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Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hamilton Island, Daintree Rainforest, Uluru / The Great Australian Explorer

Think of the must-see sights in Australia and this independent tour captures them all. It begins with the opportunity to experience the youthful, energetic ambiance of Sydney on a full city tour. The magnificent outdoors of this vast land is then yours to explore; the luscious Blue Mountains and the tropical natural wonders of North Queensland are truly enchanting. Your self-drive begins en route to the boutique beach village of Palm Cove, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Contrast this with the fertile rainforest of the Daintree before flying into the remote Red Centre outback to experience the colossal monolith of Uluru, renowned for its kaleidescope of colours.

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Price is per person based on two sharing and includes all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, private transfers, car hire and meals as specified. Meal basis: B Breakfast, FI Fully Inclusive. Suggested activities are not included. This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, tailormade tours.

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Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hamilton Island, Daintree Rainforest, Uluru /Itinerary

The Great Australian Explorer

13nights

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Fly to Australia

Fly from London Heathrow to Sydney.

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Sydney

Sydney

On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met and transferred by private car to the Park Hyatt Sydney for a three night stay in a City Harbour Room. Join a small group for an escorted sightseeing tour of Sydney. Travel through the historic Rocks area; witness the birth place of Sydney and explore the convict built cottages, pubs and first church in Australia. Cross the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia's most recognised landmarks before heading through the leafy northern suburbs to the seaside town of Manly. (B)

Park Hyatt Sydney

Day /5-6

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Depart Sydney and transfer by private car to the Blue Mountains. Ninety minutes west of Sydney lies the World Heritage Wilderness of the Blue Mountains National Park. Its dramatic sandstone cliffs, thundering waterfalls and eucalyptus forested gorges invite bushwalkers to magnificent, breathtaking scenery. Spend two nights in a Deluxe King Valley View room at Lilianfels Blue Mountains. (B)

Lilianfels Resort & Spa

Day /7-9

Orpheus Island Lodge

Orpheus Island Lodge

Transfer to Orpheus Island Lodge for a three night stay. Spend the following two days at leisure in resort swimming in the oceanfront infinity pool, or venture out in a motorised dinghy to explore neighbouring islands and hidden beaches. Diving and snorkeling are particularly spectacular here, with the principal dive sites boasting 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef. (B)

Orpheus Island Lodge

Day /10-12

Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns, on arrival collect your rental vehicle for a short drive to Port Douglas. Spend three nights at Silky Oaks. Two days at leisure for independent exploration of this region. Cairns is the gateway to a tropical kaleidoscope of colours, landscapes and experiences. Learn about the fascinating Aboriginal culture at Tjapukai Cultural Centre, take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest, cruise with the crocs on the mighty Daintree River or a hot air balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands - contact our reservation specialists for further suggestions. (B))

Silky Oaks

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Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock

Leave Queensland's tropical north and head towards one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons, Uluru, rising nearly 350 metres high from the broad desert plains. Take a short flight from Cairns to Ayers Rock and transfer to Longitude 131 for two nights. Your stay at Longitude 131 includes all meals, selected beverages. As one of only 30 guests, awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru.(FI)

Longitude 131°

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Return to London Heathrow

Depart Ayers Rock for your return flight to London Heathrow.

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We curate exceptional experiences.

Our worldwide network, dedicated team of experts and wealth of knowledge is second to none, allowing us to open up your mind and take your breath away with awe-inspiring possibilities and new personal experiences that surprise, enlighten and transcend all expectations.

We look beyond destination.
We curate exceptional experiences.

Our worldwide network, dedicated team of experts and wealth of knowledge is second to none, allowing us to open up your mind and take your breath away with awe-inspiring possibilities and new personal experiences that surprise, enlighten and transcend all expectations.

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