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Adventures on the East Coast of Australia

16 NIGHTS FROM £9,990 per person

From timeless outback landscapes and verdant rainforests to stylish modern cities, golden surf beaches and the world’s largest barrier reef, Australia is a country of contrasts. During this tailor-made tour, connect yourself to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in eastern Australia through our handpicked adventures and experiences, all whilst staying in the finest lodgings that showcase the best of their surrounds.

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During your Byron Bay ‘Foodie’ tour, visit a sustainable 80-acre working farm, home to heritage-breed animals and a Macadamia orchard

Kayak with wild dolphins in the clear, protected waters of The Cape Bay Marine Park, Australia’s most easterly point

Visit local galleries, marvel at local street art, and try award-winning coffee direct from the roaster as you tour the boroughs of Melbourne

Feel the thrill of flying over the picturesque Great Barrier Reef during a helicopter tour, before landing on a pristine sand cay to snorkel in absolute seclusion

Authentic Experience

In Melbourne, an exclusive Aussie Rules Footy Session awaits, where you will be joined by AFL stars to learn the spirit and rules of this hugely popular game. Be privately coached by the pros in footy and cricket – both Aussie obsessions that date back beyond the 1850s!

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    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your east coast Australia itinerary begins with a night in Brisbane, a bustling city with a fantastic art and culinary scene.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Spicers Peak Lodge in the Scenic Rim region.

    Emporium South Bankkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An all-suite luxury hotel in the heart of Brisbane
    • Feature: A rooftop infinity pool boasts superb city views
    • Rooms: 143 luxuriously appointed suites across 21 levels
    • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
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    Breakfast

    DAY 3-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Offering an intimate wilderness experience, Spicers Peak Lodge is located in Queensland’s Scenic Rim and overlooks the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. In addition to the incredible gourmet and spa offerings, we recommend traversing the lodge’s vast surrounding bushland on a guided walk, where you’re likely to see the red-necked wallaby, eastern grey kangaroo, wallaroos and many species of birds, amongst the sub-tropical rainforest and eucalyptus woodlands.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay.

    Spicers Peak Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Lodge
    • Summary: An intimate luxury wilderness lodge amid the mountains
    • Feature: ‘Paddock-to-plate’ dining embraces the region’s best produce
    • Rooms: Ten suites and two private lodges
    • Location: Scenic Rim , Queensland, Australia
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 6-9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend your first day in the area on a Byron Bay ‘Foodie’ tour, comprising visits to several local farms and macadamia, avocado and coffee plantations, followed by gin-tasting at the Cape Byron Distillery and lunch at the delightful Harvest Restaurant in Newrybar. Here, enjoy the best seasonal food sourced from artisan producers alongside foraged native and wild Australian ingredients. The next day, experience the perfect combination of education and adventure by joining a three-hour guided kayaking tour in The Cape Bay Marine Park, home to wild bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and three species of sea turtle.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Brisbane Airport for your flight to Cairns. From here, take a private car transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas.

    The Byron at Byron Resort and Spakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Set amongst rainforest and moments away from Tallow Beach
    • Feature: This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments
    • Rooms: 92 eco-friendly suites
    • Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 9-12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Marvel at the unique aerial perspective of the Great Barrier Reef during a helicopter tour, before landing on a private island for a gourmet picnic and snorkelling in the surrounding azure waters. The following day, take a private tour of the Daintree River National Park, swimming in a secluded rainforest waterhole, exploring the beaches surrounding Cape Tribulation and spotting crocodiles, snakes and eagles during a wildlife cruise. The next stop is Cooya Beach for an indigenous tour focusing on the coastal environment and traditional hunting techniques, such as spearfishing and mudcrabbing.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Melbourne Airport. From here, take a private car transfer to Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

    Thala Beach Nature Reservekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Lodge
    • Summary: A family-owned eco-retreat set amid 145 acres of woodland
    • Feature: One of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
    • Rooms: 83 timber bungalows
    • Location: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 12-16 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Explore Melbourne's oldest neighbourhoods including bohemian Fitzroy and seaside St. Kilda, before touring the South Melbourne Market to taste local delicacies. The following day, a private guide will drive you to the Mornington Peninsula, stopping at a local wildlife park for a behind-the-scenes encounter with kangaroos and koalas. At the Peninsula, visit hidden beaches among Victoria’s wild southern coastline or take the scenic drive up to Arthur’s Seat, before wine-tasting amongst the sprawling vineyards. For your final day in Melbourne, an exclusive Aussie Rules Footy Session awaits, where you will be joined by AFL stars to enjoy this hugely popular game.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to the UK.

