20 days from $14,640 pp*
  • Private guided tours through Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart.
  • Stay on Kangaroo Island for a wildlife extravaganza.
  • Head high above Sydney Harbour on the Bridge Climb.
  • Snorkel alongside colorful fish in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Enjoy a luxurious selection of Australia’s finest properties.
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Tour Sydney in a vintage Holden, dine under the stars at Ayers Rock, swim with a platypus, and much more on this all-encompassing tour of Australia’s finest cities & sights.

Cross off all of the items on your Australian bucket list with this one fully immersive trip, spanning from modern metropolis to wildlife havens, from vibrant coral beds to rugged outback, and everywhere in between. This expertly-tailored itinerary pulls together all of the incredible experiences Australia has to offer that are undoubtedly on your bucket list. Experience the lush and vibrant underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Meet the enigmatic character of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Devil. Revel in the scenic beauty of Cape Tribulation. This is the trip you've long been awaiting. Destinations include: Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Ayers Rock, Darwin*, Cairns (Northern Beaches) and Sydney. Accommodation includes the luxury lodges of Australia's Southern Ocean Lodge and Longitude 131. This tour leaves nothing left to be imagined.

*Please note, in the wet season (Nov-Feb), Darwin is typically replaced with Adelaide/Hobart. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/CBD
    • Australia - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - Sommelier's City Walk (with Tastings, 3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - Platypus Encounter (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Morning at Leisure
    • Shared Tour - Phillip Island Tour (8-9hrs) - Mini Coach
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Melbourne to Hobart
    Melbourne to Hobart
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver/CBD
    • Air - Melbourne - Hobart [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 5 Hobart
    Hobart
    • Private Tour - Hobart's Whisky Trail (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 6 Hobart
    Hobart
    • Shared Tour - Tasman Cruise and Port Arthur (with Lunch) (10.5hrs) - Coach/Cruise
  • Day 7 Hobart to Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
    Hobart to Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Hobart - Adelaide [Separate Purchase] -
    • Transfer - Adelaide - Kangaroo Island [Private Vehicle & Ferry] - Vehicle/Ferry
    • Shared Transfer - Airport KI - Southern Ocean Lodge
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Kangaroo Island
    Kangaroo Island
    • Shared Tour - Southern Ocean Lodge - Seal Bay (3 hrs)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Kangaroo Island to Ayers Rock
    Kangaroo Island to Ayers Rock
    • Shared Transfer - Airport KI - Southern Ocean Lodge
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Longitude 131 - Sunrise Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Ayers Rock
    Ayers Rock
    • Longitude 131 - Arrival Tour Program
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Ayers Rock to Darwin
    Ayers Rock to Darwin
    • Longitude 131 - Walpa Gorge Tour
    • Shared Transfer - Airport Shuttle Service
    • Air - Ayers Rock - Darwin [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 12 Darwin
    Darwin
    • Shared Tour - Kakadu National Park (with Lunch, 12-13 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Boat
  • Day 13 Darwin
    Darwin
    • Shared Tour - Litchfield National Park (with Lunch, 11 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 14 Darwin to Cairns to Port Douglas
    Darwin to Cairns to Port Douglas
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Flight: Darwin-Cairns (currently not included)
    • Private Transfer - Cairns - Port Douglas [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 15 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Shared Tour - Daintree & Cape Tribulation (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 16 Port Douglas
    Port Douglas
    • Shared Tour - Poseidon Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Shuttle/Cruise
  • Day 17 Port Douglas to Sydney
    Port Douglas to Sydney
    • Private Transfer - Port Douglas - Cairns [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Flight: Cairns to Sydney (currently not included)
    • Private Transfer - City to Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - BridgeClimb - Twilight (3.5 hrs) - Admission
  • Day 18 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Sydney Detour in a Holden (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Private Tour - Sydney Opera House Red Carpet Package - Guide/Dinner/Opera
  • Day 19 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Shared Tour - Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience (with Lunch, 10 hrs) - Mini Coach
  • Day 20 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Transfer - International Airport to City/Hotel - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Melbourne

For your comfort, an assistant will be waiting for you outside of Customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will assist you in meeting your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Melbourne to assist with check-in. 

