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Reef and Rainforest Adventure

Journey through a 110-million-year-old rainforest, explore the Great Barrier Reef and experience luxury in the vibrant city of Sydney. This trip allows you to indulge in everything New South Wales and Queensland has to offer. Begin with a stay at Silky Oaks Lodge where you'll relax and unwind in the beautiful rainforest. Venture on to Hamilton Island where you will stay surrounded by the Coral Sea. Experience the Great Barrier Reef before tasting your way through Hunter Valley and ending your stay in the famous city of Sydney.

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

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Day By Day

Day 1 – Fly USA to Queensland
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 Queensland
Upon arrival into Australia, a driver will meet you in the baggage claim area to transfer you to your accommodation. 

Silky Oaks Lodge
Sitting calmly on the winding Mossman Gorge River is Silky Oaks Lodge, which is an eco-luxury resort that provides the perfect place to explore the abundant Daintree Rainforest. The lodge is built from sustainable materials and lives in harmony with nature rather than disrupting the habitat. Suites and treehouses are scattered around the property and are comfortable and spacious with the lively sounds of the forest, complementing the elegant tropical design. Accommodations feature everything from rosewood and silky oak timber and marble bathrooms to terraced balconies and whirlpool tubs. The spa harnesses the healing power of water and earth for a variety of treatments, including clay masks and hot stone massages.

Starting Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge

Day 4 – Daintree Rainforest Tour
Enjoy a tour over the top of the Daintree Rainforest to the very edge of the 'Outback' to observe the native wildlife. The ecosystems experienced are from the Lowland Wet Tropics of the coastal strip through the upper forests and out to the very edge of the wonderful Eucalypt Savannah Outback. This safari experience takes visitors off the beaten path into the Cape York wilderness for an encounter with rarely seen native animals and a unique look at the local culture and history.

Starting Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge (B)

Day 5 – Day at Leisure

There is a great range of activities offered complimentary at the Silky Oaks resort. These include naturalist-guided rainforest walks through adjoining Daintree Rainforest, evening slide presentations, Mossman River snorkeling and canoeing, mountain bikes, Port Douglas morning drop-off and afternoon pick-ups, tennis court and Wallaby feeding. Other activities available include: Rainforest picnics, scenic flights over Mossman Gorge and Great Barrier Reef, Daintree River Cruises, Australian Wilderness Safaris to Cape Tribulation, Great Barrier Reef and Low Isle Cruises, golf at Port Douglas, horse riding, fishing, sailing, kayaking expeditions, indigenous tours and guided walks through Mossman Gorge National Park.

Starting Accommodation: Silky Oaks Lodge (B)

Day 6 – Daintree Rainforest to Hamilton Island
Today, you will be transferred from Silky Oaks Lodge to Cairns Airport where you will fly to Hamilton Island. 

Hamilton Island Resort - Reef View Hotel
Imagine over 70 tropical islands dotted around the Coral Sea on the edge of the South Pacific. Lying in crystal-clear blue water are hundreds of deserted beaches with sparkling white sand and safe, secluded anchorages. These are Australia's fabulous Whitsunday Islands, and at their heart is the ultimate Barrier Reef destination: Hamilton Island. On Hamilton Island, you will be spoiled for the choice of things to do with over 40 different activities to enjoy, such as snorkeling on the reef, mini golf and sea kayaking. There are scenic excursions, places to shop, ways to keep busy and entertained or places to wind down and take it easy. There really are more things to see and do than you ever imagined. There are 10 restaurants and six bars to choose from, and guests will receive a complimentary Wi-Fi package to be used in the room and around the island.

Starting Accommodation: Hamilton Island (Reef View Hotel) (B)

Day 7 – Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands and the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard "Seaflight," the Whitsundays' premier day cruise vessel. Experience the spacious reef pontoon located at Knuckle Reef, featuring Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and a giant water slide. Explore pristine Knuckle Reef Lagoon, acclaimed as the region's most spectacular Great Barrier Reef site, and enjoy numerous activities and facilities. Enter the warm tropical water in style on the water slide! There is also a swimming enclosure for kids. Enjoy the fantastic marine life without getting wet on the "Subsea Adventure" Glass Bottom Boat excursions and learn more about the colorful marine life at the regular presentations by Marine Biologists.

