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A dreamy and diverse country that always offers something new to explore, Australia is home to an abundance of cosmopolitan cities, expansive outback landscapes, rugged mountains and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Discover luxury accommodation, a warm Australian welcome and a wealth of unforgettable activities on this spellbinding Australian tailor-made itinerary.
Embrace the natural splendour of Australia with an array of immersive experiences throughout your trip
Swim with wild whale sharks and spot turtles, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs and sea birds as they wander through stunning landscapes
Enjoy world class accommodation across Australia
Discover some of Australia’s best kept secrets
Enjoy an exclusive McLaren Vale wine itinerary, experiencing intimate tastings and exclusive access to some of the most celebrated winemakers in the region. Explore historic ironstone cellars and barrel rooms and enjoy sampling some of the best examples of Cabernet & Shiraz in the McLaren Vale as your private guide recounts the history of the area.
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Your luxury Australian holiday begins in sunny Perth, a city alive with both a thriving, contemporary centre and a historical past. While here, hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island, where you may choose to explore by bicycle, relax on the pristine beaches, discover the historic highlights, visit wartime relics and wander round museums or enjoy a tour where you will go in search of the ‘world’s happiest animal’ - the quokka.
Stay three nights in a Treasury Balcony Room, including breakfast
After an onward flight to Ningaloo Reef, settle into your luxury accommodation at Sal Salis – an enchanting eco-camp overlooking the picturesque Ningaloo Coast. An extraordinary yet strangely unknown jewel in Australia’s natural heritage, the Ningaloo Reef is the ultimate location to spot an array of marine life and also offers an opportunity to swim with wild whale sharks. Learn about the biology and habitat of the whale sharks and other marine life from your expert guide as you make the most of the region with wildlife watching, sea kayaking trips, scuba diving opportunities and much more.
Stay three nights in a Wilderness Tent, including meals, beverages and selected activities.
Following your flights to Perth, settle into COMO The Treasury for the night, enjoying everything on offer within the hotel’s three stunning 19th-century State Buildings.
Stay one night in a Treasury Balcony Room, including breakfast
After arriving in South Australia’s bustling capital city, Adelaide, settle into your luxury hotel and prepare for the next day’s adventure. Spend your second day in this vibrant city exploring the celebrated winemakers of the region on the Ultimate McLaren Vale tour, with exclusive wine tasting opportunities and access to some of the region’s historic ironstone cellars and barrel rooms. Experience one of the region’s most hallowed wineries, Yangarra Wines and sample some of their best wines in their exclusive tasting lounge.
Stay two nights in a Luxury King Room
After a private car transfer to Sequoia, settle into your luxury hotel room before enjoying a four-course dining experience at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. The following day, enjoy a tour of the Southern Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, visiting the iconic d’Arenburge Cube and gaining an insight to this stunning local area. Back at the hotel, enjoy a range of signature experiences such as a guided nature walk, stargazing from the Sequoia telescope and the spring-fed private hot springs experience.
Stay two nights in a Sequoia Suite, including breakfast, a four-course dining experience at 3 chef hat Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, a three-course dinner in the Sequoia Lounge, Discovery Masterclass beverage experience and Artisan Food Experience
Travel to the world-famous Barossa Valley for a private wine tasting at Langmeil, the world’s oldest shiraz vineyard, before enjoying a gourmet lunch at The Eatery at Maggie Beers Farm. After lunch, take a private car transfer to your accommodation for the final days of your trip, The Frames. Settle in to your luxury private retreat before boarding a 100 year old Gondola for a Sunset Cruise, highlighting the magnificence of the surrounding landscapes. The following day enjoy a Wetland and Wildlife Safari, discovering the creeks and wetlands of the Murray River and its picturesque flora and fauna. End your Murray River experience with a private Flavour Safari, tasting the region’s best food and wine.
Stay two nights in a Frames Retreat, including gourmet breakfast provisions for the duration of the stay
Your tour of Perth begins with a visit to Kings Park, occupying approximately 400 hectares of Mount Eliza, and boasting sweeping parklands, a Botanic Garden, wildflowers and native bushland. Meet a private Aboriginal guide to discover the area’s cultural sites, learn more about medicinal plants and bush foods, and hear traditional native stories. You will then make your way out of the city towards beautiful Cottesloe Beach, characterised by clear waters and shady pine trees. Enjoy lunch here overlooking the Indian Ocean, before continuing along the coast to Fremantle, a port city that boasts bustling marinas, al fresco restaurants, charming heritage buildings and the impressive Western Australian Maritime Museum.
Hop aboard the ferry from Fremantle to Rottnest Island, one of Western Australia’s most treasured islands. On arrival, choose to enjoy one of the many activities available - from a relaxing ride on the Island Explorer, unwinding on the beautiful beaches, or cycling around the island. Explore the iconic historical sites, including the Bathurst Lighthouse, before lunch along the water’s edge. Go in search of the super cute quokka on the world-famous quokka walk, learning more about this iconic marsupial. Visit the island’s museums and World War II relics, before boarding the ferry back to Perth.
Join a small group and expert guide as you explore the delights of the Ningaloo Reef, either swimming with whale sharks (if travelling between April and July) or Humpback Whales (if visiting between August and October). As you travel into the reef by boat, a spotter plane will lead overhead, searching for the spectacular species, as well as turtles, rays, dolphins, dugongs and sea birds. Learn more about the area's marine biology, join in with the data collection of vital scientific research, and snorkel at various sites along the UNESCO listed reef. A light morning tea, lunch and snacks throughout the day are included.
You will be met at your accommodation by your private guide for the Ultimate McLaren Vale Tour, the best way to experience the exceptional wineries of the region. Enjoy a scenic drive through the epicentre of the South Australian wine industry, past some of the world's oldest grape vines and spectacular scenery and gaining exclusive access to some of the most celebrated winemakers in the region. Discover Wirra Wirra’s historic ironstone cellars and barrel room and enjoy an exclusive, seated tasting of some of the best examples of Cabernet & Shiraz in McLaren Vale before a visit to their famed Chook Blook Vineyard. Savour a beautiful 3 course lunch in a stunning old homestead with expansive vineyard views before a private masterclass with one of the owners at Bekkers Wine. Finish the day on a high with a visit to Yangarra Wines; experience one of the region’s most hallowed wineries and enjoy a tasting of their very best wines in their private tasting lounge.
This tour can be enjoyed year-round, with warmest temperatures seen during summer (November to February). Some rainfall should be expected at any time.
14 NIGHTS FROM £15,340 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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