16 Day West to East Discovery
For those who want to explore a bit further afield, this itinerary will have you enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of Perth on the west coast, exploring the iconic laneways of Melbourne, and the world-famous Blue Mountains out of Sydney.
If that’s not enough, you can then put your feet up as you enjoy a few days soaking up the sun in Tropical North Queensland on this 16 Day West to East Discovery tour.
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Price Excludes: International and domestic flights to Australia, airport taxes, all meals, and airport transfers in Sydney.
Conditions: Prices are per person, twin/double-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Oct 17) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Oct 17 to 30 Sep 18. Blackout periods and surcharges may apply.
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Day 1: Welcome to Perth
Arrive into Perth where you’ll be transferred to your hotel of choice and can spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with the city.
Day 2: Perth City Tour
This morning you’ll be picked up to join a fantastic tour taking in Perth and Fremantle, the city and the alfresco lifestyle that Perth people enjoy. Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth City, Cottesloe Beach, and Fremantle.
Day 3: At leisure
Enjoy a day a leisure or book a wine tour.
Day 4: Experience Rottnest
Rottnest, Western Australia’s most beautiful island, is just 19km off Perth’s coastline. You’ll get to cruise from Perth on the Swan River before enjoying a complete tour of Rottnest Island where you’ll be taken to some spectacular locations and vantage points. Visit Rottnest Lodge for a full buffet lunch.
Day 5: Perth, Melbourne
Say goodbye to the West Coast and fly to Melbourne.
Day 6: Explore the city
Melbourne is a truly international city that it prides itself on its arts, culture, architecture, cafes and bars. Within the city laneways this vibrancy is at play, and today your walking tour today will give you an appreciation of what daily life is like for Melburnians, plus some secret spots to go back and try later.
Day 7: Great Ocean Road
You have an early start this morning. The incredible Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most beautiful and naturally maintained secrets! Experience and enjoy the breathtaking coastline. Every twist and turn exposes you to stretches of broad, uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines, and the lush rainforests of the Otway Ranges –all of which provides an amazing postcard backdrop your memories.
Day 8: Farewell Melbourne
Depart your hotel on the airport transfer and fly onwards to Sydney to continue your adventures.
Day 9: Explore Sydney
Make the most of your day by using the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass. With over 30 attractions to choose from there’s something for everyone, whether you want to get up close with some animals at Taronga Zoo, cruise around the harbour on the Sydney Explorer, or visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Day 10: Day at leisure
Use today to explore at your own pace. Take the train to Bondi to soak up some sun and enjoy Aussie fish’n’chips, or use the Hop On Hop Off ferry for a cruise around the harbour.
Day 11: Blue Mountains
This morning you’ll be picked up early to venture into the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains region. Here you will experience the raw magic the Blue Mountains has to offer, with sheer rock faces that plunge into eucalypt-clad valleys, along with native flora and fauna, and spectacular waterfalls. Highlights will include the Three Sisters, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and a river cruise on the Parramatta River back to Sydney Harbour Circular Quay.
Day 12: Cairns
Say goodbye to the big city and head to the tropical north. Departure and arrival transfers will ensure you get to and from the airport.
Day 13: Cape Tribulation
Today travel to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is an hour Daintree River Cruise to spot local wildlife, Mount Alexandra Lookout, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Also enjoy a driver-guided tour with an Indigenous presentation and afternoon tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre to learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people before returning home.
Day 14: Enjoy free time
Today enjoy Port Douglas at your leisure, with plenty of great restaurants and bars you can indulge in, or you could choose to venture out to the Daintree National Park.
Day 15: Reef day
Sailaway invites you to enjoy a day to remember with a reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Explore this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass-bottom boat, or laze on deck before an exhilarating sail back to Port Douglas.
Day 16: Depart Port Douglas
Wave goodbye to Port Douglas on your transfer to the airport.