12 nights |
from $7495 per person*
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.
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.
From $7495 per person* departing: 7 Apr 2020 25 Aug 2020 6 Oct 2020 10 Nov 2020 2 Feb 2021 2 Mar 2021 6 Apr 2021 6 Jul 2021 31 Aug 2021 5 Oct 2021 9 Nov 2021 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.
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November 1, 2021
Valid for travel between:
04/07/2020 – 11/09/2021
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Welcome to Cairns A warm welcome to the gateway city of Tropical North Queensland – the launch pad for your epic adventure from north to south, through the untamed wilderness of the outback. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to relax before meeting your Journey Director this afternoon for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés and later dine overlooking the gleaming waters of the Coral Sea. Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove, 3 nights Included Meals: Dinner with wine
Day 2 Daintree and 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 Go beyond the ‘great’ and into an underwater wonderland – your cruise to discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef will venture to Agincourt Reef on the Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran, where you have a unique opportunity to soak up the pristine natural setting before you. Snorkel past iridescent coral formations and colourful marine-life – an undersea treasure-trove as far as the eye can see. Relax up on deck surrounded by the vivid blue of the Coral Sea, bask in the golden Australian sunshine and enjoy a tropical lunch on board before returning to Palm Cove. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch
Day 4 Cairns – Uluru & Kata Tjuta Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Center, 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, Dining Experience
Day 6 Kings Canyon – Uluru 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, Deluxe Spa Rooms 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 Uluru – Sydney Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru – perfectly viewed from the dune viewing area. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes before your flight to Sydney. Consider an optional experience scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting or simply relax with a good book. This afternoon, soulful Uluru gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney. Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney Included Meals: Full buffet 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: Fairmont Resort Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
Day 10 Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley Explore Australia’s original wine country. A day of guilt-free indulgence awaits as you sample the delectable flavours and award-winning vintages of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and a sumptuous lunch in exquisite surrounds before arriving at your hotel and spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Hotel: 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, Celebration Dinner
Day 13 Farewell from Sydney Bid farewell to the Harbour City and new found friends as your epic discovery of Australia’s natural splendour 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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Discount available on selected Guided Vacations and Inspiring Journeys. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (26 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. 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. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: IJFLY. CST#2001136-50.