Explore Australia - 12 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the Red Centre and witness the majesty of Uluru at sunrise.
  • Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways.
  • Tour the James Cook University Aquarium.
  • Enjoy an Indigenous experience in the heart of Sydney’s waterfront.

Start in Sydney and NSW and end in Melbourne, the Explore Australia trip is a guided wildlife tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Melbourne, Sydney and NSW, Port Douglas and 3 other destinations in Australia. Explore Australia is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Discover Australia’s legendary highlights on a 12-day loop of the country. Explore world-class cities and the outback’s sacred Red Centre, the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy meaningful cultural experiences and a guided foodie walk through Melbourne. With all of the details taken care of — and your flights in Australia included — you’ll find yourself on top of the world Down Under.

Day 1

Arrive at any time.

Please make your own way to the joining hotel. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and enjoy exploring the city before joining the welcome meeting at 6pm.

If you arrive early enough, you’ll have time to head into the city to visit The Rocks neighbourhood, the Australian Museum, Bondi Beach, or Darling Harbour.

Want to start your Down Under adventure with an adrenaline rush? Add the ‘Sydney Adrenaline Bundle’ or ‘Sydney Bridge Climb’ extra to your tour. Get an incredible view of the iconic Sydney Harbour from the top of the Harbour Bridge, then zip through the waterways on a jet boat ride if you book the ‘Adrenaline Bundle’. PLEASE NOTE: if booking either of these extras a pre-night in Sydney is highly recommended as the Bridge Climb starts early in the morning on Day 1.

Day 2

Enjoy a traditional Indigenous welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Indigenous people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private vessel and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Day 3

Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Indigenous guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.

We catch a very early flight to ensure we make the most of the day.

Day 4

Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets and enjoy the beach.

Opt to pre-book the “Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling” activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 5

Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We’ll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.

Day 6

Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Day 7

Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Accommodations in Uluru are limited and of varying amenities. We do our best to secure a mid-range hotel, but on occasion a more simple accommodation with fewer amenities may be used.

Day 8

Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Indigenous people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.

View the spectacular scenery from above and opt pre-book the “Uluru & Kata Tjuta Helicopter Ride” activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour.

Or, opt for a unique dining experience while watching the sunset over Uluru. Find details below and pre-book the “Sounds of Silence Dinner” on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your trip.

Day 9

Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.

Day 10

Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city’s famous laneways.

Day 11

Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.

Day 12

Depart at any time.

If you want more time to explore Melbourne, we recommend booking post nights with your agent

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotels (11 nts).

MEALS

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD605-790 for meals not included.

TRANSPORT

  • Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.

STAFF & EXPERTS

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: The Rocks Indigenous Dreaming and Welcome Tour, Sydney
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: James Cook University Research Aquarium, Cairns
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Melbourne Foodie Walk, Melbourne
  • Your Discover Moment: Cairns
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Indigenous dreamtime walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge
  • Sunrise interpretive walk at Uluru
  • Walk through Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to Sydney and NSW and from Melbourne are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Explore Australia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy.

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