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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.
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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)
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)
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 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, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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