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Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Perth
End Destination
Sydney
Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive Perth, Fremantle
Upon arrival into Perth Airport this afternoon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the colourful port city of Fremantle. Settle in to your room, then enjoy a Welcome Reception later this evening. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet your Travelmarvel Tour Director and get to know your fellow travellers as anticipation builds for the trip ahead.
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Day 2
Perth, Swan River Cruise
This morning following a delicious breakfast, you will travel by coach into Perth, the sun-blessed capital of Western Australia. During a fascinating guided sightseeing tour, discover some of the city’s many and varied highlights, including the untouched bushland, Botanic Gardens and walkways of the beautiful Kings Park, overlooking the city. Like a Local – later, return to Fremantle on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Swan River. Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is famous for its wonderfully idyllic beaches, as well as its spectacularly well-preserved colonial architecture.
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Day 3
Fremantle at Leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore this beautiful coastal port city. Perhaps visit the fascinating Western Australian Maritime Museum; explore the numerous historic buildings on a stroll around the harbour; or discover the vibrant atmosphere of the fast-paced Fremantle Markets. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the two exciting Select Experiences available. On the first, take a cruise to the historic Swan Valley Wine Region and enjoy a tasting of some premium local wines. Or perhaps spend the day on beautiful Rottnest Island - Western Australia’s premier island destination (both at own expense).
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Day 4
Fremantle, Perth, Alice Springs
Leaving Fremantle following breakfast this morning, transfer back to Perth Airport for the flight to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia’s red centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru.
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Day 5
Alice Springs
Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill. Enjoy the remainder of the morning at leisure. Like a Local - visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. This evening, perhaps take a camel ride at sunset (own expense).
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Day 6
Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Discovered by explorers in 1872, Uluru is one of Australia’s most famous and sacred sites. Like a Local - visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge, then enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Uluru. Tonight, there is the opportunity to join a unique optional experience - the Sounds of Silence Dinner - where you’ll dine on Australian delicacies whilst seated under the canopy of the desert night (own expense).
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Day 7
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns
Like a Local - this morning, marvel at the magnificent sunrise over Uluru and take a guided tour around the base of this famous monolith, viewing ancient caves and fascinating indigenous rock art sites. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia’s Red Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland (flight not included). Special Stay - enjoy a four-night escape at the Pullman Cairns International in a stylish room with mountain views. After time to settle in, the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.
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Day 8
Great Barrier Reef
Like a Local – experience a real tour highlight today as you cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy five hours amid the colourful coral and marine life. Here you’ll snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a guided tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or simply relax on the spacious sun deck, before enjoying a lunch of local specialities on board. On return to the mainland, enjoy the evening at leisure.
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Day 9
Cairns at Leisure
Enjoy two days to relax and explore Cairns at leisure, or you may like to join one of a number of Select Experiences. Perhaps take a hot air balloon flight over the Cairns Highlands; Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a Tropical Rainforest canopy in Kuranda; discover the Daintree River region where the rainforest meets the reef at World Heritage-listed Cape Tribulation; or feel the powerful spirit of Indigenous Australia on a mysterious journey into the ancient Tjapukai culture by night (all at own expense).
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Day 10
Cairns at Leisure
Enjoy another day at leisure.
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Day 11
Cairns, Melbourne
Departing Cairns today, fly south to the city of Melbourne (flight not included). With its cutting-edge designs and heritage architecture, spacious parks and diverse village-like suburbs, fabulous arts and world-class sporting action, you’ll quickly understand why Victoria’s vibrant capital is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world.
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Day 12
Melbourne
Today, explore the city’s highlights on a tour, including the quaint Cook’s Cottage, lively Federation Square and the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Venture outside of the city to the renowned Yarra Valley wine region where lunch awaits amid the vine-covered countryside. Or perhaps join an Optional Experience to witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island (own expense).
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Day 13
Melbourne at Leisure
Today is completely free for you to explore Melbourne at leisure. You may wish to take a sightseeing cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the breathtaking coastal scenery, native flora and fauna, and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour; or enjoy a memorable dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense).
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Day 14
Melbourne, Sydney
Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights at your leisure before heading to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Special Stay – transfer to your hotel, just a short stroll from Darling Harbour. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
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Day 15
Sydney
Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour of the city this morning. Like a Local – during the day you’ll take to the water for a relaxing cruise on Sydney Harbour, then step inside the famous Sydney Opera House for an enchanting guided tour. A Taste of Australia – your day culminates with a traditional fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach tonight.
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Day 16
Sydney at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore as you choose. Alternatively, you may like to head to the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains National Park; or savour fine wines and explore the stunning gardens of the Hunter Valley (both at own expense).
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Day 17
Sydney at Leisure
Appreciate a further day at leisure, or perhaps join one of our optional experiences. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sydney’s famous coast and waterways aboard a seaplane; or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to discover the scale and grandeur of this inspiring global icon (both at own expense). This evening enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner.
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Day 18
Depart Sydney
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast.
Additional Information
Included Experiences
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard spacious, luxurious coaches
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • Dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director and professional drivers
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Dining
  • Includes 21 meals – enjoy 17 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Feature Dinners

Additional Information

Upgrade your stay in Port Douglas 

  • Upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite at Peppers Beach Club for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Please enquire for details

Upgrade Your Stay in Sydney 

  • Upgrade to a Deluxe King Corner Room at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney in the heart of the city. Please enquire for details

Extend your journey 

  • Why not extend your adventure Down Under and explore New Zealand? Escorted by our expert Travelmarvel Tour Directors, you’ll see the incredible sights, monuments, national parks, wildlife and cities across Australia & New Zealand over 36 magnificent days. It’s the ideal way to maximise your time whilst discovering the very best of both countries. Please enquire for details
Trip notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Supplements for solo travellers are available on application
  • Ask us about pre & post accommodation
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check at time of booking
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
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