Gold Coast Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation Deal

Australia Vacation Deal | Beach, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation

11 Days Gold Coast, Cairns and Sydney with Flights From L.A. from $2,888*

Trip Overview: This incredible deal takes you to 3 highlight heavy Australian cities. Experience the endless sunshine and breathtaking beaches of Gold Coast, the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Then whisk away to Cairns, the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can explore this natural wonderland and dive into an underwater paradise. Top it all off with the iconic sights and vibrant city vibes of Sydney. International flights, private transfers, and sweet stays at 4-star hotels all included.

Highlights & Inclusions:

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

Booking Code: ST-TEQ11624A

Book by: April 30, 2024

Permitted US Departures: May 1 – December 9, 2024
We’ll get the best deal possible! Your Destination Specialist will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates.
Lowest Price Found Departing the USA:: Select dates May 1 – June 23 & August 24 – September 21, Select Wednesdays through Saturdays September 29 – December 5, 2024.
Request a firm quote for your preferred dates. *See Terms and Conditions for more details.


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 $444+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with Koala Photo
      • Choice of Gold Coast Hinterland Tour
      • Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Snorkel
      • Sydney Opera House Tour
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Extended Package

    • Add $222+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 1 Additional Night in Cairns
      • 1 Additional Night in Sydney
      • Totaling 13 Days / 11 Nights
    • Have it All Package

    • Add $588+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Everything in Add Tours Package
      • Everything in Extended Stay Package
      • Totaling 13 Days / 11 Nights
      • Save an Additional $122pp

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Trip Details

Sun-Kissed Beaches, Amazing Wildlife, Gorgeous Reefs and World-Famous Landmarks….
the Best of Australia in One Trip!

When you imagine your next vacation, do you picture yourself relaxing on a beautiful beach, with the soothing sound of waves in the background? Or are you more into checking out famous landmarks and cool cities? Maybe you’re craving some adventure in the great outdoors, discovering mind-blowing natural wonders and meeting some crazy exotic animals?

What if you can do it all in one amazing journey?

Live the dream and discover the ultimate Australian adventure with our incredible Beach, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation!

Waves in Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Getty Images

Gold Coast

You’ll land in Brisbane to begin your sun-kissed vacation on the Gold Coast, where curling waves and boundless beach days await. After your journey across the Pacific, you’ll be able to be glad this trip comes with a private luxury sedan for your transfer to the Gold Coast. Enjoy three nights in a spacious 4-star apartment-style hotel just a short walk away from the beach in Surfers Paradise. You’ll find plenty of sand to roll out a beach towel, pop up some shade, slow the pace and just chill. Feeling more adventurous? There’s tons of things to do on the Gold Coast! From rainforest tours, to wildlife experience, to cruises, to jet boats, to incredible culinary experiences, you’ll be steeped in the easy going Aussie Lifestyle enjoying what you love.

Close-up of a koala looking at the camera
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 Gold Coast’s stunning hinterland!

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.

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.

You may want to test your courage and venture up the SkyPoint Observation Deck for stunning panoramic views stretching across the Gold Coast skyline. By night the vibrant entertainment scene welcomes the party-loving set, cocktails in hand, at the lounges, laid-back music venues and rooftop bars.


From the Gold Coast you’ll board a short flight to Cairns. This laid-back city is the gateway to Australia’s tropical wonders, where the rainforest meets the reef. Surrounded in the vivid exotics of the Daintree and Kuranda Forests and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns boasts beauty both on land and sea.

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
Queensland Events & Tourism

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.

Your days in Cairns are free to explore this tropical paradise and its rich historical culture. You won’t want to miss the verdant Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world – even older than the Amazon!

Or you may want to take it slow and unwind with a cocktail at a waterfront bar and a platter teeming with freshly-caught local seafood. Or simply 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.


After relaxing in the tropics you’ll head to Sydney, where groundbreaking architecture meets stunning natural beauty. Unleash your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a tapestry of cultures, flavors, and experiences.

You’ll stay two nights in a stylish accommodation.

See the architectural marvel of the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House at dusk

Upgrade your trip with our Discounted Tours Package to include a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House.

  • Join a guided tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the eclectic history of the Opera House.
  • Visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theater.
  • Take in spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour as you step inside the glass-enclosed northern foyer areas.

From the iconic Opera House to the vivid nightlife and sandy beaches, Sydney is every traveler’s dream. The vibrant scenery and the laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect destination for indulging in inspiring experiences. Stroll the picturesque harbor and be amazed by the endless beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Take a tour of the historic Rocks district and immerse yourself in the rich Australian culture.

From the trendy cafes to the colorful street art, Sydney has a unique charm that will leave a lasting impression on you.

Sydney is where adventure awaits, and every moment becomes a lifelong memory.

As the sun sets on your final day in Sydney, 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 Beach, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney 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?

Couple on the beach in Surfers Paradise credit Tourism Queensland

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 EVEN MORE time and experiences to your trip with our Extended Stay Package. This package features an additional night in Cairns AND Sydney!

Package inclusions:

  • 13 Days / 11 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Gold Coast (4 Nights), Cairns (4), Sydney (3)
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Gold Coast to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport, 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!

Upgrade to our Have it all Package for the best value

Couple enjoying a drink on the beach Tourism Queensland

Package Includes:

  • 13 Days/ 11 Nights Australia
  • 4-Star Accommodation – Gold Coast (4 Nights), Cairns (4), 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; Sydney: Sydney Opera House Tour
  • International Flights – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights – Gold Coast to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • Private Transfers – Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport, 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 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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