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Sydney, Rock & Reef Combo with Air!

Dates: 1 - 30 Apr '20 (USA) and 1 May - 8 Jun '20 (CAD) - Great Savings Available for all dates!

Book by 5 pm September 30, 2019

Trip Type:

Air-Land Inclusive Getaways

Inclusions:

Round trip airfares with Qantas Airways, transfers, 7 nights accommodation, sightseeing

Destinations:

This 10 day vacation brings cosmopolitan Sydney, the outback and tropical Queensland together to offer those with limited time an unforgettable introduction to Australia. Get to know Sydney before catching the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Then explore Cairns and the incredible Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver (CAD)
  • Sydney City Tour with Opera House
  • Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Tour
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • 7 nights accommodation

Price is per person based on twin/double, subject to availability and current exchange rates. Pricing reflects discount. Savings listed are the total savings per person based on twin/double occupancy. Economy Option

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America on board Qantas Airways

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey

Day 3

Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.

Hotel TypeHotel
Economy

Travelodge Sydney

Moderate

Holiday Inn darling Harbour

First ClassHoliday Inn Old Sydney
Duration3 Nights

Day 4

Sydney City Tour with Opera House

Set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.

Day 5

Harbour Explorer Hop On Hop Off Cruise Plus Zoo

When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am - 5pm daily.

Day 6

Sydney to Ayers Rock and Uluru Sunset

You will transferred from your hotel to the airport today for your flight to Ayers Rock. On arrival you will be transferred by complimentary coach to your Ayers Rock Resort hotel,

Later, travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.

Hotel TypeHotel
Economy

Outback Pioneer Hotel

Moderate

The Lost camel

First ClassSails in the Desert
Duration1 Night

Day 7

Ayers Rock Sunrise and Kata Tjuta, Fly to Cairns

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure

Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. From Cairns, there is easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkeling getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life.

Hotel TypeHotel
Economy

Cairns Plaza Hotel

Moderate

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

First ClassPacific Hotel Cairns
Duration3 Nights

Day 8

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to dive (extra cost), snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef (extra cost). Whichever way you choose; you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Meal Plan Lunch

Day 9

Kuranda Rainforest Classic Tour

The Classic Kuranda Experience includes the main attractions of Kuranda, but gives you more free time to explore Kuranda. You will travel to Kuranda by scenic railway and then spend some free time in the village. Wander through the many shops and local markets, which offer a full range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and gifts. You will then be transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will enjoy a delicious Australian BBQ lunch, a guided tour of the rainforest on board an amphibious Army Duck, and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance performance, followed by the Dreamtime Walk. You will learn how to throw a boomerang, see a spear-throwing demonstrations, and learn about aboriginal culture. A guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park will commence at the Cultural Centre. Your coach will then transfer you to Kuranda Skyrail Terminal for the 7.5 kilometre Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey down the mountain. Your coach will then return you to your accommodation.

Meal Plan Lunch

Day 10

Depart Cairns for North America

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to North America on Qantas Airways. Of course, if you have time, why not stay longer?

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