April Merenda, President of Gutsy Women Travel, will be accompanying this inaugural trip.
- Cruise the Sydney Harbor
- Dine above the stunning Sydney skyline
- Watch the sunset over Uluru while sipping champagne
- Explore the Great Barrier Reef aboard a luxury catamaran cruise to Upolu Cay Reef and Outer Edge Upolu Reef.
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- 3 nights: The QT Sydney, Sydney
- 2 nights: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock
- 3 nights: The Reef House, Palm Cove
Alternate hotels may be used.
Airfare available for purchase: $2,500 (From LAX)
Discover the stunning beauty of the vast country of Australia. Visit the bustling city of Sydney, the Red Centre and the home of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy incredible adventures throughout.
DAY 1: Group departure – LAX – Sydney
DAY 2: International date line
DAY 3:Welcome to Australia! Your adventure of incredible culture, stunning scenery and amazing wildlife begins in Sydney. After your included transfer, settle into your hotel before joining the group for dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
DAY 4: Sydney comes to life today during a full day tour where you’ll take in the city by land and by sea. Your Insider Expert will share Sydney’s great history and folklore as you wander through the Rocks, Circular Quay, Chinatown, Darling Harbour. Explore the architectural wonder of the Sydney Opera House on a brief orientation tour. Then, board your harbor cruise for lunch and a stop at one of the Harbour’s secluded National Park beaches for a walk with stunning views of the city skyline. This afternoon, we’ll make a stop at Bondi Beach to see the famous Life Savers at work. (B, L)
DAY 5: Today is unscripted for you to create your own Sydney adventure. Perhaps you’ll choose to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, or maybe you’ll wander through the shopping district. Your Local Leader will be on hand to assist with any plans you wish to make. Come together this evening for an incredible dinner above the city Skyline. (B, D)
DAY 6: Journey to the Red Centre today, arriving in Ayers Rock - home to Uluru. The afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the resort. (B)
Day 7: Rise early today to experience sunrise over Uluru. We’ll travel together to the viewing area and watch closely as the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert plains and begin to change the color of Uluru. Then, return to the hotel for a relaxing breakfast. This evening, we’ll journey through the outback by camel. During this peaceful one-hour camel ride, we’ll watch the sunset over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. As the night sky falls, we’ll return to the farm to enjoy a glass of champagne and traditional outback bush snacks, such as damper – a fresh baked beer bread . (B)
Day 8: Our journey continues today to Queensland – where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Transfer to our resort in Palm Cove where the evening is yours to relax and enjoy all that this property has to offer. (B)
DAY 9: The Great Barrier Reef awaits! Aboard the Ocean Freedom, a luxury catamaran, we’ll traverse the crystal-clear waters to the outer reef locations of Upolo Cay Reef and Outer Edge Upolu. The adventure is yours – choose to snorkel, take part in an informative glass bottom boat tour or dive*. Outer Edge Upolu is home to the incredible “Wonder Wall”, teeming with incredible marine life. A light lunch will be provided onboard. (B, L)
DAY 10: Today is yours to explore and experience Queensland. Perhaps you’d like to journey through the rainforest aboard the Kuranda Railway, or maybe the resort spa is the spot for you to cap off your journey. (B)
DAY 11:Our adventure to the land down under ends today. (B)
*Diving while aboard the Ocean Freedom is an additional charge.