Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales
By About Australia
See all Australia has to offer from the South Pacific to the Indian oceans! Visit Sydney and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Head to sunny Perth in Western Australia to tour the lush beauty of Margaret River, the ancient desert sculptures of the Pinnacles & the bike around the island paradise of Rottnest Island. Then enjoy two fun filled nights in Melbourne, the world's most livable city. Discounted Tasmania and Great Barrier Reef add-ons are available.
- Accommodation: Sydney (3 nights), Perth (4 nights) and Melbourne (2 nights)
- Australian domestic flight: Sydney to Perth and Perth to Melbourne
- Shuttle transfers: Sydney Airport to accommodation (return), Melbourne Airport to accommodation (return)
- Private transfers: Perth Airport to accommodation (return)
- Day tours included - Sydney: Sydney Opera House; Perth: Rottnest Island return transfer from hotel, Swan River Cruise Tour and bike hire, Margaret River Explorer, Pinnacles, Wildlife & 4WD Adventure OR Benedictine History, Swan Valley & Wildflowers
- All taxes and fuel levies (except where noted)
Package duration: 9 nights
Price: USD $2,499
Book by: 05/30/2018
Travel from: 02/01/2018
Travel by: 01/21/2019
Booking code: ST-TA140
Day 1: Fly into Australia
Hometown to Los Angeles (Check quote for inclusion) & International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney (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 Sydney.
Days 2 to 5: 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney
Your 4.5-Star apartment-style hotel is conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD.
Relax in a stylish and comfortable haven whilst being in close proximity to shopping at Westfield’s Pitt St Mall and Darling Harbour. Don’t forget to take a stroll down Pitt St towards Circular Quay to take in more of Sydney’s world famous sites- like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
Shuttle transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation
After your arrival in Sydney, you’ll be transferred to your Sydney Accommodation by shuttle.
Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hour)
This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.
Day 3 and 4 : Free Days to Explore Sydney
With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.
Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid-back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10-minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.
Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport, Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Perth & Private Transfer, Perth Airport to Accommodation
Today you’ll travel from Sydney to sunny Perth. A shuttle will pick you up at your Sydney hotel and take you to the airport, where you’ll catch a flight to Sydney. You’ll arrive in Perth at nearly the same time you left Sydney (due to a time zone changes) and a private car will pick you up to take you to your next hotel.
Days 5 to 9: 4 Nights Accommodation in Perth
With a free shuttle bus outside its door, this hotel 4-Star Hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy Perth’s buzzing nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and thriving arts scene. Within walking distance, you’ll find major department stores, shopping arcades, Royal Perth Hospital, the Supreme Court, the Commonwealth, and more!
Your modern one-bedroom apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, laundry facilities, desk, TV & mini bar facilities.
Day 6 : Day tour of Rottnest Island and cycling (self-guided)
Spend the day on Rottnest Island, renowned for its stunning beaches, spectacular plants, abundant wildlife & Quokkas!
Includes return hotel pick-up from most Perth accommodations, return Swan River Cruise with commentary, return ferry transfers to Rottnest Island, Bike Hire with helmet, Rottnest Island Admission Fee & Optional Free Guided Quokka Walk (delivered by the Rottnest Island Volunteer Guides).
A 90-minutue ferry ride takes you down the beautiful Swan River, out to the Indian Ocean and drops you off at Rottnest Island.
Pick up your bike from the ferry. With no cars on the roads, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island.
When you get off the ferry, head over to the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre as you enter the island for a map and check out free tours Rottnest Island offers. Grab some water and picnic supplies at the general store or a café in Thomson Bay Settlement and start your island adventure!
Here are a few things you can do on Rottnest Island:
- See unique color-hued Salt Lakes
- Explore Military History
- Head to the Beach
- Go whale watching
- Meet a Quokka
- Wajemup Hill Lookout
Day 7: Full-day tour of Margaret River Explorer
Enjoy exploring the Margaret River region, including Mammoth Cave, Busselton Jetty, a brewery, Boranup Forest, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & a world renowned winery!
You’ll travel south from Perth driving through farmland with grazing cattle and passing by coastal towns. Arriving at Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River Region you stop for morning tea (own expense) at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere.
You’ll head into the heart of the region and stop at one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings.
Following lunch, you’ll continue south to an internationally renowned winery to taste some of their best award winning wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase.
Next it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the regions flora and fauna. Continuing south, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees you’ll reach the most fascinating part of the region Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans, a rare phenomenon to view the meetings of the two Oceans.
Then you’ll head North up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a long, but fantastic day exploring the wonderful Margaret River region, your bus will break at a restaurant en route for a light dinner (own expense) then it’s back to Perth arriving at approximately 9:30pm.
Day 8: Day Tour - Choose your Western Australia adventure
Included in this package is the Western Australia Adventure of your choosing.
