Australia

Discover Aboriginal Australia

February 4-17, 2019

Mon / Sun- 14 Days

Set your sights on an incredible journey to Australia! With three nights in Sydney, you can see the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at Watson’s Bay and Bondi Beach, plus enjoy stunning harbor views while on a lunch cruise. A trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a chance to see native animals. Fly to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, where you can spend the day snorkeling or diving. Get on board a scenic railway to Queensland and meander through the ancient rainforest and engage in the Aboriginal culture performances. Immerse yourself at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Australian Outback as you experience the stillness and beauty of the desert lands and enjoy a “Sounds of Silence” dinner under the stars. Round out your sightseeing in the cultural city of Melbourne touring historical architecture, dining on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, and seeing the amazing coastline along the Great Ocean Road.

Itinerary Hotels Map

Mon, Feb 4: Board an overnight flight to Australia.

Tue, Feb 5: Cross the International Date Line.

Wed, Feb 6: Arrive in Sydney. Check in to your hotel for the night.

Thu, Feb 7: A sightseeing tour of Sydney includes the Sydney Opera House, Watson’s Bay and Bondi Beach. Enjoy a seafood lunch cruise at Circular Quay. (B,L,D)

Fri, Feb 8: Observe koalas, wombats, kookaburras, parrots and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Sat, Feb 9: Fly to Cairns and check in to your hotel for three nights. (B)

Sun, Feb 10: Spend a full day on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, scuba dive or see the reef from a semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat. (B,L)

Mon, Feb 11: Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the rainforest to Kuranda, where you’ll have time to explore the village. Board the Skyrail for a 90-minute ride spanning the ancient tropical rainforest. Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. (B,D)

Tue, Feb 12: Depart by air for Uluru (Ayers Rock). Create your own Maruku dot painting with an aboriginal artist. Travel through the desert to The Olgas. Enjoy a glass of wine while viewing the Uluru sunset. (B)

Wed, Feb 13: Rise early to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Tour Mutitjulu waterhole and view Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about Aboriginal history. Experience a second sunset over Uluru as you enjoy a Sounds of Silence Dinner in the desert with a stargazer guide. (B,D)

Thu, Feb 14: Depart by air for Melbourne. The day is yours to explore. (B)

Fri, Feb 15: Enjoy a tour of Melbourne. Stop at Cooks’ Cottage. Built in 1755, it was moved from England to Melbourne in 1934. Dinner is a five-course meal with a sightseeing tour on the 1948 Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (B,D)

Sat, Feb 16: Spend the day exploring the Great Ocean Road. Experience the worlds most impressive coastline, finishing at the famous Twelve Apostles. (B,L)

Sun, Feb 17: Fly home to Indianapolis and arrive the same day. (B)

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Breathtaking heritage elements merge with contemporary features. This boutique-style hotel features large windows and high ceilings for a spacious atmosphere. Walk to major city attractions such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens Highlights: spacious, contemporary guestrooms • bathrobes provided during stay • in-room coffee and tea maker • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access • two restaurants • bar • 24-hour room service • fitness center • steam room • indoor pool • spa.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns, Australia
Beautiful tropical surroundings make this a true resort-style treat. This multi-award-winning resort is located near the popular Cairns Esplanade. Highlights: contemporary guestrooms with private terraces or balconies • restaurant • bar • 24-hour room service • complimentary Wi-Fi access in lobby and public areas • fitness center • large lagoon-style pool with sandy beach and swim-up bar • day spa.

Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Ayers Rock, Australia.
An incredible place to discover aboriginal culture. Highlights: spacious guestrooms with private balconies or courtyard areas • in-room coffee/tea makers • restaurant • bar • room service • complimentary Wi-Fi access• outdoor pool • tennis court • native gardens.

Vibe Savoy Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s city business district . Highlights: spacious guestrooms • in-room coffee/tea makers • high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access (fees apply) • restaurant • bar/lounge • room service • fitness center.



Australia Pricing

Per Person*

Package Land Only

Double P/P

$4,399

Single

$2,300


Ambassadair Trip #7543

Twelve Apostles

Highlights Include


  • Tours of Sydney, Melbourne, Queenstown and Auckland
  • Great Barrier Reef with the option to snorkel or scuba dive
  • Train rides on the Kuranda scenic Railway and Skyrail
  • Two nights at Ayers Rock with Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Five-course dinner on a tramcar
  • View the Twelve Apostles

Package Includes


  • R/T air from Indianapolis
  • Internal flights per itinerary
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 18 meals
  • sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

PASSPORT REQUIREMENT!

A passport and & ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)is required to travel to this destination. The passport must be valid for at least six months after your return.


 
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