Itinerary Highlights

  • Travel to all eight states and territories of Australia on this Grand Tour
  • Includes 14 excursions and experiences
  • Visit iconic sights such as The Great Barrier, Sydney Opera House & Kangaroo Island
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset at Uluru
  • Best time to travel November - April

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Domestic Flights
  • International Flights
20 nights from £7,355 per person

Ellie

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Australasia holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Travel to all eight states and territories of Australia in 21 days, ticking off several bucket list attractions along the way.

This tailor-made tour showcases some of Australia’s very best iconic sites such as Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House. Take guided walking tours in Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne, gaining an insight into Australia’s convict and colonial history, aboriginal culture and the country’s vibrant food and wine scene.

Join small group tours to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and Melbourne’s laneways, bursting with quirky cafes and street art. Marvel at Uluru and Kata Tjuta in Australia’s Red Centre at sunrise and sunset, and visit sacred sites to view aboriginal rock art. Explore Australia’s capital city of Canberra, visiting a variety of galleries, museums and Parliament House.

Take a leisurely tour of the vineyards of Victoria’s Yarra Valley on a small group wine-tasting tour, visit Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site and visit Kangaroo Island for the day, an island with an abundance of native wildlife and wild land and seascapes.

Itinerary

Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Perth, Western Australia. You can choose to fly direct or with one of the many airlines that offers a stopover in exotic destinations such as Dubai, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.
On arrival make your way to your city-centre hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring this modern city. Take a wander along Elizabeth Quay, Perth’s regenerated waterfront on the banks of the Swan River. Visit King Park, one of the largest inner-city parks in the world or cross the river to Crown Perth, a hub for shopping, restaurants, hotels, live theatre and concerts and Crown Casino.
Spend a relaxed day exploring the artisan food producers and wine makers that can be found along the Swan Valley region. You will be treated to a two course lunch from the coveted Sandalford Estate following an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one of a kind wine tasting.
Staying at   Pan Pacific Perth
Fremantle
Make your way to Fremantle to join Two Feet & a Heartbeat for a walking tour through Fremantle’s convict and colonial past. The tour winds its way through Fremantle, passing many sights that reflect its well-preserved architectural heritage – including the World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison and convict-built colonial era buildings. Visit landmarks including Fishing Boat Harbour and the Moore & Moore Gallery to view contemporary art.
Staying at   Pan Pacific Perth
Upgrade to   COMO The Treasury
Fly across Australia to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy a day at leisure exploring this laid-back city with its bustling markets, Cairns Botanic Gardens and waterfront lagoon. The Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is only a 15-minute drive north of Cairns; the cableway climbs up through the treetops of the World Heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest and offers spectacular views of Barron Gorge National Park and Barron Falls.
Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef or lower isles for a spectacular day on one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. This 2,300km long living reef can be seen from space; it is made up of over 600 types of soft and hard coral and contains an abundance of marine life. You can explore the reef on a guided snorkelling tour, in glass-bottomed boats or in a semi-submersible, and marvel at this natural wonder close-up.
Daintree National Park
Travel on a small group tour to the traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people at Cooya Beach. Visit the beautiful Mossman Gorge where Aboriginal people will welcome you with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony. Explore the lush Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage-listed Site and one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Take in beautiful views of waterfalls and mountains and take a refreshing dip in rainforest-encased swimming hole.
Fly from Tropical North Queensland to Australia’s Red Centre, landing at Ayers Rock Airport. Spend the afternoon exploring Ayers Rock Resort where there are shops, art galleries and a museum. In the evening we recommend the unique Sounds of Silence Dinner, dining under the stars, or the Field of Lights – an art installation of 50,000 glass spheres that cover the size of seven football fields in the desert and light up as darkness falls.
Rise early this morning and travel to a vantage point to watch the changing colours of the desert, dunes and Uluru as the sun rises. Enjoy panoramic views of the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta on your drive to Walpa Gorge. Return to Ayers Rock Resort before your afternoon tour to Uluru, during which you will be visiting sacred sites and viewing aboriginal rock art, as well as learning about the intriguing cultural traditions of the Anangu people.
