17 Days of South Pacific Luxury in Australia & Fiji
Unique Culture, Wildlife and Beauty
Your adventure 'down under' includes some of Australia's most exhilarating sites! Start with the breathtaking Blue Mountains followed by a stay in vibrant Sydney. Travel to the heart of Australia to visit Uluru, the mystical monolith also known as Ayers Rock. Head north to Port Douglas to walk in the Daintree Rain Forest and snorkel in the nearby reefs. Finally, head to Fiji's magnificent Kokomo Private Island Resort for some well earned rest and relaxation. Kokomo's incredible natural beauty is sure to refresh your body and mind! Throughout your journey, you will be immersed in the unique culture, wildlife and beauty of this fascinating area of the world!
(Photo Credit: Tourism Australia)
Two nights at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort
Three nights at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel
Two nights at Longitude 131° in the shadow of Ayer’s Rock
Four nights at Thala Beach Nature Reserve in Port Douglas
Three nights on Kokomo Private Island in Fiji
Explore the Blue Mountains on foot or by horseback
Encounter Australia’s iconic and unique wildlife
Visit the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney
Discover Uluru’s Outback and its profound cultural heritage
Spend a day sailing and snorkeling the Coral Cays Reefs
Enjoy a scenic walk through the Daintree Rain Forest
Swim, snorkel, surf or kayak Fiji’s warm, South Pacific water
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?
At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to Australia and Fiji might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!
Depart the United States
Today you will embark on your international flights to Australia.
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Cross the International Date Line
During your travel, you will lose one day as you cross the International Date Line enroute to Australia.
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Arrive Blue Mountains, Australia
Welcome to Australia! Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be met for your private transfer to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort. You will travel through the famed Blue Mountains, a World Heritage site, passing quaint villages, apple orchards, and the townships of Bell and Lithgow. As you travel, you will marvel at the sheer rock escarpments and rugged geography of this unique Australian landscape.
Accommodations will be reserved for two nights, including all meals. Two on-site, nature-based activities per person are included each day, giving you a chance to connect with Wolgan Valley’s very special natural, cultural and scenic diversity. Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, you will settle into the resort’s private conservation and wildlife reserve and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Enjoy your day exploring the area. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is set on more than 7,000 acres of conservation reserve, making it the perfect place for hiking, horseback riding, enjoying a campfire or just enjoying the beauty of your private villa.
This morning you will be met for your private return transfer to Sydney, with a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park en route.
As home to more than 1,700 native Australian animals from more than 250 different species, Featherdale Wildlife Park features Australia’s largest native animal collection. Here you will find the largest collection of koalas in New South Wales, open space enclosures filled with kangaroos and wallabies, dingos, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, reptiles and a stunning collection of birds from Australia and around the world.
After your visit, you will transferred to the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, where accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including breakfast daily. The Shangri-La Hotel is located in the historic Rocks district close to Sydney’s numerous transit options. It has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
This morning you will enjoy a short walk to the Sydney Opera House for a shared guided tour.
More than 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. But for Utzon, the Sydney Opera House story was no fairy tale. The tour brings to life the saga behind the making of the world’s most famous house. You will discover why Utzon was more than the designing architect: he was really an architect of change. Against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever to be World Heritage-listed. You will be taken inside one of the working venues to experience the magic behind the world’s most extraordinary opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances. After your tour, enjoy some free time in the area before heading to your BridgeClimb!
Your shared Early Twilight BridgeClimb, starts with a comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration before being led on a guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You will walk along the top arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, more than 439 feet above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360 degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour City surrounds.
At the conclusion of your tour, make your way back to the Shangri-La Hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure.
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Today you can enjoy your day at leisure to explore Sydney!
As you will discover, Sydney is a great mix of the exhilarating and easygoing. You can find excitement in the city, but a short distance away you will encounter the golden sand of the infamous Bondi and Manly beaches.
Whether you choose to visit local art galleries, visit the inviting botanical gardens, check out the fabulous shopping, take in the beautifully diverse neighborhoods, or dine at some of the city’s world-class restaurants, Sydney will not disappoint!
