AUSTRALIA

9 DAY CONRTRASTS OF AUSTRALIA

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. D

Day 2: Melbourne

Join your Travel Director for your city tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Then there’s time to explore the city on your own.

Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights. B

Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns

Say farewell to Melbourne as you fly to Cairns. On arrival join your local guide for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening feast on a delicious meal of fresh seasonal produce at Salt House with views of the Cairns waterfront.

Hotel:

Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights. BD

Day 4: Cairns ‘Free Time’

Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an optional experience to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture through theatre, didgeridoo and fire making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. Or visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You could travel to Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest', on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. B

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. BL

Day 6: Cairns – Sydney

Depart Cairns and fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook sunset highlight dinner cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte dinner and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (Harbour View Room), 3 nights.

Hotel:

Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, 3 nights. BD

Day 7: Sydney

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local guide. Later board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. You're Invited to Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. This afternoon if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life on Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’ (own expense). BL

Day 8: Sydney ‘Free Time’

The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. This evening join your fellow travelers for a stroll to Darling Harbour to enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the city’s waterfront. Dine on fresh seasonal produce when you indulge in a selection of signature dishes that are bound to create a memorable dining experience. BD

Day 9: Farewell from Sydney

Time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. B

Highlights

  • Indulge in lunch overlooking spectacular Bondi Beach
  • Learn about Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach
  • Venture inside Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Toast the sunset on a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room The Package
  • An experienced, professional Tour Director and Driver
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, reclining seats & panoramic windows
  • 8 nights accommodation with private bathrooms
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • Welcome reception

Flight Information - Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 3   Flights from Melbourne to Cairns – QF702 Day 6   Flights from Cairns to Sydney – JQ957

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