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  • Alamanda Palm Cove Dining

    Alamanda Palm Cove Dining

  • Kata Tjuta

    Kata Tjuta

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Uluru

    Uluru

  • Three Sisters - Blue Mountains

    Three Sisters - Blue Mountains

  • Opera House Tour

    Opera House Tour


Tour code: IJFLY

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Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you’ll remember forever.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1 - 3
Welcome to Cairns – Daintree and Culture – Great Barrier Reef
Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

Sit back and relax while you're transferred in a private car to your resort. This afternoon meet your Travel Director and join them for a cocktail reception and dinner overlooking the stunning 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.

Day 2: Daintree and Culture

Today will be one to remember. Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yulanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine and experience traditional hunting techniques and have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting in the Daintree. This evening relax and dine at your leisure.

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef

Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you to three secluded outer reef dive sights. Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures. Snorkel around underwater gardens or maybe take the opportunity to take a dive or relax while you bask in the sun on deck. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board the boat in air conditioned comfort before returning to Palm Cove.

Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 4
Cairns – Alice Springs

Today fly from Cairns to Alice Springs*. This afternoon you’ll take a tour of Alice Springs to discover what life is like in an isolated Australian town. We'll visit School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, that provides a lifeline of essential medical support for people living in remote Australian communities. Tonight you'll enjoy an incredible dining experience in a bush setting. Dinner will be cooked in a bush oven with the burning Mulga wood giving extra flavour to the meal. It will be a delicious 3 course meal and feature some traditional bush foods. Your host Bob will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way.

Hotel: Lasseters Hotel , Alice Springs

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 5
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

First up you'll travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Though most of the craters have eroded and become lined with plant life, their footprints create an interesting diversion from the surrounding flat Australian desert landscape. Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, this afternoon enjoy a relaxed walk along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon. This evening you're treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky (weather permitting). The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four course dinner, prepared from fresh produce.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner

Day 6 - 7
Kings Canyon – Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Day 6: Kings Canyon – Uluru

At sunrise you’re off on a 6km Rim Walk of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you explore the rim, highlights include the domed 'Lost City' and a stop at Cotterill's Lookout. Or you can opt for an easier shorter walk along the canyon creek bed. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time. It's 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! Sit down to a barbecue lunch and meet one of the locals, as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. This afternoon we enter Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park to witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon.

Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Start this highlight day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the dune viewing area. Then it's off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Having lived in and looked after the Uluru and Kata Tjuta region for tens of thousands of years, the Anangu (traditional owners) have a strong connection with this land. Then you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta to join your Travel Director for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations are amazing and have great cultural significance for the Anangu people. This afternoon take a walk around the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, an historical water source for the area. This evening you’ll dine at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel. The resort’s chefs are continually finding new ways to incorporate local native ingredients to create world-class Indigenous bush-tuckerinspired outback fare. So you’ll find a unique variety of herbs and spices creatively incorporated into the dishes, such as Native Basil, Lemon Myrtle and Wattle Seed.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 7: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Ayers Rock – Sydney

Sleep in and relax before your flight to Sydney*. Perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, join a dot painting workshop, book a massage or just relax with a good book. In the afternoon fly to Sydney and on arrival at your harbour side hotel, enjoy a drink and some canapés overlooking Walsh Bay.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9
Sydney – Blue Mountains

Head off on a day of discovery to the million acre World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe the pristine air and discover the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett's Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Then with your Travel Director you delve deeper, travelling off the well-worn track to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks where we may be the only ones around. You'll be rewarded with views across the valleys as far as the eye can see and picture perfect memories to take away. This afternoon arrive at your hotel and after taking the time to relax, enjoy a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers.

Hotel: Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, Blue Mountains

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 10
Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Travel to the wine region of the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. You'll indulge with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish at your hotel. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine. Tonight enjoy dinner at the resort.

Hotel: The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 11 - 12
Hunter Valley – Sydney – Sydney Sightseeing
Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney

Get ready for a day of sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board an America's Cup yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbour's iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion dollar waterfront homes. It's a day you'll remember for years to. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible restaurants.