    Park Hyatt Melbournekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Situated in one of Melbourne's most historic areas
    • Feature: Relax in the hotel's Lounge and pretty gardens
    • Rooms: 240 rooms & suites
    • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
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DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
Brisbane, Australia

Your east coast Australia itinerary begins with a night in Brisbane, a bustling city with a fantastic art and culinary scene.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Spicers Peak Lodge in the Scenic Rim region.

Emporium South Bankkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An all-suite luxury hotel in the heart of Brisbane
  • Feature: A rooftop infinity pool boasts superb city views
  • Rooms: 143 luxuriously appointed suites across 21 levels
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 3-6ACCOMMODATION
Scenic Rim, Australia

Offering an intimate wilderness experience, Spicers Peak Lodge is located in Queensland’s Scenic Rim and overlooks the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. In addition to the incredible gourmet and spa offerings, we recommend traversing the lodge’s vast surrounding bushland on a guided walk, where you’re likely to see the red-necked wallaby, eastern grey kangaroo, wallaroos and many species of birds, amongst the sub-tropical rainforest and eucalyptus woodlands.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay.

Spicers Peak Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: An intimate luxury wilderness lodge amid the mountains
  • Feature: ‘Paddock-to-plate’ dining embraces the region’s best produce
  • Rooms: Ten suites and two private lodges
  • Location: Scenic Rim , Queensland, Australia
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 6-9ACCOMMODATION
Byron Bay, Australia

Spend your first day in the area on a Byron Bay ‘Foodie’ tour, comprising visits to several local farms and macadamia, avocado and coffee plantations, followed by gin-tasting at the Cape Byron Distillery and lunch at the delightful Harvest Restaurant in Newrybar. Here, enjoy the best seasonal food sourced from artisan producers alongside foraged native and wild Australian ingredients. The next day, experience the perfect combination of education and adventure by joining a three-hour guided kayaking tour in The Cape Bay Marine Park, home to wild bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and three species of sea turtle.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Brisbane Airport for your flight to Cairns. From here, take a private car transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas.

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Set amongst rainforest and moments away from Tallow Beach
  • Feature: This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments
  • Rooms: 92 eco-friendly suites
  • Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 9-12ACCOMMODATION
Port Douglas, Australia

Marvel at the unique aerial perspective of the Great Barrier Reef during a helicopter tour, before landing on a private island for a gourmet picnic and snorkelling in the surrounding azure waters. The following day, take a private tour of the Daintree River National Park, swimming in a secluded rainforest waterhole, exploring the beaches surrounding Cape Tribulation and spotting crocodiles, snakes and eagles during a wildlife cruise. The next stop is Cooya Beach for an indigenous tour focusing on the coastal environment and traditional hunting techniques, such as spearfishing and mudcrabbing.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Melbourne Airport. From here, take a private car transfer to Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

Thala Beach Nature Reservekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: A family-owned eco-retreat set amid 145 acres of woodland
  • Feature: One of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
  • Rooms: 83 timber bungalows
  • Location: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 12-16ACCOMMODATION
Melbourne, Australia

Explore Melbourne's oldest neighbourhoods including bohemian Fitzroy and seaside St. Kilda, before touring the South Melbourne Market to taste local delicacies. The following day, a private guide will drive you to the Mornington Peninsula, stopping at a local wildlife park for a behind-the-scenes encounter with kangaroos and koalas. At the Peninsula, visit hidden beaches among Victoria’s wild southern coastline or take the scenic drive up to Arthur’s Seat, before wine-tasting amongst the sprawling vineyards. For your final day in Melbourne, an exclusive Aussie Rules Footy Session awaits, where you will be joined by AFL stars to enjoy this hugely popular game.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to the UK.

