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World's Greatest Dream Trips: Australia

Courtesy of Orpheus Island

Australia

“I would take a dream tour of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania, hug koalas, play with kangaroos, and swim with turtles.” —@ck_laughlin

Days 1–2: T+L A-List advisor Cassandra Bookholder (14 days from $14,247 per person) can arrange wildlife encounters in Cairns, Queensland, including stops at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to feed kangaroos and Kuranda State Forest to hang out with koalas. You’ll love the oversize lagoon pool and apartment-style rooms at Pullman Sea Temple Palm Cove Resort & Spa.

Days 3–5: Helicopter from Cairns to Orpheus Island Resort, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Green sea turtles might join you during a dive or snorkeling session.

Days 6–8: Spend three nights in Sydney; the Park Hyatt Sydney has unrivaled views of the harbor and Sydney Opera House.

Days 9–10: In Hobart, Tasmania, the Henry Jones Art Hotel—located in a former jam factory—is your base for a couple of days. Don’t miss the legendary Salamanca craft market (Saturdays only) and the avant-garde Museum of Old & New Art (MONA).

Days 11–14: Luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet will pick you up in Hobart in a town car for the scenic, 2½-hour drive. Hiking to the white-sand Wineglass Bay beach is one of the many activities included in your stay.

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