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  • Tick one off your bucket list with an incredible escape to Australia beginning with three nights in Sydney.
  • This magical tour includes many exciting excursions including a full-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef with the opportunity to snorkel!
  • Our members can choose to add on a 4-night pre-extension in Melbourne, with an included tour of the magical Great Ocean Road.

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Your Destinations

Make your dream of exploring spectacular Australia come true with this carefully-crafted itinerary.  Your adventure begins with 3 days in Sydney before heading to Ayers Rock. This spectacular rock formation is one of Australia’s main attractions. Your trip continues to Cairns, in northeastern Queensland, considered the 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef'. You can extend your holiday of a lifetime for 4 more days by beginning your tour in Melbourne, with an included full-day trip along the Great Ocean Road.

Our Offers

Offer 1 - 9 Nights: 9 Night Tour
Offer 2 - 14 Nights: 3 Night Pre-Extension in Melbourne + 9 Night Tour

Your Itinerary

9 Night Tour
Days 1-3: 
Sydney
Days 4-5: Ayer's Rock
Days 6-9: Cairns
Day 10: Return

14 Night Tour
Days 1-4:
Melbourne
Days 5-8: Sydney
Days 9-10: Ayer's Rock
Days 11-14: Cairns
Day 15: Return

Day 1: Sydney - at leisure
Sydney is one of Australia’s largest cities, with its most recognisable landmarks being the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Most city tours revolve around water; catch a ferry and cruise Sydney Harbour to Manly, where you can enjoy a full day’s sightseeing cruise or speed across the harbour in a high-speed jet boat. The beaches and bays are popular to indulge in all kinds of water-based activities such as surfing, sailing and scuba diving.

Day 2: Sydney - Half-day city/harbour/beaches tour (Included)

Embark on an included half-day tour of Sydney's city, harbour and beaches. Stop off at the bayside suburbs including Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, before visiting Macquarie Lighthouse and Bondi Beach, the world-renowned surf mecca.

Day 3: Sydney - Full-day Blue Mountains National Park tour (Optional)
You can choose to head on a full-day Blue Mountains tour (for an additional fee). This trip includes lunch in a country restaurant, as well as admission to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Blue Mountains National Park.

Stay 3 nights in a double room at the Sydney Travelodge Sydney (meals are not included).
Day 4: Ayer's Rock - Field of Light Pass (Included)
The critically acclaimed Field of Light Uluru by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro has now been extended until 31 December 2020. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date.

Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

Your Field of Light experience begins with a convenient hotel pick-up and short transfer to the remote desert location. As darkness falls, 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres will gently bloom with rhythms of coloured light. Temporarily lose yourself in this monumental light installation as its pathways draw you in.
Day 5: Ayer's Rock - Morning Kata Tjuta & Afternoon Uluru Sunset Tour (Included)
Morning:
Travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 40-kilometre journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area, you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the suns morning glow as the desert comes alive.

We make our way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of eons of weathering and continual upheaval, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site.

Afternoon: Explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing the resort, the tour will travel through the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.  From this point, it is only a matter of minutes before the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country. Our first step allows you a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon.

As you drive around the base of Ayer's Rock, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. You will see the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people.

We then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return you to your accommodation.
Day 6: Ayer's Rock - Helicopter Ride over Ayer's Rock (Optional) - Cairns
Before your flight to Cairns, you can choose to embark on a helicopter tour of Uluru with the opportunity to take photos of the monolithic landscape from above. 

Day 7: Cairns - Full-day tour of Great Barrier Reef (Included)
Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure. The trip includes transfers, snorkelling equipment, a buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea. The tour departs at 08:00 and returns at 17:30.
Day 8: Cairns - Full-day trip to the Daintree & Cape Tribulation (Included)
Daintree River Cruise:
Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.Alexandra Lookout: After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Tropical Lunch: With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

Cape Tribulation: Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

Mossman Gorge Centre: Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people, before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. 

Day 9: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Ride (Optional)
Choose to either spend your day at leisure in Cairns or embark on a helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef for an additional fee. Choose from 30 or 40-minute rides over the beautiful landscape and spot turtles, dolphins and sometimes even whales!

Day 10: Return to the UK
Transfer by minibus from your hotel to Cairns Airport.

Melbourne Pre-Extension

Day 1: Melbourne - At leisure
Melbourne’s exciting mix of style, sport, culture and dining means you’ll never want to leave. Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one aspect of this diverse city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or grab the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of choices.

Day 2: Half-day Melbourne Laneways & Arcades Tour (Included)
Melbourne Laneways are known worldwide for a rich art culture, unique galleries, and tiny cafes. Immerse yourself in the labyrinth of historic city lanes and arcades to discover Australia's largest contemporary cultural and artistic movement.
Day 3: Melbourne - Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour (Included)
This region is truly a must-see, regarded by many as a tourist highlight of Victoria and Melbourne. This route includes the opportunity to see the famous beaches of the Great Ocean Road's surf coast, a stop in Apollo Bay, a guided eco-tour in Great Otway National Park's cool temperate rainforest, and a stop at the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles. You'll also stop off at the Loch Ard Gorge and enjoy morning tea and a tasty cafe lunch. 

Day 4: Melbourne - Sydney
Transfer by minibus from your hotel to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Sydney.

Your Hotels

All Standard Rooms sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Your Hotels
Sydney: 3 nights at Travelodge Sydney (or similar)
Ayer's Rock: Outback Pioneer Hotel (or similar)
Cairns: Coral Tree Inn (or similar)

Optional Pre-Extension:
Melbourne: Batman's Hill on Collins (or similar)

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business Class flights, on sectors they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.


Transfers: Transfers are included throughout.

Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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Not Included

  • Flights or other transport unless stated otherwise
  • Transfers unless stated otherwise
  • Meals and drinks unless stated otherwise
  • Excursions and optional extras unless stated otherwise
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Locally payable gratuities & taxes if applicable
  • Check-in luggage unless otherwise stated

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