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Grand Tour Of Australia

Australia & New Zealand
  • Duration: 30 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALADG

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover the very best of Australia on this all-encompassing 30-day tour.

Discover the very best of Australia on this all-encompassing 30-day tour.

PRICE FROM ? £5849 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airways
  • 27 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfast & 3 lunches
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • ​City tours of Perth and Darwin
  • Kakadu National Park
  • See Aboriginal paintings at Nourlangie Rock
  • Cruise the Katherine Gorge
  • Tour of Alice Springs
  • Visit to a camel farm
  • See the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Great Barrier Reef catamaran cruise
  • Sydney’s iconic sights
  • Sheep station visit and Canberra tour
  • The Australian War Memorial Museum
  • Discover Melbourne
  • Journey along the Great Ocean Road
  • Tour of the Barossa Valley
  • Jacobs Creek visitor centre
  • Discover Adelaide

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Perth
  • Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Perth.
  • DAYS 2 & 3 Perth
  • On arrival in the beautiful city of Perth early on day 3, we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll stay here for a further two nights, so there's plenty of time to explore, and a half-day tour of this exciting, cosmopolitan city will get you started. Among your discoveries will be clean, uncrowded beaches and lush green parks all set against a stunning backdrop of modern skyscrapers.​
  • DAY 4 Perth
  • Perth has so much to offer and you can get out and about to discover its delights just as you wish today. It's one of the world's most envied locations in which to live, with lush parks, excellent restaurants, the stunning Swan River and a lovely warm climate. As an alternative, you might choose to join an optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle, which you'll reach via a cruise on the Swan River. During free time, coffee-lovers should head to Cappuccino Strip, lined with open-air coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Other highlights include the fishing boat harbour, a host of interesting museums and the historic Fremantle markets - more than 150 stalls selling everything from local delicacies to jewellery. We'll head back to the hotel by road.​
  • DAY 5 Perth
  • ​If you're an animal-lover, today's optional excursion is for you! You've the chance to see some of Australia's native creatures at Yanchep National Park. Kangaroos roam freely here, so you can get really close to the country's most famous animal, and you might also spot koalas. You'll then continue to the Aquarium of Western Australia, where among other highlights you can stroke stingray in the 'petting pond'. There's free time for lunch before you head to the Swan Valley Winery for a wine-tasting experience.​
  • DAY 6 Darwin
  • Today, you'll fly to Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. Your sightseeing begins straight away with a tour en route to your overnight hotel. This city that's closer to Asia than the rest of Australia is cosmopolitan and tropical, and boasts a lovely seaside location and a laid-back atmosphere. It plays host to vibrant markets, trendy cafes and pretty marinas. You can also see historic buildings including the ruins of the Town Hall and Brown's Mart - both victims of cyclone Tracy in 1974.
  • DAY 7 Kakadu National Park
  • We make our way to Kakadu National Park today, home to lush rainforest, scenic rivers, diverse wildlife and natural galleries of Aboriginal rock art. Before heading to our hotel, there's the chance to walk up Ubirr Rock, located in an area extremely rich in wildlife and Aboriginal art.​
  • DAY 8 Katherine
  • We're going to drive to Katherine this morning, via the stunning Nourlangie Rock. Here you can set off on a walk to discover more fascinating rock art.  Next, we'll head off on a thrilling cruise on the famous Yellow Water Lagoon, where you can look for many species of birds - from whistling ducks to eagles - and crocodiles in their natural habitat.​
  • DAY 9 Darwin
  • Today's highlight is a cruise through the Katherine Gorge, to see ancient rocks and caves decorated with Aboriginal rock paintings. As you sail through this picturesque gorge, expert guides will explain the history and geology of the area and tell you all about the flora and fauna you're likely to see. You'll step ashore for a walk before boarding another boat for your return journey.​
  • DAY 10 Alice Springs
  • Our next base is Alice Springs, situated in an area of natural springs and red-hued desert, and we fly here this morning. A tour will introduce you to the Flying Doctor Base, the old Telegraph Station and – depending on the time of your visit – the famous School of the Air. This evening you might be tempted to join an optional bush barbecue - an authenic experience that really sums up the spirit of the Australian Outback. The fun starts at sunset as we take to the road to try to spot kangaroos. Before you eat you can try your hand at boomerang throwing, and afterwards you can indulge in a spot of star-gazing.​
  • DAY 11 Alice Springs
  • You can make your own discoveries today, however, an optional excursion into the spectacular MacDonnell Mountain Range comes highly recommended. First you'll visit Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge where water flows through a small gap in the mountains. This area is sacred to the Aboriginal people, as is our next stop, the Standley Chasm. Here, you can take a stroll amongst sheer walls of red rock, which are simply breathtaking. After enjoying afternoon tea, you'll see the stunning Glen Helen Gorge, carved by the ancient Finke River.​
  • DAY 12 Uluru
  • Our journey today takes us to one of Australia's most iconic landmarks, Uluru, or Ayers Rock. En route we're going to stop at a camel farm, where you can choose to ride one if you wish. After this we'll head to the mysterious Kata Tjuta, although you may know these 36 domed rock formations better as the Olgas. Located to the west of Uluru, they are thought to have similarly been one huge piece of rock but over millions of years they have been shaped this way by nature.  The gigantic sandstone monolith Uluru is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is two miles long, 1,000ft high and measures six miles around the base. One of the most impressive landmarks in Australia, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sacred place in Aboriginal culture and features many caves and ancient rock paintings. It's an incredible sight at any time of the day, but at sunrise and sunset it changes colour dramatically with the light. Your visit here today is at sunset.​
  • DAY 13 Cairns
  • You've an early start today, but it's definitely worth it as you visit Uluru once again, but this time at sunrise. You can also tour the base of the rock and view Aboriginal rock paintings in the caves here. Later, we fly to Cairns, a lively resort on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.​
  • DAY 14 Cairns
  • Today you have the chance to explore a whole new world on an included trip by catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Marine life comes incredibly close to the boat, so you can experience the reef without getting wet from the comfort of a semi-submersible or an underwater observatory. Of course, you can also go snorkelling – all the equipment and guidance you need is provided, as well as lunch.
  • DAY 15 Cairns
  • All you have to do now is relax and soak up the sun in Cairns. However, if you want to see more, a ride on the Kuranda Railway is an option today to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop will be the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll glide over and through heritage rainforest. After free time in the village of Kuranda, you'll take a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway with the Barron Falls just one of the incredible highlights.​
  • DAY 16 Cairns
  • You can spend today doing just as you wish. If you want to get out in the great outdoors, why not come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. On arrival at Port Douglas, we'll head to Four Mile Beach, which unfolds in a gentle curve offering spectacular views as far as the eye can see. You'll also see the historic St Mary's by the Sea, a picturesque church offering breathtaking sea views. Daintree is an ecologically unique tropical forest, which is home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and next you'll head off on an environmental wilderness cruise with an expert guide in search of crocodiles. Lunch at the Daintree Village Hotel and a tour of Daintree are also included on this excursion.​
  • DAY 17 Sydney
  • We're going to fly to Australia's biggest city, Sydney, today, where a four-night stay means you'll have ample time to discover plenty of its highlights. The most famous landmarks here have to be Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, which dominate the picturesque harbour. You'll see these and all the other main sights on tomorrow's tour, so why not spend the rest of the day relaxing after your flight.​
  • DAY 18 Sydney
  • You'll see on your tour today that Sydney's centre is surprisingly compact. As we explore together you can tick off the gorgeous white sands of Bondi Beach, and Hyde Park, which is home to numerous monuments including the ANZAC Memorial. We'll also head to Darling Harbour, which hosts a dazzling array of attractions from bars and bistros to an aquarium and a zoo, and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This huge sandstone rock was hand-carved by convicts into the shape of a bench for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth in 1810. Why not sit for a while and take in the views from this wonderful vantage point. The time is then yours to spend as you please, when you may decide to discover Sydney Harbour from the water. This hour-long optional cruise will introduce all the sights, from beautiful gardens and parkland to the iconic Sydney Opera House as you sail around one of the world's most stunning harbours.​
  • DAY 19 Sydney
