ULTIMATE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
13 days from Sydney (Warrane) to Darwin
Double: CA $17,365 per person
Includes Roundtrip flight from Vancouver to Sydney, return from Darwin.
Ask about air add-ons from other Canadian cities.
Internal Domestic Australian flights are not included.
Valid for Travel from May 1, 2023, to June 8, 2023, and July 24, 2023, to August 31, 2023. Ask for quotes on alternative dates.
• BridgeClimb Sydney Summit at Twilight
• Sydney Opera House Tour
• Sydney Habour Long Lunch Cruise
• Full-Day Private Blue Mountains Luxury Diamond Day
• Adelaide Oval Twilight RoofClimb
• 2-Day Kangaroo Island - Island in Style and Flinders Chase Focus Tour
• Full-Day Barossan Wine Experience
• 2-Day Private Mary River Wetlands & Kakadu National Park
• HeliFish Tour
• Charles Darwin Dinner Cruise
ACCOMMODATIONS AND OTHER INCLUSIONS
• 3 Nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney - Deluxe Full Harbour King Room with Full Breakfast
• 3 Nights at the Eos by Sky City hotel - Allure Riverview King Room with Full Breakfast
• 2 Nights at the Stranraer Homestead - with Full Breakfast, Full Dinner
• 3 Nights Mindil Beach Casino & Resort - Resort Lagoon Room with Full Breakfast
• Private Car and Driver transportation between hotels and airports
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Day 1: Sydney(Warrane)Arrive Sydney + Sydney BridgeClimb | Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room
Includes: Private Car/Driver Transfer from Sydney International Airport to City Hotel. Sydney BridgeClimb with group photo, Certificate of Achievement & Cap
Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24/7 fun.
Your 3 hour tour commences with a comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration, before you are led by one of BridgeClimb’s Climb Leaders, on a guided journey (including preparation and briefing), to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The tour takes you along the top arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360 degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour City surrounds. Upon conclusion receive a photograph of your group, a personalised commemorative climbing tour certificate and cap. Make your own way to your Sydney accommodation.
Day 2: Sydney (Warrane)Sydney Opera House Tour & Sydney Harbour Cruise | Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room
Includes: Full breakfast, Sydney Opera House private tour and Sydney Harbour Long Lunch private cruise with Progressive 3 course lunch and beverages
More than 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. But for Utzon, the Sydney Opera House story was no fairy tale. The 1 hour tour brings to life the saga behind the making of the world’s most famous house. Your guide will take you on an emotional journey inside this modern masterpiece, putting Jorn Utzon on centre stage and is a tribute to his creative genius. You will discover why Utzon was more than an architect: he was an architect of change. And how, against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever to be World Heritage listed. An immersive digital sight and sound experience provides unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances and guides you through the history and future of this performance space. You will be taken inside one of the working venues to experience the magic behind the world’s most extraordinary opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances.
Enjoy a 4 hour cruise on iconic Sydney harbour on board a luxury cruiser. Cruise past the world famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as your crew will be on hand to tell you about the past and modern day history of the harbour. Start with entree at Watsons Bay and then cruise onto Middle Head and into Middle Harbour. Discover the beauty of the harbour and then stop at Balmoral for lunch at a world famous iconic harbour side restaurant. Depart Balmoral and cruise past the Spit Bridge while you indulge on your dessert and cheese platter & wines to match before the return to the main harbour where you will have an opportunity to stop for a swim if you choose (time & weather permitting).
Day 3: Blue MountainsFull Day Blue Mountains Luxury Private Tour | Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in a Deluxe Full Harbour King Room
Includes: Full breakfast, hotel pick up and drop off, Blue Mountains tour with Calmsley Hill admission, morning tea, 2 course Lunch at Echoes Restaurant with 1 glass of beer, wine or soft drink per person, national park fee and bottled water on board.
This 9 hour tour travels to the Blue Mountains. Stop at Calmsley Hill, a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas and enjoy a stress and hurry free environment. Arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Enjoy lunch at Echoes Restaurant, perched at the absolute edge of the Blue Mountains, with views of mountains, cliff edges and lush rainforest valleys. After lunch, visit Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. Your last stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens where there is time for a short inspection of the flora including the ancient Wollemi Pine. Return to Sydney, where you will be transferred to your Sydney city accommodation.
