Private luxury tours in Australia

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Luxury Australia Tours

Sydney, Rock & Reef
(9 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Exclusive Australia
(13 Days)
Sydney & Blue Mountains, Great Barrier Reef & Lizard Island, Ayers Rock, Kangaroo Island

Highlights of Australia
(12 Days)
Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Lizard Island & Great Barrier Reef, Sydney

Family Tour of Australia
(13 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Hayman Island & Great Barrier Reef

Romantic Australia
(11 Days)
Lizard Island & Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, Sydney

Journey Through Australia
(18 Days)
Sydney, Blue Mountains, Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Lizard Island & Great Barrier Reef

Best of Southern Australia
(11 Days)
Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Tasmania

Food & Wine of Australia
(9 Days)
Melbourne & Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley, Adelaide & McLaren Vale, Sydney & Hunter Valley

Australia Luxury Adventure
(18 Days)
Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road, Ayers Rock, Kakadu, Great Barrier Reef

Best of Western Australia
(8 Days)
Perth, Pinnacles, Margaret River, Ningaloo Coast

Multi-country Tours

Best of Australia & New Zealand
(16 Days)
Sydney, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Best of Australia & New Zealand

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Sydney, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Experience the absolute best destinations and top luxury hotels and lodges in Australia and New Zealand on this luxurious tour, which includes sophisticated cities, stunning landscapes, soft-adventure activities, fascinating cultures, and acclaimed food and wine.

Begin in Sydney, Australia's most sophisticated city, which is set on one of the world's most beautiful harbors. Tour the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden, explore the historic Rocks district, stroll along Bondi Beach, and drive past exclusive homes and yacht clubs in Double Bay and Vaucluse. Visit food and craft markets, galleries, museums and vibrant neighborhoods. Also enjoy a tour of and performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, private yacht excursions, scenic harbor flights and private surfing lessons.

Continue to spectacular Uluru (Ayers Rock), an iconic stone monolith surrounded by the vast red earth of the beautiful Red Centre. Stay at a luxury tented lodge with unobstructed views of Uluru, and enjoy comprehensive touring of the region with your expert private guide. Learn about Aboriginal bushtucker cuisine and legends of the Dreamtime. Tour the base of Uluru, and view Aboriginal rock art. Walk through the impressive stone outcroppings of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), which, in conjunction with Uluru, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Outback during walks through the desert. One night, dine under the stars while an astronomer points out the constellations in the clear night sky. Optional activities can be arranged such as camel excursions, helicopter flights over the Outback landscape or visits to remote cave art sites.

Next, fly to Tropical North Queensland, and stay at Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest. During private touring with a naturalist, explore the waterways and jungle of the Daintree—the world's oldest living rainforest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—keeping an eye out for unusual birds, butterflies, reptiles and mammals. Also enjoy activities and time to relax at the lodge.

Continue to one of our favorite luxury island resorts with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. At the resort, enjoy a wide range of complimentary and optional activities and excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat cruises, kayaking, sailing, ecology walks, birding walks, wildlife lectures, picnics on the beach, tennis, swimming and scenic helicopter flights. There will also be ample time to relax on the beach or at the spa.

Then, fly to Auckland, New Zealand, a cosmopolitan city built on volcanic hills overlooking scenic Waitemata Harbour. Stay at the city's best luxury hotel, which is on the waterfront and within walking distance of interesting neighborhoods and top restaurants.

Next, you will be transferred through the bucolic countryside to Rotorua. During touring in the area, experience highlights such as learning about Maori culture and the active geothermal landscape of the region at the Rotorua Museum, and seeing steam vents, colorful hot pools and mineral-encrusted terraces at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Continue to Taupo and Huka Lodge, an acclaimed luxury lodge in a park-like setting along the Waikato River. During a private cruise on beautiful Lake Taupo, take in views of the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park and perhaps try fishing for the lake's abundant trout. Also enjoy time at leisure to relax at your lodge or walk along the river to Huka Falls. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities in the region, such as excursions to Hobbiton and other filming locations from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, visiting the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a traditional Maori hangi lunch, kayaking or sailing on local lakes, fly fishing on local streams, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking in Tongariro National Park and an exclusive helicopter excursion to White Island, an active marine volcano.

Next, fly to the South Island and Queenstown, a lakeside resort town that's the gateway to some of the most exciting and dramatic attractions in New Zealand. Enjoy private touring of the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown, as well as the region's highly regarded wine country. Take in panoramas of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range en route to Blanket Bay, a legendary luxury lodge with outstanding views of the lake and the majestic Southern Alps. One day, take a spectacular private helicopter flight over the Alps to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most iconic sights, and land on a glacier high in the mountains. Another day, take a thrilling Dart River jet boat safari into the magnificent landscapes of Mount Aspiring National Park. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities in the region such as horseback riding, bungy (bungee) jumping, visiting filming locations used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, hiking in the backcountry, visiting a sheep station and fly fishing on local streams.

This tour can easily be customized with additional days, activities or destinations.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Sydney, Australia
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private tour

Day 2 Sydney
Half-day private city tour. Evening Opera House tour and performance tickets
Day 3 Sydney – Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Private airport transfer to flight. Private arrival transfer to luxury lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon private touring in the Outback.
Day 4 Ayers Rock
Private sunrise walk at Ayers Rock (Uluru). Private afternoon touring or hiking at The Olgas (Kata Tjuta). Dinner under the stars this evening
Day 5 Ayers Rock – Cairns – Daintree Rainforest
Transfer and flight to Cairns. Private arrival transfer to the Daintree Rainforest for 2 nights
Day 6 Daintree Rainforest
Half-day private rainforest tour with a naturalist. Afternoon at leisure for lodge-based activities such canoeing, nature walks and spa treatments
Day 7 Daintree – Great Barrier Reef
Private transfer to flight to island resort for 3 nights
Days 8 & 9 Great Barrier Reef
At leisure to enjoy activities and excursions such a snorkeling, diving, glass bottom boat rides, nature walks, kayaking, and other options
Day 10

Great Barrier Reef – Auckland, New Zealand
Flights to Auckland. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 11

Auckland – Rotorua – Taupo
Private tour of Rotorua and geothermal highlights en route to Taupo for 2 nights

Day 12 Taupo
Private half-day cruise on Lake Taupo
Day 13 Taupo – Queenstown (Glenorchy)
Private transfer to airport. Flight to Queenstown. Private transfer to luxury lodge for 3 nights with touring of Queenstown and Arrowtown en route
Day 14 Queenstown & Milford Sound
Private Milford Sound helicopter excursion and glacier landing
Day 15 Queenstown
Morning Dart River safari
Day 16 Depart Queenstown
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Sydney: Park Hyatt Sydney
Uluru (Ayers Rock): Longitude 131
Daintree Rainforest: Silky Oaks
Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island or One & Only Hayman Island
Auckland: Sofitel Auckland
Taupo: Huka Lodge
Queenstown (Glenorchy): Blanket Bay or Matakauri Lodge

Cost
$28,555 Per person (double occupancy)