Day 1 Arrive Sydney

Travel to Australia Ultimate East Coast Fly Drive 18 Days

Arrival in Sydney
Today your transfer  will collect you and take you to your centrally located Sydney Hotel.
If you arrive in Sydney in the morning there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this city from the moment you arrive. You might like to take in a walking or Pub tour through the famous Rocks area or take in a Bridge Climb.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

TOUR ITINERARY
Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, venture along
catwalks past the South-East Pylon, directly over Sydney Harbour. Here
commence your ascent to the halfway point on the inner arch on the Opera
House side. As you cross over, to the Darling Harbour side of the
Bridge, pause for a group photo at a unique vantage point within the
Bridge. From here, you make a quick descent to our Climb Base.

Opera House tour:
This afternoon make your way to the Sydney Opera House for your Sydney Opera House Tour:
DURATION
1 hour approximately

TOUR ITINERARY
When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human
creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind. Now its your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jorn Utzons remarkable achievement. Journey through the foyers and hallowed theatres, where
more than 1800 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year. You’ll run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made Tasmanian Oak chairs and marvel at the
vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world.
The rest of today is at leisure.
Overnight: Sydney

Day 2

Sydney – Blue Mountains Day Trip

Today, take a day trip to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Region of the Blue Mountains. Escape to the wilderness on this all-inclusive tour. First, climb into the mountains via the townships of Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth. View the famous Three Sisters, a trio of rocky pinnacles, from a perfect vantage point. From here, experience vast views over Jamison Valley.
Next, visit popular Scenic World. Ride the Scenic Railway, Cableway, and Skyway—great ways to e

xperience the steep valleys, cliff tops, and canyons from different perspectives. Disembark the Scenic Railway at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 1.5 miles of the rainforest.

atop in picturesque Leura at lunchtime. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafés. Then, there is time to explore Leura village, a blend of quaint shops and galleries. Next, follow the scenic Cliff Drive and enjoy views of the Megalong Valley. Travel through Katoomba, the heart of the resort region within the Blue Mountains. Encounter koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and other native animals at a wildlife park.
Following the day of exploration in the Blue Mountains, return to Sydney on the coach or cruise down the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour. Then, the evening is on your own to enjoy.

Day 3 – 4 Sydney Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Park Zoo

TOUR ITINERARY
The Harbour Explorer 2-Day Pass gives you the freedom to hop on and hop off at up to eleven famous harbour precincts and includes entry to
Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo. Passengers must check-in at the Captain
Cook Cruises ticket office to collect boarding passes (vouchers cannot be exchanged at Taronga Zoo). Cruise Pass valid over 2 calendar days.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5

Sydney to Newcastle:

Today pick up your rental car from the downtown depot before your scenic a two hour drive North. You may want to even stop over in the vineyards of the hunter valley.We can organise additional nights to explore at your leisure and visit the cellar doors.

Nestled on the beautiful, sun-drenched eastern coastline of NSW, Newcastle is just over two hours’ drive north of Sydney. Where stunning beaches, fascinating working harbour, eclectic arts scene and a laidback lifestyle, all shine through the shadow of an industrial heritage.Newcastle on the NSW North Coast has become the new capital of cool. Once a working-class, no-nonsense destination, it’s now a culinary and artistic hot-spot that’s also home to some of the best beaches in the whole country. There’s plenty to do here, for both indoor and outdoor types

Eat and drink
Food and drink lovers are in for a treat. There’s a delicious range of waterside bars, cafes and restaurants on the harbour foreshore promenade. Have lunch by the ocean at the chic Merewether Surfhouse. You’ll find restaurants all over the city, with one street alone (Darby Street) home to over 25 cafes and restaurants.
Overnight: Newcastle

Day 6 Newcastle to Port Stephens  Day Trip from Newcastle: is a half hour drive


 Port Stephens is a great place to visit with plenty to do,Nature and Wildlife in Port Stephens
Port Stephens is home to more than 150 bottle nose dolphins, as well as an array of native animal and bird life. Take a dolphin watching cruise, or head out on a kayak tour to get really close to these amazing creatures.

