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  • Tick one off your bucket list with an incredible escape to Australia beginning with three nights in Sydney.
  • The tour meanders along Australia’s East coast with its pristine beaches and unforgettable landscapes, with car hire at your disposal.
  • Our members can choose to add on a 4-night extension to visit the monolithic Ayer's Rock.

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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.  Continue to Brisbane and the East Coast of the country discovering breathtaking beaches and falling in love with the country at every step. 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 visiting Ayers Rock, also known as the Uluru.  This spectacular rock formation is one of Australia’s main attractions. 

Our Offers

Offer 1 - 14 Nights: 3 nights in Sydney, 11 nights Brisbane-Cairns (without flights)
Offer 2 - 14 Nights: 3 nights in Sydney, 11 nights Brisbane-Cairns (with flights)
Offer 3 - 18 Nights: 3 nights in Sydney, 11 nights Brisbane-Cairns + 4 nights Ayer's Rock (without flights)
Offer 3 - 18 Nights: 3 nights in Sydney, 11 nights Brisbane-Cairns + 4 nights Ayer's Rock (with flights)

Your Itinerary

Days 1, 2 and 3: Sydney
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.

Sydney offers a wide range of eating options from around the world - some of the most iconic inner-city food venues are to be found at Potts Point, Surry Hills, Chippendale and Newtown. Sydney is also known for its thriving nightlife of Oxford Street or Paddington.  Enjoy one of the many cafés on the beautifully restored Victorian terraces on the streets of Paddington or Woollahra. 

Stay 3 nights in a double room at the Sydney Travelodge Sydney (meals are not included).
Days 4-5: Fly from Sydney to Brisbane
Just 90 minutes by car from Brisbane is Noosa, a paradise nestled between the coast and the beautiful national park.  Unlike the Gold Coast, there are no massive urban areas. We recommend a visit to the Noosa National Park to see the Koala Bears or an excursion to the Noosa Everglades by boat and kayak. Stroll down Hastings Street, a street lined with shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

Spend 2 nights at Peppers Noosa & Villas in a double room including breakfast.
Day 6-7: Hervey Bay
Continue your journey to Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is a coastal city approximately 300km North of Brisbane and is renowned for observing humpback whales during the July to November migration season.  A waterfront promenade links the marina with beaches offering calm waters for sports like snorkelling, diving, sailing and swimming.  

Stay in a Double Room at the Hervey Bay Mantra on a Room Only basis.
Day 8: Rockhampton
Rockhampton’s superb climate averages more than 300 sunny days a year.  Straddling the Fitzroy River, most activities in this historic and vibrant city revolve around the outdoors.  Visit the Rockhampton Heritage Village or the Dreamtime Cultural Centre.  You could also take a stroll around the Amusement Park on the river or have a beer in one of the iconic pubs.  

Stay at Henderson Park Farm Retreat in a Double Room.
Days 9-10: Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a resort town on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast and gateway to the Whitsunday Islands which is one of the archipelago’s largest cities.  Take a cruise to the islands with its famous white beaches and the turquoise, crystal clear waters. Visit the island’s coves or climb up to Hill Inlet.  Don’t miss the protected bay of Cid Harbour or visit the sugarcane at Proserpine and surroundings.  

Spend 2 nights at the Airlie Beach in a Double Room.
Day 11: Townsville
Townsville is a charming coastal city in north-eastern Queensland, Australia. The popular Strand esplanade, with its tropical beach, pier and water park, is ideal for long walks. Visit the world’s largest coral aquarium, the Reef HQ Aquarium or Magnetic Island which has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.

Stay at Seagulls Seafront Resort in a Double Room including breakfast.
Day 12: Cairns
Cairns is a multicultural and lively city in Far North Queensland. Its Esplanade offers a multitude of restaurants, shops and bars as well as watersport and swimming beaches. It is a popular vantage point to explore the islands, mountainous rainforest, gorges, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef.  Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef is an ecosystem made up of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands with all types of hard and soft coral.  You can snorkel around the reef, take a trip on a glass bottom boat or a cruise to Isla Verde and Fitzroy Island.

