Meet Australia's iconic wildlife on this 12-day luxury adventure

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every detail taken care of

  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

What's included

  • 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
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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 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

Days 1-3


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet at Sydney Airport


Private transfer to your hotel in Sydney

Accommodation in Sydney

Two nights in Sydney Two 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.

Sydney Harbour Cruise on the Emma Mei Sydney Harbour Cruise on the Emma Mei

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.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your lodge in the Blue Mountains

Days 3-5

Blue Mountains

Accommodation in Blue Mountains

Two nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Two nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

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.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Sydney airport


Flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island

Days 5-8

Lord Howe Island

Accommodation in Lord Howe Island

Three nights at Capella Lodge Three nights at Capella Lodge

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.

Flights & transfers


Flight from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne via Sydney


Private transfer to your hotel in Melbourne

Days 8-10


Accommodation in Melbourne

Two nights in Melbourne Two nights in Melbourne

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.

Phillip Island ranger-led adventure Phillip Island ranger-led adventure

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.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Melbourne Airport


Flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island

Days 10-12

Kangaroo Island

Accommodation in Kangaroo Island

Two nights exploring Kangaroo Island Two nights exploring Kangaroo Island

Enjoy 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 and hike along the coast.

Flights & transfers


Flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

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