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    Sydney/Red Centre/The Ghan/Adelaide (12 days/11 nights)
     

    Day 01

    Arrive Sydney

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

    Day 02

    Discover Sydney - Sydney City Tour & Harbour Luncheon Cruise B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for the ydney 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 optional tours.

    Day 03

    Blue Mountains Adventure & Cuddle a Koala B,L

    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.

    Day 04

    Free time to explore Sydney B

    Today is at leisure to explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney or you may prefer optional touring.

    Day 05

    Farewell Sydney. Arrive Ayers Rock B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Ayers Rock (own arrangements). Arrive in Ayers Rock (flights must arrive by 1:00pm) .Transfer to the selected hotel. 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 06

    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 07

    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 08

    The Legendary Ghan B

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the station. Board the Legendary Ghan Train. A legendary journey into the heart of Australia. and salt pans of the interior, the brilliant sunsets and starlight night skies on this epic adventure to the heartland of Australia .

    Day 09

    Arrive Adelaide B

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

    Day 10

    Discover the wine country B,L

    This morning depart your hotel for the Grand Barossa tour with Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf - 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.

    Day 11

    Wildlife Discovery L

    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

    Day 12

    Farewell Adelaide B

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

     

    Hotels

    STANDARD

    FIRST CLASS

    DELUXE

    Sydney

    Holiday Inn Darling Harbour - Standard room

    Rydges Jamison - Standard room

    Hotel Inter-Continental Sydney - City view room

    Adelaide

    Mercure Grosvenor - Standard room

    Hilton Adelaide - Standard room

    Radisson Playford - Guest room

    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

    Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon Resort - Rangeview room

    Kings Canyon Resort - Rangeview room

    Kings Canyon Resort - Spa room

    The Ghan

    Red Kangaroo Seat

    Red Kangaroo Sleeper

    Gold Kangaroo Sleeper

     
    TOUR PRICE (Per person in AUD)
     

    Accommodation

    Rates Valid (dd/mm/yy)

    TWIN SHARE

    SINGLE

    Standard

    01/04/04 - 31/03/05

    2715.00

    3649.00

     

    01/04/04 - 31/03/05

    2715.00

    3649.00

    First Class

    01/04/04 - 31/03/05

    3689.00

    4922.00

     

    01/04/04 - 31/03/05

    4290.00

    4285.00

    Deluxe

    01/04/04 - 30/09/04 +01/12/04-31/01/05

    4225.00

    5736.00

     

    01/10/04 -31/11/04 +01/02/05 -31/03/05

    4396.00

    6079.00

     
      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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