An Australian Getaway

Pack your bags and get ready to experience the best of Australia! Discover the dramatic landscapes, ranging from palm-fringed coastlines and irresistible turquoise waters to the iconic dusty red center and lush tropical rainforests. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of your own rental car for the majority of your adventure!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney Arrival

Sydney Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Arts Hotel Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival, please look for your transfer driver in the arrivals area (This service is on a private basis.)

Sydney

Hugging one of the world's most famous harbours, and defined by its two iconic structures, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia's capital is instantly recognizable. But for a city that is so defined by a building though, its people sure do love spending time outdoors. From surfing, to hiking and just hanging in a park, it's the city's active population that gives it real life. There are always new restaurants to try, a different hiking trail to hit, and a sea of excitable locals down for a pint. Sydney is a true modern metropolis, and happy people form all over the world seem to funnel here, and the result is one of our favorite cities in the world.

Days 2 - 3: Sydney

Sydney
Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Arts Hotel Sydney

Free Day

Enjoy today free at your leisure! Discover Sydney at your own pace and wander around this beautiful place!

Day 4: Sydney - Adelaide - Victor Harbor

Sydney - Adelaide - Victor Harbor
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Transportation (Air): Domestic Flight
  • Transportation: Rental Car Pick Up
  • Accommodation: Comfort Inn Victor Harbor
Domestic Flight
Sydney - Adelaide
Flight #: TBA
Departs: TBA
Arrives: TBA

*Flight not included

After a fun time in Sydney, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport. You will take a domestic flight to Adelaide for your next adventure! (This service is on a private basis.)

Upon arrival at the Adelaide airport, you will proceed to the Hertz rental car depot. Once you have collected your rental vehicle* you will proceed to Victor Harbor. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

*RENTAL CAR DETAILS:
Vehicle: 1 x Medium 2WD/Class I/HFAR - Toyota Rav 4 or Similar
Includes: Unlimited Kilometers, Damage Cover (DC) Accident Damage Excess ADE is reduced to nil, Vehicle Registration Fees (VRR), Admin Fee (AF), Location Fee (LF), 24Hr Breakdown Roadside Assistance, Goods & Service Tax (GST), MAX Cover (MAX), Neverlost GPS.

Not included: Out of Hours Pick Up, Delivery & Collection Fees, Fuel Purchase Options, Additional Equipment (eg Child Seats), Road Tolls, Personal Accident and Effects Cover, Premium Roadside Assist, Private Parking Charges, One Way Fee.

Day 5: Victor Harbor - Kangaroo Island

Victor Harbor - Kangaroo Island
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Ferry Transfer: Cape Jervis - Penneshaw
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

This morning you will drive to Cape Jervis for your ferry transfer to Kangaroo Island (Tickets: 2 adults, 2 children, 1 car). Upon arrival at Penneshaw you will drive your accommodations located adjacent to the entrance of Flinders Chase National Park. Settle in and take in your new surroundings!

Day 6: Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Kangaroo Island Free Day

Flinders Chase National Park only 5km away from Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat! The National Park is home to 34,000 hectares of natural wilderness, cultural heritage sites, numerous lighthouse history, and rivers and beaches.

Home to Remarkable Rocks – one of the most captivating views in South Australia. The Rocks which have been carved out and formed after 500 million years of wind, rain and crashing waves, are a ‘must do’ whilst on Kangaroo Island. The Rocks are so remarkable that they’ve become the signature attraction of the National Park, and have become a haven for photographers trying to capture the stunning sunrises and sunsets that frequent these parts. Another landmark in the National Park is Admirals Arch – An unusual yet impressive natural wonder created after thousands of years erosion led to the formation of a rock bridge. Becoming the perfect viewing station to observe the New Zealand Fur Seals that reside here.

Kangaroo Island is home to some of Australia’s best beaches. And situated at the Island’s westernmost inlet lies West Bay. Accessed via West Bay Road 22 kilometers from the Visitor Center, West Bay offers a pristine beach with water fantastic for fishing and swimming in. And with shipwrecks lying beyond the rugged headlands, West Bay is one of Kangaroo Islands most picturesque spots.

