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Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia

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25 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, ferry, sailboat, plane, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (22 nts), rainforest cabin (2 nts).

You will visit

MelbourneAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Sydney

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Australia is over 7 million sq km (4.35 sq mi) of sand, reef, rock, koala, wine, sailing, ocean, city, culture, Dreamtime, and so much more than we could possibly list here. It would take several lifetimes to explore it all. This sprawling 25-day adventure comes pretty close, though. Kick things off in cosmopolitan Melbourne by discovering the city's hidden laneways. Then head up the Great Ocean Road to a couple of national parks before heading to a rendezvous with iconic Uluru. Next, meet the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation, cruise the glorious Whitsundays, learn to surf, and explore Sydney. Exhausted yet? Just wait ’till you’re actually here!
Best of the Red Centre & Eastern Australia
Starts
Melbourne
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25 Days
Ends
Sydney

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Continue your exploration of Australia's cultural capital before travelling to the Mornington Peninsula. Stop to see Brighton's brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
  • Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals - our resident wild kangaroos and emus.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel to Adelaide. Your CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Today is a free day to enjoy Adelaide, capital of South Australia and famed for its churches and gardens. Opt to stroll the city streets, hop on a tram to the coastal village of Glenelg, take in a full day wine tour of the famed Barossa Valley, or for the truly adventurous, take a day trip to Kangaroo Island.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Board your flight to Yulara, in the heart of Australia's Red Centre and only a short distance to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Indigenous people that live in the area.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Fly to the oceanside city of Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge and take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • With a free day, opt for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or to explore Daintree National Park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Return to Cairns in the afternoon with free time to explore this laid-back city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart early for a full day of travel to reach Airlie Beach with time to explore the town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Set sail for a day in the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Opt to swim or snorkel, and hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand. Return to Airlie Beach for the night.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Byron Bay for two nights in this "hippie" paradise.
  • Spend the day wandering the town or taking part in a multitude of optional activities like skydiving, visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse, or relaxing on the beach.
  • Tour an organic farm in the heart of Byron Bay before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local produce. Head to the coastal township of Port Macquarie, featuring all the beauty of the beach set alongside gorgeous national parks. Enjoy an evening in Port Macquarie.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • En route to the Blue Mountains, opt to stop at the Koala Hospital to learn about vital wildlife conservation work in the area.
  • Explore the area around Leura and Katoomba including the Three Sisters. Visit the Jenolan Caves, take a walk in Jamison Valley, and ride on the Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world.
  • Travel to Sydney and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city. Opt to rent a bike, stroll the botanical gardens, or visit the iconic Opera House.
  • Get a feel for the city. Relax seaside at Bondi Beach. Enjoy an optional final night out with the group.
  • Depart at any time.
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