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Qatar Airways Launches Sydney Flights, Luxury Australian Island Getaways and Pacific Cruises Close to Home

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Qatar Airways Sydney Launch Special
Luxury Australian Island Getaways
Pacific Cruises Close to Home
In the News
And Finally
Qatar Airways Sydney Launch Special
Qatar Airways Business Class

Qatar Airways Launches Sydney Flights

Book now to experience the new Qatar Airways routes from Sydney for the European summer in 2016. Fly in Business Class with a fully-flat bed on board this multi-award winning airline. 
Sydney departures begin 01Mar16. 

Business Class to London
Departing Sydney or Melbourne



Save $1075

from $7,150

Business Class to Paris
Departing Sydney or Melbourne
Paris Skyline


Save $1075

from $6,895

Business Class to Europe
Departing Sydney or Melbourne


Save $1075

from $6,795
  • Earlybird Business Class Special to Europe for Departures 01Mar16 - 31Oct16
  • Only valid for Sunday to Thursday departures
  • Fly flat bed on select routes
  • Perth fares are available - prices vary
  • For full terms and conditions please contact your travel specialist


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Luxury Australian Island Getaways

Australia is a nation blessed with beauty both on land and in the sea. So it stands to reason that some of our best retreats have the ideal combination of both. The islands of Australia offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best of our climate and natural beauty. They also happen to be home to some of the most luxurious resorts and lodges in Australia. 

Aerial View of Lord Howe Island  Capella Lodge Infinity Pool
An Aerial View of Lord Howe Island and the Infinity Pool at Capella Lodge

Lord Howe is the tropical paradise of New South Wales. With a limit of 400 visitors at any one time, the island is never over-crowded and you can always find your own personal piece of paradise. With pristine forests and translucent waters, Lord Howe is a jewel of the Pacific with plenty to keep you entertained. That is, if you can ever drag yourself away from the luxury accommodations on offer. Capella Lodge has rooms on offer from $750 per night twin share; with nine contemporary island-style suites designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment, it’s barefoot luxury at its best. 

Qualia View   Aerial View of Hamilton Island
The View from Qualia Resort and an Aerial View of Hamilton Island

Moving north into Queensland you’ll find famous Hamilton Island. Home to the iconic Whitehaven Beach and Australia’s only island based championship 18-hole golf course, there’s plenty for everyone both on land and sea. Hamilton is also the best catered island for bars and restaurants so you can enjoy its vibrant lifestyle by night as well. You can have all of this at your doorstep at the luxurious Qualia Resort from $1,050 per night twin share which offers you priority tee-offs at the golf course and exclusive access to surrounding beaches from which you can snorkel or dive amongst the beautiful marine life. 

One and Only Hayman Island Pool  One and Only Hayman Accommodation
The Pool Area and Accommodation at One and Only Hayman

A little higher in latitude from Hamilton is Hayman Island, home to the One and Only Hayman Island Resort. Located right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, it is the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands. The resort enjoys the island all to itself with deluxe accommodations, a variety of restaurants offering a range of culinary experiences, and activities including snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, helicopter and seaplane adventures to name a few. From only $795 per night; you’re sure to enjoy every minute spent in this tropical paradise. 

Candlelit Dinner for Two  Orpheus Island Resort Infinity Pool
A Candlelit Dinner for Two and the Infinity Pool at Orpheus Island

On the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef lies Orpheus Island and its resort. Just a helicopter transfer from Townsville this all-inclusive resort is an under-the-radar gem. You're sure to enjoy the seclusion, with the island stetching across 11 kilometres of immaculate turquoise coastline and comprising 1,368 hectares of pristine National Park. An array of stylish rooms and suites start from $1,195 per night all inclusive. Book now at Orpheus Island and you can spend longer in paradise with their incredible stay 4 pay 3 offer!

Bedarra Picnic for Two  Bedarra Plunge Pool Suite
A Private Picnic for Two and a Plunge Pool Suite at Bedarra

But if you’re looking for indulgent romance then look no further than Bedarra Isalnd. An all-inclusive resort from $1,075 per night, you will be able to call one of eight villas (some with private plunge pools) home as the staff expertly organise excursions such as a picnic on a deserted island or a candlelit dinner on a sandy beach. 

