Embark on a 21-day journey through the Southern Hemisphere's enchanting landscapes. This tour encompasses Sydney's iconic allure, the spiritual essence of Uluru, the adventure-packed Queenstown, and the tranquil beaches of Fiji. Experience cultural immersion, gourmet delights, and top-tier luxury accommodations. From urban exploration to natural wonders, our Southern Hemisphere adventure offers discerning travelers the perfect blend of elegance and excitement, creating cherished memories along the way.
Duration: 21 Days
Starts: Sydney, Australia
Finishes: Nadi, Fiji
Welcome to Sydney
Upon your arrival in Sydney, you will be greeted with a warm welcome. You’ll then be transferred to the elegant Park Hyatt Sydney, where you can check-in, unwind, and take advantage of the hotel’s luxurious amenities. As the evening sets in, you have the freedom to explore the nearby Circular Quay area, perhaps taking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or enjoying a drink at one of the many charming cafes.
3 nights at Park Hyatt Sydney
See the famous waterfront sites of Sydney
Your day begins with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you’ll embark on a captivating morning tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, exploring its architectural marvels. For lunch, indulge in a culinary experience at a waterfront restaurant, savoring both cuisine and stunning views. In the afternoon, an exhilarating climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge awaits, providing breathtaking panoramic vistas of the city. To conclude the day, relish a fine dining experience at one of Sydney’s renowned restaurants.
Bondi beachside relaxing
Wake up to a delicious breakfast at the Park Hyatt Sydney. Today, you’ll venture to the famous Bondi Beach, where you can soak up the sun and surf or simply relax on the sandy shores. Bondi offers plenty of water activities for those seeking adventure. A beachside café is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch. In the evening, you have the freedom to explore more of Sydney, whether it’s shopping in upscale boutiques or discovering more of the city’s vibrant culture.
Travel to the Red Centre
As you bid farewell to Sydney, you’ll check out from the Park Hyatt Sydney and catch a flight to Uluru. Upon your arrival in Uluru, you’ll check in at the luxurious Longitude 131, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the vast desert landscape. Your evening will be at leisure, allowing you to soak in the beauty and tranquility of this unique location.
Experience a desert sunrise
Rise early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over Uluru, a sacred rock formation. Following this spiritual experience, embark on a guided tour of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to learn about its cultural significance. Your gourmet lunch at the resort will be a culinary delight. As the day comes to a close, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience under the starlit Outback sky.
Explore the Kata Tjuta National Park
Start your day with a delectable breakfast at Longitude 131. The choices for today are diverse: you can opt for guided hikes to explore the desert landscape, engage in cultural experiences to gain insight into Aboriginal heritage, or simply indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments. Both lunch and dinner will be served at the resort, allowing you to fully embrace the tranquil surroundings.
Travel to the Great Barrier Reef
After checking out from Longitude 131, you’ll board a flight to Cairns and then continue on to Lizard Island. Upon your arrival at Lizard Island Resort, you can unwind on the private beaches or embark on leisurely walks through the island’s lush trails. This evening offers a perfect opportunity to appreciate the serenity of this secluded paradise.
3 nights at Lizard Island Resort
Pamper yourself with spa treatments or partake in additional water activities
Awaken to the soothing sounds of the ocean and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the resort. The Great Barrier Reef awaits, offering fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities. Lunch will be served at the resort, and the afternoon is yours to engage in water sports or simply bask in the island’s natural beauty.
New Zealand's Alpine Resort
Check out from Lizard Island Resort and catch a flight to Queenstown, New Zealand. Upon your arrival, you’ll check in at the magnificent Matakauri Lodge or Eichardt’s Private Hotel. The evening is yours to explore Queenstown, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant atmosphere.
4 nights at Eichardts Private Hotel
Jetboat the Dart River
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. The adventure continues with travel along Lake Wakitipu to Glenorchy where you will enjoy the Dart River by jet boat This evening dine out along the scenic Queenstown waterfront.
Scenic Flight and Cruise Milford Sound
This morning take a scenic flight across Fiordland to Milford sound before embarking on a scenic cruise, surrounded by breathtaking fjords, towering mountains and waterfalls. In the evening, return to Queenstown and relish a gourmet dinner at one of the town’s acclaimed restaurants.
