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Australia - Escape to Luxury

A luxury escape throughout Australia. Wander the arcades of Melbourne, discovering local designers and specialty retailers while taking in street art, architecture, and historical tales. Freycinet National Park is a rarely explored, wild, unpredictable, delicate and unforgettable place both above and below the sea. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains rise against the horizon, providing a breathtaking backdrop that can't be found anywhere else. Located on a private island resort, Hayman Island provides guests the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Finish your escape discovering the fabulous city of Sydney.

Trip Type: Cosmopolitan, Sun & Sand

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Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury
Australia - Escape to Luxury

Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive in Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne. Collect your luggage and clear Customs & Immigration and then proceed outside the Customs hall where you will find your driver who will take you directly to your accommodation.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Melbourne


Day 2 – Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told of, then ended up missing everything? Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide many of these answers. 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 designers 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.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Melbourne


Day 3 – Foodies Journey Through The Mornington Peninsula

Serious food lovers are in for a treat. Prepare to be constantly inspired and delighted by this diverse, boot-shaped region; you are now entering 'Foodie Heaven.' The hosts' own 27 acres of charming farm land with red fertile soil which allows them to grow and produce premium quality olives, grapes, herbs and veggies. They also raise sheep, chickens and fish, and they turn amazing produce from local farmers into a range of delectable goodies. You'll get a whole new perspective on the concept of 'Paddock to Plate.' Spend time in the kitchen with the chef, cooking in a wood-fired oven with wood collected from fallen timber on the property. What you do on the day depends on the season. You may try your hand at curing olives grown on the farm, create handmade sausages in natural skins, make mouth-watering gnocchi, master the art of sourdough bread, learn ways to cook with olives and olive oil or successfully roast and make great coffee. Later, you'll sit back, relax and enjoy the surroundings while eating and drinking some of the finest food and wine the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. After lunch, take a drive down the road to sample cool climate wines with one of our favorite wine makers, taste freshly made goats cheese from a local dairy or savor succulent strawberries and cherries from the fruit farms in the area. What more could a foodie want? Your day includes morning tea, lunch, food, wine tasting, cooking class and produce. Please wear suitable closed shoes and remember a warm jacket in winter!

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Melbourne
Meals: Lunch


Day 4 – Travel to Freycinet

Takeoff to Hobart and continue on the next stage of your adventure. Transfer from Hobart to the Coles Bay/Freycinet area by private vehicle.

Starting Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Meals: Dinner


Day 5 – Schouten Island Half Day Tour

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 the 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 3-hour adventure. Morning tea is included and prepared by the team of chefs at Saffire.

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


Day 6 – Freycinet - 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.

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


Day 7 – Travel to the Blue Mountains

Takeoff to Sydney and continue on the next stage of your adventure. Your driver will take you directly to your accommodations in the Blue Mountains.

Starting Accommodation: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley at Leisure

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is just a 3 hour drive from Sydney, nestled between the scenic Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park. The Wolgan River twists and turns through the valley, creating a stark contrast of soft rolling hills and jagged sandstone cliffs. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains rise against the horizon, providing a breathtaking backdrop that can't be found anywhere else. The resort draws inspiration from its homestead roots, incorporating traditional design with modern amenities and natural elements. The large windows open up to the 4,000 acres of conservation reserve area; the resort is dedicated to protecting the endangered Australian wildlife that is native to the valley.

Starting Accommodation: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley at Leisure

One&Only Spa is located on site where calming mists from the mountains soothe the senses and nature is harvested for holistic oils, massages and body rituals. Enjoy a guided nature walk through Blue Mountain trails, take a horseback ride across the homestead, try your hand at archery or explore the quaint antique shops nearby.

Starting Accommodation: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 – Takeoff to Hamilton Island

Takeoff to Hamilton Island and continue on the next stage of your adventure.

Arrive at Hamilton Island Airport and make your way through the terminal. The luxury launch will take around one hour to transfer from Hamilton to Hayman Island.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Meals: Breakfast


Day 11 – Hayman Island at Leisure

Hayman Island is a private island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays. The nearest island to the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is ideal for nature based activities and exceptional guest experiences. Featuring 160 guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses across three main accommodation wings, Hayman Island provides guests the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Restaurants and bars offer an array of local and international cuisine, while the spa and water-sports facilities complete the island experience. Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners, the resort also provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of celebrations and events.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Meals: Breakfast


Day 12 – Hayman Island at Leisure

Hayman Island Water Activities
Hayman Island offers a range of activities and excursions for you to do as much, or as little, as you want during your stay.

