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Explore Australia

  • Sydney
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Uluru
  • Melbourne
  • 11 nights from
  • £3,599 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1135

Holiday Overview

Discover Australia’s legendary highlights on a 12-day loop of the country. Explore world-class cities and the outback’s sacred Red Centre, the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy meaningful cultural experiences and a guided foodie walk through Melbourne. With all of the details taken care of — and your flights in Australia included — you’ll find yourself on top of the world Down Under.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - LIGHT Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+ All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Explore Australia includes:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels (11 nts).
  • MEALS 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner Allow USD605-790 for meals not included.
  • TRANSPORTATION Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.
  • STAFF & EXPERTS CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
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Day 1 - SYDNEY

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2 - SYDNEY

Enjoy a traditional Indigenous welcome and a walkabout around The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour to learn the history of the Indigenous people’s saltwater heritage and their spiritual connection to the area. In the afternoon, board a private vessel and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a barbecue dinner. While navigating the bays and coves, sit back and enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment The Rocks Indigenous Dreaming and Welcome Tour

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

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Day 3 - SYDNEY / PORT DOUGLAS

Fly to Cairns then travel up the coastal road to Mossman Gorge. Take an interpretive walk with a local Indigenous guide and learn about traditional ways of life and survival techniques in the Daintree Rainforest. Continue on to the resort in Port Douglas, our home for the next two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 4 - PORT DOUGLAS

Enjoy the colourful resort town of Port Douglas. Take time to stroll the main streets and enjoy the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

5

Day 5 - PORT DOUGLAS / CAIRNS

Return to the tropical city of Cairns. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the James Cook University research aquarium, founded by marine biologist and National Geographic grant recipient Dr Jamie Seymour. Enjoy a private tour of the facility and get an up close look at some of these marvelous creatures. We'll also hear about the latest research from Jamie or one of his colleagues.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment James Cook University Research Aquarium

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 6 - CAIRNS

Enjoy a free day to relax at the beach. Opt to explore North Queensland’s tropical rainforests or get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment Meals included: Breakfast

7

Day 7 - CAIRNS / ULURU

Catch a flight to Uluru. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food, and music before witnessing an incredible sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Meals included: Breakfast

8

Day 8 - ULURU

Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. Continue on with a guided Mala Walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insight into its significance to the local Indigenous people. Later, take a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park and view the beautiful red-domed rock formations. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 9 - ULURU / MELBOURNE

Enjoy another sunrise over Uluru before flying to Melbourne for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 10 - MELBOURNE

Enjoy a full free day in Melbourne. Opt to visit wineries, explore the Great Ocean Road, or discover hidden gems in the city's famous laneways.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 11 - MELBOURNE

Go on a guided foodie walk through the laneways of Melbourne with a local author and culinary storyteller for a three-course progressive lunch. Later, enjoy free time to explore Melbourne.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Melbourne Foodie Walk Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 12 - MELBOURNE

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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