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Inspiring Australia

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From R 96 500 per person
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Delight all your senses on this Hidden Journey from Australia’s tropical rainforests and reefs to the foodie flavours of the iconic harbour city of Sydney, traversing this ancient land’s spiritual Red Centre, the shimmering Blue Mountains and rolling vineyard-clad hills of Hunter Valley in search of fascinating cultures, soulful desolation and exquisite natural settings.

DINING

  • 12 HOT BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 4 LUNCHES
  • 7 DINNERS

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Alice Springs, Sydney
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef
  • See the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains
  • View spectacular outback sunsets at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), coral and fish on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, Sydney Opera House, 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 ACCOMMODATIONS
You’ll discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from Sails in the Desert, 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
Join your Aboriginal host Bob, for the Mbantua Campfire Dinner, under the Milky Way

CULTURAL INSIGHTS
Hear timeless stories, see ancient rock art, visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole and see the dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

HIDDEN TREASURES
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

LOCAL SPECIALISTS
For included sightseeing in Daintree National Park, Alice Springs, Hunter Valley, Sydney

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

Day 1
Arrive Cairns (3 nights)

Day 2
Daintree and Culture

Day 3
Great Barrier Reef

Day 4
Cairns – Alice Springs

Day 5
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Day 6
Kings Canyon – Ayers Rock (2 nights)

Day 7
Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Day 8
Ayers Rock – Sydney

Day 9
Sydney – Blue Mountains

Day 10
Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Day 11
Hunter Valley – Sydney (2 nights)

Day 12
Sydney Sightseeing

Day 13
Depart Sydney

Day 1
Arrive Cairns (3 nights) Day 1 – Arrive Cairns (3 nights)
Embrace a tropical state of mind where the rainforest meets the reef – Far North Queensland! Kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes while you’re transferred in a private car to your resort (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). This afternoon, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a stylish Welcome Reception and dinner overlooking the exquisite crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on award-winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.

Hotel
Alamanda Palm Cove

Meals
Welcome Reception
Dinner with wine

 

Day 2
Daintree and Culture Day 2 – Daintree and Culture
Today we join our Aboriginal Local Specialist delving into the depths of Daintree – the intoxicating sounds of the forest our constant companion as we gain rich insight into the profound symbiotic relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people share with this ancient land. Spend the morning discovering their fascinating cultural traditions, bush diet and traditional medicine and learn about their traditional hunting techniques. The distractions of civilisation far away, enjoy a Regional Meal in this tranquil rainforest setting before heading back to the holiday air in Cairns, where you will enjoy the evening at leisure, strolling along the Esplanade and perhaps indulging in the local Aussie pub grub.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 3
Great Barrier Reef Day 3 – Great Barrier Reef
Go beyond the ‘great’ and into a secluded underwater wonderland – your cruise to discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef will venture to three secluded outer reef dive sites where you have a unique opportunity to soak up the pristine natural setting before you. Roam through the iridescent coral formations where brightly coloured creatures of almost every hue find sanctuary, snorkel around lush underwater gardens or relax up on deck, basking in the gloriously golden Australian sunshine. Indulge in a tropical lunch on board the boat in air-conditioned comfort before returning to Palm Cove.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch

 

Day 4
Cairns – Alice Springs Day 4 – Cairns – Alice Springs
We venture by air to the red heart of Australia and its spiritual centre. Our launch pad to the Outback is the remote town of Alice Springs where we gain a unique perspective on what life is like in an isolated Australian town. Our small group will have an opportunity to visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, giving us insight into this medical lifeline to remote Australian communities. As the sun sets over the red ochre sands of Central Australia, we embark on a journey into the bush, enjoying an incredible Be My Guest open-air dinner cooked in a bush camp oven – the flavours of burning Mulga wood infusing our senses as we indulge in the local bush tucker. Bob, our gracious local host for the evening, will regale us with age-old bush cooking tips, while we dine under the glittering canopy of the Southern Hemisphere’s skies.

Hotel
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

 

Day 5
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon Day 5 – Alice Springs – Kings Canyon
The Outback colours come alive as we travel into remote territory to the rusty red walls of Kings Canyon. Our first stop is at the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve and its 12 craters that were formed when a meteor crashed into the earth’s surface eons ago. Follow these ancient footprints in the surrounding Australian desert landscape before arriving at the rugged wilderness of Kings Canyon where we will spend the afternoon meandering along its shady creek bed.

