Discover Sydney, Rock and Reef

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover Sydney's historic Rocks District, watch surfers at Bondi Beach and cruise Sydney's iconic harbour
  • Explore two of Australia's most iconic sights, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
  • Sail across the Coral Sea for a Great Barrier Experience and snorkel over this majestic natural wonder

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10 nights from £3,899 per person
Best time to travel DEC - APR
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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Our 10-night Discover Sydney, Rock and Reef holiday takes you to some of Australia’s most popular attractions. Start your Australia holiday in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Sydney.

Here you will have plenty of time to explore the city’s trendy neighbourhoods, museums, galleries and attractions at your own pace. To help you orientate yourself we have included a Sydney Harbour cruise plus Bondi Beach and city highlights tour.

Next stop is the ‘Rock’ part of your adventure. Fly to Ayers Rock Resort where you will explore the fascinating rock formations of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), as well as enjoying a barbeque sunset dinner.

Then it’s on to the ‘Reef’, staying in Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland,  spend time at the Outer Barrier Reef where you can swim and snorkel with tropical fish, stingrays and turtles among one of the world’s most magnificent reef systems.

Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Sydney

You will be transferred from Sydney Airport to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore this spectacular harbour city. Wander along the waterfront and through the impressive botanical gardens to the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, or explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Potts Points.

Day 2  Sydney Harbour Cruise and City Sights
Begin your day with a intimate 2 hour morning tea cruise aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Disembark the vessel to explore the “Rocks” and have lunch on your own. After lunch enjoy an unforgettable 3.5 hours Panoramic Sydney tour. Visit Sydney’s trendy districts, superb costal cliff walks and famous Bondi Beach.
Day 3  Sydney
A full day free for you to explore more of Sydney’s attractions. The city has a comprehensive public transport system making it an easy city to explore at your own pace. Take a local ferry over to the north shore and spend the day at Manly Beach, or head further north to Palm Beach which is the back drop of soap opera ‘Home & Away.
Day 4  Sydney

You may wish to take an optional tour or hop on a train out west to the Blue Mountains. Katoomba is an attractive mountain town and the jumping-off point to visit the attractions of this area, including Echo Point where you can take in the breathtaking vistas over the valley and the Three Sisters Rock Formations. Alternatively take a ferry to Watsons Bay for a meal at the waterfront Doyle’s Restaurant.

Day 5  Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Tour

Fly from Sydney to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoons tour will take you around the base of Uluru, you will learn about the native flora, fauna and cultural traditions of the region. Take a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole and explore caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings. You will travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area and relax with a glass of wine as the sun sets and you witness the changing colours of Uluru. After sunset you will travel to an exclusive barbeque area for dinner under the stars

Day 6  Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Tour

Rise early this morning to journey through the desert landscape to the mighty (Olgas) Kata Tjuta rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area, you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. You will enjoy a gourmet picnic breakfast before visiting Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes. 

Day 7  Ayers Rock to Port Douglas

Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns in tropical North Queensland. On arrival in Cairns you will be transferred by private car along the Captain Cook Highway to your hotel in Port Douglas. This attractive tropical resort is the gateway for cruises to the Low Isles and Outer Barrier Reef as well as Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

Day 8  Outer Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise

Depart Port Douglas this morning for a full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise. You will sail on a modern vessel which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. During your day, you will be served morning and afternoon tea plus lunch. You will visit three separate sites on the Agincourt Reef where you will swim and snorkel amongst the mesmerising reef formations and with tropical fish, stingrays and turtles.

Day 9  Port Douglas

A full day free for you to enjoy this upmarket resort, visit the variety of boutiques on Macrossan Street or enjoy a cold beer at Reef Marina. Take a stroll along the famous Four Mile Beach or for the very best views of the tropical north and Four Mile Beach, head up to Flagstaff Hill.

Day 10  Port Douglas

Another day to relax in the tropical north or take an optional tour to Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Daintree is Australia’s largest continuous area of tropical rainforest and one of the most complex on Earth. There are several optional tours that we can offer that take you deep in to the rainforest to learn more about its flora and fauna.

Day 11  Port Douglas Departure

Transfer by private car from Port Douglas to Cairns for your departure flight.

Discover Sydney, Rock and Reef
10 nights from £3,899 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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