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8-Day Australia Tour Package: Sydney - Ayres Rock - Cairns - Kuranda
Product Code: 2004-114943
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Blue Mountains National Park – World Heritage Site
  • • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • • Ayers Rock Sunrise and Base Tour
  • • Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip
  • • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • • Always small groups, 10 - 14 people
Tour Code
2004-114943
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Sydney
End City
Cairns
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Cultural, Family, Historical, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Sydney

Sydney

Hotel: Vibe Hotel Sydney or similar

Upon arrival at the International Airport, please clear customs and complete immigration formalities. Your local guide will welcome you at the airport & travel with you to the hotel for check-in. Afterwards you'll be free to explore on your own.

Bursting with character, Sydney is a vibrant city catering to all your desires whether you seek exhilaration, exploration or relaxation. Discover Sydney’s unique blend of dining, shopping and recreation options in one of the world’s most attractive city environments. Sydney's sparkling harbor is the jewel in the city's crown. It's flanked by golden beaches and bush land, and is home to one of the most famous bridges in the world.

Tips:
For bookings with 2 or more rooms please indicate how the travelers will be paired together in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Sydney

Sydney

Hotel: Vibe Hotel Sydney or similar

After breakfast, enjoy a highlights tour capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular harbor views and the world famous Bondi Beach. Pass through the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay as you learn about the history and significance of the area.

View the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, a chair specially designed for the governor’s wife to look out over the harbor. Travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbor, and the nightlife district of Kings Cross. Travel via Watson Bay and stop at “The Gap”, for fantastic views and photo opportunities before arriving at world famous Bondi Beach. Return to the city, passing the exclusive suburbs of Double Bay and Rose Bay.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03
Katoomba

Sydney - Blue Mountains - Sydney

Hotel: Vibe Hotel Sydney or similar

Travel through the western suburbs of Sydney into the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

First we stop at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, this is Sydney’s ultimate interactive wildlife experience. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos and wallabies and discover a fascinating family of more than 2,200 animals, birds and reptiles including a 4 ½ meter saltwater Crocodile. Meet them all in a natural bush setting spread across 7 level acres.

Then we continue to Blue Mountains, it is a natural wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife. See magnificent steep valleys, canyons and the famous cliff formation “The Three Sisters”. The views reach to the horizon, waterfalls plummet to the valleys below and there are numerous lookouts and other places where you feel one with nature. Explore the townships of Leura and Katoomba with its range of boutiques, art and antique galleries and cafes.

Then we'll return to Sydney, passing Homebush, the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
Ayers Rock

Sydney - Ayres Rock (Airfare not Included)

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel or similar

After breakfast we'll transfer to Sydney airport and fly to Ayers Rock.

On arrival in Ayers Rock airport, you will be met and transferred by private coach to your hotel.

In the afternoon, travel to the western section of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the immense 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Take a walk into Olga Gorge. Hear about the domes’ formation, once thought to have been a single rock, many times the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn of the flora and fauna of the region – some plants you will see are so rare that they are only found in and around these rock formations.

Return to a special vantage point from which to view Uluru at Sunset. Witness a display of colors from gentle, dusky blues and purples to fierce orange and reds, glowing with the last remnants of the day.

Tips:
When flight details are provided the transfer from Ayers Rock to hotel will be coordinated.

Breakfast is included.
Day 05
Cairns

Uluru - Cairns (Airfare not Included)

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns or similar

Rise early to watch the day’s first light illuminate Uluru in a fantastic array of every changing colors. On the tour around the base of the rock, see ancient rock-paintings, water holes and hear stories of Aboriginal legends. Travel to the Cultural Center and Mankuru Arts and Craft Coop, to learn more of this ancient culture.

From there we'll go to Ininti Café for a delicious buffet.

Afterwards we'll transfer to the airport and fly to Cairns. On arrival in Cairns, you will find a friendly welcome.

Then we'll transfer you to your hotel, located at one of the best spots in Cairns with great views from every room, right beside the seaport, city shopping and Reef Casino.

Tips:
Once flight details are known the arrival in Cairns and transfer will be coordinated.

Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Great Barrier Reef

Cairns - Michaelmas Cay - Cairns

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns or similar

After breakfast, Ocean Spirit Cruises will take you on a cruise to Michaelmas Cay to snorkel, dive and sail on Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay is a picturesque reef sand island surrounded by magical coral gardens teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds and is one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.

The tour includes four hours on the reef, morning refreshments, hot and cold buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment and demonstration, informative ecological presentations by marine biologists, bird tour, and live musical entertainment on the homeward sail with a glass of Australian sparkling wine.

Then we'll return to Cairns.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Kuranda Village

Cairns - Kuranda - Cairns

Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns or similar

After breakfast you meet your local guide for a full day Tour of Kuranda Rainforest.

We will take the original Kuranda Scenic Railway, it offers the old world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, gently meandering past breathtaking scenery. A spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the world heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.