In the package, you will receive a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. 

Explore Melbourne, where indulging in the passion for food and wine is a tradition amongst chefs are celebrities, and where wine masters are finding their true voices. Many of Melbourne’s wine focused restaurants are off the main streets, where design of the dining experience is as important as the skills in the kitchen. Enjoy an early evening walk discovering three unique restaurants and learn of the sommeliers’ influences on menu’s and cellaring choices. More than a wine tasting, this is a night to indulge in just a few of Melbourne's many epicurean establishments, and explore a relationship with the often silent heroes of the wine industry. The tour runs in all weather conditions, please wear weather appropriate clothing. Venues visited may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accommodation: The Langham (5*)

Langham Hotel, Melbourne reflects the essence of cultural life in Melbourne. Situated on Southbank by the Yarra River overlooking central Melbourne, the hotel is an easy stroll from the city’s renowned fashion precinct, public gardens, alfresco cafes and nightlife. The rooms are widely regarded as the most comfortable and admirable among hotels in Melbourne, and each of the properties superb dining establishments is a showcase for culinary excellence. Step into the exclusive world of Chuan Spa and be delighted by luxurious treatment rooms, over 40 beauty and health treatments, massages, hydrotherapy and body wraps, facials, intensive foot and hand therapies.

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Melbourne
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The Langham

Day 2: Melbourne

Today, participate in an incredibly unique, hands-on experience at Healesville Sanctuary, a bushland refuge for Australian wildlife, where you’ll personally interact with a playful platypus. Following a private transfer to Healesville, you’ll be welcomed to the sanctuary and get set to play your role as platypus keeper. You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the ‘platypus play pool’ where it’s normally the keeper’s job to frolic, tickle and feed these little furry friends. This will be one of the highlights of your trip, not just seeing but to interacting with an amazingly unique and friendly (female) platypus for approximately 20 minutes. Following your platypus encounter, enjoy a fantastic two-course lunch with a glass of wine before returning to Melbourne. The tour departs Melbourne at approximately 9:30 am and returns at 3:30 pm.

Accommodation: The Langham (5*)
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Platypus

Day 3: Melbourne

Discover Phillip Island’s unique nature experiences and dramatic landscapes. This small group tour will help to further the protection and conservation of the local fauna and flora. Drive south-east from Melbourne to reach Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where, you will meet endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas plus an array of colorful birds and reptiles. Your journey then heads to Phillip Island, the home of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and our famous Little Penguins. Upon arrival on the island, depending on the time of year, we will visit Woolamai beach to see surfers riding the waves. From here, visit the western corner of the island to enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies, which is home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. During the daylight savings months, travel to the town of Cowes for a dinner. Finally, a trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black-tie gala event: the  Penguin Parade. From the Visitor Center, have a coffee and meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform to see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. 

You will enjoy a Ranger guided Tour provides you with a reserved front section of the beach for your viewing stands and expert commentary
(English) by your own ranger.

The tour departs between 1.00 and 2.30 p.m. and returns between 8.30 and 11.30 p.m. The group size is limited to 11 passengers. 

Accommodation: The Langham (5*)
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Little Penguins

Day 4: Melbourne - Hobart

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Melbourne's domestic airport alongside a professional driver.

Board a flight in Melbourne with service to Hobart. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 15 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A transfer between Hobart airport and your hotel is provided.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel (5*)

Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Furnished with over 300 pieces of art and a continuously changing exhibition, it was created to present itself as a fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. To complement the most distinctive and unique Hobart accommodation, its restaurants and bars highlight the best of Tasmania’s fine food and beverage produce for a truly unique experience. The hotel has won a number of awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service since opening its doors, and aims to provide all guests with a truly unique experience. 

