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Australia: North Queensland to Uluru


From snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, to hiking around Kings Canyon, this trip is a 13-day kaleidoscope of some of the best landscapes and activities that Australia offers. You'll walk around the crystal-blue Airlie Beach, watch a magical sunset on ...

13 Days
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USD 2,471.00
USD 1,890.00
Price per day
USD 145.00
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Australia: North Queensland to Uluru
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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From snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, to hiking around Kings Canyon, this trip is a 13-day kaleidoscope of some of the best landscapes and activities that Australia offers. You'll walk around the crystal-blue Airlie Beach, watch a magical sunset on Magnetic Island, eat breakfast with Koalas, and even discover the Daintree rainforest. Plus, you can try bungy jumping, scuba diving, and check out the incredible view of the reefs from an airplane. This is what they call an Australian dream.

Map: Australia: North Queensland to Uluru (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Airlie Beach
Day 2
Airlie Beach
Day 3
Airlie Beach
Day 4
Airlie Beach To Yunbenun
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13

Travel Cities (8): Airlie Beach, Cairns, Daintree National Park, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Townsville, Uluru, Whitsundays


Dining Summary

  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)


  • Sydney: Contiki acknowledges the Traditional and Torres Strait Island owners of the land, sea and waters of the spectacular Australian continent. Dual-naming reflects that, as we explore this remarkable land, we recognise and respect Indigenous custodianship of a unique, ancient culture and country.
  • Gimuy (Cairns): It’s best to wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying.
  • Yunbenun (Magnetic Island): During your 2-night stay in Magnetic Island, you’ll stay in multi-share rooms with the same sex even (if you’ve booked single or twin room for the trip duration). But if you’d like some privacy, you can request a paid upgrade to a single or twin room, but the confirmation would depend on availability.Please note that this is a modular trip. That means you’ll be joining a trip that started 1 week earlier – if you wish to do the full version, please refer to the Ultimate Australia trip.

Included Experience

  • Airlie Beach: Grab your new buddies, snorkel round the reef, see ‘the world’s best beach’ and eat lunch on a boat. A proper ‘pinch yourself’ moment.
  • Whitsunday Islands: The Great Barrier Reef is home to nearly 9,000 species of sea creatures. This means it’ll impress even the saltiest ‘sea dogs’.
  • Townsville: Catch a boat from the mainland to Magnetic Island.
  • Magnetic Island: Pack some comfy shoes and climb up to Hawking's Point for sundown. Yoga poses for Insta: optional.
  • Magnetic Island: Go koala-spotting, see WWII fortifications, or just have a beer in the sun. There’s something for everyone on this trail.
  • Magnetic Island: Mingle with Magnetic Island's resident Rock Wallabies at dusk. Just watch these cheeky little guys don’t steal your wallet!
  • Magnetic Island: Catch a boat from Magnetic Island to the mainland. Wave goodbye to your new BFF Reggie the Koala and promise you’ll write.
  • Townsville: Things heat up as the landscape gets even more tropical. Soak up the scenery on this train trip from Townsville to Cairns.
  • Daintree Rainforest: Check out the oldest rainforest in the world, home to frogs, butterflies, bats and more.
  • Gimuy (Cairns): Time to take to the sky. Uluru, here we come!
  • Uluru: Chill with your new BFFs over dinner at Uluru.
  • Uluru: Start the day the right way – by enjoying the sunrise over Uluru. This should be on everyone’s #lifegoals list.
  • Kata Tjuta: Walk around this sacred site. See the Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge, with its towering domes that change colour in the sunlight.
  • Uluru: Does it get any better than a 'Big Brekkie' cooked up on the BBQ? We think not.
  • Uluru: Salute this sacred landmark with drinks and nibbles as you watch the sun set. A moment you’ll replay in your mind forever.
  • Kings Canyon: Climb the 'stairway to heaven' to the aptly named Garden of Eden, Kings Canyon.

Make Travel Matter®

  • Cairns: Eat like a local with this chef-guided bush food tutorial and dinner (thankfully, not a witchetty grub in sight!)
  • Daintree Rainforest: Tour the world’s oldest rainforest with an expert. Sir David Attenborough called Daintree: ‘the most extraordinary place on earth’.
  • Daintree Rainforest: Learn how ancient ‘Dreamtime’ stories were shared through art. Then unleash your inner Banksy and create a masterpiece at the Janbal Gallery.

Travel Package


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