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Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef, traverse the Outback, explore the streets of Sydney, and discover the vibrant energy of Melbourne

Booking Code: AA-31137

Treat yourself with this classic Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour! Designed for avid explorers and adventure seekers, this two week Australia vacation traverses the diverse wonders of Australia. Whether you’re fascinated by the vibrant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, captivated by the rugged beauty of the Outback, enchanted by the iconic landmarks of Sydney, or charmed by the cosmopolitan vibe of Melbourne, this tour has something for everyone.

With top-rated activities and hotels, this two-week Australia highlight itinerary is perfect to see the most during your time in Australia!

Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour

Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour Map

Day 1: International Flight to Sydney
Days 2 – 5: Sydney
Days 5 – 8: Port Douglas
Days 8 – 10: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Days 10 – 13: Melbourne
Day 13: International Flight from Melbourne

Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour Map
Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour

What’s included in your
Great Barrier Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Tour

Accommodation

Sydney (3 Nights), Port Douglas (3), Uluru (2), Melbourne (3)

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne to Los Angeles
Australian Domestic – Sydney to Cairns, Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Melbourne (via Alice Springs)

Transfers

Private – Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return)
Shuttle – Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return), Ayers Rock Airport to Accommodation (Return)

Day Tours

Sydney – Sydney Opera House, 2-Day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Cruise Express
Port Douglas – Outer Reef Cruise & Snorkel
Ayers Rock – Uluru National Park Entry Pass, Sounds of Silence Dinner, Sunrise & Sunset Pass at Uluru and Kata Tjuta

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Itinerary is
flexible

And can be tailored to suit your needs

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your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney

The estimated cost for this package includes the average price for international airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates. Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to Australia, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

DAYS 2 – 5

Sydney – Start Your Vacation in this Gateway to Adventure & Relaxation!

Sydney Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Start your thrilling adventure with a 3-night stay in Sydney. Upon arrival, your private car transfer service ensures that you’re whisked away from the airport to your accommodation.

Once settled into your luxurious 4-star Sydney hotel, immerse yourself in the vibrant city and its rich cultural offerings.

Explore iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House with an included guided tour, gaining insights into the fascinating history and unique architecture of this renowned venue. Additionally, take advantage of the flexibility afforded by an included 2-day unlimited ferry pass, allowing you to hop on and off at various harbor attractions like Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, and Manly Beach at your leisure.

With a free day to explore, indulge in the diverse experiences that Sydney has to offer. Whether you choose to wander through the bustling Darling Harbour area, bask in the sun at world-famous Bondi Beach, take a trip out to the majestic Blue Mountains, or peruse the eclectic stalls at the Rocks Market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Sydney Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Sydney - Couple trying out clothing at Vintage at 313, Newtown
Port Douglas Four Mile Beach at Sunset

Photo Credit : Facebook Visit Port Douglas & Daintree

Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling

DAYS 5 – 8

Port Douglas – Tropical Bliss Meets Adventure

Port Douglas Four Mile Beach at Sunset

Photo Credit : Facebook Visit Port Douglas & Daintree

Continue your journey with a private car transfer from your Sydney accommodation to the airport. Hop on a domestic flight to Cairns, where your exploration of the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef begins.

Upon touchdown in Cairns, a shuttle transfer will whisk you away to your accommodation in Port Douglas. As you settle into your resort, you’ll discover luxurious amenities and breathtaking views, setting the stage for a memorable stay.

Over the next three days, immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a full-day cruise and snorkeling excursion. Explore vibrant coral gardens, encounter fascinating marine life, and soak up the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After your underwater adventure, take advantage of a free day to explore the charming town of Port Douglas. From browsing local galleries to strolling along Four Mile Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this laid-back tropical paradise. Soak up the sunshine, indulge in delicious cuisine, and simply savor the relaxed ambiance of this coastal gem. With its blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture, Port Douglas offers the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure for your Australian getaway.

DAYS 8 – 10

Uluru – Ancient Traditions Meet Modern Wonders

Ayers Rock - Couple Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

Your tour continues with a hassle-free shuttle ride from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport. Next stop: Uluru! Your domestic flight from Cairns to Uluru will have you soaring over stunning Australian landscapes.

Upon arrival, get ready to be pampered at your 4-Star accommodation nestled in the Red Centre. From deluxe rooms with desert views to shaded poolside relaxation, this place has it all! Plus, with a short stroll to some of Australia’s most breathtaking lookouts, you’re in for sunset views you’ll never forget.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Dive into the heart of Aboriginal culture with a mesmerizing Sounds of Silence Dinner and Star Gazing experience. Savor delicious bush tucker-inspired cuisine under the twinkling Outback sky while listening to captivating stories and decoding constellations with a resident star-talker.

The next day brings even more adventure with a tour of Uluru at sunrise and sunset. Marvel at the iconic landmarks of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, venture through Walpa Gorge, and immerse yourself in the ancient stories of the Anangu people.

Ayers Rock - Couple Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
Ayers Rock dinner at Sounds of Silence
Melbourne Walking Food Tours Hidden Spots
Melbourne Skyline Sunset

DAYS 10 – 13

Melbourne – A Vibrant Fusion of Culture, Cuisine & Charm

Melbourne Walking Food Tours Hidden Spots

Then start an exciting hop from Uluru to the bustling metropolis of Melbourne via a domestic flight. Get ready to soak in the sights from the Red Centre to the vibrant cityscape!

Upon landing in Melbourne, indulge in luxury with a private sedan ride tailored just for you.

As you settle into your Melbourne accommodation, get ready to dive into two days of pure exploration! These days are yours to roam the streets of this multicultural gem. From trendy cafes to charming boutiques, Melbourne is a city lover’s paradise. And with its seamless public transport system, navigating the city’s nooks and crannies is a breeze.

Melbourne is a foodie paradise, with an endless array of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds. From trendy rooftop bars to hidden gem hole-in-the-wall eateries, there’s something for every palate. Make sure to try the local specialties like smashed avocado on toast or a classic Aussie meat pie.

Feeling a bit more outdoorsy? Melbourne has you covered with its beautiful parks and gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens or pack a picnic and head to St Kilda Beach for some sun, sand, and sea.

For a bit of history and culture, why not visit some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks? From the stunning architecture of Flinders Street Station to the bustling Queen Victoria Market, there’s history around every corner.

Uncover Melbourne’s hidden artistic side as you explore the vibrant street art scene that adorns the city’s walls. From colorful murals to thought-provoking installations, every corner of Melbourne is a canvas waiting to be discovered.

DAY 13

International Flight from Melbourne

Travel from your Melbourne accommodation to the airport in a private luxury sedan. Catch your international flight to Los Angeles, where you’ll arrive on the same day due to crossing the International Dateline.

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