The Spirit of Australia

12 days from $7,236 per person*
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera House, Sydney’s iconic landmark.
  • Snorkel and swim the Great Barrier Reef from a glass-bottomed boat.
  • Watch the sunset over Uluru deep in the heart of the fabled Red Centre.
  • Come face-to-face with koalas and watch penguins swim in from the surf on Phillip Island near Melbourne.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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A majestic land of wide-open landscapes, unusual creatures, ancient legend, and world-class cities, Australia is a place tailor-made for epic adventures. This gripping itinerary combines stylish Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, alluring Uluru, and sophisticated Melbourne into a journey that must be experienced to be believed.

We kick things off on a stylish note in Sydney, Australia’s largest and, as far as the locals are concerned, most beautiful city. First, get to know its most iconic landmark, the grand Sydney Opera House, on a privately guided tour that chronicles its difficult beginnings. Next, see the city as her connected inhabitants do on a private tour that begins in the historic Rocks district and passes landmarks like the Parliament House, the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Harbour Bridge, and other highlights en route to lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Bondi Beach, and the boutiques of Oxford Street. Still later, take a full-day tour of the scenic Blue Mountains region (known for its picturesque sandstone escarpments, Wentworth Falls, and the Three Sisters rock formation) and Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other species.

From Sydney, the trip heads north to the eastern edge of Queensland and Palm Cove, your entry point to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll enjoy a full day of snorkeling and swimming from a glass-bottomed boat around Upolu Cay, a section of the UNESCO-protected natural wonder. Farther north awaits Cape Tribulation, site of the biodiverse Daintree National Park. With an eye out for cassowaries, ringtail possum, rat-kangaroos, and butterflies, explore the dazzling rainforest environment on a guided tour before visiting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area to take in the incredible views offered by the Alexandra Range. ... Show More »

From the coast, we move west and into Australia’s world-famous Red Centre, the realm of towering monoliths and ancient legend. Get your first glimpse of Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a sunset tour where, with the help of a local guide, you’ll learn about the site’s significance to Aboriginal culture. At sunrise, a tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park will bring you face-to-face with the 36 Kata Tjuta domes (nicknamed the Olga Rocks). Later, witness the stirring “A Night at Field of Light” spectacle, a twilight performance of Aboriginal culture accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner of bush tucker-inspired cuisine.

Last stop: the shores of Port Phillip Bay and cosmopolitan Melbourne, Australia’s most Europe-like city. First, get acquainted with the city courtesy of a private half-day sightseeing tour that takes in local landmarks like Saint Paul's Cathedral, Federation Square, and the bustling Queen Victoria Market. Even in the city, nature is never far away in Melbourne. The experience concludes with a captivating day on Phillip Island where, accompanied by a ranger guide, you’ll learn all about the local flora and fauna, hear fascinating tales of Aboriginal history, meet koalas and fur seals, and watch penguins return to their burrows after a day in the surf before enjoying a delicious dinner of locally inspired delicacies.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/City Hotels
    • Australia - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - Sydney Opera House (1 hr) - Guide
  • Day 2 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - Essential Sydney (with Lunch, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Sydney at Leisure
  • Day 3 Sydney
    Sydney
    • Private Tour - The Best of the Blue Mountains (with Lunch, 9-10 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Sydney to Cairns to Palm Cove
    Sydney to Cairns to Palm Cove
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Sydney - Cairns [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Cairns - Palm Cove [30 mins] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 5 Palm Cove
    Palm Cove
    • Shared Tour - Upolu Cay & Reef Cruise (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Cruise
  • Day 6 Palm Cove
    Palm Cove
    • Shared Tour - Daintree Wanderer (with Lunch, 10 hrs) - Mini Coach
  • Day 7 Palm Cove to Cairns to Ayers Rock
    Palm Cove to Cairns to Ayers Rock
    • Private Transfer - Palm Cove - Cairns [30 mins] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cairns - Ayers Rock [Separate Purchase] -
    • Shared Transfer - Airport Shuttle Service
    • Shared Tour - Uluru Sunset Tour (5 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 8 Ayers Rock
    Ayers Rock
    • Shared Tour - Kata Tjuta Sunrise Tour (5 hrs) - Mini Coach
    • Sounds of Silence Dinner (4 hrs) - Dinner
  • Day 9 Ayers Rock to Melbourne
    Ayers Rock to Melbourne
    • Shared Transfer - Airport Shuttle Service
    • Air - Ayers Rock - Melbourne [Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver/CBD
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Sights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - Philip Island Ranger Adventure (with Dinner, 11 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - Vehicle/Driver/CBD
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Day 1: Sydney

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 Sydney to assist with check-in. 

