Inspiring Australia

AU$10,079

per person
 
Duration: 23 Nights
Destination: Australia
Region: Australia
Deal Code: PA1LC7Z8

 

 

Description

Set sail on a Princess cruise from Sydney to Brisbane before exploring the Queensland coast by road. After a short stay on the beautiful Sunshine Coast it’s up to the Whitsundays to relax for a few days before joining your luxury guided holiday.

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Red Centre of the Outback, Australia boasts a plethora of extraordinary natural wonders. This immersive journey is a showcase of vast tropical rainforests, otherworldly rock formations and ancient indigenous culture. Listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo at a hosted starlit dinner in Uluṟu and take in the iconic sights of Sydney aboard a yacht.


Your Holiday Package Includes:

  • 3 night cruise onboard Coral Princess, Sydney to Brisbane
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 4 day intermediate car hire to explore the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane return
  • 4 nights accommodation in Caloundra
  • Economy class flight from Brisbane to the Whitsundays
  • 4 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • 1 day intermediate car hire, Airlie Beach to Cairns
  • 13 day Inspiring Australia guided holiday with Insight Vacations Luxury Gold, Cairns to Sydney
  • Includes 12 nights accommodation, 24 meals, VIP experiences, internal flights, select activities + more
  • Port charges, prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

**Package is based on travel from 29 October – 21 November 2021


Cruise Itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

29 Oct 21

Sydney, NSW - EMBARK

-

06.45 pm

30 Oct 21

Newcastle, NSW

08.00 am

06.00 pm

31 Oct 21

At Sea

-

-

01 Nov 21

Brisbane, QLD - DISEMBARK

07.00 am

-

 

Inspiring Australia Itinerary

Welcome To Cairns.

Day 1

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the evening meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at the Reef House Restaurant, where you will enjoy a meal made from seasonal ingredients as you overlook the crystal-clear water of the Coral Sea.

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns

The Ancient Daintree Rainforest And Indigenous Culture.

Day 2

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree National Park is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Join your Local Expert for a fascinating exploration into this ancient rainforest and learn about the close relationship the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Lunch is served in the quaint Daintree village. Return to your hotel, where you have the evening at your leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns

Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef.

Day 3

Visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a place of great ecological value and beauty. Experience its magic as you cruise out to the Outer Reef to enjoy the day relaxing onboard, or take to the water to discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures, as you snorkel around underwater gardens. Lunch is served outdoors on the pontoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Reef House Palm Cove, Cairns

Into The Outback.

Day 4

Depart the holiday hotspot of Cairns, flying to Uluru, the heart of Australia. The domes of Kata Tjuta are your first stop. Join your Travelling Concierge for a guided walk deep through whistling Walpa Gorge, tracing the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta’s ancient rocky domes. In the late afternoon, venture into the spiritual midst of Uluru in time to enjoy sparkling wine and a spectacular sunset.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru

Uluṟu And Kata Tjuṯa.

Day 5

Experience the renowned Field of Light – 50,000 hand-crafted glass spheres of coloured light – a magical sight to behold. Wander through the paths and then, from the dune-top, watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru. Later, spend time at the base of Uluru’s red slopes, embracing the timeless stories of the Anangu people, whose rock art you’ll have the opportunity to view. Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home to the Anangu’s wanampi, an ancestral water snake. Then venture to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you’ll learn about the strong connection shared over millennia between the Anangu and this ancient land. Explore the Tjukurpa Tunnel and read about the history and flora and fauna of the park. This evening meet the magical stars of the Southern Hemisphere at the sensational Sounds of Silence Dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru

Spectacular Sunrise.

Day 6

Witness a mesmerising sunrise over Uluru before returning to your hotel for breakfast. From here you’ll travel towards Kings Canyon. Your next stop is Curtin Springs Station. Learn about the legacy of the Severin family and their wrangling heritage and then kick back in true Aussie-style at a barbecue lunch. Continue to your destination, Kings Canyon Resort.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort

Desert And Canyons.

Day 7

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 6km rim walk exploration of spectacular Kings Canyon. Highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk, you can explore the boulder-strewn Canyon Creek Bed, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Afterwards you’re travelling past the vast outback landscape towards Alice Springs at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. Join your Alice Springs hosts this evening for a barbecue dinner around a campfire.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Alice Springs Lasseters

Alice Springs To Sydney.

Day 8

Spend some time at the School of the Air to learn about the technology used to teach children in these remote areas, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this organisation is saving lives in the outback. Later, you’ll fly to Sydney, where you have a free evening to explore this vibrant city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney

Blue Mountains National Park.

Day 9

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blue Mountains National Park, known for its dramatic landscapes. See the Three Sisters rock formations, marvel at Bridal Veil Falls and embark on a peaceful wilderness walk. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, before arriving at your hotel. Later meet your fellow travellers for a delicious dinner made from spectacular local produce.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Katoomba

Hunter Valley Wine Country.

Day 10

Take in vistas of pristine landscapes, as you travel north towards the Hunter Valley for a day of fine cuisine and wine. On arrival, you'll enjoy a private wine tasting at one of the region’s renowned wineries, followed by an exquisite tasting lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure at your boutique hotel, perhaps opting for a massage at the spa? Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Set Sail On Sydney Harbour.

Day 11

Prepare for a day of sailing on iconic Sydney Harbour. Join a skilled crew for a sailing experience on Sydney Harbour and take in views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the secluded coves surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps dining at one of the city’s popular restaurants?

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney

Sydney Sightseeing And The Opera House.

Day 12 - Relaxed Start

With your Travelling Concierge, see the city’s beachside Eastern Suburbs and take a stroll along the scenic coastal path. In the afternoon, enjoy a VIP tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, before enjoying a Celebration Dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong Restaurant, set in the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: The Langham, Sydney

Farewell Sydney.

Day 13

After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to the airport for your onward journey if required.  

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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 December 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees, port taxes and prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise unless otherwise stated. Visas are not included. Airfare is based on an economy class flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach and is subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.