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Sydney, rock and reef: Iconic Australia

Vibrant Sydney, distinct Uluru and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef

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Sydney, rock and reef: Iconic Australia

Travel time

From 14 days

Type of travel

Self-drive

Best time

April - November

To destination

Approx. 23 hours

from

£ 2,609

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Oceania

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Explore the exciting city of Sydney, one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities before jetting off to explore Australia’s most spectacular landscapes. In the Outback you’ll delight in visiting Uluru - sacred to the Aboriginal peoples of Australia before travelling to Palm Cove and the nearby Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.

  1. Sydney
  2. Alice Springs
  3. Yulara
  4. Watarrka National Park
  5. Alice Springs
  6. Palm Cove
Sydney, rock and reef: Iconic Australia

from

£ 2,609

pp excl. flights

Plan Your Trip

Travel Itinerary

Highlights you can experience

Destination 1: Sydney

Sydney is the largest city in Australia and has no shortage of attractions. Darling Harbour, with numerous attractions like the Taronga Zoo, Sydney aquarium and maritime museum is a must-visit. A tour of the Sydney Opera House is an excellent way to learn more about this Australian icon and its unique history. For the best views of the city, try climbing up the Harbour Bridge - safely harnessed to the bridge of course! Nearby Cockatoo Island offers a fascinating glimpse into Sydney’s convict past and offers a quiet sanctuary in Sydney. No trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting the world-famous Bondi and Manly Beaches, with its swimming, surfing and people-watching opportunities.

Destination 2 and 5: Alice Springs

An Australian Red Centre experience is a camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful Western MacDonnell Ranges. As you ride through the outback, you’ll see kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other fascinating wildlife. Anyone who wants to admire the outback desert from above should go on a hot air balloon ride to get a unique perspective on this barren landscape and its flora and fauna. The Desert Art Trail is a wonderful experience, taking you to the top Aboriginal Art Galleries of Alice Springs and perfect for some insight on this amazing culture. For the more adventurous, you can cycle to Simpson’s Gap and visit its plunge pool in the middle of the desert or walk part of the 140-mile-long Larapinta Trail – a world-renowned long-distance hike.

Destination 3: Yulara

Uluru is known as the spiritual heart of Australia and is a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. See and learn about World Heritage-listed Uluru - a large sandstone rock formation and home to Aboriginal art, mysteries and legends. The true magic of Uluru really unfolds at sunset, where you can admire the rock in all its fiery splendour. Join the Bush Food Experience and learn about the native foods in the area and taste seasonal seeds, fruits and spices. If you need to get away from the crowds you should explore the Valley of the Winds. 4.5-mile track will take approximately 4 hours and will take you on a winding track through Kata Tjuta’s domes into a valley and creek beds.

Destination 4: Watarrka National Park

Put on your best tramping boots and climb to the rim of Kings Canyon to get the best views of Watarrka National Park. The rocky walk can take up to three hours and requires a good level of fitness. It sounds like a lot of work but the view awaiting you up there is absolutely worth it. Kings Canyon is the heart of Watarrka National Park and lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla indigenous people. The Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon are home to a variety of unique and diverse flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the native wildlife that can be found, as well as heard, around the gorge region.

Destination 6: Palm Cove

Palm Cove is known for its luxury options, be it the resorts, restaurants or spas in the city, this is a town to be pampered in. The culture and beauty of the area, however, are not to be missed! Spend a very special evening with the indigenous people and learn more about their fascinating culture. The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park takes you on a cultural journey filled with exciting theatrical performances and interactive activities that will give you a great insight into Aboriginal customs. Visiting Kuranda offers exciting rainforest cruises and tours and getting there is an adventure in and of itself. You can take the Scenic Railway option through the rainforest or sail above it on the Skyrail cableway!

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