Hotel
Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner with wine

 

Day 6
Kings Canyon – Ayers Rock (2 nights) Day 6 – Kings Canyon – Ayers Rock (2 nights)
As the sun turns the desert landscape from dusty grey to brilliant red, there is the option to set off on a sunrise exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon – our 6km Rim Walk includes such highlights as the domed ‘Lost City’ and Cotterill’s Lookout. Our lunch stop is at the cattle station of Curtin Springs, which has been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. But this Northern Territory town’s cattle wrangling heritage isn’t its only claim to fame. We will have a unique opportunity to explore the Curtin Springs Paper factory crafts handmade paper from native grasses and desert ingredients before a barbecue lunch with one of the locals to hear about the Severin family and the extraordinary logistics behind running a million-acre cattle property. This afternoon, we enter Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa National Park to witness a spectacular sunset. Enjoy sparkling wine while you watch the mystical slopes of Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon.

Hotel
Sails in the Desert Authentic Accommodation

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch

 

Day 7
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Day 7 – Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Australia’s Red Centre lights up in fiery hues before we venture to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to understand the ways of the Anangu people who have a spiritual connection with this land that spans tens of thousands of years. On our Cultural Insight we spend some time learning about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge, religion, morality and law of the Aboriginal people and their ancestors, and navigate the imposing domes of Kata Tjuta, where we join our Travel Director for a guided walk deep through Walpa Gorge. Trace the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta’s ancient rocky domes and spend a mesmerising afternoon venturing around the base of Uluru to hear timeless stories of the keepers of this ancient land, admire their unique rock art and visit the Mutiṯjulu Waterhole, an important water source for the Aboriginal people and animals in the area. This evening experience a Regional Meal under the magical Uluru stars at the Sounds of Silence Dinner.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 8
Ayers Rock – Sydney Day 8 – Ayers Rock – Sydney
Rise with the creatures of the desert to view the soul-stirring sunrise over Uluru, before your afternoon flight to Sydney. Easing back into city life upon our arrival at our hotel in Sydney, your Travel Director will be able to give you hints on the best places to eat this evening.

Hotel
The Langham

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 9
Sydney – Blue Mountains Day 9 – Sydney – Blue Mountains
Shimmering blue against the distant horizon, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park welcomes us for a day of discovery. Admire the extraordinary beauty of the eucalyptus-clad cliffs, hanging swamps and raging waterfalls, breathe in the pristine mountain air and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls before delving deeper, travelling off the well-worn track to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks where we may be the only ones around. Witness the spectacular valley landscapes en-route to your sanctuary for the night, enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure and a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers.

Hotel
Parklands Country Garden and Lodges

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

 

Day 10
Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley Day 10 – Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley
Traversing the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Hunter Valley, we look forward to a day of indulgence in Australia’s original wine country – good food, great wine and spectacular scenery. Sample delicious local vintages during exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards with a Local Specialist and a delectable tasting platter lunch before spending your afternoon at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience. Celebrate the wine and cuisine for which the region is famous at an afternoon cooking class, tee off in exquisite surrounds or spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoy a sundowner on your private balcony before dinner at the resort.

Hotel
Kirkton Park

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner with wine

 

Day 11
Hunter Valley – Sydney (2 nights) Day 11 – Hunter Valley – Sydney (2 nights)
Prime your sea legs in Sydney Harbour as you board a luxury yacht for an unforgettable afternoon of sailing. Take the helm, work the grinders or simply kick back as you sail glamourously past the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million-dollar waterfront homes. Enjoy an evening at leisure in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, delving into Australia’s award-winning cuisine, discovering art after hours or enjoying a scenic night walk through Hyde Park.

Hotel
The Langham

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 12
Sydney Sightseeing Day 12 – Sydney Sightseeing
We enjoy a taste of the good life today as we explore Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, taking a gentle stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Gain in-depth insight into the architectural marvel that is the iconic Sydney Opera House during a VIP guided tour. Then join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the billowing sails of the Opera House. as your Australian adventure draws to an end.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

 

Day 13
Depart Sydney Day 13 – Depart Sydney
Your Hidden Journey of discovery through the natural wonders, spiritual soul and iconic man-made wonders of Australia comes to an end after breakfast, when you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Meals

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    13 Days
  • Countries :
    1 Country
  • Cities :
    3 Cities
  • Price From :
    R96 500 per person
  • Location :
    Australia
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