17 Days Australian Adventure

17 Days Australian Adventure

Enjoy the sights of Sydney, visit the Blue Mountains, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Kangaroo Island. Travel along the Great Ocean Road, experience a 4WD Palm Valley safari, experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and a Great Barrier Reef cruise.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the sights of Sydney
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Visit the Blue Mountains
  • Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Penguin Parade Phillip Island
  • Great Ocean Road
  • The Twelve Apostles
  • Stay on Kangaroo Island
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • 4WD Palm Valley Safari
  • Australian barbecue dinner
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Ride the Skyrail Cableway
  • Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Tour Info

Code AK-SC16
Style
  • Coach Tour
Duration 17 Days
Price From $0
Departures

Tour is suspended

Vehicle Premium Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Sydney @ Morning
Finish Cairns @ After Breakfast

On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation

Vibe Hotel (standard),
The Grace Hotel (first class),
Sydney, 3 nights.

Cross over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and pause at Milsons Point to photograph fabulous views of the city skyline. Stop at Arabanoo lookout for a spectacular panorama of the Manly headland. See Sydney's white sandy northern beaches including Curl Curl and Freshwater then feel the sand between your toes on Manly Beach. Return to the city for a buffet luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour. This afternoon tour Sydney and see the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. Finish your day with a visit to famous Bondi Beach. You'll have time to wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the clear cool water. B L

Travel to the Blue Mountains and marvel at the spectacular views of the Three Sisters from Echo Point. Visit Scenic World and ride the world's steepest railway (own expense). Stop in Leura, with its charming antique shops. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to koalas, kangaroos, wombats and other creatures wild and wonderful. B

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to do as you choose.

Accommodation

Mercure Hotel Welcome (standard),
Crowne Plaza (first class),
Melbourne, 3 nights. B

Enjoy a morning tour of Melbourne then depart for Phillip Island, stopping at the Warrook Cattle Farm en route to see sheep, cattle, kangaroos and Australian birds. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre and observe the famous Penguin Parade, as the little penguins march up the sand to their resting places. B

Travel along the famous Great Ocean Road and see dramatic coastal scenery en route to Port Campbell National Park. See the seaside resorts of Lorne and Apollo Bay, then view the Twelve Apostles, remains of London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. B

You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival at Adelaide Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation

Country Comfort (standard),
Stamford Plaza (first class),
Adelaide. B

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Walk among the nation's most accessible colony of Australian sea lions at the popular Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Accommodation

Aurora Ozone Hotel (standard or first class),
Kangaroo Island. L

Tour the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch and see fur seals, within Flinders Chase National Park. This afternoon return to Adelaide.

Accommodation

Country Comfort (standard),
Stamford Plaza (first class),
Adelaide. B L

You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your early morning flight to Alice Springs. On arrival at Alice Springs Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a tour of this outback town. See the historic Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

Accommodation

Aurora Alice Springs (standard),
Chifley Alice Springs Resort,
River Gum Rooms (first class),
Alice Springs, 2 nights. B

Follow the West MacDonnell Ranges to Simpson's Gap, then continue to magical Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and Ormiston Gorge. Stop for a swim at Glen Helen Gorge and take in the views at Mt. Sonder Lookout. At Alice Springs Desert Park explore the desert rivers and woodland habitats and witness free-flying birds at the Birds of Prey Presentation. B L

Depart early for Ayers Rock Resort, stopping at a camel farm where you can take an optional ride. Enjoy a glass of wine this evening while watching sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the special viewing area known as the 'sunset strip'. Travel to our exclusive venue to enjoy an Australian barbecue dinner. Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (standard) or Desert Gardens

Accommodation

(first class), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. B D

Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through desert plains to mysterious Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Enjoy a 2-3 hour walk through the domes to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Enjoy sunset with a complimentary glass of wine. B

This morning is at leisure before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival in Cairns you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation

Rydges Esplanade (standard),
Hilton Hotel (first class),
Cairns, 3 nights. B

Cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible vessel. Snorkelling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this natural living wonder followed by a buffet lunch. B L

Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theatres, shows and dance demonstrations. Travel on the Skyrail Cableway high above the canopy of the rainforest to the picturesque village of Kuranda, where you'll have free time to stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda train for a breathtaking rail journey over the Barron Gorge, through the coastal sugarcane fields to Freshwater Station. B

You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight. B

Inclusions

Transportation

  • Your Driver Guides are the local experts, with vast knowledge of the regions they call home

Dining Inclusions

  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (15) B
  • Lunch (5) L
  • Dinners (1) D

Accommodation

  • Flexibility to choose your preferred standard of hotel, all centrally located with private facilities

Plus

  • Airport transfers 

Flight Information

  • Day 1     Flights anytime into Sydney 
  • Day 4     Flights anytime into Melbourne from Sydney 
  • Day 7     Flights anytime from Melbourne into Adelaide 
  • Day 10   Flights must arrive prior to Midday into Alice Springs from Adelaide
  • Day 14   Flights anytime from Ayers Rock into Cairns 
  • Day 17   Flights anytime from Cairns