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Value Grand Australia (17 days from Sydney to Alice Springs): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

Duration
17 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,645

From sparkling Sydney to the red centre, discover Australia in detail on this amazing journey.


This 16-day trip takes you to some of Australia’s most popular highlights from Sydney to Alice Springs.

Start with a coach tour of Sydney, Australia’s most glamourous and diverse city. Take it all in over dinner atop Sydney Tower then set out for Port Macquarie, a beautiful beach town on the New South Wales coast. Continue north to Byron Bay. Australia’s most easterly point has been a haven for hippies and free thinkers for decades, and offers some relaxation and respite before you cross the border into Queensland. Here, you’ll visit Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

Overnight on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, where a half-day sightseeing tour takes you to highlights such as the Maheno wreck. Back on the mainland, travel through sugarcane country before reaching Rockhampton, your gateway to Daydream Island. Another of Queensland’s offshore gems, Daydream is part of the Whitsunday Islands, with secluded beaches and a wide variety of marine life. You may opt to visit the famously unspoiled sands of Whitehaven Beach.

Heading north to Cairns, turn inland to discover the Atherton Tablelands, and the rainforests they support. You’ll visit some of the local towns before returning to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Then it’s on to the Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in North Queensland’s crown. Snorkel in a sheltered coral lagoon or join a semi-submersible tour to admire the colourful inhabitants of the world’s largest reef system.

Get airborne for your final stop, Australia’s red centre. Start in Alice Springs, then follow the trail of the early settlers to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Uluru is a sacred site to Australia’s indigenous people, who ask guests to refrain from climbing it. Instead, you’ll tour the base of this awesome monolith, discovering its many stories along the way. Just as essential is a visit to Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. Visit awe-inspiring Kings Canyon on your way back to Alice Springs.


 

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Duration
17 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,645

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Sydney

Be met on arrival in Sydney this evening and transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, soaking up the world-renowned landmarks, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
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ParkRoyal Darling Harbour

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    ParkRoyal Darling Harbour



    You'll always be in the centre of the action at the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour hotel, with a convenient location just minutes away from the city's top sights and attractions. The friendly, well-informed hotel associates at the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Sydney are always on hand to ...

    You'll always be in the centre of the action at the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour hotel, with a convenient location just minutes away from the city's top sights and attractions. The friendly, well-informed hotel associates at the ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Sydney are always on hand to share their knowledge of the city's best-kept secrets with you. Explore the neighbourhood and feel the buzz of energy in the bustling Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. Go for a stroll and enjoy the amazing views at Cockle Bay, take in the city's history and culture at The Rocks, or enjoy some retail therapy at Harbourside and Pitt Street Mall. Once you're finished exploring, simply rest and relax in the comfort of the 340 rooms and suites at this premium Sydney hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Sydney, Gold Coast

Enjoy some time in Sydney before transferring to the airport and flying to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in to your hotel located within the heart of the city, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of the popular Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Mantra on View Hotel

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    Mantra on View Hotel



    Located in the heart of Australia's most popular resort destination and just 500 metres from magnificent Surfers Paradise beach, the hotel offers spacious rooms and suites all with balconies with sweeping views of the city, beach and meandering river. The hotel features a gymnasium, spa ...

    Located in the heart of Australia's most popular resort destination and just 500 metres from magnificent Surfers Paradise beach, the hotel offers spacious rooms and suites all with balconies with sweeping views of the city, beach and meandering river. The hotel features a gymnasium, spa facilities, tour desk, business centre, tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, restaurant, bar, beauty salon, concierge and much more.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Day Spa
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Tour Desk

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Day 3

Gold Coast

Today you have a full day to explore the Gold Coast at your leisure. With 52 kilometres of golden beaches at your doorstep, you won't have trouble finding a patch of sand. Perhaps grab a board and learn to surf, see what's on the menu at one of the restaurants along the waterfront or head into the lush hinterland for a day amidst the subtropical wilderness.

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Day 4

Gold Coast, Noosa

Departing the Gold Coast this morning, you'll head north to the Sunshine Coast. Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa.

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Duration1 Night
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Sebel Noosa

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    Sebel Noosa



    The elegant Sebel Noosa, set in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street, offers location and luxury with an opportunity to enjoy the best Noosa accommodation and Noosa Holidays. Surrounded by world-class restaurants, hotels and up-market fashion boutiques, the Sebel Noosa is less than a minute's ...

    The elegant Sebel Noosa, set in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street, offers location and luxury with an opportunity to enjoy the best Noosa accommodation and Noosa Holidays. Surrounded by world-class restaurants, hotels and up-market fashion boutiques, the Sebel Noosa is less than a minute's walk from Noosa's famed main beach and the beautiful Noosa River.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 5

Noosa, Fraser Island

With some time in Noosa, perhaps head into town or take a stroll along the stunning waterfront. Later, travel to Hervey Bay and join your cruise transfer to the world's largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island

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    Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island



    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and ...

