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Wonders of Australia
Travel time all year round, starting day Sundays.
We can modify the program to suit you if your start date is different.
Experience the top destinations and attractions on this two week tour around Australia. You will experience the culture in Melbourne, ride camels in Uluru, dip into the Great Barrier Reef, soak in the sun in Brisbane and meet koalas and kangaroos before you finish the tour under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne
Day 2 Laneways and coffee in Melbourne
Day 3 Great Ocean Road
Day 4 Stars of the Red Centre
Day 5 Sunrise at Uluru and stories of Kata Tjuta
Day 6 Camel safari and to the tropics
Day 7 Great Barrier Reef
Day 8 Rainforests and crocodiles
Day 9 To the capital of the Sunshine State
Day 10 Relaxed Brisbane
Day 11 Towards the South
Day 12 Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Day 13 Koalas, Kangaroos and the Blue Mountains
Day 14 Where to next?
Day 1. Welcome to Melbourne
From Melbourne Airport, transfer to your city centre hotel where you can relax after your flights.
Your hotel is centrally located and it is easy to take a stroll through the city’s famous laneways, where you will find the city’s best cafés.
Day 2. The capital of restaurant life
Explore Melbourne’s vibrant life and visit Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall and Queen Victoria Market.
Melbourne has the best tram network in Australia, and the trams are free to use in the CBD area (please follow the announcements where the free zone ends). I recommend starting your day with the historic Melbourne City Circle tram, which runs around the city and serves as a great introduction tour to Melbourne. It’s free and you don’t need a pre-booking or ticket and you can hop on and off whenever you want.
Melbourne is also known for both good coffee and good food. You will find almost any cuisine of the world as well as world famous restaurateurs and their top restaurants.
Ask for more information so we can help you book a table.
Day 3. Great Ocean Road
See one of Australia’s landmarks, the Twelve Apostles, and experience one of the world’s most famous coastal roads.
During the day you will also have the opportunity to meet koalas in the wild. You will get to visit small coastal villages and several beaches. Duration about 12 hours.
Day 4. To the red centre
Leave the hustle and bustle of the big city and fly to the Red Centre of Australia, Ayers Rock.
When you arrive at the Red Centre, take a shuttle transportation from Ayers Rock Airport to the Ayers Rock Resort, where you will stay for the next three nights.
Admire the beautiful landscape of the desert with Australia's most famous landmark, Uluru in the background.
Tonight, enjoy a dinner under the stars. Dinner begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine on the sand dunes overlooking Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When the sun sets and darkness descends, you can listen to the sound of the didgeridoo and meet other travellers at the dinner table, with whom you will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.
A selection of Australian wine and beer will be served while the first course is served to your table. Enjoy the main course from the chef's buffet, where there are plenty of options from a freshly prepared, bush tucker-inspired menu.
Your star guide tells you about the stars of the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, zodiac signs, the Milky Way, and planets and galaxies.
• Outback-style appetisers
• a three-course buffet inspired by bush tucker (vegetarian food and other dietary options available with advance notice)
• Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee
• A guided tour under the stars
• Return transportation from your hotel
• A didgeridoo performance.
Day 5. Kata Tjuta, Valley of the Winds and Filed of Lights
The morning starts early, and you will take part in a guided excursion to the wonderful dome stones of Kata Tjuta. Admire the colours of the desert as the sun rises while enjoying your morning coffee or tea.
The tour will take you on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds, and you will learn more about rare desert plants. On the way to Kata Tjuta, our guide talks about the history and geology of the ancient country.
Please note that the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park entrance fee of AUD 25/person must be paid on site. You will join the group, and the duration of the walk is about 2.5 hours.
After the sun goes down, see the Field of Lights. This art piece contains about 50,000 lights in an area the size of more than seven football fields. Beautiful lights shine in different colours as far as the eye can see. Return transportation and entrance tickets are included in the package.
