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
Sunset at Kata TjutaPhoto Credit: Tourism NT
Mudgee Vineyard Hunter ValleyPhoto Credit: Amber Hooper
Sydney Opera House
- All inclusive
- Luxury coach travel
- 4 – 5 star boutique accommodations
- Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
- Welcome Reception
- Accommodation – Cairns – Alamanda Palm Cove (3 Nights), Alice Springs – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (1), Kings Canyon – Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Rooms) (1), Ayers Rock – Sails in the Desert Hotel (2), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (1), Blue Mountains – Parklands Country Garden & Lodges (1), Hunter Valley – Kirkton Park Hunter Valley (1), Sydney – The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)
- Meals – 12 Full buffet breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Be My Guest dinner, 4 Dinners with wine, 1 Highlight dinner, 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 Alice Springs, Ayers Rock to Sydney (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- Day Tours – Cairns: Aboriginal Daintree Rainforest tour, Great Barrier Reef cruise; Alice Springs: City Tour, School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service; Kings Canyon: Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, Kings Canyon Walk, Rim Walk; Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park; Hunter Valley Wine Tastings, Harbour Sail, City Sights Tour, Opera House tour
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Welcome to Cairns
Sit back and relax while you’re transferred in a private car to your resort. This afternoon meet your Travel Director and join them for a cocktail reception and dinner overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on award winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.
Hotel Alamanda Palm Cove (3 nights)
Dinner with wine included
Day 2: Daintree and Culture
Today will be one to remember. Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yulanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine. Experience traditional hunting techniques and have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting in the Daintree. This evening relax and dine at your leisure.
Breakfast and Lunch included
Day 3: Great Barrier Reef
Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you to three secluded outer reef dive sights. Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures. Snorkel around underwater gardens or maybe take the opportunity to take a dive or relax while you bask in the sun on deck. 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 – Alice Springs
Today fly from Cairns to Alice Springs. This afternoon you’ll take a tour of Alice Springs to discover what life is like in an isolated Australian town. We’ll visit School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, that provides a lifeline of essential medical support for people living in remote Australian communities. Tonight you’ll enjoy an incredible dining experience in a bush setting. Dinner will be cooked in a bush oven with the burning Mulga wood giving extra flavor to the meal. It will be a delicious 3 course meal and feature some traditional bush foods. Your host Bob will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way.
Hotel Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Breakfast & Be My Guest dinner included
Day 5: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon
First up you’ll travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth’s surface 4,700 years ago. Though most of the craters have eroded and become lined with plant life, their footprints create an interesting diversion from the surrounding flat Australian desert landscape. Perfect for observing the changing colors of the landscape, this afternoon enjoy a relaxed walk along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon.
Hotel Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Rooms)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine included
Day 6: Kings Canyon – Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Rise with the birds and embark on the exhilarating 6km Rim Walk at Kings Canyon past the domes of the Lost City and Cotterills Lookout, where you’ll peer over the towering sandstone cliffs into the gorge below. Next stop is Curtin Springs Station, where you’ll learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage. Join a workshop at Curtin Springs Paper factory, before kicking back in true Aussie style for a delicious barbecue lunch. This afternoon, venture to the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine at a spectacular sunset.
Hotel Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2)
Breakfast & Lunch included
Day 7: Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Venture to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu people and this ancient land. The mystical domes of Kata Tjuta are your next stop. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk deep through the whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta’s ancient rocky domes. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the base of Uluru’s red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu whose rock art you’ll have an opportunity to see before visiting Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu’s wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Afterwards, meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere this evening at the sensational Sounds of Silence Highlight Dinner.
Breakfast & Highlight dinner included
Day 8: Ayers Rock – Sydney
Witness a mesmerizing sunrise over Uluru – perfectly viewed from the dune viewing area. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes before your flight to Sydney. Consider a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting or simply relax with a good book. This afternoon, soulful Uluru gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.
Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney
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 Parklands Country Garden & Lodges, 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. You’ll indulge with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish at your hotel. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine. Tonight enjoy dinner at the resort.
Hotel 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. Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board an America’s Cup 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. It’s a day you’ll remember for years to come. This evening is free for you to explore and discover Sydney’s incredible restaurants.
Hotel The Langham Hotel Sydney (2)
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. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a VIP guided tour to learn about this architectural marvel. Afterwards, celebrate at a Farewell Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the sails of the Opera House.
Breakfast & Farewell 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.