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Sun, Surf & Family Adventure (13 days)

The Tailor - Australia

Sydney, Australia To Orpheus Island, Australia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Mar 2019

Sun, Surf & Family Adventure (13 days)

Day 10

Orpheus Island, Australia

Day 11

Orpheus Island, Australia

Day 12

Orpheus Island, Australia

Day 13

Orpheus Island, Australia


Day 1
Sydney, Australia
The Langham, Sydney None

Upon arrival at Sydney Airport you will met and privately transferred to The Langham, Sydney. Situated within the heart of Sydney’s historic Rocks district, The Langham offers dramatic Harbour, and relaxing city street views. Guests can enjoy sweeping western harbour side views, and a tranquil yet convenient proximity to some of the city’s most iconic experiences. Rooms are a haven of plush, bespoke furnishings amidst soft panelled walls and a high ceiling. Interconnected rooms are available to keep the whole family together.

The rest of the days is yours to spend at your leisure. Perhaps take a walk to Circular Quay to take in the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, or even enjoy a relaxing stroll in the Botanical Gardens.

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

After breakfast you will be met by your private guide for a full day of family adventure.

With your enthusiastic local guide by your side you will journey through the city of Sydney taking in the famous city sites, as well as the stunning local beaches. Visit the famous Bondi Beach where the kids can take a dip in the kiddie pool, and explore Bondi’s grassy knoll. Next, the whole family takes to the water for a 1-hour private surf lesson. Try your luck at catching a wave as your surf coach covers all the basics from warm-up, to paddling, catching waves, and even standing. Enjoy a fresh local lunch, and visit Balmoral Beach.

After a fun-filled day exploring the city and coastal suburbs, your guide will drop you back at your hotel late afternoon.

Day 3
Sydney, Australia
The Langham, Sydney Breakfast

After breakfast, make your own way via ferry across the harbour to Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo is one of the most loved wildlife parks in Australia, and offers not only amazing views back over the city, but excellent wildlife encounters as well. Get up close and personal with the famous faces of the Australian wildlife world as your go on a behind the scenes Wild Australia experience. This is a fantastic educational introduction to Australia’s unusual wildlife guided by an official zookeeper, and includes excellent photo opportunities with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas.

After your Wild Australia experience, take some time to explore Taronga Zoo before boarding the ferry, and making your way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This afternoon the whole family will have the opportunity to absorb the 360-degree panorama of Sydney as you experience Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. It takes you along catwalks, up ladders, and steadily to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the satisfaction of conquering the upper arch of the Bridge while taking in city surrounds, the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.

Day 4
Port Lincoln, Australia
South Point Beach House (Australian Coastal Safaris) Breakfast, Dinner

After a final sumptuous breakfast at The Langham, you will be met and privately transferred to the Sydney Domestic Airport to meet your scheduled flight on to Adelaide, and then Port Lincoln.

Your personal Australian Coastal Safaris guide will greet you at the airport on your arrival, and drive you the short distance to Glen Forest Animal Farm. Here you have the opportunity to hand-feed and interact with kangaroos and native birds, and see a whole variety of other native and domestic animals.

The very popular Lincoln Estate Winery grows their grapes here, and it is a great chance for the grown-ups to sample some of this region’s finest wine whilst relaxing amongst the countries most popular native animals.

On the way back into Port Lincoln, perhaps stop at Winters Hill Lookout – a superb photo opportunity overlooking Port Lincoln, Boston Bay, and the Port Lincoln National Park.

Continue to your accommodation at the Port Lincoln Marina. South Point Beach House is a 4 bedroom private beach house overlooking Boston Bay. Here you will be served by your hosts a 3 course meal showcasing fresh local produce.

Day 5
Port Lincoln, Australia
Souther Point Beach House (Australian Coastal Safaris) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will start the day off by ‘hunting and gathering’ for some of Australia’s best seafood, including searching for Coffin Bay cockles and oysters. Your morning will also include a 1 hour tour with a Coffin Bay oyster farmer. Here you will put on some waders, and fresh out of the rack you will sample magnificent oysters as well as see all the equipment used to ensure they are ready for sale to the top restaurants around the world.

In the afternoon there is opportunity to experience one of Australia’s best marine parks, where you will see an abundance of marine life in safe and clear rock pools, beach comb and walk along one of the best white, footprint-free sandy beaches. Explore the rock pools with mask and snorkel for the prized abalone in the clear waters of the Great Southern Ocean. 4WD over huge sand dunes, body surf, and for those interested, you can even throw in a line from a private beach and try your luck at catching some Australian Salmon.

Last on the agenda is one of the very best vantage spots on the Great Australian Bight. The Cummings Monument provides this and more, with spectacular and uninterrupted views of the rugged cliff tops that make up the Bight.

Tonight, your hosts will prepare a seafood BBQ of the days catch.

Day 6
Port Lincoln, Australia
South Point Beach House (Australian Coastal Safaris) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is morning it’s a 9.00am pickup and easy drive down to the industrial sector of Port Lincoln, the Flinders Ports Wharf. View the unloading of a fishing boat, or fertilizer that has been imported to grain that is to be exported.

Following this, you are taken on a hands-on, 45 minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will see the full process a fish goes through, from ocean to plate. Meet local fisherman as they drop off the catch of the day from all over the Eyre Peninsula, to the factory. At the end of the tour sample a tantalizing selection of in-house smoked fish and pickled seafood.

If you love adventure, there is also the option of experiencing diving with Great White sharks, or swimming with the sealions for an additional cost.

