Journey Snapshot

Venture on a journey through Australia’s most iconic sights. Experience the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluru in the spiritual Red Centre, and the iconic harbour city of Sydney.

Truly, the journey is as magnificent as the destinations on this Bucket List expedition of Australia. Encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious local cuisine from around the country, and experience natural wonders that are simply out of this world.

  • Inspiring Australia
  • Australia
  • 13 Days

Prices from:

Per person, in USD

  • Adult Twin $7,495

  • Single $9,920

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing
SYDNEY HUNTER VALLEY CAIRNS ALICE SPRINGS ULURU BLUE MOUNTAINS KINGS CANYON x2,500 KATA TJUTA CURTIN SPRING STATION

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Cairns - Palm Cove

Welcome to Tropical Far North Queensland. This afternoon meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception followed by a dinner at award-winning Nu Nu Restaurant 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.

  • Dinner with wine
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
2 Daintree Rainforest

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.  

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
3 Great Barrier Reef

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.

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
4 Cairns - Uluru & Kata Tjuta

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.

  • Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
5 Uluru

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.

  • Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
6 Uluru - Kings Canyon

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.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Kings Canyon Resort
7 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

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.

  • Breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel
8 Alice Springs – Sydney

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.

  • Full buffet breakfast
  • The Langham, Sydney
9 Sydney - Blue Mountains

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.

  • Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
10 Blue Mountains - Hunter Valley

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.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • voco Kirkton Park
11 Hunter Valley - Sydney

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.

  • Breakfast
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney
12 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.

  • Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney
13 Farewell from Sydney

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.

  • Breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experiences

  • Discover
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    Discover

    • The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains
    • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
    • Spectacular Sydney Harbour and the famous beaches
    • The spectacular Great Barrier Reef on a cruise
  • Explore
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    Explore

    • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon
    • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Immerse
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    Immerse

    • Enjoy an Indigenous experience in the Daintree Rainforest
    • Sail a yacht on Sydney Harbour
    • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax
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    Relax

    • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
    • Taste your way through the Hunter Valley

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 20 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Journey Director and Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Fitness Requirements
  • 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
Dining
  • 12 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Local Dining Experiences
  • 1 Celebration Dinner
Flight Information
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport
  • Day 4: Cairns to Ayers Rock QF1851 (required internal flight)
  • Day 8: Alice Springs to Sydney QF791 (required internal flight)
  • 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

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