The Australia Experience

Sydney + Uluru + Cairns

Australia is a country unlike any other, where vibrant cities, spectacular landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage all come together to create an unforgettable travel experience. 

Join us on our 8-night luxury adventure in Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns, where we’ll take you on a journey through the best that this fascinating country has to offer. From indulging in mouth-watering cuisine to exploring iconic landmarks and natural wonders, our journey will immerse you in the rich culture and natural beauty of Australia. Check out our client photos at #UITALAustralia.

Can you feel it? The electric energy of vibrant cities, the warmth of friendly locals, and the stunning beauty of Australia’s natural landscapes. Our journey through Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns will take you on a magical adventure through this fascinating country.

We’ll start in Sydney, the harbour city known for its iconic landmarks, beautiful beaches, and world-class cuisine. From marvelling at the stunning Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to relaxing on the beaches of Bondi and Manly, Sydney is a city that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Next, we’ll embark to the heart of Australia, reaching Uluru in the Kata Tjuta National Park. Explore the nature and get to know the exotic wildlife. But you can’t leave Australia without snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef at Cairns. You’ll unleash you’re true explorer self while enjoying the finest culinary options in the country.

Priceless moments with new friends, cultural immersion, and pampered relaxation await you on your Up in the Air Life journey through Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns.

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WHERE YOU'LL GO

Get ready to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural wonders of Australia. From exploring famous coastal beaches like Bondi, Bronte, and Palm Beach to bushwalking through Sydney Harbour National Park and admiring the stunning sandstone architecture of Sydney, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and selfie) options. You'll also visit the iconic Blue Mountains, experience the spiritual heart of Australia at Kata Tjuta National Park, and dive into the Great Barrier Reef.

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WHAT YOU'LL DO

This trip is your chance to indulge in world-class dining, private sightseeing tours, and unique experiences that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. From a 3-course welcome dinner at your hotel to a private sunrise tour of Uluru and a cooking class in a four-acre garden, you will experience the full spectrum of Australia's rich culture. You'll also have the option to get 'up close and personal' with native Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park and enjoy a unique dining experience combining the 'Sounds of Silence' dinner with the Field of Light art installation.

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WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Only the best for our Lifers! You'll stay in luxurious accommodations throughout your trip, with a personal guide to greet you upon arrival and ensure a seamless check-in. You'll also have access to private transportation and a personal driver/guide to take you on your sightseeing tours.

Explore the day-by-day itinerary.

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Day 1

Get ready to immerse yourself in Sydney’s natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks.

We’ll explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Coogee, and Palm Beach, bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National Park, dine at world-class restaurants, and visit the iconic Blue Mountains.

On arrival, your personal guide will greet you in the arrivals hall and whisk you away in a private vehicle to your accommodation to ensure a seamless check-in.

This evening, enjoy a 3-course welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2

Let’s go on a private sightseeing tour of Sydney that will inspire and empower you.

We’ll explore the rich history of the Rocks area and admire the stunning sandstone architecture of the Central Business District and Macquarie Street.

Enjoy the magical views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from Mrs. Macquaries Point and capture iconic shots of the Sydney skyline from the Eastern Suburbs.

Take a stroll along the coast at Watsons Bay and visit legendary Bondi Beach, Tamarama, and Bronte Beach.

Our tour ends at your doorstep, leaving you feeling amazing and ready to conquer the world!

Day 3

Today, you have an optional tour to the Blue Mountains where you’ll stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park to get ‘up close and personal’ with a range of native Australian animals, including patting kangaroos and getting close to koalas.

Tonight we’ll visit the Opera together. Dress to impress!

Day 4

Experience the spiritual heart of Australia today with a private three-hour tour of Kata Tjuta National Park.

Walk between towering conglomerate domes at Walpa Gorge and indulge in ‘A Night at the Field of Light’, a unique dining experience that combines the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner with the Field of Light art installation.

Enjoy a three-course bush tucker menu, Australian wines, and star talk with a stunning view of Uluru at sunset.

Your personal driver will pick you up from the baggage carousel and take you to your accommodation. Tour departs one hour prior to sunset.

Day 5

Rise and shine!

Meet your personal driver/guide in the lobby for a three-hour private sunrise tour of Uluru.

As you travel towards Uluru, watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith from a special location while enjoying an outback picnic breakfast.

Visit Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python).

Then, drive around the base of Uluru and hear the story of the Mala people before returning to the resort.

Day 6

Let’s dive into the Great Barrier Reef!

Meet at Cairns Marina for a full-day shared Outer Great Barrier Reef experience.

Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, or view the reef from a glass-bottom boat, underwater observatory, or semi-submersible reef viewer.

Try the Sea Trek Helmet Dive or take a Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight (additional cost).

With five hours at the reef, soak up the tropical warmth on the spacious sundeck and enjoy a beverage from the Drift Bar with a stunning view of the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 7

Today, you’ll be attending a private cooking class set in four acres of the lush natural surroundings of Oak Beach. It’s a working garden growing a vast array of organic produce.

Oaks Kitchen and Garden was created by Ben Wallace and Rachael Boon, who have spent their lives immersed in Southeast Asian cuisine and culture.

Their passion for cooking a diverse and interesting menu will influence you to develop your own fondness for fresh, seasonal food.

Day 8

Enjoy your last morning in the hotel with another scrumptious breakfast, and say your goodbyes to your new friends!

Check out at the hotel and get whisked away by your private transfer to the airport where you will head home or onwards to your next adventure.

No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.

YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:

Connect with amazing people.

We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.

Experience attentive
and authentic hospitality.

Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers.

Be pampered with only the best.

There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.

Feel safe and secure.

Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.

Say "goodbye" to FOMO.

Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.

HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

The Australia Experience

What is included:

Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow up.

  • Up In The Air Life On-site Tour Leader

  • A Bon Voyage Group Video Call to review your trip live with the Up in the Air Life Team

  • Concierge Support before your trip to assist you in Upgrading Your Room and Booking Optional Tours

  • Concierge Support before your trip to book your spa appointments

  • Concierge Support before your trip to book your restaurant reservations

  • Up in the Air Life Private Concierge Chat during your trip for dining/spa reservations and more

  • 7 nights stay at luxurious accommodations

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • A celebratory welcome dinner with wine

  • Daily multi-course lunches with a glass of wine

  • Daily fresh fruit and snacks

  • Guided tour of Sydney’s best beaches and bushwalks

  • Private sightseeing tour of Sydney

  • A night a the Opera

  • Private tour of Kata Tjuta National Park with a unique dining experience

  • Private sunrise tour of Uluru with outback picnic breakfast

  • Full-day shared Outer Great Barrier Reef experience

  • Private cooking class at a lush garden with a Southeast Asian culinary expert

  • VIP Meet + Greet Private Airport Transfers

  • Personalized hand-selected gifts in your Swag bag

What is not included:

We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!

  • Round-trip airfare to and from the destination
  • Travel Medical Insurance Insurance (Please note this is required to attend the trip.)
  • Room Upgrades are available for purchase after booking
  • Optional tours are available for purchase after booking
  • Tips for Tour Leader, Guides and Drivers
  • Passport or Visa Processing Fees
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time of travel with at least 2 free visa pages.
  • Expenses for vaccines that may be required

Can you envision yourself on this trip?

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