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Hobart
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Henry Jones Art Hotel
Henry Jones Art Hotel

Day 5: Hobart

Set out today on an introductory tour of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, taking the time to explore its vibrant waterfront, Salamanca Place with its Georgian sandstone buildings, and charming Battery Point. Weather permitting, you’ll also have the chance to travel to the alpine wilderness of Mount Wellington, a 4165 foot peak, to take in the outstanding panoramic views. Regardless of the weather, you’ll also visit one of Australia's leading distilleries, Cellar Door, to learn about the craft of whisky distillation. After you have been fortified with a taste of their whiskey, sample the winner of the 2014 World Whisky Award for best single malt; Sullivan’s Cove’s French Oak Cask. After your tastings you’ll return to Hobart via the quaint colonial village of Richmond, and then be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel (5*)
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Whisky Tasting

Day 6: Hobart

In the morning you will depart Hobart and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula including a guided return bus tour, three hour cruise, three hours at Port Arthur Historic Site, morning tea and lunch. Robert Pennicott’s award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-aired seating providing excellent all round views. Please dress warmly allowing for possible cold and windy conditions. Warm jackets, scarves, hats and gloves are recommended. Wet weather gear will be provided on the boat. Meet your bus at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre in Hobart at 7.30a.m. This is situated on Hobart’s waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge. The bus can accommodate up to 86 passengers. Upon return you will be dropped-off at your hotel at approximately 6.00 p.m.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel (5*)
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Tasman Island

Day 7: Hobart - Adelaide - Kangaroo Island

A transfer between Hobart airport and your hotel is provided.

Board a flight in Hobart with service to Adelaide, connecting via Melbourne. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 20 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

Today a transfer between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island by private car and ferry (shared) is provided.  

You will be transferred between Kangaroo Island Airport and Southern Ocean Lodge.

Accommodation: Southern Ocean Lodge (5*)

The Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of guided excursions is designed daily, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a 'zoo without fences' and discover the island's unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south west coast, the lodge site adjoins both Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf, the sensitive design showcases panoramic views and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's major attractions. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal color palette, creating a unique eco-chic style. Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalized interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

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Kangaroo Island
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Southern Ocean Lodge

Day 8: Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay is home to Australia’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions and is one of the most popular destinations on the island. Join your naturalist guide for an exclusive tour on the beach with these wild animals. Learn about their unique breeding cycle and the ongoing research programs implemented on-site. After your up-close-and-personal experience, relax with morning tea at the picturesque Vivonne Bay.

Accommodation: Southern Ocean Lodge (5*)
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Seal Cub

Day 9: Kangaroo Island - Ayers Rock

You will be transferred between Kangaroo Island Airport and Southern Ocean Lodge.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Early in the morning – at approximately 6:00 am – you will depart the Dune House and travel towards Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to marvel at the sun as it rises over Uluru. From here, continue to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to admire ancient cave paintings and listen to the mythical tales of the Kuniya and Liru, an aged Tjukurpa story that has captivated audiences for centuries. Shortly after, you will return to the Dune House for a delicious and hearty breakfast.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° - found atop an isolated sand dune bordering Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - offers complete immersion into the wilderness of the region. As one of only a select number of guests, bask in the comfort of your intimate, luxury tent and take pleasure in your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Dine out at Table 131° situated directly in the outback, and enjoy an unforgettable evening experience as the glow of the sun fades and your voices carry on through the night. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World. 

 

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Ayers Rock
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Longitude 131°

Day 10: Ayers Rock

At Longitude 131° guests take the road less traveled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. Longitude 131° provides its exclusive guests a luxury wilderness experience like no other. After settling in, you will begin your outback foray with an informational session at the Dune House (at approximately 3:00 pm) before heading out to spend some time at the cultural center to learn about the spiritual significance of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From here, travel to Uluru for a short walk into the stunning Kantju Gorge before heading back for some sunset refreshments as the marvelous Australian horizon fades under a starlit blanket. Return back to the beautiful Longitude 131° camp in the early evening (approximately 7:00 pm) for some pre-dinner drinks and canapés as the highly trained culinary team prepares a scrumptious private dinner to be served by the pool or on the Dune top.

