Best of Australia & New Zealand (18 Days)
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo, Canterbury, Queenstown & Milford Sound
Sydney, Rock & Reef
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Sydney, Ayers Rock, Port Douglas & Great Barrier Reef
This tour showcases the great variety of Australia’s destinations, including sophisticated Sydney, the wide open spaces and majesty of the outback, and the grand magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef.
Begin in Sydney, Australia's most beautiful city. Tour the beautiful Sydney Botanic Gardens, explore the historic Rocks district, stroll along Bondi Beach, take an exclusive private tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House and enjoy a private harbor sail. Additional activities can be arranged upon request, such as visiting craft markets, touring noted Aboriginal art galleries and the city’s excellent museums, participating in the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, private surfing lessons, behind-the-scenes wildlife experiences, and food and wine tours.
Continue to Ayers Rock (Uluru), surrounded by vast blue sky and red earth in Australia’s beautiful Red Centre. With your expert private guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the region. Learn about Aboriginal bushtucker cuisine and legends of the Dreamtime. Tour the base of Ayers Rock and view Aboriginal rock art in caves and waterholes (billabongs). Walk through the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and nearby sand dunes. Take desert walks and learn about the unique flora and fauna in the Outback. One night, dine under the stars while an astronomer points out the southern constellations in the clear desert night sky and a didjeridoo musician drones in the background.
Continue to Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. One day enjoy a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef (with the option for snorkeling or scuba diving). Another day, enjoy a private tour of the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest and a protected World Heritage site, or take a ride on the Kuranda Skyrail.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights, including guaranteed early check in. Private afternoon city tour
Half-day private city tour and private Opera House tour
Private harbor sail
Sydney - Ayers Rock
Private transfer to flight to Ayers Rock for 2 nights
Private half-day tour of local scenic, natural and cultural attractions of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and/or the Olgas (Kata Tjuta). Afternoon lodge-based activities. Dinner under the stars this evening
Ayers Rock – Port Douglas
Transfer and flight to Cairns. Private transfer to Port Douglas for 3 nights
Port Douglas & Great Barrier Reef
Full-day boat excursion to Outer Reef for snorkeling or scuba diving
Private half-day rainforest tour or Kuranda Skyrail
Private airport transfer
Park Hyatt Sydney
Ayers Rock (Uluru):
Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Per person (double occupancy)
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