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Tailor Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond


12 Days from $13,495

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Immerse yourself in an epic Australian adventure as you experience the insider's Melbourne and Sydney, marvel at the Outback's monolithic wonder of Uluru, explore the Great Barrier Reef from your own island hideaway, and take in Blue Mountains National Park's stunning vistas.

A&K Advantages

Experience the best of Australia, exploring Melbourne, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, enjoying A&K's hallmark brand of insider access along the way
 
Experience the majesty of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta in the Red Center of the Outback
 
Bask in your own hidden paradise on Lizard Island, an exclusive resort island secluded among the coral atolls of the Great Barrier Reef
 
Enjoy insider access to Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour with a revealing private walking tour and shared cruise
 
Ascend into the slate-colored haze of Blue Mountains National Park as you picnic beside wild kangaroos
 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne, Australia
Day 2
Melbourne | The Great Ocean Road
Day 3
Uluru | Sunset Over the Red Center
Day 4
Uluru | Explore Your Way
Day 5
Cairns | Gateway to Adventure
Day 6
Lizard Island | Exclusive Ocean Hideaway
Day 7
Lizard Island | Exploring the Great Barrier Reef
Day 8
Lizard Island | Beachfront R&R
Day 9
Sydney | Pulse of a Nation
Day 10
Sydney | Icons of the Harbor
Day 11
Sydney | Blue Mountains National Park
Day 12
Depart Sydney

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

Upon arrival into Melbourne, you are met by an A&K representative and transferred to your accommodations for a morning at leisure. Later, embark on a private walking tour of the city. Continue on via tram, exploring Melbourne’s labyrinth of arcades and alleyways lined with edgy art galleries, trendy cafés and funky boutiques, pausing to tour the iconic Gothic Bank and Block Arcade. After your city tour, enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

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Day 2
Melbourne | The Great Ocean Road

Travel southwest from Melbourne to experience one of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives. The Great Ocean Road stretches along the southern coast of Victoria, spanning charming towns, huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches. Next, head inland through towering forests toward Port Campbell National Park, pausing to take in the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, a formation of giant limestone columns towering dramatically from the sea. Return to Melbourne and spend the evening at leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Uluru | Sunset Over the Red Center

Fly to Uluru, where you settle into your luxurious tented accommodations on the edge of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Later, take a sunset tour of mythical Uluru (Ayers Rock), pausing for refreshments as the warm glow of the setting sun washes over the vast face of this red monolith.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Uluru | Explore Your Way

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Walpa Gorge, learning how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have shaped this landscape. After breakfast, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening, savor a Sundowner at the western face of Uluru, watching as the sun slowly sets. Cap off your Uluru experience with the Field of Light, a unique art installation that harnesses the beauty of an Uluru sunset. Marvel as the installation’s 50,000 frosted-glass spheres bloom in the ebbing twilight, mirroring the brilliant starlit sky as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Enjoy a special dinner under the night sky, returning to the Dune House for cocktails.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Cairns | Gateway to Adventure

This morning, visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole and learn about its cave paintings. After breakfast and time at leisure, fly to Cairns and transfer to your hotel overlooking the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and surrounding mountain ranges. Spend the remainder of the evening enjoying your scenic surrounds.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Lizard Island | Exclusive Ocean Hideaway

Fly to Lizard Island, your own secluded oasis in the Coral Sea. Spend the next three luxurious days doing as much — or as little — as you choose.

Lizard Island
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Lizard Island | Exploring the Great Barrier Reef

Explore your island paradise with optional activities such as windsurfing, sailboarding, snorkeling and fishing.

Lizard Island
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Lizard Island | Beachfront R&R

Savor your last day on the island as you view the reefs from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat or try out that one last hammock you have yet to explore.

Lizard Island
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Sydney | Pulse of a Nation

Transfer to Cairns and connect with your flight to Sydney. Check in to your luxurious hotel near picturesque Sydney Harbour and the city’s historic Rocks area to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

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Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
Sydney | Icons of the Harbor

This morning, tour the star of every Sydney postcard, the world-renowned Opera House. More than just a pretty picture, the Opera House is a true masterpiece of late modern architecture. Feel the grandeur of its soaring “sails,” taking in the groups of locals that congregate to relax on the welcoming steps of the quayside. Next, embark on a shared-basis lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Your captain and host guides the way as you take in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and other sights nestled among the harbor’s myriad of coves and bays. Enjoy a three-course barbecue lunch complete with regional wines, local beers and five-star service. After lunch, feel free to fish, kayak, swim, or simply sit back and relax in one of the boat’s inviting sunbeds.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Sydney | Blue Mountains National Park

Venture northward to the Blue Mountains National Park, a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site of rugged peaks and cavernous valleys bathed in a slate-colored haze. Pause for morning tea in a peaceful clearing among wild kangaroos and birdlife. Continue on to Wentworth Falls, strolling down a misty path flanked by flora and fauna. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your cliff-hugging drive toward Katoomba, pausing to take in a scenic overlook of the iconic Three Sisters rock formation and the Jamieson Valley beyond. Next, pass farm markets and orchards en route to Mount Tomah botanical garden. Finally, raise a toast with Champagne and cheese before driving back to Sydney, passing through the historical towns of Windsor and Richmond along the way.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12
Depart Sydney

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Melbourne | Flying the Great Ocean Road

Take off aboard a light aircraft for one of the world's most scenic flights. Hug the rugged coast for a bird's-eye view of the Twelve Apostles, Moonlight Head, Cape Otway Lightstation, Gibson's Steps and Loch Ard Gorge.

Sydney | Private Harbor Cruise

Book the shared-basis lunch cruise as a private charter, treating you and your travelling companions to the ultimate Sydney Harbour experience.


Priced from $13,495 from April 1 - December 20, 2017.

Internal Air: Economy class from $2,085 (Melbourne/Uluru/Cairns/Lizard Island/Cairns/Sydney)

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for 2017. Please call for 2018 pricing. Additional supplements may apply for travel during holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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