Inspiring Australia

Sydney
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Departure dates

From 04/10/2022 to 12/03/2023

What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesGreat Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have.
See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.
Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda.
Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesAlice Springs: Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback.
Alice Springs: Visit the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesSydney: Embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the cutlure of Aboriginal People.
Sydney: Join a historic walking tour through The Rocks to discover some of Sydney’s oldest pubs.
Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations.
: Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards.
Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
: Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.
All Travel Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
: We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
: Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Palm Cove: Savour a meal made from the finest quality local seasonal ingredients at this award-winning restaurant.
Relax in the tropical setting with a glass of wine as you overlook the stunning crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea while nestled beneath Melaleuca trees.
Uluru: Experience the magic of this powerful place as the sun sets and darkness cloaks the land.
The soulful sound of the digeridoo plays as you feast on fine local cuisine during the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.
Curtin Springs: Be welcomed by the Severin family, who have lived on this land for several generations, at their ranch.
Experience a lively barbecue lunch near the 4,000 head of cattle who roam the land and hear from the locals about .
You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - Meet your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner at the Reef House Restaurant, where you will enjoy a meal made from seasonal ingredients as you overlook the crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea.
  • Day 2 - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree National Park is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Join your Local Expert for a fascinating exploration in Daintree National Park and learn about the relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Lunch is served in the quaint Daintree village. Return to your hotel, where you have the evening at your leisure.
  • Day 3 - Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the day relaxing on board or snorkelling the crystal clear waters past iridescent coral and colourful marine life. Lunch is served outdoors on the pontoon. Alternatively, visit the vibrant village of Kuranda. Arrive via the scenic SkyRail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy views of the rainforest as you ascend the mountain range. Take time to explore the Heritage Markets full of local arts and crafts before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Rail.
  • Day 4 - Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Uluru, the heart of Australia. The domes of Kata Tju?a are your first stop. Join your Travelling Concierge for a guided walk deep through whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tju?a's ancient rocky domes. In the late afternoon, venture into the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine and a spectacular sunset.
  • Day 5 - Experience the renowned Field of Light - 50,000 hand-crafted glass spheres of coloured light - a magical sight to behold. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru. Later, spend time at the base of Uluru's red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu people, whose rock art you'll have the opportunity to view. Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu's wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Then venture to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you'll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu and this ancient land. Explore the Tjukurpa Tunnel and read about the history and flora and fauna of the park. This evening meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere at the sensational Sounds of Silence Dinner.
  • Day 6 - Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru before returning to your hotel for breakfast. From here you'll travel towards Kings Canyon. Your next stop is Curtin Springs Station. Learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage and then kick back in true Aussie-style at a barbecue lunch. Continue to your destination, Kings Canyon Resort.
  • Day 7 - Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 6km rim walk exploring the spectacular Kings Canyon. Highlights include the domed 'Lost City', and the luscious 'Garden of Eden'. If you'd prefer a more relaxed walk, you can opt for the boulder-strewn Canyon Creek Bed, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Afterward, you're travelling past the vast outback landscape towards Alice Springs at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. Join your Alice Springs hosts this evening for a barbecue dinner around a campfire.
  • Day 8 - Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback. Alternatively, spend time at the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in this remote area. Later, you'll fly to Sydney, where you have a free evening to explore this vibrant city.
  • Day 9 - Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blue Mountains National Park, known for its dramatic landscapes. See the Three Sisters rock formations, marvel at Bridal Veil Falls and embark on a peaceful wilderness walk. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, before arriving at your hotel. Later meet your fellow travellers for a delicious dinner made from spectacular local produce.
  • Day 10 - Take in vistas of pristine landscapes, as you travel north toward the Hunter Valley for a day of fine cuisine and wine. On arrival, you'll enjoy a private wine tasting at one of the region's renowned wineries, followed by an exquisite tasting lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure at your boutique hotel, perhaps opting for a massage at the spa. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
  • Day 11 - Return to Sydney in time to cruise magical Sydney Harbour on a lunch cruise. Sail around the glistening harbour while you savour a delicious lunch with a strong focus on local produce and wines. Relax on the spacious deck as you cruise past the harbour's iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million-dollar waterfront homes. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps dining at one of the city's popular restaurants?
  • Day 12 - Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a historic walking tour to discover some of Sydney's oldest pubs. Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience and embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the culture of Aboriginal People. In the afternoon, enjoy a VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, before enjoying a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore's iconic Bennelong Restaurant, set in the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
  • Day 13 - After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 03 July 2022 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
  • Price is per person and subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
  • Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
  • Local payments, "trip kittys" or food funds may apply and may be payable direct to the supplier on arrival or to your travel agent prior to your departure. Where applicable, these payments are included in the total price quoted.
  • Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
  • Additional conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Please enquire for further details.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at time of publication.
  • Additional levies, government charges and other applicable fees may apply and are beyond our control.
  • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.
  • Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.
  • Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or Bpay.
  • These prices are a guide to the best price. Prices are correct as at 28 June 2022 and are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Please enquire for further details.

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