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AT16 – Rainforest Reef

7:12 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

One week from £1850pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £1850pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

The Great Barrier Reef is an immense and beautiful natural wonder. Teeming with life and colour, it would take more than 10 hours to drive its length. The warm sea laps the white-golden sands of the surrounding islands and coasts, and jungle palms flutter and wave back at the giant clams and turtles in the shallows. 

What to do there…

The Barrier Reef is packed with activities and perfect for 7 days:
  • Major: Sailing, Scuba-diving, Sea-kayaking, Boat-trips, Spa/Massage, Wine-tasting.
  • Other: Snorkelling, Swimming, Gym/Fitness, Golf, Library.

Where to stay…

5* Qualia sits on the white-sand jungle islands of the Whitsundays at the south end of the Barrier Reef. Dedicated to sensory experiences, the blend of exciting water sports, relaxing spas and fine dining make it a magnificent resort. 5* Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas, at the north end, is a great alternative, with direct access to rainforests and reef.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Hamilton Island is 1.5h from Cairns or Brisbane by air, 2-3h from Sydney and Melbourne. Port Douglas and Daintree are 1-2h north of Cairns by car.
  • Weather: hot and wet year round (dryer in winter, Jun-Aug)

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

The Barrier Reef is one of the best places in the world to get a perfect aquarium-style underwater view. It is so huge, bright and interesting at relatively shallow depths that even non-divers see it in style. The decadent hotels and yachts offer plenty of relaxing luxuriousness to accompany the exciting adventures on the water. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Rainforest Reef

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AT17 – Outback Rocks

7:12 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

One week from £9995pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and AI accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be there   Find out more.

One week from £9995pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and AI accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

Australia's 'Top End' wilderness region around the Kakadu National Park is a simply stunning wetland region, with miles of beautiful winding rivers, deciduous forests and sunny grasslands as far as the eye can see. Crocodiles laze on the banks, a menagerie of birds flit among the trees and buffalo roam the plains. 

What to do there…

'Top End' is packed with activities and perfect for 5 to 7 days:
  • Major: Boat-trips, Nature-walks, Bird-watching, Fishing, Cultural-visits, Scenic-flights, Crocodile-watching.
  • Other: Safari, Air-boats, Buffalo-mustering, Historical-sites, Swimming.

Where to stay…

Getting back to nature – the simple life – couldn’t be easier at 5* Bamurru Plains. A working buffalo station in a truly beautiful wetland area, each ‘safari suite’ is designed for luxurious comfort and total escapism. They take care of everything, leaving you free to explore the wonders of nature and relax.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Kakadu and Darwin Airport are both 3h drive or 0.5h flight away. From Darwin, flights to Alice Springs take 2h. Travel to Ayers Rock takes 6h by car or a 1h flight and 0.5h drive. Flight connections vary.
  • Weather: Darwin is hot all year round with tropical rain Nov-Mar; Alice Springs/Ayres Rock are hot and dry almost all year.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

The scale of the outback wilderness is difficult for modern urbanites to comprehend. With mile after mile of undisturbed natural beauty, it really is just you and a lazy crocodile or two, staring at the sun glinting off the serene scenery. You can fly in and out in minutes, but we recommend spending time travelling overland. Hour after hour of nature, with nowhere to be but here and now, is truly liberating. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Outback Rocks

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Country – Australia

7:41 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

What it feels like to be there… From Uluru in the centre, through virgin rainforests filled with wildlife unique to the area, to the G   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

From Uluru in the centre, through virgin rainforests filled with wildlife unique to the area, to the Great Barrier Reef, there is nothing like Australia. Its vast scale can be intimidating, but the highlights are very much worth the journey. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Whichever major city you arrive in, there is a good cheap-flight service to all the others – just be aware how far apart they are when planning your trip. Climate-wise, pack skimpy, airy and light, with long-sleeved items for the sun and a jumper or two for the evening.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Australia

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Hotel – Bamurru Plains

11:48 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

Getting back to nature – the simple life – couldn’t be easier at the award winning Bamurru Plains. A 600 sq km working buffalo station   Find out more.

Getting back to nature – the simple life – couldn’t be easier at the award winning Bamurru Plains. A 600 sq km working buffalo station on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Each of the 9 ‘safari suites’ have views over the wetlands and are designed to blend with the surrounding bush and expose guests to the sights and sounds of the environment around them. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of this unique bush camp that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to a remote and beautiful wilderness. 

