East Coast Escape
Byron Bay: Day 1 to 4
Brisbane: Day 4 to 6
Bye, Bye to Byron Bay. Begin your leisurely drive, through the Gold Coast making a stop at Burleigh Heads Beach, a local’s favorite, where you can enjoy a beach walk and a romantic picnic. Head to Brisbane, staying at Spicers Balfour Hotel, located in the charming suburb of New Farm. You’ll be happy you escaped the city, staying at this esteemed Queenslander boutique hotel. For sundown, head up to the rooftop bar taking in stunning views of Brisbane’s skyline including Story Bridge, while enjoying a cocktail of your choice. Tonight you’re in for a treat at Balfour Kitchen, dinner will be a 3 course pairing menu crafted by the head chef, tantalizing all your taste buds. Today explore the city, making a stop at the Gallery of Modern Art in South Bank, or go shopping on James St. offering boutique shops and stylish restaurants. Tonight, we will make reservations at one of the award-winning restaurants on Eagles St. Pier offering views of the Brisbane River.
Oak Beach: Day 6 to 9
Haggerstone Island: Day 9 to 13
Think Robinson Crusoe an impulsive nomad. From Cairns, fly charter to the remote and rugged Cape York Peninsula taking in the beautiful scenic sights. Land at the one and only, all-inclusive Haggertone Island, Great Barrier Reef’s private island. Here at this luxury nature retreat, you can do as little or as much as you’d like. The remote location of the island offers the most magnificent coral gardens, marine, bird life, even an 1840’s shipwreck. Your hand-crafted driftwood, open-aired beach hut is literally on the beach! Ever dreamed of showering outside amid a coconut forest? Or how about enjoying a private bonfire? Check, check. Situated on the beach, enjoy unforgettable sunrises while listening to the waves, and songbirds in the background. Enjoy the day onboard Jo Jo III, the island 40ft boat, where you will try your hand at deep sea, spear or river fishing where you can cook up your catch for a unique dinner experience. Or sail to the Outer Barrier Reef to one of the largest Green Turtle breeding colonies. Haggerstone Island has it all, miles of pristine beaches, the perfect tropical climate, adventurous exploration, remote isolation, this is one of Australia’s most unforgettable experiences.