Inspiring Australia (Summer 2020)

08/04/2019 through 02/27/2021
08/04/2019 through 03/02/2021
Luxury Gold

Inspiring Australia – Summer 2020
From the Great Barrier Reef to the Red Centre of the Outback, Australia boasts a plethora of extraordinary natural wonders. This immersive journey is a showcase of vast tropical rainforests, otherworldly rock formations and ancient indigenous culture. Listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo at a hosted starlit dinner in Ulu?u and take in the iconic sights of Sydney aboard a luxury yacht.


Exceptional Dining

  • Palm Cove: Savour an award-winning, four-course meal made from seasonal ingredients, as you overlook the stunning crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea at Nu Nu Restaurant.
  • Alice Springs: As the sun sets over the otherworldly landscapes of the Outback, prepare for dinner in a bush setting. Join your Alice Springs hosts for a barbecue around a campfire, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.
  • Curtin Springs: Enjoy a BBQ lunch at a family-owned ranch, home to 4,000 head of cattle, and talk to the locals about what life is like in the unforgiving Outback.
  • Ulu?u: As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sounds of a didgeridoo and enjoy a feast of fine local cuisine during the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.
  • Hunter Valley: Discover one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, as you enjoy a privately hosted wine tasting at a boutique winery, followed by an exquisite tasting lunch.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 2 Lunches with Wine (LW) and 7 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Journey Highlights

  • Daintree Rainforest: Join your Local Expert for an exclusive tour to learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land.
  • Great Barrier Reef: Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures, as you snorkel around underwater gardens.
  • Alice Springs: Explore Alice Springs with your Local Expert.
  • Kings Canyon: Take a walk with your Local Expert to explore the red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon.
  • Kings Canyon: Rise with the sun and embark on a vigorous 6 kilometre Rim Walk at Kings Canyon with awe-inspiring views from Cotterill’s Lookout.
  • Ulu?u: Arrive at the Ulu?u-Kata Tju?a National Park and watch the sun dip beyond the horizon, as you enjoy canapes and wine.
  • Kata Tjuta: Join your Travelling Concierge as you take a guided walk through the sacred Walpa Gorge.
  • Ulu?u: Watch the magical sunrise over Uluru as you spend a morning at leisure.
  • Blue Mountains: Enjoy the natural wonder that is the Blue Mountains, known for its dramatic landscapes.
  • Hunter Valley: Enjoy the natural landscapes as you head north to the wine region of the Hunter Valley.
  • Sydney: Join a skilled sailing crew onboard a luxury yacht and take in views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions.

Luxury Hotels

  • 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: Alamanda at Palm Cove is the epitome of barefoot luxury, situated moments away from the turquoise Coral Sea and surrounded by tropical palm trees. It offers everything from fine dining to a wellness spa.
  • Ulu?u: 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: Located on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. The panoramic Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains is the pinnacle of upscale accommodation in Leura, one of the most charming upper-mountains villages in Australia.
  • 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.

VIP Experiences

  • Sydney: Embark on a VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, before enjoying a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant, set in the building’s iconic sails.


Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to safari jeep and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • 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).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates…

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Cairns.
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Day 2 The Ancient Daintree Rainforest and Indigenous Culture.
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Day 3 Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
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Day 4 Into the Outback.
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Day 5 Ulu?u and Kata Tju?a.
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Day 6 Spectacular Sunrise.
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Day 7 Desert and Canyons.
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Day 8 Alice Springs to Sydney.
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Day 9 Blue Mountains National Park.
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Day 10 Hunter Valley Wine Country.
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Day 11 Set sail on Sydney Harbour.
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Day 12 Sydney Sightseeing and the Opera House.
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Day 13 Farewell Sydney.
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