There are some fantastic walking trails (varying challenge levels) in the National Park that allow you to encounter wildlife, vegetation, and scenery that makes Kangaroo Island so unique. Platypus Waterhole Walk takes roughly 2 hours to complete and is a 4.5-kilometer return journey. The trail begins at the Flinders Chase Visitor Center and brings you to the famous Waterholes where you can try your luck at spotting a Platypus! Snake Lagoon Hike Starting at Snake Lagoon, this popular trail winds through Sugar Gums and mallee before descending into the Rocky River valley. The trail crosses Rocky River and meanders along its bank to the mouth, providing spectacular views through the valley and across the Southern Ocean. The trail is 4.2 Kilometers long, taking roughly 2 hours to return. Snake Lagoon is 9km from Flinders Chase Visitor Centre off the West Bay Road.

Day 7: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Transportation: Ferry Transfer: Penneshaw - Cape Jervis
  • Accommodation: Chifley on South Terrace - Adelaide

This morning you will drive to Penneshaw where you will board the return ferry back to Cape Jervis. Upon arrival, you will make your way to your Adelaide accommodations.

Adelaide

Like every city in Australia that isn't Sydney, Adelaide is eager to show off its unique spin on the arts, cuisine, music and culture. Some Australians might refer to Adelaide locals as stuffy, but locals would defend their right to be. Adelaide is one of the few British cities that wasn't a "penal colony," and whether that makes culture more refined or not, you're likely to notice a difference in people in comparison to the rest of the country. Slightly more British than the average Australian town, but with an international melding of culture, Adelaide is definitely a fun city to spend a few days.

Day 8: Adelaide - Alice Springs

Adelaide - Alice Springs
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Drop Off
  • Transportation (Air): Domestic Flight
  • Transportation: Rental Car Pick Up
  • Accommodation: Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs
Domestic Flight
Adelaide - Alice Springs
Flight #: TBA
Departs: TBA
Arrives: TBA

*Flight not included.

After breakfast, you will drive from your hotel to the Adelaide airport to drop off your rental car and board your flight to Alice Springs.

Welcome to Alice Springs! Upon arrival at the airport, you will proceed to the Hertz rental car depot. Collect your vehicle* and drive to your accommodations. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

*RENTAL CAR DETAILS:
Vehicle: 1 x Medium 2WD/Class I/HFAR - Toyota Rav 4 or Similar
Includes: Unlimited Kilometers, Damage Cover (DC) Accident Damage Excess ADE is reduced to nil, Vehicle Registration Fees (VRR), Admin Fee (AF), Location Fee (LF), 24Hr Breakdown Roadside Assistance, Goods & Service Tax (GST), MAX Cover (MAX), Neverlost GPS.

Not included: Out of Hours Pick Up, Delivery & Collection Fees, Fuel Purchase Options, Additional Equipment (eg Child Seats), Road Tolls, Personal Accident and Effects Cover, Premium Roadside Assist, Private Parking Charges, One Way Fee.

Day 9: Alice Springs - King Canyon

Alice Springs - King Canyon
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort

This morning, you will drive for around 6 hours ( 473km) to your Kings Caynon accommodation located near Wattarka National Park. Sit back and enjoy this beautiful ride filled with beautiful natural scenery. Spend the day exploring the park at your own leisure.

Watarrka National Park

Watarrka National Park includes the western end of the George Gill Range. This scenic landscape of rugged ranges, rock holes, and gorges acts as a refuge for many plants and animals. Kings Canyon is a highlight for visitors to Central Australia. The ancient red canyon walls soar 100m above Kings Creek to a plateau of rocky domes. The sheltered creek environments below protect an abundance of flora including the MacDonnell Ranges Cycad. Kathleen Springs is located 21km by road from Kings Canyon. Here the relicts of old stockyards can be seen along the pleasant walk to the permanent waterhole. The full length of the path is paved, and accessible by wheelchair and pram. The waterhole holds special significance for the local Aboriginal people and is important for wildlife, so swimming is not permitted.

