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Australia Travel Deal | Aussie Style, Wild and Classy Reef

11 Days, 9 Nights Melbourne, Hobart & Port Douglas from Los Angeles from $3,495

Trip Overview: This unique tour of Australia showcases incredible hidden gems without breaking the bank. Customize your deal with discounted add-ons. Explore Australia’s stylish city, Melbourne, for 2 Nights. Venture into the wilds of Tasmania with 3 nights in Hobart. Vacation like the locals on the Great Barrier Reef with 4 nights in Port Douglas. Add tours to see the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island, take an artisan foodie tour and experience the reef on a luxury sailboat. Add 3 Nights Sydney from $300 per person.

Highlights & Inclusions:
  • 11 Days/ 9 Nights, Australia
  • Accommodation: Melbourne (2 Nights), Hobart (3), Port Douglas (4)
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Melbourne to Hobart, Hobart to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request
  • Private Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Hobart Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return)
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Customize with your choice of discounted add-on packages!
  • Add first-class tours with our Discounted Tour Package
  • Add 3 Nights in Sydney from $300 per person
  • Receive a Free City Tour when you add both!

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

Booking Code: ST-TA11222

Book by: December 31, 2022

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates January 3 – November 11, 2023
Lowest Price can be found Select Dates: March 28 – June 15, 2023. There are many sale airfares available. Your Destination Specialist will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates.

 

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

    • Basic Travel Package

    • $3,495+
      • All Hotels
      • International Flights
      • Australian Domestic Flights
      • 4 Private Transfers
      • 2 Shuttle Transfers
      • Your Own Specialist
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
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    • Add Tours Package

    • Add $500+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Your Choice Full Day Tour in Melbourne
      • Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island Wildlife
      • Bruny Island Tasting Journey
      • Sail Away to the Outer Reef
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
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    • Add Sydney Package

    • Add $300+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 4-Star Accommodation in Sydney (3 Nights)
      • Flights to make it happen
      • 2 Private Transfers
      • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights
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    • Have it All Package

    • Add $800+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Add Tours Package
      • Add Sydney Package
      • Bonus Sydney Aboriginal Walking Tour Free of Charge
      • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights
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COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Australia COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

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Questions about Australia’s COVID travel restrictions? We’re here for you! As specialists in travel to Australia, we are keeping up to date on all restrictions and providing our clients with the information they need to make their trip to Australia a reality.

Great news! Australia is making it easier to visit!

We will update this as often as possible, but please understand these are fluid and may change. Costs associated with travel requirements to Australia are not included in your itinerary unless specifically listed. We will update this information with approximate costs as we become aware of them.

Last Updated: 10/26/2022

Going to Australia

Travelers are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the airline you are traveling with and any countries you transit through.

Here’s what you need to visit Australia:

  • Required masking on the plane and in all Australian airports.
  • Valid visa to enter Australia (Electronic Travel Authority – also known as ETA)

Stay up to date on Australia Travel Requirements, click here. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

Applying for your Visa

Tips for filling out your Australia ETA (Visa) application:

  • ETA are instantly approved unless any application errors or eligibility issue.
    • Most common eligibility issues seen involve criminal convictions.
      Please see our tips for USA passport holders with criminal history (https://www.aboutaustralia.com/travel-tips/travel-visa-australia/)
    • Avoid the following common errors that will hold up your application.
      • Name Mis-spelling – Double check your work!
      • Entering dates in the USA format instead of DAY – MONTH- YEAR
      • Mixing up the SURNAME and FIRST NAME Fields
  • ETAs can ONLY be processed through the official Australian ETA App on your smart phone.

Australian ETA

 

  • If you are unable to complete the ETA application can apply for a standard Tourist Visa – subclass 600 – via a web form. Processing time is currently about 3 weeks.
  • Questions? Call the Global Service Center BEFORE submitting your application to ensure quick processing times.
    • Phone Number +61 2 6196 0196

Vaccinations

As of July 6, 2022, travelers visiting Australia do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Travelers still need to follow airline vaccination requirements.

Passengers on international flights operated by Qantas are no longer required to be fully vaccinated. Read more details about Qantas travel requirements here.

All travelers over the age of 18 years booked to travel on flights operated by Fiji Airways and Fiji Link must produce valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read more details about Fiji Airways vaccination requirements here.

When to Wear a Mask

Masks are still mandatory on inbound international flights.  You must wear a mask for the duration of your flight while traveling to Australia, and in all Australian airports. A cloth or surgical mask is acceptable. You may remove your mask to eat and drink, or if directed by an airline or government official. Children ages 11 or younger and anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask and can provide a medical certificate as evidence do not need to wear a mask.

COVID Testing

COVID testing is no longer required for travel to any Australian state. If you feel sick, your should follow local COVID protocol and wear a mask to contain the spread.

COVID protocol can differ by state and territory. See the links below for more information:

To Return to the USA

As of June 12, 2022, air passengers no longer need to get tested or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the United States regardless of vaccination status or citizenship. Please note, the CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-citizen non-immigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information, see COVID-19 Vaccination Travel Information on the U.S. Department of State’s travel website.

Stay up to date on USA travel restrictions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html

Trip Details

Whirlwind Cities, Coral-Framed Coasts, and World Famous Landmarks….

That’s just the beginning of Australia’s treasures.

Home to some of the world’s top travel destinations and natural wonders, this land is unlike any other.

With this Aussie Style, Wild and Classy Reef vacation package, your sense of adventure awakens in three dynamic Australian cities set along the coast – yet worlds apart.

One day you’re discovering the delights of world-class cities that rival New York, and the next you’re exploring colorful coral gardens beneath tropical waters. This is Australia.

