13 Day Australian Highlights
13 Day Australian Highlights
Experience cosmopolitan Melbourne, enjoy a taste of Outback life in Alice Springs and cruise the Great Barrier Reef on a trip taking in some of the main highlights that Australia has to offer
Tour highlights
  • Take in the sights around the bustling city of Melbourne
  • Dine on the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Create your own Aboriginal art at Ayers Rock
  • Snorkel in the clear waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef
  • Take a tour of Sydney Opera House and wander along Bondi Beach
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Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Transfer from the airport to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a welcome reception before dinner onboard the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as you tour the city.
  • Crowne Plaza, Melbourne (HD)
Day 2: City Sights
A private walking tour provides the chance to visit some of the sights of the city before an afternoon spent at leisure, with the option of an additional tour to Phillip Island to witness the famous Penguin Parade.
  • Crowne Plaza, Melbourne (B)
Day 3: Melbourne at leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure enjoying the many sights that Melbourne has to offer, with optional extras including the chance to head into the Yarra Valley for a spot of wine tasting.
  • Crowne Plaza, Melbourne (B)
Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs
Rise early for a morning flight to Alice Springs where you’ll spend time visiting the School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Telegraph Station. A trip to the top of Anzac Hill provides fine panoramic views of both the town and surrounding ranges before an outback dinner and tour of the night sky at the Earth Sanctuary Nature Centre – where you can also enjoy a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo!
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort (B,HD)
Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Travel through the picturesque West MacDonnell and James Ranges before pausing to admire Mount Connor as you head for Ayers Rock resort, where you can enjoy watching the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset with a glass of sparkling wine.
  • Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (B)
Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Rising early to see the sun come up and illuminate Ayers Rock, you’ll tour the caves below Uluru before visiting the nearby Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the afternoon, journey through the Kata Tjuta desert plains and take in the magic of the Walpa Gorge with a walk through the natural creek bed. The day ends enjoying a glorious sunset at the Olgas – a series of large domed rock formations – with a glass of sparkling wine.
  • Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (B)
Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns
A day of interaction with local Aboriginal artists provides the chance to gain an introduction to Western Desert Art and learn more about the local culture, with the opportunity to create your own painting to take home as a unique momento of your trip. Later take a flight to Cairns for the next leg of your adventure.
  • Hilton Hotel (B)
Day 8: Great Barrier Reef
In one of the highlights of the tour, take a cruise around the Great Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran, with the opportunity to view the coral, partake in a spot of fishing or go snorkelling in the clear waters (snorkelling gear included, extra charge for scuba). Also enjoy a reef education presentation as well as a tropical buffet lunch.
  • Hilton Hotel (B,L)
Day 9: Cairns 'free time'
A day to spend exploring Cairns at your leisure, although optional tours are available.
  • Hilton Hotel (B)
Day 10: Cairns – Sydney
Meet an array of wildlife with a trip to the spectacular Cairns Wildlife Dome before taking a flight to Sydney, where the remainder of the day is spent at leisure.
  • Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour (B)
Day 11: City sights & Harbour Cruise
See the sights of Sydney with a tour of the famous Opera House followed by visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross before taking a wander along the shoreline on a trip to Bondi Beach. Later on, gain an alternative view of the city with a cruise around Sydney Harbour, where you can also learn about Australia’s national gemstone, the opal.
  • Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour (B)
Day 12: Sydney at leisure
Explore Sydney at leisure on a free day, although optional tours are available, including a visit to the Blue Mountains. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers for dinner.
  • Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour (B,D)
Day 13: Depart Sydney
Transfer to Sydney airport for your return flight.
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  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & touring as shown(excl. optional items)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
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