Australian Highlights

Sea Turtle
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Melbourne
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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • AAT Kings

Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, the turquoise tropical waters the Great Barrier Reef, and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse itinerary is one that ticks all the boxes. Wander through Melbourne’s lively cobblestoned laneways, share a gourmet barbecue with a local family in Alice Springs, and feel the heartbeat of the ancient Red Centre on an unforgettable journey.

Highlights
Highlights

  • Insight in to Aboriginal culture at Uluru and a dot painting workshop
  • Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Join Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at their home, Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs- it will be a night to remember
  • Learn how children living in remote Australia are educated through School of the Air in Alice Springs
  • Learn about the medical service provided by the Flying Doctors in Alice Springs
  • Take a guided tour beneath the famous sails of Sydney Opera House
  • Experience a walk around the base of Uluru and learn about the Anangu’s spiritual connection to the land
What's Included
Quality accommodation,Travel in luxury coach,Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide,Airport Transfers (see flight information below)
Destinations
  • Australia
  • Australasia
Tour Types
  • Guided Holiday
Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne
Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner at a restaurant by the waterfront.
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Day 2 Melbourne
Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour this morning, then discover its gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You might like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade, where the world’s smallest penguins return from the ocean and waddle endearingly up the wide beach to their sand-dune burrows. Or you may prefer to simply relax, explore the galleries, or experience some of the city’s celebrated eateries.
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Day 3 Melbourne Free Time
Today is free for you to further explore the delights of Melbourne. Alternatively, you could take an optional experience along the renowned Great Ocean Road to discover a stunning coastline and the towering limestone arches of the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, you might like to take in a production at one of Melbourne’s renowned theaters.
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Day 4 Melbourne – Alice Springs
Fly to Alice Springs this morning and visit the unique School of the Air to learn how this school-with-a-difference delivers education to children living in remote outback areas. Pause at the headquarters of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service, celebrated for providing a ‘mantle of safety’ in the outback for almost a century. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctury World Nature Center for a home-cooked gourmet Be My Guest BBQ dinner. Later, listen as brothers Tom and Danny speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and local culture.
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Day 5 Alice Springs – Uluru
Travel through the red quartzite peaks and gorges of the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges today, then spend the afternoon relaxing or enjoying your resort’s facilities. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set behind the massive sandstone monolith of Uluru.
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Day 6 Uluru & Kata Tjuta
This morning, witness the magical Uluru sunrise, then tour the caves at the base of Uluru and marvel at the ancient rock art to be found there. Later, travel over red desert plains to Kata Tjuta, and take a walk at Walpa Gorge through two of the tallest domes of this majestic rock formation. Enjoy sparkling wine with your traveling companions as the sun sets over Kata Tjuta.
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Day 7 Uluru - Cairns
Rise early to experience the ethereal Field of Light art installation. Wander through the paths surounding 50,000 hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light. As the sun rises, join your fellow travelers on top of a sand dune to watch the desert awakening over Uluru. Meet an Indigenous artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with cultural insights, explaining the meanings of local totems and assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon board your flight to tropical Cairns.
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Day 8 Cairns Free Time
Today is free for you to pursue your own interests in this vibrant tropical city. You may choose to gain some insights into Indigenous culture at the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, or travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’ on the historic Scenic Rail. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
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Day 9 Great Barrier Reef
Board a sleek, high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling (equipment provided), or view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. After some time to relax, join your traveling companions for an evening meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront.
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Day 10 Cairns - Sydney
After a leisurely start, this afternoon fly on to Sydney, where your evening is at leisure.
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Day 11 Sydney
Visit legendary Bondi Beach then head to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a privately guided tour with a local guide. Enjoy lunch aboard one of Sydney Harbor’s premier cruise vessels, then spend the rest of your day exploring the city at your leisure.
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Day 12 Sydney Free Time
Today is yours for further exploration of Sydney. The energetic might tackle the iconic Sydney Harbor BridgeClimb, or perhaps you’d prefer to take an excursion to the majestic Blue Mountains to see the soaring Three Sisters rock formation. Celebrate your vacation with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner.
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Day 13 Farewell from Sydney
Say farewell when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
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What's Included

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel in luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport Transfers (see flight information below)

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Touring with AAT Kings

With over 100 years of experience  creating tours around Australia and New Zealand, they know every bump in the road, every sight to see and all the local stories, be they tall tales or true. With amazing Travel Directors and Driver Guides, their team possess insights that uncover the hidden secrets and unique experiences that brings every destination to life.

They are the Australia and New Zealand holiday experts, and with over 150 packages to choose from, they go farther and further than any other tour operator in the region.

Be it a Short Break or a fully Guided Holiday, they have a travel style to suit your needs, so you can smile and relax, as everything has been organised for you.

As a Proud Member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), AAT Kings is driven by service, passionately run and owned by a family involved in travel and hospitality for over 100 years.

They believe in protecting the beautiful places they visit, so they have partnered with the TreadRight Foundation to practice sustainable tourism, making sure the only things they ever leave in their wake are footprints and plenty of smiles.

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