Fly free to the Outback with Qantas from $3,099 per person
Posted on Friday, 10 Feb 2012 03:01 AM
Purchase the following package to Sydney, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock & The Great Barrier Reef and your flight to Alice Springs at a $150 per person value is on us.
See the diverse yet equally breathtaking cities and natural wonders that Australia has to offer with cosmopolitan Sydney, Alice Springs and the red center at Uluru & 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.
* Round trip Qantas Airways Economy Class air from Los Angeles
* Add-on airfares available from other cities
* Internal Australia flights
* 4 nights accommodation Sydney at the 3.5* Mercure Sydney Potts Point
* 1 night Alice Springs at 4* Lasseters Hotel including full breakfast
* Alice Springs to Ayers Rock coach tour transfer
* 2 nights accommodation Ayers Rock at 3.5* Outback Pioneer Hotel
* 4 nights accommodation Port Douglas at 3.5* Mantra Portsea including continental breakfast daily
* Airport transfers in a seat in coach basis & transfer between Alice Springs and Ayers Rock by coach tour/transfer
* All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
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Day 1 - Depart US
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. The harbor provides a playground for jet boating, sailing, swimming, harbor scenic flights, dining, fishing, climbing the harbor bridge and sightseeing at the Opera House. Take a stroll through The Rocks, the site of the first European settlement. Don’t miss The Rocks markets held every Saturday & Sunday. Be entertained with great street theatre and music while you browse for Australian arts & crafts. Circular Quay is the gateway to the harbor and the starting point for most of Sydney’s harbor cruises and passenger ferries. Familiarize yourself with the harbor by taking one of the many cruises on offer or jump on a passenger ferry to Taronga Zoo or Manly beach. Sydney’s shopping is second to none with its endless selection of boutiques, markets and malls. Unique Australian specialty shops reside at The Rocks and Darling harbor’s Shopping Centre and a visit to the Queen Victoria Building in the city center is a must. Dining out at one of the many fabulous harbor side restaurants is a must. Fresh produce, great views, inspiring chefs and a multicultural flavor turn a meal into a gastronomic delight.
Days 4 - 6 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites:
|Sydney Opera House - Tour & Tasting plate
Go on a spectacular tour inside the Opera house where you will see inside the great halls and venues and discover the stories, magic and history of this magnificent World Heritage site. After exploring inside, relax and unwind at Sydney’s newest dining spot, Opera Kitchen,* home to Sydney’s best chefs, food artisans and producers. Be treated to a three-tier gourmet Tasting Plate for two or Japanese Bento Tower for two and soak in the Sydney Harbour view.
|Sydney - Essentials Tour
Observatory Hill, Manly, North Head for unrivalled views, lunch at the magnificent Botanical gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s chair, Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Bondi Beach and Paddington. Starts 1030am, finish 330pm, perfect for day of arrival from US or as the perfect half day tour.
|Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
BridgeClimb is a 3.5 hour adventure and an experience that will never be forgotten on one of the world's most modern wonders - The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
|Blue Mountains Eco Adventure
Breakfast with the Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park, Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains, Short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views Lunch, Visit to Scenic World Attractions, Champagne with Wild Kangaroos.
|Sea Sydney Cruises & half day city tour with Mount N Beach Safaris
This morning enjoy a small vehicle city sights tour experiencing all the highlights of Sydney. At Lunchtime board Calypso, a luxurious 52 foot Motor Yacht. This afternoon sit on the expansive sunbeds and be mesmerized by the multi million dollar homes, the spectacular city sights including the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge before dropping anchor in your own private cove for your barbecue lunch.
|Boutique Wildlife Tours
Venture into the Australian Bush in search of Australia’s iconic native animals - Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Emus & Wombats. Small group luxury 4WD to pristine bushland in the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes south of Sydney.
Day 7 - Fly Sydney - Alice Springs
Enjoy your complimentary flight to the Outback!
The outback town of Alice Springs is the gateway for exploring the Red Centre. Perhaps visit the Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre, Desert Park, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Telegraph Station and the School of the Air. Or experience a camel ride from the frontier camel farm along the sandy bed of the Todd River or combine a ride with a meal on the “take a camel to dinner” tour. The choice is yours.
Day 8 - Coach - Alice Springs - Ayers Rock
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.
Day 9 - Ayers Rock
Consider adding some of our tour options:
Day 10 - Ayers Rock to Cairns, transfer to Port Douglas
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.
Days 11 - 13 - Port Douglas
Explore Tropical North Queensland at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites:
Day 14 - Depart Cairns for US (via Brisbane or Sydney)
|Must book by June 30, 2013 to take advantage of special package.||$3,099|
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Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles until 8 June and 24 July-31 August 2013. $500 per person supplement applies for travel 01 Sep -08 Dec 2013. For other departure dates ask an Aspire consultant for a specific quote. Upgrade to 4* hotels for an additional $200 per person. Tickets must be purchased by June 30, 2013. Add $300 for New York departures. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a 3% discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payment. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.