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Escape to the astounding scenery of the sun-dappled Blue Mountains. Watch the sun set at the iconic Ayers Rock. Witness the wonder of a penguin parade in Melbourne. Go full circle around Australia on this awe-inspiring 22-day tour.

What's included

  • Scheduled flights and internal flights as described
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 19 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis, plus 2 lunches
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee

Included holiday highlights

  • Perth tour (half day)
  • Alice Springs tour (half day)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) visit – sunset and sunrise
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) visit
  • Great Barrier Reef, including lunch (full day)
  • Sydney tour (half day)
  • Sheep station visit, including lunch
  • Canberra sightseeing tour including Australian War Museum visit (half day)
  • Melbourne tour (half day)

Optional excursions

  • Fremantle & cruise on the Swan River
  • Bush BBQ
  • MacDonnell Mountain Range and Standley Chasm
  • Featherdale and Blue Mountains
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise [Pre-bookable excursion package from only £199 per person
  • Phillip Island’s ‘penguin parade’
  • Daintree
  • Bush BBQ
Today you will depart on your scheduled flight to Australia.
You will arrive in the beautiful city of Perth in the early hours of day 3. You will stay here for a further three nights.
Experience has shown us that our clients appreciate the opportunity to relax and rest after their flight, so we have allowed plenty of time for this.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the delightful surroundings of Perth, the ideal first stop for our Australian extravaganza. This wonderful city, with its neighbouring port of Fremantle, is one of the most envied locations in the world in which to live. The golden beaches, superb restaurants, lush green parks, stunning broad expanses of the Swan River and lovely warm climate give the visitor a fine introduction to the relaxed, contented lifestyle of modern-day Australia.

A half-day sightseeing tour is included during your stay. We also offer plenty of fascinating optional tours for you to join if you wish.
Late this morning you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. You will arrive in Alice Springs early this evening, where two nights’ accommodation has been arranged for you. Alice Springs is situated amid a vast area of natural springs and shimmering red desert.

There is a chance this evening to join our bush BBQ experience, try your hand at throwing a boomerang and gaze at the stars in the night sky.
Today we include a half-day sightseeing tour, showing you the famous flying doctor base, the old telegraph station and the School of the Air (subject to opening times) where children are educated over the wireless.

This afternoon you can join our optional excursion to the West MacDonnell Ranges.
You will travel through the heart of Australia, stopping en route at a camel farm, where you may take a camel ride if you wish. Uluru (Ayers Rock), situated in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, is one of the world’s most remarkable sights. This gigantic sandstone monolith remains the property of the Anangu tribe of the Northern Territory. The rock is two miles long, 1,000ft high and measures six miles around the base. It changes colour dramatically with the light and is a wondrous sight at sunrise and sunset. You will be at Uluru (Ayers Rock) for both of these moments, with a sunset visit included today.
You have an early start today for your visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for sunrise. As well as this spectacular sight, you will also tour the base to see the caves. An excursion will be made to the mysterious Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a nearby range of 28 spectacular rock domes.

Your journey continues with a flight to Cairns, a lively seaside resort situated on the Great Barrier Reef, where you will stay for four nights.
Join us on today’s included excursion, an exciting trip by catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Described as the world’s largest living thing, the eighth wonder of the world and the marine equivalent of Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef is a stupendous 1,400-mile wonderland of beautiful coral and colourful marine life, studded with unspoilt tropical islands.

You will journey right to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can don a snorkel, take to the water and marvel at the amazing world that stretches beneath you. Enjoy lunch on board, then you can visit an underwater observatory, take a cruise in a semi-submersible submarine, or just relax on the sundeck with a drink - the choice is yours.
Now that you are halfway through your tour you’ll probably appreciate some time to relax and soak up the glorious sunshine. Cairns enjoys an idyllic location, sandwiched between the deep blue ocean and lush green tropical forests. If you’re after adventure, there are plenty of optional excursions available here. The most popular is a ride on the Kuranda Railway, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys. The track burrows through 15 tunnels and traverses 40 bridges as it clings to the rockface along a narrow coastal strip.
You will leave Cairns early this morning and fly to Sydney, where you will stay for four nights. Sydney is Australia’s biggest city, although the centre is surprisingly compact and can be explored easily on foot. The world-famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House dominate the vast and picturesque harbour.
On the morning of day 14 we include a sightseeing tour which will introduce you to such highlights as Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – a rock cut into the shape of a bench which offers one of the best vantage points in the city.

Enjoy the rest of your time in Sydney at leisure soaking up the exciting atmosphere and sheer beauty of Australia’s premier city. You’ll find an excellent choice of optional excursions, including a drive to the Blue Mountains and the wildlife park where you will see koalas, possums, wombats and kangaroos.
You will leave Sydney by coach for the drive to the beautifully landscaped capital city, Canberra for an overnight stay. Your included city sightseeing tour features the parliament buildings and a glimpse of the Prime Minister’s lodge. We include a visit to the outstanding Australian War Memorial Museum. It houses a huge collection of relics, models and paintings and is a must for every visitor to Canberra. En route to Canberra you will stop at a sheep station for a sheep shearing demonstration, with lunch included.
This morning we continue to Melbourne for a three-night stay. This afternoon we include a city sightseeing tour with highlights including Captain Cook’s cottage and the old gaol where the notorious outlaw Ned Kelly was executed. Sports fans will know Melbourne as the home of Australian Rules Football, the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cup. It is also home to some of the finest restaurants in Australia.
See the sights of Melbourne at your own pace today. This afternoon you may choose to join our optional excursion to Phillip Island, where you can witness the remarkable penguin parade – a charming sight of hundreds of these creatures emerging from the sea and waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows.
Enjoy a free morning before you transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to the UK.
You will arrive back in the UK today.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Australia - Yanchep National Park - Perth

Australia - Yanchep National Park - Perth

from £72

A great opportunity to see some of Australia ’s native animals. At Yanchep National park you will have the opportunity to get up close with the kangaroos that wander around freely. See if you can spot a Koala in their enclosure. You will then continue to Underwater World when you will have the chance to stroke a stingray in the “petting pond”. After some free time for lunch you will end your day with a visit to the Swan Valley winery for a spot of wine tasting.

Full Day – Nature Interest

Australia - Western McDonnell Ranges - Half Day - Alice Springs

Australia - Western McDonnell Ranges - Half Day - Alice Springs

from £51

Enjoy a tour of the Western MacDonnell Ranges . You will first of all visit Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge carved out of the Western MacDonnell Ranges , where water flows through a small gap in the range. This gap is sacred to the Central Aboriginal people. The next stop will be Standley Chasm, which is also very important to the Aboriginal people. After a short walk you will be able to see the stunning red rocks, which have created a picturesque natural alleyway. When the light is right you will be treated to a magnificent display of colours and forms.

Half Day – Moderate / Strenuous Walking – Scenic

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from £199

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this pre bookable excursion package...

Phillip Island Penguin parade / Daintree / Bush BBQ

Australia - Kuranda Skyrail - Cairns

Australia - Kuranda Skyrail - Cairns

from £102

A fantastic opportunity to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop this morning will be the Kuranda Skyrail, where you will glide through the rainforest canopy before descending deep into the heart of the forest. After some free time in the village of Kuranda you will continue on the second part of your tour, The Kuranda Heritage Train. You will stop off at the stunning Barron Falls , a wonderful photo opportunity,
before arriving at Freshwater station.

Full Day – Scenic

Australia - Swan Valley and Fremantle - Perth

Australia - Swan Valley and Fremantle - Perth

from £54

A leisurely one way cruise to the bustling and dynamic port town of Fremantle. On arrival in Fremantle, you will enjoy a tour around, followed by some free time to explore the port. You could get a coffee from the famous ‘Cappuccino strip’, or take a look around the Fremantle Market. You will return by coach.

Please note that the market is only open on Fri/Sat/Sun

Half Day – Minimal/Moderate Walking – Highly Recommended

Australia - Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

Australia - Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

from £57

A fun evening which starts with a drive around the land trying to spot kangaroos, which will be followed by some boomerang throwing and a BBQ. There will also be some star watching (weather permitting) and some music.
Please Note : Jackets will be required in the winter months.

Evening Excursion – Great Fun

Australia - Daintree - Cairns

Australia - Daintree - Cairns

from £84

On arrival to Port Douglas you will have morning tea before departing for 4 mile beach lookout point. The beach unfolds along a gentle curve as far as the eye can see. There will also be a chance to visit Mary's church. Next stop will be an Environmental Wilderness Cruise in a State Marine Park with a naturalist guide. After some crocodile spotting you will head to Daintree Tea House for lunch before a short tour of the village.

Full Day – Not To Be Missed

Australia - Soveriegn Hill - Melbourne

Australia - Soveriegn Hill - Melbourne

from £83

After a short tour of Ballarat, the original site where gold was discovered in 1851, you will visit Sovereign Hill open air museum. The museum depicts Ballarat’s first decade after the gold was found. The museum has become one of Victoria ’s most popular attractions. You will also have a tour of the mines before some free time to look around the town. You will also have the chance to visit the gold museum before departing.

Full Day – Historical Interest

Australia - Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney

Australia - Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney

from £18

Sydney Harbour is known to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and on this hour long cruise you will see why. You will see the beautiful parklands, reserves and gardens, not to mention the famous Sydney Opera House.

Hour Cruise – Not To Be Missed

Australia - Featherdale Wildlife park and Blue Mountains - Sydney

Australia - Featherdale Wildlife park and Blue Mountains - Sydney

from £84

At Featherdale wildlife park you will have the chance to see over three hundred species of Australian wildlife, from Koalas to Tasmanian Devils. You will then
drive through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamieson Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you will have the chance to ride the worlds steepest incline railway (optional), and ride in the scenic cable car with views of the World Heritage listed Jamison Valley.

Full Day – Highly Recommended

Australia - Phillip Island Penguin Parade - Melbourne

Australia - Phillip Island Penguin Parade  - Melbourne

from £72

Join us on an afternoon into evening excursion to Phillip Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. The visit sees us cross the Narrows Bridge onto the island and stop at one of the island’s towns for a stroll and early dinner. Then, as we drive around part of the coastline, we may see wallabies or fur seals but importantly can admire the views of the rugged terrain and wonder at the arduous journeys the penguins have to make to and from their burrows. The highlight of the tour is our time at the Penguin Parade centre; we take up position to await the penguins’ return from their fishing expeditions, their unsteady gait as they waddle up the beach with full bellies is a delight. It really is a natural wonder.

Extended Afternoon Excursion – Nature Interest
The 4-star Travelodge in Perth is close to some great attractions including Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities and WiFi.
The 3.5-star Aurora Alice Springs is located in the amazing Alice Springs.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
The 3.5-star Outback Pioneer Hotel in Ayers Rock is a welcoming hotel with friendly service and relaxed surroundings.

Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, bar and a choice of restaurants. Bedrooms have private facilities, minibar and TV.
The 3.5-star Cairns Queenslander Hotel is located in Cairns, in reach of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

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The 3-star Mercure Canberra is a unique hotel set around an impressive courtyard. It's in a convenient location too, close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the city centre.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a minibar.
The 3.5-star Best Western Travel Inn in Melbourne is a comfortable hotel in a convenient location. It's within easy reach of the city's main attractions, including the restaurants and cafes on Lygon Street.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Travelodge Perth

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour.  Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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