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Step inside the world’s most recognizable sails on this privately guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. A work of art and a marvel of engineering that came into existence against impossible odds, the Sydney Opera House has since become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. Working with a new interactive audio-visual component where images are projected onto the fabric of the building, your guide will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. You’ll also have the chance to visit one of the major venues where live performance are conducted daily. Host to some 1,500 performances annually, spanning every genre imaginable, the Opera House welcomes audiences of approximately 1.5 million each year; today, discover this world-renowned building for yourself. Please note: Guests must make their own way to and from the Opera House. As well, access to individual theatres is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals or other events. 

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. 

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sydney
Sydney

Day 2: Sydney

One of the more vibrant and visually striking cities in the world, begin your tour of Sydney’s essential highlights by meeting your private guide in the hotel lobby, then set out to explore the historic Rocks precinct - birthplace of Sydney - where you’ll explore convict built cottages, pubs and the first church in Australia. Heading east, make your way to the gorgeous Botanical Gardens situated in the heart of the city. En route, pass through Macquarie Street – named after the fifth Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie – where you’ll also see Australia’s first Parliament House, the Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. The tour continues onward to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair – carved in sandstone and situated steps from the water – where you’ll begin a walking tour of the harbor’s edge, taking in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House before rejoining your vehicle. Continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and into Rushcutters Bay. Stop for lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. Continue on through Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs and see some of Sydney’s most sought after addresses. Pass by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of this beachside Mecca before strolling down the esplanade. Returning to Sydney via vibrant Oxford Street and the suburb of Paddington, you’ll have time to admire this boutique shopping precinct and its charming Georgian and Victorian architecture before being returned to your hotel.

From modern monuments to historic districts with excellent shopping in between, Sydney boasts a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy, including Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. During your free time, consider exploring the Harbour area with its many cafes, gift shops and gorgeous waterfront, or perhaps head to the Queen Victoria Building to shop at a few high-end designer boutiques. At Bondi Beach, whisk the shores barefoot, enjoying the soft golden sands beneath your toes. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to enjoy your time at leisure in sensational Sydney.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Harbour Cruise
Harbour Cruise

Day 3: Sydney

An authentic journey into the heart of a remarkable World Heritage Region of towering sandstone escarpments and temperate rainforests, see and experience the best of the Blue Mountains National Park area on this tailored, private adventure. After a hotel pick-up, you’ll drive through the historic Rocks precinct – Australia’s first European settlement – passing convict-built cottages and Australia’s first church before crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge. Following a short westbound drive, you’ll arrive at Featherdale Wildlife Park to get up-close with a range of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats. Carrying onward, you’ll enter the Blue Mountains National Park, first stopping at a secluded clearing to enjoy morning tea. Roam the area in search of wild kangaroos and birdlife and then set off for magnificent Kings Tableland to bask in the incredible views overlooking the Jamison Valley. Break for lunch at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains, then track to Wentworth Falls, a beautiful waterfall found between Blue Mountains National Park and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. You will be guided down a well-worn path towards the falls, taking in excellent views along the way and learning about the geological conditions that spawned the Blue Mountains. Next you’ll hop into an awaiting vehicle and skirt around cliffs, driving towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters rock formation, marveling at the views of the Jamison Valley and then visit Narrowneck Plateau to enjoy a few more outstanding vantage points. Having discovered the essential highlights of the Blue Mountains, you’ll return to Sydney, arriving at your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

Day 4: Sydney - Cairns - Palm Cove

You will be privately transferred between Sydney domestic airport and your hotel by a professional driver. Approximate travel time is 30 minutes.

Board a flight in Sydney with service to Cairns. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 10 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

A transfer in a private vehicle with a driver between Cairns and Palm Cove is provided. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (5*)

Nestled snugly in the beautiful village of Palm Cove, Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is your gateway to the adventure of the longest coral reef and oldest rainforest on earth. The resort boast absolute beach frontage to the magnificent Coral Sea, which opens directly onto the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef. Every suite of this 'Small Luxury Hotel of the World' offers the promise of a private retreat and carefree getaway experience.

