Authentic Vacations Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Australia is an energetic land that beats with an ancient pulse. Discover its Dreamtime awe, natural wonders, and brilliant cities for sixteen sumptuous nights. No worries here. Each hotel is chosen for outstanding service and amenities, and all transfers are taken care of. Starting in Sydney, we’ve arranged a backstage peek into the Sydney Opera House (it defines the skyline), a private valley wine-tasting, and a helicopter tour—you’ll be privy to sweeping vistas.

The following three nights are spent on Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s great nature-based destinations. Pristine beaches, local wines, wildlife, and vivid sunsets are yours to savor along with guided island excursions. In Adelaide you’ll explore South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital before you embark upon three extraordinary nights in Uluru.

Say the name. Uluru. It sounds like Aboriginal creation stories carried on the wind. You’ll stay in a unique luxury wilderness camp that is eco-sensitive and romantic. Be amazed by local Indigenous guides, storytelling, and dining beneath the stars—you have never seen so many. Then kick up your heels in Brisbane, capital of Queensland and cultural mecca, with a tasting sensation we’ve planned for you. 

Next is an unsurpassed experience, known to few, on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island for four nights. Your world-class private resort is on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.  On this island of koalas and kangaroos, time slips away. Calm, and sensory perfection, becomes your reality. (We’ve arranged a flight so you can soar above it all.) Australia. It’s a world of mysteries, cosmopolitan cities, kangaroos, koalas, luscious food and wine, and a vibrant aboriginal culture. Feel the wonder.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Breakfast Daily at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset Canapés, and Dinner Each Day at the Southern Ocean Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Each Day at Longitude 131°
  • Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour - 5.5-hour progressive dinner tour with courses at 3 of Brisbane’s best restaurants, luxury transportation, & outstanding views
  • A La Carte Breakfast Daily, All Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and One Gourmet Dinner at one of Qualia's Delectable On-Site Restaurants
Private Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour

Private Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Private Tastes of the Hunter Valley Day Tour

Private Tastes of the Hunter Valley Day Tour

Great Barrier Reef Discovery Flight

Great Barrier Reef Discovery Flight

Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island Experience

Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island Experience

Longitude 131 Red Centre Experience

Longitude 131 Red Centre Experience

Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour

Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour

Accommodations

4 Nights

5-Star Luxury Hotel

3 Nights

Exclusive Nature Lodge

1 Night

Luxurious Boutique Hotel

3 Nights

5-Star Luxury Resort

1 Night

5-Star Luxury Boutique Hotel

4 Nights

5-Star Luxury Resort

Transportation and Guides

    • Transfers to/from Airports to your Hotels
    • All Transportation between Activities at Southern Ocean Lodge
    • All Transportation between Activities at Longitude 131°
    • VIP Chauffeur Service & Use of 4-Seater Golf Cart and Non-Motorized Watercraft at Qualia

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Hanson Bay Sanctuary
  • Seal Bay
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Field of Light
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

The Rocks, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Darling Harbour, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

George Street, Australia

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Australia

Barangaroo Reserve, Australia

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Included Unique Experiences

  • Private 60 minute Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour
  • Sydney Opera House Backstage Small Group Tour
  • Private Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
  • Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided tours, walks, and visual presentations by naturalists
  • Longitude 131 - Uluru Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided walks and tours, dining outdoors under the stars and enjoying the sunset over Uluru with a glass in hand
  • Qualia Luxury Retreat - 4 Day Great Barrier Reef Experience with a 60-minute Sightseeing Helicopter
  • Flight over the Whitsundays and world-famous ‘Heart Reef’, landing at a pontoon out on the Reed for
  • Snorkeling & Coral Viewing, VIP Chauffeur service, and much more!

2025

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

From $20,906 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spend your nights at Australia’s most luxurious properties:
    • 4 Nights at the Four Seasons, Sydney – Full Harbour View Room
    • 3 Nights at the Multi-Award Winning Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island – Ocean View Room
    • 1 Night at the Luxurious Mayfair Hotel Located Within a Heritage-Listed Building in the Heart of Adelaide
    • 3 Nights at a Luxury Wilderness Camp just outside the UNESCO World Heritage Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park, Luxury Tent
    • 1 Night at the Luxurious & Modern Emporium Hotel in South Bank, Queensland
    • 4 Nights at a World-Class Resort on Hamilton Island –Room with Private Plunge Pool and Sea Views

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports to your Hotels
  • All Transportation between Activities at Southern Ocean Lodge
  • All Transportation between Activities at Longitude 131°
  • VIP Chauffeur Service & Use of 4-Seater Golf Cart and Non-Motorized Watercraft at Qualia

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast Daily at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset Canapés, and Dinner Each Day at the Southern Ocean Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Each Day at Longitude 131°
  • Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour - 5.5-hour progressive dinner tour with courses at 3 of Brisbane’s best restaurants, luxury transportation, & outstanding views
  • A La Carte Breakfast Daily, All Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and One Gourmet Dinner at one of Qualia's Delectable On-Site Restaurants

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Private 60 minute Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour
  • Sydney Opera House Backstage Small Group Tour
  • Private Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
  • Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided tours, walks, and visual presentations by naturalists
  • Longitude 131 - Uluru Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided walks and tours, dining outdoors under the stars and enjoying the sunset over Uluru with a glass in hand
  • Qualia Luxury Retreat - 4 Day Great Barrier Reef Experience with a 60-minute Sightseeing Helicopter
  • Flight over the Whitsundays and world-famous ‘Heart Reef’, landing at a pontoon out on the Reed for
  • Snorkeling & Coral Viewing, VIP Chauffeur service, and much more!

