Meet Australia's iconic wildlife on this 12-day luxury adventure
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Privately guided tours and wildlife focussed experiences
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Internal flights and private transfers
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Explore Australia’s diverse and beautiful landscapes in search of its unique endemic animals, staying in a wonderful selection of the country’s finest wilderness lodges.
Begin your adventure in scenic Sydney then venture inland into the sublime Blue Mountains for two nights at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. From your private villa’s indoor pool, watch as kangaroo lope through the grounds of this seriously sumptuous lodge and look up to the misty rock outcrops that surround it, perhaps eyeing up the next day’s hike or mountain biking trail.
Fly east out to the remote Lord Howe Island, in the middle of the Tasman Sea, for three nights at the exclusive Capella Lodge. Whether snorkelling on the island’s vibrant coral reef, relaxing on the beach or trekking up into the verdant volcanic interior to spot rare birds, this idyllic subtropical spot is ripe for discovery.
End on another paradise isle with two final nights at the spectacular Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Often dubbed Australia’s Galapagos, it is home to thriving populations of platypus, koala, sea lions, wonderful bird life and, of course, kangaroo, as well as a beautifully rugged coastline, a fitting finale to the trip.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Sydney Airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Sydney
Accommodation in Sydney
- 531 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Heated outdoor pool
- Fitness centre
With its perfect location in the heart of the city, the Four Seasons offers fantastic panoramas and proximity to landmark attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Rooms and suites are decorated in contemporary grand-luxe style, with big windows that look out over the Sydney skyline. In the larger suites, guests are treated to full harbour views that show the city in all its glory. Enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine at Mode Kitchen and Bar where locally-sourced produce is served in a relaxed bistro-style environment. Head to the Grain for craft beers, organic wine and a selection of expertly mixed cocktails. After a day of exploring, relax and unwind at the hotel spa or take a dip in the outdoor pool. For those who like to stay active on holiday, there is a fitness centre with the latest equipment while the sauna and Jacuzzi act as soothing tonics. The Four Seasons is close to Sydney’s vibrant shopping districts as well as operating as the ideal spot from which to begin your adventures in the surrounding Port Jackson region.
- 155 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Fitness centre
- Rooftop pool
The Park Hyatt is found in the historic district of The Rocks with views of the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Interiors are modern with a contemporary and clean design. Rooms have a neutral colour scheme of chocolate and cream, naturally-textured fabrics and soft lighting ensures rooms are bright and calm. Specially commissioned paintings and artwork from prominent Australian artists adorn the walls. At the Dining Room, the hotel’s signature restaurant, diners are treated to spectacular vistas of the harbour while enjoying a French-inspired menu. The Living Room has a more relaxed atmosphere while The Bar is a stylish location in which to enjoy fine wine, cocktails and live music. For those looking to relax and let go, indulge in a treatment at the spa or take a dip in the waters of the rooftop pool after working out at the fitness centre.
- 565 rooms
- Two restaurants
- Two bars
- Fitness centre
The beautiful port city of Sydney plays host to the luxury Shangri-La Hotel located in the historic Rocks district. The rooms are both contemporary in design and spacious in size, soundproof windows ensuring you get the perfect night’s sleep. Guests are treated to breathtaking panoramas, views covering both the iconic Sydney Opera House as well as the vast expanse of the Harbour Bridge. After a day of exploring the city, nothing beats coming back and sitting down for a bite to eat at the world-class Altitude Restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a beautiful backdrop as you enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine and world-class wines. The Café Mix offers all-day dining with a menu of Asian classics with a twist. For some of best views of the city, head to Blu Bar on 36 where the sparkling lights of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are laid out before you. The health and wellness centre provides you with everything you need to unwind. Sink into the Jacuzzi, indulge in a treatment at the spa, take a dip in the indoor pool or stick to your usual routine in the full-equipped gym.
- 189 rooms
Located in the historic district of The Rocks, Pier One is right at the heart of what makes the city so special. Built on, and over, the harbour it allows guests to experience the very best of the bustling waterfront. The 189 rooms at the Pier One carry a contemporary aesthetic, tastefully complemented by early 20th-century Federation elements. Some look out over landmark sites including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, while others offer views of Walsh Bay. All rooms and suites are bright and spacious, large windows flooding the spaces with natural light. The Gantry enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular waterside restaurants and here you can relax and enjoy views of Walsh Bay and the harbour while sampling a menu of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. To sooth sore muscles after a day of exploring, Pier One offers spa treatments in the comfort of your room. Massages, scrubs and facials await while the gym lets you carry on with your fitness routine.
- 16 rooms and four suites
- Garden breakfast room
- Inclusive yoga and gym facilities nearby
- In-room dining available
Spicers Potts Point is an intimate boutique hotel on a picturesque avenue in the affluent central suburb of Potts Point. Created from three handsome Victorian terrace houses, airy, light-filled interiors and artworks by Australian artists Martine Emdur and Keith Burt create a calm, welcoming space. The 16 rooms and four suits are all luxuriously appointed, some featuring their own terrace areas, with rain showers, Bose sound systems and modern fittings. Breakfast can be taken in the garden room and while there’s no restaurant here, after evening cocktail and canapés at the bar, you can head out into Potts Point to discover some of Sydney’s best restaurants and cafés. The Royal Botanical Gardens, The Art Gallery of NSW, Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House are all also close by. The hotel has also partnered with several local restaurants if you are after in-room dining, and complimentary gym and yoga facilities are just a 50 metre walk away.