Accommodation: Longitude 131° (5*)
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Dune House

Day 11: Ayers Rock - Darwin

Begin your morning of touring by departing Longitude 131° at approximately 6:00 am, traveling in the direction of Kata Tjuta; a series of large domed rock formations located 31 miles west of Uluru. Upon arrival, head out for a guided tour of the Walpa Gorge where the natural history of this postcard perfect location is explained in further detail. Listen to folktales and historical accounts of how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created this remarkably unique landscape. Return to the comforts of Longitude 131° at approximately 10:00 am and perhaps chat with your guide who will be available for further discussions regarding the days touring. Spend some time at leisure in the afternoon or participate in some of the many optional tours and activities (at an additional expense) in and around wonderful Ayers Rock which range from camel rides to motorcycle rides, helicopter tours over Uluru and Kata Tjuta and much more. For further information on optional excursions, please speak to your Destination Expert.

A shared transfer from the Ayers Rock airport to your hotel and vice versa is provided. Waiting times at both the airport and hotels may vary, but are usually on average 20 minutes.

Board a flight in Ayers Rock with service to Darwin, connecting via Alice Springs. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 45 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately. 

You will be transfered between Darwin domestic airport and your city hotel by private car.

Accommodation: Skycity Darwin (5*)

Skycity Darwin is spectacularly set amongst tropical beachside gardens, moments from the CBD. The hotel is perfect for unwinding with leisure choices in abundance. Guest can relax in the pool, laze on the beach and enjoy a game of tennis or golf. The hotel offers three restaurants, a specialty coffee shop, numerous bars, a business center, conference facilities and a world class casino. Leisure choices include a fitness center, a putting green, optimum temperature pool and tennis courts, with a nine hole golf course and walking/jogging tracks right next door.

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Darwin
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Skycity Darwin

Day 12: Darwin

Kakadu National Park is a timeless place – a landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. Mangrove fringed coastal areas blend into expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone escarpments, all interwoven between open woodland and forest habitats. Teeming with wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air, there are many species, which provide a diversity and concentration seen nowhere else. The land takes on different forms and different colors with the passing of each season. Your adventure begins as you travel across Adelaide River and the Marrakai Plains, then deep into Kakadu National Park. Here, you’ll visit the Warradjan Cultural Center and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu, then join a local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After a lunch stop at Nourlangie Rock, your guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, before returning to Darwin.

Accommodation: Skycity Darwin (5*)
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Kakadu National Park

Day 13: Darwin

Come for the swimming, stay for the scenery; that’s the idea behind this tour group tour to Litchfield National Park. After departing from Darwin, you’ll coast along the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to arrive at Litchfield National Park. A jewel of Australia’s Northern Territory, spend the day exploring this wonderland of waterfalls and warm plunge pools, and set out on interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. From a vantage point high above, catch views of the magnificent Florence Falls before making your way down to a calm area found below for an opportunity to swim. After hiking through open woodland you’ll arrive at Buley Rockhole to enjoy a quick dip in a series of pools that cascade down the hillside. Next up is Tolmer Falls, a 334 foot waterfall that hosts another, though much deeper, plunge pool that you’ll have the chance to enjoy. Venture onward to Wangi Falls for another opportunity to swim crystal clear waters and an optional climb through the rainforest to the top of the falls. Beyond snapping pictures of these beautiful waterfalls and forests, you’ll also come across an impressive series of termite mounds that make for memorable photographs. Lunch is included at Litchfield Café – a local institution. In the late afternoon, after an educational day of adventure, you’ll be returned to your hotel in Darwin. This tour departs at 7:15 am, returns at 6:00 pm and operates with minimum of six guests and a maximum of 50.

Accommodation: Skycity Darwin (5*)
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Termite Mound

Day 14: Darwin - Cairns - Port Douglas

You will be transfered between Darwin domestic airport and your city hotel by private car.