Day 4: Sydney (Warrane) to Adelaide (Tarndanya)Twilight RoofClimb of the Adelaide Oval | Hotel: Eos by Sky City in an Allure Riverview King Room
Includes: Breakfast, Private Car/Driver Transfer from Sydney International Airport to City Hotel and Adelaide Domestic Airport to City Hotel, city orientation tour, Twilight RoofClimb with group photo, Certificate of Achievement & CapYour flight today is not included in your arrangements
This 2 hour tour provides you with the opportunity to climb a section of the Adelaide Oval's roof. Your trained RoofClimb Leaders will guide you across the highest points of the Oval’s unique roofline during twilight hours. Travelling from the Western Stand to the Riverbank Stand on a purpose-built path before navigating to the Riverbank platform, perched 50 metres over the hallowed turf. The experience will offer breathtaking views and a unique perspective of the city of Adelaide. At the conclusion of your tour, make your own way back to your accommodation.
Day 5: Adelaide (Tarndanya) to Kangaroo Island2 Day Kangaroo Island In Style Small Group Tour | Hotel: Stranraer Homestead in a Guest Room
Inclusions: Private Car/Driver Transfer from Adelaide Hotel to Airport. Upon arrival at Kingscote Airport (Kangaroo Island) you will be met by your guide and join a full day sightseeing tour. Plus 2 x full day shared touring, all admission fees and on island transfers.Also included in your stay, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
Your flight today is not included in your arrangements.
Widely acclaimed as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Covering almost 4,500 square kilometres, it is Australia’s third largest island and offers the best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate scale. With more than one third of the island declared as Conservation or National Park, visitors readily come face-to-face with prolific bird and animal species, such as the New Zealand fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions, ospreys, echidnas, and much much more. Flanked by the indomitable Southern Ocean, dramatic coastal vistas and sculptured landscapes lie unspoiled by development and riddled with sheer limestone cliffs, sheltered coves, rocky headlands and deserted stretches of sugar-white sand.
Island Life Tour: Travel through the Island’s most productive country to the north coast. Walk through the bush with your guide – through strangely shaped trees learning what makes that noise, whose tracks are those, and who left THAT little pile there? Look for small wallabies almost extinct on the mainland, a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island and a variety of other birds, plants and animals. Break for lunch at a private bush camp and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines. At Seal Bay Conservation Park take a private tour with your guide among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. Arrive at your accommodation late afternoon and enjoy dinner which has been included this evening.
Day 6: Kangaroo IslandFlinders Chase Focus Tour | Hotel: Stranraer Homestead in a Guest Room
Includes: Full breakfast and small group guided tour
Travel the island’s north-west in an important private wildlife refuge with Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife. Check out wildlife surveys targeting tiny endangered mammals and get an introduction to the bush, so the fire ecology experienced later in the day has context. Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, featuring marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses and fantastic South Australian wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water. After lunch, travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top of a dome of granite emerging from the ocean. Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of Long-nosed fur seals who swim effortlessly through the crashing waves. Return to your accommodation late afternoon and enjoy dinner which has been included this evening.
Day 7: Adelaide (Tarndanya)Kangaroo Island to Adelaide | Hotel: Eos by Sky City in an Allure Riverview King Room
Includes: Full breakfast, transfer to Kingscote Airport. Private Car/Driver transfer from Domestic Airport to City hotelYour flight today is not included in your arrangements
This afternoon is at leisure to relax and explore on your own.
This 12 storey property is situated at the end of the Adelaide Casino in the heart of Adelaide's city centre. The interiors of the property seek to complement the iconic curved glass façade in the building’s exterior, with sweeping walls and fluted glass screens. A palette of metal, textured glass and timber unpin calm tones with locally commissioned artworks, reinforcing a sense of place. It showcases local produce, suppliers, designers and also offers additional signature experiences including on-call mixologists providing a custom cocktail experience.
Day 8: Barossa ValleyFull Day Truly Barossan Wine Experience | Hotel: Eos by Sky City in an Allure Riverview King Room
Includes: Full breakfast, hotel pick up and drop off, lunch, standard wine tastings and bottled water
This 8.25 hour truly Barossan wine experience showcases some of the most iconic wineries in scenic locations across the region. Starting off at one of Australia’s First Families in Wine, you will witness the historic Yalumba estate and try their traditional flagship wines. Artisans of Barossa is next, where you will explore some of the smallest producers at the cutting edge of winemaking in the region. A seasonally inspired multi-course lunch with wine at restaurant FINO Seppeltsfield awaits you, before finishing the day with a tasting at Torbreck – one of the Barossa’s most highly regarded boutique wineries. Return to Adelaide and be transferred to your Adelaide accommodation.
