Native Islands of Australia
Native Islands of Australia
An island with fewer than 800 people, a city of 4 million, and the unexplored frontier of Tasmania come together to create an itinerary for Outside reader's dreams.
from $7,495 pp 10 Days/9 Nights $749/Day
NATIVE ISLANDS OF AUSTRALIA
SYDNEY | LORD HOWE ISLAND | TASMANIA
An island with fewer than 800 people, a city of 4 million, and the unexplored frontier of Tasmania come together to create an itinerary for Outside reader's dreams. Join us as we take the road less traveled to some of Australia's best kept secrets.
Start in the ever glamorous Sydney before making your way to the beautifully sub-tropical Lord Howe Island, a remote and untapped paradise. Then head to the southernmost part of Australia, stunning Tasmania, to experience one of the coolest lodges we’ve seen this century. This trip is built for the active traveler who wants an authentic, wildlife-filled adventure without all the crowds.
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Days 1, 2
Before you jet off to into the blue to explore Australia’s island wonders there are a few iconic Sydney experiences you need to check off your list first. In the historic Rocks District, full of cobblestone cul-de-sacs and inviting pubs, you’ll find your Sydney accommodations. The Langham brings you a sophisticated and luxurious basecamp for the start of your Aussie adventure. A private driving tour takes you to see the best of Sydney’s best. Ice cream at Bondi Beach, strolling the magnificent Botanical Gardens, and a yacht cruise around Sydney Harbour will fill your day.
Days 3, 4, 5
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is over 300 miles from the coast of Australia and a world away from anything you’ll have experienced before. With a majority of the island’s area being essentially untouched tropical forest, and boasting flora and fauna not seen anywhere else in the world, this is a true wilderness playground. Your home in this magical place is Capella Lodge, a pinnacle in the world of luxe resorts. The island’s mountain twins rise dramatically above the lodge, creating an impressive backdrop for your explorations. Discover rich green forests, relax on tranquil white beaches, snorkel the unique wonders of the reef, or bike around the island like a local to see what life is like for the 360 people who call this paradise home.
Days 6, 7
Tasmania is one of the last unexplored frontiers in the Southern Hemisphere. With everything from wombats to whales, mountain biking to coastal safaris, Tasmania (also known as the Island of Inspiration and “Tassie” to the locals) is truly a bucket list destination. To start off your Tasmanian adventure you’ll find yourself in it’s capital, Hobart. Islington Hotel, your base for the next two nights, is a boutique retreat offering history, style, and stunning gardens as well as some of the city’s finest views of Mt. Wellington. The ever popular Tasman Peninsula is yours to explore; visit the historic town of Richmond, meet Tasmania’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil, and trek the rugged coastline. Take in the vibrant city culture in the evenings, picking new restaurants to take a go at.
Days 8, 9, 10
Everyone can agree that after a week of solid exploration in Tasmania, some R&R is in order. That’s why we recommend three nights at the out-of-this-world Saffire Freycinet lodge at the end of your journey (you can thank us later). This architecturally magnificent lodge was built to mirror the surrounding beauty of the east coast—both the Hazards Range and the ocean below. Your days here will be bookended by kayaking Coles Bay, enjoying private picnics on the beach, and sailing along the coast to see the Island of Inspiration from an entirely new perspective
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Get off the beaten path by traveling to Tasmania off the coast of Australia
- Take advantage of quiet national parks to view a variety of wildlife, including wombats, kangaroos, and the notorious Tasmanian devil
- Soak up the cosmopolitan energy in Sydney with a full day to explore its sights and sounds
- Bike the paths around Lord Howe Island and spend your days like a local, soaking up life on a tropical island
- Discover Tasmania's capital, Hobart with its rich and varied history
- Relax at the beautiful Saffire Freycinet lodge, where you'll continue to enjoy empty beaches and pristine landscapes
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