Inspiring Australia

Inspiring Australia

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Inspiring Australia

13 Days Starting in Cairns QLD, Australia and ending in Sydney NSW, Australia

Visiting: Cairns, Daintree National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Watarrka National Park, Alice Springs, Sydney, Hunter Region

Tour operator:

Luxury Gold

Tour code:

IJFLYM24

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

18 - 22

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Interests:

Beach Tours, Cultural

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Tour Overview

Adventure across Australia on this 13-day guided tour. Just outside of Cairns, explore the tropical rainforest of Daintree National Park with a Local Expert, who will teach you about the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people who live there. Fly to Uluru, where a guide will lead you through the Walpa Gorge and past its red, rocky domes. Later, watch as 50,000 solar powered lights illuminate the desert during its Field of Light display by Artist Bruce Munro. Explore Melbourne's laneways and visit the Yarra Valley for a chocolate masterclass, winery visit and gin tasting. Cruise the Sydney Harbor, then go inside its famous Opera House for a VIP tour. Celebrate your incredible trip with dinner at Bennelong Restaurant, set inside the opera house’s iconic sails.

Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have. See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.

  • Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda. Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

  • Daintree Rainforest: Join your Local Expert for an insightful exploration in the oldest tropical rainforest on earth. Learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with the land here, which they've been connected to for thousands of years. The experience reduces inequalities for indigenous people & preserves local traditions, protects natural culturally sensitive sites and promotes cultural vibrancy. This experience creates employment opportunities for local Kuku Yalanji people who are proud to share and preserve their land and culture.

  • Hunter Valley: Marvel at the vastness of untouched landscape on your journey northwards to the Hunter Valley. After miles of pristine natural terrain, the neat rows of vineyards will appear, whetting your appetite for what's to come.

  • Kata Tjuta: Join your Travel Concierge for a guided walk through the sacred Walpa Gorge, which is a refuge from the hot desert sun for a variety of flora and fauna. Admire the change in color on the gorge walls and spot the odd wallaby.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Cairns
Location: Cairns
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Reef House Palm Cove Cairns.
Meals Included: Dinner

Meet your Travel Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at the Reef House Restaurant, where you will enjoy a meal made from seasonal ingredients as you overlook the crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea.

Day 2 : The Ancient Daintree Rainforest And Indigenous Culture
Location: Cairns, Daintree National Park, Cairns
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Reef House Palm Cove Cairns.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Join your Local Expert for a fascinating exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Site Daintree National Park and learn about the relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land and enjoy lunch in the Daintree.

Day 3 : Cairns Natural Wonders
Location: Cairns
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Reef House Palm Cove Cairns.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Choose to cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef immersed in the kaleidoscope of colors. Or, take in the local culture visiting the vibrant Kuranda village.

Day 4 : Into The Outback
Location: Cairns, Uluru
Accommodation Name: Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort Ulu?u.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Discover the domes of Kata Tjuṯa, and join your Travel Concierge for a guided walk deep through whistling Walpa Gorge. Tonight, delight your senses over sparkling wine, appetizers and a multi-colored sunset at Uluru, an icon of Australia.

Day 5 : Uluṟu And Kata Tjuṯa
Location: Uluru, Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Uluru
Accommodation Name: Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock Resort Ulu?u.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Greet the dawn as renowned Artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light art installation of colored glass spheres light up Uluṟu. Embrace the ancient stories of the Anangu people before visiting the Mutitjulu Waterhole and enjoying a three-course The Sounds of Silence Dinner.

Day 6 : Spectacular Sunrise
Location: Uluru, Watarrka National Park
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Kings Canyon Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Travel towards Kings Canyon, stopping Curtin Springs Station. Learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage and then kick back in true Aussie style at a barbecue lunch. Continue to your destination, Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 7 : Desert And Canyons
Location: Watarrka National Park, Alice Springs
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alice Springs Lasseters
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a sunrise walk through Kings Canyon to the domed Lost City and Garden of Eden watering hole or stroll the Canyon Creek Bed. In Alice Springs, join host Danny for stories and songs while feasting on barbecue around a campfire.

Day 8 : Alice Springs To Sydney
Location: Alice Springs, Sydney
Accommodation Name: The Langham Sydney.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning take a tour of the city seeing the main sights before a walk through the world-famous laneways with their graffiti and art. You will then have lunch at a restaurant specialising in Indigenous food from the Torres Strait region, Big Esso by Mabu Mabu. Later you will fly to Sydney where you will have a free evening to explore the vibrant harbor city.

