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AustraliaBlue Mountains, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef

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Here's the best way to spend 9 days in Australia! This carefully curated itinerary hits the sweet spot between discovering local culture, natural wonders, staying active and since you're on vacay, relaxing. Wine & dine under a million stars, visit the Great Barrier Reef and discover the animated city of Sydney. Immerse yourself in nature in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park an...

Here'sthe best way to spend 9 days in Australia! This carefully curated itinerary hits the sweet spot between discovering local culture, natural wonders, staying active and since you're on vacay, relaxingWine & dine under a million stars, visit the Great Barrier Reef and discover the animated city of Sydney. Immerse yourself in nature in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park and soak up the sun at the world famous Bondi beach

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Trip highlights
  • Desert
    Desert
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Sydney!

Australia’s largest city is filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring

Indulge. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences!

​• Your hotel is a short walk away from all sights, shopping and restaurants

Visited:
Sydney

Day 2: Highlights, Bondi beach and the Opera House

• Take a guided tour capturing the history of Sydney

• Pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular QuayChinatown, Darling Harbor, Kings Cross and Double Bay

• Soak up the sun at the world famous Bondi beach

• See inside the world's most recognizable sails, the Sydney Opera House

Visited:
Sydney

Day 3: Blue Mountains and wildlife park tour

• Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park

• Explore this rugged and beautiful region, part of the Great Dividing Range


Day 4: Uluru - Ayers Rock

• Dine under a million stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner

• Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines

• Relax as an astronomer takes you on a tour of the night skies (conditions permitting)

Visited:
UluruAyers Rock

Day 5: Uluru - Ayers Rock

• Rise early to watch the sunrise over the Red Center

• Join your guide for a tour around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole

• View Aboriginal rock art and learn about the history of Uluru

Visited:
UluruAyers Rock

Day 6: Uluru to Cairns

• There is time for a scenic helicopter flight or a Harley Davidson ride around Uluru (optional)

• Transfer from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns (airfare not included)

• Cairns is the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef!

Visited:
UluruCairns

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef cruise

​• Journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's continental shelf, to an underwater kaleidoscope of color and brilliance

​• Experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef

Dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub or from a unique underwater observatory

• Includes a reef presentationby marine biologist, a tropical smorgasbord lunch and all snorkeling equipment

Visited:
Great Barrier Reef

Day 8: Kuranda Scenic rail, Skyrail and crocodiles

​• Your day begins with a historical rail journey to Kuranda

​• Board Skyrail and enjoy the world's most beautiful rainforest gondola experience

​• Continue to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in North Queensland

​• Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries

​•  See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show

• Discover the world's most venomous snakes at the Snake Show

Visited:
Kuranda

Day 9: Departure day!

​• Today, your Australian journey comes to an end!

​• Transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight


Safe travels!

Visited:
Cairns

SydneyBlue Mountains National ParkUluruAyers RockCairnsGreat Barrier ReefKuranda

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 your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

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