Fly free to the Outback with Virgin Australia from $2,999 per person
Posted on Friday, 10 Feb 2012 03:01 AM
Purchase the following package to Sydney, Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs & The Great Barrier Reef and your flight to Ayers Rock at a $175 per person value is on us!
Book by July 31, 2015
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See the diverse yet equally breathtaking cities and natural wonders that Australia has to offer with cosmopolitan Sydney, the Red Centre at Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs & then onto Cairns and journey an hour north to Port Douglas, the gateway to an amazing selection of touring options encompassing the Reef, the Outback and the Rainforest.
Day 1 - Depart US
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
Enjoy Four nights in this stunning harbour city at the 4* Mercure suydney
Day 4 - 6 - Sydney
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|Blue Mountains Day Tour with Diamond Tours
Before heading west, enjoy some of the sites of the Sydney Central Business District. Head out of Sydney and visit Canada Bay area before arriving in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy morning tea at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls. Arrive at Scenic World and join the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway (own expense). Experience Scenic Skyway with the thrill of walking on air with a see through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 metres below. Or dare yourself to ride the steepest railway, with an incline of 52 degrees. After enjoying a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway and see spectacular views of the Three Sisters and vast expanse of the Jamison Valley. Visit Echo Point for the closest and best view of the Three Sisters, then visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and watch artists perform traditional song and dance whilst playing the didgeridoo. Experience an exclusive behind the scenes look into Aboriginal Art & Culture which dates back 40,000 years and listen as they explain their way of life and living off the land. Enjoy a hot lunch, then return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australian native animals. Cuddle up to a Koala or feed the baby Wallabies. Last stop is Cabarita (Inner West) to board the Rivercat ferry for a relaxing cruise to Circular Quay, and view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm at Circular Quay.
Other Sydney touring options to consider (additional cost applies):
Tour Sydney differently! Feel the wind on your face, relax and take the healthy choice and do a guided bike ride around the city. Take carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal amount of time - instead, go through parks, harbour fronts, and sidewalks. The guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on, where to eat, and an all-around entertaining and informative experience.
If there is one thing you should do in Sydney, that is to experience Sydney Harbour like a local. On board the luxurious Calypso motor yacht you will experience the harbour like you would if you had your own boat. As well as fabulous sightseeing, you can swim, fish, kayak, relax and sunbake at your leisure after your gourmet barbeque lunch served with local wine and beer.
Day 7 - Fly Sydney - Ayers Rock
Depart Sydney for Ayers Rock and take the courtesy shuttle transfer on arrival to the Outback Pioneer hotel - your base for two nights.
Uluru (Ayers Rock), in the heart of the Red Centre, has a desert climate - mostly dry, with brilliant blue skies all year. It is a World Heritage Area, managed jointly by the Aboriginal traditional owners and the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. You will spend two nights at the centrally located Ayers Rock Resort. The resort is a short stroll to the Resorts' numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colors across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert.
This evening consider adding the Sounds of Silence Dinner - ADDITIONAL COST to package pricing:
A gourmet desert barbecue under the stars, Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata-Tjuta (Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare and the star filled heavens.
Day 8 - Ayers Rock - Morning Sunrise or Afternoon Kata Tjuta
As the sun rises over the desert walk around the base of Uluru. Enjoy a picnic breakfast and explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Visit water holes and rock art sites and embrace the culture and stories of the Anangu people.
In the afternoon visit Kata Tjuta – a place where unique floras and fauna thrive. Learn about the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal’s ceremonial site. Listen to the wind, wonder at the dome walls and embrace the spirituality of this amazing location.
Enjoy a camel ride amongst the red sand dunes to watch the sunset over Uluru and the surrounding plains. After the ride, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and snacks at the camel farm. Or Enjoy a camel ride amongst the red sand dunes to watch the sunrise over Uluru and the surrounding plains. After the ride, enjoy billy tea at the camel farm.
Day 9 - Kings Canyon & Alice Springs
Day 10 - Alice Springs to Cairns, transfer to Port Douglas
This afternoon take a taxi to Alice Springs airport & fly to tropical North Queensland. Cairns is the colorful capital of Tropical North Queensland and the major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The city is a gateway to an amazing selection of touring options encompassing the Reef, the Outback and the Rainforest. Take the Skyrail gondola to the market town of Kuranda and return to Cairns via the Kuranda scenic railway through lush rainforest. A visit to the Tjupukai Aboriginal Park is a must to learn of the local Aboriginal tribes and culture. An hour north of Cairns brings you to Port Douglas, the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef with Rainforest clad mountains sweeping down to sparkling sandy beaches.
Upon arrival into Cairns you will be transferred by seat in coach shuttle to Port Douglas & 4* Mantra Aqueous on Port Hotel for your four nights stay
Days 11 - 13 - Port Douglas
Cruise to the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, to find superb, completely unspoiled reefs. Snorkel or dive in small groups at 3 different sites to see a spectacular array of fish, sea creatures and coral in the clear waters. Float in this amazing aquatic world a million miles from your office.
Discover the rainforest through the eyes of the 60,000 year old indigenous culture of Australia. Spend the day with local Aboriginal guides as they take you wandering through the coastal mud flats in search of lunch, teach you the art of dot painting, then talk about the magic and magnificence of the rainforest. View the world in a totally new way…
Find you inner child and challenge your need for the predictable as you zip-line through the rainforest canopy above the bustling forest floor. Fly through the trees, rediscover your sense of adventure, and take away a new understanding and appreciation of the vibrant and intricate life of the rainforest.
Day 14 - Depart Cairns for US (via Brisbane or Sydney)
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Additional departure gateways & pricing:
From pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2016 for purchase by 31 July 2015. Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.