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Palm Cove
Palm Cove
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Alamanda Palm Cove
Alamanda Palm Cove

Day 5: Palm Cove

Cruise in style to the Great Barrier Reef, the ideal way to experience this famed natural wonder. Enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving lessons, and a glass-bottom boat tour alongside a friendly and professional crew. At pristine Upolu Cay - a coral formation surrounded by crystal waters - set your sights on a moving system, the shape and size of which alters as the currents, wind and waves carve its form. A naturally occurring pontoon, the size and visibility of the cay, and access to it, is subject to a host of conditions; on certain days, fortunate guests will not only be able to spot the cay but also to physically set foot on the formation (this cannot be guaranteed). No matter the weather, this six hour cruise through the Great Barrier Reef will also include a range of scrumptious seafood lunch to enjoy in tow. With an enthusiastic crew committed to catering to your every need, a memorable and safe experience on the Great Barrier Reef is yours to discover. Please note: The cruise operates with a maximum of 75 passengers.

Accommodation: Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Footprints in the sand...
Footprints in the sand...

Day 6: Palm Cove

Travel by mini-coach with fellow travelers on a guided tour through Daintree National Park, an extraordinary land of outstanding biodiversity and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival into the park, embark on a cruise to skim the mirror-smooth waters of the Daintree River in search of the vivid Ulysses butterfly, kingfishers and endemic species including the southern cassowary, musky rat-kangaroo, and the Daintree River ringtail possum. Through silent backwaters, you are likely to spot crocodiles basking on muddy banks, and after a short while, will reach the northern side of the river and enter the Wet Tropics World Heritage region of protected rainforests. From here, you’ll travel through the lovely Alexandra Range, passing through the wilds to wrap up the adventure. Once completed, a mini-coach will return you to your hotel. Please note: This tour departs between 6:45 and 8:15 am, returns at approximately 5:30 pm, and operates with a maximum of 12 passengers.

Accommodation: Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ulysses Butterfly
Ulysses Butterfly

Day 7: Palm Cove - Cairns - Ayers Rock

A transfer in a private vehicle with a driver between Palm Cove and Cairns is provided. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.

Board a flight in Cairns with service to Ayers Rock. Approximate flight duration is two hours and 55 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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.

Join your guide to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia on this small group tour. Begin by traveling to the entrance of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, then marvel as the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes in a matter of minutes. During your first stop you’ll visit an area that affords an outstanding view to snap a few photographs, and then - with Uluru looming in front of you – your guide will start the journey toward the base of the formation. Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility, surrendering yourself to awe as the sheer size of the monolith comes into focus, then drive around the base of Uluru to reach the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the fabled creation stories of Liru and Kuniya, as well as a number of other legends associated with prominent tjukurpa stories (or dreaming stories). See firsthand the rock art of the ancients while learning how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people, then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta as a backdrop. Following your sunset experience, you will be transferred back to your accommodations.

Accommodation: Sails In The Desert (5*)

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails In The Desert Hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. While located only a five minute walk from Town Square, the majesty of Mother Nature is still within reach of your terrace or verandah. Sails In The Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool, Red Ochre Spa treatment, and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.  

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ayers Rock at Sunset
Ayers Rock at Sunset
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock

Day 8: Ayers Rock

Before dawn, depart from your accommodations and travel to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, then make the journey through the desert landscape to the indomitable rock formation to revel in the early morning serenity of Kata Tjuta. With the morning sun on the rise, you’ll pause at an excellent vantage point to set your sights on the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta while the desert comes to life, and later relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast on the western flank of the domes. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named after the wind that whistles between the massive domes and has shaped Kata Tjuta over thousands of years, your guide will share the significance of this sacred ceremonial site and then grant time for you to saunter between mighty rock walls as you learn how the region and its famed geologic formations have evolved over millions of years. Wrapping up the experience, you will be returned to your accommodation in Ayers Rock. Please note: Departure is between 4:45 and 6:15 am, depending on the time of year. Group size may vary between two and 11 passengers.

