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Overview

If you’re limited on time, this jaw-dropping tour allows you the opportunity to see the most iconic Australia sights across just nine days. These sought-after destinations are some of the world’s most impressive and they can all be seen in one great value holiday.

Starting in the incredible city of Sydney, where you’ll spend three nights, there's a chance to visit all of the major attractions including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You’ll then catch a flight to the Red Centre to visit Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.

Finally you’ll fly up to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Over three days here you’ll get the chance to explore northern Queensland and see the iconic reef for yourself.

Highlights:

  • Experience the impressive and stunning Sydney Harbour
  • Get up close to the iconic Great Barrier Reef
  • Lounge on the beaches of northern Queensland
  • Enjoy a true cultural experience when you visit Uluru
  • Ride the historic Kuranda train

Details

Days 1-3

Sydney

When you arrive in Sydney you’ll be transferred to the Travelodge where you’ll stay for the next three nights. Take advantage of the hotel’s central location to get to know the best of the city, exploring the sights and visiting fantastic shops, bars and restaurants.

Overnight: Travelodge Sydney (breakfasts included)

Days 4-5

Ayers Rock

You’ll fly from Sydney to Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru where you’ll transfer to the Desert Gardens Hotel. You’ll have two nights here to soak up the heritage and culture plus plenty of opportunities to see the amazing rock at sunset and sunrise.

Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel (breakfasts included)

Day 6

Cairns

On day six you’ll fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns where you’ll transfer to your hotel. You’ll then have to spend the day exploring the city centre. Walk along the Esplanade or head to the beach for relaxation. There’s a huge range of things to do and see in Cairns, so make the most of your time here.

Overnight: Rydges Esplanade or Hilton Hotel

Day 7

Great Barrier Reef

After breakfast at the hotel you’ll take a catamaran to the edge of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef where you'll spend the day. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a whole range of activities throughout your day. Choose from snorkelling, scuba diving or walking along the seabed wearing a specially adapted divers helmet. There will be marine biologists on board to talk to you about the wonders you'll encounter under the sea. You will also have the option to add on an unforgettable scenic helicopter ride to gain a completely different perspective of the reef from the sky. (all activities are optional extras and there will be additional charges).

You can go snorkelling out on the reef before having lunch on board the catamaran. You’ll then return to Cairns for the evening.

Overnight: Rydges Esplanade or Hilton Hotel (breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8

Kuranda

Today you’ll pay a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, the largest aboriginal culture park in Australia. Taking in the beauty of the rainforest setting you’ll learn about the indigenous culture including bush food lessons, didgeridoo demonstrations and cultural dances. Later you’ll take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to for lovely views over the Barron Gorge National Park.

You’ll continue your route to Kuranda, taking in lovely views from incredible rainforest lookouts. When you arrive you’ll explore the village and visit the markets. You’ll then take the Kuranda train and ride on an historic journey through the rainforest.

Overnight: Rydges Esplanade or Hilton Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 9

Depart Cairns

Today you’ll have breakfast then transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included:

  • Internal transfers
  • Accommodation as listed
  • Meals as mentioned

 

Please note - International flights and domestic flights throughout Australia are not included in the price shown.

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