Days 1-6: Tasmania
Jump in with a full day cruise down the Derwent River and into the sheltered waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel that surround Bruny Island. Your guide dives for abalone and sea urchins and shucks fresh oysters to prepare a feast. Then it’s off to hike and look for wildlife in Freycinet National Park, Ben Lomond National Park, and Mount Victoria forest Reserve. You might see platypus, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, quolls, and more.
Days 7-9: Margaret River
Fly to Perth and drive to Margaret River, world renowned wine region. The area is also known for its beaches, and there is much to see and do here. Your highlight will be visiting Voyager Estate for a long walk followed by a six-course “Discovery Meal” showcasing the region’s finest seasonal produce.
Days 10-12: Ningaloo Reef
Fly to Exmouth from Perth and transfer to Ningaloo Reef for three days of relaxing and exploring from your sumptuous beachside safari camp. If you’re here between April and July, you’ll be able to swim with the whale sharks, filter-feeding behemoths that migrate through during those months. Whenever you’re here, you can skiff out into the Indian Ocean with your guide to look for turtles, dugongs, dolphins, rays, and seabirds.
Day 13: Broome
A quick night in Broome sets you up to fly out for the next leg of your adventure.
Days 14-21: The Kimberley
Fly to Kununurra to meet your guide for an incredible adventure in the Kimberley, known for its vast wilderness regions, isolated coastline, dramatic gorges, and deep Aboriginal connection. During this 7-day expedition your guide will take you to iconic sites along the Gibb River Road, swimming in the Lake Argyle infinity pool, walking among the Bungle Bungles, touring through the Ord Valley, and more. Accommodations include comfortable safari-style tents and guest rooms.
Day 22: Perth
Fly to Perth to catch tomorrow’s train.
Days 23-25: Ride the Rails
Catch the Indian Pacific for an amazing ride across Southern Australia, from Perth to Adelaide. Off-train excursions let you get out and explore some of the historic and fascinating stops along the way. All aboard!
Day 26: Cairns
Fly to Cairns today to launch the last, exquisite leg of this spectacular journey.
Days 27-31: Great Barrier Reef
Catch a boat to the ultra-exceptional Bedarra Island Resort, set in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The ten private villas offer the ultimate in privacy, tranquility, and barefoot luxury. Take advantage of the resort’s sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel equipment, or trails, or let us arrange for some SCUBA diving or deep-sea fishing.
Day 32: Cairns
It’s so hard to leave, but you’ll boat back to Cairns today for flights home tomorrow.
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