Private Central Otago Wine Tour
Another day in Queenstown begins with a hearty breakfast at the lodge. Today’s itinerary includes wine tasting in Central Otago, you can choose to explore by e-bike or private vehicle the world-class vineyards, renowned for Pinot Noir. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Queenstown or relaxing as you wish. The evening is open for your own preferences.
Bid adieu to Queenstown and check out from your accommodation. Catch a flight to Nelson, where you’ll check in at Pihopa Retreat, a boutique luxury lodge. The evening is yours to relax and unwind in this serene environment.
3 nights at Pihopa Retreat
Private Day Sailing Trip
A day spent on a private sailing excursion in the Abel Tasman National Park is nothing short of a dream come true. As you set sail along the pristine waters of the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of natural beauty and tranquility. The gentle sway of the yacht and the sound of the wind in the sails create a soothing backdrop as you explore secluded coves, golden beaches, and lush forests along the coastline. With a seasoned crew at your service, you’ll have the opportunity to swim in crystal-clear waters, snorkel amidst colorful marine life, and enjoy gourmet meals prepared on board.
Vibrant Arts Scene
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and choose between exploring Nelson’s vibrant art scene or simply relaxing on the lodge’s beautiful property. You have the option to dine either at the lodge or in Nelson, depending on your preferences.
The City of Sails
Check out from The Pihopa Retreat and catch a flight to Auckland. Upon your arrival in Auckland, you’ll check in at The Hotel Britomart . The evening is at leisure, allowing you to explore the city’s attractions or unwind as you wish.
1 night at The Hotel Britomart
South Pacific Paradise
Start your day with breakfast at The Hotel Britomart and explore Auckland’s cultural treasures, such as the Auckland Art Gallery. In the afternoon, board a flight to Fiji, where you’ll transfer by helicopter to Tokoriki Island Resort. The evening on the island is yours to enjoy.
3 nights at Tokoriki Island Resort
Relax and Unwind
Begin your days with a delightful breakfast at the resort. Tokoriki Island offers a plethora of water sports activities, including snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the resort, and in the afternoon, join a Fijian cooking class. Unwind with spa treatments at the resort, perfect for relaxation.
Your Southern Hemisphere Sojourn ends today
On day 21, as you bid farewell to the tranquil shores of Tokoriki Island Resort, you’ll be taking with you memories of a remarkable three-week journey through the Southern Hemisphere. From the iconic landmarks of Sydney to the majestic landscapes of New Zealand and the serene paradise of Fiji, this tour has been an exquisite blend of luxury, adventure, and cultural exploration. Your departure marks the end of an unforgettable adventure, leaving you with a treasure trove of experiences to cherish forever.
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The Park Hyatt Sydney is an exquisite luxury hotel nestled in one of the world’s most iconic harborside locations. With unparalleled views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, this five-star gem offers a blend of contemporary elegance and unparalleled sophistication.
Nestled among rich red dunes, Longitude 131° overlooks Australia’s best-known natural icon, Uluru. The welcome open spaces of the central Dune House include a restaurant and bar with ever-changing views of the monolith as a backdrop for dining as well as lounging areas in contemporary campaign style, ideal for relaxing with an icy drink and exchanging stories of the day’s adventures in the outback.
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five-star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa.
Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown. Eichardt’s opulent suites invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world’s truly remarkable locations. The hotel suites all feature a super-king bed, fireplace and mini-bar, a dressing room and bathroom.
Pihopa Retreat is set in 5.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, giving you plenty of space to relax and wander. The luxurious suites provide a home away from home. Our spacious villas have a bedroom and lounge area to relax in, or you can venture outside to soak up the atmosphere on the balcony. After a busy day of sightseeing, Pihopa Retreat offers complete peace and luxury. Large and comfortable beds, a pillow menu to mull over and endless added extras to surprise you. We hope we can provide you with a place to completely re-charge.
The Hotel Britomart offers a perfect city getaway. Its hand-made brick exterior and beautifully timber-lined rooms showcase exceptional attention to detail. Moreover, you can enjoy the best of downtown waterfront Auckland right outside your front door. The hotel is situated in a vibrant nine-block precinct filled with plant-lined streets, historic warehouses, and excellent shopping and dining options, making it the perfect base to explore your inner city surroundings.
The adults only resort boasts 36 standalone villas that stretch along the main beach, ensuring a peaceful and uncrowded atmosphere. The most luxurious accommodations are the beachfront pool villas, featuring unparalleled ocean vistas and an exclusive infinity pool. Each villa also includes a personal cabana with a double day bed and a private pathway leading to the beach. Regardless of your chosen room type, all accommodations are designed to provide a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, free from distractions like TV, internet, and phones. If you need to stay connected, the main lobby offers access, but you’ll likely prefer to spend your time in your peaceful bure.
