Day 1 – USA to Sydney
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.
Day 2 – Cross the International Date Line
Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole - and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds one day (24 hours) traveling west, and subtracts one day (24 hours) traveling east.
Day 3 – Welcome to Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Just 110 miles, or a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is remarkably accessible yet feels a world away. Departing the Sydney area, you soon connect with the picturesque Bells Line of Road to Sydney's northwest. Traveling through the famous Blue Mountains you will pass by quaint old villages and apple orchards. Stopping at Australia's most elevated botanical gardens at Mount Tomah, enjoy breathtaking views while enjoying fresh coffee and some morning or afternoon tea. Continuing, pass through the townships of Bell and Lithgow before heading east and entering the Wolgan Valley.
Marvel at the sheer rock escarpments and rugged geography of this unique landscape. On arrival you will be met by Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa staff for an introduction to your Wolgan Valley experience.Starting Accommodation:
Day 4 – Wellness in the Mountains
Indulge in a unique range of spa therapies integrated with wellness activities set among the pristine beauty of nature. Enjoy a daily 90-minute spa treatment, personalized fitness schedule, One&Only Spa amenities, plus gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily tailor-based on your personalized wellness program and more.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 5 – Day at Leisure
Today is at your leisure to enjoy your 90-minute spa treatment and everything else that Wolgan Valley has to offer.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 6 – Blue Mountains to Byron Bay
Depart Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley for your transfer by luxury vehicle to your flight to the Gold Coast before transferring to your next accommodation. The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
Set within a stunning 45 acre lush rainforest, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is designed to stir the senses. Only five minutes south of the Byron Bay township and moments from Tallow Beach, the resort offers a beautiful Byron Bay experience. The spacious five star accommodation comprises 92 one bedroom suites, air conditioned with each suite featuring kitchen, separate lounge and dining area, plasma television as well as two enclosed balconies. Luxurious bathrooms have deep free standing bathtubs and separate shower and the California king beds ensure dream time really does exist. The magnificent main building represents the heart of the resort with its bi-fold doors opening onto 20 foot wide verandas, overlooking the spectacular rainforest canopy, enabling relaxation and enjoyment of the stunning outdoor surrounds. Enjoy facilities including the tennis court, infinity pool, fully equipped gymnasium, gourmet restaurant and bar, poolside sauna and luxurious day spa. The resort also offers complimentary yoga classes several times a week and tai chi Sunday morning all overlooking the infinity pool.Starting Accommodation:
Day 7 – Day at Leisure
Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rain-forests, Byron Bay is ideally positioned as a center for relaxation and activity. Situated at the easternmost point in Australia, this stylish coastal village enjoys a subtropical climate with clean air, crystal clear water and pristine beaches. Those wanting to experience the natural surroundings can partake in activities such as kayaking with the dolphins, snorkeling and scuba diving. Or they can head inland to discover world heritage national parks and lush rain-forests.Starting Accommodation:
Day 8 – Day at Leisure
Today is at your leisure to enjoy all that Byron Bay has to offer. While the adventurous can try tandem skydiving, horse riding along the beach, hang gliding or windsurfing. Surfing is also popular, and the beaches in Byron Bay offer some excellent options, even for beginners. The local cuisine is superb and cafes, bistros and award winning restaurants abound. The retail experience is uniquely Byron with local artisans and crafts people supported in a diverse range of outlets alongside internationally renowned brands. You can browse the local markets, such as Byron Bay markets, on the first Sunday of every month; they offer an abundance of local handicrafts and locally grown products.Starting Accommodation:
Day 9 – Byron Bay to USA
Today you will depart from Sydney for your return flight to the USA. (B)