Best of Australia

  • 18 Days

  • Australia

Experience the Best of Australia, from laid-back Perth and the rock monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Sydney.

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Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

  • Day 17

  • Day 18

of 18 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 1 lunch,

Overview

Experience the Best of Australia, from laid-back Perth and the rock monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Sydney.

At a glance

  • 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

Extensions

  • 2 nights Sydney hotel stay
  • 5 nights Fiji beach

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension.

Day 1

Depart UK

Overnight flight to Perth.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 8 - 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Cairns - Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Melbourne

A full day to relax or explore.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Melbourne - Sydney.

Fly to Sydney for four nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 15 - 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17

Sydney - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 18

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Perth: Novotel Langley
  • Alice Springs: Chifley
  • Uluru: Outback Pioneer
  • Cairns: Park Regis City Quays
  • Melbourne: Holiday Inn on Flinders
  • Sydney: Travelodge Wynyard. 

Notes

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Day 6-Visit to see Royal Flying Doctor Service is subject to opening times. 

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