Australian AdventureReference WW70717
Savour Sydney and its world-famous landmarks, discover the Great Barrier Reef and see the sun set over Uluru. This unforgettable tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the highlights of Australia, from the dynamic cities of a modern nation to the ancient heartland of Aboriginal culture.
Why you'll love this
After taking the included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly to Perth.
Arriving in the afternoon you'll be met from the airport and taken to the locally rated 4-star Rendezvous Perth Central for a three-night stay.
Join an included sightseeing tour of this 'new frontier city', then take a short cruise to Fremantle. B
Today you have the chance to explore Perth at your leisure. B
Fly to Alice Springs, originally founded as a staging point for the overland telegraph line in the 1870s. You stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. (In 2020 you’ll stay at the locally rated 4-star Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters instead.) B, D
Journey through the outback to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock). Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Desert Gardens Hotel. B, D
Perhaps take to the skies on an optional helicopter flight to experience the natural wonder of Uluru from the air. Fly to Cairns for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Oasis, situated on the waterfront within walking distance of the city's art galleries and shops. B
At leisure. Or join one of a variety of optional excursions. B
Spend the day on the Great Barrier Reef on an included excursion. B, L
Spend the day at leisure or join one of a variety of optional excursions. B
Fly to Sydney where you stay for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Vibe Hotel. B, D
You will see the very best of the city on today's included full-day tour. Discover the elegant quarter of Paddington and the Rocks, a beautifully-restored area of cobbled streets where the first European settlers stepped ashore on January 26, 1788. Continue to the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour, and then on to Circular Quay for a sightseeing cruise around Sydney harbour. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. B, L
Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion into the wine-growing region of the Hunter Valley. B
Perhaps explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on an optional excursion. B
Fly to Melbourne for four nights at the locally rated 4-star Crowne Promenade. B
Melbourne is an intriguing blend of skyscrapers, elegant Colonial-style buildings, stately churches and leafy avenues. Today's included full-day tour will encompass Queen Victoria Market, Captain Cook's cottage, historic Williamstown and more. B
Spend the day at leisure, perhaps by soaking up the atmosphere of Federation Square, or you could join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to see the penguins! B
You have more free time to explore this exciting city or you could join an optional trip along the scenic Great Ocean Road. Enjoy a dinner cruise this evening on Melbourne's Yarra River. B, D
Spend the day at leisure. Travel to the airport for your overnight flight home. B
Arrive in the afternoon for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.