Trip reference number: 102566
Experience the sights and sounds of Sydney, Australia's most famous city, before flying into the heart of the Red Centre to uncover the Aboriginal culture and folklore of Uluru and the magnificent red rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Then, finish your Australian adventure on the beaches of tropical Northern Queensland at the sleepy seaside town of Port Douglas, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.
Days 1-2: UK / SydneyEnjoy VIP lounge access before your overnight flight to Sydney.
Days 3-5: Sydney
It's hard not to fall in love with confident, cosmopolitan Sydney; it's Australia's oldest and largest city, and its most familiar. You'll have three days here to explore the sights of the famous harbour, home to the iconic Harbour Bridge, botanic gardens and the shimmering sails of the Opera House. But don't stop there. Scratch beneath the surface and you'll discover a city brimming with superb restaurants, quirky beachside suburbs, bustling markets, fashionable nightspots and stylish boutiques. Relax on golden sand beaches or head beyond the city limits to the rugged landscapes of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and the world-class vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Stay: Rendezvous Sydney (Standard), Amora Hotel Jamison (Superior) or Shangri-La, Sydney (Deluxe)
Days 6-8: Uluru
Fly to Australia's Red Centre, a region of scorched red desert and rich Aboriginal heritage. You can watch the sunrise over the Outback and explore the rounded rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), before driving deep into the desert in the company of an Aboriginal guide. Or, head into the wilderness to learn about the fascinating myths surrounding this sacred region. A sunset touring experience is included, where you can gaze in wonder at the changing colours as night falls over iconic Uluru. The optional Sounds of Silence dinner features a gourmet barbecue accompanied by tales of Aboriginal folklore under the stars. Alternatively, opt for a Tali Wuru dinner, an intimate, fine dining experience hosted on an isolated dune overlooking Uluru itself.
Stay: Outback Pioneer & Lost Camel (from 01 Jul 2018) (Standard) Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort (Superior) or Sails in the Desert (Deluxe)
Days 9-13: Port Douglas
You’ll round off your trip in Queensland's tropical north, with a five-night stay in the sleepy beachside resort of Port Douglas. Spend your days relaxing on palm-fringed white sands, discovering the hidden wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest on secret jungle trails, or snorkelling among UNESCO-listed wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. An included Low Isles cruise takes in the region's incredible underwater world, where alien ecosystems of brightly coloured coral host an incredible diversity of marine life. There’s everything from unique tropical fish to pods of whales and dolphins.
Stay: Villa San Michele (Standard) Peninsula Boutique (Superior) or Coconut Grove (Deluxe)
Days 14-15: Departure for UK
Depart from Cairns and board an overnight flight back to the UK, arriving on day 15.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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