Day 12: Sydney Sightseeing

A day of sightseeing around the city awaits! Explore the famous Eastern Suburbs, taking a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Join a VIP guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House then enjoy a shared tasting lunch at Opera Kitchen overlooking the sparkling harbour. After a free afternoon to explore, meet up with your Driver Guide and fellow travellers for one last meal together as your holiday draws to an end.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast. Day 12: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 13
Farewell from Sydney

Your Inspiring Journey concludes this morning when you’ll be transferred by private car to Sydney Airport.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Cairns and returns to Sydney

Highlights

  • Experience an exclusive dinner under the stars
  • Sail a yacht on Sydney Harbour
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Taste your way through the Hunter Valley
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon
  • Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Hunt for mud crabs using traditional methods
  • Indulge in lunch overlooking Sydney Harbour
  • Take a bush walk through the Blue Mountains
  • Explore spectacular Sydney
  • Luxury small group experience
  • Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (12)
  • Lunches (7)
  • Dinners with wine (5)
  • Highlight dinners (2)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm
into Cairns Airport
Day 13   Flights to depart anytime
from Sydney Airport

Requried Internal Flights

Day 4   Cairns to Alice Springs
QF 1949
Day 8   Ayers Rock to SYdney
JQ 661

These internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Ways to Save

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Alamanda Palm Cove
    1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove QLD 4879

    3 nights

    • Alamanda Palm Cove - Beachfront
    • Alamanda Palm Cove - Main Swimming Pool
    • Alamanda Palm Cove - Outdoor Lounge
    • Alamanda Palm Cove - One Bedroom Suite
    • Alamanda Palm Cove - Spa Pavillion

    Relax and unwind after your adventures at the only absolute beachfront resort in the village of Palm Cove. With only the palm trees coming between you and Australia’s famed Coral Sea, Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is at the pinnacle of Tropical North Queensland accommodation.

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • DVD players
    • Ensuite
  • Lasseters Hotel
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    Alice Springs

    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Pool at night at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
    • In-house movies
    • In-room safe
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Swimming Pool
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    • Kings Canyon Resort at sunset
    • Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Spa in the Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort

    Set in a prime location and nestled in amongst a rugged bush setting, these rooms offer deluxe accommodation with a spacious spa bath and feature a window providing scenic views. Each Deluxe Spa Room also features a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook onto a rocky escarpment that is tastefully lit at night.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Spa bath
    • Private balcony
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

    • Swimming Pool at Sails in the Desert
    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
    • Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert
    • Reception at Sails in the Desert

    In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

    Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
    • Mini Bar
    • LCD HD TV
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
    • Bathrobe
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney
    89-113 Kent Street, The Rocks

    • Langham Sydney - Room
    • Langham Sydney - Bathroom
    • Langham Sydney - Exterior
    • Langham Sydney - Swimming Pool
    • Langham Sydney - Lobby

    Dramatic Harbour views. Quaint cobbled streets. Historic brick buildings. Discover a secluded tranquillity nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Wi-Fi
    • TV
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Ensuite
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Swimming Pool
  • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, Blue Mountains
    32 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785

    • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges - Room
    • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges - Dining Room
    • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges - Exterior
    • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges - Exterior
    • Parklands Country Garden & Lodges - Front Entrance

    Nestled on 11 hectares of gardens, this upscale complex of cottages is 1.2 km from Blue Mountains National Park, 1.3 km from Blackheath train station and 14 km from the iconic Three Sisters rock formation.

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair Dryer
  • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
    336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

    • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Deluxe Room
    • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Bathroom
    • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Pool
    • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Exterior
    • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Foyer

    On 28 hectares of gardens, this all-inclusive resort is 8 km from Hunter Valley Gardens and Hunter Valley Zoo, as well as 11 km from the Vintage Golf Course.

    • Features
    • Hair Dryer
    • Bathrobe
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Air Conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Radio
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Balcony or Terrace
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney
    89-113 Kent Street, The Rocks

    2 nights

    • Langham Sydney - Room
    • Langham Sydney - Bathroom
    • Langham Sydney - Exterior
    • Langham Sydney - Swimming Pool
    • Langham Sydney - Lobby

    Dramatic Harbour views. Quaint cobbled streets. Historic brick buildings. Discover a secluded tranquillity nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Wi-Fi
    • TV
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Ensuite
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Swimming Pool