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.
Enjoy sailing through one of the most beautiful harbours in the world aboard the Emma Mei yacht. Your skipper will guide you through Sydney’s intriguing history, explaining all about the city's waters, luxury homes, leafy parks, beaches and iconic landmarks.
Private transfer to your lodge in the Blue Mountains
Accommodation in Blue Mountains
- 40 villas
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant and wine cellar
- Tennis court
- Spa and sauna
Only two and a half hours drive from Sydney, enter a world away from it all at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. This seriously luxurious lodge is one special place. It sits in a 7,000-acre pristine nature reserve in the middle of two of Australia’s most prominent national parks. Luxury is in every detail, with opulent styling, all the creature comforts, cosy lounges with open fireplaces, and idyllic private swimming pools. The 40 villas invoke a sense of total seclusion and privacy, with uninterrupted views into the wilderness that are frequented by hundreds of friendly kangaroos, wallaroos and wombats. Each villa has a temperature controlled inside-outside pool, a lounge with inviting, large sofas and double-fronted fireplaces. The site of the hotel was originally a homestead in 1832 and the original farm buildings have been preserved and are now home to a museum. The restaurant offers panoramic views and serves up modern Australian cuisine using seasonal, local and organic produce. The star attraction of the property has to be its stunning surroundings, which you can explore by foot, bicycle, horseback or go on guided hikes and bird watching excursions. Return to the homestead at the end of the day and sink into the plush armchairs in front of the fire with a gin and tonic, soak up more of the scenery at the beautifully designed outdoor pool or head to the excellent spa for treatments which uses the hotel’s own range of organic products.
Sat between two national parks, the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone, the Wolgan Valley is a beautiful area ripe for exploring. Head out on nature walks, horse riding, mountain biking and game drives in search of local wildlife, or get involved with the reserve's conservation efforts. You can also learn about aboriginal and colonial history on heritage tours, hike into the surrounding mountains and experience the magnificent night sky around a campfire.
Private transfer to Sydney airport
Flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island
Accommodation in Lord Howe Island
- Nine suites
The Tasman Sea is home to the small and enchanting tropical paradise of Lord Howe Island, a lost haven of volcanic peaks, lush forests and serene lagoons. Capella Lodge sits beneath the peaks of Mount Gower and Lidgbird, overlooking the secret beach at Lovers Bay. The lodge’s nine suites are spacious, filled with light and fitted with custom-made furniture that gives a contemporary beach house feel. En-suite bathrooms feature oversized rain showers and private decks allow guests to appreciate the emerald waters of the lagoon. For something really special, the two-storey Lidgbird Pavilion boasts incredible views from the wraparound balcony and features a private plunge pool. Produce from Lord Howe Island and New South Wales is sourced to create a mouthwatering Pacific-themed menu. For evening drinks, head to Gowers Terrace and enjoy the changing colours of the sky as the sun sinks behind the South Pacific. Once you have had your fill of the ocean’s waves, the Capella Spa is the ideal way to soothe your muscles. Indulge in one of their signature treatments in the spa itself or in the natural beauty of the outdoor Kentia Pavilion.
Born from a volcanic eruption some seven million years ago, Lord Howe Island boasts the southern-most coral reef in the world.
The Island is just 11km long and barely 2km at its widest point and two-thirds of it is covered in natural forests, Banyan trees and Kentia palms - the waters are crystal clear, the beaches are pristine, there is no pollution and birds and marine life abound. Spend your time here discovering the vibrant reef on snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking tours, feed the fish at beautiful Neds Beach, hike up ino the island's interior, surf on the eastern breaks or relax at the resort.
Flight from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne via Sydney
Private transfer to your hotel in Melbourne
Accommodation in Melbourne
- 388 rooms and suites
- Fitness centre
Nestled on the bustling Southbank Promenade, The Langham Melbourne enjoys a central location and magnificent views. The 388 Rooms are classic and comfortable with rich fabrics, large windows looking out over either the Yarra River or the sparkling city skyline. Some of the larger rooms and suites feature private balconies from which to soak up the sun and the views. Guests can enjoy the open and interactive kitchen at the Asian-inspired Melba. The Aria Bar & Lounge is the perfect setting for afternoon tea or a glass of wine from the Yarra Valley, and here you can savour light bites to eat with ingredients sourced from the Tasman Sea and Victoria’s bountiful farmlands. Relax and unwind at the hotel’s award-winning wellness centre which features the Chuan Spa, indoor pool and fitness equipment.