Spend the day touring the world-renowned Pinnacles Desert. Highlights include off-road driving, sand boarding, feeding kangaroos, photographing koalas and wildflowers (seasonal). OR have a fascinating day out combining the history of Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey with the world-renowned Swan Valley wine and local produce region with seasonal wildflowers.
Private Transfer, Perth Accommodation to Airport, Domestic Flight, Perth to Melbourne, Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation
Travel by private car from your Perth vacation accommodation to the Perth Airport, where you’ll catch a flight to Melbourne. Once in Melbourne, travel by shuttle to your accommodation.
Days 9 to 11: 2 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne
Enjoy the comforts of home in your Melbourne apartment-style accommodation located in the heart of Melbourne with easy access to renowned attractions! Each modern apartment is self-contained featuring large floor to ceiling windows, a private balcony and clearly defined living and dining areas. Equipped kitchens have stone bench tops, modern stainless steel appliances and a wide variety of cookware. Tiled bathrooms are equipped with a combo washing machine and dryer. Comfortable lounge areas include a 40” Smart TV and BluRay/DVD player. Every apartment has individually controlled heating and air conditioning. You’ll also enjoy on-site reception, luggage storage, heated indoor pool, gym, BBQ Terrace and free high speed internet.
You’ll be just a short walk from Spence Street Outlet, Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff Gardens & Train Station, Rialto Towers, Etihad Stadium, Hardware Lane, Melbourne Aquarium, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Arcade, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central Shopping, Crown Melbourne, Harbour Esplanade & Federation Square.
Day 10 : Free Day to Explore Melbourne
You’ll have a free day to explore Melbourne’s vibrant art and food scene, tucked away in its intricate laneways and shopping arcades. We recommend taking our favorite walking tour of the city, taking you to Melbourne’s hidden laneways and exploring the eclectic bars, restaurants, cafes and shops embedded in the alleys.
Or maybe you’ll want to finish your Australia vacation with a bang and see the Melbourne sunrise on a hot air balloon flight over the city. Gaze at Yarra River that passes through the city and spot one of many parks you may want to visit after your flight. You’ll be riding the high for the rest of your day.
As the sun sets on your last day in Melbourne, you’ll look back on your incredible Australian coast to coast vacation with a smile on your face.
Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport, International Flight, Melbourne to Los Angeles (Check quote for inclusion) & US Domestic Flight, Los Angeles to Hometown (Check quote for inclusion)
You’ve seen amazing natural wonders and surreal landscapes, tasted fantastic food and wine, met bewildering wildlife and also spent time at amazing beaches. This will be a vacation with fascinating experiences friends will want to hear about and lasting memories for years to come. The best part – you barely had to do any work! As your Australian Travel Specialists, we’ll make sure this is a reality.
Let’s start planning your Australia Vacation today!
Terms & Conditions:
All prices are in US dollars and correct as of April 17, 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 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 21, 2019
Lowest Price found: Now- September 24, 2018*
Permitted US Departure Dates: Now- January 17, 2019
Lowest Price found: April 22 – August 18, 2018*
Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – January 16, 2019
Lowest Price found: Now – September 20, 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 special event dates and blackouts will increase the cost of the trip or limit availability:
Blackouts for Sydney: December 30 – January 1, 2019
Travel in Sydney during Vivid Sydney may increase rates or limit availability: May 25 – June 16, 2018
Blackouts for Melbourne: September 27 – 30, November 2 – 6, December 23 – 26, December 29, 2018 – January 1 & January 18 – 25, 2019.
Blackouts for Hobart: May 18, July 28, December 28 – 31, 2018.
All hotels are centrally located, inspected and approved by About Australia.
Remodeling will take place at Cairns hotel, Now – June 30, 2018. Construction work will only take place during the day, Monday – Friday. This should not affect the experience of your stay, unless you plan on spending significant time in your hotel room during the day. Another hotel can be substituted for a higher rate, if requested.
Bedding Configuration is as follows:
Cairns: 1 King or 2 Singles
Sydney: 1 Queen (1 King or 2 singles available at additional charge)
Perth: 1 Queen + Rollaway (2 Queens available at additional charge)
Melbourne: 1 Queen (Additional Bedding Requires Upgrade)
Hobart: 1 Queen or 2 Singles (Additional Bedding Requires Upgrade)
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)
Margret River Tour, Pinnacles Tour and Benedictine History Tour are not available December 25, 2018 and Select Public Holidays
Hobart City Tour does not operate on Saturdays or on December 25, 2018
Benedictine History Tour only operates on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Margert River Tour Operates does not operate on Wednesdays or Sundays May – August
Wildflower season in Western Australia starts in June but peaks, September through Mid-November
Rottnest Tour is not available December 25, 2018
Opera House Tour is not available September 1-2, December 25, December 31 and will have limited availability on January 1, 2019
Contact About Australia directly to get a firm quote based on current prices for your preferred travel dates.