Explore the city's highlights including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Cook's Cottage
Seated under the desert stars, take in a stunning sunset over Uluru with a glass of wine
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
Be met on arrival in Brisbane and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Stay: Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Fly to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient Indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia’s Red Centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru.
Stay: Two Nights: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum and School of the Air.
Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise - own expense, before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride - own expense.
Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over Uluru.
The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta - The Olgas and walk to Walpa Gorge. Tonight, you can join a unique Optional Experience - the Sounds of Silence Dinner - where you will dine on Australian fare whilst seated under the desert stars - own expense.
Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel
Marvel at the sunrise over Uluru and take a guided tour around its base, viewing ancient caves and fascinating Indigenous rock art sites.
Enjoy a two-night escape at the Pullman Cairns International in a stylish room with beautiful mountain views.
Enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia’s Red Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. After time to settle in, the evening is yours at leisure.
Stay: Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International
Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef, where you will enjoy five hours to experience the colourful coral and marine life. Here you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, or join a guided tour on the semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat.
On return to the Cairns late this afternoon, enjoy the evening at leisure.
Relax in the lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club.
Farewell Cairns this morning and take a short drive north to Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, and a popular holiday destination.
Stay: Two Nights: Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club
Today is yours to relax. Perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world’s oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda - both at own expense.
Return to Cairns and fly to Melbourne, with its cutting-edge designs, heritage architecture and village-like suburbs.
Stay: Three Nights: Rydges Melbourne
Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne on a guided tour, then venture out to the Yarra Valley wine region where lunch awaits amid the vine-covered countryside. Enjoy a free evening back in the city centre tonight.
With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the coastal scenery, native flora and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road; witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island; or enjoy dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant - all at own expense.
Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights of Melbourne at your leisure before flying to Sydney. Transfer to your hotel, which is located just a short stroll from Circular Quay. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Stay: Four Nights: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
During the day you will take to the water for a relaxing cruise on the picturesque Sydney Harbour.
Your day culminates with a traditional fish ‘n’ chip feature dinner on Bondi Beach tonight.
Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.
On your free day, perhaps head to the Blue Mountains National Park, or explore the Hunter Valley - both at own expense.
Appreciate a further day at leisure, or join one of our optional experiences. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge - both at own expense. This evening, enjoy a feature Farewell Drink and Dinner.
Today you will be transferred to the airport.
You'll be treated to mountain views during your stay at the Pullman Cairns International
Savour a meal among the Australian public, embrace the tradition and enjoy your meal served in paper wrapping
Stay in Premium hotels perfectly positioned for you to explore, including the Amora Jamieson on Sydney's Darling Harbour
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.