- 240 rooms
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
Located in the buzzing metropolis of Melbourne, the Park Hyatt is an endearing blend of the old world and the new. The hotel features 240 spacious rooms boasting Italian marble bathrooms. The suites feature dark wood, polished metal and plush fabrics some with views overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Dining at the Park Hyatt is varied, from the international inspirations of radii restaurant & bar to memorable afternoon teas which offer fresh scones, delicate desserts and a varied supply of robust teas and coffees. For that most relaxing of experiences, indulge in a treatment at the spa, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre or enjoy a game of tennis.
- 188 rooms
- Two restaurants
- Cake shop
- Rooftop bar
Right in the heart of the Central Business District (also know simply as the ‘CBD’), the QT Melbourne is a stylish new boutique in old cinema befitting Australia’s most creative city. Expect eye-catching artworks and installations, a buzzing rooftop bar and popular restaurant with the rest of Melbourne right on your doorstep. There are 188 suites featuring bespoke designer furnishings, timber floorboards and gel-topped beds for the ultimate night’s sleep. The Pascale Bar & Grill is influenced by European bistros and guests can get a glimspe into the behind-the-scenes goings on thanks to the open kitchen. Korean and Japanese-inspired dishes can be found in the Hot Sauce restaurant while those with a sweet tooth will want to make a beeline for the on-site cake shop. A trip up to the rooftop bar with its views over over the city, is the perfect place to end the day.
- 59 rooms
- Cocktail bar
- Billiard room
The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne is a new chapter in the building’s 100 year history. Once a tea warehouse, then newspaper office and billiard club, it has now been restored and reshaped into a boutique hotel that has added modern design touches and contemporary facilities to the historic character. 59 rooms are warm with rich wood furnishings, classic polished floors and heavy woven carpets. Dine at felt, the hotel’s well regarded restaurant, relax at the cocktail bar or try your hand at billiards. Ideally located in Flinders Street, the hotel is in the heart of Australia’s fashion and dining capital, within walking distance of world-class theatres and restaurants, and major attractions such as Federation Square.
Melbourne sits at the end of Port Phillip Bay, split by the winding Yarra River, with its suburbs reaching out around the shoreline. With handsome Victorian-era architecture, museums, galleries, theatres, green parks, and an innovative art and nightlife scene, this is undoubtedly Australia’s cultural heart. It’s also a city known for a collective obsession with coffee, the aromas of roasting beans fill the air, with hip cafes and delis at every turn, and love of sport, especially Australian rules football, cricket, horse racing and motorsport.
The ultimate way to experience the beauty and nature of Phillip Island is through the eyes of a Phillip Island ranger. Phillip Island Rangers are passionate experts with great knowledge about the island's flora and fauna, unique and varied birdlife plus the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal history of this small but diverse island.
During your adventure, you will get up close to Australia’s most iconic of marsupials at the Koala Conservation Centre. Exploring the treetop boardwalks at the centre you will see koalas up close in the natural habitat. Wander the extensive trails through Australian bushland, home to many animals including wallabies, echidnas and bats. Acquaint yourself with the wonders of the southern waters while you meander along the coastal boardwalks. Catch a glimpse of the world’s second largest Australian fur seal colony at Seal Rocks through the interactive cameras at the Nobbies Centre.
Complete an unforgettable day with one of the world’s greatest wildlife wonders. Enjoy the sunset return of the little penguins on ‘The Ultimate Penguin Tour’. This fully accredited eco-tour is restricted to no more than ten visitors per night and is held on a stunning, secluded beach where guests will view the little penguins waddling ashore to their sand dune burrows.
Private transfer to Melbourne Airport
Flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island
Accommodation in Kangaroo Island
- 21 suites
Perched upon a cliff, Southern Ocean Lodge is a gem on the rugged southwestern coast of Kangaroo Island, overlooking the waves the Great Australian Bight. 21 suites are contemporary havens of luxury, enjoying modern and fresh aesthetics which look out into the wilderness. Floor to ceiling windows allow streams of natural light to touch limestone tiles and walls of recycled spotted gum wood. All boast king size beds while others, such as the Remarkable Suite, enjoy exclusive access to a private outdoor terrace. Embark on a culinary journey through Kangaroo Island when dining at the Southern Ocean Lodge. Guests are treated to fine, organic foods, all locally-sourced from artisanal growers to create a fresh and premium menu. South Australia is known as the gastronomic capital of the country, meaning you will taste flavours of only the highest quality from a selection which changes daily. It also has a relaxed atmosphere which proves an idyllic setting for a taste of the region’s most excellent vintages and beers. Southern Ocean Lodge offers guests a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience with a range of daily guided island excursions from sea lion spotting, scenic hikes, beach fishing, wildlife walks, kayaking, mountain biking and more. There’s also the spa offering cutting-edge treatments combining perfectly with the amazing views.
Southern Ocean Lodge offers a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience with a selection of guided island experience that will allow guests to encounter Kangaroo's abundant wildlife and discover its unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxury. Meet the sea lions at Seal Bay, explore the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, hike along the coast, enjoy fine dining and relax in the spa. Additional activities include quad biking, kayaking, beach fishing and guided adventure hikes.
Flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
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