Check off the Australia essentials with this Melbourne, Hobart & Port Douglas Vacation Deal!

Melbourne

People enjoying a rooftop bar in Melbourne, Australia

Rooftop Bar in Melbourne. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Fly into Melbourne, Australia’s stylish cosmopolitan city. As the undisputed cool kid, Melbourne is where culture flourishes. A closer look into the city beyond its sleek high rises reveals a network of walkable cobbled lanes. Colorful street art lines these laneways, where every turn reveals a bright café, secret bar or hidden gallery. A trendsetter in coffee, food, and art, this is the city to feast your senses.

But Melbourne isn’t just for the city-lovers.

A venture out of the city offers a playground of essential Australian experiences.

Upgrade and Experience an Iconic Aussie Must-Do!

When you add on our Tours Package to your deal, you’ll enjoy your choice of an included tour from Melbourne:Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road

1. Great Ocean Road

  • See the breathtaking rock formations and beaches along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s spectacular coastal attractions.
  • Towering cliffs, naturally carved arches and enormous rock stacks dot the coast to create a haunting natural landscape with a stunning ocean backdrop. Perfect for photos!

2. Phillip IslandPhillip Island penguins at shore

  • Meet an astounding array of Australian wildlife at Phillip Island, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, fur seals and fairy penguins.
  • Enjoy a guided journey through the island’s penguin colony and see the little fairy penguins making their way back to their beach burrows.

With its easy access to famous Australia attractions, it’s no wonder Melbourne ranks as one of the nation’s top destinations.

Hobart

Couple at the summit of kunanyi Mt Wellington in HobartAfter your whirlwind visit to Melbourne you’ll fly to Australia’s largest island and smallest state, Tasmania. Experience the tantalizing quiet life of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Here you’ll spend 3 nights in a comfortable, centrally-located hotel set just a few minutes from Hobart’s buzzing waterfront.

The well-preserved turn-of-the-century architecture is just the beginning of Hobart’s stunning beauty and character. Its exquisite parks, historic buildings, famous markets and burgeoning music and arts scene are nestled beneath pristine kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Its renowned Museum of Old and New Art draws visitors from around the world for its controversial collections of antiquities and modern art. The national parks fringing the city showcase Tasmania’s jaw-dropping scenery of rolling green ranges and sparkling blue bays.

But Tasmania’s real star is its fantastic food and drink.

With some of the cleanest air and waterways in the world, Tasmania boasts the most remarkable produce to delight your taste buds.

Sample the Best of Tasmania’s Food, Wine and Wildlife!

Upgrade with our Tours package to include a small-group gourmet tour to Bruny Island. Just a short cruise from Hobart’s waterfront, Bruny Island is a perfect mix of Australia’s best qualities – amazing coastal landscapes, dense rainforests, rare wildlife and great food. This is a delicious day out where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey!

Bruny Island Gourmet Produce

Bruny Island Gourmet Produce

  • Bruny Island Cheese Co – meet the makers and learn how they craft their artisan produce.
  • Get Shucked Oysters – indulge in succulent, “Dolly Parton Plump” oysters straight from the ocean.
  • See rare white wallabies as you travel throughout the island.
  • Pennicotts – enjoy lunch with oysters and two glasses of your choice of wine, beer, cider, or juices.
  • Bruny Island Chocolate Company – indulge in some sweet treats.
  • Bruny Island Honey – sample a variety of local honey.
  • Hike the Neck – See the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves and leave your foot prints on a deserted beach.

After your stay in Hobart you’ll have seen more of Tasmania than most Aussies who are just a quick flight away!

Next you’ll head back to mainland Australia for a relaxing stay in the tropics.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas beach and oceanAffectionately called “Port” by the locals, Port Douglas is where Australians escape for a tropical getaway. Hidden beneath an endless canopy of palm trees, the laidback lifestyle of Port Douglas is all about the verdant Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 4 nights in a 4-star hotel, with the gorgeous Four Mile Beach just a short stroll away from your doorstep.

And right on the town’s doorstep is the Great Barrier Reef, an absolute must-see when you’re in Australia.

Explore the Underwater Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef!

Add on our Tours Package to your deal to include an exclusive day out to the most pristine coral reef sites of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

  • Sail to the outer reef on a luxurious catamaran on a small group cruise, away from crowds.
  • Swim through crystal clear waters and spot vivid tropical fish, coral gardens, and vibrant marine life on a guided snorkel tour.
  • See the reef without getting wet on a glass bottom boat tour, included in your package.

Want to see more of Australia?

Every stop along your journey offers a gateway to bucket list Australian destinations.

But it’s hard to see it all in just one trip.

That’s why we’ve added EVEN MORE time to your trip with our Sydney Package. This package features an additional 3 nights in Sydney for a well-rounded vacation to Australia’s top destinations!

Sydney Package inclusions:

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights Australia
  • Accommodation – Melbourne (2 Nights), Hobart (3), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (3)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Melbourne to Hobart, Hobart to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Hobart Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return)

Want EVEN MORE?

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

Our Have It All package combines everything in the Tours and Sydney Packages PLUS adds a bonus tour FREE of charge!

Upgrade to our Have it all Package for the Best Value!

Package Includes: Sydney Harbour aerial

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights Australia
  • Accommodation – Melbourne (2 Nights), Hobart (3), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (3)
  • Day Tours – Melbourne: Choice of Full Day Tour – Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island; Hobart: Bruny Island Tasting Journey; Port Douglas: Sail Away to the Outer Reef; Sydney: Aboriginal Walking Tour
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Melbourne to Hobart, Hobart to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Hobart Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return)

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, we’ll make sure every detail of your trip goes without a hitch.

Book your Australian vacation deal today!

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