Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Luxury Air Tour
7 Day Luxury Holiday by Private Air
From AU$12,299* per person, twin share
Owner Exclusive: Save over AU$1,300 per couple!
Because you deserve a bit of luxury! Stay at some of the most luxurious Islands in Australia when you visit Lizard and Orpheus Islands on this stunning luxury air tour.
The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing visible from space. Consisting of over 3,000 distinct reef systems and a wealth of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most amazing natural treasures.
Visit and experience three of the most incredible islands along the Great Barrier Reef. Begin in the south with Lady Elliot Island, then head north to Orpheus Island, finishing off at Lizard Island. With 2 nights at each spectacular location, witness the Great Barrier Reef from the air and on the ground, leaving you speechless.
|Price Per Person, Twin Share
Please enquire for solo rates
|Tour Departure||From Price|
|7 July 2022||AU$12,299*|
|7 August 2022||AU$12,299*|
|Bookings subject to availability. Valid for sale until 28 February 2022, unless sold out prior.|
- Protected Lady Elliot Island
- Fascinating glass bottom boat tour
- Thrilling helicopter to Orpheus Island
- Pristine fringing reef and marine life
- Lavish and luxurious Lizard Island
- Fresh and flavoursome local produce
- All-inclusive tour Well-appointed private aircraft by Kirkhope Aviation
- Every seat a window seat
- Premium small group touring, maximum 10 passengers, fully escorted
- Private departure lounge, fast access, no crowds.
- Free parking on site
- All meals and beverages with evening meals In-flight snacks and refreshments
- All stopover ground transfers, tours, activities and entry fees
- Ensuited accommodation on Lady Elliott Island, Orpheus Island and Lizard Island
Day 1: Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island (L,D)
Your Islands of the Great Barrier Reef fair safari begins with a 90-minute flight from Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island, on the southern tip of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Lady Elliot Island Eco Retreat prides itself on sustainability, and is known as home to the Manta Ray with research identifying over 700 individuals living in the surrounding waters. The island also boasts 1,200 species of marine life, including several species of turtles. Your very own unit is no more than 30 metres from the magnificent coral cay lagoon. Spend your time here exploring the island.
2 nights: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Day 2: Lady Elliot Island (B,L,D)
There is a terrific range of tours for you to do at Lady Elliot, including fish feeding, bird watching, snorkelling, glass bottom boat, kayaking, walking trails and many more. There are only a few locations on the east coast of Australia where you can watch the sun set over the water and Lady Elliot is one of these special places. Enjoy a sunset cruise with drinks and nibbles.
Day 3: Lady Elliot Island to Orpheus Island (B,L,D)
Depart Lady Elliot Island and head north, bound for Orpheus Island. Land at Townsville first, where you will then board a helicopter for your flight over to Orpheus Island Lodge, a secluded island hideaway in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 30-minute helicopter journey will take you over the picturesque coral-studded sea, before landing at Orpheus Island, the ultimate in secluded tropical paradise. The island stretches across 11km of pristine turquoise coastline and over 1,000 hectares of national park.
2 nights: Orpheus Island Lodge, North Rooms
Day 4: Orpheus Island (B,L,D)
Waking up in paradise, the idyllic Orpheus Island Lodge is surrounded by unspoiled fringing reef you can access directly from your room. Enjoy a number of experiences as part of the daily curated schedule, or find your own pace and simply relax. Activities are tide and weather dependent, ranging from snorkelling, guided hiking, cocktail classes, sunset cruise and wine tasting.
Day 5: Orpheus Island to Lizard Island (B,L,D)
Helicopter back to Townsville in the morning, then continue flying north to Lizard Island, the most northern resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Take in the breathtaking coastline en-route and fly over some of the world’s most spectacular scenery on the reef before landing on the island. Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Exceptional service, facilities, touring and food are the perfect complement to swimming off the beach into the wonders of the largest coral reef in the world – very hard to beat.
2 nights: Lizard Island Resort, Garden View
Day 6: Lizard Island (B,L,D)
Enjoy a leisurely day relaxing in the island paradise that is Lizard Island, with activities at your discretion. Take advantage of the complimentary snorkelling equipment and lessons, stand up paddle boards and sea kayaks and it’ll be hard to stay out of the water. The local reef life will leave you spellbound. If you’re feeling energetic, a walk to Cook’s Lookout, the highest point of the island with a 360° view, is well worth the effort. Optional tours (at your own expense) include a boat trip and diving on the outer reef.
Day 7: Lizard Island to Gold Coast (B,L)
Enjoy your final day in paradise. Perhaps sit on the private verandah of your cabin, drink in hand, and do a spot of wildlife watching. In the afternoon it’s time to head home, finishing off an extraordinary expedition throughout the Great Barrier Reef. Head south and take in the final views from up above, landing at Gold Coast airport in the evening.
*Terms & Conditions:
- Bookings subject to availability.
- Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
- Pricing correct as of 12 January 2022 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes.
- Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
- This tour is offered and managed by Australian Air Safaris and their terms and conditions apply.
- Featured savings are already reflected in the advertised price.
- Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
- Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.