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Discover outback life, Aboriginal culture and
native wildlife on this introductory nonexclusive
group tour to Australia. Watch the
sun set and rise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), take
a catamaran cruise out to the Great Barrier
Reef and explore the cosmopolitan cities of
Melbourne and Sydney.
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On arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and
transferred to the Crowne Plaza for 3 nights. In the
evening there will be a welcome dinner on board
the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (D)
Morning walking tour taking in Melbourne’s eclectic
little alleyways, arcades and cafe society. Afternoon
at leisure. (B)
Day at leisure in Melbourne. Optional excursions to
Yarra Valley, Mornington peninsula, Phillip Island or
the Great Ocean Road can be booked locally. (B)
Morning flight to the outback town of Alice Springs. Visit the School of the Air, an
educational facility for remote families of the
outback; the Royal Flying Doctors Service;
and historic Telegraph Station. Stay overnight
at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort.
Barbecue dinner at the Earth Sanctuary Nature
Centre. (B, D)
Morning drive to Uluru via the MacDonnell
and James ranges. En route, view the majestic
Attila, a distinctive mountain which, in
pioneering times, was often mistaken for
Uluru. Stay 2 nights at Desert Gardens Hotel.
Late afternoon excursion to view the striking
colour changes of Uluru as the sun sets. (B)
Early morning sunrise tour of Uluru to learn
about the significance of the site to local
Aboriginal tribes. Afternoon visit to the Kata
Tjuta rock formations for a walk along the
creek bed between two of the tallest domes,
before watching the sun set over them with a
glass of sparkling wine. (B)
Join a local artist for an introduction to
the indigenous art of the Western Desert.
Afternoon flight to Cairns, then transfer to the
Hilton Cairns for 3 nights. (B)
Day at leisure in Cairns. Optional excursions
may be booked locally and include a hot air
balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands or a
visit to the mountain retreat of Kuranda. (B)
Travel out to the world heritage-listed
Great Barrier Reef on board a catamaran
to a pontoon situated on the reef. During
the day, there will be opportunities to go
snorkelling and also view the reef from a semisubmersible.
(B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Cairns Wildlife Dome to
view native wildlife. Afternoon flight to Sydney.
On arrival, transfer to the InterContinental
Sydney for 3 nights. (B)
Morning tour of Sydney, including visits to
the Sydney Opera House, Sydney’s Eastern
Suburbs and Bondi Beach. Return to the city
for a cruise with lunch in Sydney harbour.
Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Day at leisure in Sydney. Optional excursions
may be booked locally and include visits to the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley. Evening
farewell dinner. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or
continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch,
D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4-star
International and internal flights
are not included. For flight options and
prices, please contact your Cox & Kings tour
Please note that
this tour is operated by AAT Kings on a nonexclusive
basis. Therefore other passengers
may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
The itinerary is provisional and
subject to change. Itinerary and departure
dates may change from 1 October 2019.
AAT Kings operates itineraries in other
parts of Australia, including South Australia,
the Kimberley and Tasmania. For more
information and prices, contact your
Cox & Kings tour consultant.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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