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Grand Tour of Australia

30 Days from £5,849

​This all-encompassing tour of Australia introduces you to so many of the highlights of this thrilling destination located on the other side of the world. Over 30 days you'll discover vibrant cities and explore many fascinating sites. You'll see Uluru at sunset and sunrise, take a scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road and cruise the Great Barrier Reef on an exciting catamaran cruise. A huge choice of optional excursions is also available, giving you the chance to see and experience even more. Enjoy an authentic Aussie barbecue, ride the Kuranda Railway, take a helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour Bridge and witness the enchanting 'penguin parade' on Phillip Island. And that's just for starters!

Departure from: Sep 2019 - Nov 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airways
  • 27 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfast & 3 lunches
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

  • ​City tours of Perth and Darwin
  • Kakadu National Park
  • See Aboriginal paintings at Nourlangie Rock
  • Cruise the Katherine Gorge
  • Tour of Alice Springs
  • Visit to a camel farm
  • See the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Great Barrier Reef catamaran cruise
  • Sydney’s iconic sights
  • Sheep station visit and Canberra tour
  • The Australian War Memorial Museum
  • Discover Melbourne
  • Journey along the Great Ocean Road
  • Tour of the Barossa Valley
  • Jacobs Creek visitor centre
  • Discover Adelaide



Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK/Perth

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Perth.

Days 2 & 3 Perth

On arrival in the beautiful city of Perth early on day 3, we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll stay here for a further two nights, so there's plenty of time to explore, and a half-day tour of this exciting, cosmopolitan city will get you started. Among your discoveries will be clean, uncrowded beaches and lush green parks all set against a stunning backdrop of modern skyscrapers.​

Day 4 Perth

Perth has so much to offer and you can get out and about to discover its delights just as you wish today. It's one of the world's most envied locations in which to live, with lush parks, excellent restaurants, the stunning Swan River and a lovely warm climate.
As an alternative, you might choose to join an optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle, which you'll reach via a cruise on the Swan River. During free time, coffee-lovers should head to Cappuccino Strip, lined with open-air coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Other highlights include the fishing boat harbour, a host of interesting museums and the historic Fremantle markets - more than 150 stalls selling everything from local delicacies to jewellery. We'll head back to the hotel by road.​

Day 5 Perth

​If you're an animal-lover, today's optional excursion is for you! You've the chance to see some of Australia's native creatures at Yanchep National Park. Kangaroos roam freely here, so you can get really close to the country's most famous animal, and you might also spot koalas. You'll then continue to the Aquarium of Western Australia, where among other highlights you can stroke stingray in the 'petting pond'.
There's free time for lunch before you head to the Swan Valley Winery for a wine-tasting experience.​

Day 6 Darwin

Today, you'll fly to Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. Your sightseeing begins straight away with a tour en route to your overnight hotel. This city that's closer to Asia than the rest of Australia is cosmopolitan and tropical, and boasts a lovely seaside location and a laid-back atmosphere. It plays host to vibrant markets, trendy cafes and pretty marinas. You can also see historic buildings including the ruins of the Town Hall and Brown's Mart - both victims of cyclone Tracy in 1974.

Day 7 Kakadu National Park

We make our way to Kakadu National Park today, home to lush rainforest, scenic rivers, diverse wildlife and natural galleries of Aboriginal rock art.
Before heading to our hotel, there's the chance to walk up Ubirr Rock, located in an area extremely rich in wildlife and Aboriginal art.​

Day 8 Katherine

We're going to drive to Katherine this morning, via the stunning Nourlangie Rock. Here you can set off on a walk to discover more fascinating rock art. 
Next, we'll head off on a thrilling cruise on the famous Yellow Water Lagoon, where you can look for many species of birds - from whistling ducks to eagles - and crocodiles in their natural habitat.​

Day 9 Darwin

Today's highlight is a cruise through the Katherine Gorge, to see ancient rocks and caves decorated with Aboriginal rock paintings. As you sail through this picturesque gorge, expert guides will explain the history and geology of the area and tell you all about the flora and fauna you're likely to see. You'll step ashore for a walk before boarding another boat for your return journey.​