Day 10: King Canyon - Ayers Rock

King Canyon - Ayers Rock
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge
  • Meals: B

Start your day with a 4-hour drive to the breathtaking Ayers Rock!

Uluru

Known colloquially as Ayers Rock, Uluru has kept travelers enticed for years, coming from all over the world to admire its impressive size and history. It is a spiritually significant attraction to the local Anangu people, which you will quickly understand for yourself. From the enchanting pink hues at sunrise, to the creeping shadows of the afternoon and the majestic shades of orange at sunset, this rock feels very much like a living thing. In order to accommodate visitors, a variety of resorts have sprouted around Uluru, ranging from quick stop motels, to five star luxury spas.

Day 11: Ayers Rock - Cairns - Port Douglas

Ayers Rock - Cairns - Port Douglas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Drop Off
  • Transportation (Air): Domestic Flight
  • Transportation: Rental Car Pick Up
  • Accommodation: Oaks Resort Port Douglas
Domestic Flight
Ayers Rock - Cairns
Flight #: TBA
Departs: TBA
Arrives: TBA

*Flight not included.

Today you will head to the Ayers Rock airport to drop off your rental car and board your domestic flight to Cairns.

Welcome to Cairns! Upon arrival at the airport, you will proceed to the Hertz rental car depot. Collect your vehicle* and drive to your Port Douglas accommodations (approximately 1 hour). Enjoy the coastal views along the way! Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

*RENTAL CAR DETAILS:
Vehicle: 1 x Medium 2WD/Class I/HFAR - Toyota Rav 4 or Similar
Includes: Unlimited Kilometers, Damage Cover (DC) Accident Damage Excess ADE is reduced to nil, Vehicle Registration Fees (VRR), Admin Fee (AF), Location Fee (LF), 24Hr Breakdown Roadside Assistance, Goods & Service Tax (GST), MAX Cover (MAX), Neverlost GPS.

Not included: Out of Hours Pick Up, Delivery & Collection Fees, Fuel Purchase Options, Additional Equipment (eg Child Seats), Road Tolls, Personal Accident and Effects Cover, Premium Roadside Assist, Private Parking Charges, One Way Fee.

Port Douglas

What used to be a remote fishing village, Port Douglas has expanded into the tropical and sophisticated alternative to the bustling tourist scene in Cairns. Only an hour drive north from Cairns along the coast, you venture along spectacular views of lush forest and the Coral Sea. The town is recognized for it's exotic beach resorts and as an ideal hub from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas' main attraction though, is the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach, making it the perfect pristine tropical getaway.

Day 12: Port Douglas

Port Douglas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Free Day

Explore Port Douglas at your leisure today!

Day 13: Port Douglas

Port Douglas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Free Day

Enjoy your free day!

Day 14: Port Douglas

Port Douglas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Free Day

Day at your leisure. You may want to take a visit to the Wildlife Habitat!

Day 15: Port Douglas

Port Douglas
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Free Day

Enjoy your last day in Port Douglas! Wander into the places that you may have missed or simply relax by the beach.

Day 16: Port Douglas - Cairns Departure

Port Douglas - Cairns Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Drop-Off

Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel in Port Douglas, you leave drop-off your rental car at the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.

We wish you safe and happy travels home! (This service is on a private basis.)

Accommodation

Arts Hotel Sydney

Arts Hotel Sydney

The Arts Hotel has an unbeatable location on Oxford Street, in the heart of Sydney’s arts and fashion precinct. The hotel is operated by the Sullivan family and prides itself on its personal service. You are invited to experience the charm.

