Sydney, Rock & ReefReference WW53467
A perfect introduction to wonderful Australia. Combining the icons of Sydney, the fiery red sands of the outback, and the spectacular colours of the Great Barrier Reef - this is the ideal trip for any first time visitor.
In Sydney you'll cruise the spectacular harbour and head inland to the magnificent Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters rock formation. Enjoy a sunset tour at Uluru (Ayers Rock), and in Cairns, cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel with the vast array of marine life.
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After arriving at Sydney airport you are met and transferred to your chosen hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure – why not head to Circular Quay to get your first glimpse of the world famous Opera House, and iconic Harbour Bridge?
Spend a relaxing evening exploring the Harbour aboard Captain Cook’s Harbour Story Cruise – one of the ‘must do’ experiences whilst in Sydney. Delve under the sails of the Sydney Opera House and discover the history of this iconic landmark on a guided tour.
Pick up your car hire and venture out of Sydney to the famed Blue Mountains, where steep canyons meet lush eucalypt forests. See the magnificent Three Sisters rock formation, tour the small town of Leura and opt to take a ride on the world’s steepest scenic railway.
For the best panoramic views of the Three Sisters visit Scenic World where you can enjoy a scenic cableway and walkway through the rainforest. Don't forget to stop off at some of the more hidden viewpoints for more panoramic views, such as Cahills Lookout, our favourite!
Continue your journey to the luscious wine region of the Hunter Valley, renowned for its crisp Chardonnay and Shiraz. Take a visit to one of the many vineyards and savour locally produced wine at boutique cellar doors. If you'd prefer to leave the car at your accommodation and fully indulge in the wine experience, then we recommend booking onto a full day Hunter Gatherer's wine tour.
Leave the rolling hills behind and return back to the city for one more night. Perhaps enjoy a BridgeClimb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk, or stroll around the historic Rocks area and dine in one of the award-winning restaurants.
Leave the city behind and board a short flight to the wonderful Red Centre. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is visually stunning, and a major site of Aboriginal importance. This evening, watch the ever-changing sun set behind the glowing red monolith as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a bush tucker inspired meal; a unique Outback experience.
A view to behold! An early start will be rewarded as the rising sun creates even more varied perspectives of Uluru. Walk part of the base of the rock, before heading to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge.
After witnessing one of Australia's most unforgettable landmarks, continue your journey to the tropical rainforest of the Daintree. After a short flight, land into the cosmopolitan city of Cairns, pick up your car hire and head inland to the diverse natural wonderland. Here, you can witness another magical marvel, where two UNESCO World-Heritage Listed Sites meet; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the luscious pockets of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation on a full day tour. Cruise the Daintree River, enjoy a guided walk along the beautiful Mossman Gorge and indulge in a well-deserved lunch in a remote jungle setting.
Drive back to the picturesque coast and enjoy your days at leisure by the pool, at the spa, or for a spot of boutique shopping, head to Macrossan Street.
Leave the land behind and spend an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef with a Quicksilver catamaran to cruise to Agincourt Reef and the spacious reef platform. Snorkel, dive or stay dry with a semi-submersible tour.
Time to leave Cairns for the journey home – or maybe this is just the start! Extend your Australian adventure by visiting another state, and experience yet another side of this great and varied land.