Australian must-sees

Trip description

This comprehensive itinerary will allow you to discover Australia's natural wonders and all its diversity. It will start in beautiful Sydney with its magnificent bay and its famous Opera House, continue to Kangaroo Island rich in preserved fauna and flora, take you to the Red Centre to discover the famous Uluru monolith and the Kings Canyon gorge, to finish on an island of the sublime Great Barrier Reef.

Day 1 : Arrival in Sydney

The Rocks.

Arrival in Sydney and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

The city of Sydney is built on one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The main sights are located in close proximity to the city centre. Explore the historic districts of Darling Harbour and The Rocks to the Opera House, experience the excitement of Asian life in Chinatown and Haymarket and the fashion mecca of Paddington with its pretty Victorian-style houses.

Overnight in Sydney.

Day 2 : Sydney and Opera House Visit

Opéra de Sydney.

Half day in Sydney with English speaking guide.

Meet with your English speaking guide for a walk in the places that can only be discovered on foot: the historic Rocks district, the cradle of the Australian nation with its unique architecture and many fascinating stories. Explore the hidden walkways and hear its stories from the days of the settlers to today's Sydney. Your visit includes a tour inside the Opera House for a complete and unforgettable experience of this Australian landmark.

End of the day free.

Overnight in Sydney.

Day 3 : Sydney - Blue Mountain - Sydney

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.

A day in the Blue Mountains with an English-speaking guide.
Discover the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a day trip in a small group from Sydney. Enjoy stunning views of the Blue Mountains and sites including the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley. Lunch in the charming town of Leura and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos, koalas and other typical Australian animals. Optional boat return to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River.

Overnight in Sydney.

Day 4 : Sydney - Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Transfer to Sydney Airport and flights to Adelaide (not included). Pick up of your rental car at Adelaide airport.

Free end of the day in Adelaide. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, stands out from other "big" Australian cities by its relaxed atmosphere and relaxed way of life.

Adelaide offers many cultural visits and activities. The city is dotted with museums that house an impressive number of works of art from Australia and around the world. It also has an important architectural heritage through its many 19th century buildings.

Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 5 : Adélaïde - Kangaroo Island

Kangourous.

Depart with your vehicle for Cape Jervis, you will cross the Fleurieu Peninsula to reach the landing stage of the ferry to Kangaroo Island. You can stop at Pennington Bay, offering a magnificent view of the island. From here, you can head to Seal Bay, home to a colony of around 500 Australian sea lions.

Overnight on Kangaroo Island.

Day 6 : Kangaroo Island

Koala du Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, près de Brisbane.

Discover Flinders Chase National Park today, a sanctuary for many endangered species such as platypus and koalas. You're also likely to see kangaroos, wallabies, fur seals and many species of birds. Continue on to Remarkable Rock, an impressive granite boulder shaped by erosion.

Overnight at Kangaroo Island.

Day 7 : Kangaroo Island - Adélaïde

Art Gallery Adelaide

Back on the continent, you can discover the Mc Laren Vale wine region. The roads here take on a southern flavour, winding between vineyards and olive groves... The village of Hahndorf is worth a diversion, a former German colony and it keeps a certain heritage.

Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 8 : Adélaïde - Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon

Ayers Rock.

Return to Adelaide Airport and flight to Ayers Rock (not included). Pick up of your rental vehicle at the airport for a 4x4 tour of the Red Centre.

Drive to Kings Canyon and its impressive Canyon.

Overnight at Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 9 : Kings Canyon - Ayers Rock

Kings Canyon.

Set off on a 3 hour hike to discover the sandstone canyons following the Rim Walk itinerary. This walk offers spectacular views. You will pass through Lost City and its sandstone formations, then through the Garden of Eden, a small oasis of greenery.

You'll be back on the road in time for the sunset on Uluru, a date not to be missed! The famous monolith then offers a gradation of incandescent reds.

Overnight in Ayers Rock.

Day 10 : Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta - Ayers Rock

Kata Tjuta, les Olgas.

If you are early in the morning go and watch the sunrise over Uluru, which offers a very different spectacle from the sunset. Then go to Kata-Tjuta, another impressive geological formation. You can go on various hikes among the 36 domes.

Overnight in Ayers Rock.

Day 11 : Ayers Rock - Cairns

Formations rocheuses sur la Great Ocean Road.

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can learn about the traditions of the Anangu people, the legends of the Dreamtime, their languages and Aboriginal history.

Drop off at Ayers Rock Airport, flight to Cairns (not included) and transfer to your hotel.

Free time in Cairns, a city with a tropical atmosphere and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Overnight in Cairns.

Day 12 : Cairns - Green Island

Récif en forme de cœur sur la grande barrière de corail.

A boat will take you to Green Island, a paradise island in the Great Barrier Reef. A former coral island that has been transformed into an island of lush vegetation, Green Island promises you a complete change of scenery. During the 4 days, you will be able to explore the island through walks or glass bottom boat excursions, and cruises for diving or snorkelling!

Overnight on Green Island.

Day 13 : Green Island

Bordure de la Grande Barrière de corail.

You will discover the Great Barrier Reef via a day cruise allowing you to observe the richness of the seabed while diving or snorkelling.

Overnight on Green Island.

Day 14 : Green Island

Méduse dans la grande barrière de corail.

You will have a last day for a bit of lazing around or enjoying the swimming pool, but you can also enjoy many water activities, such as windsurfing, canoeing or windsurfing.

Overnight on Green Island.

Day 15 : Green Island - Cairns - Departure

Centre-ville de Sydney.

After breakfast, you can take a boat to Cairns. A transfer will take you to Cairns Airport for connection with your return flight.

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