|Day 1 || |
Arrival in Darwin
Arrival at Darwin International Airport. Go to the hotel. Visit and have dinner in Darwin city centre. Night in Darwin.
|Day 2 || |
Kakadu National Park
Rent a 4x4 and drive to the park. Arrive in Jabiru. Take the Yellow Water cruise to see crocodiles. See aborigine paintings in Ubirr and go up to the viewpoint to see the sunset. Barbecue at the campsite. Night in Jabiru.
|Day 3 || |
Kakadu National Park and return to Darwin
Arrive via 4x4 road to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls, an authentic adventure. Return to Darwin. Dinner and walk along the seaside promenade. Night in Darwin.
|Day 4 || |
Fly to Cairns. Visit Cairns city centre and its lagoon (artificial pool that simulates a beach). Take a walk through and have dinner at the Cairns Marina. Night in Cairns.
|Day 5 || |
The great barrier reef
Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran, stopping in three places for diving and snorkelling. Return, have dinner and spend the night in Cairns.
|Day 6 || |
From Cairns to Cape Tribulation
Take the rental car north to Cape Tribulation, passing the famous beaches and towns of Palm Cove, Ellis Beach and Port Douglas along the way. Once in Cape Tribulation, visit Kulki Beach. Night in Cape Tribulation.
|Day 7 || |
From Cape Tribulation to Mission Beach
Walk on one of the gangplanks through the tropical jungle of the Daintree River. Take the rental car down to Cairns, passing Mungalli Falls on the way. Night in Cairns.
|Day 8 || |
Uluru: Australia's Red Centre
Fly to Ayers Rock. Rent a car to visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and hike its trails. Before sunset visit the sacred mountain of Australian aborigines: Uluru. Night in Ayers Rock.
|Day 9 || |
Take the rental car through the desert to Kings Canyon. Walk along one of the Kings Canyon trails, where you'll see cliffs, streams, waterfalls and ponds. Watch the sunset at Kings Canyon. Night in Kings Canyon.
|Day 10 || |
Return to Ayers Rock and flight to Melbourne
Return to Ayers Rock and fly to Melbourne. Arrive to the hotel and go for a walk in the city. Night in Melbourne.
|Day 11 || |
Walk through the city visiting the centre, the alternative neighbourhood of Fitzroy, and the Italian district of Carlton, brimming with charming restaurants for dinner. Night in Melbourne.
|Day 12 || |
The Great Ocean Road
Rent a car to go from Melbourne to Port Campbell on the famous and spectacular Great Ocean Road. On the way, stop at one of the famous beaches for surfing. See the Twelve Apostles cliffs. Spend the night in the fishing village of Campbell.
|Day 13 || |
Return to Melbourne
Return to Melbourne on the interior highway. Stop in the town of Winchelsea or at a winery. Visit Santa Kilda, one of the hippest neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Melbourne. Night in Melbourne.
|Day 14 || |
Return to Ayers Rock and flight to Sydney
Visit Santa Kilda, one of the hippest neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Melbourne. Flight to Sydney. Arrive to the hotel and go for a walk in the city. Night in Sydney.
|Day 15 || |
Sydney: the bay
Visit the Opera House. Take the ferry to Manly Beach crossing Sydney's impressive bay. Go for a swim at Manly Beach. Visit the historic centre of Sydney (The Rocks). Night in Sydney.
|Day 16 || |
Sydney: Bondi Beach
Go for a swim at Bondi Beach. Rent a surfboard or take a surfing class for beginners. Walk through Chinatown and have dinner. Night in Sydney.
|Day 17 || |
Go shopping in Sydney, visit a street market, return and hit the beach or attend a show. Night in Sydney.
|Day 18 || |
Trip to the airport. Flight back home. Map of the route: See map of the route on Google Maps