Beautiful Orpheus Island, the exciting cities of Sydney and Queenstown and an idyllic Fijian island

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

What's included

  • Private transfers and internal flights
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Luxury accommodation throughout - full-board basis at Orpheus Island Lodge and Royal Davui
  • Helicopter transfers to and from Orpheus Lodge and to and from Royal Davui Resort
  • All tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
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At a glance

This 16-day multi-destination trip encompasses idyllic islands, exciting cities and epic scenery, letting you experience the very best of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Your adventure starts at the beautiful Orpheus Lodge, which is reached by a sceneic helicopter transfer from Townsville. You’ll spend three nights here swimming, snorkelling and kayaking through crystal clear waters and enjoying everything the lodge has to offer. You’ll then move onto Sydney, a city with so much to offer. See its incredibly skyline from two different angles as you fly over the city in a seaplane and climb over its iconic harbour bridge at twilight.

It’s then time to say goodbye to Australia and fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. Experience the beauty of Milford Sound with a heli hike, where you’ll fly over hidden valleys, waterfalls and alpine lakes. You’ll also explore the wineries of Central Otago and taste some of the country’s finest wines. After two nights in Auckland, it’s time for the final leg of your trip – three nights on an incredible Fijian island.

Royal Davui is everything a private island should be, with white sandy beaches and turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Discover the colourful underwater world, enjoy picnics on an isolated sand cay and relax with incredible food and drink while soaking up the atmosphere of this very special place.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-5

Orpheus Isand

Flights & transfers


Flight from Brisbane to Townsville

Helicopter transfer to Orpheus Lodge Helicopter transfer to Orpheus Lodge

Accommodation on Orpheus Island

Three nights at Orpheus Island Lodge Three nights at Orpheus Island Lodge

Spend your time exploring the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from the comfort of Orpheus Island Lodge. Swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard through crystal clear waters; enjoy a morning yoga session; relax with a spa treatment; and enjoy the incredible cuisine on offer at the lodge. The rate is all inclusive so everything is taken care of during your stay.

Flights & transfers


Helicopter transfer to Townsville airport


Flight from Townsville to Sydney


Private transfer to your hotel

Days 5-8


Accommodation in Sydney

Three nights in Sydney Three nights in Sydney

The city of Sydney on the east coast of Australia is as idyllic is it appears from its instantly recognisable cityscape. It boasts a rich and intriguing history, famous beaches and iconic landmarks, with a diverse and friendly population, all spread around an elaborate shoreline of Port Jackson’s yacht-filled inlets, bays and rivers.

Pubs, markets, modern restaurants, theatres and galleries old and new add an exciting, sophisticated cultural air, while the fine weather and surrounding natural wonders of New South Wales make it a very outdoorsy place, and a great base from which to explore nearby beaches, mountains and national parks.

Seaplane flight over Sydney with lunch at Cottage Point Inn Seaplane flight over Sydney with lunch at Cottage Point Inn

Take off from Rose Bay in the heart of Sydney Harbour and fly north, through the heads and along the northern beaches, before turning inland over the Narrabeen Lakes and Pittwater. Your pilot will land in front of the Cottage Point Inn, located right on the water and with a superb view of the Hawkesbury River and surrounding bushland.

Set on the junction of Cowan Waters and the Coal and Candle Creek, the original Cottage Point was a boathouse and general store. It has been operating as a restaurant since the 1970s. The menu changes seasonally but always features fresh fish and other local produce. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch before flying back to Sydney where your plane will circle over the city for stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Bridge Climb Twilight Bridge Climb Twilight

Gather at the BridgeClimb office for a safety briefing and get kitted out with safety overalls before setting out on your ascent of this iconic landmark as the sun sets. In groups of up to 14 people, set out along catwalks, up ladders, and steadily to the summit of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134m (440 feet) above Sydney Harbour.

The steady incline leaves you free to focus your attention on the view that encompasses 360° of Sydney, including the ocean to the east, the mountains to the west and the harbour city surrounds. At the summit photographs are taken, a group shot is included in the price and you may purchase others. The classic Bridge Climb will take approximately 3½ hours.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Sydney airport


Flight from Sydney to Queenstown


Private transfer to your hotel

Days 8-11


Accommodation in Queenstown

Three nights in Queenstown Three nights in Queenstown

From the towering alpine ranges that envelop Queenstown, to its laidback lakeside sister Wanaka, this is easily one of the most spectacular regions of the country. Seek out one of the endless thrills on offer here from skiing, white water rafting, canyon swinging, jet boating, mountain biking and bungy jumping, or slow down to the cosmopolitan pace of life in Queenstown and cool Wanaka and you’ll discover its flourishing arts scene, excellent vineyards, fine dining and quiet lakeside shores where you can take in the incredible scenery.

