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Sample life 'Down Under' on this inspirational tour, where you can journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, experience sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock, and discover all the iconic sights of Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and more.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airlines
- Use of an airport lounge in the UK
- 19 nights' in 3.5 and 4-star hotels plus 3 nights in flight
- 24 meals: 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
- Welcome drink
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- Hotel porterage
- Dedicated JY representative to greet you at all UK airports
- Sightseeing in Perth, Alice Springs, Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne
- Sunset & sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- 'Sounds of Silence' dinner
- Great Barrier Reef cruise
- Sheep station visit
Days 1-2: UK - Perth
Meet your travelling companions at Heathrow and fly to Perth, arriving in the early hours of day 3.
Day 3: Perth
You will have plenty of time to adjust after your flight with a further three-night stay in Perth.
Day 4: Perth
You can spend today in Perth sightseeing at your own pace, or perhaps you'll join our optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle. During some free time here, coffee-lovers should head to Cappuccino Strip, lined with open-air coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
Day 5: Perth
If you're an animal-lover, today's optional excursion is for you! You've the chance to see some of Australia's native creatures at Yanchep National Park. Kangaroos roam freely here, so you can get really close to the country's most famous animal, and you might also spot koalas.
Day 6: Alice Springs
We'll fly to Alice Springs, the capital of Australia's red centre today. This intriguing town is a hub of life in the vast desert of the Northern Territory. Alice is known for many things, the most famous of which, Uluru, we will visit on day 8.
Day 7: Alice Springs
This afternoon you can opt to join an excursion to the Western MacDonnell Ranges. First you'll visit Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge where water flows through a small gap in the mountains.
Day 8: Uluru
We take to the road today and make a stop at a camel farm, where there's the chance to take a camel ride.
Our destination is Ayers Rock, officially referred to as Uluru by native Aboriginal people, which is situated in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Day 9: Uluru and Cairns
We will visit Uluru as the sun rises this morning. We will also have the very special opportunity to step into some of the caves in the base of the rock and admire the fascinating Aboriginal art that graces the walls. Off in the distance you will spot the mysterious Kata Tjuta, a range of 36 spectacular rock domes. This afternoon we will fly to Cairns.
Day 10: Cairns
The Great Barrier Reef is variously described as the world's largest living thing and the eighth wonder of the world. It is a stupendous 1,400-mile wonderland of breathtakingly beautiful coral and colourful marine life, studded with unspoilt tropical islands. Today we include a trip by catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
Day 11: Cairns
Cairns enjoys an idyllic location between the ocean and lush tropics. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the great climate and sunshine that Australia is so famous for. Maybe you'll choose to take a ride on the Kuranda Railway.
Day 12: Cairns
If you want to get out in the great outdoors, come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. This ecologically unique tropical forest is home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and you'll head off on a cruise with an expert guide on the lookout for crocodiles.
Day 13: Sydney
We are going to fly to Sydney today. Sydney is Australia's biggest and most talked about city, and the home of so many iconic landmarks. The centre is surprisingly compact and can be easily explored on foot.
Day 14: Sydney
Our included sightseeing tour will show you Sydney's highlights, including the world-famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, which dominate the vast and picturesque harbour. Other memorable sights include Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
Day 15: Sydney
If you choose to join today's optional excursion, you've a full day of thrills ahead. Start at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 300 species of native animals, from koalas to Tasmanian devils.
You'll then head through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamieson Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon.
Day 16: Sydney
You can choose from a couple of exciting optional excursions today. If you've a head for heights, you could take in exceptional views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area on a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge climb.
Day 17: Canberra
Canberra is a beautifully landscaped city. The peaceful tree-lined avenues and uncrowded centre make it hard to believe that this is the Australian capital. Visit the government buildings and get a glimpse of the Prime Minister's Lodge on our tour today. En route, we will stop at a sheep station for a sheep shearing demonstration and a barbecue lunch.
Days 18-19: Melbourne
Our included sightseeing tour on day 18 gives a great overview of the city including Fitzroy Gardens where you will catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage.
Day 20: Melbourne
Your final day is free for you to explore more of Melbourne at your own pace. Alternatively, why not take an optional trip to Ballarat, famous for the Gold Rush of 1851. You'll also visit Sovereign Hill open-air museum, which recreates the first decade after the discovery of gold here, and take a tour of the gold mines.
Days 21-22: Melbourne - UK
Enjoy time at leisure on day 21 before we transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving on day 22.
Days 2-5: Travel Lodge, Perth
The 4-star Travelodge Hotel Perth is centrally located in the heart of the Perth CBD, and enjoys a picturesque setting in the centre of the city, with access to major Perth attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and dining, Kings Park and the Swan River.
Days 6-7: Doubletree by Hilton, Alice Springs
The 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs enjoys stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Range. Conveniently located just off the Stuart Highway, on the outskirts of Alice Springs, the hotel is within easy reach of the town.
Day 8: Desert Gardens Hotel
Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms with outdoor swimming pool and bar.
Days 9-12: Holiday Inn Cairns, Harbourside
The 4-star Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views.
Days 13-16: Holiday Inn, Old Sydney
Perfectly located for the best of Sydney's attractions, the 4-star Holiday Inn Old Sydney effortlessly combines new and old world charm right in the historic Rocks District. The Rocks is a uniquely historical Australian quarter, where you can eat in restaurants located in some the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney.
Day 17: Mercure, Canberra
Mercure Canberra is a unique hotel set around an impressive courtyard. It''s in a convenient location too, close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the city centre.
Days 18-20: Vibe Savoy Hotel, Melbourne
Conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne, Vibe Savoy Hotel is set in the heritage building offering easy access to the many attractions of Melbourne.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveler in their own room.
Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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