Luxury Gold Southpac 2022/2023: Inspiring Australia - Summer 2022

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold Southpac 2022/2023

Adventure across Australia on this 13-day guided tour. Just outside of Cairns, explore the tropical rainforest of Daintree National Park with a Local Expert, who will teach you about the indigenous Kuku Yalanji who live there. Fly to Uluru, where a guide will lead you through the Walpa Gorge and past its red, rocky domes. Later, watch as 50,000 solar powered lights illuminate the desert during its Field of Light display. See Alice Springs your way: visit the School of the Air to learn about the technology used to teach children, or the Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Service, which helps to save lives in the Outback. Sail the Sydney Harbour, then go inside its infamous Opera House for a VIP tour. Celebrate your incredible trip with dinner at Bennelong Restaurant, set inside the opera house's iconic sails.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Great Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have. See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.
  • Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda. Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Alice Springs: Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback.
  • Alice Springs: Visit the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sydney: Embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the cutlure of Aboriginal People.
  • Sydney: Join a historic walking tour through The Rocks to discover some of Sydney's oldest pubs. Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations.
Well-being
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Palm Cove: Savour a meal made from the finest quality local seasonal ingredients at this award-winning restaurant. Relax in the tropical setting with a glass of wine as you overlook the stunning crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea while nestled beneath Melaleuca trees.
  • Uluru: Experience the magic of this powerful place as the sun sets and darkness cloaks the land. The soulful sound of the digeridoo plays as you feast on fine local cuisine during the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.
  • Curtin Springs: Be welcomed by the Severin family, who have lived on this land for several generations, at their ranch. Experience a lively barbecue lunch near the 4,000 head of cattle who roam the land and hear from the locals about what life is like in the unforgiving Outback.
  • Alice Springs: As the sun sets over the Outback, experience dinner in the wilderness, while seeing the Milky Way as you never have before. Your host, Bob, prepares your meal in a bush camp where you'll learn about traditional Aboriginal food as you feast.
  • Hunter Valley: Discover the bouquets of one of Australia's most famous wine regions. Arrive to a private wine tasting at a boutique winery, where you can sample the wines that grow here, then enjoy an exquisite tasting lunch with your fellow travellers.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 12 Breakfast (B), 4 Lunch (L), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Journey Highlights
  • Daintree Rainforest: Join your Local Expert for an insightful exploration in the oldest tropical rainforest on earth. Learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with the land here, which they've been connected to for thousands of years. The experience reduces inequalities for indigenous people & preserves local traditions, protects natural culturally sensitive sites and promotes cultural vibrancy. This experience creates employment opportunities for local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginals who are proud to share and preserve their land and culture.
  • Great Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have. See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.
  • Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda. Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Kata Tjuta: Join your Traveling Concierge for a guided walk through the sacred Walpa Gorge, which is a refuge from the hot desert sun for a variety of flora and fauna. Admire the change in color on the gorge walls and spot the odd wallaby.
  • Uluru: Arrive at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the afternoon in time to see the sun slipping behind the majestic rock. See the vibrant colors of the landscape lit up as you sip on sparkling wine and nibble on canapes.
  • Uluru: Watch the sunrise over Uluru as you are enchanted by the magical 'Field of Light' art installation.
  • Uluru: Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu's wanampi, an ancestral water snake.
  • Uluru: Learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu and this ancient land on a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
  • Uluru: Watch as the sun rises behind the majestic Uluru and it is cast in glowing red hues. The rest of the morning is yours to enjoy at leisure, basking in the warm sun of this remote stretch of sacred land.
  • Curtin Springs: Visit Curtin Springs Station and learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage.
  • Kings Canyon: Rise with the sun and embark on a vigorous 6-kilometre Rim Walk at Kings Canyon. Ascend the canyon for awe-inspiring views from Cotterill's Lookout and marvel at the many sandstone domes, naturally created in weird and wonderful shapes.
  • Alice Springs: Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback.
  • Alice Springs: Visit the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas.
  • Blue Mountains: Enjoy the natural wonder that is the Blue Mountains, known for its dramatic landscapes. Gaze at the Three Sisters rock formation, the cascading Bridal Falls and wander around the UNESCO World Heritage Site, listening to the sounds of the resident wildlife.
  • Hunter Valley: Marvel at the vastness of untouched landscape on your journey northwards to the Hunter Valley. After miles of pristine natural terrain, the neat rows of vineyards will appear, whetting your appetite for what's to come.
  • Sydney: Join a skilled sailing crew onboard a yacht and take in views of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions in their glorious waterfront settings.
  • Sydney: Embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the cutlure of Aboriginal People.
  • Sydney: Join a historic walking tour through The Rocks to discover some of Sydney's oldest pubs. Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations.
VIP Experiences
  • Sydney: Embark on a behind the scenes VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House and uncover its intriguing secrets. Afterward, enjoy an unforgettable Celebration Dinner at creative chef Peter Gilmore's Bennelong restaurant, set in the building's iconic sails.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Call 866-547-5362 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16394872

