Classic Australia Getaway Vacation Deal

Australia Vacation Deal | Classic Australia Getaway

11 Days Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney with International Flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco from $3,299*

Plus a Great Option to Add 8 Days of Adventure in New Zealand from $1,333

Trip Overview: Embark on a journey through Australia’s vibrant cities, from the bustling streets of Melbourne to the tropical paradise of Cairns and the iconic landmarks of Sydney. In Melbourne, get lost in the maze of laneways lined with street art, trendy cafes, and boutiques. Venture north to Cairns, where the Great Barrier Reef beckons with its breathtaking beauty. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of the Sydney Opera House and the imposing presence of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Continue your journey to New Zealand with an optional 7-night add-on!

Highlights & Inclusions:

To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Booking Code: ST-ANZ3424A

Book by: April 30, 2024

Permitted US Departures: April 22 – October 17, November 9 – December 19 & January 25 – March 1, 2025. We’ll get the best deal possible! Your Travel Advisor will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates.
Black Out Dates: May 5, 6, 18 – 20, 26 – 28, June 16 – 22, July 23 – 27 & September 4 – 7, 10 – 12, 25 – 28
Lowest Price Found Departing USA: Select dates July 21 – September 9, 2024. *See Terms and Conditions for more details.

Experience More & Save More with a Discounted Add-On Package!

    • Classic Australia Getaway

    • $3,299+

      • 4-Star Hotels
      • 4 Private Transfers
      • 2 Shuttle Transfers
      • International Flights
      • Australian Domestic Flights
      • Your Own Travel Specialist
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights

    • Tours Add-On Package

    • Add $388+

      • Everything in Classic Australia Getaway plus:
      • Melbourne Laneways & Arcades Foodie Tour
      • Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkel
      • Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Pass
      • Sydney Opera House Tour
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Add New Zealand Package

    • Add $1,333+

      • Everything in Classic Australia Getaway plus:
      • 3 Nights in Queenstown
      • 2 Nights in Rotorua
      • 2 Nights in Auckland
      • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
      • International Flights to New Zealand
      • New Zealand Domestic Flights
      • Airport Transfers in New Zealand
      • Totaling 18 Days, 16 Nights
    • Ultimate Australia & New Zealand

    • Add $1,700+

      • Everything in Classic Australia Getaway plus:
      • Everything in Add Tours Package
      • Everything in Add New Zealand Package
      • Milford Sound Cruise
      • Te Po Maori Cultural Performance & Dinner
      • Auckland Hop On Hop Off Bus 24-Hour Pass
      • Totaling 18 Days, 16 Nights

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Trip Details

Sun-Kissed Beaches, Urban Delights and World-Renowned Landmarks….
the Best of Australia’s Icons in One Trip!

Melbourne, Australia. Photo Credit: Adina Olteanu

We know the secret to a longer life.

It’s found in the promise of unique experiences in a new place. It’s found in the exciting challenges of exploring where you’ve never traveled before.

Studies repeatedly show that travel can lead to a longer life and, in fact, seem to slow down time.

And what better way to live a longer life than a trip discovering the incredible contrasts of Australia?

When you travel Down Under, you’re traveling through a perfect blend of sun-drenched beaches and world-class cities. The vibrancy emanating from these cities, metropolitan paradises framed within coastal splendors, is a uniquely Australian vibe found nowhere else in the world.

A vibe most only dream about experiencing.

Start living the dream and experience the best of Australia with our Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation!


People enjoying a rooftop bar in Melbourne, Australia
Photo Credit: Visit Victoria

Begin your vacation in Melbourne, Australia’s undisputed cool kid. Here, enjoying the finer things in life is not reserved for a special occasion – it’s simply the way of life.

A passion for all things art, music and food touches every corner of the city – even the coffee is blended with an artful flourish that will raise your standards to an unparalleled level.

You’ll spend 3 nights in a 4-star apartment-style hotel located in the heart of the city.

There’s an unmistakably European feel about the city, with a whole world of vibrant cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars tucked within its central laneways.

Upgrade to our Add Tours Package to include a guided walking tour of Melbourne’s dynamic laneways.

ACDC Lane Melbourne credit Visit Victoria
ACDC Lane, Melbourne. Photo Credit: Visit Victoria

So what’s all the fuss about Melbourne’s laneways? Where are all these amazing cafes and coffee shops everyone talks about? This small group tour takes you deep into the hidden treasures of Melbourne, into the secret hot spots only known by locals. You won’t find these gems in a guide book.

  • Join a passionate, local guide who knows the ins and outs of Melbourne’s laneways and historic shopping plazas, often missed by tourists.
  • Visit eclectic boutiques, quirky cafes and delightful shops as you stroll down narrow alleyways coated in fascinating street art.
  • Learn the history behind the pockets of Victorian architecture dotted throughout the lanes.
  • Return to your favorite spots after your tour or grab lunch at a restaurant that caught your eye – when in Melbourne, do as the locals do!

Your days are free to explore Melbourne, and soon you’ll see why it’s considered Australia’s most stylish city. Go gallery hopping and explore Melbourne’s art district with a stop at the National Gallery of Victoria. Or visit Phillip Island, where you can meet native Australian wildlife and catch the famous Phillip Island Fairy penguins as they return home to their burrows in Summerland Beach.

The exciting energy pulsing through Melbourne will captivate the heart of any city lover. You’ll be dreaming of this dynamic city for days to come.

Ready for some sunshine?


Visit Cairns on a Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation
See the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

From Melbourne you’ll head to Cairns, the gateway to Australia’s tropical north. Here, suits and ties are exchanged for shorts and sunglasses. Days feel like an extended happy hour and nights are primed for enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.

