Fiji, Liveaboard and Australian Trip [ST-1149]
23 Days: Fiji, Liveaboard and Australian Trip [ST-1149]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Koro Sun (7 Nights) Cairns (1), Liveaboard Diving Expedition(4), Port Douglas (5), Alice Springs (1 ), Ayers Rock (2), Sydney (1)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Nadi, Nadi to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Fijian Domestic Flights - Nadi to Savusavu (Return)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Alice Springs, Ayers Rock to Alice Springs, Alice Springs to Sydney
  • Fiji - Three meals per day, beverages other than coffee and tea are additional, complimentary resort transfers to the airport and all non-motorized resort activities. Five days of two tank dives. Adventure Package Including One couples massage at the Rainforest Spa, Waterfall Expedition (Half Day) with Village Visit, and Salt River Kayak Adventure (Half Day)
  • Adventure Package is weather permitting.
  • Day Tour - Koro Sun: Salt River Kayak Adventure (half-day activity); Port Douglas: Flames in the Forest Dinner; Alice Springs: Deluxe Coach Tour to Ayers Rock; Ayers Rock: Uluru Tour Pass.
  • Shuttle Transfers -Koro Sun - Savusavu Airport to Accommodation (return), Cairns Airport to Accommodation, Cairns City to Port Douglas Accommodation, Port Douglas Accommodation to Cairns Airport
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies Fiji (VAT Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organised Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Itinerary Details
Day 1 (Mon) - International Flight - Los Angeles to Nadi, Fiji

After departing from Los Angeles, enjoy your international flight to Nadi, fiji. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie and rest.

A great range of entertainment options to choose from onboard Fiji Airways international services. From the classics to comedies, customers can enjoy the broad range of block buster movies and TV programs. Customers can also challenge themselves with the selection of interactive games available.

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

Day 2 (Wed) - Fijian Domestic Flight - Nadi to Savusavu

This short Domestic flight will take you from Nadi to Savusavu.

Days 2 to 9 (Wed-Wed) - 7 Nights Accommodation in Fiji

Spend 7 amazing nights on an unspoiled location on the island of Vanua Levu, with lush tropical surroundings and warm, crystal clear waters.

Revitalize, refresh, relax and renew. A native Fijian experience awaits you at your resort. Born of a nature lover’s dream, the resort springs forth from a magnificent coconut plantation encircled by lavish rainforests that give way to soft sands. A welcome reprieve from the busy world and the chance to enjoy an authentic Fiji adventure.

Your resort’s spa offers a native Fijian experience (not included). Offering accommodations with air-conditioning, in addition to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Fiji island reefs. All non-motorized water sport activities are included, making the world outside yours to discover.

Your stay includes round trip ground transfers to and from Savusavu airport.
Upgrade to an Edgewater Bure for a private porch elevated above the ocean below. Each porch offers a private beach area with a ladder that leads directly into the blue lagoon. (Adults only. Family friendly Edgewater Villas are also available.)

Enjoy your package that allows for rest, relaxation, and adventure all in one!

Koro Sun is all about exploration, and adventure, with many excursions to choose from. Our favorites we’ve put together into an amazing package sure to satisfy your sense of adventure and need for relaxation.

-Waterfall Expedition (half day): Everyone’s Favorite activity starts with a kava presentation and visit to a local village. Hike to a pristine waterfall in the jungle and immerse yourself in the cool water at the base of the water fall. Watch the local children climb up the rocks and jump from the top into the pond.
(Includes lunch where applicable)

-Salt River Kayak Adventure (half day): Paddle with the current from the put in in a clear salt river past thick mangroves where the fish spawn. The river opens into the largest salt lake on the island where you can explore and land on the small island in the middle. Float or paddle back out with the tide.

-Massage at the Rainforest Spa (one hour): Your Fijian massage therapist will lead you into the magical rainforest along a stream to the spa, perfectly situated next to a pool of seven small waterfalls. At the Rainforest Spa we incorporate pure coconut oils and Pure Fiji products to bathe your body and sooth your senses. You will be transported to a relaxing state with the sounds of the waterfall, and birds chirping. Experience the skilled hands of Fijian massage therapist. A week of adventure, calls for relaxation!

