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Australia: City Life, Wildlife & Beaches

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 26 January 2017

Visiting the vast island continent of Australia is a thrilling adventure with desert interiors, rainforest and vibrant coastlines providing a wealth of incredible experiences to enjoy. Each of the six states has something different to offer – from varied climates and landscapes to unique wildlife and Aboriginal culture – we can create your perfect Australian odyssey.

City Life Travelling outside of peak festive time makes securing an all important Harbour View Room at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel or an Opera House view at the exclusive Park Hyatt Sydney, a lot more achievable! Another, lesser known, haunt for visiting VIPs, is The Intercontinental Sydney which faces the Opera House and has a superb wrap-around outdoor terrace overlooking the Harbour and Botanical Gardens, has an excellent Club Lounge which is perfect for alfresco breakfast with a view, or Afternoon Tea. The ground floor of this hotel is also notable for its historic character since it was formerly an old wrought iron safe, along with the oldest working lift in the southern hemisphere.

Wildlife Australia's late spring, November, offers an abundance of wildlife opportunities within the Blue Mountains region. Admire the wonderful haze from the millions of Eucalyptus trees and perhaps stop at Mount Tomah for the Botanical Gardens to appreciate the autumnal scene. Dine al fresco at the little bistro there which serves the freshest culinary delights - using produce from the gardens – all whilst you soak up the extraordinary scenery. Continue your journey and stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, a truly magical location of raw beauty with dramatic sandstone escarpments, framing a pretty valley situated between two National Parks.Within this naturally protected area, there is a micro-climate and animal gene pool which is very special; not to mention the historic homestead (where Charles Darwin reportedly visited). Whether it is summer, spring, autumn or winter, the Wombats, Wallabies, Wollaroos and Eastern Grey Kangaroos will still welcome you and amaze you!

Beaches Fly an hour and a half north from Sydney and you can access not only warmer climes, but a phenomenal coastline. International visitors can easily access Brisbane, likewise domestic travellers and those visitors from New Zealand (who apparently escape the cooler winters) can too, while another access point is the small domestic Gold Coast Airport. The freeways are easy to navigate and make self-drives an ideal way to make the most of the coastline. The east coast is famous for being the 'playground' of Australia and with an all-year climate of around 21 degrees it's easy to see why. From the southern Gold Coast to the northern Sunshine Coast, there is an array of attractions for all ages. There are family theme parks, prime surf spots, thriving marinas and events from horse-racing, to Blues Festivals. Travel inland however and you can escape to a more sedate Hinterland with native forest and vast open spaces.

Of course, the Great Barrier is a popular stop for any traveller. Why not sail past the sublime beaches around the Whitsunday Islands whilst staying at qualia, or venture further off-shore to the incredible lizard island. Further south, Lord Howe Island is another exceptional treasure to explore – perhaps stay at Capella Island for a truly relaxing experience! If you are searching for remote beauty, sweeping bays, plus fine wines and seafood, then Tasmania is well worth a visit too!

Whichever route you choose to take in the many natural and cultural attractions of Australia, we can help to find your perfect combination. Whether you wish to travel via plane, train, helicopter or private yacht, we can expertly arrange them to suit your particular needs. The reef, mountains, outback and coastline can all be experienced; along with private dinners, picnics, vintage cars and luxury launches. Please simply call Gill Leonard on 01244 897 555 to plan your perfect Australian adventure!

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