Upon arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be met and privately transferred to the Park Hyatt Sydney. Seated majestically on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly exemplifies contemporary harbourside luxury with its coveted location between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The hotel’s spacious rooms feature contemporary interiors, modern bathrooms with dual vanity, wet area, rain shower, deep bathtub and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to private balconies.
Included in your stay is a Sydney full day city tour including a harbour cruise. This is the perfect way to see this beautiful part of the city in style and luxury. You will spend time with a knowledgeable and passionate guide, and enjoy lunch on the harbour to top off this truly memorable experience. This tour is just long enough to show you what is special about this beautiful city, and leave you wanting more. This is a great tour for those who have just landed in Sydney on the early morning long-haul flights – a chance to discover Sydney and get busy while getting over the jetlag!
After a leisurely breakfast, make your own way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge for an experience you are sure to remember for years to come – Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Time Summit Tour.
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the ultimate Sydney experience. This climb is perfect if you want more time to soak up the moment, or even if you are a bit nervous and would like more support from the climb leaders. The bridge you will climb is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. You will journey along catwalks, up ladders, and steadily to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The trip is 3.5 hours long and 1,332 steps and will provide you with the absolute best views of this stunning city below.
The afternoon is yours to either relax and recover from your energetic morning or see some more of the city at your leisure.
This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and transferred to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley by private vehicle. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, located approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve, the resort combines absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience.
The resort features 40 elegantly appointed suites reminiscent of the Federation period, each with its own swimming pool, double-sided fireplace and private veranda with stunning valley views. The Main Homestead features various dining settings including the magnificent Wolgan Dining Room with panoramic views, The Country Kitchen, a providore-style casual restaurant, the Valley Bar & Terrace, a walk-in wine cellar with over 150 carefully selected wines, and the Creekside Room, a private dining area for up to 12 guests.
Offering ultimate relaxation is the resort’s One&Only Spa. The spa has an extensive range of exquisite treatments designed to revitalise the mind, body and soul, and incorporates specialised techniques from Australia’s own Sodashi skin care range to offer a unique and enriching experience.
Home to a unique range of native wildlife and flora, with an ancient geological heritage, guests can enjoy a range of guided tours and exciting activities. Discover the countryside on horseback, tour by 4WD vehicle, mountain bike through the valley or simply gaze at a canopy of stars in the stillness of the night.
With so many unique experiences to choose from, the resort’s knowledgeable and experienced field guides are happy to recommend activities and experiences to inspire a love for Australia’s great outdoors.
Choose from the 3 tiers of activities including:
• Scheduled activities (Group experiences shared with other guests and included in all full-board accommodation packages (up to two activities per day)).
• Signature Experiences (Signature experiences shared with other guests and scheduled daily (at an additional cost)).
• Private Tours (Exclusive experiences tailored to your preference, hosted by your personal Field Guide and scheduled on request (at an additional cost)).
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 7,000 acres of nature to explore, enjoy a memorable honeymoon with distinctive dining and spectacular scenery.
A selection of must do’s
• One&Only Spa Experience – Escape with a spa retreat just for two. Unwind with a serene bathing ritual ready for an all over body polish. Continue your journey cocooned in a purifying body wrap, rich in algae and marine extracts to assist in the removal of accumulated toxins, while your scalp is massaged with a luxurious mask. Choose between an express massage or facial to complement your experience.
• Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.
• Enjoy refreshing dip in your own private shimmering pool.
After breakfast transfer to the Sydney Airport for the scheduled flight to Hamilton Island (not included). Upon arrival you will be greeted at the Hamilton Island Airport and transferred by resort staff to qualia.
Situated in the heart of the Whitsundays, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service.
qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.
Inside qualia, feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness centre. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. And for a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which is an all-encompassing, sensory experience with six deluxe treatment rooms, a relaxation area with steam room and outdoor tropical Vichy shower, along with open-air yoga and meditation pavilion. And no sensory experience would be complete, without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion.
Pebble Beach is qualia’s base for activities. In-between reclining and dining, step directly into the water at Pebble Beach to go sea-kayaking or snorkelling above the coral just offshore.
qualia’s Activities Team are on hand to provide inspiration and assistance for catamaran tours, sailing lessons or a beach drop-off for a gourmet picnic on a remote stretch of sand. Sunset cruises, snorkelling trips and private charters to breathtaking Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef can also be arranged at additional costs.
When you want to explore further than qualia’s secluded beach, private pools, exclusive restaurants and sublime spa, every pavilion at qualia has a private golf buggy for self-drive tours on car-free Hamilton Island. Easy and fun to drive, the electric two-seater golf buggies capture the gentle, laidback pace of life on Hamilton Island. Shaded from the sun with a canopy, with headlights for driving at night, your private golf buggy will allow you to explore Hamilton Island at your leisure.
Enjoy your last morning on qualia before boarding your scheduled flight back to Sydney (or another departure city).
Antipodean Luxury Travel are devoted to connecting their guests with a sense and experience of place. It is their signature experiences that make a visit to any of these Australian regions genuine and memorable.
This tour is designed for – Solo travellers/couples/small groups and families with children 16 years and over. qualia is not suited to children under this age. Should the itinerary be of interest and you are travelling with a young family please contact one of our Travel Designers as we can customise a journey to suit your exact travel needs.
This Itinerary can be taken all year round; however, we recommend speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply e.g. from December to March is the wet season in Northern Queensland, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March.