Alice Springs to Sydney

Alice Springs to Sydney 

Starting in the heart of the Aussie Outback you’ll head out to the exciting East Coast, where you will visit gorgeous beaches by day and enjoy pulsating nightlife once the sizzling sun has set. On this epic Down Under trip, you’ll see stunning national parks, cram in more adventurous activities and experience unbelievable scenery and wildlife.

 

 

Alice Springs to Sydney

20 days Beach & Bush

starting from $4,699

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru

Today Uluru beckons, but first Yulara (the gateway resort to Ayers Rock) for lunch. Then, it’s off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. AT night, show your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to the outback, mate!

Included today: Mt. Connor, Uluru sunset, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park entry.
Meals: Dinner included.

Day 2: Uluru

Start your day with a big bowl of ‘oh my god’ thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

Included today: Sunrise over Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park entry, Uluru base walks, Anangu Visitor centre, guided walk by your crew.
Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 3: Uluru to Kings Canyon

After a hearty breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Included today:Valley of the Winds walk, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park entry.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

*Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.*

Day 4: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City – and that’s not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today a day to remember!

Included today: Guided hike of Kings Canyon, Garden of Eden walk.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 5: Alice Springs

On Day 5, you’ll drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs. Along the way, you’ll stop along the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. In the afternoon, your group will arrive in Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre. There’s local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in. Book in the optional late afternoon Kangaroo Sanctuary tour for sunset.

Included today: Stanley Chasm, Simpsons Gap. Meals: Breakfast included.

 Day 6: Alice Springs to Cairns

Today you’ll fly from the Red Centre and dry climate of Alice Springs into the tropical surrounds of Cairns to meet your new crew. After dinner and getting to know your new trip buddies, the night is yours to explore.

Included today: Internal flight and airport transfers.
Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 7: Cairns

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew this morning, and get acquainted with some of Cairns’ hotspots. This afternoon is free for you to check out some of Cairns’ best adventure activities.

Included today: Cairns walking tour. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Cairns

Who could pass up the chance to see The Great Barrier Reef? Today you’ll have the chance to set out on one of Australia’s most legendary day trips. Pop on a snorkel and dive in (there’s optional scuba diving too) to see sea turtles and zillions of types of tropical fish. There’s a tasty buffet lunch included. Back in Cairns, check out the nightlife after dark. 

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.
Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 9: Cairns to Magnetic Island

Leaving Cairns for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail.

Included today: Magnetic Island Hopper Pass, Private Tour of the local wildlife park.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

 Day 10: Magnetic Island to Whitsunday Sailing

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and maybe even cuddle a Koala, is included into our morning before we leave the island. Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it’s all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Otherwise, relax and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Included today: Visit the Big Mango and Overnight Sailing in the Whitsundays Islands.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 11: Whitsunday Sailing to Airlie Beach

Wake up to pure paradise in one of the many sheltered coves that make up the Whitsundays. Today we’ll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. A visit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and a local snorkel reef will also be an option if the weather behaves (fingers crossed!). If you’re a budding captain, you can even help set the sails and take the helm whilst further exploring the islands. Later this afternoon, set course for our return to land where you’ll spend the night in Airlie Beach. Read: pool, shower, dinner, dancing – all in that order!

Included today: Whitsunday sailing, Whitehaven Beach, Snorkelling.

 Day 12: Airlie Beach to Myella Farm

Get out of the hammock and follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook as we head south to the countryside at Myella Farm. 

Meals: Whip cracking and lassoing. Meals: Breakfast and dinner. 

 Day 13: Myella Farm

Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of horse riding and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing.

Included today: Farm sunset. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 Day 14: Myella Farm to Fraser Island

Kick your day off with a farm breakfast before stopping at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting session in the heart of sugar cane country. Later, you’ll catch a ferry bound for the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fraser Island. This place is the world’s largest sand island, with the longest beach in Queensland – all 75 miles (120km) of it.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner included. 

 Day 15: Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand – as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and rainforests. Four-wheel-drive along the beach highway to mingle with the Pinnacles Coloured Sands (considered a place of good luck for the Indigenous Butchulla women), Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck before testing out your stand up paddling skills on the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie.

Included today: Fraser Island 4WD Tour, Lake MacKenzie, Central Station, Pinnacles Coloured Sands, Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 16: Fraser Island to Brisbane

Your morning travel will take you and your group to Noosa, where you’ll have a wander around the National Park, then it’s onwards to the dormant volcanoes of the Glasshouse Mountains before reaching the cosmopolitan charm of Brisbane. 

Included today: Brisbane city walking tour. Meals: Breakfast included.

 Day 17: Brisbane to Byron Bay

Leave Brisbane behind and make a stop at Gold Coast and famous Surfers Paradise beach before setting a course for some serious surf vibes in Byron. 

Included today: Visit to Surfers Paradise. Meals: Breakfast included.

 Day 18: Byron Bay

Anti-McDonald’s and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron has that small town-hearted vibe underneath. Hit the shops, paddle a sea kayak, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in Winter. This is the town where peace and tranquillity go to relax.  

Included today: Byron Bay highlights walking trip. Meals: Breakfast included.

 Day 19: Byron Bay to Crescent Head

Let the wave chasing begin as we cruise down the coast to the surfing mecca of Crescent Head. Grab a choc dip frozen banana before relaxing at the beach. 

Included today: Visit the Big Banana. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 20: Crescent Head to Sydney

Wrap up your Aussie adventure with a final surf lesson, then it’s onwards to the hustle and bustle of Sydney, where it’s time to say goodbye. It might be the end of this trip, but there is plenty more Oz to discover out there. 

Included today: Surf lesson. Meals: Breakfast included.

What you need to know…

  • What’s included: 
    • 19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
    • 17 nights in hotels, lodges & cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night live-aboard sailing
    • Internal flight/s as marked on trip map
    • Entrance fees to national parks
    • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money.
  • Breakfasts are included each day (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast consists of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, a range of spreads, and fruit juice, tea or coffee. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions it may be available. Included evening meals will be combination of those prepared by the our crew, local restaurants and places in which we stay. Special dietary requirements are usually catered for but this needs to be requested at the time of booking. 
  • We recommend to bring soft bags, suitcases or frameless backpacks, plus a small day pack or carry bag. A sleeping bag will not be required for your trip.
  • This tour can be done in reverse, from Sydney to Alice Springs.

Book Now call 08 8929 1609 or email stay@jumpinnalice.com