Take in three of Australia’s must-see attractions – the huge sandstone monolith of Uluru in the Red Centre, ...
... the vibrant corals and tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef and the 120million-year-old trees of the Daintree Rainforest – on this diverse Journey. Starting in the Northern Territory, you’ll discover the desert’s dusty rock formations before flying to Port Douglas to explore the beaches, rainforests and gorges of northern Queensland.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Head into the Red Centre and soak up the Outback scenery
- Watch the illuminations twinkle at the Field of Light installation at the base of Uluru
- Set sail to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and snorkel among colourful fish
- Hike among the ancient forests of the Daintree, filled with native wildlife
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- All international & internal flights with Qantas
- 10 nights 4-4.5* hotels
- 7 days’ car hire
- Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
- A Night at Field of Light
- All transfers
Need to know+
- Arrives: Alice Springs Airport (ASP)
- Time difference: GMT+9.5
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: Around 20 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Fly from UK to Alice Springs
Gateway to the Red Centre and Uluru sacred rock, Alice is a dusty desert settlement around 900 miles from the nearest major city. It’s also set among some impressive Outback scenery: think red sands, wind-smoothed sandstone rocks and plenty of breath-taking views. In town, you can choose to browse the markets – a great place to pick up traditional Indigenous dot paintings – or take a look around the Alice Springs Desert Park.
Continue on to Ayers Rock, where home to Uluru, the world-famous rock, a giant protrusion from the dusty sands of the Red Centre. Take in its sheer size by walking around its base, or simply admire it from afar. Later, you’ll enjoy canapés and sip sparkling wine as you observe the rock turn various shades of purple, pink and orange as the sun sets then, as dark descends, watch over 50,000 lights come to life as you enjoy a three-course dinner overlooking the Field of Light art installation.
Head on to Port Douglas, your gateway to the kaleidoscopic underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Hop on board a catamaran and set sail for the outer corals, dive down beneath the waves and explore this colourful world, either by diving or snorkelling or, if you prefer to stay dry, by semi-submersible. Moored at Agincourt Reef, you’ll also have the chance to watch the fish, which include butterfly fish, parrot fish and angel fish, from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory.
Continue to the forests of the Daintree, right next to the Great Barrier Reef, making it the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites sit side by side. Look for birds, possums, lizards and bats on a night walk among the trees, some of which are thought to be around 120 million years old. Spend some time exploring – perhaps on foot on one of the many boardwalks, by boat or by kayak, or even on a zip lining adventure.
Depart Daintree Rainforest and return to the UK
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