Australia in Style
Learning to surf in Byron Bay, Snorkelling the world's most famous barrier reef, Experiencing the Red Centre and witnessing the majesty of Uluru at sunrise, Sampling iconic Australian wines, Marvelling at the Twelve Apostles while travelling on the Great Ocean Road
It's tough to cover all of Australia in a single trip, but believe us, we've tried. This three-week extravaganza incorporates all the absolute must-do bits of Australia into one legendary adventure. From the bustling cities dotting the coast to Australia’s wine country, from the outback and iconic Uluru to the beach, the Great Barrier Reef and even the legendary dreamtime itself, you’ll leave no stone unturned on this trip. We’ll connect the dots with internal flights and historic train journeys to keep you cozy and unstressed throughout.
- Sydney harbour yacht ride. Sydney orientation walk. Included surfing lessons with a local (Byron Bay). Yoga lesson. Whitsunday Islands sailing trip. Scenic train journey to Cairns. Aboriginal village visit with an opportunity to try spearfishing (Port Douglas). King Canyon walk. Visit to Uluru and a local arts centre. Local mine visit in Coober Pedy. Hiking in Flinders Ranges National Park. Clare Valley wine tasting. Adelaide orientation walk. Visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Exploring Grampians National Park. Great Ocean Road drive. Great Otway National Park rainforest walk.
- 19 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow AUD400-500 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (12 nts), Comfort motel (2 nts) beach resort/hotel (6 nts)
- Private bus, taxi, plane, local bus, ferry, yacht, train, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Day 1 Sydney
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sydney (1B,1L)
Explore Sydney with a walk along the harbour, on to the iconic Sydney Opera House and into the Rocks area. Have an early lunch before boarding a sleek former Americas Cup racing yacht for a 2 ½ hour sail on one of the world’s finest harbours.
Day 3-4 Byron Bay (2B,1L)
Fly to the famous surf and arts town of Byron. On Day 4 we meet a local legend and try our hand at surfing and learning about the culture of surfing in the area. We also have an included yoga class. Enjoy free time for optional sea kayaking, whale watching or just relax at the beach.
Day 5 Whitsunday Islands (1L,1D)
Travel to Brisbane where we catch a flight, then ferry to the Whitsunday Islands. Relax this evening in this tropical paradise.
Day 6 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
We spend this morning relaxing on the island before embarking on a yacht for an afternoon of sailing, snorkelling and swimming around the islands. We end the day in Airlie Beach at our resort hotel for the evening.
Day 7 Cairns (1B)
An early start to the train station for our relaxing and very scenic train journey to Cairns.
Day 8-9 Port Douglas (2B)
Travel up the stunning coastal road, stop to meet local Aboriginals and go on an interpretive walk, learning about traditional ways of life and survival techniques. We also have the unique opportunity to try spearfishing. On Day 9, option to take a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip.
Day 10 Cairns/Alice Springs (1B)
Transfer back to Cairns where we catch our flight to Alice Springs.
Day 11-12 Uluru (2B,2L)
Head to Kings Canyon before continuing to Uluru for the night. On Day 12, witness the sunrise over Uluru before a visit to an Aboriginal arts centre.
Day 13 Coober Pedy (1B,1L,1D)
We depart Uluru driving through the Northern Territory outback to The South Australian town of Coober Pedy, Australia's Opal Capital.
Day 14-15 Port Augusta (2B,1L,1D)
This morning we explore Coober Pedy, visiting a local mine - go fossicking, then we head south to the harbourside town of Port Augusta. On Day 15, we drive north to go hiking in The Flinders Ranges National Park, taking in the amazing scenery and the natural amphitheatre that is Wilpena Pound. Return to Port Augusta for the evening.
Day 16-17 Adelaide (2B,1L,1D)
Today we head to Adelaide via the world famous Clare Valley wine area for a wine tasting. Arrive in Adelaide late afternoon. Enjoy Day 17 at your leisure, exploring the city at your own pace.
Day 18 Grampians National Park (1B,1D)
Travel east across the state into Victoria to Grampians National Park, enjoying a spectacular walk to the balconies and Mckenzie Falls.
Day 19 Great Ocean Road/Warrnambool (1B,1L,1D)
Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the morning to learn about the indigenous culture of the area Head to the Great Ocean Road to the seaside town Warrnambool for the night.
Day 20 Great Ocean Road/Melbourne (1B,1L)
Travel past some of the world's most famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the Twelve Apostles and a rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Continue to Melbourne for the night.
Day 21 Melbourne (1B)
Depart at any time.
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