Aussie Sun, Reef & Style | Australia Vacation Deal

Australia Vacation Deal | Aussie Sun, Reef and Style

11 Days Gold Coast, Cairns and Melbourne from $2,499*

Trip Overview: Come experience the best of Australia in one unforgettable journey. Embark on a thrilling ride along the Gold Coast’s famous waves, explore the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s vibrant art and food scene. Discover the diversity and natural wonders of Australia in three incredible destinations – all in a single trip. This trip offers the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and culture.

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

Booking Code: ST-TEQ11624B

Book by: March 20, 2024

Permitted US Departures: April 1 – December 9, 2024. We’ll get the best deal possible! There may be other sale airfares available. Your Travel Advisor will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates.
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Experience More & Save More with a Discounted Add-On Package!

    • Basic Travel Package

    • $2,499+

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

    • Add $488+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with Koala Photo
      • Choice of Gold Coast Hinterland Tour
      • Luxury Great Barrier Reef Cruise
      • Phillip Island Explorer with Penguin Plus
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Extended Package

    • Add $688+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 1 Additional Night in Melbourne
      • 3 Nights in Sydney
      • Flights to Make it Happen
      • Private Airport Transfers in Sydney
      • Totaling 15 Days / 13 Nights
    • Have it All Package

    • Add $1,111+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Everything in Add Tours Package
      • Everything in Extended Package
      • Totaling 15 Days / 13 Nights
      • Save an Additional $65 Per Person!

Current Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Australia COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Sydney Harbor aerial 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: 12/7/2022

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Trip Details

Whirlwind Cities, Coral-Framed Coasts, and World Famous Natural Wonders…

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

Home to a handful of the world’s top travel destinations and natural wonders all in one country, this land is unlike any other.

With this vacation package, your sense of adventure awakens in three unique Australian cities set along the coast yet worlds apart.

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

Visit Gold Coast, a paradise of stunning beaches, see the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, and stay in Melbourne, topping the charts of the world’s top travel destinations- all in one amazing trip!

Check off the Australia essentials with our Sun, Reef & Style Vacation Package

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Gold Coast

You’ll land in Brisbane to begin your sun-kissed vacation on the Gold Coast, where the warm sun kisses your skin as you breathe in the fresh, salty air. With its golden sand and crystal-clear waters, the Gold Coast offers the perfect backdrop for soaking up the sun and riding the waves.

But this destination has so much more to offer than just its stunning coastline.

Close-up of a koala looking at the camera
Photo: Destination Gold Coast

Meet some exciting locals!

Add-on our Discounted Tours Package to include a day trip to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a heritage-listed zoological garden home to one of the world’s largest collections of native Australian wildlife!

Getting up close and personal with wildlife has never been more intimate than this. Featuring over 1500 individual animals from over 200 species and entertaining, immersive shows, you’ll need a whole day to explore the sanctuary.

  • Get your picture taken while holding a koala – this experience is included in your tour!
  • Hand-feed dozens of rainbow lorikeets as they rest on your shoulder.
  • Meet an array of Australia’s reptiles.
  • Feel the stunning white coat of Marrok, a pure white alpine dingo and star of the Sanctuary.

Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland your way!

When you upgrade to our Discounted Tours Package, we’ll also include a tour to discover the lush Gold Coast hinterland with your choice of:

Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour

  • Explore the gorgeous sub-tropical rainforest of the Gold Coast hinterland with treetop walks, wild bird feeding, and stunning lookouts.
  • Enjoy a guided tour with informative commentary about the history of the region.
  • Meet local alpacas and sip on a glass of bubbles with a stop at Canungra Valley Vineyard.


Nocturnal Rainforest & Glow Worm Tour

  • Join Australia’s only 4WD Rainforest and Glow Worm tour discovering the lush forests, secluded lookouts, and waterfalls of the hinterland.
  • Enjoy evening tea at a local restaurant set within the rainforest-clad mountains.
  • Spot nocturnal wildlife and view the twinkle of glow worms illuminating the dark rainforest.

Enjoy three nights in a spacious 4-star apartment-style hotel just a short walk away from the stunning beaches. You’ll find plenty of sand to roll out a beach towel, pop up some shade, slow the pace and just chill.

In your free-time, you’ll experience the quintessential Australian lifestyle of the Gold Coast. Kick off the day with a beachside yoga session or sunrise stroll, get salty with a morning surf, or head for the hills to cool off and browse exciting new menus in al fresco eateries.


