Essential Sydney, Uluru & Reef

13 days,

10 nights |

from $4699 per person*


Come Say G’day to Sydney and Cairns – two of Australia’s most popular destinations.

Your Australian Vacation starts from the moment you board this award-winning airline, Qantas Airways. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 4-night stay in Sydney at the brand new A by Adina.

Join the ultimate Sydney Harbor sightseeing cruise to discover and experience Sydney Harbor and its secluded beaches. This 3-hour cruise includes full commentary as well as an Aussie style BBQ buffet lunch. Afterwards, you can disembark at one of Sydney Harbor’s secluded National Park beaches for a walk or to enjoy a swim with views of Sydney Opera House and the famous harbor bridge. We will even throw in your first drink complimentary!

Another highlight of your stay is a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Step beneath the sails and discover what makes the Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year.

You have plenty of free time to explore Sydney and take in some of the other sights! Near by you will find The Royal Botanic Garden, which is a heritage-listed, and where Sydneysiders and visitors come to relax, and be inspired. You also consider a trip to the Sydney Aquarium, home a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species of fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia’s water habitats.

Continue to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 4-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton, an oceanfront hotel surrounded by landscaped, tropical gardens with views of the Coral Sea.

No trip to Cairns is complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. In this itinerary we have included a wonderful day out to Michaelmas Cay. Enjoy snorkeling in the cay’s protected shallow waters, try an introductory scuba dive in the fringing reefs, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation, observe the bird life or just chill out on Ocean Spirit’s spacious decks or on the beach. Throughout the day, the ‘beach buggy shuttle’ will transfer you between Ocean Spirit and the beach.

Your adventure is not over yet – we have included a Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art & Culture tour including lunch. Visit Janbal Gallery for a painting class with Aboriginal artist, Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley and hear how stories are told through Aboriginal paintings. Paint your own canvas to take home before traveling to Mossman Gorge. You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. Enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local and then wander through the lush rainforest of Manjal Dimbi (Mossman Gorge); home of the Kuku Yalanji rainforest people. Take an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect this delicate ecosystem. Your Aboriginal guide will share details of the special relationship that the Kuku Yalanji people have with this unique environment.

There is plenty of time to explore other highlights Cairns has to offer, like spent a day at the Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon. This is the perfect way to soak up some sun, enjoy some safe swimming and take in the views of the stunning Trinity Inlet and mountains that line the horizon of Cairns city in Queensland Australia. You might also consider taking a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, this famous railway winds its way up to the Kuranda, a village in the rainforest. Rising from sea level to 327 meters, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.

We look forward to your call, where our itinerary experts can customize every detail of this itinerary to make it a dream come true!

  • Round-trip airfare on Qantas Airways from Los Angeles to Sydney, Ayers Rock and Cairns
  • 4 nights A by Adina Sydney or similar
  • Morning Sydney tour
  • Scenic 2-course lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • 2 nights Voyages Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock
  • Morning Uluru Sunrise tour
  • Kata Tjuta tour
  • 4 nights Hilton Cairns or similar
  • Outer Great Barrier Cruise including lunch
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour including lunch
  • Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers throughout
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee

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Gateway Add-ons
$175 San Diego, Sacramento
$260 Boise, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Salt Lake City
$305 Anchorage, Denver, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Oklahoma City
$395 Seattle
$435 Memphis, St Lois, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland
$525 Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

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All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

June 30, 2022

Valid for travel between:

September 26 – November 11, 2022

Additional Departure Rates (Based on Double Occupancy)
November 12 – November 21, 2022 from $4959/person
November 22 – December 5, 2022 from $4879/person

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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