Great Barrier Reef & Sydney with the Outback (IPKA)

12 Day Package from Port Douglas to Ayers Rock

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA–PORT DOUGLAS

Upon arrival in Cairns, transfer to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea.

DAY
2
PORT DOUGLAS

Spend the day as you wish. Relax by your resort’s pool, or shop for souvenirs at the unique boutiques and galleries in Port Douglas. Other activities to consider: fishing, strolling on a sandy beach, a memorable sunset sail, or trying some of the downtown area’s many great restaurants and bars. Your Local Host will have suggestions.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
3
PORT DOUGLAS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Late this afternoon, arrive back in Port Douglas.

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DAY
4
PORT DOUGLAS

A full day at leisure. You might enjoy a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other possibilities: hiking, or exploring nearby Mossman Gorge to learn more about the region’s Aboriginal people.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
5
PORT DOUGLAS–CAIRNS–SYDNEY

Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is at leisure to start exploring this exciting city.

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DAY
6
SYDNEY

This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour and admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia’s native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.

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DAYS
7-8
SYDNEY

Enjoy two full days at leisure in this beautiful city. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia’s best wines; or join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.

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DAY
9
SYDNEY–THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

Today, fly to the Red Center of Australia. Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel for the next three nights. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY
10
THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a GUIDED WALK through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock.

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DAY
11
THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

A full day to experience more of this unique part of Australia. For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. You can also choose to take in the grandeur of the Outback on a scenic helicopter flight or via Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In the evening choose from an optional star-gazing program, as well as a special dinner under the stars.

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DAY
12
THE OUTBACK (ULURU/AYERS ROCK)

Transfer to Ayers Rock Connellan Airport where your tour ends.

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included).

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Port Douglas
Sydney
Uluru

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Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Address: 316 Port Douglas Road Port Douglas, QLD Australia

Nestled within a pocket of Melaleuca rainforest just a short walk from world-renowned Four Mile Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas features picturesque rainforest gardens, a tropical lagoon-style pool with waterfall and swim-up bar, coin-operated, self-service laundry, and on-site restaurant.

Location & Highlights

Ideally positioned within minutes of stylish cafes, restaurants, and bars of Macrossan Street in Port Douglas.

Room Amenities

Spacious, light-filled, and comfortable guestrooms are decorated with natural colors and plantation shutters, designed to complement the natural surroundings of the resort.

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Port Douglas
Sydney
Uluru

Peppers Beach Club

Peppers Beach Club

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Address: 20-22 Davidson Street Port Douglas, QLD Australia

Situated a short walk from both Queensland's famous Four Mile Beach and Port Douglas's equally renowned restaurant and bar scene, Peppers Beach Club features an elegant, open-air design, calming water features, and lush tropical gardens. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour fitness facilities, and lagoon-style pool with premium lounge chairs and pool bar.

Location & Highlights

Located within walking distance of Four Mile Beach, restaurants, and bars.

Room Amenities

Featuring contemporary styling and open-air design, guestrooms are surrounded by calming water features and lush gardens of tropical flowers and palms.

  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 11:00

Address: 9-13 The Esplanade Port Douglas, QLD Australia

The Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel offers a boutique style hotel experience -- enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach. Rooms enjoy stunning views with the comforts and facilities, friendliness and personal service that only a small property can provide. An oasis of tiered heated pools and Jacuzzi spa, offers a quiet tranquil setting while relaxing on the sun lounges or in your suite. Little things like fresh flowers, aromatherapy burners coupled with individual, personal service sets this Port Douglas Hotel apart from the rest. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry. **The Peninsula Hotel in Port Douglas does not accept any children under 16 years of age.**

Location & Highlights

Enjoy an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach with quick access to the beach (130 feet) and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.

