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Opinions of what constitutes Oceania range, but for our purpose, we will encompass (largely) the islands of the South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, and the island nation of Fiji.

Hospitable land of kangaroos, wallabies and koala bears, the natural splendor of Australia ~ a.k.a. the Down Under ~ is truly unique. From its vast Outback and red-sand landscapes to the far reaches of Kangaroo Island and the Kimberly, Australia’s beauty is one of a kind. Step back in time with an exclusive visit to a private sheep station, or ‘hang’ and horse-trek with the cowboys in a working cattle station. Treat yourself to the sophisticated culinary experiences and fine vintages of Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains. Swim, sail, snorkel or scuba amidst the technicolor coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef with its tropical marine population. Finally, take delight in Sydney’s cultural landmarks and bustling bushland ambience.

Then on to the island nation of neighboring New Zealand - consisting primarily of the subtropical, more populated north island and glacier-clad Alpine south island. Home of Maori culture, rolling farmlands, bubbling geothermal pools, emerald lakes, world-class fishing, and some of the most delightful hotels and lodges on earth, New Zealand offers a world-class, environmentally serene adventure.

Your luxury adventure travel experience is taken to new heights on the islands of Fiji and French Polynesia. With resorts headlining over-water bungalows and white sand beaches, and secluded luxury hotels built on crystal blue lagoons, these islands offer a dream vacation for families, honeymooners and anyone seeking the ultimate south sea island escape.

We're here to help you navigate the options and orchestrate a custom holiday that suits perfectly your special wishes and interests.

Tailor Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond

Whisk between Australia's finest destinations including Melbourne, Sydney and the Outback - taking time to enjoy the Yarra Valley wine lands. Visit Uluru during a two-night stay at a five-star tented camp, and privately explore the Great Barrier Reef. Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way.
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January through March
October through December

  • Explore Australia from Melbourne to the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney, staying in the best accommodations in every location.
  • Enjoy the time-saving convenience of short flights throughout your journey.
  • Set out on a full day of winelands touring in Australia's famous Yarra Valley.
  • Relax on a two-night stay at Longitude 131° - a five-star, tented eco-camp with stunning views of majestic Uluru.
  • Experience the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a full-day private excursion.
  • Discover the best of Sydney, touring the magnificent Sydney Opera House, cruising on Sydney Harbour, viewing native Australian species first hand at Taronga Zoo and exploring the famed Rocks District.

Tailor Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond - Sample Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Melbourne, Australia
Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. This afternoon, tour Melbourne’s landmarks, seeing the Shrine of Remembrance and the thriving Arts Precinct. Later, gather for your welcome dinner.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: D

Day 2:  Melbourne | Exclusive Sheep Farm Experience
Today, travel to Keeyuga Farm on a private exclusive experience, where you are personally welcomed into the home of the Thomson family to learn a little of what it is like to be an Aussie family “living off the land.” After morning tea, head out to the stockyards to meet the working dogs that herd the sheep, followed by a demonstration of shearing skills. Next, travel to a scenic location for a lunch featuring local organic farm produce and wines. Afterward, further explore this tranquil property.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L

Day 3:  Melbourne | Yarra Valley Winelands
Set out on a full day of touring in the renowned Yarra Valley. At Oakridge Wines, tour the winery and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the winemaking team. Then sit down to a private paired-wine master class with canapés, followed by lunch with matched wines introduced by a sommelier. Next, visit Dominique Portet Winery, where you delight in an exclusive behind-the-scenes barrel room tasting at their renowned vineyard, a family tradition for 10 generations. Return to Melbourne for an evening at leisure.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L

Day 4:  Melbourne | The Undeniable Presence of Uluru
Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and transfer to your luxury tented camp, overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, with chilled glass and canapé in hand, witness the changing light reflected on Uluru’s many faces, as the sun slips below the horizon. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive dining event among the dunes, set to the sounds of an ancient indigenous culture, and feast on four delicious courses complemented with premium Australian wines. Later, join your camp’s resident astronomer to observe the Southerly constellations.
Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

Day 5:  Uluru | Sunrise Over the Olgas
Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), stopping to view the sun rise over its majestic domes. In the company of your guide, walk through Walpa Gorge and learn how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have shaped today’s stark landscapes. This afternoon, return to Uluru and journey along the Mala Walk, pausing to view cave paintings and sources of bush tucker. Later, see the walls of Kantju Gorge ablaze with the light of the setting sun. Sip sparkling wine and nibble on canapés, savoring the solitude of the gorge, as the daylight fades.
Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

Day 6:  Uluru / Lizard Island | Peaceful, Sacred Sites
Early this morning, discover peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti, as the sun lights up ancient Uluru. Walk with your guide, who shares the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, for a deeper perspective on the striking monolith. Return to your outback “basecamp” for breakfast. Then, board a  flight to Cairns, transferring on arrival by light aircraft to Lizard Island, where you will check in to your resort nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Settle into your luxurious guest room, which opens out to a pristine private beach.
Lizard Island | Meals: B L D

Day 7:  Lizard Island | Exploring the Great Barrier Reef
Embark on a full-day private boat charter to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel the local fringing reefs, observing the riot of color and movement provided by local denizens in the crystal clear waters. After lunch on board, return to your resort for time at leisure in this sublime setting.
Lizard Island | Meals: B L D

Day 8:  Lizard Island | A Day at Leisure
Enjoy a full day at leisure, relaxing on the white sand beaches, taking advantage of the tennis courts or choosing from a host of optional activities, including game fishing and snorkeling on the colorful coral reefs. If you wish, explore the island, visiting the Maritime Research Center or climbing up to Cook’s Lookout for views over the reef. Tonight, gather for dinner.
Lizard Island | Meals: B L D

Day 9:  Sydney | The Spectacular Harbour City
Fly to Sydney, where you are met and transferred to your hotel near Sydney Harbour. This evening, dine at a top local restaurant.
The Langham Sydney | Meals: B L D

Day 10:  Sydney | Harbor Cruise & The Rocks Tour 
This morning, walk to Campbell’s Cove to embark on a chartered vessel to cruise stunning Sydney Harbour. Sit back and relax as you admire the famous city landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, as well as some of its lesser-known coves and bays. Back onshore, stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then go on a walking tour in the historic Rocks District.
The Langham Sydney | Meals: B L

Day 11:  Sydney | Bondi Beach & Boutique Shops
Begin your day with a visit to Sydney’s bustling Fish Market in Pyrmont. Then, set out on a panoramic tour of the town — sink your toes in the sand at iconic Bondi Beach, the “surfer’s paradise,” and a stroll through the boutique shops of Paddington, a neighborhood filled with antique stores and Victorian and Georgian architecture.
The Langham Sydney | Meals: B

Day 12:  Sydney | Taronga Zoo & Opera House Tour
Ride Like a Local to Taronga Zoo for a guided tour that takes you up close to Australia’s iconic wildlife, including wallabies, koalas, platypuses and the endangered Tasmanian devil. Then, enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, going behind the scenes at this magnificent venue. Stay for lunch at Opera Kitchen, taking in the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. After an afternoon at leisure, gather for your farewell dinner.
The Langham Sydney | Meals: B L D

Day 13:  Depart Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

Tailor Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond
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Explore these suggestions. Then personalize your own itinerary. Select your dates, choose additional destinations, modify hotel selections, add activities, tours, and anything else on your list. The choice is yours! We will prepare your ideal custom-designed journey with pricing based upon your travel dates and the number of persons in your party.

Meals as indicated:  B = breakfast L = lunch D = dinner


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