Starting Accommodation: Hamilton Island (Reef View Hotel) (B, L)

Day 8 – Day at Leisure
Situated in the heart of the Whitsunday Island group, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention. 

Starting Accommodation: Hamilton Island (Reef View Hotel) (B)

Day 9 – Hamilton Island to Hunter Valley
A shuttle will transfer you from your accommodation to the Hamilton Island Airport. Upon arrival in Sydney, a driver will meet you in the baggage claim area to transfer you to your Hunter Valley accommodation. 

Spicers Guest House, Hunter Valley
Spicers Guest House is nestled in the Pokolbin region of Hunter Valley Wine Country and is a little over two hours from Sydney and home to many of Australia's finest wine makers. Set in peaceful country gardens, Spicers Guest House is a charming, rambling property with a unique blend of Australian colonial-style architecture surrounded by expanses of gardens. It is the ideal escape from today's busy lifestyle. With just 46 luxuriously furnished rooms, it is a great base for a couple of days while you indulge in a little activity - golf, winery tours, walking, cycling tours, hot air balloon rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, massages, and of course there's always the pool, sauna and spa.

Starting Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (B)

Day 10 – Horse Drawn Carriage Wine Tour
Today you will climb aboard the horse drawn carriage and tour the wineries of the Hunter Valley. Usually you will visit about 4 different wineries. A delightful picnic lunch is included in the countryside.

Starting Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (B, L)

Day 11 – Day at Leisure
Today is at your leisure to explore all that Hunter Valley has to offer.

Starting Accommodation: Spicers Guest House (B)

Day 12 – Hunter Valley to Sydney
A driver will pick you up from your Hunter Valley accommodation and transfer you to Sydney.

The Langham, Sydney
Alongside The Rocks in the heart of Sydney stands its finest hotel. Sumptuous interiors and superb modern facilities add to an atmosphere of discreet opulence. Experience a tradition of luxury and service that dates back to Europe's original grand hotel in London; The Langham. The Langham, Sydney blends the modern charm and attention to detail of a boutique hotel, with the timeless elegance and refined sophistication that are hallmarks of the Langham heritage. The Langham is the ideal luxury accommodation in Sydney. The legendary service of The Langham, Sydney positions it as a jewel among the city's accommodation. 

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney (B)

Day 13 – Cruise Like a Local
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. This is a unique, four-hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the harbor's bays and coves. Enjoy a three-course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and five-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a smaller vessel offers, including swimming and fishing - or sit back and relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney (L)

Day 14 – Bridge Climb
Bridge Climb is a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 400 feet above Sydney Harbour. In climb groups of up to 14 people, you'll be led by a professional Bridge Climb leader on an adventure of the world's most recognizable bridge. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360-degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you will remember forever - you've conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over! The professional Climb Leaders will take pictures of you on the climb and at the end you will receive a commemorative Climber Certificate, a complimentary Climber Cap and group photograph, with all climbers in the group receiving an identical photo.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney

Day 15 – Fly New South Wales to USA
Today, you will begin your journey back to the USA. A driver will meet you in the lobby of your accommodation to transfer you to the Sydney International Airport. 

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Included Activities

Length: Half-day
Cruise Like a Local
Cruise Like a Local
Length: Half-day


Daintree Rainforest
Silky Oaks Lodge
Hamilton Island (Reef View Hotel)
Hunter Valley
Spicers Guest House
The Langham, Sydney


Pricing for this package is on request. Please call a Swain Destinations Specialist to customize this journey.

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cannot be combined with another promotion. Cannot be redeemed for cash value. Must travel before July 31, 2019. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Deviations from this itinerary may result in any savings and special offers no longer being applicable. 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