Best Kept Secrets

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Best Kept Secrets

Suggested duration

9 nights, plus a night or two at your arrival or departure destination if desired.

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Australia is renowned for some impressive natural icons such as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru but beyond the iconic Sydney, Rock and Reef itinerary there are extraordinary lesser-known destinations that are often a highlight for an authentic Australian experience. This itinerary uncovers some of Australia’s best-kept secrets and encourages guests to immerse themselves in these inspiring locations.

From sydney, 2hr drive to pretty beach house or arrange to arrive via scenic flight.

1 Pretty Beach House Sydney Surrounds (3 nights)

The sumptuously appointed Pretty Beach House nestled into the escarpment, high above Pretty Beach on the NSW Bouddi Peninsula, just across from Palm Beach, demands that the luxury compass be reset for just 100kms north of Sydney. Pretty Beach House redefines the typical guesthouse tradition and sets a new benchmark with its signature appointments and world-class approach to every aspect of the guest experience.

What will I do there?

  • Chefs Table Dining Experience – an intimate and informative dining experience with your very own chef. A highlight culinary experience not to be missed.
  • A leisurely 20 minute stroll through untouched native flora to the tip of the Aboriginal Dreaming sacred site of Box Head is breathtaking, with stunning 180 degree views of the five surrounding waterways including Broken Bay to Palm Beach and the Barrenjoey light house.
  • VIP Private Pearl Farm Tour – embark on a journey of discovery about the rare, locally grown Australian Akoya Pearl.

1 Pretty Beach House Sydney Surrounds (3 nights)

The sumptuously appointed Pretty Beach House nestled into the escarpment, high above Pretty Beach on the NSW Bouddi Peninsula, just across from Palm Beach, demands that the luxury compass be reset for just 100kms north of Sydney. Pretty Beach House redefines the typical guesthouse tradition and sets a new benchmark with its signature appointments and world-class approach to every aspect of the guest experience.

What will I do there?

  • Chefs Table Dining Experience – an intimate and informative dining experience with your very own chef. A highlight culinary experience not to be missed.
  • A leisurely 20 minute stroll through untouched native flora to the tip of the Aboriginal Dreaming sacred site of Box Head is breathtaking, with stunning 180 degree views of the five surrounding waterways including Broken Bay to Palm Beach and the Barrenjoey light house.
  • VIP Private Pearl Farm Tour – embark on a journey of discovery about the rare, locally grown Australian Akoya Pearl.

2hr drive to sydney airport, 1.5hr flight to melbourne airport, 80min drive to lake house or arrange to arrive via scenic
flight.

2 Lake House Daylesford, Victoria (2-3 NIGHTS)

Culinary excellence, art, natural beauty and world class service. Welcome to Lake House. Set on the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country (boasting more mineral water springs than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere) just 80mins from Melbourne.

What will I do there?

  • Signature Spa Experience – Treetop Mineral Spa, using 100% pure Daylesford mineral water. Private circular spa tubs sit in secluded tree top cabins and look out through the waterfront willow trees.
  • Farm Gate & Winery Tour – head out for the day with a local guide and meet the rare breed farmers, biodynamic producers and winemakers who passionately connect the ‘paddock to plate’. Stock up on goat and sheep’s milk cheese, cider, beer, wine and more.
  • Tantalise your tastebuds and dine at the multi-award winning Lake House Restaurant under the direction, excellence and innovation of Executive Chef Alla Wolf-Tasker.

2 Lake House Daylesford, Victoria (2-3 NIGHTS)

Culinary excellence, art, natural beauty and world class service. Welcome to Lake House. Set on the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country (boasting more mineral water springs than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere) just 80mins from Melbourne.

What will I do there?

  • Signature Spa Experience – Treetop Mineral Spa, using 100% pure Daylesford mineral water. Private circular spa tubs sit in secluded tree top cabins and look out through the waterfront willow trees.
  • Farm Gate & Winery Tour – head out for the day with a local guide and meet the rare breed farmers, biodynamic producers and winemakers who passionately connect the ‘paddock to plate’. Stock up on goat and sheep’s milk cheese, cider, beer, wine and more.
  • Tantalise your tastebuds and dine at the multi-award winning Lake House Restaurant under the direction, excellence and innovation of Executive Chef Alla Wolf-Tasker.

80min drive to melbourne airport, 1hr flight to hobart airport, 3hr drive to saffire freycinet or arrange to arrive via scenic
flight.

3 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 NIGHTS)

Saffire Freycinet is Tasmania’s luxury coastal sanctuary on the Freycinet Peninsula, known for its sophisticated and intimate style and memorable experiences. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty.

What will I do there?

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology.
  • Beekeeping – an immersive experience extracting honeycomb and witnessing the natural phenomenon of honey-making at a nearby private apiary.
  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – be engaged by close-up interactions with scouring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs.

3 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 NIGHTS)

Saffire Freycinet is Tasmania’s luxury coastal sanctuary on the Freycinet Peninsula, known for its sophisticated and intimate style and memorable experiences. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty.

What will I do there?

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology.
  • Beekeeping – an immersive experience extracting honeycomb and witnessing the natural phenomenon of honey-making at a nearby private apiary.
  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – be engaged by close-up interactions with scouring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs.

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