Wonders of Australia with Hobart & Adelaide – 18 Nights

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney, Australia
Welcome to beautiful Sydney. You will be met at your arrival & transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 2: Sydney
After breakfast enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 3: Sydney
After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 4: Sydney – Cairns – Port Douglas
After breakfast fly to tropical Cairns and transfer to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure in this tropical paradise. Overnight in Port Douglas.

Day 5: Port Douglas – Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
After breakfast prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to Snorkel, take a semi-submersible Watercraft Tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Port Douglas where the evening is free at leisure. Overnight in Port Douglas.

Day 6: Port Douglas
After breakfast enjoy a full day free at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas. Overnight in Port Douglas.

Day 7: Port Douglas – Cairns – Darwin
After breakfast spend some time at leisure before transferring to Darwin. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Later, transfer to Cairns and fly to Darwin at the top end of Australia. Overnight in Darwin.

Day 8: Darwin – Excursion to Kakadu National Park
After breakfast depart Darwin for a full-day excursion to Kakadu National Park. Upon arrival take a Guided Walk around Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Then take a Guided Cruise on Kakadu’s famous wetlands for a chance to see crocodiles in the wild. You will also stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn more about the cultural significance of the park. Afterward, return to Darwin. Overnight in Darwin.

Day 9: Darwin – Uluru (Ayers Rock)
After breakfast fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Uluru.

Day 10: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
After breakfast enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you will enjoy a Guided walk. In the afternoon visit the Cultural Centre, followed by a walking tour around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Late in the day travel to “Sunset Strip” to witness the changing colors of the rock. Overnight in Uluru.

Day 11: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Melbourne
After breakfast fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 12: Melbourne
After breakfast start your morning guided sightseeing tour which includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Eureka Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 13: Melbourne
After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 14: Melbourne – Hobart
After breakfast fly to Hobart. Transfer & check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure in this charming town. Overnight in Hobart.

Day 15: Hobart – Excursion to Port Arthur 
After breakfast travel through the scenic Tasman Peninsula, with stops to see the Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen coastal formations. Continue on to Port Arthur, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the penal settlement. Afterward, Cruise on Carnarvon Bay to the “Isle of the Dead” and enjoy a visit. Return to Hobart in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hobart.

Day 16: Hobart – Adelaide
After breakfast fly to Adelaide. Transfer & check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 17: Adelaide – Excursion to Kangaroo Island
After breakfast travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit Seal Bay with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop here for a walk on Remarkable Rocks, with stunning views of the sea. You will also take a boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to Admirals Arch, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals, which can be seen resting on the rocks and playing in the waves. Return to Adelaide late this evening. Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 18: Adelaide
After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Adelaide. Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 19: Adelaide
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.