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Australia Travel Deal | Australia Sydney, Great Barrier Reef and Wildlife

9 Days, 7 Nights Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane from $3,265*

Trip Overview: Customize your Australia vacation with this highlight heavy travel deal inclusive of international flights, private transfers and 4-star hotels. Start with 2 nights in iconic Sydney, head to the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef for 3 nights and round off your trip with 2 nights in Brisbane, home to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. Discounted options to add small group tours, including an Aboriginal-guided Great Barrier Reef Experience and a beach stay on the Gold Coast available.

Highlights & Inclusions:

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

Booking Code: ST-TA11221

Book by: December 31, 2022

Permitted US Departures: Select Dates January 3 – November 30, 2023 (Limited Availability June – August)
We’ll get the best deal possible! There may be other sale airfares available. Your Destination Specialist will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates and apply any “Bonus Discounts” found to your quote.
Starting Price can be found departing the USA:
Basic & Add Tours Package: Daily Departures January 1 – June 28, August 19 – November 11, 2023
Tip: Best Bonus Discounts available January – April.
Extended Stay and Have it All Package: Daily Departures: January 3 – March 22, Departing Tuesdays or Wednesdays March 23 – June 28 & August 20 – November 8, 2023.
Tip: Best Bonus Discounts found departing on a Tuesday or Wednesday, January – March.
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We’ll get the best deal possible! There may be other 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

    • $3,265+

      • 4-Star Hotels
      • 4 Private Transfers
      • 2 Shuttle Transfers
      • International Flights
      • Australian Domestic Flights
      • Your Own Specialist
      • Easy to Follow Itinerary
      • Totaling 9 Days / 7 Nights
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    • Add Tours Package

    • Add $400+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Luxury Small Group Tour of Sydney
      • Small Group Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise
      • Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo with Koala Cuddle (Small Group Transfer Tour)
      • Totaling 9 Days / 7 Nights
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    • Extended Package

    • Add $400+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 1 Additional Night in Sydney
      • 1 Additional Night in Cairns
      • 3 Nights Gold Coast, a short walk to the beach
      • Private transfers between Brisbane and Gold Coast
      • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights
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    • Have it All Package

    • Add $800+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Everything in Add Tours Package
      • Everything in Extended Stay Package
      • Bonus Gold Coast Land and Cruise Tour Free of Charge
      • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights
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Current 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

For many, the dream of visiting Australia grows into an obsession for years. For others, however, the idea of traveling Down Under never fully blossoms, and the dream lingers as something they’ll do one day.

Then time flies and that day never seems to come.

If you dream about traveling to Australia, this vacation package is worth a thousand dreams.

You’ll get to see the best of Australia—the iconic landmarks, the famous natural wonders and the hidden gems that only locals know about.

From stunning Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo in Brisbane, this package bundles the essence of Australia in one trip.

The dream is within reach. It’s time you experience the epic adventure you’ve always dreamed about!

Sydney

Sydney Harbor aerial

Sydney Harbour

Start your adventure in Sydney, Australia’s capital in everything but name. This sun-kissed city is the envy of harbor cities around the world, framed by unspoiled beaches and iconic cityscapes.

You’ll stay two nights in a 4-Star accommodation right in the heart of the city, with easy access to must-see attractions. Venture up along Darling Harbour to take in some of Australia’s most recognizable sights, including the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Or explore the sprawling Royal Botanic Gardens, with incredible views of the Opera House.

Upgrade to our Add Tours Package to Discover the Best of Sydney.

Sydney is a fabulous city – but where to begin exploring all it has to offer?

Sydney City Sights Tour

City Tour of Sydney Image Credit: Tourism New South Wales

When you add our Tours package to your vacation deal, you’ll enjoy an included small group tour of Sydney’s best city sights.

  • Visit the historic Rocks District and learn about the city’s first settlement and convict history.
  • Learn about the stunning 18th century architecture of the city center.
  • See the magnificent homes of Sydney’s rich and famous on the Eastern suburbs.
  • Spend time relaxing on the golden sands of Bondi Beach.

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.

Cairns

After your stay in Sydney you’ll fly up to Cairns, the gateway to Australia’s tropical wonders. Surrounded in the vivid exotics of the Daintree Forest and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns boasts beauty both on land and sea.

You’ll stay 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in the heart of the city, just minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon, Hemingway’s Brewery, Cairns Museum, and Rusty’s indoor markets. Set just a stone’s throw away from the harbor, your hotel is the perfect base for joining a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef.

No trip to Australia is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef!

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Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

With our Tours Package, your upgrade includes an exciting day trip to see the reef with a cultural twist!

