20 DAY AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SYDNEY TO ALICE SPRINGS

Uluru Tours from Sydney


Product Info

Duration 20 days
Meals 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
Group Size Maximum of 36
Starts Sydney
Ends Alice Springs
Tour Style Social
Accommodation 18 nights accommodation including 1 night swag accommodation

Details

An epic trip of Australia that does exactly what it says on the tin! Starting in the heart of the Aussie Outback, head out to the exciting East Coast, where you will visit gorgeous beaches by day and enjoy pulsating nightlife once the sizzling sun has set. There's so much more in store when you tour Australia with us!

  • Full-day on Fraser Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Explore the Hunter Valley
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
  • 17 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night live-aboard sailing
  • Internal flight from Cairns to Alice Springs
  • Awesome Driver/Guide

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney to Crescent Head 

Set the tone for this fair dinkum (i.e. authentic) Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. Before testing the waters, dip your toes into an oak barrel (literally) in the Hunter Valley.

Included today:
-Wine tasting and grape stomping in the Hunter Valley

Meals:
- Dinner

 

Day 2: Crescent Head to Byron Bay

Try a barrel of a different kind with an early morning private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master. Our road trip continues with a traditional BBQ lunch and a cruise past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay - where you can burn incense, sip chai and become a yoga teacher all in one day.

Included today:
-Surf lesson

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

 

Day 3: Byron Bay 

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is glitzy on the outside but small town-hearted underneath. Hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax. You should too. Or jump out of a plane. Byron doesn't care as long as you're happy.

Included today:
-Byron Bay highlights walking trip

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Dolphin kayaking
-Skydiving
-Scuba diving
-Surf lessons

 

Day 4: Byron Bay to Gold Coast 

Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to Springbrook National Park and its major landmark, Natural Bridge. Next, swap the national park for the golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife of Surfers Paradise.

Included today:
-Rainforest walk in Springbrook National Park

Meals:
- Breakfast

 

Day 5: Gold Coast to Fraser Island 

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days.***

Next stop: BrisVegas (aka Brisbane). Don't let its namesake fool you - there are no late-night wedding chapels in the sunshine state capital. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the city centre, before catching a ferry bound for UNESCO World Heritage listed, and the world's largest sand island Fraser Island.

Included today:
-Brisbane city walking tour

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

 

Day 6: Fraser Island 

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Included four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Included today:
-Fraser Island 4WD tour
-Lake MacKenzie
-Central Station
-Coloured Sands
-Maheno Shipwreck
-Eli Creek

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights from the beach

 

Day 7: Fraser Island to Myella Farm 

Live like a local family with a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Think dusty plains and wide open spaces - this is the Oz that people dream of. Go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset and enjoy a hearty home cooked farm-style dinner.

Included today:
-Farm sunset

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

 

Day 8: Myella Farm to Emu Park 

Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for horse riding, motorbiking, whip cracking and lassoing. Then leave the campfire to follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head back to the coast for Emu Park. Take a selfie as you pass into the Tropic of Capricorn. This afternoon chill by the pool, check out the coastal walk to the point or a game of beach cricket. 

Included today:

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Motorbike lesson

 

Day 9: Emu Park to Airlie Beach 

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 3 days.***

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Included today:
-Overnight sailing

Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the
Whitsunday Islands. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

 

Day 10: Airlie Beach 

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land. Later this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

 

Day 11: Magnetic Island 

Leaving the Whitsundays for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail. 

Included today:
-Big Mango
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass
-Bush walking

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

 

Day 12: Magnetic Island to Cairns 

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and even cuddle a Koala*, is included into our morning before we leave the island. We'll pass palm tree lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range.

Included today:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Cuddle a koala

 

Day 13: Cairns 

The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you've got two days to take it all in. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there! Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

 

Day 14: Cairns 

Ramp up the adventure metre today's optionals. You could be paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. There's hot air ballooning, horse riding and bungee jumping...or just kick back with a coconut.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-White water rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Daintree National Park day trip
-Zip lining
-Hot air ballooning

 

Day 15: Cairns to Alice Springs 

Catchya later, Cairns. Today we take to the skies heading south west to meet up with your NT crew in Alice Springs. 

Included today:
-Airport transfers

Meals: 
-Breakfast

 

Day 16: Alice Springs to Uluru

We're hitting the red ground running as we make tracks into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to the outback, mate. 

Included today:
-Mt Conner
-Uluru Sunset
-National Park entry

Meals:
-Breakfast 
-Dinner

 

Day 17: Uluru 

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and soar over the rock. Later, join an optional meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

Included today:
-Sunrise over Uluru
-National Park entry
-Uluru base walks
-Anangu Visitor centre
-Guided walk by your crew

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights
-Harley Davidson rides
-Camel tours
-Sounds of Silence
-Guided astrology tour

 

Day 18: Uluru to Kings Canyon 

After a hearty breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

And please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Included today:
-Valley of the Winds walk
-National Park entry

 

Day 19: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs 

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk – Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City – and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). After a picnic lunch, we’ll board the bus back to Alice Springs. 

Included today:
-Guided hike of Kings Canyon
-Garden of Eden walk

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

 

Day 20: Alice Springs 

Wake up. Rub eyes. Climb into a hot air balloon. Just saying, it’s an option...and an amazing start to the day. Back to earth venture on an excursion out amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Our stops include the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. It’s back to Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre. This afternoon, have a wander. There are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in. Book in the optional late afternoon Kangaroo Sanctuary tour for sunset.

Included today:
-Stanley Chasm
-Simpsons Gap

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Hot air balloon
-Desert Park
-Alice Springs Reptile Centre
-Kangaroo Sanctuary


Pickups / Departures

Starts: Meet at 7:30am in Sydney 

Finish: 5pm in Alice Springs 


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