EAST COAST TO OUTBACK TOUR
Visit some of Australia’s most remote towns, loved by travellers from all around the world, the Australian Outback is full of unique characters and landscapes.
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DAY 1: SYDNEY - WELCOME
A warm welcome to Australia as you are met by your pilot on arrival. You’ll have time to relax before meeting for afternoon drinks and later dine on the stunning waters of Sydney Harbour with a dinner cruise to discuss your amazing adventure ahead.
DAY 2: BROKEN HILL
We travel to outback New South Wales this morning to the mining town of Broken Hill. Visit the Living Desert Sculptures that are a collection of beautiful sandstone sculptures. Take in the view of the Mundi Mundi Plains and visit a classic outback pub in Silverton. The evening night sky is ideal for stargazing and you will marvel at how clear the stars, Milky Way and constellations are in the outback as you take an astronomy guided tour.
DAY 3-4: COOBER PEDY / WILLIAM CREEK
Continuing into the Australian Outback, we depart Broken Hill this morning en-route via Lake Eyre to one of the most unique places in Australia, Coober Pedy. This opal mining town in the outback desert has some of Australia’s hottest climates and in an effort to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground. Visit an underground home, church and hotel. Fossick for gemstones. Discover the lunar-like colourful hills of red, orange, yellow and white of the Painted Desert, that mother nature has taken 80 million years to create.
DAY 5-6: ULURU - AYERS ROCK
Our journey continues into the red centre of Australia to the indigenous and sacred cultural landscape of Uluru. More than just a photo opportunity, Uluru allows visitors to experience Aboriginal culture, taste Australian bush foods and be serenaded by a didgeridoo under a starry sky, all while watching the world’s most famous rock change colours at dawn and dusk.
DAY 7-8: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK / KATHERINE GORGE /
NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK
We reach Australia’s ‘top end’ this morning to take in the natural beauty of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park. Covering a vast area of country, cruise through the rocky chasms and rugged escarpments of the stunning gorges carved from ancient sandstone. Relax as the tranquil surrounds pass by and the stories of the Jawoyn culture and history are told.
Swim in water holes and beneath the cascading waterfalls of the Jim Jim Falls. Learn the stories of the Aboriginal rock art that are up to 20,000 years old. Cruise the wetlands to see abundant wildlife in its natural habitat or take a canoe through Katherine Gorge.
DAY 9-10: DARWIN / LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
A short flight will see us land in the balmy tropics of Darwin, here you can browse Aboriginal art collections, head to the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets or take in the views of the sailboats at the Cullen Bay Marina.
Wake early the following morning to embark on a visit to the stunning
Litchfield National Park just 90 minutes from Darwin, here you will see the weathered sandstone pillars of the Lost City, which were formed by thousands of years of erosion. See the historic Bamboo Creek tin mine and Blyth Homestead, as well as a field of giant termite mounds. End the day with a cool off swim in one of the many rock-holes.
DAY 11-13: CAIRNS / DAINTREE RAINFOREST GREAT BARRIER REEF
Perfectly situated between two World Heritage-listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns considered to be the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north is the next destination on our itinerary. With brilliant cafes, bustling markets and beaches galore, you will enjoy exploring this tropical oasis.
With a range of tours and experiences on offer, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest on Earth. With its ancient ferns, emerald green vines and lush canopy you will understand how it inspired the movie ‘Avatar’.
Get close with local marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, stretching more than 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) in length it is one of the most diverse ocean habitats in the world. There are so many ways for visitors to experience this World Heritage splendour.
DAY 14-16: HAMILTON ISLAND
We depart Cairns this morning and fly South over the Great Barrier Reef teeming with marine life into the beautiful Whitsundays.
Hamilton Island offers an abundance of island activities suitable for all guests. There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Relax by the pool, enjoy a spa treatment or explore the famous silica white sands of Whitehaven Beach accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat.
Go sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving around some of the 74 stunning
tropical Whitsunday Islands or explore some of the islands walking trails. For the keen golfer, the Hamilton Island Golf Club has an 18-hole championship course on offer.
DAY 17: GOLD COAST
This morning we fly further South to the Gold Coast on the last stop of our itinerary. The Queensland Gold Coast, renowned for its glittering high-rises, surf breaks, amusement theme parks and lush hinterland.
Home to the Australian Outback Spectacular - a 3 course dinner and show that features amazing horse riding demonstrations, working dogs, circus theatrics and music. If theme parks are your thing, you will enjoy Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, and Wet’n’Wild. Discover the boutique wineries of Mt Tamborine.
Join an eco tour of the World Heritage Springbrook National Park or walk among the rainforest canopy of O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walkway in Lamington National Park. If you can think it, it can be done on the Gold Coast!
DAY 18: SYDNEY - FAREWELL
A leisurely start to the day as we bid farewell to the Gold Coast and make our way back to Sydney.
SYDNEY • BROKEN HILL • LAKE EYRE • WILLIAM CREEK • COOBER PEDY • ULURU • KATHERINE GORGE • KAKADU NATIONAL PARK • DARWIN • CAIRNS • DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK • GREAT BARRIER REEF • HAMILTON ISLAND • GOLD COAST • SYDNEY
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