Grand Australia

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Where the naturally exquisite coexists with a bustling urban scene. Protected nature reserves invite animal-lovers and wonders of the natural world provide spectacular backdrops for exclusive dining.

In Perth, enjoy 5-star accommodation, excellently located for Scenic Freechoice excursions to the Botanical Gardens, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Alice Springs promises an exclusive visit to a Kangaroo sanctuary as you walk amongst the country’s native creature, before a Scenic Enrich dining experience as the sun sets at Uluru. In Melbourne, witness the penguin parade of Phillip Island, before continuing your culinary adventures on board a restored Colonial tramcar. Journey to Cairns and Thala Beach Resort, your Special Stay nestled between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef shoreline, before flying over the spectacle in a helicopter. Australia’s aboriginal history comes alive at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and four nights in Sydney provides an exciting conclusion to a truly inspiring itinerary.


5-Star luxury inclusions:

  • Return flights from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow
  • All airport and hotel transfers within Australia
  • Internal flights with Qantas or Jetstar
  • 6 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 22 Scenic Freechoice activities and Freechoice dining
  • 25 meals - 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • 17 nights in handpicked hotels including 4 Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Your Australian visa at no extra cost
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Australasia
  • Oceania
  • Australia
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Scenic
  • Small Group

Day 1: Depart the UK

Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow. Why not include an outbound stopover? Enquire for details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2: Arrive Perth

Be met by a Scenic Representative and transferred to your hotel in Perth for a three-night Special Stay. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3: Perth

Explore the sights, such as Perth’s Mint, Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, the city’s lively shopping precincts are perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy.

Tonight, you will take to the waters of Swan River for a Welcome Dinner Cruise. With a glass of sparkling wine in-hand and a buffet laid out for you and your fellow Scenic guests, this is the perfect opportunity to raise a toast to the journey ahead with new friends and your Tour Director.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 4: Perth

Freechoice: Explore the beautiful beaches and bays of Rottnest Island or enjoy a tour of Perth, including lunch and a cruise to Fremantle. Alternatively, enjoy a day out discovering the secrets behind Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey and uncover the mysteries behind the desert Pinnacles. Get to know the heritage and culture that gives Perth its quirks, on an informative and entertaining guided city tour by those who know best. Finish with ?a complimentary drink in a local pub.

Breakfast Included

Day 5: Perth > Alice Springs

You’ll be transferred to Perth Airport for a flight to Alice Springs, a popular gateway for those wishing to embark on an adventure through the country’s infamous Red Centre. Visit the School of the Air and learn about the teaching methods helping to provide an education for children living in remote parts of Australia. Explore the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and learn about the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which inspired the television series. Check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Take a laid-back walk through the bush of the Kangaroo Sanctuary as they wake from their sleep. A guide will be on-hand to teach you about the significance of the wildlife that inhabits the 90 acres of untouched land, founded by Chris Barnes, star of ‘Kangaroo Dundee’.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 6: Alice Springs > Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Travel through Australia’s desert landscape before arriving at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a two-night Special Stay at a unique luxury retreat.

Tonight, you’re invited to a dining experience set amidst an outdoor exhibit called Field of Light. The mesmerising artwork, created by Bruce Munro, will be created from thousands of bulbs planted in the desert surrounding Uluru in the outback. As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, you’ll enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks and authentic Australian cuisine

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Freechoice: Watch the sun rise over Uluru, before choosing from a number of exciting activities. Take to the asphalt for a leisurely ride on a Harley Davidson™, in the capable hands of an experienced rider, embark on a Uluru Highlights and Cultural Tour, trek around the rock’s giant base, or explore the desert by camel.

This afternoon is yours to discover the mysteries of Kata Juta, followed by enjoying the sunset over Uluru from the viewing area.

Breakfast Included

Day 8: Uluru (Ayers Rock) > Melbourne

Say goodbye to Australia’s Red Centre and fly to Melbourne to check into your hotel for a three-night stay.

Breakfast Included

Day 9: Melbourne

On your first full day in the city, it won’t take you long to discover that this cultural hub has many unique characteristics, from bohemian Brunswick Street to the plentiful sporting stadiums. To introduce you, we’ve put together an exciting range of Scenic Freechoice activities.

Freechoice: Take a trip to Phillip Island where you’ll see Australia’s wildlife and magical penguin parade, or embark on an unforgettable adventure down the Great Ocean Road. Alternatively, explore the city’s treasures on a Lanes & Arcades walking tour, or take a guided city tour. If sport is your thing, visit Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum to learn about the country’s rich sporting history and maybe take in a cricket

Breakfast Included

Day 10: Melbourne

Spend today however you please. Visit one of the city’s many art galleries or museums, or head to Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Freechoice Dining: Enjoy an early dinner on board a restored tramcar as it tours the city. Authentic Australian cuisine complements the stylish, old-fashioned ornate interiors and gives you a unique view of Melbourne.  Alternatively, dine at either Mr Hive or Mesh just two of the many restaurants within the Crown Melbourne Casino Complex.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 11: Melbourne > Thala Beach

Fly to Cairns and travel north to Thala Beach  for a two-night Special Stay. Overlooking the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, spend the day relaxing.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 12: Great Barrier Reef

No trip to Australia would be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, a 2,300km-long ecosystem comprised of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of coral. Travel to Port Douglas and take a high-speed catamaran to a pontoon moored on the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkel with an instructor and enjoy viewing the coral and sea life from a semi-submersible boat, taking a closer look at the underwater life.

After getting up-close-and-personal with one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, you are invited to experience this epic icon from above during a short helicopter flight, offering unparalleled views of one of the planet’s most enchanting treasures.

Breakfast Included. Lunch Included

Day 13: Cairns

This morning, visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an educational morning before arriving in Cairns, where we’ve compiled some of the best sightseeing opportunities for you. With much to offer, we’ll give you the afternoon to do as you please. Navigate one of the walking tracks or swim in the man-made lagoon. Or, unwind and savour the laid-back ambiance of the city. Your two night stay is at your hotel in Cairns.

Breakfast Included

Day 14: Cairns

Freechoice: Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon flight at sunrise, or journey through magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway before returning by Skyrail.  Alternatively, enjoy a great Australian wildlife experience at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures or The Best of the Cairns Tablelands which includes local tastings of smoked meats and native herbs.

Breakfast Included

Day 15: Cairns > Sydney

Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival you’ll check into your hotel for a four-night Special Stay, a short stroll from the harbour. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a sensational Captain’s Dinner Cruise around Sydney Harbour. Take in the sights and raise a toast to your journey while enjoying a three-course dining experience and complimentary drinks. The views are unparalleled, the food is sure to be exceptional and the company is second-to-none.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 16: Sydney

On your first full day in Sydney, we’ve put together a wide range of Scenic Freechoice excursions.

Freechoice: Tour the famous Sydney Opera House, visit Taronga Zoo, wander around Sydney’s Botanical Garden, or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and discover some local wildlife along the way.

Breakfast Included

Day 17: Sydney

Today, Sydney is yours to discover. Stroll the golden shores of Bondi Beach or get your cultural fix at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Remember, your Tour Director is on-hand to offer any advice.

Breakfast Included

Day 18: Sydney

For your final day, we have planned two unforgettable experiences to ensure your journey ends in true Scenic style.

After breakfast you’ll be transported to Rose Bay to board a seaplane for a spectacular scenic flight over some of Sydney’s premier attractions. Soar over the sandstone cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour where you can see surfers and beach-goers mingle below. You’ll then return to Rose Bay via the inner harbour for a circuit above Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (weather dependent).

As evening approaches, you are invited to enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner at an award-winning restaurant which boasts idyllic views of the Harbour Bridge and Harbour. As the sun begins to set over Sydney and your final evening comes to a close, this is the perfect opportunity to swap stories with your fellow guests and raise a toast to your unforgettable Australian adventure.

Breakfast Included. Dinner Included

Day 19: Sydney > UK

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

Breakfast Included

Day 20: Arrive UK

Welcome home.

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Their fully-inclusive philosophy ensures everything you could possibly need is included in the price you pay. From return flights from the UK, transfers and tips, to exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences, Scenic Freechoice daily excursions, selected dining and a complimentary three-night outbound stopover in a choice of inviting destinations.

Whether you’re watching the sunrise at New Zealand’s Cape Reinga, taking in the unforgettable night’s sky in the Australian Outback, or discovering the colourful heritage of India & Sri Lanka — we are your expert guide and travel companion, helping you experience the world’s wonders in the utmost luxury and comfort. From daily excursions and special events, to food and drink, flights and transfers, and luxury hotel stays — our signature all-inclusive service means you can look forward to the hassle-free trip of a lifetime, safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.


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Meals:17 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 7 dinners.
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