Journey Snapshot

Venture on a journey through Australia's most iconic sights. Experience the ancient Gondwana rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluṟu 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 $7,525

  • Single $10,075

Journey Overview

  • Start
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  • 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

A warm welcome to the gateway city of Tropical North Queensland – the launch pad for your epic adventure from north to south, through the untamed wilderness of the outback. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to relax before meeting your Journey Director this afternoon for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés and later indulge in a exclusive dining overlooking the gleaming waters of the Coral Sea.

  • Dinner with wine
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
2 Daintree and Indigenous Culture

Explore the symbiotic relationship between the local Kuku Yalanji people and ancient landscapes of the Daintree as you join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey into the rainforest. Spend the morning learning about their fascinating traditions, bush diet and traditional medicines shared amidst the soundtrack of the untamed forest. Learn how to hunt for elusive mud crabs before enjoying lunch in the quaint Daintree Village.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
3 Great Barrier Reef

Go beyond the ‘great’ and into an underwater wonderland – your cruise to discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef will venture to Agincourt Reef on the Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran, where you have a unique opportunity to soak up the pristine natural setting before you. Snorkel past iridescent coral formations and colourful marine-life – an undersea treasure-trove as far as the eye can see. Relax up on deck surrounded by the vivid blue of the Coral Sea, bask in the golden Australian sunshine and enjoy a tropical lunch on board before returning to Palm Cove.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch
  • Alamanda Palm Cove
4 Cairns - Alice Springs

Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Alice Springs where you’ll gain unique insights into what life is like in an isolated Australian town. Spending some time at the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service, learn how these services provide a much-needed medical lifeline to remote Australian communities. Join your Alice Springs family hosts this evening for an exclusive Local Dining Experience barbecue dinner around a campfire, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

  • Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
5 Alice Springs - Kings Canyon

This morning’s journey takes you through the West MacDonnell Ranges and along the 4WD Mereenie Loop Road, passing Tylers Lookout and Gosses Bluff. Take a walk through Angkerle (Standley Chasm), created over millions of years, and continue to your destination, Kings Canyon, where you can stroll along the shady creek bed at the foot of the towering sandstone cliffs of the canyon.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
6 Kings Canyon - Uluru

Rise with the birds and embark on the exhilarating 6km Rim Walk at Kings Canyon past the domes of the Lost City. Next stop is Curtin Springs Station. Learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage and then kick back in true Aussie style at a delicious exclusive barbecue lunch. This afternoon, venture to the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine at a spectacular sunset.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
7 Uluru - Kata Tjuta

Venture to the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu people and this ancient land. The mystical domes of Kata Tjuta are your next stop. Join your Journey Director for a guided walk deep through the whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta's ancient rocky domes. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the base of Uluru red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu whose rock art you’ll have an opportunity to see before visiting the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu's wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Afterwards, meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere this evening at the sensational Sounds of Silence Dinner.

  • Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
8 Uluru - Sydney

Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru – perfectly viewed from the dune viewing area. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy laidback Aussie vibes before your flight to Sydney. Consider an optional experience scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting or simply relax with a good book. This afternoon, soulful Uluru gives way to cosmopolitan Sydney.

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

The shimmering hue of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park beckons from afar as you embark on a day of discovery to explore its extraordinary beauty. Soak up eucalyptus scents and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Go off the beaten path in the company of your Journey Director to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks.

  • Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Fairmont Resort
10 Blue Mountains - Hunter Valley

Explore Australia’s original wine country. A day of guilt-free indulgence awaits as you sample the delectable flavours and award-winning vintages of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and a sumptuous lunch in exquisite surrounds before arriving at your hotel and spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
11 Hunter Valley - Sydney

The wind in your sails, it’s time to kick-start your afternoon on famous Sydney Harbour. Prime your sea legs and join your sailing crew on board a luxury yacht for an exclusive experience. Take the helm, work the grinders or simply kick back as you sail past the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million dollar waterfront homes. An evening at leisure follows your exhilarating day on the water.

  • Full buffet breakfast
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney
12 Sydney Sightseeing

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney welcome you this morning as you stroll along the coastal walk. No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a VIP guided tour to learn about this architectural marvel. Afterwards, toast your Inspiring Journey at a Celebration Dinner at chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant under the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Full buffet 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.

  • Full buffet 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 walk around the Kings Canyon’s rim
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon floor 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 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 Alice Springs QF1949 (required internal flight)
  • Day 8: Ayers Rock to Sydney JQ661 (required internal flight)

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