You’ll spend 2 nights in a 4.5-star accommodation located in the heart of Cairns. The main shopping district, Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Harbour are right at your doorstep.

And right on Cairns’ doorstep is the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most treasured natural assets.

Upgrade to our Add Tours Package to include a day trip of cruising, snorkeling and swimming at the Great Barrier Reef.

Couple snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef with sea turtle.
Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

No trip to Cairns is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef. With our Add Tours Package, we include a top-rated reef cruise to experience this natural wonder for yourself.

  • See bright tropical fish, sea turtles and giant clams mix with the mesmerizing colors of coral gardens.
  • If you have never snorkeled before, don’t worry – a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put on and use the snorkeling gear.
  • Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board and warm up with fresh, hot water showers.
  • Upgrade your reef adventure with an intro to scuba diving lesson – no experience necessary!

You’ve seen glamorous Melbourne and the tropical oasis of Cairns – now get ready for the perfect blend of city and coastal splendor in Sydney.


Visit Sydney on a Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation
Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay. Photo: Tourism Australia

After relaxing in the tropics you’ll head to Sydney, Australia’s famous harbor city. As your plane descends and you catch your first glimpse of the Opera House sails, gleaming against the sparkling harbor, you’ll be absolutely captivated. This sun-kissed city is the envy of harbor cities around the world, framed by stunning beaches and iconic cityscapes.

You’ll stay 3 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney central business district, the perfect base for exploring the city. 

Your days are free to discover Sydney’s endless charms. There’s always a spot to roll out a towel on one of its gorgeous beaches. Explore the fantastic food scene at waterfront restaurants and cozy eateries tucked within the city’s central lanes.

Explore Sydney like a Local!

Sydney Harbour Cruise credit Tourism Australia
Sydney Harbour Cruise. Photo: Tourism Australia

When in one of the world’s top harbor cities, a cruise is a must! Upgrade with our Add Tours Package to include a Sydney Harbour Cruise Hop-On Hop Off Pass for cruise along the harbor.

  • Stop at sites such as Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, and Watsons Bay
  • Cruise past iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
  • Enjoy smartphone commentary along with printed maps and highlights.
  • Hop off and explore each stop at your leisure, or simply enjoy the cruise from the indoor and outdoor decks.

See the architectural marvel of the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House at dusk

Upgrade your trip with our Add Tours Package to include a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House.

  • Join a guided tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the eclectic history of the Opera House.
  • Visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theater.
  • Take in spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour as you step inside the glass-enclosed northern foyer areas.

In Sydney, one moment you can be strolling through towering buildings and bustling lanes, and the next you’ll see a clearing of glistening water stretching into the ocean.

However you choose to spend your time in Sydney, we’re sure you’ll want your time Down Under to never end.

The best part? You didn’t have to stress out about your trip by planning a single thing.

Not ready to say goodbye?

Making the trek to this side of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Why not see more of it with a few days in New Zealand?

Embarking on a journey to the Land Down Under, one cannot ignore the magnetic allure of neighboring New Zealand.

That’s why we’ve got you covered with our Add New Zealand package!


Continue your adventure to the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand, where majestic mountains meet crystal clear lakes, and lush green forests stretch as far as the eye can see. Explore the untamed beauty of this South Pacific paradise and immerse yourself in its unique Maori culture.

This package includes everything in the Classic Australia Getaway plus:

  • 3 Nights in Queenstown, a wintry wonderland nestled within the snowy Remarkables mountain range
  • 2 Nights in Rotorua, a tranquil city rich in lush forests, geothermal wonders, and Maori traditions
  • 2 Nights in Auckland, the city of sails, where the bustling city life meets serene beaches.
  • Flights to get you from Australia to New Zealand and domestic New Zealand flights.
  • Private airport transfers in Queenstown and Auckland
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua to Auckland


We’re big fans of making sure you hit everything you want to see on your vacation.

Our Ultimate Australia and New Zealand Getaway Package combines everything in the Add Tours AND Add New Zealand Packages for the ultimate South Pacific vacation you’ll never forget!

Upgrade to our Ultimate Australia and New Zealand Getaway for the best value

Milford Sound

Package Includes:

  • 11 Days / 9 Nights in Australia
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights in New Zealand
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Melbourne (3 Nights), Cairns (3), Sydney (3), Queenstown (3), Rotorua (2), Auckland (2)
  • Day Tours – Melbourne: Laneways and Arcades Foodie Tour; Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Snorkel; Sydney Hop on Hop Off Cruise, Opera House Tour; Queenstown: Milford Sound Cruise; Rotorua: Te Po Maori Cultural Performance & Dinner, Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua to Auckland; Auckland: Hop-On Hop-Off 24-Hour Bus Pass
  • International Flights – Los Angeles or San Francisco to Melbourne via Auckland, Sydney to Queenstown, Auckland to Los Angeles or San Francisco
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • New Zealand Domestic Flights – Queenstown to Rotorua
  • Private Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Queenstown Airport to Accommodation (Return), Auckland Accommodation to Airport
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)

Putting together all the parts of a trip to the other side of the world can be overwhelming. From booking flights and hotels to communicating with shuttle services and tours, making sure everything goes smoothly can be a full-job.

Luckily, that is our full-time job! As experts in Australian travel, we put trips like these together all day. From the moment you speak to our Destination Specialists to your plane touching down back home after your vacation, we’ll make sure every aspect of your trip goes without a hitch. Let’s begin your Australian journey today!

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