Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus

Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus
Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus
Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus
Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus
Best of the Red Centre and Eastern Australia — Plus
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • G Adventures

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. Australia is over 7 million sq km (4.35 million sq mi) of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here. It would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne by discovering the city's hidden laneways. Then head up the Great Ocean Road to a couple of national parks before heading to a rendezvous with iconic Uluru. Next, meet the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation, cruise the glorious Whitsundays, learn to surf, and explore Sydney. Exhausted yet? Just wait ’till you’re actually here!

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. Australia is over 7 million sq km (4.35 million sq mi) of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here. It would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne by discovering the city's hidden laneways. Then head up the Great Ocean Road to a couple of national parks before heading to a rendezvous with iconic Uluru. Next, meet the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation, cruise the glorious Whitsundays, learn to surf, and explore Sydney. Exhausted yet? Just wait ’till you’re actually here!

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden laneways of Melbourne
  • Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
  • Catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
  • Trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Sail through the gorgeous Whitsundays
  • Pick-to-Plate in Byron Bay
  • Explore the Blue Mountains by foot
Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit
Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
Jenolan Caves visit
Scenic Railway
Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
12 Apostles visit
Transport
Private vehicle, ferry, sailboat, plane, walking.
Orientation walk in Sydney
Loch Ard Gorge Visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Wilpena Pound visit
Internal flights
Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit
Accommodation
Hotels (22 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).
Brighton bathing boxes visit
Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay. Melbourne laneways walk. Brighton bathing boxes visit. Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. 12 Apostles visit. Loch Ard Gorge Visit. Hike at Grampians NP. Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit. Brambuk Indigenous Cultural Centre Visit. Wilpena Pound visit. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit. Guided Daintree Rainforest walk. Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion. Blue Mountains stay with hikes. Jenolan Caves visit. Scenic Railway. Jamison Valley walk. Orientation walk in Sydney. Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Melbourne laneways walk
Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
Guided Daintree Rainforest walk
Blue Mountains stay with hikes
Your Discover Moment: Adelaide
Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
Meals Included
14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Adelaide Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay
Jamison Valley walk
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Hike at Grampians NP
Brambuk Indigenous Cultural Centre Visit
Destinations
  • Australia
  • Australasia
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Standard
  • 2 - Light
  • TwC Plus
  • Small Group
  • Travel with Confidence Plus
Day 1: Melbourne

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'. Get lost in the city's famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the über-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood.

Day 2: Melbourne

Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.

Day 3: Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula

Continue your exploration of Australia's cultural capital before travelling to the Mornington Peninsula. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.

Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches.

Day 4: Mornington Peninsula

Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.

Day 5: Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell

Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.

Day 6: Port Campbell/Halls Gap

Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.

Day 7: Halls Gap

Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals - our resident wild kangaroos and emus.

Day 8: Halls Gap/Adelaide

Travel to Adelaide. Your CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.

Day 9: Adelaide

Today is a free day to enjoy Adelaide, capital of South Australia and famed for its churches and gardens. Opt to stroll the city streets, hop on a tram to the coastal village of Glenelg, take in a full day wine tour of the famed Barossa Valley, or for the truly adventurous, take a day trip to Kangaroo Island.

Day 10: Adelaide/Uluru

Board your flight to Yulara, in the heart of Australia's Red Centre and only a short distance to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.

Cross the border into the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits.

Day 11: Uluru

Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Indigenous people that live in the area.

Day 12: Uluru/Cairns

Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 13: Cairns/Cape Tribulation

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.

Day 14: Cape Tribulation

With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.

Day 15: Cape Tribulation/Cairns

Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.

Day 16: Cairns/Airlie Beach

Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.

Day 17: Airlie Beach

Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.

Day 18: Airlie Beach/Byron Bay

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.

Day 19: Byron Bay

Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.

Opt to pre-book the "Byron Bay Ocean Kayaking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 20: Byron Bay/Port Macquarie

Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.

Day 21: Port Macquarie/Blue Mountains

En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.

Day 22: Blue Mountains

Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.

Day 23: Blue Mountains/Sydney

Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.

Day 24: Sydney

Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.

Day 25: Sydney

Depart at any time.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Adelaide Your Discover Moment: Byron Bay
  • Melbourne laneways walk
  • Brighton bathing boxes visit
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
  • 12 Apostles visit
  • Loch Ard Gorge Visit
  • Hike at Grampians NP
  • Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit
  • Brambuk Indigenous Cultural Centre Visit
  • Wilpena Pound visit
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit
  • Guided Daintree Rainforest walk
  • Whitsunday Islands sailing excursion
  • Blue Mountains stay with hikes
  • Jenolan Caves visit
  • Scenic Railway
  • Jamison Valley walk
  • Orientation walk in Sydney
  • Free time in Cairns, Byron Bay, and Sydney
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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31-Oct-2021 for 24 Nights
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Suitable For: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Accommodation:Hotels (22 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).
Difficulty:2 - Light
Meals:14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
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