Day 9 : Sydney Included Choice & Hunter Valley
Location: Sydney, Hunter Region
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour including seeing the famed Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. Customize your day and join an Aboriginal guide for a 90-minute leisurely walkabout through the Rocks District. Or say ‘cheers’ to your local guide on a historic walking tour of some of Sydney’s oldest pubs.

Day 10 : Hunter Valley Wine Region
Location: Hunter Region
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day exploring the amazing Hunter Valley Wine Region. Indulge in exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch. There will be time to explore cellar doors, a cheese shop, chocolatier, and more before spending the evening at leisure.

Day 11 : Sydney Harbor Lunch Cruise
Location: Hunter Region, Sydney
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Langham Sydney.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Return to Sydney to explore its harbor on a lunch cruise. Pass iconic sights, including the Sydney Opera House and harbor Bridge.

Day 12 : Sydney At Leisure Relaxed Start
Location: Sydney
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Langham Sydney.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Wake up to a day at leisure in the harbor city of Sydney. You may choose to climb the Sydney harbor Bridge or take the ferry to Manly Beach. Late afternoon, join a VIP guided tour of the Sydney Opera House before a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant.

Day 13 : Farewell Sydney
Location: Sydney
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travelers and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Additional Services

    At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, on Days 4 and 8 for your internal-holiday flights, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Fully Guided

    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas

  • Meals

    As detailed in itinerary.

What's Not Included

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, on Days 4 and 8 for your internal-holiday flights, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking tour guide on this tour.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each guest can bring a single bag measuring no more than 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). You can also bring one hand luggage bag that is no bigger than 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Hand luggage cannot have wheels or a telescopic handle. If you wish to bring a second item of luggage, please request this at time of booking. Additional charges will apply.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Ensure you have a valid passport for all the countries you will visit or travel through; many countries require your passport to be valid for a longer period than the length of your stay (usually a minimum of 6 months), so check what applies to your itinerary. You might also need to obtain visas (depending on your nationality). Talk to your Embassy if you are unclear about what documentation you require. It is a good idea to have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card numbers, keeping them separate from the originals and perhaps leaving an additional copy with someone at home.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    A max size of group is 22 guests.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely! We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

  • Which countries does Luxury Gold visit?

    We offer incredible luxury trips in Europe, North America, South America, Hawaii, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent (including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand.

  • What other modes of transport does Luxury Gold use?

    A Luxury Gold tour will include touring on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to our high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom.

  • Who travels with Luxury Gold?

    We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

  • What is the role of the Well-Being Director?

    Working closely together with your Travelling Concierge, the Well-Being Director* will help make sure all necessary protocols are followed to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our guests. This includes our enhanced screening and hygiene protocols, complying with distancing and other requirements set by government authorities. They are also there to support our guests & answer any questions.

Reviews of this Operator

Trusted Customer  

Majesty of the Rockies

21-Jun-2023

The itinerary was fantastic, starting in Banff at the beautiful Fairmont hotel, it set the scene for the next week. As we travelled in the coach surrounded by magnificent snow topped mountains, everyone getting excited when a black bear or elk was spotted! Standing on the glacier with the Columbian Ice Fields above , was magical. Then, on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops back to Vancouver, was very relaxing. Finishing our trip at the beautiful Douglas hotel was a lovely way to end what was a most memorable trip. Thank you *Personal Information removed by Feefo* and Luxury Gold. Will go home with fantastic memories of a very special part of the world

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Ultimate Italy

26-Jun-2023

Trip itinerary was all that we expected. We were treated like royalty at every turn. Our consierge *Personal Information removed by Feefo* was the most loving, caring person that I’ve ever seen, she accomodated our many needs flawlessly and conscientiosly, including special care for those amongst us who had trouble managing the difficult walking conditions which we encountered.She was a true professional and made us feel loke family. Her humor and social skills got everyone together as one .I don’t know how much you pay her, but it isn’t enough.

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Spain and Portugal In Style

15-Jun-2023

The guides were amazing, the hotels very nice, the bus was extremely comfortable. Some of the bus days were rather long. Our concierge guide, *personal info removed by Feefo* was beyond terrific. He anticipated needs, was so kind and very organized. Never a misstep

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    Luxury Gold requires a minimum deposit of 350 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of luxury gold charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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