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13 Day Australian Highlights

Escorted Tour - Australia
Image: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
ANZCRO / 13 Day Australian Highlights

13 Day Australian Highlights

£3,250

per person

Diverse red desert landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, and the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef make this a holiday that ticks all the boxes.

On this 13 Day Australian Highlights tour, take a wander through Melbourne’s eclectic laneways and meet the Falzon family in Alice Springs. Enjoy snorkelling on the reef, cruising around Sydney’s spectacular harbour, and experiencing the ancient heartbeat of the Red Centre.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

Travel by luxury coach accompanied by experienced Tour Director

12 nights quality hotel accommodation

12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

Indulge with a unique dining experience on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine

Explore Kata Tjuta and hike through Walpa Gorge

Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach

Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways and arcades

Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise

Interact with local Aboriginal artists and create your own dot painting masterpiece

Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided tour

Savour a unique Aussie BBQ experience at Earth Sanctuary

Discover Aboriginal rock art and learn about sacred sites at Uluru

Cruise and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at Oct 17 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Nov 17 – 31 Mar 18. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner onboard Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
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Day 2: Melbourne sights

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour, then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and street art on a private walking tour. The rest of your day is free. You may like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island or even experience some of Melbourne’s well-known food and culture.
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Day 3: Melbourne free time

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You may like to take a full-day tour along Great Ocean Road to The Twelve Apostles, or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production.
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Day 4: Melbourne, Alice Springs

Today you fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs. On arrival, visit School of the Air and hear how this school delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening you’re invited by Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home-cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, and even lead you on a sing-a-long.
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Day 5: Alice Springs, Uluru

Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges and pause to view majestic Atila (Mount Conner), often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy. Later, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying gourmet canapés and wine.
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Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuta

This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain insight in to the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru, discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta and take a walk at Walpa Gorge. Later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine and nibbles.
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Day 7: Uluru, Cairns

Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with cultural insight, explaining the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Uluru to Cairns.
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Day 8: Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided), or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront.
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Day 9: Cairns free time

Today is free for you to do as you choose! Maybe visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or journey to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. You could also choose to travel to Kuranda on the historic scenic railway, or just sit back and relax.
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Day 10: Cairns, Sydney

Today you’ll fly to Sydney, and this evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat; after dinner, why not take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront?
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Day 11: Sydney sights

A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbour city awaits! Join a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s eastern suburbs and putting your feet in the sand at famous Bondi Beach. Take to the water on a Captain Cook lunch cruise. Spend the rest of your day seeing the sights of your choice.
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Day 12: Sydney free time

Enjoy a full free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take an optional experience to the Blue Mountains, or climb Sydney Harbour Bridge on a BridgeClimb. Spend your last evening in Sydney together with your Travel Director and companions in a local restaurant by the water.
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Day 13: Farewell Sydney

This morning you say goodbye to Australia.

Tour Route

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