Maximize your experience at the Koro Sun Resort with the adventure package.

The package includes the following:
– One couples massage at the Rainforest Spa
– Waterfall expedition (half day) with a village visit
– Salt river kayak adventure (half day)

Enjoy your underwater Fiji adventure for five days of two tank dives

Enjoy 4 tanks (2 days) of unbelievable diving in Fiji!

Fed by the nutrient-rich waters that flow through the Somosomo Straits, Taveuni’s Rainbow Reef is home to one of the world’s greatest displays of soft coral. 20 spectacular dive sites are nearby (between 10-20 minutes from our Dive Centre), and we have three 30-foot dive vessels that will whisk you away to the famous dive sites. Nitrox is also available.

Our experienced local dive team with intimate knowledge of the waters, select the best dive sites based on the currents and weather conditions to ensure each dive is a memorable one.

Day 9 (Wed) - Fijian Domestic Flight - Savusavu to Nadi

This short Domestic flight will take you from Savusavu to Nadi.

Day 9 cont (Wed) - International Flight - Nadi, Sydney Australia

International Flight From Nadi, Fiji to Sydney, Australia

Direct Flight From Nadi, Fiji to Sydney, Australia

Day 9 cont (Wed) - Domestic Flight Sydney to Cairns

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns.

Day 9 cont (Wed) - Shuttle Transfer from Cairns Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Cairns, Australia.

Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.

Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. Excess baggage is AUD$5.00 per bag payable on board. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.

Day 9 to 10 (Wed - Thur) - 1 Night Accommodation Cairns

Travel to your accommodation Cairns, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Your 4.5 star accommodation combines contemporary decor with a tropical ambience. The magnificent location of this 176 room hotel is perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands. Other nearby highlights include: Cairns Casino, Marlin Jetty, the Esplanade and the Night Markets. Unwind with a cocktail by the pool or bar followed by a sumptuous meal at the award winning Bushfire Flame Grill.

All rooms and suites have individual balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, television, broadband internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities include: 24 hr reception, tour desk, free wireless internet, Bushfire Flame Grill, bar, pool, business services on request, coin operated laundry on four floors, room service, laundry & dry cleaning.

Insiders Tip - The Esplanade

Experience the leisure atmosphere at the playground for locals and tourists alike at The Esplanade in Cairns!

With so many activities available The Esplanade has always been a focal point for this city. This is a place that literally has everything! Take a stroll and do some bird watching on the boardwalk but as you enjoy the views don’t forget to stop off at Foreshore Promenade for a bite to eat at the many available restaurants. Access to The Lagoon is easy here which is set overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet and features all year free swimming where you can take a dip in this filtered saltwater lagoon. Let the kids can play in the sandy edges and in the shallow waters while you lounge on the semi-shaded timber decks. For the kids, don’t miss out on the Trinity Bay foreshore playground “Muddy” with equipment for all ages. For the older kids, stop off at the Skate Park to see some skaters and BMXers in action! Whether you decide to take a morning jog, fly a kite or just relax in the large grassy areas for some lunch you will surely enjoy the tropical lifestyle!

If you happen to be in Cairns on a Saturday be sure to check out the Weekend Markets which feature only locally made arts and crafts, clothing and much more. While you’re there listen out for the live music and fun street characters. The market gets into full swing on the promenade (just by the lagoon) every Saturday between 8am – 4pm.

Lagoon Hours: All Year, 6am-9pm
Closed Wednesdays until midday for maintenance

Day 10 to 14 -(Thur Mon) - 4 Nights Liveaboard Dive Expedition

For Live-Aboard diving enthusiasts this live aboard dive trip represents the ultimate dive vacation. Dives include Osprey Reef, on the Coral Sea with other sites such as Cod Hole, Dynamite Pass, North Horn, Bougainville Reef, Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom and Flare Point. With Gourmet Meals and the Outstanding Level of Service you will feel like you are aboard your own private yacht.

Day 1: Scenic Flight to Live-Aboard Dive Boat

Transfer from Cairns Accommodation to Cairns airport to catch your twin-engine light aircraft for your amazing scenic flight over the reef to Lizard Island. You will be greeted on arrival and transferred to the Sleek and Stylish dive vessel to depart for the reef. This afternoon you will have the opportunity for two dives before departing in the late evening for Osprey Reef, in the Coral Sea. The dives may be at sites such as the famous Cod Hole and turquoise waters of the Ribbon Reefs.

