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Amazing Australia

Australia & New Zealand
  • Duration: 22 days
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  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLAS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Sample life 'Down Under' on this inspirational tour, where you can journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, experience sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock, and discover all the iconic sights of Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and more.

Sample life 'Down Under' on this inspirational tour, where you can journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, experience sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock, and discover all the iconic sights of Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and more.

PRICE FROM ? £6499 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airlines
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 19 nights' in 3.5 and 4-star hotels plus 3 nights in flight
  • 24 meals: 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

PLUS

  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Hotel porterage
  • Dedicated JY representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Sightseeing in Perth, Alice Springs, Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne
  • Sunset & sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • 'Sounds of Silence' dinner
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Sheep station visit

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAYS 1 & 2 UK to Perth
  • ​Meet your travelling companions at Heathrow and fly to Perth, arriving in the early hours of day 3.
  • DAY 3 Perth
  • You will have plenty of time to adjust after your flight with a further three-night stay in Perth. This evening, get to know your travelling companions better over a drink and dinner.
  • DAYS 4 & 5 Perth
  • ​Perth is an appealing city with a compact centre and inviting waterfront area. Along with its neighbouring port of Fremantle, it is one of the most envied locations in the world in which to live. It boasts golden beaches, superb restaurants, lush green parks, the broad expanse of the Swan River and a lovely climate. Experience Perth's highlights on our included sightseeing tour and see more with a range of optional excursions, which include a cruise on the Swan River in Fremantle​.
  • DAYS 6 & 7 Alice Springs
  • ​We'll fly to Alice Springs, the capital of Australia's red centre, on day 6. This intriguing town is a hub of life in the vast desert of the Northern Territory. Alice is known for many things, the most famous of which, Uluru, we will visit on day 8.
    In an area so remote, some of the facilities that many of us take for granted, such as hospitals and schools, are not readily available. The flying doctor service and famous School of the Air are vital amenities for so many families living on farms and ranches in the Australian bush, and our tour will take us to the telegraph station that is the flying doctor base as well as the school headquarters, subject to opening times.
  • DAY 8 Uluru
  • ​We take to the road today and make a stop at a camel farm, where there's the chance to take a camel ride.
    Our destination is Ayers Rock, officially referred to as Uluru by native Aboriginal people, which is situated in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The huge sandstone monolith that rises from the red dirt of the desert floor is a majestic sight and one of the world's most treasured natural wonders. It is two miles long, 1,000ft high and six miles around the base. It changes colour dramatically with the light and is a wondrous sight at any time of day, but even more so at sunrise and sunset, when its colours change dramatically. We will have the chance to admire Uluru at both of these magical times.
    This evening we'll enjoy a 'Sounds of Silence' dinner at a secluded spot in the middle of the desert. We'll eat under a star-strewn sky and sip Champagne as the sun sets at Uluru and the Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas.
  • DAY 9 Uluru and Cairns
  • ​We will visit Uluru as the sun rises this morning. We will also have the very special opportunity to step into some of the caves in the base of the rock and admire the fascinating Aboriginal art that graces the walls. Off in the distance you will spot the mysterious Kata Tjuta, a range of 36 spectacular rock domes. This afternoon we will fly to Cairns.​
  • DAY 10 Cairns
  • ​The Great Barrier Reef is variously described as the world's largest living thing and the eighth wonder of the world. It is a stupendous 1,400-mile wonderland of breathtakingly beautiful coral and colourful marine life, studded with unspoilt tropical islands. Today we include a trip by catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will have the chance to snorkel, visit an underwater observatory, take a cruise in a semi-submersible or simply admire your picture-perfect surroundings.​
  • DAYS 11 & 12 Cairns
  • ​Cairns enjoys an idyllic location between the ocean and lush tropics. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the great climate and sunshine that Australia is so famous for. Choose from a variety of optional excursions that allow you to make the most of your time here. Maybe you'll choose to take a ride on the Kuranda Railway. Widely regarded as one of the world's most spectacular rail journeys, the track burrows through 15 tunnels and traverses 40 bridges as it clings to the rock face.​
  • DAYS 13-16 Sydney
  • ​Sydney is Australia's biggest and most talked about city, and the home of so many iconic landmarks. The centre is surprisingly compact and can be easily explored on foot. Our included sightseeing tour on day 14 will show you all the highlights, including the world-famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, which dominate the vast and picturesque harbour. Other memorable sights include Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
    You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the exciting atmosphere and sheer beauty of Australia's premier city in the company of your travelling companions, with a range of optional excursions allowing you to shape your experience to suit you. Perhaps join us as we drive into the cool Blue Mountains, a tranquil retreat just a few miles from the city. At the wildlife park here, you can come face to face with some of the native wildlife including koalas, possums, wombats and kangaroos. There will also be the chance to take a cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • DAY 17 Canberra
  • ​Canberra is a beautifully landscaped city. The peaceful tree-lined avenues and uncrowded centre make it hard to believe that this is the Australian capital. Visit the government buildings and get a glimpse of the Prime Minister's Lodge on our tour today. En route, we will stop at a sheep station for a sheep shearing demonstration and a barbecue lunch.​
  • DAYS 18 & 19 Melbourne
  • ​Colonial-style buildings, beautiful parks, wealthy garden suburbs, wide boulevards and trams make Melbourne the most European of Australia's cities. It has a sophisticated, more formal atmosphere yet is also the sports capital of the country. It's the home of Australian Rules Football, the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cup.
    Our included sightseeing tour on day 18 gives a great overview of the city including Fitzroy Gardens where you will catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage.
    Explore Melbourne at leisure on day 19. You could head to the Botanical Gardens with their unrivalled view of the skyline or perhaps take a tram to the seaside resort of St Kilda with its laid-back beaches and quirky shops. An optional afternoon visit to Philip Island, where you can see the remarkable Penguin Parade, will also be available.
  • DAY 20 Melbourne
  • ​Your final day is free for you to explore more of Melbourne at your own pace.
    In the evening we will gather as a group to enjoy a five-course farewell dinner in The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a famous fleet of historic trams that now act as sumptuous dining venues.
  • DAYS 21 & 22 Melbourne to UK
  • ​Enjoy time at leisure on day 21 before your return flight to the UK, arriving on day 22.
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Accommodation

    • Travelodge Perth
    • The 4-star Travelodge Perth is centrally located in the heart of the Perth CBD, and enjoys a picturesque setting in the centre of the city, with access to major Perth attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and dining, Kings Park and the Swan River. Rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, and hairdryer.
    • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs
    • The 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs enjoys stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Range. Conveniently located just off the Stuart Highway, on the outskirts of Alice Springs, the hotel is within easy reach of the town. Ideal for leisure guests, hotel offers fantastic recreational facilities such as 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts. Unwind in the inviting Deck Eatery and Bar, or enjoy the bistro-style restaurant.
      All of the spacious guest rooms offer mountain views, luxurious bedding and high-speed internet access, as well as air-conditioning, TV, mini bar, and hairdryer.
    • Desert Gardens Hotel
    • Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each rooms is air-conditioned and has a TV with movies-on-demand, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Arnguli Grill, restaurant located on-site, offers an à la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine
    • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
    • The 4-star Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views. Guests can also enjoy a range of hotel amenities and services, including Teshi’s Restaurant, Blue Mango Café Wine Bar, swimming pool and spa, 24-hour room service, free CBD shuttle, and more. Just a short stroll into town along the esplanade and only 5 minutes drive from Cairns Airport, the Holiday Inn Cairns is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind in tropical North Queensland. ,br>
      The hotel offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms, each with its own private balcony and en suite facilities, stereo, TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, minibar, internet access and hairdryer.
    • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
    • Perfectly located for the best of Sydney''s attractions, the 4-star Holiday Inn Old Sydney effortlessly combines new and old world charm right in the historic Rocks District. The Rocks is a uniquely historical Australian quarter, where you can eat in restaurants located in some the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney.
      Set only a street back from Sydney Harbour, Holiday Inn Old Sydney is just a short stroll from the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and hence ideally located for an unforgettable experience. Circular Quay is just a few minutes'' walk from the hotel, and you can catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour to view local and exotic wildlife at Taronga Zoo or over to Manly Beach. Native plants are on show at the 30-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens, located 300 metres away and stylish boutiques in the surrounding cosmopolitan Rocks precinct. Climb the outer arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge, metres away, for stunning views across the city.
      Wireless internet is available from your guest room, our Lobby Lounge Bar and the rooftop terrace. They say a picture paints a thousand words and, by day or night, it is one of the hotels in Sydney with the most magnificent views of the world’s most beautiful harbour, Sydney Harbour. Each of the modern guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flat screen TVs, mini fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, high speed internet access and comfortable en-suite facilities with dual pressure showerhead. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room.
    • Mercure Canberra
    • Mercure Canberra is a unique hotel set around an impressive courtyard. It''s in a convenient location too, close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the city centre.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a minibar.
    • Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne
    • Conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne, Vibe Savoy Hotel is set in the heritage building offering easy access to the many attractions of Melbourne. Every room is air-conditioned and comes with en suite facilities. Spacious, bright rooms feature work desks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, minibars and tea/coffee-making facilities. Rich selection of Australian dishes are offered in on-site Curve Restaurant. Other hotel amenities include a fitness centre and a bar.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Fremantle & Swan River cruise
  • Bush barbecue
  • Daintree
  • Kuranda Railway
  • Featherdale & Blue Mountains
  • Philip Island penguin parade
  • Sydney helicopter flight
  • Sydney Bridge climb

Philip Island penguin parade, Daintree and Bush barbecue can be pre-booked as a package.

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Further Information

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