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Tour operated by AAT Kings

Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Sydney

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Escorted 13 Day Highlights of Australia offers a wonderful balance of rich urban and cultural experiences with unforgettable Australian wilderness and wildlife encounters. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, travel to iconic Alice Springs, discover the magnificent formation and cultural significance of Ayers Rock and the Olgas. Experience the immense marine landscape of Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Cairns. Explore vibrant Sydney by foot and aboard a harbor cruise.

Trip at a Glance:
  • Day 1: Arrive in Melbourne
  • Day 2: Private walking tour of Melbourne
  • Day 3: Full day of “free time” in Melbourne
  • Day 4: Fly to Alice Springs, explore
  • Day 5: Travel to Ayers Rock, afternoon free
  • Day 6: Explore Ayers Rock, Kata Tjua (the Olgas)
  • Day 7: Aboriginal dot painting workshop, fly to Cairns
  • Day 8: Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 9: Full day of “free time” in Cairns
  • Day 10: Cairns Wildlife Dome, fly to Sydney
  • Day 11: Sydney sights and Harbor Cruise
  • Day 12: Full day of “free time” in Sydney
  • Day 13: Farewell from Sydney
Trip Highlights:
  • Indulge with a unique dining experience on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Discover Melbourne’s colorful hidden laneways and arcades
  • Savor a unique Aussie BBQ experience at Earth Sanctuary
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art and learn about sacred sites at Uluru
  • Explore Kata Tjuta and hike Walpa Gorge
  • Interact with Aboriginal artists and create your own dot painting masterpiece
  • Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cuddle a koala at Cairns Wildlife Dome
  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at famous Bondi Beach
  • Experience Sydney Opera House on a guided tour