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ULTIMATE SYDNEY - 4 nights/5 days
Day 1   Sydney   
Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel
Balance of the day at leisure
Accommodation: Sydney, 4 nights

Day 2  Sydney Old & New (B)
Departing your city hotel we travel to the charming Rocks area where you take a stroll around the historic
area with its quaint old cottages, pubs and churches. Rejoin the vehicle and travel along Macquarie St – the
seat of government for NSW, the Mint and Hyde Park Barracks. Travelling past St. Mary’s Cathedral you visit
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for an unsurpassed view of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Bridge. Continuing
along the shores of Sydney Harbour you travel through Kings Cross, Double Bay and Rose Bay. Passing the
up-market real estate we pause briefly for a morning tea in the beautiful Sydney Harbour National Park. We
then travel further to South Head with its breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour and the City. Take a short
stroll along the cliff tops and rejoin the vehicle to continue to Bondi Beach and Centennial Park to the city.
Afternoon at leisure

Day 3  Blue Mountains 4WD Adventure (BL)
This fantastic Eco tour begins at your hotel and heads westwards across the coastal plain  to the Great
Dividing Range of Australia. It is here we  leave the average Blue Mountains tourist behind d and enter the
National Park to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed.  We visit an ancient
Aboriginal site and outstanding lookouts; examine rock formations and the unusual plants and wildlife that
abound the area.  From the quaint little village of Leura we skirt around Cliff Drive to Katoomba where you
will find yourself looking out over the magnificent Jamieson Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) and the
Three Sisters. We enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch including a selection of fine Australian wines with a
cheese platter under the canopy of the  Australian bush.  
Before returning to Sydney we drop into a hidden valley where we roam the area seeking out the many
kangaroos that graze in the wild (conditions permitting) Reluctantly we leave the National Park for return
to our hotel passing through the Olympic 2000 site on route.

Day 4  Harbour  cruise, Opera House (B,L,D)
Cruise the world’s most beautiful harbour and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as you pass the Opera House,
Sydney Harbour Bridge and  bays.
This evening a special treat – an Evening at Sydney’s world famous Opera House with guided tour, dinner
and selected performance. Transfers to and from the Opera House included.

Day 5  Depart (B)
Transfer to airport for onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE CAIRNS - 4 nights/5 days
Day 1  Cairns
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Cairns, 4 nights

Day 2  Great Barrier Reef (BL)
Visit the Great Barrier Reef, a true wonder of the world, to see coral formations, a kaleidoscope of colour.
The lagoon offers swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, presentation by a marine biologist,  semi-
submersible reef viewing, tropical buffet lunch,  helicopter flight for spectacular Reef views.

Day 3  Ultimate Kuranda Experience (BL)
Travel by steam train through hand hewn tunnels and over gorges to Kuranda, with time to explore village
and market (open W/Th/F/Su).  Return on Skyrail, gliding over the rainforest canopy to Caravonica Lakes.  
Discover ancient Aboriginal culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Park including a performance by the Tjapukai
Aboriginal Dancers.

Day 4  Cape Tribulation Rainforest (BL)
Travel through the sugar cane and pineapple plantations toward the Daintree River where we join our
cruise which takes us through areas where the rainforest meets overhead and crocodiles can normally be
seen basking on the muddy banks. We enjoy a home prepared morning tea whilst cruising the placid waters
before returning to our vehicle to cross the river aboard a barge. We enter the Daintree Rainforest making
our way to Cape Tribulation where we stroll through the rainforest to the shores of the Coral Sea. Here we
view the bay against the backdrop of the dense rainforest. We enjoy a delicious lunch under the canopy of
the forest before  travelling along the Bloomfield Track to Woobadda creek. After exploring the area we
return along the track taking a stroll deep into the rainforest. Returning to the vehicle we travel
Southward and enter the Mossman Gorge with its breathtaking waterfalls and rushing waters. Drop off at
hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 5  Depart (B)
Transfer to airport for onward or homebound flight

ULTIMATE MELBOURNE - 4 nights/5 days
Day 1  Melbourne
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne, 4 nights

Day 2  City, Gardens, Tramcar dinner  (BD)
This  morning discover the diversity of this multi-cultural city on this tour. See historical buildings,
beautiful gardens, and shopping areas famous for their restaurants and fashion. Melbourne is the sporting
city. Melbournians are passionate about their Aussie Rules footy and almost all sports known to mankind.  
Travel past the sporting precinct that became famous in the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the
cheers of Aussie Rules crowds each weekend. See the nearby Rod Laver Tennis Centre that host the
Australian Tennis Open each year. Melbourne is home to people from all over the world and this cultural
diversity is expressed in the food and fashion centers. Walk along the shopping strips of up-market
traditional Toorak, funky Chapel Street Prahran or culturally Vietnamese Bridge Street Richmond.

Return to the Melbourne botanic Gardens for the morning / afternoon tea near the banks of the Yarra
River. Drive to the Italian precinct of Lygon Street Carlton and see the historic Exhibition Buildings
alongside the ultramodern Melbourne Museum.  Finish your tour at the bustling activity of Queen Victoria  
Markets where huge range of fresh produce, exotic foods, clothing and artifacts are sold amidst a chorus of
stall holders.
Note: Queen Victoria Markets are not open Mon/Wed. This evening enjoy dinner on board the Colonial
Tramcar restaurant. As it cruises the scenic streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy  fine cuisine and drink
the very best of Australian wines.

Day 3  Koalas and Wine  (BL)
From Melbourne city centre, travel through a cross section of suburbs to the eucalypt forests of
Warrandyte. Enjoy a short stroll with your guide with a chance to see the diverse bird life and koalas that
inhabit the forest. Your guide will bring the natural history of this region to life. A short drive to a nearby
forest area will enable you the chance to see wild kangaroos relaxing in their natural habitat. Drive
downward into the rich greenness of Yarra Valley. Over 50 wineries are established in the valley, varying in
size from small family vineyards to large international establishments.  We visit historic wineries for wine
tastings and browse at a display of fine artwork. Lunch will be at the award winning Eyton Restaurant at
Rochford Winery. Enjoy superb food looking onto the vineyards. After lunch, visit a boutique winery for
further wine tastings. Drive through the valley to the cool and inviting forests of the Dandenong Ranges.
The tall wet eucalypt forests feature the large mountain ash trees and verdant canopy of tree ferns.  A
short walk with your guide takes you along a fern gully stream deep into the forest. The mimicking calls of
the lyrebird can sometimes be heard. Return to city centre through the established suburbs of South
Eastern Melbourne.  

Day 4  Fairy Penguin Parade (BD)
This fascinating experience takes you southeast of the city through the rich Gippsland coastal region. Visit
a boutique winery overlooking Westernport Bay hearing colourful stories about explorers, sealers and
whalers who settled this region. Phillip Island is known as the wildlife island. Walk amongst the treetops at
the Koala Conservation Centre to see a protected koala company. Walk with your guide in nature reserve
bushland and wetlands. The walk provides the opportunity to see wallabies and a range of bird life in the
wild. Penguins come ashore each evening at dusk from their ocean feeding grounds. The large penguin
colony enters the beach in groups and “walk and talk” loudly as they work their way into the dunes where
their burrow nests are situated. Boardwalks enable the visitor to gain close contact with the penguins in
the dune area. Enjoy a fish and chip dinner at the Jetty Restaurant in Cowes at Phillip Island. Return to
Melbourne inland, arriving late evening.

Day 5  Depart (B)
Transfer to airport for onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE HOBART - 3 nights/4 days
Day 1  Hobart
On arrival in Hobart met and transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Hobart, 3 nights

Day 2  Historic Port Arthur (BL)
Today we travel around the historic birthplace of this fascinating city - Constitution Docks and Battery
Point and across the Tasman Bridge to Sorell and onto Forestier and Tasmanian Peninsulas. As we enter the
Peninsula, we are greeted with breathtaking scenery. We visit the tessellated pavement, Tasman Arch,
The  Blowhole and the ruggedly beautiful coastline around Devil's Kitchen. Rejoining the vehicle after a
short stroll we continue onto Port Arthur. The settlement was created to put fear and hatred into the
minds of those unfortunate  enough to be sent there.  Visit the ruins of the settlement whilst hearing
tales of the hardships suffered by the convicts. We  board a short cruise around the harbour, and enjoy a
light lunch before re-boarding our vehicle for Hobart.

Day 3  Historic Richmond and Ross (B)
This historic journey takes us northwards across the Tasman bridge to the quaint village of Richmond. Here
we visit Australia’s oldest bridge, the Jail St John's and St Luke's Churches. Rejoining the vehicle we
continue onto Ross, Tasmania’s finest heritage village, We visit the Wool centre where we can follow the
history of the production of fine wool, as well as an historical exhibit on the history of the area. Ross was
also home to the Female factory where convict women were put to work sewing and laundering garments.
Some 12,000 women were transported over the 50 year convict era. From Ross it is off to Campbelltown
and the forest areas toward the coast at Swansea. We call in at Kate's Berry Farm with magnificent views
across the bay. Maybe enjoy a local made ice-cream or taste the home made jams. Continuing down the
coast we are met with outstanding views of the coastline and winter forest country as we journey back to
Hobart.

Day 4  Depart (B)
Departure transfer to airport for onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE ADELAIDE - 3 nights/4 days
Day 1 Adelaide
On arrival in Adelaide, met and transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Adelaide, 3 nights

Day 2  Adelaide City Tour (B)
The most understated of Australia's state capitals, Adelaide is a charming, medium-sized city with a
contemporary edge. It has a dry, Mediterranean climate, which ensures the greenery of the parks and
gardens year round and makes the many outdoor restaurants and sidewalk cafés very tempting. We will
show you the highlights of the city and Adelaide Hills on this half day tour. We start our tour at Victoria
Square. Eight acres in extent, it was laid out as the principal square of Colonel Light's plan of Adelaide in
March 1837. He refers to
it on his first map as 'the great square'. The center of attraction in VS is the General Post Office, an
impressive building with an elaborate main hall and a clock tower. This is a great way to start to orientate
yourself. From here we head North west and towards Parliament House. This classical building with its
majestic marble columns is a beautiful example of nineteenth century architecture. We then head down to
the banks of the Torrens River for morning tea, where you have time to wander the walkways in the
immediate area. We make the short journey to Morphett St Bridge, then stroll north up the hill, walking
away from the city for some amazing photos of the Adelaide sky line, and also views of the grandstands of
the Adelaide Oval. To finish up your morning we head out of the city, into the Adelaide Hills and enter the
town of Hahndorf. Settled in 1839 by Prussian and East German immigrants, Hahndorf is Australia's oldest
surviving German settlement. The young German women of the town packed eggs, butter and vegetables
and walked 25 kilometres through the night to sell their wares in Adelaide. There are two places we will
concentrate our time on here. Firstly, The Cedars, Hahndorf home for 56 years to the renowned artist Sir
Hans Heysen. We will wander the historic house, studio and gardens and view the  extensive selection of
the artist's work still owned by the Heysen family. Then to finish this half day we stop at the historic
Beerenberg Farm, which dates back to the 1830's when the Paech family along with many other German
immigrants, settled the village of Hahndorf. The Beerenberg Farm boasts traditional crops which are grown
on the farm and include strawberries, sweetcorn and mixed vegetables, but more recently Beerenberg has
established an international reputation for its interesting and varied jams, home style pickles, chutneys
and sauces. We will have you back in Adelaide in time for lunch

Day 3  Full day Barossa Valley tour (BL)
There are many wine regions in Australia but this area is especially unique. The combination of a rich
European heritage and the fresh vitality of Australia is embodied in the lifestyle of the Barossa. The
peaceful rural setting hides many treasures such as magnificent old churches, wineries and historic
cottages. After leaving the main city centre we head north, over the Torrens River and into the Torrens
Gorge. Covering 400 square kilometres of land, this area prides itself on its unspoiled beauty and love of
the great outdoors. You may be lucky enough to see kangaroos and emus grazing near the road before
venturing to the Chain of Ponds, which features a breathtaking backdrop of giant reservoirs and towering
pine trees. We make our way to Williamstown and admire the beautiful stone buildings before having
morning tea from the historic Lyndoch bakery.  We admire the panoramic views offered from Menglers Hill
Lookout, which gives you fantastic photographic opportunities looking out onto the Barossa Valley, before
a visit to The Angas Park Fruit Company at the charming stone brick town of Angaston. We will even get
the chance to sample some of the renowned range of dried fruit. Lunch will be at 1918 Bistro & Grill. Set
within an old villa set back from the road it has a lovely garden setting during summer and open fires inside
during winter. The cuisine is Modern Australian with an ever changing menu. The afternoon will then be
spent amongst the vineyards and wineries that make this area so popular and famous around the world.
This afternoon will be created to suit your palate. Whether you prefer the red or white, dry or sweet, our
guide will discuss with everyone what they prefer and visit wineries appropriate to your taste. This is the
joy of a small personalised group. The day will finish with a stop to view the most famous of all premium
Australian wine, Grange. At Penfolds Magill Estate we will enjoy a comprehensive tasting in the original Still
Room, tour the historic Magill Cellars and view a complete set of Grange. These wines are worth several
hundred dollars per bottle so have your wallet at the ready! That ends your magical day with us and we will
have you back in town early evening

Day 4  Depart (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE ALICE SPRINGS - 2 nights/3 days
Day 1  Alice Springs Town Tour, evening Aboriginal performance (D)
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. This afternoon a tour of Alice visiting Anzac Hill, the Old Telegraph
Station, Royal Flying Doctor Base supporting life in the Outback, before drop off at hotel.  
Tonight the Red Centre Dreaming – dinner and show with authentic, traditional performance featuring
dancing weaponry, interaction, didgeridoo playing and cultural history. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on
arrival followed by a three course dinner accompanied by wine and soft drink served with the main course.
‘Red Centre Dreaming’ is an interactive and unique entertainment in a ruggedly beautiful bushland setting.
Hotel transfers included.
Accommodation: Alice Springs, 2 nights

Day 2  Hot Air Ballooning, Camel Safari (BD)
A hot air balloon flight this morning, over the rugged McDonnell ranges, seeing wildlife or the vast open
spinifex plains, followed by a gourmet breakfast. The day is then free for you to enjoy Alice on your own.
Tonight, Take a Camel to Dinner! Transfer to meet your camels, take a leisurely ride past magnificent gums
trees on your way to the Camel Farm.  Visit the museum before dinner, served with homemade bread and
salads, Australian wine or beer.

