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From Red to White Sands - 15 Days


On this fifteen day holiday, enjoy the sophistication of Sydney, the red sands of the outback, the thrill of catching a Barramundi or herding wild bulls, and the tropical splendor of the beach in one fantastic hand crafted journey.

Begin with two nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney and discover the best features of this fantastic city accompanied by a private guide. Two nights at Burrawang West Station in New South Wales allows you the chance to meet some of the true characters of the Australian outback.

Four nights at Bullo River Station allows a hands on wilderness experience, from fishing to cattle station activities, to helicopter tours of the amazing landscapes. Spend one night in Darwin at the Mantra on the Esplanade before continuing to Lizard Island for four nights of soft-adventure or pure relaxation nestled right on the footsteps of the Great Barrier Reef.

Lastly spend one night at the Park Hyatt Sydney to perhaps enjoy a live performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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Day 2 - Sydney private touring

Today, you will have the opportunity to decide between a Sydney city or a Blue Mountains Private tour.

Highlights of the city tour include:
- Explore by foot the historical Rocks area of old Sydney
- Walk through the gorgeous Botanical Gardens, learn the history of the Opera House and other famous buildings around the harbour foreshore
- Board a ferry at Circular Quay to to the beautiful beach of Manly
- Join a vehicle for a tour along the northern beaches and into the scenic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Enjoy a delicious buffet picnic lunch in the bush before discovering some of the outstanding lookouts in the park
- Take a short bushwalk, trace the history of the Garingai Aboriginal people whom once inhabited this area, and examine their incredible rock art
- Return to the city over the imposing Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Highlights of the Blue Mountain Tour include:
- A full day of private 4WD touring through the magnificent Blue Mountains Range
- Visit ancient aboriginal sites and outstanding lookouts; examine rock formations and the unusual plants and wildlife that abound the area
- From the quaint little village of Leura, skirt around the cliff and drive to Katoomba where you will find yourself looking out over the magnificent Jamieson valley and the incredible rock formations of the ‘Three Sisters’.
- Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch under the canopy of the Australian bush
- Stop into a hidden valley where we roam the area, seeking out the many kangaroos that graze in the wild (conditions permitting).

Day 3 - Burrawang West Station

This morning your private driver will transfer you to the Sydney Airport and board your flight to Parkes. On arrival you are met by your hosts for the 50 minute road transfer to Burrawang Station.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of rural Australia, Burrawang West Station is a totally unique retreat offering the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Overlooking the unspoilt beauty of the Lachlan River in Central New South Wales, Burrawang is a truly magnificent property. Lying in 12,000 acres of rich pastureland, this grand country estate includes an authentic Australian homestead situated on a working cattle station, offering guests a genuine bush holiday experience.

This exclusive retreat is an oasis of relaxation, luxury and elegance. Devour the crisp country air, explore the breathtaking farmland, enjoy in the full range of resort activities or simply sit and relax.

Day 4 - Burrawang West Station activities

Today indulge in some or all of the Station's activities - this environment is not only breathtaking, but it is one which inspires relaxation, serenity and rejuvenation. The immense sky sits low on the horizon and provides an ever-changing panorama of shifting moods and often-spectacular sunsets.

If you get a chance, roar out on a four-wheel-drive motorbike with Bill or jump in the ute. At Burrawang, nothing is too much trouble. If you want to be left alone to just ponder the skies or roam around, that's fine too.

Day 5 - Bullo River Station

This morning return to Sydney and connect on your flight to Darwin. On arrival into Darwin, make your way to General Aviation where your charter flight to Bullo River Station is waiting.

Situated in the top western corner of the Northern Territory, Bullo River Station is half a million-acre commercial cattle property. Get acquainted with your hosts - Marlee and Franz Ranacher and guides – they will be your hosts throughout your stay. On Bullo you will experience cattle station life in a very remote part of Australia.

This evening enjoy dinner in the original homestead. Those who are adventurous will need a good rest this evening for the following days activities.

Day 6 - 8 - Bullo River Station activities

Over the next 3 nights at Bullo River Station you will have the opportunity to do as much or as little as you like!

After breakfast perhaps enjoy an hour of exhilarating action aboard the Station’s helicopter and become familiar with this awesome property (additional cost). Witness the Bullo River, which meanders for over 50 miles through a spectacular valley on the property. The river runs from the lush fresh water of the Bullo Gorge to the mighty saltwater tidal Victoria River.

In the afternoon you may choose to go Barramundi fishing. The property has some of the best Barramundi fishing in the area. (Barramundi is Northern Australia’s premier angling and eating fish). It is also abundant in bird life and native fauna because of the natural permanent waters. Go bird watching or in search for saltwater crocodiles.

Depending on seasonal work, you may get the chance to participate in a muster - experience what it is really like. Or perhaps become a ‘ringer’; bull catching wild scrubbers.

Go hiking into the escarpments and to the many secluded billabongs and waterfalls that dot the landscape. Or simply grab a picnic and cruise down the Gorge in the boat while taking in the landscape that is northern Australia.

Day 9 - Mantra on the Esplanade

Today you farewell your hosts as you embark on another journey by charter plane out of Bullo River Station and back to Darwin. From the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Mantra on the Esplanade.

Darwin is set on a rocky peninsula reaching into one of the most beautiful natural harbours on the north Australian coast. Elevated above the cliffs, surrounded by water on three sides, a city fanned by soft cool breezes that contributes to its tropical charm. The tropical climate encourages outdoor living and locals and visitors alike take advantage of this lifestyle. Take a stroll through Darwin's leafy streets, browsing through the art galleries and enjoying cafe life, discovering little hidden corners of the city.

You have the evening at leisure; perhaps visit Cullen Bay's shops and restaurants set amongst the great marina atmosphere. They all offer a wide range of different cuisines.

Day 10 - Lizard Island

This morning you are collected from your hotel and transported to the airport for your scheduled flight to Lizard Island, via Cairns.

Lizard Island Resort is Australia’s northernmost island resort. It is an exclusive island of soft, powdery white beaches nestled right on the Great Barrier Reef. Imagine an Island so pristine, so untouched, that when you walk on the beach, yours are often the only footprints you will see - you could easily be forgiven for believing the island is yours alone. Lizard is the perfect escape. This afternoon relax on one of the island's 24 beaches.

Your accommodation is set in a broad sweeping arc along Anchor Bay, with easy access to the main Lodge, Anchor Bay Suites offer captivating sea views and each has a pathway leading directly to the beach. Seamlessly blending indoors and out in an elegant and spacious open plan design, a large veranda with daybed is one of the many designer comforts.

Day 11 - 13 - Lizard Island activities

Overnight the next three nights you have the opportunity to sit back and relax and soak in the beauty of this island escape!

Or if you are feeling a little active, join in some of the activities on offer (some additional costs apply). Lizard is renowned for its diving sites. At the famous ‘Cod Hole’, scuba divers come face-to-face with massive, yet curious potato cod. Enjoy a relaxing dive in a coral garden or an exhilarating drift dive along a channel drop-off. If you’d rather stay above water, Lizard is a fisherman’s dream, with an abundance of fish. Explore the coral gardens of the Blue Lagoon and marvel at giant 70-year-old clams from a glass-bottomed boat.

Day 14 - Park Hyatt Sydney

Leave Lizard Island feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, ready for your flight home. Enjoy another scenic flight back to Cairns in time for your scheduled flight to Sydney.

On arrival back into Sydney, you will once again be met and privately transferred to your accommodation at the Park Hyatt Sydney.

Enjoy you last evening in Sydney perhaps watching the sun set over the magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Day 15 - Depart Sydney

This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and privately transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward arrangements.

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