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  • Palm Cove

    Palm Cove

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  • Uluru

    Uluru

  • Three Sisters - Blue Mountains

    Three Sisters - Blue Mountains

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef


Tour code: IJFLY

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Enjoy a soulful sojourn, from the tropical rainforests and reefs of northern Australia to the spiritual Red Centre and iconic harbour city of Sydney. This Inspiring Journey will delight your every sense as you encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious foodie flavours and admire an exquisite natural setting that is simply out of this world.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 ?
Day 1 - 3
Palm Cove, Daintree Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef
Day 1: Welcome to Palm Cove

A warm welcome to the gateway city of Tropical North Queensland – the launch pad for your epic adventure from north to south, through the untamed wilderness of the outback. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to relax before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon for a welcome reception and later dine on award-winning cuisine overlooking the gleaming waters of the Coral Sea.

Day 2: Daintree & Culture

Explore the symbiotic relationship between the local Kuku Yalanji people and ancient landscapes of the Daintree as you join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey into the rainforest. Spend the morning learning about their fascinating traditions, bush diet and traditional medicines shared amidst the soundtrack of the untamed forest. Learn how to hunt for elusive mud crabs before enjoying lunch under the leafy canopies of mahogany and oak.

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. Snorkel past iridescent coral formations and colourful marine-life – an undersea treasuretrove as far as the eye can see. Relax up on deck surrounded by the vivid blue of the Coral Sea, bask in the golden Australian sunshine and enjoy a tropical lunch on board before returning to Palm Cove.

Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast and lunch. Day 3: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4
Cairns – Alice Springs

Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Alice Springs where you’ll gain unique insights into what life is like in an isolated Australian town. Spending some time at the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service, learn how these services provide a much-needed medical lifeline to remote Australian communities. Nothing could be more memorable than a bit of bush tucker in the outback so this evening join your host Bob for a Be My Guest traditional open-air dinner cooked in a bush camp oven as the glittering Milky Way lights up the big Aussie sky.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Day 5
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

This morning, journey to Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve to explore the ancient meteor footprints set indelibly within the surrounding Australian desert landscape. Next stop is Kings Canyon where you’ll spend the afternoon meandering along its shady creek bed.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

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

Rise with the birds and embark on the exhilarating 6km Rim Walk at Kings Canyon past the domes of the Lost City and Cotterills Lookout, where you’ll peer over the towering sandstone cliffs into the gorge below. Next stop is Curtin Springs Station, where you’ll learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage. Join a workshop at Curtin Springs Paper factory, before kicking back in true Aussie style for a delicious barbecue lunch. This afternoon, venture to the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine at a spectacular sunset.

Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Venture to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu people and this ancient land. The mystical domes of Kata Tjuta are your next stop. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk deep through the whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta’s ancient rocky domes. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the base of Uluru's red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu whose rock art you’ll have an opportunity to see before visiting Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu’s wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Afterwards, meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere this evening at the sensational Sounds of Silence Highlight Dinner.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and lunch. Day 7: Breakfast and highlight dinner

Day 8
Ayers Rock – Sydney

Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru – perfectly viewed from the dune viewing area. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes before your flight to Sydney. Consider a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting or simply relax with a good book. This afternoon, soulful Uluru gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9
Sydney – Blue Mountains

The shimmering hue of the Blue Mountains National Park beckons from afar as you embark on a day of discovery to explore its extraordinary beauty. Soak up eucalyptus scents and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Travel Director to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks.

Hotel: Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, Blue Mountains

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.

Day 10
Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Explore Australia’s original wine country. A day of guilt-free indulgence awaits as you sample the delectable flavours and award-winning vintages of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and a sumptuous lunch in exquisite surrounds before spending the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine.

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

The wind in your sails, it’s time to kick-start your afternoon on famous Sydney Harbour. Prime your sea legs and join your sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. Take the helm, work the grinders or simply kick back as you sail past the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks district. An evening at leisure follows your exhilarating day on the water.

