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22 Day Australian Icons Tour

Ultimate Australian Bucket-List Experience

Experience Australia’s top icons over 22 days including the ever-vibrant Sydney, The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru Ayers Rock, the tropical Daintree Rainforest and the quirky island State of Tasmania. Enjoy rugged coastal vistas and the real story of the convicts at Port Arthur, Koalas and (Fairy) Penguins just out of Melbourne, plus a day trip to the Yarra Valley wineries and sightseeing tours through wildlife sanctuaries such as the wild Kangaroo Island.

22 Days
Adventure and outdoors, Australian Multi-Day Tours
Flexible
Car

What's Included In This Package

Tour

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

Accommodation

22 Nights Accommodation (Choose from 3 stars, 4 stars and 5-star luxury)

Meals

Meals and drinks are included as a part of the tour

Car Hire

Car hire and insurance is included in the 22-day tour

Flights

Internal Flights within Australia included

Entry to Activities

Entry to museums and activities as part of the itinerary

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

Take a stroll through the busy Circular Quay to absorb the vibrant harbour and continue on to The Rocks where you’ll find plenty of interesting boutique shops to take home the perfect souvenir. The Rocks is the oldest area of Sydney, once inhabited by the indigenous Gadigal people before the first European settlers claimed the land. You’ll find quaint cafes, restaurants and boutique stores nestled in the heritage preserved sandstone buildings.

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

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Day 2

Sydney

Sydney and Bondi Beach hop on and hop off red 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.

Your ticket lets you travel on two different routes, with over 30 stops. Visit Sydney’s famous landmarks and attractions on our City Tour, or change to the Bondi Tour to experience the beauty of iconic Bondi Beach. Hop on and hop off as much as you like, or stay on board for a full circuit to enjoy a relaxed sightseeing experience.

Optional Extras

Sydney BridgeClimb – A boat ride on Sydney Harbour – Darling Harbour  and Sydney Aquarium

Bondi Beach Afternoon Experience

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. Stretching over one million hectares, the Blue Mountains is an inspiring mix of rainforest, canyons, tall forests and heathlands; truly one of Australia’s natural wonders. Discover this wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines, pristine bushland and dramatic cliffs. Enjoy a café lunch in the delightful mountain village of Leura. Relax with your fellow travellers as you take a break. Then, get up-close to Australian animals, including kangaroos and koalas, at a wildlife park.

With the Unlimited Discovery Pass, you’ll ride the steepest incline railway in the world down into a hidden valley. Glide out on the Cableway for panoramic views. Then ride the Skyway 270 metres above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls.

End your day with a cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, toasting the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine, beer or juice.

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

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Day 4

Cairns

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

The tropical city of Cairns is located 1,700 kilometres north of Brisbane in Far North Queensland. Situated on a coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range, you’ll find plenty to see and do in and around Cairns with several natural wonders at its doorstep.

Wander the Esplanade & check out the night market that evening!

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

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Day 5

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 6

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 and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef presentation by a marine naturalist to learn more about the wonders of the reef and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible craft. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling to view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). A tropical buffet lunch is included.

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

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Day 7

Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Beaches at Cape Tribulation

Rainforest and Gorge Day Tour –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 in Cairns plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 8

Uluru Ayers Rock

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

Rise early to witness a magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise, then travel to the stunning red-rock domes of Kata Tjuta and spend time exploring Walpa Gorge.

This afternoon, visit Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the Western Desert region, then tour the sacred sites around the base of Uluru with a local driver-guide, learning about the customs of the traditional owners. Walk to sacred Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Later, watch as the sun sets over Uluru, bringing out the myriad shades of colour for which the world’s largest monolith is renowned.

Travel to our exclusive barbecue venue. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken, fresh salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting)

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

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Day 9

Uluru Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

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

Rise early for your drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station. Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed.

