Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable trip like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation meals on private beaches, five-star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – right on your doorstep.
Spectacularly situated on the Mossman Gorge River, Silky Oaks Lodge is the ideal location to appreciate the natural tropical environment with a choice of Tree House accommodation, all with individual and personalized touches. The open sided Tree House Restaurant perches high above the surrounding rainforest and river. Sit amongst the rainforest canopy and enjoy a cool refreshing cocktail at the bar and dining on the freshest of Australian produce with innovative seasonal menus. Relax and unwind at the Healing Waters Spa with pure Sodashi treatments which will impart a sense of wellbeing of spirit and mind. Activities are abundant – explore the adjacent World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, enjoy a guided rainforest Dreamtime Walk or take a picnic and make your own adventure with the guidance of an in-house trail guide, or wonder in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system.
- Roundtrip International Economy Class flights from Los Angeles (domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost)
- Domestic Australia flights
- 4 nights at the 5* Lizard Island Resort – Beach View
Inclusions: gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian wines, beer, spirits and sparkling wine, in room mini bar, picnic hampers, use of non-motorized water sports and motorized dinghies. Additional charges apply for cocktails, the cellar master list and degustation menus
- 3 nights at the 5* Silky Oaks Lodge – Garden
Inclusions: - Full gourmet breakfast each morning, two course dinner in the Treehouse Restaurant for each evening, afternoon tea for two in the Jungle Perch or riverside, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime guided walk through Mossman Gorge including transfers
- Private airport transfers
- All taxes & fuel surcharges
Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 -
On arrival you will transfer to the Hinterland Aviation terminal and your 1 flight from Cairns to Lizard Island.
ACCOMMODATION - Outstanding in every respect, the unique pleasures of Lizard Island have created an idyllic retreat second to none. Australia's northernmost resort, Lizard is located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with colorful coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. It is little wonder that this tranquil escape has won a host of prestigious national and international awards for excellence. Lizard truly is one of a kind.
Days 4 - 6 - Lizard
Sensational diving opportunities abound around this Marine National Park, 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.
Snorkellers are rewarded for little effort with coral gardens, brightly coloured tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the island's beaches. Discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or by motorised dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Fishing enthusiasts can charter the "Fascination" for a day of exhilarating game fishing. Try bushwalking, sailing, a glass bottom boat trip, or perhaps indulge in the serenity and relaxation of a pampering treatment at the luxurious Azure Spa.
Dining is one of Lizard Island's many pleasures. Osprey's Restaurant embodies the Resort's understated elegance. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood.
Each of the 40 villas on Lizard Island is elegant and spacious, with either ocean or beach views. All meals and many island activities are included.
Image: Lizard Island
Day 7 -
Lizard Island - Silky Oaks Lodge
The Charter flight back from Lizard Island arrives Cairns early afternoon. On arrival you will be met by your private chauffeur who will assist with your private transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa.
ACCOMMODATION - Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, nestled on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. The Lodge blends casual and contemporary design, amongst the most tranquil surrounds. 50 Treehouses and Riverhouses each feature wide verandahs and spa baths. You will spend two nights at this superbly situated lodge.
& 9 - Silky Oaks Lodge
Relax and explore Silky Oaks Lodge. Please ask an Aspire expert for the Silky Oaks Spa Menu.
Image: Silky Oaks
Day 10 - Depart for
Private transfer from Silky Oaks to Cairns and your flights to US.
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Package from prices are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates 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.
A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking.