Grand Australian Discovery [TQC16]
16 Days: Grand Australian Discovery [TQC16]
Starting at
$5,195

Available Tour Dates

 2014
September 21
October 5, 19
November 16
December 14
2015

January 25
February 22
Trip March 15

Trip Highlights:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard spacious, luxurious coaches
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • Dedicated Tour Director and professional Drivers
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary

Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrive Sydney

Arrive into Sydney by midday and enjoy a sightseeing coach tour. A Taste of Sydney – enjoy uninterrupted 360-degree city views as you’re welcomed with a dinner at Sydney Tower this evening.

Stay: Sydney, Parkroyal Darling Harbour

Daily Meals Included:

• Dinner

Day 2. Sydney, Port Macquarie

Drive north across the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge to the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie.

Stay: Rydges Port Macquarie

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 3. Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Gold Coast

Explore Cape Byron, then continue north to the Gold Coast. Stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach before enjoying the evening at leisure.

Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 4. Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island

Like a Local – visit the world renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Special Stay – travel north to Fraser Island and settle in to your spacious room at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Stay: Two Nights: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

• Dinner

Day 5. Fraser Island

Enjoy a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon.

Stay: Fraser Island

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 6. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

After a cruise across Hervey Bay, travel via sugarcane country to Rockhampton.

Stay: Central Park Motel, Rockhampton

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

• Dinner

Day 7. Rockhampton, Daydream Island

Tour Rockhamtpon gardens before cruising through the Whitsundays to Daydream Island. Special Stay – realise your dreams of an island paradise as you settle in to your room at Daydream Island Resort and Spa.

Stay: Two Nights: Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

• Dinner

Day 8. Daydream Island

Delight in a full day at leisure to explore idyllic Daydream Island.

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 9. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission Beach

Board a ferry to Shute Harbour. Then travel to Townsville for a city tour before making your way to Mission Beach.

Stay: Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

• Dinner

Day 10. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree. Like a Local – board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Special Stay – enjoy mountain views from your room at the Pullman Cairns International.

Stay: Two Nights: Pullman Cairns International

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 11. Great Barrier Reef

Like a Local – cruise to Reef Magic’s activity platform. A Taste of Cairns – enjoy dinner at Tjapukai By Night and take part in a corroboree.

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

Day 12. Cairns, Alice Springs

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs today (flight not included).

Stay: Aurora Alice Springs

Daily Meals Included:

• Breakfast

Day 13. Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Ayers Rock

Travel through the West McDonnell and James Ranges, view majestic Kata Tjuta, then Like a Local – enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles as you watch the spectacular Red Centre sunset over Uluru.

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge

Day 14. Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon

Rise early to view the sunrise over Uluru and enjoy a relaxing morning tea. Tour around the base of Uluru and visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Head to Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the unique culture and history of the local Aboriginal people. Travel the rugged desert landscape to Kings Canyon.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 15. Kings Canyon, Alice Springs

Explore Kings Canyon today, and see how its sheer walls rise up to 170 metres from Kings Creek. Choose between two guided walks here.

Stay: Aurora Alice Springs

Day 16. Depart Alice Springs

Your Grand Australian Discovery tour concludes with a transfer to Alice Springs Airport.

 

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