the true beauty of Australia as you explore our iconic destinations: reefs, rainforests, beaches, the outback & Sydney. Find yourself relaxing in the shade on a beach with the cool ocean breeze brushing against your face. We purposefully structured your vacation with an emphasis on leisure and relaxation. This vacation package is for people who are looking for a luxury in their vacation and flexibility to explore or relax at their own pace.
Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)
Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
Travel by private car from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Allow a uniformed chauffeur in a luxury sedan drive you to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Your five star accommodation in Sydney for 2 Nights will offer you the magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.
A modern high rise tower with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour. Your Accommodation is located at the fringe of historic Rocks area, near Opera House and the Central Business District, close to the Harbour Bridge, across from Bridgeclimb. Guest rooms are some of the most spacious and luxurious in Sydney and offer spectacular harbour views.
This inspiring tour provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to venture inside one of the world’s most recognised global landmarks.
This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.
With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.
Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10 minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.
Treat yourself to one of Sydney Harbours most sensational lunch cruises. This small group cruise offers the experienced traveler a personalized service like no other. You’ll feel as if you are spending the day aboard your historically savvy local mate’s yacht while he shows you around his favorite spots.
Offering a unique and exclusive cruise experience, your personal host will cruise back in time sharing the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore. Enjoy the company of a small group and immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers.
- 3 course bbq lunch with beverages
- 4 hour cruise
- Captain and crew entertaining passengers
- On-board activities, swimming, fishing and kayaking
Tour Operates: 7 Days a Week (October – March); Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday (April – September)
The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Join us, let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime.
Upon departing from the city, you will travel directly to the Blue Mountains and your first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill Farm a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
From Calmsley Hill you will continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus you will have the opportunity to enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.
Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
Next you will be taken around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Boiler House Cafe. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views, you can enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Please note that beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.
The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.
View the world famous black opal, the ‘Aurora Australis’, valued at 1 Million Dollars; with the opportunity to bring home the colors of Australia with a beautiful piece of opal jewelry.
Australia is known as the country of origin for this splendid stone with 95% of the world’s precious gem opal found exclusively in Australia. Australian opal displays all the colors of the rainbow and holds a spectrum of colors found in nature, fire, the ocean and more. It is these contrasts that make opals a truly fascinating and unique gemstone with no two opals appearing exactly the same. In the Middle Ages the Romans considered opal a stone that could provide great luck, as it was believed to possess all the virtues of Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies.
Share this unique experience and be educated about Australian Opal at Altmann & Cherny. Established in 1948 with hopes of sharing this unique gemstone with the world, they have built a reputation of excellence with 3 generations actively involved the families are considered leading opal experts. Please visit them at:
18 Pitt Street
Telephone: 61 2 9251 9477
The Sydney Explorer is a Hop On, Hop Off, sightseeing bus that takes in 27 key landmarks of the inner city (Opera House, Darling Harbour) and eastern beaches (Coogee and Bondi).
This unique city tour through Sydney departs from Circular Quay every 20 minutes starting at 8:40am, with the last round-trip service departing at 5:20pm. You can get on or off at any of the stops on the route. After traveling through some of Sydney’s most exclusive residential areas, the tours take in some of Sydney’s most spectacular coastlines and beaches. The bus travels every day along a 30km route and makes numerous stops.
The bus trip takes 2 hours to complete the whole journey (with no stops). Buy your tickets onboard ($40 AUD for Adult ticket). Use your ticket stub to get amazing discounts at each stop location. Please Note: Sydney Opera House is one of the stops if you would like to do the Explorer on the same day as your Opera House tour.
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Travel by private car from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Allow a uniformed chauffeur in a luxury sedan drive you from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Lizard Island.
Travel to your accommodation on a Great Barrier Reef Island, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.
Your 5 Star luxury vacation resort is located in Northern Queensland, Australia. It features powdery white beaches so pristine so untouched that yours are the only footsteps in the sand. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, then this Great Barrier Reef island should be top of the list. Here you can snorkel off a secluded beach to discover a garden of giant clams, many a metre long and some reputed to be over 120 years old. Additionally, this vacation island is renowned for its diving. A spectacular vacation experience! Includes gourmet meals, fine Australian wines, cocktails and Champagne at Lizard Island’s Restaurant and Bar, as well as deluxe picnic hampers for the adventurous. Additional charges apply for Cellar Master list, degustation menus and room service.
Spend some time relaxing or explore Lizard Island.
Lizard Island offers an extensive range of Great Barrier Reef activities and a unique range of products to ensure you make the most of your Great Barrier Reef vacation.
Explore Anchor and Watson’s bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski
Snorkelling equipment and lessons
Tennis – day and night with all equipment supplied
Picnic hampers for romantic and secluded beachside lunches
Paddle ski tours
Nature slide presentations
Self Guided nature walks
Other Activities (charges apply – ask us about pre-booking)
Diving and snorkelling trips to the inner or outer Reef
Interpretive glass bottom boat tours
Full or half day private game fishing, Black Marlin season is from September to December
Essentia Day Spa treatments
Research station tours
Lizard Island dive and fishing charters on MV Fascination
Champagne sunset cruises
Sunset Beachside Dining on Anchor Bay
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Lizard Island to Cairns.
Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Cairns, Australia.
Enjoy your five star accommodation in Cairns for 1 night.
Enjoy relaxing on your private balcony overlooking memorable views of the city, the hotel’s tropical gardens, Trinity Bay or Marlin Marina. All rooms are decorated with local artworks that express the natural beauty of the Tropical North. The hotel is directly adjacent to the Marina and offers a great vantage point for enjoying all that Cairns has to offer.
Travel by private luxury sedan from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Ayers Rock (Uluru).
Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
Your luxurious Ayers Rock accommodation offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land’s traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land with the lodge’s personally guided adventures.
Signature Experiences that you can enjoy at no additional cost:
Uluru Sunset – Capture the changing lights reflected over Uluru’s many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, glass in hand. (Does not include camel ride)
Field of Light – Experience Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon. Arrive at dusk and meander through the installation before enjoying the cool night skies at Table 131°. (Does not include camel ride)
Table 131° – Dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. Later, Longitude’s resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the Southerly constellations. Table 131° operates subject to weather and climatic conditions.
Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta – An early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today’s landscape. Followed by a visit to the Cultural Centre.
Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge – Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites. Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.
Mutitjulu Meander – Discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. During the walk, the Lodge guide shares an Anangu creation story, adding greater depth to the monolith’s striking features.
Added Bonus for stays of 3 nights or more: Two $50 Spa Kinara credits invite relaxation and connection with the ancient surrounds.
In the spirit of the original pioneers, guests stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rustred dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, today’s explorers are cosseted from the elements in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. Classic furnishings meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of fabled icon Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Exceptional cuisine celebrates a fusion of modern and local flavours. Enjoy an outback sundowner at the convivial open bar in the Dune House and dine under a glittering canopy of stars. Quieten to the night sounds of the desert and be mesmerised by the movement and songs of an ancient culture by firelight.
Children 12 years and under are not catered for at this Accommodation.
Airport shuttle transfers included.
On your vacation explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre.
Come and join your Small Group Outback Australia Tour to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia.
Departing the resort the tour will travel thorough the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country .
Our first step allows you a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon. With Uluru loomin in front of you, your guide journey toward the base. Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility.
The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realisation of the sheer size of this monolith.
As you drive around the base, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. You will see the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. We then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.
Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colours change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort the tour will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 40km journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation.
On arrival at the viewing area you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. We make our way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast.
As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of eons of weathering and continual upheaval, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. We take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years.
Your guide will return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort
Includes: 2 X 5 hour fully guided tour Sunrise at Kata Tjuta Sunset at Uluru Outback Picnic Breakfast Sparkling Wine and gourmet treats Pick up and return from Ayers Rock Resort.
