This itinerary will make you discover the best of Australia.
Starting in the south, Melbourne is the most European city in Australia. You will enjoy its natural beauties from the Great Ocean Road to Phillip Island where hundreds of small penguins will melt your heart. Kangaroo island will follow with its natural parks and unique animals: kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, echidnas and much more.
From south to east: Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, where the rainforest meets the reef at Cape Tribulation & Kuranda. Another change in landscape, climate and temperature will take you from lush forest to arid desert where red mountains are the backdrops of unique experiences. Before leaving Australia it’s time to visit Sydney and its icons.
The Cook Islands are renowned for its beautiful sea locations. Formed by 15 islands over a 2 million square km, they still are an untouched paradise offering green volcanic islands in the south and coral cays in the north. The major island Rarotonga has at its heart mountains with pristine river system and valleys while being surrounded by white sand coasts and incredible barrier reefs. One-hour flight from there Aitutaki (little Bora Bora) is a small coral cay and a dream island with amazing lagoons perfect for honeymooners.



1 – Melbourne  |  2 – Phillips Island  |  3 – Apollo Bay  |  4 – Mount Gambier  |  5 – Victor Harbour  |  6 – Kangaroo Island  |  7 – Adelaide |  8 – Palm Cove |  9 – Cape Tribulation |  10 – Alice SPrings |  11 – Kings Canyon |  12 – Ayers Rock |  13 – Sydney |  14 – Rarotonga |  15 – Aitutaki


Day 1
Arrive to Melbourne
Transfer to hotel on your own
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – standard room (2 nights)

Day 2
Free day to explore the city at leisure

Day 3
Pick up hired car from city – Toyota Corolla or similar
Transfer Melbourne to Cowes (140 km approx)
Late afternoon visiting the penguins’ parade on your own
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – Studio spa cottage (1 night)

Day 4
Transfer Cowes – Apollo Bay (350 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3.5 stars hotel – Standard room (1 night)

Day 5
Transfer Apollo Bay – Port Campbell (90 km approx.)
Visit on your own Twelve Apostles and Loch Arch Gorge
Continue to Mount Gambier (260 km approx.)
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – Standard room (1 night)

Day 6
Transfer Mount Gambier – Victor Harbour (450 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3.5 stars hotel – Standard room (1 night)

Day 7
Transfer Victor Harbor – Cape Jervis (60 km approx.)
Ferry to Kangaroo Island (45 min ride)
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – Executive room (2 nights)

Day 8
Free day to explore the island

Day 9
Visit the island on your own
Return ferry in late afternoon
Transfer Cape Jervis – Adelaide (110 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3.5 stars hotel – Studio (1 night)

Day 10
Drop off hired car at airport
Flight Adelaide – Cairns
Airport shuttle transfer to Palm Cove
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – Studio (3 nights)

Day 11
Great Barrier Reef day tour (lunch included)

Day 12
Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest day tour (lunch included).

Day 13
Return shuttle transfer to airport – Alice Springs
Flight Cairns – Alice Springs
Pick up hired 4×4 car at airport – Landcruiser or similar. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – Standard room (1 night)

Day 14
Transfer Alice Springs – Kings Canyon via Mereenie Loop (320 km approx. with 150 km on dirt roads)
Visit Kings Canyon on your own
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel – standard room with breakfast incl. (1 night)

Day 15
Transfer Kings Canyon – Ayers Rock (300 km approx.)
Sunset visit of the Olgas on your own (Kata Tjuta). Field of Lights Pass. Accommodation in 3.5 stars hotel – standard room (1 night)

Day 16
Sunrise visit of Uluru on your own, walk around the base and visit cultural center
Drop off hired car at airport. Flight Ayers Rock – Sydney
Ayers Rock – Sydney. Own transfer to hotel. Accommodation in 3.5 stars hotel – standard room (3 nights)

Day 17
Morning & afternoon at leisure to visit Sydney
Sydney Bay cruise with lunch (3 courses)

Day 18
Free day to explore Sydney

Day 19
Own transfer from hotel to airport
Flight Sydney – Rarotonga (- 1 day)
Volo Rarotonga – Aitutaki
Airport welcome
Transfer in shuttle aeroporto – resort
Resort 3 stars accommodation – Beachfront studio with breakfast included (3 nights)

Day 20
Bicycle guided island tour with lunch included

Day 21
Shuttle transfer to airport
Flight Rarotonga – Aitutaki Shuttle transfer to resort
Accommodation in 4 stars resort – Garden & Lagoon View Villa breakfast included (3 nights)

Day 22
Day at leisure

Day 23
One Foot Island guided tour (lunch included)

Day 24
Shuttle transfer to airport from resort
Flight Aitutaki – Rarotonga
Return flight to Italy

Cost per person starting from $4590 AUD (2850 Euro approx.)

(twin shared room)


24 h Assistance in Italian (Australia and Cook Islands)


Accommodations as per itinerary
Car hire with standard insurance and unlimited km
Return ferry Kangaroo Island
Return airport shuttle Cairns – Palm Cove
Great Barrier Reef day tour (lunch incl.)
Rainforest & Cape Tribulation day tour + Daintree River crocodile spotting river cruise (lunch included)
Red Centre 4×4 Car hire with standard insurance & unlimited km
Pass Field of Lights
Sydney Bay cruise + lunch
Detailed itinerary with additional information/ suggestions on walking tracks and car roads.

Accommodation as per itinerary
Airport welcome
Return shuttle airport – hotel Rarotonga
Flight Rarotonga – Aitutaki
Return transfer airport – resort Aitutaki
Guided tour One Foot Island (lunch included)
Flight Aitutaki – Rarotonga
Italian/English speaking assistance (Australia & Cook Islands)

Travel documents to Australia:
Tourist Visa
Valid Passport
International Driver License
A not prepaid credit card (compulsory for picking up hired cars)
Travel documents to Cook Islands:
Valid Passport

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