  • With the next two days at leisure, you can explore Sydney your way now. If you want to join an organised trip, come with us on a thrilling optional excursion. You'll start at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 300 species of native animals, from koalas to Tasmanian devils. You'll then head through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamieson Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon. Finally, you'll visit Scenic World, where you can opt to take a journey on the world's steepest incline railway into ancient rainforest or enjoy a cable-car ride over the valley.​
  • DAY 20 Sydney
  • ​You can choose from a couple of exciting optional excursions today. If you've a head for heights, you could take in exceptional views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area on a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Don't worry, you'll get a safety briefing beforehand and will wear a harness at all times. At the end you'll receive a group photo, a cap, certificate and a pass to the Pylon Lookout for further sweeping views. Alternatively, you may choose to view Sydney from even higher up, on a panoramic helicopter ride. Remember to take your camera along and snap shots of Bondi Beach, Botany Bay, Sydney Harbour and Opera House, and much more, as you listen to your pilot's informative commentary through headphones.​
  • DAY 21 Canberra
  • We'll take to the road today as we head to Canberra, Australia's capital. The city is surrounded by parkland and is home to an array of monuments, museums and galleries that showcase the country's culture and history. En route we're going to sample authentic Australian experiences as we stop at a sheep station. We'll watch as the sheep dog and stockman expertly work together to round up the animals and guide them into the shearing shed. After a sheep shearing demonstration, sit down to a barbecue lunch. On the menu will be steak, sausages, salads and potatoes, as well as a cold beer or glass of wine.​
  • DAY 22 Melbourne
  • Your Australian adventure continues with three nights in Melbourne, and your tour today will help you to get your bearings. Highlights include Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders Street Station and the Grand Prix Circuit that circles Albert Park Lake. Another stop is Fitzroy Gardens, which features pathways lined with towering elms, colourful floral displays and the Fairies' Tree sculpture - a centuries-old tree stump featuring delightful carvings. You'll also catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage here. Originally built in Yorkshire in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne brick by brick in 1934 and rebuilt.​
  • DAY 23 Melbourne
  • You can slow the pace a little over the next two days, which are free for you to spend at leisure. Today you might be tempted to join an optional visit to Phillip Island, to see the remarkable penguin parade. At sunset, after a hard day's fishing, hundreds of these delightful creatures - the world's smallest penguin - appear from out of the ocean and waddle their way across the beach to their sand dune burrows. You can take in this marvellous spectacle from special viewing stands and boardwalks, which give you the chance to get up close to nature.​
  • DAY 24 Melbourne
  • ​Today is free for you to explore more of Melbourne at your own pace. Alternatively, why not take an optional trip to Ballarat, famous for the Gold Rush of 1851. You'll also visit Sovereign Hill open-air museum, which recreates the first decade after the discovery of gold here, and take a tour of the gold mines. There will be time for a stroll around the town and to visit the Gold Museum.​
  • DAY 25 Warrnambool
  • Your journey today takes you along one of the most spectacular coastal routes in the world, the Great Ocean Road. As you go you'll see the Twelve Apostles, the Arch and many other fantastic rock formations. We'll then enter Port Campbell National Park, before continuing to Warrnambool.
  • DAY 26 Barossa Valley
  • This morning we're driving to the Barossa Valley via Mount Gambier, a city located on the slopes of a volcano. On your journey stunning volcanic scenery is sure to keep your eyes glued to the road. One of the world's great wine-growing regions, the Barossa Valley is home to more than 150 wineries, and its fertile soil has been producing wonderful wines for more than 160 years. Around the vineyards here you'll discover picturesque villages, rolling hills and some of Australia's finest restaurants.​
  • DAY 27 Adelaide
  • The Barossa Valley is famous for its wines, so of course you're going to enjoy some today. Your tour takes you to the Wolf Blass winery for a tasting, and the Jacobs Creek visitor centre for a further tasting and lunch.  Next stop the coastal city of Adelaide! On arrival, a tour will show you its main highlights including the cricket and football stadium, the Adelaide Oval, broad expanses of parkland and the imposing St Peter's Cathedral.​
  • DAY 28 Adelaide
  • Today has been left free for you to head out into Adelaide and explore at your own pace. Your hotel is within walking distance of many of the city's attractions, including the Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Zoo, home to 2,500 animals, so there are plenty of options.
  • DAYS 29 & 30 Adelaide/UK
  • We'll transfer you to the airport on day 29 for your flight to the UK. You'll arrive on day 30.​
