Natural Wonders of Australia: Reef & Rock

11 Days
Sydney to Darwin
From (CAD)
$ 11,495
Dates & Pricing

2024 Sydney > Darwin

Take an adventure through the heart of Australia

Home to the oldest civilisation on Earth, Australia is an ancient land of vivid contrasts. Be taken by lands of pristine beauty, stunning views and unique wildlife. There’s so much to do and see that even the most seasoned of travellers will be impressed.
Celebrate Australia’s unparalleled natural beauty, vibrant cities, dramatic deserts and ancient cultures during this 11-day journey. Experience the thriving city of Sydney, unearth underwater kaleidoscopic wonders in the Great Barrier Reef and be immersed in the world’s oldest living culture in Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. Whether you visit at sunrise or witness the changing colours at sunset, this awe-inspiring natural wonder will leave you breathless.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OOSD
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Sydney
Return City:
Darwin

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Sydney

    Welcome to Sydney. Upon arrival you’ll check into your hotel for a four-night stay, a short stroll from the harbour. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a welcome dinner. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Sydney

    Discover Sydney this morning on your city tour. Hear the stories of the early settlement and see the 18th century sandstone architecture. Continue to the Eastern suburbs and pass through the neighbourhood of the rich and famous. Enjoy a short coastal walk with views of the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Stop at Bondi Beach with a chance to put your toes in the sand before heading back to the city for an afternoon at leisure. 

    Enrich

    Take a guided tour of Sydney’s most famous place, the Opera House, and discover the stories, history, and magic behind this iconic landmark. Then experience dinner at the Bennelong Restaurant, located in the sails of the Opera. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sydney

    Freechoice

    Visit Taronga Zoo or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains, discovering some local wildlife along the way. Alternatively, enjoy a Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Sydney

    Today, Sydney is yours to discover. Stroll across the famous Harbour Bridge or get your cultural fix at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Remember, your Tour Director is on-hand to offer any advice. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sydney > Uluru

    Fly to the centre of Australia for your two-night Special Stay, a unique retreat. 

    Enrich

    Tonight, you’re invited to a dining experience set amidst an outdoor exhibit called Field of Light. The mesmerising artwork, ideated by Bruce Munro, will be created from thousands of bulbs planted in the desert surrounding Uluru in the outback. As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, you’ll enjoy canapés, complimentary drinks, and authentic Australian cuisine. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    Freechoice

    Watch the sun rise over Uluru, before choosing from several exciting activities. Take to the asphalt for a leisurely ride on a Harley Davidson™, in the capable hands of an experienced rider, embark on an Uluru Highlights and Cultural Tour, or trek around the rock’s giant base.

    This afternoon is yours to discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge. Finish the afternoon enjoying the sunset over Uluru from the viewing area. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Uluru > Cairns

    Fly to Cairns, the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. This afternoon visit Rainforestation and have a close encounter with some Australian animals and an Aboriginal dance performance. Travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and see from above the Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy between Kuranda and Cairns. Enjoy your three-night stay at one of the newest hotels in town. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Great Barrier Reef

    No trip to Australia would be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, a 2,300km-long ecosystem comprised of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of coral. Travel to Port Douglas and take a high-speed catamaran to a pontoon moored on the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkel with an instructor and enjoy viewing the coral and sea life from a semi-submersible boat, taking a closer look at the underwater life. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Cairns

    Freechoice

    Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon flight at sunrise or go for a day trip to Cape Tribulation and experience the world’s oldest rainforest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cairns > Darwin

    Say goodbye to the East Coast and fly to Darwin, the cosmopolitan capital city of the North. Discover the town during an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Darwin

    Say farewell to Darwin, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. 

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability