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Optional Tours

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Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife
Pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day tour to the Blue Mountains. Arrive at Scenic World and join the optional Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway or Skyway (own expense). These rides are a great way to see the steep valleys, canyons and Three Sisters rock formation. Stopping at a vantage point, you'll be treated to a spectacular view of the Three Sisters. Discover Leura village where you will have free time for lunch (own expense) or the chance to wander the streets. Next enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park and have your photo taken with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and little penguins. Travel back to Sydney. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
The City Tour, Rocks Walking Tour & Bondai Beach
Pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Wheat Road, Streetside behind Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour, the departure point of your tour. At 8.15am join your coach to commence a morning City Tour. See points of interest including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and visit Mrs Macquaries Chair for superb views of the harbour and city skyline. Journey to Bondi Beach, Australia's most famous surf beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes into the cool ocean. Next stop is the entrance of Sydney Harbour, known as the Gap. A dramatic ocean cliff on the eastern coast of Sydney, the Gap provides breathtaking views of the coastline. Return to Sydney through the famous suburbs of Double Bay, Paddington and Kings Cross. Tour concludes at approximately 11.45am and you may disembark at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.
 
Harbour Highlights Cruise
Board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel at Jetty 6 Circular Quay to commence an afternoon Harbour Highlights cruise. Travel aboard a motorised vessel and enjoy magnificent views of Sydney Harbour including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, exclusive suburbs and Darling Harbour. Cruise concludes approximately 75 minutes after commencement, at Circular Quay.
 
The Bridge Climb – Day Climb
Join your BridgeClimb at No 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. Please arrange to check in 15 minutes prior to your climb. An alcohol breathalizer test will be done prior to climbing. This is the opportunity to climb the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. A comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration is conducted as well as being provided with a bridge-suit, communications equipment and a bridge harness that is linked to a static line throughout the climb. You will be led by one of BridgeClimb's professional Climb Leaders, on a 3.5 hour guided journey (including preparation and briefing), to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Climb takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360 degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. Upon conclusion receive a photograph of your climb group, a personalised commemorative climber certificate and climber cap. Tour concludes at the BridgeClimb office.
 
Includes:
- Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Group photograph.
- Commemorative climb certificate.
- BridgeClimb cap.
- Entry to the Pylon Lookout.
 
Boutique Gourmet Wine Tour
Relax and enjoy some fabulous food and wine in Australia's oldest wine growing region, the Hunter Valley. Located just two hours north of Sydney, the Hunter combines world renowned wines, gourmet produce and stunning countryside. The focus today is on boutique wineries where the passion of the wine makers is obvious. The flexible itinerary gives you access to a range of excellent wineries and the opportunity to meet the wine makers. Also take a behind-the-scenes tour at one of the wineries, then enjoy a gourmet lunch at one of the Hunter's best restaurants.
 
Includes:
- Fully escorted wine tour with expert guides.
- Behind the scenes wine tour.
- Tastings at 3-4 boutique wineries.
- Luxury coach travel.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Introduction to Hunter Valley and wine tasting DVD.
 
1 Day Green Island + lunch from Cairns (9AM departure)
A Big Cat Green Island Cruises coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Reef Fleet Terminal, the departure point of your cruise. Board your Big Cat vessel to commence a full day cruise to Green Island. Big Cat is a modern air-conditioned 35 metre catamaran which takes just over one hour to cruise to Green Island. Enjoy over 5 hours on Green Island with many activities such as the choice of a glass bottom boat tour or snorkelling equipment for the day, a fish feeding display, self-guided island walks or simply relax on the white sandy beach. Enjoy lunch onboard. Cruise concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Green Island catamaran cruise.
- Snorkelling demonstration.
- Choice of reef viewing by glass bottom boat or the use of snorkelling equipment for the day (both options available at an extra cost). (Snorkelling equipment deposit required). 
- Fish feeding display.
- Transfers from Cairns accommodation. 
- All taxes and charges.
- Complementary tea and coffee on boarding
- Buffet lunch.
 
Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Skyrail & Tjapukai from Cairns
Pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai tour. Transfer to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you will be greeted by an indigenous guide who will escort you through the park to discover this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. At 12noon board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above the rainforest canopy to Kuranda with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. On arrival there is free time to explore the Village in the Rainforest, and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets which operates daily, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes (own expense). At 3.30pm board the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Cairns, and enjoy spectacular views as the train travels through 15 hand cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Freshwater Station. Tour concludes at approximately 4.50pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Kuranda Scenic Rail (Gold Class upgrade available at additional expense).
- Free time Kuranda Village.
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
- Entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and all its attractions.
- Return Cairns accommodation transfers.
 
1 Day Tully White Water Rafting from Cairns
A Raging Thunder Adventures vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a 1 Day Tully White Water Rafting tour. Your full day adventure will see you enjoying a scenic journey to the breathtaking Tully Gorge before tackling a multitude of grade 3 and 4 rapids with your highly trained River Guide. A hearty BBQ lunch on the banks of the river is included. Tour concludes approximately between 5:00pm - 6:30pm at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Return accommodation transfers.
- Up to 5 hours of white water rafting.
- Grade 3-4 rapids.
- All tuition and equipment, no experience necessary.
- Emergency Medical Technician. 
- Lunch
 
Night Fire by Tjapukai from Cairns
A Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park representative will pick you up from your hotel for your Tjapukai by Night tour at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Journey into dreamtime legend and discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture with an evening of entertainment including a sumptuous buffet dinner. Immerse yourself in the traditions of the Aboriginal people through traditional dances, music and the telling of dreamtime legends providing a powerful and personal insight into ancient Australian culture. Visit Tjapukai's award winning retail gallery for all indigenous souvenir purchases. Tour concludes at approximately 9.30pm.
 
Includes:
- Welcome drink.
- Didgeridoo blessing with Quinkan Spirit interaction.
- Lakeside fire making ceremony.
- Live dance performance by the world famous Tjapukai Dancers.
- Transfers from Cairns accommodation.
- Buffet dinner
 
Magnificent Melbourne Morning City Tour & River Cruise
Pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders and Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 8.10am join your coach to commence a morning tour of Melbourne, with Yarra River Cruise. View examples of Melbourne architectural splendour including St. Pauls Cathedral and the Princess and Regent Theatres. See the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square, stroll around Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. View the Fitzroy Gardens and see Captain Cook's Cottage (entry at own expense). See the bustling Queen Victoria Market and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct, then cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. On conclusion of your coach tour enjoy a relaxing one hour cruise and take in the sights of Melbourne from the beautiful Yarra River. Cruise past picturesque gardens, parklands and some of the famous sporting arenas. Cruise concludes at approximately 1.00pm at Princess Bridge.
 
1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
Pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Great Ocean Road Sunset tour. Experience all the scenic wonders of this world famous coastal drive, arriving at the iconic Twelve Apostles to enjoy a memorable sunset. Enjoy the interactive nature of our fully guided tour and the stunning panoramas of the internationally renowned Port Campbell National Park, including the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Tour concludes at approximately 9.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Departure time: APR-OCT 1200-1300 // NOV-MAR 1300-1400
Pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day tour to Phillip Island. Departing Melbourne, visit the city's most colourful attraction - the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes - before continuing onwards towards Phillip Island. Enjoy a guided walk around the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary. Enjoy the spectacular "Conservation in Action" wildlife show. Hand feed a broad array of Australian animals, including kangaroos and wallabies. Head to the island's coast to experience the rugged rocky outcrops and panoramas of the Nobbies before heading to Summerland Beach for the highlight of the show - the internationally renowned Penguin Parade. Tour concludes between 9.00pm - midnight depending on the time of year, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Ululu Sacred Sites & Sunset (Ayers Rock Resort  pick up and drop off)
The coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence an afternoon Uluru Sacred Sites and Sunset tour. Travel around the base of Uluru and listen to commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your driver guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the native flora, and the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Tour concludes approximately 30 minutes after sunset, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Uluru Base tour.
- Mutitjulu Waterhole.
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
- Uluru sunset.
- Luxury coach travel. 

 
Ululu Sunrise & Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock Resort  pick up and drop off)
The coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a morning Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta tour. Travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, and watch the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert plains. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits as the morning sun slowly changes the colour of Uluru. After watching the sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta enjoying panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Tour concludes at approximately 11.00am (April to September) or 10.30am (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Uluru sunrise.
- Kata Tjuta.
- Walpa Gorge walking tour. 
- Luxury coach travel. 

 
Ululu Morning Guided Base Walk 10.5km (Ayers Rock Resort  pick up and drop off)
The coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a morning Uluru Guided Base Walk tour. Rise early and travel to the base of Uluru where you will receive breakfast. Accompanied by your guide, commence your base walk of Uluru as sunrise approaches. First walk from Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site and hear the Tjukurpa (Anangu - the local people - beliefs and law) story of the Mala Men. Next is the Mala Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years. The walk includes a visit into Kantju Gorge where after rainfall, water can cascade over the side of Uluru and plunge some 90 metres. From here, you are then on to the base of the climb point. After a short rest break, continue on along the Lungkata Walk to hear the Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard! Next stop is the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will indicate the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and relay more traditional stories relating to this special place. The waterhole was once an important water source for the Anangu people. The last section to complete your base walk is back to Kuniya Piti where you will board your coach back to Ayers Rock Resort and receive a certificate of your achievement! Tour concludes at approximately 11.30am (April to September) or 11.00am (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
 
Includes:
- Hotel pick up and drop off. 
- Base walk of Uluru.
- Mala Walk. 
- Mutitjulu Waterhole. 
- Luxury coach travel.