This Ultimate honeymoon/romance luxury package is chock full of special values and free nights! Commence your 13 day itinerary in style at Lizard Island, Australia's most luxurious resort located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. With 24 powdery-white beaches, Lizard Island is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable trip like no other. Spectacularly situated on the Mossman Gorge River, the luxury lodge of Silky Oaks Lodge is the ideal location to appreciate the natural tropical environment with a choice of Tree House accommodation. The open sided Tree House Restaurant perches high above the surrounding rainforest and river. Onto the stunning harbor city of Sydney and the 5* Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney; explore the city with recommended optional small group Sydney sightseeing tour, Sydney harbor cruise and Sydney Opera house tour.
- Roundtrip Virgin Australia International flights from Los Angeles (addons available from your local city)
- Internal Australia flights
- 4 Nights at 5* Lizard Island Resort in an Ocean View Villa including Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily including selected alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Catamarans, glass bottom boat trips, gymnasium, motorized dinghies, nature slide presentations, paddleskis, picnic hampers for beachside lunches, self guided island walks and nature trails and tennis.
- 2 Nights 5* Silky Oaks Lodge in a Treehouse including Full breakfast daily, Morning Yoga, One Guided Rainforest Walk, One return scheduled shuttle to Port Douglas per day, Use of river kayaks, mountain bikes, fitness center and tennis court.
- 4 nights Sydney at the 5* Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
- All taxes & fuel surcharges
- Optional value transfer & touring package for an additional $600 per person including private car transfers to Silky Oaks & Sydney airport, Sydney city sights small group tour, Sydney Harbour morning small boat cruise &Sydney Opera House tou
Day 1 - Depart US
What makes Australia truly special is not just the accents, iconic destinations and the wildlife, but the warmth of its people. You’ll experience this warmth with Virgin Australia when you fly direct from LA to Melbourne. Considering upgrading your flight? Consider premium economy from $700 per person additional each way or a life flat bed in business class from $2,000 each way.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 -
Arrive Brisbane & connect to Cairns
On arrival into Cairns you will be met and transferred to the Hinterland Aviation terminal for your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island.
ACCOMMODATION - Australia's northern most resort, Lizard Island Resort is located right on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Outstanding in every respect, the unique pleasures of Lizard Island have created an idyllic retreat known as 'one of one'. Spectacular diving and snorkelling opportunities abound, including the famous Cod Hole, where you'll come face to face with a massive, yet curious Potato Cod swimming right up to inspect you with child like curiosity. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Try bushwalking, sailing, fishing, glass bottom boat trip (additional cost), or perhaps indulge in a pampering treatment at the luxurious Azure Spa. Dining is another of the many pleasures here. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce. Each of the 40 villas is elegant and spacious, with either ocean or beach views. All meals, beverages and many island activities are included.
Days 4 - 6 - Lizard
Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land or in the tranquility of the spa. Guided and self-guided activities include snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach and indulgent spa treatments.
Image: Lizard Island
Day 7 -
Lizard Island - Silky Oaks Lodge
This afternoon depart Lizard Island for Cairns and travel to Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa in the Daintree Rainforest.
ACCOMMODATION - Experience the ancient wonders of the Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge, an oasis of elegance and beauty, nestled on the edge of a World Heritage-listed rainforest. The Lodge blends contemporary design and casual sophistication, where the sights and sounds of the rainforest surround you. 36 stylish Treehouses and 4 Treehouse Suites. Only 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Silky Oaks Lodge provides the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree River.
Image: Tourism Australia
Day 8 - Silky Oaks
Relax and explore Silky Oaks Lodge. Take a guided rainforest walk, maybe book a spa treatment or take a 4WD safari through the Daintree Rainforest and up to Cape Tribulation (additional costs apply)
Day 9 - Silky Oaks -
This morning depart Cairns for your Virgin Australia flight to Sydney.
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. The harbor provides a playground for jet boating, sailing, swimming, harbor scenic flights, dining, fishing, climbing the harbor bridge and sightseeing at the Opera House.
On arrival into Sydney travel to the Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney
ACCOMMODATION - Stay 4 nights in the Heart of Sydney This award-winning 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Sydney features stylish accommodations, along with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a day spa, swimming pool, fitness center and business center. Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney is just a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks. It is a 15-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife are on the hotel’s doorstep
- Recommended Optional Touring: Sydney - Half Day City Sights
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your small group Sydney Sights tour. Visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower. Visit Sydney's trendy Oxford Street district and travel through Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach and visit the beachfront promenade with time to enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city center.
Image: Destination New South Wales / Tourism Australia
- Recommended Optional Touring: Explore Sydney Harbour and Sydney
This morning, enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Your captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice and water.
This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks and this is your chance to truly get up-close. Run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. Visit areas off-limits to the public and capture photographs from rare vantage points. Explore theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year.
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites (additional cost applies):
- World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains day
This boutique tour provides an intimate touch, travelling in the luxury of a Mercedes Benz minivan. Explore the Blue Mountains and see hidden locations and beautiful views of the region. From Echo Point, the closest and best view of the Three Sisters, you will be able to witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains creates. Take a 1.5 hour hike down the Furber Steps walking track which offers scenic views and waterfalls, to the bottom of the valley. Visit a beautiful waterfall with great photo opportunities at Katoomba Falls Cascade and see breathtaking views of either Jamison Valley or Megalong Valley away from the crowds in a private location. Enjoy a hot filling lunch including a glass of beer, wine or soft drink. After lunch visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see some of Australia's native wildlife. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a cruise on the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour. You will travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay, where your tour will conclude.
- BridgeClimb Sydney
This is the opportunity to climb the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. A comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration is conducted as well as being provided with a bridge-suit, communications equipment and a bridge harness that is linked to a static line throughout the climb. You will be led by one of BridgeClimb's professional Climb Leaders, on a 3.5 hour guided journey (including preparation and briefing), to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Climb takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360 degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. Upon conclusion receive a photograph of your climb group, a personalised commemorative climber certificate and climber cap
Day 13 - Depart
Depart Sydney for your flight back to Los Angeles with Virgin Australia or your next destination within Australia.
|Package Pricing From||Los Angeles||New York|
|01 June - 30
12-31 January 2020
|01 October -
10 December 2019
10 February - March 31 2020
Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour), the above costs apply for travel within each date band when you depart & return within these dates, ask an Aspire Down Under consultant for a quote when your travel dates cross over the date bands.
Additional Charges: ETA to enter Australia $25 per person
Additional departure gateways & pricing
Add on airfares (coach) available from most major airports - Add $200 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, add $300 from Denver, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, add $400 from Miami, Add $500 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.
Optional Activities, Extensions or Add-Ons & pricing:
- Upgrade to premium economy from $700 per person each way*
- Upgrade to business class from $2,000 per person each way*
- Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
* Upgrade costs based on Monday through Thursday departures - To travel Friday - Sunday supplement an additional: Premium $125pp and Business class $550pp each way.
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Terms & Conditions:
Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday. $60 air supplement applies each way for travel on Friday - Sundays. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates may apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can process the ETA on your behalf for a processing fee of $25 per person. A valid passport with at least six months validity is required.