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Inspiring Australia

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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Cairns
 Trip Finishes
Sydney
13 Day Inspiring Australia Itinerary (Inspiring Journeys)
Countries Explored: Australia
Accommodation
4 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
22
Trip Code
IJFLY

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Inspiring Journeys 13 Day Inspiring Australia. Venture on a journey to discover Australia’s most iconic sights, connecting with ancient cultures and indulging in local flavours along the way. Experience the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluru in the spiritual Red Centre, and the iconic harbour city of Sydney.

Itinerary

Welcome to Tropical Far North Queensland. This afternoon meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception followed by a dinner overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at this ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant. (DW) Stay Three Nights: The Reef House Palm Cove

Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive experience to discover the ancient Daintree and gain an insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, taste bush foods and sample traditional medicine of the Aboriginal people. (B/L)

Board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge of the UNESCO listed Great Barrier Reef. The professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to snorkel or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub. Enjoy a tropical lunch before you return to Palm Cove. (B/L)

Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you're off to the domes of Kata Tjuta, where you'll join your Journey Director for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Later enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon. (B) Stay Two Nights: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Centre. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it's off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening enjoy a Local Dining Experience under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. (B)

Experience the magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs, home to the Severin family since 1956. Enjoy a barbecue lunch, where you will meet one of the locals and gain insight into the cattle rearing heritage. Later this evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael's Restaurant. (B/L/DW) Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Today you're off on a sunrise six-kilometre Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City', and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden'. This evening, enjoy a Local Dining Experience outback bush barbecue under the stars. (B/L/D) Stay: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel

This morning visit the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. You will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a facility that provides medical assistance to those who live in remote Australia. This afternoon, Alice Springs gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney. (B) Stay: The Langham, Sydney

Head off on a day of discovery to the million-acre World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe in the pristine air and discover the icons such as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett's Leap Lookout. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Journey Director to secluded lookouts and short bush walks. (B/DW) Stay: Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Travel to the Hunter Valley for a day of local gourmet flavours and award-winning wines. Indulge in private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous paddock-to-plate dinner at your hotel. (B/L/DW) Stay: voco Kirkton Park

Get ready for an afternoon sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a boat sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbour's iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion- dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore one of Sydney's incredible local restaurants. (B) Stay Two Nights: The Langham, Sydney

Enjoy a morning of Sydney sightseeing. In the late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House before a memorable Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore's iconic Bennelong in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself, the perfect location for one last meal together. (B/CD)

Bid farewell to the Harbour City and new found friends as your epic discovery of Australia's natural splendour and spiritual soul has come to an end and you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Delve into Aboriginal culture in the Daintree Rainforest and meet host Danny in Alice Springs for an Aussie BBQ in the vast outback
  • Dine at the Sounds of Silence in Uluru and devour Australian cuisine inside the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong
  • Wander through the domes of Kata Tjuta, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and sail aboard a yacht on Sydney Harbour
  • Enjoy the serenity of The Langham's stardappled ceiling pool and stay in the heart of the Blue Mountains at Lilianfels Resort & Spa

  • Expert Journey Director and Driver Guide escorts
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

  • Total of 24 meals are included throughout this tour

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport
  • Day 13 – flights to depart anytime from Sydney Airport
  • Required Internal Flights are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price:
  • Day 4 – Cairns to Ayers Rock (required internal flight)
  • Day 8 – Alice Springs to Sydney (required internal flight)

  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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