Your Holiday Itinerary - Exploring Australia

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
Darling Harbour.

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.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Exploring Australia (16 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £3149

Travel 55 discount price from £2929

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 21 - 2018

June 10

November 4

February 5, 18

July 15

January 20, 27 - 2019

March 4, 11

August 12

February 3, 17

April 8, 15

September 9, 16

March 3, 10

May 6

October 14, 21

April 28

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used • Due to tour scheduling, flights should arrive prior to 4:00p.m. • An ESTA visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense • An ETA visa is required for entry into Australia which is provided by us free of  charge.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef along Michaelmas Cay.
  • Tour Sydney, birthplace of modern-day Australia.
  • Traverse the “Red Centre” on your drive to Uluru (Ayers Rock).
  • Spend time in the world-famous Barossa Valley wine region.
  • Journey to the ancient Daintree Rainforest.
  • Explore Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens and the bustling Victoria Markets.
  • Head to the Blue Mountains, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.


Exploring Australia

16 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £2929

This Collette Worldwide holiday to Australia lets you explore the diverse wonder of the land "down under." A 3-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs.  Delve into the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Meet Australia’s famous wildlife up-close with a chance to see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, and other fascinating animals from the region. You’ll explore the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Melbourne and relax with 4-night stays in Sydney and Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef!

This wonderful 16 tour of Australia comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - Exploring Australia

  • Experience a sunset champagne toast at Uluru
  • Take a guided tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise overlooking Sydney’s iconic landmarks
  • Experience wine tasting in Barossa Valley
  • Explore the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Or explore Sydney at your own pace with a Sydney cruise pass

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 23 meals (15 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 7 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure, Melbourne. Novotel Barossa Valley Resort,  Barossa Valley. Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs. Desert Gardens, Uluru. Pacific Hotel, Cairns. Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, Sydney.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, boat trip, sky rail, catamaran and internal flights
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £4,079

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.


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