Fly from Darwin to Cairns. This is a direct flight and takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. Please note that this flight is currently not included and can be arranged through our airfare department. 

Transfer between Cairns airport and the beautiful town of Port Douglas with private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury, perfectly located in Port Douglas overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. An oasis featuring tiered heated pools, a submersed grotto, and a Jacuzzi spa, enjoy a tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or on your suite’s large private balcony. The hotel’s popular restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. 

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Port Douglas
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Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Day 15: Port Douglas

You will be met by your naturalist guide at your accommodation today at approximately 8.20 a.m., and after introductions all round it is time to drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as you approach the majestic Daintree River. Take some time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and local wildlife. Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of this World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colors of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately along the elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as you search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar. Next you'll travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek for some time to enjoy a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. After a short afternoon refreshment stop, you cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin your homeward journey somewhat wiser from this 'Total Rainforest Experience'. You will be returned to your hotel at approximately 5.30 p.m. This small group tour takes 9 hours and has a maximum group size of 16 passengers.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)
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Cape Tribulation - Orange Thighed Treefrog

Day 16: Port Douglas

Designed for personalized dive and snorkel adventures, this exploration cruise departs daily from Port Douglas to visit three different and spectacular reef sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at the Agincourt ribbon reefs. With clear outer reef waters, beautiful corals and incredible marine life diversity, the Agincourt ribbon reefs offer you the opportunity to snorkel in some of the most spectacular and special places on the entire Great Barrier Reef. At all three location in this marine wilderness, each with distinct reef environments, you’ll have the chance to snorkel and explore. Aboard the Poseidon cruise, which is limited to 80 passengers, you’ll receive personalized service and attention as each guest is cared for by highly qualified and knowledgeable crew members. With an amazing array of quality reef sites, an attentive and friendly crew, the comforts aboard, and the special permit to swim with the Dwarf Minke Whales, Poseidon offers you the perfect setting to enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef. This tour includes round trip shared transfers from Port Douglas, and departs the Marina Mirage at 8:30 am, returning at 4:30 pm.

Accommodation: Peninsula Boutique (4.5*)
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Clownfish

Day 17: Port Douglas - Sydney

You will be picked up from your Port Douglas Hotel and taken by private car to Cairns City or airport.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney. This journey takes three hours and the flight is direct. Please note that this flight is currently not included and can be arranged through our flight department. 

A private transfer from Sydney to the airport is provided.

The impressive Bridge Climb is a three hour and 30 minute shared journey to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, an experience all the more special during twilight hours with the sun dipping into the horizon. Walk along the outer arch of the bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, towering some 440 feet above Sydney Harbor. You’ll be led by one of Bridge Climb’s professional Climb Leaders on this adventure, steadily inclining to reach the summit where you will be free to focus your attention on the incredible panoramic views of Sydney Opera House to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west. Conquer this Australian icon recognized the world over, then pose as your Climb Leader snaps a picture of you on the climb. Once returned to the ground, you will receive a commemorative Climber Certificate, Climber Cap and a complimentary group photograph with your fellow climbers. The tour operates daily (except on Christmas, December 30-31 and January 1) and in all weather conditions with a maximum of 14 guests. Please check in 15 minutes prior to the climb at 5 Cumberland Street, the Rocks, and also note that you are required to make your own way to and from the climb. 

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

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Sydney
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Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom

Day 18: Sydney

Your day begins at 9:30 am when you will be greeted by your local tour guide and his vintage 1964 holden, the most popular and iconic luxury car ever made in Australia. After a scenic drive around The Rocks – Sydney’s first borough – you will arrive at your first destination. With your guides insider knowledge, you will have the chance to discover a thriving inner-city enclave like a local, where Aboriginal murals and street art decorate laneways lined with coffee shops and turn-of-the-century terrace houses. Get ready for an education on everything from architecture to soaring house prices, local lifestyle and Aboriginal culture. As no trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to its iconic beaches you will be taken to a sprawling seaside cemetery, a site that provides breathtaking views of the ancient sandstone coastline. From there, you will be whisked off to three of Sydney’s most iconic beaches: Bronte, Tamarama, and world-famous Bondi. Ask your guide to wind down the windows so that you can breathe the fresh eucalyptus as you weave through the hills of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs’ in the midst of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Led down a secret street, you will emerge at your final destination: a remote beach with panoramic views of the harbor and city skyline. Here, you can choose to be left to your own devices, or be returned to your hotel.

