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Suzy Mercien-Ferol
July 31, 2018

Suzy Mercien-Ferol is a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world, and can help plan your perfect getaway. Below is an example of the type of itineraries she creates. To work with Suzy, you can contact her directly at suzy.mercien@touringtreasures.com.

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney

Join for a welcome cocktail hour at Sydney Harbor, one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, aboard the stunning 122-foot Ghost II yacht. 

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Park Hyatt Sydney 

Day 2: Sydney

Take a tour of the city: see the historic Rocks area, the colonial architecture of Macquarie Street, and the glamorous Eastern Suburbs. Visit Bondi Beach and walk part of the famous Bondi Cliffwalk, with spectacular ocean views. Following lunch overlooking the beach, board a private Jetboat at Rose Bay Wharf for a high-speed race to Circular Quay, where you'll transfer to the Bridgclimb base for a twilight climb of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Park Hyatt Sydney 

Day 3: Blue Mountains

Any trip to Sydney cannot be complete without a visit to the Blue Mountains — and the best way to get there is by helicopter. Leave the city behind to see some of the best parts of Australia as you venture off the beaten track and experience the heart of the World Heritage Blue Mountains. After arrival back in Sydney, have dinner at fine dining favorite Quay, set in the heart of Syndey Harbor. 

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Park Hyatt Sydney 

Day 4: Canberra and Hobart

Board the stylish Falcon 900 private jet, which boasts 14 seats over three cabins; the rear zone contains two divans which can be converted into two beds. Touch down in Canberra for a tour that explores the political and cultural side of Australia, stopping at the National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial.

Afterward, fly to Hobart, Tasmania, for a stay at Saffire Freycinet Lodge. In the evening, don a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm.

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Saffire Freycinet Lodge 

Day 5: Hobart

Explore iconic Wineglass Bay on a guided 5km walk, taking you to the crystal white sands and azure waters of South Hazards beach for a picnic. Transfer back to the resort before your Tasmanian Devil Experience, which offers you the rare
opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting.

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Saffire Freycinet Lodge 

Day 6: Port Arthur and Bruny Island

Take a helicopter transfer to Port Arthur. Take the opportunity to experience the rich history of early English settlement and convict life on your private Port Arthur Private Tour. Enjoy morning tea surrounded by history in the Magistrate's House. Afterward, transfer to Bruny Island for a wilderness cruise. Enter deep sea caves and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Transfer back to Hobart.

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Saffire Freycinet Lodge 

Day 7: Hobart and Kangaroo Island

Take a helicopter to visit the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA,  Australia's largest private museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world. After lunch, board your private ferry for a harbor cruise and tour of Hobart. Transfer by private jet to Southern Ocean Lodge and Kangaroo Island.

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Southern Ocean Lodge 

Day 8: Kangaroo Island

Take a sunrise tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park before taking a half-day exploring the wonders of Kangaroo Island and  Flinders Chase National Park — a wilderness covering nearly 200,000 acres. In the evening, soak up the history of the early island settlers at Grassdale, a historic island property reached by a short drive from the Lodge where local wildlife (including kangaroos and wallabies) congregate to graze. Observe these creatures in their natural environment, sip on premium South Australian beverages and nibble on a canapé whilst enjoying the sunset.

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Southern Ocean Lodge 

Day 9: Kangaroo Island

Tour the North Coast of Kangaroo Island and Lathami Conservation Park, which has been set aside to protect the feeding and breeding habit of the critically endangered glossy black cockatoo; it is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, such as the Tammar wallaby, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, echidnas, and goannas. Later, take the opportunity to swim with wild
bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters in an experience that will take your breath away. 

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Southern Ocean Lodge 

Day 10: Adelaide and Barossa Valley

Transfer to airport for a private jet flight to Adelaide. Tour the wine estates of the Penfolds before taking a scenic drive to Barossa Valley, where you'll stay at The Louise, one of the best inns in South Australia, and dine at the property's destination restaurant, Appellation. Take an exclusive tour of the Seppeltsfield estate.

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The Louise

Day 11: Coober Pedy and Uluru

Take a desert cave tour at Coober Pedy to see a working opal field and learn about opal mining methods. Fly to Uluru, where you will stay at the majestic Longitude 131°. Facing majestic Uluru, the property commands spectacular views of the Outback and the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Take a sunset walk to Kantju Gorge. 

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Longitude 131°

Day 12: Uluru

Depart for a sunrise tour of Walpa Gorge before spending the day at leisure. With dinner at Table 131°, you can try sumptuous outback fare and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As you arrive to your dinner setting,
enjoy canapés and cocktail before an performance of traditional indigenous dance. 

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Longitude 131°

Day 13: Uluru 

Enjoy a visit to Mulgara Gallery to see authentic Aboriginal art and meet the artist in residence. After lunch, we make our way south of Uluru to the homelands of the land's traditional owners, making various stops along the route to hear and experience how life once was and where it is today.  Enjoy afternoon tea as you chat around the fireplace with an Aboriginal guide.

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Longitude 131°

Day 14: Kimberley

On the way to Kimberley, take a river cruise of Chamberlain Gorge, where you can enjoy the diverse fora and fauna; resident Rock Wallabies, Johnston Crocodiles, and the always cheeky Archer Fish are familiar inhabitants of the gorge. Arrive at Kimberley and the El Questro Homestead. Exclusive use of Zebedee Springs is offered to Homestead guests every  afternoon; a short walk through dense, tropical vegetation reveals a series of thermal pools and small waterfalls.  

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El Questro Homestead 

Day 15: Purnululu National Park

Departing El Questro in our Cessna 208 Gran Caravan you will take in views of the Carboyd Range and Lake Argyle before landing at Purnululu National Park, home to the Bungle Bungle Range. Meet your local tour guide who will take you on this amazing journey in the Purnululu National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the gorge at the bush camp. 

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El Questro Homestead 

Day 16: Paspaley Pearl Farm

Depart Kununurra this morning on the Paspaley Grumman Mallard seaplane for a 1 hour flight over the King George Falls to
Vansittart Bay, where your exclusive access to the Paspaley Pearl Farm begins.Start off with some morning tea before entering into the world of Paspaley — a rare opportunity to witness one of Paspaley’s pearl farms. Discover the pearl farming process and the techniques used to produce the world’s rarest and most valuable pearls. Lunch will be on board the famous MV Paspaley 4, their most advanced pearling vessel, working in the remote pearl farms off Australia’s north west.
After lunch, visit Jar Island for an Aboriginal Art and history tour before flying back to El Questro by late afternoon.

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El Questro Homestead 

Day 17: Hamilton Island

Head to the stunning Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, where you can visit the famous wildlife park and even cuddle a Koala. You will stay at the luxurious Qualia Island Resort,  situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by all the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Qualia Island Resort

Day 18: The Whitsundays

Take to the skies over the Great Barrier Reef and the amazing Heart Reef, and experience a seaplane water landing on Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy the sand and sun. Then take to the ocean on Qualia's exclusive private charter motor yacht. Explore nearby beaches and waterways, including famous Whitehaven Beach, Chalkies Beach,
Langford Island and Hill Inlet.

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Qualia Island Resort

Day 19: Hamilton Island

Spend the day at leisure exploring Qualia. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, and a fitness center.

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Qualia Island Resort

Day 20: Sydney

Fly to Sydney for a private tour of the Paspaley Pearl Room. Tour the iconic Opera House before a celebration dinner at its iconic onsite restaurant, Bennelong. 

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 

Day 21: Depart from Sydney

Transfer to airport for your flight home. 

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