Inside and Out Australia

Sydney • Blue Mountains • Port Stephens • Nambucca Heads • Byron Bay • Noosa • Fraser Island • Brisbane • Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Ayers Rock • Melbourne • Great Ocean Road

About This Journey

18 Days Starting from $3540 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive + Fly

It all starts in Sydney Harbour: the perfect stepping stone to the Blue Mountains. From there, it’s on to Port Stephens, Byron Bay, and Noosa. Join a 4WD tour across to Fraser Island. Experience the Great Barrier Reef from tropical Cairns. Witness the iconic symbol of the outback: Ayers Rock. Enjoy the bustling city of Melbourne, before getting behind the wheel to drive the famous Great Ocean Road.

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

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  • 17 nights 3.5 Star - 4 Star accommodation
  • 11 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
  • Otway Fly Treetop Walk
  • 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    Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall
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    Sydney – Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi limits apply

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: in room

    Laundry facilities: in apartment rooms only

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Park & George St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-12am


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer

Suggested Activites:

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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 Harbour Cocktail Cruise
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    Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise

    Relax with a house cocktail, glass of wine, beer or soft drink aboard a 90 minute Sydney Harbour cruise. Uncover what public and private Sydney is really all about. Travel past the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison, before passing the magnificent upper reaches of middle harbours palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas.

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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    Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall
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    Sydney – Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi limits apply

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: in room

    Laundry facilities: in apartment rooms only

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Park & George St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-12am


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Suggested Activites:

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    Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
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    Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

    Before latching on to the Climb Base spend 50 minutes preparing for your adventure. With your Climb Leader as your guide, step by step ascend the arches of the Bridge to enjoy panoramic views of Sydney and its glorious harbour. During the 2 ½ hour climb be entertained with stories about the history of the Bridge. After a summit celebration make your descent to the Climb Base.

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    Morning Whale Watch Cruise
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    Morning Whale Watch Cruise

    Cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour between May and November to find playful humpback whales breaching and tail slapping. You may also see southern rights, orcas and minke whales, dolphins, seals, fairy penguins and albatross. Onboard the 2 3/4 hour cruise enjoy expert commentary, two decks, open-air viewing and a comfortable all-weather lounge.

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Blue Mountains

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall
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    Sydney – Adina Apartment Hotel Town Hall

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi limits apply

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: in room

    Laundry facilities: in apartment rooms only

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Park & George St, Sydney; Open Mon-Fri 6am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-12am


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      Blue Mountains Day Tour
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Drive 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    Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
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    Nelson Bay – Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to beach/local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: bar fridge, microwave

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Shoal Bay, 25-27 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay; Open Mon-Sun 8am-7pm


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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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    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 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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Drive 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    Wollongbar Motel
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    Byron Bay – Wollongbar Motel

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free 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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    Dolphin Sea Kayak Tour
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    Dolphin Sea Kayak Tour

    Experience a 3 hour ocean kayaking adventure paddling up close to dolphins, turtles and from June to November humpback whales in Cape Byron’s Marine Park. Paddle your 2 person kayak and listen to local Aboriginal stories, spot tropical fish and enjoy stunning views of Byron Bay’s coastline and lighthouse.

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Drive 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    Noosa River Sandy Shores
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    Noosaville – Noosa River Sandy Shores

    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: in room

    Laundry facilities: in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Gibson Rd & Mary St, Noosaville; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5:30pm, Sun 9am-6pm


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Fraser Island Day Tour

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    Noosa River Sandy Shores
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    Noosaville – Noosa River Sandy Shores

    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: in room

    Laundry facilities: in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Cnr Gibson Rd & Mary St, Noosaville; Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5:30pm, Sun 9am-6pm


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      Fraser Island Day Tour
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Fly to Cairns

Noosa to Cairns

Drive back 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.

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

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    Accommodation    Breakfree Royal Harbour
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    Cairns – Breakfree Royal Harbour

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free limited onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    Reception Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8am - 6pm; Public Holidays: 8am - 2pm

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen in rooms

    Laundry facilities: washing machine in room, dryer onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths Cairns, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm


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Suggested Activites:

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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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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Travel aboard a modern vessel on a 90 minute journey to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel amongst spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens home to vibrant corals, schools of brightly coloured fish, turtles and other marine life. Visit 3 different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln or Thetford. Locations vary with the day’s conditions, however each site is chosen for visual impact and ecological diversity.

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    Accommodation    Breakfree Royal Harbour
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    Cairns – Breakfree Royal Harbour

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free limited onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    Reception Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8am - 6pm; Public Holidays: 8am - 2pm

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen in rooms

    Laundry facilities: washing machine in room, dryer onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths Cairns, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm


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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    Breakfree Royal Harbour
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    Cairns – Breakfree Royal Harbour

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free limited onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    Reception Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8am - 6pm; Public Holidays: 8am - 2pm

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen in rooms

    Laundry facilities: washing machine in room, dryer onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths Cairns, 103 Abbott St, Cairns; Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm


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    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Koala Hold/Photo & Scenic Railway
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    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Koala Hold/Photo & Scenic Railway

    Glide above the rainforest canopy inside a gondola then descend deep into the heart of the rainforest. Cuddle a koala and take a photo at Kuranda Koala Gardens located in Kuranda ‘The Village in the Rainforest’. Explore the Kuranda markets, ride on an amphibious World War II Army Duck (own expense), cruise the Baron River with Kuranda Riverboat (own expense), or walking to the Barron Falls Lookout. Return to Cairns past rugged mountains, picturesque waterfalls, through tunnels and across towering bridges aboard the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park General Admission
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    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park General Admission

    Witness the ancient dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people through live performance and visual effects. Join the Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers in a corroboree celebration and fire making ceremony. Learn about the cooking of bush foods, medicinal native plants, traditional hunting and tribal law. Throw a boomerang or spear and learn about playing a didgeridoo.

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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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Fly 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 collect your rental car and continue onto your accommodation.

Uncover the history of the regions Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the land at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Explore the massive domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) along the Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds walking trails. Sunrise and sunset are spectacular at Kata Tjuta. Experience a range of free cultural activities at Ayers Rock Resort and visit the Wintjiri Arts and Museum exhibiting Aboriginal artworks. Watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the day comes to an end.

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

      • Insurance:
        Included - Excess/liability reduced to $630
      • Transmission:
        Automatic
      • Size Guide:
        5 adults, 3 suitcases.
      • Upgrade Options:
        Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
      • Doors:
        5
      • GPS:
        Not Included
      • Additional Driver:
        Not Included
      • Unlimited Mileage:
        Not Included

Suggested Activites:

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    Aboriginal Dot Painting Morning Workshop
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    Aboriginal Dot Painting Morning 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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    Express Camel Experience PM
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    Express Camel Experience PM

    Catch the mid afternoon camel train and experience riding peaceful camels on a 45 minute journey through the desert with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a breathtaking backdrop. Stopping for photos on a sand dune lookout.

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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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Fly to Melbourne

Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Be mesmerized by Ayers Rocks (Uluru) changing colours as the dawn emerges. Join the guided Mala Walk and learn about ancient Aboriginal rock art. Uncover the history of the regions Aboriginal people at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Explore the massive domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) along the Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds walking trails. Sunrise and sunset are spectacular at Kata Tjuta. Experience a range of free cultural activities at Ayers Rock Resort. Visit the Wintjiri Arts and Museum exhibiting Aboriginal artworks. Watch the changing colours of Uluru as the sun sets.

Ayers Rock to Melbourne

Farewell the outback and return your rental car at the Ayers Rock Airport depot and catch your flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival at Melbourne Airport make your own way to your accommodation.

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    Accommodation    Punthill Little Bourke
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    Melbourne – Punthill Little Bourke

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 35-41 Lonsdale St, Melbourne; Open Mon,Wed,Sun 7am-10pm, Sat 6am-11pm, Tue,Thu,Fri 6am-10pm


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    Melbourne River Boat Cruise
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    Melbourne River Boat Cruise

    Step aboard a 1 hour riverboat cruise heading upstream past Federation Square, Birrarung Marr, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena and past the botanic gardens. View the Aquarium, Casino, Exhibition Centre, historic sailing ship Polly Woodside before entering Docklands on the downstream journey. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Captain’s commentary.

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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    Punthill Little Bourke
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    Melbourne – Punthill Little Bourke

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 35-41 Lonsdale St, Melbourne; Open Mon,Wed,Sun 7am-10pm, Sat 6am-11pm, Tue,Thu,Fri 6am-10pm


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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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    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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Drive the Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Lorne

Take in stunning cliff top views overlooking Australia’s iconic surf location Bells Beach. Enjoy the wide open spaces along Anglesea’s main beach or rocky headland Point Roadknight. Views over Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Great Ocean Road can be found at Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. Pay tribute to soldiers from World War I who helped construct the road at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. View the beautiful Erskine Falls in the Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road from Teddy’s Lookout in seaside village Lorne. Look out for humpback whales between June and August from Lorne beach or pier.

Melbourne to Lorne
152 kilometres : 2 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Mantra Lorne
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    Lorne – Mantra Lorne

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi limits apply

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodworks, 1-3 Great Ocean Road, Lorne; Open Mon-Sun 7am-9pm


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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:
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Day 16
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Drive the Great Ocean Road

Lorne to Port Campbell

Continue on to Apollo Bay where the highway is carved into sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean below. Spectacular views along the Great Ocean Road can be found at from Marriners Lookout. See beautiful remote rainforest, coastal scenery, wildlife and mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. Melba Gully’s ancient rainforest or the Otway Fly Treetop Walk are near Lavers Hill. Famous natural wonders the 12 Apostles are in Port Campbell National Park along with The Gibson Steps, Lord Ard Gorge and London Arch. Discover spectacular views across the bay, along the coast and over seaside village Port Campbell on the Discovery Walk.

Lorne to Port Campbell
141 kilometres : 2 1/4 hours

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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    Accommodation    Port Campbell Parkview Motel & Apartments
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    Port Campbell Parkview 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

    Kitchen facilities in motel rooms: Microwave, fridge

    Kitchen facilities in apartments: Microwave, fridge, stove, oven

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: Free onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Port Campbell Shopping, 23 Lord St, Port Campbell; Open Mon-Sun 8am-6:30pm (winter), Mon-Sun 8am-8:30pm (summer)


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      Otway Fly Treetop Walk
Day 17
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Drive to Melbourne

Return Rental Car in Melbourne
Port Campbell to Melbourne

Drive back to the 12 Apostles in Port Campbell National Park for some morning photos. Dine in the restaurant, sample local single malt whisky or enjoy locally made ice cream at Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. Take a break along the shores of Lake Colac at the Botanic Cafe. Rural town Winchelsea is home to grand old buildings from early colonial times. Explore Melbourne aboard the free City Circle tram and discover city basement, rooftop and laneway bars, cafes and restaurants or enjoy riverside dining along Southbank Promenade.

Port Campbell to Melbourne
229 kilometres : 2 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Punthill Little Bourke
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    Melbourne – Punthill Little Bourke

    Features:

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

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    Laundry facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA X-press, 35-41 Lonsdale St, Melbourne; Open Mon,Wed,Sun 7am-10pm, Sat 6am-11pm, Tue,Thu,Fri 6am-10pm


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Day 18
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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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