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Outback Safari

11 Day Australia Tour from Uluru to Darwin

11 Days
1 Country

Australia

8 Cities

Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Jabiru, Darwin, Litchfield National Park

16 Meals

10 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 1 Be My Guest, 1 Farewell Dinner

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

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If the idea of vibrant sunsets, rusty red deserts, jaw-dropping landscapes, and the Tropical North sound like your idea of a perfect adventure, this Outback safari tour is for you. Discovering the Red Centre, connecting with the local Anangu people, and swimming in lush waterfalls are yours for the taking in just 11 days.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Uluru

Hello, explorers! Surrounded by rusty earth and brilliant blue skies, you’re right in the heart of Australia to begin your Outback safari tour in the heart of the Red Centre in World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. (Flights to arrive prior to 3pm). After meeting your Travel Director and new travelling companions, you’ll head out for your first visit through the desert landscapes and iconic, rusty red home of Uluru. Over a sundowner of appetizers and sparkling wine, sit back as the surrounding grasses blow and the sky lights up in red and orange illuminating Uluru, rising 348 metres. It’s the best way to experience the true beauty of mesmerizing Uluru, connect to the land, and kick-off your trip. You’ll get a good night’s rest in your Stays with Stories accommodation at the Desert Gardens Hotel. Surrounded by the red dirt and desert trees, this indigenous owned hotel is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature. Stay in or join an Optional Experience Uluru Barbecue Dinner complete with a stargazing tour of the vast Southern sky.

View of Uluru, Australia
Accommodation Desert Gardens Hotel Ayers Rock
Trafalgar Difference View of Uluru, Australia
Stay in the Heart of the Red Centre

Discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre at Ayers Rock Resort. Revealing natural beauty of this unique landscape, the accommodation offer incr...

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Trafalgar Difference

Optional Experiences Enjoy a barbecue dinner in Uluru, Australia
Uluru Barbecue Dinner

After sunset continue to our exclusive dining venue with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. Relax in the company of friends and fellow travellers and...

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Optional Experiences

Day 2

Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta

It’s a beautiful start to your first full day with a special sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Grab a good spot, hot cocoa in hand, and watch the sun light up Uluru and the sprawling desert. Then learn more about the park on a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You’ll appreciate your guide's passion for the area and understanding on the ancient rock art rich with history and lifetimes of stories that have been preserved for hundreds of years. After a fascinating morning, kick back at the pool or visit the art galleries and Town Square shopping village. Later in the day you’ll get to enjoy even more of the National Park with a guided walk through through Walpa (meaning “wind”) Gorge to a lookout at Kata Tjuta’s thirty-six domes of red-hued sedimentary rock. End your day of stunning natural surroundings with another memorable Red Centre sunset paired with canapés and sparkling wine in a tucked away, secret spot. Taking in the still magnificence of Kata Tjuta, it’s ‘cheers’ to the Outback!

View of Kata Tjuta, Australia
Accommodation Desert Gardens Hotel Ayers Rock
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Enjoy a scenic flight over Ayers Rock in Uluru, Australia
Uluru Scenic Flights

A 20 minute, fixed wing scenic flight is a great way to take in the amazing landscape of Uluru. This small plane operator offer extended flights th...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre and see Uluru from the air, Uluru, Australia
Helicopter Flights

Experience a unique view with a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre and see Uluru from the Air. You might choose the 15 minute flight to a...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

To Towering Kings Canyon

Sunrise fans have another opportunity to greet the dawn at Uluru with an Optional Experience at the Field of Light installation of artist Bruce Munro. As the sun rises in the distance, you’ll make your way through 50,000 frosted glass spheres lighting up the desert in violet, blue, and white like a field of flowers, with Uluru as your backdrop. You’ve never seen anything like it, and it will make you appreciate Uluru and the land it occupies in a whole new way. Next up is a gorgeous desert drive from Uluru to Watarrka National Park (named for an Indigenous word meaning “umbrella bush”) to the ancient walls of Kings Canyon. Now, lace up your hiking boots and, accompanied by your Travel Director, climb to top of the canyon for a walk around its semi-circular edge. After your ascent, leave the sandstone formations behind to drop into the Garden of Eden’s shaded, lush oasis of greenery. Or take it easy on the creek bed walk.

Your stay in Kings Canyon is at Kings Canyon Resort, and you’ll end the day swapping stories with the group over a relaxing dinner and desert surrounds, topped off with a magical sunset over Carmichael Crag.

