Experience Australia's contrasts from the city, to the Outback and on to the reef with our luxury Sydney, Uluru and Whitsundays holiday. Admire Sydney's iconic Opera House and bridge set against the glittering harbour, then camp in luxury tents with unrivalled views right over Uluru. Visit the ancient Daintree Rainforest for a remarkable luxury lodge stay, then fly over to Hayman Island in the Whitsundays, for a magnificent stay on the Great Barrier Reef.
Enjoy stays in some of the finest hotels and lodges in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Starting in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, then on to the Red Centre and Uluru, followed by the winning combination of the world’s oldest Rainforest and a luxury Whitsunday Island retreat.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Today you will depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival in Sydney, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for your 5-night stay.
You'll have five nights here to explore the city. We can arrange a huge variety of private tours to suit your interests, including a seaplane experience over the harbour followed by a lunch in a spectacular coastal location. Or perhaps some whale watching, wine tasting day in the Hunter Valley or a tour into the Blue Mountains. If you prefer to stay in the city, how about an urban shopping experience with a local guide who will introduce you to some fantastic local restaurants? Just ask!
This morning you'll be collected and taken to the airport for your flight to Uluru.
On arrival, you will be greeted and taken by shared transfer to Longitude 131, your luxury tented accommodation for the next three nights. Facing majestic Uluru, Longitude 131° offers a uniquely personal experience of this Australian icon from 15 luxury canopied suites with unique private views of the changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises and sets.
The World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches over 311,000 acres and is Australia’s most famous natural landscape.
Why not take an Uluru Sunrise Guided Base Walk this evening and experience the remarkable changing colours of the entire desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn?
You have a free day, so why go for a sunset camel ride or dine under the stars at Table 131° where you will be greeted by the sounds of the didgeridoo and a traditional dance by the indigenous people.
You will be taken to the airport by shared transfer for your flight to Cairns.
On arrival, you will be greeted at the airport and escorted by private transfer to the Daintree Rainforest to check in for a 4-night stay.
Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is set in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests, Daintree National Park. The eco-lodge comprises the renowned open-sided Treehouse restaurant, which offers fine dining surrounded by rainforest, contemporary treehouse accommodation and the lauded Healing Waters Spa.
We've included three days to explore this region, so why not head to the Billabong, home to freshwater turtles, eels and a resident platypus, to try your hand at snorkelling or take a private rainforest walk through pristine surrounds? Alternatively, you could relax and rejuvenate at the on-site Healing Waters Spa.
After breakfast, you'll be collected by private transfer and taken to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island.
On arrival into Hamilton Island, you will be met by a representative from the hotel and join your boat transfer to One&Only Hayman Island where you will spend the next five nights.
The Whitsundays are recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of tropical coastline. The 74 islands dot the calm waters of the Coral Sea, sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef provides the perfect setting for exciting activities including diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing and helicopter and seaplane adventures. Relax in the tranquillity of the One&Only Spa, get active in the state-of-the-art fitness centre, play a game of tennis or practice your golf swing on the driving range or just relax and unwind.
After breakfast, join your boat transfer back to Hamilton Island for your flight back to the mainland and onwards back to the UK.
This trip can operate year-round; however please note that it will be very hot in the Red Centre during December, January and February. In northern Queensland, there are benefits to visits at any time of year! December to February signifies the ‘wet season’ which means wet and humid conditions. However, this also translates to very little wind and so excellent visibility in the water. The humidity drops in April onwards which is considered the start of the ‘dry season’ so it can be a cooler temperature but a little windier. October and November are peak dive months. The summer season in Sydney runs from November to March with hot sunny weather par for the course. Winter can bring cold and rainy conditions and runs from May to October.
We’re experts in planning tailor-made holidays, so whether you’re looking for a luxury Australia holiday, ideas for a road trip, or multi-stop flights to Australia with stopovers – let us help you with the planning. Our experts can tailor-make precisely the trip you’re looking for - this itinerary is purely a suggestion, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.