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 / SydneyDepart the UK to fly to Australia and begin your holiday.
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. Of course there's always plenty of golden sands to relax on. And, just outside the city limits, there's a stunning array of natural beauty. There's the rugged landscapes and native wildlife of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains along with the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, home to some of Australia's finest wines.
Stay: The Cambridge (Standard) Ovolo 1888 (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. Here there are a wealth of experiences to ensure your time is spent memorably. Spend three nights in the heart of Australia. 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 and 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 of sunset at iconic Uluru. Why not include the Sounds of Silence dinner as well, this gourmet barbecue is accompanied by tales of Aboriginal folklore under the shimmering stars of the Outback sky. Alternatively, opt for a Tali Wuru dinner. This intimate, fine dining experience is hosted on an isolated dune at sunset, overlooking Uluru itself. Speak to your consultant about which experiences are perfect for you.
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
End your holiday in Queensland's tropical north with a five-night stay in the sleepy beachside resort of Port Douglas. Here, in between days spent on the palm-fringed white sands, you'll be perfectly poised to explore. Discover the the bright verdure and hidden wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest on secret jungle trails, or look the other way for the UNESCO-listed wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. To help you get your bearings, we've included a Low Isles cruises, taking in the region's incredible underwater world. Here, alien ecosystems of brightly coloured coral host an incredible diversity of marine life; there’s everything from brightly coloured tropical fish to 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.
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