With a maximum of just 20 travellers you are assured a relaxed atmosphere on tour. Your Driver/Guide is an expert on the region, and will enhance your vacation with his friendly and professional manner. We offer an exciting and diverse range of small group touring activities and options
Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you’ll remember forever.
Day 1: Welcome to Palm Cove
A warm welcome to the gateway city of Tropical North Queensland – the launch pad for your epic adventure from north to south, through the untamed wilderness of the outback. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to relax before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for a welcome reception and later dine on award-winning cuisine overlooking the gleaming waters of the Coral Sea.
Day 2: Daintree & Culture
Explore the symbiotic relationship between the local Kuku Yalanji people and ancient landscapes of the Daintree as you join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey into the rainforest. Spend the morning learning about their fascinating traditions, bush diet and traditional medicines shared amidst the soundtrack of the untamed forest. Learn how to hunt for elusive mud crabs before enjoying lunch under the leafy canopies of mahogany and oak.
Day 3: Great Barrier Reef
Go beyond the ‘great’ and into a secluded underwater wonderland – your cruise to discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef will venture to three secluded outer reef dive sites where you have a unique opportunity to soak up the pristine natural setting before you. Snorkel past iridescent coral formations and colorful marine-life – an undersea treasure trove as far as the eye can see. Relax up on deck surrounded by the vivid blue of the Coral Sea, bask in the golden Australian sunshine and enjoy a tropical lunch on board before returning to Palm Cove.
Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove, 3 nights
Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast and lunch. Day 3: Breakfast and lunch
Day4 Cairns – Alice Springs
Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Alice Springs where you’ll gain unique insights into what life is like in an isolated Australian town. Spending some time at the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service, learn how these services provide a much-needed medical lifeline to remote Australian communities. Nothing could be more memorable than a bit of bush tucker in the outback so this evening join your host Bob for a Be My Guest traditional open-air dinner cooked in a bush camp oven as the glittering Milky Way lights up the big Aussie sky.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner
Day 5 Alice Springs – Kings Canyon
This morning, journey to Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve to explore the ancient meteor footprints set indelibly within the surrounding Australian desert landscape. Next stop is Kings Canyon where you’ll spend the afternoon meandering along its shady creek bed.
Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine
Day 6: Kings Canyon – Ayers Rock
Rise with the birds and embark on the exhilarating 6km Rim Walk at Kings Canyon past the domes of the Lost City and Cotterills Lookout, where you’ll peer over the towering sandstone cliffs into the gorge below. Next stop is Curtin Springs Station, where you’ll learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage. Join a workshop at Curtin Springs Paper factory, before kicking back in true Aussie style for a delicious barbecue lunch. This afternoon, venture to the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine at a spectacular sunset.
Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Venture to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu people and this ancient land. The mystical domes of Kata Tjuta are your next stop. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk deep through the whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta’s ancient rocky domes. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the base of Uluru's red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu whose rock art you’ll have an opportunity to see before visiting Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu’s wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Afterwards, meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere this evening at the sensational Sounds of Silence Highlight Dinner.
Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and lunch. Day 7: Breakfast and highlight dinner
Day 8 Ayers Rock – Sydney
Witness a mesmerizing sunrise over Uluru – perfectly viewed from the dune viewing area. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes before your flight to Sydney. Consider a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting or simply relax with a good book. This afternoon, soulful Uluru gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.
Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Sydney – Blue Mountains
The shimmering hue of the Blue Mountains National Park beckons from afar as you embark on a day of discovery to explore its extraordinary beauty. Soak up eucalyptus scents and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Travel Director to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks.
Hotel: Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, Blue Mountains
Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.
Day10 Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley
Explore Australia’s original wine country. A day of guilt-free indulgence awaits as you sample the delectable flavors and award-winning vintages of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and a sumptuous lunch in exquisite surrounds before spending the afternoon at leisure.
Hotel: Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine.
Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney
The wind in your sails, it’s time to kick-start your afternoon on famous Sydney Harbour. Prime your sea legs and join your sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. Take the helm, work the grinders or simply kick back as you sail past the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks district. An evening at leisure follows your exhilarating day on the water.
Day 12: Sydney
The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney welcome you this morning as you stroll along the coastal walk. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a VIP guided tour to learn about this architectural marvel. Afterwards, celebrate at a Farewell Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the sails of the Opera House.
Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast. Day 12: Breakfast and farewell dinner
Day13 Farewell from Sydney
Bid farewell to the Harbour City as your epic discovery of Australia’s natural splendor and spiritual soul has come to an end.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.
Travel Class:04/09/2019 - 11/12/2019
USD Price starting from$7,395*
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To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director. Camel to Sunrise (Ayers Rock) Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights (Ayers Rock) Uluru Motorcycle Tours (Ayers Rock) Bridge Climb (Sydney) Sydney Heli Tours - 20min Flight (Sydney) The Rocks Pub Walk (Sydney)
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