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    Cairns/Darwin/Red Center (12 days/11 nights)
     

    Day 01

    Arrive Cairns

    Arrive in Cairns. Transfer to the selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Day 02

    Discover the Reef B,L

    This morning 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.

    Day 03

    Discover the Rainforest B,L

    This 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 your hotel.

    Day 04

    Cape Tribulation Safari B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for the 2 Day Cape Tribulation Getaway. Experience a personalised and relaxing day with fellow travellers who share a sense of adventure and a love of nature. You will be picked up from your accommodation and drive north along the scenic coastal road towards Mossman and Daintree. At Mossman Gorge enjoy a rainforest walk or a refreshing swim followed by morning tea. Cross the Daintree River by Cable Ferry. Enjoy a spectacular drive over rainforest clad mountains. Once at Cape Tribulation, indulge in a beach walk and delicious L at rainforest lodge. You'll stay in a 20 room boutique style resort nestled alongside Cape Tribulation National Park.

    Day 05

    Cape Tribulation Safari B

    Depart Cape Tribulation early this morning for a half-day 4WD tour to the Bloomfield Track. View the spectacular Bloomfield Falls before returning to Cape Tribulation. This afternoon depart Cape Tribulation for your return journey to Port Douglas. Daintree River Cruise is included this afternoon. You'll be dropped off at your hotel upon arrival.

    Day 06

    Farewell Cairns. Arrive Darwin B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Darwin (own arragements). Upon arrival in Darwin, transfer to your hotel.

    Day 07

    Kakadu Discovery B,L

    This morning depart on a 2-Day Kakadu National Park & Arnhem Land Tour - Travel via Adelaide River and the Marrakai Plains deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After L join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific birdlife. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting local Aboriginal culture. Overnight: Kakadu National Park (choice of accommodation

    Day 08

    Kakadu Discovery L

    Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land, where you will cruise along a billabong and learn about the Aboriginal history of the area. Journey into some of the more remote and restricted areas of Kakadu as guests of the Bunidj people. Visit ancient rock art sites that are protected by a towering escarpment and hear some of the mythology of the surrounding country. Return to Darwin this afternoon with a greater understanding of the relationship between the Aboriginal people and their land.

    Day 09

    Farewell Darwin. Arrive Ayers Rock B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Darwin airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (own arragements). Upon arrival in Ayers Rock (flights must arrive by 1:00pm) you will be transferred to your selected hotel. RED CENTER REVEALED This afternoon depart your hotel for the first part of your 3 Day Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs Tour - a visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Explore the Olga Gorge and watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock) before returning to the selected hotel. Optional dinner under the stars is available at an extra cost.

    Day 10

    Colours of Uluru

    Early departure to view the spectacle of the sunrise over Uluru, before commencing the climb to the top of the monolith. Continue on the base tour around Uluru. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before returning to the Resort. Depart this afternoon at approximately 2.00pm to travel to Kings Canyon.

    Day 11

    Kings Canyon

    This morning experience the excitement of the canyon rim walk, making the rocky climb will reward you with marvelous views. The climb may take up to three hours and is for the energetic. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn Canyon floor, an easier, shady walk. There is time to purchase L at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 7.45pm.

    Day 12

    Farewell Alice Springs B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

     

    Hotels

    STANDARD

    FIRST CLASS

    DELUXE

    Alice Springs

    Aurora Alice Springs - Standard room

    Crowne Plaza Alice Springs - Deluxe room

    Crowne Plaza Alice Springs - Deluxe room

    Ayers Rock

    Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge - Standard room

    Desert Gardens Hotel - Standard room

    Sails In The Desert Hotel - Standard room

    Cairns/Palm Cove

    Clarion Resort Great Barrier Reef - Garden view room

    Clarion Resort Great Barrier Reef - Ocean front room

    Sebel Reef House and Spa - Verandah room

    Darwin

    Mirambeena Tourist Resort Darwin - Standard room

    Novotel Atrium - Standard room

    MGM Grand Darwin - Standard room

    Kakadu

    Aurora Kakadu Resort - Standard room

    Aurora Kakadu Resort - Standard room

    Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn - Standard room

     
    TOUR PRICE (Per person in AUD)
     

    Accommodation

    Rates Valid (dd/mm/yy)

    TWIN SHARE

    SINGLE

    Standard

    01/04/04-30/09/04

    3202.00

    4326.00

     

    01/10/04-31/03/05

    3256.00

    4435.00

    First Class

    01/04/04-30/09/04

    3388.00

    4680.00

     

    01/10/04-31/03/05

    3396.00

    4698.00

    Deluxe

    01/04/04-30/09/04

    3728.00

    5403.00

     

    01/10/04-31/03/05

    3705.00

    5358.00

     
      INCLUSIONS AT GLANCE
    Accommodation at selected hotel TWIN SHARE ROOM
    Meals as specified in each itinerary
    Tours (seat-in-coach) and sightseeing according to each itinerary, not including optional tours
    Transfers to and from airport on scheduled coachers (upgrades to private car transfers are on request)
    Taxes
     
      PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
    Airfares (International or Domestic) & Airport Taxes
    Optional Tours
    Meals, other than those specified in the itinerary
    Tips & gratuities
     
    *Rates per double/twin room in Australian Dollars, including all taxes
    **The above rates are only applicable to pre-paid reservations made through Australian Travel Club Web site
    ***The above rates are not applicable for public holidays and special events (eg New Year, Mardi Gras, Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup, etc.) Special event rates are available on request
     
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