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South Eastern Treasures of Australia

What better way to start your trip to Australia than in the dazzling city of Sydney? Enjoy three nights while experiencing the city and harbor highlights. Bridge Climb is a must-do activity, along with a private harbor cruise, before taking off for the 'Apple Isle' of Tasmania. Explore Hobart and then retreat to the luxurious resort, Saffire Freycinet. Nestled inside Freycinet National Park, guests have exclusive access to some of Tasmania’s stunning natural wonders. Complete your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, enjoying a walking tour to uncover the hidden treasures of the city’s Lanes and Arcades, and a day in the Yarra Valley wine district. This truly shows you some of the finest of Australia’s South Eastern Treasures.

Trip Type: Adventure, Cosmopolitan, Food & Wine, Sun & Sand

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South Eastern Treasures of Australia
South Eastern Treasures of Australia
South Eastern Treasures of Australia
South Eastern Treasures of Australia
South Eastern Treasures of Australia
South Eastern Treasures of Australia

Day By Day

Day 1 – Welcome to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle.

Starting Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney


Day 2 – BridgeClimb

For those seeking excitement, the best view in town, and a special feeling of achievement, join the exhilarating climb of one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. On the thrilling and totally safe Bridge Climb adventure, you may ascend to the top of the Bridge and stand over 427 feet above sea level. The view is breathtaking and you'll also have a close encounter with one of Sydney's historical gems and an engineering wonder of the world. The pace of the climb is leisurely and follows stringent safety standards so you will feel comfortable throughout the experience.

Starting Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Cruise Like a Local

Cruising on Sydney Harbour is a quintessential Australian experience. 'Cruise like a local' aboard a luxurious 52' Pacific Motor Cruiser. Perhaps you fancy yourself as an angler? What about taking the sea kayaks and rowing to a secluded beach? Would you like to go for a swim, or would you just prefer to take your chilled glass of Australian wine and relax on the luxurious sun pads? Jump aboard and explore this magnificent, world-renowned harbor with Sensational Sydney Cruises.

Starting Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4 – Travel to Hobart

Your driver will meet you near the front lobby area of your accommodation. You will be transferred by private vehicle from the city to Sydney Airport where you will travel to Hobart. A private vehicle will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your accommodation.

Starting Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel
Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Bruny Island Touring

Travel south along the shores of the River Derwent to the coastal town of Kettering. Only a short ferry ride from the mainland, but a world away, Bruny Island is a peaceful oasis where time seems to standstill. Enjoy a day of stunning scenery and indulge in quality local produce, such as locally created cheese and beer, freshly shucked oysters, chocolate and honey. Relax at an award-winning winery for a gourmet lunch. Explore Adventure Bay where Captain Cook set his feet on land and be stunned by spectacular views of roaring coastal swell and beautiful bays. The area abounds with local wildlife, including curious White Wallabies.

Starting Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6 – Hobart to Freycinet National Park

Please meet your driver in the designated area of your hotel for your transfer by private vehicle to Hobart Airport. You will be met in Hobart and transferred to Saffire Lodge. 

Saffire Freycinet
The beautiful Tasmanian coast is highlighted by crystal waters, white beaches, and green hills and valleys. Saffire Freycinet is located just where mainland Tasmania meets the untouched peninsula. This gorgeous luxury lodge combines comfort and privacy with the stunning natural world of the Australian coastal area. The streamlined building offers boutique accommodation and ultimate relaxation with just twenty suites. Tasmanian timber furniture is cozy yet stylish, the contemporary design pairing perfectly with the building's modern architecture. Private decks and courtyards ensure that guests will have unrivaled views of the incredible mountain ranges and coastline. Its seaside location means that the finest food and drink is readily available - the climate lends to striking cool-climate wines and local fishing areas provide endless fresh scallops, deep-sea fish, and oysters.

The Luxury Suites at Saffire Freycinet are beautifully appointed, featuring Tasmanian timber furnishings and fittings. Every suite has alluring views, generous relaxation area and an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings.

Starting Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 – Schouten Island Half Day

Step aboard the Saffire vessel to enjoy a portion of the Schouten Island Signature Experience - exclusive to guests of Saffire. Schouten Island's vast and abundant eco-system has played a part in early Aboriginal settlement, and farming, mining and fishing in the area. Now, it is part of the Freycinet National Park, a rarely explored, wild, unpredictable, delicate and unforgettable place both above and below the sea. Be engaged by close-up interactions with soaring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania's temperate reefs. The adventure also includes a visit to culturally significant sites of past and present inhabitants. Behold the beauty of Freycinet Peninsula and discover Schouten Island on this memorable three-hour adventure. 

Starting Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Saffire Day at Leisure

Included in your Saffire accommodation is a broad range of activities that will offer innovative options for all styles of travelers and moods. These activities last from one to three hours and are your opportunity to engage and connect with this stunning location. From adventure to romance, rejuvenation to exploration, Saffire's activities add greater depth and dimension to your stay.

Tasmanian Devil Experience: This experience offers the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting, and to participate in the quest to save this endangered species from extinction. Led by a knowledgeable guide, visit Saffire's open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure, where you'll meet some of the resident population of Tasmanian devils and observe them as they feed and interact. Hear the story of the crucial effort to find a cure for Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease -the rare and contagious cancer that is threatening the devil's survival. You'll also have the chance to contribute to Saffire's management and observation of their devil population by participating in a visual health inspection of the devils.

Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm: Slip on a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm located in a beautiful setting within an internationally significant wetland and ornithological site. Develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology, plus a taste for prized Pacific oysters.

Freycinet Walks: Freycinet National Park is a must see during your stay. Join an informative guide on a walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Learn about the Peninsula's rich history and acquaint yourself with one of the world's most famous beaches on a two-hour walking adventure. Alternatively, join a guide for an easy two-hour tour, which combines two of the popular shorter walks of the Freycinet Peninsula; the first walk around the Cape Tourville lighthouse, with stunning views of the Tasman and the second walk to Sleepy Bay, where you will descend gently graded steps to the rocky shoreline.

Wine and Vine Adventures: A wine lover's delight! At the local Freycinet Winery, you will learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare - and some wine tastings of course!

Pelican Bay canoeing and bird-watching: Unwind and absorb the breathtaking beauty of the Swanport estuary on this guided canoeing adventure at the mouth of the internationally significant Moulting Lagoon wetland. Observe the flocks of pelicans and gaze into the crystal clear waters teeming with marine life.

For the Palate: Love your food? Watch, learn and participate as one of Palate's creative and delicious dishes is prepared from start to finish. This is an interactive, must-do activity for lovers of luxury dining. Meet in the Lounge for a mixology masterclass, where we will show you how to muddle, stir and shake up your favorite classic cocktails, as well as share some Saffire exclusive innovations.

For the Active: Venture out on mountain bikes on a specially devised interpretive route, or for those wanting a longer and more technical adventure, book a guide for the much more rugged track from Cape Tourville. Perhaps paddle in the calm and tranquil waters of Muirs Beach wetland, located directly in front of Saffire Freycinet. Sit-on-top kayaks are available to paddle at your leisure behind the windswept sand dunes amongst coastal bush-land. Or you may like to go fishing off the rocky shoreline in front of Saffire. Flathead, flounder, calamari squid and Australian salmon can be caught in Great Oyster Bay. Four fishing rods are available.

Starting Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Travel to Melbourne

Your driver will meet you near the front lobby area of your accommodation. You will be transferred by private vehicle from Saffire Freycinet to Hobart Airport where you will travel to Melbourne. A private vehicle will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your accommodation.

Starting Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast


Day 10 – Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets, and become orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designer and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways, there is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. Morning tea is included as well as lunch with a glass of wine.

Starting Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 11 – Yarra Valley Wine Explorer

Wine touring at its very best. Outstanding scenery with wines to match and only an hour from Melbourne CBD. Your driver/guide is friendly and a knowledgeable wine expert that helps guarantee a superb day in the Yarra Valley. The itinerary outlined can be adjusted to suit your special requirements (additional arrangements at additional cost). Head from the city to the Yarra Valley, and start the senses going at French Champagne company Moet & Chandon's Australian production house Domain Chandon. Your guide will take you for a fascinating walk through the winery explaining the nuance of Sparkling Wine Production, then enjoy a relaxing glass of Australia's best bubbly with a view that you will not wish to surrender. From there, head to Soumah, a location that delivers with spectacular undulating topography, ancient soils and well tendered vines. A hidden gem, enjoy wine tasting and then a one course lunch with a glass of wine and tea or coffee.

Starting Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 12 – Melbourne at Leisure

Melbourne is Australia's second largest city (after Sydney), but it is second to none when it comes to fashion, festivals and sport. Set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay, the city itself is laid out in a large rectangle. She boasts a lively, cosmopolitan pulse, sitting on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about three miles from the bay. Visitors come for its shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Residents stay for its cultural diversity, passion for the arts and enviable sports calendar. Melbourne is renowned for playing host to a number of nationally- and internationally-recognized events each year, including the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and the ever-impressive two-mile horse race, The Melbourne Cup. This is a major event that spreads an addictive buzz through the city streets. You can be sure that locals and visitors alike will embrace the energy surrounding it.

Explore the famous lane-ways and arcades of the city, catch a tram to trendy Southgate, rub shoulders with locals at the Queen Victoria Market or take in a show at the ornate Princess Theatre. For a break from the hustle and bustle, cruise along the Yarra River, or head out to one of the many beautiful beaches just outside of the city. Go in search of the unique Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos and the little penguins, and see them in the wild just an hour or two outside Melbourne. Explore one of the premier wine regions in Australia exporting wines to the U.S. to find your Yarra Valley blend. It is the closest wine region to any major Australian city, just an hour out of the city, but worlds away from the bustling streets of Melbourne.

Melbourne's City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see central Melbourne and the Docklands. To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop specially marked with a City Circle sign. Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Trams do not run on Christmas Day or Good Friday.

Starting Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast


Day 12 – Depart Melbourne

Your driver will meet you near the front lobby area of your accommodation. You will be transferred by private vehicle from the city to Melbourne Airport where you will begin your journey back to the USA.

Meals: Breakfast


Included Activites


Pricing

Package Level:

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
10/1/2023 - 3/31/2024$12,565
Single Traveler
10/1/2023 - 3/31/2024$24,015


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

12 Nights

Pricing:

From $12,565 Per Person

Destinations:

Sydney; Hobart; Freycinet National Park; Melbourne

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 3 nights Sydney
  • BridgeClimb
  • Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
  • 2 nights Hobart
  • Bruny Island Tour
  • 3 nights Saffire Freycinet
  • Schouten Island Half Day Experience
  • 4 nights Melbourne
  • Lanes & Arcades Private Tour with Lunch
  • Yarra Valley Wine Explorer
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
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