Please note, due to the early morning excursion, breakfast is not included in the package. If you wish, you can buy snacks from the resort's grocery store and use the resort's restaurant services when you return from your trip.
Day 6. Sunrise, camel safari and towards tropical beaches
Join a morning excursion on a leisurely, guided one-hour camel ride over the red sand dunes in the cool, clear morning air. You'll see a spectacular sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta while the desert comes alive. The tour leaves about an hour before sunrise, and the return is about 8.30am.
In the afternoon, take your flight to Cairns, where you will be transferred to your city hotel.
The hotel is centrally located within easy walking distance to the Cairns Night Market, the lagoon, and many restaurants.
Day 7. The Great Barrier Reef
In the morning, join the group and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Spend a day snorkelling and explore the world’s largest coral reef system. Alternatively, you can also see the wonders by glass bottom boat without getting wet.
You have six hours to snorkel and dive in two very different reef destinations. You will also have time to relax and admire the true beauty of each site above and below the surface!
If you are interested, you could try scuba diving. Or if you are an experienced diver, please ask and we can help with a diving tour instead.
Day 8. Rainforest and mountains
After breakfast, join a day trip to the rainforest, Kuranda village and crocodile farm.
Admire the spectacular views on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and soar above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail.
You will stop to take photos of waterfalls and rainforest scenery before visiting the village of Kuranda.
In the afternoon you continue to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in tropical North Queensland.
At Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, you'll see crocodiles both on land and in the water, take a short boat cruise and meet other local wildlife such as koalas, wallabies and the rare cassowary.
Day 9. To the capital of the sunshine state
Spend the morning at the Cairns Lagoon, visit the Cairns Aquarium or relax by the pool.
In the afternoon, the journey continues with a flight to Brisbane.
Explore Brisbane's downtown area at your leisure and visit Southbank and the bustling shopping street of the Queen Street Mall.
Day 10. Brisbane
Free day in Brisbane.
Brisbane is quite small compared to Sydney or Melbourne. The city area is easy to explore on foot, and we recommend walking along the river from the city centre to the Kangaroo Point cliffs and from there to the South Bank lagoon.
Alternative Brisbane attractions include the bohemian Fortitude Valley area, a day trip to Moreton Island where you can feed dolphins in the sea, and the museums and galleries of Southbank.
Day 11. To Sydney
In the morning, the journey continues to the last but perhaps the most awaited destination, Sydney.
Your hotel is centrally located, from where it is a short, easy to walk to the famous Sydney Opera House.
Day 12. Sydney life
If you like walking, I recommend the beautiful waterfront walk from Woolloomooloo to Anzac Bridge. This 11 km route passes through several landmarks, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour.
Stop for lunch at one of the many Barangaroo restaurants or visit the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.
Other attractions in Sydney include Chinatown, the Botanical Gardens, the Taronga Zoo or the historical Rocks area.
Or perhaps take a ferry ride to Manly beach or visit the Sydney Tower, which offers stunning views?
Day 13. The Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park
Join for a small group tour to the Blue Mountains and see the wonderful landscapes and rainforests of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights of the day include the Three Sisters views and a visit to Scenic World.
At Scenic World, you can experience two different cable cars, the world's steepest train and several walking trails.
You'll also visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you'll get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as kangaroos and koalas.
End your adventure-filled day in the Blue Mountains with a river cruise back through Sydney Harbour.
Day 14. Where next?
The tour ends, but where are you traveling to next?
Breakfast and transportation to the airport are included in the package. If you wish, we can add the next destination or additional days in Sydney.
From AU$6175/person, double room with 4-star hotel option.
Ask for a quote. The total price depends by your travel time, availability, number of people and your accommodation level.
The itinerary is mostly an independent tour. All hotel reservations, breakfasts and the mentioned transfers, excursions or meals are included in the package.
The itinerary is an example as the tour may change, depending on the season. We will confirm the program as we plan your itinerary.
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