Enjoy three icons of Downunder on this unforgettable Australia vacation. Catch your first glimpse of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the air before diving in to explore the Harbour City, then be awed by two of Australia’s most famous natural stars, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip economy class airfares with Qantas Airways to Sydney, Ayers Rock and Cairns
- 8 nights accommodation
3 nights in Sydney – Park Regis City Centre Sydney so similar
4 nights in Cairns – Cairns Colonial Club Resort or similar
1 nights in Ayers Rock – Outback Pioneer Hotel or similar
- Airport transfers in Sydney, Ayers Rock & Cairns
- iVenture Sydney Attraction Pass – includes entry to 5 top attractions in Sydney
- Uluru Sacred Sights & Sunset
- Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta
- 4 buffet breakfasts in Cairns
- Great Barrier Reef Cruise with lunch included
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Day 1 – Depart North America
Depart your home city today for Los Angeles to connect with your Qantas flight from Los Angeles non stop to Sydney. Enjoy delicious restaurant inspired cuisine, delicious wines and state of the art entertainment enroute
You will cross the International Dateline on your flight to Australia
Day 3 – Arrive Sydney
On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.
Accommodation: Park Regis City Centre Sydney
We have included in your vacation package an i-Venture Attraction Pass. This includes entry to 5 top attractions and can be used in Sydney. The following touring suggestions on days 4-5 have been put together using included attractions on your iVenture card.
Your historic Sydney Walking Tour brings alive the story of the early convict settlement, while entertaining visitors with stories of “Rascals, Rats, and Restoration”. The tours are conducted by friendly and enthusiastic guides who, by relating the many tales of Australia’s colourful past, capture and hold the visitor’s imagination. Let your guide show you some of Sydney’s earliest buildings, shops, old and new, homes of the “well-to-do” and the quaint cottages of the working class. Still to be seen are the pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike, and the haunts of larrikins and rogues. The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps, and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times.
This 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise departs every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The cruise takes in all the sights of Sydney Harbour including Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer throughout the day with your all day ticket. Your pass includes a cruise to Taronga Zoo from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, entry to Taronga Zoo, and Sky Safari cable car. Plus, when your visit to the Zoo is complete you will enjoy a return cruise back to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily.
Day 5 – Sydney using iVenture Card – Sydney Hop on Hop Off Tour & Sydney Opera House Tour
Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. Enjoy recorded commentary on board. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can experience Sydney and Bondi’s most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at your own pace.
During your day, stop for a tour at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is not only the most recognisable building in Australia, but it is also one of the world’s great performing arts centres. Venture inside on a guided tour for a journey through the extraordinary history, breathtaking architecture and unseen workings in the daily life of this remarkable and fascinating building.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock, Ayers rock is a sandstone rock formation and UNESCO World Heritage site situated 450 kilometres/280 miles south west of Alice Springs. It is 348 metres/1140 feet high but the bulk of the rock is actually underneath the ground. To give an idea of its size, the distance around the circumference is 9.4 kilometres/5.8 miles.
It is a very significant site for the local aboriginals. It belongs to the Anunga who have managed this for tens of thousands of years. The aboriginal name is Uluru which means Island Mountain. The rock changes colour at different times of the day and year. It glows particularly red at dawn and sunset.
Travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.
Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel or similar
Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
Later, depart Ayers Rock for the Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. From Cairns, there is easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkeling getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life.
In the city itself, go for a stroll along the Promenade and discover the very large saltwater lagoon in the centre of the city. Explore the picturesque coastal drive towards Port Douglas and board a catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.
Accommodation: Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Departing daily from Cairns, Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Custom-built for snorkelling and diving adventures, enjoy 5 hours of aquatic fun. With a state-of-the-art ride control system, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, air conditioned lounges and a licensed bar, you’ll be travelling in comfort and style.
These days are free to explore Cairns – perhaps add a Kuranda Rainforest Tour – ask your Goway agent for suggestions for this day!
Day 11 – Depart Cairns
Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward travel arrangements.
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