Day 1,2 :
Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be transfered to The Westin Sydney.
This hotel is part of the gracious General Post Office redevelopment in the
center of downtown Sydney. Here you are surrounded by excellent shopping, a
vast range of restaurants, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Darling
Harbour. There is plenty on offer for your first day in Australia.Your
second day in Sydney provides the opportunity to find out a lot more about
the history, and the cultural side of Sydney. "Wild Escapes", your
private driver guide will gives you with an educational, and enjoyable
journey around your choice of the significant places that make Sydney such a
beautiful city, or the magestic Blue Mountains that overlook our "Olympic
City". The Sydney Harbour Bridge is waiting for you to climb it!
Day 3,4,5 :
This morning you will be transfered to the Sydney airport for your flight
to Launceston, Tasmania. Upon arrival in Launceston you will be met by Leon
Cooper of TC tours. Leon will transfer you to your accommodation, the grand
Calstock Country House. This house, built during the time of the colonials,
is now hosted by Ginette and Remi Bancal. Remi is a highly regarded chef
both locally, and abroad. So it is no surprise that his culinary skills, and
some of the purest produce in the world, make for a dining experience second
to none. Your accommodation is nothing short of marvelous. with the room,
bed, and bathroom being large, elegant, and regal - just how the Early
British Colonists intented. Leon Cooper provides you with an enjoyable, and
insightful time into Tasmania's history, people, and its wildlife. Tasmania
is literally overflowing with natural beauty, which has not been compromised
by excessive numbers of tourists. Leon's friendly and casual approach
epitomises the lifestyle on this small island state.
Days 6,7,8 : Flinders Rangers
time to farewell this island hideway called Tasmania. Your flight will take
you from Launceston, to Adelaide, South Australia, via Melbourne. In
Adelaide you will take a private charter flight to Blinman in the Flinders
Ranges. Waiting for you at the Blinman airstrip wil be the owners of
Angorichina Station, Ian and Di Fargher.
During your stay, you will experience outback hospitality at its finest.
Ian and Di provide a pleasant look at life away from the hussle and bussle
of the city. Di' s amazing skills in the kitchen provide an excellent taste
of country living, and a variety that will astound you. While staying at
this lovely family homestead, the ever-smiling Ian will share the history
this station, and his family share. The on-property locations for barbeque
lunches, and evening drinks at sunset are nothing short of awe inspiring.
You will feel like you are standing on top of the world! Dusk wil provide
you with the best opportunity to spot the local wildlife, such as kangaroos
and wallabies. Perhaps one afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the
Flinders Ranges that will bring you to the bustling town of Parachilna,
population seven! Here you will experience the mecca of "Outback Pubs",
The Prairie Hotel. People drive hundreds of miles out of their way to call
in for a beer. The Prairie Hotel is where the now famous "Feral Food"
originated. This gourmet, outback cuisine, is an absolute must to try. You
will be pleasantly surprised!
Day 9,10,11 :
morning Ian and Di will transfer you to the Blinman airstrip for your flight
to Adelaide, which connects with a short flight to Kangaroo Island. The
owners of Stranraer Homestead, Lynn and Graham Wheaton will be awaiting your
arrival at the Kangaroo Island Airport. Lynn and Graham will transfer you to
their beautiful property which will be your home for the next three days.
The homestead overlooks the rolling fields, and bush, which covers a large
percentage of the island. Just down the front of the homestead, the property
boasts its own cricket field! If you are there during the cricket season
(November to April) you may even witness a game of country cricketon
Saturdays! While here Lynn will spoil you with a culinary finesse that would
make a five-star resturant chef envious. This, in conjunction with, quite
possibly,the freshest produce in the world, makes for a dining experience
second-to-none. Kangaroo Island has been described as one of Australia's
best kept secrets. The island boasts a wide variety of native flora and
fauna in it's natural habitat, unpolluted beaches, and magnificent coastal
scenerary. The local wildlife includes penguins, sea lions, wallabies,
kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian devils, just to name a few! You will be treated
to these specticles by "Adventure Charters", whose guides are
knowledgable, and enthusiastic about the natural wonders of this little
island they call home. We invite you to discover our unique part of the
world - a very special island with all the scenic variety of mainland
Australia but without the crowds!
Day 12 : Sydney
in this short space of time you would have experienced hospitality at its
best with authentic Aussies, and witnessed some of Australia's incredible
secrets, that make the land down under the only place to go! Reflect on your
on your wonderful experience, and begin planing your next adventure to this
remarkable country. Return to Adelaide, for your connecting flight to
Sydney, and board your international flight to Los Angeles.
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