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Australia's Native Isles (11 days)

The Tailor - Australia

Sydney, Australia To Freycinet Peninsula, Australia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Nov 2018


Day 1
Sydney, Australia
The Langham, Sydney None

Upon arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met and privately transferred to The Langham, Sydney. Situated within the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks district, The Langham, Sydney offers dramatic Harbour views. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city's main shopping and business districts. Dining options includes Kent Street Kitchen, where European and Chic cuisine is accompanied by candlelight and Jazz & Palm Court, an elegant tearoom by day and gastronomic cocktail bar by night.

The Day Spa at The Langham features a lavish underground sanctuary. Here you can experience attentive therapists, holistic healing treatments and can relax, and renew.

Day 2
Sydney, Australia
The Langham, Sydney Breakfast, Lunch

Included in your Sydney stay is an Ultimate Sydney Sail tour on a private basis. This is the perfect way to get your bearings, spending time with an experienced passionate guide to introduce you to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After breakfast your private guide will collect you from your hotel for a drive around the historic Rocks precinct, visiting the first church in Australia, the Observatory and the convict built cottages, continuing around Circular Quay, the Opera House and into the magnificent Botanical Gardens. Stop and take a short walk to view Mrs Macquarie’s chair and excellent harbour views to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and into Rushcutters bay. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Pass through Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs and see some of Sydney’s most sought after addresses. Also drive by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of this beachside Mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals and maybe enjoy an ice cream before re-boarding your vehicle.

Return to the city, via Oxford Street Paddington, arriving at Darling Harbour where your yacht awaits for a cruise around Sydney Harbour with a delicious afternoon tea.  After an incredible 2 hours on the world’s most beautiful harbour, your vessel returns to Darling Harbour.  Here you may decide to eat out at any one of the dozen or more restaurants, stay and enjoy the entertainment, or take the monorail into the city, returning to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 3
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Capella Lodge Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will be met at The Langham, Sydney and privately transferred to the Sydney Airport. Board the scheduled flight to Lord Howe Island. Upon arrival on Lord Howe Island you will be transferred to the Lodge.

Capella Lodge is an exciting mix of international sophistication and Australian understatement. Interiors feature timber oars, white bleached shutters, marine ply joinery and custom furniture – designed to emulate a private beach hideaway.  The Lodge’s contemporary design displays interiors awash with muted colours combined with hints of modern tropical and mariner chic. A sub-tropical island sanctuary lost in time – rugged volcanic peaks and basalt outcrops, hidden valleys awash with rare plants in shades of emerald, cloud forests, opalescent sands and serene turquoise lagoons.

Lord Howe Island is encircled by the world’s southern-most coral reef which provides home to a kaleidoscope of abundant coral and fish. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as a place of rare and unique beauty, rich in local history and folk-lore. It’s yours to enjoy with a limited few – only four hundred guests are permitted on the island at any one time in order to preserve this precious natural treasure.

Take to walking tracks and visit remote rocky coves alive with magnificent bird life or walk into valleys brimming with ancient plants. Undertake a journey of discovery with a world-renowned naturalist; climb to the summit of Mt Gower – rated as one of Australia’s best day walks; or simply laze on one of the pristine white beaches.

The waters around Lord Howe Island are ablaze with colour – delicate soft corals, intriguing hard coral formations and a riot of fish. Perhaps take a cruise to Balls Pyramid situated 23 km south of Lord Howe Island. Ball’s Pyramid is the world’s tallest sea stack and one of a series of volcanic pinnacles formed from a massive eruption millions of years ago.

Day 4
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Capella Lodge Breakfast, Dinner

Continue to enjoy the selected activities on offer while staying at Capella Lodge. Choose to do as little or as much as you would like!

Day 5
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Capella Lodge Breakfast, Dinner

Continue to enjoy the selected activities on offer while staying at Capella Lodge. Choose to do as little or as much as you would like!

