Australia Travel Deal | Choose Your Australia Adventure Package

Australia Travel Deal | Choose Your Australia Adventure

9 Days Aussie City & Great Barrier Reef from $2,199

Trip Overview: Don’t settle for a small vacation, go big in Australia for a real adventure. Australia is one of the most unique destinations on the planet, thanks to its diversity of people, places and experiences. Create your own adventure while visiting 2 to 4 fabulous destinations. With the basic package, experience the urban Aussie lifestyle in Australia’s most stylish city.  Fly up to the ‘gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’, Cairns.  With 4 nights in this tropical paradise, you have plenty of time to explore the reef, rainforest and Queensland’s outback.  Discounted options to add a beach getaway on the Gold Coast and an iconic stay in Sydney are available. 

Highlights & Inclusions:
  • 9 Days/ 7 Nights, Australia
  • Accommodation: Melbourne (3 Nights), Cairns (4)
  • Shuttle Transfers – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return); Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles (lowest price may not be non-stop)
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Customize with your choice of discounted day tours!
  • Experience Gold Coast Beaches with this Discounted Add-on Package!
  • Experience Iconic Sydney with this Discounted Add-on Package!

There's Nothing Like Australia

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

Booking Code: ST-TA2201


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

    • Basic Travel Package

    • $2,199+
      • Hotels
      • International Flights
      • Australian Domestic Flights
      • Your Own Specialist
      • Easy to Follow Itinerary
      • Discounted Tours to Add on Later
      • 9 Days / 7 Nights
    • Add Beach Package

    • Add $300+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 2 Nights Gold Coast Hotel
      • Airport Transfers to Gold Coast
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Add Sydney Package

    • Add $300+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 2 Nights Sydney Hotel
      • Flights to get your there
      • Sydney Airport Transfers
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Have it All Package

    • Add $600+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Add Beach Package
      • Add Sydney Package
      • 1 Extra FREE Night in Sydney
      • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights

Permitted US Departures: Select Dates August 1 – July 22, 2023

Starting Price can be found departing the USA: Select Dates based on sale airfare used and availability. There are many sale airfares available. Your Destination Specialist will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates. Lowest price may require international flights that have a layover.

COVID 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: 7/18/2022

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:

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


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:

Trip Details

Stylish Cities, Outdoor Adventures and World-Renowned Wonders….
Australia is Waiting for You!

Ask just about anyone you know. Australia is a traveler’s dream. As Australia reopens to the world, you are invited to discover the country’s spacious landscapes, endless natural beauty, and laid-back culture.

And the best part – every aspect of your trip is planned for you. All you need to do is pack your bags and hop on the plane!

No painstaking planning, no juggling with hotel reservations and no scrambling with the details.

We’ve made traveling to Australia easier than ever before. This very special deal starts with the basics and allows you to add destinations and your choice of tours.

Go Big with this incredible Choose Your Own Australia Adventure vacation package!


ACDC Lane Melbourne credit Visit Victoria

ACDC Lane Melbourne. Credit: Visit Victoria

Your journey begins in Melbourne, the metropolitan mecca of Australia’s tastes and trends. 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. A perfect caffeinated wake-up call after your flight!

You’ll spend 3 nights in a stylish 4-star hotel located in the heart of Melbourne. There’s an unmistakably European feel about the city, with a whole world of cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars tucked within its central laneways.

So Many Things to Do in Melbourne!

Phillip Island Penguin

Phillip Island Penguin. Photo: Phillip Island Nature Park

After booking this trip, you’ll receive a list of discounted tours you can add to make this adventure your own.

  • Discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades with a small group walking tour.
  • Take a full day to discover the coastal wonders of Phillip Island and its tiny Penguin Parade. Meet koalas, kangaroos, wombats with close-up encounters.
  • Tour the Great Ocean Road and see its famous 12 Apostles, wildlife in the wild, and glimpses of the Southern Aussie beach lifestyle.

Melbourne is the perfect place to experience an Australian city – but this is just the beginning of your trip!


Girl swimming underwater in Cairns Lagoon

Cairns Lagoon. Photo: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

After your stay in Melbourne you’ll board a flight to Cairns, the gateway city to Australia’s tropical north. Here, time slows down to the rhythm of the tropics, where it’s shorts and sunglasses all day, everyday.

You’ll spend 4 nights in a 4-star accommodation located in the heart of Cairns. The laid-back vibes and heady tropical atmosphere will instantly tune you into holiday mode. The main shopping district, Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Harbour are right at your hotel’s doorstep.

And right on Cairns’ doorstep are three of the world’s most treasured natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest system, and the Queensland outback.

