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11 Day Australian Icons Tour

Experience the Big Icons

Experience Australia’s most famous icons with our 11 Day Sydney, Island Paradise, Great Barrier Reef and Uluru Tour. Includes the ever-vibrant Sydney, it’s harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, our iconic Uluru Ayers Rock in central Australia and the Great Barrier Reef on Hamilton Island. You will never want to leave!

Australia
11 Days
Adventure and outdoors, Australian Multi-Day Tours
2
Self Drive
A$4995
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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, and 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 Worlds 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.

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is one of the largest of the stunning Whitsunday Islands in tropical Queensland.  It is close to the Great Barrier Reef and reef boat trips run from the Island.  Most of this car-free island is covered in beautiful Australian native bushland, and the island coast is fringed by white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

What's Included In This Package

Accommodation

12 Nights Accommodation (Choose from 3 star, 4 star and 5-star luxury) as either 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, including beautifully illustrated souvenir map

Flights

Internal flights within Australia included in this tour

Tours

Expert guided tours of important places and activities

Destinations

4 Nights Hamilton Island – 2 Nights Uluru – 5 Sydney

Daily itinerary

1

Day 1 - Hamilton Island

Arrive in Hamilton Island – Transfers on Hamilton Island – Beach Activities Afternoon

Hamilton Island is one of the largest of the stunning Whitsunday Islands in Tropical Queensland.  It is close to the Great Barrier Reef and reef boat trips run from the island.  Most of the car-free island is covered in beautiful Australian native bushland, and the Island coast is fringed by white sandy beaches and coral reefs.

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

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Day 2 - Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Trip – Snorkel or Dive – Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewing – Lunch included on Board – Cruise back to Hamilton Island

Cruise through sparkling turquoise waters 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 glass bottom boat and go snorkelling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided).

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

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Day 3 - Hamilton Island Leisure and Water Activities

Leisure on Hamilton Island – Beach Activities Included (non-motorised) – Walks in Island Tropical Rainforest – Dinner own Restaurant Selection

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

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Day 4 - Whitehaven Beach

Sailing Cruise to Whitehaven Beach – Lunch  – Walk on Beach, Swim or Snorkel

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

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Day 5 - Uluru, Red Center

Airport Transfer – Fly to Uluru Ayers Rock – Transfer to Accommodation – Sounds of Silence Dinner in Desert

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 star to 5 star)

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Day 6 - Uluru Ayers Rock

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 sun set 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 star to 5 star)

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Day 7 - Sydney

Transfer to Airport – Flight to Sydney – Transfer to Hotel

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 this 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 star to 5 star)

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Day 8 - Sydney Harbour

Continue exploring Sydney with your Hop On Hop Off Bus!

Lunch and afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour – Darling Harbour and Sydney Aquarium. Board your Captain Cook Lunch Cruise for a buffet lunch.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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

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Day 9 - Sydney and Bondi Beach

Sydney BridgeClimb in the morning – Bondi Beach Afternoon

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.

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

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Day 10 - 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 star to 5 star)

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Day 11 - Fly home from Sydney

Transfer from your hotel to Sydney airport.

Fly back home happy and with a phone camera full of amazing photos!

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