Australia, South Pacific
Location
9 Days
Duration

Aussie Highlights

Welcome to Australia, South Pacific!

ROUTE: Sydney, Uluru, Cairns

DURATION: 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Sydney city sights tour
  • Guided tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Cruise on magnificent Sydney Harbour
  • 4WD sightseeing in the breathtaking Blue Mountains
  • Visit to Australian animal wildlife park
  • Travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Sunrise Trek around the base of Uluru
  • Cruise the Great Barrier Reef
  • Stop at Marine World with unlimited snorkelling
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail train ride
  • Skyrail over the Rainforest canopy
  • Day at leisure in Cairns
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Sydney: The Grace Hotel
  • Uluru: Desert Gardens Hotel
  • Cairns: Pacific International Hotel
DELUXE:
  • Sydney: Four Seasons Hotel
  • Uluru: Sails in the Desert Hotel
  • Cairns: Shangri-La Hotel
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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1

Day 1 Arrive Sydney

Upon arrival at airport in Australia, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Activities:

  • Radiating from the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, Australia’s largest city stretches from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the foot of the Blue Mountains. Along with outstanding natural assets – stunning beaches, extensive parklands and the vast expanse of the harbour – Sydney boasts an impressive list of urban attractions, including world class shopping venues and a host of superb restaurants and nightclubs. Its cityscape ranges from sandstone buildings of Georgian elegance to skyscrapers of futuristic design.
  • Enjoy the day exploring Sydney at your leisure.

Overnight: Sydney

2

Day 2 Sydney

Activities:

  • Depart your hotel for an unforgettable half day Sydney city sights tour. Personal, luxury, small group touring in a world famous city.
  • On tour you’ll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House & Harbour Bridge.
  • See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centrepoint.
  • Visit Sydney’s trendy new district Oxford Street.
  • Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean.
  • See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte.
  • Travel on to famous Bondi Beach.
  • Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost).
  • See bronzed Aussie lifesavers & Sydney’s best panoramic view.
  • Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross & city centre.
  • Conclude your morning touring at Circular Quay. Take a short walk to the Sydney Opera House, described as the Eighth Wonder of the World for a guided tour.
  • This afternoon return to Circular Quay for your afternoon cruise on magnificent Sydney Harbour. See spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, million dollar mansions and the bays and inlets that dot the harbour.
  • At the conclusion of your cruise you are free at leisure to explore the harbour and city area.

Overnight: Sydney – (B)

3

Day 3 Full Day Blue Mountains Tour

Activities:

  • You are collected this morning for your full day tour. Small group back country 4WD sightseeing in the breathtaking Blue Mountains. See kangaroos, koalas, waterfalls, the 3 Sisters, hidden canyons.
  • Enjoy fully inclusive morning tea in the bush as well as a superb lunch in a historic Blue Mountains hotel.
  • Travel in A/C, luxury All Terrain vehicles seating 6-18 passengers. Enjoy full commentary with expert driver/guide. Depart your city hotel this morning and travel across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games site before enjoying morning tea with wild kangaroos deep in the Australian bush. See kangaroos up close plus friendly parrots and cockatoos. In the high Blue Mountains today you’ll see waterfalls, magnificent canyons and Australia’s most famous sight – the remarkable 3 Sisters.
  • Travel on back country 4WD tracks leading to amazing lookouts that only our modified, small group vehicles can access.
  • Lunch today is at a gorgeous historic mountain hotel with fantastic views, great food and friendly Aussie hospitality.
  • This afternoon, visit the thrilling Scenic Railway in Katoomba (optional). Ride the steepest passenger railway in the world (entry is at own expense) or enjoy a short walk to nearby Katoomba waterfalls & gallery.
  • Mid afternoon, overnight passengers are picked up/dropped off at their Katoomba hotel before we return to Sydney.
  • En route to Sydney see, photograph, pat Koalas and Kangaroos at Sydney’s premier Australian animal wildlife park.
  • Return to all Sydney city hotels for drop-offs having enjoyed a Blue Mountains day with memories for a life time.

Overnight: Sydney – (B, L)

4

Day 4 Sydney - Ayers Rock

Activities:

  • This morning transfer by private vehicle to the Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock.
  • On arrival to Ayers Rock, transfer to your hotel by complimentary hotel shuttle service.
  • On your tour this afternoon, you will travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to a place where unique flora and fauna thrive, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Here your guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment and describe the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men’s ceremonial site.
  • Arriving at Walpa Gorge you will walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years. Take time to listen to the wind (Walpa) far above and view the scale of the rock walls that surround you. The spirituality of this amazing location embraces everyone who ventures here.
  • Your guide will return you to your hotel in time for those people joining the Sounds of Silence dinner.

Overnight: Ayers Rock – (B, D)

5

Day 5 Seit Ulluru Trek - Ayers Rock - Cairns (Air)

Activities:

  • Come and join your SEIT Outback Australia guide on a trek around the base of Uluru as you explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Your SEIT Outback Australia guide will meet you at the entrance to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort. As you start your sunrise trek around the 14 kilometre base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith. Along the trail you will witness sunrise, visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people.
  • Take time out to enjoy your picnic outback breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert noises from the surrounding environment.
  • On your journey around the base your guide will tell you a number of stories associated with prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories.
  • You will make you way to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python).
  • On completion of your journey your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

Includes: · 6 hour fully guided tour · Sunrise at Uluru along the Trek · Outback Picnic Breakfast · Pick up and return from Ayers Rock Resort.

