Silversea Luxury Cruises To CAIRNS

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Silversea Luxury Cruises - Cairns
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Cairns

Warmly welcoming you to the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is a treasure trove of rich tropical beauty and incredible sea life. Swathes of rainforest spread out to the north, where you can soar over the canopy in a cable car, before looking down over narrow channels of water plummeting down gorges and crocodile-filled waterways. The diverse lands of the Atherton Tableland lie to the west, but it's the crystal-clear waters - and life-filled reefs - of Cairns' remarkable underwater world that draws universal adulation. View more

Priding itself as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, explore Cairns' constellation of colour, as you dive into the world's largest and most spectacular underwater universe. Head out on a glass-bottomed boat tour to explore the 3,000 coral reef systems, and let hours drift by appreciating the waving corals and life-imbued reefs during exceptional scuba diving and snorkelling sessions. Cairns is huddled in amongst abundant swathes of rainforests, which give way to glorious crescents of golden beach. Kuranda - with its scenic railway and heritage market stalls - waits to be discovered, cloaked within the depths of the rainforest. Learn of the indigenous people of North Queensland during cultural performances, and hear the throaty reverberations of digeridoos, as you hear eternal stories handed down through time, from generation to generation. Back in Cairns, there's always time for a coffee or a beer, or a feast on fresh oysters with glasses of Cairns' white wines – boldly flavoured with mango and banana notes.

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Excursions in CAIRNS

Cairns Aquarium Evening Experience with Dinner

Explore the natural wonders and magic creatures of two World Heritage listed environments: The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef on exclusive night guided tour of iconic Cairns Aquarium followed by a delicious 3-course dinner.


Cairns Aquarium Evening Visit with an Exclusive Night Guided Tour with Aquarium Biologist

Depart the pier for a brief transfer to the Cairns Aquarium where you will be welcomed by a glass of sparkling wine before your adventure begins. After the aquarium shuts the doors to the public your Biology guide will introduce you to the incredible biodiversity of Tropical North Queensland. Explore 10 amazing North Queensland ecosystems, with over 70 different habitats, where you will meet the rare and unique species of the region and enjoy the beauty of 15,000 aquatic animals showcased at the aquarium without the need to get wet to even leave the city.

3-Course Dinner

After the tour make your way to the aquarium restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal. Watch beautiful sea creatures in a 14-metre 70,000 litre marine exhibit while a delightful 3-course dinner is served.


The tour concluded back at the pier.

Gold Class Rail, Kuranda & Butterfly Sanctuary

Enjoy one of the world's most beautiful rainforest experiences in Gold Class comfort. Take a unique opportunity to travel through the Tropical Rainforest on a Scenic Rail, visit the largest butterfly enclosure in Australia and stroll through local markets at Kuranda village.


Travel to Kuranda Scenic Rail Station & Butterfly Sanctuary

Board your coach and travel to Aboriginal town, Kuranda 'the village in the rainforest', where you will visit the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. You'll be enchanted by the aerial dynamics of these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary's rainforest gardens. Butterflies include local rainforest species, including the electric blue Ulysses and the majestic green & yellow Cairns Birdwing.


Free Time in Kuranda Village

During your free time at the rainforest village, you can marvel at the stunning natural beauty of your surrounds, discover famous Kuranda village shopping or explore rainforest walks before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway.


Gold Class Scenic Rail with Snacks & Nibbles

The themed Gold Class carriages are inspired by rail experiences of yesteryear. Travel through tunnels and over bridges with sheer cliff faces and panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Cairns in the distance. Enjoy a taste of the tropics during the journey with local produce tastings and accompanying beverages. You will also receive a special complimentary souvenir gift pack complete your Gold Class experience.


Afterwards, re-board your coach and travel back to the pier.

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Experience one of the great natural wonders of the world and an UNESCO World Heritage Site all-in-one during this panoramic, full-day catamaran excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.

