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Itinerary: 14 Days, 13 Nights
A land of contrasts and spectacular beauty, Australia entices visitors with promises of adventure and unparalleled experiences. Wide sand beaches, stunning coral reefs, ancient rainforests, and vibrant multicultural cities make the Land Down Under a must-see destination.
Sights of Sydney
No adventure to Australia would be complete without a stop to the world’s most beautiful harbor. Flanked by some of the most famous beaches in the world, Sydney sparkles from every angle. Stay 3 nights in this cosmopolitan coastal city. Visit famous Bondi Beach, explore the cliffs overlooking the ocean and spend some time getting to know the city’s quirky convict history. A private yacht tour of the harbor allows visitors to see the Emerald City at its best, with the iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge beckoning from the shore.
Just a short hop away from the mainland near Adelaide, South Australia, sits magical Kangaroo Island. As its name suggests, the island is home to kangaroos, but visitors can also spot koalas, seals, dolphins and many varieties of birds. Explore the wild beauty of the island with a local guide while staying 3 nights at the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge, an exclusive sanctuary featuring luxe suites and exceptional cuisine. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, you are treated to peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean.
Before next venturing to the Great Barrier Reef, you will spend one night in charming, Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city.
Great Barrier Reef
Stretching 1,400 miles along the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space. From snorkeling and scuba diving among the nearly 3,000 coral reefs to sailing and flying over the 1050 islands, there are many ways to experience the true wonder of this magical place. Lizard Island is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. The island’s 24 pristine white sand beaches await exploration. Deep-sea fishing and world-class dive sites are just a short boat ride away. Stay at the beautiful Lizard Island Resort for 3 nights, balanced high above the Coral Sea.
Follow the UNESCO-recognized Great Barrier Reef to the mainland, where it meets up with the Daintree Rainforest — the only place in the world where two heritage sites collide. The beauty along the coastline is spectacular. The Daintree is considered to be the oldest rainforest in the world at 350 million years old. Stay within its lush borders at the luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge for 2 nights, which sits high above the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River. Relax at the spa, take guided hikes to see the area’s biodiversity, snorkel in the river or learn about the local Kuku Yalanji culture.
Your journey through Australia’s coastal highlights concludes back in Sydney for the night before you travel home or to your next destination.
– The Tully Team