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10 Day • Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns
 
 
 
 

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10 Day See it all in 10 Days - Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns

Don’t Go Small, Go Australia!

The real rugged Australia is in its gorgeous wide-open spaces of the Northern Territory! This region has so much to offer from rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges, aboriginal carvings and much more. The cities are also delightful – Sydney offers a variety of remarkable experiences, world-renowned dining and the delightful Blue Mountains just under two hours west of the city.  Cairns of course is known by visitors as the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, and filled with sun-kissed beach-y adventures and easy access to the renowned Great Barrier Reef!

Valid for travel: August 1st 2022 to November 15th 2022 OR February 1st 2023 to 31st March 2023

Price Per Person
$3120CAD
Based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability. Land price only.
  • Airfares available – contact us.
  • Package Includes:
  • 4 nights accommodation in Sydney, 4 nights accommodation in Cairns, 2 nights accommodation in Ayers Rock, Sydney Walking Tour, Blue Mountains full-day tour, Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest full-day tour featuring Aboriginal Art & Culture, 3-day tour of Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs, all airport transfers and all taxes & fees.
  • Looking for airfare? Here are some Vancouver departures:
    • Economy Airfare C$3,400 per person including taxes & fees
    • Premium Economy Airfare C$5,500 per person including taxes & fees
    • Business Class Airfares C$11,900 per person including taxes & fees
  • (Addons available from all major Canadian Cities – ask your Downunder Travel Destination Specialist for the airfare from your closest city)

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Hotel Accommodations
Customizable
Airport Transfers
Taxes & Fees
Excursions
Accommodations
Cultural Experience
Domestic Flights
Ferry Fees
Itinerary

EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

Guided
Flights/Airfare
Travel Insurance
Meals

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • Sydney
  • The Rocks
  • Ayers Rock
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef

TRIP ITINERARY

Sydney, Adelaide and Outback

10 Day Adventure

Day 1 – Sydney

Welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation where you will check in for 4 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 2: The Rocks Walking Tour

The Rocks holds a unique place in Sydney’s colonial history as the birthplace of European Australia. An essential visitor destination, The Rocks promises to be a memorable Sydney experience.  Hear the legends and history of Sydney as you stroll the shoreline of the sparkling Sydney Harbour and wander down hidden alleyways, shady courtyards, and cobbled lanes. Discover what makes The Rocks tick on a Sydney heritage walk.

Day 3: Blue Mountains Wildlife Day Tour

Today you will be collected by a tour guide from your hotel and head to 1.5hr west to Blue Mountains to explore the stunning lookouts, valleys, rainforest areas, and bush walks.  You’ll wander through a mountain village for lunch, and get up close to iconic Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park!

Day 4: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure today.

Day 5: Cairns

You will be picked up at your Sydney hotel and taken to the airport where you will take a flight to Cairns.  Upon arrival, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel where you will check in for 4 nights.  The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 6: The Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Explore the wondrous spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef. A diverse array of marine life and corals inhabit the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and can be viewed from the surface or by plunging below.  Snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is an adventure. Exploring the coral gardens in search for weird and wonderful marine creatures at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef will keep you busy for hours. Three sites are visited in one day, providing an insight into this large, unique and extraordinary living organism that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 7: Daintree Aboriginal Tour

Immerse yourself in the ancient Aboriginal culture of the Kuku Yalanji people on this exclusive tour. Join an art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley where you will learn how their stories are shared through art, as well as paint your own canvas to take home.  Learn about the ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ that run through the region on the way to Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre; the gateway into the ancient Daintree rainforest of Mossman Gorge. Experience a traditional welcome to country smoking ceremony as you arrive before a delicious lunch.

Day 8: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure today.

Day 9: Uluru

You will be picked up at your Cairns hotel and taken to the airport where you will take a flight to Uluru.  Upon arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel where you will check in for 2 nights and join a group tour for 3 days. This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Day 10: Kings Canyon

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Make the steep rocky climb to the rim of the Kings Canyon for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge from a series of look-out points along the way. Time permitting, your Guide may take you to the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’ waterhole.

Day 11: Kata Tjuta, then Departure

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through it follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport.

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