Harbour to Heartland Tour

Sydney • Blue Mountains • Port Stephens • Byron Bay • Noosa • Fraser Island • Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Ayers Rock • Adelaide • Fleurieu Peninsula • Kangaroo Island • Limestone Coast • Great Ocean Road • Melbourne

About This Journey

23 Days Starting from $4255 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

See the postcard perfect Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Blue Mountains National Park. Drive the legendary Pacific Coast. Take a 4WD tour of Fraser Island. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Be in awe of the gigantic Ayers Rock. Adelaide is your gateway to Kangaroo Island. Before hitting Melbourne, drive Australia’s spectacular Great Ocean Road from the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Limestone Coast....

Domestic airfare prices are subject to variables. Contact us for a tour quote including current domestic airfares.

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  • 22 nights 3.5 Star - 4 Star accommodation
  • 14 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Blue Mountains Day Tour
  • Fraser Island Day Tour
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Pass
  • Kangaroo Island Ferry
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
Not Included: International & domestic flights, Meals & drinks (unless stated), Petrol/gas, Car parking fees, Personal travel insurance, Suggested activities,
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
G'day Sydney

A private transfer will meet you from your flight, provide you with your travel pack and drive you to your accommodation.

No trip is complete without exploring the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you’re game, take on the BridgeClimb or Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Stroll amongst museums, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in The Rocks historical precinct. Catch a ferry to Manly Beach or Taronga Zoo and a bus to vibrant Bondi Beach. Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum are located in popular Darling Harbour. Stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Uncover the city’s past at the Museum of Sydney.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer

Suggested Activites:

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    Sydney Opera House Tour
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    Sydney Opera House Tour

    Step inside the Sydney Opera House and discover the history and stories on a 1 hour guided tour. Visit off limits areas, capture photographs from rare vantage points, sit in the theatres custom-made timber chairs, touch the famous shell tiles and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar free chambers in the world.

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Free Time Sydney

Explore Sydney

No trip is complete without exploring the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you’re game, take on the BridgeClimb or Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Stroll amongst museums, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in The Rocks historical precinct. Catch a ferry to Manly Beach or Taronga Zoo and a bus to vibrant Bondi Beach. Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum are located in popular Darling Harbour. Stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Uncover the city’s past at the Museum of Sydney.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Tea At Sea Morning Cruise
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    Tea At Sea Morning Cruise

    Begin your day with a unique Sydney Harbour highlights 2 hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and beautiful bays and coves.

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    Sydney Sights Afternoon Tour
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    Sydney Sights Afternoon Tour

    Begin this afternoons 3 1/2 hour adventure at the historic Rocks precinct, including magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Kings Cross, Double Bay and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights, then its onto famous Bondi Beach. Return to city via the beach coast line, Centennial Park, Paddington, Oxford Street then onto Darling Harbour.

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    Sydney Convict Colony Walking Tour
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    Sydney Convict Colony Walking Tour

    Fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight on a 2 hour walking exploration of Sydney’s original European settlement; The Rocks. Uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, soldiers, rum and rebellions.

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Experience Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains Day Tour

View the Jamison Valley from a cliff lookout. Ride the Scenic Rail, Cableway, Skyway and walk amongst ancient rainforest at Scenic World. View the famous Three Sisters. After lunch admire the Blue Mountains beauty from a remote lookout. Meet koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Return aboard a leisurely river cruise into Sydney Harbour.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Wynyard
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    Sydney – Travelodge Wynyard

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    24-hour reception

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central Wynyard Express, Cnr Wynyard & Carrington St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm


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      Blue Mountains Day Tour
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Drive Sydney to Port Stephens

Sydney to Port Stephens

Travel over the Hawkesbury Bridge, crossing the mighty Hawkesbury River which flows to the foot of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy a close encounter with native wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles and platypus at Australian Reptile Park near Somersby. Discover Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake in Lake Macquarie, exploring popular villages Catherine Bay Hill, Swansea, Belmont and Warners Bay along the way. Nelson Bay is known as Australia’s dolphin capital and from June to November humpback whales come to visit. Try sandboarding down Australia’s largest coastal dunes or walk to Tomaree Head summit for magical coastal views.

