Explore Australia

12 Day Small Group Tour from Sydney to Melbourne with G Adventures

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 12 Day Explore Australia. Imagine getting to Australia's greatest highlights in 12 legendary, stress-free days. From its world-class cities and sacred Red Centre, to the Great Barrier Reef and some of the most beautiful...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
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Sydney
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Melbourne
Trip Budget
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Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
Adventure Tour
Trip Style
Adventure Tour
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
G Adventures
G Adventures
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
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1 Sydney
Please make your own way to the joining hotel. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and enjoy exploring the city before joining the welcome meeting at 6pm. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit The Rocks neighbourhood, the Australian Museum, Bondi Beach, or Darling Harbour. Stay: Cambridge Hotel
2 Sydney
Enjoy a traditional Aboriginal welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private yacht and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Stay: Cambridge Hotel (B/D)
3 Sydney - Port Douglas
We catch a very early flight to ensure we make the most of the day. Stay: Mantra PortSea (B)
4 Port Douglas
Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets, enjoy the beach, or opt to go snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef. Stay: Mantra PortSea (B)
5 Port Douglas - Cairns
Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We'll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues. Stay: Pacific Hotel Cairns (B)
6 Cairns
Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. Stay: Pacific Hotel Cairns (B)
7 Cairns - Uluru
Get a good nights sleep as our flight could be quite early today. Stay: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge (B)
8 Uluru
Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure. Stay: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge (B)
9 Uluru - Melbourne
Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night. Stay: Oaks on Collins (B)
10 Melbourne
Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city's famous laneways. Stay: Oaks on Collins (B)
11 Melbourne
Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne. Stay: Oaks on Collins (B/L)
12 Melbourne
If you want more time to explore Melbourne, we recommend booking post nights with your agent (B)

G Adventures Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Experience the Red Centre and witness the majesty of Uluru at sunrise.
  • Discover Melbourne's hidden laneways.
  • Tour the James Cook University Aquarium.
  • Enjoy an Indigenous experience in the heart of Sydney's waterfront.
Trip Inclusions
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming and Welcome Tour, Sydney National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: James Cook University Research Aquarium National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Melbourne Foodie Walk, Melbourne
  • Sydney Harbour Aboriginal Walk
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Aboriginal dreamtime walk through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge
  • Sunrise interpretive walk at Uluru
  • Walk through Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
  • Hotels (11 nts)
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Included Meals
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your hotel, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

Reviews (1)

12 Day Explore Australia reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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- United States Jan 2019

My trip to Australia was just as amazing as my last one. Once again Juliet was a great help and she truly set me up with one of the best tours there was on offer. The National Geographic tour was one of the highest rated tours and it truly showed! I got the best of the best on this trip. I loved traveling to the desert and seeing Uluru and also getting to see some koalas on the Great Ocean Road. Unforgettable for sure. ...read more

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