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Sydney to Uluru
This morning you will be privately transferred to the Sydney Airport for your commercial flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Upon arrival in Uluru, you will be met for your private transfer to Longitude 131°, where accommodations will be reserved for two nights including all meals. This eco-sensitive accommodation lies at the gateway of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which stretches over 311,000 acres! Longitude 131° will serve as your luxury base camp as you discover the World Heritage listed wilderness and its profound heritage.
Enjoy your day exploring the area! Longitude 131° offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape which is so rich in cultural heritage and history. Whether you spend your time learning of the ancient stories of the traditional owners or exploring the stunning flora and fauna with the lodge’s expert guides, this irresistible place will make your senses come alive!
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Uluru to Port Douglas
Today after breakfast and lunch, you will be met for your shared transfer to the Ayers Rock Airport for your commercial flight to Cairns.
Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be met for your private transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Accommodations will be reserved for four nights. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
This morning, you will be met for your shared, full-day, outer reef MacKay Coral Cay Cruise, including a tropical buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea and coffee, supplied by local plantations.
Sit back and relax as you depart the Port Douglas Marina aboard your beautiful yacht. You will set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs, enjoying an authentic sailing experience that follows the coastline and offers beautiful views of the Daintree mountains.
Once at the Coral Cays, you can choose to snorkel over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. Or, enjoy a ride on a glass-bottomed boat for some easy coral viewing.
These protected reef sites showcase the abundant marine life, including sea turtles, giant clam gardens, beautiful corals and a wide variety of fish. Time on the white sand beaches will relax your mind as you soak up the sun, peace, and tranquility of the area. Following the cruise, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Thala Beach Nature ReserveMeals: Lunch
This morning, you will be met for your private, full-day Daintree Wanderer tour.
Your tour takes you through rich farming areas toward the World Heritage-listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. Board a comfortable vessel to cruise the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River and seek out the Ulysses Butterfly, Kingfishers, Pythons and more. Your journey will continue up the beautiful Alexandra Range, passing through a local rain forest where you stop for a scenic walk. Travel to the magical beaches that adorn the coastline of Cape Tribulation where your guides will highlight the amazing wildlife and unique ecosystems.
Next you will visit a local sorbet and ice cream maker in the area. See exotic, tropical fruits from around the world growing here, along with beautiful species of tropical flowering plants. The sole purpose for the fruit grown at here is to make their pure and fresh ice cream and sorbet which is made on property and sold nowhere else on the globe. For all those ice cream lovers, this is your chance to add to your list of flavor favorites. Following the tour, you will be returned to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure.
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Enjoy your day at leisure to explore the area!
Port Douglas – the locals call it “Port” or “PD” – is where the rain forest meets the reef!
In its earliest days, the peninsula was home to the Yirrganydji people before becoming a remote Northern fishing village. Today, this charming town has it all: aquamarine waters, the breathtaking canopy of the Daintree Rain Forest, the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge, and the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach.
Shop, dine, and experience the beauty of the natural surroundings and PD’s friendly village vibe!
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Port Douglas, Australia to Kokomo Private Island Resort, Fiji
Today you say goodbye to Australia and travel to Nadi, Fiji!
Upon arrival in Fiji, you will be met and escorted to your shared, charter flight to Kokomo Private Island. Accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including all meals.
Welcome to Kokomo Private Island, where pristine reefs set the scene for an unrivaled experience. With direct access to the crystal clear waters of the Great Astrolabe Reef, the fourth largest reef in the world, Kokomo offers world-class diving, fishing, marine life and coral. With all of the beauty of the water, don’t forget that Kokomo is home to fabulous land-based activities, too, including farm tours, yoga, and local village visits.
Enjoy your days at leisure to explore the area and participate in the activities offered at Kokomo. Many of these activities are included in your stay, while others come with an additional charge.
For the next two days, you can do as much – or as little – as you like! Participate in one of the many water- or land-based activities or relax in the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary. Enjoy one of the best dive and snorkeling spots on the planet and explore the world beneath the water! Go deep sea fishing, kayak around the island at sunrise or take an excursion to a nearby island to explore underwater caves before embarking on a trek to a secret waterfall. Kokomo Private Island has it all. Be sure to keep an eye out for the island’s resident turtles and dolphins as you cruise through the water.
Kokomo Private Island ResortMeals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner