Travel 2 Touring 18/19




18 day Discover Australia Perth • Alice Springs • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Cairns • Port Douglas • Great Barrier Reef • Melbourne • Sydney

Day 1: Arrive Perth On arrival at Perth Airport, transfer to your hotel where the remainder of the day is

join a unique optional experience at your own expense and dine under the canopy of the desert night with the Sounds of Silence dinner. (B) Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Day 7: Ayers Rock - Cairns Marvel at the sunrise over Uluru and take a guided tour around its base viewing ancient caves and indigenous rock art sites. Later, fly from the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, to the sparkling blue waters and green rainforests of Tropical North Queensland. Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B) Pullman Cairns International (2 nights) Day 8: Cairns at leisure Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cairns. (B) Day 9: Cairns - Port Douglas Enjoy a drive north along the beautiful coastline to the relaxed holiday township of Port Douglas. The Great Barrier Reef is calling today as you cruise by fast catamaran to Quicksilver’s exclusive reef activity platform. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, take a walk through the underwater observatory, join a guided tour on the semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat, or simply relax on the spacious sundeck. (BL) Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas (2 nights) Day 10: Port Douglas at leisure Enjoy a day at leisure. You have the option to perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world’s oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda (both at own expense). (B) Day 11: Port Douglas - Melbourne Return to Cairns and fly to Melbourne, a city famous for its cutting-edge designs, heritage architecture and village-like suburbs. (B) Pullman Melbourne on the Park (3 nights) Day 12: Melbourne & Yarra Valley In the morning explore the highlights of this vibrant city with a guided tour, before venturing out to the Yarra Valley wine region where you will enjoy lunch amid the vine-covered hills. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy Melbourne’s bustling nightlife. (BL)

at leisure. Peppers Kings Square Perth (3 nights) Day 2: Perth, Fremantle & Swan River Cruise

This morning, embark on a fascinating guided sightseeing tour of Perth to uncover some the city’s varied highlights. The natural beauty of the Botanic Gardens and sun-kissed walkways of the beautiful Kings Park will offer stunning views of the city’s skyline, and afterwards you will travel to the colonial seaside town of Fremantle located at the mouth of the Swan River. After enjoying the idyllic beaches and traditional colonial architecture, return to Perth on a relaxing cruise along the Swan River before a friendly Welcome Dinner at your hotel with your Tour director Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore this beautiful city independently. Alternatively, you can choose to cruise to the historic Swan Valley wine region or spend the day on beautiful Rottnest Island (both at own expense). (B) Day 4: Perth - Alice Springs Transfer to the airport for your flight to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient Indigenous culture. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B) Mercure Alice Springs Resort (2 nights) Day 5: Alice Springs Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. After some time at leisure, enjoy your Insider Experience this afternoon with a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. At sunset, you have the option to take a memorable camel ride (own expense). (B) Day 6: Alice Springs - Ayers Rock The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In the afternoon visit Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset. There is also the opportunity to and fellow travellers. (BD) Day 3: Perth at leisure


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