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Australian Beach Towns & Wildlife From $1,595 PP*

By About Australia


Vacation in Australia's most enviable beach town of Noosa. Feel the excitement of an endless Aussie playground in Gold Coast. And enjoy the vitality of Australian city life in Brisbane. On this vacation, you'll experience the awe of nature on Fraser Island, visit Steve Irwin's famous Australia Zoo, take an incredible rainforest excursion to Lamington National Park and cruise out to Moreton Island to feed wild dolphins. Discounted Sydney and Great Barrier Reef add-ons are available.

Highlight inclusions

  • Accommodation: Noosa (4 nights), Gold Coast (3 nights) and Brisbane (2 nights)
  • Shuttle transfers: Brisbane Airport to Noosa accommodation, Noosa accommodation to Australia Zoo (return), Noosa accommodation to Gold Coast accommodation, Gold Coast accommodation to Brisbane accommodation, Brisbane accommodation to airport
  • Day tours included: Noosa: Fraser Island Discovery, Australia Zoo; Gold Coast: Lamington National Park & Rainforest Tour; Brisbane: Tangalooma Island Resort Day Pass and dolphin feeding
  • All taxes and fuel levies (except where noted)

Package details

  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Upgrades are available

Package duration: 9 nights
Price: USD$1,595
Book by: 05/30/2018
Travel from: 02/01/2018
Travel by: 01/20/2019
Booking code: ST-TA130

Itinerary details

Day 1

Hometown to Los Angeles (check quote for inclusion) and international flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane (ask us about our best international fares).

Begin your vacation with a flight to Los Angeles from your hometown then relax on a comfortable international flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane.

Day 2

Shuttle transfer, Brisbane Airport to Noosa accommodation. After your arrival in Brisbane, you’ll be transferred to your Noosa accommodation by shuttle. 

Days 2 to 6: 4 Nights Accommodation in Noosa

Your 5-star resort is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. You can spend your days lazing in the free-form swimming pool, pampering yourself at the spa, or exploring all Noosa has to offer.

Here, in Queensland’s most stylish holiday destination, you can stroll down to Hastings Street where Noosa’s main designer fashion boutiques and street side alfresco restaurants abound. Walk to the popular Noosa Main beach and enjoy the rolling surf while you soak up Queensland’s welcoming sunshine.

Day 3: 4WD Off Road Fraser Island Adventure - Full Day

Seventy Five Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Queensland

Travel to Fraser Island, the only island in the world where rainforest grows on sand. You’ll learn about the incredible legends behind the rainbow sands of the island and travel through its natural wonders on a thrilling 4WD adventure.

Day 4: Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo with Shuttle Transfers

It’s day four of your exciting adventure down under, and today will be spent at the wildlife park of the famous Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. You’ll travel about one hour to the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, where an incredible day of amazing wildlife awaits.

  • Watch demonstrations of exotic creatures expertly handled by professionals.
  • Take photos with snakes at the Croc Hunter Museum.
  • Meet koalas and join in the feeding of kangaroos and wallabies.
  • Catch exhibitions showcasing foxes, camels, otters, and many more.

You may also decide to treat yourself with an optional upgrade to include a personalized caddie chauffeur around the zoo for 5 hours!

Day 5: Free Day to Explore the Sunshine Coast

On the Sunshine Coast, the only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its endless beaches, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

While you’re not enjoying the beach, enjoy the hinterland charm! From rolling surf to rolling hills, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is full of natural beauty, cosy cafes and boutiques waiting to be discovered. Be entertained by local artists and stock up on arts and crafts at Eumundi Markets. Take in the view from the Glass House Mountains or wander through national parks and trails. Pair local cheese and wine in Maleny or treat yourself to high tea and antique shopping in Montville. With award-winning restaurants, food trails, vibrant food festivals and bustling farmers markets, the Sunshine Coast is one giant celebration of food and wine. Tick off your foodie bucket list with beachfront and rainforest restaurants worth travelling for. Sample just-picked strawberries and fresh-caught seafood at an outdoor farmer’s market. Create your own cuisine at one of the many cooking schools.

