Wild Australia ( Without Air Fare ) 10 Nights / 11 Days

Australia

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TOUR PLAN

Arrive Uluru 

Welcome to the heart of the Aussie Outback – to Ayers Rock. On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel by the coach. Travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Overnight in Ayers Rock.

Uluru 

Travel to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (included) along the way. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The circuit walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. After lunch (own expense), return to Ayers Rock. Overnight in Ayers Rock.

Uluru – Alice Springs

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta, before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

This afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight and move to a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory. A flight trip on Virgin Australia or travel from Ayers Rock through desert scenery to Alice Springs is what you can choose from (not included in package). Arrive Alice Springs and make your way to the hotel. Overnight in Alice Springs.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs - a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region. Its 1872 origin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line (linking Darwin and Adelaide) is preserved in the vintage buildings and equipment at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air. Learn how children who cannot access schools are educated by radio, you may have the opportunity to listen to and observe actual lessons in progress on air. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote 'outback'. We also make a stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia's semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Overnight in Alice Springs.

Alice Springs – Adelaide  

Early morning we recommend you to experience the breath-taking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert on this awe-inspiring ballooning adventure. Time to say goodbye to Alice Springs and take the flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Adelaide is a sophisticated city that has preserved its heritage and links with the past. It’s an elegant, clean and gracious city close to some of the best metropolitan coastal beaches in Australia.  There are close to 50 attractions in this city of which entry to more than half of them are FREE! Overnight in Adelaide.

Adelaide 

Following breakfast this morning you are taken on a panoramic city tour. Visit the Gouger St Restaurant precinct and Adelaide Markets, Victoria Square and the King William St Boulevard, the North Terrace historical and Arts precinct, River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, the glorious Plane Tree Drive passing the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide's grand and stately homes, visit Haigh's Chocolate Factory (not on Sundays), The National Wine Centre (visit on Sundays only), Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill affording spectacular views over Adelaide. Our tour ends in the afternoon at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. Later stroll along Rundle Mall, a paradise for shoppers and the first shopping street mall in Australia.

We suggest you head out to Glenelg, a mere 15 mins away from the center and indulge in spending the morning swimming with the dolphins or just enjoying a divine boat ride aboard the Temptations cruise - the only one of its kind. A visit to the Central Market, the largest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere is definitely worth a visit. Overnight in Adelaide.

Adelaide 

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis to connect with SeaLink's ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival onto Kangaroo Island we visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will be taken on a beach walk with an experienced guide, and amongst a colony of rare Australian Sea-lions. Get up close and see these wild creatures frolic and laze about - a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. Then enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, set in a beautiful Australian bush land setting, followed by a visit to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, were you will see koalas relaxing in the trees. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, which is renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. See the rugged coastline from walks around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities, and the Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals. There is also the possibility that you will see more kangaroos and wallabies on your return to Penneshaw for your return journey to Adelaide. You will arrive back in Adelaide approximately 10.40pm. Overnight in Adelaide

 

Adelaide – Melbourne 

Following breakfast this morning, it’s time to be escorted to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival you are met and are transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax. Later in the evening please make your own way to the departure point at Tramstop number 125, Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. The Tram departs at 5.45pm. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant cruises the scenic streets of Melbourne while you can enjoy the fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines, or make a selection from the fully stocked bar at a fully inclusive price. Enjoy a three course meal, all beverages from a bar service including tea, coffee and liqueurs in your 1.5 hours tram ride. Make your way back to the hotel on your own. Overnight in Melbourne

Melbourne 

A great city and has loads to do. Following breakfast this morning enjoy a full day trip out into Philip Island, the home of the Fairy Penguins. Depart the city and travel around Westernport Bay en route to Maru Koala and Animal Park. Pat a koala, feed kangaroos and even meet a gold possum. See the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous expanses of water in the world, Bass Strait. Arrive at the world famous Penguin Parade and watch the nightly ritual of penguins marching up the sand to their nesting places. The Penguin Parade Viewing Platform is located in a 'high penguin traffic area' and will place you in the best position to see the little penguins as they emerge from the ocean on their journey home. With a local ranger on hand providing informative commentary, you won't miss a moment of the wonderful spectacle. You will also have time to look around the educational centre and displays. Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before heading back to Melbourne. Upon returning back to the city, relax at the hotel. Should time permit we recommend you taking a water taxi to the fabulous Al Fresco waterfront city and indulge at some of the best restaurants there. Overnight in Melbourne

Melbourne 

Wake up to breakfast this morning following which you have time to explore the city using the Inner circle tram that is free for all. Enjoy a one hour tour of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). The MCG has been the scene of many great sporting events. An MCG Tour invites you to relive more than 150 years of sporting excellence on the grand stage of this magnificent stadium. You will visit the famous Long Room, MCG Library, CV Bill Lawry Indoor Cricket Centre.

Later visit the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. Opened in 2000, Melbourne Aquarium is a total tourism facility that incorporates state of the art technology with a highly interactive educational and entertaining experience. There are four amazing worlds for your clients to discover and enjoy, including Antarctica featuring Australia's only sub Antarctic penguins, the most bizarre marine animals and vibrant species in Weird and Wonderful, the journey from River to Reef, the stunning sea jellies, the colourful Coral Atoll and exotic freshwater animals such as turtles, frogs, snakes, eels, and Sharks Alive featuring huge sharks and the largest stingrays in the world.

Later in the afternoon visit the various shopping areas the city offers and is so famous for, the Grand Prix Circuit ground, the Eureka Skydeck or just spend time walking around and sponging in the various facets of this vibrant and arty city. Overnight in Melbourne

 

Depart Melbourne 

Your tryst Down Under comes to an end today as you are escorted to the airport to board your flight back home. Hope you have had a fabulous holiday.

  • Special Offer: Book 3* hotels and get upgraded to 4* hotels on the below special offers & Travel Insurance with compliments from BSH Travels 2 Nights accommodation in Uluru.
    • 2 Nights accommodation in Alice Springs
    • 3 Nights accommodation in Adelaide
    • 3 Nights accommodation in Melbourne
    • Daily breakfast at hotel
    • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
    • Sightseeing’s in the coach with experienced Driver Guides
    • City tour of Alice Springs on seat in coach basis
    • Dinner at Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (early dinner) in Melbourne
    • Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife With Viewing Platform from Melbourne
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour (MCG)
    • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium Entrance ticket
    • Adelaide City Tour on seat in coach basis
    • Kangaroo Island Experience Tour - Cruise/Cruise
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  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
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  • Tips and Porterage
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  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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