Stay at Coral Tree Inn in a Double Room including breakfast.
Days 13-14: Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island is a beautiful, tropical island near Cairns.  96% of it (324 hectares) is a protected  National Park which has kept the island in its natural, pristine state.  Fitzroy Island has a lush rainforest covering, granite rocks which disappear into the sea and an exceptionally beautiful, coral coastline.  The island is a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns and is surrounded by a coral reef system which makes it an ideal destination for a day trip. Swim in the crystal clear, turquoise water or discover the coral reef snorkelling.  There is whale watching between July and September.  Boats depart from the Cairns Marina to Fitzroy Island at 08:00 - 11:00 or 13:30. (Included).  

Stay at the Fitzroy Island Resort in a Double Room,

Day 15: Cairns / UK
Transport back to Cairns to catch your return flight.

Ayer's Rock Extension

Day 15: Ayer's Rock
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is considered Australia’s most famous national sights and is best viewed at sunrise or sunset.  Until a few years ago, this sandstone monolith in the heart of Northern Territory’s ‘Red Centre’ was known as Ayers Rock, a name given to it by the European explorer William Gosse in 1873.  This natural wonder stands 348m tall and is resplendent in the sun’s changing light which gives it a hypnotic and bewitching quality. 

Take a walk around the base of Uluru to observe the rocks’ colour change with the change of light. Discover Uluru in a helicopter or admire Kata Tjuta at sunrise or sunset. 

Stay for 1 Night at the Desert Garden Hotel in a double room including breakfast.
Day 16: Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon, forms part of the Watarrka National Park which has been the home of Luritja aborigines for over 22,000 years. Watarrka is an important reserve with water holes and gorges that serve as a refuge for more than 600 species of local plants and animals. The impressive red cliffs of Kings Canyon rise 100m above dense forests of palm trees, cycads and ferns, protecting them from the region’s harsh desert climate.

The 6km Rim Walk gives you the opportunity to admire the most spectacular views from the edge of the canyon and the eroded domes of 'Lost City' and the 'Garden of Eden', a valley where dense vegetation coexists with permanent water basins.  The hike is relatively strenuous and lasts 3 to 4 hours.  There is also the 2.6km Kings Creek walk which takes you to the center of the Canyon. 

Stay for 1 night at Kings Canyon Resort in a double room including breakfast.
Day 17: Glen Helen
The Glen Helen Gorge is made of granite, with the sandstone having been deposited here more than 500 million years ago. This spectacular gorge is upstream of the Finke River and an ideal hiking destination.  It offers magnificent views of 'Window in the Rock' and 'Organ Pipes'.  

The aboriginal Alice Springs Arrernte believe that the picturesque West MacDonnell Mountains have formed from giant caterpillars (called Yeperenye). Each gorge has its own character.  Simpsons Gap, for example, is a river basin where rock wallabies live in the rocky ridges.  Standley Chasm is most dramatic around noon on a sunny day with the walls glow in the reflected sunlight, creating a breath-taking display. Walk along the walking tracks to discover the gorges. Swim in the Orminston Gorge or visit the ocher wells which were once used by the aborigines as a quarry of ocher pigments. 

Spend 1 Night at Glen Helen’s Homestead lodge in double room including breakfast.


Day 18: Departure back to the UK

Optional Extras

- Private round-trip transfer Sydney
- Sunset Cruise Dinner in Sydney Bay
- The Rocks & Opera Walk Half Day Tour
- Fraser Island Tour Day Trip
- Whitsundays Island Cruise per day
- Island Explorer seaplane flight
- Seaplane flight and scenic flight on the island (Heart Reef)
- Optional excursion: Aboriginal Painting Learning (in Ayers Rock)
round trip

Your Hotels

All hotels sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults Adults
4 Adults
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Hotels
3 nights in Sydney at the Travelodge Sydney
2 nights at Noosa at the Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
2 nights in Hervey Bay at Mantra Hervey Bay
1 night in Rockhampton at the Henderson Park Farm Retreat
2 nights in Airlie Beach at the Airlie Beach Hotel
1 night in Townsville at the Seagulls Seafront Resort
1 night in Cairns at the Coral Tree Inn
2 nights at Fitzroy Island at the Fitzroy Island Resort
Ayer's Rock Extension Hotels
1 night in Ayer's Rock at the Desert Garden Hotel
1 night in Kings Canyon at Kings Canyon Resort
1 night in Glen Helen at the Homestead Lodge
1 night in Alice Springs at the Lasseters Hotel

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: 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.

Car Hire: Car hire is included from Sydney.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Australia is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

Please do make sure that you add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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