Sep 30, 2020
Round trip airfare on Virgin Australia from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver (CAD)
Round trip airport to hotel transfers
2 nights' accommodation in Sydney
2 nights accommodation in Ayers Rock
Sounds of Silence Outback Dinner
Desert Awakenings Tour
Kata Tjuta Sunset tour
Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon tour
1 night accommodation in Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon Climb
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs tour
1 night accommodation in Alice Springs
2 nights accomodation in Cairns
Items of a personal nature
Meals and Drinks unless specifical indicated
About this Trip
Unlock the secrets of Australia’s Red Centre on this journey across the country. Start in Sydney, the largest city, where you can see the famous Sydney Opera House. Then connect to the Red Centre to explore Uluru/Ayers Rock and the heart of the Outback. Cap off the trip in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
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This 11-day Australian vacation takes you to Sydney, the Red Centre, and Cairns. It features your choice of accommodation level, shared tours, and is a great introduction to Australia.
Your journey begins with a flight across the Pacific Ocean that takes you to Sydney, the largest city in Australia and home to one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. You’ll have two nights in Sydney to explore at your leisure. You can spend your time exploring the obvious landmarks, from the beautiful Sydney Opera House to the Harbour Bridge, where you can book a BridgeClimb if you’re so daring. You can head to Taronga Zoo to see some of the loveable marsupials that make Australia so famous, or spend a sunny afternoon on Bondi Beach, getting in touch with the surfer culture that helps define the country.
After seeing Sydney as you see fit, fly to the Red Centre and Uluru/Ayers Rock, your base for the next few nights. This sacred monolith is Australia’s premiere natural icon and one of the cornerstones of Indigenous culture in the centre of the country. On your first night, spend four hours unlocking the magic of the rock with the Sounds of Silence Dinner. Stroll through the sand dunes, watch sunset over Uluru, and enjoy the Milky Way come alive in the hours after sundown. The next morning, wake before dawn to watch the sun rise over the sandstone monolith. You’ll also go for a walk in the company of an Indigenous guide and see the rock paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole before enjoying drinks at sunset near Kata Tjuta/The Olgas.
Day 1: Depart North America
Day 2: Cross the International Dateline
Day 3: Arrive Sydney
Day 4: Sydney at Leisure
Day 5: Sydney to Ayers Rock and Sounds of Silence Dinner
Day 6: Desert Awakenings & Kata Tjuta Sunset
Day 7: Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
Day 8: Skyline Gondola with Free Buffet Lunch
Day 9: Alice Springs to Cairns
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival you will be met and transferred again to your hotel. Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. It enjoys easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkeling, getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life on your Australia vacation.
Day 10: Cairns at Leisure
Today is a free day to explore Cairns. Ask your Goway Agent about our range of exciting Great Barrier Reef or rainforest sightseeing options.
Day 11: Depart Cairns for North America
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to North America. Of course, if you have time, why not stay longer and explore more of Australia?
2020: 1 Apr - 5 Dec
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
All prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation. For departures from other cities, upgrades, extensions and for single pricing, please inquire. All prices include all taxes and fees. Limited seats and subject to availability.
Includes international airfares from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver (CAD). Add on airfares are available from your home city – please inquire.
Hotels in Australia do have selected dates where special rates may not be available. If your travel falls over any dates listed below or crosses a seasonality a surcharge may be applicable or Goway may need to look at an alternate hotel for you.
The Ultimo: 8 Aug
Rydges World Square: 8 Aug, 19 Sep, 11 Nov
The Lost Camel, Outback Pioneer, Sails in the Desert: 24 - 25 Jul
Aurora Alice Springs: 4 - 8 Jun, 10 - 17 Oct
Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs: 4 - 8 Jun, 13 - 20 Oct,
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside: 3 - 6 Jun