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From the iconic landmarks of Sydney to Uluru, the heartland of Aboriginal Australia, and the incredible Great Barrier Reef to the bio-diverse Atherton Tablelands, this Australia trip is your perfect introduction to the country’s best-loved sights.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4SydneyOpera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, CuisineQT Sydney, Harbour Rocks Hotel
4 - 6Ayers Rock/ UluruUNESCO World Heritage site, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Aboriginal CultureVoyages Desert Gardens Hotel, Voyages Sails In The Desert Hotel
6 - 10Port DouglasGreat Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, BeachesPeninsula Boutique Hotel, Peppers Beach Club
10 - 12Atherton TablelandsRainforest, Wetland & Savannah, Protected Animals & Birdlife, Waterfalls CircuitThe Summit Rainforest Retreat, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
12 - 12SydneyOpera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Cuisine

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

Private Transfer from Sydney Airport to your hotel

Sydney

3 Days

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks – Fireworks over Harbour Bridge to ring in the New Year, the Opera House, the Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach.

Included Activities

Essential Sydney: Sights, Sounds and Aromas
Starting from The Rocks, a buzzing historic precinct in the heart of the city, learn about Sydney’s oldest neighborhood that was built by castaways and convicts. See well-preserved old sandstone buildings on cobblestone streets, Australia’s first church, and buskers enlivening the waterfront promenade that overlooks one of the world’s greatest natural harbors. Next up, pass by local landmarks such as Hyde Park, The Mint, the gothic-style St Mary’s Cathedral, and a heritage complex housing the Parliament of New South Wales. Admiring myriad native Australian fauna at the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens, visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Enjoy a walking tour around this viewpoint that affords stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House! Eastbound, passing through King’s Cross and Rushcutters Bay, stop by for lunch at the stylish Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Later, desiring the prestigious addresses of Darling Point, navigate Rose Bay, and Watsons Bay to continue along the coastal neighborhoods. Soon after, soak up the sunny vibes at the world-famous Bondi Beach frequented by travelers and Sydneysiders alike. Enjoy people watching, street art sessions, and lazing on the beachside lawns. Finally, heading inland to Paddington, stroll on Oxford Street where you can hop between local brand stores and lifestyle boutiques set within terrace houses complimenting the colonial-era architecture. As the sun dips, return to your accommodations. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Lunch, with a bottle of beer/glass of wine/soft drink included; Fitness level: Moderate; Notes: Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes)

Opera Dreams in Sydney
Discover the unique feeling of being inside one of the city’s most recognizable architectural structures, the Sydney Opera House. Revel in walking among the iconic white sails of this engineering marvel. Learn all about the history and the making of this famous performing arts center, which is also one of the busiest around the globe. Enjoy the latest audio-visual features of this popular guided tour, as you experience how the legendary building came into being, despite numerous impediments – a tale no less dramatic than the ones staged within its walls. Enjoy a live performance at one of the opera house’s venues; incredibly, around 1,500 performances, ranging from opera to circus and rock to cabaret, are staged every year before live audiences that total approximately 1.5 million. (Shared Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate).

Hotel Options
QT Sydney – Opt 1
Room
Meals
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 6

Make your own way to the Airport

Board your self-organized flight from Sydney to Ayers Rock (Flight duration: 3.5 hrs).

Private Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to your hotel

Ayers Rock/ Uluru

2 Days

A millennia-old monolith, Ayers Rock rises dramatically from the flat desert landscape and forms the heartland of Aboriginal Australia or the ‘Red Centre’.

Included Activities

Uluru at Sunset
Discover the magnificent beauty of Uluru, bathed in hues of the setting sun. Your tour will take you to the top of the enormous sandstone monolith in the middle of the arid ‘Red Centre’ where you can unwind and soak in some stunning views. Savor the natural beauty of the surrounding area and keep your cameras ready for some beautiful shots. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy light refreshments as you watch the sun sink gently into the horizon. (Half Day; Time of day: Evening; Duration: 2 hrs; Private/Shared Activity: Shared; Includes professionally guided sunset viewing session, light refreshments including sparkling wine and bottled water)

A Magical Surise Trek at Uluru
Explore the natural beauty of Australian outback on a fascinating 14 km sunrise trek encircling the base of Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock). This amazing 700 million year old stone monolith is sacred to indigenous Australians, who believe it possesses mystical powers that manifest as varying colors changing with the angle of the sun. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park as you wind your way around the base. Revisit the tracks of ancestral beings who are believed to have created the park’s unique formations. Listen to your guide’s narration of intriguing Tjukurpa (stories from the world’s creation period) like the deadly battle between Kuniya (python woman) and Liru (the poisonous snake man). Catch the morning sun peeking out from behind the rock. Pass through acacia woodlands, native grasses and waterways, with plenty of wildlife and bush tucker spotting opportunities. Visit a waterhole, slow down and spend some quiet time listening to the desert sounds. Examine an ancient rock art site where Anangu families told stories to their children around a campfire, and painted them on the rocks. After the culturally enriching trek, tuck in a hearty picnic breakfast before heading back to your hotel. (Full Day; Duration: 6 hrs; Shared Activity and Transfer; An outback picnic breakfast carried in a supplied backpack is included; Please note this activity includes hotel pick up and drop, a professional guide, bottled water, and water refills)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Rock View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 6 - 10

You will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport

Board your self-organized flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns (Flight duration: 2.5 hrs).

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas (1.5 hrs)

Port Douglas

4 Days

There’s something for every kind of traveler at the tropical Port Douglas. Thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, this remote port on the Coral Sea has transformed into a vibrant vacation spot over the years.

Included Activities

Water fun at Port Douglas
Get ready for a day full of underwater and seaside adventures! Visit Port Douglas and hop onto the luxury sailing catamaran to set off for snorkeling in the blue waters of the island paradise. Savor morning tea and coffee before jumping into the water accompanied by a snorkeling instructor. Be rest assured of in-water assistance as you discover the region’s natural beauty. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch with fresh prawns on the menu. If you wish to stay on board, you can enjoy the glass-bottomed boat, and engage in reef viewing and interpretation while relishing some fresh cut fruit and homemade cakes. Explore the scenic Low Isles, an untouched coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with a heritage walk. Enjoy access to limited areas, as well as ample personal attention from the crew during your trip. (Full Day; Time of day: Morning; Private Transfer; Meal included: Yes; Snorkeling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wetsuits & floatation devices are also included.)

Hotel Options
RoomPool View Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomOne Bedroom Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

Today you drive from Port Douglas to Atherton Tablelands (2 hrs)

Hotel Options
RoomOne Bedroom Apartment
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomStudio Tree House
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 12

Today you will drive from the Atherton Tablelands to Cairns (1.5 hrs) and drop your car off at the airport

Board your self-organized flight from Cairns to Sydney (Flight duration: 3 hrs)

Sydney

0 Days

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks – Fireworks over Harbour Bridge to ring in the New Year, the Opera House, the Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,890 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,390 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Sydney – Ayers Rock
    • Ayers Rock – Cairns
    • Cairns – Sydney
  • All activities as listed :
    • Sydney: Essential Sydney: Sights, Sounds and Aromas
    • Sydney: Opera Dreams in Sydney
    • Ayers Rock/ Uluru: Uluru at Sunset
    • Ayers Rock/ Uluru: A Magical Sunrise Trek at Uluru
    • Port Douglas: Water fun at Port Douglas
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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Highlights of Australia

12 days $ 3,890 / person

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