Fly to Sydney, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city set on one of the world’s most impressive and beautiful natural harbours. Make your way to the iconic Sydney Opera House where you will join a small group for a tour of inside the Opera House, learning the saga and emotional story behind the design and construction of this modern masterpiece.
Make your way to Bondi Beach where you will spend an hour learning to surf with your coach. For a romantic dinner, we recommend taking a ferry to one of the north shore suburbs and picking a restaurant with views of the harbour.
Take a walk around Sydney’s beautiful Botanical Gardens with a guide who will share their knowledge of the Aboriginal people’s rich and diverse culture. Wander through the award-winning garden, Cadi Jam Ora. Here you will learn of the different uses of plants in the garden; take the opportunity to touch, smell and taste them.
Canberra
There are a vast variety of museums and galleries housing Canberra’s artistic and cultural collections. At the National Gallery of Australia you can admire the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks in the world. Another great day out is the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where you’ll find an extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery. Hotel – Avenue Hotel Canberra
Fly south to Melbourne, the capital of Victoria. Take a walk along the Yarra River and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens. We recommend climbing to the balcony of the Shrine of Remembrance for breathtaking vistas of the city skyline. Take a tram to South Yarra with its plethora of boutiques, cafes and bars, or to the bohemian seaside village of St Kilda for cream cakes in Acland Street. Staying at: Lancemore Crossley St
Upgrade accommodation to   Park Hyatt Melbourne
Make your way to Federation Square for a small group walking tour through Melbourne’s arcades and regenerated laneways, bursting with coffee shops, bars and restaurants. The laneways are now brought to life with colourful street art and quirky cafés. Stop for lunch in a trendy eatery, and enjoy a glass of local wine. Staying at: Lancemore Crossley St
Upgrade accommodation to   Park Hyatt Melbourne
Yarra Valley
Victoria’s Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s premium wine-growing regions, only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Today you will visit up to five of the best winemakers in the region on today’s small group tour. Enjoy a one-course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee, cheese and wine tasting. Staying at: Lancemore Crossley St
Upgrade accommodation to   Park Hyatt Melbourne
Fly across the Bass Strait to Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Wander through its historic streets lined with old sandstone warehouses and galleries and visit nearby Battery Point with its colonial-era cottages. Take an afternoon guided walking tour through Hobart listening to hilarious tales of the local characters, convicts and smugglers of its 200-alcohol soaked year history in some of the old waterfront taverns. (Drinks not included)
Port Arthur
Enjoy a 3-hour Wilderness Cruise, where you will cruise beneath the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, and explore the deep sea caves and archways along the coast. Come face to face with wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales, and sea birds. After the cruise, you will enjoy 3 hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site including lunch and time to explore. Then you'll be transferred to your accommodation in Hobart city centre.
One of the first stops for most visitors to Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Market, the epicentre of South Australia’s foodie culture. For views of Adelaide Hills and the city you may wish to attempt the Commonwealth Bank Roof Climb at Adelaide’s Oval Stadium. Head to Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, to visit the Art Gallery of South Australia or head 15 miles out of the city for wine tasting at Penfolds vineyards.
A firm favourite and must do for any visitor to South Australia is to spend time on Kangaroo Island. You will visit Seal Bay for a guided beach walk amongst a colony of Australian sea lions. Enjoy lunch in a beautiful bush setting at Vivonne Bay; spot koalas, kangaroos and wallabies in their natural habitat; and marvel at the rugged coastline and Remarkable Rocks at Flinders Chase National Park.
A final day in Adelaide. If time permits, take a tour out to the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions, or take the tram down to Glenelg Beach where you can watch dolphins frolicking in the sea or enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch on the promenade or Marina Pier before heading back to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Ellie

Travel Specialist

Not sure where to stay in Australasia? I'm here to help. Give me a call and I'll share my first-hand insights to find your perfect spot.

Meet your Australasia Travel Specialists

We have a full team of Travel Specialists with their own personal knowledge of Australasia. Give them a call today.

Call our Australasia team on

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

 

20 nights from £7,355 per person

Stay in Touch

Subscribe to our inspiring newsletter to hear about exciting offers, trending destinations and unparalleled experiences