Romantic Getaway Vacation to Fiji & Australia

A 12 day trip to Australia & Fiji 
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When you think of sailing you can’t help but think of a puff of wind captured by the sails, a boat gliding along the horizon in open water with islands speckling the panorama. Your hand-tailored romantic getaway vacation to Fiji and Australia brings to life islands and sails, casting emerald green trees across Fiji and bringing you to the famous rippling sails of the Sydney Opera House. Indulge in the romance of a starlit dinner on the shore and explore the lavish neighborhoods of a cosmopolitan city. Revel in the tropical luxury of Fiji and the modern comfort of Sydney with the one you love.

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Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Australia – Sydney

Fiji – Nadi, Viti Levu, Davui Island, Mamanuca Islands

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departure.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Lavish Tropical Romance

Fiji conjures images of exotic trees, crystal clear waters, friendly people, and soft sandy beaches. When you get to Nadi International Airport you quickly realize there is so much more to the island country. Your private transfer is waiting at the airport to take you to the port for your ferry ride to Davui Island. Viti Levu, the largest of the archipelagic islands, has a sweet aroma of hibiscus emanating from the tall grass. You soon board a private shuttle boat the whisks you across the indigo water.

The cool morning air becomes misted with the slightly salty aroma of the South Pacific. Davui Island comes into view where your secluded resort awaits with what is known as barefoot luxury. You step onto the island to find luxuriant accommodation. You room opens up to a view of the water and the nearby rolling hills covered in lush foliage. The water laps quietly at the shore. Marble floors provide an extra gloss to the already gleaming resort as people pass you with bright, wide smiles, each person quick to say, “Bula!”   

What’s Included: transfer, accommodation

Day 2: Indulging in Exotic Romance

Wake up to a beautiful view of the open water. You can step off your balcony and dip your toes into the cool morning sand. The white, powdery layer rushes into the ocean. At breakfast, the colors of the islands continue to shine brightly, filled with local flavors found around the archipelago - from great coconut to lively pineapple, even succulent pomelo, a fruit similar in looks to a grapefruit but with a more citrusy orange flavor. The day is yours to indulge in the island as you wish, absorbing the “barefoot luxury” connotation.

You can sit in the shade of your balcony listening to the breeze ruffling the palm leaves or lay out on the hot sand of midmorning, dipping your toes into the water now and again to feel the cool ocean refresh your skin. Take out a sea kayak and venture out into the water. The paddles drip onto your seat when you lift them, splashing against the kayak. The current is gentle allowing you to paddle at your own pace. When you look back towards the island you find a panorama of white sand, emerald trees, and indigo ocean settled around your partner for the best view you have ever seen.

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 3: Enchanting Lagoon

At breakfast, you enjoy both the scenery and the company, biting into a succulent rambutan underneath the banyan tree canopy. The aroma of sweet fruit blends into the soft sea breeze. The view only gets better each day you are on the private island. After breakfast, you can meet your guide for a daylong excursion to Beqa Lagoon nearly eight miles off the coast of Viti Levu. You pull into your wetsuit and let the tight fit layer your body like a second skin. You put on the tanks, splash into the water, and follow your guide down below.

The sunlight can shine to a depth of 120 feet below the water’s surface, spotlighting florescent fish and equally stunning coral. Coral reef protect the lagoon from inclement weather, flaking the outer reaches of the bay with up to 18 miles of firm calcite. You reach a site called Sea Fan Alley, where two rocks form a dramatic corridor opening to a view of gigantic sea fans. The soft coral shimmers with purple, red, and yellow, with over 500 species found around the world. They wave up and down in the current.

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 4: Wild Day Trip

Spend the morning lounging on your seaside balcony with a private breakfast for you and your partner to share. Listen to waves gently break against the sand with no unnecessary distractions from the beauty in front of you. Following your meal, you will have a private transfer back to Viti Levu for a daytrip along the Navua River. The Rive begins at Mount Gordon and flows around 40 miles through dense jungle before reaching the ocean. The Upper Navua River meanders around the rainforest highlands, carving the hills into gorges.

You and your partner step onto an inflatable raft and begin to paddle. The water is cool and fresh, unlike the temperate saltwater on the beach. The current carries you along the river, beside lush hills that turn into limestone walls. Waterfalls brush down the earthen walls and splash into the river creating ripples in the sounds of aquatic thunder. The water turns shades of turquoise against the dense overhanging emerald foliage. Even when paddling through the rush of small rapids you can look around the riverbanks with your partner and notice unparalleled island luxury. 

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 5: Couple’s Day Out

You wake up to breakfast and decide to picnic on the beach, where you can pull fresh grapes off of a vine with one hand and dig your other hand into the warming indulgent sand. The seaside paradise heightens the already romantic ambiance between you and your partner. Today you can spend pampering each other, truly relaxing with a couple’s spa treatment combining modern methods with ancient care for a refreshing day. The scent of fresh coconut milk mixes with the sea breeze. The small breaking waves become the soundtrack to your massage. You embrace the sweet, captivating coconut aroma, settling into the soothing touch of your masseuse. At night, you and your partner can sit under the stars at a private table near the water and enjoy a specially prepared menu.

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 6: Sensuality of Cuisine

Over the past few days, you have discovered the sensual nature of food, enjoying the flavors of the local traditional fruits and cuisine of the island, and taking pleasure in your partner’s company at each meal. After breakfast, you can spend time with a cooking demonstration, learning how to prepare one, or a number of Fiji’s succulent dishes. The fresh seafood caught around the islands can’t be beat. Your chef shows you how to create a decadent lolo, coconut cream, to help steep prawns caught earlier that morning. You add onions and tomatoes, letting the ingredients slowly simmer until the decadent dish is complete and ready to taste. The sweet and savory flavors marry perfectly in every bite, making the dish rich but not heavy. The demonstration brings you and your partner closer together, agreeing that you should make the dish at home at the first opportunity.