Day 6

Shuttle transfer, Noosa accommodation to Gold Coast accommodation.

Travel by shuttle from Noosa vacation accommodation on Australia’s Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast.

Days 6 to 9: 3 Nights Accommodation on the Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland

Spend 3 nights in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the ultimate beach getaway buzzing with excitement and a variety of local attractions. You’ll be just a short walk from major Melbourne attractions and shopping markets. Your 4-star apartment-style hotel is just one block away from the beach and the perfect base to access famous theme parks and fine dining.

Day 7: Lamington National Park & Rainforest Tour

After a restful night in your apartment, get ready for an incredible rainforest excursion into World Heritage listed Lamington National Park. You’ll board a coach driving you through ancient trees, under dense green canopies and beside wildflower heaths to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

  • On the way you’ll visit Kamarun Lookout for amazing views of the valley below you.
  • Take in the cool, refreshing and green surroundings of the McPherson Ranges.
  • Enjoy lunch before taking on the tree top walk through a canopy of flowering trees clad with vines.
  • Spot exotic birds and other wildlife such as wallabies and koalas.

End the day with a visit to an Alpaca Farm with unique and quality alpaca products, finer than cashmere. You might want to pick up a souvenir to commemorate the day!

Day 8: Free Day to Explore the Gold Coast

Explore the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise. Visit one of many thrilling theme parks such as Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World or Dreamworld. Or you may want to go on a crab catching tour and try your luck at catching the most sought after seafood delicacy – the Queensland mud crab.

Day 9: Shuttle Transfer - Gold Coast Hotel to Brisbane Hotel

Travel by shuttle from your Gold Coast vacation accommodation to the vacation accommodation in Brisbane, Australia.

Days 9 to 11: 2 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

Your 4-star apartment-style hotel is located in the Brisbane CBD. From here, the most popular attractions and things to do in Brisbane are within close proximity – many within walking distance.

For a day out on the water, try kayaking on the river or catch the CityHopper Ferry to various riverside attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Art Gallery, Maritime Museum and South Bank – Brisbane’s very own inner city beach with swimming lagoons that you can enjoy – perfect for the whole family and a way to cool off from the Queensland heat during the warmer months. To get out into nature, the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Roma Street Parklands offer lots of wide green open spaces, with grassy areas to sit and enjoy a picnic, walking tracks and wildlife – including native lizards, birds and insect species. Soak in a panoramic vista of Brisbane City from the Wheel of Brisbane, or for those who are a little more adventurous the Story Bridge Climb will take you 262m feet above sea level for the ultimate view.

When it comes to shopping Brisbane offers a number of options including the Queen Street Mall and Fortitude Valley, with an extensive assortment of retail and entertainment stores. Treasury Casino is not far from the hotel, with some great shows and restaurants. Discover the Eagle Street Pier with its collection of restaurants, bars and cafés, is a great place to eat and enjoy the scenery. Home also to the Riverside Craft Markets, held each Sunday, you can meet up with friends to share a meal before taking a walk along the pier and browsing the local crafts on showcase.

Day 10: Tangalooma Island Resort Day Pass, Feed Wild Dolphins - Full Day

Enjoy a day out on Moreton Island, this beautiful location is a short 75 minute cruise from Brisbane. Enjoy crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and untouched national parks. The tour highlight is the magical experience of hand feeding wild bottlenose dolphins at sunset. An unforgettable day out as you discover a tropical island paradise just 75 minutes from Brisbane. At Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, you can enjoy a delicious lunch, challenge yourself to sand tobogganing and at sunset, wade into the water to hand feed one of the island’s special visitors, a wild bottlenose dolphin! The experience is unforgettable.

Includes: 4WD desert safari and sand tobogganing, acces to the day lounge for showers, tea and coffee, dolphin behaviour and data collection presentation, wild dolphin feeding at sunset, 25 free land based actitivites.