View of Kings Canyon, Australia
Accommodation Kings Canyon Resort
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Experiences Watch the Field of Light sunrise in Uluru, Australia
Field Of Light Sunrise

With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive very excited to see his la...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Kings Canyon Light Towers by Night

Light Towers by night proves that our lives on earth are teeming with the magic of unexplainable things. Awaken your senses to the mystery of the o...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Alice Springs, Town of Indigenous Art

This morning you're on your way through the Outback to central Australia’s Alice Springs. Learn all about the history of the town at the circa 1871 Telegraph Station. This important site has a deep history of sending messages between Darwin and Adelaide with a single wire, not only connected Australia’s north and south, but also the first communication link between Australia and England. End your first day Alice Springs with 360-degree views of Alice Springs from the best vantage point, Anzac Hill. Take it all in, from the Anzac Memorial to the panoramic views of the Western and Eastern MacDonnell ranges.

Kangaroos in Alice Springs, Australia
Accommodation DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences
Kings Canyon Light Towers at Sunrise

Start your day immersed in magic. Awaken your senses to the mystery of the outback as you wander among the Light Towers maze of sound and light. En...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Meet the Locals in Alice Springs

Start your day with a Dive Into Culture and history, as a local Aboriginal guide shares the traditions of the local Arrernte People in Alice Springs Desert Park. You’ll also learn about the local desert birds like the Barn Owl, emu, Princess Parrot, and animals including the dingo, red kangaroo, and Western Quoll. Then get a fascinating window into the Outback meeting a Local Specialist at the Royal Flying Doctor Service centre, learning how they provide emergency medical assistance. You can even peek inside a replica of one of their small planes! For the big finish, Connect With Locals over a starlit Be My Guest dinner at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature centre. The Falzon family will tell you all about their sustainable, wind and solar powered lifestyle as you’re treated to a home-cooked Aussie BBQ. They’ll share stories of ecology, culture, and life on the farm as well as an astrology talk under the starry night sky. Top it off with songs on the guitar accompanied sing-a-long, and you have a night to remember in the Outback.

Aboriginal Didgeridoo in Alice Springs, Australia
Accommodation DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs
Included Meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
Dive Into Culture Join a local Aboriginal guide in Alice Springs, Australia
Connect with Nature at Alice Springs Desert Park

Join a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Be My Guest Meet the Falzon family for an outback dinner and show in Alice Springs, Australia
The Falzon Family in their Aussie Outback 'Office'

Meet the Falzon family, who have entertained and informed visitors for over 20 years in the outback of Australia, for a Be My Guest Outback Dinner ...

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Be My Guest

Optional Experiences Enjoy outback ballooning at The MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs, Australia
Outback Hot Air Ballooning

Your adventure begins with the balloons being inflated just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Whilst floating gently in the air yo...

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Optional Experiences

Day 6

Tennant Creek, the Territory's Heart of Gold

Rise and shine to your last day in Alice Springs visiting “the world’s largest classroom” at the School of the Air. Tour the school with a Local Specialist, and if you are lucky enough to be there during school term you might see a live session with kids in some of Australia’s most remote reaches. After an insightful morning, get out and adventure in Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an amazing outcrop of precariously balanced granite boulders. These massive rocks of up to six metres high, believed by the Warmungu Aboriginal people to be the fossilised eggs of the Rainbow Serpent, continue to crack and change shape even today. Walk among them experiencing their majesty before reaching your home for the night in the former 1930s gold-mining town of Tennant Creek, “the Territory’s heart of gold.” Enjoy dinner with your travel mates in this history-rich spot sharing the highlights of your Outback travels.

Devils Marbles in Karlu Karlu, Australia
Accommodation Bluestone Motor Inn Tennant Creek
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Katherine and its Magical Gorge

It’s hard to believe it’s only been one week, but there is so much more to see. Enjoy a change of scenery in the Outback today on a visit to the quirky Daly Waters Pub. As soon as you step inside and see the collection of memorabilia on the walls, you’ll understand this pub’s encouragement to patrons to “leave something behind.” Take in its history from the days when Qantas pilots stopped to refuel on the nearby dirt runway as you sip on a cold schooner and maybe leave one of your own treasures behind. Your next “watering hole” is Mataranka’s hot springs to go for a refreshing dip in its crystal-clear, thermal springs. These healing waters show you another side of the Outback and are a relaxing stop on your way to Katherine, where the Outback meets the Tropics. Settle into your centrally located hotel, enjoy dinner with the group and maybe go for another swim in the pool.

Hot Pools in Mataranka, Australia
Accommodation Contour Hotel Katherine
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Timeless Kakadu National Park

Get ready for a big day in Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll team up with an Aboriginal Local Specialist for a two-hour boat cruise along the Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge’s ancient waterway of steep cliff walls, and maybe a freshwater crocodile or two on the banks. You’ll have a chance to take a closer look at the indigenous rock art before continuing your exploration on a second boat to the even bigger cliffs of the deep river gorge. Every stop is stunning and enhanced by your guide’s knowledge of the traditional Jawoyn landowners and their stories of how the gorge was formed. Next up is Kakadu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and cultural jewel also known for its wildlife. Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong as your Local Specialist points out the diverse species of birdlife including magpie geese, and perhaps more crocodiles. Your crocodile adventures continue during your stay in the heart of Kakadu at the Aboriginal owned hotel, whimsically designed in the shape of a crocodile.

