Australia Luxury Vacations: Unique Resorts Package

Immerse yourself in this indulgent escape at Australia’s top experiential luxury resorts. See the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Kangaroo Island, and Barossa Valley with unique luxury accommodations and experiences.

From $6,699
per person
15 days
Airfare additional cost
Based on
2 travelers

This Australia Luxury Vacations: Unique Resorts Package is the ultimate Australian getaway. We planned this trip for a couple from Chicago who wanted to see the highlights while indulging in amazing experiences in beautiful lodges and beach resorts.

They began their Australia Luxury Vacations: Unique Resorts Package at qualia, an otherworldly resort located on the Great Barrier Reef itself. Here, everything has been meticulously considered so it relaxes the mind, yet completely spoils the senses. They enjoyed 4 fabulous nights at qualia, snorkeling in the reef, pampering themselves at the spa, and lounging on exclusive beaches. They even took a helicopter trip over the Great Barrier Reef to see this natural wonder from a unique, bird’s-eye view.

Next, they traveled to Sydney, staying in the Shangri-La Sydney with incredible views of the Opera House right from their room. They had 4 nights to explore the food, shopping, nightlife, and attractions of Sydney completely at leisure. Then, they journeyed to Kangaroo Island and their unique accommodations at Southern Ocean Lodge. This luxurious eco-lodge is perfectly in harmony with its rugged coastal surroundings, offering complete immersion into the stunning scenery of Kangaroo Island. They enjoyed up-close wildlife encounters with expert guides from the lodge and spent some time exploring the coastal surrounds on their own.

They finished their Australia Luxury Vacations: Unique Resorts Package at The Louise, a delightful luxury lodge in the Barossa Valley wine country. They spent their last 2 nights relaxing, taking in views of the sunny vineyards from their private terrace, wine tasting at world-famous wineries, wandering the beautiful grounds, and enjoying culinary delights at Appellation, The Louise’s innovative gourmet restaurant.

After 2 weeks seeing the best Australia has to offer and discovering the country’s most incredible luxury lodges, their Australian vacation came to an end. They were transferred to the Adelaide airport to begin their onward journey home.

Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Enjoy a VIP transfer to your resort. qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded, northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. You will spend 4 nights at this superbly situated getaway in a Leeward or Windward Pavilion. Find yourself in a true sanctuary, where everything has been meticulously considered so it relaxes the mind, yet completely spoils the senses.
qualia resort

Day 2 – 4
Spend the next few days at your leisure. The main attraction at qualia is, of course, the stunning Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from below at exclusive diving or snorkeling locations, and soak up breathtaking aerial views of the reef from a helicopter or seaplane. You can also charter a boat out to pristine beaches on the Whitsunday Islands. Perhaps enjoy a private picnic on the famous Whitehaven Beach. There are also plenty of heavenly options for entertainment or utter relaxation at the resort.
qualia resort

Day 5
Today, fly to Sydney and enjoy a private transfer to the luxurious and superbly situated Shangri-La Sydney. Take in exquisite views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House from your room and explore the cobbled laneways and designer boutiques of the Rocks district.
Shangri-La Sydney

Day 6 – 7
Explore Sydney at your leisure. Fabulous shopping and restaurants are on offer, as well as several sunny beaches. You may also choose to venture out to the nearby Blue Mountains to take in stunning scenery and see kangaroos in the wild, or visit the Hunter Valley wine region to visit the renowned wineries in the area. Perhaps take a private tour of the Sydney Opera House, complete with a gourmet dinner and a performance in this famous venue.
Shangri-La Sydney

Day 8 – 9
Today, take a private transfer to Sydney airport and fly to Kangaroo Island via Adelaide. Spend the next 2 nights on Kangaroo Island. With 21 national and conservation parks, Kangaroo Island has enormous appeal for those who enjoy discovering wildlife in their natural surroundings. Enjoy a VIP transfer to the beautiful Southern Ocean Lodge. The lodge site adjoins 2 national parks and is at the heart of the island’s major attractions. From your dramatic clifftop setting, soak up a full panoramic view of the pounding surf below. Spend your time here enjoying the utmost luxury at the lodge and exploring your surroundings on guided excursions.
Southern Ocean Lodge

Day 10 – 11
Fly back to Adelaide and enjoy a private transfer to the Barossa Valley and your luxury lodge, The Louise, which is located atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across thousands of acres of verdant vineyards. Food, wine, luxury accommodation, and a genuine welcome await you. Look over the beautiful scenery from your private sunset terrace, wander through the grounds, go wine tasting in the area, and enjoy truly unique gourmet dining at Appellation restaurant. For a special wildlife encounter, ask us about Breakfast With the Roos.
The Louise

Day 15
Today, your luxurious tour through Australia’s highlights comes to an end. Take a private transfer to the Adelaide airport to begin your onward journey home.

  • 4 nights qualia resort, Great Barrier Reef – includes breakfast, all drinks, and selected activities
  • 4 nights Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
  • 2 nights Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island – includes meals, drinks, and selected activities
  • 2 nights The Louise, Barossa Valley – includes breakfast
  • Private airport transfers in Sydney and Adelaide
  • VIP transfers at qualia and Southern Ocean Lodge

If you are staying at the Louise, dining at Appellation is a MUST-do. Appellation at The Louise in the Barossa Valley is recognized as a world-class destination for dining in South Australia, with food that unashamedly reflects the local growing seasons. Executive Chef Ryan Edwards and his team are passionate about freshness, seasonality, and regionalism.
–Shannon, Down Under Endeavours


Partner Information

  • Location: Hamilton Island
  • Type of Accommodation: Resort
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Private Plunge Pools
  • Pebble Beach Restaurant
  • Personal 5-Star Service
  • Day Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Couples Only (Children 16+ Allowed)

Things To Do

  • Whitehaven Beach Private Picnic
  • Helicopter Over Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkeling and Diving
  • Beach Drop Offs
  • Golf
  • Cooking Classes

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: First Class
  • Harbour Views
  • 4 Restaurants and Bars
  • CHI Spa and Health Club

Things To Do

  • Sydney Bike Tour
  • Tour, Dinner, and Performance at Sydney Opera House
  • Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Excursions to Hunter Valley or Blue Mountains
  • Visits to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, and Many More

Southern Ocean Lodge

Partner Information

  • Location: Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • Accommodation Type: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • Heated Floors
  • Private Outdoor Terraces
  • Internet and In-Room Music System
  • Gourmet Restaurant and Wine Cellar

Things To Do

  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Wildlife Experiences
  • Stargazing
  • Southern Spa
  • Beach Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Private Charter Boats

The Louise

Partner Information

  • Location: Barossa Valley
  • Accommodation Type: Wine Estate
  • Comfort Level: First Class
  • Award-Winning Appellation Restaurant
  • Private Courtyards and Terraces
  • Games Courts
  • Fitness Center, Pool, and Sauna
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Free Self-Service Laundry
  • Free Wifi and Wired Internet

Things To Do

  • Wine Tasting
  • Dining at Appellation Restaurant
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Breakfast With the Kangaroos
  • Barossa Valley Tours
  • Trike Tours
  • Farmer’s Market
  • In-Room Massage