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Aussie East Coast Experience From $2,099 PP*

By Down Under Answers


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.

Highlight inclusions

  • 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 details

Package duration: 12 nights
Price: USD$2,099
Book by: 06/30/2018
Travel from: 04/01/2018 
Travel by: 09/15/2018

Itinerary details

Day 1

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).

Day 2

Leisurely day with a buffet lunch on Sydney Harbour.

Day 3

Barrenjoey Headland, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach, New South Wales

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. 

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Day 4

Today is free to explore Sydney at your leisure.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Snorkelling, Agincourt Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

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.

Day 7

Today is free to explore the region at your leisure.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

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.

Day 10

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. 

Day 11

Today is free to explore Melbourne at your leisure.

Day 12

Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria

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.

Day 13

Transfer to Melbourne Airport. 

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 Terms & Conditions:

*Prices are quoted in USD and are 'from', per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Advertised price reflects low season travel dates. A seasonal supplement of US$100/person applies for travel May 1 Aug 7, 18. Must be booked by Mar 31, 18. Black-out dates may apply. Prices are current at time of posting (11/21/17) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed, due to currency fluctuations and availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531