Sydney to Nelson Bay
210 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Hotel Nelson
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    Port Stephens – Hotel Nelson

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA, 11/46-50 Austral St, Nelson Bay; Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-7pm, Sun 7:30am-6pm


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    Vehicle Hire    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar
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    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar

    • Insurance:
      Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
    • Transmission:
      Automatic
    • Size Guide:
      5 adults, 3 suitcases
    • Upgrade Options:
      Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
    • Doors:
      5
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Additional Driver:
      Included
    • Unlimited Mileage:
      Included

Suggested Activites:

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    Dolphin Watch Afternoon Cruise
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    Dolphin Watch Afternoon Cruise

    Get up close and personal with playful dolphins on a 90 minute cruise. Enjoy the skippers informative commentary throughout the cruise, with an intimate knowledge of the different pods of dolphins. For that really close encounter you might like to try out the boom or bow nets. Keep a look out for little blue penguins, sea turtles, albatross and sea eagles.

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Drive Port Stephens to Nambucca Heads

Port Stephens to Nambucca Heads

Walk amongst subtropical coastal rainforest and learn about Aboriginal culture at Port Macquarie’s Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Meet Australia’s fury friends at the Koala Hospital. Explore Trial Bay Gaol’s historic convict era ruins and museum set on cliffs near South West Rocks. Nearby sits Smoky Cape Lighthouse in Hat Head National Park. Delightful Nambucca Heads is famous for surf beaches, oysters, macadamia nuts and the V-Wall, a breakwater turned outdoor rock art gallery. Enjoy coastal views at Captain Cook Lookout and Rotary Lookout.

Nelson Bay to Nambucca Heads
362 kilometres : 4 hours

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    Accommodation    Riverview Boutique Motel
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    Nambucca – Riverview Boutique Motel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Fraser & Back St, Nambucca Heads; Open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Sandboarding Adventure
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    Sandboarding Adventure

    Prepare yourself for a fun filled trip for all ages! Join an exciting 4WD adventure up into the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Guides will explain how to sand board to ensure your sandboarding adventure will be a safe and exhilarating experience.

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Drive Nambucca Heads to Byron Bay

Nambucca Heads to Byron Bay

Get the camera ready for Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana. Walk across to Muttonbird Island for views over Solitary Islands Marine Park, with humpback whales sighted from June to November. Spot a mob of kangaroos at the Look At Me Now Headland near Emerald Beach. Nestled in the peaceful Byron hinterlands are Bangalow’s unique boutiques and cafes. Relax along Byron Bay’s Main Beach, join a sea kayak tour or catch a wave on a surf lesson. Follow the walking track to Cape Byron Lighthouse to watch a sunset over Australia’s most easterly point. Vibrant Jonson Street and Lawson Street offer great dining options.

Nambucca Heads to Byron Bay
285 kilometres : 3 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Bay Motel
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    Byron Bay – Bay Motel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: fridge, microwave

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: ALDI, Cnr Byron & Fletcher St, Byron Bay; Open Mon-Wed 8:30am-8pm, Thu 8:30am-9pm, Fri 8:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm


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Drive Byron Bay to Noosa

Byron Bay to Noosa

Hit the beach and theme parks or enjoy views from Skypoint in Surfers Paradise. Discover the Loo With A View in seaside Mooloolaba. Walk up Mount Coolum in Mount Coolum National Park. Spot humpback whales from June to October along Coolum Beach. Unwind along Noosa Heads Main Beach or enjoy Hastings Street restaurants, bars and cafes. Explore Noosa National Park’s native bush and coastal walking tracks.

Byron Bay to Noosa Heads
308 kilometres : 4 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Anchor Motel Noosa
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    Anchor Motel Noosa

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: ALDI Noosaville, 201 Weyba Rd, Noosaville; Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 9am-6pm


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Experience Fraser Island

Fraser Island Day Tour

Travel to Cooloola National Park, with morning tea at spectacular Teewah and Rainbow Beach coloured sands. Travel along Seventy-Five Mile Beach on Fraser Island followed by a guided rainforest walk. Keep a look out for cheeky dingoes. Cool off in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie or relax on the white sandy beach. Return along the sandy highway, with afternoon tea on a remote beach.

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    Accommodation    Anchor Motel Noosa
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    Anchor Motel Noosa

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: ALDI Noosaville, 201 Weyba Rd, Noosaville; Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 9am-6pm


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      Fraser Island Day Tour
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Fly Brisbane to Cairns

Noosa to Cairns

Make your way to Brisbane Airport and return your rental car, then catch your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport make your own way to your accommodation.

Unwind along Cairns northern beaches or cuddle a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Cairns Tropical Zoo. A J Hackett is home of the rainforest bungy jump. Discover a swimming lagoon, cafes, restaurants and parklands at vibrant Cairns Esplanade. Catch a boat to Fitzroy Island on the inner Great Barrier Reef. Escape to Cairns Botanical Gardens or walk up Mount Whitfield for stunning views. Join a crocodile cruise at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Uncover local Aboriginal culture at Cairns Regional Gallery or Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Step aboard a sunset cruise and enjoy a magical tropical sunset.

Noosa to Brisbane Airport
134 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Mantra Esplanade
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    Cairns – Mantra Esplanade

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24 hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Woolworths, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open: Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat 7am-12am, Sun 7am-6pm


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    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Show & Dinner
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    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Show & Dinner

    Meet the Indigenous rainforest people who paint your face, linking you to their traditional lands. Follow Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. Join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional songs before a ceremonial fire is lit. Dinner features indigenous flavours, then sit around the fire with Tjapukai warriors.

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Enjoy a marine biologist presentation on the 90 minute journey out to Marine World platform on the spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef. Beginner or experienced snorkelers can explore the magical underwater world. Stay dry and view the exotic marine life and corals from an underwater observatory, semi-submersible vessel or glass bottom boat. Treat yourself to a scenic helicopter flight out at Marine World.

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    Accommodation    Mantra Esplanade
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    Cairns – Mantra Esplanade

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24 hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Woolworths, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open: Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat 7am-12am, Sun 7am-6pm


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      Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
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Free Time Cairns

Explore Cairns

Escape to Cairns Botanical Gardens, or walk up Mount Whitfield for stunning views. Unwind along Cairns northern beaches. A J Hackett is home of the rainforest bungy jump. Discover a swimming lagoon, cafes, restaurants and parklands at vibrant Cairns Esplanade. Catch a ferry to Fitzroy Island or Green Island. Join a crocodile cruise at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Uncover local Aboriginal culture at Cairns Regional Gallery or Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Step aboard a sunset cruise and enjoy a magical tropical sunset.

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    Accommodation    Mantra Esplanade
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    Cairns – Mantra Esplanade

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24 hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Woolworths, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open: Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat 7am-12am, Sun 7am-6pm


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    Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour
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    Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

    Explore the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest on earth. Cruise down the Daintree River, looking out for crocodiles. Travel to Alexandra Lookout and hand feed kangaroos at Lync Haven. Follow the 4WD Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek for a rainforest stream swim. Spot fish and turtles in the creek, with butterflies and exotic birds above. Cape Tribulation Beach is where the rainforest meets the reef.

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    Rainforest Wildlife Afternoon & Night Tour
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    Rainforest Wildlife Afternoon & Night Tour

    See a mob of agile wallabies on the way to the Atherton Tablelands. View an 800 year old Cathedral Fig Tree and learn about Aboriginal culture. Spot boyd’s forest dragons, musky rat kangaroos and birds in rainforest surrounds. Look for saw shelled turtles, archerfish and eastern water dragons at Lake Eacham. Catch sight of platypus from a private viewing area. After dark see nocturnal wildlife come out to play.

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    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
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    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Glide above the rainforest inside a gondola. Join a ranger guided rainforest tour. Explore Kuranda village’s butterfly sanctuary, bird aviary, koala park, market, Barron Falls, or cruise on the Barron River. Return to Cairns on the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway, past mountains, waterfalls, through tunnels and across towering bridges in Barron Gorge National Park.

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Fly Cairns to Ayers Rock

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Pass
Cairns to Ayers Rock

Farewell Cairns and make your own way to Cairns Airport to catch your flight to Ayers Rock. Upon arrival at Ayers Rock Airport a hotel transfer will take you to your accommodation.

View Aboriginal arts and crafts at Mulgara Gallery, Mingkiri Arts and the Wintjiri Arts and Museum. Watch Aboriginal artists create traditional dot paintings at Town Square. Discover a range of cafes, restaurants and bars, or simply cool off at the pool. Enjoy a wide range of free activities including learning how to throw a spear and boomerang, or listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Sit down for a bush yarn in the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller.

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    Accommodation    Outback Pioneer Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Outback Pioneer Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room internet

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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      Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Pass

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    Kata Tjuta Domes Afternoon Tour
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    Kata Tjuta Domes Afternoon Tour

    Travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) on a 3 hour guided adventure to embrace this ancient spiritual site. Witness unique plants and wildlife as your guide reveals the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men’s ceremonial site. Walk between the mighty domes at Walpa Gorge and hear how these 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years.

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    Sounds of Silence Dinner
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    Sounds of Silence Dinner

    Begin with canapes and chilled sparkling wine matched with views across Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and watch a traditional Aboriginal dance performance. Enjoy a bush tucker inspired buffet with native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo and barramundi. Listen to a resident star talker decode the clear night sky.

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Free Time Ayers Rock

Explore Ayers Rock Resort

View Aboriginal arts and crafts at Mulgara Gallery, Mingkiri Arts and the Wintjiri Arts and Museum. Watch Aboriginal artists create traditional dot paintings at Town Square. Discover a range of cafes, restaurants and bars, or simply cool off at the pool. Enjoy a wide range of free activities including learning how to throw a spear and boomerang, or listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Sit down for a bush yarn in the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller.

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    Accommodation    Outback Pioneer Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Outback Pioneer Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room internet

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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    Uluru Sunrise Highlights Tour
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    Uluru Sunrise Highlights Tour

    Witness a desert sunrise, visit sacred waterholes, drive around the base of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast on this 3 hour adventure. See ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, learn about the areas significance to local Aboriginal people and listen to Dreamtime stories.

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    Uluru Sunrise Trek Tour
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    Uluru Sunrise Trek Tour

    Walk around the 10 kilometre base trail of Ayers Rock and embrace the culture, geology and unique environment. Witness a desert sunrise, visit sacred waterholes and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast on this 6 hour adventure. See ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, learn about the areas significance to local Aboriginal people and listen to Dreamtime stories.

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    Aboriginal Dot Painting Afternoon Workshop
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    Aboriginal Dot Painting Afternoon Workshop

    Join Indigenous artists and learn about the different symbols used to create beautiful works of art depicting Creation Time (Tjukurpa) stories. During the 90 minute experience create your own artwork to take home as a memento.

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    Field of Light Pass
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    Field of Light Pass

    Your two hour Field of Light experience begins with a short transfer to a remote desert location. As darkness falls, the 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres will gently bloom with rhythms of coloured light. Temporarily lose yourself in this monumental outback light installation, as its pathways draw you in.

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Fly Ayers Rock to Adelaide

Ayers Rock to Adelaide

A hotel coach transfer will return you to Ayers Rock Airport to catch your flight to Alice Springs. Experience a stopover at Alice Springs Airport. Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport collect your rental car and continue onto your accommodation.

