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Tailor Made Australia & Untouched Tasmania (2016)
Days: 12 | From: $9,725
Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne, Australia
Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Melbourne | City Stroll
Embark on a private walking tour through the heart of Melbourne, starting with a ride on an iconic tram (trolley car). As you explore the city’s fascinating, atmospheric labyrinth of arcades and alleyways, discover trendy cafes, eclectic boutiques and graffiti street art as well as the Gothic Bank and Block Arcade, with its dazzling Victorian interior. Return to your hotel and spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B
Day 3: Melbourne | Along the Coast
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, Great Ocean Road stretches along the southern coast of Victoria. Travel southwest from Melbourne and discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland dotted with charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches. Head inland through the towering forests toward Port Campbell National Park to view the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles. Many of these stacks of flat-bedded limestone soar high above sea level. Return to Melbourne where the remainder of your evening is at leisure.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L
Days 4-5: Hobart, Tasmania | Wine & Art
Fly to Hobart, Tasmania, a vibrant locale punctuated by sandstone buildings, Georgian sandstone cottages and warehouses. You are met and transferred to your hotel in a former jam factory. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring at leisure. Then, experience fine wine and art during a tour of Moorilla Winery and MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel | Meals: B (Day 4); Day 5 (B L)
Days 6-8: Freycient | Beachfront Beauty
Drive overland to the Freycient Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast, site of Wineglass Bay; the photogenic, red granite peaks of the Hazards; and secluded, pristine beaches. Absorb breathtaking coastal views from the ridge tops west across Great Oyster Bay or south to Schouten Island. Check in to your luxury lodge and spend the following days at leisure, perhaps quad biking along the beach, snorkeling with sea rays, mountain biking, sailing, fishing or picnicking.
Saffire Lodge | Meals: B L D
Days 9-11: Sydney | Chic City
Return to Hobart and board your flight to Sydney, where you check in to your luxury hotel near picturesque Sydney Harbour. The next day, pay a private, behind-the-scenes visit to Taronga Zoo, accompanied by an expert zookeeper. Learn about Australia's unusual wildlife, complete with photographic opportunities with koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. Visit the stunning Sydney Opera House, taking time to appreciate its striking architectural design. On your final full day in this glamorous city, embark on a lunch cruise on shimmering Sydney Harbour.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B (Day 9); B L (Days 10 & 11)
Day 12: Depart Sydney
Bid farewell, as you are transferred to the airport for your homebound flight.