Quintessential Australian Fly About

Coastal cities, exotic wildlife, magnificent Uluru and Lizard Island
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Relaxing at Lizard Island
Sydney Opera House
Sunrise at Uluru
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Quintessential Australian Fly About

Coastal cities, exotic wildlife, magnificent Uluru and Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef... in just 14 days? Without any long drives? Our cleverly planned 14 Day Quintessential Australia Fly and Seek offers all this and more. Absolute Australia takes care of every booking and offer 24/7 support while you are travelling, giving you peace of mind while you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Duration: 14 Days

Starts: Melbourne

Finishes: Sydney

+ Absolute Fly & Seek Inclusions:
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all Selected Experiences
  • Scenic Charter Flights
Your Experiences:
  1. Private Melbourne Laneways Tour with Lunch
  2. Private Penguin Tour to Phillip Island
  3. Longitude 131˚- A Desert Oasis
  4. Private Essential Sydney Tour
  5. Private Sydney Sailing
Your Locations:
  1. Melbourne
  2. Uluru / Yulara
  3. Cairns
  4. Lizard Island
  5. Sydney
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Day by day tour itinerary

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DAY 1
Arrive in Melbourne

Crowned "The World's Most Liveable City" for seven years in a row, friendly Melbourne is the perfect place to begin

This compact, diverse metropolis is begging to be explored after settling into your comfortable accommodation. There are hidden charms around every corner, beautiful Botanic Gardens and chic city squares where you can soak up the atmosphere to your heart’s content.

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Melbourne:

  • Lose yourself in cobbled laneways lined with tempting coffee shops, chic boutiques and cozy bars.
  • Admire the always-evolving street art covering every inch of Hosier Lane
  • Take a tram to St Kilda beach’s historic esplanade and drop into Acland St’s irresistible cake shops.
  • Make a sporting pilgrimage to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Grab a bite to eat at Queen Victoria Market – it’s the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Choose from a dizzying array of restaurants & eateries — you’re in Australia’s foodie capital.
Melbourne Skyline
DAY 2
Private Lanes & Arcades Tour with Lunch

Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

Discover local designers and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways, there is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike.

Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch with a glass of wine. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon: make a day of it in Marvellous Melbourne.

Melbournes Laneways
DAY 3
An Evening with Penguins - A Private Tour

See the Penguin Parade and other natural treasures of Phillip Island on a full-day tour from Melbourne

Phillip Island is brimming with memorable wildlife experiences, but its headline act is the nightly Penguin Parade. Each night at dusk, thousands of little penguins—the largest colony in Australia of the world’s smallest penguin breed—can be seen along the shores of Summerland Beach, waddling back to their beachside burrows after a day at sea.

Phillip Island Penguins
DAY 4
Melbourne to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Bid farewell to the city and fly to Australia's Red Centre for your first glimpse of magnificent Ayers Rock-Uluru

Ayers Rock stands 348 metres above the ground and reaches over 700 metres underground. Uluru is also home to the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is of extreme importance to the local Aboriginal people.

The Magical “Field of Light”

Tonight enjoy the Field of Light Installation with a Star Pass. Marvel at this desert spectacle of 50,000 glass spheres of Bruce Munro’s amazing Field of Light installation.

You will be welcomed at a raised viewing area for canapés and chilled sparkling wine to the sounds of a didgeridoo. As the sun slowly sets, the coloured lights of 50,000 glass spheres come to life before you. Created by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, this magical installation has to be seen to be believed.

Uluru Field of Light Experience
DAY 5
Free Day at Longitude 131°

Guests at Longitude 131° can embark on a signature itinerary of guided adventures

Guests at Longitude 131° can embark on a signature itinerary of guided adventures, allowing a personal discovery with the Red Centre’s iconic natural attractions and Aboriginal heritage. The Red Centre provides many options for guests looking to explore more or pursue a personal interest. Longitude 131° works with local operators to offer these special adventures.

