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See the best of the "Wonder Down Under"... From scenic Sydney to the Outback's Red Center and magical Uluru. Then fabulous days lazing in the tropical north with a trip to the Great Barrier Reef - one of the seven natural wonders of the world!



Sydney is the largest city in Australia and one of the most multicultural in the world. In 1770, British sea Captain Lt. James Cook landed in Botany Bay and made first contact with an Aboriginal community. The British government created a convict settlement here in 1788. Sydney has the reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world because of the many parks, rolling hills and 70 harbour and ocean beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach. Top sights, among many, are the Sydney Opera House , the expansive Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Ayers Rock

Uluru and The Olgas

Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is in the Northern Territories near the town of Alice Springs and is a World Heritage Site. This gigantic sandstone rock formation is over 600 million years old, stands 1,142 ft. high and is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. We’ll hike along the base to see the many springs and cave paintings from ancient human settlements. Also walk along the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), then experience the spectacular red glow of Uluru at sunset.



This laid-back tropical town shares its latitude with Tahiti and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. The year-round warm climate is great for relaxing along palm-fringed beaches, strolling on the boardwalk or enjoying some shrimps on the Barbee. Other optional activities include: visiting “Wild World” to see kangaroos, cockatoos and crocodiles or journeying through jungles and steep gorges on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Here you can visit Koala Gardens, glide above the rainforest canopy or visit the Aboriginal Culture Park.

Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

A major highlight of our trip is a catamaran ride out to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. The reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's largest single structure made by living organisms. We will have time for swimming and snorkeling in the warm, clear-blue waters or observing the wonders of the reef from a glass-bottomed boat. Non-swimmers can also observe marine life and coral from the "Marine World" platform's underwater viewing observatory before we all enjoy a tropical buffet lunch.