Barrenjoey Headland, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach, New South Wales
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Vacation in three of Australia's most popular East Coast regions, combining Sydney with its beautiful harbor and beaches; Cairns - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforest Region; and Melbourne, rich in history, culture and experiences. With amazing experiences included at each destination, you will experience Australia's east coast in its entire splendor.
- 4 nights at Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
- 4 nights at The Reef Retreat Palm Cove
- 4 nights at Travel Hotel Melbourne Docklands
- Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers
- Sydney Harbour Cruise and seafood lunch
- Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer tour, including 2.5 hour cruise through
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and a bush tucker inspired lunch
- Tour and dine at the Sydney Opera House
- Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch
- Daintree Walkabout tour including lunch
- Phillip Island tour
- Great Ocean Road tour
Package duration: 12 nights
Book by: 09/30/2018
Depart by: 09/16/2018 – 10/7/2018
Arrive in Sydney and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House followed by a meal at the Opera Bar (available 11 AM - 4 PM).
Leisurely day with a buffet lunch on Sydney Harbour.
Discover Australia's second oldest National Park wilderness, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park guided tour by bus, foot and boat. Your day includes West Head Lookout, a scenic discovery cruise through the National Park waterways, indigenous interpretation at several ancient Aboriginal sites (some only accessible by water), and a gourmet bush tucker lunch.
Today is free to explore Sydney at your leisure.
Transfer to Sydney Airport, and on arrival in Cairns, transfer to Palm Cove. The remainder of your day is free to relax on the beach or explore the quaint village of Palm Cove.
Board a 24-meter high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel or swim around two diverse outer reef coral gardens, watch a reef presentation and enjoy a buffet lunch whilst onboard.
Today is free to explore the region at your leisure.
Join a guided rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge. An experienced interpretive Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment. Enjoy lunch at the Daintree Tea House before joining a one-hour cruise on the Daintree River, home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile.
Transfer to Cairns Airport, and on arrival in Melbourne, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of your day is free to explore the city at your leisure.
A free morning before traveling to Phillip Island. View spectacular coastal scenery and two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life at Nobbies. From the walkways, it may be possible to catch a glimpse of Australia's largest population of fur seals living amongst the coastline. At the Penguin Parade Visitors Centre, learn about the little penguins and life on this island. Before dusk, watch as the penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows after a day's fishing at sea.
Today is free to explore Melbourne at your leisure.
Discover the Great Ocean with a scenic drive south west of Melbourne and onto spectacular views of the Southern Ocean known as the Surf Coast. There are plenty of photo opportunities at Split Point Lighthouse of the view and local wildlife, which may include whales, dolphins, kangaroos, echidnas and many different birds. See koalas and kangaroos up close on the Eucalyptus Forest Walk at the renowned Great Ocean Road Ecolodge. Visit the spectacular Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck.
Transfer to Melbourne Airport.
Terms & Conditions:
*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Black-out dates apply (Sydney: Jul 11; Aug 11-12; Aug 18-19; Sep 29-30; Oct 22-25; Dec 30 - Jan 1; Melbourne: Sep 26-27; Oct 26-28; Nov 5-6; Dec 31- Jan 1; Jan 14 - 20; Mar 14-17; Mar 21-24; Mar 28-31). Pricing is subject to availability and all prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (6/28/18) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for current pricing and itinerary details.