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CairnsWelcome to Cairns.: Meet your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at the Reef House Restaurant, where you will enjoy a meal made from seasonal ingredients as you overlook the crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea.
The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns.
Day 2The Ancient Daintree Rainforest and Indigenous CultureThe Ancient Daintree Rainforest and Indigenous Culture.: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree National Park is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Join your Local Expert for a fascinating exploration in Daintree National Park and learn about the relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Lunch is served in the quaint Daintree village. Return to your hotel, where you have the evening at your leisure.
The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns.
Day 3Cairns Natural WondersCairns Natural Wonders.: Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the day relaxing on board or snorkelling the crystal clear waters past iridescent coral and colourful marine life. Lunch is served outdoors on the pontoon. Alternatively, visit the vibrant village of Kuranda. Arrive via the scenic SkyRail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy views of the rainforest as you ascend the mountain range. Take time to explore the Heritage Markets full of local arts and crafts before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Rail.
The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns.
Day 4Into the OutbackInto the Outback.: Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Uluru, the heart of Australia. The domes of Kata Tjuta are your first stop. Join your Travelling Concierge for a guided walk deep through whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta's ancient rocky domes. In the late afternoon, venture into the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine and a spectacular sunset.
Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru.
Day 5Uluru and Kata TjutaUluru and Kata Tjuta.: Experience the renowned Field of Light - 50,000 hand-crafted glass spheres of coloured light - a magical sight to behold. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru. Later, spend time at the base of Uluru's red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu people, whose rock art you'll have the opportunity to view. Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu's wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Then venture to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you'll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu and this ancient land. Explore the Tjukurpa Tunnel and read about the history and flora and fauna of the park. This evening meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere at the sensational Sounds of Silence Dinner.
Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru.
Day 6Spectacular SunriseSpectacular Sunrise.: Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru before returning to your hotel for breakfast. From here you'll travel towards Kings Canyon. Your next stop is Curtin Springs Station. Learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage and then kick back in true Aussie-style at a barbecue lunch. Continue to your destination, Kings Canyon Resort.
Kings Canyon Resort.
Day 7Desert and CanyonsDesert and Canyons.: Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 6km rim walk exploring the spectacular Kings Canyon. Highlights include the domed 'Lost City', and the luscious 'Garden of Eden'. If you'd prefer a more relaxed walk, you can opt for the boulder-strewn Canyon Creek Bed, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Afterward, you're travelling past the vast outback landscape towards Alice Springs at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. Join your Alice Springs hosts this evening for a barbecue dinner around a campfire.
Alice Springs Lasseters.
Day 8Alice Springs to SydneyAlice Springs to Sydney.: Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback. Alternatively, spend time at the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in this remote area. Later, you'll fly to Sydney, where you have a free evening to explore this vibrant city.
The Langham, Sydney.
Day 9Blue Mountains National ParkBlue Mountains National Park.: Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blue Mountains National Park, known for its dramatic landscapes. See the Three Sisters rock formations, marvel at Bridal Veil Falls and embark on a peaceful wilderness walk. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, before arriving at your hotel. Later meet your fellow travellers for a delicious dinner made from spectacular local produce.
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, Katoomba.
Day 10Hunter Valley Wine CountryHunter Valley Wine Country.: Take in vistas of pristine landscapes, as you travel north toward the Hunter Valley for a day of fine cuisine and wine. On arrival, you'll enjoy a private wine tasting at one of the region's renowned wineries, followed by an exquisite tasting lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure at your boutique hotel, perhaps opting for a massage at the spa? Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.
Day 11Set sail on Sydney HarbourSet sail on Sydney Harbour.: Prepare for a day of sailing on iconic Sydney Harbour. Join a skilled crew for a sailing experience on Sydney Harbour and take in views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps dining at one of the city’s popular restaurants?
The Langham, Sydney.
Day 12Sydney Sightseeing and the Opera House. Relaxed StartSydney Sightseeing and the Opera House. Relaxed Start: Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a historic walking tour to discover some of Sydney's oldest pubs. ?Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience and embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the culture of Aboriginal People. In the afternoon, enjoy a VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, before enjoying a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore's iconic Bennelong Restaurant, set in the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
The Langham, Sydney.
Day 13Farewell SydneyFarewell Sydney.: After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Dates/Pricing

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08/30/2022$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/04/2022$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/08/2022$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/10/2023$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/31/2023$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/28/2023$11,128.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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