13 days tour

Inspiring Australia (Small Groups, 13 Days)

This tour includes:

Guide

Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Concierges and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

Meals

6 Dinner (D) 12 Breakfast (B) 6 Lunch (L) Palm Cove: Savor 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: Dine in the wilderness of the Outback at an authentic Bush BBQ as you feast under the stars. 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 travelers. Sydney: Step on board a luxurious cruiser and sail around the glistening Sydney harbor while you savor a delicious lunch with a strong focus on local produce and wines. 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.

Others

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. Alice Springs: Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organization 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. You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. 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. 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 people who are proud to share and preserve their land and culture. Kata Tjuta: Join your Travel 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 Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa 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. Uluru: Watch the sunrise over Uluru as you are enchanted by the magical 'Field of Light' art installation by Artist Bruce Munro. 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 Uluṟu-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center. Uluru: Watch as the sun rises behind the majestic Uluṟu 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. Rise with the sun and embark on a vigorous 6-kilometer 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. 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. Uluru: Situated in the heart of Australia’s Red Center, the five-star Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort is a beautiful oasis amid the raw beauty of the Outback. It comes with a wellness spa, swimming-pool, gourmet restaurants and an impressive collection of indigenous artworks. 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.

Transport

Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available). Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, on Days 4 and 8 for your internal-holiday flights, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travelers that arrive on the same flight.

Accommodation

Rural Hotels: In the remote areas of Australia, Luxury Gold stays at the best available properties. Hotels are simpler in style with clean rooms and private facilities. Cairns: The Reef House is a tropical hideaway set against a backdrop of coconut palms and turquoise waters. Uluṟu: Situated in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, this five-star hotel is a beautiful oasis amid the raw beauty of the Outback. It comes with a wellness spa, swimming-pool, gourmet restaurants and an impressive collection of indigenous artworks. Sydney: Placing you in the heart of The Rocks district with its cobbled streets and historic buildings, The Langham, Sydney embodies timeless style and boasts stunning views of the iconic Sydney Harbour. Blue Mountains: Set amid two acres of manicured gardens, Lilianfels Resort & Spa overlooks the most spectacular scenery. Designed to celebrate its Victorian origins, the ambiance of this resort reflects the romance of a bygone era. Hunter Valley: Set amidst acres of rolling hills, this boutique hotel offers the ultimate country escape with a variety of walking trails leading on from its gardens. It also boasts a Grecian-style heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, fitness centre, and tennis courts.

Hygieneprotocol

All guests travelling with Luxury Gold through December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) for all tours departing until December 31, 2022. For guests travelling with Luxury Gold from 1 January 2023, Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended, but no longer required. Please note that regardless of time of travel guests will need to comply with specific vaccine and/or booster requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues, which may be more restrictive than above. It is guests’ responsibility to ensure that they comply at all times with these requirements. No refunds will be given if guests are unable to undertake some or all of their vacation due to their failure to comply with these requirements.

Not included:

Others

Other activities and services are not included

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Other activities and services are not included

Insurance

Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Inspiring Australia (Small Groups, 13 Days)

  • Day 1 Day 1: Welcome To Cairns
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Welcome To Cairns

      Meet your Travel 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.

  • Day 2 Day 2: The Ancient Daintree Rainforest And Indigenous Culture
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: The Ancient Daintree Rainforest And Indigenous Culture

      Join your Local Expert for a fascinating exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Site Daintree National Park and learn about the relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Enjoy lunch in the quaint Daintree village.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Cairns Natural Wonders
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Cairns Natural Wonders

      Choose to cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef immersed in the kaleidoscope of colors. Or, take in the local culture visiting the vibrant Kuranda village.

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Tour leaving from Cairns

Cairns, Australia, is famous for its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and its lush rainforest. This coastal city offers a wide range of water activities, such as diving and snorkeling, as well as the opportunity to explore the Daintree Rainforest. With its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, Cairns is a popular destination for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Basic

Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 5 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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