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Sydney, Rock & Reef Holiday

Sydney, Rock & Reef

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Explore Sydney – Australia’s largest and most iconic city

Sydney, Uluru, Port Douglas

Includes return Economy airfares

16 days from £2,899pp including flights and hotels

See Australia’s biggest and most iconic sights with this fantastic itinerary, ... more »
... which takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the stark desert surrounds of the Red Centre and on to the kaleidoscopic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Ideal for first time visitors, this Classic Journey allows you to tick off Australia’s highlights in just over two weeks.

What's included

  • International & internal flights
  • 12 nights 4.5* hotels
  • Bondi Beach & Sydney sights tour
  • Night at Field of Light
  • Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef day tour
  • All airport transfers
16 days from £2,899pp
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What to expect

  • Explore Sydney – Australia’s largest and most iconic city
  • The spectacular monolith of Uluru will leave you breathless
  • Indulge in Australian cuisine under the starry outback sky at Uluru
  • Discover the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Venture into the impressive Daintree Rainforest – the oldest rainforest in the world
  • Soak up the sun in the vibrant seaside town of Port Douglas

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Need to know

  • Arrives: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)
  • Time difference: GMT+11
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Flying time from UK: Around 22 hours
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 240 volts

Your itinerary

Days 1-2

UK to Sydney

Days 3-6

Sydney

Sydney is where your big adventure begins. Your accommodation is conveniently located in central Sydney, making it the perfect base to explore the city. You won’t be far from the historic Rocks District where you can enjoy stunning views across the harbour to the iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – don’t miss taking a scenic harbour cruise to see the iconic landmarks from a different perspective. While in Sydney, sample its famous beaches. There are plenty to choose from and each has its own vibe – head to Bondi Beach for the people-watching or soak up the laid-back atmosphere of Manly. Four days in Sydney gives you ample time to explore the surrounding region – take a day trip to the breathtaking Blue Mountains World Heritage site or visit the Hunter Valley wine region for a day of fantastic wine and local cuisine. For more information on day experiences, speak to our travel experts.

Parkroyal Darling Harbour
Sensational Sydney Cruise Bondi Beach & Sydney sights tour

Days 7-9

Uluru

Today, catch your flight from Sydney to Uluru. The isolated and sacred Aboriginal site of Uluru is one of Australia’s icons and upon arrival you’ll be left truly breathless. Spend time enjoying the magic of this huge monolith – you could walk around the base of Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and learn about their traditions and culture or take a sunset camel ride. Watch as the rock seemingly changes colour, from dusky pink to fiery red and mauve – an unforgettable experience. After a day exploring Uluru, it’s time for dinner under the outback sky. A feast for the senses, the Sounds of Silence dinner serves delectable cuisine accompanied by Australian wine, all underneath a blanket of stars with Uluru standing in the distance – magical.

Voyages Desert Garden Hotel
Includes Sounds of Silence dinner

Days 10-14

Port Douglas

Today, you’ll say goodbye to the outback and fly on to Cairns – the gateway to two of Australia’s World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. You’ll be staying in the small seaside town of Port Douglas – approximately an hour’s transfer from Cairns. Relax into life in the tropics – from soaking up the sun on the sparkling Four Mile Beach to tucking into fresh seafood; enjoy the relaxed vibe of Port Douglas. Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is a must and your included Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour offers you the chance to get up close to an incredible array of underwater life. Whether it’s snorkelling, diving or seeing the reef from a glass-bottomed boat – you can experience it all on this incredible day out. With five days to enjoy Australia’s tropical north, you’ll also have plenty of time to discover the treasures of the Daintree Rainforest. From spectacular gorges and waterfalls to great walking trails – explore the world’s oldest rainforest.

Shantara Resort
Includes an Outer Barrier Reef tour

Days 15-16

Port Douglas to UK

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