qualia is nestled neatly into
the northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the unsurpassed
beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. It's distinctive Australian style
combined with a secluded location and intuitive service, makes it a
world class resort.
Sunny, sexy and sophisticated, Sydney is the shining star of the southern hemisphere. The white-sailed Sydney Opera House over the waters of Sydney Cove, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the pride and joy, but there's far more on offer. Discover the harbour, the city's historic enclaves, restaurants and cafes, beaches, museums and art galleries. For the ultimate Sydney experience, take in the views from the Four Seasons Sydney with its perfect location.
Southern Ocean Lodge - a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins two national parks and is at the heart of the Island's major attractions. Its dramatic cliff top setting showcases a full frontal panorama of the pounding surf below.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Internal Australia flights
- Private car service airport transfers in Sydney & Adelaide
- VIP Transfers at qualia & Southern Ocean Lodge
- 4 nights Leeward Pavillon (no personal plunge pool, ask about
Windward Pavillon upgrade with plunge pool)
Inclusions: Full breakfast at The Long Pavilion, VIP Hamilton Island airport or marina to hotel return transfers, 1 golf buggy (2 seater for Leeward Pavilions) and use of non motorized water sports including catamarans, sailboards, paddleboards and snorkelling gear.
- 4 nights at the 5 Star Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney in a Deluxe Darling Harbour View Room
- 2 Nights Southern Ocean Lodge Flinders Suite
Inclusions: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, selected alcoholic and all non alcoholic beverages, complimentary seat in coach airport transfers and guided adventures and experiences.
- 2 Nights The Louise Vineyard Suite Including continental breakfast
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 -
Arrive qualia, Hamilton Island - qualia
qualia, pronounced Kwah • lee • ah, is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. This resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service. You will spend four nights at this superbly situated getaway. It's distinctive Australian style combined with a secluded location and intuitive service, makes it a world class resort. Find yourself in a true sanctuary where everything has been meticulously considered so it relaxes the mind, yet completely spoils the senses. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. It’s what we refer to as the ‘qualia effect’.
Full breakfast at The Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurants, all non-alcoholic beverages within qualia (including mini bar) at all time, VIP Hamilton Island airport or marina to hotel return transfers, 1 golf buggy and use of non motorised water sports including catamarans, sailboards, paddleboards and snorkelling gear.
Southwest-facing, the freestanding Leeward Pavilions provide Hamilton Island luxury accommodation in Australian tropical island style. Louvers allow the sea breeze to flow through, and the comfortable lounge area leads to a private sundeck shaded by Eucalypts. Cool polished floors and timber details, a subtle colour palette and stylish decor, create a uniquely relaxed beach house ambience. Elegantly designed and beautifully furnished, the one-bedroom Leeward Pavilions have a private sundeck with eucalypts framing the ocean vistas. Furnished with comfortable sun lounges, the sundeck also has outdoor seating for enjoying the sun-dappled views over Hamilton Island and the Coral Sea.
Upgrade to a Windward Pavilion from $925 per person
qualia’s north-facing Windward Pavilions each complete with its own private plunge pool, provide flawless design, soothing decor and expansive Coral Sea and Whitsunday Island views. Shaded by Eucalypts, the Windward Pavilions’ breezy louver windows, polished timber floors and floor-to-ceiling glass provide a uniquely Australian hideaway. Wake to the breathtaking views of the Coral Sea outside your window, then step from the beautifully appointed living room onto the north-facing sundeck to bathe in the private infinity-edged pool. Freestanding and spacious, with expansive waterfront views, the Hamilton Island luxury accommodation provided by the Windward Pavilions at qualia have a sunny northern aspect and provide four times the living space of a standard hotel room.
Days 8 - 11 -
At Leisure to relax and indulge at qualia.
Day 7 - Depart qualia,
Hamilton Island to Sydney
VIP buggy transfer to Hamilton Island Airport and your short flight to Sydney.
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. On arrival you will be met by your private chauffeur who will assist with your private transfer to the Shangri La Sydney. You will spend four nights at this superbly situated hotel.
A luxury stay in the heart of The Rocks awaits you at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Circular Quay. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool.
Days 8 - 10 -
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
- Fly Sydney to Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo
Private transfer to Sydney airport and flight to Kangaroo Island via Adelaide. Spend the next three days on Kangaroo Island. With twenty-one national and conservation parks covering more than thirty per cent of the Island's total area, Kangaroo Island has enormous appeal for those that enjoy discovering wildlife in their natural surroundings.
Southern Ocean Lodge - a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins two national parks and is at the heart of the Island's major attractions. Its dramatic cliff top setting showcases a full frontal panorama of the pounding surf below. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with the Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal color palette, creating a unique eco chic style. You will spend three nights at this superbly situated getaway.
The Flinders Suite features floor to ceiling glass to embrace an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Southern Ocean and foreground of rugged coastline. Each suite features spacious interiors at 65m², king or twin beds, curved sunken lounge with bespoke soft furnishings, walk-in robe, ensuite with oversized rain shower and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites. Inclusions: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, selected alcoholic and all non alcoholic beverages, complimentary seat in coach airport transfers and guided adventures and experiences.
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Private Touring of Kangaroo Island.
Day 13 - Southern Ocean Lodge,
Kangaroo Island to the Barossa Valley
Flight back to Adelaide and private transfer to the Barossa Valley.
The Louise is ideally located atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across thousands of acres of verdant vineyards, The Louise offers plenty of breathing space. Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await you. The vineyard suite offers your own private sunset terrace, deluxe linens and amenities, king bed, large spa tub, iPod docking station, gated courtyard and free Wi-Fi access. A perfect end to your Australian adventure, relax, unwind and reflect.
- Barossa Valley
At your leisure. Enjoy the restaurant Appellation, highly regarded as one of Australia’s finest dining destinations; where fresh, local ingredients, informed service and an award-winning extensive collection of wines ensure a truly memorable dining experience.
Day 15 - Depart
Private Transfer to airport and flight to US.
From pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2016 for purchase by 31 December 2015. Prices are per person based on double occupancy 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.