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Australia | Island and City Delights in Queensland and Sydney

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Queensland and Sydney

Trip Duration

8 nights / 9 days

With expertly curated getaways and handcrafted itineraries, see Australia just as you desire. From secluded Lizard Island bliss and the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney's vibrant life and famous landmarks, let us transform your dreams into reality.

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Days 1 - 2: USA / Queensland |

Board your flight for your overnight journey to Cairns, Australia. After a short intra-destination flight, arrive in this incredible national park and settle into your beach view suite at Lizard Island for four magical nights. Secluded from the world on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, immerse in 24 powdery white beaches, exquisite gourmet meals, Essentia Day Spa and endless snorkeling, diving and outer reef fishing. Learn about the island's natural wonders and unique creatures with guided eco-tours. Relax on your motorized dinghy as you find your own private beach and delight in a gourmet picnic on pristine sands.

Days 3 - 4:  Queensland |

Explore Anchor and Watson's Bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski, take a champagne sunset cruise or simply relax in your balcony hammock. For an exquisite water adventure, board the luxury vessel Fascination III. This 51 foot Riviera Platinum Model Flybridge Creise is the ideal base for private fishing, diving and snorkeling charters. A quick intra-destination flight will have you arriving in Cairns for you journey on to Sydney.

Days 5 - 6:  Sydney |

Relax in your private transfer then settle into to your club deluxe room at the Four Seasons Resort Sydney for four nights, where you will delight in Executive Club Lounge access with daily breakfast, evening appetizers and cocktails. The next day, head out for the Sensational Sydney Land & Sea Excursion. Sip a cup of tea as you sail upon a 52-foot yacht, learning about harbor history, the famed bridge and Opera House. After lunch, explore the historic Rocks District, popular Bondi Beach and enjoy coastal cliff walks.

Day 7: Sydney |

The day is yours to experience Sydney and its many attractions. Discover Australia's aquatic menagerie at the aquarium, extraordinary wildlife at the Taronga Zoo and unforgettable views from the Sydney Tower. The Royal Botanic Gardens are a must and gastronomes will adore Hunter Valley.

Day 8: Sydney |

After a busy day of sightseeing, shopping or relaxing poolside, get ready for an exhilarating finale in Australia with an evening under the stars on the Sydney Harbor Bridge Night Climb Adventure ... the city's most popular attraction. Soak up the breathtaking twinkling vistas as you ascend the steel arches to the summit, more than 400 feet above the harbor. Be sure to smile wide when your climb leader takes your photo at the peak.

Day 9: Sydney / USA |

Enjoy a savory club lounge breakfast and coffee before boarding your private transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to the United States.

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