Day 10 Alice Springs

Our next base is Alice Springs, situated in an area of natural springs and red-hued desert, and we fly here this morning. A tour will introduce you to the Flying Doctor Base, the old Telegraph Station and – depending on the time of your visit – the famous School of the Air.
This evening you might be tempted to join an optional bush barbecue - an authenic experience that really sums up the spirit of the Australian Outback. The fun starts at sunset as we take to the road to try to spot kangaroos. Before you eat you can try your hand at boomerang throwing, and afterwards you can indulge in a spot of star-gazing.​

Day 11 Alice Springs

You can make your own discoveries today, however, an optional excursion into the spectacular MacDonnell Mountain Range comes highly recommended.
First you'll visit Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge where water flows through a small gap in the mountains. This area is sacred to the Aboriginal people, as is our next stop, the Standley Chasm. Here, you can take a stroll amongst sheer walls of red rock, which are simply breathtaking. After enjoying afternoon tea, you'll see the stunning Glen Helen Gorge, carved by the ancient Finke River.​

Day 12 Uluru

Our journey today takes us to one of Australia's most iconic landmarks, Uluru, or Ayers Rock. En route we're going to stop at a camel farm, where you can choose to ride one if you wish.
After this we'll head to the mysterious Kata Tjuta, although you may know these 36 domed rock formations better as the Olgas. Located to the west of Uluru, they are thought to have similarly been one huge piece of rock but over millions of years they have been shaped this way by nature. 
The gigantic sandstone monolith Uluru is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is two miles long, 1,000ft high and measures six miles around the base. One of the most impressive landmarks in Australia, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sacred place in Aboriginal culture and features many caves and ancient rock paintings. It's an incredible sight at any time of the day, but at sunrise and sunset it changes colour dramatically with the light. Your visit here today is at sunset.​

Day 13 Cairns

You've an early start today, but it's definitely worth it as you visit Uluru once again, but this time at sunrise. You can also tour the base of the rock and view Aboriginal rock paintings in the caves here.
Later, we fly to Cairns, a lively resort on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.​

Day 14 Cairns

Today you have the chance to explore a whole new world on an included trip by catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Marine life comes incredibly close to the boat, so you can experience the reef without getting wet from the comfort of a semi-submersible or an underwater observatory. Of course, you can also go snorkelling – all the equipment and guidance you need is provided, as well as lunch.

Day 15 Cairns

All you have to do now is relax and soak up the sun in Cairns. However, if you want to see more, a ride on the Kuranda Railway is an option today to see the Atherton Tablelands.
Your first stop will be the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll glide over and through heritage rainforest. After free time in the village of Kuranda, you'll take a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway with the Barron Falls just one of the incredible highlights.​

Day 16 Cairns

You can spend today doing just as you wish. If you want to get out in the great outdoors, why not come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. On arrival at Port Douglas, we'll head to Four Mile Beach, which unfolds in a gentle curve offering spectacular views as far as the eye can see. You'll also see the historic St Mary's by the Sea, a picturesque church offering breathtaking sea views.
Daintree is an ecologically unique tropical forest, which is home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and next you'll head off on an environmental wilderness cruise with an expert guide in search of crocodiles. Lunch at the Daintree Village Hotel and a tour of Daintree are also included on this excursion.​

Day 17 Sydney

We're going to fly to Australia's biggest city, Sydney, today, where a four-night stay means you'll have ample time to discover plenty of its highlights.
The most famous landmarks here have to be Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, which dominate the picturesque harbour. You'll see these and all the other main sights on tomorrow's tour, so why not spend the rest of the day relaxing after your flight.​

Day 18 Sydney

You'll see on your tour today that Sydney's centre is surprisingly compact. As we explore together you can tick off the gorgeous white sands of Bondi Beach, and Hyde Park, which is home to numerous monuments including the ANZAC Memorial. We'll also head to Darling Harbour, which hosts a dazzling array of attractions from bars and bistros to an aquarium and a zoo, and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This huge sandstone rock was hand-carved by convicts into the shape of a bench for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth in 1810. Why not sit for a while and take in the views from this wonderful vantage point.
The time is then yours to spend as you please, when you may decide to discover Sydney Harbour from the water. This hour-long optional cruise will introduce all the sights, from beautiful gardens and parkland to the iconic Sydney Opera House as you sail around one of the world's most stunning harbours.​

