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Experience Australia’s iconic highlights on this comprehensive escorted tour. From the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and the famous harbour of Sydney, Melbourne’s quirky lanes and arcades and the aboriginal history of Uluru.
- Style: Guided Group Journey
- Duration: 13 days/12 nights
- Starts in: Melbourne
- Alice Springs
- Great Barrier Reef
Day 1 Melbourne
Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Day 2 Melbourne
This morning, explore Melbourne’s eclectic laneways, arcades, cafés and fascinating street art on a private walking tour before spending the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to see the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.
Day 3 Melbourne
Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore Melbourne, one of the most liveable cities in the world. Perhaps venture further afield on an optional excursion to travel the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road and marvel at the Twelve Apostles.
Day 4 Melbourne to Alice Springs
Fly to Alice Springs and visit the School of the Air upon arrival. Learn of their efforts to deliver education to children living in remote areas before heading to the Telegraph Station. This evening, tour the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, before enjoying an Aussie barbecue dinner while hearing stories from the Falzon family of their efforts to build a sustainable lifestyle in the outback.
Day 5 Alice Springs to Uluru
Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges this morning on your way to Ayers Rock Resort. This evening, witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset whilst you enjoy some canapés and sparkling wine.
Day 6 Kata Tjuta
Enjoy the magical view of Uluru at sunrise before touring the caves at the base to discover ancient Aboriginal rock art. Travel through the desert to Kata Tjuta and take a walk through Walpa Gorge before admiring the sunset over Kata Tjuta.
Day 7 Uluru to Cairns
Capture the unique sight of the Field of Light at sunrise this morning, before learning how to paint Western Desert Art as your Aboriginal artist explains the meanings behind their totems and art work. In the afternoon, fly from Uluru to Cairns and enjoy some free time.
Day 8 Cairns
Spend the day at leisure to relax or continue exploring on an optional excursion. Why not opt to travel to Kuranda to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and ride the Skyrail over one of the the oldest rainforests in the world.
Day 9 Great Barrier Reef
Board a high speed catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef for the experience of a lifetime. Spend the day snorkelling this natural wonder or get up close and explore the reef on a semi-submersible. This evening, dine at a restaurant located on Cairns waterfront.
Day 10 Cairns to Sydney
Board a flight to Sydney this morning and enjoy a free afternoon to explore Australia’s most iconic city.
Day 11 Sydney
Join a local guide for a tour of this stunning city including the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Eastern Suburbs and the infamous Bondi Beach. This afternoon, sail Sydney Harbour on a relaxing lunch cruise before enjoying free time to stroll along the harbour front or opt to see a performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Day 12 Sydney
There are so many highlights to this fabulous city and today is free for you to experience them. Perhaps explore the stunning Blue Mountains on an optional excursion or climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for a truly memorable experience. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers on the harbour.
Day 13 Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Departs:Frequent departures, Jan - Dec
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Return airport transfers in Australia
- 12 nights 4 hotel accommodation including Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru and InterContinental Hotel Sydney
- 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
- International flights
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