Itinerary in brief
- 3 nights Sydney
- 3 nights Red Centre
- 5 nights Port Douglas
Day 1: London to Sydney
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flights
Day 2: Arrive Sydney
On arrival in Sydney, you will be met at the airport and take a shared transfer into the city. If you aren’t too tired, why not head straight to Circular Quay, to get your first views of Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, brightly lit in the warm Australian evening.
Included: Shared transfers, 4* hotel
Days 3 & 4: Sydney
You’ve got two days to enjoy Sydney and to help you on your way we’ve included an iVenture Sydney card, which allows you access many of the main sights in the city. As well as entry to the Opera House, Wildlife Sydney and the Aquarium, this pass also gives you access to some brilliant tours – fancy learning about Bondi’s beautiful beaches and coastal living or taking a walking tour of the historic Rocks neighbourhood? Both covered! You can also go jetboating on the harbour, take the hop-on-hop-off bus out to the Blue Mountains, join a bike tour through Manly or take advantage of a 2-hour board and wetsuit hire to try your hand at surfing. This is the best way to enjoy this incredible city and experience things you might never have thought of!
Included: 4* hotel, iVenture card (valid 72 hours)
Day 5: Fly to Ayers Rock
Today you’ll take a scheduled transfer back to Sydney Airport in time for your flight to Ayers Rock. On arrival there, you will be taken straight to your hotel and check in for three nights.
Included: Flights, transfers, 4* hotel
Day 6: Sounds of Silence
Your day is free today and we’d recommend you spend this time learning about Aboriginal culture in the Red Centre, as well as in the country as a whole. You can join a dot painting workshop, which will show you the traditional art of this area – if you want to add this activity, just ask! This evening, you’ll enjoy an iconic Red Centre experience – the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner, an enjoyable way to catch the sunset over Uluru whilst enjoying a delicious Australian meal. Enjoy canapes as you watch the skies change colour, then you can feast on a barbeque buffet after sundown. Round off the evening with a glass in hand and a spot of stargazing – simply perfect.
Included: 4* hotel, Sounds of Silence dinner
Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Wake before dawn today and head out towards Uluru to watch the sunrise over the iconic rock. Departing in the dark, as you drive towards Uluru, the vast rock will rise out of the sand dunes in the quiet morning light. Your guide will take you to a very special location to watch the sunrise, before enjoying a delicious outback breakfast. You will visit Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python). After this short walk, you will drive around the base of Uluru and hear the story of the Mala people before returning to the hotel to spend the rest of your morning at leisure.
This afternoon, you’ll head out to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to visit a unique area where unique flora and fauna thrive: Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Here, your guide will teach you about the diverse environment, as well as the significance this region has to the Aboriginals. Learn about the 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta – how they have been created over millions of years and really drink in the spirituality of this amazing location. This tour will finish in the early evening leaving you plenty of time to enjoy dinner and perhaps go stargazing on your final night in the Red Centre.
Included: 4* hotel, sunrise tour, Kata Tjuta tour
Day 8: Fly to Cairns
Today you’ll leave the Red Centre and head to Queensland for some beach time! You’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Cairns, where, on arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas where you will check in for five nights.
Included: Transfers, flights, 3* hotel
Day 9: Day trip to Great Barrier Reef
We’ve included a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef so why don’t you take this opportunity to go and explore the world’s largest coral reef. Your day includes morning and afternoon tea, a tropical buffet lunch and all snorkelling equipment. During the trip home, it may be possible to see dolphins and whales.
Included: Snorkelling tour, 3* hotel
Day 10: Daintree Rainforest
Today is a free day, how about exploring the Daintree Rainforest, this is a World Heritage Listed area and contains an enormous amount of rare plants and animals. With a mix of golden beaches, walking trails, crocodile spotting you will soon have your day filled up. If you have time there is also the opportunity to further explore and go visit Cape Tribulation and the Mossman River.
Included: 3* hotel
Days 11 & 12: Port Douglas
You’ve now got two free days to enjoy Port Douglas. It’s a relaxed beach town with a stunning stretch of sand known as Four Mile Beach. Stretch out with a good book and reminisce over the last two weeks of discovering beautiful Australia.
Included: 3* hotel
Day 13: Depart Port Douglas
Your time in Australia has come to an end – this morning you will be picked up and taken back to Cairns in time for your flight back to the UK.
Included: Transfers, international flights
Day 14: Arrive UK