Another Freedom Day to enjoy in tropical northern Queensland. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, Cairns boasts over 200 walking tracks; there are also numerous interesting museums and art galleries to explore. If you prefer to venture further aﬁeld, we suggest a day trip to the nearby Daintree Rainforest, where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the reef at the World Heritage-listed Cape Tribulation. The tour gives a wonderful insight into rainforest’s unique ﬂora and fauna, including a walk with an aboriginal guide and a cruise spotting saltwater crocodiles.
Included meals: Breakfast
An early start today as we make our way to Cairns Airport in time for our ﬂight to Australia’s Red Centre and the next leg of our exciting journey. Upon arrival, we visit the impressive series of rounded sandstone domes known as the Olgas. Later in the day we travel to Uluru where we can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst witnessing the changing colours as the sun begins to set. It’s truly a photographer’s delight. Overnight at the Outback Pioneer.
Included meals: Breakfast
Uluru is the icon of Australia’s outback, and the world’s largest monolith. For early risers, a dawn visit to the rock has been arranged. Seeing Uluru at sunrise, from a diﬀerent position and a diﬀerent light, oﬀers a totally new perspective on the ever-changing colours and character of the rock. This afternoon we travel east through amazing landscapes as we journey along the scenic Lasseter and Stuart Highways and make our way to the outback town of Alice Springs. Upon arrival, we shall transfer to the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton.
Included meals: Breakfast
Nestled within the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice is the geographical centre of Australia, made famous by its rich pioneering history and ancient indigenous culture. This morning you may wish to take an adventure in slow motion with an optional hot air balloon trip over the outback landscapes. After breakfast, there is a choice of optional tours available. Perhaps join a half-day sightseeing tour of this ‘Town Called Alice’. Visits include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air, and the Old Telegraph Station, now a museum and the site of the old springs from which Alice gets its name. Alternatively, you may wish to take a trip to the Western MacDonnell Ranges; an excellent opportunity to get a real picture of life in the outback. The full-day excursion takes us through the wondrous and picturesque scenery of Simpson’s Gap and the towering granite walls of Standley Chasm.
Included meals: Breakfast
This morning we make our way to Alice Springs Airport in time for our ﬂight to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Upon our arrival we shall transfer to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This afternoon take a stroll by the river and get yourself acquainted with this stunning city.
Included meals: Breakfast
Nicknamed the ‘friendly city’, Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital and the world’s most isolated city. Today we take a tour of this coastal city and explore the variety of sights it has to offer. During our tour we will visit King’s Park, where there are wonderful views over the city as well as the park’s own flowers and bushland. We also head to Fremantle, a nearby port town, where we’ll discover more about the many ships that have wrecked off the coast of Western Australia at the Shipwreck Galleries. As we return from Fremantle, we’ll see the Millionaire Mansions before embarking on a cruise along the Swan River, ready for an evening of relaxation at the hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast
Your final full day in Australia gives you the chance to spend the day as you please. We also offer two optional tours so you can take advantage of the remainder of your time in Perth. The first tour takes you to the nearby Nambung National Park, highly regarded for its beautiful beaches, towering sand dunes and the truly unique Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars known as Pinnacles rise out of the ground. Alternatively, you can take a short trip to the protected nature reserve of Rottnest Island. Here you will find secluded coves, unspoilt white sandy beaches and fascinating wildlife, such as the quokka, a small marsupial.
Included meals: Breakfast
The day is your own until it’s time to depart for the airport. Our ﬂights to our chosen UK airport operate via Dubai where there will be a change of aircraft. London Heathrow passengers may be able to take advantage of the non-stop Qantas ﬂight from Perth.
Included meals: Breakfast and in-ﬂight meals & drinks
SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER: SAVE up to £632 per couple!
If you would like to stopover on your way home we have an amazing stopover offer available from £29 per person for a stay in Singapore or Dubai. All you need to do to take advantage of this amazing offer is select a departure travelling from September 2021 onwards and book by 1st March 2021.
We bring an end to our unforgettable Australian adventure, arriving into the airport of your choice out of Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester or Newcastle.
Included meals: In-ﬂight meals and drinks
Don’t forget, you can SAVE up to £632 per couple on a homebound stopover, if you take a tour departing after September 2021. Just make sure you book by 1st March 2021. Choose a two night homebound stopover in Dubai or Singapore for only £29 per person (£58 for single occupancy). The stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights in a four star hotel and full daily breakfast.
What’s more, if you book the Essential Australia tour by 15th December 2020 your deposit will be only £99 per person. See the offers tab for full details.
|Departure date||Price (pp)||Availability||Offer|
|14 February||£4,295||HALF FULL||Call for details|
|11 April||£3,995||ONLY 8 ROOMS LEFT||Call for details|
|7 November||£4,295||HALF FULL||SAVE up to £632 Per Couple|
|20 February||£4,295||HALF FULL||SAVE up to £632 Per Couple|
|24 April||£3,995||JUST LAUNCHED||SAVE up to £632 Per Couple|
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single occupancy supplement: £1,195 for 14th February 2021 and 11th April 2021 departures. All other departures £795
Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.
Visa: To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the £25 per person processing fee will be added to your confirmation invoice.
Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.
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Book now with only £99 per person deposit and SAVE up to £632 per couple!
Our most popular Special Launch Offer – a two-night homebound stopover is available for only £29 per person (£58 for single occupancy) – on all our Australia tours.
Choose from either Singapore or Dubai for your £29 stopover.
These stopovers normally cost as much as £690 per couple for two nights accommodation in a deluxe four star hotel, with full daily breakfast and airport transfers. So it really does pay to book early with Distant Journeys.
We are also pleased to offer our new £99 per person deposit offer. Just make a new booking to Australia between 13th November and the 15th December 2020 to take advantage of this special low deposit.
Special Offers: terms and conditions
Special Launch Offer is £29pp in twin / double room, £58 for single occupancy and is subject to the availability of flights and accommodation. The Bali stopover is £199 per person (£398 for single occupancy). The saving of up to £632 per couple is available on tours departing from September 2021 and is on the price of the homebound stopover.
The £99 low deposit is per person and is available for all new bookings made between 13th November 2020 and the 15th December 2020. This offer is available on tours of Australia and New Zealand departing after September 2021 and is non-refundable. Please note, the £99 deposit is not available for passengers who have booked prior to 13th November 2020, or for those passengers transferring their booking from the 2020/21 season. The balance of the deposit is payable by the 15th February 2021.
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