Crocodile in Kakadu National Park, Australia
Accommodation Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Jabiru
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a cruise along its gorge

Wind through the gorge, carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and may...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 9

Darwin in the Tropical Top End

Go big on a day of history and culture before making your way to Darwin. You’ll begin at Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s, and Australia’s, renowned Aboriginal rock art sites. Dive Into Culture at this rocky landscape as your Travel Director shares the history and the stories behind these illuminating images. Explore the loop trail past caves and overhangs before a stop at Nadab lookout at Ubirr for the most endless view over the wetlands of Kakadu - the filming location for Crocodile Dundee. Soak in the vistas and get ready for a change of scenery as you travel to our home for the next two nights, Darwin. Check into your hotel on the centrally located Darwin Esplanade and head out to explore the city. You could catch a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema or call in at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and then enjoy a stellar sunset.

Aboriginal rock drawings, Kakadu National Park,  Australia
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Aboriginal rock drawings, Kakadu National Park,  Australia
Aboriginal Rock Art in Kakadu

Get up close to Aboriginal rock art dating some 20,000 years in Kakadu National Park.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Enjoy a scenic flight over Kakadu, Australia
Kakadu Air Scenic Flights

One of the best ways to experience Kakadu is by a scenic fixed wing flight which allows you to see the amazing escarpments, waterways and wetlands....

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Optional Experiences

Day 10

Cool off in Litchfield National Park

Get excited for your last full day of stunning nature and city sites. You’ll begin in Litchfield National Park to see Northern Australia's own and over 100 years old giant Magnetic Termite mounds. Then you’re off to Florence Falls for a short walk to a lookout point before the cooling waters of Wangi Falls. Relax and go for a swim in its large swimming holes lined by tumbling waterfalls and vined forests. (Swimming is seasonal and opening is controlled by NT Parks). After a day of fun and sun you’ll head back to Darwin for your last evening. You’ll enjoy the full stretch of skyline over a Farewell Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Dine on a range of options from the Territory-inspired banquet dinner as you learn Darwin history from your knowledgeable guide. It’s grand finale of cityscapes and maybe a crocodile, dolphin, or turtle or two. What better way to celebrate your Outback safari tour?

Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park, Australia
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn
Included Meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11

Farewell Darwin

After a wildlife and adventure filled trip in the Outback, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow travellers this morning over breakfast before your transfer to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Nightcliff Beach in Darwin, Australia
Included Meals Breakfast

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Trafalgar Difference
Stay in the Heart of the Red Centre

Discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre at Ayers Rock Resort. Revealing natural beauty of this unique landscape, the accommodation offer incr...

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Connect with Nature at Alice Springs Desert Park

Join a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
The Falzon Family in their Aussie Outback 'Office'

Meet the Falzon family, who have entertained and informed visitors for over 20 years in the outback of Australia, for a Be My Guest Outback Dinner ...

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Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a cruise along its gorge

Wind through the gorge, carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and may...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Aboriginal Rock Art in Kakadu

Get up close to Aboriginal rock art dating some 20,000 years in Kakadu National Park.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Porterage where hotels provide this service
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
All land transport shown. All transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time

What to expect

Explore Alice Springs Desert Park, the School of the Air, and Nitmiluk National Park with a Local Specialist
Discover Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Watarrka, and Kakadu National Parks
Visit historic Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Mataranka Thermal Springs
View sunset and sunrise at Uluru, crocodiles and birdlife, and Aboriginal rock art
See vast cattle properties, and Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
Scenic Cruise on Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and Yellow Water Billabong

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Uluru Barbecue Dinner

After sunset continue to our exclusive dining venue with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. Relax in the company of friends and fellow travellers and...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Uluru Scenic Flights

A 20 minute, fixed wing scenic flight is a great way to take in the amazing landscape of Uluru. This small plane operator offer extended flights th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Helicopter Flights

Experience a unique view with a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre and see Uluru from the Air. You might choose the 15 minute flight to a...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Field Of Light Sunrise

With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive very excited to see his la...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kings Canyon Light Towers by Night

Light Towers by night proves that our lives on earth are teeming with the magic of unexplainable things. Awaken your senses to the mystery of the o...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kings Canyon Light Towers at Sunrise

Start your day immersed in magic. Awaken your senses to the mystery of the outback as you wander among the Light Towers maze of sound and light. En...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Outback Hot Air Ballooning

Your adventure begins with the balloons being inflated just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Whilst floating gently in the air yo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kakadu Air Scenic Flights

One of the best ways to experience Kakadu is by a scenic fixed wing flight which allows you to see the amazing escarpments, waterways and wetlands....

