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Best of Australia

From laid-back Perth and the massive rock monolith of Uluru, to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney - experience the Best of Australia.

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  • Ayers Rock Ayers Rock
  • Sydney harbour Sydney harbour
  • Buildings near Swan river, Perth Buildings near Swan river, Perth
  • Cairns coastline, Queensland Cairns coastline, Queensland
  • The Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef
  • Western grey kangaroos Western grey kangaroos
  • Melbourne Melbourne
  • Great Barrier Reef marine life Great Barrier Reef marine life
  • Swan river, Perth Swan river, Perth
  • The Olgas The Olgas
  • Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef (Optional) Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef (Optional)
  • Alice Springs Alice Springs

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

Overnight flight to Perth.

DAY 2 : Arrive Perth.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to relax.

DAY 3 : Perth.

Beautifully located on the Swan River, Perth is a laid-back, sunny city with a glittering, high-rise centre. This morning you'll experience the unique atmosphere and impressive landmarks of this vibrant, modern city on your sightseeing tour. Soak up views of Perth's soaring skyline and Swan River from Kings Park, see the city's exclusive suburbs and discover the stunning and historic Fremantle.

DAY 4 : Perth - Alice Springs.

A midday flight will take you to Alice Springs. The rest of the day is free to explore this unique town in the Red Centre of Australia.

DAY 5 : Alice Springs - Uluru.

Fly to Uluru this morning, Australia's legend-swathed monolith and travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 spectacular rock domes. Visit Sunset Strip vantage point, where you will enjoy champagne and canapés while experiencing, and of course photographing, one of the world's great spectacles - Uluru at sunset.

DAY 6 : Uluru - Alice Springs - Cairns.

Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith, whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings and carvings. Afterwards, fly to Alice Springs and enjoy a tour with a visit to the Old Telegraph Station, the School of the Air, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (subject to opening times). In the evening, fly to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's tropical rainforests.

DAY 7 : Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns.

The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Your catamaran cruise to Green Island, a 6,000 year old coral cay, will offer opportunities for strolling through cool rainforest, lazing on white coral sands, swimming or snorkelling on the surrounding coral reef. You may wish to take a ride on a glass bottom boat to see some of the world's most colourful coral and other marine life. Includes Lunch

DAY 8 to 9 : Cairns.

Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions, including a scenic railway which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda, and a cable car that glides over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. You have two full days to relax or explore.

DAY 10 : Cairns - Melbourne.

Fly to Melbourne for three nights.

DAY 11 : Melbourne.

The capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, Melbourne's charm lies in the magnificently preserved Victorian architecture of its many public buildings and gracious homes. This morning, your city tour will take in the main highlights, starting in the city centre then on to the exclusive suburbs of South Yarra and Toorak and finally to the Westgate Bridge for panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. The afternoon is free to explore more of this lovely city.

DAY 12 : Melbourne.

A full day to relax or explore.

DAY 13 : Melbourne - Sydney.

Fly to Sydney for four nights.

DAY 14 : Sydney.

Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city, boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge, and world famous architectural wonder - the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. Throughout the tour learn about the first interaction between European settlers and Aborigines. End the day enjoying a cruise around the main harbour where the uninterrupted city skyline is best seen.

DAY 15 to 16 : Sydney.

Two full days to explore this fascinating city, or perhaps join an optional tour to see the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, just outside the city.

DAY 17 : Sydney - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

DAY 18 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Melbourne:Holiday Inn on Flinders
  • Sydney:Travelodge Wynyard
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Perth:Novotel Langley
  • Alice Springs:Chifley
  • Uluru:Outback Pioneer
  • Cairns:Park Regis City Quays

Visa Information

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Add Naturally New Zealand

Why not combine the Best of Australia tour with our Naturally New Zealand itinerary? Please call our Sales Team on 0800 668 1362 for more information.

What's Included

  • FREE VIP Home Chauffeur Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Perth City Tour
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Uluru - base tour & champagne sunset
  • Green Island - Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday
Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

Overnight flight to Perth.

DAY 2 : Arrive Perth.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to relax.

DAY 3 : Perth.

Beautifully located on the Swan River, Perth is a laid-back, sunny city with a glittering, high-rise centre. This morning you'll experience the unique atmosphere and impressive landmarks of this vibrant, modern city on your sightseeing tour. Soak up views of Perth's soaring skyline and Swan River from Kings Park, see the city's exclusive suburbs and discover the stunning and historic Fremantle.