Day 3  Depart (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE AYERS ROCK - 2 nights/3 days
Day 1  Olgas and Dunes tour
On arrival Ayers Rock, transfer to hotel.
Our afternoon tour to the Olgas introduces you to the desert and its development. A short walk to the
dune lookouts lets you delight in the spectacular panoramic view of the domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - a
very sacred place to the Aboriginal people. Stroll into Walpa Gorge's grand recesses to hear how it has
evolved over millions of years and discuss the secrets of plants, animal and human survival in the desert.
As the sun sets sit back and absorb the desert solitude or relax and chat to your guide about Australia's red
centre over a glass of complimentary sparking wine.
Accommodation:  Ayers Rock, 2 nights

Day 2  Spirit of Uluru tour and dinner under the Stars (BD)
Morning tour to Uluru (Ayers Rock) where a short guided walk is taken to areas of special interest viewing
rock art and waterholes whilst discovering the fascinating relationship the Anangu people have with Uluru.
Absorb the images and gain an insight of how Uluru provided a tangible link with the creation time
ancestors. Finally visit the remarkable Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before returning to hotel.  Picnic
breakfast on tour included.  Tonight, the Sounds of Silence tour for dinner under the stars – an experience
not to be missed!

Day 3 Depart (B)
Transfer to airport for onward or homebound flight.

ULTIMATE DARWIN - 4 nights/5 days
Day 1  Darwin
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Darwin, 1 night

Day 2  Darwin to Kakadu National Park (BL)
Note:
tour departs on Wed and Sat only
Join small group scheduled service tour to explore the beautiful perennial waterfalls of Litchfield National
Park and the cultural landscape of Kakadu National Park.  We depart Darwin this morning and travel east
along the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide & Mary River systems towards Kakadu.  A brief stop at the
Bark Hut Inn before continuing across the South Alligator River flood plains and travel on to one of Kakadu’s
famous rock art sites at Burrungui (Nourlangie Rock), where you will see ochre rock paintings, spanning a
period of continuous occupation of this area for over 20,000 years. Your guide will explain the stories and
mythology relating to the art.  After lunch we continue on to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, an
impressive building built in the shape of the local Pig Nosed turtle.  Here you will learn more about the
traditional Aboriginal owners of the park, their culture, beliefs and lifestyles. From here we continue our
journey to this evening’s accommodation. Lunch on tour included today.
Accommodation: Cooinda, 1 night

Day 3  Yellow Waters/Lake Bennett (BL)
This morning we embark on a guided cruise of the world famous Yellow Water wetlands with the
opportunity to see some of the myriad bird life and perhaps the awesome saltwater crocodile.  Brolgas,
Jabiru, Whistling Ducks, Radjah Shellduck & Magpie Geese together with many species of Kingfisher and
Heron abound in these wetlands.  After the cruise we travel south along through the South Alligator Valley
to spend time in the southern, less visited section of Kakadu known as the stone country.  A visit to this
area will surely be a highlight.  Gunlom was made famous in the movie “Crocodile Dundee” as Echo Pool.  
Here we have the opportunity to have a refreshing swim and explore the beautiful plunge pool.  Leaving
Kakadu we continue westward to the historic mining settlement of Pine Creek, site of a major gold rush a
century ago and still a gold mining town today.  After a brief look around the town, we continue to our
overnight accommodation.
Accommodation: Lake Bennett, 1 night

Day 4  Litchfield National Park (BL)
This morning our journey takes us to Litchfield National Park via the township of Batchelor.  We visit the
beautiful Wangi Falls and Tolmer Falls lookout two of the many waterfalls cascading from the Tabletop
Ranges.  Perhaps a swim in the plunge pool at the base of Wangi, or a walk to explore the surrounding
monsoon rainforest. After lunch we travel on to Florence Falls, perhaps the prettiest of them all.
There is also the opportunity to view the unique magnetic termite mounds before we leave the National
Park and continue on to Darwin.  Breakfast and lunch on this day included.
Accommodation: Darwin (1 night)
Note: in Dec-Mar (wet season), some areas become inaccessible due to flooding, so alternative areas will
be visited.

Day 5  Darwin (B)
Transfer to airport for onward or homebound flights.
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