Sydney, Rock & Reef

SYDNEY TO PORT DOUGLAS

Australian Gems

INDEPENDENT TOUR

SYDNEY | AYERS ROCK (ULURU) | PORT DOUGLAS | GREAT BARRIER REEF | KURANDA

Spend time in Sydney, cruise on the harbour and see Bondi Beach; witness the amazing sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock and finally experience the tropical rainforest as you ride the Skyrail to Kuranda and snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef whilst in Cairns.

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11 Days
From £1343 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive Sydney

    On arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred from the Airport to your hotel by private car.

    Hotel for 4 nights: Standard - Travelodge Wynyard; Superior - Parkroyal; Deluxe - InterContinental Hotel

  2. Day 2

    Sydney

    Enjoy a morning tour of the major Sydney sights including the chance to take the iconic photo of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge before heading out to Bondi Beach. Return in time to join a cruise on Sydney harbour then the rest of the day is free.

  3. Day 3/4

    Sydney

    Two full days for you to explore this wonderful city.

  4. Day 5

    Sydney - Ayers Rock

    Transfer to the airport for your flight* to Ayers Rock (*not included). On arrival transfer to your hotel; the remainder of the day is free. 

    Hotel for 2 nights: Standard - Outback Pioneer; Superior - Desert Gardens;  Deluxe - Sails in the Desert

  5. Day 6

    Ayers Rock

    Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations before returning to Ayers Rock Resort .This afternoon tour around the base of Uluru, travel to the Kuniya Walk and see the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Continue to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine.

  6. Day 7

    Ayers Rock – Port Douglas

    A shuttle transfer is included from your hotel to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns (*airfare not included). On arrival in Cairns, a transfer will be provided to your hotel in Port Douglas. The remainder of the day is free.

    Hotel for 4 nights: Standard - Bay Villas; Superior - Mantra Portsea;  Deluxe - Peninsula Boutique Hotel

  7. Day 8

    Reef Cruise

    You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Port Douglas Marina to board your 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer. Your cruise is to Low Isles, an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that is a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your cruise. (L)

  8. Day 9

    Kuranda Excursion

    Experience the contrast of the region’s oldest railway and the world’s most beautiful Cableway. Tjapukai is your first stop and includes lunch plus an Indigenous guide for the morning as you explore and learn about aboriginal culture. Then board Skyrail for your journey across the rainforest canopy before spending some free time in pretty Kuranda. Return through the rainforest aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. (L)

  9. Day 10

    Port Douglas Free day

    A free day to relax, shop or perhaps take an optional tour or cruise.

  10. Day 11

    Port Douglas departure

    Your tour ends with a shuttle transfer from your hotel to Cairns Airport.

     

Departs: Daily year round

  • 10 nights Standard Grade accommodation as shown, based on two sharing 
  • Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as described 
  • 2 Lunches (L)
  • Flight to/from Australia^
  • Flights within Australia^: Sydney to Ayers Rock (day 5); Ayers Rock to Cairns (day 7)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities/tips to sightseeing & transfer guides 

^We would be happy to arrange these flights for you – please ask for a quotation at the time of booking

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From £1343 Per Person

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