  • Enjoy one of Cairns’ most unique & exclusive Great Barrier Reef tours that offers a cultural experience for snorkelers and divers. Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites.
  • See bright tropical fish, sea turtles and giant clams among mesmerizing 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 sample native bush foods.

Relax and tune in to the tropical vibes of Cairns, where every day feels like the weekend, and toast to a rejuvenating holiday in Australia.

Brisbane

Brisbane at duskWith stunning natural assets and clear blue skies all year round, Brisbane is your last stop on this Australia vacation

An adventurous urban metropolis with a relaxed and welcoming vibe, Australia’s third largest city is as friendly as an Australian “G’day, mate!”

Travelers can expect a pristine skyline, open-air dining, street markets and gorgeous parklands set along the Brisbane River.

With world-class galleries and museums you can experience quiet culture as well as active urban adventures – from abseiling to kayaking and bridge climbing.

This new world city has a backdrop of mountain peaks, World Heritage rainforests, splendid bays and idyllic islands.

Embrace Brisbane’s enviable outdoor lifestyle.

You’ll spend 2 nights in Brisbane at an elegantly restored 4-star accommodation, set within a classically designed heritage-listed building freshly coming our of a multi-million dollar makeover. Its unbeatable location in the center of the city puts you within minutes of Brisbane’s most popular attractions, not to mention hundreds of restaurants and coffee shops.

Your days are free to explore Brisbane and get to know the city in your own way. With temperatures rarely dipping below the 70’s, Brisbane is primed for days outside:

  • Stroll to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens (a local favorite just a ten minute walk from your hotel), with walking trails along the riverbanks, shady trees, ponds and garden beds.
  • Spend a day exploring the length of the Brisbane River, from Streets Beach in the South Bank Parklands (a beach in the middle of the city!) to the cliff walks, kayaking and incredible city views at Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park.
  • Looking for a great bar and dining scene? The Treasury Casino is right across your hotel, and a collection of the city’s best playhouses, theaters and museums are a lovely 15 minute stroll across the Victoria Bridge.

Hug a Koala at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo

From hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies to cuddling a koala, this where Australia’s magical wildlife moments happen. Add on our Tours Package to include return transport to the zoo from your hotel, entry into the famous Australia Zoo with access to shows throughout the day and a guided introduction to the zoo.

Koala at Australia Zoo

Koala at Australia Zoo

  • Witness the famous Wildlife Warriors Show at the Crocoseum and learn about the zoo’s amazing animals with some jaw-dropping wildlife action!
  • Visit Bindi’s Island, a slice of tropical island paradise where lemurs, giant tortoises, and colorful macaws roam.
  • Meet Australia’s unique wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, and Tasmanian devils, as well as exotic animals from around the world.
  • Step into the kangaroo habitat and make some new Australian friends (a bag of kangaroo room is just a few bucks).

This small group tour picks you up at your Brisbane hotel, drives through the Glasshouse Mountains and gives you an introduction to the zoo, filled with tips and tricks to make the most of your experience.

Want more iconic Aussie moments?

Couple on the beach in Surfers Paradise credit Tourism QueenslandEvery stop along your journey offers a gateway to bucket list Australian experiences.

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

That’s why we’ve added EVEN MORE time and experiences to your trip with our Extended Stay Package. This package features an additional night in Sydney and Cairns PLUS private transfers to/from the Gold Coast for a 3 night stay, just a short walk from Surfer’s Paradise Beach!

Package inclusions:

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Sydney (3 Nights), Cairns (4), Brisbane (2), Gold Coast (3)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Sydney to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Private Transfers – Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Accommodation to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Brisbane Airport
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to 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 Extended Stay Packages PLUS adds a bonus tour free of charge!

Upgrade to our Have it all Package for the best value

Package Includes: Couple enjoying a drink on the beach Tourism Queensland

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Sydney (3 Nights), Cairns (4), Brisbane (2), Gold Coast (3)
  • Day Tours – Sydney: Sydney Panoramic City Sights ; Cairns: Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling; Brisbane: Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo & Koala Cuddle; Gold Coast: City Tour & River Cruise
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Sydney to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Private Transfers – Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Accommodation to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Brisbane Airport
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)

It’s as simple as selecting your trip and traveling. We’ll take care of the rest. From flight bookings to accommodation, activities, transfers and more—you can simply enjoy your vacation.

Your Australia vacation shouldn’t be complicated. From booking connecting flights and hotels with your time and budget in mind, no one does it like an experienced travel professional.

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 aspect of your trip goes without a hitch.

Book your Australian vacation today!

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