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    Accommodation    Adabco Boutique Hotel
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    Adelaide – Adabco Boutique Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable street parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: On site (communal)

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Adelaide Central Market, 21-39 Grote St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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    Vehicle Hire    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar
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    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar

    • Insurance:
      Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
    • Transmission:
      Automatic
    • Size Guide:
      5 adults, 3 suitcases
    • Upgrade Options:
      Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
    • Doors:
      5
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Additional Driver:
      Included
    • Unlimited Mileage:
      Included
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Drive to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Drive along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, through the Mclaren Vale wine region to catch the Cape Jervis ferry to Kangaroo Island. Walk amongst Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Hike up the towering white sand dunes of Little Sahara. Discover Vivonne Bay, one of Australia’s best beaches. Head down into dry limestone caves at Kelly Hill Conservation Park. See koalas relaxing in the eucalyptus trees at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Follow boardwalks to the giant Remarkable Rocks and rugged Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Breathtaking island views can be found at historic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

Adelaide to Cape Jervis                Penneshaw to Flinders Chase
107 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours          135 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
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    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi in lobby

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast and dinner service

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Penneshaw, LOT 149 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry

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    Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
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    Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour

    Learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural environment on a guided 90 minute walk. View Australian wildlife including koalas, tammar wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, bats and possums. View the spectacular Great Southern Skies on this fun and informative tour.

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Free Time Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase to Kingscote

Go on an adventure to reach Stokes Bay’s white sandy beach. Get a photo with a cuddly koala or python at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Stroll amongst Kangaroo Island native plants at Stokes Bay Bush Garden. Visit the cellar door of Kangaroo Island Spirits. Taste sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurts at Island Pure or Emu Bay Lavender Farm’s lavender ice cream and shortbread. Enjoy Bay of Shoals Wines cellar door matched with views across Bay of Shoals. Sample world renowned southern rock lobster at Ferguson Australia. Discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating history at Hope Cottage Museum.

Flinders Chase to Kingscote
97 kilometres : 1 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Aurora Ozone Hotel
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    Kangaroo Island – Aurora Ozone Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Commercial St, Kingscote; Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm


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Ferry & Drive to Victor Harbor

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor

Catch the ferry back to Cape Jervis and continue along the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor. Ride a clydesdale drawn tram across the wooden causeway to Granite Island. Explore Granite Islands Aboriginal history on the Kaiki Trail, with views across Encounter Bay. Discover the best vantage points to see southern right whales from June to September at the South Australia Whale Centre. Cool off or unwind along Kent Reserve or Dump Beach. Hand feed kangaroos and meet koalas, dingoes and crocodiles at Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

Kingscote to Penneshaw             Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor
60 kilometres : 45 minutes          60 kilometres : 45 minutes

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    Accommodation    Victor Harbor City Inn
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    Victor Harbor City Inn

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, 27 Torrens St, Victor Harbor; Open Mon-Sun 7am-9pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry

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    Swim with Dolphins & Island Explorer Tour
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    Swim with Dolphins & Island Explorer Tour

    Enjoy a 3 hour marine wildlife experience along the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island. See seals, sea eagles and osprey and view ancient fossil beds. Take the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters, an experience that will take your breath away. Relax with morning tea and home-made treats at a remote beach location.

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Drive Victor Harbor to Robe

Victor Harbor to Robe

Step back in time at quirky Old Tailem Town pioneer village in Tailem Bend. Take a break at Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Restaurant, with Meningie Hill Lookout providing views across Lake Albert. Explore saltwater lagoons, massive sand dunes and see a variety of birds and wildlife as you travel through Coorong National Park. Take a photo with Kingston South East famous resident Larry the Lobster. Sample the local drop at Cape Jaffa Wines in Mount Benson. Between October and May Robe’s southern rock lobster is in season. Explore Robe’s fascinating historical buildings, iconic Cape Dombey Obelisk, popular Long Beach and Beacon Hill Lookout Tower.

Victor Harbor to Robe
354 kilometres : 4 hours

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    Accommodation    Harbour View Motel
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    Robe – Harbour View Motel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Foodland-IGA, 7 Main Rd, Robe; Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-7pm


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Drive Robe to Port Fairy

Robe to Port Fairy

Uncover Millicent’s Aboriginal and pioneering past at the Living History Museum. Spot native and migratory birds along boardwalks at peaceful natural sanctuary Lake McIntyre. See magical Tantanoola Cave’s beautiful pink dolomite caverns and unusual stalagmites and stalactites. Step inside the dreamlike garden setting of Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier. Walk around the Blue Lake, an extinct volcanic crater of Mount Gambier. During certain seasons the lakes water mysteriously changes colour. Discover historical whaler’s cottages and a walkway to Griffiths Island in Port Fairy.