Lizard Island Resort Suite  Lizard Island Beachfront
Accommodation and the Local Beach at Lizard Island

One of Australia’s most northern island resorts is Lizard Island. Only accessible by private charter from Cairns, it's home to 40 luxurious suites, 24 powdery white beaches and over 1,000 hectares of National Park. Lizard Island is reserved for the fortunate few who will enjoy an unforgettable getaway like no other. You can explore some of the world’s most pristine marine life by day and dine on five star cuisine at the beautiful Salt Water restaurant by night – all from $1,695 per night twin share. Book now and you can stay for 5 nights while only paying for 4!

All the way up the East Australian coast dreamlike islands with luxurious accommodations are just waiting for you to visit. Speak to one of our travel specialists today and book your tropical getaway close to home.


Discover Amazing Australian Luxury

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
Resting atop romantic Lovers Bay at the foot of the imperious mountain twins on picturesque Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge defines the very meaning of luxury as the island's pinnacle of premium boutique accommodation. Book now and take advantage of their incredible Stay 7 Pay 6 offer!
Qualia, Hamilton Island
A unique expression of Australian island luxury, the award winning qualia always impresses with packages to suit every traveller from diving the Great Barrier Reef to spa indulgence and golf getaways.
One & Only Hayman
Set amongst breathtaking scenery of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s most awarded five-star resort will take you into an exclusive realm of unsurpassed luxury.
Orpheus Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef
A coral fringed island resort within its own national park. An exclusive, sophisticated hideaway for those seeking intimate experiences in a natural, relaxed retreat. Book now and take advantage of an incredible stay 4 pay 3 special!
Bedarra Island Resort, Queensland
When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Bedarra. Bedarra is an all-inclusive, private, tropical haven – Australia’s most unique resort, and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.
Lizard Island Resort
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. Book now to stay for 5 nights while only paying for 4!
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Pacific Cruises Close to Home

Dip your toes into sapphire blue waters and discover the marvels of the
South Pacific with these incredible luxury cruises close to home. 

11 Days Papeete to Auckland with Crystal Cruises
11 Days Papeete to Auckland with Crystal Cruises
Departure Date: 09Dec16
Depart From: Papeete, Tahiti
Cruiseship: Crystal Symphony
From: USUS$3650
Ends in: Auckland, New Zealand
Cruiseline: Crystal

21 Nights Singapore to Sydney on Regent Seven Seas
Free Land Programs
21 Nights Singapore to Sydney on Regent Seven Seas
Departure Date: 22Dec16
Depart From: Singapore
Cruiseship: Seven Seas Voyager
From: AU$15675
Ends in: Sydney, Australia
Cruiseline: Regent Seven Seas

11 Nights Port Vila to Akaroa with Ponant Yacht Cruises
11 Nights Port Vila to Akaroa with Ponant Yacht Cruises
Departure Date: 28Dec16
Depart From: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Cruiseship: L'Austral
From: AU$5450
Ends in: Akaroa, New Zealand
Cruiseline: Ponant

10 Night Kimberley Cruise with Silverseas - Darwin to Broome
Fly, Cruise and Stay Special From $11650
10 Night Kimberley Cruise with Silverseas - Darwin to Broome
Departure Date: 28Mar16, 07Apr16, 17Apr16, 27Apr16, 07May16, 17May16
Depart From: Darwin / Broome
Cruiseship: Silver Discoverer
From: AU$11650
Ends in: Broome / Darwin
Cruiseline: Silversea
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In the News

Qatar Airways To Launch Daily Sydney Flights On 01Mar16
Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will launch daily direct services from Doha to Sydney on 1 March 2016. The daily Doha-Sydney flights will be operated with Boeing 777-300 aircraft in a two-c...

Silversea Cruises Unveil Voyage Collection For 2017
Silversea Cruises has unveiled its collection of 246 voyages for 2017. Silversea's current fleet of eight ships will collectively visit over 800 destinations across seven continents. New ports of ca...

British Airways New First Class
British Airways has begin to pull back the veil on its new first class seats and cabin for the airline's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which takes to the skies in October.  The new-look BA First has ...

Also in the news:

Cathay Pacific Begins Second Daily Service On Sydney-Hong Kong Service
Lufthansa To Offer Broadband Internet On Board

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And Finally

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The FirstClass Team


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