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12 nights from $3,329 per person

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Overview

This 13-day tour shows off the most iconic destinations Australia has to offer. There’s a bit of everything on this trip including stunning natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities and fascinating wildlife. Marvel at the towering Uluru and the beautiful Great Barrier Reef – true wonders of nature. You’ll explore the incredible cities of Melbourne and Sydney too with Bondi Beach and the Penguin Parade of Phillip Island thrown into the mix. (AA)

Highlights:

  • Drive on the Great Ocean Road for the untamed coastal beauty
  • See the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
  • Watch the sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Marvel at the harbor Bridge, the Opera House and Bondi Beach in Sydney
  • Get up close to kangaroos, koalas and Tasmanian devils

Details

Day 1

Melbourne

You’ll arrive in the stunning city of Melbourne where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so you can relax or explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Welcome

Day 2

Melbourne

Today you’ll tour Melbourne to see the sights and attractions of the city center, before heading over to Maru Koala & Animal Park where you’ll get the chance to see some of Australia’s most iconic animals including koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils. Afterwards, travel across to the wonderful Phillip Island. Here you’ll see the famous Penguin Parade, where Little Penguins walk up the shore.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Welcome (breakfast included)

Day 3

Great Ocean Road

Today you’ll travel on one of Australia’s most impressive drives – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy the beautifully rugged coastal scenery including the famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. You’ll then return to Melbourne for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Welcome (breakfast included)

Day 4

Alice Springs

Today you’ll transfer to Melbourne Airport where you’ll catch a flight to Alice Springs, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Once you’ve settled in you’ll take a tour of this fascinating outback town. On it you’ll see some of the most famous sites including the Telegraph Station, the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which serves medical aid to many of the remote towns of the outback.

Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs (breakfast included)

Day 5-6

Uluru/Kata Tjuta

On the morning of day five you’ll depart from Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). On the way you’ll stop off at a camel farm to learn about the practices – you can opt for a camel ride too. In the afternoon you’ll arrive at Ayers Rock and spend some time at leisure. In the evening you can enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while you watch a truly unforgettable sunset.

In the morning you’ll get up early to take in the sunrise over the impressive rock formation. You’ll then take a tour of the caves at the base of Uluru before visiting The Olgas (officially known as Kat Tjuta). Here you’ll take a walk through the scenery

Overnight: Outback Pioneer Hotel (two breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 7-9

Cairns/Great Barrier Reef

On day seven you’ll fly from Uluru to Cairns where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Day eight is a full day to explore the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Heading out on a high-speed catamaran, you’ll be able to view the fish and other marine from the underwater observatory and will get the chance to go snorkeling.

On day nine you’ll visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you’ll learn about the culture and customs of the Aboriginal people. Later you’ll travel on the Skyrail Cableway above the rainforest – truly jaw-dropping.

Overnight: Rydges Esplanade (three breakfasts and one lunch included)

Day 10-11

Sydney

Today you’ll fly from Cairns to Sydney where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You’ll then have the remainder of the day to explore at your leisure. Day 11 is a full day of sightseeing around Sydney. You’ll enjoy views of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House as well as taking visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach.

Overnight: Vibe Hotel (two breakfasts and one lunch included)

Day 12

Blue Mountains

Today you’ll travel to the spectacular Blue Mountains where you’ll take in lovely views of the Three Sisters from Echo Point. Later you’ll ride the world’s steepest railway before visiting Feathersdale Wildlife center for close encounters with many of Australia’s most wonderful creatures.

Overnight: Vibe Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 13

Depart from Sydney

After breakfast you’ll transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight home.

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