Day 12: Sydney

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney welcome you this morning as you stroll along the coastal walk. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a VIP guided tour to learn about this architectural marvel. Afterwards, celebrate at a Farewell Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the sails of the Opera House.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast. Day 12: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 13
Farewell from Sydney

Bid farewell to the Harbour City as your epic discovery of Australia’s natural splendour and spiritual soul has come to an end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

13 Day Inspiring Journey

Tour departs from Cairns and returns to Sydney

Highlights

Discover
  • The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains
  • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Spectacular Sydney Harbour & beaches
  • The Great Barrier Reef
Explore
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon
  • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
Immerse
  • Enjoy an Indigenous experience in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Sail a yacht on Sydney Harbour
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Relax
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • Taste your way through the Hunter Valley

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • 12 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner 

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

Required Internal Flights

Internal-holiday flights required to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary:

Day 4 Cairns to Alice Springs: QF1949
Day 8 Ayers Rock to Sydney: JQ661

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Day 6 (Kings Canyon): Good level of fitness require for the three hour walk around the canyon’s rim. Or, low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.

Minimum child age is 12 years old.

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 7.5% saving

when you pay in full by 27 April 2018

Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

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 - Main Swimming Pool

    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
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    • 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

    • Spa with scenic views 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

    2 nights

    • Superior Room 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

    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

    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
  • Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
    336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

    • Kirkton Park Hunter Valley - Deluxe Room

    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

    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

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Camel to Sunrise (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 135.00

Camel to Sunrise

A peaceful one hour camel ride through stunning sand dune country with the awe inspiring back drop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch as the rising sun lights up Uluru and the surrounding plains.

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 95.00

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre. Choose from a number of flight options for a birds eye view of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and more!

  • 8 Minute Rock Express Flight
    – AUD$95 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 15 Minute Uluru & Resort Postcard Flight
    – AUD$150 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 25 Minute Uluru & Kata Tjuta Flight
    – AUD$245 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 36 Minute Grandview Premium Sunrise/Sunset Flight
    – AUD$320 per adult (min 2 passengers)

Uluru Motorcycle Tours (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 119.00

Uluru Motorcycle Tours

Enjoy the thrill of a hot lap around Uluru or even travel a little further on the back of a motorcycle. Whatever blows your hair back!

  • 1.5 Hour Uluru Sunrise
    – AUD$219 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$399 per trike
  • 30 Minute Quick Spin
    – AUD$119 per motorcycle passenger
  • 2 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunrise 
    – AUD$259 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$469 per trike
  • 2.5 Hour Kata Tjuta Tour 
    – AUD$299 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$549 per trike
  • 3 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunset 
    – AUD$339 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$639 per trike

*Subject to availability

Bridge Climb (Sydney)

Adult Price: AUD 308.00 - Day Climb

Bridge Climb

The Bridge Climb is a 3.5 hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you'll be led by one of BridgeClimb's professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world's most recognisable Bridge.

*Various climb options available. Ask your Travel Director for details.

** If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Sydney Heli Tours - 20min Flight (Sydney)

Adult Price: AUD 220.00

Sydney Heli Tours  - 20min Flight

This is the best way to see Sydney in all its glory. See full panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Manly Cove and Sydney’s spectacular Harbour and city skyline. This tour will leave you breathless! Great Views, Great Flight! After a safety briefing, we will use your own camera for some happy snaps in front of your helicopter to begin the memories of a sensational Heli Tour. Within 5 minutes your professional pilot will have you over the harbour flying past icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with expert commentary via voice activated headset.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

The Rocks Pub Walk (Sydney)

Adult Price: From AUD 90.00

The Rocks Pub Walk

Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts and stories of Australia's first European settlement.

Tour includes: A choice of a beer (285ml/10oz), house wine or soft drink at each pub. 2.5 hours in duration. The Rocks Pub Walk runs 11:30am and 2:30pm daily (except Friday nights). Commences from Harts Pub, Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks.

* If your tour ends in Sydney, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2018. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.