Australia Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

Australia is known for its Great Barrier Reef, a tropical ocean paradise, however, due to overfishing in this area, we much prefer the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs,with around 21 individual dives sites here in total, such as the fish-abundant Castle Rock coral walls; Nursery Bommie with its array of pelagic fish such as barracudas, rays, sharks, and eels; Harry’s Bommie providing the chance to see both sharks and manta rays; and the Three Sisters on the reef’s inner edge.

In addition to the fascinating sights below the sea, are the lush, tropical rainforests above it, including the Daintree Rainforest, a fragile ecosystem considered to be over 150 million years old and home to the Kuku Yalanji people.  We also love Kangaroo Island, a wildlife sanctuary home to kangaroos, koalas, whales and dolphins!

Best Travel Time: Fall Winter

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Breakfast With Koalas

Sample Itinerary

12 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Sydney
Through our sister company, Premium Air Provider Travnet, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Sydney Opera House
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Day 2

Arrive Sydney
Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be privately transferred to Park Hyatt Sydney.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Park Hyatt Sydney

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Park Hyatt Sydney
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Day 3

Sydney Private Tour
You will start your morning climbing the famous 440 ft. Sydney Bridge. Thereafter, you will take to Sydney’s old cobblestone streets and courtyards passing old haunts. A trip to Sydney’s iconic shoreline, you will visit such places like Sydney’s Opera House and the historic Rock precinct featuring street markets, cafes, and artist galleries! You may also opt to board a boat for a tour of Sydney’s harbour shoreline.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Park Hyatt Sydney

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Sydney Bridge Climb
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Day 4

Blue Mountain Excursion
Your first stop this morning will be the Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as an animal handler allows guests to get up close and personal with koalas and other animals! Continuing to the Blue Mountain, you will witness the majesty of this unique environment encompassing steep waterfalls, dramatic cliff drops, and lush forests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Park Hyatt Sydney

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Remarkable Rocks
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Day 5

Fly Sydney/Cairns + Drive to Port Douglas
Upon, arrival enjoy the amenities of the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Sheraton Port Douglas

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Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas
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Day 6

Daintree
This ancient, fragile ecosystem, is over 150 million years old, and now protected as a national park. Within this rainforest, you will find plant and animal species that exist nowhere else in the world. Here you will a chance to meet with an Aboriginal community learning about their way of life in addition to participating in a spiritual cleansing ceremony, if you wish!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Sheraton Port Douglas

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Daintree Rain Forest
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Day 7

Agincourt Ribbon Reefs
Aboard a 95 ft. catamaran, you will explore the outer edge reef locations at Agincourt ribbon reef in superb style and comfort. Cruising on the fastest vessel to the reef, enjoy a full-day (5+ hours) of snorkelling, diving, and discovering all of the wildlife and beauty this reef has to offer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate

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Agincourt Ribbon Reefs
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Day 8

Drive Port Douglas/Cairns + Fly Cairns/Sydney

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Southern Ocean Lodge

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Southern Ocean Lodge
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Day 9-10

Kangaroo Island
Southern Ocean Lodge offers various activities and private hikes through Kangaroo Island, Seal Bay, Cape Younghusband, and Flindersbay National Park to name a few!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Southern Ocean Lodge

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Platypus
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Day 11

Fly Kingscote/Adelaide/Sydney
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and assisted in checking in to the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel for your forced overnight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Sydney Airport Hotel

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Sydney Bridge spanning the Sydney Harbour, Australia
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Day 12

Fly Sydney/Home

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:

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Sydney Opera House

Hotels

Though we have been big fans of the Four Seasons Sydney in the past, we freely admit the contemporary designed 155-room, 5-Star Park Hyatt is our new favorite luxury property in Sydney. Set on the edge of Sydney Harbor, the hotel offers striking views facing the Sydney Opera House. Although most of the property’s rooms include private balconies with Opera views, please note that “standard” rooms do not offer this perk. Among the amenities here are 24-hour butler service, a very nice full service spa, and a fitness center. We particularly like the hotel’s picturesque rooftop heated pool/sundeck – among the most amazing views in Sydney! A big perk for staying here: Robin’s lofty Hyatt membership status!

Park Hyatt Sydney

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Though we have been big fans of the Four Seasons Sydney in the past, we freely admit the contemporary designed 155-room, 5-Star Park Hyatt is our new favorite luxury property in Sydney. Set on the edge of Sydney Harbor, the hotel offers striking views facing the Sydney Opera House. Although most of the property’s rooms include private balconies with Opera views, please note that “standard” rooms do not offer this perk. Among the amenities here are 24-hour butler service, a very nice full service spa, and a fitness center. We particularly like the hotel’s picturesque rooftop heated pool/sundeck – among the most amazing views in Sydney! A big perk for staying here: Robin’s lofty Hyatt membership status!

Among the three hotels we have tentatively chosen for your Australia private tour (including the Park Hyatt Sydney and the Southern Ocean Lodge), we consider the 4-Star Sheraton Mirage Hotel to be the most logical locale in terms of moderate pricing without completely sacrificing luxury. Based on the great amount of time you will spend outside the hotel (Daintree Forest excursion & Agincourt snorkelling/diving), the drop from a luxury 5-Star hotel to the Sheraton is not significant. Being the only beachfront hotel on the famous “Four Mile Beach”, the 294-room Sheraton Mirage is clearly among the finest hotels in the Port Douglas area. A particularly pleasing feature here is the property’s “lagoon-style” swimming pool, where the pool seems to branch out as mini-islands. Other amenities include tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, fitness center, and 82 ft. lap pool.

Sheraton Port Douglas Resort (RL)

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Among the three hotels we have tentatively chosen for your Australia private tour (including the Park Hyatt Sydney and the Southern Ocean Lodge), we consider the 4-Star Sheraton Mirage Hotel to be the most logical locale in terms of moderate pricing without completely sacrificing luxury. Based on the great amount of time you will spend outside the hotel (Daintree Forest excursion & Agincourt snorkelling/diving), the drop from a luxury 5-Star hotel to the Sheraton is not significant. Being the only beachfront hotel on the famous “Four Mile Beach”, the 294-room Sheraton Mirage is clearly among the finest hotels in the Port Douglas area. A particularly pleasing feature here is the property’s “lagoon-style” swimming pool, where the pool seems to branch out as mini-islands. Other amenities include tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, fitness center, and 82 ft. lap pool.

We feel a stay at this luxury 21-suite, environmentally friendly lodge is reason alone to visit Kangaroo Island. Located between two national parks, the entire lodge offers striking ocean views in a dramatic setting—this is truly a very special place. The lodge features a contemporary design with limestone floors, glass-walled baths and outdoor terraces. Guided excursions to the nearby flora and fauna are included in your stay here. Recent clients were especially impressed with the lodge’s locally procured Australian cuisine/wine selection and the small, very nice spa. Enjoy!

Southern Ocean Lodge (RL)

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We feel a stay at this luxury 21-suite, environmentally friendly lodge is reason alone to visit Kangaroo Island. Located between two national parks, the entire lodge offers striking ocean views in a dramatic setting—this is truly a very special place. The lodge features a contemporary design with limestone floors, glass-walled baths and outdoor terraces. Guided excursions to the nearby flora and fauna are included in your stay here. Recent clients were especially impressed with the lodge’s locally procured Australian cuisine/wine selection and the small, very nice spa. Enjoy!

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Location

Overview

Temperature
Highs: High 60’s
Lows: Mid 50’s
Area
270,534 SQ KM
104,454 SQ MILES
Capital
Wellington
Population
4.5 Million
Language
English/Maori
Currency
New Zealand Dollar

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