From here, you will be taken out to beautiful Mikkira Station, one of the few habitats where Koalas can be found in the wild. Sit back around the fire (only out of fire season) in the restored original homestead, and go for a stroll under the beautiful old Eucalypt trees, coming face to face with the cuddly icon of Australia as they laze in the Manna gums. Wild but placid kangaroos casually hop around in this beautiful historical setting. As the sun settles for the evening, relax with a platter of local produce, wine and listen to the sounds of nature.

Day 7
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast

At the end of your three exhilarating days on Eyre Peninsula, you will bid your private guide farewell and board your scheduled flight to Adelaide. On arrival into Adelaide, you will be transferred to the Mayfair Hotel for an overnight stay.

Grandeur, elegance, and a touch of glamour comes to Adelaide with the arrival of the city’s newest boutique hotel. Located in the heart of the city is this heritage-listed renovated building. Offering luxury accommodation and contemporary dining, the Mayfair showcases the very best of South Australia; innovative food and wine and locally made products and furnishings.

The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. Why not stroll to the Adelaide Central Markets to sample some of South Australia’s finest produce, or perhaps take the whole family to the South Australian Museum.

Day 8
Mareeba, Australia
Mount Mulligan Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to Adelaide Airport where you will board your scheduled flight to Cairns. Here you will journey via helicopter 170kms west to Australia’s newest outback station, Mount Mulligan.

Mount Mulligan’s spectacular 18 kilometre sandstone ridge is said to be the birthplace of the Rainbow Serpent according to Aboriginal Dreamtime legend. The mountain was named by the Irish explorer, James Venture Mulligan, who had discovered gold at Hodgkinson River and explored and named the area in 1874. The Aboriginal name for the mountain is ‘Woothakata’ which means ‘strange shaped mountain’. In its shadow sits a luxury lodge like no other. Located within a 28,000 hectare outback property, here you can experience the essence of North Queensland country through the daily operations of a working cattle station.

Day 9
Mareeba, Australia
Mount Mulligan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you are able to explore Mount Mulligan and engage in some of the history, food and nature-based experiences on offer.

Guests at Mount Mulligan can explore the station on ATV’s and 6-wheel drive Land Rovers and learn about the daily activities of a working cattle station, or perhaps swim or fish in the reservoir, or participate in one of the foodie paddock-to-plate experiences.

History tours are also on offer at the station. Mount Mulligan has a rich history as a former mining town and rural locality from 1910 until 19 September 1921, when an underground explosion killed 75 miners. The mine closed, but reopened in 1923 and continued production until 1957. Guest experiences range from safari-style tours of the old township and mine ruins, historic cemetery, the cattle station and homestead, Tyrconnell gold mine as well as guided hikes through the bush.

In the eventing there is star gazing and astronomy talks as well as a large fire pit off the main pavilion where guests can relax and enjoy fine wines from the reserve cellar.

Day 10
Orpheus Island, Australia
Orpheus Island Resort Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you bid your outback adventure at Mount Mulligan goodbye and settle in for scenic vehicle transfer back to Cairns. After arriving in Cairns, the whole family will then board your private helicopter out to Orpheus island.

Located just 80km north of Townsville, amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park.

The newly renovated lodge accommodates just 28 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring absolute seclusion and serenity. Offering the ultimate romantic escape, a luxurious family getaway, unique outdoors experiences, Orpheus is emerging as the ‘new’ undiscovered tropical destination on Australia’s doorstep.

Orpheus Island will be the final destination of your Australian family adventure.

Day 11
Orpheus Island, Australia
Orpheus Island Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is yours to explore the island and enjoy some of the many activities offered by the resort.

Dive and snorkel amongst a myriad of world-class reef habitats, submerged indigenous sites, and alongside green turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and humpback whales (seasonally). Take the helm of your very own motorised dinghy and discover the many pristine bays and reefs that fringe the island.

With more private beaches than guests, beach comb and enjoy a chef-prepared gourmet picnic hamper. After lunch, snorkel straight off the beach into blue-green waters and discover the mystical coral gardens of this underwater world.

A must-see is the giant clam nursery, located in Pioneer Bay. The nursery is populated by 300 impressive molluscs, each weighing 150-200kg, stretching 3ft in width, and donning ruffled chinchilla lips. The clams are the remains of an old research project from the late 1980s, when the project was completed more than 10,000 clams were relocated.

Perhaps relaxing by the striking infinity pool is more your style. No matter your interest, Orpheus Island has an exciting and engaging experience to match the whole family.

Day 12
Orpheus Island, Australia
Orpheus Island Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue to enjoy the available activities on Orpheus Island.

Day 13
Orpheus Island, Australia
None Breakfast

This morning after a leisurely breakfast you say goodbye to your island paradise, and board your scheduled helicopter transfer to Townsville to connect with you onward flight.

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A 12-night action packed family adventure starting in iconic Sydney, and ending in the tropical island paradise, Orpheus Island. Experience South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula exploring rugged coastline with your own private guide, venture out to the Queensland outback for some off-the-grid adventure, and finish the journey at the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

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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

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By: Barb

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

Where do I start! Thank you for a fabulous adventure from the updated agenda waiting for us in our amazing room at the Langham Sydney! Kudos to our private tour guide who showed us his lovely city and shared its history. Uluru "Night at Field of Light" will be one of our favorite memories. The Louise in Barossa Valley and our tour not enough words!!! We felt like we were in the hands of a Personal Sommelier. Then there was the South Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island AMAZING. What a finish and the Tailor made it all work like clock work with flights and car rental etc. I highly recommend The Tailor.
Travel Advisor:  David Lauwers