Australia

Discover Aboriginal Australia

February 4-17, 2019

Mon / Sun- 14 Days

Set your sights on an incredible journey to Australia. Dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the desert lands of the Australian Outback and enjoy a Sounds of Silence Dinner at Ayers Rock. Discover Aboriginal Australia and take in the natural beauty of this part of the world.

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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