Please note: the local Anangu aboriginal people do not climb Uluru (Ayers Rock) because of its great spiritual significance. The climb however is not closed. They prefer that you – out of education and understanding ­choose to respect their law and culture by not climbing. Remember that you are a guest on Anangu land.

  • Check out of your hotel rooms and transfer by complimentary hotel shuttle service to the airport for your flight to Cairns.
  • On arrival to Cairns, transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation.
  • Enjoy some time at leisure to begin exploring Cairns. This modern, colourful city is the capital of the tropical north. The cosmopolitan Esplanade traces the bay foreshore and blends the city life of cafes and shopping with the natural attractions of the Coral Sea. With Cairns’ superb location – the Great Barrier Reef to the east, mountain rainforests of the Wet Tropics and plains of the Atherton Tableland to the west, and palm-fringed beaches to the north and south – it is a good base for many activities.

Overnight: Cairns – (B)

6

Day 6 Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Activities:

  • Please ensure you bring with you swimmers, a towel, sun protection, a hat and sunscreen, and cash or credit card for any onboard purchases and optional activities.
  • Take a short walk this morning board your cruise vessel, and depart to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Departing Cairns, your destination is Marine World – a purpose-built two storey platform 45 metres x 12 metres featuring Spacious Lower Deck with Ample Undercover Seating, Upper Sundeck with Sun Lounges, Underwater Observatory, Children’s Safety Swimming Enclosure, easy access to the water for snorkellers, Moon Pool for ease of access for divers and Fresh Water Showers.
  • Travelling time (to and from) Marine World is approximately one and a half hours each way.
  • We offer our guests 5 full hours at Marine World to experience unlimited snorkelling – all your snorkelling equipment and instruction is provided, Interactive Coral Viewing Vessel Tours and all the facilities of Marine World. The Great Barrier Reef supports 1,500 species of fish, 400 types of coral and over 30 types of whales and dolphins. It is the only living structure visible from the moon, is a national treasure and one of the true wonders of the world. Here there will be time to relax and enjoy yourself in one of nature’s most spectacular playgrounds.
  • Lunch today is a hot and cold tropical buffet.
  • Return to Cairns and you are at leisure.

Overnight: Cairns – (B, L)

7

Day 7 Kuranda Scenic Rail - Rainforestation - Skyrail

Activities:

  • Down Under Tours will collect you from your accommodation and transfer you to the Railway Station to board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world’s most scenic rail routes through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.
  • A stop is made at Barron Gorge to view the Falls before arriving at beautiful Kuranda Station. Spend some time exploring this quaint Village before a short journey brings you to Rainforestation set in 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest.
  • A number of unique activities await you. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the Rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our native animals as you meander through the Rainforest. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal and Islander history. Their way of life is explained and you can even try your hand at boomerang throwing. The Pamagirri Dancers perform a range of native dances in the Rainforest Amphitheatre that reflects the humour and excitement of their culture.
  • A delicious barbeque lunch is included before visiting the Koala and Wildlife Park.
  • Cuddle a koala (own expense), smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies. A range of other native animals and reptiles are also on display.
  • Time to return to Kuranda and board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the Rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre before arriving at Caravonica Lakes.
  • Our coach will be waiting to return you to your accommodation after a wonderful day in the rainforest.

Overnight: Cairns – (B, L)

8

Day 8 Day At Leisure

Activities:

  • Today is at leisure to relax and enjoy Cairns and the surrounds.
  • Trinity Wharf offers shopping and eating venues, a tourist coach terminus and a place for international cruise liners to berth.
  • Pier Marketplace is also on the waterfront. It is a retail and leisure complex with more than 90 outlets, including Ben Cropp’s Shipwreck Museum and the Undersea World Oceanarium, home to over 1200 marine animals. All outlets are open 7 days a week. On weekends, local artists and craftspeople display their wares at the Mud Market, located in the main amphitheatre.
  • Also popular with locals and visitors alike is Rusty’s Markets.
  • Cairns Museum, located on the corner of Lake and Shields streets, has displays featuring the Aboriginal, timber, goldrush and sugarcane history of the area.
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens, in Collins Ave, feature native plants and their traditional use by Aboriginal people. The gardens also have a very large collection of palm species.
  • Cairns is famous for its tropical fruits, fresh seafood and relaxed ambience. It is an international mecca for marlin and other big game fishermen.

Overnight: Cairns – (B)

9

Day 9 Depart Cairns

Departure: Check out of your accommodation this morning and transfer by private vehicle to the airport for your departure flight. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Australia
Location Name: Australia, South Pacific
Area (SQ KM): 7,741,220
Population: 22,751,014
Capital: Canberra
Language(s): English, native and other languages
Religion: Roman Catholic, Anglican, other Christian, Buddhist, Islam, other
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Time Zone: UTC +8 to +10
Electricity: 240 V
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