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    Sydney /Red Centre /Great Barrier Reef (11 days/10 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 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 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 Alice Springs B

    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.

    Day 06

    Olgas Discovery B,D

    Early morning 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 (weather permitting).

    Day 07

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

    Day 08

    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 09

    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 10

    Unwine and Relax B

    Today is at leisure to explore the wonders of Australia's favourite holiday destination or you may prefer some optional touring.

    Day 11

    Farewell Cairns 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

    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

     
    TOUR PRICE (Per person in AUD)
     

    Accommodation

    Rates Valid (dd/mm/yy)

    TWIN SHARE

    SINGLE

    Standard

    01/04/04-30/09/04 + 01/12/04-31/03/05

    2406.00

    3340.00

     

    01/10/04-30/11/04

    2460.00

    3449.00

    First Class

    01/04/04-30/09/04 + 01/12/04-31/03/05

    2713.00

    3899.00

     

    01/10/04-30/11/04

    2766.00

    4008.00

    Deluxe

    01/04/04-30/09/04 + 01/12/04-31/03/05

    3212.00

    4856.00

     

    01/10/04-30/11/04

    3383.00

    5199.00

     
      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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