From the wild beauty of Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef’s unparalleled color, your 11-day Australia adventure will immerse you in dramatic scenery. UNESCO World-Heritage Sites will enchant you like natural wonderlands with sub-alpine wilderness, tropical rainforest, and vast mountains of coral. You will venture beyond Sydney’s charming harbors for a luxurious exploration and experience in Australia's unique majesty from Tasmania to Daintree, Port Douglas to the Blue Mountains.
Cradle Mountain – Welcome to Wild and Magnificent Tasmania
After your international arrival, you will depart Sydney on your flight to picturesque Launceston, in the north of the spectacular island state of Tasmania. On arrival, you will pick up your late model automatic rental vehicle and begin your leisurely drive south-west through the charming rural towns of Hagley and Westbury, to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Spend two luxurious nights at the Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, spectacularly located in the sub-alpine wilderness where you can explore the breathtaking surroundings, and be pampered in the outstanding Waldheim Alpine Spa. After experiencing the Lodge’s warm hospitality and the best of Tasmania’s food and wine, why not join a night spotlight tour as you search for local wildlife including wallabies and wombats.
Cradle Mountain – Exploring Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Hobart – Touring Tasmania’s Historic Byways en route to Hobart
Hobart – Exploring Maria Island and Port Arthur
Sydney – Arrive in Sparkling Sydney, Australia’s most spectacular City
Sydney – Luxury Yacht Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sydney – Explore The Blue Mountains
Cairns – G’Day to Tropical North Queensland!
Cairns – Entering the Splendor of the Daintree Rainforest
Cairns – Sailing on the Great Barrier Reef aboard your Luxury Yacht
Sydney – Homeward Bound!
- Discover the sublime beauty of Tasmania in the World–Heritage-Listed Lake St. Clair and Cradle Mountain National Park, as you walk through magical sassafras forests and discover hidden glacial lakes
- Explore Tasmania’s historic ruins, sweeping bays and dramatic cliffs on spectacular Maria Island
- Make a splash in sparkling Sydney as you explore the hidden vantage points and beaches on a luxury yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour
- Explore the magnificent and historic Blue Mountains, and be transported to the ancient Jamison Valley floor by the world’s steepest incline railway
- Glide through the world’s oldest living rainforest on a river cruise, and look out for crocodiles and primitive plants in the majestic Daintree National Park in Tropical North Queensland
- Finish with an unforgettable day snorkeling and sailing in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef onboard a luxury yacht
Entice your partner, grab your best friend or gather your family together, as you embark upon this outstanding Australian adventure that hits all the right spots. For 11 awe-inspiring days you will independently traverse this amazing continent, witnessing World Heritage beauty at its most spectacular, from the wild wilderness of Tasmania, to the balmy reaches of Tropical North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.
Beginning in the wild and rugged island state of Tasmania, almost half of which is designated World Heritage Wilderness, you will explore the sparkling glacial lakes of sub-alpine Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair National Park. You will encounter remarkable wildlife, and have the opportunity to climb the towering peaks of Bishop and Clerk on Maria Island or cruise through Mason Cove en route to Port Arthur, tracing the remarkable footsteps of the convicts who from the early 1800s, somehow survived in this wild penal settlement, then known as ‘Van Diemen’s Land’.
Step out of the wilderness for your visit to glamorous, sparkling Sydney, where you will breathe in the fresh, salt air on a luxury yacht cruise around Sydney Harbour, and experience a thrilling day in the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park. Stepping back into the wilderness – luxury style – you will travel to Tropical North Queensland, home to the 135 million year old Daintree Rainforest, complete with primitive flowering plants, prehistoric six foot birds, and ancient foliage that creeps all the way down to the white sand beaches and the reef beyond. In this otherwise silent landscape, the bird calls will form the soundtrack to your journey as you cruise past giant crocodiles basking on the riverbank. End your amazing Australian adventure sailing in the turquoise waters of the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef, and snorkeling amongst the vibrant coral cays. Without a doubt, this is the Australia tour you’ll want to write home about. If you’re not convinced, visit the Australia travel reviews section and see what others have experienced.
$2,745 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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