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Craig Leach

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01242 386 471

Best Time To Go

October - March

Holiday Length

12 nights

Price guide

From £31,395pp

Holiday type

Escorted Tour

Highlights

Wings Over Australia 2023

Discover the advantages of private air, flying in comfort between destinations aboard an exclusively chartered aircraft.

Venture to Tasmania, admiring the offbeat art at MONA, meeting magnificent raptors on an A&K-exclusive experience and getting up close to the iconic Tasmanian devil.

Enjoy three nights at award-winning Saffire Freycinet, a coastal sanctuary in the wilds of Tasmania, and relax on a luxurious two-night stay at Longitude 131° – a five-star eco-camp with views of majestic Uluru.

Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day private cruise that also visits renowned Whitehaven Beach.

Take in the best of Sydney, embarking on a private cruise of Sydney Harbour on a super yacht followed by a private behind-the-scenes visit to the Sydney Opera House.

See full tour details.

Inclusions

  • Private chartered flights
  • English-speaking resident tour director and local guides
  • Hand-selected luxury accommodation
  • Design Your Day®, on one select day 
  • Travelling Bell Boy® luggage handling
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • Internet access (where available)
  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers
  • Full breakfast daily; select lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • 24/7 A&K on-call support
Departure dates (2023)
Price per person
Single supplement from
OCTOBER:
7
 
£31,395
 
£10,595
NOVEMBER:
4
 
£31,395
 
£10,595

Design your Day®

On these days you have the freedom to pick an experience that is suited to you and your interests. See Day 5 for more details.

Flights

To provide you with flexibility and the latest flight offers, we don’t include international flights. Our specialists will be able to find the best travel options to suit you.

Guaranteed departures 

As long as we have at least two people booked on an A&K Escorted Tour, it will take place. So you don’t need to worry about a last-minute phone call saying your holiday has to be cancelled. If you’re committed to going, then so are we.

COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this programme. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

Arrive Melbourne, Australia

Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Begin to explore this vibrant city’s landmarks your own way before gathering with your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Melbourne

Journey out of Melbourne and into the scenic landscapes of the Yarra Valley, stopping at one of the many vineyards of this renowned wine region. Here, you’ll have behind-the-scenes access and time to spend with the wine producers. You’ll then sit down to a private wine pairing masterclass with canapés, followed by a delicious lunch with matched wines, introduced by a sommelier. Next, visit a second winery for an exclusive barrel-room tasting before returning to the city.

Melbourne – Tasmania

This morning, board your private charter flight to Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. Upon arrival, transfer to Raptor Refuge for an A&K-exclusive insider access experience with the refuge owner, who will introduce you to the resident eagles, falcons and owls. Continue to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to view the striking exhibitions and savour a delicious lunch. A spectacular drive along the east coast ends at your luxury boutique lodge on the Freycinet Peninsula. Later, dinner and drinks will be served with mesmerising views over Great Oyster Bay.  

Tasmania

A rare encounter this morning as you join a local guide at the lodge’s free-range Tasmanian devil enclosure to meet and observe this native marsupial, and learn about the conservation effort to protect it. After lunch, slip on a pair of waders and head waist-deep into the waters of the Freycinet Marine Farm. As your guides explain the importance of this wetland area, feast on freshly shucked, award-winning oysters plucked straight from the water, washed down with a glass of sparkling wine. 

Tasmania | Design Your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities Take a guided walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout to view the white-sand beaches and diverse flora and fauna Learn the art of beekeeping with a horticulturalist and assist in extracting honeycomb from the hive Paddle the crystal-clear waters of Pelican Bay by kayak, taking advantage of the outstanding bird watching with an expert guide Enjoy lunch back at the lodge, before relishing the rest of the day at leisure

Tasmania – Uluru

Fly by private charter aircraft to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Transfer to your luxury tented camp, spectacularly situated overlooking the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Later, with chilled glass in hand, marvel as the rays of the setting sun play across the landscape, Uluru itself changing colour before your very eyes – a truly unforgettable ‘Scenic Sundowner’. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive four-course dining experience among the dunes, set to the haunting sounds of the ancient indigenous culture. The night ends under the southerly stars with the camp’s astronomer. 

Uluru

Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), pausing to view the sunrise over its majestic domes. Walk through Walpa Gorge, learning from your guide how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have shaped the dramatic landscape. This afternoon, back at Uluru, wander the Mala Walk, stopping to examine cave paintings and discovering sources of ‘bush tucker’. Enjoy another glorious sunset in the solitude of the Kantju Gorge, sipping on sparkling wine and nibbling on canapes as its steep walls blaze with the dying rays of the setting sun.    

Uluru – Hayman Island

Rise with the dawn to discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti as the sun rises over ancient Uluru. As you walk with your guide, they will share the Anangu creation story of Kunina and Liru, which offers a new perspective on this striking monolith. After breakfast, board your private charter flight to Hamilton Island, from where you’ll ‘Ride Like A Local’ by launch to Hayman Island. Here your idyllic resort awaits – nestled in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef.   

Hayman Island

Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef aboard your stylish private vessel. Snorkel the local fringing reefs where, just beneath the surface of crystal clear waters, you’ll enter a world of kaleidoscopic colours. After lunch, make a stop at Whitehaven Beach to discover for yourself why this pristine stretch of powdery white sand is widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  

Hayman Island

Enjoy a day at your leisure, relaxing or taking part in one of the included activities, such as a guided nature walk, fish feeding or kayaking.

Hayman Island – Sydney

Early this morning, fly to Sydney by private charter plane. On arrival, embarking on a city tour. Feel the warm sands of Bondi Beach beneath your soles and stroll the streets of Paddington, a lively neighbourhood of boutique shops and fine Victorian and Georgian architecture. Transfer to your luxury accommodation perfectly set near Sydney’s picturesque harbour.

Sydney

This morning, set sail on a privately chartered luxury yacht to cruise scenic Sydney Harbour, gaining wonderful views of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Back on shore, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera House. Following some time at leisure this afternoon, gather for your farewell dinner.

Depart Sydney

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. 

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