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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.
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)Day 2: Melbourne
Morning walking tour taking in Melbourne’s eclectic little alleyways, arcades and cafe society. Afternoon at leisure. (B)Day 3: Melbourne
Day at leisure in Melbourne. Optional excursions to Yarra Valley, Mornington peninsula, Phillip Island or the Great Ocean Road can be booked locally. (B)Day 4: Fly to Alice Springs
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)Day 5: Uluru
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)Day 6: Uluru • Kata Tjuta
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)Day 7: Fly to Cairns
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 8: Cairns
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)Day 9: Great Barrier Reef
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)Day 10: Cairns • Fly to Sydney
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)Day 11: Sydney
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 12: Sydney
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)Day 13: Onward travel
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your holiday. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Group tour manager:
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Melbourne.Superior tour:
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.Flights:
International and internal flights are not included. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings tour consultant.Non-exclusive group 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.Itinerary:
The itinerary is provisional and subject to change. Itinerary and departure dates may change from 1 October 2020. 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 travel consultant.Single supplement
From £1,185pp.Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
The InterContinental Sydney, once Australia's Treasury Building, has been fully restored using a fusion of colonial and contemporary architecture. Located adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the hotel is in the heart of Sydney city centre. The opera house, Circular Quay, Art Gallery of New South Wales and historic Rocks area are all within easy reach. Guestrooms are modern and elegant, well appointed and designed with comfort in mind. The restaurant and cosy bar are ideal places to unwind with a drink after a busy day. Features: 509 rooms, restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
A superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set among magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort and touring facilities, it is only a short stroll to Desert Gardens' numerous lookouts, where you can view one of Australia's best sunsets, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Once the sun sets, savour Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant. 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 activity. Please note: Desert Gardens Hotel has advised of ...
Low season from £3090 per person
High season from £3445 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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