This package is all inclusive of the following:
16 night Luxury Australian vacation

All accommodation as follows:
•3 nights in a Superior Room at the Lindrum Hotel, Melbourne
•4 nights in a Garden Room at Dunk Island, Great Barrier Reef
•4 nights in a Deluxe Spa Room at Sails in the Dessert, Ayers Rock
•5 nights in a Superior King Room at Blue, Sydney

All activities as follows:
•Dunk Island All Inclusive Activities
•Diving at Dunk Island and the Great Barrier Reef (4 per person)
•Sounds of Silence, dine under the stars at Ayres Rock
•Desert Awakenings 4WD Tour, Ayres Rock Resort
•Aboriginal Uluru Tour, Ayres Rock Resort
•Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
•Sydney Opera House Tour

All internal air transfers as follows:
•All domestic air travel within Australia

All vehicle transfers as follows:
•All airport transfres

Melbourne, Australia

3 nights 3 days in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometres - roughly the size of the British Isles. Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from national parks and forests teeming with... More details

Hotel Lindrum

Hotel Lindrum is a sophisticated contemporary traveller's haven - and it's located right in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Be only minutes from world-class theatres and restaurants, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and from the hub of thriving local and international business. Voted “Best Luxury Accommodation” at the HMAA and AAA Tourism Awards, Hotel... Show more Lindrum is a unique 59 room boutique hotel that combines modern design with the ultimate in contemporary facilities and personalised service. Architects, Swaney Draper and designers Terry Fripp and Neil Bradford have retained the classic features of the historical building, whilst showcasing a chic and stylish interior. Rich wood grained furnishings and subdued lighting, combined with a natural colour scheme of muted browns and creams, create an atmosphere of warmth and luxury throughout. Hotel Lindrum is stylish and modern but cosy and comfortable, with an emphasis on privacy, charm and attention to detail. Similar to a select club, the Hotel Lindrum is like a 'home away from home' where luxury is not ostentatious, but it's there in a refined way. ... Show Less.

Facilities: Every room is fully appointed with tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board, CD stereos and use of CD library, modem points, a gourmet mini bar, a pillow menu, DVD players and use of DVD library, air conditioning and heating, complimentary daily newspaper, in room safe and direct dial telephones.


Great Barrier Reef, Australia

4 nights 4 days in The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's east coast, is one of the wonders of the natural world. It is World Heritage listed and is one of Australia's, and the world's, premier holiday destinations. The combination of glorious weather (be aware that it rains a lot in the wet season! Jan-March), pristine... More details

Dunk Island

Dunk Island is Australia's most beautiful tropical rainforest island. This island of peace and plenty offers an amazing variety of activities, facilities and experiences. It was known to the first inhabitants as 'Coonanglebah' - the Island of Peace and Plenty. Today, Dunk Island continues to be Australia's most beautiful rainforest island. With an enormous variety... Show more of activities to choose from, it's hard deciding what to do next. You could start the day with a rainforest walk and take in the spectacular views from the summit of Mt Kootaloo. After breakfast, explore one of the National Park walking trails through the rainforest and later perhaps a snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach. During lunch you can plan the afternoon ahead. Perhaps some water skiing followed by a game of tennis. Or should that be kayaking followed by squash? And that's just one day on Dunk Island. You've still got to fit in a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Artists' Colony, horse riding on the beach, and some fishing! But in between this frenzy of fun you'll still find time to relax and unwind. It's as if there's a powerful tonic in the balmy breeze washing away the stress. Dunk has a variety of restaurants and eateries designed to match your mood. The Beachcomber Restaurant more than caters for all those a la carte cravings. With a postcard view across the palm-fringed beach to distant islands, the Plantation Bar and Deck is perfect for a quiet drink together. And Jetty's Café is great for a relaxing bite to eat. ... Show Less.

Facilities: Beachfront Rooms: Situated beachside with easy access to the beach through a tropical garden, guests can enjoy filtered views over Brammo Bay from most rooms. Upstairs rooms have balconies and down stairs rooms have a patio and lead onto the gardens and the beach. Rooms are comfortable with modern decor and contemporary cane and timber furniture on a split-level... Show more layout. Rooms have a separated living and sleeping area and ensuite facilities with combined bath and shower. All rooms feature one king and one single bed, or family configurations are available with one king and two single beds. Additional in-room amenities include bathrobes and fully stocked mini bar. Interconnecting rooms are available. ... Show Less.


Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

4 nights 4 days in Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

A visit to this monolithic rock, the world's greatest, is an awesome experience. It is composed of a type of sandstone that has been exposed through folding, faulting, the erosion of rock and infill. At the base are caves, inlets and overhangs formed by chemical degradation and erosion. Formerly known... More details

Sails In The Desert

Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, this is Voyages Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel. Exquisitely furnished and designed, the interior decor at Sails In The Dessert Hotel focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms.Slip into... Show more/ >Slip into comfort and luxury right in the heart of the central Australian outback at Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel. Be greeted by the oasis that is the central courtyard. Relax in spacious, airy, beautifully appointed rooms, enjoy a cocktail in the lovely grounds, or sit back and relax under the magnificent white sails. Sails In The Dessert Hotel also features the acclaimed Mulgara Gallery, the lively, buffet-style Winkiku Restaurant, tapas-style cuisine by the pool at Rockpool (seasonal), and the award winning signature restaurant of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Kuniya Restaurant. ... Show Less.

Facilities: Private bathrooms (bath and shower), King or queen size beds, Private balcony or verandah, Air-conditioning, Heating, Mini Bar, Refrigerator, Television, ISD/STD phone, In-house movies (charges apply), Hair Dryer, Iron/ironing board, Tea/coffee making facilities.


Sydney, Australia

5 nights 6 days in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, Australia's harbourside city with the world's friendliest people has been voted several times as the best city in the world for visitors. Here we give you a glimpse of what is available, all you have to do is explore! With an average of 240 days of warm sunshine and blue sky each year, Sydney... More details

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo is perfectly located on the Wharf on Sydney Harbour, and enjoys spectacular views of the Sydney Central Business and Shopping District, the harbour and Royal Botanical Gardens. Bridging between heritage and modern luxury, indulge in the rich history of the wharf complemented by contemporary designs and tech-savvy inclusions, all in the comfort... Show more of your generously sized abode over picturesque Sydney Harbour. Stay in luxurious rooms which all include super comfy beds, smart Tv with Foxtel, in-room iPad and more. All rooms include Free High Speed Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast, Free Mini Bar, Free In-Room Snacks, Free Daily Happy Hour, Free National Calls, Free 24 Hour Indoor Pool & Gym and Free Self Laundry. A signature at all Ovolo Hotels, the Lo Lounge is a sleek multipurpose social area designed for hotel guests to work, network or simply kick back and relax. Ready to serve 24-hours a day – guests can grab coffee in the morning, take in all-day nibbles and refreshments, and from 5:30-6:30pm Lo Lounge opens up for Free Happy Hour with free-flow wine, beers and canapés! It’s a great chance for guests to socialise with like-minded global travellers or chat with the hotel team in a relaxed environment. ... Show Less.

Facilities: All rooms include Free High Speed Wi-Fi, Continental Breakfast, Free Mini Bar, Free In-Room Snacks, Free Daily Happy Hour, Free National Calls, Free 24 Hour Indoor Pool & Gym and Free Self Laundry. Flexible checkout available (subject to availability. Enjoy free snacks and drinks all day in the Ovolo Lo Lounge.


Dunk Island All Inclusive Activities

With an enormous variety of activities to choose from, it's hard deciding what to do next. You could start the day with a rainforest walk and take in the spectacular views from the summit of Mt Kootaloo. After breakfast, explore one of the National Park walking trails through the rainforest and later perhaps a snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach. Complimentary activities at Dunk Island include: tennis (indoor & outdoor), squash, gym equipment, beach volleyball & badminton, snorkelling lessons, Coonanglebah - the island farm, catamarans, paddle skis & sailboards, archery ( min. age 12 years), gym circuit, aqua aerobics, stretch & pilates classes, table tennis, nature walks, bocce and croquet, nightly entertainment, soccer, coconut de-husking, kelly pool, golf and tennis lessons, basketball, and boomerang throwing.


Diving at Dunk Island and the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef has captured man's imagination since its first discovery. Travellers have sailed over its waters, many have written tales about the reef, all islands and cays have been discovered and set foot upon, but still underwater there's a land so vast that in 10,000 years will not be completely explored. To scuba divers the Great Barrier Reef represents some of the finest and most exotic diving and snorkeling in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is a massive chain of coral reefs and beyond this structure of living organisms lies the cleanest body of water on the globe! It is a wonderful, exciting and indeed memorable experience to dive the Great Barrier Reef. You will encounter mostly smooth seas, you will dive beautiful reefs, deep drop offs, see gorgeous marine life, explore tunnels and caves, and bask in the sun between dives on the deck of the boat!


Sounds of Silence, dine under the stars at Ayres Rock

Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A meandering path takes you to an uninterrupted, three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés. As the sun sets in a blaze of reds and oranges, and well into the starlit night, you feast on a barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia's finest wines. Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, as our resident astronomer takes you on an unforgettable tour of the spectacular southern night sky.


