Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
By Aspire Down Under
Journey to Canberra, Australia's Capital Territory and enjoy a full day touring the national museums and monuments. Soar over Canberra by hot air balloon before continuing your ACT experience at Australia's only wildlife lodge, Jamala, located on the site of the National Zoo & Aquarium.
- 2 nights in Canberra at the 4.5-star QT Canberra
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Canberra including transfer from Sydney
- Half-day hot air balloon flight tour
- 2 nights at Jamala Wildlife Lodge including all meals and activities
- No upgrades available
Package duration: 4 nights
Book by: 07/31/2018
Travel from: 04/01/2018
Travel by: 09/30/2018
Day 1: Sydney to Canberra
Journey to Canberra with a morning break near quaint Berrima. On arrival into Canberra, travel to the summit of Mt Ainslie for a view of Canberra and surrounds. Arrive at the Australian War Memorial which combines a shrine, a world class museum and extensive archive. Hear the history of the ANZAC's as you travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of two world wars. After lunch (own expense), join a private guided tour of either the National Museum of Australia or the National Gallery (subject to change due to current exhibits and displays). Gain an insight into the workings of the capital of Australia with a private guided tour of Parliament House with the opportunity to view the upper or lower Houses of Parliament (when in session). See the Lodge, the Prime Minister's residence and travel the pretty tree-lined streets and view diplomatic homes and embassies of many foreign ambassadors, reflecting their fascinating cultures and architecture. See Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, the National Library and the High-Court, view Carillons beautiful bell tower and the gardens of Commonwealth Park. At the conclusion of your tour transfer to the QT Canberra.
Accommodation: Located in the heart of Australia's capital, QT Canberra's 205 guest suites are kitted out with designer décor and free Wi-Fi access. Enjoy gourmet food and wine choices at the onsite Capital Bar & Grill, the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the nation's capital.
Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Over Canberra
Canberra is a beautiful city of lakes, parks, national buildings and colorful tree lined streets surrounded by bush land and mountains. To view this remarkable planned city from a balloon provides a unique perspective. No other way of seeing Canberra so effectively brings together designer Walter Burley Griffin's vision and how it has been translated into the vibrant capital that Canberra has become. Your experience starts with meeting at the Hyatt Hotel 30 minutes before sunrise and ends after landing with a traditional champagne celebration and commemorative Flight Certificate. This afternoon is at leisure to explore Canberra – we recommend taking the First Australians tour at the National Museum or visiting the Australian Institute of Sport and see how Australia's Olympians and top athletes train (additional cost applies).
Day 3: Jamala Wildlife Lodge
Welcome to Jamala Wildlife Lodge, the ultimate overnight safari at the National Zoo and Aquarium and Canberra's first luxury lodge experience. You will meet many of the most dangerous and endangered species on earth and learn how you can help their survival. The room rate includes your overnight accommodation, all food and dinner beverages and exclusive tours. There are three magnificent accommodation options (Ushaka Lodge, Giraffe Tree Houses and Jungle Bungalows) and each with their own unique wildlife experience.
Day 4: Jamala Wildlife Lodge
Enjoy the full day and evening program getting up close with the animals at Jamala and the National Zoo.
Day 5: Depart Canberra
This morning it's time to say farewell to Jamala and Canberra. You will be transferred by car service to Canberra Airport for your next destination within Australia.
Terms & Conditions:
*Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Hotels are subject to availability. Air travel not included in package cost – ask an Aspire consultant for current special airfares. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.