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Superior Private Tour
Join Cox & Kings on this superior private tour of Australia's wildlife. On this 16 day tour, you will stay in a rainforest treehouse, an eco-retreat on its own private island and a resort in a nature reserve on the East Coast. Marvel at the outstanding marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, explore the Mossman Gorge and visit the zoo made famous by the ‘crocodile hunter’ Steve Irwin.
- 4- & 5-star accommodation
- Private, air-conditioned transfers
- Included excursions as specified
- Return scenic flights between Brisbane & Lady Elliot Island
- Return flights between Adelaide & Kangaroo Island
- Meals as specified
- Swim with manta rays and turtles in the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef
- 2 days of private guided wildlife touring on Kangaroo Island
- Explore the Mossman gorge on a guided walk
- 4x4 tour along the colourful sands of Rainbow Beach
- Full-day catamaran cruise exploring the outer reefs
- Spa treatment at Silky Oaks Lodge
Day 1: Adelaide
Arrive into Adelaide and transfer to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel where you will overnight.
Day 2: Fly to Kangaroo Island
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival you will begin a 2-day 4x4 private tour. Walk through a colony of Australian sea lions, climb the sand dunes of Little Sahara, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and observe kangaroos and wallabies during the day. If you are lucky you may also get to see the elusive echidna (spiny ant-eater). Overnight at Wanderers Rest (or similar).
Day 3: Kangaroo Island • Fly to Adelaide
Your 4x4 tour will continue today including a stop for a barbecue lunch. Go in search of kangaroos in Flinders Chase National Park, look for New Zealand fur seals at the limestone formations of Admirals Arch, see the impressive Remarkable Rocks and coastline, watch koalas in the manna gums and go fossicking on the beach. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. Arrive and transfer to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel for 1 night.
Day 4: Fly to Cairns • Daintree Rainforest
Transfer to the airport and fly to Cairns*. Upon arrival transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge and stay 3 nights in a Deluxe treehouse. Part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, this eco lodge is surrounded by lush rainforest and overlooks the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman river.
Days 5-6: Daintree
Included in your stay in Daintree rainforest is an exploration walk at Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu), a spa treatment and a guided walking tour through Mossman gorge. Conclude each day with a threecourse à la carte dinner.
Day 7: Port Douglas
Today transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve and stay for 2 nights. The property is located within almost 60 hectares of land between Cairns and Port Douglas with complimentary experiences including birdwatching, nature walks and stargazing in the observatory.
Day 8: Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy a full-day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef on board a 25-metre catamaran with three stops in the outer reef. Guided snorkelling tours, talks about the reef and lunch are all offered aboard the cruise.
Day 9: Fly to Brisbane • Noosa
Transfer to the airport and fly to Brisbane*. From here you will be transferred to Noosa, via Australia Zoo (entrance included). The zoo is one of the largest and best wildlife conservation facilities in the world. Here you can book a one-on-one animal encounter where you can hold a koala or walk a wombat. Stay 3 nights at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas.
Day 10: Noosa
Take a private 4x4 tour along some of the best beaches in Australia with the chance to see dolphins, turtles and whales (Jul – Nov). Explore the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views over the Pacific Ocean and Great Sandy National Park, and journey through the rainforest growing in the sand dunes.
Day 11: Noosa
Half-day bridwatching and wildlife experience. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the national park.
Day 12: Brisbane
Transfer to Brisbane and stay overnight at the Sofitel Brisbane Central.
Days 13-14: Fly to Lady Elliot Island
Transfer to Brisbane airport and take the scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island where you will stay for 2 nights at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort†. This basic yet comfortable accommodation provides an excellent base for exploring the wonders of the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. During your time on the island, snorkel directly from the shore to the reefs to see colourful fish and coral, take an included boat trip out to swim with manta rays and turtles, and watch the breathtaking sunsets from the beach.
Day 15: Fly to Brisbane
Take the scenic flight to Brisbane where, during the months of July to November, you may be able to enjoy the breathtaking sight of whales breaching in the water. Stay 1 night at Sofitel Brisbane Central.
Day 16: Onward travel
Transfer to Brisbane airport for your flight home or continue your holiday in Australia.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Lady Elliot Island
Located on Lady Elliot Island on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has a range of accommodations designed to minimise impact on the island. Built in 1984, the simple rooms do not have telephones, televisions or radios, in keeping with the natural eco-friendly lifestyle.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel ideally located in the heart of Adelaide city, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa
The Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas occupies a prime location just off Hastings Street, within easy reach of many shops and restaurants. It is surrounded by national park and just 500 metres from the beach, with views of Laguna Bay. The property offers a range of one- and two-bedroom suites.
Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman
Silky Oaks Lodge is situated in the world heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, on the northern bank of the Mossman river. Surrounded by lush rainforest, just downstream from Mossman gorge and 20 minutes' drive from Port Douglas, the property is a perfect way to experience the tropical rainforest in style.
Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane
Sofitel Brisbane Central is a contemporary hotel with 433 modern rooms decorated with a touch of refined French elegance. The hotel restaurant offers French-inspired Australian cuisine while the lounge bar provides a place to relax.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas
Located 16km south of the village of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is situated on the northernmost headland of a 2km stretch of untouched coastline. The lodge provides a tranquil haven at the end of a hard day's exploring. Air-conditioned bungalows are set among the trees, each with a private veranda from which to enjoy the tropical surroundings.
Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island
Located in the small town of American River on Kangaroo Island, Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island is a small country guesthouse providing warm hospitality and friendly service. The property is set on a hillside with views over the Eastern Cove and American River Channel that leads to the bay.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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