Whale watching is also popular, and is best done by taking a whale watching cruise, or by going out to the headlands at Tomaree National Park. The annual whale migration goes north in June and July, and south from September to November.

You can also celebrate the whale migration at the Port Stephens Festival of the Sea, an annual event held in February at d’Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay. The festival includes a variety of community activities, such as arts and crafts, sand art, interactive stands and market stalls.

PORT STEPHENS TOMAREE NATIONAL PARK SCENIC LOOKOUT

At the Australian Shark and Ray Centre, you can meet a variety of fascinating marine life. You can touch a 300kg stingray, learn more about sharks and rays and stand in the tank while you hand-feed the sharks!

Explore the Tilligerry Peninsula by visiting the Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve. With easy to moderate walks, with the longest taking 90 minutes, this is the perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll

There are various walks through Tomaree National Park, taking you through coastal bushland, heathland, sand dunes, forests, beaches and over 20km of rocky coastline. Offering panoramic views over the Port Stephens region, this is a great way to explore and get a lay of the land.

Head to Myall Lakes National Park, for a moderate 3-hour walk taking you from Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club, up to Yacaaba headland. There are some fantastic views over Hawks Nest and the Tea Gardens, up the coast to Seal Rocks, and south over Nelson Bay.

Overnight Newcastle

Day 7 : Newcastle to Coffs Harbour

From ancient rainforest and a pristine marine park, to the Big Banana Fun Park and gorgeous beaches, Coffs Coast is a wonderland of attractions. Head out and enjoy fun adventures such as kayaking, surfing and mountain biking, or go bushwalking and discover spectacular lookouts.

The town of Coffs Harbour is at the edge of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a haven for dolphins, turtles, tropical fish and migrating whales. The Solitary Islands coastal walk has spectacular vantage points for whale watching between May and November, with headlands offering superb views.

Near the city’s heritage-listed jetty, a marina breakwater bridges the nature reserve of Mutton bird Island with magnificent views of the Solitary Islands. Boating, fishing and diving tours depart from the Jetty Marina Area. Relax on Jetty Beach or stroll along the strip and explore the restaurants and cafes.

A short drive north from Coffs Harbour is Sealy Lookout, offering stunning coastal views as well as rainforest walking trails and picnic areas. Magnificent national parks and nature reserves fan out across the region. Kayaking tours are available, including a guided tour into the indigenous cultural heritage.

Tonight is overnight at Coffs Harbour

Day 8 : Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast

Explore Coffs Harbour this morning before your three and a half hour drive to the Gold Coast via Byron Bay.

Overnight Gold Coast

SURFERS PARADISE, GOLD COAST

Energetic, enthusiastic, electric, eclectic! These are just some of the words that sum up the social scene that Surfers Paradise was built on. Since the days of the original Surfers Paradise Hotel, Surfers has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and pumping atmosphere.

The new foreshore is bustling throughout the day with walkers, cyclists and skateboarders taking advantage of this beachfront boulevard vista overlooking the surf and sand. Like the Surfers Paradise of yesteryear, beachside shopping, dining, bars and clubs continually offer the complete holiday experience all in one compact destination package.

We will organise your accommodation within easy walking distance from the famous Iconic Surfers Paradise Surf Beach.

 

Day 9 Day at Leisure on the Gold Coast.Visit the theme parks, Hinterland and attractions around the Gold coast.Gold Coast Australia Zoo Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

Day 10 Australia Zoo and Brisbane

Today drive from Gold Coast to Maroochydore and AustraliaZoo
Australia Zoo (1 day entry)
Drive to
Beerwah, Sunshine Coast
After a day at the zoo its an hours drive to Brisbane For accommodation 
Pullman Brisbane King George Square is a vibrant hotel for the leisure and cosmopolitan business traveller and is Brisbane’s largest and most versatile conference hotel. The 5-star guest rooms and suites offer views of Roma Street Parklands and King George Square. Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall shopping precinct is a short, stylish stroll away.