Day 19 Sydney

With the next two days at leisure, you can explore Sydney your way now. If you want to join an organised trip, come with us on a thrilling optional excursion. You'll start at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 300 species of native animals, from koalas to Tasmanian devils.
You'll then head through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamieson Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon. Finally, you'll visit Scenic World, where you can opt to take a journey on the world's steepest incline railway into ancient rainforest or enjoy a cable-car ride over the valley.​

Day 20 Sydney

​You can choose from a couple of exciting optional excursions today. If you've a head for heights, you could take in exceptional views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area on a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Don't worry, you'll get a safety briefing beforehand and will wear a harness at all times. At the end you'll receive a group photo, a cap, certificate and a pass to the Pylon Lookout for further sweeping views.
Alternatively, you may choose to view Sydney from even higher up, on a panoramic helicopter ride. Remember to take your camera along and snap shots of Bondi Beach, Botany Bay, Sydney Harbour and Opera House, and much more, as you listen to your pilot's informative commentary through headphones.​

Day 21 Canberra

We'll take to the road today as we head to Canberra, Australia's capital. The city is surrounded by parkland and is home to an array of monuments, museums and galleries that showcase the country's culture and history.
En route we're going to sample authentic Australian experiences as we stop at a sheep station. We'll watch as the sheep dog and stockman expertly work together to round up the animals and guide them into the shearing shed. After a sheep shearing demonstration, sit down to a barbecue lunch. On the menu will be steak, sausages, salads and potatoes, as well as a cold beer or glass of wine.​

Day 22 Melbourne

Your Australian adventure continues with three nights in Melbourne, and your tour today will help you to get your bearings. Highlights include Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders Street Station and the Grand Prix Circuit that circles Albert Park Lake. Another stop is Fitzroy Gardens, which features pathways lined with towering elms, colourful floral displays and the Fairies' Tree sculpture - a centuries-old tree stump featuring delightful carvings. You'll also catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage here. Originally built in Yorkshire in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne brick by brick in 1934 and rebuilt.​

Day 23 Melbourne

You can slow the pace a little over the next two days, which are free for you to spend at leisure. Today you might be tempted to join an optional visit to Phillip Island, to see the remarkable penguin parade. At sunset, after a hard day's fishing, hundreds of these delightful creatures - the world's smallest penguin - appear from out of the ocean and waddle their way across the beach to their sand dune burrows. You can take in this marvellous spectacle from special viewing stands and boardwalks, which give you the chance to get up close to nature.​

Day 24 Melbourne

​Today is free for you to explore more of Melbourne at your own pace. Alternatively, why not take an optional trip to Ballarat, famous for the Gold Rush of 1851. You'll also visit Sovereign Hill open-air museum, which recreates the first decade after the discovery of gold here, and take a tour of the gold mines. There will be time for a stroll around the town and to visit the Gold Museum.​

Day 25 Warrnambool

Your journey today takes you along one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the world, the Great Ocean Road. As you go you'll see the Twelve Apostles, the Arch and many other fantastic rock formations. We'll then enter Port Campbell National Park, before continuing to Warrnambool.

Day 26 Barossa Valley

This morning we're driving to the Barossa Valley via Mount Gambier, a city located on the slopes of a volcano. On your journey stunning volcanic scenery is sure to keep your eyes glued to the road.
One of the world's great wine-growing regions, the Barossa Valley is home to more than 150 wineries, and its fertile soil has been producing wonderful wines for more than 160 years. Around the vineyards here you'll discover picturesque villages, rolling hills and some of Australia's finest restaurants.​

Day 27 Adelaide

The Barossa Valley is famous for its wines, so of course you're going to enjoy some today. Your tour takes you to the Wolf Blass winery for a tasting, and the Jacobs Creek visitor centre for a further tasting and lunch. 
Next stop the coastal city of Adelaide! On arrival, a tour will show you its main highlights including the cricket and football stadium, the Adelaide Oval, broad expanses of parkland and the imposing St Peter's Cathedral.​

Day 28 Adelaide

Today has been left free for you to head out into Adelaide and explore at your own pace. Your hotel is within walking distance of many of the city's attractions, including the Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Zoo, home to 2,500 animals, so there are plenty of options.