  The floodplains of the Mary River region form one of the most significant ecosystems in Australia. Dominated by the climatic extremes of the tropical monsoon, the wetlands and savannah woodlands that fringe the coastal regions between Darwin and Kakadu National Park harbour an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT17 Outback Rocks We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Bamurru Plains

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Hotel – Longitude 131

11:48 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, 5* Longitude 131° lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tju   Find out more.

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, 5* Longitude 131° lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It offers direct, private views of the sun setting over Ayers Rock, and with just 15 tents in total, this amazing experience is wonderfully intimate. 

  Venture out early to Uluru and Kata Tjuta and you are exposed to an expansive living cultural landscape which few are able to experience in secluded privacy. Whether you spend your time learning of the ancient cultures of traditional owners, or exploring the stunning flora and fauna with expert guides, face to face with this irresistible land, your senses come alive.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT17 Outback Rocks We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Longitude 131

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Hotel – qualia, Great Barrier Reef

11:48 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means “a collection of deeper sensory experiences”. A byword for luxury, 5* boutique ho   Find out more.

Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means "a collection of deeper sensory experiences". A byword for luxury, 5* boutique hotel 'qualia' is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by all the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerising calmness, time seems to stretch forever. 

  A unique Australian expression of world-class luxury in Queensland's tropical Whitsundays, this is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Two exclusive restaurants whet the appetite with the fresh and innovative dishes and Spa qualia, offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. The hotel's distinctive style combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service makes it exceptional even by global standards.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT16 Rainforest Reef We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: qualia, Great Barrier Reef

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Hotel – Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas

11:48 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

The tranquil setting of 5* Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas is challenged only by its luxurious facilities. Its neighbour Golf &   Find out more.

The tranquil setting of 5* Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas is challenged only by its luxurious facilities. Its neighbour Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole, par-71 course is designed to challenge the professional and novice alike, while the sophisticated hospitality, casual dining and pristine facilities are set to attract those with the finest taste. 

  Port Douglas is located in one of Australia’s most celebrated international tourism destinations. Nestled between Tropical North Queensland’s rainforest-covered mountains and the Coral Sea, it provides easy access to world-renowned natural attractions, such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and the cosmopolitan dining, shopping and entertainment facilities of Port Douglas’s trendy Macrossan Street.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT16 Rainforest Reef We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas

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Hotel – Silky Oaks Lodge

11:48 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia by Australasia-Polynesia

Spectacularly situated on the Mossman River, 5* Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate destination from which to explore Far North Queensland. T   Find out more.

Spectacularly situated on the Mossman River, 5* Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate destination from which to explore Far North Queensland. This luxury boutique hotel lodge and Healing Waters Spa consists of elegant spacious lounges and living areas adjoining the stunningly located open sided Tree House restaurant which overlooks the surrounding rainforest and river. 

  The contemporarily designed River and Treehouses that connect with the natural environs each featuring wide verandas and luxurious spa baths. From the comfort of this award winning iconic eco Lodge experience the adjoining Daintree National Park and explore the nearby Great Barrier Reef as well as the many other attractions and activities the region has to offer. Silky Oaks Lodge is located just downstream from the Mossman Gorge and offers complete privacy and isolation yet only a 20 minute drive from down town Port Douglas.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT16 Rainforest Reef We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Silky Oaks Lodge

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Region – Australasia & Polynesia

7:40 pm in Australasia & Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand by Australasia-Polynesia

What it feels like to be there… Snowy mountains, white sandy beaches, parched deserts and volcanic mud moonscapes – this region allo   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Snowy mountains, white sandy beaches, parched deserts and volcanic mud moonscapes – this region allows you a taster of almost every environment on Earth. Take the opportunity to challenge yourself physically with a bewildering range of adventure sports, and sample the accessible and friendly native cultures. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Flights into the region typically land in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland, but because of the wide geographical spread, all the big cities have international and regional airports these days. The weather in the tropical north is hot and humid, and while it is dry further south, it only really gets cool up in the mountains. English is the main language, but other European languages are not widely spoken because Japanese is the foreign language learnt in schools.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Australasia and Polynesia

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