Experience magical Sydney, hike Uluru and Kings Canyon, learn to live nature like a real aborigine and relax on a tropical holiday island on the Great Barrier Reef. Check listofusnewspapers for see mass media in Australia.
If you want to experience a lot in a short time, we have tailored a proposal where you can see Australia’s highlights during two exciting weeks. You will visit Australia’s largest city Sydney with plenty of time to explore the city and its surroundings before flying to Ayers Rock. You have three days by rental car to explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. On to Cairns where you continue towards Port Douglas by rental car and have three days to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest. From Port Douglas you go on an excursion to the area of the Aborigines, where you get to learn how they live with and by nature. The journey continues to the paradise island of Fitzroy Island at the Great Barrier Reef, which is known for its many hiking trails, beautiful beaches and fantastic snorkeling.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Sydney, Australia
Day 2: Arrival in Sydney
Arrival in Sydney. You take yourself to your hotel, where you spend three nights.
Day 3–4: Sydney
You have the next few days to explore Sydney on your own. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and Australia’s largest city. More than four million people live here, and seeing the city is an enchanting and amazing experience. The Opera House is of course a great experience for most people who visit Sydney and is hard to miss. Go on a guided tour here and find out how this architectural miracle was built. In the same area is Harbor Bridge. Here is a small museum where you can learn more about the construction of the bridge. You can also go up the 200 steps to the top and look out over the city. The adventurous can also climb the bridge. Next to the Opera House is the Royal Botanic Garden, where eager exercisers run or cycle all day long. Feel free to bring a picnic and have lunch in the shade of a tree overlooking the harbor,
Day 5: Flight from Sydney to Ayers Rock – pick up car hire
You are flying today from Sydney to Australia’s Red Heart and Ayers Rock. Here you pick up your rental car and check in at your hotel in Ayers Rock. The red wilderness is for many the “real” Australia. From Ayers Rock you can visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta and enjoy the starry sky which here is not covered by artificial light. The big highlight here is of course Uluru. 348 meters high, 10 km in circumference and millions of years old. Like a desolate giant, Uluru lies in the middle of the Australian desert, surrounded only by small low bushes, tufts of grass and red sand. Take a walk around the mountain and visit the local cultural center to learn more about why this place is so sacred to the indigenous people. Watch the sunset, and possibly buy for a dinner under the huge starry sky.
Day 6: On a road trip from Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
Watch the sunrise at Uluru before heading to Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon, also known as Watarrka Gorge, cuts through the landscape as a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Watarrka is much easier to explore and the views from the cliff edge are absolutely stunning. The walk is really worth it. You’re staying one night at Kings Canyon.
Day 7: Delivery of rental car – flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns and on to Port Douglas
It is common to fly to Cairns in the afternoon, so you have plenty of time to get from Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock. If you have not visited the local cultural center, this is your chance. Before the flight departs for the tropical north, leave the car at the airport. In Cairns there is a rental car ready for you and you have three nights booked at a hotel in Port Douglas.
Day 8: On a journey of discovery in and around Port Douglas
You have the whole day on your own in Port Douglas to explore the city and the many beautiful beaches that are within walking distance of your hotel. Since you have a car, it is also possible to explore the Daintree rainforest.
Day 9: Excursion to the Aborigines from Port Douglas
You will be picked up at your hotel and spend the morning with a guide from the local Aboriginal tribe Kuku Yalanji. The tour gives a good insight into how they live with and by nature. There will be the opportunity to gather seafood on the beach and catch fish or crabs with spears. The tour ends in the rainforest where you can cool off in a freshwater spring. You will be dropped off at your hotel around noon and have the rest of the day on your own.
Day 10: Port Douglas to Fitzroy Island
You drive from Port Douglas to the port of Cairns, from where you take the ferry to Fitzroy Island, which is close to the Great Barrier Reef. It is only a short boat ride from Cairns, so you get most of the day on the island.
Day 11-12: Experiences and sun vacations on Fitzroy Island
The days are free to enjoy the tropical island. Among other things, you can explore the Great Barrier Reef, relax on the beach, go for a walk on the island or enjoy the warm, clear water. Even though the island is not on the coral reef itself, there is a fantastic wildlife and colorful fish. You can often see both dolphins and turtles near the island.
Day 13: From Fitzroy Island to Cairns and departure from Cairns Airport
You leave Fitzroy Island by ferry to Cairns Harbor, where your rental car awaits you. From here you go to the airport, where you leave the car and begin your return trip to Scandinavia.
Day 14: Arrival in Scandinavia
Eleven nights in a hotel