Robe to Port Fairy
297 kilometres : 3 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Comfort Inn Seacombe House
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    Port Fairy – Comfort Inn Seacombe House

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA, 34 Sackville St, Port Fairy; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm (Fri 8am-8.30pm)


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Drive the Great Ocean Road

Port Fairy to Apollo Bay

See koalas, emus and kangaroos roaming freely inside a dormant volcano at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre in the reserve features Aboriginal cultural displays and crafts. Explore Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, home to Australia’s richest shipwreck collection. View natural wonders the 12 Apostles, Gibson Steps, Lord Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Melba Gully’s ancient rainforest or Otway Fly Treetop Walk are near Lavers Hill. See remote rainforest, coastal scenery, wildlife and mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. Unwind with a leisurely stroll along Apollo Bay’s foreshore and check out the ocean inspired sculptures.

Port Fairy to Apollo Bay
190 kilomtres : 2 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Seaview Motel & Apartments
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    Apollo Bay – Seaview Motel & Apartments

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm, Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in apartments

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodworks, 4 Hardy St, Apollo Bay; Open Mon-Sun 8am-7pm


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    Otway Fly Treetop Walk
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    Otway Fly Treetop Walk

    Experience a bird’s eye view of the magnificent Otway Ranges cool temperate rainforest from the world’s tallest and longest treetop walk. Be elevated from the depths of the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the trees. Informative signs explain the unique plants and wildlife you see along the 1 hour return walk.

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Drive the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

Return Rental Car in Melbourne

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Southbank
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    Melbourne – Travelodge Southbank

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Freshwater Place IGA, 6 Freshwater Pl, Southbank; Open Mon-Thu 7am-9pm; Fri 7am-10pm; Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm


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Free Time Melbourne

Explore Melbourne

Step aboard the free City Circle tram to explore the Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Aquarium or Old Melbourne Gaol. Walk around the city’s hub Federation Square, home to the Ian Potter Centre exhibiting Australian art. Jump on a tram to explore beachside St Kilda and Luna Park. Travel up Eureka Skydeck for amazing panoramic views. Step aboard a river cruise or stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sports fans will enjoy the Melbourne Cricket Ground, National Sports Museum and Rod Laver Arena. Discover unique bars, cafes and restaurants along the city’s laneways or Southbank Promenade.

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    Accommodation    Travelodge Southbank
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    Melbourne – Travelodge Southbank

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi (limits apply)

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Freshwater Place IGA, 6 Freshwater Pl, Southbank; Open Mon-Thu 7am-9pm; Fri 7am-10pm; Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm


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    Melbourne City Morning Tour
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    Melbourne City Morning Tour

    Join a local guide on a 3 hour tour of Melbourne, a city of contrasts. Visit sites including Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Albert Park Lake (Formula 1 Grand Prix) and iconic St Kilda Beach. Travel up Eureka Skydeck 88 for 360 degree views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley.

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    Phillip Island Afternoon Tour
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    Phillip Island Afternoon Tour

    Meet kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and colourful birds and reptiles at Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Depending on the time of year visit beautiful Woolamai Beach. Enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies, home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals. At sunset watch the little penguins waddle ashore to their burrows from intimate penguins plus viewing area.

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    Cultural Walking Tour
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    Cultural Walking Tour

    Put on your walking shoes and uncover Aboriginal history, the settlement of Melbourne and early colonial life. Weave through Melbourne’s laneways and arcades, discovering street art, music and cafe culture, plus some opulent and sometimes controversial architecture. Sports, art projects and immigration are also covered on the 3 hour walk.

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Farewell Australia

Depart Melbourne

Farewell Melbourne and make your own way to Melbourne Airport and continue your onward journey.

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