Inspiring Australia

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.

Prices are per person, in USD

  • $10,430.00 Adult Twin

  • $12,878.00 Single

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing

Journey Itinerary (Valid: 1 April 2024 - 31 March 2025)

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 at Reef House Restaurant nestled under Melaleuca trees.

  • MEALS - Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - The Reef House, Palm Cove, 3 nights
2 Daintree Rainforest

Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive experience to discover the ancient Daintree Rainforest 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.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch
3 Cairns Included Choice

Today you can explore tropical Cairns in your own style with an Included Choice option. Either board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Or if breathtaking rainforest speaks to you, your day begins on the Scenic Railway. Winding your way up to the quaint village of Kuranda. There's time to explore the ‘village in the Rainforest', including the Heritage Markets, before returning on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch (Great Barrier Cruise only)
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.

  • MEALS - Breakfast
  • HOTEL - Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights
5 Uluru

Rise early to experience the Bruce Munro's 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. This evening enjoy a Local Dining Experience under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Local Dining Experience
6 Uluru – Melbourne

Start the day with an unforgettable experience as you watch the sun rise over Uluru. After this, fly to the vibrant city of Melbourne where you will be treated to a delicious welcome dinner at one of the city’s local restaurants.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - InterContinental, 2 nights
7 Melbourne

Venture to the Yarra Valley famous for its boutique local food, wine and breathtaking scenery. Firstly, visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie to take a Masterclass. Visit a local winery to learn about their vintages before enjoying lunch with local wines. Explore more of this wonderful wine region including more tastings before returning to Melbourne for a free evening.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch with wine
8 Melbourne – Sydney

The morning is yours. Why not explore Melbourne’s world-famous laneways or treat yourself to some shopping at the local stylish boutique stores? Explore all the sites Melbourne has to offer with a city orientation tour, then enjoy lunch at Big Esso by Mabu Mabu, where you will fill your belly with delicious native Australian bush flavours before jetting off to Sydney.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, lunch with wine
  • HOTEL - The Langham
9 Sydney - Hunter Valley

Enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour including a visit to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair for panoramic views over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Midmorning offers you an Included Choice activity so you can see more of the Harbour City. Escape to a world long ago, before colonial settlement and be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth. Join an Aboriginal guide for a 90-minute leisurely walkabout through the Rocks District, hear dreamtime stories passed down from Elders and discover how Aboriginal people existed by the harbour. For a different pace, say ‘cheers’ to your local guide from Dave’s Tours on a historic walking tour of some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in four of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of the Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts, and stories of Australia's first European settlement. This afternoon, depart Sydney for the Hunter Valley wine region.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - Voco Kirkton Park, 2 nights
10 Hunter Valley

Spend the day exploring the amazing Hunter Valley Wine Region. It includes good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Indulge in exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch. There will be time to explore a cheese shop, chocolatier, and more before spending the evening at leisure. You may like to relax on your balcony with a good book and bottle of wine or treat yourself to one of the dining options.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch with wine
11 Hunter Valley – Sydney

Return to Sydney in time to cruise magical Sydney Harbour. Cruise around the glistening harbour while you savour a delicious lunch with a strong focus on local produce and wines. Relax on the spacious deck as you sail past the harbour’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million-dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s local restaurants.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
  • HOTEL - The Langham, 2 nights
12 Sydney at Leisure

Wake up to free day in the harbour city of Sydney. There are so many sights to experience. You may choose to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take the ferry to Manly Beach, or explore some of the lesser-known interesting pockets of Sydney to see how the locals live. Late afternoon, join a VIP guided tour of the Sydney Opera House before a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong restaurant under the famous ‘sails’, the perfect location to celebrate this inspiring journey.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
13 Farewell from Sydney

Bid farewell to the Harbour City as you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight.

  • MEALS - Breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experiences

  • Immerse
    3 Immerse Sydney Dreamtime Heritage Tour TourismAUS 1300 900


    • Delve into Aboriginal culture in the Daintree Rainforest,
      and on a walk at the base of Uluru.
  • Indulge
    4 Indulge Bennelong Restaurant 1000 750


    • Dine at the Sounds of Silence in Uluru
    • Devour Australian cuisine inside the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong.
  • Explore
    5 Explore 136363 56 1028 700


    • Wander through the domes of Kata Tjuta
    • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and cruise on Sydney Harbour.
  • Relax
    6 Relax The Langham Sydney Swimming Pool 1350 900


    • Enjoy serenity at The Langham’s star-dappled ceiling
      pool and stay in the heart of the Tropics at the Reef
      House Palm Cove.

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • 23 meals included (12 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 Dinners with wine)
  • Specialist highly experienced Driver Guide 
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels
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
  • 12 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners with wine
Flight Information

Flights are not included in holiday price.

  • 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 included in the trip price. Please see the internal flight schedule below:

  • Day 4: Cairns to Ayers Rock QF831 (required internal flight)
  • Day 6: Ayers Rock to Melbourne JQ665 (required internal flight)
  • Day 8: Melbourne to Sydney VA859 (required internal flight)

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