Field of Lights at Uluru

Natural Wonders of Australia Tour: Uluru to Great Barrier Reef

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Australia

Places Visited

Sydney, Alice Springs, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Modern luxury and natural majesty will meet during your 12-day Australia nature tour. The magnetism of the lush Daintree Rainforest will brush against the edges of the Great Barrier Reef. The red sands around Uluru will glow in the desert sunlight while the mythology of the diverse landscape inspires endless marvels. You will explore and experience exotic wonder during your custom-tailored tour of Australia’s endless natural grandeur.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the natural marvel of the radiant colors shifting across the face of Uluru at sunrise and sunset in Australia’s iconic Red Desert
  • Dive into the waters of the Coral Sea to snorkel, scuba, or enjoy a mini-submersible to view the captivating ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of Blue Mountains National Park during a guided tour viewing the Three Sisters karsts and stunning Bridal Veil Falls
  • Experience the epic legends of the Kuku Yalanji nation during a Dreamtime Walk in Mossman Gorge, which includes a Traditional Smoking Ceremony
  • Discover the remarkable oasis known as the Garden of Eden hidden within the rugged, red desert landscape of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park
  • Bask in the panoramas offering the most expansive views of Australia’s scenery during hot air balloon rides over the Red Center and Queensland
  • Experience the ways the gorgeous art installations and dinner theaters of the Field of Light Uluru, Sounds of Silence, and Flames of the Forest express the beauty of the natural world through reflections of traditional legends
  • Relish the charming ambiance of Sydney’s renowned environmental charms emanating from the gorgeous beaches and distinctive natural harbor

Detailed Description

The Land Down Under offers a breathtaking experience of untamed beauty and iconic cityscapes. This 12-day tour of Australia’s natural wonders will be a plethora of brilliant colors and pristine wilderness. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Daintree Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef exemplify the majesty of the vibrant wilds waiting to be explored. Each destination is accentuated by soulful indigenous tales that explain the creation and importance of the surrounding splendor. From discovering the mixture of the cosmopolitan and outdoor lifestyle of Sydneysiders to embracing the serene ambiance of the desert ecosystem in the Red Center, you will find inspiration in the rugged and fascination in the authentic while you become acquainted with the natural marvels of Australia.

Your Australian adventure begins with your arrival in Sydney, the country’s largest city and capital of New South Wales. Enjoy your time in and around the cosmopolitan wonderland as you explore the fascinating landmarks like Bondi Beach, The Queen Victoria Building, and the stunning colors in the Royal Botanical Gardens that provide views to the water in the harbor splashing against the coastline. Discover Sydney on a private tour, which will point out the distinctive sites as you cruise through the renowned natural harbor for remarkable views of the scattered islands and a perfect panorama of the Sydney Opera House. The Blue Mountains on the outskirts of Sydney provide an elaborate display of the inherent, untouched beauty of New South Wales. Hiking paths and walking trails lead to marvelous vistas that overlook waterfalls, the Jamison Valley, and the fascinating karsts known as the Three Sisters.

Then, you will journey to Australia’s Northern Territory to focus on the fascinating landscape and history of the Red Center. This area is home to the city of Alice Springs and the captivating natural wonder, Uluru. Experiencing the sunrise and sunset over the monolith will showcase the array of fantastical colors found in nature and projected over the landscape. Embrace the combination of history, heritage, and artwork with an evening with the Sounds of Silence experience and the limited art installation known as the Field of Light Uluru, which casts the desert landscape in a new, fascinating perspective.

Discover the incredible stairwell while you climb up the steep cliffs of Kings Canyon in search of a sensational waterhole oasis. Witness the captivating expanse of the unoccupied landscape during a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Time in Alice Springs will reflect the various ways the town has risen out of the arid landscape and helped the scattered settlements across the Red Center at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base.

The trip concludes in Port Douglas, which will allow you an immersive exploration of North Queensland’s exquisiteness that emanates from the bordering emerald canopy of the rainforest and turquoise hue of the Coral Sea. Venture into the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran to visit a select number of sites that showcase the diversity and range of the world’s largest reef system, as well as the largest living structure on the planet. Spend time in the serene ambiance of the rainforest during a guided tour through the Mossman Gorge where you will learn more about Dreamtime after you participate in a cleansing Smoking Ceremony. With an extra day to relax in Port Douglas, you can bask in the sun-soaked sands of Four Mile Beach or participate in an elaborate dinner and storytelling performance at Flames of the Forest.

Starting Price

$2,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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