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 shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel by shuttle 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.
Need to Know
1 – 11 guests maximum per group. No large bags or luggage accepted. This tour contains approximately 200 steps – low impact.
Departs every hour between 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.
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 as you take in Sydney’s most famous sites, including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy the company of a small group and immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers, including swimming, fishing and kayaking – or sit back and relax on the tempting sunbed,
7 Days a week (October – March); Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday (April – September). Does not operate on Easter holidays (Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday), ANZAC Day (April 25), June 8, October 5, Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26), December 28, New Year’s Day (January 1) and Australia Day (January 26).
Need to Know
Please make your own way to departure – Commissioners Steps, Circular Quay, located in front of the Museum if Contemporary Art.
Cruise departs at 12:30pm and returns at 4:30pm, lasting approximately 4 hours.
- 3 course bbq lunch with beverages
- 4 hour cruise
- Captain and crew entertaining passengers
- On-board activities, swimming, fishing and kayaking
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. 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 colors. 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.
Then take a brief stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.
Need to Know
This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 17 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.
Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am.
Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
– Professional Guide
– Hotel pickup & drop off from Sydney CBD
– Small group touring
– Morning tea
– National Park Fees
– 2-Course Lunch (Beverages with meals are not included)
– Glass of Sparkling Wine
– Mt Tomah visit
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Experience all the excitement of Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, and the capital of NSW with the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Explorer – Sydney’s only Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus service.
The Sydney and Bondi Tours are included with this pass. The Sydney tour features 23 stops and the Bondi tour features 11 stops.
As well as Sydney’s glorious harbour and stunning beaches the city offers a multi cultural lifestyle, exuberant festivals and events, a dynamic food scene and a striking cityscape of modern and colonial architecture.
Don’t miss a thing aboard this open-top double-decker bus tours with 34 stops in Sydney and Bondi Beach. Plan your own itinerary and visit the landmarks and attractions at your own pace. Buses run frequently so rejoining the tour is easy! Plus, you’ll receive a booklet with travel information, detailed maps, discount vouchers and much more!
Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the excitement!
– Sydney Tour: 1hr 45min end to end with 23 featured stops
First tour departs Circular Quay at 8:30am. Frequency every 20-30 mins
– Bondi Tour: 1hr 30min end to end with 11 featured stops
First tour departs 9:30am. Frequency every 30 minutes
All services terminate at 7:30pm in peak season (Oct – April) and 6:30pm in off peak season (May – Sept).
Need to Know
– Frequency and tour times very according to season and traffic. Please check with the bud driver on your day to travel to confirm pick up and drop off times.
– 1-Day Hop-on-Hop Off Bus Pass for Sydney Route and Bondi Route with 34 stops including: Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kings Cross, Hyde Park, Maritime Museum, SeaLife Sydney Aquarium, Barangaroo, The Rocks, Australia Museum, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay & More!
Upgrade to a 2-Day Pass and receive a complimentary walking tour of Sydney’s laneways, bars, cafes and galleries.
Travel by private car from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Allow a chauffeur in a private car 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.
Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre with two must-do tours in one day.
Morning Tour: Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colors change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort, the tour travels through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24-mile journey through the desert landscape to these mighty rock formations. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.
Then make your 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 of Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to your accommodation.
Evening Tour Join your small group outback Australia tour to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing the resort, the tour travels 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.
Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility within Uluru. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realization 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 Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. See the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. 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 you to your accommodation.
Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 5:45am and return at 10:45am. Afternoon tours depart at 2pm and return at approximately 7pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.
Need to Know Minimum of 2 people required for tour departure. Maximum of 11 people per tour. Moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Inclusions Two 5 hour fully guided tours. Sunset at Uluru OR Sunrise at Uluru. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta. Outback picnic breakfast at sunrise. Morning tea. Light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset. Pick up and return from accommodation. National Park entry fees.
Traverse the Outback desert past Uluru to the incredible Field of Light installation, arriving by camel. This exhilarating camel ride delivers a grand entrance and memorable experience to your night at Field of Light.
Prior to sundown, you will be collected from you Hotel and transferred to the Uluru Camel Farm.
Meander through red sand dunes on your friendly camel with Uluru and Kata-Tjuta as your backdrop, while your experienced cameleer describes the unique flora and fauna of the landscape that surrounds you.
As your peaceful ride comes to a close, you will be greeted and offered sparkling wine as you arrive at the dune top where your ‘Field of Light Star Pass’ experience begins.
You’re welcomed at an exclusive dune top just after the sun has set on the horizon. Savor a selection of outback canapes with sparkling wine or beer as your host provides insight into the light installation that awaits you. As darkness falls, 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life. Covered under a sky brilliant with stars, Field of Light beckons you to explore and lose yourself momentarily in the rhythms of colored light.
Each family will receive a memento booklet of the experience.
Operates Daily, excluding December 25 and January 1. Departs 2 hours before sunset (seasonal) and lasts approximately 5.5 hours including a 45 minute camel ride.
Need to Know Maximum of 20 passengers allowed. Weight limit of 297 pounds applies for the camel tour. No children 9 or younger. Long pants and closed shoes are recommended for touring Field of Light.
Inclusions 45 min. Camel ride. Buffet dinner served on site. Self-guided walk through Field of Light. Program guide per family/couple. Return transfers from accommodation.
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.
Take flight and enjoy a unique desert experience at Australia’s Red Centre on a scenic helicopter ride.
Your bird’s eye view will take in Uluru and the magnificent red desert of the outback, all the way to the striking rock formations of Kata Tjuta. You’ll get a glimpse of 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, like giants huddled in conversation.
You’ll get an unparalleled perspective of the incredible Uluru and Kata Tjuta rock formation within the National Park, perfect for stunning photos.
Operates Daily. Departures are available in the morning, noon and afternoon. Full tour lasts 45 minutes and flight time is 25 minutes.
Need to Know Minimum of 2 passengers required. Maximum of 6 passengers allowed per aircraft. Subject to weather conditions.
Inclusions Return transfers to accommodation. Flight over Uluru, the domes of Kata Tjuta, local flora and views of Lake Amadeus.
b>Upgrades See the beauty of the desert on a sunrise or sunset scenic flight, extending your flight time to approximately 36 minutes.
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.
To check ferry timetables, please visit:
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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.
- 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.