Other activities · Helicopter Flights · Dot Painting · Camel Tours · Scenic Plane Flights · Motorcycle Tours · Outback Cycling

Aboriginal Art at Uluru
DAY 6
Suggested Activity - Kings Canyon & Outback Tour

Travel to Kings Canyon - From Ayers Rock Resort, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way

Suggested Activity

Climb to the rim of the canyon – Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’.

Circuit walk – The circuit walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor.

Return to Ayers Rock Resort – After lunch (own expense).

Kings Canyon
DAY 7
The Tropical North - Lizard Island

Fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns, charter flight to Lizard Island

Arrive at Lizard Island via an hour long scenic flight from Cairns. Flying over a 200-kilometre expanse of the Great Barrier Reef, this part of the journey will surprise and delight you as you take in the beauty, scale and visual diversity of the reef.

The only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island offers seclusion and natural privacy that you will cherish.

With only 40 rooms and villas and your choice of private beaches, escape to your own private beach for a day exploring the reef, taking in the incredible nature around you and all while never seeing another person.

 

Privacy at Lizard Island Resort
DAY 8
Relax you are on Lizard Island

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world

With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon.

Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five-star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa.

DAY 9
Island of Leisure

Experience Lizard Island on the reef, on land or in the tranquility of the spa.

Guided and self-guided activities include snorkelling, diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach and indulgent spa treatments.

Day trips at Lizard Island
DAY 10
Cairns to Sydney

Fly onwards to Sydney, the oldest and grandest of Australia's big cities.

Fly onwards to Sydney, the oldest and grandest of Australia’s big cities. Blessed with a glorious natural harbour, golden beaches and a blissful climate, this incredible metropolis makes a stunning final destination on your Contrasts of Australia Tour.

Settle in with a stroll along Circular Quay. With the Harbour Bridge at one end and the Opera House at the other, is there any more iconic place to begin your Australian dream vacation?

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Aerial view of Sydneys sparkling harbour
DAY 11
Private Essential Sydney Tour

Australia's most recognised landmarks, famous beaches and historical precincts

Your tour starts in the historic Rocks precinct. Witness the birthplace of Sydney and explore the convict-built cottages, pubs and the first church in Australia. Climb Observatory Hill for views of Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour.

Next, it’s across the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia’s most recognised landmarks. Later we pass by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of the beachside mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals.

Sydney Opera House Tour
DAY 12
Private Ultimate Sydney Sailing Tour

Explore Sydneys sparkling harbour - another perspective of this beautiful city

Explore Sydney on a 5-hour tour that includes a comprehensive city tour, lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, and a visit to Bondi Beach.

In Sydney, see highlights including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House enjoying informative commentary along the way.

Sydney from the water
DAY 13
Free day to explore Sydney at your leisure

Sydney also has an abundance of outstanding natural attractions, from the harbour and golden beaches to national parks and lush botanic gardens.

Sydney is a wonderland of beautiful beaches, historical sites, fantastic restaurants and much more, Sydney is brimming with memorable experiences from the majestic Sydney Opera House on one of the world’s great natural harbours to iconic Bondi Beach you’ll find incredible things to do in Sydney all year round.

Sydney also has an abundance of outstanding natural attractions, from the harbour and golden beaches to national parks and lush botanic gardens. There are championship golf courses, harbour cruises, scenic coastal walks, surfing and cycling tours.

Sydneys botanical gardens
DAY 14
Farewell to Sydney Town

Transfer to Sydney International for your onward flight

Say farewell to Sydney today as you board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional Australian experience. We know you will enjoy your 14-day vacation and we hope you will return soon to discover even more highlights of this incredible continent.

Aboriginal Art
Jaime Boyce - Travel Designer
Jaimee, OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “Experience the diversity of place and scene on this 14 day trip that includes all the must do highlights of Australia. From the spiritual Uluru, to the eclectic buzz of city life in Melbourne and Sydney, and the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef in the Tropical North of Queensland - this is one massive experiential extravaganza!”

Ready to find out more? Talk to one of our friendly travel designers about his tour. We guarantee you it will be the experience of a lifetime!

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