Room Amenities

Your room's large private balcony allows you to relax with a tropical cocktail or listen to the calmness of the waves lapping on the beach. It also boasts a spacious open plan living/dining area which can be separated from the bedroom with native timber sliding doors, and features a discreet kitchenette, bathroom with walk in shower and two person soaker bath tub.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Ice Machine

Activities & Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



No excursions exist for this departure

Insider

Port Douglas
Sydney
Uluru

Port Douglas

Ironbar Restaurant

Locally owned and operated since 1994, The Ironbar Restaurant’s rustic Australiana theme and lively atmosphere make it a hit with locals and tourists alike. For a fun night out, check out their live and local music talents on stage each night.

Four Mile Beach

No visit to Port Douglas is complete without a walk along Four Mile Beach. Listen to the palm trees in the breeze as you walk along four miles of white sandy beach without a hint of civilization in sight. Choose to laze in the sun on the warm sand, swim in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, or gaze along the coastline for spectacular views of the ocean and rainforest.

Bally Hooley Steam Railway

Meet Speedy and Bundy, two 55 year old coal-fired steam locomotives - the very last ones used by the Mossman Sugar Mill before switching to diesel locomotives for hauling the sugar cane from the fields to the region's mill. Take a ride on these historic little steam trains on a track that has been in existence for over a century. Train operates daily 9:30 am to 3:30 pm including most public holidays.

Fine Dining by the Sea

The Reef Marina offers a diverse range of dining options. Overlooking the magnificent Coral Sea, this is the perfect place to unwind even further and take in the atmosphere of this stunning seaside town.

The Clink Theatre (Douglas Theatre Arts Group)

Filled with history and life, this beautiful auditorium, with perfect acoustics, and the best little bar in town, plays host to local and travelling artists alike and makes for a great night on the town.

Sydney

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Sydney, AustraliaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sydney. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Sydney and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Sydney, Australia insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Sydney

Hi, I'm Vic. With 25 years as a Tour Director, I love presenting the beauty of Australia to visitors from all over the world. I enjoy helping Monograms guests create long-lasting memories. One of my favorite recommendations is a visit to the Rocks to learn about Sydney's early history. I love sharing my local knowledge, from its small (and interesting) beginings to the bustling city it has grown into.

Manly Beach

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.

Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade

These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.

Clifftop Coastal Walk

This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.

Altmann & Cherny Opal Store

Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.

Paddy’s Market

If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound.
Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Stroll the MCA and experience the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world on your own or take part in one of the free daily guided tours. Getting hungry? Stop at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 for spectacular harbor views, site-specific art and a fresh daily menu. On Wednesdays, make sure to check out their contemporary art after dark when the galleries, cafe, and store are all open until 9 pm.

Sydney Opera Bar

Found at the water’s edge of the Sydney Harbour and base of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Opera Bar promises an experience to remember. Toast to unforgettable views, new friends and new experiences in the afternoon sun.

Explore The Rocks

Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cozy cafés and oldest pubs in the country. Major highlights within this area are: Sydney Observatory, Argyle Gallery, Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Theatre Company, Lord Nelson Brewery, and The Rocks Markets where Sydneysiders flock to on Fridays and over the weekend.

Island hopping on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat, and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.

Thai Town

Thai Town, located in Haymarket on Campbell Street bordering Chinatown, is a neighborhood in Sydney with a Thai theme. While not as elaborate as Sydney's Chinatown, it has quickly become to best place to go in Sydney for great Thai Restaurants as well as Thai grocery stores.

Uluru

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Ayers Rock. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Ayers Rock and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Ayers Rock insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Shop for Aboriginal Art

Want something unique to take home to remember your trip down under? Stop by the cultural center or one of the shops within the resort to purchase original, unique art created by aborigines.

Relax by the pool

Your free time is limited but in the harsh climate of the Outback, cooling off in the pool is a good way to spend the afternoon! The Bunya bar at the Desert Gardens Hotel has just the answer to finish off a relaxing afternoon.

Mulgara Gallery

Located in the foyer of Sails in the Desert Hotel, the gallery offers superb selection of Australian hand-crafted glassware, pottery, textiles, metal and leather work, featuring renowned artists.

Star Gazing

The Australian Outback is perhaps one of the best places to explore the galaxy of stars in the night sky. The low humidity and minimal unnatural light in the Red Centre allows you to view the stars and planets like you've never seen them before.

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