Australian Outback Adventure Vacation

This Australian outback adventure gives you the chance to experience the magic of the Red Centre and the highlights of cosmopolitan life with this unique itinerary.  It was planned for a couple from Houston.  They started at Ayers Rock where they dined under the stars and learn about aboriginal culture and enjoyed a fabulous Australian BBQ buffet.  The next day they wanted to be a bit more adventurous and went skydiving over Uluru…which offered amazing views of the rock from above.  They also did a sunrise tour to Uluru, where if you watch the sunrise over it, the rock literally changes colors.  From there they were transferred to Alice Springs where they made the rocky climb to the rim of King’s Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park.  From there on their Australian outback adventure, it is off to Port Douglas, a quaint little beach town.  While there they enjoyed the shopping and wonderful restaurants in town and they did snorkel on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.  They ended their Australian outback adventure in chic Sydney, where they toured Sydney on a half day bike tour and then they added a tour to Bondi Beach where they learned how to surf at the famous beach.

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Starting at $3099 per person
Suggested Length 10 days
Our Reference D259
Destinations

Day 1 – Arrive Ayers Rock, and Dine Under the Stars
On arrival at Ayers Rock you will be met by your driver for a transfer to the Resort.  Ayers Rock/Uluru is in the center of Australia.  The sheer size of Uluru/Ayers Rock, as well as the strong sense of spirituality and culture found here, means you’ll be visiting the very heart of Australia.  Uluru is sacred to the people of the area and on this vacation you’ll have the chance to explore with an Aboriginal guide, giving you a firsthand account of the stories, folklore and importance of this sacred place.  Spend two nights at Ayers Rock Resort, with the chance to enjoy the unique experience of dining under a canopy of outback stars.
4.5-star hotel at Ayers Rock

Day 2 – Uluru Skydiving
Today you have the chance to go on an unique adventure- skydiving Uluru!  Offering two options you can choose for a longer bluffly silent parachute ride when your parachute opens shortly after leaving the plane, or you can enjoy the ultimate thrill with an extra long fretful.  Enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views, the amazing free fall and the adrenaline rush that follows.
4.5-star hotel at Ayers Rock

Day 3 – Uluru Trek and Mount Connor
Today you’ll have the chance to enjoy a guided trek around the base of Uluru!  Explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. On this trek you have the opportunity to embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing natural monolith.  Along the trail you’ll find yourself in awe as you watch the sunrise, visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients, as well as learn of Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people.  Following this amazing adventure, experience Mt. Conner by 4WD- located 100km east of Uluru.  This fascinating tour will introduce you to life in the desert.  Soak up the ambience of the Red Centre while you discover red kangaroos and a vast array of birds and reptiles.  At the end of your tour you and your belongings will be transferred to Kings Canyon Resort.
4.5-star hotel at Ayers Rock

Day 4 – Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Tour
Today you’ll travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Creek Station; you’ll get a sense of the remoteness of the outback.  Watch as the wildlife wakes for the day.  Upon arrival at Kings Creek Station, you’ll be treated to a wonderful breakfast before continuing on to Kings Canyon.  Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.  On this amazing tour you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the six kilometer Rim- climbing up a 100 metre cliff face and walking around the rim of the canyon; followed by exploring the Garden of Eden- a true oasis full of exotic plants and tress and a natural spring waterhole.  Continue the adventure toward Kings Canyon Resort where you can enjoy lunch or take a scenic helicopter flight, or a nice cool dip in the pool!   After an adventure of a day it’s time to head to Alice Springs, where your fabulous accommodations await you!
4-star hotel in Alice Springs

Day 5 – Alice Springs
Today is yours for the making.  Spend the day in leisure, explore Alice Springs Desert Park, visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary or the Reptile Centre, or enjoy a lovely hike along the Larapinta Trail.
4-star hotel in Alice Springs 

Day 6 – Port Douglas
Today travel by plane, as you transfer to Port Douglas.  Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your luxurious accommodations at Shantara.  Make yourself at home and enjoy 2 fabulous nights.
4-star hotel in Port Douglas

Day 7 – Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime, while your wave piercing catamaran and friendly crew take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semisubmersible submarine, just one metre underwater.  Find yourself in awe as you watch fish feeding from the  unique viewing platform and underwater observatory, or indulge yourself and return to land via a helicopter, skimming over the reef.
4-star hotel in Port Douglas 

Day 8 – Port Douglas to Sydney
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport where you’ll make your journey to Sydney.  Upon arrive in Sydney make your way to your accommodations in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD).  Enjoy two nights at this fabulous hotel.  Located within walking distance to major attractions like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Spend this evening making yourself at home in your amazing room.
4-star hotel in Sydney

Day 9 – Bike Tour around the Icons of Sydney (half-day adventure)
Explore the city in the best way possible- on a bicycle!  On this guided half day tour you’ll take in all of the iconic sights and tones of other locations you may miss on your on.  Your expert guide will provide you with loads of information and the best sights.  Make sure to bring your camera and snap some photos of all the amazing sights, such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour & Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park, Anzac War Memorial, Sydney Tower and the list goes on and on!
5-star hotel in Sydney

Day 10
Your adventurous vacation has come to an end and it’s time to catch your flight back to home to the states.

  • Shared airport transfers
  • 2 Nights Sails in the Desert
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Uluru Skydiving
  • Uluru Highlights Tour
  • Mount Conner 4WD Adventure Tour
  • 2 Nights Kings Canyon Resort
  • 2 Nights Shantara Hotel, 4-star hotel in Port Douglas
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef Boat Cruise with Snorkeling
  • 2 Nights Shangri-la Sydney, 5-star hotel in Sydney
  • Half-Day Bike Tour of Sydney
  • All taxes and fees
  • Private transfers
  • Book by 31 March 2016.  Travel by 31 December 2016.