Discover the highlights of Australia on this 11-day adventure through the country’s different landscapes. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, marvel at the rock formations in the dusty Red Centre, walk through ancient rainforest and discover the breathtaking underwater world found along the Great Barrier Reef.
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Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Quay West Suites Sydney (two-bedroom suite) for 3 nights. Spend the afternoon at leisure, visiting the renowned Rocks markets, exploring the narrow lanes and cobbled streets. (D)
Morning at leisure. Enjoy a full-day tour of Sydney, including the famous suburbs, beautiful views from North Head lookout and Manly Beach. Enjoy a Captain Cook Lunch cruise for stunning harbour views on board the MV Sydney 2000. This afternoon, visit the historic Rocks area and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before visiting Bondi Beach. Evening at leisure. (L)
Full-day tour to the Blue Mountains. Visit Scenic World where you can explore the ancient rainforest canopy, valleys and canyons on the Scenic Railway, Cableway, Skyway or Walkway. Continue to Leura Village for lunch (own expense). Next, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can see native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and little penguins. Return to Sydney. (N)
Fly to Uluru and transfer to the Emu Walk Apartments (two-bedroom apartment) for a 2-night stay. Watch the changing colours as the sun sets across the red rock of Uluru with a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments. Alternative accommodation options include the luxurious tents at Longitude 131° or, for the more adventurous, sleep under the stars in a swag (similar to a large sleeping bag). (N)
Watch the sun rise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area as you enjoy a light breakfast. Take a stroll between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta at the entrance to Walpa gorge. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Fly to Cairns and transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge for 2 nights. This Luxury Lodge of Australia has treehouse-style accommodation with views out over the lush rainforest. Join included activities such as guided nature walks through the rainforest, canoeing or snorkelling in the Mossman river. (B)
Transfer to the airport in Cairns for a flight to Hamilton Island for a 3-night stay at the Reef View Hotel (two-bedroom Terrace Suite). Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Enjoy island activities including nature walks, off-road adventures and trips out to the reef by boat or helicopter. Complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, catamarans and snorkelling equipment are also available. (B)
Fly back to Sydney where you can continue your holiday or fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Emu Walk Apartments are comprised of 1- and 2- bedroom apartments sheltered behind gardens of native trees in the heart of Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort). Each apartment has a separate kitchen, living area and bedroom(s) with either a balcony or veranda. The property is located beside a small shopping area and within walking distance of restaurants in Yulara.
Guests at Ayers Rock Resort can also take advantage of free indigenous activities. A schedule will be provided upon arrival at the hotel and activities may include guided garden walks, indigenous art markets, interactive didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing, bush yarns, cultural dances and indigenous art classes for children. Didgeridoo playing is, for cultural reasons, only undertaken by males and we request your understanding and respect for indigenous culture during this...
Quay West Suites Sydney is located in the historic Rocks district with many of the city's best attractions, restaurants and bars within walking distance. The property has 119 suites, each with 1 or 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and a seperate lounge. Facilities at the hotel include room service, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and...
Located on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Whitsundays, the Hamilton Island Resort is an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Accommodation at the resort ranges from 3- to 5-star. The 5-star Reef View Hotel is located next to the Convention Centre and boasts 382 rooms and suites. All rooms are spacious and feature a private balcony either overlooking the Coral Sea or landscaped gardens. Facilities for Reef View Hotel guests include a swimming pool, pool terrace restaurant, the Reef Lounge, gym, spa and...
Silky Oaks Lodge is situated in the world heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, on the northern bank of the Mossman river. Surrounded by lush rainforest, just downstream from Mossman gorge and 20 minutes' drive from Port Douglas, the property is a perfect way to experience the tropical rainforest in style. The property has 36 treehouses, riverhouses and suites. Treehouses are set beside the rainforest and surrounded by natural gardens, each with a large bathroom and spa bath, and a private veranda with a hammock. Riverhouses are in riverfront locations, with rainforest views and a spa bath. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa and car parking. Stays include breakfast daily, selected guided nature walks, a complimentary transfer service once a day to / from Port Douglas, tennis, bicycles, canoeing and snorkelling in the Mossman river.
Features: 36 treehouses, riverhouses & suites...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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