The Great Australian Adventure


The wild beauty of Tasmania, the life-filled waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and the monumental landscapes of Uluru and the Red Centre: Australia does things on a grand scale. Combine these natural treasures with the visionary cities of Sydney and Melbourne for one epic adventure

tour duration 21 Days from
tour price 6,590pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Sydney (3N) - Tasmania (4N) - Melbourne (4N) - Uluru (2N) - Cairns (4N) - UK

Tour Highlights

See the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Explore the wild and untouched beauty of Tasmania
Traverse the Great Ocean Road to see awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles
Go wine tasting in the Yarra Valley
Witness the colours of Ayers Rock at sunrise
Snorkel on the vivacious Great Barrier Reef

Days 1-3 Fly to Sydney
Fly in the evening to Sydney, arriving two days after you depart. You will arrive early in the morning giving you plenty of time to explore and to start soaking up the local culture. (D)
Days 1-3 Fly to Sydney
Day 4 Explore Sydney
Start the day with a walking tour of The Rocks, where Sydney was founded. As you wander the atmospheric cobbled lanes, it’s hard to imagine the terrible reputation the area once had – your guide will fill you in on all the details! Catch your first glimpse of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House as you stroll towards Circular Quay. Voyage around the harbour for panoramic views and enjoy a seafood buffet lunch. (B,L)
Day 4 Explore Sydney
Day 5 Blue Mountains
An area so spectacular that UNESCO had to World Heritage list it, the Blue Mountains earn their moniker thanks to the blueish haze emanated by their dense canopy of eucalyptus trees. Use your unlimited ticket for the scenic railway, skyway, cableway and walkway at Scenic World, for an all-encompassing Blue Mountains experience. Return to Sydney, stopping en route at Featherdale Wildlife Park. This is a great place to meet Australia’s wildlife – in fact, you can have your photo taken with a koala as well as hand feed kangaroos! (B,L)
Day 5 Blue Mountains
Day 6 Fly to Tasmania
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. Nestled at the foot of Mt Wellington, the city is wonderfully scenic, full of heritage and a cultural hub. This afternoon, travel to an Oyster Farm where you will have a tour and a tasty lunch. (B,L)
Day 6 Fly to Tasmania
Day 7 Historic Port Arthur
Head out of Hobart to explore the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site. Originally established in 1830’s as a timber station, it became a small town constructed to contain notorious convicts. Take a walking tour of this open-air museum with an expert before cruising over to the Isle of the Dead to tour the cemetery. (B,L)
Day 7 Historic Port Arthur
Day 8 Bonorong Wildlife Park
Travel to Freycinet Peninsula stopping en route to spend some time in Bonorong Wildlife Park. Working hard to protect and conserve Tassie’s native wildlife, here you can come face to face with creatures including Tasmanian devils, the Tasmanian bettong, potoroos, echidnas, quolls and wombats. (B,D)
Day 8 Bonorong Wildlife Park
Day 9 Wineglass Bay cruise
The very best way to enjoy the beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula is from the water. Cruise along the coastline of this pristine area, a national park, marvelling over secluded bays, the granite peaks of The Hazards and beautiful beaches. The cool waters of the Tasman Sea are bountiful, so you might be joined by seals and dolphins on your journey. Wineglass Bay itself is a breathtaking, secluded inlet where, with the anchor dropped, you can enjoy lunch and savour the views. Transfer north to Launceston. (B,L)
Day 9 Wineglass Bay cruise
Day 10 Fly to Melbourne
Transfer to the airport for a flight to the dynamic and stylish city of Melbourne. This evening, prepare for an exciting dining experience aboard a fleet of colonial-era tramcars. Cruise the city streets whilst dining on seasonal Australian produce and quality local wines. (B,D)
Day 10 Fly to Melbourne
Day 11 Yarra Valley Wine Tasting
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region and an internationally-recognised name in viniculture, with a patchwork of vineyards, national parks and farmland. Today is a day of indulgence, with visits to two vineyards with tastings and a visit to a Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery where there will be abundant sweet tastings too. (B,L)
Day 11 Yarra Valley Wine Tasting
Day 12 Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road needs little introduction – today will be spent following a stretch of this fabled highway along one of the world’s most incredible stretches of coastline, stopping for lunch at the awe-inspiring Apollo Bay and, naturally, stopping to gaze out over the rollicking Bass Strait and the iconic Twelve Apostles. (B,L,D)
Day 12 Great Ocean Road
Day 13 Phillip Island
A haven of wildlife, surfers and Grand Prix fanatics, Phillip Island is best known for its resident Little Penguins. Meet these pint-sized birds and enjoy a talk from a ranger, visit a Koala Conservation Centre and spend some time at the Churchill Island Heritage Farm. (B,D)
Day 13 Phillip Island
Day 14 Fly to Ayers Rock/Uluru
Transfer to the airport and fly deep into the Red Centre to visit one of Australia’s best known sights: Uluru, also called Ayers Rock by the Australian/British explorer William Gosse after Sir Henry Ayers, Chief Secretary of South Australia. (B,D)
Day 14 Fly to Ayers Rock/Uluru
Day 15 Sunrise Uluru, Sunset Uluru
Rise early for sun rise over Uluru, watching as this sandstone monolith emerges from the night in a kaleidoscope of colours. Explore Uluru’s base wandering through the landscapes of the Outback, listening to Aboriginal stories and lore as you go. Drive to the Kata Tjuta National Park to visit the The Olgas. Red stone like Uluru, they are made up of 36 striking rock formations. Tonight, dine under the stars. Sip a drink as the sun sets to the haunting tones of the didgeridoo, before tucking in to a bush tucker-inspired dinner and taking a guided tour of the night sky. (B,D)
Day 15 Sunrise Uluru, Sunset Uluru
Day 16 Fly to Cairns
Transfer the airport and fly to tropical Queensland, and the laid-back city of Cairns. (B)
Day 16 Fly to Cairns
Day 17 Great Barrier Reef
This morning, board a boat bound for the Frankland Islands, cruising along the Mulgrave River with commentary as you reach the open water. An archipelago of uninhabited islands the Franklands offer unsurpassed snorkelling opportunities, complete with Marine Biologist-led tours, with colourful corals and marine life which may include sea turtles and octopus, just off the shore. Lunch will be served on a deserted beach. (B,L)
Day 17 Great Barrier Reef
Day 18 Daintree and Mossman Gorge
Spend the day in the Daintree National Park, discovering the lush rainforest of the Mossman Gorge. Your guide, a member of the local indigenous community, will impart many stories and legends about the area. Later, take a Daintree Wildlife River Cruise on which you’ll be able to spot crocodiles, frogs, pythons and a huge variety of birds. (B,L)
Day 18 Daintree and Mossman Gorge
Day 19 Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Today will be a day at leisure to enjoy the warmth and relaxed vibes of Cairns. This evening head to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an evening of indigenous Bama culture. Enjoy a didgeridoo blessing with spirit interpretation, a fire making ceremony, good food and a performance by the Tjapukai Dancers. An unforgettable final evening in Australia. (B,D)
Day 19 Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Days 20-21 Fly Cairns to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)
Days 20-21 Fly Cairns to UK

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Private Departures for this tour

If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrade available on request
Land only from £5,940
Single room from £1,390

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrade available on request
Land only from £5,940
Single room from £1,390

What's Included

International flights and current taxes
Domestic transportation
Accommodation
Most meals
Touring with guides and entrance fees

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