Days 29 & 30 Adelaide/UK

We'll transfer you to the airport on day 29 for your flight to the UK. You'll arrive on day 30.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 2 - 5 :

Travelodge Perth
The 4-star Travelodge Hotel Perth is centrally located in the heart of the Perth CBD, and enjoys a picturesque setting in the centre of the city, with access to major Perth attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and dining, Kings Park and the Swan River. Rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, and hairdryer.

Day 6 :

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is situated at the vibrant Waterfront area, just some steps away from number of shops and cafes. Contemporary rooms feature en suite facilities, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool and a fitness centre.

Day 7 :

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, the 4-star Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park’s wilderness and the ideal base to explore the Ubirr, Nourlangie and Jim Jim areas of Kakadu. Facilities include a restaurant and bar/lounge. All rooms feature en suite facilities, air-conditioning, coffee/tea-making facilities, TV and hairdryer.

Day 8 :

Ibis Styles Katherine
The 4-star Ibis Styles Katherine is ideally located in reach of the Katherine town centre.

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

Day 9 :

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is situated at the vibrant Waterfront area, just some steps away from number of shops and cafes. Contemporary rooms feature en suite facilities, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool and a fitness centre.

Day 10 - 11 :

Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs
Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities and friendly service from our dedicated staff. We will even welcome you with a signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check in.

Day 12 :

Desert Gardens Hotel
Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each rooms is air-conditioned and has a TV with movies-on-demand, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Arnguli Grill, restaurant located on-site, offers an à la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine

Day 13 - 16 :

Cairns Queenslander Hotel
The 3-star Cairns Queenslander Hotel is located in Cairns, in reach of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

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

Day 17 - 20 :

Mercure Sydney
This modern hotel provides convenient accommodation in the Sydney CBD. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views, a sauna and a fitness centre. The Four Elements Restaurant, located on-site, serves both Australian and international cuisine, while a wide selection of cocktails and wines can be enjoyed at The Four Elements Lounge and Bar.

Day 21 :

Mercure Canberra
The 4-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.

Day 22 - 24 :

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a heritage listed hotel. Within walking distance you can find shopping, dining & entertainment, perfect for exploring. There is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre, if you wish to stay at the hotel. Rooms are furnished with air-conditioning, safe, TV and tea & coffee-making facilities.

Day 25 :

Mid City Motel Warrnambool
The 3-star Mid City Warrnambool is located at the western end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, only 50 metres from the centre of town and a short stroll to beautiful beaches nearby. Facilities include Elements Bar & Restaurant, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, spa and guest laundry for your convenience. Warrnambool is a friendly and relaxing city with a selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. All 61 rooms feature en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, mini bar, phone and internet access.

Day 26 :

Novotel Barossa Valley
The 4-star Novotel Barossa Valley is ideally located in Barossa, within reach of Adelaide.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, private balcony and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Day 27 - 28 :

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
The 4-star Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is situated right in the heart of Adelaide, with many of the city’s attractions located within walking distance. Just 50 meters away is cosmopolitan Rundle Street, with a colourful array of cafes, restaurants and shops. A short stroll up the street and you will find Rundle Mall, with even more of the best shops Australia has to offer. You will also find banks, currency exchange offices, a large supermarket and much more along this busy pedestrian only mall. All 120 rooms at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel feature modern en suite facilities, mini bar, TV, wifi, and hairdryer.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
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FRI 20 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,458

£6,208

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

12:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:55 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 18 October 2019

Departs

17:00 Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Arrives

22:10 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 18 October 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

FRI 20 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,299

£6,049

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

21:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:25 Singapore (Changi)

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Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 21 September 2019

Departs

18:40 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

23:50 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 18 October 2019

Departs

16:55 Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Arrives

22:15 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 18 October 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