Dine under the canopy of the desert night while a storyteller shares tales long foretold in the stars during this, the Sounds of Silence dinner. Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, the Sounds of Silence dining experience offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. The experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the striking Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, join your table for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture as you take in a traditional dance performance under the outback sky. With sounds of a didgeridoo dancing in the air, attentive staff will keep your glass full with a selection of Australian wine and beer as the first course is served. With the night sky twinkling to life, feast on a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi, and quandong. You appetite sated, listen to the resident star-talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible in the exceptional clarity of Uluru. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee. Please note: Each table seats eight to 10 guests, and the program hosts up to 10 tables for a maximum of 100 guests. Please reconfirm your pick-up time with hotel reception upon arrival to your hotel.

Accommodation: Sails In The Desert (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Domes of the Kata Tjuta
The Domes of the Kata Tjuta
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sounds of Silence Dinner
Sounds of Silence Dinner

Day 9: Ayers Rock - Melbourne

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 Melbourne, connecting via Alice Springs. Approximate flight duration is five hours and 20 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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

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.

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Melbourne
Melbourne
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Langham
The Langham

Day 10: Melbourne

You will be picked up from your Melbourne hotel by private car and driver to discover Melbourne's sights. On this tour, you will view fine examples of Melbourne's architectural splendour such as Town Hall, the opulent St.Paul's Cathedral, Princess and Regent theatres, and Federation Square. Visit the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens or see the bustling Queen Victoria Market or view Southbank: a world of shopping, dining and arts.

Accommodation: The Langham (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Scenic Melbourne Cityscape
Scenic Melbourne Cityscape

Day 11: Melbourne

The Philip Island Ranger Led Adventure Tour is the ultimate way to experience the beauty and nature of Philip Island. Spend the afternoon in the company of one of the islands Nature Parks Rangers. Each ranger is a passionate expert with an intimate knowledge in the island’s flora and fauna, unique and varied birdlife plus the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal History of this small yet diverse region. The tour will be uniquely tailored to your personal passions and interests, offer insights into what is happening on the island, all while keeping away from the crowds. During your adventure, you will also come face to face with Australia’s most iconic marsupial at the Koala Conservation Centre and catch a glimpse of the world’s second largest Australian Fur Seal Colony through the interactive cameras at the Nobbies Centre. Complete an unforgettable day with one of the world’s greatest wildlife wonders. Enjoy the sunset return of the Little Penguins on The Ultimate Penguin Tour, perfect for those who want a more personalised and intimate wildlife experience. This fully accredited eco-tour is restricted to no more than 10 visitors per night and is held on a stunning, secluded beach with guests receiving informative commentary by rangers through personal headphones as they view penguins with the use of night vision technology. For dinner, you’re invited to dine on delicious local produce as you take in the panoramic ocean views at Harry’s on the Esplanade. Following dinner, you will be returned to your hotel in Melbourne.

Accommodation: The Langham (5*)
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Little Penguins
Little Penguins

Day 12: Melbourne

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
Four Seasons Sydney Guestroom
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby
Four Seasons Sydney - Lobby

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (5*): Palm Cove

Nestled snugly in the beautiful village of Palm Cove, Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is your gateway to the adventure of the longest coral reef and oldest rainforest on earth. The resort boast absolute beach frontage to the magnificent Coral Sea, which opens directly onto the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef. Every suite of this 'Small Luxury Hotel of the World' offers the promise of a private retreat and carefree getaway experience.

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Alamanda Palm Cove
Alamanda Palm Cove

Sails In The Desert (5*): Ayers Rock

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails In The Desert Hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. While located only a five minute walk from Town Square, the majesty of Mother Nature is still within reach of your terrace or verandah. Sails In The Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool, Red Ochre Spa treatment, and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.  

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sails In The Desert
Sails In The Desert
The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pool
Pool

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.

The Spirit of Australia Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Langham
The Langham

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.
  • William H. — September 10, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha created a great tour itinerary for us. It included all of the sights and activities that we truly wanted to see and do. We were impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of Samantha, our travel consultant. This was a trip of a lifetime and we want to thank Kensington Tours for making it happen!

  • Patrice A. — June 07, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    This was an absolutely worry-free adventure! From start to finish, it was wonderful. The hotels were all charming and well-located, activities were small groups and all very welcoming, the transfers were perfectly smooth and we had a wonderful time. Thank you to Colin Rowe for tailoring our trip to include our requested activities - it was a very special travel experience!

  • 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!

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