Days 2 & 3: Diving Osprey Reef with Shark Dive

Australia’s Coral Sea reefs are renowned for crystal clear water with an average visibility in excess of 100 feet. Two days can be spent diving at remote Osprey Reef, including North Horn for an unforgettable Shark Dive. You can expect to see grey whalers, silvertips, reef sharks, occasional hammerheads, schooling barracuda, trevally, and other pelagics are common. The landscape is amazing with sheer walls laced with gorgonians, sea whips, and bright yellow soft corals rising from thousands of feet below.

Day 4: Dive Bougainville Reef or in the Ribbon Reefs

Depending on the weather and sea conditions you will dive the spectacular Bougainville Reef or perhaps return to the Ribbon Reefs to dive the sensational Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom, Flare Point, and other spectacular dive sites. After dinner on Sunday evening you will cruise overnight back to Cairns.

Day 5: Arrive into Cairns

Arrive Cairns early morning. A fabulous Breakfast will be served on board and transfers will be arranged.

Operates
Departs every Thursday

Need to Know
Please note that above itinerary is a sample only and sites may vary, or the sequence may change. Access to the Cod Hole and the Coral Sea is weather conditional and while every attempt will be made to keep to the advertised itinerary, the Coral Sea and specific sites on the Great Barrier Reef are not guaranteed.

Diver experience recommendation: Open Water certification with minimum 10 ocean dives including 5 dives in the last 12 months. Less experience may result in limited diving due to environmental conditions. We recommend a Scuba Diver Refresher course prior to your trip.

Diver Health: If you have a medical condition or are currently taking prescription medication, you will need a medical clearance. For further details refer to our Diver Information form or contact our Reservations team.

Luggage Restrictions: Due to light aircraft restrictions, your total weight of your luggage is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 lb per person, including your dive gear and carry-on luggage.

Snorkelers: The (at times) deeper reefs tops and swift currents of the Coral Sea, make the Coral Sea reefs only suitable for very experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers with a high level of fitness. You may not be able to snorkel at every site. Please note that while you may be safe under the watchful eye of the ‘look-out’ crew, a snorkel buddy may not always be available and you may be required to snorkel alone and to wear floatation equipment.

Times
Departing: Cairns 8:30 am every Thursday
Returning: Cairns 7:30am am every Monday

Inclusions

  • Transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation
  • Low level reef flight – Lizard Island to Cairns
  • Opportunity for up to 15 dives
  • Cabin with private bathroom and daily service
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Australian wines & soft drinks with evening meals

Not-included (payable on board): Fuel & Marine Park Levies

Upgrades Available
Extend this trip to 7 day nights by including the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs Adventure

Day 14 -( Mon) - Shuttle Transfer from Cairns Warf to Port Douglas Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia.

Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise us immediately so appropriate trailer size is available.

Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights, this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.

5th Day 14 to 19 (Mon Sat) - 5 Nights Accommodation in Port Douglas

Travel to your accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 5 nights.

Your vacation luxury boutique accommodation is located within walking distance of the three icons of Port Douglas – 200 metres from 4-Mile Beach, 100 metres from Macrossan Street and 400 metres to the Marina Village, where boats depart daily to Australia’s Outer Great Barrier Reef. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, CD & DVD players, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, laundry facilities and security basement car parking. Free Wi-Fi available. There is a Lagoon style pool, an outdoor BBQ/ entertaining area, and an 8 person spa amongst a luscious tropical garden. Travel to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation or maybe to the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas offers a winning combination of a cosmopolitan township and friendly village. You can relax from your travel or shop, dine in award winning restaurants and visit superb galleries and craft stores. (Children under age 15 are not catered for at this property. Other properties available upon request.)

*Optional upgrade to 5 Star Accommodation is available. Pricing upon request

Day 15 (Tues) - Flames in the Forest Dinner

Dine on an award winning tropical banquet including local exotic produce and Australian wines. All this as you sit in flickering candlelight by a rushing mountain creek under the canopy of the rainforest.