FRI 08 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,258

£6,008

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 08 November 2019

Departs

12:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:55 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

17:00 Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Arrives

22:10 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

FRI 08 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,099

£5,849

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 08 November 2019

Departs

20:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:45 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 09 November 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:30 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

17:00 Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Arrives

22:05 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:15 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. 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, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

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 and Swan Valley - Perth

FROM £86

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

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Australia - Western MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm- Full Day - Alice Springs

FROM £95

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. After this you will have afternoon tea back at the coach before leaving for the final destination which is Glen Helen. Glen Helen is on the Finke River , the world's oldest river. You will have the chance to see the stunning cliffs and riverbed before you depart.

Full Day – Moderate / Strenuous Walking – Scenic

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Australia - Sovereign Hill and Ballarat - Melbourne

FROM £95

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

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Australia - Fremantle Cruise and Swan River Cruise - Perth

FROM £63

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, Fishing Boat Harbour and the many sights and museums Fremantle has to offer. You will return by coach.

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

Half Day – Minimal/Moderate Walking – Highly Recommended

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Australia - Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney

FROM £19

On any day the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats and the only way to fully enjoy the harbour and visit its many sights is to take a cruise.

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

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Australia - Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

FROM £64

A truly unique and authentic experience not to be missed! You will become truly immersed in the spirit and grandeur of the Australian Outback from the moment you step off the coach as the sun begins to set in exploding ray of colour adrift the great expanse of sky.

A fun evening which starts with a drive around the land trying to spot kangaroos, which will be followed by trying your hand at boomerang throwing and then followed by a real Aussie 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 – Authentic experience

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Australia - Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Magical Blue Mountains - Sydney

FROM £99

At Featherdale Wildlife Park you will have the chance to see over 300 species of Australian wildlife, from koalas to Tasmanian devils. You will then drive through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamison Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you will have the chance to ride the world's steepest incline railway, as well as take a ride in the scenic cable car with views of the World Heritage listed Jamison Valley.

Full Day – Highly Recommended

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Australia - Sydney Harbour Heli Flight - Sydney

FROM £125

Your helicopter flight experience begins with a greeting and check-in from our friendly operations staff, followed by a thorough safety briefing in the comfort of our modern and spacious guest lounge. After the safety briefing, we will head out to the helicopter and use your own camera for some photos in front of your helicopter before boarding. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight over picturesque Sydney Harbour and beyond.
Upon take-off enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of departure your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and tracking north along the coast at 500 feet. You will contour fly the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches including Coogee, Clovelly and also the world famous Bondi Beach, the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiselled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour heads and the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour. Your experienced pilot will guide your aircraft through the magnificent Sydney Harbour giving you an unforgettable view of icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Looking towards the horizon you can see the rest of Sydney stretching out towards the Sydney Olympic site and further afield to the foothills of the world renowned heritage listed Blue Mountains.
As you start your return journey to the heliport you will fly past some of Sydney’s great sporting arenas including the Sydney Football Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground, as well as Randwick Racecourse. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with informative commentary via Bose voice activated headsets, you will also be able to talk with the pilot and your other passengers whilst on the helicopter.

Duration 20 mins

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Australia - Kuranda Railway and Skyrail - Cairns

FROM £119

A fantastic opportunity to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop this morning will be Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you will glide over and through world heritage rainforest including time at the two rainforest mid-stations. After some free time in the village of Kuranda you will continue on the second part of your tour, the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You will spend time viewing the Barron Falls, a wonderful photo opportunity, before arriving at Freshwater Station.

Full Day – Scenic

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Australia - Sydney - Tour of Sydney Opera House

FROM £23

Step beneath the sails to find out what makes the Sydney Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres & foyers that bring to life 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with our knowledgeable guides, learn about how Jorn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points, off limits to the general public.

