IJCAI-17 Pre-Conference Tour 1, August 13-18, 2017
- Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
- Product code: PKS0VD
Tropical North Queensland & Central Australia
Sunday Aug 13th
Arrive Cairns Airport and transfer to accommodation at Paradise on the Beach Resort, Palm Cove. This beach side resort is set idyllically with golden sand and a palm-fringed beach on the doorstep.
Monday Aug 14th (B,L)
Full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Transfer by coach along the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas where you’ll board the boat and travel to the outer reef to snorkel and swim amongst the fish and coral. Late afternoon arrival at Paradise on the Beach.
Tuesday Aug 15th (B,L)
A full day tour to Kuranda, travelling by train up the McAlister Range, through 15 tunnels and past the Barron Falls. Enjoy the Kuranda markets, Aboriginal dancers, koala and wildlife park and the Skyrail cablecar.
Wednesday Aug 16th (B)
Take a morning flight to Alice Springs in Central Australia and check in to The Aurora Hotel. Depart for an afternoon tour of Alice Springs. See the sights and learn about the history and development of this important town.
Thursday Aug 17th (B, L, D)
An early rise for the transfer by road to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Located some 450 kilometres from Alice Springs, the world’s greatest monolith rises 348 metres above the desert floor. Arrive early afternoon at the permanent campsite and after lunch visit The Olgas, a cluster of massive rounded rocks. Take a walk through the ‘Valley of the Winds’ before the spectacular sunset viewing of Uluru. Dinner around the campfire and camping accommodation under the stars conclude the day’s program. This is ‘soft’ camping with a stretcher bed, sleeping bag & sheet provided. Shower facilities are also available.
Friday Aug 18th (B, L)
Arise early for sunrise viewing of Ayers Rock followed by tour of the base caves and visit to the Cultural Centre. Early afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Melbourne.
Cost: $1840 pp (twin or double share) & $2690 pp (single share).
Includes: Tour of Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda, five nights accommodation (motel and camping), entry fee to & tour of Ayers Rock, The Olgas and Alice Springs, meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), transfers, gst.
The above package assumes delegates would fly into Cairns on the first day. We would arrange accommodation at Palm Cove, on the northern beaches 20 minutes from Cairns. The cost does not include airfares from Cairns to Alice Springs or Ayers Rock to Melbourne. If arriving before the first day, additional accommodation can be arranged.