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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.
Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Sebel 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. (N)Day 2: Sydney
Enjoy a full-day tour of Sydney, including the famous suburbs, beautiful views from North Head lookout and Manly Beach. Join 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)Day 3: Sydney
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)Day 4: Fly to Uluru
Fly to Uluru and transfer to the Voyages Emu Walk Apartments (two-bedroom apartment) for a 2-night stay. Watch the changing colours as the sun sets across the red rock of Uluruwith 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)Day 5: Kata Tjuta
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)Days 6-7: Fly to Cairns • Port Douglas
Fly to Cairns and transfer to Thala Beach Nature Reserve for 2 nights. This property is located where the rainforest meets the beach. It is possible to book a tour to visit the Great Barrier Reef or the ancient Daintree rainforest. (B)Day 8: Fly to Hamilton Island
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)Days 9-10: Hamilton Island
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)Day 11: Fly to Sydney • Onward travel
Fly back to Sydney where you can continue your holiday or fly home. (B)Meal Basis Important information Flights:
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on requestTailor-made travel:
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Located 16km south of the village of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is situated on the northernmost headland of a 2km stretch of untouched coastline. The lodge provides a tranquil haven at the end of a hard day's exploring. Air-conditioned bungalows are set among the trees, each with a private veranda from which to enjoy the tropical surroundings. <br /><br />Features: 84 bungalows, restaurant, private beach, bar, spa.<br />Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities.
The Reef View hotel overlooks Catseye Beach and the reef on the northern side of Hamilton Island. The property offers stunning views over the Whitsunday Islands and is urrounded by landscaped tropical gardens. All rooms are spacious and feature a private balcony either overlooking the Coral Sea or gardens. Features: 368 rooms, spa, restaurant, health club, sauna, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, hair dryer, bathrobes.
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 activity.
Low season from £1795 per person
High season from £1995 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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