Pack your bags and get ready to experience the best of Australia! From walking amidst the exotic wildlife of Kangaroo Island to the unique and dramatic landscapes of Uluru and the enchanting underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, this handcrafted itinerary showcases a new adventure with every day. Led by our expert guides, discover the rich history and culture, and all the incredibly diverse landscapes and wildlife Australia has to offer. Pack your bags and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
This morning, you will be taken on an exploration of Sydney's highlights and hidden treasures. Your first stop includes a visit to the historic neighborhood of The Rocks, where your guide will teach you about its flourishing past and early convict history. From there, you will continue to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, followed by a tour of the city's shopping district. Visit the trendy area around Oxford Street and admire the elegant neighborhood of Paddington, with its terrace houses and charming ambiance.
From the bustling city center, you will venture out to the Pacific Ocean. Take the coastal cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte, before continuing to Australia's famous Bondi Beach. A leisurely stroll down this beachfront promenade, will quickly showoff its attractive appeal. Soak up Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights, followed by a scenic journey through Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquaries Point, back to the city center. The final part of your adventure includes a lovely harbour lunch cruise. Admire the city from a different perspective, as you sail through the gentle waters of the harbour, listen to the informative commentary and enjoy a delicious lunch. Disembark the boat at King Street Wharf or Circular Quay, from where you will make your own way back to the hotel. (This service is on a group basis.)
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.
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines, and hazy blue eucalyptus forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your Mount 'N Beach Safaris/ AEA Luxury Tours guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.
This morning between 7:00 and 7:30 AM, you will be picked up at your hotel in the city and travel directly to the Blue Mountains and our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.
Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
We then make our way around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views. We enjoy a 2 course lunch with tea/coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.
The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately (This service is on a group basis.)
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
Welcome to Australia! You will be picked up at the airport in Alice Springs and transferred to your hotel via shuttle. (This service is on a group basis.)
Get ready to go on the cutest adventure of a lifetime! The Kangaroo Sanctuary is a place to celebrate the beauty of the Red Kangaroo – an Australian icon. On your guided sunset tour, you will experience a leisurely walk through the sanctuary’s 188-acre wildlife reserve. You might meet the kangaroo characters from Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Nat Geo Series) and many others!
The sanctuary is located just outside Alice Springs (right in the center of Australia) and is home to Brolga and Tahnee’s kangaroo family. The kangaroos come first, and because kangaroos sleep during the day, it is hard to see them. This is why guided tours are in the late afternoon, just when the kangaroos are starting to wake from their day-time sleep. (This service is on a group basis.)
After a hearty breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel in Alice Springs and transferred to your accommodations in Ayers Rock aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. While traveling through this remote country, your friendly driver/guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. Learn the natural and geological history of the region. Discover the unique Australian desert flora and fauna, such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil, and the red kangaroo. Also, hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. En-route, stop at a local roadhouse for a quick break. Afterward, view flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed, and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta, National Park. (This service is on a group basis.)
This evening, at the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence
offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky.
Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky. The attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. Settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee as you gaze into the starlit sky. (This service is on a group basis.)
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.
Rise and shine! Start your morning early to travel to the base of Uluru. Enjoy breakfast before starting your base walk of Uluru as sunrise approaches. First walk from Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site, and hear the Tjukurpa (Anangu –the local Aboriginal people -beliefs and law) story of the Mala Men. Next is the Mala Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years. The Mala walk includes a visit into Kantju Gorge, where after rainfall, water can cascade over the side of Uluru and plunge some 90 meters. From here, you are then on to the base of the climb point.
After a short break, continue along the Lungkata Walk, where your guide will tell you the Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard! The next stop is the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will indicate the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings, and relay more traditional stories relating to this special place. The waterhole was once an important water source for the Anangu people. Walk back to Kuniya Piti, where you will board your coach back into town and receive a certificate of your achievement. (This service is on a group basis.)
After a fun time in Ayers Rock, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred via to your accommodations in Kings Canyon. (This service is on a group basis.)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel in Kings Canyon for a shuttle transfer to your accommodations in Alice Springs. Enjoy the rest of the day free at your leisure! (This service is on a group basis.)
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Alice Springs and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Daintree Rainforest lodge for your new adventure! (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy today free at your leisure to discover this beautiful place at your own pace!
Explore the very outer GreatBarrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso Reef Cruises. Custom designed vessels travel daily from Port Douglas to Opal and Agincourt Reefs, both regarded as some of the most important sites of this natural wonder. Visit three spectacular reef sites in one day, and see the diversity of marine life and coral gardens. Catering for apprehensive snorkelers to the avid diver, the team at Calypso Reef Cruises will ensure a safe and memorable day for all. (This service is on a group basis.)
Enjoy your last day free at your leisure to relax in the rainforest or to keep discovering its magical wonders!
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 Daintree, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the Cairns 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.)
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.
Featuring the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort, the newly renovated Desert Gardens Hotel offers 218 elegant rooms within an oasis of native gardens. Accommodation options vary from deluxe rock view rooms, to shady poolside rooms, all of which are located beneath an enchanting canopy of towering gum trees, and surrounded by lush garden beds. All of the luxuries and conveniences offered by Ayers Rock Resort, including the scenic lookouts, the beautiful Red Ochre Spa, shops, tour & info center located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the complimentary shuttle bus.
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.
Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. The Lodge itself overlooks the Mossman River and is a perfect base to explore the Tropical North Queensland region. With Port Douglas only 20 minutes away, the morning drop off and afternoon pick ups provide opportunities to explore the many boutiques, restaurants and shops of this coastal town. You can cruise along the Daintree River and visit the Great Barrier Reef or Cape Tribulation - all within easy reach of Silky Oaks Lodge.
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