Experience unique Australia on an exclusive customizable tour immersing you in spectacular and unique landscapes stretching from the Red Desert to the Great Barrier Reef, the shores of Sydney to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Dig your toes into the powdery sand of a secluded tropical island. Traverse marvelous rocks shaped by the wind over thousands of years. Wander through prehistoric caves and learn about timeless traditions beneath the ancient canopy of the northeastern rainforest. Lounge...
Sydney – On Australian Shores
Sydney is a city of historical significance and beach culture, contemporary style and iconic architecture. Military remnants line the calm waters of the historic North Head and cliffs frame the coastal walkway connecting Coogee to Bondi. The water in the harbor shimmers with hints of turquoise and sapphire hues beneath the steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your flight lands at Sydney Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. Your luxurious hotel offers opulent views of the thriving life of Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. Water taxis and ferries connect the Central Business District, also known as the CBD, to the lavish suburbs across the water.
Sydney Tower crowns the city skyline at a height of more than 1,000 feet above the streets with its golden spire glistening in the passing sun. Your guide meets you in the hotel lobby, eager to introduce you to the bustling city by way of the Rocks, the oldest European settlement in Sydney, and Australia. Vintage warehouses and homes stand on a piece of land protruding into the harbor. Boulders jut into Sydney Cove. The waves splash against the rocks and spritzes mist into the air. Your guide points out the façade of Cadman’s Cottage, the oldest surviving structure in the city, which was first erected in 1816. The brick lanes lead through a contemporary outdoor shopping center connected to the streets, filling the air with the aroma of freshly baked pretzels and sweet macaroons.
Sydney – Exclusively Sydney
Sydney – A Day on the Water
Sydney – Visions of Blue
Barossa Valley – City by the Sea to Sea of Vines
Barossa Valley – Sampling Exclusive Flavor
Kangaroo Island – History through an Island Lens
Kangaroo Island – On the Trail of Wildlife
Uluru – Waving from the Coastline to the Desert Sands
Uluru – Passing Desert Colors
Daintree – Parched Earth to Plentiful Rainforest
Daintree – A Wonderful Jungle Life
Lizard Island – Pleasures of a Tropical Paradise
Lizard Island – Beneath the Calm Pacific
Cairns – A Perfect Australian Sendoff
- Witness the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef during a full day excursion from your secluded island destination in northeast Queensland
- Sample celebrated wines and scintillating flavors in one of Australia’s oldest wine-growing regions, the Barossa Valley
- Search for animated wildlife on a full-day guided exploration of Kangaroo Island to find koalas, sea lions, and kangaroos
- Traverse the Sydney Harbour on a sailing expedition around the tributaries and open waters, discovering suburban mansions and hidden forests
- Venture into the depths of Blue Mountains National Park to view the Three Sisters, stunning waterfalls, and the remarkable Jenolan Caves
- View the magnificent changing colors of majestic Uluru at sunrise and sunset, accentuated by the historical stories of the Anangu people
- Discover the traditions of the Kata Yalanji people in northeast Queensland along the mudflats and the Daintree Rainforest
- Enjoy a private tour of the Sydney Opera House, from the outer lobby overlooking the harbor to the interior halls, theaters, and galleries
Australia brims with enchanting landscapes and captivating legends, exclusive resorts, and fascinating wildlife. Your 15-day tour encompasses luxury and magnificent discovery for an extraordinary adventure from the shores to the Outback. Your flight lands at Sydney Airport, where your private transfer greets you. Enjoy a luxurious stay at a hotel offering views of the life of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Your guide greets you in the lobby, ready to escort you on an introductory tour of the city in the historical neighborhood of The Rocks, along with a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The next day, you explore the neighborhoods of Sydney on a half-day tour, taking you from the Central Business District to Bondi Beach. Continue to the Sydney Opera House for a private visit into the iconic structure. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the movement of the beachside city. Board a lavish sailboat for a remarkable cruise along Sydney Harbour. Pass beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge and visit the branching tributaries to find elegant homes in a hidden mangrove forest. Upon returning to Sydney, you have the remainder of the day at your leisure to visit the museums or explore the neighboring neighborhoods. Venture into Blue Mountains National Park with a full day guided excursion. View the Three Sisters and take to the trails in search of waterfalls and the deep reaches of the Jenolan Caves.
Your private transfer escorts you to Sydney Airport for your flight to Adelaide in South Australia. You continue onto the Barossa Valley to enjoy the fabulous comforts of your estate accommodation overlooking the scenic vineyards. Step out into the valley for a full day of touring the vineyards, farmers markets, and estates, while sampling the wine and cuisine of the region. The following day, your private transfer leads you from the Barossa Valley to the shores of Kangaroo Island. Your resort offers a splendid panorama of the sandy coastline and lapping waves. Your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a fabulous discovery of the island’s fascinating landscape and marvelous wildlife, from kangaroo to koalas, sea lions to little penguins.
Next, fly from Adelaide Airport to the Red Desert at the heart of the continent, making your way to an incredible resort overlooking the majestic Uluru. In the evening, you can watch the colors of the rock face change before viewing the Field of Light exhibition. Wake before dawn the following morning to watch the shades of orange return and glow on Uluru at sunrise. Your guide leads you on a base tour to find rock art and learn about the local Anangu people. Continue to Kata Tjuta to hear stories of Dreamtime and learn about prehistoric rock formations. At night, you dine under the stars while listening to the melodic hum of the didgeridoo.
Afterward, you transfer to northeast Queensland at Cairns, where your private transfer escorts you into Daintree Rainforest. The resort edges the banks of the Mossman River and offers a blend of eco-friendly prestige with contemporary comfort. Your Aboriginal guide meets you in the lobby for a half-day tour, teaching you about the historical traditions while hunting for crabs and searching the forest for medicinal herbs. In the afternoon, you have a scenic ride on the Skyrail gondola to view the coastal plains and the jungle canopy before reaching the rainforest village of Kuranda.
You travel to the Cairns Airport by private transfer, taking a scenic flight to the secluded shores of Lizard Island. Relax and indulge in the resort-style accommodation offering picturesque views of the verdant hills and pearlescent coastline. Travel by high-speed catamaran to the ribbon reefs of the Great Barrier Reef’s outer edges. Snorkel or scuba dive at select locations to view the magnificent underwater world filled with bright coral, iridescent fish, and sea turtle sightings. On the final day, you enjoy a scenic flight back to Cairns Airport, where you board the plane bound for home.
$8,995 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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