QUINTESSENTIAL BUSH AND OUTBACK

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TOTAL SUGGESTED NIGHTS: 9 nights

Plus suggested add-on and extra nights at arrival or departure if desired.

Meander off the beaten track with this quintessential Australian itinerary, exploring the bush and outback with the support of a knowledgeable and passionate team of hosts and guides. This itinerary encourages guests to immerse themselves in Australia’s environment, wildlife and diverse natural landscapes.

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FROM BRISBANE DRIVE 2 HRS TO SPICERS PEAK LODGE

Spicers Peak Lodge

Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (3 Nights)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat.
A selection of must do’s
• Arrange for a picnic hamper to be delivered to one of many scenic picnic locations around the 8,000 acre property. A table can be set for guests to arrive at the location, after a bike ride or walk, to chilled champagne, stunning views and nothing to unpack.
• Complimentary mountain bikes are provided to experience the great outdoors at its best. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced
fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider to enjoy this bush experience.
• Star Gazing – In the evenings the magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around. Learn about the various constellations from your local guide.

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2 HR DRIVE TO BRISBANE AIRPORT, 1.5 HR FLIGHT TO SYDNEY AIRPORT, 2.5 HR DRIVE TO EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY OR 30 MIN PRIVATE HELICOPTER TRANSFER

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone suites, each with its own private swimming pool and 7,000 acres of private conservation zone to explore, enjoy a memorable break with distinctive dining and spectacular scenery.
A selection of must do’s
• Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the bush, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.
• Colonial Heritage Tour – Departing from the 1832 Heritage Homestead and Kitchen Garden, take a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s early settlers as your guide brings to life how they overcame the harshness of the Australian bush and outback.
• Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallabies and wallaroos (including sighting a rare albino wallaroo).

EL QUESTRO OPERATES FROM APRIL UNTIL OCTOBER. 2.5 HR DRIVE TO SYDNEY AIRPORT, 4.5 HR FLIGHT TO DARWIN AIRPORT,
OVERNIGHT DARWIN. NEXT MORNING 1 HR FLIGHT TO KUNUNURRA AIRPORT, 2 HR HOSTED DRIVE TO EL QUESTRO HOMESTEAD

El Questro Homestead

The Kimberley, Western Australia (3 Nights)

The luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas of over the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests.
A selection of must do’s
• Take a guided hike into the majestic gorges and swim in a pristine rockpool and waterfall.
• The Homestead is renowned for serving gourmet cuisine in dramatic locations – Request an intimate dinner beneath the stars, or with views over a waterfall.
• Argyle Diamond Mine Ground Tour with Bungle Bungles scenic flight – Combine the treasure of nature with the treasure of the earth in this fly/ drive day tour.

For a first time visitor to Australia we suggest an additional few nights at Longitude 131 ° to experience the spiritual and geographical heart of Australia and the desert landscapes.

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2 HR HOSTED DRIVE TO KUNUNURRA AIRPORT, 1 HR FLIGHT TO DARWIN AIRPORT, OVERNIGHT DARWIN, NEXT DAY 2.5 HR FLIGHT TO AYERS ROCK AIRPORT, 15 MIN HOSTED DRIVE TO LONGITUDE 131 °

Longitude 131°

Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory (3 Nights)

Located in the heart of Australia and facing majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131° offers a uniquely personal experience, complete with
pampering accommodation in 15 luxury tents with private views of the changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises and sets.
A selection of must do’s
• Uluru Sunrise Guided Base Walk – Experience the remarkable changing colours of the desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru at dawn.
• Table 131° – Dine out on sumptuous outback fare. As you arrive to your dinner setting, be greeted by the deep acoustics of the didgeridoo while
Indigenous performers welcome you with a cultural dance.
• Sunset Camel Ride – Explore the great Central Australia desert at a slow and relaxed pace, accompanied by an expert guide regaling you with
colourful anecdotes about life in this remarkable region.

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. The total number of suggested nights are a guide based on daily available scheduled flights and may vary. Prior to arrival, or upon arrival, at each lodge or camp, a bespoke personalised itinerary can be created with the expertise of an intuitive and knowledgeable team of hosts.

Many of the lodges offer a rate that includes accommodation, food and beverages, and importantly, signature experiences to really connect guests with an outstanding Australian region.