Upon arrival to the Stage Door at the Sydney Opera House you’ll be greeted by a guide employed by the performing arts center and begin a one hour tour to explore this marvel of engineering, followed by a three-course meal at either Aria or Bennelong Restaurant, two of Sydney’s premier establishments. After dinner, make your way to the theater and settle in to enjoy an evening performance of opera or ballet. Combing an informative tour of the iconic Opera House with an excellent meal and an even better performance, the red carpet experience at the Sydney Opera House is sure to be remembered for years to come. The tour departs at 4:45 pm from the Stage Door located on the vehicle concourse under the monumental stairs.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sydney by Restored Holden
Sydney by Restored Holden
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Day 19: Sydney

Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and striking views, and today’s small group adventure will take you off the beaten track to visit several remote lookouts while detailing the history, flora and fauna of this impressive region. Departing from the city, travel to the Blue Mountains and make your first stop of the day at Euroka Clearing. Here, a range of birdlife as well as wild kangaroos are often spotted, so be sure to keep on the lookout as you explore the area and while your guide prepares a refreshing morning tea or coffee. From Euroka Clearing, ascend further into the Blue Mountains park system, stopping to take in the views from one of the fantastic outlooks over the Jamison Valley, then carry onward to Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote point removed from the crowds to appreciate the famous Three Sisters. Snap a few keepsake photos while your guide discusses the legends behind this famous rock formation, and then head toward the village of Blackheath to enjoy an included two-course lunch at Hydro Majestic (drinks not included). Following lunch, visit Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia; here, a magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 590 feet from the base of a cliff down to the valley below. Next you’ll travel to the western boundary of the park and descend down into Hartley Vale to learn the history of this picturesque farmland valley that is also home to kangaroos, emus and a number of endemic bird species. Rounding out the day, visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens for a brief inspection of the flora which includes the ancient Wollemi Pine before being returned to your accommodations in Sydney.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

Day 20: Sydney

A transfer in a private vehicle with a driver between the airport and city or hotel is provided.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Langham (5*): Melbourne

Langham Hotel, Melbourne reflects the essence of cultural life in Melbourne. Situated on Southbank by the Yarra River overlooking central Melbourne, the hotel is an easy stroll from the city’s renowned fashion precinct, public gardens, alfresco cafes and nightlife. The rooms are widely regarded as the most comfortable and admirable among hotels in Melbourne, and each of the properties superb dining establishments is a showcase for culinary excellence. Step into the exclusive world of Chuan Spa and be delighted by luxurious treatment rooms, over 40 beauty and health treatments, massages, hydrotherapy and body wraps, facials, intensive foot and hand therapies.

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Langham
The Langham

Henry Jones Art Hotel (5*): Hobart

Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Furnished with over 300 pieces of art and a continuously changing exhibition, it was created to present itself as a fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. To complement the most distinctive and unique Hobart accommodation, its restaurants and bars highlight the best of Tasmania’s fine food and beverage produce for a truly unique experience. The hotel has won a number of awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service since opening its doors, and aims to provide all guests with a truly unique experience. 

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Henry Jones Art Hotel
Henry Jones Art Hotel
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool

Southern Ocean Lodge (5*): Kangaroo Island

The Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of guided excursions is designed daily, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in a 'zoo without fences' and discover the island's unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south west coast, the lodge site adjoins both Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf, the sensitive design showcases panoramic views and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's major attractions. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal color palette, creating a unique eco-chic style. Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalized interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ocean View Lounge
Ocean View Lounge

Longitude 131° (5*) : Ayers Rock

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° - found atop an isolated sand dune bordering Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - offers complete immersion into the wilderness of the region. As one of only a select number of guests, bask in the comfort of your intimate, luxury tent and take pleasure in your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Dine out at Table 131° situated directly in the outback, and enjoy an unforgettable evening experience as the glow of the sun fades and your voices carry on through the night. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World. 

