Inspiring Australia

13 days,

12 nights |

from $8428 per person*

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TOUR CODE: IJFLY

Venture on a journey through Australia’s most iconic sights. Experience the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluru in the spiritual Red Centre, and the iconic harbour city of Sydney. Truly, the journey is as magnificent as the destinations on this Bucket List expedition of Australia. Encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious local cuisine from around the country, and experience natural wonders that are simply out of this world.

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
  • Explore iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Spectacular Sydney Harbour and the famous beaches
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon
  • The spectacular Great Barrier Reef on a cruise
  • Enjoy an Indigenous experience in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Sail a yacht on Sydney Harbour
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • Taste your way through the Hunter Valley

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense.

Departure Dates

2022: APR 4. JUL 5.  AUG 30. OCT 4. NOV 8.

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All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

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December 31, 2021

Valid for travel between:

7/5/2022-11/8/2022

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Day 1 Welcome to Cairns – Palm Cove

This afternoon join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception followed by a Welcome Dinner at Reef House Restaurant. Nestled under Melaleuca trees with views across the Coral Sea, you will dine on modern Australian cuisine using fresh North Queensland produce. Hotel: The Reef House, 3 nights. Included Meals: Dinner with wine.

Day 2 Daintree Rainforest & Indigenous Culture

Explore the symbiotic relationship between the local Kuku Yalanji people and ancient landscapes of the Daintree as you join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey into the rainforest. Spend the morning learning about their fascinating traditions, bush diet and traditional medicines shared amidst the soundtrack of the untamed forest. Learn how to hunt for elusive mud crabs before enjoying lunch under the leafy canopies of mahogany and oak. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Great Barrier Reef

Board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.  The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. You can watch the fish-feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory.  A hot and cold tropical buffet including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return to Palm Cove this afternoon.. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Cairns – Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta, where you’ll join your Journey Director for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Later enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change color as the sun sets below the horizon. Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Day 5 Uluru

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colors of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Center. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it’s off to the UluruKata Tjuta Cultural Center for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening enjoy a Local Dining Experience under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine.

Day 6 Uluru – Kings Canyon

Uuru Experience the magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs, home to the Severin family since 1956. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, where you will meet one of the locals and gain insight into the cattle rearing heritage. Later this evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Today you’re off on a sunrise six-kilometer Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. This evening, enjoy a Local Dining Experience outback BBQ under the stars. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Lunch, Local Dining Experience

Day 8 Alice Springs – Sydney

This morning we’ll visit the School of the Air to learn about outback schooling and about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas. You will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about how this organization is saving lives in the outback. Later you will take your flight to Sydney where you will have a free evening to explore the vibrant city. Hotel: The Langham Sydney. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 9 Sydney – Blue Mountains

The shimmering hue of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park beckons from afar as you embark on a day of discovery to explore its extraordinary beauty. Soak up eucalyptus scents and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Journey Director to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks. Hotel: :Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Day 10 Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. You’ll indulge with exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish at your hotel. You may like to sit on your balcony with a good book and bottle of wine or treat yourself to one of their many day spa options.  Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort.. Hotel: voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 11 Hunter Valley – Sydney

The wind in your sails, it’s time to kick-start your afternoon on famous Sydney Harbour. Prime your sea legs and join your sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. Take the helm, work the grinders or simply kick back as you sail past the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million dollar waterfront homes. An evening at leisure follows your exhilarating day on the water. Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney, 2 nights Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Day 12 Sydney Sightseeing

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney welcome you this morning as you stroll along the coastal walk. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a VIP guided tour to learn about this architectural marvel. Afterwards, toast your Inspiring Journey at a Celebration Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast,  Farewell Dinner

Day 13 Farewell from Sydney

Bid farewell to the Harbour City and new found friends as your epic discovery of Australia’s natural splendor and spiritual soul has come to an end and you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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