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.
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