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Australia

  • Official Languages across Australia: English the official language of Australia.
  • Currency used in Australia: The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar ($).
  • Capital City:: The capital of Australia is Canberra.
  • Time Zone(s) in Australia: The main time zones in Australia are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). It's important to note that these time zones can vary during Daylight Saving Time (DST) when some states or territories adjust their clocks forward by one hour.

 

USA passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement:  A Tourist Visa is required to enter Australia. Learn more about obtaining a visa for Australia.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Australia has a diverse climate due to its size and geographical features. In general, it experiences a range of climates, including tropical, desert, Mediterranean, and temperate. The northern regions have a tropical climate with high temperatures and wet summers, while the central part of the country is dominated by arid or desert conditions with hot days and cool nights. The southeastern and southwestern coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and warm summers. However, Australia is also prone to extreme weather events such as bushfires, droughts, and cyclones, which can significantly impact its weather patterns.

Luggage on Tour

Traveling with GET entitles each guest to travel with one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 30” x 18” x 10” and weight not exceeding 50 lbs due to the limited space on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.

For safety reasons, small rolling suitcases are not permitted inside the coach. As our coaches have large windows, there is minimal space to store them securely overhead or under the seat. The suggested carry-on is a soft-sided bag similar to a backpack, tote bag, etc.

So your driver and the hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances.

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

When packing for a guided tour, it's essential to consider the local climate, cultural norms, and the activities you'll be engaging in. Here's a suggested packing list:

Clothing

  • A range of shoes. Australia offers a vast array of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is important to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling busy city streets to exploring vineyards, hiking in the mountains to a night at the Sydney Opera House and even enjoying sandy beaches. We suggest comfortable walking shoes, flip flops for beach days, a formal pair for nights out, and good hiking boots if you plan on hiking.
  • Lightweight, breathable, all-climate clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter. It's important to remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere. So, when it’s winter here, it’s summer there. Make sure you pack accordingly.
  • Layers: To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. We also suggest packing a portable umbrella or light rain jacket to prepare you for unexpected rain showers.
  • Modest attire: Sometimes modest clothing is required. For women especially, we suggest packing a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when/if necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable attire for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.

Accessories

  • Sun Protection & Reef-safe Sunscreen: As Australia is known for its harsh sun, we always recommend carrying sun protection, including a hat, sunglasses, and UV-protective clothing. Make sure to bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Reef-safe sunscreens should also be biodegradable and free from chemicals that can harm marine life. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure their environmental friendliness.
  • Daypack or tote bag: A small backpack or tote bag will be handy for carrying essentials during your explorations.
  • Travel adapter, voltage converter, and charger: Ensure you have the appropriate adapters for power outlets and a charger for your electronic devices. (See Electricity, Adapters & Air Conditioning

Miscellaneous Items

  • A camera: You’ll see some of the world’s most extraordinary sites in Australia. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. You can also use the camera on your phone, but you might want to zoom in or capture moving objects. A camera is your best bet for this.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • A small travel alarm
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed
  • A washcloth and carry bag
  • A travel pillow

Electricity

  • American appliances run on 110 volts, while the standard voltage in Australia is 230-240 volts at 50 hertz (Hz).
  • Australia primarily uses Type I power outlets. Type I outlets have three flat pins in a triangular pattern, and the plugs are specific to this region.
  • For US travelers, a travel converter or adapter is necessary to use their electrical devices in Australia.
  • A travel adapter allows you to physically plug your devices into the Type I outlets. However, it does not convert voltage. Most modern electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and cameras, are dual voltage, which means they can support both 110-120V and 230-240V. In such cases, you won't need a voltage converter, but you will still need an adapter to fit the power outlets.
  • For devices that are not dual voltage (e.g., some hairdryers, curling irons, and electric shavers), you will also need a voltage converter to adjust the voltage from 230-240V to the voltage supported by your devices (usually 110-120V). It's essential to check the voltage specifications on your electronic devices' labels or in the user manuals before traveling to Australia.
  • We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. Also, pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you specifically need a hair dryer during your trip, but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is commonly available in Australian hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.
  • However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Transfers will depend on the trip you choose and vary among destinations. In general, if you are joining or departing your guided vacation on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included. You’ll find specific information on your itinerary page.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1-2 per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

Tipping hotel staff for room service delivery is customary if a charge needs to be added to the bill.

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