Australia: Sydney, Rock & Reef
See Australia’s biggest and most iconic sights with this fantastic itinerary, which takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the stark desert surrounds of the Red Centre and on to the kaleidoscopic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Ideal for first time visitors, this Classic Journey allows you to tick off Australia’s highlights in just over two weeks.
Your holiday includes:
- All international & internal flights.
- 12 nights in 4-4.
- 5* hotels.
- Bondi Beach & Sydney sights tour.
- Night at Field of Light.
- Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Day tour.
- All airport transfers.
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Days 1–2:Fly from Dublin to Sydney.
Days 3–6: SydneyArrive into Sydney where your big adventure begins. Explore the historic Rocks district and enjoy stunning views across the harbour to the iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – don’t miss taking a scenic harbour cruise to see the iconic landmarks from a different perspective. You can’t visit Sydney without sampling some of its famous beaches and there are plenty to choose from – head to Bondi Beach for people-watching or soak up the laid-back atmosphere of Manly. Four days in Sydney gives you ample time to explore the surrounding region – why not spend a day visiting the breathtaking Blue Mountains World Heritage site or visit the Hunter Valley wine region for a day of local wine and gourmet cuisine. For more information on day experiences, speak to your travel expert.
4 nights at the 4.5* Parkroyal Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach & Sydney sights tour
Days 7–9: Uluru
Today, catch your flight from Sydney to Uluru. The isolated and sacred Aboriginal site of Uluru is one of Australia’s icons and upon arrival you’ll be left truly breathless. Spend time enjoying the magic of this huge monolith – you could walk around the base of Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and learn about their traditions and culture or take a sunset camel ride. Watch as the rock seemingly changes colour, from dusky pink to fiery red and mauve – an unforgettable experience. After a day exploring Uluru, it’s time for dinner under the outback sky. A feast for the senses, the Sounds of Silence dinner serves delectable cuisine accompanied by Australian wine, all underneath a blanket of stars with Uluru standing in the distance – magical.3 nights at the 4* Voyages Desert Gardens
Night at Field of Light
Days 10–14: Port DouglasToday, you’ll say goodbye to the outback and fly on to Cairns – the gateway to two of Australia’s World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll be staying in the small seaside town of Port Douglas – approximately an hour’s transfer from Cairns. Relax into life in the tropics – from soaking up the sun on the sparkling Four Mile Beach to tucking into fresh seafood; enjoy the relaxed vibe of Port Douglas.
Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is a must and your included Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour offers you the chance to get up close to an incredible array of underwater life. Whether it’s snorkelling, diving or seeing the reef from a glass-bottomed boat – you can experience it all on this incredible day out. With five days to enjoy Australia’s tropical north, you’ll also have plenty of time to discover the treasures of the Daintree Rainforest should you wish. From spectacular gorges and waterfalls to fantastic walking trails amid the verdant forest, why not take a day to explore the world’s oldest rainforest.
5 nights at the 4.5* Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Days 15–16:Depart Port Douglas and return to Dublin.
- Sydney - 4* Rendezous Studio Hotel Sydney Centre.
- Uluru - 5* Voyages Sails in the Desert.
- Port Douglas - 4* Bay Villas Resort.
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