Day 6
Hobart, Australia
Islington Hotel Breakfast

This morning board the scheduled flight to Sydney and connect through to Hobart. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Islington Hotel, a boutique retreat offering history, style and stunning gardens. It also enjoys some of the city’s finest views of Mt Wellington. Decorated with fine artworks and furnished with antiques, Islington appeals to those who want the very best in life, complemented by great service in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquillity. Upon arrival, the entrance opens into an expansive marble-floored hallway from which extends a library stocked with books on early Tasmania, a drawing room for the taking of tea and a morning room where the sun shines by day and the log fires crackle by night. The centre piece of the hotel is the conservatory, adjoining the country kitchen and extending onto a marble paved terrace. Beyond is a 35 sq metre reflecting infinity pond, a mountain view pavilion and, towering in the background, the ever-changing beauty of Mt Wellington.

This afternoon you will have at leisure to explore Hobart. Perhaps visit MONA, Tasmania’s newest attraction. The Museum of Old & New Art is one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums. View the largest private art collection in Australia with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art.

This evening you have at leisure to dine at one of Hobart’s wonderful restaurants.

Day 7
Hobart, Australia
Islington Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

This morning you will be met at the Islington Hotel by your private guide where you will have a chance to explore Port Arthur, Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions and your experienced guide will bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You will also have the chance to view Wombats, Wallabies, Echidnas, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand.

Day 8
Freycinet Peninsula, Australia
Saffire Freycinet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will be collected from the Islington Hotel and transferred to Saffire Freycinet which takes approximately 2.5 hours’ drive.  Saffire Freycinet is a coastal sanctuary capturing the essence of Tasmania’s most sublime coastal region, the Freycinet Peninsula. The 20-suite retreat is located on the inside of a gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania. Distinct in its design and exclusive in its features, Saffire takes its inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, the white sandy beaches, the sapphire-blue waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. Panoramic windows showcase views of Great Oyster Bay where migrating whales and dolphins come to play. Guests are accommodated in luxuriously appointed suites designed to maintain utmost privacy while taking in the views and natural light. Finishes are of the highest quality while furnishings blend the classic and the contemporary. Boutique in size and approach, the retreat is dedicated to one-one-one service and personally tailored experiences.

Included in the Saffire tariff is a broad range of activities to suit all interests, inclinations and fitness levels. The retreat also has a range of facilities for relaxation and restoration, including the spacious Lounge (complete with library), Spa Saffire and, serving all the flavours of the region, the exclusive restaurant, Palate.

Day 9
Freycinet Peninsula, Australia
Saffire Freycinet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Saffire Freycinet or perhaps try one of the optional activities that are available.

Day 10
Freycinet Peninsula, Australia
Saffire Freycinet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Saffire Freycinet or perhaps try one of the optional activities that are available.

Day 11
Freycinet Peninsula, Australia
None Breakfast

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Hobart Airport to connect with your scheduled flight to your selected destination. If time permits, you may like extend your time spent in Australia and venture over to Melbourne.

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A 10 night action packed adventure capturing the essence of Australia from Sydney, to sub-tropical Lord Howe Island, down to the southernmost tip of Australia – Tasmania.

This tour is designed for solo travellers/couples/small groups/families with children 10 years and over.

This itinerary can be taken all year round, however we strongly recommend September to May when the weather is most favourable in the Southern region of Australia.

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The Tailor creates hand-crafted luxury Australian experiences for your discerning travellers. You come to us with your clients dreams–diving the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the red expanses of the outback, fine dining beside the white shells of Sydney Opera House…making three basic requests: that their time is well-spent, that their travels are authentic & their adventures exclusive. Your clients take delivery of a perfectly-tailored, bespoke holiday experiences that exceed their highest expectations.

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By: Betbet

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Blair Allsopp was a tremendous guide through Brisbane... went the extra mile in finding school husband's father spent 2 years in during WWIII Qualia resort on Hamilton Is was fab resort Only complaint-- had my departure wrong in their written agenda. Compared it to travel agent's booking and caught the discrepancy. Would have missed plane back to the states !
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer