9 DAY CONTRASTS OF AUSTRALIA

Fully escorted trip in Australia from your Australia travel specialists, visiting the most popular sites along the east coast of Australia, plus Melbourne. Visit the exciting city of Melbourne, Northern Queensland city of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, to Sydney. MAP

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne and Australia! On arrival you will be transferred to your city center Melbourne hotel. This evening join your tour leader and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a unique modern Australian dining experience on a restored, moving streetcar with vintage decor. 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. There is quite a lot of ground to cover in order to see the many sights. However, when you hit the pavement, you will find Melbourne to be a very walkable city…as long as you wear comfortable shoes.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.Pelican Australia

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 to your Australia travel specialists 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 from your Australia travel specialists
  • 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

From 4 January 2018-
$2950  twin; $40750 single $2655 child
DEPARTS- RETURNS

08 Feb 2018-16 Feb 2018-Sold Out
22 Feb 2018-02 Mar 2018-Limited Seats
01 Mar 2018-09 Mar 2018-Definite Departure
08 Mar 2018-16 Mar 2018-Limited Seats
15 Mar 2018-23 Mar 2018-Limited Seats
22 Mar 2018-30 Mar 2018-Limited Seats


From 1 April 2018-
$3150 twin; $42750 single $2835  child
DEPARTS- RETURNS
05 Apr 2018-13 Apr 2018-Definite Departure
19 Apr 2018-27 Apr 2018-Definite Departure
17 May 2018-25 May 2018-Definite Departure


From 1 June 2018-
$2895 twin;$4020 single $2605 child
DEPARTS- RETURNS
07 Jun 2018-15 Jun 2018-Definite Departure
05 Jul 2018-13 Jul 2018-Definite Departure
16 Aug 2018-24 Aug 2018-Definite Departure
23 Aug 2018-31 Aug 2018-Departure


From 1 September 2018-
$3150  twin; $42750 single $2835 child
DEPARTS- RETURNS
06 Sep 2018-14 Sep 2018-Definite Departure
20 Sep 2018-28 Sep 2018-Definite Departure
04 Oct 2018-12 Oct 2018-Definite Departure
18 Oct 2018-26 Oct 2018-Definite Departure
01 Nov 2018-09 Nov 2018-Definite Departure
15 Nov 2018-23 Nov 2018-Definite Departure
22 Nov 2018-30 Nov 2018-Departure
29 Nov 2018-07 Dec 2018-Definite Departure
06 Dec 2018-14 Dec 2018-Departure
13 Dec 2018-21 Dec 2018-Definite Departure
20 Dec 2018-28 Dec 2018-Definite Departure
27 Dec 2018-04 Jan 2019-Definite Departure


From 1 January2019
$3250  twin; $4375  single $2925 child
DEPARTS- RETURNS
03 Jan 2019-11 Jan 2019-Departure
10 Jan 2019-18 Jan 2019-Departure
17 Jan 2019-25 Jan 2019-Departure
24 Jan 2019-01 Feb 2019-Departure
31 Jan 2019-08 Feb 2019-Departure
07 Feb 2019-15 Feb 2019-Departure
14 Feb 2019-22 Feb 2019-Departure
21 Feb 2019-01 Mar 2019-Departure
28 Feb 2019-08 Mar 2019-Departure
07 Mar 2019-15 Mar 2019-Departure
14 Mar 2019-22 Mar 2019-Departure
21 Mar 2019-29 Mar 2019-Departure


From 1 April 2019-
$3350 twin;n $4480 single $3035  child
DEPARTS- RETURNS
04 Apr 2019-12 Apr 2019-Departure
18 Apr 2019-26 Apr 2019-Departure
16 May 2019-24 May 2019-Departure
06 Jun 2019-14 Jun 2019-Departure
04 Jul 2019-12 Jul 2019-Departure
15 Aug 2019-23 Aug 2019-Departure
22 Aug 2019-30 Aug 2019-Departure
05 Sep 2019-13 Sep 2019-Departure
19 Sep 2019-27 Sep 2019-Departure
03 Oct 2019-11 Oct 2019-Departure
17 Oct 2019-25 Oct 2019-Departure
31 Oct 2019-08 Nov 2019-Departure
14 Nov 2019-22 Nov 2019-Departure
21 Nov 2019-29 Nov 2019-Departure
28 Nov 2019-06 Dec 2019-Departure
05 Dec 2019-13 Dec 2019-Departure
12 Dec 2019-20 Dec 2019-Departure
19 Dec 2019-27 Dec 2019-Departure
26 Dec 2019-03 Jan 2020-Departure
02 Jan 2020-10 Jan 2020-Departure
09 Jan 2020-17 Jan 2020-Departure
16 Jan 2020-24 Jan 2020-Departure
23 Jan 2020-31 Jan 2020-Departure
30 Jan 2020-07 Feb 2020-Departure
06 Feb 2020-14 Feb 2020-Departure
13 Feb 2020-21 Feb 2020-Departure
20 Feb 2020-28 Feb 2020-Departure
27 Feb 2020-06 Mar 2020-Departure
05 Mar 2020-13 Mar 2020-Departure
12 Mar 2020-20 Mar 2020-Departure
19 Mar 2020-27 Mar 2020-Departure

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