What if we tell you that you can prepare your own itinerary for your trip in your suited budget? TravelOcat Australia package to rock and reef is a rather flexible provision that not only offers Ayers Rock but also Alice Springs
What is included in the tour
• International airfare and airport taxes
• Internal Airfare (Cairns – Alice Springs)
• 3 nights’ accommodation in Cairns
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Alice Springs
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Ayers Rock
• Daily Breakfast
• Return Airport transfers in Cairns, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock on seat in coach basis
• Australia Visa Charges
• Travel Insurance up to age of 60 as per tour duration
What is NOT included in the tour
• Government Service Tax as applicable.
• Costs of meals on internal domestic flights are not included in the tour price
• The package does not include any expenses of personal nature such as laundry and beverages
• Food and drinks and other things not mentioned in our itinerary
• The package cost does not include porter services at hotels, tips, or insurance charges
• Any Meals apart from what is mentioned in your itinerary
• Cost of excursions, sightseeing tours, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than what is mentioned in the package inclusions
Day 1 - Depart India and fly into Cairns
After breakfast, transfer to Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport and board the flight to Cairns. Adorned with serene beaches and lush forests, Cairns is a prominent holiday destination in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef that runs along the coast of the city is renowned all over the world and is a must see. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport, move to the hotel on seat in coach basis. After check-in relax and spend your day in leisure or explore the city on your own.
Day 2 - Big Cat Cruise to Green Island (Optional Tour)
After savouring breakfast, head out to the marina and enjoy a full-day cruise to the Green Island. Located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Green Island is a well-known attraction in the region. Situated around 27 km off the shores of Cairns, it is also among the most popular island national parks in the world. The coral bay supports a vine forest and a wide array of diverse plant life can be seen here. Also, during the course of the day, enjoy delicious buffet lunch. Here, you also get to board a semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat so you can see the terrific reefs and ecosystem of the Coral Sea. You can also put on some snorkelling gear to get close to these amazing structures. After the jaunt, return to the hotel and enjoy a refreshing sleep.
Day 3 - Full Day Tour of Kuranda National Park (Optional Tour)
After a hearty breakfast, transfer to Kuranda National Park on seat in coach basis, to explore the area.
Situated adjacent to Mowbray National Park, the site lies within the Wet Tropics of Queensland. Kuranda covers an area of almost 270 sq km, and was formerly referred to as Kuranda State Forest. The site is also known to protect and preserve some endangered ecosystems. This tour also includes a one-way sky rail ride so you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the rainforest. A trip to the famous Rain forestation Nature Park is also included in your itinerary. At a 5-minute drive from Kuranda National Park, Rain forestation adds to the charm of the region. It houses Koala and Wildlife Park where tourists can capture sights of kangaroos, turtles, snakes and dingoes. Explore the area with a 45-minute Army Duck ride, and later, witness the hospitality of Australia with Pamagirri aboriginal experience.
The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway gives you scenic views of the steep ravines, thick forests and bewitching waterfalls. After that, return to the hotel and rest through the night.
Day 4 - Depart Cairns, fly into Alice Springs
Arrive Alice Springs Airport by 1145Hrs and seat in coach transfer to the hotel and check-in. This afternoon join half Day seat in coach tour to “A Town like Alice Tour departing 1330hours as an optional. Tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air. We learn how children who cannot access schools are educated by radio, we may have the opportunity to listen to and observe lessons in progress on air. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote 'outback'. We also make a stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia's semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Overnight at your Hotel
Day 5 - Optional tour to Macdonald Ranges
Post breakfast; this morning join the full day seat in coach West MacDonald ranges tour (a bit of walking in rough terrain is required during this tour) on own First stop is Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Take a walk along the stony watercourse, where spring-fed pool. Attract a great array of wildlife and birds. Return from your walk and enjoy morning tea. Next up is Ellery Creek Big Hole, a spectacular watercourse, which cuts through a gorge in the ranges. Visit the Ochre Pits to see the natural ochres in the cliff face that have provided a source of materials for indigenous people for thousands of years. At Ormiston Gorge, the rugged scenery is complemented by a near-permanent waterhole, which attracts a range of water birds and fish. Enjoy a Ploughman’s Lunch at Glen Helen Gorge. Final stop is Simpson Gap, one of the best known destinations in the ranges. Walk through the gap to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for the elusive black-footed rock wallabies hiding among the rocks. Overnight at your Hotel
Day 6 - Check out and head to Ayers Rock
After breakfast, check-out and head to Ayers Rock. This early morning join the half day seat in coach transfer to Ayers Rock Resort enroute travel south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Your friendly Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary of your surrounds. Visit a camel farm where there is time to take a short camel ride (own expense). Later you will have the opportunity to purchase a light lunch at Mount Ebenezer. Marvel at majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Arrive Ayers Rock Resort and check-in, later afternoon half day seat in coach Uluru Sunset Tour as on optional is available. Late evening seat in coach transfers to Field of Light Self Guided Tour (Keep National Park Ticket handy - Infant above 1year charged as Child) as an option. Overnight at the Resort