 

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Luxury Tent
Luxury Tent

Skycity Darwin (5*): Darwin

Skycity Darwin is spectacularly set amongst tropical beachside gardens, moments from the CBD. The hotel is perfect for unwinding with leisure choices in abundance. Guest can relax in the pool, laze on the beach and enjoy a game of tennis or golf. The hotel offers three restaurants, a specialty coffee shop, numerous bars, a business center, conference facilities and a world class casino. Leisure choices include a fitness center, a putting green, optimum temperature pool and tennis courts, with a nine hole golf course and walking/jogging tracks right next door.

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Skycity Darwin
Skycity Darwin

Peninsula Boutique (4.5*): Port Douglas

Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tropic luxury, perfectly located in Port Douglas overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea in quiet seclusion. No traffic noise and only a short stroll to Port’s Village with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. An oasis featuring tiered heated pools, a submersed grotto, and a Jacuzzi spa, enjoy a tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or on your suite’s large private balcony. The hotel’s popular restaurant, Hi Tide, continues with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. 

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*): Sydney

Be swept away by the beauty of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s crown jewels, from the doorstep of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. The Four Seasons is impressively situated overlooking Sydney Darling Harbor in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centers. All rooms feature a refrigerated private bar, down pillows, thick terry bathrobes, and complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. A luxurious day spa features exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments, and with three dining options as well as an outdoor pool, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a getaway of its own. 

Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Australia Exclusive: The Aussie Bucket List Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby
Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sheri S — March 31, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    The Kensington guides were the best guides with whom we have worked with. They were authentic and truly knowledgeable of every aspect of our trip. Renee, our destination expert, did an unparalleled job of bringing it all together, even with our last minute requests. Thank you for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

  • Lauren J. — January 31, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip was flawless! All of the operators and guides were knowledgeable and friendly!

  • Frank M — October 06, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    This is our 6th Tour with Kensington. Needless to say we love every tour that we took. Kerry Brown was a very wonderful agent who attended to every one of our requests with enthusiasm and dedication. We really "loved " her.

  • Jayshree R — October 06, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    We enjoyed our tour very much!

  • Caren M — October 23, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Kensington Tours did a great job in setting up our itinerary for a trip to Australia. We were wowed by the Alamanda Resort hotel in Palm Cove, Queensland. We were also very impressed with all but one of the drivers who transported us. The company that led the trip out to the Great Barrier Reef was outstanding.

  • Mary S — October 23, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee Need was very helpful, patient, and knowledgeable!

  • Leonard C — November 07, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Can't think of a trip where everything went so well. Every transfer, every tour, both hotels, exceeded expectations. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable people from Renee through all we met on the ground in Cairns, Port Douglas and Mossman.

  • Juliet G — November 07, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Colin Rowe was fabulous. He showed real concern for our comfort and was always there to answer our questions. He is very knowledgeable and a real asset to your organization. We would ask for him by name if we travel again. The meals were delightful, and the tour guides were not only well versed in the culture and surroundings, but offered delightful personal stories during the ride that enhanced our trip. Our accommodations were excellent - both the Four Points Sheraton in Perth and the Radisson Blu in Sydney were first class. Clean and very comfortable. Overall, a wonderful trip!

  • Arthur P — September 08, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    It was all we hoped for and more, fantastic experience.

  • Kathleen H — September 08, 2017 — Australia & Pacific

    Our Kensington destination expert, Kate Perrier, did an extraordinary job of putting together a custom itinerary for my family. My family and I travelled nearly 11,000 miles to get to Australia and got to see everything we were most interested in thanks to Kate's expert planning!

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