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Southern Wildlife & Island Escape - 14 Days

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On this fourteen day itinerary, experience the wonders of Sydney, the raw beauty of the outback, and the tropical splendor of the beach in one exceptionally designed journey.

Begin with two nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney and discover the best features of this fantastic city: the harbor, the gardens, the coast, and the rivers.

Three nights in the Flinders Ranges at Angorichina Station, a working sheep station, reveals South Australia’s rich geological history while an Aboriginal guide offers keen insight making the vistas even more breathtaking.

While at Southern Ocean Lodge for three nights located on Kangaroo Island, watch adult sea lions snooze only yards away and walk through a Red gum forest to seek out koalas sleeping in the forks of trees.

Lizard Island’s powdery white beaches are nestled right on the Great Barrier Reef and so pristine that you will feel delightfully cast away. Spend four nights at the resort, explore the reef and all of the magical sea-life that calls this natural wonderland home.

Return to the Park Hyatt Sydney for one last night to indulge in some last minute shopping for family and friends. It’s Australia as you imagined, delivered in perfect style.

Aboriginal Art and Culture Adventure Air Safaris Beaches Fishing Food and Wine Indulgence Marine Life Romance Wildlife
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Day 1 - Arrive Sydney

Arrive Sydney - Welcome to Australia!

Park Hyatt Sydney is uniquely positioned on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge above and the Opera House. It is situated in the Rocks, an area of historic importance and natural beauty and offers uncompromising Australian hospitality with international flair.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure – commence your exploration of Australia’s largest city or simply relax in the comfort of your hotel room.

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 - Angorichina Station

This morning you are met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival into Adelaide, you will be met and transported to meet your waiting charter.

Enjoy a wonderful scenic flight to Blinman in the impressive Flinders Ranges, where you will be transferred to Angorichina Station in the heart of this ancient mountain range. The station is a pastoral lease covering 554 square kilometres.

Your hosts are Ian and Di Fargher whose family has owned the property for four generations and today this working sheep station produces premium Australian wool.

This evening enjoy outback cuisine at its best accompanied by fine Australian wines. Then lay your weary body in one of the beautifully appointed rooms within the original turn of the century Homestead.

Day 4 - 5 - Angorichina Station activities

Over the next 2 days you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Flinders Ranges. Marvel at the diversity of land formations; take note of the different vegetation that occurs on the original seabed and search for ancient fossils. Minerals colour the sedimentary hills with purple, reds and yellows, inspiring such great Australian artists such as Sir Hans Heysen.

Have your lunch in a creek bed en-route amongst the towering river Red gums. Wildlife in the area includes the western grey and red kangaroos, euros, emus and the endangered yellow-footed rock wallabies. Later, climb Patawarta Hill, some 1015 metres, for one of the most rewarding panoramas of the Flinders ranges and explore the old copper mining ruins of Artimore.

Perhaps take an optional scenic flight over the station and Ranges and help out with the various activities on the station such as checking the stock waters (additional cost).

You may choose instead to take a flight over Wilpena Pound to understand the prehistoric saga that took place, to produce South Australia's natural wonder - the massive earth movements and cataclysmic erosion known as the Adelaide Geosyncline. Once airborne, you realise what a geological wonder Wilpena Pound is. This is all that remains of a huge dome of rock that was pushed up from the ocean bed 650 million years ago - a collection of cracked, split and weathered peaks whose colours change chameleon-like with the sun.

Day 6 - Southern Ocean Lodge

This morning from Angorichina Station you will be taken to Blinman airstrip for your flight back to Adelaide, on arrival you will be transferred to Regional Express for your flight to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. You are met on arrival at Kingscote airport and then transported via the scenic route to Southern Ocean Lodge.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island’s first luxury lodge. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south west coast, the lodge is easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's major attractions. Set in natural bush land overlooking a dramatic section of coastline. Sensitive to the environment, the Lodge allows guests to experience the coastal wilderness and plentiful wildlife - for which Kangaroo Island is renowned - in impeccable style.

Twenty-one luxurious suites create the ultimate fusion between nature and luxury. All suites feature lavish king sleeping areas, sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom with designer fixtures and outdoor terrace with occasional seating and daybed. Other features include; walk-in robe, complimentary room bar, twice daily housekeeping, optional climate control, heated floors, internet, music system (with MP3 input), premium amenities, safe and telephone (television in selected suites only).

All meals and selected beverages are included in your stay. The lodge’s contemporary menus showcase the freshest Island and local seasonal produce with a convivial open bar and walk in cellar.

Day 7 - 8 - Southern Ocean Lodge activities

There are a selection of included activties to choose from over the next 2 days. Explore the property and the surounding area with the Southern Ocean Lodge naturalist staff, or perhaps experience the Spa.

Situated high on a dramatic cliff top, Southern Ocean Lodge Spa Retreat is a private oasis of calm. A signature spa menu offers a range of traditional and cutting edge treatments. A steam room, chill out lounge and spa cuisine program complement an international spa design showcase. Combined with the cleanest air from Antarctica highly oxygenised from the pounding surf, the spa provides a pure natural environment in which to rejuvenate and relax.

Or perhaps join a private a four-wheel drive tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Travel in comfort while visiting traditional destinations and remote places only a local can show you. Drive down endless red dirt roads, as your guide ‘spins yarns’ about shipwrecks, lighthouses and fridges being turned into mailboxes. Watch adult sea lions snooze only metres away and pups play in the surf. Walk through a Red gum forest at Cygnet River, smell the Eucalyptus and seek out koalas sleeping in the forks of trees.

Break for lunch and enjoy a crisp South Australian wine as your Guide cooks lunch. Visit D’Estrees Bay where ospreys’ nest and kangaroos come out to graze. Stand on a cliff top watching waves crashing onto rocks - the first land they have encountered all the way from the Antarctica.

Day 9 - Lizard Island

This morning after breakfast, check-out of Southern Ocean Lodge. You will be transferred to Kingscote Airport for your flight to Adelaide. Connect with your scheduled flight to Cairns. On arrival at Cairns Airport transfer from the Domestic Terminal to the General Aviation Terminal on the complimentary shuttle and check in with Hinterland Aviation. Depart on 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.

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 10 - 12 - 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 13 - Park Hyatt Sydney

Leave Lizard Island feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Enjoy another scenic flight back to Cairns. On arrival take the complimentary shuttle to the main terminal for your flight to Sydney.

On arrival you will be met and privately transferred to Park Hyatt Sydney for your final night in Sydney.

Day 14 - 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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