Wildlife and Landscape Escape
Wanting to get up close and personal with Australia native wildlife? This 14-day escape has you exploring Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wolgan Valley, Mary River, Darwin, and Orpheus Island.
Sydney: Day 1 to 4
Your first stop is the iconic Sydney. Enjoy your first day wandering around this beautiful city taking your time to recover from the long journey. After a nights rest at the sophisticated Langham Sydney, located in the historic Rocks District, you will enjoy the day with your personal guide. Sail to the less explored Sydney Harbour National Park where you will learn the stories of the first settlers arriving in 1788. Take in the beauty listening to native birds calling from the bush on the many walking trails. Relax on the secluded beaches and savor a romantic picnic lunch. On your last day, take the afternoon to sail the Sydney Harbour enjoying the stunning coastline and sights where your skipper will drop you at Darling Harbour to enjoy your evening.
Blue Mountains: Day 4 to 6
After breakfast, begin your 3-hour journey by car to the Blue Mountains World Heritage area where you’ll stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Experience the unique range of native wildlife and flora over on this sprawling property. Whether on a self-guided nature walk, wildlife safari, or a nocturnal spotting expedition the wildlife viewing is exceptional. Other activities that can be arranged include historical tours, horseback riding, archery, stargazing, photography lessons, or simply take in the sights painting the beautiful landscapes with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine.
Mary River Floodplains: Day 6 to 9
After returning to Sydney, fly to Darwin where you will board your scenic flight to Bamurru Plains staying in a luxurious Safari Bungalow. Get ready to see stunning landscapes, incredible native Australian wildlife and birds. Climb aboard the airboats for this thrilling excursion skimming across the water through the groves of paperbark trees, spotting crocodiles and startling the Magpie Geese into flight.
Darwin: Day 9 to 10
You’ll get aerial views of Kakadu National Park, Australia’s largest National Park, on your return scenic flight to Darwin. Spend your evening relaxing or take a leisurely walk on the esplanade.
Orpheus Island: Day 10 to 14
Your Australian wildlife adventure doesn’t stop in Darwin, fly to Townsville where you will connect to your helicopter flight to Orpheus Island. Located on the fringe of the Great Barrier Reef the island is surrounded by some of the regions most diverse marine wonderlands. The local dive and snorkel sites are home to 1,500 species of fish and varieties of soft and hard corals. The outer reef is just a 75 minute sail away where you can swim with sea turtles, manta and bull rays, and reef sharks. Or spend your days relaxing by the swimming pool, on the beach, exploring the island, or visit the local Research Station checking out the live reef tanks.