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Australia The Big Tour of Australia

  • Off the beaten track
What are you waiting for? This trip is just for you and hits all the high points; wine and dine under a million stars, visit the Great Barrier Reef and discover the animated city of Sydney. If this does not do it for you, remember that the itinerary is fully customisable, meaning you can change it however you want!
Tour itinerary includes
  • Desert
    Desert
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Sydney!

Stylish Sydney…Australia’s largest city is filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences.

​You’ll stay 3 nights in a 3-star downtown hotel, located within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Visited:
Sydney

Day 2: Sydney Highlights, Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House

Take a guided tour capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular harbour views and the world famous Bondi Beach. Pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay. Travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Double Bay. Enjoy the world famous Bondi Beach.

​This afternoon see inside the world's most recognizable sails, the Sydney Opera House. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that has become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world.

Visited:
Sydney

Day 3: Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park tour

Discover the spectacular Blue Mountains and see native wildlife whilst you explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. This rugged and beautiful region forms part of the Great Dividing Range, linking tropical north to temperate south, while dividing coastal cities from the vast Outback.


Day 4: Uluru - Ayers Rock

This evening 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, then sit back and relax as an astronomer takes you on a tour of the night skies (conditions permitting).

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UluruAyers Rock

Day 5: Uluru - Ayers Rock

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. After sunrise join your Driver Guide for a tour around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. 

Visited:
UluruAyers Rock

Day 6: Uluru to Cairns

There is time for an optional scenic helicopter flight or a Harley Davidson ride around Uluru (additional expense). Later you will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight. Fly Ayers Rock to Cairns (airfare not included).

​Cairns is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and is the primary gateway to Northern Australia & the Great Barrier Reef.

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UluruCairns

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub or from a unique underwater observatory. Includes morning and afternoon tea, Reef presentation by marine biologist, hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch and all snorkeling equipment.

Visited:
Great Barrier Reef

Day 8: Kuranda Scenic rail, Sjyrail and Hartley's crocodile adventures

Your day begins with a historical rail journey to Kuranda. Enjoy breathtaking views enroute, including the cane fields of Cairns to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. Upon arrival in Kuranda, there is limited free time before boarding Skyrail. Relax & enjoy the world's most beautiful rainforest gondola experience, stopping to explore the two stations, boardwalks & the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

Our coach will collect you & transfer you to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical 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 before the return transfer to your accommodation.

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Kuranda

Day 9: Departure

Transfer to Cairns Airport.

Visited:
Cairns

Sydney Blue Mountains National Park Uluru Ayers Rock Cairns Great Barrier Reef Kuranda

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.

Approx. $1,570 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person for travel 1st pril to 31st March 2019$1,610

Included in price:

  • Accommodation for 8 nights in Sydney (3), Uluru/Ayers Rock (2), Cairns (3)
  • Guided tour of Sydney, including Bondi Beach
  • Guided tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Full day tour to the Blue Mountains including wildlife park
  • Sounds of Silence dinner at Uluru
  • Uluru sunrise tour
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail and Hartleys Crocodile Adventure
  • Private Airport transfers
  • Australian Goods & Services Tax (10%)
  • 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Local Agency complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Not included in price:

  • International and nationaal airfares

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