Journey to a hidden place, you are collected from your accommodation, and leave the highway down a winding road as the forest welcomes you into the night. In a secluded glade your evening begins greeted with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres you are introduced to a culture that has been in existence for over forty thousand years.




The evening unfolds as it would have many generations before with an ancient tale from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. After dessert, enjoy some Daintree tea and local coffee, explore the river surrounds or simply sit back & let the sounds of the rainforest tell its own story.

And finally, before you depart, if you leave your mark in our handmade book of trees, one tree will be planted from that signature and you will have contributed to preserve local habitats, and these soul nurturing rainforests will last another million years.

Available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. April – December Only.
Flames of the Forest is not suitable for children under six.

Days 16 thru 18 - Free Days to Explore Port Douglas

Experience the distinctive laid back atmosphere and low-rise tropical old world charm of Port Douglas!

Experience a range of attractions from one of the many galleries to the great shopping districts. Stop for a bite to eat at the Marina Mirage and take a walk on the boardwalk while you’re there. Take a visit to Port Douglas’ first church, Saint Mary’s by the Sea and see fantastic views of the Coral Sea and distant mountains. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at Four Mile Beach or even take in a game of golf.

What ever your tastes happen to be, Port Douglas is a great place to relax and simply enjoy the many great features of this town.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sail Away to the Low Isles

Enjoy a day to remember with a sail out to the protected Low Isles, an unspoiled coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef on this high-end small group tour.

Set sail to the Great Barrier Reef on a 5-star Luxury Lagoon 500 Catamaran, Sailaway. Your destination, a protected island situated on a large coral platform consisting of a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. Surrounded by 55 acres of coral reef, comprised of 150 species of hard corals and dominated by 15 species of soft corals, this is an ideal place for snorkeling.

Living in the blue lagoon are a large variety of reef fish including angelfish, damselfish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily. Be sure not to miss out on the Heritage Walk where you can learn about the islands history and environment and visit the lighthouse built in 1878. There are also a number of bird species including pelicans, honeyeaters, white breasted wood swallows, mangrove kingfishers, reef egrets with sea eagles and ospreys wheeling overhead.

Operates Daily: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Highlights & Inclusions Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area; Upon boarding, enjoy morning tea and coffee along with muffins and pastries all made with local produce; Afternoon tea and coffee, additional cut fresh fruit platter and home-made cakes; Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns); Snorkeling equipment, optical masks, seasonal Lycra snorkeling suits, wet suits & flotation devices; Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance; Guided snorkel tour with a marine guide; Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation; Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 local forestation; Low Isles Heritage Walk; 4.5 hours at Tropical Low Isles; The experience of sailing on board the luxury sailing catamaran Sailaway VI.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - White Water Rafting Adventure

White Water Rafting on the Barron River

Experience the thrill of white water rafting down the Barron River. No previous experience is necessary to raft these exhilarating grade 2 and 3 rapids through Barron Gorge National Park. Passengers need to bring a swimming suit, lace up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet, sunscreen and a change of clothes and towel.

1/2 Day Tour departs 12:30 pm and returns 6:30 on Tues/Thur/Sat/Sun
Minimum age required is 13yrs old.
AUD$25.00 Environmental Levy to be paid at the time of the Raft Ride.

Insiders Tip - The Zinc Restaurant

Stop in for a bite to eat at Zinc, where the Great Barrier Reef is at its doorstep and the tropical spirit is embraced. Come and taste what locals and visitors alike have been raving about!



Zinc is contemporary dining with a relaxed coastal feel. Experience modern Australian cuisine made with fresh ingredients, such as local seafood, on either the outdoor terrace with views of Four Mile Beach or in the modern decor indoor dining area. Zinc is home to the largest privately owned aquarium on the east coast of Australia.



Zinc’s relaxed lounge bar features a large range of wines by the glass, over 70 cocktails, as well as over 110 spirits, liqueurs and a selection of cold beers on tap…perfect for that pre-dinner drink or after-dinner nightcap.

