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Contrasts of Australia

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From R 38 600 per person
Australia

The steady rattle of Melbourne’s famed trams kick-off our unforgettable journey through the land of koalas, crocodiles and kangaroos. Experience the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Bondi’s surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic night skyline we will enjoy from tranquil harbour waters on a special sunset dinner cruise.

DINING

  • 8 HOT BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 4 DINNERS
  • 2 LUNCHES

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour.
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the water.
  • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

BE MY GUEST
Meet your Aboriginal Tjapukai host for a personal Welcome to Country ceremony. Witness an ancient Dreamtime creation story of Tjapukai people’s beliefs. Enjoy dinner featuring fresh locally sourced produce, accompanied by the mellow sounds of the didgeridoo. Afterwards the mood will intensify with an entertaining high impact performance by the indigenous dance group

CULTURAL INSIGHTS
Discover Melbourne’s eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art.

HIDDEN TREASURES
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

LOCAL SPECIALISTS
For included sightseeing in Cairns and Sydney

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)

Day 2
Melbourne Sightseeing

Day 3
Melbourne – Cairns (3 Nights)

Day 4
Great Barrier Reef

Day 5
Cairns Free Time

Day 6
Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights)

Day 7
Sydney Sightseeing

Day 8
Sydney Free Time

Day 9
Depart Sydney

Day 1
Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights) Day 1 – Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)
Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It will not only be a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.

Hotel
Crowne Plaza

Meals
Welcome Reception
Dinner with wine

 

Day 2
Melbourne Sightseeing Day 2 – Melbourne Sightseeing
Join your Travel Director for a Cultural Insight. Your city tour includes a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. View the fine cathedrals and theatres; see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Then there’s time to explore the city on your own.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 3
Melbourne – Cairns (3 Nights) Day 3 – Melbourne – Cairns (3 Nights)
Say farewell to Melbourne as you fly to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival join a Local Specialist for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, and of course, crocodiles! This evening is free for you to dine at one of the local restaurants.

Hotel
Pacific Cairns

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 4
Great Barrier Reef Day 4 – Great Barrier Reef
Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Covering approximately 35 million hectares, it is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world and offers an experience like no other. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling and experience this natural wonder up-close (equipment provided).

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch

 

Day 5
Cairns Free Time Day 5 – Cairns Free Time
Today is free for you to explore this tropical city. Consider an Optional Experience. You could journey on the Scenic Railway to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’, including the Heritage Village Markets. Then return to the lowlands high above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café for lunch watching the world go by, you can do that too! This evening be prepared for a special Be My Guest dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience a personal Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime and witness an entertaining high impact performance by the indigenous dance group. Then enjoy dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

 

Day 6
Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights) Day 6 – Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights)
Depart Cairns on your flight to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two course à la carte Regional Meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Hotel
Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 7
Sydney Sightseeing Day 7 – Sydney Sightseeing
Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Specialist. Later, board your coach to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host, a Local Specialist, will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later spend free time exploring, shopping or perhaps strolling along the harbour front.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 8
Sydney Free Time Day 8 – Sydney Free Time
The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Or, if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner to celebrate your trip at a restaurant on the waterfront.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

 

Day 9
Depart Sydney Day 9 – Depart Sydney
Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your memorable vacation comes to an end and we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    9 Days
  • Countries :
    1 Country
  • Cities :
    3 Cities
  • Price From :
    R38 600 per person
  • Location :
    Australia
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