Inspiring Australia

13 day Small Group Tour - from £5720

With flights from £6789

The ultimate small group experience to Australia’s must-do destinations. Relax in the tropics, absorb the ancient culture of the Red Centre and marvel at Sydney’s famous icons.

Highlights:

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience Uluru at sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Indulge at the Under a Desert Moon dining experience at Kings Canyon
  • A full day of sailing on Sydney Harbour
  • Opera House Tour and lunch overlooking the harbour
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairns

Sit back and relax while you’re transferred in a private car to your resort. This afternoon meet your Travel Director and join them for a cocktail reception and dinner overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. Dine on award winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.

Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Daintree Rainforest

Today will be one to remember. Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yulanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine and experience traditional hunting techniques and have a go at spear throwing and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting in the Daintree. This evening relax and dine at your leisure.

Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 - Great Barrier Reef

Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you to three secluded outer reef dive sights. Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures. Snorkel around underwater gardens or maybe take the opportunity to take a dive or relax while you bask in the sun on deck. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board the boat in air conditioned comfort before returning to Palm Cove.

Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Ayers Rock & Kata Tjuta

Today we fly from Cairns to the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru. This afternoon you’re off to the domes of Kata Tjuta where you’ll join your Travel Director for a guided-walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta are amazing to walk through and have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people. Later this afternoon you will witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Uluru

Rise early to experience the renowned Field of Light, where 50,000 glass spheres in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white, have been installed within sight of Uluru. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up the Red Centre. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Then it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. This evening a Local Dining Experience at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner under the sparkling outback sky will leave you delighted.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Kings Canyon

This morning experience the changing colours and magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. From here you will travel towards Kings Canyon. Your first stop is Curtin Springs which has been home to the Severin family since 1956 when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle! Sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. After lunch the journey continues to Kings Canyon Resort. Later that evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Alice Springs

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you’re off on a sunrise 6km Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards we’re travelling through more of the outback past the West MacDonnell Ranges and then continue to Alice Springs. This evening be entertained with stories of the outback as you enjoy a Bush BBQ dinner under the stars.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8 - Sydney

This morning we’ll visit the School of the Air to learn about outback schooling and about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas. You will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about how this organisation is saving lives in the outback. Later you will take your flight to Sydney where you will have a free evening to explore the vibrant city.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Blue Mountains

Head off on a day of discovery to the million acre World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe the pristine air and discover the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Then with your Travel Director you delve deeper, travelling off the well-worn track to secluded lookouts and peaceful short bushwalks where we may be the only ones around. You’ll be rewarded with views across the valleys as far as the eye can see and picture perfect memories to take away.

Hotel: Lillianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Hunter Valley

Travel to the wine region of the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. You’ll indulge with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch before spending the afternoon doing as you wish at your hotel. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine.

Hotel: voco Kirkton Park
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 - Sydney

Get ready for a day of sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board an America’s Cup yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbour’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multimillion dollar waterfront homes. It’s a day you’ll remember for years to. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible restaurants.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Sydney

Enjoy a morning of Sydney sightseeing including Sydney’s beachside Eastern Suburbs, taking a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. In the late afternoon join a VIP guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House before a memorable dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong restaurant in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself, the perfect location for one last meal together before your holiday draws to an end.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Sydney
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 13 - Farewell from Sydney

Your Inspiring Journey concludes this morning when you’ll be transferred by private car to Sydney Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

13 day Small Group Tour - from £5720

With flights from £6789

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

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Your Touring Experience

First class touring with like minded travellers in a group size of no more than 20. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Small Group Tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite deluxe hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers

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