Day 11

Shuttle transfer, Brisbane accommodation to airport, international flight, Brisbane to Los Angeles (check quote for inclusion) and Los Angeles to hometown (check quote for inclusion).

As the sun sets on the last day of your Australia vacation, you’ll look back on all the spectacular experiences and lasting memories you’ve made. You got a taste of Australia’s iconic beach culture in Noosa and Gold Coast, saw amazing wildlife, and explored islands teeming with natural beauty. And it all went without a hitch!

As your Australian Travel Specialists we’ll make sure your vacation is filled with pure Aussie experiences while all your arrangements are taken care of. Let’s start planning your vacation today!

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Terms & Conditions:

All prices are in US dollars and correct as of April 19, 2018. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. About Australia reserves the right to adjust the amount of any outstanding balances at any time according to USA Exchange Rate variations. All taxes, GST & Fuel Levies are included in the Price unless specified otherwise. Prices may vary when you book your travel package and are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. Airlines, hotels and tour operators frequently change their prices as a result of rate increases, fuel surcharges, government imposed taxes or fees. Prices may increase prior to full payment for those and/or other reasons. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you understand and agree to the possibility of such increases.

Flights, where included, will be operated by Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jet Star or their code-share partners; flight Taxes & Fuel levy included; Economy Flight Class of Service. Flights maybe based on Fares which can not be held in advance of purchase, same day ticketing may be required.

Visa required additional $15 per person.


Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – January 20, 2019

Lowest Price Found:  April 27 – June 20, July 13 – September 16 & October 16 – December 8, 2018


Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – January 17, 2019

Lowest Price Found: April 27 – June 15 & July 13 – September 13, 2018 *


Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – January 17, 2019

Lowest Price Found: April 27 – June 15 & July 13 – September 13, 2018 *

Subject to availability. Blackout dates and seasonal supplements will apply; these vary by travel vendor and are subject to change. Travel may be permitted outside the dates listed, but may attract seasonality or special event surcharges.

Known rate increases & blackouts will increase the cost of the trip or limit availability:

Blackouts for Noosa:  December 22 – December 31, 2018

Blackouts for Gold Coast: October 19 – 21, December 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Travel in Cairns during the following dates may increase rates or have limited availability: April 23, 30, May 6, 21-24, May 29 – June 1, 9-11, 19, July 11, August 14, 23 -25, September 15, October 1-3, 18-25, 31 & November 26, 2018

Blackouts for Sydney: May 30, June 27, July 11, July 18, August 11, August 18, September 29-30, October 20 – 27, December 29 – 30, 2018 & Janaury 1, 2019

Travel in Sydney during Vivid Sydney may increase rates or limit availability: May 25 – June 16, 2018

Tour Restrictions:

Fraser Island Tour is not available: December 25, 2018

Fraser Island Tour will increase in price: December 20, 2018 – January 10, 2018

Australia Zoo Tour is not available: December 25, 2018

Lamington National Park Tour is not available:  April 25, May 7, October 1, December 25, 2018 & January 1, 2019

Tangalooma Dolphin Tour is not available April 25, 2018

Tangalooma Dolphin Tour Does Not Depart on Saturdays

Opera House Tour is not available September 1-2, December 25, December 31 and will have limited availability on January 1, 2019

Great Barrier Reef Cruise is not available: April 21, May 4-5, 7, 21, 26 & November 9, 16, 2018

Great Barrier Reef Cruise requires additional $10 pp pay on board reef levy. Transfers to Reef Cruise from Cairns $15pp (if required)

Opera House Tour is not available September 1-2, December 25, December 31 and will have limited availability on January 1, 2019

All hotels are centrally located, inspected and approved by About Australia.

Bedding Configuration is as follows:

Noosa: 1 King or 2 Singles

Gold Coast: 1 King or 2 Singles

Brisbane: 1 Queen (additional bedding will require upgrade)

Cairns: 1 King or 2 Singles

Sydney: 1 Queen + 1 Rollaway (Hotel Upgrade Available)

Contact About Australia directly to get a firm quote based on current prices for your preferred travel dates.