12 Day Explore Australia

G Adventures Small Group Tour starting in Sydney and finishing in Melbourne

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures's 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
Overview
Operator: G Adventures
Type: Small Group Tour (Affordable)
Style: National Geographic
Max Group Size: 16
Duration: 12 Days
From: Sydney to Melbourne
Tour Code: OAXNG
Visits: Australia
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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
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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)
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Sydney - Port Douglas
We catch a very early flight to ensure we make the most of the day. Stay: Mantra PortSea (B)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Cairns - Uluru
Get a good nights sleep as our flight could be quite early today. Stay: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge (B)
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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)
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Uluru - Melbourne
Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night. Stay: Oaks on Collins (B)
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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)
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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)
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Melbourne
If you want more time to explore Melbourne, we recommend booking post nights with your agent (B)
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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
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.
G Adventures
G Adventures Reviews: (31)
Tours on Sale: 817
Accommodation: Various
Average Age: 35-55+ years
Types: Small Group Tours, 18-39's Tours, Safaris & Expeditions
Max Group Size(s): 16 (Avg 10)
Budget: Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe & UK, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Explore Australia with G Adventures.
United States
Jan 2019
2 Trips
“The best of the best”
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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.

The only thing I was somewhat nervous about was when I first showed up for the welcome meeting the age demographic was a lot older than me and I'm not sure if I was warned about this before I booked the tour. Definitely not Juliet's fault, since I had already had a different travel agent who left on maternity leave before I was put in touch with Juliet. I stayed positive though and still found a way to make friends even though they were 50 years older than I am. My tour guide was young, along with a couple of other people in the group so I stuck with them and really made some friends that I will never forget there as well.

Australia was absolutely beautiful and there were so many opportunities to explore each city and do optional activities. I think for this trip, my G Adventures tour guide made it amazing.
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