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Ultimate Australia and Tasmania


  • A car with a tick VIP door to door
  • A rossette Highly Commended

Say g'day to Australia

For an epic holiday Down Under, join this month-long exploration of Australia. Experience the best of the Red Continent's unconquerable spirit and multifaceted nature, from its cosmopolitan capitals and outback communities, to the breathtaking deserts, tropical rainforests and sun-kissed coasts.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed27 nights in hotels and 2 in flight

Dinner plate30 meals: 27 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 1 dinner (D)

PersonSaga tour manager


  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • City tours of Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide state capitals
  • Alice Springs guided tour
  • Uluru at sunset and sunrise
  • Sounds of Silence experience
  • Visit the Olgas
  • Cruise to Frankland Island in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sightseeing tour of Canberra
  • Australian War Memorial visit
  • Visit the former convict site of Port Arthur
  • Scenic tour to Cradle Mountain
  • Visit Dove Lake
  • Riding aboard the ‘Puffing Billy’
  • Scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road
  • Wine tasting in Coonawarra
  • Cleland Wildlife Park visit

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

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Day 1 UK-Perth

After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly overnight to Perth.

Day 2 UK-Perth

Perth, Western Australia

Transfer to the locally rated 3-star Mercure Perth for a two-night stay.

Day 3 Perth

A view over Fremantle, Australia

You can enjoy fabulous views from Kings Park, a magnificent swathe of unspoilt bushland, and on a short cruise along the Swan River to the port town of Fremantle, all on an included full-day city tour. B

Day 4 Perth-Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Fly to Alice Springs this afternoon and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton. B

Day 5 Alice Springs

Alice Springs Telegraph Station in Northern Territory, Australia

Gain an insight into the challenges of life in The Alice on a half-day tour, including to the famous Flying Doctor base and the old telegraph station. B

Day 6 Alice Springs-Uluru

The sandstone formation known as Uluru in Northern Territory, Australia

Today you travel through the outback to Uluru where, this evening, you'll be served wine while watching the sunset over what's also known as Ayres Rock. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Desert Gardens Hotel. B

Day 7 Uluru

Domed-rock formations of Olgas

Admire the spectacular domed-rock formations of the Olgas this morning. Later, look forward to a unique Sounds of Silence dining experience at Uluru. B. D

Day 8 Uluru-Cairns

The sandstone formation known as Uluru at sunrise in Northern Territory, Australia

Return to see the sunrise over monumental Uluru and enjoy a tour of the rock's base before joining an afternoon flight to Cairns where you stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Oasis. B

Day 9 Cairns

Queensland's tropical rainforest

An optional excursion to the village of Kuranda gives you the chance to explore Queensland's tropical rainforest. B

Day 10 Great Barrier Reef

The beautiful Great Barrier Reef

After cruising along the Mulgrave River, spend the day on Frankland Island for a unique reef encounter. B, L

Day 11 Cairns

Explore Cairns

Enjoy the day at leisure. B

Day 12 Cairns-Brisbane

Queenland's arty capital, Brisbane

Fly to Brisbane and join a half-day sightseeing tour of Queensland's arty capital. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Brisbane. B

Day 13 Brisbane


Perhaps visit the home of the late Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, on an optional excursion to Australia Zoo. B

Day 14 Brisbane-Canberra

Australian Parliament House, Canberra

Fly to the Australian capital of Canberra and appreciate the city's splendid setting and design on a half-day sightseeing tour. Stay overnight at the locally rated 5-star Novotel Canberra. B

Day 15 Canberra-Sydney

Poppies adorn the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia

After a morning visit to the Australian War Memorial Museum, continue to Sydney for a three-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Vibe Hotel. B

Day 16 Sydney

Explore Sydney

See the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge on a half-day city tour with lunch at a local restaurant. B, L

Day 17 Sydney

Sydney, Australia

An optional outing will reveal the immense beauty of the Blue Mountains. B

Day 18 Sydney-Hobart


Fly south to the island of Tasmania and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Best Western Hobart. B

Day 19 Port Arthur


Explore the restored buildings and ruins of the former convict site of Port Arthur on an included full-day tour which also features a cruise around the Isle of the Dead in Camarvon Bay. B

Day 20 Hobart-Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain in the state of Tasmania, Australia

Travel to Cradle Mountain and take in the majestic scenery of ancient rainforest, mountains, lakes and alpine heath which form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, one of the largest conservation areas in Australia. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Cradle Mountain Hotel. B

Day 21 Cradle Mountain-Launceston


On this morning's journey you'll pause at Dove Lake where you have the opportunity to follow some of the boardwalk trail and take in the views on one of the island's most beautiful walks. Back on the coach, you continue to Launceston and stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Grand Chancellor. B

Day 22 Launceston-Melbourne


Fly to the modern metropolis of Melbourne and stay three nights at the locally rated 4-star Crown Promenade Hotel. B

Day 23 Melbourne


Board the historic ‘Puffing Billy’ steam train and travel through the Dandenong Ranges. Afterwards, see the city's highlights, including Captain Cook's family home. B

Day 24 Melbourne


Spend the day at leisure. B

Day 25 Melbourne-Portland


Travel along the scenic Great Ocean Drive, passing the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks en route to the historic harbour city of Portland. Overnight at the locally rated 3-star Comfort Inn. B

Day 26 Portland-Coonawarra -Adelaide


Journey through the lush winelands of Coonawarra with a tasting at a local winery. Continue to the locally rated 4-star Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide for a three-night stay. B

Day 27 Adelaide


Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of graceful Adelaide, then visit the koalas and kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park this afternoon. B

Day 28 Adelaide

The Riverbank Precinct in Adelaide, Australia

An optional excursion visits Kangaroo Island. B

Day 29 Adelaide-UK

This afternoon travel to the airport for your return overnight flight back to the UK. B

Day 30 Adelaide-UK

Arrive in the UK to take your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.

Ultimate Australia and Tasmania