DAY 4 : Perth - Alice Springs.

A midday flight will take you to Alice Springs. The rest of the day is free to explore this unique town in the Red Centre of Australia.

DAY 5 : Alice Springs - Uluru.

Fly to Uluru this morning, Australia's legend-swathed monolith and travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 spectacular rock domes. Visit Sunset Strip vantage point, where you will enjoy champagne and canapés while experiencing, and of course photographing, one of the world's great spectacles - Uluru at sunset.

DAY 6 : Uluru - Alice Springs - Cairns.

Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith, whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings and carvings. Afterwards, fly to Alice Springs and enjoy a tour with a visit to the Old Telegraph Station, the School of the Air, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (subject to opening times). In the evening, fly to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's tropical rainforests.

DAY 7 : Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns.

The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Your catamaran cruise to Green Island, a 6,000 year old coral cay, will offer opportunities for strolling through cool rainforest, lazing on white coral sands, swimming or snorkelling on the surrounding coral reef. You may wish to take a ride on a glass bottom boat to see some of the world's most colourful coral and other marine life. Includes Lunch

DAY 8 to 9 : Cairns.

Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions, including a scenic railway which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda, and a cable car that glides over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. You have two full days to relax or explore.

DAY 10 : Cairns - Melbourne.

Fly to Melbourne for three nights.

DAY 11 : Melbourne.

The capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, Melbourne's charm lies in the magnificently preserved Victorian architecture of its many public buildings and gracious homes. This morning, your city tour will take in the main highlights, starting in the city centre then on to the exclusive suburbs of South Yarra and Toorak and finally to the Westgate Bridge for panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. The afternoon is free to explore more of this lovely city.

DAY 12 : Melbourne.

A full day to relax or explore.

DAY 13 : Melbourne - Sydney.

Fly to Sydney for four nights.

DAY 14 : Sydney.

Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city, boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge, and world famous architectural wonder - the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. Throughout the tour learn about the first interaction between European settlers and Aborigines. End the day enjoying a cruise around the main harbour where the uninterrupted city skyline is best seen.

DAY 15 to 16 : Sydney.

Two full days to explore this fascinating city, or perhaps join an optional tour to see the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, just outside the city.

DAY 17 : Sydney - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

DAY 18 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Melbourne:Holiday Inn on Flinders
  • Sydney:Travelodge Wynyard
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Perth:Novotel Langley
  • Alice Springs:Chifley
  • Uluru:Outback Pioneer
  • Cairns:Park Regis City Quays

Visa Information

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Add Naturally New Zealand

Why not combine the Best of Australia tour with our Naturally New Zealand itinerary? Please call our Sales Team on 0800 668 1362 for more information.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Perth City Tour
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Uluru - base tour & champagne sunset
  • Green Island - Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

We love to hear from you and all your experiences whilst you’ve been travelling with us and to be able to share your experiences with other travellers. Below we’ve published the letters and emails we’ve received, if you’d like to add your own experience please email us at marketing@archersholidays.co.uk

Best of Australia

David & Yvonne Horritt 30/11/2011

This was a very well organised and a trip of a lifetime. The Tour Director, Stephen, was excellent, giving very clear instructions when necessary, and relating lots of history and facts as we went along.The stopovers in Singapore and Bangkok, again, were well organised with local reps, suggesting trips and making sure we had all the important timings and flights.

If we had to be picky. tongue in cheek, the baked beans on the Breakfast menu in Bangkok were not up to Heinz Standard but we couldn't fault anything else. The Hotels were of a very good standard and the tour was brilliant.

Best of Australia Review

Alison & Michael 03/12/2011

In October 2008 we traveled on your tour 'The best of Australia' and feel we wanted to thank you for the experience of a life time. 

We can not fault the flights, itinerary of the tour, hotels and most of all our tour director Tricia Jenkins who was always on hand to give interesting local information and knowledge.

For both us the visits to Perth, Uluru, Alice, Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne are unforgettable as were our fellow travelers on the tour.

We have now booked are next holiday with you for August 2009 and this time we will be doing the Western Treasures tour which we both hope will be another great experience.

Thank you.

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