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

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Day 10

Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Transfer to Airport – Flight to Adelaide – Kangaroo Island Air Transfer – Transfer to Hotel – Evening Wallaby Walk

Kangaroo Island Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 11

Kangaroo Island

Adventure Tour – Full Day 4 Wheel Drive (BBQ Lunch) – Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild – Coastlines – Fur Seal Colony – Sea Lions in the Wild

Experience the highlights of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination, Kangaroo Island. As one of our most popular day tours, you will see all of the major attractions of Kangaroo Island. Enjoy a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis and ferry crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Seal Bay guided beach walk amongst a colony of rare Australian sea lions with an experienced guide. Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro set in beautiful bushland. Visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and observe koalas relaxing in the shady eucalypt trees. Visit Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and National Park including iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Kangaroo Island Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 12

Adelaide Hills and City Tour

Transfer to Airport – Air Transfer Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

Experience the cosmopolitan life of Adelaide on this half-day tour, taking in Adelaide’s main attractions and points of interest. The city is noted for its many festivals, its food, wine and culture and its long beachfront. Discover the superb architecture, cultural boulevards, surrounding parklands and wide streets, and then you’ll appreciate why we’ve been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The beautiful city of Adelaide despite only being Australia’s fifth-largest city offers a cultural, culinary and historical experience for everyone. Wander the streets of Adelaide and discover the ‘City of Churches’. The Freedom of Religion Act introduced in South Australia’s early colonial days saw the uprise of several churches around the city. Today several historic churches such as St. Peter’s Cathedral remain, however many have been converted into dining establishments, residential homes and even a night club.

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

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Day 13

Adelaide and Barossa Valley Wineries Tour

Full-Day Barossa Valley Wineries Tour – Visit Boutique Wineries

This tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines including the world-famous Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous 2-course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce.

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

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Day 14

Hobart Tasmania

Transfer to Airport – Fly to Hobart, Tasmania – Includes Rental Vehicle  and self-drive– Battery Point & Historic Salamanca Place

Check into your hotel then jump on the infamous MONA Art Gallery ferry where you will spend the afternoon in adult Disneyland. Catch the return ferry back to Hobart.

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

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Day 15

Richmond and Port Arthur

Saturday Salamanca Market – Visit Historic Richmond – Eaglehawk Neck – Coastal Formations Clifftop Walk – Port Arthur Historic Convict Site

Today, explore Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole and the Totem Pole This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants

Port Arthur Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 16

Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay

Drive-up East Coast to Coles Bay – Freycinet Marine Farm

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to Cape Tourville lookout that will unveil astonishing views across the brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches.

Optional Wineglass Bay Cruise

Coles Bay Accommodation plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 17

Bicheno and Cradle Mountain

Drive via Bicheno Beaches to Cradle Mountain – Honey Factory and Cheese Factory – Hiking at Cradle Mountain – Alpine Scenery

Take a day walk around Dove Lake and be in awe at the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania’s iconic destinations.

Accommodation in Cradle Mountain National Park plus Breakfast (Choose from 3 stars to 5 stars)

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Day 18

Sheffield, Launceston and fly to Melbourne

Drive via Sheffield  – See Murals – Drop into Cataract Gorge in Launceston

Drop Car at Launceston Airport – Flight to Melbourne – Hotel Transfer

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

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Day 19

Melbourne

Wander around Melbourne Arcades, Victoria Market & Lygon Street

Located in Australia’s southern state of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city with a growing population of more than 4 million people. It’s a vibrant city with just the right architectural mix of colonial heritage and contemporary design; from the European grandeur of Flinders Street Station to the brave innovation of Federation Square.

Melbourne is a food lover’s paradise. You can dine in some of the finest three hatted restaurants in the country or enjoy some rustic fare in the authentic Italian restaurants of Lygon Street – the Little Italy of Melbourne. There’s nothing nicer than a hearty meal to keep you going while travelling around a new city.

There’s so much to see and do around the city’s centre. Take a walk along the banks of the Yarra River or stroll through the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, home of the restored Captain Cook’s Cottage.

Afternoon Tour to Phillip Island Penguins – Koala Centre – (Fairy) Penguin Parade Phillip Island

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

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Day 20

Melbourne and Yarra Valley

Day tour to Healesville Wildlife & Yarra Valley Wineries – Visit Yarra  Valley Wineries – or Puffing Billy Steam Train – Dinner on the Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne

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

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Day 21

Melbourne and Great Ocean Road

Take a breath and enjoy a relaxed and unhindered view of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge all before lunch, beating the traditional afternoon rush. En route let us take you on a journey inland, reaching Port Campbell National Park to marvel at the iconic limestone stacks in the morning. Spend the afternoon with your experienced Driver Guide, meandering along the winding Great Ocean Road, taking in the spectacular coastal scenery, the Otway Rainforest and seaside townships.

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Day 22

Flight Home

 Melbourne Airport Transfer – Depart Melbourne for Home

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