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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.
    • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin
    • Travelodge Resort Darwin is located close to great shopping areas and many major city attractions. The resort is positioned in the perfect location to experience all the area has to offer. The hotel has a pool and a gym.
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    • From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, the 4-star Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park’s wilderness and the ideal base to explore the Ubirr, Nourlangie and Jim Jim areas of Kakadu. Facilities include a restaurant and bar/lounge. All rooms feature en suite facilities, air-conditioning, coffee/tea-making facilities, TV and hairdryer.
    • Ibis Styles Katherine
    • The 4-star Ibis Styles Katherine is ideally located in reach of the Katherine town centre.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, tennis court and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin
    • Travelodge Resort Darwin is located close to great shopping areas and many major city attractions. The resort is positioned in the perfect location to experience all the area has to offer. The hotel has a pool and a gym.
    • Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs
    • Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off the Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities and friendly service from our dedicated staff. We will even welcome you with a signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check in.
    • Desert Gardens Hotel
    • Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each room 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.
    • Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
    • The 3.5-star Cairns Queenslander Hotel is located in Cairns, in reach of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Mercure Sydney
    • This modern hotel provides convenient accommodation in the Sydney CBD. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views, a sauna and a fitness centre. The Four Elements Restaurant, located on-site, serves both Australian and international cuisine, while a wide selection of cocktails and wines can be enjoyed at The Four Elements Lounge and Bar.
    • Mercure Canberra
    • The 3-star 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.
    • Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
    • The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a heritage listed hotel. Within walking distance you can find shopping, dining & entertainment, perfect for exploring. There is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre, if you wish to stay at the hotel. Rooms are furnished with air-conditioning, safe, TV and tea & coffee-making facilities.
    • Mid City Motel Warrnambool
    • The 3-star Mid City Warrnambool is located at the western end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, only 50 metres from the centre of town and a short stroll to beautiful beaches nearby. Facilities include Elements Bar & Restaurant, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, spa and guest laundry for your convenience. Warrnambool is a friendly and relaxing city with a selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. All 61 rooms feature en suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, mini bar, phone and internet access.
    • Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
    • The 4-star Novotel Barossa Valley is ideally located in Barossa, within reach of Adelaide.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, private balcony and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
    • The 4-star Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is situated right in the heart of Adelaide, with many of the city’s attractions located within walking distance. Just 50 meters away is cosmopolitan Rundle Street, with a colourful array of cafes, restaurants and shops. A short stroll up the street and you will find Rundle Mall, with even more of the best shops Australia has to offer. You will also find banks, currency exchange offices, a large supermarket and much more along this busy pedestrian only mall. All 120 rooms at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel feature modern en suite facilities, mini bar, TV, wifi, and hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

  • Fremantle and Swan River cruise
  • Yanchep National Park, Aquarium of Western Australia and wine-tasting
  • Bush barbecue
  • MacDonnell Mountain Range
  • Field of Light Uluru
  • Kuranda Railway ride
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park, the Blue Mountains and Scenic World
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge climb
  • Helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour
  • Tallsh​ip twilight cruise and dinner on Sydney Harbour
  • Ballarat and its museums
  • Phillip Island's 'penguin parade' Plus

Pre-bookable excursions: The 'penguin parade' Plus, Daintree and bush BBQ can be pre-booked as a package.​

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Further Information

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