Zinc, a unique combination of restaurant, cafe and lounge, is located in the Portico Building on the corner of Macrossan & Davidson Streets. Lunch is served from 12 noon, Dinner from 5:30pm and Tapas are available all day from midday. Lounge closing time varies by day. Reservations are highly recommended; make yours by calling (07) 4099 6260. (Children’s menu available until 6:30pm)

Photo Credit: Zinc Port Douglas

Insiders Tip - Rainforest Habitat

Visit four environments and experience a cacophony of wildlife all at once at the Wildlife Habitat Animal Sanctuary located at the entrance of Port Douglas.

Situated on eight acres of land, the park recreates four very unique environments that allow you to see various and numerous species through meandering boardwalks.

Enter through the Savannah, a new habitat offering an opportunity to wander amongst the beautifully rich colored birds of northern Australian open woodland. Check out the Wetlands where you can view wading birds as they forage for fish beneath the boardwalks, along with marsupials, fruit bats and other bird species.

Come hungry and have the original “Breakfast with the Birds” (extra cost) which will tempt you with Hot/Cold Buffet, juices, exotic tropical fruit selection and bottomless tea and coffee. Watch the clock and make sure to be on time for the Koala Photos (extra cost).

Stop off at the Presentation Hut where you can meet up close with various reptiles, including pythons and crocodiles (check times). If you get hungry stop off at the Cafe where meals and snacks are available or have “Lunch with the Lorikeets” (extra cost).

View the native species of the Wet Tropics at the Rainforest with such animals as the endangered Southern Cassowary, Boyd’s Forest Dragon and colorful Eclectus parrots. Interact and hand feed Queensland’s largest range of kangaroos and wallabies at the Grasslands. Double check the lagoons where the crocodiles are lurking beneath the murky waters or basking on the sunlit banks.

Don’t forget to check out the gift shop, ask about the free guided tours or inquire about 3 day entry passes. Wildlife Care Behind the Scenes Tour is at 1:30pm. (Extra Cost)

Daily Tour Schedule:
9:00am Breakfast with the Birds Interactive Experience
9:15am Feature Creature photos
9:30am Rainforest & Cassowary Feeding Tour
10:10am Wetlands Feeding Tour
10:45am Koala Presentation/ Koala Souvenir Photos
11:15am Savannah & Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo Tour
11:45am North Queensland Reptile Experience
12:30pm Lunch with the Lorikeets Interactive Experience
1:00pm Feature Creature photos
1:30pm Rainforest & Turtle Feeding Tour
2:10pm Wetlands Feeding Tour
2:40pm Koala Feeding
3:00pm Reptile Interaction
3:30pm Feature Creature photos
4:00pm Savannah & Pelican Feeding Tour

Kangaroo food can be purchased for $2.00 per bag (own expense) at the Wildlife Habitat.

Operates

Daily. Closed on Christmas Day (December 15).

Need to Know

Child pricing and family rates are available on request.

Times

Opening hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Inclusions

– Entry into Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat
– Animal presentations
– Re-entry for the next four days

Day 19 (Sat) - Shuttle Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport

Travel by shuttle from your Port Douglas vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.

Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.

Day 19 cont (Sat) - Australian Domestic Flight Cairns to Alice Springs

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Alice Springs.

Day 19 Cont (Sat) - Shuttle Transfer, Alice Springs Airport to Hotel

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Alice Springs, Australia.

Day 19 to 20 (Sat Sun) - 1 Night Accommodation Alice Springs

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia and the Outback, Alice Springs, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Alice Springs, Australia’s Oasis, is also known as the capital of the Outback and the most romantic country town in the world. It’s where the Arrernte Aboriginal tribal group has lived for 20,000 years and where pioneer men and women gave “tough” a new meaning. Whilst on your vacation, take advantage of the many attractions available in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs School of the Air, Central Australian Aviation Museum, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Old Stuart Town Gaol. Travel by coach or car to explore the unique scenery of Australia’s Outback and its magnificent monolith – Uluru.

Day 20 (Sun) - Day Tour, Deluxe Coach to Ayers Rock

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach.

Getting to Uluru from Alice Springs is an easy, scenic ride through Australia’s red outback. Take in the rugged desert landscapes, passing through the reds and oranges of the MacDonnell Ranges.

While traveling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will share informative and entertaining commentary. Learn about the natural and geological history of the region. Hear about the traditional customs and stories of the local Aboriginal people, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna. Learn about native animals such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo.

