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9 Day Discover Australia

9 Days (8 Nights) | $3,675
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Discover a selection of Australia’s highlights on this professionally guided 9 day tour.

Day 1: Arrive Sydney (D)

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On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Sydney Opera House with a local guide. Early this evening it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your welcome reception and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring twilight, summer evenings, autumn sunsets or winter city lights while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu.

Day 2: Sydney (BL)

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This morning board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach. This afternoon ‘you’re invited’ to three top Sydney restaurants for a progressive three course lunch, one course at each venue. Feast on fresh Australian produce including some of our world-famous seafood. Later, if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. 

Day 3: Sydney at Leisure (B)

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Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. You may even choose to travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour.

Day 4: Sydney to Ayers Rock (flights not included) (B)

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You’ll fly to Ayers Rock Resort. Late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés.

Day 5: Ayers Rock - The Olgas (B)

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Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your guide will walk with you to Mutiṯjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape. Hear traditional Aboriginal stories and gain a unique insight into this special place. Later visit Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas), 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns (flights not included) (B)

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Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to western desert art. Your Aṉangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to the resort town of Cairns.

Day 7: Great Barrier Reef (BL)

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Encounter unique Australian animals at Cairns Wildlife Dome, then board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a local expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colourful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets for the chance to purchase some souvenirs.

Day 8: Cairns at Leisure (BD)

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Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for the breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by Skyrail Cableway above Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. You may even choose to visit award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to experience the history, creation and dance theatres, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. If nature is your thing, you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Tour Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Depart Cairns (B)

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This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.

Tour Includes:

  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • Professional Tour Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • Sydney Opera House guided tour
  • Sydney Harbour dinner cruise
  • Bondi Beach
  • Uluru Sunset
  • Red Centre
  • Aboriginal cutlture
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Cairns Wildlife Dome
  • Great Barrier Reef 
Departure Dates: Double Single Tour code
June 1, 2015 $3675 $4840 ASACL
Aug 31, 2015 $3725 $4945  ASACL 
Oct 5, 2015 $3725 $4945  ASACL 
Nov 2, 30, 2015 $3725 $4945  ASACL 

**Tour dates are not guaranteed until minimum number of passengers is reached, you will be advised that the time of booking if your date is a guaranteed departure.

Pricing is based on per person in Canadian Dollars plus GST

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