The Australian Triangle
Itinerary day by day
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY
Welcome to Australia!
Arrival in Sydney and transfer to the hotel.
Sydney is the most populated city in Australia, with an urban area of over 4.2 million inhabitants. Built on both sides of Port Jackson Bay, Sydney is now Australia’s most important financial centre and an international tourist destination, known for its beaches and two main monuments: the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
The rest of the day is free.
DAY 2: SYDNEY
Stroll from the hotel with your guide through Hyde Park, the green heart of the city and the sublime Queen Victoria Building, “QVB” with its Victorian and Byzantine architecture.
Discover the historic district of “The Rocks“, the cradle of colonization. Through these picturesque streets, you will relive the beginning of colonization of the continent. This charming district now houses faithfully restored 19th century buildings, restaurants and Aboriginal art galleries.
Lunch on a cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a catamaran that will take you past some of Sydney’s most famous landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park, and the homes of the billionaires lining the bay.
Walk past the famous Sydney Opera House, a boldly shaped building designed in 1957 by Danish architect Utzon. Located on the tip of Bennelong, its airy white roofs, reminiscent of sails, blend seamlessly into the seascape.
Stroll through the Botanical Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of the city with unique views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Walk back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
DAY 3: SYDNEY
Head to Bondi Beach for a surfing lesson on this world-famous beach! This 2-hour course in small groups will allow you to learn the techniques of this sport which is a must in Australia and catch the first waves.
We recommend you take the famous and beautiful coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee. When you arrive in Coogee Beach, have a drink at the Coogee Pavilion, an institution where Sydneysiders love to hang out.
DAY 4: BLUE MOUNTAINS
Set off with your guide to discover the famous Blue Mountains! This region of over 400 million years is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With over a million hectares of plateaus, canyons, waterfalls, and eucalyptus forests, it has been a favorite destination for nature lovers for over a century.
The day will include a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many other species, but also explore the natural sites for which the Blue Mountains are famous, such as the Three Sisters rock formation.
DAY 5: ALICE SPRINGS
Transfer to Sydney airport and flight to Alice Springs. Transfer to the hotel.
Alice Springs was founded in 1872 when a telegraph line was installed to connect Darwin to Adelaide. It is an iconic outback city in the Northern Territory of Australia, surrounded by vast expanses of desert.
Introduction to didgeridoo practice and demonstration with Andrew Langford. An Aboriginal legend tells of the origin of this instrument: “In the beginning, everything was cold and dark. Bur Buk Boon was preparing wood for the fire to bring protection, warmth, and light to his family. Suddenly he realized that a log was hollow and that a family of termites were gnawing on the softwood in the center of the log. Not wanting to hurt the termites, he took the hollow log to his mouth and started blowing. The termites were blown into the night sky, forming stars and the Milky Way, illuminating the landscape. And for the first time the sound of the didgeridoo blessed Mother Earth, protecting her and all the spirits of Dreamtime, with this sound that vibrates for eternity. »
Late afternoon free to stroll around the Aboriginal art galleries.
DAY 6 : KINGS CANYON
Departure for Kings Canyon located in Watarrka National Park.
The journey will take you through a spectacular ochre desert, but also the journey and life of pioneers, camel drivers, and Aborigines.
You will be able to scan the route from photographic stops dedicated to the discovery of the flora and magnificent desert landscapes.
Arrive late afternoon at Kings Creek Station, an outback ranch on the land of the Conway: camel breeders and exporters.
DAY 7: AYERS ROCK
Kings Canyon is characterized by 300 meters high rocks and beautiful gorges. Set off early in the morning for a spectacular six-kilometer hike to the top of Kings Canyon (Rim Walk), an ideal trail for intermediate hikers.
Spectacular parade of natural attractions with the lush palm trees of the narrow gorge called “Garden of Eden“. From the “Amphitheatre”, the “Lost City” or the “Garden of Eden”, the view is breathtaking!
Continue on your way to Ayers Rock.
In the afternoon, walk around the rock following the Mala trail to the Kantju Gorge and its waterhole (billabong).
Walk to Mutitjulu, a sacred billabong where you can admire rock paintings and hear the story of another founding myth, the “Kuniya Tjukurrpa”.
At the end of the day, watch the beautiful sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock).
DAY 8: AYERS ROCK - PALM COVE
Get up early this morning to witness the spectacular sunrise in the Olgas Mountains.
Enjoy an hour-long walk through the centre of the Olgas Mountains, called Kata-Tjuta, ‘the field of many heads’ by the Aborigines. Discover these unique rock formations on the Walpa Gorge Trail.
Visit the Cultural Centre dedicated to Anangu culture before heading to the airport.
Arrive in Cairns and transfer to Palm Cove.
Located 25 km north of Cairns, Palm Cove is a charming seaside resort with a relaxed atmosphere. Its golden sandy beaches are lined with palm trees and lulled by the warm waters of the Coral Sea, giving it a unique tropical charm.
DAY 9: DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK
Departure with your guide to visit a crocodile farm. You’ll learn a lot about these fearsome predators and famous Australian animals like wallabies and koalas.
Lunch in Port Douglas, a seaside resort with the atmosphere of a quiet little village.
Enjoy an authentic afternoon of Aborigines, local art and nature in Daintree. Visit the Janbal Art Gallery, where a local Aboriginal artist will share his knowledge. In a painting workshop, you’ll be introduced to traditional techniques for painting a boomerang, which you can keep as a souvenir.
Then you’ll head to Mossman Gorge. Explore the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an Aboriginal guide from the local Kuku Yalanji community for a 1.5-hour walk. You’ll experience a unique adventure under the huge canopy, with colourful wildlife and crystal clear waterfalls. Attend a traditional ceremony and learn more about the use of plants for food, the traditions of Kuku Yalanji culture, the beliefs and history of these ancestral lands.
DAY 10: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Transfer to Cairns Marina for a catamaran cruise on the Great Barrier Reef, an exceptional World Heritage-listed natural site extending almost 2000 km off the east coast of Queensland.
A day dedicated to snorkeling and discovering the depths of this fabulous natural site. A marine biology expert will introduce you to the underwater fauna and flora that live in waters of rare purity.
Masks and snorkels will be at your disposal to discover the seabed.
Buffet lunch on board.
Return at the end of the afternoon.
DAY 11: PALM COVE
Free day to relax in Palm Cove or explore Cairns and the surrounding area and take an excursion to Kuranda. Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.
DAY 12 : END OF ITINERARY
Transfer to Cairns Airport for your return flight.
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