Desert Awakenings 4WD Tour

You arrive at your private dune top viewing area well before the sun breaches the horizon. As your traditional bushman's breakfast is being prepared over the fire, your guide will explain the retreating star scape above. Enjoy a cup of Billy Tea and Damper as you watch the sunrise bring you spectacular views of Uluru and the vast landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. After breakfast your guide will explain the natural history of the region. Next depart for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Cultural Centre, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu (Aboriginal people) is explained in fantastic detail. Next we are off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) where we take a short walk into Mutitjulu waterhole. A visit here will help you to appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu alike.


Aboriginal Uluru Tour, Ayres Rock Resort

A popular tour of Uluru! After being picked up at your hotel, you'll view the sunrise and, time permitting, take a short Uluru bus tour. Then you'll enjoy breakfast in the early morning light at the magnificent Cultural Centre, with its panoramic view of Uluru. After this you'll join the local Aboriginal guide on the famous Liru Walk - a walking tour to the base of Uluru. Learn the ancient stories of the region and see the marks in the face of Uluru that relate to these ancient stories. Learn actual bush survival skills from the traditional owners of these lands - starting a fire without matches, carving wooden implements with sharpened stones and making bush glue from native plants.


Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

The Bridge Climb is Sydneys leading attraction. It takes you along the upper span of the arch on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbour city surrounds. When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you'll remember forever - you've conquered an Australian icon recognised the world over! No other Sydney attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the Harbour spread before you. Until October 1998, this Climb was strictly off-limits to the public. Today, over two million people, including many celebrities, have climbed to the summit.


Sydney Opera House Tour

This intimate tour grants you exclusive access to areas normally reserved for the stars and their crew. You will visit the backstage areas of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world as it prepares for the upcoming performances. Stand on the Concert Hall stage where some of the world’s performing legends, such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Michael Bublé and have stood. Peek inside the stars’ dressing rooms. Includes a full breakfast in the Green Room* – private domain of our performers and staff. In June 2007, Sydney Opera House was formally recognised as one of the most outstanding places on Earth with its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Sydney Opera House is now listed alongside other universally treasured places such as the Taj Mahal, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China and the Great Barrier Reef.


Itinerary

Thursday 24th April 2008 – Day 1
Arrive in Melbourne (own arrangements). Your driver will transfer you to your hotel. Spend the next 3 days at your leisure, explore the Old Melbourne Gaol, Federation Square, Philip Island, Royal Botanic Gardens and much more.
Accommodation: Hotel Lindrum

Friday 25th April 2008 – Day 2
Accommodation: Hotel Lindrum

Saturday 26th April 2008 – Day 3
Accommodation: Hotel Lindrum

Sunday 27th April 2008 – Day 4
Check out of your accommodation and your driver will transfer you to Melbourne Airport in time for your flight to Cairns and onwards to Dunk Island.
Enjoy the next 4 days at Dunk Island and make use of the all inclusive activities available.
Accommodation: Dunk Island

Monday 28th April 2008 – Day 5
I have included 4 certified dives per person at Dunk Island and the Great Barrier Reef
Accommodation: Dunk Island

Tuesday 29th April 2008 – Day 6
Accommodation: Dunk Island

Wednesday 30th April 2008 – Day 7
Accommodation: Dunk Island

Thursday 1st May 2008 – Day 8
Check out of your accommodation and the hosts at Dunk Island will arrange for your flight back to Cairns and onwards to Ayres Rock. On arrival at Ayres Rock airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Sails In The Dessert

Friday 2nd May 2008 – Day 9
Enjoy your Sounds of Silence, dining under the stars at Ayres Rock experience.
Accommodation: Sails In The Dessert

Saturday 3rd May 2008 – Day 10
Desert Awakenings 4WD Tour, Ayres Rock Resort
Accommodation: Sails In The Dessert

Sunday 4th May 2008 – Day 11
Aboriginal Uluru Tour, Ayres Rock Resort
Accommodation: Sails In The Dessert

Sunday 4th May 2008 – Day 12
Your hosts at Ayre rock will arrange for your transfer back to Ayres Rock airport in time for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival in Sydney your driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Blue Sydney

Monday 5th May 2008 – Day 13
Spend the next 5 days exploring Sydney.
Accommodation: Blue Sydney

Tuesday 6th May 2008 – Day 14
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Accommodation: Blue Sydney

Wednesday 7th May 2008 – Day 15
Sydney Opera House Tour
Accommodation: Blue Sydney

Thursday 8th May 2008 – Day 16
Accommodation: Blue Sydney

Friday 9th May 2008 – Day 17
Check out of your accommodation and your driver will transfer you to Sydney Airport in time for your return flight home (own arrangements)

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