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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

Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset, brush past manta rays on the Great Barrier Reef and take in the stunning scenery of the Barossa Valley. A masterpiece of the natural world, Australia is like nowhere else on earth. Discover it all on this outstanding 30-day tour.

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

PRICE FROM ? £5649 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
  • 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
  • You will arrive in Perth in the early hours of day 3, when we will transfer you to your hotel. As you stay here for a further three nights, there's plenty of time to explore. A half-day sightseeing tour is a great way to get you started.
  • DAY 4 Perth
  • You can spend today in Perth sightseeing at your own pace, or perhaps you'll join our optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle. During some free time here, 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. Your tour is rounded off with a cruise on the Swan River.
  • 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.
  • DAY 7 Kakadu National Park
  • An exciting day lies ahead in Kakadu National Park. Look out for an array of waterbirds and crocodiles in their natural habitat as you cruise on the famous Yellow Waters Lagoon.
  • DAY 8 Katherine
  • We're going to drive to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park via the stunning Nourlangie Rock today.
  • DAY 9 Darwin
  • Today's highlight is a cruise through the Katherine Gorge, to see ancient rocks and caves decorated with Aboriginal rock paintings.
  • 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. You've the option to visit the mysterious Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, this afternoon but today's highlight has to be our sunset trip to Uluru itself. Watching the colour of this huge monolith change as the sun goes down is an incredible way to end such a great day.
  • DAY 13 Cairns
  • You're going to start today early, 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 before we depart on a flight to Cairns.
  • 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
  • ​If you want to get out in the great outdoors, come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. This ecologically unique tropical forest is home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and you'll head off on a cruise with an expert guide on the lookout for crocodiles. Lunch at the Daintree Tea House and a tour of Daintree are also included on this excursion.
  • DAY 17 Sydney
  • We're going to fly to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney today, where over four nights you can discover many of its highlights.
  • DAY 18 Sydney
  • Get to know Sydney in the company of your Tour Manager today. Among the highlights you'll see are Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. After your tour, why not opt to set off on an hour-long cruise around the harbour.
  • 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. En route we're going to sample authentic Australian experiences as we stop at a sheep station for a shearing demonstration and barbecue lunch.
  • DAY 22 Melbourne
  • Your Australian adventure continues with three nights in Melbourne. A tour on arrival uncovers sights such as Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and Fitzroy Gardens where Captain Cook's cottage is located.
  • 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, home to one of the largest colonies of little penguins in the world. It's here that you'll be able to see the delightful penguin parade.
  • 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
  • We're driving to the Barossa Valley via Mount Gambier this morning. Stunning volcanic scenery is sure to keep your eyes glued to the road.
  • 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 Adelaide! On arrival, a tour will show you its main highlights.
  • DAY 28 Adelaide
  • You can head out into Adelaide and explore independently today.
  • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank
    • Adina Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne on the bank of the Yarra River offering an easy access to the many local attractions. All apartments are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV, in-room safe, en suite facilities with hairdryer and kitchen facilities. Additional hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.
    • 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

  • Kuranda Railway ride

  • Daintree Rainforest

  • Sydney Harbour cruise

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park, the Blue Mountains and Scenic World

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge climb or helicopter ride

  • Ballarat and its museums

  • Phillip Island's 'penguin parade'

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

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Further Information

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