Adventuring Down Under
Adventuring Down Under
It's difficult to imagine visiting Australia and not spending time in the incredible landscapes it is so famous for. From the heights of Harbour Bridge to rugged Northern Queensland and on to the lush Daintree Rainforest, this itinerary never keeps you far from Australia's great outdoors.
from $6,185 pp 11 Days/10 Nights $562/Day
ADVENTURING DOWN UNDER
SYDNEY | NORTHERN QUEENSLAND | DAINTREE RAINFOREST
It's difficult to imagine visiting Australia and not spending time in the incredible landscapes it is so famous for. From the heights of Harbour Bridge to rugged Northern Queensland, and finally on to the lush oasis of Daintree Rainforest, this itinerary never keeps you far from the adventures that Australia's great outdoors offers.
Begin your journey in the bustling city of Sydney for a taste of urban adventure. You will have the chance to explore the highlights of this great metropolis while going behind the scenes and experiencing Sydney the way the locals do. Then, enjoy the untamed landscape of remote Northern Queensland where you'll discover the wildlife and hidden waterways of this nearly unknown region. Finally, relax in style at Silky Oaks Lodge, a tropical escape tucked in Australia's Daintree Rainforest. All these experiences are combined in one fantastic hand-crafted journey to make this trip Down Under one to remember.
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Days 1, 2, 3
Arrive in Sydney
For your first nights down under we’ve selected a downtown Sydney hotel of complete elegance and luxurious hospitality. The Langham, in the heart of the Rocks District, is renowned for impeccable service, cuisine and comfort. Here you’ll be treated to views of the western harbour. The convenient proximity from the hotel to Sydney’s street scenes, filled with restaurants and shops ensures your adventure begins with a bang. During your stay, climb the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge, take a private tour of the city, and if you like, visit the opera house. Enjoy restaurants, bars, and shopping at your own pace, within walking distance of your urban base camp. You won’t even notice the jet lag with such a jam-packed first few days.
Days 4, 5, 6
Into the Outback
After getting your bearings in Sydney, you’ll depart for three days in remote Northern Queensland, a playground for the outdoor enthusiast that has yet to be discovered by the masses. Stepping off the beaten tourist track, you'll immerse yourself in life in the interior of Queensland, a place that just can’t offer a run-of-the-mill adventure. Perched on the shores of Crystalbrook Lake is a lodge perfect for the traveler who wants a full menu of thrilling options for wiling away their time in the outback. At Crystalbrook Lodge you have almost exclusive access to lakes, rivers, and cultural hotspots. Set out to the far reaches of the lake with your kayak and a picnic lunch or swim the day away in Tate River before marveling at the night sky's brilliant expanse of stars - far away from intruding city lights. The birding and fishing are spectacular and a watchful eye may even catch a glimpse of a freshwater crocodile. Hikes to see the area's aboriginal rock art and lazy afternoons at the nearby historic homestead, offer appreciation for the people who have made this landscape their home for generations.
Days 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
SILKY OAKS LODGE
A drive through Queensland is a perfect showcase for how varied Australia's landscapes truly are. Leaving behind the expansive vistas of Crystalbrook, your drive will end deep within the Daintree rainforest, at the doorstep of Silky Oaks Lodge. The rainforest reaches out and enfolds the lodge in lush, verdant scenery. Stilted rooms and guest areas, connected by raised platforms, give the perception of being constantly enveloped in the jungle. Spend time with a local Aboriginal tour guide, learning about culturally significant areas and the relationships the Kuku Yalanji still have with their land. Finish off the excursion by cooling off in a pristine freshwater stream. Spectacular vistas and intimate views are to be found on your private cruise through the rainforest's waterways as you pass by rugged mountains, deep gorges, and flowing rivers and waterfalls, always keeping a hopeful eye out for crocodiles, rainforest lizards, tropical birds, and maybe even marsupials! We couldn't think of a better way to say goodbye to this enchanting land than an extended stay in a tropical paradise. We have a feeling you'll end of agreeing with us. You’ll board your flight to head home filled to the brim with memories of spectacular natural beauty, vibrant city life, and a rich appreciation of Australian culture, an appreciation that will have you itching to return as soon as you can!
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Spend your days fully immersed in the beautiful vistas of Australia
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Hit the town like a local with extended time in Sydney to explore at your own pace
- Sip sundowners aboard a sunset cruise
- Get a taste of outback life with an excursion to Crystalbrook Station homestead
- Spend your nights in a treehouse in the rainforest, venturing off to snorkel and swim
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