Milford Sound Heli Hike Milford Sound Heli Hike

Depart in a helicopter to Milford Sound for a hike of the track. You will leave the beautiful blue colours of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown and fly west towards Milford Sound over vast areas of native forest and alpine high country farmland. As you fly over Fiordland, you are surrounded by numerous hidden valleys, waterfalls and alpine lakes before landing at Milford Sound were your guide will greet you with a warm smile and brief you on your walk and the environment you are about to encounter. Upon completion of the walk you'll fly you back to Queenstown, stopping for an alpine landing on the way.

Central Otago Wine Tour Central Otago Wine Tour

Leave at 8:30 am for a relaxed one-hour drive over Queenstown Hill to Bannockburn in historic Central Otago. The first stop is Amisfield Estates for a 90-minute private behind-the-scenes tour with the winemaker, who will personally take you through the vineyard and winery to show you how they craft their award-winning wines from how they grow and harvest the grapes through to bottling. Continue on through Bannockburn’s rugged landscape to the Cellar Door at Mt Difficulty, located on famed Felton Road, to sample some more wines.

Heading back to Queenstown, stop in at a new boutique tasting room, Wet Jacket Cellar Door, which is located in a beautifully converted 150-year-old former wool shed. After enjoying the full range of Wet Jacket wines, which are only available here and in a few of the top restaurants in the country, duck around the corner for a late lunch at the multi-award winning Amisfield Bistro where William and Kate dined during their tour of New Zealand. Finally drive through Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town, before returning to your hotel.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Queenstown Airport


Flight from Queenstown to Auckland


Private transfer to your hotel

Days 11-13


Accommodation in Auckland

Two nights in Auckland Two nights in Auckland

New Zealand’s largest cosmopolitan centre is a lively mix of culture, cuisine, music and art with ample green spaces and easily accessible beaches. It is the modern melting pot of the Pacific with influences from Asia, the Pacific islands and Europe along with traditional Maori culture. A fresh and vibrant city, Auckland boasts some of the best restaurants in the country, and the harbour, which underwent a revamp before hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2011, is now a wonderful place to soak up the buzz of this exciting city.

Auckland's West Coast Auckland's West Coast

Auckland's windswept west coast black sand beaches are a magnet for surfers, photographers and nature lovers. Visit Muriwai Beach to see the impressive clifftop gannet colonies (from August to March), or nearby Te Henga (Bethells Beach) to stroll the sand and explore the enormous sand dunes at Lake Wainamu.

Down the coast is Piha, a popular surf beach watched over by majestic Lion Rock, and Karekare, made famous as a backdrop for the film The Piano.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Auckland airport


Flight from Auckland to Nadi (Fiji)


Nadi Airport meet and greet

Helicopter transfer to Royal Davui Helicopter transfer to Royal Davui
Days 13-16


Accommodation in Fiji

Three nights at Royal Davui Island Resort Three nights at Royal Davui Island Resort

Spend your days relaxing on this idyllic private island and exploring at your own pace. The surrounding reef is protected and no fishing is allowed within one mile, resulting in waters incredibly rich in marine life. Exploring this underwater world is a highlight of a stay at Royal Davui and guests can swim, snorkel, dive or kayak through the pristine waters. There’s also a PADI Dive Centre if you want to spend more time underwater.

One of the most popular ways to spend an afternoon here is a private on a sand cay a short boat trip away, plus there’s the spa for further indulgence and a range of cultural activities such as visits to neighbouring villages, cooking classes, touch rugby and more.

Royal Davui: Sand cay beach picnic Royal Davui: Sand cay beach picnic

A must do at Royal Davui is a sand cay beach picnic. This tidal islet is a short seven-minute boat ride away from the island. Guests are taken to the island in one of the small resort boats so as to allow navigation of the shallow waters and to land on the sand cay. This remote picnic is a unique and stunning way to spend a few hours alone with your loved one. Spend the day soaking up the sun and exploring the reef system and shallow tide pools at this unique location.

Flights & transfers


Helicopter transfer to Nadi Airport

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