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Australian Highlights

Immerse yourself in a journey of a lifetime by exploring the magnificent sights of Australia

Australian Highlights

£3399 per person

Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, the turquoise tropical waters the Great Barrier Reef, and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse itinerary is one that ticks all the boxes. Wander through Melbourne’s lively cobblestoned laneways, share a gourmet barbecue with a local family in Alice Springs, and feel the heartbeat of the ancient Red Centre on an unforgettable journey.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Melbourne / Sydney
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 9:30 AM
  • Included
  • Not Included
    Internal Flights

Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Transfer to your hotel on arrivel. Later meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner. Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (3 nights)
Day 2: Melbourne
Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour and discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades and street art. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Melbourne free time
Today is free for you to further explore the delights of Melbourne or enjoy an optional excursion along the Great Ocean Road.
Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs
Fly to Alice Springs and visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, learning of the vital services they provide to outback communities. Later join a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre before enjoying an Aussie barbecue dinner. Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Day 5: Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru. In the afternoon, witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine. Desert Gardens Hotel (2 nights)
Day 6: Uluru & Kata Tjuta touring
Today experience sunrise before a tour with local guides at the base of Uluru. At Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), walk through the majestic rock domes before witnessing a Kata Tjuta sunset while enjoying a sunset drink.
Day 7: Uluru – Cairns
Visit the magical Field of Light this morning before breakfast. Then enjoy an informative dot painting workshop at Maraku Arts before your flight to Cairns. Shangri-La, The Marina (3 nights)
Day 8: Cairns free time
With a full day at leisure today, relax in Cairns or consider an optional excursion to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or on the Kuranda scenic railway.
Day 9: Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef today where you can snorkel (equipment provided) or stay dry and view the reef from the underwater observatory or a semisubmersible craft. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a delicious evening meal overlooking Cairns waterfront
Day 10: Cairns – Sydney
After a morning at leisure, fly to Sydney where you will have an evening free to do as you please. Your Travel Director will have plenty of hints and tips on the best places to eat. Intercontinental Sydney (3 nights)
Day 11: Sydney
Join a local guide for a guided tour of Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the famous Bondi Beach. Enjoy lunch aboard a Captain Cook cruise on Sydney Harbour before spending the rest of your day exploring the city at leisure.
Day 12: Sydney free time
Enjoy one final day exploring Sydney and beyond. Optional excursions include the majestic Blue Mountains and a trip to the wineries of the Hunter Valley. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a farewell dinner overlooking Sydney Harbour
Day 13: Depart Sydney
Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your onward flight.

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Holidays in Australia

Australia is a vast country with magnificent sights and incredible experiences. Visit some of the highlights of Australia on your first trip, from the iconic city sites in cosmopolitan Sydney to the stunning vistas of Uluru and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, where you will be truly amazed. These destinations are a popular triple-centre, which is commonly known as ‘Sydney, Rock and Reef’, a trip we highly recommend on your first trip to Australia. These areas provide a small glimpse of Australia and will create temptation to go back and experience more.
Australia is such a vast destination that trying to do too much in one trip might mean that you miss out on some exceptional experiences, so we would recommend to see Australia in multiple trips.
Explore Perth, a totally rejuvenated and welcoming city with stunning beaches, vineyards and wildlife all within easy access. Travel in style via the Indian Pacific on a two-night, three-day epic journey experiencing the tremendous beauty of the Nullabor. One arrival into Adelaide pick up your rental car and detailed pack which takes you via the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

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  • Jaqui

    It really was the trip of a lifetime. Excellent guides, exciting optional and included tours, knowledgeable and friendly guides.

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  • Karen B.

    Well worth the money. A great experience

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