Explore Australia's diverse landscapes and cultures as you take in the best of the land 'Down Under." Discover the Barossa Valley, a premier winemaking region. An adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Uluru, the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock. Meet Australia's famous wildlife up-close with a chance to see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, and other fascinating animals from the region. Relax with 4-night stays in Sydney and Cairns. Behold the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef! Ride through the rainforest canopy in tropical Queensland and have a guided tour of the world famous Sydney Opera House. Choose to spend the day exploring the famous Blue Mountains or discover the sites of Sydney Harbour by high-speed boat. Embark on an authentically Australian adventure.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
16 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1 and Day 2MelbourneDepart from Home: The adventure of a lifetime awaits. Cross the International Dateline, skipping a day ahead as you set out to see Australia's vibrant cities, coastal gems, captivating Outback, and so much more!
Day 3MelbourneMelbourne, Australia - Tour Begins: Arrive today in Melbourne,* a Victorian city with an energetic modern vibe. This evening, get together with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 4MelbourneMelbourne: Get to know Melbourne on a tour that features the historic Fitzroy Gardens. Later, you may join an optional tour to Phillip Island, the home of the world's largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. At the interpretation center, you have a chance to learn about the lives of the Little Penguins and their significance to the area.
Day 5MelbourneMelbourne - Adelaide - Barossa Valley: Fly to Adelaide and explore this lovely coastal city before proceeding to the Barossa Valley, Australia's most famous wine region. Renowned among connoisseurs, the valley's award-winning winemakers attract visitors from around the world. Tonight, enjoy a scenic dinner overlooking the vineyards.
Day 6Barossa ValleyBarossa Valley: Set out for the 19th-century Hutton Vale Farm, an 8th generation working farm and winery set on 2,000 acres of picturesque countryside. Caretakers John and Jan Angas will welcome you and share their family's story that extends back to the founding of Australia. Tour the farm's historic buildings, see their livestock and one of the many vineyards before partaking in some tea and homemade specialties. Perhaps you'll give their sweet crisp Riesling a try. Next, travel to the Seppeltsfield winery for a private tour, followed by a tasting of their world-class wines. Quench your palate with varietals ranging from fruit-forward Chardonnays to earthy Pinot Noirs.
Day 7Barossa ValleyBarossa Valley - Alice Springs: A short flight will take you from Adelaide to Alice Springs in the Australian Outback. After some leisure time this afternoon, savor a memorable bush dinner set against the desert backdrop.
Day 8Alice SpringsAlice Springs: Come to know the history and culture of the Walpiri Aboriginal people during a "Dreamtime Tour.' A specialist guide shares Aboriginal creation stories and explains everyday life. Visit the Old Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill, with amazing panoramas of the area. Next, gain insight into the educational system in the Outback at the School of the Air.
Day 9Alice SpringsAlice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock): Traverse the 'Red Centre' as you drive to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock). This huge monolith and the sandstone domes known as Kata Tjuta were created through the process of upheaval and erosion. Prepare for a truly majestic sunset as you witness the changing colors of Uluru while enjoying a champagne toast.
Day 10UluruUluru - Cairns: Set off in the cool of the morning for Kata Tjuta and the base of 'The Rock' to learn about its geology and significance to Aboriginal culture. Later, fly to Cairns, the tropical gateway to one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions - the Great Barrier Reef (UNESCO). Established as a marine park in 1975, the reef is a haven for thousands of species of sea life, as well as turtles and birds.
Day 11CairnsCairns: Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy. There are two stops where you may get off and experience the forest floor's diversity of plants, birds and animals from specially designed boardwalks. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the tropical surroundings.
Day 12CairnsCairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns: Board a catamaran and sail to the Low Isles to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose how you want to spend your day in paradise by making your time on the reef as educational or as laid back as you like. Perhaps you will relax and independently explore the pristine shores of this tiny island located on the outer reef. Or maybe you are a bit more adventurous and choose to snorkel; revealing a wealth of vibrant sea life. You also have the opportunity to meet with a marine biologist during an informative presentation. Or you may opt to join an expert for a beach and heritage trail walk along the island.
Day 13CairnsCairns: This morning, explore the town at your own pace or simply relax. Later, set out for Hartley's Croc Farm. Get up close and personal with crocodiles in their natural habitat! Boardwalks take you on a path of adventure through rainforests and woodlands; home to birds, reptiles and wallabies. You may meet some of the local koalas and chat with a wildlife naturalist to learn more about these arboreal herbivores. Then, take an exciting cruise on the lagoon and watch for crocodiles before enjoying an authentic Aussie barbecue.
Day 14CairnsCairns - Sydney: After a leisurely morning, fly to Sydney, Australia's largest city. This is where British settlers first dropped anchor in 1788.
Day 15SydneySydney: See where the original English colonists first settled during a city tour of Sydney. Highlights of the tour include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens, and the fashionable suburb of Darlinghurst. Discover the world's most fascinating architectural sights as you take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour. Then you are in for a unique experience as you learn first-hand about opals during a special presentation at the National Opal Collection.
Day 16SydneySydney - Choice of the Blue Mountains or Sydney by Sea: Today, it's your choice! Travel to the stunning Blue Mountains of New South Wales (UNESCO) and come to know its countless geological wonders - see the Three Sisters sandstone rock formations, the region's most notable attraction, as well as sandstone plateaus, rich valleys, river gorges and endless pristine wilderness -OR- further experience Sydney at your own pace with a Sydney cruise pass; travel by high-speed boat to a variety of spots on Sydney Harbour, visit the famous beach resorts of Manly and Watson's Bay, historic Fort Denison or Taronga Zoo; and hop off to explore places of interest├ó?┬Žor stay on and relax during a narrated cruise.
Day 17SydneySydney: Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps you will explore more of Sydney's fascinating attractions, do some shopping or find yourself relaxing at a local cafe. This evening, say farewell to Sydney and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the harbour showcasing Sydney's magnificent skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge.
Day 18SydneySydney - Tour Ends: You depart for home with wonderful memories of this inspiring country.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
October 12, 2020$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
January 25, 2021$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
February 08, 2021$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
March 08, 2021$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Sails in the Desert Ayers Rock, Australia
Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs Alice Springs, Australia
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort Barossa Valley, Australia
Desert Gardens Ayers Rock, Australia
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney, Australia
Mantra on Little Bourke Melbourne, Australia
Flynn Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Cairns, Australia
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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