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Grand Tour of Australia

30 Days from £5,649

Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset, brush past manta rays on the Great Barrier Reef and take in the stunning scenery of the Barossa Valley. A masterpiece of the natural world, Australia is like nowhere else on earth. Discover it all on this outstanding 30-day tour.

Departure from: Feb 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
  • 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

You will arrive in Perth in the early hours of day 3, when we will transfer you to your hotel. As you stay here for a further three nights, there's plenty of time to explore. A half-day sightseeing tour is a great way to get you started.

DAY 4 Perth

You can spend today in Perth sightseeing at your own pace, or perhaps you'll join our optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle. During some free time here, 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. Your tour is rounded off with a cruise on the Swan River.

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.

DAY 7 Kakadu National Park

An exciting day lies ahead in Kakadu National Park. Look out for an array of waterbirds and crocodiles in their natural habitat as you cruise on the famous Yellow Waters Lagoon.

DAY 8 Katherine

We're going to drive to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park via the stunning Nourlangie Rock today.

DAY 9 Darwin

Today's highlight is a cruise through the Katherine Gorge, to see ancient rocks and caves decorated with Aboriginal rock paintings.

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. You've the option to visit the mysterious Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, this afternoon but today's highlight has to be our sunset trip to Uluru itself. Watching the colour of this huge monolith change as the sun goes down is an incredible way to end such a great day.

DAY 13 Cairns

You're going to start today early, 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 before we depart on a flight to Cairns.

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

​If you want to get out in the great outdoors, come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. This ecologically unique tropical forest is home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and you'll head off on a cruise with an expert guide on the lookout for crocodiles. Lunch at the Daintree Tea House and a tour of Daintree are also included on this excursion.

DAY 17 Sydney

We're going to fly to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney today, where over four nights you can discover many of its highlights.

DAY 18 Sydney

Get to know Sydney in the company of your Tour Manager today. Among the highlights you'll see are Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
After your tour, why not opt to set off on an hour-long cruise around the harbour.

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. En route we're going to sample authentic Australian experiences as we stop at a sheep station for a shearing demonstration and barbecue lunch.

DAY 22 Melbourne

Your Australian adventure continues with three nights in Melbourne. A tour on arrival uncovers sights such as Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and Fitzroy Gardens where Captain Cook's cottage is located.

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, home to one of the largest colonies of little penguins in the world. It's here that you'll be able to see the delightful penguin parade.

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

We're driving to the Barossa Valley via Mount Gambier this morning. Stunning volcanic scenery is sure to keep your eyes glued to the road.

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 Adelaide! On arrival, a tour will show you its main highlights.

DAY 28 Adelaide

You can head out into Adelaide and explore independently today.

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 :

Travelodge Resort Darwin
Travelodge Hotel Mirambeena Darwin is located close to great shopping areas and many major city attractions. The resort is positioned in the perfect location to experience all the area has to offer. The hotel has a pool and a gym.

Day 7 :

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, the 3.5-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 3-star Hotel Ibis Styles Katherine is ideally located in reach of the Katherine town Centre.

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

Day 9 :

Travelodge Resort Darwin
Travelodge Hotel Mirambeena Darwin is located close to great shopping areas and many major city attractions. The resort is positioned in the perfect location to experience all the area has to offer. The hotel has a pool and a gym.

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 3.5-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.

Day 17 - 20 :

Holiday Inn Old Sydney
Perfectly located for the best of Sydney''s attractions, the 4-star Holiday Inn Old Sydney effortlessly combines new and old world charm right in the historic Rocks District. The Rocks is a uniquely historical Australian quarter, where you can eat in restaurants located in some the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney.

Set only a street back from Sydney Harbour, Holiday Inn Old Sydney is just a short stroll from the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and hence ideally located for an unforgettable experience. Circular Quay is just a few minutes'' walk from the hotel, and you can catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour to view local and exotic wildlife at Taronga Zoo or over to Manly Beach. Native plants are on show at the 30-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens, located 300 metres away and stylish boutiques in the surrounding cosmopolitan Rocks precinct. Climb the outer arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge, metres away, for stunning views across the city.

Wireless internet is available from your guest room, our Lobby Lounge Bar and the rooftop terrace. They say a picture paints a thousand words and, by day or night, it is one of the hotels in Sydney with the most magnificent views of the world’s most beautiful harbour, Sydney Harbour. Each of the modern guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flat screen TVs, mini fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, high speed internet access and comfortable en-suite facilities with dual pressure showerhead. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room.

Day 21 :

Mercure Canberra
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.

Day 22 - 24 :

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank
Adina Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne on the bank of the Yarra River offering an easy access to the many local attractions. All apartments are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV, in-room safe, en suite facilities with hairdryer and kitchen facilities. Additional hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

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

 
DEPARTURE
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FRI 08 FEB 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,299

£6,049

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 08 February 2019

Departs

20:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:45 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 09 February 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:30 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 08 March 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:15 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

FRI 15 MAR 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£5,899

£5,649

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 15 March 2019

Departs

20:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:35 Singapore (Changi)

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Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:25 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 12 April 2019

Departs

15:55 Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Arrives

22:15 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 12 April 2019

Departs

23:55 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

06:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

FRI 20 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,299

£6,049

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

21:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:30 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 21 September 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:25 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 18 October 2019

Departs

17:05 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 08 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£6,099

£5,849

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Friday 08 November 2019

Departs

21:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:30 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas

Saturday 09 November 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:25 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

17:05 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

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.

Kuranda Railway and Skyrail - Cairns

FROM £114

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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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus - Melbourne

FROM £99

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Sydney Bridge climb - Day climb

FROM £182

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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Sydney Harbour Heli Flight - Sydney

FROM £134

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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Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

FROM £62

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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Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

FROM £62

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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Daintree Rainforest and Cruise including Lunch - Cairns

FROM £92

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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Uluru - Field of Light

FROM £25

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.
After a sell-out success in 2016, the award-winning Field of Light, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has been extended until December 2020. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert. The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of seven football fields. Pathways draw viewers into the installation, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars.

Evening excursion – Moderate walking – Once in a lifetime

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Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Magical Blue Mountains - Sydney

FROM £92

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

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

FROM £245

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Sovereign Hill and Ballarat - Melbourne

FROM £90

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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Yanchep National Park and Swan Valley - Perth

FROM £84

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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Fremantle Cruise and Swan River Cruise - Perth

FROM £60

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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Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney

FROM £20

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

FROM £92

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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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 Singapore pre-tour stopover

Extend your holiday to 33 days from £249

Feb 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 £4,198

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.

Grand Tour of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

Extend your holiday to 48 days from £3,699

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.

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”