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10 Day Australian Icons Tour

The Aussie experience you won't forget

Experience Australia’s most famous icons with our 10 day Tour including the ever-vibrant Sydney, it’s harbour, Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge then the magical Blue Mountains, Uluru Ayers Rock in central Australia and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.
Multiple locations
10 days
Adventure and outdoors, Australian Multi-Day Tours
2
Self Drive
A$3995
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Destination Highlights

Sydney

Sydney has a feel to it like no other city – light reflected on water, buildings and bushland fringing the bright blue of the Harbour, ferries zipping around, seagulls squealing, excitement in the air. Local Sydney-siders from all walks of life and visitors from all over the World rub shoulders in a good-natured lifestyle. Life is good at Travel Destination Sydney. Sydney is a great city in which to spend time wandering while discovering the historic nooks and crannies that make it so interesting. The Rocks Historic Precinct has been well preserved, Circular Quay is a focal point for Sydney Ferries, and the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge dominate its centre.


Uluru is one of the World’s Greatest Wonders

Nothing has quite prepared you for the contrast between the red sand stretching to the horizon in every direction and the monolith of red rock jutting upwards like the toe of a sleeping giant sticking up through the desert.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a mystical place, one to be savoured as the sun rises and the rock changes colour to meet the new day, or at sunset as the last rays beam across the flat of the desert and highlight the crevices and fissures of Uluru as it settles in for the night. It is almost as if this Australian icon has a personality of its own.


The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest feature made up of living organisms.  Stretching 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) down the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen clearly from outer space.

Consisting of more than 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs, it cannot be experienced by strapping on a mask, snorkel and fins and taking a casual swim from the beach.  A great deal of thought has to be given to the style of the Great Barrier Reef trip you wish to take.


Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a part of the Great Australia Dividing Range. This runs up the east coast of Australia from Melbourne in the south to past Cairns in the far north. They are about 1 and 1/2 hours drive from Sydney City and the 3 Sisters lookout and sky rail should be at the top of your bucket list. From here you have stunning expansive views, can smell the Australian bush and see wildlife in the wild, while exploring the many walking and hiking trails.

What's Included In This Package

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in this tour as twin-share or double room

Meals

Drinks and meals will be included as a part of this tour

Entry to Activities

Entry to museums and activities as part of the itinerary

Flights

Internal Flights within Australia included

Tours

Expert guided tours of important places and activities, including beautifully illustrated souvenir map

Destinations

3 Nights Sydney – 2 Nights Uluru Ayers – 4 Nights Barrier Reef

Daily itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive In Sydney

Arrive Sydney Airport– Hotel Transfer – Walk to Sydney Opera House – Take Opera House Tour – Explore the Rocks Historic Precinct

Arrive at Sydney Airport and be transferred into the city in either a shared or private vehicle.

Spend the afternoon exploring Sydney with your Hop On Hop Off Bus! As Australia’s largest city, there’s a huge amount to see and do in Sydney – visit the iconic Opera House, make a splash at Bondi Beach and live it up in Darling Harbour. Hop on and off to explore it all at your own pace with a Sydney bus tour.

Sydney Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

 

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Day 2 - Experience Sydney Harbour

Boat ride on Sydney Harbour – Darling Harbour  and Sydney Aquarium

Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the city skyline. Stop at North Head Lookout for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy free time at Manly Beach and stroll along The Corso, before heading back to the city. Board your Captain Cook Lunch Cruise for a buffet lunch.

This afternoon you’ll drive through the city and the Domain to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Get your camera ready for close up views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Stop at the headland known as The Gap before arriving at Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline before re-boarding your coach to return to the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Sydney Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 3 - Blue Mountains Day Trip

Day Tour to the Blue Mountains – Walk or Skyrail to experience the Famous 3 Sisters at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains – Pat a Koala and Feed a Kangaroo at a Wildlife Park

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, National Park. View the famous Three Sisters rock formation from a perfect vantage point before arriving at Scenic World, where you’ll witness the vastness of the Blue Mountains. You can ride the Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway, a great way to see the steep valleys and canyons and follow the boardwalk along the valley floor (own expense). Stop in picturesque Leura where you’ll enjoy lunch in a local café. There’s time to explore the village, a delightful blend of quaint shops and groomed gardens.

On your return to Sydney, enjoy an afternoon encounter at a wildlife park. Get up-close to koalas and see kangaroos, wombats, and other native animals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sydney Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 4 - Uluru - Ayers Rock

Airport Transfer from Sydney accommodation to Sydney Airport – Flight to Uluru Ayers Rock – Transfer to Resort – Afternoon at Leisure – Sunset at Uluru and Sounds of Silence Dinner

This afternoon, visit the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. Tour the base of Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluṟu. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk from where you’ll be escorted on foot to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluṟu.

In the late afternoon, travel to the Uluṟu sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluṟu at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 5 - Uluru - Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta

Uluru Rock at Sunrise – Breakfast out in the Desert – Morning Uluru Ayers Rock Base Tour – Afternoon Kata Tjuta Tour

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Watch the first rays of the sunset the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.

Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas). On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuṯa from a viewing platform, before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 6 - Cairns

Airport Transfer from Uluru accommodation to Ayers Rock Airport – Flight to Cairns – Transfer to Cairns Accommodation – Afternoon at Leisure

Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 7 - Kuranda Train and Skyrail Day Tour

Kuranda Train and Skyrail Day Tour – Skyrail through the Rainforest  – Ride the Steam Train to Cairns

Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australia’s largest indigenous cultural park, which has been built in a spectacular rainforest setting. Discover this ancient culture through bush food lessons, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance. A short distance from Tjapukai is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail takes you over and through the breathtaking World Heritage rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. There are two rainforest stations where you can enjoy a ranger-guided boardwalk and observe this ancient rainforest from spectacular lookouts.

On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. After exploring, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforests in the world. Passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls your journey winds through man-made tunnels, across bridges and around curves to arrive at its final destination, Freshwater Station.

Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 8 - Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip – Snorkelling Opportunity – SCUBA Dives Available – Glass Bottom Boat Option – Lunch on Board

Board a high-speed catamaran to cruise through sparkling turquoise waters to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Extending over 35 million hectares, it’s the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View spectacular coral and tropical fish from the onboard underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft, or go snorkelling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns.

Cairns Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 9 - Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Beaches at Cape Tribulation

Rainforest and Gorge Day tour – Skyrail through the Rainforest, Visit the Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforests in the world. Cruise on the Daintree River, home to the estuarine crocodile, where you’ll spot local wildlife and unique plants. Wind through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range and enjoy views over the Daintree River estuary and beyond to the Coral Sea. Enjoy a tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest. Stroll on Cape Tribulation Beach then visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for an Indigenous presentation by the traditional owners. Journey into the lush rainforest on your driver guided walk, and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. Learn about the secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests.

Resort Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 10 Flight to Sydney - for Connecting Flight home

Airport Transfer from Cairns – Flight to Sydney – Depart for Home

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