Inspiring Australia [IJFLY]
13 Days: Inspiring Australia [IJFLY]
Starting at
$7,495

Tour Dates

2020

Oct 6
Nov 10

2021

Feb 2
Mar 2

*Seasonality supplements will apply

Highlights

  • All inclusive
  • Luxury coach travel
  • Small group – 20 guests
  • 4 – 5 star boutique accommodations
  • Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
  • Welcome Reception

Inclusions

  • Accommodation – Cairns – Alamanda Palm Cove (3 Nights), Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2), Kings Canyon – Kings Canyon Resort (1), Alice Springs – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel (1), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (1), Blue Mountains – Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains (1), Hunter Valley – voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley (1), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)
  • Meals – 12 Full buffet breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Local Dining experiences, 4 Dinners with wine, 1 Celebration dinner
  • US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Cairns, Sydney to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Internal Flights – Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs to Sydney (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
  • Day Tours – Cairns: Aboriginal Daintree Rainforest tour, Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Cruise; Uluru: Kata Tjuta Guided Walk, Uluru Sunset Viewing with Wine, Field of Light Morning Tour, Uluru Guided Walk, Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Uluru Sunrise Viewing; Kings Canyon: Curtin Springs, Rim Walk; Alice Springs: School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service; Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park, Hunter Valley Wine Tastings, Harbour Cruise, Opera House VIP tour
  • Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairns

Welcome to Tropical Far North Queensland. This afternoon meet your Journey Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception followed by a dinner at award-winning Nu Nu Restaurant overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at this ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.

Hotel Alamanda Palm Cove (3 nights)

Dinner with wine included

Day 2: Daintree Rainforest

Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive experience to discover the ancient Daintree Rainforest and gain an insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, taste bush foods and sample traditional medicine of the Aboriginal people.

Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef

Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you secluded outer reef dive sights. The professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board the boat in air conditioned comfort before returning to Palm Cove.

Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 4: Cairns – Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta, where you’ll join your Journey Director for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Later enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change color as the sun sets below the horizon.

Hotel Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2)

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 5: Uluru

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colors of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Centre. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening enjoy a Local Dining Experience under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 6: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Experience the magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs, home to the Severin family since 1956.Enjoy a barbecue lunch, where you will meet one of the locals and gain insight into the cattle rearing heritage. Later this evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant.

Hotel Kings Canyon Resort

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine included

Day 7: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Today you’re off on a sunrise 4-mile Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. This evening, enjoy a Local Dining Experience outback bush barbecue under the stars.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch & Local Dining Experience included

Day 8: Alice Springs – Sydney

This morning visit the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. You will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a facility that provides medical assistance to those who live in remote Australia. This afternoon, Alice Springs gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.

Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney

Breakfast included

Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains

Head off on a day of discovery to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe the pristine air and discover the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Then with your Travel Director you delve deeper, traveling off the well-worn track to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks where we may be the only ones around. You’ll be rewarded with views across the valleys as far as the eye can see and picture perfect memories to take away. This afternoon arrive at your hotel and after taking the time to relax, enjoy a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers.

Hotel Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley

Travel to the wine region of the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Enjoy private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous paddock-to-plate dinner at your resort.

Hotel voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine included

Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney

Get ready for a day of sailing on Sydney Harbour. Prime your sea legs and join your sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbor’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge, the Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore and discover Sydney’s incredible restaurants.

Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)

Breakfast included

Day 12: Sydney

A day of sightseeing around the city awaits! Explore the famous Eastern Suburbs, taking a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. In the late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House before a memorable Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself, the perfect location for one last meal together.

Breakfast & Celebration dinner included

Day 13: Farewell Sydney

Your Inspiring Journey concludes this morning when you’ll be transferred by private car to Sydney Airport.

Breakfast included

 

All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are not included in the land content price. We will include the price of all flights in your custom quote.

Single supplements apply.