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Grand Australia Discovery Tour

16 nights from £4,149 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • Internal travel
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
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Overview

A 17-day adventure exploring the eastern coast of Australia, this guided tour is a must for visitors looking to take in the sights of some of Australia’s most renowned locations. Beginning in Sydney, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the sun setting over Uluru, cruising through the Whitsunday Islands, spending time in the Great Barrier Reef and relaxing on Daydream Island, to name just a few of the fun activities you’ll be able to enjoy. (AP)

Highlights:

  • Admire the panoramic views of Sydney from Sydney Tower with a memorable welcome dinner
  • Journey along the Gold Coast, stopping to wander the shores of Surfers Paradise Beach
  • Visit Australia Zoo before spending some time at Fraser Island
  • Spend two nights on Daydream Island where you can relax and take in the scenic views
  • Experience the vastness and sheer beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Watch the sunrise and set over Uluru
  • Walk to Walpa Gorge and visit the rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Details

Day 1

Sydney

Arrive into Sydney and take a sightseeing coach tour of the sights. In the evening, take in the stunning 360 degree views of the city as you enjoy a welcome dinner at Sydney Tower.

Overnight: Parkroyal Darling Harbour (Dinner included)

Day 2-3

Gold Coast

This morning after breakfast, you’ll fly over to the Gold Coast where you will spend the next couple of days. Explore Cape Bryon before heading north along the world-famous Gold Coast. Spend time strolling along the renowned Surfers Paradise Beach and admiring the views before enjoying an evening of leisure to explore this area at your own pace.

Overnight: Mantra on View Hotel (Two breakfasts included)

Day 4

Noosa

Begin today with a visit to the world-famous Australia Zoo which became a household name thanks to the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. This fascinating area is home to some wonderful species and is a great place to visit if you’re a wildlife enthusiast. Afterwards, journey to the resort town of Noosa.

Overnight: Sebel Noosa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5-6

Fraser Island

Today join your cruise transfer to explore Fraser Island. This picturesque island is a World Heritage site and is also the largest sand island in the world. The following day enjoy the Island with a half-day tour in the morning then some free time in the afternoon.

Overnight: Kingfisher Bay Resort (Two breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 7

Rockhampton

Cruise along the beautiful Hervey Bay today, travelling via sugarcane country to Rockhampton. This is one of Queensland’s oldest cities and a friendly place to visit.

Overnight: Central Park Motel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8

Daydream Island

Take a wander around the Rockhampton gardens in the morning before embarking on a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Daydream Island where you’ll spend a couple of days relaxing and exploring.

Overnight: Daydream Island Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Daydream Island

Today is a full day of leisure to immerse yourself in the tranquillity and breath-taking beauty of this island. The idyllic scenery, laid-back pace and stunning beaches are the perfect setting for a day devoted to relaxing.

Overnight: Daydream Island Resort & Spa (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Mission Beach

Take a ferry to Shute Harbour before travelling to Townsville for your city tour. Afterwards, make your way to the beautiful Mission Beach.

Overnight: Castaways Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 11

Cairns

Today sees you visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree in the morning, before boarding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for astonishing views over the treetops. Later on, arrive at your hotel for the next two nights – the Pullman Cairns International – where you can take in the mountain views from your room.

Overnight: Pullman Cairns International (Breakfast included)

Day 12

Great Barrier Reef

Cruise to Reef Magic’s activity platform in the morning and make the most of this exciting location for the rest of the day. In the evening, visit Tjapukai by Night to enjoy dinner and take part in a corroboree.

Overnight: Pullman Cairns International (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 13

Alice Springs

Today will be spent travelling, flying from Cairns to Alice Springs (flight not included).

Overnight: Chifley Alice Springs (Breakfast included)

Day 14

Uluru

Traverse the West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping en-route to visit a camel farm – there will be the option to ride a camel too if you wish (at own expense). Upon arrival at Uluru, take a tour of the base then check-in at your hotel before watching the sunset with a glass of wine.

Overnight: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Day 15

Kata Tjuta

Rise early today to watch an amazing sight as the sun rises over Uluru, casting myriad colours over this awe-inspiring attraction. Afterwards, visit the rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge to see the astounding scenery for yourself. End the day by travelling to Kings Canyon.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 16

Kings Canyon

Today will be spent exploring Kings Canyon and discovering how its sheer walls rise up to 170m from Kings Creek. There will be the option of two guided walks here depending on your preference, before making your way to Alice Springs.

Overnight: Chifley Alice Springs Resort

Day 17

Alice Springs

Today is the final day of the trip – make your way to the airport for your departing flight.

  • Internal travel: Coach; Skyrail Cableway; Cruise, flights
  • Hotels (16 nights)
  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners included
  • Panoramic views from Sydney Tower; Visit to Australia Zoo; Visit to Fraser Island; Two nights at Daydream Island; Catamaran ride to Reef Magic’s activity platform; Traditional corroboree at Tjapukai by Night; Watch sunset over Uluru; Tour the gardens at Rockhampton
  • Tour guide throughout

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

Local Departure Dates 2017: Sep 17, Sep 26, Oct 15, Oct 24, Nov 12, Nov 21, Dec 10, Dec 19

Local Departure Dates 2018: Jan 21, Jan 30, Feb 18, Feb 27, Mar 18

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