We'll arrive in Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest.' It is famous for having the biggest and most frequent art and craft markets in Tropical North Queensland, with exotically handcrafted goods and Aboriginal artifacts. Kuranda also boasts Australia's biggest butterfly display which is home to exotic species such as the brilliant blue Ulysses and the Red Lace Wings butterfly that flash their presence as smaller and camouflaged species feed on the tropical flowers and trees of their expansive sanctuary.

Take time to relax and enjoy good food at one of the local restaurants or coffee shops. Afterwards, we'll take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a unique rainforest experience that takes you on an unforgettable journey deep into the forest. You'll glide just meters above the canopy providing uninterrupted views of the rainforest, the Coral Sea and the lush Cairns Highlands. Your adventure includes time at two mid-stations where you can learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

Next, we'll head to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, which enables guests to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture with authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people. The world’s oldest living culture is brought to life by Aboriginal performers who engage guests with interactive activities such as didgeridoo playing, face painting and boomerang throwing and educate them about the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s traditional rainforest people. Exciting audio-visual effects and professionally choreographed shows ensure the genuine cultural experience is entertaining.

Afterwards we'll head back to the hotel.

Tips:
Guide Pick-up: 08:00 am from Hotel
Drop-off: 6:00pm at hotel

Breakfast is included.
Day 08

Cairns

After breakfast, we'll say farewell and transfer to the airport.

Tips:
You will be informed of transfer times by your guide, usually after breakfast and check out. Earlier transfers can be arranged if needed once flight details are known.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary airport transfers (Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged as required.)
  • 7-nights 4* stars hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and hotel taxes
  • Half day city tour in Sydney including Bondi
  • Full Day Blue Mountains National Park – World Heritage
  • Guided visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Ayers Rock Sunrise and Base Tour
  • Uluru Sunset Tour
  • Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise, snacks, snorkeling equipment and hot & cold lunch buffet
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Ground Transfers Throughout the Itinerary
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Transportation between your home and Sydney
  • Airfare between Sydney and Ayres Rock
  • Airfare between Ayers Rock and Cairns
  • Additional fee for upgrade hotels (Please contact us for a quote if you wish to upgrade)
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal expenses
  • Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:
    Drivers: $2.00 to $5.00/person
    Tour Guide: $10.00 to $20.00/person
    House Keepers: $2.00/person
    Porters: $1.00 per luggage
Special Notes
  • For bookings with 2 or more rooms please indicate how the travelers will be paired together in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
  • Tour packages are completely non-refundable & non-transferable once confirmed.
  • Names on reservations must match the information included in your passport(s). You are responsible for providing us with your legal first and last names as they are shown on your passport. Once your package is processed, name changes are NOT allowed.
  • Visa
    A tourist visa is for people visiting Australia for a vacation, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes. There are a number of tourist visas available for people wishing to visit Australia as a tourist. Visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for eligibility requirements.
  • Vaccinations for Australia
    There are no mandatory shots required to enter Australia. It is always worth having a Tetanus/Diphtheria shot done if one has not been given in the past 10 years. Doing the shot now will provide 10 years of Tetanus protection and means that in the event of a cut, it will not be necessary to look for a Tetanus shot.
  • Money
    Australia’s currency is Australian Dollars (AUD) and currency exchange is available at banks, hotels and international airports. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and their affiliates.
  • Shopping
    You’ll find large department stores, arcades, malls, gift and souveniracross Australia. Trading hours vary across the country but shops in tourist and city areas are generally open until 6pm, with the exception of late night shopping on either Thursdays or Fridays in different states. In Australia, you are covered by Australia's consumer protection laws which require businesses to treat you fairly.
  • Tipping and bargaining
    Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. In up market restaurants, it is usual to tip waiters up to 10% of the bill for good service. However, tipping is always your choice. It is not custom to bargain in Australia.
  • Emergency assistance
    The emergency number for police, ambulance, and/or fire brigade is 000.
  • Surf and Water Safety
    Australia’s popular beaches are usually patrolled by volunteer lifesavers from October to April and red and yellow flags mark the safest area for swimming.
  • Language
    Australia’s official language is English. However, being a multicultural nation with a significant migrant population, we also enjoy a tremendous diversity of languages and cultures.
  • Electricity
    Our electrical current is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from some other countries, so you may need an adaptor.
  • Communication
    Australia’s country code is 61. Local calls from public pay phones are untimed and charged at AUD$.050. Mobile, long distance and overseas calls are usually timed. Mobile phone network coverage is available across Australia; however, coverage may be limited in some remote areas. Internet access is widely available at internet cafes, accommodation and libraries.
  • Miscellaneous
    The Australian sun is very harsh and you should also consider clothing that protects you from sunburn.
    Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.
    Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your traveler’s cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.
    Don’t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage; instead, take it with you in your carry luggage.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* It requires minimum 10 passengers to operate the tour. Reservation will be pending until minimum number has been confirmed. 60 - 30 days before departure, if minimum numbers have not booked, tour will be cancelled and all money refunded. Air tickets not recommended to be purchased before tour is confirmed.
* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • *Additional fees may apply for travelers under 2 years of age. Please ensure you inform us when booking if you are travelling with infants 2 years or younger by placing the number of infants and their dates of birth in the comments section when booking online.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

    Terms and Conditions

      - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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