Comfort Inn Victor Harbor

Comfort Inn Victor Harbor

Comfort Inn Victor Harbor (Formerly Comfort Inn Colonial) was established as a motel over 33 years ago. The Comfort Inn Motel is a short walk to Warland Reserve, Granite Island, the popular Horse Drawn Tram, The SA Whale Center and most restaurants and cafes are only a minutes walk. The beach is also just a short walk for our motel. The Motel consists of 19 rooms, 11 of which have kitchenettes. One of these kitchenettes is completely refurbished and is a modern room now called the Excutive Room. The hotel also has 1 Spa Room and a 2 Bedroom Family Unit. Including a small lawned barbeque area for guests to use and we have a small coin-operated laundry. When visiting our Motel be sure to pop into the office and view our tourist information brochure stands. Our friendly staff is always more than happy to offer any assistance with information about tours and attractions in the area. All of our rooms have free Austar channels and we also have wireless broadband available in the rooms. So if you are looking for a clean and comfortable accommodation in a motel in the “The Heart of the Victor” give us a call and come and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere at The Comfort Inn, Victor Harbor.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest Island located 16 km off the coast of South Australia. Brimming with wildlife, Kangaroo Island offers an intimate experience with the Australian wilderness; hand feed a Tammar Wallaby, paddle with Sea-lions or stroke a Koala amid the idyllic backdrop of beaches and bushland. Nature lovers and walkers alike will regale in this ‘zoo without walls’ that has been likened to the Galapagos Islands with its natural charm. Perfectly situated, the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is the only accommodation complex adjacent to the entrance of the Flinders Chase National Park - the most popular destination on the Island - discreetly nestled amongst 113 acres of beautiful rustic scenery.

Chifley on South Terrace - Adelaide

Chifley on South Terrace - Adelaide

The Chifley On South Terrace is conveniently located opposite the picturesque South Parklands and a short walk to the heart of the city centre. The Chifley offers 93 superior rooms featuring internet access, mini bar, views over the hotel’s pool and gardens or the beautiful southern parklands. The Hotel rooms and facilities make The Chifley on South Terrace one of the city’s most exciting and comfortable CBD hotels. Perfect for your next conference, weekend break, business trip or holiday in Adelaide. Explore the city or the beautiful Adelaide Hills and of course the famous Barossa Valley or take the tram to the foreshore of Glenelg to experience the beachside tourist precinct.

Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

Set against the MacDonnell Ranges, Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs is a deluxe hotel committed to advancement in sustainability and service excellence with unrivalled facilities. Winner of several prestigious awards including the state innovation and sustainability categories of the 2009 Telstra Business Awards and the 2009 AHA Environmental Hotel of the Year, the hotel has won accolades in part by installing the largest rooftop mounted solar array in the southern hemisphere. All guest rooms feature balconies that either overlook the MacDonnell Ranges or the hotels heated swimming pool, and are all air-conditioned, have access to high speed internet access and 24 hour room service. Other facilities include a gymnasium, spa and sauna and two tennis courts. The hotel also houses one of the most popular restaurants in The Alice - Hanuman Restaurant.

Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon Resort

Between the ancient beauty of Alice Springs and iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), discover the spellbinding scenery and jaw-dropping experience of the Australian outback at Kings Canyon Resort. The sensitively designed resort is just seven kilometers from Watarrka National Park, the home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. The hotel is committed to the highest standards of environmental practice and has been built to blend harmoniously with the surrounds. Kings Canyon Resort offers a wide range of accommodation from a campground that enjoys the outdoor stillness of the Red Center, to deluxe spa rooms - offering understated comfort, rather unexpected in such a remote location.

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

You'll find traditional Aussie hospitality at the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - with your choice of 3 ½ star hotel or 2 star lodge accommodation, from comfortable, affordable hotel rooms and budget cabins to dormitories. This hotel is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner. The Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge is ideal for those who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer.

Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Set among lush tropical gardens, Oaks Resort Port Douglas offers spacious and contemporary accommodation in the heart of Tropical North Queensland - where the rainforest meets the reef. Ideally nestled just moments away from the famous Four Mile Beach in this vibrant coastal town, the Resort is your gateway to exploring everything sunny Port Douglas has to offer. Need to wind down? Laze by the Resort’s lagoon-style pool featuring its own swim-up bar, treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa, or enjoy a balmy afternoon at one of our delicious onsite dining options, cocktail in hand. Feeling adventurous? Hit the road and discover one of the oldest rainforests on the planet, the Daintree Rainforest, or explore the iconic Great Barrier Reef. With something for everyone, choose to stay at Oaks Resort Port Douglas when you visit Port Douglas!

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 8,790 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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