A short walk from the dockside will take you to your luxury fast catamaran and awaiting crew. This journey is unique, as the vessel will anchor at a mooring on the outer reef for your enjoyment alone.

Catamaran-Ride, Great Barrier Reef

Depart the pier aboard a luxury catamaran for the scenic, approximately 90 minutes ride to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the great natural wonders of the world and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef, and home to an abundance of fish and marine life species. It is comprised of over 3,000 individual reef systems and coral cays, as well as hundreds of picturesque tropical islands.

The complete reef experience offers almost 5 hours at a private patch of reef. This journey is unique, as the vessel will anchor at a mooring on the outer reef for your enjoyment alone. Sites have been selected for their superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life. You will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in this pristine area of the outer reef.

Swimming, Snorkelling, Coral Reefs, Colourful Fish, Marine Life, Buffet Lunch

Upon arrival at the Great Barrier Reef, approximately five hours are made available to enjoy your surrounds. Optional scuba-diving and private snorkelling tours are also available. Refreshments and a licensed bar are available on the air-conditioned vessel. Morning and afternoon tea plus an extensive tropical buffet lunch are also included in the day. The Coral and Marine Life is located just meters away from the platform, making it suitable for all age groups and swimming abilities from the novice snorkeler to the most discerning diver.

On return to Cairns, it's a short walk back to your ship.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of boating and a moderate amount of walking for approximately 800 meters (2624 feet) with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat (the vessel is at a floating pontoon; depending upon tidal conditions, the gangway can be steep), five steps to manoeuvre in/out of the boat, and 12 steps between the upper and lower decks. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep too stand. This tour is not suitable for guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Masks, snorkels and fins are provided; however, guests may wish to bring their own equipment. Scuba diving costs are $139.00 for an introductory dive, and $99.00 for certified dives (prices are subject to change). Payment by AUD$ in cash, and/or Visa or Mastercard. Please bring local currency for any additional purchases. There are changing facilities on board the boat. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. The sailing distance between the pier and Great Barrier Reef is approximately 90 minutes in each direction and may involve some rolling and pitching with natural sea conditions. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. A minimum number of participants is required for this excursion to operate. It is recommended that guests should not consume alcoholic beverages prior to any water activities.

Kuranda on Your Own

Journey to the tablelands of Cairns for a self-guided, half-day excursion to the exquisite rainforest village of Kuranda.


Tablelands, Rainforest, Kuranda

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive though the lush, tropical greenery and tablelands of Cairns en route to idyllic Kuranda. Known as the 'Village in the Rainforest', Kuranda has been attracting visitors and inspiring artists for well over a century. Over time, artists who were attracted to the region's scenic splendour have ended up calling it home, thereby creating a vibrant arts-and-crafts culture.


Free Time, Sightseeing, Local Market, Shopping, Cafés and Pubs

During your free time in Kuranda, you can marvel at the stunning natural beauty of your surrounds, browse the local market for souvenirs, gifts, and arts and crafts, and/or simple kick back and relax with a leisurely meal and drink at your own expense at one of the Kuranda's many cafés or pubs.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.

Kuranda, Skyrail & Rainforest

Board your coach on the pier for the drive to the Freshwater Railway Station. Upon boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Heritage Class, the journey through the rainforest begins, and gets steeper as the train pulls the cars up an incline finally reaching 1,100 feet (335 metres) above sea level. You will pass waterfalls and colourful vegetation, cross 55 bridges and move through 15 tunnels before reaching the Kuranda Railway Station for over one hour free time to explore the village.


Kuranda Village

A delightful village nestled in the heart of the rainforest. Established as a railway station in the mid 1800's when logging and mining were large industries on the Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda became known as a place to stock up on goods and also where one could enjoy some culture and sophistication at one of the local hotels. Today, this colourful township is a haven for markets, cafés and restaurants. After a brief overview of the town, you will have some free time to further explore on your own. No doubt you will want to take the opportunity to browse the shops for local artwork, crafts, opals or aboriginal souvenirs while you are here.


Skyrail

You will return to Cairns on the breath-taking Skyrail. Spanning approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) over pristine rainforest, Skyrail allows you to explore the wonders of this ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. Gliding just a few feet above the rainforest canopy, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you will see, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. Your Skyrail adventure includes time at two mid-stations where you can learn more about this mesmerising environment from the forest floor. The easy access walkways at Barron Falls station take you on three separate lookouts where you will be treated to stunning views of Barron Gorge and Barron Falls.


Rejoin your coach and be transferred to your ship.


Please note: A moderate amount of walking is required and unpaved, uneven ground may be encountered. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is rustic and is not equipped with air-conditioning. The itinerary may be reversed due to the train schedule. Lunch will be at your own expense. Order of sites visited may vary for operational reasons. Please note that temperatures at this time of the year can get very high and rain showers should also be anticipated.

Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting

If you are a nature lover, this is a special experience not to be missed. Join a small, personal group with a passionate guide for this special wildlife spotting experience with a difference.


Atherton Tablelands, Nocturnal Australian Wildlife

Take a journey out of Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands and explore the rainforest from dusk through to night-time, the best time to spot elusive nocturnal animals as they come out to play in their natural habitat. As the sun goes down, many of the smaller less know animals emerge from their day time hiding spots to start foraging throughout the night. Alongside your local guide, with the aid of a spotlight, go in search of Australian native animals including the elusive platypus, tree kangaroos, possums, gliders, flying foxes, bandicoots, echidnas, snakes, frogs and more. Immerse yourself in the forest and learn about the fauna and how Aboriginal tribes use the vegetation to heal and make remedies to solve every day common ailments.


Afternoon tea and dinner is included during the tour.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Cairns at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Cairns at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Guides are able to assist with itinerary planning and provide some commentary. Guests who desire detailed commentary should request the services of a guide to accompany them. This may be requested onboard the ship.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Cairns at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Cairns at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Spectacular Reef & Rainforest Overflight

This reef and rainforest scenic flight showcases the very best that Cairns has to offer. The flight lasts approximately 60 minutes during which time you will cover over 120km (75 miles) of spectacular tropical land and sea environment.


After your transfer to the heliport, you will board your aircraft and fly over Cairns city, the lagoon, the marina, and the surrounding suburbs from a truly unique perspective as you climb to 2,500 feet (762 metres).


View Copperlode Dam, Redlynch Valley, Stoney Creek, the Barron Gorge and Kuranda from the air.


Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for more than 1,243 miles (2,000 kilometres) along the Queensland coastline from your helicopter and view the spectacular Upolo Reef, Vlassof Reef, Middle Cay, Arlington Reef and Green Island.


After this amazing and unique flight experience you will be returned to the pier and your ship.

Step Back in Time: Cairns Walking Tour

Discover the colourful background of this tropical city in Queensland's north on this 2 hour walking tour through Cairns city streets.


Meet your knowledge local guide and depart the pier for a leisurely walk through the town concluding at the Cairns Museum.


Cairns City

Cairns is only 140 years old and the first Europeans and Chinese came to the area in the rush for gold. The fortune hunters braved the crocodile infested waters, the dense rainforests, the heavy monsoonal rains, the stingers and the heat, to build what is still the last city on the road going north from Sydney. To this day the Yirrganydji and the Yidinji Aboriginal people walked this land.


The Cairns of today is a chic tourism town with cafes and shops, your guide will point out the historic buildings, natural sights and the special places that have created this tropical paradise.


Cairns Museum

The walk will bring you to the newly re-opened Cairns Museum where your guide will give you a 30 minute guided tour through the exhibits. The museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics through a collection of objects, photographs and archival records. You will learn of stories of heat, sweat and hard work, of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. As well as discovering the history of white Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation.


The tour will conclude at the museum where you may stay and explore then take a short walk back to the ship at your leisure.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles). There will be seating available at regular intervals; however guests should be capable of comfortably walking the entire distance. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The terrain is mostly flat, paved or a wooden boardwalk; however some natural and uneven ground may be encountered. We recommend guests wear light comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, a hat and sunglasses. Tour includes admission into the Cairns Museum. The tour concludes at the Cairns Museum which is located approximately 900 metres (0.6 miles) from the pier. Guests are to walk back to the ship at their leisure. Please note that temperatures at this time of the year can get very high and rain showers should also be anticipated.

Land programmes in CAIRNS

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Uluru - Australia's Iconic Red Centre

Venture into one of the Australia's most remote areas, famous for its rugged beauty and one of the country's most enduring symbols, Ayers Rock. Shrouded in myths and legends since time began, the area known as Red Centre, comprising Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, was nominated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Explore this living museum and one of the world's last frontiers during a two-night stay at the award-winning, luxury wilderness camp, Longitude 131°, located at the edge of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


04MIDCNS-G Uluru - Australia's Iconic Red Centre

Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

Departs from: Cairns at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Re-join ship: Darwin at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Land Adventure is a small group luxury tour, providing bespoke cultural and sightseeing experiences. We limit the tour to a small group in order to ensure your experience is a high-quality one. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills up, you'll be accommodated on a space-available basis. Advanced booking is required at least 90 days prior to sailing date via Silversea Reservations. We suggest booking early to secure your spot(s).

Please be advised that a minimum number of participants is required for this program to run as described. In rare cases when the minimum number of participants is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at an increased rate based on private arrangements or to cancel your specific departure for a refund. The self-cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, is 90 days or sooner to initial sailing date at the rate of 100% program fare per person. The payment for your Land Adventure is due in full on the same date as your final payment due for your cruise. Per Silversea's general payment terms, bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner.

All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 120 days of sailing, with the exception of cancellation by Silversea. Our family-friendly land programs require adult accompaniment of any guests under the age of 18. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Silversea and our local operators make every effort to ensure your land program runs as described. Our local operators reserve the right to modify tour sequence, sites visited and venues mentioned due to operational reasons.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.

LOCAL CURRENCY:

Only Australian dollars are accepted by all vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Explore the spectacular natural splendour and history of Australia's northern territory, Outback and Top End during this five-day, four-night journey from Cairns to Darwin.


DAY ONE - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Cairns/Kuranda


Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Barron Gorge

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and transfer to the Freshwater Railway Station. Upon arrival, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a picturesque ride through Barron Gorge. Built between 1882 and 1891, this approximately 21-mile (about 34 kilometres) railway is considered to be an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude.


Gorges, Mountains, Waterfalls, Tunnels, Bridges, Kuranda Ranges and Village

Enjoy a 90-minute train ride through far North Queensland's World Heritage Listed rainforest, The Wet Tropics. Your train ride offers breath-taking panoramic vistas of deep gorges and rugged mountains, and passes magnificent waterfalls, through 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges during your journey up the Kuranda Ranges, part of Barron Gorge National Park. Upon arrival, transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park and tick an item off your bucket list after taking a photo with a cuddly koala and enjoy an insightful tour of the Koala & Wildlife Park.


Lunch and Free Time

Following your visit, proceed for an Australian pub lunch at Kuranda hotel. Afterwards, you will have some free time to browse through the many art and craft studios, or sit back in a café and watch the colourful, vibrant village life go by.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforest Interpretive Centre, Red Peak Station

Your experience continues with a breath-taking descent from Kuranda to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a six-passenger gondola travelling high above the rainforest canopy. Along the way, take in spectacular views of the region and vistas of the sparkling North Queensland coast, and out to the Coral Sea and Green Island. The journey down the mountain includes a stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre and Red Peak Station, which offers a unique insight into the intricate ecosystems that make up the rainforest.


Riley by Crystalbrook, Check-in

Your ride concludes at Smithfield Terminal where your awaiting transfer will take you to the beautiful Riley Hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. With its exquisite waterfront setting, you can stretch your legs with a pre-dinner stroll and admire the yachts sheltering in the marina.


Dinner is at the hotel's Rocco restaurant.


Overnight in a Panoramic Sea View Room at the Riley by Crystalbrook Hotel - Cairns


DAY TWO - Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Cairns/Ayers Rock


Flight to Ayers Rock

After an early breakfast, meet your guide and transfer to Cairns Airport for your scheduled, approximately three-hour flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru), an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your guide and depart for the scenic drive to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131°, Luxury Tents

Standing at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131° is the closest accommodation to the red rock formation that is Uluru, Australia's most endearing and enduring icon. An intimate fifteen luxury tents, elevated atop rust-red dunes, complement the pristine natural environment and provide a private place to rest, relax and refresh. In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed, find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Above the sweeping tent canopy floats a great expanse of southern sky, endless and sparkling. Constellations brimming with Anangu (local Aboriginal people) tales and stories beget the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred, powerful places. As one of only a select number of guests, awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru, drenched in its fabled light, and find unprecedented solitude and serenity.


Free Time & Lunch

Observe the sights and sounds of the desert along one of the circular walking tracks or simply relax by the swimming pool with a refreshing beverage. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at your leisure. (Lunch is a la carte and is served from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)


Uluru Sunset

In the late afternoon head out to see the famous Uluru sunset. Capture the changing lights reflected over Uluru's many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, a chilled glass of sparkling wine and canapés in hand. Following this essential outback experience, experience Bruce Munro's internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light.


Field of Light

Created from 50,000 bud-like stems and crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres, this installation blooms and appears to sway as darkness descends over Australia's spiritual heartland. Arrive at dusk and meander around the field, then re-board your custom touring vehicle before enjoying the cool night skies at Table 131°.


Table 131°

Dine out and discover the wonders of the night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. Arrive to the mesmerising sounds of an ancient culture, and feast on a four-course meal complemented by the finest Australian wines. Later, Longitude's resident astronomer regales the gathering with tales of the southerly constellations.


Overnight in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock


Please note: The operation of Table 131° is subject to weather and climatic conditions.


DAY THREE - Friday, February 26, 2021 - Ayers Rock


Kata Tjuta & Walpa Gorge

Following your breakfast, begin a walk-through rock-walled Walpa Gorge, while a guide shares expert commentary detailing the region's natural history. Learn how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today, as well as how these discoveries were made, and the dynamic interaction between the stark landscape and ecology. After admiring the mystical red domes from afar, you will visit the nearby Cultural Centre and browse the informative, interactive displays that provide insight into the spiritual and cultural meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.


Enjoy lunch at your leisure served a la carte from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Mala Walk, Kantju Gorge

Depart Longitude 131° before sunset for the transfer to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As you drive around Uluru, your guide explains its geology and the tourism history of the region. Journey along the Mala Walk and as day transforms into night, and walk into Kantju Gorge to witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun. For thousands of years, Kantju Gorge has been a place of serenity. Respect is paid to local customs, and the peace of Kantju Gorge remains paramount throughout this tour.


Sunset-Viewing with Sparkling Wine and Canapés

During your visit to Kantju Gorge, hear birds in their last flurries before the sounds of frogs and other insects erupt throughout the gorge as night closes in. Vivid colours remain on the vast gorge walls in a vision that only Longitude 131° guests can experience. Whilst sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on canapés, embrace the silence and solitude of Kantju Gorge as the sun slowly disappears for the day. After viewing the brilliant sunset, re-board your custom touring vehicle for the drive back to Longitude 131°.


Dine in the intimate ambiance of the Dune House restaurant.


Overnight in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock


DAY FOUR - Saturday, February 27, 2020 - Ayers Rock/Darwin


Early-morning wake-up call, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Cave Paintings

After an early-morning wake-up call, depart to experience the remarkable changing colours of the desert landscape, and spectacular sight of Uluru as day breaks over Australia's heartland. A walk to the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole offers a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru. Along the way, your guide points out cave paintings and other relevant sites important to Anangu and the early explorers. He also shares the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, adding greater depth to Uluru's striking features.


