Start your Sydney holiday around its harbor. Begin at Circular Quay with an essential tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Then, explore the cobblestone cul-de-sacs and the weekend markets in The Rocks. Climb the Harbor Bridge or catch a ferry to the zoo (own expense). Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art or stroll through the sculpted Botanic Gardens to the Art Gallery of NSW. Overnight in Sydney.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel Sydney
No visit to Sydney is complete without a day trip to Bondi Beach, where you can swim, sign up for a surf lesson or just take in the view from the grassy hills. Browse the back-street boutiques and enjoy lunch at one of the funky cafes. Walk the winding, sea-sculpted cliffs from Tamarama to Coogee, or simply laze on the beautiful beach. This afternoon, make your way to the Blue Mountains where you will stay for 2 nights.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort
Sydney to the blue mountains
Experience the World Heritage Blue Mountains in an abseiling and canyoning expedition, while looking out over fantastic views of the Three Sisters. Begin with abseils up to 30m and then continue on to more challenging climbs. Jump, swim and wade your way through an action packed canyon, finishing with a 30m abseil down a pumping waterfall. What an adventure!
blue mountains to hunter valley
Leave the mountains and make your way to the food and wine region of the Hunter Valley. Today you will be joining executive chef Phillip Collis for a day at the Hunter Valley Cooking School. This hands-on experience will give you the opportunity to cook dishes from scratch using the local Hunter produce. Then, sit back and enjoy your creation! Overnight in Hunter Valley.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Spicers Vineyard Estate
sydney to alice springs
Today you will be making your way back to Sydney in time to catch your onward flight to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Witness the contrast between the big city of Sydney and the outback town of Alice Springs, nestled between the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges and surrounded by gorges and stark desert plains. Tonight enjoy the Didgeridoo Show Outback at the Sounds of Starlight Theater. Experience a spellbinding musical and visual journey through the ancient land forms, history and space of Australia's outback. Listen to the ancient instrument and sound icon of Australia – the didgeridoo, heard only by the indigenous inhabitants of this pristine yet harsh continent. Stay overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Alice springs to uluru/ayers rock
The next 3 days will be spent exploring the Red Centre of Australia. On Day 1 we travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges and make a stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense). Then we capture a view of the Atila (Mt. Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Here, we take a tour of Kata Tjuta, walk into Walpa Gorge, and witness an amazing sunset at Uluru. Tonight, you have the option of an outback BBQ with your fellow travelers.
On Day 2, experience the Uluru Sunrise and Base Tour or the Sunrise and Guided Cultural Walk. Both of these tours allow you to explore the Ayers Rock area, learn about the Aboriginal culture and witness an impressive sunrise or sunset. Tonight, dine under a blanket of stars at your Sounds of Silence Dinner experience.
On the last day of your Red Centre tour, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport to connect with your onward flight to Cairns in the Tropical North Queensland. Spend the rest of the day exploring Cairns or feel the thrill with one of the many adventure activities on offer. Stay overnight.
Two Nights Accommodation: Ayers Rock Resort
One Nights Accommodation: Hilton Cairns Hotel
Great barrier reef to cairns
Today you will be experiencing the beauty of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef! Hop on board the catamaran for a cruise out to an exclusive coral reef location known for its clear waters, spectacular coral and diverse marine life. Your day involves a glass bottom boat tour, fish feeding, a buffet lunch and a 30 minute guided snorkel experience with a marine biologist. This experience is perfect for all levels and will be a definite highlight of your trip! Once back on dry land, your tour concludes in Cairns.
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
Additional Activities: We can also pre-book any additional activities you may require and will add the costs into your quote. Our prices for these activities are never more than the retail cost and occasionally we can offer them at a discount.
Flights: The airfares from Sydney to Alice Springs and Ayers Rock to Cairns are an additional cost and a competitive price will be supplied on enquiry.
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