There is time for a stop at a local Roadhouse for a quick break then view flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Operates Daily from 7:00am from Alice Springs. Arrives at Uluru at 1:00pm.

Need to Know Bring sunglasses, a hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Wear warm layers in cooler months.

Inclusions Experienced driver/guide. Comprehensive commentary. Travel in an air-conditioned luxury bus.

Days 20 to 22 (Sun - Tue) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Ayers Rock

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 1/2 Star vacation accommodation is centrally located to all resorts and Australia touring facilities and offers a range of stylish accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to the magnificent deluxe rooms overlooking the desert. You can relax from your travel in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel’s refreshing pool, sipping cocktails. It’s only a short stroll to the resorts numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia’s best sunset. Its spectacular display of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert turns your vacation into a memorable event.

Airport shuttle transfers included.

Day 21 (Mon) - Day Tour, Sounds of Silence Dinner

On your vacation participate in a unique gourmet desert dining experience at Uluru, Australia’s Red Centre.

Forty minutes before sunset, travel into the desert where a didgeridoo welcome awaits you. As the sun sinks behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas), enjoy a selection of fine beverages and sample delicious Outback canap├ęs. At sunset, enjoy a special bush-blend vegetable soup followed by choice cuts of Australian delicacies, including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, all served with fresh salads and followed by a selection of desserts. Then relax as an astronomer guides you through the stars. Sit around the campfire (winter only) with tea or coffee and a glass of port.

Minimum Age is 10 yrs

Day 21 and 22 (Mon & Tues) - Day Tour, Tour Pass Uluru, the Olgas and Cultural Center

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre.

Day 1 – Sunset/Afternoon:
Your experienced driver guide will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you make your way to Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Time to head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. On arrival you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles. You can just sit and relax or stroll around the area to find your own personal space to watch an amazing Red Centre sunset.

Day 2 – Sunrise/Morning:
Enjoy tea or coffee and be inspired by an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. After the amazing sunrise and a relaxing morning tea, you will join a tour around the base of Uluru learning details on its geology and incredible history. Last on the morning tour is a visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Includes National Park Entry Pass

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Aussie BBQ

Enjoy the taste of a true Aussie-style barbecue dinner near the mighty Australian icon of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Mouth-watering flavours of beef, kangaroo and sizzling sausages

Relax in the heart of the rugged Red Centre desert and savour the mouth-watering flavours of beef, kangaroo and sizzling gourmet sausages. Accompanied by crisp seasonal salads, fresh bread rolls and a complementary selection of drinks (wine, beer and soft drink), this traditional Aussie barbecue is sure to satisfy after an exciting day of touring the Red Centre. After dinner, enjoy a cup of billy tea with a delicious dessert. Relax and admire the sight of the sun sinking below the desert plain, gradually revealing a magnificent outback night sky. Enjoy a star orientation tour of the southern sky. Transfers to and from Ayers Rock Resort are included. Pick up is also available from Uluru’s Sunset Strip if joining from a Sunset Tour.

Day 22 (Tues) - Australia Domestic Flight, Ayers Rock to Alice Springs

Travel within Australia by domestic air from the heart of the Outback, Ayers Rock to Alice Springs.

Day 22 (Tues) - Australian Domestic Flight, Alice Springs to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from the heart of the Outback, Alice Springs, to Sydney.

Day 22 - 23 (Tues - Wed) - 1 Night Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Your 3-Star vacation accommodation is located only 1km from the domestic airport and 3km from the international airport. The hotel features 200 guest rooms all of which are non-smoking, an 80-Seat restaurant, dining & cocktail bar and shuttle transport to and from the airport (small fee). Only a 20-minute drive to downtown and a 5-minute walk to Mascot train station this accommodation location is sure to fit your needs. Amenities offered include: air conditioning, daily maid service, fridge, iron & board, radio, shower, sound proof windows, coffee & tea, ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, safety deposit box, smoke detectors, television, telephone, internet access (broadband, high speed wireless, Wi-Fi).
Photo Credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Day 23 (Wed) - International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles

Depart Sydney from the International Airport and fly to Los Angeles. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.

  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.