What makes Tokoriki Unique
Your tour starts in the historic Rocks precinct. Witness the birthplace of Sydney and explore the convict-built cottages, pubs and the first church in Australia. Climb Observatory Hill for views of Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour.
Next, it’s across the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia’s most recognised landmarks. Later we pass by Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before traversing along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi. Here you will have some time to soak up the atmosphere of the beachside mecca. Stroll down the esplanade with the locals.
Experience the enchanting transition from Uluru’s sunset to the mesmerizing Field of Light display, where the monolith fades into the backdrop. Guests can leisurely stroll through Bruce Munro’s award-winning light installation, an outback fairyland of around 50,000 stems topped with colorful bulbs that illuminate and seem to sway under the night sky, creating a magical atmosphere in Australia’s spiritual heartland.
Combine an hour of high-speed wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this stunning area at your own pace as you float downstream on sparkling water, then enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch before heading past ‘Paradise’ and on to Glenorchy. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Maori legends.
Soar over secluded alpine lakes, dramatic waterfalls, snow-covered mountain peaks, pristine glaciers and native beech forest. And just when you think the scenery can’t get any better; Milford Sound and Mitre Peak appear from over the rise.
Add a boat cruise along the fjord, an alpine landing or extended flying time to your scenic helicopter flight for the full Milford Sound experience.
Ride the most popular section of the Queenstown Trail. Follow the Arrow River Trail to the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge. From there proceed into the Gibbston Wine Valley, making your way to a designated winery from which you will be shuttled back to Queenstown.
Total Distance: 14.27km | Total Elevation Gain: 153m | Total Elevation Loss: 198m.
Enjoy a fun-filled tour of the Nelson/Tasman region on your own private sailing catamaran. With no set timetable, you have the freedom to make the most of the opportunities that arise on the day. The full day tour (6 hours) provides exclusive use of the boat, skipper, and equipment. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park, including secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine waters, and native wildlife. Take your time to explore tidal lagoons, secluded beaches, or stretch your legs with a small walk in the park.
A city of iconic attractions and brilliant beaches, Sydney is a destination you’ll never forget. Sydney is home to must-visit icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, but this Harbour City is constantly evolving. New rooftop bars, theatre shows and designer shops pop up at every turn, and the urban excitement is perfectly balanced by afternoons spent lying on the sand. With diverse destinations at its doorstep, Sydney is the perfect base for day trips and weekends away.
Uluru / Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon. Standing 348 metres high, the monolith has a great cultural significance for the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu people.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is located 440 kilometres by road south-west of Alice Springs and encompasses both Uluru and the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), both dating back hundreds of million of years. Visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can also browse through the informative and award-winning Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia.
Queenstown, located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the magnificent Southern Alps, is New Zealand’s most celebrated destination. Offering a wealth of accommodation to suit all travellers, there is huge diversity in the experiences to be enjoyed – from adrenaline activities such as bungee jumps and sky diving, adventurous excursions like jet-boating and hiking through to superb golf, gourmet food and wine tours, alpine tours and hiking.
Nelson – City of Sunshine. A haven for artisans seeking a lifestyle amid a landscape of mountains, valleys, unspoilt shores and National Parks, including the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. The idyllic climate has enabled a winery, art and orchard trail to explore by car or relaxing bike ride.
As the name belies, ‘The City of Sails’ – as Auckland is fondly known – is a stunning sea side city. The city centre surrounds a large harbour that bustles with life, both on water and on land. In the Auckland region, the North Island is geographically narrow and the city straddles a slim piece of land with coastline facing both the Pacific Ocean, and, on the wild West Coast, the Tasman Sea. Boutique shopping, pulsing, Pacific-inspired markets and a passionate cafe culture make this city a charming place to visit.
Tokoriki Island, part of Fiji’s Mamanuca archipelago, can be reached by a 15-minute helicopter or seaplane ride from Nadi International Airport or a 45-minute boat ride from Port Denarau. Embrace the captivating beauty of turquoise waters, tropical greenery, and vibrant coral reefs. Enjoy a variety of activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, or unwinding on the beach. With luxurious resorts, Tokoriki Island is an idyllic destination for a romantic getaway or a serene escape from daily life.