Voyages Jules Verne

Iconic Australia

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

We invite you to join us on a carefully put together tour of this enchanting country which beckons you to explore and to fall in love with its natural beauty.

Queensland's clear waters are home to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's natural wonders. Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for native wildlife including koalas and sea lions, is a wonderful natural habitat in which to see these delightful creatures, surrounded by majestic scenery, rugged rock formations, underground caves and bush cloaked national parks. Embark on one of the world's truly great rail journeys as the Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia, whilst enjoying renowned wines and authentic cuisine. Arguably Australia's most recognisable and fascinating icon, the monolithic size Uluru (Ayers Rock) stands 348 metres high. Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways are famed for its covert boutiques, fabulous restaurants, and astonishing bars. Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is hailed as 'one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity'.

A truly amazing country Australia is unique, modern and dynamic brimming with contemporary culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Australia isn't just a place you see, it's a place you feel. A range of exclusive activities and dining arrangements have been selected to make this a truly memorable and incomparable journey - a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Iconic Australia

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Dubai for two nights at the 5-star Taj Hotel.

Day 2 At leisure. (B)

Day 3 At leisure until the overnight flight to Adelaide. (B)

Day 4 Evening arrival in Adelaide for a four night stay at the 5-star Stamford Plaza Hotel.

Day 5 Independent sightseeing of this southern cosmopolitan coastal capital. Welcome cocktail reception and dinner. (B, D)

Day 6 A Barossa Valley Wine Tour where we are invited to the Winemaker's Laboratory, to blend our own wine and receive a personalised bottle. Lunch and a winery tour at Jacobs Creek Winery. (B, L)

Day 7 Visit Kangaroo Island, walk on the beach among rare Australian sea lions with a National Park Ranger. After lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, spend time at Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and echidnas. Walk the rugged coastline for great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Down Admiral's Arch boardwalk to a spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals. (B, L)

Day 8 Fly to Darwin for two nights at the 5-star Hilton Hotel. An afternoon city tour gives us an insight of Australia's only tropical capital city. (B)

Day 9 Kakadu tour includes a cruise on the famous Yellow Water River, a unique opportunity to see the Saltwater Crocodile, spot a buffalo or two on the floodplains and see a myriad of birds. (B, L)

Day 10 Board the famous Ghan Train travelling to the outback town of Alice Springs. Included is an excursion to Katherine which shows the inner workings of life on a cattle station. Overnight in a Gold Sleeper compartment. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Arrive in Alice Springs for an overnight at the 4-star Chifley Alice Springs Resort. A Tour of Alice Springs includes School of Air, the Royal Flying Doctors service and Old Telegraph Station. (B, D)

Day 12 Travel to Ayers Rock 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 most famous while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and canapes. (B)

Day 13 Uluru Sunrise and Base Tour, and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Sounds of Silence evening tour begins on a lone sand dune, a meandering path takes us to an uninterrupted 360 degree view of this vast landscape with Uluru ahead and the domes of Kata Tjuta behind, this is possibly the most spectacular sunset you will ever see. The dining experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine. Feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia's finest wines. (B, D)

Day 14 Afternoon flight to Cairns for three nights at the 5-star Hilton. (B)

Day 15 Cruise the Barrier Reef on a catamaran for an experience of a lifetime. The friendly crew take you to a reef at the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. (B, L)

Day 16 At leisure for independent exploration of this vibrant gateway city. (B)

Day 17 Fly to Melbourne for three nights at the 5-star Crowne Metropol. (B)

Day 18 In the beautiful heritage listed Fitzroy Gardens, visit Cook's Cottage, built in Yorkshire by the parents of Captain James Cook and brought to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934. Dine on the Colonial Tramcar restaurant with a fully stocked bar. (B, D)

Day 19 The great Ocean Road Tour is a magical experience of famous surf beaches and spectacular wildlife. After a light BBQ lunch at the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, drive through the Otway rainforest to see the giant rock stacks, 'the Twelve Apostles' and the rugged shipwreck coast of the Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. (B, L)

Day 20 Fly to Sydney for two nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel. (B)

Day 21 An incredible tour beneath the world famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. Buffet lunch on a catamaran in Sydney harbour. Special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 22 Return flight to London via Dubai. (B)

Day 23 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Iconic Australia

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

Taj - Dubai

Taj - Dubai

Conveniently located at the Burj Khalifa precinct, the 5-star Taj Dubai is a mere five minutes from the famed Downtown area and Dubai Mall. Every room offers stunning views of the majestic Burj Khalifa.The hotel's fully equipped fitness centre is ideal for a rejuvenating workout, while the Jiva Spa works wonders on your body and mind. 296 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Stamford Plaza Hotel - Adelaide

Stamford Plaza Hotel - Adelaide

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.

Hilton - Darwin

Hilton - Darwin

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.

Chifley Alice Springs Resort - Alice Springs

Chifley Alice Springs Resort - Alice Springs

Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, the 4-star Chifley Alice Springs 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.

Sails in the Desert Hotel - Ayers Rock

Sails in the Desert Hotel - Ayers Rock

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.

Hilton - Cairns

Hilton - Cairns

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.

Crown Metropol - Melbourne

Crown Metropol - Melbourne

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 2 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.

Four Seasons - Sydney

Four Seasons - Sydney

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.

Iconic Australia

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

Ghan Train

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.

Iconic Australia

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

2018

Mondayper person in a twin room/Gold Sleeper CompartmentEmirates from Heathrow
DatePrice
October 29 £6695

40th Anniversary Tour

Supplements per person

Single supplement £2295
Emirates Business Class from £3887
Extra Nights - Sydney
Four Seasons (per night) £150
Single supplement £295

Price Includes

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 21 nights' hotel and train accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, UK Tour Manager and local guides and representatives.

Not Included

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Email Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, reviews, offers, competitions and more from Jules Verne.

Privacy Policy

request by post

Please note, brochures are delivered to addresses within the UK only, overseas visitors wishing to order a brochure please click here to view our brochures online.

From time to time, we may send you details of Voyages Jules Verne products (including new brochures), services, and news which we believe will be of interest to you.

Please tick if you do not wish to receive mailings and brochures from us

Please tick if you wish to receive the latest offers and late availability deals by email

Privacy Policy

Booking Form

Please complete this form and a member of our sales department will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking and take payment. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm

Please enter all passenger details (names as per passport)

Please consider all health or mobility issues and the walking content advice which we give for this tour and confirm that all members of your party are fit and able to take this tour. Please complete the ABTA checklist if you need to declare any disabilities or mobility issues.

To confirm your booking you will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit payment, or full payment if within 61 days of departure.

From time to time, we may send you details of Voyages Jules Verne products (including new brochures), services, and news that we believe will be of interest to you.