Choose your Queensland Adventures

No trip to Cairns is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef credit Tourism Australia

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

With 4 different ways to explore the reef, you can add-on the one that speaks to you:

  • Cruise & Snorkel/Dive: Confident swimmers and divers alike love our Great Barrier Reef Cruise with 3 unique dive sites on the outer reef, offering amazing visibility and freedom to explore.
  • Reef Platform with a variety of activities: Non-swimmers and snorkelers both enjoy out pontoon adventure on the outer reef with snorkeling for the swimmers and glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory and semi-submersible – perfect for seeing the reef without getting wet!  
  • Aboriginal Cruise & Snorkel/Dive: 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. 
  • Great Barrier Reef Island Day: Take a rainforest river cruise out to Normanby Island to enjoy this natural paradise above and below the water.

Tropical North Queensland is home to the exotic Wet Tropics, part of the oldest rainforest ecosystem on the planet. From Cairns, you can see the rainforest for yourself!

  • Kuranda Scenic Rail, Rainforestation and Skyrail tour offers a full day of rainforest exploration right on Carin’s doorstep.
  • One of our favorite Daintree tours takes you deep into the secrets and history of the rainforest through stories told by its traditional owners. Explore Mossman Gorge and take a traditional Aboriginal fishing lesson on the banks of the mangroves.

Explore Queensland’s Outback with an amazing tasting adventure:

  • This boutique food and wine experience from Cairns takes you on a tasting journey along the Atherton Tablelands, where some of Australia’s most exotic foods and produce are grown.

Add Beach Package: 2 Nights on the Gold Coast

Surfer credit Tourism & Events Queensland

Surfer in Gold Coast. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

With our discounted Add Beach Package, you can spend 2 nights among Australia’s best collection of beaches, hugged by a skyline of shimmering high-rises. Welcome to the Gold Coast!

The “Goldie,” as locals call it, is all about bare feet, sun-kissed skin, curling waves and boundless beach days. You’ll spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel with free days to see why this destination is called Australia’s ultimate playground.

Here you’ll experience the quintessential “Aussie” lifestyle, full of those iconic Australian moments you’ve always dreamed of – including holding a koala!

Adventures on the Gold Coast

Add any of these tours after you book to create your perfect vacation:

Get ready to meet some exciting locals! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden, home to one of the world’s largest collections of native Australian wildlife.

Holding a koala in Gold Coast credit Tourism & Events Queensland

Holding a koala in Gold Coast. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Add on a visit to this special sanctuary and cuddle a koala!

  • Hand-feed kangaroos and dozens of colorful rainbow lorikeets as they perch on your head and shoulders.
  • Meet wombats, Tasmanian devils, emus, and other exotic Australian wildlife – some you never even knew existed!
  • Watch an exciting Croc Feeding show, witness a stunning bird show with trained owls, eagles and magpies on display, and catch the Aboriginal dancing and Didgeridoo performance.

The Gold Coast features some amazing rainforest hinterlands. Get out in nature with one of these tours:

  • Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfall Tour: Experience World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, picture-perfect waterfalls, unique Australian wildlife and afternoon refreshments. 
  • Lamington National Park, O’Railly’s & Vineyard Tour: Experience secluded hillside trails, private venues, rainforests, waterfalls and plenty of wildlife spotting. 

There’s still more of Australia to see!


Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Choose our discounted Add Sydney package to skip the beach and head straight to Australia’s famous harbor city. Sydney is the envy of harbor cities around the world, framed by unspoiled beaches and iconic cityscapes. The blend of metropolitan city life and sunny coastal splendor ranks Sydney among the world’s most coveted travel destinations.

You’ll stay 2 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located for exploring the city.


Sydney Harbour Cruise credit Tourism Australia

Sydney Harbour Cruise. Photo: Tourism Australia

Create your own Sydney experience:

 As Australia’s largest and internationally renowned harbor city, Sydney full of amazing things to do. Choose from our great tour deals after you book your trip.

  • Explore Sydney by water with a 2-day Sydney Harbour Cruise Pass – not only is it the quickest way to get to many of Sydney’s highlights, but it’s also incredibly scenic!
  • Take a 1-hour tour of Sydney’s Opera House.
  • Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal Culture on a walking tour of The Rocks historical district.
  • Escape the city to explore the lovely Blue Mountains on a luxury small group tour.
  • Learn about all of Sydney’s highlights on a small group city tour.

As your final day in Australia comes to a close, you’ll look back on the wealth of incredible memories you’ve made:

You’ve traveled all across the world, visited two iconic Australian cities, and discovered some of the world’s most unique natural wonders. A trip to Australia doesn’t get better than this.

Not ready to say goodbye?

There’s just something about Australia that makes you never want to leave. Our clients tell us all the time – the only thing they wish could be different about their trip is staying even longer!

Upgrade with our Have it All Package for to add both Gold Coast and Sydney to your trip – Plus 1 extra night in Sydney! That’s 2 weeks, 12 nights in Australia, and one unforgettable trip! All hotels, shuttle transfers and flights are included.


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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