Park Hyatt Melbournekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Situated in one of Melbourne's most historic areas
  • Feature: Relax in the hotel's Lounge and pretty gardens
  • Rooms: 240 rooms & suites
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
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TOUR EXCURSIONS

Byron Bay for Foodies
Half Day Tour

Join a private guide for a food-focused tour of Byron Bay, beginning with a visit to a farm on the outskirts of town, meeting the animals and strolling the fields where a range of produce is grown. The Brookfarm awaits next, where you can enjoy views over the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse, before a private tour of the macadamia plantation, learning how native botanicals and macadamias are used in award-winning mueslis and gin. Onsite is the Cape Byron Distillery where you can sample gin and see how it is made. Continue inland to Newrybar, a tiny hamlet which houses Harvest Restaurant and Historic Bakery as well as the modern Newrybar Merchants, a collective of creative local artisans and curators. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning restaurant, before meandering back to Byron along the country lanes, lined with roadside produce stalls, as well as macadamia, avocado and coffee plantations.

Kayaking in Byron Bay
3-Hour Group Excursion

No matter if you are a beginner or experienced kayaker, join a passionate team of local surfers as you kayak to Australia’s most easterly point, the Cape Bay Marine Park. Keep your eyes peeled as you glide, as the park is home to wild bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and three species of sea turtle! Your knowledgeable local guide will share stories of Byron’s history, aboriginal culture and marine biology, making this tour the perfect combination of education, adventure and – of course - lots of fun. For the final thrill, your guide can teach you to surf your kayak back to the shore!

Private Helicopter to a Great Barrier Reef Sandy Cay
Full Day Excursion

Soak up the stunning scenery of the Great Barrier Reef from above as you fly by private helicopter from Port Douglas to a secluded sand cay, surrounded by pristine coral reefs and azure blue waters. Here, simply relax and soak up the sunshine, snorkel among the colourful tropical fish, and indulge in a gourmet meal of tropical platters and premium beverages. After relaxing a little longer, reboard the helicopter for another seriously scenic flight back to the mainland.

Daintree River National Park and Cooya Beach
Full Day Tour

Experience the natural and cultural delights of the World Heritage listed Daintree River National Park with a private guide. Beginning early in the morning when the park is at its quietest, your first stop will be the Alexandra Range, from which you can absorb captivating Coral Sea views. Explore various boardwalks and beaches (including the historic Cape Tribulation) keeping your eyes peeled for a range of bird species and stopping for a swim in a secluded rainforest waterhole. Enjoy lunch and bio-organic ice cream at a restaurant amid the rainforest, before a wildlife cruise to spot crocs, snakes, eagles and more. Continue on to nearby Cooya Beach, where you will explore with traditional Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat guides, who are delighted to show off their traditional hunting methods as you join them spearfishing or mud crabbing. Anything you catch will be made into delicious dishes in the kitchen, while you can also enjoy an authentic digeridoo presentation.

The Neighbourhoods of Melbourne
Full Day Tour

Melbourne is home to a range of diverse and intriguing neighbourhoods, many of which you will explore on this full-day tour with a private guide. Highlights include the seaside borough of St Kilda, known for housing one of the world’s oldest rollercoasters and serving up Melbourne’s best cheesecake, and South Melbourne, renowned for its incredible culinary and coffee offerings. Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy all come from humble industrial beginnings, now boasting glorious galleries, impressive street art and both designer and vintage boutiques. During your tour, stop to enjoy a delicious local lunch.

Mornington Peninsula
Full Day Tour

Just a short drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a true local favourite, home to breathtaking beaches and world-renowned wineries. Join your local guide as you head towards the area, discussing your itinerary for your personalised tour and stopping on the way at a local wildlife park for a behind-the-scenes encounter with kangaroos, koalas and other native animals. Once arrived, enjoy wine tasting at a local cellar, and a delicious lunch amid a vineyard. You may choose to visit the hidden beaches on the wild southern coastline for a gentle stroll, or take the scenic drive up to Arthur’s Seat. Other possible options include a private viewing at a local indigenous gallery or sampling local artisan cheeses.

Aussie Rules Footie Session in Melbourne

In Melbourne, an exclusive Aussie Rules Footy Session awaits, where you will be joined by AFL stars to learn about the history and importance of this hugely popular game. Get a true insider view as you are privately coached by the pros in footy and cricket – both Aussie sporting obsessions that date back beyond the 1850s!

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This tour can be enjoyed year-round, with warmest temperatures seen during summer (November to February). Some rainfall should be expected at any time.

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16 NIGHTS FROM £9,990 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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