One Hour Tour - Cultural Must See

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Australia - Package - Philip Island Penguin Parade Plus/Daintree Rainforest and Cruise including Lunch/Bush BBQ

FROM £245

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

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus - Melbourne/Daintree Rainforest and Cruise including Lunch - Cairns/Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

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Australia - Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus - Melbourne

FROM £99

Join us on an afternoon into evening excursion to Phillip Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. This area allows you to experience a more personalised wildlife viewing experience. Limited to 150 people, this viewing platform provides a closer viewing of the penguin arrival than the main viewing stands at the Penguin Parade. Rangers are on hand to provide full interpretation of the world’s smallest penguins and their fascinating lives. Entry also includes drink or snack voucher. Ideal for those people seeking a closer viewing of the penguins and more in-depth knowledge of their lives and environment.

Extended Afternoon Excursion – Nature Interest – Unforgettable

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Australia - Sydney - Tallship twilight cruise and dinner on Sydney Harbour

FROM £62

We set sails on a twilight dinner cruise on board a magnificent tallship like the early settlers all those years ago. Experience all that Sydney’s wonderful harbour has to offer from the unique perspective of Sydney’s only authentic timber tallship. No other cruise can match the perfection of cruising Sydney Harbour beneath the billowing sails of a tallship. There is no better way to end the day than this sublime Sydney Harbour dinner cruise.

Dinner Cruise - Great Experience

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Australia - Uluru - Field of Light

FROM £24

Your Field of Light experience begins with a hotel pick up and transfer to a remote desert location. Guests then have time to immersive themselves in the monumental light installation as they walk through Field of Light. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light, art installation by international artist Bruce Munro, illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert creating several options for you to immerse in Munro's grand-scale experiential artwork taking one of the pathways.

Evening Excursion – Moderate Walking – Once in a Lifetime

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Australia - Daintree Rainforest and Cruise including Lunch - Cairns

FROM £95

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 Village Hotel for lunch before a short tour of the village.

Full Day – Not To Be Missed

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Australia - Sydney Bridge climb - Day climb

FROM £176

Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on our original Climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips.
The Journey - Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks below the road-deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. Here you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base. Every ticket to the top includes a Climb group photograph, a Bridge Climb cap, a certificate of achievement and a free pass to The Pylon Lookout.

***Please be advised that Sydney Bridge Climb has updated its pre-climb health & safety requirements for climbers over the age of 75. Climbers over the age of 75 can climb with a Certificate of Fitness, signed by your GP. You can get the form (which you need to take with you) and more details on their website on https://www.bridgeclimb.com/things-you-need-to-know-to-climb

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Grand Tour of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

Extend your holiday to 48 days from £3,499

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

After your long flight to Australia you may choose to take advantage of your location and take the relatively short flight to the nearby country of New Zealand. This unique land is split over two islands, boasting miles of golden beaches, lush rainforests, freshwater lakes and thundering waterfalls. Joining the Discover New Zealand holiday on day 3, you'll explore the rich Maori culture, glittering lakes and white beaches of the North Island, before journeying to the otherworldly South Island, the home of towering fjord lands, snow-dusted mountains and true Tolkien country. This add-on really will make for the holiday of a lifetime. A Tour Manager will accompany you on this add-on.

Grand Tour of Australia with Singapore pre-tour stopover

Extend your holiday to 33 days from £249

Sep 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

Before your holiday, why not visit Singapore. This is a great way to break up your journey and it also gives you the chance to see another exciting destination. Singapore is a mix of cultures, including Indian, Chinese and Malay, and as it is so compact, you’ll have no trouble exploring during your stay. Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Overseas transfers and other transportation is included. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Grand Tour of Australia with Singapore pre tour & New Zealand Add-on

Extend your holiday to 51 days from £3,998

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

Prior to your holiday in Australia, why not visit Singapore. This is a great way to break up your journey and it also gives you the chance to see another exciting destination. Singapore is a mix of cultures, including Indian, Chinese and Malay, and as it is so compact, you’ll have no trouble exploring during your stay. You can also explore the beauty and grandeur of New Zealand after your holiday in Australia. Visiting both countries in one trip will certainly make for a holiday of a lifetime. Choose this add-on and you will join the Discover New Zealand tour in Auckland on day 3. Pease note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager in Singapore.

Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Local Knowledge

“Jump aboard the free Melbourne CityCircle tram and discover great cafés and boutiques in the old lanes and arcades”


Tour Gallery

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