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Grand Australia

20 Day
Between Perth and Sydney
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In Perth, enjoy 5-star accommodation, excellently located for Scenic Freechoice excursions to the Botanical Gardens, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Alice Springs promises an exclusive visit to a Kangaroo sanctuary as you walk amongst the country’s native creature, before a Scenic Enrich dining experience as the sun sets at Uluru. In Melbourne, witness the penguin parade of Phillip Island, before continuing your culinary adventures on board a restored Colonial tramcar. Journey to Cairns and Thala Beach Resort, your Special Stay nestled between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef shoreline, before flying over the spectacle in a helicopter. Australia’s aboriginal history comes alive at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and four nights in Sydney provides an exciting conclusion to a truly inspiring itinerary.
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Day 1

Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow. Why not include an outbound stopover? Enquire for details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 2
Arrive Perth

Be met by a Scenic Representative and transferred to your hotel in Perth for a three-night Special Stay. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

Day 3
Perth

Explore the sights, such as Perth’s Mint, Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, the city’s lively shopping precincts are perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy.

Enrich

Tonight, you will take to the waters of Swan River for a Welcome Dinner Cruise. With a glass of sparkling wine in-hand and a buffet laid out for you and your fellow Scenic guests, this is the perfect opportunity to raise a toast to the journey ahead with new friends and your Tour Director.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Perth

Freechoice: Explore the beautiful beaches and bays of Rottnest Island or enjoy a tour of Perth, including lunch and a cruise to Fremantle. Alternatively, enjoy a day out discovering the secrets behind Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey and uncover the mysteries behind the desert Pinnacles. Get to know the heritage and culture that gives Perth its quirks, on an informative and entertaining guided city tour by those who know best. Finish with ?a complimentary drink in a local pub.

Freechoice

Explore the beautiful beaches and bays of Rottnest Island or enjoy a tour of Perth, including lunch and a cruise to Fremantle. Alternatively, enjoy a day out discovering the secrets behind Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey and uncover the mysteries behind the desert Pinnacles. Get to know the heritage and culture that gives Perth its quirks, on an informative and entertaining guided city tour by those who know best. Finish with ?a complimentary drink in a local pub.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5
Perth > Alice Springs

You’ll be transferred to Perth Airport for a flight to Alice Springs, a popular gateway for those wishing to embark on an adventure through the country’s infamous Red Centre. Visit the School of the Air and learn about the teaching methods helping to provide an education for children living in remote parts of Australia. Explore the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and learn about the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which inspired the television series. Check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Enrich

Take a laid-back walk through the bush of the Kangaroo Sanctuary as they wake from their sleep. A guide will be on-hand to teach you about the significance of the wildlife that inhabits the 90 acres of untouched land, founded by Chris Barnes, star of ‘Kangaroo Dundee’.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Alice Springs > Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Travel through Australia’s desert landscape before arriving at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a two-night Special Stay at a unique luxury retreat.

Enrich

Tonight, you’re invited to a dining experience set amidst an outdoor exhibit called Field of Light. The mesmerising artwork, created by Bruce Munro, will be created from thousands of bulbs planted in the desert surrounding Uluru in the outback. As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, you’ll enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks and authentic Australian cuisine

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This afternoon is yours to discover the mysteries of Kata Juta, followed by enjoying the sunset over Uluru from the viewing area.

Freechoice

Watch the sun rise over Uluru, before choosing from a number of exciting activities. Take to the asphalt for a leisurely ride on a Harley Davidson™, in the capable hands of an experienced rider, embark on a Uluru Highlights and Cultural Tour, trek around the rock’s giant base, or explore the desert by camel.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Uluru (Ayers Rock) > Melbourne

Say goodbye to Australia’s Red Centre and fly to Melbourne to check into your hotel for a three-night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Melbourne

On your first full day in the city, it won’t take you long to discover that this cultural hub has many unique characteristics, from bohemian Brunswick Street to the plentiful sporting stadiums. To introduce you, we’ve put together an exciting range of Scenic Freechoice activities.

