Treasures of Australia

Unearth the gems of this boundless island nation on a 17-day tour. Beginning in Sydney, head to Australia’s tropical north and dip into the vast red landscape of the Outback, before heading south to Melbourne where your journey will end.

Destination: Australia

Travel Dates: From 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020

Duration: 17 days

Company: APT

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Inclusions

  • Take in sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), discover Kata Tjuta and visit the Royal Flying Doctor School in Alice Springs

  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow*All flights within AustraliaImmersive Insider Experiences14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinnersTravelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locationsOverseas transfers & luggage porterage

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Day 1: Depart London
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Australia.
Day 2: Arrive Sydney
Upon arrival into Sydney Airport late this evening, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After your flight, you’ll appreciate a good night’s sleep in your hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
Day 3: Sydney
Awake to a day at leisure in Sydney. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Perhaps you might enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (both at own expense).
Meals Included
Breakfast
dinner
Day 4: Sydney
Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.
Meals Included
Breakfast
lunch
Day 5: Sydney, Hamilton Island
Following breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island. You have the remainder of the day at leisure to do whatever you like in this slice of paradise. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). Dinner tonight is at your hotel.
Meals Included
Breakfast
dinner
Day 6: Hamilton Island
Wake up this morning to a day at leisure. Perhaps choose to be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on an optional cruise (own expense). A collision of colours - aquamarine, emerald, gold - make up the landscape. Scattered like jewels across the sea, many of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited and boast some of the most pristine beaches in the world.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 7: Hamilton Island, Cairns, Port Douglas
Bid farewell to Hamilton Island as you board your flight to Cairns and board your coach for Port Douglas, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival in this tropical town, check in to your hotel.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 8: Port Douglas
Experience the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or even take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense).
Meals Included
Breakfast
lunch
Day 9: Port Douglas, Cairns
Later this morning, be transferred back to Cairns. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps wander the many cafes and bars along the Esplanade.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 10: Cairns, Kata Tjuta, Uluru
Rise early and board your flight to Uluru. Watch as the scenery dramatically changes from the palm-fringed beaches of the tropical north to the rugged landscapes of Australia’s red centre. On arrival, delight in a walk around the base of Uluru and discover the diverse plants, geological features and wildlife of the area. Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), an impressive set of domed rock formations. Later, a spectacular experience awaits at the Field of Light. As darkness falls over Uluru, watch as thousands of lights illuminate the vast expanse in a kaleidoscope of colour. See the desert come alive as the lights create a gentle rhythm. This is sure to be a holiday highlight.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 11: Uluru, Alice Springs
Later, travel onwards to Alice Springs. Arrive late in the afternoon and enjoy the day at leisure.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 12: Alice Springs
This morning is dedicated to exploring Alice Springs. Here, a variety of museums and art galleries featuring Indigenous artwork celebrate the Indigenous community that live here. Begin your day with breakfast before setting off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sit inside a RFDS aircraft, see historic radios used by the doctors and discover how the doctors operated in 1928. With no navigational aid and no radio, the first flying doctor, Arthur Affleck, operated using only a compass and map. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride alongside the West MacDonnell Ranges (own expense). Become well acquainted with these gentle creatures during your tour across the red-desert sand.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 13: Alice Springs, Melbourne
Following breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Arrive late in the afternoon to this thriving metropolis, famed for being Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, and be transferred to your hotel.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 14: Melbourne
Explore Melbourne on a guided tour this morning and discover the must-see sights and hidden gems. This afternoon is left free so you can explore the city your way.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 15: Melbourne
With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; or enjoy lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense). You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the hollering of market merchants at the Queen Victoria Market. Slurp up noodles in Chinatown or stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity say goodbye to your Tour Director and new-found friends.
Meals Included
Breakfast
dinner
Day 16: Depart Melbourne
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Meals Included
Breakfast
Day 17: Arrive London

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