- Discover the ancient rainforests of Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation
- Be whisked away by helicopter for a picnic lunch on a secluded sand island at Vlassof Cay
- Take in the stunning beauty of the Whitsunday Islands from the air on a helicopter flight to Whitehaven Beach
- Enjoy a private tour of the breathtaking World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park
- Best time to travel DEC - APR
- Accommodation Throughout
- Private Transfers
- Domestic Flights
- International Flights
This suggested itinerary is a luxurious 12-night holiday where you will stay in luxury rainforest retreats, exclusive island resorts and Sydney’s premier harbourfront residence.
Relax in your hammock at Silky Oaks Lodge and explore the ancient rainforests of Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation on a private tour. Take an exhilarating helicopter flight to an exclusive sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef to discover the magical underwater world and colourful corals.
Be pampered at qualia, an upscale resort poised on the northern tip of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Take to the skies by helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the islands and fringing reefs, landing on the majestic Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s best pure white sand beaches. Sydney’s iconic harbour is a view you will wake to each day at Sydney’s premier harbourfront hotel, Park Hyatt.
Take a private journey through the magnificent Blue Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, spectacular panoramic views of Jamison Valley and an abundance of birdlife.
Day 1 UK to Cairns
Day 2 Arrive Cairns
Transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge along the scenic Captain Cook Highway flanked with tropical rainforest on one side and azure coral sea the other. Settle in to your private treehouse and take in the sounds of the tropical rainforest while relaxing in your terrace hammock. Visit the healing waters spa for a revitalising treatment or catch the complimentary shuttle to Port Douglas and peruse the shops and galleries of Macrossan Street.
Day 3 Tropical North Queensland
Enjoy the tropical surroundings at Silky Oaks Lodge or take off on a mountain bike to Mosman Gorge. Snorkel in the lodge’s billabong, home to freshwater turtles and Jungle Perch or take a kayak out on the river; you might be lucky enough to spot the resident platypus. Guided walks in to the Daintree National Park and yoga classes in a rainforest setting are complimentary activities at Silky Oaks Lodge.
Day 4 Helicopter flight and landing at Great Barrier Reef
Take an exhilarating helicopter flight over the coral-studded sea, land on Vlassof Cay, a pristine sand island on the Vlassof Reef in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy two hours of absolute seclusion on the pure white sand and swim straight off the beach to explore the reef and mysteries of the underwater world. Enjoy a gourmet picnic before your flight back over the reef to Cairns.
Day 5 Private Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour
Embark on a full day private tour to Daintree and Cape Tribulation, an experience where you will travel through a variety of environments including ancient rainforests, mangroves, estuaries and beach. Follow Silky Oaks exclusive Mill Walk through Cape Tribulation’s Rainforest, a relaxing beach walk and a crocodile spotting cruise on the picturesque Daintree River. Enjoy a traditional Australian BBQ at a private bush camp and swim in a freshwater swimming hole.
Day 6 Whitsunday Islands
Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands where you will stay at the exclusive qualia resort. Sit back, relax and unwind on your private sundeck under the shade of eucalypts and soak up the garden or water views. Enjoy a complimentary gourmet dinner at qualia’s Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach Restaurant.
Day 7 Whitehaven Beach by Helicopter
No trip to the Whitsundays would be complete without visiting the spectacular Whitehaven Beach. Fly by helicopter and take in the breath-taking aerial views of the Whitsundays and fringing reefs before landing on the purest white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Soak up the sun, snorkel or swim at the beach and enjoy a fresh fruit platter and glass of sparkling wine before your scenic flight back to Hamilton Island.
Day 8 Whitsunday Islands
Enjoy a day of relaxation or adventure in the luxurious surroundings of qualia resort. Play on the water on the resort’s complimentary non-motorised watercraft, including paddle boards, sea kayaks and Hobie-cats. For the ultimate luxury experience, your concierge can arrange for you to be swept off to a secluded beach for the day with a gourmet picnic and then pick you up again at a pre-arranged time (additional cost).
Day 9 Whitsunday Islands
A final day to be pampered at qualia, Hamilton Island. Spend the day soaking up the sun by the pool or at the beach or go out on one of qualia’s optional tours. Choose from snorkel safaris around Hayman Island and Manta Ray Bay, charter a luxury motor yacht for the day or take a helicopter flight to Reefworld on the outer barrier reef for snorkelling and coral viewing.
Day 10 Sydney
Fly to Sydney where you will stay at the city’s premier harbourfront hotel, Park Hyatt Sydney. Once you have settled into your City Harbour View Room, head to the rooftop pool and sundeck for majestic views of the harbour and Sydney Opera House. Wander through the laneways of the historic neighbourhood of The Rocks and the open-air Rocks Markets.
Day 11 Sydney
Day 12 Private Tour to Blue Mountains
Take a private journey in to the heart of this unique World Heritage area. This morning you will explore the northern section of the mountains, visiting remote off the beaten track locations. Enjoy lunch with a view of the magnificent valley before visiting the famous Three Sisters rock formations. Stops will be made to take in the stunning Jamison Valley views and beautiful vistas of the Blue Mountains.
Day 13 Sydney
Your final day in Sydney is at your leisure, you may wish to wander through The Rocks and the newly revitalised inner-city suburb of Barangaroo and recreational area of Darling Harbour, or head to Sydney’s eastern beach suburbs of Bondi or Bronte and watch surfers riding the waves. Other interesting neighbourhoods include Paddington with its Victorian terraced houses and boutiques, and Paddington Markets; supporting local and emerging designers.
Day 14 Sydney to UK
1/26 - uk to cairns
2/26 - arrive cairns
3/26 - Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest
4/26 - Daintree Treehouse with Hammock at Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa, Queensland
5/26 - Restaurant Deck at Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa, Queensland
6/26 - Daintree Treehouse Bedroom at Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa, Queensland
7/26 - tropical north queensland
8/26 - helicopter flight and landing at great barrier reef
9/26 - private daintree and cape tribulation tour
10/26 - whitsunday islands
11/26 - qualia
12/26 - Lounge area, qualia, hamilton island
13/26 - Windward bath, qualia, hamilton island
14/26 - Leeward pavilion, qualia, hamilton island
15/26 - whitehaven beach by helicopter
16/26 - whitsunday islands
17/26 - whitsunday islands
18/26 - sydney
19/26 - Park Hyatt Sydney
20/26 - harbour view room at park hyatt sydney
21/26 - rooftop pool at park hyatt sydney
22/26 - opera view room at park hyatt sydney
23/26 - sydney
24/26 - private tour to blue mountains
25/26 - sydney
26/26 - sydney to uk