The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries & trains – & an abundance of wildlife in its natural habitat
Flight - 1 night
Adelaide - 4 nights
Darwin - 2 nights
Ghan Train - 1 night
Alice Springs - 1 night
Ayres Rock - 2 nights
Cairns - 3 nights
Melbourne - 3 nights
Sydney - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night
Australia is unique, modern and dynamic, brimming with contemporary culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Queensland’s clear waters home to the Great Barrier Reef, are one of the world’s natural wonders. Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for native wildlife surrounded by bush cloaked national parks.
Embark on one of the world’s truly great rail journeys as the Ghan travels deep into the heart of Australia, whilst enjoying renowned wineries and authentic cuisine. Arguably Australia’s most recognisable and fascinating icon, is the monolithic size, presence and inherent spirituality of Uluru which stands 348 metres high. Melbourne, famed for its bustling cafés and bars. The Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage site hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity”.
Truly a once in a lifetime journey!
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Personal Wine Making
The Ghan Train
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 10 – 30
Day 1 Fly Heathrow to Adelaide via Dubai.
Day 2 Arrive Adelaide. Four nights at 5-star Pullman Hotel (Oct 30 Stamford Plaza).
Day 3 Independent sightseeing of this southern cosmopolitan capital. (B)
Day 4 Barossa Valley Wine tour – with the opportunity to blend our own wine. Lunch and tour at Jacobs Creek Winery. (B, L)
Day 5 Visit Kangaroo Island, spend time at Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals. Stroll to Admiral’s Arch boardwalk, a spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals. (B, L)
Day 6 Fly to Darwin for two nights at the 5-star Hilton Hotel. City tour gives an insight of Australia’s only tropical capital city. (B)
Day 7 Kakadu tour includes a cruise on the famous Yellow Water River, a unique opportunity to see the Saltwater Crocodile and to spot a buffalo or two. (B, L)
Day 8 Board the famous Ghan Train travelling to the outback town of Alice Springs. Overnight in a Gold Sleeper compartment. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Arrive in Alice Springs for overnight at the 4-star Mercure Resort. A Tour of Alice Springs includes School of Air, Royal Flying Doctors and Old Telegraph Station. (B)
Day 10 Travel by road to Ayers Rock (approx. 6hrs) for two nights at the 5-star Sails in the Desert Hotel. As the sun sets, witness the majestic presence and many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous. Enjoy a glass of wine & nibbles. (B)
Day 11 Uluru Sunrise Tour, and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. (B) Optional: Sounds of Silence BBQ dinner £125 per person. Feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of Australian delicacies complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines.
Day 12 Fly to Cairns for three nights at the 5-star Hilton. (B, D)
Day 13 Cruise the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran. Experience the underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. (B, L)
Day 14 At leisure for independent exploration of this vibrant gateway city. (B)
Day 15 Fly to Melbourne for three nights at the 5-star Crowne Metropol. (B) Optional: Colonial Tramcar restaurant dinner (£125): A unique Australian dining experience with a fully stocked bar!
Day 16 In the beautiful heritage listed Fitzroy Gardens, visit Cook’s Cottage. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Optional: Phillip Island and Penguin Parade tour (£75). Explore Philip Island and meet the world famous penguins as they return to their burrows for the night.
Day 17 The great Ocean Road Tour; drive through the Otway rainforest to see the giant rock stacks, ‘the 12 Apostles’ and the rugged shipwreck coast of the Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps. (B, L)
Day 18 Fly to Sydney for two nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel. (B)
Day 19 An incredible tour beneath the world famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. Buffet lunch on a catamaran in Sydney harbour. Farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 20 Fly to London via Dubai. (B)
Day 21 Arrive London Heathrow.
Optional excursions are pre-bookable.
The 5-star Stamford Plaza Adelaide boasts 3 restaurants, a fitness centre and a heated rooftop swimming pool and hot tub. All accommodation offers views of the city or Adelaide Parklands. Each of the 335 air-conditioned guest rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. All include an en suite bathroom with guest toiletries, a luxurious bathrobe and slippers.
The 5-star Pullman Adelaide is a luxury hotel located close to the city's main shopping precinct, Rundle Mall. It offers 308 rooms, contemporary local cuisine in Salt restaurant and Salt bar and a wellness center. All 308 spacious rooms feature a bathroom with robes, slippers, work desk, mp3 docking station, minibar, plush bedding, WiFi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Overlooking Darwin Harbour, The 5-star Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. The hotel offers innovative Australian cuisine, a 10th floor outdoor pool, gym, stylish bar and restaurants. 236 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities, WiFi is at a charge.
Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, the 4-star Mercure Resort offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Just a few minutes' walk away from the city's thriving shopping, dining and entertainment venues, this award-winning Resort provides comfort with friendly service and WiFi (free). 139 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 5-star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty, soaring white sails crown the hotel shading the 228 luxury rooms.The hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool, spa and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. 228 air-conditioned with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Boasting a great waterfront location and surrounded by lush greenery, the 5-star Hilton Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse wonders of this unique region. With a lagoon style outdoor pool, gym, spa and versatile dining venues with great views and al fresco dining options. Rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 5-star Crown Metropol offers luxury accommodation on Melbourne’s Southbank. Guests have access to an exclusive lounge and bar with panoramic city views. The hotel features two swimming pools, an indoor sun-deck relaxation lounge and a world-class fitness centre. In a city renowned for its cuisine, Crown offers some of the finest and most cosmopolitan dining in Melbourne. Discover Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol Melbourne’s contemporary in-house restaurant, and explore the multitude of dining options Crown has to offer. Each spacious room features stylish modern décor and spectacular views all are air-conditioned with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 5-star Four Seasons is one of the best-located luxury hotel in Sydney, with spectacular views over Sydney Harbour and iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. All 531 air-conditioned guest rooms have been carefully designed and subtly furnished with the highest quality amenities. All have private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than a train ride. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape. With 30 carriages including crew quarters, restaurants, lounges, power vans and travelling at an average speed of 85km/hour the Ghan promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to - the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.
Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day. Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities at the end of the carriage. All-inclusive dining accompanied by Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
per person in a twin room/Gold Sleeper twin
Emirates from Heathrow
per person in a twin room/Gold Sleeper twin
Emirates from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £1995
(Oct 30 & Feb 19 £2145)
Emirates Business Class from £3995
Extra Nights - Sydney
Four Seasons (per night) £175
Single supplement £145
Dubai Stopover: Taj Dubai (bed & breakfast)
From £110 per night
Single supplement £95
Arrival or departure transfer £39
Sounds of Silence BBQ dinner £125
Colonial Tramcar restaurant dinner £125
Phillip Island and Penguin Parade £75
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £45
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 18 nights’ hotel and train accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 3 dinners, itinerary as described, UK Tour Manager and services of driver/guide. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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