Field of Light Uluru will be in residence from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020 and features over 50,000 illuminated frosted glass stems covering an area the equivalent in size of four football fields, delivering travelers a truly once in a lifetime Uluru experience.
Two hours before sunset, travel by camel into the desert where a magical landscape awaits you. The monolith and its surrounds will be transformed into a sparkling dream by British artist Bruce Munro.
Experience Field of Light from the dune top viewing area with a dedicated Tour Leader. A delicious Australian buffet dinner will be served in this twinkling outdoor setting.
Each family will receive a memento booklet of the experience.
No children 9 or younger. Does NOT operate on Christmas
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The scenery along the way will amaze you and with luck, you may even see some of the local wildlife such as dromedary camels and kangaroos.
On arrival at Kata Tjuta you’ll commence the walk to the Valley of the Winds, heading first to the Karu lookout. With views across the many domes of Kata Tjuta and out into the sacred Anangu men’s area, you’ll be in awe of this natural wonder. Next stop is the Karingana lookout. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth the effort. It takes you down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds. At times of extreme heat the walk may not be available, but will be substituted with an alternative walk. Shorter walks are also available for those not wanting to walk to the second lookout.
As the sun sets over the western horizon you’ll arrive at the Sunset Viewing Area. While sipping on chilled sparkling wine and nibbles you can enjoy the wonder that is a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.
On your vacation participate in a unique desert experience at Uluru, Australia’s Red Centre.
30min Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/The Olgas
Your bird’s eye view will take in Uluru and the magnificent red desert, all the way to the striking rock formations of Kata Tjuta, the waterhole Mutitjulu and the surrounding desert; a panorama of breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre. More than 36 massive, domed rocks make up this natural wonder, a gathering of fantastic, striated shapes, some recalling giants huddled in conversation.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Red Centre at Ayers Rock to Brisbane.
Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Brisbane, Australia.
A private chauffeur will pick you up upon arrival in Brisbane, Australia. They will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Travel to your luxury accommodation in Brisbane, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Your luxury accommodation is conveniently located above Central Station. It is within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino, South Bank Parklands, Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Standard services include: 24 hour concierge service, live entertainment, outdoor heated pool, and 24 hour in-room dining as well as currency exchange facilities and cleaning services.
Get a ticket on the City Cat Ferry – it’s good for all day & lets you ride bus, train and ferry.
Include Mount Cootha as part of the zones you will cross – you can get off at a ferry stop and take a bus from there to Mount Cootha and take in some great city views. Be sure to do this earlier in the day since the buses stop running out to Mount Cootha later in the day.
Brisbane has a great public transportation system in place and free tours of both the Parliament House and the Botanical Gardens.
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Photo Credit: Brisbane Marketing
Travel by private luxury sedan from your Brisbane accommodation to the Brisbane Airport in Australia.
A private chauffeur will pick you up at your Brisbane accommodation and will drop you off at the Brisbane Airport.
Mid-day Departure from Brisbane, In-flight Dinner and Movie with arrival in the USA. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.
|Approximate Pricing||Double Occupancy||Sole Occupancy||Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules|
|Land Content Only||$10,140||$16,099||International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).|
|Special (Economy Class)||$10,866||$16,825||
Jan 19 2019 - Dec 10 2019
USA Departures: Now - April 20, May 1 - October 4, October 16 - December 10, 2019. Expires Mar 8
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
|Basic (Economy Class)||$12,076||$18,035||Basic: 24JUL-21SEP 2018 and 1MAY-8JUN 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability|
|Shoulder (Economy Class)||$12,283||$18,242||Shoulder: 9JUN-23JUL 2018, 22SEP-8DEC 2018 and 1FEB-30APR 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability|
|Peak (Economy Class)||$12,800||$18,759||Peak: 9DEC 2018 - 31JAN 2019. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply) Subject to Availability|
|Premium (Economy Class)||$15,052||$21,011||Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Business Class||$16,661||$22,620||Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.|
- a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
- b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
- c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
- d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.