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Inspiring Australia

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21079
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Cairns, Australia
  • Ends Sydney and NSW, Australia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Daintree Rainforest: Join your Local Expert for an insightful exploration in the oldest tropical rainforest on earth. Learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with the land here, which they've been connected to for thousands of years. The experience reduces inequalities for indigenous people & preserves local traditions, protects natural culturally sensitive sites and promotes cultural vibrancy. This experience creates employment opportunities for local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginals who are proud to share and preserve their land and culture.
  • Great Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have. See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.
  • Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda. Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Kata Tjuta: Join your Traveling Concierge for a guided walk through the sacred Walpa Gorge, which is a refuge from the hot desert sun for a variety of flora and fauna. Admire the change in color on the gorge walls and spot the odd wallaby.
  • Uluru: Arrive at the UluṟuKata Tjuṯa National Park in the afternoon in time to see the sun slipping behind the majestic rock. See the vibrant colors of the landscape lit up as you sip on sparkling wine and nibble on canapés.
  • Uluru: Watch the sunrise over Uluru as you are enchanted by the magical 'Field of Light' art installation.
  • Uluru: Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu’s wanampi, an ancestral water snake.
  • Uluru: Learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu and this ancient land on a visit to the UluṟuKata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
  • Uluru: Watch as the sun rises behind the majestic Uluṟu and it is cast in glowing red hues. The rest of the morning is yours to enjoy at leisure, basking in the warm sun of this remote stretch of sacred land.
  • Curtin Springs: Visit Curtin Springs Station and learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage.
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The "Inspiring Australia" trip starts in Cairns and ends in Sydney and NSW. It is an explorer tour that takes 13 days taking you through Uluru, Cairns, Kings Canyon and 5 other destinations in Australia. "Inspiring Australia" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Adventure across Australia on this 13-day guided tour. Just outside of Cairns, explore the tropical rainforest of Daintree National Park with a Local Expert, who will teach you about the indigenous Kuku Yalanji who live there. Fly to Uluru, where a guide will lead you through the Walpa Gorge and past its red, rocky domes. Later, watch as 50,000 solar powered lights illuminate the desert during its Field of Light display. See Alice Springs your way: visit the School of the Air to learn about the technology used to teach children, or the Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Service, which helps to save lives in the Outback. Sail the Sydney Harbour, then go inside its infamous Opera House for a VIP tour. Celebrate your incredible trip with dinner at Bennelong Restaurant, set inside the opera house’s iconic sails.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Welcome to Cairns
  • Day 2: The Ancient Daintree Rainforest and Indigenous Culture
  • Day 3: Cairns Natural Wonders
  • Day 4: Into the Outback
  • Day 5: Uluu and Kata Tjua
  • Day 6: Spectacular Sunrise
  • Day 7: Desert and Canyons
  • Day 8: Alice Springs to Sydney
  • Day 9: Blue Mountains National Park
  • Day 10: Hunter Valley Wine Country
  • Day 11: Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Day 12: Sydney Sightseeing and the Opera House Relaxed Start
  • Day 13: Farewell Sydney
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
Meals
  • Alice Springs: Visit the School of the Air and learn about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas.
  • Palm Cove: Savour a meal made from the finest quality local seasonal ingredients at this award-winning restaurant. Relax in the tropical setting with a glass of wine as you overlook the stunning crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea while nestled beneath Melaleuca trees.
  • Uluru: Experience the magic of this powerful place as the sun sets and darkness cloaks the land. The soulful sound of the digeridoo plays as you feast on fine local cuisine during the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.
  • Curtin Springs: Be welcomed by the Severin family, who have lived on this land for several generations, at their ranch. Experience a lively barbecue lunch near the 4,000 head of cattle who roam the land and hear from the locals about what life is like in the unforgiving Outback.
  • Alice Springs: As the sun sets over the Outback, experience dinner in the wilderness, while seeing the Milky Way as you never have before. Your host, Bob, prepares your meal in a bush camp where you'll learn about traditional Aboriginal food as you feast.
  • Hunter Valley: Discover the bouquets of one of Australia's most famous wine regions. Arrive to a private wine tasting at a boutique winery, where you can sample the wines that grow here, then enjoy an exquisite tasting lunch with your fellow travellers.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner (D), 12 Breakfast (B), and 6 Lunch (L)
Transport
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
Guide
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Sydney: Embark on a guided Indigenous walking tour through The Rocks and learn about the Dreamtime, the cutlure of Aboriginal People.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
Others
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Great Barrier Reef: Dive into one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef and one of the most complex ecosystems we have. See incredible aquatic life beneath the surface as you swim.
  • Kuranda: Board your SkyRail cable car to ascend through rainforest to reach the mountain village of Kuranda. Take time to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Alice Springs: Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and learn how this non-profit organisation is saving lives in the outback.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sydney: Join a historic walking tour through The Rocks to discover some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Sydney: Embark on a behind the scenes VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House and uncover its intriguing secrets. Afterward, enjoy an unforgettable Celebration Dinner at creative chef Peter Gilmore's Bennelong restaurant, set in the building's iconic sails.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Cairns and from Sydney and NSW are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Inspiring Australia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
This tour has not received any customer reviews yet. However, you can expect a good tour as it is run by a trusted travel specialist who has received 2 reviews for other tours with an average 5.0 rating.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Inspiring Australia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 01 January 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 January 2023, a deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Inspiring Australia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Inspiring Australia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • This tour will operate in smaller group sizes and uniquely configured coaches with fewer seats to protect against COVID-19.
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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