Grand Australian Discovery

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Run by: Wexas Travel

Reference number: 104237

From: £5905.00

Holiday overview

Uncover the best of Australia's iconic East Coast and the untamed landscapes of the Red Centre with escorted tour specialists, Travelmarvel by APT. Highlights include dining at the top of Sydney Tower, exploring the beautiful lakes, dunes and beaches of Fraser Island and relaxing in your very own tropical paradise at Daydream Island in the spectacular Whitsundays. The incredible experiences don't end there, however, as you'll also have the chance to go swimming and snorkelling amid the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over Uluru.

Holiday itinerary

Days 1-2: UK/Sydney

Depart the UK for Sydney arriving on day 3. 

Day 3: Sydney

On arrival in Sydney enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city's world-famous attractions. On your first night, you'll dine at the top of the 309-metre-tall Sydney Tower, while enjoying 360º views of the city and its harbour laid out below.

Stay: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Days 4-5: Gold Coast

After breakfast this morning depart for the airport and your flight to the vibrant Gold Coast in Queensland, where you'll spend 2 nights with a full day free to explore. 

Stay: Mantra on View

Day 6: Noosa

From the Gold Coast you'll travel north via the Australia Zoo, with it's incredible array of native Australia wildlife, to Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Days 7-8: Fraser Island

Cross the sea to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, checking into Kingfisher Bay Resort for a two-night stay. Spend the next day exploring the world's largest sand island, home to thick rainforest, native wildlife, crystalline lakes, giant sand dunes and mile after mile of deserted beaches.

Dinner is included on day 7

Day 9: Rockhampton

Cruise across Hervey Bay then head through sugarcane country to the authentic Aussie town of Rockhampton.

Stay: Central Park Motel

Days 10-11: Hamilton Island

Enjoy a tour of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, regarded as one of the best in regional Australia. Cruise through the sand-fringed islands of the Whitsundays archipelago to Daydream Island, a tropical idyll protected by the colourful coral islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights on Hamilton Island.

Stay: Hamilton Island

Dinner included on day 10

Day 12: Mission Beach

Board a ferry from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour and head north by road to the vibrant city of Townsville, bordered on one side by the tropical rainforests of Queensland's hinterland and on the other by the Great Barrier Reef. After a guided city tour, continue to Mission Beach.

Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa

Day 13: Atherton Tablelands & Cairns

Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree as you journey across the open farmlands and tropical rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands before riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at Kuranda. Arrive in Cairns, gateway to the northern Great Barrier Reef, where you'll spend two nights.

Stay: Pullman Cairns International

Day 14: Great Barrier Reef

Cruise to the exclusive Reef Magic activity platform for five, fun-filled hours exploring the reef's rich marine life and colourful coral. Later, take part in a corroboree and dine on fresh Aboriginal fare at Tjapukai by Night.

Stay: Pullman Cairns International

Day 15: Alice Springs

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs, gateway to Australia's Red Centre. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Chifley Alice Springs

Day 16: Uluru

Your outback adventure begins with a journey across the West MacDonnell ranges to sacred Uluru. See the spectacular sunset over this magnificent natural wonder, glass of wine in hand.

Day 17: Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon

Watch the sunrise above Uluru and the red rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), walk the Walpa Gorge and journey through rugged outback landscapes to Kings Canyon where you'll spend the night.

Day 18: Alice Springs

Choose between two guided walks as you explore the magnificent red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon, which rise 170 metres above Kings Creek. Return to Alice Springs where you'll spend the last night of your tour. 

Stay: Chifley Alice Springs

Day 19: Depart

If you've more time, extend your stay in Australia with a tour of spectacular Kakadu National Park in the tropical Top End or head across to Western Australia. Otherwise depart Alice Springs for your onward flight.  


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