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Australia is a land of contrasts: energetic cities give way to vast emptiness and silence. Deserts, clear blue waters and white sandy beaches transform into colorful reefs, vibrant wildlife and tropical rainforests. Discovering the legends of the Outback and the culinary delights in the inner city. Experience the very best of the 'Down Under' during this 15 day Australian adventure. Coupled with b...

Australia is a land of contrasts: energetic cities give way to vast emptiness and silence. Deserts, clear blue waters and white sandybeaches transform into colorful reefs, vibrant wildlife and tropical rainforests. Discovering the legends of the Outback and the culinary delights in the inner city. Experience the very best of the 'Down Under' during this 15 day Australian adventure. Coupled with boutique accommodation and personalized tours, this journey will be one for the books!

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  • Desert
    Desert
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Relax
    Relax
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Australia!

Arrival in Sydney...

Transfer to your accommodation in the historic Rocks District

Spend the day at leisure experiencing this vibrant destination where the sea meets the city

Explore the pride of Sydney by ferry. Take in the iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge from Circular Quay to Darling Harbor (30min)

• Or, take a longer voyage to beautiful Manly beach, world famous Taronga Park Zoo, opulent Mosman or the traditional fishing village of Watson's Bay

Visited:
Sydney
Accommodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 2: Essential Sydney tour

• The essential Sydney small group tour covers the highlights including: the Rocks, the Botanical Gardens, Paliament HouseCathedrals, and views of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

• After lunch, hit Bondi Beach and soak up the sun!

Return to your hotel via the boutique shopping precinct and the charming Georgian and Victorian homes of Paddington

Visited:
Sydney
Accommodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 3: Blue Mountains eco tour

• Enjoy a guided day out from Sydney and experience the ruggedness of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park

• Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to Australia’s favorite marsupials

• Discover hidden valleys and stunning waterfalls

• Pack your walking shoes for some great short hikes!

Visited:
SydneyBlue Mountains
Accommodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 4: Sailing Sydney

• Enjoy the morning at leisure

• Later, embark on your own skippered yacht for a 2-hour twilight sail

• Sail under the Sydney Harbor Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House and Fort Dennison, beautiful bays and glamorous mansions

Visited:
Sydney
Accommodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 5: The 'Field of Light' dinner experience

• Travel from Sydney to the Red Centre of Australia for a unique dinner experience

• Prior to sunset, transfer from your hotel to the Uluru Camel farm and meander through the sand dunes on the camel train

• On arrival, enjoy Champagne and canapes

• While the sun sets well into the starlit night, you will feast on the Northern Territory's culinary delights, including: barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads, and classic desserts

• Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, with the assistance of our resident astronomer

• You will then be invited to immerse yourself in the Field of Light

• Return to your hotel

Visited:
SydneyUluru
Accommodation
Night at Sails in the Desert (Uluru)

Day 6: Desert Awakening 

• Travel to a secluded sand dune to watch the spectacular sight of sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta

• In the company of your expert guide and with no more than 15 other passengers, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region over a traditional breakfast

Depart for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and visit many traditional sites of the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people

Visited:
Uluru
Accommodation
Night at Sails in the Desert (Uluru)

Day 7: Uluru at Leisure

Today is at leisure in Uluru

• Further explore the region, perhaps on a tour to the Kata Tjuta formations or simply enjoy a massage at your hotel with an afternoon stroll around the village

Visited:
Uluru
Accommodation
Night at Sails in the Desert (Uluru)

Day 8: Drive to Port Douglas 

Today travel from Uluru to Cairns. You will then self-drive to Port Douglas

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing and exploring the lovely village nestled between the marina and the beautiful Four Mile Beach

• Check out Macrossan Street for a fix of cafes, barsrestaurants & boutiques

• Your hotel's heated pool or the Jacuzzi & Spa aren't a bad idea either 

Visited:
UluruCairnsPort Douglas
Accommodation
Night at Peninsula Boutique (Port Douglas)

Day 9: Daintree Rainforest 

• Travel toward the World Heritage listed forest region of the Daintree National Park

• Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, on this incredible discovery tour of the world’s oldest rainforest

• Embark on an mesmerizing cruise along the Daintree River to spot the giant saltwater crocodiles, before your guide takes you on an immersive experience

• Explore deep inside the rainforest, walk along deserted beacheslearn all about the unique flora and fauna and keep your eyes peeled for the native Cassowary

Visited:
Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest
Accommodation
Night at Peninsula Boutique (Port Douglas)

Day 10: Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

• Experience the ultimate in relaxed sailing and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles onboard a luxury catamaran

• Explore the protected Coral Cay with whitesand beaches and coconut palms surrounded by magnificent coral gardens

• Relax on the island, join a guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck

Visited:
Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef
Accommodation
Night at Peninsula Boutique (Port Douglas)

Day 11: Day at leisure in Port Douglas

• Spend the day at leisure in Port Douglas or explore the surrounding towns

• Perhaps head to the town of Kuranda up the Skyrail or see the many wildlife parks in the area

The beach is just a step away from your accommodation if you wish to relax with a good book

Visited:
Port Douglas
Accommodation
Night at Peninsula Boutique (Port Douglas)

Day 12: Urban exploration in Melbourne

Transfer to your accommodation in Melbourne and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Explore historic lanes full of fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques


Visited:
Port Douglas, Melbourne
Accommodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 13: Phillip Island wildlife

• Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for close encounters with kangaroos, wombats and echidnas

• Head to Phillip Island and observe the little penguins coming ashore!

• You will be guided through the Penguin Parade tour by a local ranger

Visited:
Melbourne
Accommodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 14: Make it count in Melbourne

• Check out the trendy northern suburbs Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote

• Get your shopping fix in retail meccas SouthYarra, Prahran and Toorak

• Take your beach towel to bay side St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne

• For day trips, we recommend a drive along Great Ocean Road to see the 12 Apostles

• Take a drive to the famous Bells Beach or the Mornington Peninsula

Visited:
Melbourne
Accommodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 15: Departure day!

• Depending on the time of your departure, you may have an opportunity for some last minute souvenir shopping

Transfer to the airport at the appropriate time


Safe travels!

Visited:
Melbourne

SydneyBlue MountainsUluruCairnsPort DouglasDaintree RainforestGreat Barrier ReefMelbourne

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to our customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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