Sydney Rock & Reef14 Day • Sydney, Uluru, Cairns & More
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Sydney Rock & Reef
14 Day See Some of Australia's Treasures - Sydney, Uluru, Cairns & More
Sydney, your first stop on your vacation itinerary, is a lively city and the starting point for day trips to places such as Bondi Beach, the Historic Rocks, Blue Mountains and more. Head into the Australian outback for unforgettable, and bucket-list ticking, experiences. From seeing ancient Aboriginal rock art, to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and on to the sacred sites around the base of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Walpa Gorge and Kings Canyon, there is so much history to learn and discover. In the Cairns, Port Douglas and Great Barrier Reef region, you can swim, snorkel, dive and sail in the largest coral reef system in the world.
- Departing from Vancouver – $5,149 per person
- Departing from Calgary – $5,349 per person
- Departing from Toronto/Ottawa – $5,549 per person
- All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
- Contact us for other departure cities or for single supplement prices
- Travel Validity Dates:
- 01 Nov – 30 Nov 2020 OR 01 Feb – 28 Feb 2021
Included in your trip
EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- Sydney Harbour
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Govetts Leap
- Ayers Rock Resort
- Kangaroo Point
- Kings Canyon
- lagoon of South Bank
- Fortitude Valley and Paddington
- Moreton Bay
- Great Barrier Reef
- Cape Tribulation
- Alexandra Range
- Coral Sea
- Double Bay
- Kings Cross
- Mrs Macquarie’s Point
- Bondi Beach
- Agincourt Ribbon
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta
- Aboriginal rock art
- Kings Canyon
- Walpa Gorge
- Watarrka National Park
14 Day Adventure
Day 1: Depart Canada
Depart Canada today.
Day 2: International Dateline
Cross the International Dateline and lose a day. You will gain this day back on your return journey.
Day 3: Arrive Australia
G’Day and welcome to Australia! Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Sydney for 4 nights.
Day 4: Blue Mountains
Your guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel as we commence our small group deluxe tour into the heart of the unique Blue Mountains World Heritage Region. The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and the world’s steepest railway. Your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region. The afternoon after lunch is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. The last stop is at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens where we stop briefly to enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel.
Day 5: Visit the Historic Rocks and tour the city of Sydney
Visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower. Visit Sydney’s trendy Oxford Street district and travel through Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach and visit the beachfront promenade with time to enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See Aussie lifesavers and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie’s Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre.
Day 6: Sydney
Enjoy your time in Sydney!
Day 7: Sydney to Ayers Rock
You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Ayers Rock for 1 night. Offering the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort, the hotel offers 218 elegant guestrooms within an oasis of native gardens. Accommodation options are diverse from deluxe rock view rooms to shady poolside rooms all located under a canopy of towering gum trees and garden beds dotted with native shrubs and flowers. Enjoy a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native Australian bush tucker flavours throughout
Day 8: Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon
Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Stay at Kings Canyon Resort for 1 night.
Day 9: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
At sunrise, 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 gorge from a series of lookout points along the way. The rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. If you wish to take an easier, shorter walk instead, you can explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, getting up-close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Your Short Break concludes in Alice Springs. Stay overnight in Alice Springs.
Day 10: Cairns
You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Brisbane. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cairns for 4 nights.
Day 11: Outer Reef Cruise
Your coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Reef Marina Port Douglas, the departure point of your cruise. Board a 24 metre high speed catamaran designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures, to commence a full day cruise. Travel to the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, to the unspoilt Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. Enjoy snorkelling at three different selected sites. Introductory and certified diving is available at additional cost. On board facilities include spacious air conditioned saloon area, licensed bar, open deck areas and freshwater showers. Also available are a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist, and a Reef interpretation talk. Enjoy lunch on board.
Day 12: Daintree & Cape Tribulation
Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and drive north along the Great Barrier Reef dive to the sugar industry town of Mossman. Time for a short morning tea break then its ‘all aboard’ for a wildlife river cruise. Relax and enjoy this unique and important mangrove eco-system as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests, endemic birdlife, and much more. Ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of the World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef. Experience the rainforest intimately on an elevated National Park Boardwalk. A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own cost). Travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 7kms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and take time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea and damper. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’ (no swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous hazards). Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin your homeward journey.
Day 13: Cairns!
Enjoy your time in Cairns!
Day 14: Head home
Walk through natural bush-land to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one’s history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help collect important data, remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitats. Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care guests can often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While the walk, help the Guide record sightings of all native wildlife. The natural environments that’s visited are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. The Wildlife Guide will help guests to find and understand them, and teach guests survey techniques that will be useful to them wherever they go. At the end of the day all participants will receive a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the Koalas seen on the day.
Day 15: Depart for home
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Why not stay longer? Ask your Destination Specialist about customizing your trip to explore more of what Australia has to offer.
about Sydney Rock & Reef
Trip Code: TOFT100266
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