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It’s a long flight to Australia, so while you are there why not take the opportunity to see what this spectacular destination has to offer. From red sand deserts to tropical rainforests; World Heritage sites to some of the world’s greatest cities, Australia truly has something for everyone.

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Immerse yourself in a truly world-class city. You’ll instantly recognise the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but you’ll also discover unparalleled dining, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Read more…

Fraser Island

Boasting mile after mile of stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, the relaxed Sunshine Coast has a spot to suit everyone. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, a wildlife paradise of freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes and 120km of spectacular beaches.

Cairns/Palm Cove

The lively resort of Cairns is the gateway to the tropical north, and offers a bewildering array of excursions and attractions. Just north of the town, bask on the palm-fringed sands of idyllic Kewarra, laid-back Trinity Beach and sophisticated Palm Cove.

Port Douglas

Just an hour’s scenic drive from Cairns lies Port Douglas, one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan holiday resorts. It’s idyllic Four Mile Beach is delightfully free of development whilst its bustling marina and stylish main street offer no end of divisions.


Sophisticated, elegant and cosmopolitan, Melbourne has been voted one of the world’s most liveable cities. It is a capital of culture, fashion, food and sport, and boast tree-lined boulevards, bustling markets, eccentric old-fashioned trams and a vibrant café lifestyle.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Few superlatives do justice to Uluru, and your first sight of this famous monolith may well take your breath away. This is the very heart of Australia, surrounded by miles of red desert, and the Rock stands testament to thousands of years of Aboriginal culture.


Tasmania is an island state of great scenic beauty with a rugged coastline, snow-capped mountains, deserted beaches and fabulous gourmet cuisine. With 2,000 kilometres of walking tracks, 18 national parks, extensive tracts of virgin rainforest, and scientific proof of having the purest air in the world, this untouched temperate wilderness is a very special destination.

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This 13 day tour encompasses it all. From Melbourne, through the Red Centre, on to tropical Cairns and Sydney, you’ll see Phillip Island’s famous little penguins, discover ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and float high above the canopy to Kuranda on board Skyrail Cableway. All this is topped off with a visit to spectacular Sydney!


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