The classic Australian adventure, takes in vibrant Sydney, mysterious Ayers Rock, the Daintree Rainforest, and the stunning white and turquoise landscape of the Great Barrier Reef. Local guides will bring to life the history and culture of this ancient land.


  • Enjoy the good life in the sophisticated, harbour-side city of Sydney
  • Experience the spirituality of Ayers Rock at sunrise
  • Stay amongst the trees of the Daintree Rainforest
  • Relax on the perfect white sand of the Whitsundays
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Travel Specialist Rachel Cooper


Australasia Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Sydney

    Arrive and transfer to the contemporary and stylish Four Seasons Hotel in central Sydney. Enjoy time at leisure relaxing after your journey, or head out to get your bearings. The hotel is stone's throw from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House and close by you have an array of trendy restaurants, markets and cafes to explore in the Rocks.

    Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney

  3. Day 2 At Leisure

    Enjoy a full day to explore Sydney, the oldest, largest and some say most beautiful city in Australia. Created around a dazzling harbour, the city has a relaxed style but manages at the same time to be vibrant and alive, with world class restaurants, fabulous beaches, art galleries and theatres; as well as iconic landmarks including Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We recommend a day out on the harbour with a skipper for a sumptuous lunch, fine wine and spectacular views from the water. Join the locals for a coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte beach, or take a ferry to Manly and enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the sea.

    Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney

  4. Day 3 Behind The-Scenes Opera House

    Enjoy a morning at leisure. In the afternoon, make your own way to the Opera House to meet your guide for a private one-on-one tour of this hallowed theatre. The tour will give you exclusive access to areas usually off limits and the chance to capture photographs from rare vantage points, a truly fascinating experience. Stroll back to your hotel in the evening stopping en route to enjoy al fresco dining at one of the city's many restaurants.

    Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney

  5. Day 4 Ayers Rock

    After an early breakfast, your private driver will whisk you back to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Enjoy two nights at the distinctive Sails in the Desert, which is set in park-like grounds and has white sail-like structures that shade its gardens and pool. On arrival, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing before a sunset journey into the Dreamtime, as you listen to Aboriginal stories about how the world and its creatures were created.

    Overnight: Sails in the Desert

  6. Day 5 Ayers Rock

    Rise early to see Uluru at its most spiritual and serene. You will see the beautiful changing colours, and meander through the massive rock formations that characterise central Australia. Your guide will explain more about the landscape and its people, revealing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men's ceremonial site as well as its position in European history.

    Overnight: Sails in the Desert

  7. Day 6 Port Douglas

    There is one last chance to watch the sunrise over Ayers Rock before breakfast. In the early afternoon, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Cairns, where you will collect you rental vehicle and make your own way to Port Douglas, which will take around one hour. Your accommodation is the stylish and contemporary Coconut Grove Apartments. Enjoy a private plunge pool, a private BBQ and you are just 3 minutes from Four Mile Beach to relax on whenever you wish.

    Overnight: Coconut Grove Apartments

  8. Day 7 At Leisure

    One full day at leisure to explore. Port Douglas is packed with cosmopolitan shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Further afield and for a bird's eye view of the spectacular reef, enjoy a helicopter flight or if you prefer to rise early, capture a magnificent sunrise over the rainforest with a hot air balloon experience. There is also is plenty to do in the National Park. Take a relaxing stroll along the lush riverbank, explore the local area by bike, paddle a canoe or snorkel the Mossman River.

    Overnight: Coconut Grove Apartments

  9. Day 8 Daintree National Park

    After breakfast, join a small group rainforest tour, which offers diversity in landscapes, wildlife and an extensive history of the Australians in the early days. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River System, travel through the oldest rainforest in the world and travel up the beautiful Alexandra Range. The Daintree is a place of spectacular beauty, rugged mountains, deep gorges, flowing rivers and waterfalls.

    Overnight: Coconut Grove Apartments

  10. Day 9 The Great Barrier Reef

    After breakfast, your Australian safari adventure ends with a flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island for four days' Qualia. From here you will have easy access to nearby Whitehaven Beach, recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as having the softest, whitest sand in the world.

    Overnight: Qualia, Hamilton Island

  11. Day 10 - 12 At Leisure

    During your time on Hamilton Island there will be plenty of time to relax by the pool, stroll the manicured gardens or indulge in spa therapies. It goes without saying that the diving here is some of the best in the world; don't miss the opportunity to explore an underworld filled with colourful coral and fish, or alternatively enjoy a romantic escape to a secluded beach or cruise at sunset aboard a fabulous yacht.

    Overnight: Qualia, Hamilton Island

  12. Day 13 Depart

    After breakfast, it will be time for the journey back to Cairns for your flight home.

  13. Depart


Low £ 3,840 $ 5,216
Mid £ 4,990 $ 6,778
High £ 6,450 $ 8,761


  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a room.


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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