Freechoice

Take a trip to Phillip Island where you’ll see Australia’s wildlife and magical penguin parade, or embark on an unforgettable adventure down the Great Ocean Road. Alternatively, explore the city’s treasures on a Lanes & Arcades walking tour, or take a guided city tour. If sport is your thing, visit Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum to learn about the country’s rich sporting history and maybe take in a cricket

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
Melbourne

Spend today however you please. Visit one of the city’s many art galleries or museums, or head to Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy an early dinner on board a restored tramcar as it tours the city. Authentic Australian cuisine complements the stylish, old-fashioned ornate interiors and gives you a unique view of Melbourne.  Alternatively, dine at either Mr Hive or Mesh just two of the many restaurants within the Crown Melbourne Casino Complex.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Melbourne > Thala Beach

Fly to Cairns and travel north to Thala Beach  for a two-night Special Stay. Overlooking the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, spend the day relaxing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Great Barrier Reef

No trip to Australia would be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, a 2,300km-long ecosystem comprised of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of coral. Travel to Port Douglas and take a high-speed catamaran to a pontoon moored on the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkel with an instructor and enjoy viewing the coral and sea life from a semi-submersible boat, taking a closer look at the underwater life.

Enrich

After getting up-close-and-personal with one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, you are invited to experience this epic icon from above during a short helicopter flight, offering unparalleled views of one of the planet’s most enchanting treasures.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13
Cairns

This morning, visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an educational morning before arriving in Cairns, where we’ve compiled some of the best sightseeing opportunities for you. With much to offer, we’ll give you the afternoon to do as you please. Navigate one of the walking tracks or swim in the man-made lagoon. Or, unwind and savour the laid-back ambiance of the city. Your two night stay is at your hotel in Cairns.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
Cairns

Freechoice: Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon flight at sunrise, or journey through magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway before returning by Skyrail.  Alternatively, enjoy a great Australian wildlife experience at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures or The Best of the Cairns Tablelands which includes local tastings of smoked meats and native herbs.

Freechoice

Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon flight at sunrise, or journey through magnificent rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway before returning by Skyrail.  Alternatively, enjoy a great Australian wildlife experience at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures or The Best of the Cairns Tablelands which includes local tastings of smoked meats and native herbs.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15
Cairns > Sydney

Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival you’ll check into your hotel for a four-night Special Stay, a short stroll from the harbour. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a sensational Captain’s Dinner Cruise around Sydney Harbour. Take in the sights and raise a toast to your journey while enjoying a three-course dining experience and complimentary drinks. The views are unparalleled, the food is sure to be exceptional and the company is second-to-none.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16
Sydney

On your first full day in Sydney, we’ve put together a wide range of Scenic Freechoice excursions.

Freechoice

Tour the famous Sydney Opera House, visit Taronga Zoo, wander around Sydney’s Botanical Garden, or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and discover some local wildlife along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17
Sydney

Today, Sydney is yours to discover. Stroll the golden shores of Bondi Beach or get your cultural fix at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Remember, your Tour Director is on-hand to offer any advice.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 18
Sydney

For your final day, we have planned two unforgettable experiences to ensure your journey ends in true Scenic style.

Enrich

After breakfast you’ll be transported to Rose Bay to board a seaplane for a spectacular scenic flight over some of Sydney’s premier attractions. Soar over the sandstone cliffs at the entrance to Sydney Harbour where you can see surfers and beach-goers mingle below. You’ll then return to Rose Bay via the inner harbour for a circuit above Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (weather dependent).

Enrich

As evening approaches, you are invited to enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner at an award-winning restaurant which boasts idyllic views of the Harbour Bridge and Harbour. As the sun begins to set over Sydney and your final evening comes to a close, this is the perfect opportunity to swap stories with your fellow guests and raise a toast to your unforgettable Australian adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 19
Sydney > UK

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 20
Arrive UK

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