    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise - sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside - makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 6

Fraser Island

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour.

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Day 7

Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

A morning ferry takes you across Hervey Bay, where you will discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland's crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you will rejoin your coach to continue heading north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow-gauge railway lines that transport sugarcane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton.

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Duration1 Night
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Central Park Motel Rockhampton

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    Central Park Motel Rockhampton



    Comfortable and spacious, Central Park Motel is located in the centre of town making it the perfect place to stay when visiting Rockhampton.

    Comfortable and spacious, Central Park Motel is located in the centre of town making it the perfect place to stay when visiting Rockhampton.

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Day 8

Rockhampton, Hamilton Island

Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast and the Outback. Founded in 1853, the city is home to beautiful heritage architecture and a rich, fascinating history. Then, travel to Airlie Beach and enjoy one of the region's most beautiful beaches. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays.

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Duration2 Nights
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Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

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    Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel



    The 386 room Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel is a wonderful destination for families, groups, couples and singles. It is a perfect place for those seeking an escape from the mainland life. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the private outdoor lap pool along ...

    The 386 room Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel is a wonderful destination for families, groups, couples and singles. It is a perfect place for those seeking an escape from the mainland life. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the private outdoor lap pool along with full use of Hamilton Island's 6 other swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, water-sports, fully equipped gymnasium and much more.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 9

Hamilton Island

You have the entire day at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps snorkel off the beach or take a stroll through the tropical jungle to the highest point of the island - own expense.

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Day 10

Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach

Take an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie, where you will reboard your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city. Continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet; the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort and Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms.

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Duration1 Night
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Castaways on Mission Beach

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    Castaways on Mission Beach



    Castaways on Mission Beach is your ultimate beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest, the resort is the perfect destination for couples, families or groups of friends. Resort features include a restaurant and cocktail bar, day ...

    Castaways on Mission Beach is your ultimate beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest, the resort is the perfect destination for couples, families or groups of friends. Resort features include a restaurant and cocktail bar, day spa and a beautiful swimming pool with ocean views. With direct access to a 14 km long white sandy beach, Castaways on Mission Beach is your perfect choice!

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 11

Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

As you journey towards Cairns, you will travel via the Atherton Tablelands and visit the Curtain Fig Tree, an iconic natural Australian icon. Arrive Cairns this afternoon and enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pullman Cairns International

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    Pullman Cairns International



    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 12

Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy the best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Highlight Dinner
Day 13

Cairns, Alice Springs

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs today.

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Duration1 Night
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Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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    Mercure Alice Springs Resort



    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. ...

    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. The hotel is only a five to ten minute walk away from the towns bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. The resort features 139 comfortable rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 14

Alice Springs, Uluru

Travel through incredible outback landscapes to Ayers Rock Resort.

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Desert Gardens Hotel

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    Desert Gardens Hotel



    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock ...

    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions at your fingertips, your days will be action-packed or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended.

    Relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. It's only a short stroll to the numerous lookouts, where you can view one of the best sunsets in Australia, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant, or try one of the other 13 dining experiences available throughout the Resort.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 15

Uluru, Kings Canyon

Rise early to catch sunrise over Uluru. Visit Kata Tjuta - The Olgas and walk to Walpa Gorge, then travel to Kings Canyon.

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Kings Canyon Resort

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    Kings Canyon Resort


    Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base, complete with pampering amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. After exciting, fun-filled days hiking and sightseeing in the rugged terrain of Watarrka National ...

    Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base, complete with pampering amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. After exciting, fun-filled days hiking and sightseeing in the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park, enjoy outstanding hotel facilities and relax in the comfort and convenience of your Kings Canyon hotel room.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 16

Kings Canyon, Alice Springs

Choose one of two walks available to you at Kings Canyon.

Duration1 Night
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Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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    Mercure Alice Springs Resort



    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. ...

    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. The hotel is only a five to ten minute walk away from the towns bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. The resort features 139 comfortable rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 17

Depart Alice Springs

Today you will be transferred to the airport.

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Apr. 23; May. 2* Sep. 17, 26*; Oct. 15, 24*; Nov. 12,21*; Dec. 10,19*

2018: Jan 21, 30*; Feb. 18, 27*; Mar. 18

* Indicates tour operates in reverse direction
BOLD indicates Guaranteed Departure

PRICE INCLUDES:

16 nights accommodation, arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia (directly before and after your tour), luxurious coach travel, dedicated Coach Driver and Tour Director, local expert guides in select locations, sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES

Optional excursions and touring that are available for purchase on tour, travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Flights are not included.  As experts in airfares to the South Pacific Goway can assist you with the best airfares for your vacation.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Seasonal surcharges will apply.  Limited seats and subject to availability.  Single supplements are available on request.  Single guests who are willing to share a room with a fellow traveller (same gender and non smoking) are eligible for twin share rates, ask your Goway Agent for details on the ‘Twin Share Guarantee’ option

 

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