From natural wonders to vibrant cities, Australia is a land of icons. And, this comprehensive getaway showcases its three, undisputed highlights, travelling in style with included internal flights, private transfers throughout and stays in luxury hotels that range from harbour-front skyscrapers to palm-fringed apartments. You’ll start with Sydney’s emblematic sights before flying deep into the Outback to experience Uluru’s magnificent landscapes and unique cultural heritage. Then, end with the white-sand beaches of Australia’s tropical north as you explore the Great Barrier Reef on a sunset cruise.
Begin your holiday with airport lounge access before your flight to Australia.
Touching down in Australia’s largest city, a private transfer will bring you to one of its finest hotels – the Shangri-La. Here, luxury rooms, sundecks and 36th-floor bars make the most of its waterside setting with spectacular views of the harbour and city. As such, you’ll be perfectly poised to explore Sydney’s next-door icons; wander along the shore past the Harbour Bridge and Opera House to reach the gorgeous Royal Botanic Gardens.
There’s also always the boho-chic and acclaimed surf of Bondi Beach. However, Sydney is much more than golden-sands good looks, with bustling markets, a happening arts scene and a collection of innovative restaurants vying for your attention.
Flying in over the Outback’s sublime expanse, bookend your included flight with private transfers to arrive into the superb Sails in the Desert resort. Aboriginal artwork, concept barbecues, hiking trails and private terraces make the most of its privileged location; it’s set at the gateway to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. To get your bearings, we’ve included a guided trip to Uluru where you’ll uncover the indigenous myth and legend behind this cultural icon as its signature red glows under the setting sun.
There’s also a full spread of complimentary excursion at your hotel, ranging from bush-cooking demonstrations and indigenous dances to guided garden walks and museum tours.
Your next included flight, again between included private transfers, will see you to tropical Port Douglas, the springboard for trips into the Great Barrier Reef. Here, palm trees are taller than any building, fringing white sands and your luxury apartment’s flawlessly contemporary style. You’ll then be introduced to the Great Barrier Reef with an included sunset cruise cruise.
Sailing out to the pristine Low Isles, glass-bottom boat trips, marine biologist-led snorkelling excursions, a delicious afternoon tea, canapés and sundowner cocktails will help showcase this UNESCO-listed wonder’s spectacular underwater world of coral, turtles and brightly coloured fish.
Stay: Peninsula Boutique Hotel
On your last day in Australia, a private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.
"The Great Barrier Reef is on everyone’s wanderlust list, and what better way to see this magnificent natural wonder than with glass-bottom boat trips and marine-biologist-led snorkelling excursions? I’ve complemented underwater discoveries with a stay in the Australia’s number one city, the uber-chic Sydney, and a journey into the outback at otherworldly Uluru for a truly unforgettable experience of Australia’s best bits. "
Low Season from: £4,580 pp
High Season from: £5,265 pp