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Melbourne, Rock & Reef

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Melbourne, Rock & Reef

This fantastic two week adventure delves a little deeper into Australia’s cultural roots, uncovering artistic cities, the raw natural beauty of the outback and the magical allure of the Great Barrier Reef.    

  • Style: Multi Centre Holiday
  • Duration: 15 days/14 nights
  • Starts in: Melbourne
  • Melbourne
  • The Red Centre
  • Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef

Days 1-2 Melbourne  
With an abundance of 19th Century architecture and a quirky café culture, Melbourne is a dream to explore on foot. Join a local guide for a Lanes and Arcades walking tour to discover Melbourne’s cobbled lanes and opulently designed arcades.    

Day 3 Melbourne  
Browse the food stalls of the bustling Queen Victoria Market, enjoy a riverside stroll along the Southbank or perhaps watch a rousing Aussie Rules match. With a diverse melting pot of cultures, Melbourne’s restaurant scene is legendary with influences coming from across the globe. This evening, whether your choice is rustic, innovative or fine dining, you’re in for a culinary treat.    

Day 4 Melbourne to Alice Springs  
Fly north to the rugged outback town of Alice Springs and pick up your car. Spend the afternoon visiting the fascinating base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, then stop at ANZAC Hill for panoramic views.    

Days 5-6 Alice Springs to Kings Canyon  
Take the scenic Mareenie Loop gravel road to Kings Canyon, passing the MacDonnell Ranges. On your second day, join a guided climb to the canyon rim, for superb views.  

Day 7 Kings Canyon to Uluru  
Continue to Uluru, dropping your car at Ayers Rock airport. Take the shuttle bus to your resort and join an Aboriginal cultural talk or bush tucker tasting.    

Day 8 Uluru  
Rise early and join a guided tour to watch an atmospheric sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Later, as the heat of the day fades, travel to a remote location to enjoy canapés and bubbles with a spectacular sunset view of the rock, followed by an outback dinner under the stars. As your evening draws to a close, walk through the spectacular Field of Light art installation, a ‘carpet’ of 50,000 coloured spheres.    

Days 9-10 Uluru to Brisbane  
After a few thrilling days in the bush, the bright lights of Brisbane offer a pleasing change of pace. With swathes of gorgeous parkland and a pretty riverside setting, this thriving city is perfect to explore on two wheels. Join a guided bike tour led by a knowledgeable local, then enjoy dinner in one of the city’s many balmy restaurants.

Day 11 Brisbane to Daydream Island  
Fly to Great Barrier Reef airport on Hamilton Island today, transferring by ferry for the final portion of your journey to Daydream Island.    

Days 12-14 Daydream Island  
Whilst the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater mecca for incredible marine life, Daydream also plays host to an onisland ‘Living Reef’, where you can get up close to baby sharks and graceful stingrays. On your second day, visit Heart Pontoon in spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel and swim in turquoise waters and visit the pontoon’s fascinating underwater observatory.    

Day 15 Daydream Island  
Transfer back to Hamilton Island for your onward journey.    

Optional Excursions:
Yarra Valley Wine Experience, from Melbourne
The Great Ocean Road Experience, from Melbourne
Uluru & Kata Tjuta by Helicopter  

Guide Price £1925
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • 4 days Standard SUV Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
  • 14 nights 4star accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour, Melbourne
  • Kings Canyon Scenic Climb
  • Desert Awakenings Breakfast, Uluru
  • A Night at Field of Light, Uluru
  • Brisbane By Bicycle
  • Barrier Reef Adventure, from Daydream Island
  • Return shared transfers from Great Barrier Reef airport, Hamilton Island to Daydream Island
Not Included
  • International flights
  • Internal flights
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Special Offers We negotiate new offers daily from discounted flights, tours and vehicle hire to free upgrades, added value and unique inclusions. Please call for our latest offers.

The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/11/2019 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
Melbourne, Rock & Reef

As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.

However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Melbourne currently cost from £753 in Economy, £2,523 in Premium Economy and £2,936 in Business Class

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