Australia’s Highlights Multi-Centre 

Two cities, the Great Barrier Reef, and enigmatic Uluru in one incredible trip

A four-stop adventure around famous Australian hotspots

Bookended with two of Australia’s finest cities – Melbourne and Sydney – this trip reveals some of Australia’s highlights, including the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, with just enough time in each location to explore them properly.

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12 nights
Melbourne, Uluru, Port Douglas, Sydney

City slickers with an adventurous side, who won’t say no to a dip into the Great Barrier Reef and a moment in the desert in the shadow of Uluru.

Recommended itinerary

Days 1-3


First stop: Melbourne. Get to know what makes this a sought-after city over two full days, exploring the laneways that hide boutiques and cafes (you’ll find an excellent cup of coffee here). You might want to venture further and spot Little Penguins on the island sanctuary of Phillip Island or have a beach day at Wilsons Promontory, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia before your adventure continues.

Day 4-5


You’ll fly inland to Uluru in time for sunset. Visit the Field of Lights, ablaze with 50,000 lights or head to the dunes for a private dining experience with a view — you have two nights here, so enough time to experience both. Don’t miss the sunrise over Uluru, when the morning light casts an ethereal glow.

Days 6-9

Port Douglas

Before you leave Uluru, there’s one last chance to see the captivating sunrise over Uluru or the rock domes of Kata Tjuta before returning to the airport for a two-and-a-half-hour flight to Cairns. Collect a hire car or transfer to Port Douglas on an hour-long journey north, arriving in time for a memorable sunset cruise departing from its glitzy marina. You have two full days to experience the Great Barrier Reef or take a Daintree Rainforest or Cape Tribulation tour.

Days 10-12


Your final stop is Sydney. Choose an iconic city adventure that’ll give you an excellent overview, whether that’s a calm harbour cruise or you fancy climbing the bridge. Then delve into the detail on a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House or join the surfers on the shores of Bondi by taking a lesson. You’ve enough time here to explore beyond Sydney if you wish —the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley are within striking distance.

Sydney Harbour Bridge