Australia's Tobruk Wreck and the Great Barrier Reef Dive Trip

Australia Vacation Deal | Australia’s Tobruk Wreck & Great Barrier Reef Diving

14 Days Hervey Bay, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard and Sydney with International Flights from $4,495*

Updated for travel in 2021!

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights, Australia
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australia Domestic Flights: Brisbane to Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • 4-Star Accommodation: Hervey Bay (2 Nights), Spirit of Queensland (1), Cairns (1), Liveaboard Expedition (4), Cairns (2), Sydney (2)
  • Tours Included:
    • Hervey Bay: HMS Tobruk – 2 Certified Dives per Day, 2 Days
  • Overnight Tours:
    • Spirit of Queensland: Overnight Rail Journey
      • Coach connection from Hervey Bay to Marlborough West
      • All meals (Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch)
      • Lie flat bed with all linen provided
      • Personal on-demand entertainment
      • Towels & personal amenity pack
    • Cairns: 4 Day/ 4 Night Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea Expedition – 3 Dive Days
      • Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation (Return)
      • Up to 15 Dives
      • En-Suite Cabin with Daily Service
      • Chef Prepared Gourmet Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily)
      • Wetsuits, Air Fills, Dive and Snorkel Guides
  • US Domestic Flights: Add-ons are available
  • Shuttle Transfers: Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • This trip itinerary is customizable
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To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Permitted US Departure Dates: Fridays Only, Select Dates August 1 – March 20, 2021*

Starting Price found: Select Dates January 23 – March 31, 2021*

Booking Code: ST-DiveHB2b

Book By: June 4, 2020

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Trip Details

Epic Diving Gets No Better Than in Australia

Scuba diver at coral reef wall credit Stuart Ireland

Photo: Stuart Ireland

Pack your logbook and pick your dive buddy – this Australia Scuba Diving trip is the ultimate diving bucket list adventure.

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef still holds the top spot for the most breathtaking dive sites on Earth.

But Australia also offers the perfect change of pace with its newest metal masterpiece – the ex-HMAS Tobruk.

This new wreck dive site is the perfect playground right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.

And you’ll get to explore both sites in one unforgettable trip.

Dive into Hervey Bay

Sea turtle at Tobruk wreck dive site

Sea turtle at Tobruk dive site. Photo: Hervey Bay Dive Centre

This dive vacation begins in Hervey Bay, a small coastal city crowned as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World.” Nestled along the coast of Queensland across Fraser Island, the warm, sheltered waters of Hervey Bay are the ideal nesting ground for humpback whales. If you’re lucky to visit between July to November, you just might spot whales right from the shore!

While you’re not keeping an eye out for whales, you’ll get your dives in with 2 days of exploring Tobruk. Once a Landing Ship Heavy (LSH) of the Royal Australian Navy in the 1980’s, Tobruk was sunk in 2018 as a dive wreck. The unique layout, massive tank deck and ease of dives offer a thrilling wreck experience unlike any other:

After a day out diving Tobruk, you’ll want to go back for more – and that’s exactly what this trip includes. Return to Tobruk for a second day to fully explore the nooks and crevices you missed your first day.

Then, head to Tropical North Queensland for a one-of-a-kind Great Barrier Reef expedition.

But first, you’ll board the Spirit of Queensland for a delightful overnight rail journey with a touch of luxury. Your Rail Bed experience includes all meals onboard featuring the freshest Queensland produce, personal on-demand entertainment and a lie-flat bed with all linen provided. Once you travel by luxury rail, you’ll never want to travel any other way.

See the Great Barrier Reef

Diving at the Great Barrier ReefArrive in Cairns, the gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef, for a day to kick back and relax into the laid-back rhythm of Australia’s tropics. The next morning you’ll wake up bright and early to board your 4-day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard adventure:

Explore Tropical Cairns

Daintree Rainfroest. Photo: Tourism Australia

Daintree Rainforest. Photo: Tourism Australia

Trade your wetsuits for board shorts and snorkel masks for sunglasses. In Cairns, every day of the week feels like the weekend.

At the end of your 4-day expedition you’ll arrive back in Cairns, where you’ll have 2 free days to get to know the city. This coastal city is primed for venturing into the Daintree Rainforest, discovering a network of waterfalls and swimming holes, or relaxing at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.

On your free days in Cairns you might like to:

Set in one of most unique regions on Earth, Cairns is the perfect base for exploring the natural wonders of the world.

You’ve explored an amazing wreck site, seen the Great Barrier Reef, swam with creatures of the deep and explored the tropical oasis of Cairns – now get ready for Sydney!

Fall in Love with 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 unspoiled beaches and iconic cityscapes. You’ll stay 2 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located in Darling Harbour, the perfect base for exploring the city. 

Your last day in Sydney is free to discover the city’s endless charms. There’s always a spot to roll out a towel on one of its gorgeous beaches, or explore the fantastic food scene at waterfront restaurants and cozy eateries tucked within the city’s central lanes.

You may like to:

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. Our Destination Specialists can help you arrange a trip with all the necessary parts – the flights to get you to Australia, the hotels, the transfers and the diving trips.

Getting it all going can be more overwhelming once you sit down to start planning. We make it easy by planning it all for you. Contact us to start planning your Australia dive trip today!

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