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Grand Australian Discovery

17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: TQC17
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Sunset At Uluru

Seated under the desert stars, take in a stunning sunset over Uluru with a glass of wine

Australias great wonder

Experience the colourful coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef through a number of activities

The One And Only Australia Zoo

Made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, this world-renowned zoo features many native species

Your Vacation Includes

  • Flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast
  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 Dinners
  • Expert tour director plus local guides in select locations
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience

Map & Itinerary

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Australia Map TQC17 2018-19

Sydney to Alice Springs

Reverse Trip

Designed exclusively for our guests
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight.


Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Stay: Parkroyal Darling Harbour

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  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Today you have a full day to explore at your leisure. With 52 kilometres of golden beaches at your doorstep, you won’t have trouble finding a patch of sand. Perhaps learn to surf, see what’s on the menu at one of the restaurants along the waterfront or head into the lush hinterland for a day amidst the subtropical wilderness.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Here you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native Australian species up close.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner at the iconic Noosa Surf Club.


Departing the Gold Coast this morning, you’ll head north to the Sunshine Coast. Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, then continue to the chic resort town of Noosa.

Stay: Sebel Noosa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel north to beautiful World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.


Spend some time this morning exploring Noosa before an Incredible Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour.

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  • Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a ferry crossing to picturesque Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine life. Rejoin your coach for the journey north, travelling through sugar cane country. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Australia, farming more than 2.5 million head of cattle within a 250-kilometre radius of the city. Wide streets and fine Victorian architecture reflect the region’s wealthy 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, as well as the successful cattle industry.

Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the picturesque resort of Hamilton Island. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this small island is one of the only inhabited islands in the Whitsundays.


Travel to Airlie Beach where you’ll board a ferry for your journey through the Whitsunday Islands for an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is yours to spend at leisure on spectacular Hamilton Island. Perhaps snorkel off the beach and discover the region’s many species of tropical fish; stroll through the rainforest; or simply take the time to relax by one of your resort’s swimming pools.

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  • Breakfast

Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie and re-board your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Depart Townsville for beautiful Mission Beach.

Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the scenic village of Kuranda, where you’ll board the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy views of the lush mountain-scape from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International.


Rolling green hills, open farmland and tropical rainforest characterise the Atherton Tablelands, which form part of the Great Dividing Range. Surrounded by tranquil rainforest, experience the peaceful oasis of Millaa Millaa Falls. You’ll also visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a unique example of nature’s unpredictability and wonder. Later, Arrive in Cairns this afternoon for a rewarding Insider Experience.

Stay: Three Nights: Pullman Cairns International

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  • Breakfast
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise from Cairns by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy hours amid the colourful coral and marine-life.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai by Night.


Discover Dreamtime stories and take part in a corroboree.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs today.

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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  • Breakfast
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy sunset and a glass of wine at Uluru.


Discover the majesty of Uluru.

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Visit Kata Tjuta, then travel to Kings Canyon.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Choose one of two walks at Kings Canyon.

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Travel & Accommodation

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Enjoy million dollar views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you devour a delicious dinner

An Island Gem

Discover why Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island has won six Australian and nine Queensland Tourism Awards

Dinner at Tjapukai

Join a Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before a dinner of Australian meats, seafood and salads

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