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Sydney, Rock and Reef on a Budget

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TRIP SUMMARY

The itinerary gives you the best that Australia has to offer. Visiting arguably Australia’s three main attractions - Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef - you’ll be able to explore the country in comfort but without breaking the bank. Soak up beautiful Sydney, the Opera House, the harbour and Bondi Beach. Head up to the country’s spiritual centre at Uluru and watch sunset at Ayers Rock. Finally take in the Great Barrier Reef with a full day trip out to the reef for the chance to go snorkelling in one of the most famous sites in the world.

time difference

TIME DIFFERENCE

8-11 hours ahead of the UK

flight time

FLIGHT TIME

22 hours direct from UK

Day 1

Sydney

Upon arrival, we’ll pick you up and take you to your hotel via airport shuttle. You have the option to upgrade this to a private transfer.

Stay close to Oxford Street, the premier gay street in Sydney then check in to the gay friendly Cambridge Hotel.

If you want 5* luxury then check in to the Sheraton on the Park which is in the heart of the city and overlooks Hyde Park.

Alternatively go in style and stay at a hotel overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cambridge Hotel Sydney 4*

Sheraton on the Park 5*
InterContinental Sydney 5*

Photos from Intercontinental Sydney.

Gay friendly Intercontinental SydneyGay friendly Intercontinental SydneyGay friendly Intercontinental Sydney
Day 2

Sydney

In the afternoon, take a half day Downtown Sydney, Bondi and Kings Cross Tour including a harbour cruise which is a thorough introduction to Sydney and its neighbours.

Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit The Gap and enjoy stunning views.

Then it’s on to the world-famous Bondi Beach to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Join the coach for your return to Sydney, travelling through Paddington and the exclusive Eastern suburbs.

Overnight in Sydney.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cambridge Hotel Sydney 4*

Sheraton on the Park 5*
InterContinental Sydney 5*

Photos from Cambridge Hotel.

Cambridge Hotel SydneyGay friendly Cambridge Hotel Sydney Oxford Street
Day 3

Sydney

Day at leisure.

Overnight in Sydney.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cambridge Hotel Sydney 4*
Sheraton on the Park 5*
InterContinental Sydney 5*
Day 4

Sydney - Ayers Rock

We’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock.

Upon arrival, you’ll check into The Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel - a 3 ½ star hotel with comfortable, affordable hotel rooms, perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds.

This evening you’ll head to Uluru to watch the sunset. Your first stop allows you a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon. With Uluru looming in front of you, your guide journeys toward the base. Walk with your guide to a place of tranquillity. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realisation of the sheer size of this monolith.

Recommended Accommodation:
Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel 3*

Day 5

Ayers Rock

It’s an early start this morning as you set off to watch sunrise at Kata Tjuta. You’ll take a 40km journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.

Your group will make its way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of eons of weathering and continual upheaval, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site.

Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years.

In the evening you can choose to taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ.

Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner.

Recommended Accommodation:
Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel 3*

Day 6

Ayers Rock - Cairns

You’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival we’ll arrange for you to be picked up and taken to Cairns Plaza Hotel.

Cairns Plaza is located right on the waterfront, a short stroll from the main shopping precinct, boasting some of Cairns' most spectacular views across Trinity Bay and surrounding mountains.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cairns Plaza 3*

Day 7

Cairns

Today’s your chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels with a range of optional activities. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join the Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari. Not a confident swimmer? Then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.

With five hours at the reef there is time to do it all. If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on the spacious sundeck where you will also find the regions only reef-based massage therapist.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cairns Plaza 3*

Day 8

Cairns

The day is yours to relax, explore Cairns or perhaps take an optional trip to Port Douglas.

Recommended Accommodation:
Cairns Plaza 3*

Day 9

It’s time to bid farewell and fly back to Sydney for your onward journey. We’ll arrange a transfer to the airport, naturally, but of course if you’d like to stay a bit longer then we can arrange that too.













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