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Australia Uncovered: Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney & Melbourne

17 days from £6,540pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience Outback life on a working cattle station.

  • Watch the sunset over the iconic Uluru/Ayers Rock.

  • Take a cruise on Sydney's sparkling harbour.

  • Explore the laneways and arcades of Melbourne.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Darwin
  • Kununurra
  • Bullo River Station
  • Kununurra
  • Darwin
  • Alice Springs
  • Uluru/Ayers Rock
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Darwin.

Day 2 International outbound flight

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Darwin.

Day 3 Darwin

Day 3 Darwin

Darwin

Start your trip in the World War II historical city of Australia. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative and transported to your city accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

Day 4 Darwin

Day 4 Darwin

Darwin

Today is at leisure. We recommend taking a stroll around the marina or heading to Litchfield National Park for a day tour.

Day 5 Bullo River Station

Day 5 Bullo River Station

Darwin , Kununurra , Bullo River Station

This morning you will make your way to the airport as per your own arrangements. Fly from Darwin to Kununurra Upon arrival into Kununurra, collect a 4wd vehicle and make your way to Bullo River Station. Spend the evening settling into station life.

Day 6 Bullo River Station

Day 6 Bullo River Station

Bullo River Station

Help to muster cattle, enjoy a cruise on the river or go horse riding.

Day 7 Darwin

Day 7 Darwin

Bullo River Station , Kununurra , Darwin

In the late morning make your way back to Kununurra in time for your flight. Fly to Darwin for an overnight stay.

Day 8 Uluru/Ayers Rock

Day 8 Uluru/Ayers Rock

Darwin , Alice Springs , Uluru/Ayers Rock

Head to the airport as per your own arrangements. Fly from Darwin to Ayer's Rock via Alice Springs. Upon arrival into the airport, you will be transported by coach to your Outback accommodation for your two night stay. This evening you will be collected from your accommodation and transported out into the desert for a wonderful dinner and experience under the Outback sky. During the evening there will be a didgeridoo player along with an astronomer to point out the Southern Hemisphere stars.

Day 9 Uluru/Ayers Rock

Day 9 Uluru/Ayers Rock

Uluru/Ayers Rock

Early this morning you will be collected from your hotel for a sunrise tour of the nearby Kata Tjuta rock formation. Your guide will teach you of the areas geological composition and its significance to the indigenous peoples of the area, whose mark is left by the intricate rock art found here. You will return to your hotel for lunch and have the afternoon at leisure. Today you will head out in the evening for a sunset tour of the fascinating Uluru, where you'll see ancient Aboriginal artwork as your guide teaches you all about the geological history of Uluru, as well as its cultural significance to the area's indigenous peoples.

Day 10 Sydney

Day 10 Sydney

Uluru/Ayers Rock , Sydney

This morning is at leisure to relax. In the afternoon you will fly to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney, you will be met my a representative who will transport you to your city accommodation where you will stay for four nights. In the evening you may like to enjoy a meal in one of our favourite restaurants close to the harbour.

Day 11 Sydney

Day 11 Sydney

Sydney

Take an hour long guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, learning about its unique architecture and history. You will have a guided bike tour of the highlights in Sydney. This is a great excursion and an excellent way to learn your way around the city before spending a few days here.

Day 12 Sydney

Day 12 Sydney

Sydney

Enjoy the morning out on Sydney Harbour! A great introduction to the area you will see the city from its most iconic spot, the harbour. Your guides will give you an expert introduction and ensure you see all the highlights of the water. Afterwards take a walk through the bohemian suburb of Paddington rambling past independent coffee shops and bookstores.

Day 13 Sydney

Day 13 Sydney

Sydney

Take a full day trip to the Blue Mountains to see the stunning rocks formations and eucalyptus forests. As you head into the mountains you will make a stop at the famous Featherdale Wildlife park to see some of the local animals of the country. You will then continue up into the Blue Mountains to a beautiful landing for tea and snacks to try and spot wildlife. After tea, the next stop is the King's Tableland for some stunning views and a leisurely walk through the area. Continuing on you will get a chance to see the township of Katoomba to see the famous Three Sisters. Your final stop will be the Wentworth Falls where you will have a light hike to view the stunning falls.

Day 14 Melbourne

Day 14 Melbourne

Sydney , Melbourne

Please make your own way to the airport in time for your flight. Fly from Sydney to Melbourne. Upon arrival please make your own way to your city accommodation and stay two nights in Melbourne. We recommend to take the tram to St Kilda and spend a leisurely afternoon walking along the beachfront and sipping coffee at a pavement café.

Day 15 Melbourne

Day 15 Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne's café and restaurant culture is considered the best in Australia, and this morning you will have the opportunity to discover some of the city's hidden gems! Your tour guide will take you on a three hour walk through Melbourne's lanes and arcades, highlighting the history of the city and eluding to some of the city's more renowned restaurants and bars. After your tour, you will have a road map to find the recommended restaurants and stores the guide pointed out! Later this evening, enjoy taking a kayak for a leisurely paddle along the Yarra River by moonlight. You will end your tour with a fresh fish and chips dinner along the river!

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

Melbourne , International return flight

You will be transferred to the airport by private vehicle in good time to board your onward flight.

Day 17 International return flight

Day 17 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Lee
Audley Travel specialist Grace

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
 
 
 
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