Island Escapes: An excursion not to be missed - take advantage of the many surrounding beaches and allow our staff to recommend a beach that suits your desires for an hour, or a day. Order a picnic lunch through In Room Dining, pick up snorkeling gear or just a towel, spend the day snorkeling or sun tanning and return feeling totally refreshed.

Sunset Escapes: The Whitsundays are blessed with some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Relax and sip champagne, nibble on your cheese platter and reminisce about your special holiday on Hayman. The watersports crew will advise the best beach options available on the day and then pick you up just after sunset.

Whitehaven Beach Experience: Cruise on one of Hayman's Luxury Vessels to the beautiful silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. Swim, sunbathe or stroll along the 6 kilometers of pure white silica beach on uninhabited Whitsunday Island. A tantalizing buffet lunch, with beverages, will be served onboard.

Dive and Snorkel Day Tours: The Whitsunday Islands unlock easy access to the Great Barrier Reef’s stunning, colorful underwater world of coral and marine-life. With ideal water temperatures all year round, you can explore the huge biodiversity of species and habitats that make it one of the most complex natural systems on Earth.

Guided Jet Ski Adventures: Join your qualified and experienced jet ski guide on an epic 1 hour jet ski adventure, where you will drive your own jet ski around the waters of Hayman Island, seeing sea turtles and other marine life up close. This adrenaline-packed adventure combines jet skiing with a spectacular scenic tour of the north Queensland islands. With small group sizes and highly trained and qualified guides, you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing before heading out on the water.

Fishing: The charter fishing boat features an array of rods, reels and tackle.  Our experienced crew are available to take you game fishing or bottom fishing for half or full day charters.

Kayaking: Join a tropical expedition among island fringing reefs. Paddle at a leisurely pace to any one of the local islands, snorkel over coral gardens teeming with fish, wander along pristine beaches, or simply relax and take it all in. This eco tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this unique world heritage Marine Park.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Meals: Breakfast


Day 13 – Travel to Sydney

Takeoff to Sydney and continue on the next stage of your adventure.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney
Meals: Breakfast


Day 14 – Sydney In Style Tour

Depart from your Sydney hotel to discover the fabulous city of Sydney. You will travel through the business district and shopping areas, see Darling Harbour and the vibrant China Town and drive along Oxford Street with its trendy terrace houses and boutique fashion shops. See Centennial Park, a 220-hectare urban parkland in Eastern Sydney. Reaching the coastline, see Bronte and Tamarama, then go on to explore the famous Bondi Beach. Spend 30 minutes walking the promenade or enjoying a coffee overlooking the beach.

From here, continue along the coastal drive past Macquarie Lighthouse to the Southern Headland of Sydney Harbour. Visit Watsons Bay before following the harbor foreshore towards Sydney City. You pass some of Australia's most exclusive waterfront suburbs where harbor mansions may be seen. Drive through Vaucluse, Double Bay before reaching the colorful Kings Cross. Head through Woolloomooloo and see the famous Harry's Cafe De Wheels. Visit Sydney's Botanical Gardens and enjoy some spectacular Harbour Bridge and Opera House views. Return to Sydney's CBD via Saint Mary's Cathedral, historic convict buildings, State Parliament House and the historical quarter of the 'Rocks.' Visit Sydney's Observatory Hill for amazing views over Sydney Harbour to the Blue Mountains. Drop off back at your Sydney hotel, restaurant or other city location.

Starting Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney
Meals: Breakfast


Day 15 – Depart Sydney

Ahead of your flight, you will be transferred from your accommodation to Sydney International Airport.



Meals: Breakfast


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
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$12,905
11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022$12,775
12/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$13,285
1/1/2023 - 1/31/2023$12,905
2/1/2023 - 3/31/2023$12,690
Single Traveler
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$24,840
11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022$24,580
12/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$25,600
1/1/2023 - 1/31/2023$24,840
2/1/2023 - 3/31/2023$24,410

Add internal air to this package from $680*


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:

14 Nights

Pricing:

From $12,690 Per Person

Destinations:

Melbourne; Freycinet National Park; Blue Mountains; Whitsundays; Sydney

Inclusions:

  • Private Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights Melbourne
  • Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
  • Foodies Journey Through The Mornington Peninsula
  • 3 nights Freycinet
  • Saffire Schouten Island Half Day Tour
  • 3 nights Wolgan Valley
  • 3 nights Whitsundays
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Sydney In Style Half Day Tour
  • Meals: 11 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
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