From the Gold Coast you’ll board a short flight to Cairns. With its lush rainforests and heady laid-back atmosphere, Cairns offers a playground of possibilities. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef, where vibrant coral teems with life, and colorful fish dart in and out of view. Take a hike through the Daintree Rainforest, immersing yourself in a world untouched by time.

Here you’ll spend three nights in a 4-star hotel located near popular Cairns attractions. The Cairns Casino, Esplanade Lagoon and Night Markets are all a short walk away.

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

Girl snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef ReefQuest

With our Discounted Tours Package, you’ll set off on an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef cruise and snorkeling experience!

See schools of fish, unique marine creatures, and pristine coral formations in an unbelievable display of natural tropical colors.

  • This cruise will set out to some of the best dive and snorkel sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where the underwater wildlife and reef are thriving.
  • Enjoy over five hours of snorkeling the otherworldly sights of this underwater wonderland – snorkeling equipment included.
  • Replenish your energy with morning tea and a tropical barbecue lunch including fresh fish, shrimp, steak, and salads.
  • Upgrade with optional SCUBA dives and meet more underwater locals – see clown fish, turtles and discover spectacular coral formations.

But it’s not just nature that will captivate you. The vibrant city life of Cairns is equally inviting. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, savoring the tastes and aromas of the local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich Aboriginal culture, discovering ancient traditions and stories that have been passed down through generations.

And when the day comes to an end, you’ll find yourself gazing at the breathtaking sunset over the city, feeling grateful for this incredible experience.


After relaxing in the tropics you’ll head to Melbourne, Australia’s most stylish city. With its passion for the arts, music, food, and sports, it can’t be denied that Melbourne is Australia’s undisputed cool kid.

You’ll spend three nights in a 4-star hotel in the heart of the city. Equipped with cozy comforts and modern essentials, you’ll have everything you need to feel right at home. A range of delectable cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants are just a short walk away.

Meet even more Australian wildlife at Phillip Island

Right at Melbourne’s doorstep is Phillip Island. As a sanctuary of native wildlife, rugged coasts, fantastic surf beaches and an idyllic island culture, your trip to Phillip Island is full of quintessential Australia experiences!

Phillip Island Penguins credit Visit Victoria
Photo: Visit Victoria
  • You’ll get up close and personal with Australia’s iconic native animals and meet incredibly rare species
  • Witness Australian sheep shearing, sample local artisan chocolate and visit koalas in the wild.
  • Stroll along Phillip Island’s rocky coast taking in the sounds of the ocean.
  • See hundreds of tiny penguins waddle from the ocean on their way home for the night. This package includes access to an exclusive viewing area.

Your days in Melbourne is free to explore this vast city. Explore its collection of fine museums and art galleries, or go sightseeing on the free City Circle tram, stopping at popular Melbourne attractions. Or discover the secrets of Melbourne’s central laneways on a guided walking tour and visit vibrant cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars tucked within the spaces between high rises in the city center, easily missed by most visitors.

As the sun sets on your final day in Melbourne, you’ll look back on your vacation filled with fun in the sun, incredible wildlife, and essential Australian experiences with a smile on your face.

The memories you’ve made on your Sun, Reef & Style vacation will make for incredible stories everyone will want to hear – and it all went without a hitch!

As your experts in Australian travel, leave the planning to us and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime!

Want more iconic Aussie moments?

Sydney Opera House credit Tourism Australia
Photo: Tourism Australia

Every 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 more time and ONE MORE world-famous destination to your trip with our Extended Stay Package. This package features an additional night in Melbourne AND three nights in Sydney for a well-rounded trip Down Under!

Package inclusions:

  • 15 Days / 13 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Gold Coast (4 Nights), Cairns (3), Melbourne (3), Sydney (3)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Gold Coast to Cairns, Cairns to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Shuttle Transfers – Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)

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 for the ultimate Australia vacation you’ll never forget!

Koala at Taronga Zoo, Sydney credit Tourism Australia

Upgrade to our Have it all Package for the best value

Package Includes:

  • 15 Days/ 13 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Gold Coast (4 Nights), Cairns (3), Melbourne (3), Sydney (3)
  • Day Tours – Gold Coast: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & Koala Photo, Choice of: Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s and Vineyard OR Nocturnal Rainforest & Glow Worms Tour; Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling; Melbourne: Phillip Island Explorer with Penguin Plus
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Gold Coast to Cairns, Cairns to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • 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 Travel Advisors 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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