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Hanson Bay Sanctuary
  • Seal Bay
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Field of Light
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Annual Vacation - Self Drive of Ireland and Scotland"

Raymond

Henderson NV

Best two weeks ever! Jennifer at Authentic Vacations planned the most spectacular itinerary for my clients and did it with just a three-week notice. The itinerary, accommodations, and experiences were truly spectacular.


Very much look forward to working with Authentic Vacations and Jennifer again on another Ireland/UK/Iceland Trip.

"Family vacation and the ND/Navy Game in Dublin"

William

Deer Park, IL

We worked with Authentic Vacations as we planned a trip in Ireland around the Notre Dame/Navy game in Dublin. Specifically, we worked with Joleen and her team for planning and during our trip. I cannot express enough positive comments about how great this organization is to work with, and I have referred them to many friends that are planning trips to Ireland! The hotels were just amazing and in perfect locations for our travels, can’t say enough good things about the tours booked and choices and recommendations you provided. But what I was most impressed with was the ability to reach out to Joleen during our trip to make last minute changes to our itinerary! It was like I had a full-time person on staff that I could reach out to any time! All of my guest were so impressed and appreciative that we selected Authentic Vacations! Thank you very much!

"Iceland & Ireland - Mother & Son Adventure"

Mary

Washington

Amber, we just returned from our trip to Iceland & Ireland, and we had a wonderful time. I really want to thank you for putting our trip together. Everything went like clockwork! We will definitely be back in touch with you when we plan our next trip. Thank you again!!

"UK Ladies Adventure"

Megan

Tennessee

Ellie, I wanted to share the below with you!  I appreciate all you do to make it possible!!! This feedback is from my clients you helped me with.


Hey Megan- before I get too immersed in catching up at work, I wanted to take a minute and thank you. You knocked it out of the park! The hotels were so amazing and well placed for convenience, can’t say enough good things about the tours you booked and choices and recommendations you provided. It’s hard to imagine how it could have been any better with you in the background thinking everything through from airport transfers to day excursions. You’re my/our travel agent for life and we’re going to keep you really really busy. Thanks for everything- you created an amazing, fun, memorable, once in a lifetime intro to Europe that I’ll never forget.

"Scotland Chauffered"

Lavonne

California

Ellie, Thank you for the best, most beautiful and easiest vacation we have ever been on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jerry, our driver, was so knowledgeable and kind-hearted that I think it wouldn't have been so exciting to be there without him. HE'S THE BEST!!!! And you Ellie, what a God send that you were to our beautiful vacation. The Gordon Castle at the end was something we will never forget. THANK YOU FOR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND ALLOWING FOR US TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME. (Oh, except our luggage got lost and we didn't get it until we got home. Jerry was nice enough to take us places to buy some new clothes !!!!! )

"Small Guided - Devon & Cornwall"

Steve

Ontario

Hi Joleen, thank you! We had a wonderful time - really enjoyed exploring the small coastal villages in Cornwall and the moors in Devon. Fascinating history and folklore - our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Some of the highlights for us was a visit to the Tea plantation Tregothnan as well as visiting Doc Martin’s house in Port Isaac! The Wells Cathedral was fascinating with its history and architecture, featuring a novel scissor-arches to sustain the weight of stone.  We enjoyed the small group (17 in total) and mantra - off the main roads and willing to take suggestions from the group - even to visit a small village for an Australian lady with family roots in Cornwall. The itinerary was well planned, without hurrying from point A to B - more like meandering through the countryside and catching some lesser-known sites, like an abandoned tin mine site near the sea, or stopping to mingle with Dartmoor ponies on a hillside in the moors. Having a free day to explore on our own was also great - we walked to a nearby village called Charlestown, which had an interesting museum on shipwrecks and Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica. The harbour is also featured in filming Poldark with a two masted tall ship alongside. All in all, I felt that this was a fantastic vacation for us and I’m very happy that we signed up for it. Thanks for your support in getting us prepared for this adventure- I hope there’ll be more!

"Ireland & Scotland Combo"

Charlene

Ohio

We had such a wonderful, beautiful vacation! Everyone thought the spacing of activities and traveling every few days fit us all perfectly. I loved that we started in the beautiful countryside and then had the city life keep building as we changed locations. Scott’s favorite activity was St. Andrews golf. They loved their car service driver as well! The guys had a rainy day of golf in Dublin, but still enjoyed the course. I think the guys were both sad they couldn't play Lacinth (spelling?), however, they did have lunch there and enjoyed. My favorite activity was the Guinness Connoisseur Experience. Loved the private bar, tasting, and pouring my own draft! Also, I loved the Military Tattoo. Perfect ending to the trip. All activities were spot on and enjoyable! My favorite hotel was Fiddle and Bow, so unique and cute in the country. Excellent breakfast! A nice add on that we didn’t expect was the Fringe Street shows in Scotland. We also visited the Queens Royal yacht. Traveling was easy. The Irish and Scottish people were very friendly and welcoming. We can’t say enough good things about the trip. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful, memorable trip for us Joleen! I love that you are always reachable and go above and beyond to help us when needed. You are truly amazing! Hopefully we can get something on the calendar for next year! Thanks a million! 

"Italian Honeymoon"

Daley

Minnesota

We worked with Mandie at Authentic Vacations to plan our Honeymoon. We picked the "Opulent Italian Lakes and Cities" trip and then worked with Mandie to customize a few pieces that made more sense for our trip. Let me tell you that this was the best trip of our lives! The hotels that we stayed at were beyond incredible, and there were the perfect number of activities planned. Everything went extremely smoothly, and we didn't have to worry about a thing while we were on our trip! We can't wait to book another vacation through Authentic Vacations!

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