Seated under the desert stars, take in a stunning sunset over Uluru with a glass of wine
Made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, this world-renowned zoo features many native species
Experience the colourful coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef through a number of activities
Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events
Arrive into Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Stay: Novotel Atrium Darwin
Depart Darwin for Kakadu National Park, breakfast stop en route (own expense). Covering some 20 000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia's largest and arguably most famous national park. Kakadu's vast wetlands and ancient escarpment are not only home to one of Australia's largest and most diverse bird populations, but carry outstanding natural and cultural significance. Stop at Nourlangie and take a walk to view the rock art galleries. After lunch, join a guided cruise along Kakadu's most famous wetland area, Yellow Water billabong, keeping an eye out for the region's abundant wildlife, including crocodiles. Then, visit the Warrandjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.
Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile HotelDaily :
This morning, view the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Ubirr, which has been added in its own right to World Heritage status because of its anthropological and archaeological value. Following lunch, join the Guluyambi cruise along the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide. Learn about the ancient culture and legends of the region, and by special permission, take a short walk into Arnhem Land. Late this afternoon visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before re-boarding the coach and return to Darwin.
Stay: Novotel Atrium DarwinDaily :
Arrive into the Red Centre of Australia, Alice Springs. Transfer from the airport to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Ford the West MacDonnell Ranges and stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense). Like a Local – tour the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), then head to your resort and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset.
Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel
Rise early to view sunrise over Uluru. Visit the rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge before travelling to Kings Canyon.
Stay: Kings Canyon Resort
Explore Kings Canyon today, where you can choose between two guided walks here.
Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Fly to Cairns (airfare not included) in tropical North Queensland. Settle in to your room at Pullman Cairns International.
Stay: Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International
Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy five hours amid the coral and marine life.
Back in Cairns tonight, enjoy a special feature Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night. During this Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance you will discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, take part in a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce.
Like a Local – cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy five hours amid the colourful coral and marine life. Enjoy the unique chance to snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or relax on the sun deck of your ship. This is one of the best destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique and vibrant species of coral and fish that call the reef home. On returning ashore later, take some time out to relax at your hotel, before enjoying a special Welcome Dinner at Tjapukai by Night. During this Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance you’ll discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, take an interactive part in a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce.Daily :
Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes.
Today, ride the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. This memorable experience will take you over the World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy, all the while introducing you to one of the world's most botanically diverse areas. Later, visit the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Experience the serene atmosphere of Millaa Millaa Falls, known to be some of the most photographed falls in Australia, and marvel at the unusual formations of the Curtain Fig Tree. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort & Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms. Complete with a secluded rainforest swimming area, it won’t be long before you discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation.
Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort & SpaDaily :
Realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island Resort and Spa.
Travel from Mission Beach to Townsville for a tour of this tropical city. From Airlie Beach, take the ferry to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Special Stay – realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island.
Stay: Two Nights: Reef View Hotel, Hamilton IslandDaily :
Enjoy today at leisure on beautiful Hamilton Island. You might like to snorkel off the beach and discover the abundance of tropical fish; take a stroll through the rainforest; or simply relax by one of the resort's many swimming pools. Alternatively, embark on a half-day excursion to Whitehaven Beach, regarded as one of Australia's most stunning beaches (own expense).Daily :
This morning, cruise back to the mainland and rejoin your coach for the journey south to Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. Here, you'll see wide streets lined with Victorian-style buildings – a reminder of the region's 19th-century gold and copper mining boom, and its prosperous cattle industry.
Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park MotelDaily :
Settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.
Take a tour of Rockhampton's beautiful provincial gardens, some of the best in Australia. Then, enjoy a relaxing stay on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers.
Stay: Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay ResortDaily :
Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island offers 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 and some time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935.Daily :
Departing the Fraser Island this morning, you’ll head south to the Sunshine Coast. Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa where you’ll enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers as you settle in tonight.
Stay: Sebel NoosaDaily :
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.
Depart Noosa this morning and head to the Gold Coast.
Stay: Two Nights: Gold Coast, Mantra on View HotelDaily :
Today you have a full day to explore the Gold Coast at your leisure. With 52 kilometres of golden beaches at your doorstep, you won’t have trouble finding a patch of sand. Perhaps grab a board and 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 :
Enjoy fantastic views of the city during a feature dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Gold Coast to Sydney. Be met on arrival in Sydney this evening and transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, soaking up the world-renowned landmarks, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling HarbourDaily :
Your morning is spent at leisure before your transfer to the airport.
Discover why Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island has won six Australian and nine Queensland Tourism Awards
Join a Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before a dinner of Australian meats, seafood and salads
Enjoy million dollar views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you devour a delicious dinner
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