Traverse The Australian Golden Triangle: A 14-Day Itinerary
Traveling the 'Australian Golden Triangle' (Sydney, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef) is undeniably one of the most beautiful excursions in Australia. This 14-day introduction to Australia combines three of the country's most exciting cities. Get a taste of its Aboriginal heritage, explore the Great Barrier Reef, and witness the historical side of Sydney with this fantastic 14-day luxurious Australia itinerary.
Witness stunning waterfalls at the Blue Mountains
Pat adorable koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies
Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
Ride through the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway
Learn about indigenous history and culture
Tour the magnificent Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
See the red center in its full glory.
Dine under the desert skies in the legendary Sounds of Silence Dinner
Discover the remote outback town of Alice Springs
Experience relaxed beachside culture at the world-famous Bondi Beach
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Upon arrival, meet your private guide, who will transfer you to your hotel. Rest for the day and explore the city at your own pace.
Day 2: The Harbor City Welcomes You (Sydney)
In the morning, set off on an introductory tour with your guide in Sydney. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House. Learn of its curious history and architecture as you stroll its grand interiors. Then, head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, witnessing a great display of local flora and some of the best views over the city. After a lavish dinner at a luxury resort, you will return to your hotel in a private car.
Day 3: A Voyage Into the Past (Sydney)
Meet your guide at Circular Quay ferry wharf and take a guided walking tour through the Historic Rocks district. Shop around renowned opal jewelry stores and boutique art galleries. Have dinner at a luxury hotel before heading to your resort for rest.
Day 4: View a Natural Wonder (Blue Mountains).
Take a 50-minute drive in a private car to the majestic Blue Mountains. Your private guide to show you to hidden spots and thundering waterfalls and treat you to lunch in some of the area's most picturesque settings. Return to your hotel in Sydney for dinner.
Day 5: A Different Pace of Life (Port Douglas).
Board a 3-hour flight from Sydney to Cairns, followed by a private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, join your tour guide on a scenic drive to the seaside village of Port Douglas.
Stroll along the palm-fringed Four Mile Beach and dip in the calm tropical waters. As evening nears, have dinner at a seaside restaurant and treat your taste buds to fresh seafood and a glass of local Australian wine.
Day 6: Meet the Aussie Wildlife (Port Douglas).
Cuddle up to a sleepy koala, hold an alligator and feed kangaroos at Cairns Tropical Zoo. Then, your guide will take you to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and enjoy a short boat ride on the lagoon, spotting some crocodiles. Learn about conservation efforts and the natural environment of tropical North Queensland. In the evening, have a lavish dinner at head to your hotel for a rest.
Day 7: Discover Underwater Magic (Cairns).
Admire the Coral Sea's vastness as you glide on your private cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. The crystal clear waters boast thousands of fish species, several types of sea turtles, and colorful soft and hard coral. Enjoy snorkeling and diving in these locations. Return to your premium hotel for dinner.
Day 8: Take on a Rainforest Adventure (Cairns).
Gaze out over canopies, sheer cliff drops, and waterfalls as the Kuranda Scenic Railway takes you to the village in the rainforest, Kuranda. Stroll through a butterfly sanctuary, and feed kangaroos and wallabies at the local koala park. Continue your journey to the Skyrail a gondola that will take you high above the treetops offering a new perspective of the rainforest and its surroundings.
Finally, make a stop at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Witness traditional dances, learn about bush medicine, and try your hand at throwing a boomerang or a spear and playing the didgeridoo. Have a traditional dinner before heading to your hotel.
Day 9: Explore Lovely Cairns (Cairns).
Start your morning with a sunrise hot air balloon flight and see the area's charms from the sky. Then go for a stroll along The Esplanade a boardwalk that winds along the coast, affording beautiful views over the water. Take a dip at the Lagoon. Spend the afternoon wandering into local artist shops and galleries. In the evening, head to one of the pristine beaches north of the city and have dinner and wine at a luxury property on the beach.
Day 10: See the Red Center (Uluru).
Board a three-hour morning flight into the red center. After settling into your hotel, join an afternoon private tour of Kata Tjuta.
Walk around the giant bornhardts and learn of indigenous legends of the snake Wanambi, the mice women, the poisonous Liru, and the unfortunate kangaroo man, Malu, and his lizard woman sister, Mulumura.
In the evening, experience the legendary Sounds of Silence Dinner. The event takes place in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a gourmet Australian barbecue and local wine in spectacular surroundings while listening to the soothing sounds of the didgeridoo.
Day 11: Meet the World's Largest Monolith (Uluru).
Wake up before dawn and explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on an unforgettable camel tour at sunrise. Then enjoy an open-air buffet breakfast, followed by an indigenous tour of Uluru. Listen to the tales of local Anangu people, learn about the area's flora and fauna, and become acquainted with the colossal rock itself. Admire the monolith from the most excellent viewing points and see how it changes color with the sun's movement. Head to your hotel for dinner.
Day 12: Experience the Aussie Outback (Alice Springs).
Visit the site of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and find out how medicine works in the remote parts of Australia, then make a stop at the School of Air, where you can get an insight into education in the outback.
Finally, meet some more unique local inhabitants at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Learn more about desert wildlife. Finish your day with panoramic sights over Alice Springs from Anzac Hill.
Day 13: Relax at Bondi Beach (Sydney).
Spend your morning bidding farewell to the red center. Then, board a midday flight to Sydney. Your private guide will take you to the hotel in the prestigious eastern suburbs of Sydney and enjoy proximity to the world-famous Bondi Beach. Treat yourself to gelato, and walk along the sand, admiring the ocean and the famous Bondi lifeguards. Have dinner at a premium property, then head to your hotel.
Day 14: Depart Australia
Wave a final goodbye as you head to the airport with your private guide and board your flight home.