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Daydream Island, Queensland

Grand Australian Discovery

20-day escorted tour from £5,485 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Explore the icons of Australia’s East Coast and Red Centre on this 20-day escorted tour with Travelmarvel by APT

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney and explore with a guided tour
  • Wonder at the incredible marine life on the Great Barrier Reef
  • See the magical colours of Uluru as the sun sets over this giant monolith

In Brief

  • 1 Night Sydney
  • 3 Nights Gold Coast
  • 2 Nights Fraser Island
  • 1 Night Rockhampton
  • 2 Nights Daydream Island
  • 1 Night Mission Beach
  • 2 Nights Cairns
  • 1 Night Alice Springs
  • 1 Night Uluru
  • 1 Night Kings Canyon
  • 1 Night Alice Springs

Itinerary

Recommended for:
Beach | City | Escorted tour | History & culture | Natural world

Highlights of this 20-day tour include dining at the top of Sydney Tower, exploring the beautiful lakes, dunes and beaches of Fraser Island, relaxing in your very own tropical paradise at Daydream Island in the spectacular Whitsundays, swimming and snorkelling amid the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets over Uluru.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK/Sydney

Depart the UK for Sydney arriving on day 3. 

Day 3
Sydney

On arrival in Sydney enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city's world-famous attractions. Tonight, dine at the top of the 309 metre-tall Sydney Tower, while enjoying 360º views of the city laid out below.

Stay: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Meals: D

Days 4-5
Gold Coast

After breakfast this morning depart for the airport and your flight to the vibrant Gold Coast in Queensland, where you'll spend 2 nights with a full day free to explore. 

Stay: Mantra on View

Meals: B

Day 6
Noosa

From the Gold Coast you'll travel north via the Australia Zoo, with it's incredible array of native Australia wildlife, to Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Stay: The Sebel Resort, Noosa (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 7-8
Fraser Island

Cross the sea to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, checking into Kingfisher Bay Resort for a two-night stay. Spend the next day exploring the world's largest sand island, home to thick rainforest, native wildlife, crystalline lakes, giant sand dunes and mile after mile of deserted beaches.

Dinner is included on day 7

Stay: Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island (Standard)

Meals: B D

Day 9
Rockhampton

Cruise across Hervey Bay then head through sugarcane country to the authentic Aussie town of Rockhampton.

Stay: Central Park Motel

Meals: B

Days 10-11
Daydream Island

Enjoy a tour of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, regarded as one of the best in regional Australia. Cruise through the sand-fringed islands of the Whitsundays archipelago to Daydream Island, a tropical idyll protected by the colourful coral islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at Daydream Island Resort & Spa.

Stay: Daydream Island Resort & Spa

Dinner included on day 10

Meals: B D

Day 12
Mission Beach

Board a ferry from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour and head north by road to the vibrant city of Townsville, bordered on one side by the tropical rainforests of Queensland's hinterland and on the other by the Great Barrier Reef. After a guided city tour, continue to Mission Beach.

Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa


Meals: B D

Day 13
Atherton Tablelands & Cairns

Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the Curtain Fig Tree as you journey across the open farmlands and tropical rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands before riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at Kuranda. Arrive in Cairns, gateway to the northern Great Barrier Reef, where you'll spend two nights.

Stay: Pullman Cairns International


Meals: B

Day 14
Great Barrier Reef

Cruise to the exclusive Reef Magic activity platform for five, fun-filled hours exploring the reef's rich marine life and colourful coral. Later, take part in a corroboree and dine on fresh Aboriginal fare at Tjapukai by Night.

Stay: Pullman Cairns International

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Alice Springs

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs, gateway to Australia's Red Centre. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Chifley Alice Springs

Meals: B

Day 16
Uluru

Your outback adventure begins with a journey across the West MacDonnell ranges to sacred Uluru. See the spectacular sunset over this magnificent natural wonder, glass of wine in hand.


Stay: Ayers Rock Resort – Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru (Superior)

Day 17
Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon

Watch the sunrise above Uluru and the red rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), walk the Walpa Gorge and journey through rugged outback landscapes to Kings Canyon where you'll spend the night.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon (Standard)

Day 18
Alice Springs

Choose between two guided walks as you explore the magnificent red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon, which rise 170 metres above Kings Creek. Return to Alice Springs where you'll spend the last night of your tour. 

Stay: Chifley Alice Springs

Day 19
Depart

If you've more time, extend your stay in Australia with a tour of spectacular Kakadu National Park in the tropical Top End or head across to Western Australia. Otherwise depart Alice Springs for your onward flight.  

Day 20
Arrive UK

Arrive in the UK after your overnight flight and continue with your onward journey. 

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Superior

20-day escorted tour from £5,485 incl. flights

Guide price from: £5,485 per person

Valid for travel: Selected dates between 23 April 17 - 18 March 18

Package includes: Flights, transfers, 15 nights accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners & guided touring and use of an airport lounge in the UK (subject to departure airport and terminal)

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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