Day 1: Melbourne, Australia
Your tour begins in Melbourne.
Day 2: Melbourne
Today’s tour of Melbourne features Fitzroy Gardens, valued for their historic and horticultural significance, and the bustling Victoria Markets. Later you may participate in an optional tour that travels to Phillip Island, the home of the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins.
Day 3: Melbourne - Adelaide - Barossa Valley
Fly to the capital of South Australia – Adelaide. Upon arrival, proceed to the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. Tonight, enjoy the beauty of Barossa during a scenic dinner overlooking the vineyards.
Day 4: Barossa Valley
Set out on a sightseeing tour of the Barossa Valley. Indulge as you visit local wineries and quench your thirst with varieties ranging from fruity Chardonnays to earthy Pinot Noirs. Wine connoisseur or not, sit back and relax while Australian wine experts introduce the lore and allure of these delicious products.
Day 5: Barossa Valley - Alice Springs
Today take a tour of the Old Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill, with its excellent views of Alice Springs. Gain insight into the educational system in the Outback with a visit to the School of the Air. Become locally invested as you have the opportunity to meet the young Aboriginal group, Drum Atweme. who are supported by the Collette Foundation. Tonight, continue your cultural immersion with a memorable bush dinner set against the backdrop of this unique desert environment.
Day 6: Alice Springs
Come to know the history and culture of the Walpiri Aboriginal people during a “Dreamtime Tour,” where your specialist guide shares stories of creation and everyday Aboriginal life. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 7: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Traverse the “Red Centre” today as you drive to Uluru in the heart of the Australian Outback. Prepare for a truly majestic sunset as you witness the changing colours of Uluru while enjoying a champagne toast.
Day 8: Uluru - Cairns
Take a tour to Kata Tjuta and the base of “The Rock,” learning about their geology, then you’ll fly to Cairns – the tropical gateway to one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions and a World Heritage site – the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 9: Cairns
This morning, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy. There are two stops where you may get off the cableway and experience the forest floor from specially designed boardwalks. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 10: Caines
Today board a catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Then, the choice is yours. You can choose to relax and explore the pristine shores of this tiny sand island located on the outer reef or go snorkelling.
Day 11: Cairns
This morning, explore the town at your own pace. Later, set out for Hartley’s Croc Farm and get up close and personal with crocodiles in their natural habitat and you may meet some of the local koalas. Then, take an exciting cruise on the lagoon and watch for crocodiles before enjoying an authentic Aussie barbecue.
Day 12: Cairns - Sydney
After a leisurely morning, fly to Sydney. This evening’s dinner choice is yours as you choose from a variety of local restaurants along bustling
Day 13: Sydney
Join a local resident for a tour of Sydney. Start with a driving tour of the landmarks before disembarking for a walking tour. Next, explore Sydney Opera House on a guided tour before learning first-hand about opals at the National Opal Collection. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 14: Sydney
The choice is yours today. You can choose to visit the stunning Blue Mountains of New South Wales (UNESCO). Or further explore Sydney at your own pace with a Sydney cruise pass.
Day 15: Sydney
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps you will explore more of Sydney’s fascinating attractions, do some shopping or find yourself relaxing at a local café. This evening, say farewell to Sydney and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.
Day 16: Sydney
Your tour ends in Sydney.