Inspiring Australia

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  • Internal-Holiday Airfares included
  • Fitness Level: Easy
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Tour Code: IJFLY

Venture on a journey through Australia’s most iconic sights. Experience the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Northern Australia, majestic Uluru in the spiritual Red Centre, and the iconic harbour city of Sydney.

Truly, the journey is as magnificent as the destinations on this Bucket List expedition of Australia. Encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious local cuisine from around the country, and experience natural wonders that are simply out of this world.

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Journey Overview

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  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Palm Cove

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland! This afternoon join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception followed by a Welcome Dinner at Reef House Restaurant. Nestled under Melaleuca trees with views across the Coral Sea, you will dine on modern Australian cuisine using fresh North Queensland produce.

  • MEALS - Welcome Reception, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - The Reef House, 3 nights
2 Daintree & Indigenous Culture

Today will be an incredible day to remember. Join your Indigenous Guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain rich insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine; experience traditional hunting techniques, have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, see a mud crab. Enjoy lunch in the quaint township of Daintree Village, a community perched on the banks of the Daintree River. Enjoy the opportunity to relax and dine at your leisure this evening.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch with wine
3 Cairns – Included Choice, Reef or Rainforest

Today you can explore tropical Cairns in your own style with an Included Choice option. Choose to board a Quicksilver wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. A hot and cold tropical buffet is served before you return to Palm Cove this afternoon. If breathtaking rainforest views and exploring quaint a village calls to you, select a day in Kuranda on the Skyrail & Scenic Rail. Nestled in the mountaintop rainforest west of Cairns, is the charming “Village in the Rainforest” Kuranda. Your day begins with the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail journey. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to quaint village of Kuranda. There is plenty of time to explore, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. Then it’s time to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your return journey, gliding silently over and through the rainforest, enjoying beautiful views along the way.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch (Great Barrier Cruise only)
4 Cairns – Uluru

Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta where you’ll join your Travel Director for a guided-walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta are amazing to walk through and have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people. Later this afternoon you will witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon.

  • MEALS - Breakfast
  • HOTEL - Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights
5 Uluru

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Centre. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening a Local Dining Experience at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner under the sparkling outback sky will leave you delighted.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Dinner with wine
6 Uluru – Kings Canyon

This morning experience the changing colours and magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs which has been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle! Sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. After lunch the journey continues to Kings Canyon Resort.  Later that evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael's Restaurant.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - Kings Canyon Resort
7 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 6km Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards we’re travelling through more of the outback past the West MacDonnell Ranges and then continue to Alice Springs. This evening be entertained with stories of the outback as you enjoy a Bush BBQ dinner under the stars.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
  • HOTEL - Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel
8 Alice Springs – Sydney

This morning you can explore Alice Spring in your own style with an Included Choice option. Choose to visit the School of the Air to learn about outback schooling and the technology used to teach children in these remote areas. Or you may wish to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about how this organisation is saving lives in the outback. Later you will take your flight to Sydney where you will have a free evening to explore the vibrant city.

  • MEALS - Breakfast
  • HOTEL - The Langham, Sydney
9 Sydney Included Choice - Hunter Valley

Enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour including a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Mid morning offers you an Included Choice activity so you can see more of the Harbour City. Escape to a world long ago, before colonial settlement and be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth. Join an Aboriginal guide for a 90-minute leisurely walkabout through the Rocks District, hear dreamtime stories passed down from Elders and discover how Aboriginal people existed by the harbour. For a different pace, say ‘cheers’ to your local guide from Dave’s Tours on a historic walking tour of some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past as you share a drink in four of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys & cobbled streets of the Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts, and stories of Australia's first European settlement. This afternoon, depart Sydney for the Hunter Valley wine region.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL - Voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley
10 Hunter Valley

Spend the day exploring the amazing Hunter Valley Wine Region. It includes good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Indulge in exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch. There will be time to explore cellar doors, a cheese shop, chocolatier, and more before spending the evening at leisure. You may like to relax on your balcony with a good book and bottle of wine or treat yourself to one of the dining options.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch
  • HOTEL - voco Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley
11 Hunter Valley – Sydney

Return to Sydney in time to cruise magical Sydney Harbour. Cruise around the glistening harbour while you savour a delicious lunch with a strong focus on local produce and wines. Relax on the spacious deck as you sail past the harbour’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million-dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s local restaurants.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
  • HOTEL - The Langham, Sydney, 2 nights
12 Sydney at Leisure

Wake up to a day at leisure in the harbour city of Sydney. There are so many sights to experience. You may choose to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take the ferry to Manly Beach, or explore some of the lesser-known interesting pockets of Sydney to see how the locals live. Late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the Sydney Opera House before a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant under the sails of the Opera House itself, the perfect location for our last meal together. 

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
13 Farewell from Sydney

Your Inspiring Journey concludes after breakfast when you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  • MEALS - Breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experiences

  • Immerse
    3 Immerse Sydney Dreamtime Heritage Tour TourismAUS 1300 900


    • Delve into Aboriginal culture in the Daintree Rainforest
    • Meet host Danny in Alice Springs for an Aussie BBQ in the vast outback.
  • Indulge
    4 Indulge Bennelong Restaurant 1000 750


    • Dine at the Sounds of Silence in Uluru
    • Devour Australian cuisine inside the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong.
  • Explore
    5 Explore 136363 56 1028 700


    • Wander through the domes of Kata Tjuta
    • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and cruise on Sydney Harbour.
  • Relax
    6 Relax The Langham Sydney Swimming Pool 1350 900


    • Enjoy serenity at The Langham’s star-dappled ceiling pool

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • 23 meals included (12 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 Dinners with wine)
  • Specialist highly experienced Driver Guide 
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels
What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Fitness Requirements
  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk
  • 12 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners with wine
Flight Information

Flights are not included in holiday price.

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Cairns Airport
  • Day 13: Flights to depart anytime from Sydney Airport

Required Internal Flights are included in the trip price. Please see the internal flight schedule below:

  • Day 4: Cairns to Ayers Rock QF1851 (required internal flight)
  • Day 8: Alice Springs to Sydney QF791 (required internal flight)

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