Sydney /Red Centre /Great Barrier Reef (17 days/16 nights)
Arrive in Sydney. Transfer
to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Discover Sydney - Sydney City Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise
depart your hotel for the Sydney City Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise - get your bearings of Sydney with our half-day
Grand City Sights Tour. Join your "Aussie" host for a trip to remember,
as he takes pride in showing off his hometown. Experience the history
of this once Convict Settlement together with its famous modern
landmarks. Travel over, under and on the beautiful Sydney Harbour with this
combined City Sights and Harbour Leon Cruise. Board a luxury
catamaran, with its spacious interior for comfortable dining, sit back - relax
and take in the fabulous panoramic views while feasting on a superb
L. This is Australian hospitality at its best. Your tour finishes at
2pm. The rest of the day is at leisure or you may choose some of our
Blue Mountains Adventure & Cuddle a Koala
This morning depart your hotel for the Blue Mountains
4WD Adventure - first head West out of Sydney, climb the escarpment and
take in panoramic views of the Sydney area. Then, joining convict built
roads and fire trails, your special 4WD vehicle will climb bush tracks
through towering Eucalypts, over mountain streams and valleys and high
into the Mountains. This natural environment provides a wonderful
opportunity to look for native Flora and Fauna. Take in spectacular views of
the Jamison Valley then soak up the atmosphere of a true Aussie Pub for
L. In the afternoon continue your tour to Blackheath and to
Katoomba and the Three Sisters rock formation. Enjoy the views and hear
Aboriginal legends. Then take an opportunity to ride the Scenic Railway or
Skyway. Finally, follow the Great Western Highway and then once again go
bush in search of kangaroos in the wild. Visit Featherdale Wildlife
Park with one of Australia's largest private collections of Australian
animals. See a variety animals and birds at close range in a natural bush
setting, hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus, and have a photo
taken with a friendly koala before returning to Sydney.
Free time to explore Sydney
Today is at leisure to explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney or you may prefer optional touring.
Farewell Sydney. Arrive Melbourne
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne (own arrangements). Arrive in Melbourne. Transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Discover Melbourne and Penguine Parade
This morning depart your hotel for the Melbourne City
Tour & Penguin Parade - join your coach for a
combination of Melbourne sights and fabulous Fairy Penguin Parade.This mornings
city tour highlights include Melbourne Cricket Ground, Fitzroy Gardens,
Westgate Bridge, Shrine of Remembrance, Chinatown and City Square. Upon
returning to the city join the coach for the continuation of the tour
to view the Penguin Parade. Travel along the Bass Highway skirting
Westernport Bay and cross the Narrows Bridge at the pretty village of San
Remo before arriving on Phillip Island. A tour of the island includes
unbelievable coastal views such as Seal Rock and the Nobbies. You will
also have the opportunity to visit the Koala Conservation Centre and
inspect the Visitors Information Centre before witnessing the nightly ritual
of the famous Penguin Parade. A stop in Cowes where dinner (own
expense) may be obtained from any of the restaurants or snack bars.
Free time to explore Melbourne
Full day at leisure to explore Melbourne's attractions or you may prefer some optional touring.
Farewell Melbourne. Arrive Adelaide
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide (own arrangements). Arrive in Adelaide. Transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Discover the wine country
This morning depart your hotel for the Grand Barossa Tour the Barossa Valley with its Bavarian Villages, baroque Italienate Chateaux and stunning scenery gives a unque mix of Europe in Australia. Breath in the beauty of Adelaide Hills in the leafy greenness of the quaint yet charming villages, so close yet removed from the city bystle of Adelaide. Finally, the German settlement of Hahndorf evokes sounds, tastes and smells of Bavaria.
Early start for your coach travel to Cape Jervis for
your sea voyage through the Backstairs Passage to this sailing shipwreck
island, home to the Wallaby, Goanna, Echidna, Koala, Kangaroo and a
haven for marine wildlife and seabirds. Visit Seal Bay the home of 500
rare Australian Sea Lions. Then relax with your friendly tour guide over a
freshly prepared barbecue L before continuing your sightseeing in
the afternoon. See the unspoilt bushland wilderness of Flinders Chase
National Park with its vast yacca and mallee vegetation. At Rocky River
Koalas, kangaroos & emus. At the aptly named Remarkable Rocks marvel
at the weirdly shaped granite boulders from peculiar natural sculptures
and the amazing shapes of Admiral's Arch cut by the sea & wind.
Kangaroo Island is a photographer's dream with magnificent scenery and
abundant wildlife providing a day to remember. After the tour of the
island enjoy a spectacular 30 minute scenic flight back to Adelaide.
Farewell Adelaide. Arrive Alice Springs.
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. (own arrangements). Arrive in Alice Springs. Transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
departure by coach to Ayers Rock with a stop at the Camel Farm, arriving
Ayers Rock at approximately 13.00.This afternoon depart your hotel for
the Olgas Valley Of The Winds Walk, Sunset & BBQ
Dinner - Your guide will escort you on a walk through Kata Tjuta
(the Olgas) to the Valley of the Winds lookout. On your return journey
watch sunset over majestic Kata Tjuta with a glass of sparkling wine.
After sunset travel back to our BBQ site to enjoy an Australian barbecue
dinner consisting of steak, sausages, kangaroo, salads and bread,
complimented by Australian sparkling wine. There is time for stargazing too
Colours of Uluru. Arrive Cairns.
Early start this
morning for your Ayers Rock Sunrise & Base Tour - watch the first
sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains. Enjoy a warming cup
of tea or coffee as the morning sun slowly changes the colour of Uluru.
Those wishing to climb Uluru will be rewarded with spectacular views
from the top. Enjoy a guided tour around the base of Uluru where you will
see a number of interesting features including a walking tour to
Mutitjulu Waterhole. There is also time to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta
Cultural Centre. This afternoon coach transfer from your hotel to Ayers Rock
airport is included. Depart Ayers Rock for Cairns (flights must be
booked to depart after 1:30pm). Arrive in Cairns. Transfer to the selected
hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Discover the Reef
depart your hotel for a spectacular Great Barrier Reef Cruise - for your
experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's 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.
Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where
you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.
With Quicksilver you can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and
explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just
one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's unique
underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a
helicopter over the reef. Whichever way you choose, you'll bring home a
lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder. Diving, Helicopter
Flights and Snorkel tour with Marine Biologist are available on request
at extra cost.
Discover the Rainforest
morning depart your hotel for a Kuranda Rail / Rainforestation / Skyrail
Tour - An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the worlds most
scenic rail routes through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning
spectacular gorges. View the Barron Falls before arriving at beautiful
Kuranda Station. Spend some time exploring this quaint Village before a
short journey brings you to Rainforestation set in 40 hectares of
gardens and rainforest. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a
different look at the Rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique
tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our
native animals as you meander through the Rainforest. Join the
Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal and Islander history. A
delicious barbeque L is included before visiting the Wildlife Park.
Cuddle a koala, smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and
wallabies. A range of other native animals and reptiles are also on
display. Time to return to Kuranda and board Skyrail, an experience which
takes you over the Rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing
you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre before
arriving at Caravonica Lakes where your coach will be waiting to return to
Unwine and Relax
Today is at leisure to explore the wonders of Australia's favourite holiday destination or you may prefer some optional touring.
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.