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Andrew Harper Travel Journey Overview


Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Yulara, Mossman, Wolgan Valley, Sydney

Duration: 17 Days

Starting at: $14,838

Experience the highlights of Australia in style. From tasting world-class wines overlooking lush vineyards and a private tour through the art-filled winding laneways brimming with quirky cafes in Melbourne, to a helicopter tour over the massive, sacred Ayers rock and sailing and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Coral Cays. Through our partner, Swain Destinations, an Andrew Harper Trave advisor will be the first step in enjoying a variety of the top attractions that make the land down under so diverse and beautiful.  

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Days 1 & 2 International Traveling

Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds, 24 hours traveling west and subtracts, 24 hours traveling east.

Day 3 Mornington Peninsula

Enjoy a private  transfer from Melbourne International Airport to the Jackalope Hotel. Set on a pristine winery amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region. Drink in the gorgeous scenery and taste the Peninsula's best wines, food and pastoral pleasures at the many nearby restaurants. For the rest of the evening, enjoy the hotel's facilities at your own leisure.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 4 Mornington Peninsula

In the morning take a private tour of Mornington Peninsula, a dream come true for any foodie. During the tour prepare to be continuously inspired by the cuisine of this diverse region. Prepare a seasonal meal with the chef. Whether you are creating handmade sausages, making scrumptious gnocchi, or mastering the art of breadmaking, you are sure to have an unforgettable time. Afterwards, bask in your beautiful surroundings and try your creation, paired with the perfect wine. In the afternoon, take a drive and sample goats cheese from local dairy farms, sample wine by winemakers that are the best in their craft, and wander delectable fruit farms in the area.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 5 Melbourne

Today, enjoy a private transfer to explore the city of Melbourne. Nowhere in the Southern Hemisphere, is there an entertainment complex with the excitement and style of Crown. With a reputation for beautiful parks and gardens, wonderful shopping, spectacular special events and a rich tapestry of art and culinary fare, Melbourne is truly one of the world's most exciting cities.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 6 Melbourne

Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide cool local cafes and ample style. Join this morning walking tour through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and become 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 most unique cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways, there is something for everyone. Morning tea and bistro-style lunch is included in the hosted tour.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 7 Yulara

In the morning, you will be transferred by a private vehicle from the city to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative from Longitude 131° in the baggage claim area for your complimentary 4-WD transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Longitude 131°. An exceptional touring program designed especially for guests of Longitude 131° is included in the wilderness experience. Signature Experiences with a lodge naturalist guide are shared with fellow guests in custom touring vehicles. Enjoy privacy, tranquility, and relaxation in this luxuriously rustic accommodation. An array of activities and different touring options will be yours to experience during your stay. Between venturing to Uluru during sunrise or sunset and taking a gentle walk as you learn about the Mala people, the views are sure to take your breath away.

Stay Overnight Longitude 131˚

Longitude 131˚

Providing unobstructed views of Ayers Rock, this unique desert hideaway straddles an isolated red dune.

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Day 8 Yulara

Today partake in the exciting Longitude 131°experiences. A sample of some of these activities to enjoy is dining at Table 131 to enjoy indigenous flavors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky, and witnessing the Field of Light, a monumental and experimental artwork with 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres, created by the world renowned artist, Bruce Munro by the end of 2020. Another option to take advantage of is the private experiences that offer the ability to tailor a special interest itinerary.

Stay Overnight Longitude 131˚

Longitude 131˚

Providing unobstructed views of Ayers Rock, this unique desert hideaway straddles an isolated red dune.

View

Day 9 Mossman

Late this morning you will leave Longitude 131° for the helipad and board your helicopter. Your scenic flight to Uluru will take you around the massive sandstone monolith that is one of the largest rocks in the world. The flight provides ample opportunity for some great aerial shots. The flight will then continue onto Kata Tjuta to witness this massive 36-dome formation from the air. Upon landing at Ayers Rock airport, you'll then proceed to check in for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, walk towards the baggage area, and meet your driver who will transfer you directly to your accommodation where you will relax for the remainder of the evening.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 10 Mossman

The adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Sit back and relax on the beautiful yacht and set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. You will enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline and views of the Daintree Mountains. Once at the protected sites at the Coral Cays, nature activities will include snorkeling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 11 Mossman

The journey to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation features incredible coastal and rainforest scenery. Australian Wilderness Experience's full-day tour visits a variety of different environments throughout the day including estuary, mangroves, rainforest and beach. The first stop is Mill Walk in Cape Tribulation National Park, a private track accessed exclusively by Australian Wilderness Experience. After a short drive, you will arrive at Myall Beach where a relaxing stroll offers spectacular views of the Cape Tribulation and the Great Dividing Range. Then travel to a private bush camp for a traditional Australian barbecue lunch followed by a revitalizing swim in a freshwater swimming hole.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 12 & 13 Wolgan Valley

In the morning, take a private transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney Domestic Airport. Upon arrival, your private driver will take you directly to your accommodations in Wolgan Valley. For the rest of the day take advantage of the abundance of amenities that your stay provides.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 14 Sydney

During the day enjoy a helicopter transfer from Wolgan Valley directly to Sydney that will take approximately 45-50 minutes. On arrival, you'll be greeted by your driver and be transferred to your lovely accommodations. Be sure to partake in the facilities of your hotel and enjoy a day of luxurious relaxation.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 15 Sydney

Sydney's Harbor is home to a multitude of sensational attractions and experiences. With thousands of people visiting harbor attractions each week, you can skip the crowds and see it all from a well-appointed 54-foot cruiser. Begin your day with a private Sensational Sydney cruise that visits the harbor's stand out attractions. Your informative captain and crew will entertain you throughout your 2-hour morning cruise. Afterwards travel through the city to see Darling Harbour, vibrant China Town, Centennial Park, and Bondi Beach, plus may other spectacular sights like the exclusive waterfront suburbs and the Opera House.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 16 Sydney

Today, explore the city of Sydney on your own. It is no surprise that when the British first arrived in Sydney they named the area Botany Bay. Native Waratah wind their way through the historic Rocks area, palm trees frame long stretches of pristine beach and Eucalyptus embrace the endless and beckoning bays of Sydney Harbor. Take the Darling Harbour Rocket that connects Circular Quay to Darling Harbour where there are many restaurants and attractions such as The Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, The IMAX Theater and the Naval Museum. For a more leisurely afternoon, take a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park, or learn about Australia's National Gemstone, the Opal, at Altmann; Cherny or The National Opal Collection, right in the heart of the city on Pitt Street.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 17 Departure

Please wait for your driver in the designated area. You will be transferred by private vehicle from your city accommodation to Sydney Airport for your flight home.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, except where noted. Room categories, dates of travel and change to services will affect the price. Dollar conversions shown will fluctuate throughout the year. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.