Inspiring Australia

From Cairns to Sydney

Visiting: Australia


Tour Operator: AAT Kings


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Tour Overview

Venture on a journey through Australia’s most iconic sights. Experience the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluru in the spiritual Red Centre, and the iconic harbour city of Sydney.

Highlights

  • iconSail a yacht on Sydney Harbour
  • iconHighlights - Spectacular Sydney Harbour and the famous beaches
  • iconSpectacular Sydney Harbour and the famous beaches
  • iconHighlights - Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • iconThe 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta Immerse
  • iconToast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • iconHighlights - The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta Immerse
  • iconHighlights - The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains
  • iconTaste your way through the Hunter Valley
  • iconIconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
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icon Day 1: Welcome to Cairns – Palm Cove

Accommodation: The Reef House

Welcome to Tropical Far North Queensland. This afternoon meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception followed by dinner at award-winning Nu Nu Restaurant overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at this ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.

icon Day 2: Daintree Rainforest

Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive experience to discover the ancient Daintree Rainforest and gain an insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, taste bush foods and sample traditional medicine of the Aboriginal people.

icon Day 3: Great Barrier Reef

Board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge of the UNESCO listed Great Barrier Reef. The professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to snorkel or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub. Enjoy a tropical lunch before you return to Palm Cove.

icon Day 4: Cairns – Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert Hotel

Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta, where you’ll join your Journey Director for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Later enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon.

icon Day 5: Uluru

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Centre. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening enjoy a Local Dining Experience under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner.

icon Day 6: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort

Experience the magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs, home to the Severin family since 1956.Enjoy a barbecue lunch, where you will meet one of the locals and gain insight into the cattle rearing heritage. Later this evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant.

icon Day 7: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Today you’re off on a sunrise six-kilometre Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. This evening, enjoy a Local Dining Experience outback bush barbecue under the stars.

icon Day 8: Alice Springs – Sydney

Accommodation: The Langham Hotel Sydney

This morning visit the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. You will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a facility that provides medical assistance to those who live in remote Australia. This afternoon, Alice Springs gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.

icon Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains

Accommodation: Fairmont Resort

Head off on a day of discovery to the million-acre World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe in the pristine air and discover the icons such as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Journey Director to secluded lookouts and short bush walks.

icon Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Accommodation: voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a day of local gourmet flavours and award-winning wines. Indulge in private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous paddock-to-plate dinner at your hotel.

icon Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney

Accommodation: The Langham Hotel Sydney

Get ready for an afternoon sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a boat sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbour’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore one of Sydney’s incredible local restaurants.

icon Day 12: Sydney

Enjoy a morning of Sydney sightseeing. In the late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House before a memorable Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself, the perfect location for one last meal together.

icon Day 13: Farewell from Sydney

Bid farewell to the Harbour City and new found friends as your epic discovery of Australia’s natural splendour and spiritual soul has come to an end and you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

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    Hand-picked accommodation

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    Airport Transfers (see flight information below)

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    Airport Transfers (see flight information below)

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    Travel by luxury coach

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Dates & Availability

Tuesday Mar 02, 2021

Nights

12

Available

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