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 7: Magnificence Daze

Each morning you wake up to the swaying palm trees and sweeping white sand of the island and have to remind yourself that this tropical paradise is real, and the person you are sharing the luxuries of the island lifestyle with is just as real. Your last full day in Fiji is at your whim and pleasure, allowing you to bask by the pool or sip an ice cold drink while you are knee deep in the ocean. For an adventurous day, you can venture back to the rainforest of Viti Levu, meeting your guide at the port and heading up into the rainforest canopy. The dense emerald leaves are brighter the higher up in the trees you climb.

You step out onto a platform with your partner, dressed in a helmet and industrial harness. Your guide clips you to the line, counts down from three, and you suddenly soar through treetops. The wind blows against your cheeks. You feel the rush as you speed through the air. The leaves turn a blurry green. You hear the river rushing below you, winding along the rocky banks. You arrive at the platform across the canopy, with 16 total lines to glide down. Your partner cries out with excitement while flying across the rainforest.

What’s Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation

Day 8: Best of Harbor Life  

When you wake up in the morning, you opt for one more private balcony breakfast overlooking the pristine beach. The music of the breeze and breaking waves creates the charming atmosphere you have celebrated since your arrival in Fiji. After your meal, the resort boat takes you back to the marina on Viti Levu where a private transfer escorts you to the airport for your flight to Sydney, Australia. The city maintains a relaxed beachside energy with a lush edge, where people enjoy the surf and sand along with elegant outfits and opulent dining. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a luxurious hotel with a view overlooking Darling Harbour, home to the charming rooftop sails of the Sydney Opera House.

What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation

Day 9: Coupling Exploration

The sunrise hovers over the horizon and casts layers of orange and purple along the white ceramic tiles of the opera house. The light glints off of the pristine arching design to mirror the morning hues. At breakfast, you can enjoy the refreshing coastal breeze with a romantic view of the boats venturing away from the harbor. After your meal, ride a bicycle to explore the cityscape away from the main streets, where you can enjoy a different view of the city. You and your partner ride side by side through the Royal Botanic Gardens, where the aroma of blossoming lilies and roses has braced the lush greenery since the early 19th century.

The skyline begins to shape, overlooking the gardens. You ride over to the Manly Beach’s Scenic Walkway, a 7-mile stretch of which connects Manly to Spit Bridge. The views overlooking the harbor are immaculate, opening up the surrounding sub-tropical rainforest juxtaposed by shimmering coastal waters and the modern, luxurious suburbs situated near the harbor. Birds twitter in the trees, the fertile landscape emanates a piney aroma, and you can watch sailboats glide underneath the bridge.

What’s Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 10: Bright Beaches

Bondi Beach is known for its spectacular surf, joyfully relaxed atmosphere, and the combination of boardwalk fish and chips with elegant modern dining establishments overlooking the water. After breakfast, you can make the quick journey to the reaches of the beach and find the golden sands inviting. Waves break near the edges of the bay but the current pushes the water into the sides of the Olympic sized swimming pool underneath the Bondi Icebergs swimming club. The club was established in 1929 and remains a place for people for practice swimming in the winter.

The beach has been featured in American and Australian pop culture including the hit reality series, Bondi Rescue. The sand soaks up the heat from the sun and the water is refreshing cold, cooling down your skin after the sun washes over it. The sea mist splashes through the air and blends in with the enticing aroma of fresh fish and chips situated on the esplanade. For classic fare overlooking the water, you can enjoy a meal in the Icebergs Swimming Club dining room.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 11: Romancing the City

You wake up to the bustling energy along the harbor, where ferries cross to the suburb-lined shores opposite the city center. After breakfast, enjoy Sydney and its surroundings at your leisure. Venture outside of the city to witness the natural majesty of the Blue Mountains National Park or stroll the neighborhood of Gleve, filled with young professionals, local cafes, and a charming park. Near your hotel you find the Rocks, situated at the protruding tongue of the natural harbor.

The area is the first home of the Gadigal aboriginal tribe and became the first European settlement on the continent. Over 100 heritage sites commemorate the city and Australia’s history, including the oldest surviving house in the city, Cadman’s Cottage, constructed in 1816. Restaurants and cafes line the narrow cobbled streets. Market stalls situate themselves inside historic facades. Aboriginal art galleries display traditional styles of cultural art. The aroma of fresh baked pretzels mixes with the sweet cream of a local ice cream shop. It is a perfect place to stroll hand in hand with your partner and meld into the city like a local.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 12: Crossing the Ocean

The Queen Victoria Building was erected in the late 1890s; it is 620 feet long filling an entire city block. The QVB continues to decorate downtown Sydney and displays the original clocks of its coronation inside. The city overflows with charm, from the street side cafes to the elegant art scene hidden behind a casual, relaxed ambiance. After breakfast, a private transfer escorts you to Sydney airport for your flight home. You have strolled along treasured Fijian beaches and witness the sensational Sydney skyline. You could always extend your stay in Australia by visiting Australia tours for additional travel itineraries,  or you can venturing north to take in the Great Barrier Reef, bookending your romantic vacation with one more bright ecosystem to explore. 

What’s Included: breakfast, transfer

Price

Price 

Zicasso recommends the following guidelines for customized Australia and Fiji tour packages, excluding international flights:

  • 5-star: USD $350 - $1,000+ per person per day
  • 4-star: Minimum USD $300 per person per day
  • 3-star: Minimum USD $250 per person per day

The customized package will include accommodations, airport transfers and other transportation within Australia and Fiji, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.