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Tailor-Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond

12 days from $13,395

Embark on one of the most scenic adventures in the land down under! From big city life in Melbourne and Sydney to the otherworldly, sacred Uluru, the lush Daintree Rainforest and paradisian Lizard Island. Discover the unique ecosystems and the ever changing landscapes along the coast of Queensland and prepare yourself for wildlife encounters with koalas and wallabies in this personalised 12-day itinerary.

Australia at a Glance

Australia is known as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world. Not only does it showcase widespread public acceptance throughout the country, but it also provides the LGBT community with ample legal rights. In fact, according to Equaldex, the equality index in Australia is an impressive 84/100. When it comes to nature, Australia boasts epic contrasts – from bustling urban life in the big cities to lively wildlife in the country’s deserts, rainforests, and surrounding waters. While it’s home to some of the most famous natural wonders in the world like the Uluru monolith, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Twelve Apostles, there is more than meets the eye. If you know where to look, there is so much to discover! The best time to visit the northeastern part of Australia is during the winter when the climate is ideal. But this also means that this time of year attracts large crowds.

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Currency

Australian dollar (AUD)

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Language

English

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Visas

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a valid visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

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Best Time To Visit

April – November

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Timezone

Australian Eastern Daylight Time Sydney & Melbourne (GMT+11), Daintree QLD (GMT+10) & Australian Central Standard Time Uluru (GMT+9:30)

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Homosexual Activity

Legal

Photo: Mwangi Gatheca

Photo: Mads Schmidt Rasmussen

12-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Melbourne

After arriving in Melbourne, a driver will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, get to know Melbourne on a private walking tour taking you through some of the trendiest spots in the city. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 2

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Melbourne | The Great Ocean Road

Spend the day exploring the gorgeous southern coast of Victoria, complete with stunning beaches, epic cliffs, and peaceful coves. Drive along the Great Ocean Road to discover beautiful landscapes and charming towns. Stop for lunch at Apollo Bay and indulge in some of the best local seafood and regional produce. Later, stop by the famous Australian landmark, the Twelve Apostles, before returning to Melbourne.

DAY 3

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Uluru | Sunset Over The Red Center

Today you’re flying to one of the most iconic sites in Australia to visit the sacred Uluru. First, head to your luxurious accommodation near the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Then, at sunset, visit the famous red monolith. Enjoy some refreshments as you watch the setting sun painting Uluru with a warm glow.

DAY 4

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Uluru | Explore Your Way

Today, learn how the landscape of the Walpa Gorge was shaped by continental changes and weathering. After the guided tour, spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a sunset while admiring the western face of Uluru and the Field of Light art installation, which beautifully illuminates the landscape after sundown, mirroring the starry sky. If you think it can’t get better than that, it can – tonight, dine under the night sky before heading for cocktails at the Dune House.

DAY 5

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Daintree Rainforest | Gateway to Adventure

Before leaving the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit the otherworldly Mutitjulu Waterhole and marvel at the cave paintings. Later in the day, fly to Cairns and check in to your luxurious hotel at the Daintree Rainforest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, admiring the surrounding landscape. In the evening, enjoy a premium dining experience with a contemporary Australian menu featuring the best local ingredients.

DAY 6

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Daintree Rainforest | Full day of Exploration

Embark on a day of exploration as you walk the Jindalba boardwalk in the Daintree Rainforest, admiring the remarkable ecosystems. Watch the scenery change as you near the Cape Tribulation – a remarkable place, where the rainforest meets the reef. A walk on this phenomenal beach is truly astonishing. After lunch in the rainforest, visit the Janbal Gallery to discover the aboriginal history, art, and stories, before returning to your lodge for dinner.

DAY 7

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Lizard Island | Exclusive Ocean Hideaway

Koalas and wallabies are instantly recognisable as the symbols of Australia, and today you’re heading to the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas for a private guided tour concluding with an encounter with these wonderful animals. After visiting the wildlife park, drive to Cairns, where you will board a flight to the secluded Lizard Island, a paradisian island off the coast of Queensland. With pristine white-sand beaches and crystal clear coral waters, this is the place to truly switch off from worldly worries. Spend the next three days enjoying everything this luxurious destination has to offer.

DAY 8

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Lizard Island | Exploring The Great Barrier Reef

Take advantage of the vast selection of activities on offer – be it windsurfing, snorkelling, fishing or sailboarding, there’s something for everyone.

DAY 9

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Lizard Island | Beachfront R&R

Admire the dazzling coral reef from a glass-bottomed boat and enjoy your last day on Lizard Island.

DAY 10

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Sydney | Pulse of a Nation

Fly back to Cairns and catch a flight to Sydney. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel – you couldn’t wish for a better location as it’s right on the Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surroundings.

DAY 11

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Sydney | Icons of The Harbour

Join your local expert guide for a walking tour of the best sites in Sydney while learning about the history and culture making the city what it is today – from historic convict-built cottages, pubs, and the first church on the continent to the iconic Sydney Opera House. Next, enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on the harbour, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings from a unique perspective.

DAY 12

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Depart Sydney

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Upgrade your travels with one of these additional experiences: a visit to the Blue Mountains National Park, a flightseeing tour of the Great Ocean Road, or a private harbour cruise to enjoy it entirely among yourselves.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Australia Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Australia trip. Did you have a different Australia itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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A private itinerary designed for you

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Hand-selected luxury accommodation

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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