Daintree RainforestPhoto Credit: Visit Port Douglas & Daintree
Daintree Dreaming Tour
Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
Spot Clown Fish in the Great Barrier ReefPhoto Credit: Paul Arps
...Or perhaps Sea Turtles
Kings Canyon Rim WalkPhoto Credit: Shaana McNaught/Tourism NT
Mudgee Vineyard Hunter ValleyPhoto Credit: Amber Hooper
Sydney Opera House
- 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
- Accommodation – Palm Cove – The Reef House (3 Nights), Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Sails in the Desert Hotel (2), Kings Canyon – Kings Canyon Resort (1), Alice Springs – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel (1), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (1), Blue Mountains – Lillianfels Blue Mountains (1), Hunter Valley – voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley (1), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)
- Meals – 12 Full breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners with wine, 1 Farewell 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 – Palm Cove: Aboriginal Daintree Rainforest tour, Included Tour of Choice: Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling or Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail; Uluru: Kata Tjuta Guided Walk, Uluru Sunset Viewing with Wine, Field of Light Morning Tour, Uluru Guided Walk, Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru Sunrise Viewing; Kings Canyon: Curtin Springs, Rim Walk; Alice Springs: Included Tour of Choice: School of the Air or Royal Flying Doctor Service; Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park, Hunter Valley Wine Tastings, Harbor Lunch Cruise, Included Tour of Choice: The Rocks Aboriginal Tour or Sydney Pubs and The Rocks Tour, Opera House VIP tour
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Welcome to Palm Cove
Welcome to Tropical North Queensland! This afternoon join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception followed by a Welcome Dinner at Reef House Restaurant. Nestled under Melaleuca trees with views across the Coral Sea, you will dine on modern Australian cuisine using fresh North Queensland produce.
Hotel The Reef House (3 nights)
Dinner with wine included
Day 2: Daintree Rainforest
Today will be an incredible day to remember. Join your Indigenous Guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain rich insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine; experience traditional hunting techniques, have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, see a mud crab. Enjoy lunch in the quaint township of Daintree Village, a community perched on the banks of the Daintree River. Enjoy the opportunity to relax and dine at your leisure this evening.
Breakfast and Lunch included
Day 3: Cairns – Included Choice, Reef or Rainforest
Today you can explore tropical Cairns in your own style with an Included Choice option. Choose to board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. A hot and cold tropical buffet is served before you return to Palm Cove this afternoon. If breathtaking rainforest views and exploring quaint a village calls to you, select a day in Kuranda on the Skyrail & Scenic Rail. Nestled in the mountaintop rainforest west of Cairns, is the charming “Village in the Rainforest” Kuranda. Your day begins with the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail journey. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to quaint village of Kuranda. There is plenty of time to explore, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. Then it’s time to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your return journey, gliding silently over and through the rainforest, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
Breakfast and Lunch (with Reef Cruise only) included
Day 4: Cairns – Uluru
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 Travel Director for a guided-walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta are amazing to walk through and have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people. Later this afternoon you will witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change color as the sun sets below the horizon.
Hotel Sails in the Desert Hotel (2)
Day 5: Uluru
Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colors of ocher, 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 a Local Dining Experience at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner under the sparkling outback sky will leave you delighted.
Breakfast & Dinner with wine included
Day 6: Uluru – Kings Canyon
This morning experience the changing colors and 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 which has been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle! Sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. After lunch the journey continues to Kings Canyon Resort. Later that evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant.
Hotel Kings Canyon Resort
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine included
Day 7: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Perfect for observing the changing colors of the landscape, today you’re off on a sunrise 6km 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’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards we’re traveling through more of the outback past the West MacDonnell Ranges and then continue to Alice Springs. This evening be entertained with stories of the outback as you enjoy a Bush BBQ dinner under the stars.
Hotel Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine included
Day 8: Alice Springs – Sydney
This morning you can explore Alice Spring in your own style with an Included Choice option. Choose to visit the School of the Air to learn about outback schooling and the technology used to teach children in these remote areas. Or you may wish to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about how this organization is saving lives in the outback. Later you will take your flight to Sydney where you will have a free evening to explore the vibrant city.
Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney
Day 9: Sydney – Hunter Valley
Enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour including a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Mid morning offers you an Included Choice activity so you can see more of the Harbour City. Escape to a world long ago, before colonial settlement and be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth. Join an Aboriginal guide for a 90-minute leisurely walkabout through the Rocks District, hear dreamtime stories passed down from Elders and discover how Aboriginal people existed by the harbor. For a different pace, say ‘cheers’ to your local guide from Dave’s Tours on a historic walking tour of some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in four of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of the Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts, and stories of Australia’s first European settlement. This afternoon, depart Sydney for the Hunter Valley wine region.
Hotel Voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley (2)
Breakfast & Dinner with wine included
Day 10: Hunter Valley
Spend the day exploring the amazing Hunter Valley Wine Region. It includes good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Indulge in exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch. There will be time to explore cellar doors, a cheese shop, chocolatier, and more before spending the evening at leisure. You may like to relax on your balcony with a good book and bottle of wine or treat yourself to one of the dining options.
Breakfast & Lunch
Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney
Return to Sydney in time to cruise magical Sydney Harbour on an all-inclusive lunch cruise. Sail around the glistening harbor while you savor a delicious lunch with a strong focus on local produce and wines. Relax on the spacious deck as you sail past the harbor’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million-dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible local restaurants.
Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)
Breakfast & Lunch included
Day 12: Sydney
Wake up to a day at leisure in the harbor city of Sydney. There are so many sights to experience. You may choose to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take the ferry to Manly Beach, or explore some of the lesser-known interesting pockets of Sydney to see how the locals live. Late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the Sydney Opera House before a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant under the sails of the Opera House itself, the perfect location for a last meal together with your travel companions.
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.
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.