Overnight: Brisbane

Day 11 Brisbane at Leisure

We can organise a half day city cruise up the river and maybe visit Lone Pine Sanctuary and see some of Australia’s wildlife upfront. Alternately there is plenty to see in Brisbane on a city tour and visit to the Mt Coot-tha lookout before returning to your Hotel. 

Overnight Brisbane

Day 12 Cairns arrival and Stay at Bailey

Today we depart Brisbane after dropping of your rental car at Brisbane Airport for your flights to Cairns
After arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred from the airport directly or on your optional not included tour (Coach) incorporating the Kuranda rail and Sky rail tour and dropped back to your hotel.
Airport pickup’s / dropoff’s & Flexible Timings.his operator is very flexible and can include a pick up or drop off from the airport to meet your flight arrival / departure
time, for a very small fee. They will hold your luggage for the day while you are in Kuranda and then take you to your hotel after (arrival day)
This option is so flexible you can do the train up or the train down – to suit your timing:-
3.30 pm train from Kuranda down to Cairns
And we can lock in any skyrail up or down – the skyrail takes 45 mins in the air plus time at each of the 2 stops – an info centre and a boardwalk – we usually allow 90 mins in 1 direction for the whole experience!
Skyrail
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.
The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.
Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Our world famous railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. You will discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800’s, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway.
Kuranda Village
Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions. Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination.
Kuranda is surrounded by World Heritage listed wet tropics rainforest. It includes around twelve hundred species of flowering plants, eight hundred of which are rainforest trees. There are also orchids, ginger plants, strangler figs, palms and an immense variety of climbing plants. At any time of the year you will wonder at the richness and diversity of the lush foliage.
Overnight Cairns

Day 13

Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Includes:-
* Transfers to and from accommodation
* Return wave piercer cruise from Port Douglas
* Morning & afternoon tea onboard
* Reef presentation by a marine biologist
* Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch
* Snorkelling equipment
* Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
* Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
* Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
* Fish feeding (conducted by crew)
Not Included:* Fuel surcharge
DURATION
6.5 hours DEPARTS
Daily at 10:00am

Cairns/Northern Beaches Accommodation

rom Cairns and Northern Beaches:
Our luxury air-conditioned coaches tour Cairns and Northern Beaches passengers along one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal drives with a full commentary. A pick-up service is available from your accommodation to take you to the catamaran departure point in Post Douglas about one hour from Cairns. Cruise in comfort aboard a sleek wavepiercing catamaran to Quicksilver’s
unique and stunning outer reef destination – the renowned Agincourt Reef situated on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Here a spacious reef activity platform with semi-submersibles, underwater observatory, heli-tours and exciting in-water activities let
you fully enjoy the Outer Barrier Reef for your personal reef discovery
– whether you are a swimmer or non swimmer. From the wide viewing windows, the reef is revealed in its full glory before your eyes. Marvel at spectacular coral formations thousands of years in the making and home to an amazing array of exotic rainbow-coloured tropical fish. With some of the highest biodiversity in the world, some 1500 species of fish are found in the Great Barrier Reef! What will nature reveal to you today… spy the reef shark, colourful parrot fish and butterfly fish darting amongst the corals, sergeant majors on patrol, schooling giant trevally or a graceful sea turtle gently swimming by in this underwater kingdom..
The semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour takes approximately 25 minutes and includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore the Reef in comfort
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its wonder forever.” Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Even without entering the water, you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver sub. Seated just one metre underwater, experience a diver’s view of the reef as you glide slowly through the reef lagoons and colourful coral gardens in air conditioned comfort.
From the wide viewing windows, the reef is revealed in its full glory before your eyes. Marvel at spectacular coral formations thousands of years in the making and home to an amazing array of exotic rainbow-coloured tropical fish. With some of the highest biodiversity in the world, some 1500 species of fish are found in the Great Barrier Reef! What will nature reveal to you today… spy the reef shark, colourful parrot fish and butterfly fish darting amongst the corals, sergeant majors on patrol, schooling giant trevally or a graceful sea turtle gently swimming by in this underwater kingdom..
The semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour takes approximately 25 minutes and includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
View the Reef and Marine life
Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique viewing platform and underwater observatory located directly in front of the platform. From here, you can also view “first time” divers taking part in introductory dives. You can see the reef vibrate with the hues, stripes, and shimmering’s of a myriad of fishes.
Butterfly fish, parrot fish, angel fish and elegant nudibranchs dance before your eyes and coral gardens beckon you to explore. Watch, entranced, as a clownfish snuggles into the embrace of a sea anemone.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cairns

