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Australian Highlights

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Indulge in a close encounter with the raw and magical splendour of ‘The Land Downunder’ – from the golden beaches of Bondi and shared stories of Aboriginal Dreamtime, to an astounding underwater wonderland and fiery Uluru sunset lighting up the Outback sky to the earthy tune of the didgeridoo.

DINING

 

  • 12 HOT BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 2 LUNCHES
  • 4 DINNERS

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney.
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour and on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • View spectacular outback sunsets at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
  • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION
You’ll discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock. Revealing the natural beauty of this unique landscape, the hotel offers incredible views of towering gums, flowering native shrubs and glowing red dunes

BE MY GUEST
Earth Sanctuary is Central Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral venue. The centre was created by the Falzon family who have entertained and informed thousands of visitors for 16 years in the Outback of Australia. At Earth Sanctuary’s Spirit of the Outback Dinner and Show you will hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and will learn about the sustainable lifestyle the family has established

CULTURAL INSIGHTS
Discover Melbourne’s eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art. Tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru and learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu

HIDDEN TREASURES
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

LOCAL SPECIALISTS
For included sightseeing in Melbourne, Ayers Rock and Sydney

JOIN TRAFALGAR
Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow – In the Red Centre you’ll explore Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and discover how your visit helps support not only the environment, but the traditions of the native Mutitjulu community.

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Day 2
Melbourne Sightseeing

Day 3
Melbourne Free Time

Day 4
Melbourne – Alice Springs

Day 5
Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)

Day 6
Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Day 7
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (3 Nights)

Day 8
Cairns Free Time

Day 9
Great Barrier Reef

Day 10
Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights)

Day 11
Sydney Sightseeing

Day 12
Sydney Free Time

Day 13
Depart Sydney

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) Day 1 – Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)
Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Early evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.

Hotel
Crowne Plaza

Meals
Welcome Reception
Dinner with wine

 

 

Day 2
Melbourne Sightseeing Day 2 – Melbourne Sightseeing
Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, cafĂ© society and fascinating street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take an Optional Experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or maybe you’d prefer to relax or even experience some of Melbourne’s well-known food and culture.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

 

Day 3
Melbourne Free Time Day 3 – Melbourne Free Time
Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. Consider a full day Optional Experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production or indulge in some world-class fare at one of the city’s famous eateries.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 4
Melbourne – Alice Springs Day 4 – Melbourne – Alice Springs
Today you fly to Alice Springs. On arrival visit School of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how it delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll join a Local Specialist to learn how this facility provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Hotel
Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

 

 

Day 5
Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Day 5 – Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)
Journey across rugged outback landscapes to Ayers Rock Resort. On arrival, travel to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park to see the spectacular sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes colour as the sun dips below the western horizon.

Hotel
Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodation

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

 

Day 6
Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Day 6 – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

 

Day 7
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (3 Nights) Day 7 – Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (3 Nights)
Join your Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns.

Hotel

Hilton Cairns

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

 

Day 8
Cairns Free Time Day 8 – Cairns Free Time
Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture through theatre, didgeridoo and fire-making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. Or visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You could travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Meals

 

 

Day 9
Great Barrier Reef Day 9 – Great Barrier Reef
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you’ll dine at a restaurant on the Cairns waterfront.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner with wine

 

 

Day 10
Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights) Day 10 – Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights)
Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll around this famous harbour city.

Hotel
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

 

Day 11
Sydney Sightseeing Day 11 – Sydney Sightseeing
A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbour city awaits! Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, sailing around the glistening harbour while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. Spend the rest of your day seeing the sights of your choice or relax and take a stroll around the harbour front. Maybe even take in a performance under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

 

Day 12
Sydney Free Time Day 12 – Sydney Free Time
Enjoy a free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. Or if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. Tonight celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends at a waterfront restaurant.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

 

 

Day 13
Depart Sydney Day 13 – Depart Sydney
This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday throughout Australia comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    13 Days
  • Countries :
    2 Countries
  • Cities :
    6 Cities
  • Price From :
    R59 900 per person
  • Location :
    Australia
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