Australia Vacation Deal |Tropical Beaches & Reef Downunder
9 Days Hamilton Island & Gold Coast, Australia from $2,889*
- 9 Days/ 7 Nights, Australia
- Accommodation: Hamilton Island-the heart of the Great Barrier Reef (4 Nights), Gold Coast (3)
- Free Room Upgrade (select dates) & Breakfast on Hamilton Island
- International Flights on Virgin Australia – Los Angeles to Brisbane (Return)
- Australian Domestic Flights on Virgin Australia – Brisbane to Hamilton Island (Return)
- Day Tours – Hamilton Island: Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Half Day Whitehaven Beach Adventure; Gold Coast: Byron Bay with Lunch, Mt. Warning and Tropical Fruit World
- Airport Transfers
- Save more when you explore more of Australia add 3 Nights in Sydney for $499*
- Premium Economy & Business Class upgrades available
Add-on 3 Nights in Sydney from $499*
To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)
Permitted US Departure Dates: April 29 – November 30, 2017 & January 16 – March 20, 2018
Booking Code: ST-TA86
Do you remember your last trip to the beach? You planned ahead, took a few days out of your busy schedule, booked a flight and made it to your destination ready to relax. But your work didn’t end there. Next, you stood in your hotel lobby, looking at the long shelf of seemingly endless brochures for tours, restaurants and things to do. You pored over each one, weighed the pros and cons of each activity, orchestrated a way to get there whether it was navigating unfamiliar public transportation or figuring out how to rent a car. It all felt like a total shot in the dark!
That’s where we come in. We know where to send you and how to get you there, worry free. From start to finish, we put the pieces together and put the wheels in motion; all you are left to do is enjoy the ride.
This time, let your vacation actually be a vacation, no work required.
We’ve put together the perfect package for those who want their rest and relaxation stress free in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Hamilton Island and sunny Gold Coast.
Fly in to Hamilton Island and spend 4 nights in paradise. Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches and blue ocean waters, you’ll quickly come to realize that this is no ordinary day at the beach. It’s an island paradise just outside your doorstep. Start out by checking in to your 4-star hotel (with a free upgrade!), situated just minutes away from Catseye Beach. Your stay in Hamilton Island will be relaxing and effortless, with plenty to do, or not do. The choice is yours.
Hamilton Island, just north of the city of Brisbane, is an island getaway destination treasured by tourists and local Aussies alike. Whether you’re kicking back in the sand or by the pool, Hamilton Island’s atmosphere is relaxing and picturesque, with beach views of surrounding hills and other islands dotting the water. With all the details covered by us, all you need to bring is yourself.
- Walking distance to Catseye Beach;
- Complimentary shuttle service to see the rest of Hamilton Island (or ask us how you can rent your own private golf cart!);
- Get active with free use of your hotel’s snorkeling equipment, paddle skis, windsurfers and more!
After you’ve taken in as much island ocean and sand as you desire, you may wish to check out some optional sights and activities on the island. Are Koalas as cuddly and soft in real life as they are in pictures? Find out with a truly Australian wildlife experience. Use your free day in Hamilton Island to explore WILD LIFE Hamilton, a wild life park right on the island. Whether you follow an experienced park guide or stroll your own way through, the experience is sure to be unforgettable.
After you’ve seen Australia’s wild life on land, take to the sea for an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience. While you’ve no doubt heard about the Great Barrier Reef over the years, you’ll actually get to see first hand the coral ecosystem that supports thousands of different types of marine life. In this Great Barrier Reef experience you will:
- Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran;
- Snorkel and swim for an up close view of the largest living organism on the planet (it can even be seen from space!);
- Underwater viewing chambers on the boat allow up close, in-person views while keeping you dry.
- A multitude of other ways to spend your day on the pontoon, including viewing decks, air conditioned lounges and included lunch buffet.
The Great Barrier Reef is a site not to be missed.
You’ll also spend a half day lounging in luxury on Whitehaven Beach, considered one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Have you ever seen photos of beautiful beaches in magazines and wondered why your local spot isn’t quite the same? Whitehaven Beach is even better in real life.
- Ditch the sandals – not only is the white, pure-silica sand super soft between your toes, it actually stays cool to the touch even during the hottest summer days;
- Swim and snorkel crystal clear waters;
- Spot local wildlife from a catamaran during certain seasons.
By vacationing in this part of Australia, you can enjoy beach weather year round. The sub-tropical climate provides a temperate climate to relax by the water no matter when your schedule dictates you travel.
After your life of leisure on Hamilton Island, jet down to Australia’s Gold Coast. Let luxury, 4-star accommodations be your home base from which you can venture out and experience a more cosmopolitan side to Australian paradise. The Gold Coast is a perfect blend of the best of Australia. Urban metropolis sits side by side to some of the best beaches and beach culture Australia has to offer.
Enjoy the culture and lifestyle of the well-known food destination. You’ll spend a day in Byron Bay and dine in the restaurant at the five-star Byron Hotel, where fresh, local seafood and produce is on the menu.
In Gold Coast itself, you are never short on options for trying new, local cuisine, whether your tastes run to five-star tasting menus, or local pub-fare. Nearby, Gold Coast Food and Wine Trails offer step by step routes to whet your appetite and your thirst at the same time. We can help you hire a car or find a great tour to take you through Gold Coast’s burgeoning wine country.
Gold Coast is also known for its frequent and plentiful markets that pop up several times a week. Part craft fair, part farmer’s market, Gold Coast Central Markets are a must see during your stay. Browse vendor tents that feature everything from local crafts, food, drink and more.
Still haven’t seen enough?
Your trip doesn’t have to end here. Australia is huge and will always leave you wanting more. With so much to experience and see, an additional stay in one of Sydney’s finest 4-star hotels may be just what you need. If you add-on an extra 3 nights, you can skip down to beautiful Sydney and spend a few more days in paradise.
You’ve no doubt seen the quintessential picture of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. This architectural marvel is famous the world over for its iconic design, but the inside is just as interesting. You’ll tour the Opera House, view some of its performance halls and see the glass-enclosed foyer that offers incredible views of the Harbour. See up close the details that went in to the making of the Opera House while an expert guide gives you the inside scoop from the Opera House’s inception to final opening. Don’t forget – while the Opera House is an unmatched architectural spectacle, there are actual opera performances held there near daily! Optional tickets to see a performance are a great way to experience the Opera House in action. Though there are performances near daily, tickets do sell out FAST and it is best to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Sydney is never short on things to do and is home to many of Australia’s best museum’s, art galleries, and more. Take a day for yourself if you wish to just explore the city and let serendipity take over. You could end up finding yourself on a tour of Sydney’s wineries, checking out the local wildlife at the Sydney, or simply sitting back at one of many open air cafe’s and restaurants.
With all the legwork done for you, why travel any other way? From start to finish, your vacation should be effortless. Book your vacation now. Leave the work at work and the planning to us.
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