Day 14

Full Day Cape Tribulation + Daintree Tour
The Cape Tribulation region in Northern Queensland is known for its picturesque scenery and year-round good weather.
Because of this, it is a haven for travellers from around the world. Visitors flock to the region from all corners of the globe to enjoy the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that the locals know and love. TOUR ITINERARY
Join Down Under Eco Tours for a day exploring the rainforest and amazing
landscapes of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks
wilderness area. Your informative and knowledgeable driver/guide will
collect you from your accommodation and travel one of Australia’s great
scenic Highways. Visit Mossman Gorge Centre and enjoy morning tea before boarding the shuttle for your transfer to Mossman Gorge. Discover
secrets of the world’s oldest rainforest as your driver takes you on a guided walk through the Gorge boardwalk.

Then hop aboard the Daintree River Cruise and reach an understanding of the intricate Daintree eco-system. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the elusive Saltwater Crocodile.

BBQ Lunch: Relax and enjoy the delicious food in the rainforest of Noah
Valley. This area is renowned for the existence of primitive flowering
plants. Cape Tribulation Beach: After lunch, we continue on to
Cape
Tribulation Beach while your driver explains the rich history of the
area. Walk the beach or boardwalk and relax in this tranquil setting. We then visit Daintree Ice Cream Company. Enjoy an afternoon refreshment
included at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Try a delicious exotic fruit
ice cream cup featuring four flavours (gluten free and dairy free options are available).

Alexandra Lookout: After winding through the rainforest, enjoy this
spectacular lookout over the Daintree River Estuary, Snapper Island and beyond the Coral Sea.

Day 15 Cairns at Leisure 
After getting your culture fix for the day, why not unleash your inner-adrenaline junkie and take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping? Or take to the rapids for an action-packed afternoon of white-water rafting on the Barron River.

Tjapukai – Dreamtime walk with Damper plus Tea
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
AJ Hackett Bungy Jump
White Water Rafting

Flames of the Forest dinner
Overnight: Cairns

Day 16 Uluru 

Today depart your hotel for the airport and your flight direct to Uluru.

Arrive Uluru and embark on your sunset tour after settling in to your hotel for the night.

With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be more action-packed. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru. For a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended. You can also relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. It’s only a short stroll to the numerous lookouts, where you can view one of the best sunsets in Australia, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant, or try one of the other 13 dining experiences available throughout the resort.
TOUR ITINERARY

Travel from the Resort to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy
nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine as the sun sinks over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous. Don’t forget your camera! It is recommended
that you photograph Uluru every 5 minutes to really capture the gradual colour changes of the rock.
Overnight: Uluru

Day 17

Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in a luxury
coach to be taken the very short distance to the exclusive
Field of
Light location. With just enough time for some background commentary on
the internationally renowned artist Bruce Monroe, you will arrive very excited to see his latest artistic endeavour. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 globes of light in the
desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing platform

Once at the platform, you will be served tea, coffee or hot chocolate. You can enjoy your beverage as the sun starts to creep light throughout the sky and then watch in awe as it pops up in the
distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light.

As the natural light brightens the landscape, the Field of Light will
dim for the day. Enjoy some amazing photos from this unique raised location that allows you to view both Kata Tjuta and Uluru in all their natural glory.
Overnight: Uluru

Day 18 Depart Uluru

 

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