Breakfast, Check-Out, Flight to Darwin

After, return back for breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Darwin.


Upon arrival, proceed for lunch at the The Precinct Restaurant in Darwin.


Paspaley Pearls Experience, Hilton Hotel Darwin, Check-in

In the afternoon, continue to the Paspaley headquarters where you will enjoy a pearl appreciation experience with the experts. Learn everything there is to know about the world's most important producer of cultured pearls from diving to harvesting. Witness the beauty of the pearls and maybe even treat yourself before transferring to your hotel for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Dinner is at the Wharf One Food & Wine Restaurant.


Overnight accommodations in an Entry-Level Room at the Hilton Hotel Darwin - Darwin


DAY FIVE - Sunday, February 28, 2021 - Darwin/Kakadu/Darwin(ship)


Discover the Top End in a unique way with combined air and ground experience.

Scenic Flight along the Northern Coast to the Mary River and out to Kakadu National Park

Following your breakfast and check-out, depart for a short transfer to Kookaburra Air. Upon arrival, receive your safety and flight instructions and board your plane. Now there is nothing else to do but to sit back with views of the ever-changing landscape and wildlife that inhabit these timeless lands of the Northern Territory. From coastal river systems that empty vast wetlands to the magical escarpments and waterfalls of Kakadu, after taking in some of the best views in the world land, in the National Park.


Yellow Waters of Cooinda Boat Cruise and wildlife and wetlands of the region

Once in Cooinda, embark on approximately 90-minutes wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong, a must-do activity within Kakadu National Park. The award-winning Yellow Waters Cruise is Aboriginal-owned, and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to remarkable, diverse wildlife. Crocodile-spotting is one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.


Next, proceed for lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro at Jabiru.


Visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre

After lunch, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation within the park.


At the conclusion of your visit, fly back to Darwin. After landing, transfer to the pier and embark the ship. (Guests are expected to be back on board at approximately 5:00 p.m.)

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the airplane, and steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to bring lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking and beach shoes, sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, insect repellent, raingear, and a camera from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in a Panoramic Sea View Room at the Riley by Crystalbrook Hotel - Cairns
  • Two-night stay in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock
  • One-night stay in a ROH Room at the Hilton Hotel - Darwin
  • Scheduled flight: Cairns/Ayers Rock/ Ayers Rock/Darwin (Economy-Class). (Business class is not available on these routes.) Airlines restrict baggage to 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 15 pounds (about 7 kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).
  • Four breakfasts, five lunches and four dinners with drinks included
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Optional Experiences Available at Longitude 131° (charges apply):

  • A helicopter flight over Uluru or Kata Tjuta (subject to availability and weather conditions)
  • A Harley Davidson motorcycle tour around the base of Uluru (subject to availability)
  • Spa Kinara Treatments (subject to availability)

Not Included:

Any meals not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

Hotels in CAIRNS

SIMPLY HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA CAIRNS

Shangri-La Hotel


Cairns' outstanding seascape sprawls before you. You recline on the deck chair and gaze upon this immense spectacle of nature from your spacious balcony. A sight of unparalleled beauty unfolds at Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns. As you let your mind wander, sights and sounds of the marina run at the back of your mind. Sunlight dazzles off white yachts docked at the Marlin Marina while others cruise gracefully in the Coral Sea. Spellbound, you marvel at this gateway to a natural wonder.

CAIRNS SIMPLY HOTEL

CAIRNS SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

GRANDE HOTEL: RILEY HOTEL

Riley Hotel


When you stay at the Riley, a five-star luxury hotel in Cairns, you will rediscover fun. Live in the moment and indulge in the little luxuries. Leave your worries at check-in and stake your claim by the pool. Welcome to the great escape-stay a while.

CAIRNS GRANDE HOTEL

CAIRNS GRANDE HOTEL


The Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.