Day 9: Adelaide (Tarndanya) to Darwin (Gulumerrdgen)Hotel: Mindil Beach Casino & Resort in a Lagoon Room
Includes: Full breakfast, Private Car/Driver from City Hotel to Adelaide Airport and from Darwin Airport to City HotelYour flight today is not included in your arrangements
The rest of yours is to enjoy at your leisure.
This property is located 3 kilometres from Darwin’s city centre and set on 30 acres of tropical gardens beside a private white sand beach. The spacious accommodation rooms are tastefully decorated and all have private balconies. This property has an on-site 24-hour casino.
Day 10: Kakadu National ParkMary River Wetlands & Kakadu National Park | Hotel: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu in a Standard Room
Includes: Full breakfast, Darwin Hotel pick up and drop off, National Park entry permits, morning tea and lunch
Travel from Darwin to Fogg Dam, a vast, open wetland area that is home to large numbers of colourful birds during the Top End dry season. Moving on, you will cross the Marrakai plains and the Adelaide River. Stop at the Purple Mango Café for a morning tea, and then join a small group scenic cruise around the picturesque Corroboree billabong, viewing a large variety of wetland birds including Jabiru, Ibis, Brolga, Jacana, Egrets, Herons, Kites, Sea Eagles, Whistling ducks, Magpie, Geese and many others. There is also the opportunity to spot saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment. This is part of the Mary River wetlands system, which has the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. After the cruise, travel off the highway down the old Jim Jim 4WD dirt track into Kakadu, where you will have ample opportunity to view bird and wildlife at numerous waterholes along the way.
Day 11: Kakadu National Park to Darwin (Gulumerrdgen)Nanguluwur Rock art site & Barramundi Gorge | Hotel: Mindil Beach Casino & Resort in a Lagoon Room
Includes: Full breakfast, hotel pick up and drop off at Darwin city hotel, lunch, guided tour of the Nanguuwur rock art and Aboriginal occupation sites and free time in Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
After breakfast, travel to Nanguluwur rock art and Aboriginal occupation sites. The Nanguluwur site is less well known, so you are well away from tourist crowds, yet it has some excellent examples of rock art, including the rare and ancient ‘dynamic figures’. There are also examples of the famous ‘x-ray’ style art and so called ‘contact period’ art, when Aboriginal people had first contact with white man. Your guide will explain the unique art and rich culture of the area. Travel south to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) to spend the afternoon in this picturesque area. At the end of a monsoonal forest walk, you can enjoy a swim in a refreshing, natural plunge pool with a beautiful, perennial waterfall cascading above you. Travel back to Darwin where you will be transferred to your Darwin city accommodation.
Day 12: Darwin (Gulumerrdgen)HeliFish Tour and Charles Darwin Dinner Cruise | Hotel: Mindil Beach Casino & Resort in a Lagoon Room
Includes: Full breakfast, approximately 1 hour helicopter flight time, approximately 3 hours fishing, fishing equipment, Soft drinks and cold water. Hotel pick up and drop off, 2.5 hour harbour cruise, buffet dinner
This 4 hour tour will have you hooked with full on fishing in half the time! Enjoy over an hour of flight time flying alongside isolated coastline, rivers and billabongs and approximately three hours of fishing in up to three different locations depending on tides, weather and time of day. Fishing from clear banks in creeks and estuaries close to the coast offers great access to popular species including (and not limited to) Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Salmon. At the completion of your flight, make your own way to your Darwin accommodation.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Stokes Hill Wharf, where you will board your vessel for your 2.5 hour cruise. With beautiful views of the Top End city, there is no better way experience Darwin's renowned sunsets than on board the 'Charles Darwin'. You'll enjoy a sumptuous, Territory-style buffet with fresh Australian seafood and local produce, served in air-conditioned surrounds. Commentary by crew will give you an insight into the Harbour's history, cultural significance, and biodiversity. This cruise is perfect way to experience the world-famous sunsets, followed by Darwin's skyline lit up at night. Upon arrival at the wharf you will be transferred by coach to your accommodation.
Day 13: Darwin (Gulumerrdgen)End of Tour | Includes: Full breakfast, Private Car/Driver from City Hotel to Domestic Airport
Today ends your Australian Wildlife tour.