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Grand Australian Discovery

Trip Code: TQC16R
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The One And Only Australia Zoo

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

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 Dinners
  • Expert tour director plus local guides in select locations
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience
  • 2020 season runs for 16 days (TQC16R)

Map & Itinerary

AU/NZ 2021 Brochure TQC16R
Alice Springs to Sydney

Reverse Trip

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Arrive in Alice Springs where your adventure of the Red Centre of Australia commences.

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Head to your resort and enjoy a glass of wine at sunset at a viewing platform overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock).


Drive along the West MacDonnell Ranges and stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense).

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Ayers Rock at a distance during the day, Northern Territory

Tour the base of Uluru at sunrise. Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Choose between two walks at Kings Canyon.

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Depart Alice Springs, arrive in Cairns and settle into your room.

Stay: Two Nights, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

During an Indigenous cultural dinner and performance, you will discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, witness a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce.


After a day at the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at Tjapukai By Night.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Ride the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.


Today, enjoy an Insider Experience. Later, visit the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Experience the serene atmosphere of Millaa Millaa Falls and marvel at the unusual formations of the Curtain Fig Tree.

Stay: Mission Beach, Castaways Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays for a special stay.


Travel from Mission Beach to Townsville for a tour of this tropical city. From Airlie Beach, take in an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 :
  • Breakfast

This morning, cruise back to the mainland and rejoin your coach for the journey south to Rockhampton. Here, you’ll see wide streets lined with Victorian-style buildings - a reminder of the region’s 19th-century gold and copper mining boom.

Stay: Rockhampton, Central Park Motel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a two-night stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.


This morning, travel to Hervey Bay while keeping an eye out for marine-life. Join your cruise transfer to the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and inviting paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive. Discover the island today with a half-day tour then enjoy 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 liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935 (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today, you’ll depart Fraser Island and travel to the beautiful Sunshine Coast for a relaxing one-night stay.

Stay: Sunshine Coast, Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Palm tree on rocky cliff overlooking the clear, tranquil turquoise waters

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Australia Zoo today, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steven Irwin.


Take in an Insider Experience today. Then, continue south to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas.

Stay: voco Gold Coast

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a spectacular dinner while cruising the harbour this evening.


Transfer to the Gold Coast airport today for your flight to Sydney. On arrival, you will undertake a city sights tour and see icons such as the Sydney Opera House, before delighting in an Insider Experience.

Stay: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy your last morning at leisure before being transferred to Sydney airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Dinner at Tjapukai

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

An Island Gem

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

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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