Ayers Rock, or Uluru, which in Aboriginal language means sacred

Wonders of Sydney, Ayers Rock & The Great Barrier Reef Tour

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Countries Visited

Australia

Places Visited

Sydney, Cairns, Kuranda, Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Diverse landscape and culture in Australia share an alluring mystique that is cast by the shimmering waters, the bright coral, the shining red desert sand, and the elegant architecture. Your custom tailored tour will immerse you in the majesty of traditions as framed by the land and the sea. Surfers carve the waves of Bondi Beach beneath rising coastal cliffs as Aboriginal art adorns the ancient walls of Uluru, adding to the glorious colors of the rocky surface as clownfish hide between the swaying...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the vibrant underwater world of the Outer Great Barrier Reef during a full day boat excursion in the majestic Coral Sea
  • Embrace the charismatic allure of Uluru and Kata-Tjuta, the stunning boulders that rise out of the Red Desert connected to Aboriginal tradition and ceremony
  • Witness the opulence and grand views found inside the iconic Sydney Opera House during a private tour
  • Learn to throw a boomerang and play the didgeridoo during a cultural tour in the Tjapukai Cultural Center
  • Bask in the sunlight on the gold-sand shore of Bondi Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Australia
  • Indulge in the sensational panorama of the tropical rainforest and the pristine Coral Sea as you ride a gondola of the Kuranda Skyrail
  • Stand at the center of a living kaleidoscope when surrounded by the swirling colors of fluttering butterflies
  • Enjoy a luxurious excursion on a sailboat to traverse the bays and the elegant neighborhoods that surround Sydney Harbour

Detailed Description

Australia is the land of wide open spaces and active sea life, tropical rainforest, and fun-loving attitudes. Your 10-day vacation will bring you to explore Sydney, Ayers Rock, and Cairns while revealing the connection between the landscape, culture, and charm. Your journey will begin with your arrival in Sydney, known for its relaxed beachside ambiance and cosmopolitan culture. Upon your arrival, your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel that overlooks Sydney Harbour. You will then meet your guide in the lobby to set out on an introductory tour of Sydney’s most visited districts to find beauty in the antique buildings and lively, youthful atmosphere.

The next day, you will delve deeper into the splendor of the city with a guided tour of Sydney’s neighborhoods, bringing you from the harbor to Surry Hills to Bondi Beach. Return to the city center to begin a private exploration of the Sydney Opera House. The following day, you will board a sailboat in the marina and cruise for the day on the harbor, traversing the canals and elegant waterside neighborhoods for which the city is known. Your private transfer will meet you at your hotel the next day to escort you to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock, located in the Red Center. Your flight will land, and your private transfer will lead you to the comforts of your resort, in view of the towering figure of Uluru. The next day, you will have a trek around the base of the staggering monolith during your guided tour. Find the ancient rock art and tour the visitor’s center to view the art galleries that exhibit local Aboriginal artists. Listen to the tales of Dreamtime while at the boulders of Kata-Tjuta before returning to the resort for the evening.

The next day, you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns Airport and your private transfer will collect you. Enjoy the luxuries of your hotel, including a breathtaking view of the shoreline bordered by the Great Dividing Range. Wake the next morning to board your catamaran and set sail to the Outer Reef on a snorkeling excursion and possible scuba diving experience while exploring the brilliance of the Great Barrier Reef. The next day, journey on the scenic Kuranda Skyrail into the rainforest to enjoy the panoramic view from your gondola and discover the charms of Kuranda.

While in town, you can wander through the markets or visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The next day is at your leisure to delight in the beauty of Cairns or hunt for crocodiles in Daintree National Park. Lounge on the sun-drenched beaches outside of Cairns or visit the Tjapukai Cultural Center for an immersive look at the heritage of the Aborigine in the rainforest. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Cairns Airport with plenty of time to board for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,495 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 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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