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The Wildlife and Wilderness of Aboriginal Australia

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The Wildlife and Wilderness of Aboriginal Australia

Day 1 Depart London Heathrow
You’ll fly to Singapore overnight.

Day 2 Singapore to Darwin
On arrival at Singapore airport, you’ll transfer to your flight to Darwin. Alternatively, you can add a stopover in Singapore and explore this fabulous exciting Asian city.

Day 3 Darwin
You’ll land in Darwin early this morning and transfer to Travelodge Mirambeena Resort for 2 nights, where early check in has been arranged. The day is free to relax or explore.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4 Darwin
Today is free to enjoy the Northern Territory’s capital at leisure. This modern, multi-cultural city is set on the shores of one of Australia’s largest harbours. Try authentic Darwin cuisine – mudcrab, barramundi or crocodile – or visit a famed aboriginal art gallery or workshop. Alternatively, you might like to take our optional excursion to Litchfield National Park.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5 Darwin to Kakadu
Today you’ll head into the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kadadu National Park, an area of natural beauty and cultural significance. You’ll visit Fogg Dam Reserve, a peaceful sanctuary within the rainforest, home to 230 species of bird, before seeing the incredible aboriginal rock drawings at Ubrirr and Nourlangie Rocks, dating back thousands of years. Spend tonight at Gagudju Lodge Cooinda.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6 Kakadu to Katherine
If you are an early riser, you could take an additional optional cruise on Yellow Waters Billabong. After breakfast you’ll travel to Pine Creek, a fascinating historic town with memories of the old railway and telegraph line. Then it’s on to Katherine for 1 night at the Knotts Crossing Resort, set amongst acres of tropical gardens, just a 2 minute walk from the Katherine River.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7 Katherine to Darwin
Enjoy this morning at leisure. An optional cruise to the gorges of Nitmiluk National Park can be arranged, explore Katherine or simply relax before your drive back to Darwin for 1 night at the Travelodge Mirambeena Resort.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8 Darwin to Brisbane
You’ll fly to the ‘Sunshine Capital’ and check into the Ibis Brisbane for 2 nights.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 9 Brisbane
On today’s free day you can explore South Bank’s myriad of shops and cafes, take a cruise on the Brisbane River, visit Streets Beach with its man-made lagoon, or try the Wheel of Brisbane for a completely different view of the city.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 10 Brisbane to Fraser Island
You’ll drive north today via the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay. Here, you’ll board a ferry to Fraser Island, the World Heritage ‘Great Sandy National Park’ and stay at the Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort for 2 nights.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11 Fraser Island
Enjoy a full day at leisure. You can enjoy your hotel’s outdoor pool, venture out to discover the island at leisure or join one of our two optional excursions – exploring by 4×4 vehicle or whale watching (seasonal).
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12 Fraser Island to Sydney
You’ll return to the mainland and fly to Sydney. Stay at the Travelodge Wentworth Avenue for 3 nights.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 13 Sydney
Today’s tour takes in all the iconic sights; Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14 Sydney
On your free day why not book an optional visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains with their fresh mountain air. Alternatively youcan enjoy a leisurely day in the city doing some last minute shopping or further sightseeing.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 15 Depart Sydney
This afternoon you’ll fly home via Dubai. Why not take the opportunity to add a Dubai stopover and explore the vibrant modern centre, fascinating ancient quarter or popular beach scene on your onward journey home.

Day 16 Arrive London Heathrow
You land at Heathrow this morning.

Tour includes:

Return flights to and from the UK, and internal flights including all UK taxes
Visits to Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Brisbane, Fraser Island and Sydney
Sightseeing as specified with transfers and entrance fees included
Local guides who’ll share their knowledge of the country, its history and culture
Free time to explore independently
13 breakfasts

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