- Goway Travel
10 Night Sydney, Great Barrier Reef & Rock Escape
CruisePlus Land Offer
Sydney to Cairns
April 1, 2019
Goway Travel Land Tour
Enjoy three icons of Downunder on this unforgettable Australia vacation. Catch your first glimpse of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the air before diving in to explore the Harbour City, then be awed by two of Australia’s most famous natural stars, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.
- View iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise & sunset
- Cruise the Great Barrier Reef, with plenty of time for snorkelling and watching wildlife
What we are Including
- Roundtrip international airfare*
- Arrival meet & greet with roundtrip airport transfers
- Accommodation in Sydney, Ayers Rock & Cairns
- iVenture Sydney Attraction Pass – includes entry to 5 top attractions
- Michaelmas Quay Great Barrier Reef Cruise
- Other April 2019 departure dates available!
*Ask us about your gateway!
Sydney to Cairns
Day 1 Depart North AmericaDepart your home city today for Los Angeles to connect with your Qantas flight from Los Angeles non stop to Sydney. Enjoy delicious restaurant inspired cuisine, delicious wines and state of the art entertainment enroute
Day 2 Cross International DatelineYou will cross the International Dateline on your flight to Australia
Day 3 Arrive SydneyOn arrival in Sydney, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.
Day 4 - 6 Sydney using iVenture Card – Sydney Rocks Walking Tour, Sydney Harbour Cruise and entry to Taronga ZooEnjoy Sydney at leisure using your included iVenture Attractions Pass This includes entry to 5 top attractions in Sydney. The following touring suggestions on days 4-6 have been put together using included attractions on your iVenture card. A historic Sydney Walking Tour brings alive the story of the early convict settlement. Let your guide show you some of Sydney's earliest buildings, shops, old and new, homes of the "well-to-do" and the quaint cottages of the working class. Still to be seen are the pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike, The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps, and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times. A 1 1/2 hour hop on hop off cruise every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The cruise takes in all the sights of Sydney Harbour including Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer throughout the day with your all day ticket. Your pass includes a cruise to Taronga Zoo from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, entry to Taronga Zoo, and Sky Safari cable car. Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. During your tour, stop for a tour at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is not only the most recognisable building in Australia, but it is also one of the world's great performing arts centres. Venture inside on a guided tour for a journey through the extraordinary history, breathtaking architecture and unseen workings in the daily life of this remarkable and fascinating building.
Day 7 Depart Sydney for Ayers Rock & UluruYou will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock, Ayers rock is a sandstone rock formation and UNESCO World Heritage site situated 450 kilometres/280 miles south west of Alice Springs. It is 348 metres/1140 feet high but the bulk of the rock is actually underneath the ground. To give an idea of its size, the distance around the circumference is 9.4 kilometres/5.8 miles. It is a very significant site for the local aboriginals. It belongs to the Anunga who have managed this for tens of thousands of years. The aboriginal name is Uluru which means Island Mountain. The rock changes colour at different times of the day and year. It glows particularly red at dawn and sunset. Travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine
|Accommodation||The Lost Camel|
Day 8 Uluru Sunrise and Kata TjutaRise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sunset the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. The remainder of the day is free – consider adding additional touring, perhaps visit the Field of Light, a fabulous outdoor lighting exhibit or join the famous Sounds of Silence Dinner
Day 9 Depart Ayers Rock for CairnsToday you depart Ayers Rock for the Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. From Cairns, there is easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkelling getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life. In the city itself, go for a stroll along the Promenade and discover the very large saltwater lagoon in the centre of the city. Explore the picturesque coastal drive towards Port Douglas and board a catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef.
|Accommodation||The Hotel Cairns|
Day 10 Great Barrier Reef CruiseA full day cruise to Michaelmas Cay for snorkelling, diving and sailing on Australia's magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Set sail aboard Ocean Spirit's five star catamaran and enjoy a reef experience like no other. Your tour includes: four full hours on the reef, morning refreshments, superb hot and cold buffet with seafood, afternoon tea, snorkelling demonstrations and tuition plus use of all snorkelling equipment, use of flotation vests, informative ecological presentations by a qualified marine biologists, coral viewing on a glass bottom boat, guided bird tours, musical entertainment on the homeward sail to Cairns and a high crew to guest ratio (1:9).
Days 11 - 12 Cairns at leisureThe days are free to explore Cairns – perhaps add a Kuranda Rainforest Tour – and don’t forget a Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Ask your Goway agent for suggestions!
Day 13 Depart CairnsTransfer to the airport this morning for your onward travel arrangements.
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