Fly business class to Australia to enjoy Queensland’s beautiful beaches with a stopover in Taipei. Starting with a stopover in quirky Taipei, you’ll explore the best of this lush city. Think design shops, spicy street food and friendly locals - your 4-day trip will be a delight.
Arriving in Australia, you’ll have a couple of days in Sydney to visit the Opera House and take in the sights before heading north to Queensland, where white sands and pristine water await. Take a 4WD tour of heavenly K'gari (formerly Fraser Island), hike the pretty coastline of Noosa National Park and taste local seafood in twinkling Brisbane. Finish your holiday with a relaxing stay on Hamilton Island, with a trip out to the heavenly Whitehaven Beach – the perfect way to finish your business class holiday to Australia!
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival in Taipei, you’ll be met at the airport and driven into the city, checking into your hotel for three nights. Taipei is an undeniably cool city packed with intriguing boutique shops and minimalist cafes. Everywhere you turn, you'll find a hint of Japanese style, but with a simpler and more natural vibe.
You'll have two full days to explore this city, steeped in history and culture. In refreshing contrast to other Asian cities, Taipei is a peaceful, tree-lined city, surrounded by lush green mountains.
We recommend that you start your day in Liberty Square, where you can admire the magnificent arch and explore the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Next, visit the National Palace Museum with its collection of Chinese art, then head to Longshan Temple in the afternoon to see worshippers gather to chant amongst the incense.
Grab a tasty, local bao bun for lunch and enjoy a stroll through the small streets, where aloe vera plants hang from grocery stalls alongside big wasabi roots. Taipei is a top foodie destination with a cuisine flavoured by both Chinese and Japanese influence.
Tonight, we’ve included an evening street food tour to Ningxia Market. Here, you can look forward to sampling fried yam balls, pork leg with rice and shrimp soup, as well as a delicious salt and pepper chicken with barbecue sauce, plus vegetarian dishes like sticky rice with mushrooms or taro balls with egg. Enjoy a bubble tea or a peanut roll ice cream for a sweet finish!
Spend one last morning exploring the cool shops which line the streets of the Shida neighbourhood before being driven back to the airport for your overnight flight to Sydney.
On arrival in Sydney, you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, where you’ll check in for two nights.
Sydney is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the world – the harbour bridge and the unique Opera House. Wander around Circular Quay for brilliant views of both before exploring the Botanical Gardens where sulphur-crested cockatoos fly overhead, squawking as they go. Heading out of the city you could take the ferry to Manly for a stroll down the beach or even try hiking the trail from Bondi to Coogee Beach with endless views over the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is also the gateway to the Blue Mountains and the cool vines of the Hunter Valley, so if you want to add a day tour, just ask us!
Today, you’ll be taken back to the airport in time for your business class flight to Hervey Bay in Queensland. On arrival, you’ll be taken to the pier and hop on the ferry to K'gari, where you’ll check into your hotel for two nights.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken on a full-day 4WD explorer tour of the island, visiting the main beauty spots on the island including Lake Mackenzie, known for its clear waters and silicone sands. Relax on Seventy Mile Beach, a vast expanse of golden sands and home to the Maheno shipwreck, a perfect photo opportunity.
After breakfast, you’ll hop on the ferry back to the mainland, before picking up your hire car and beginning your journey south to Noosa. On arrival, you’ll check in for three nights.
We’ve given you three nights in Noosa to really relax and enjoy the stunning beaches this area has to offer. Noosa National Park is full of beautiful spots, with great surf if you want to catch some waves and scenic walks along the coastline. If you’ve had enough relaxing, we could book you a tour to visit the Noosa Everglades, or even to a boat trip looking for humpback whales.
This morning, you’ll drive down to Brisbane – on your way, why not stop at Australia Zoo to spend the day getting to know their cute animals. Although they have wildlife from all over the world, it is the Australian marsupials that are really special here. Meet platypus, bilbies, wallabies and cockatoos – it’s an adorable way to spend your day. On arrival in Brisbane, you’ll check into your hotel for one night. Why not head to the river for dinner with a view over the twinkling city?
After breakfast, you’ll drive to Brisbane Airport in time to drop your hire car off and catch your business class flight to Hamilton Island. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, where you’ll check in for four nights.
Your time on Hamilton Island can be as busy or relaxing as you want. You'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life, so we recommend getting into the water to experience some incredible snorkelling. After you dry off, you could hike along the pretty coastline on a scenic walking trail, take a helicopter flight over the reef or tuck into some delicious seafood each evening. On day 15, we’ve included a half-day tour to Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands – spend the morning cruising around the clear turquoise water, relaxing on the pristine sands or swimming in the warm lagoon.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken back to the airport in time for your flight back to Brisbane, where you’ll connect to your business class flights home.
Taiwan is mostly warm all year round, although there's a chance of tropical rain, which keeps the island so lush and green. There are around four typhoons a year that tend to hit between July and September, so one of the best times to visit is between October and May.
There are four distinct seasons in Southern Queensland. Summertime runs between November and February when the weather will be very hot and sunny, Brisbane and the Whitsundays enjoy the sunshine and blue skies at this time. Prices will be at a premium over the Christmas and New Year holidays and availability limited so be sure to book in advance. March-May and Sept-Nov (Autumn and Spring) can be a great time to visit with weather milder and pleasant and crowds fewer.