Australia Travel Deal | Melbourne, Reef & Sydney Vacation

Australia Travel Deal | Melbourne, Reef and Sydney

9 Days Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney from $2,195

Trip Overview: Australia has it all—gorgeous beaches, exotic wildlife, and incredibly cool cities with surprises at every turn. The best of Earth’s natural splendors and coveted travel destinations await – and we’ve got the perfect adventure to get you there. With the basic package, experience the trend-setting Aussie lifestyle in Melbourne. Fly up to Cairns, the ‘gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’, in tropical Queensland. Then travel to Sydney and experience its unique blend of coastal and metropolitan vibes. Discounted options to add tours and extended stays are available. 

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There's Nothing Like Australia

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

Booking Code: ST-TA2203

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates August 1, 2022 – July 24, 2023
Lowest Price can be found Select Dates based on sale airfare and availability. There are many sale airfares available. Your Destination Specialist will find the best sale airfare for your selected travel dates.


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

    • Basic Travel Package

    • $2195+
      • Hotels
      • International Flights
      • Australian Domestic Flights
      • Your Own Specialist
      • Easy to Follow Itinerary
      • Discounted Tours to Add on Later
    • Add Tours and Transfers Package

    • Add $350+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
      • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
      • Hop on Hop Off Sydney Cruise Pass
      • Return Airport Shuttle Transfers
    • Extended Stay Package

    • Add $200+
      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • 1 Additional Night in Melbourne
      • 1 Additional Night in Sydney
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights
    • Have it All Package

    • Add $500+

      • Everything in Basic Package plus:
      • Add Tours and Transfers Package
      • Add Extended Stay Package
      • Save an Additional $50 per person
      • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights

COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Australia COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

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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

Going to Australia

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Applying for your Visa

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Trip Details

Whirlwind Cities, Coral-Framed Coasts, and World Famous Landmarks….

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 Melbourne, Reef & Sydney vacation package, your sense of adventure awakens in three essential 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 Melbourne, topping the charts of the world’s top travel destinations, see the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, and stay in Sydney, Australia’s iconic harbor city – all in one amazing trip!

Check off the Australia essentials with our Melbourne, Reef & Sydney Vacation



Melbourne. Photo: Visit Victoria

Here’s your chance to experience one of the world’s most highly coveted cities, where you’ll spend 2 unforgettable nights.

In Melbourne, cultural pursuits are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Its exquisite food and coffee scene sets trends around the world. Local art galleries, world-class museums, and theater venues draw visitors from all over the globe to enjoy everything from classical performances to intimate, raw art shows.

It’s even considered Australia’s sports capital. Stay long enough and you’ll find yourself gripped by the locals’ passion for AFL football, cricket and horse racing.

You’ll spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Melbourne. There’s an unmistakably European feel about the city, with a whole world of vibrant cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars tucked within its central laneways.

Upgrade to our Tours & Transfers Package to include return airport transfers and a guided walking tour of Melbourne’s dynamic laneways.

ACDC Lane Melbourne credit Visit Victoria

ACDC Lane, Melbourne. Photo: Visit Victoria

So what’s all the fuss about Melbourne’s laneways? Where are all these amazing cafes and coffee shops everyone talks about? This small group tour takes you deep into the hidden treasures of Melbourne, into the secret hot spots only known by locals. You won’t find these gems in a guide book.

  • Join a passionate, local guide who knows the ins and outs of Melbourne’s laneways and historic shopping plazas, often missed by tourists.
  • Visit eclectic boutiques, quirky cafes and delightful shops as you stroll down narrow alleyways coated in fascinating street art.
  • Learn the history behind the pockets of Victorian architecture dotted throughout the lanes.
  • Return to your favorite spots after your tour or grab lunch at a restaurant that caught your eye – when in Melbourne, do as the locals do!

Your days are free to explore Melbourne, and soon you’ll see why it’s considered Australia’s most stylish city. Go gallery hopping and explore Melbourne’s art district with a stop at the National Gallery of Victoria. Or visit Phillip Island, where you can meet native Australian wildlife and catch the famous Phillip Island Fairy penguins as they return home to their burrows in Summerland Beach.

The exciting energy pulsing through Melbourne will captivate the heart of any city lover. You’ll be dreaming of this dynamic city for days to come.

Ready for some sunshine?


Cairns Esplanade. Photo: Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Esplanade. Photo: Tropical North Queensland

From Melbourne you’ll head north to the warm tropics in Cairns. As the gateway city the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, you’re in the best position to explore some of the world’s most treasured natural wonders.

You’ll spend 3 nights in a 4.5-star accommodation located in the heart of Cairns, perfectly located to explore the vibrant Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon. The main shopping district, Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Harbour are right at your doorstep. Your days are free to enjoy this tropical paradise, where the warm waters are primed for snorkeling and the verdant rainforest calls for an exciting expedition.

And right on Cairns’ doorstep is the Great Barrier Reef. On your free days in Cairns you might like to take an optional excursion out to the reef and explore the otherworldly sights of this underwater wonderland.

Upgrade to our Tours & Transfers Package to see the Great Barrier Reef.

Sea turtle at the Great Barrier Reef

Photo: Tourism Australia

With our Tours & Transfers Package, we include a top-rated reef cruise to experience this natural wonder for yourself!

  • See bright tropical fish, sea turtles and giant clams mix with the mesmerizing colors of coral gardens.
  • If you have never snorkeled before, don’t worry – a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put on and use the snorkeling gear.
  • Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board and warm up with fresh, hot water showers.
  • Upgrade your reef adventure with an intro to scuba diving lesson – no experience necessary!

You’ve seen glamorous Melbourne and the tropical oasis of Cairns – but there’s still more to see!


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. 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 finest cities.

You’ll stay 2 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney central business district, the perfect base for exploring the city.

With its most popular landmarks set along the harbor, Sydney is best explored by water.

Upgrade with our Tours and Transfers package to explore the city with an included Sydney Harbour Cruise Pass

Sydney Harbor aerial

Sydney Harbor

When in Sydney, a cruise is a must – the best way to see the harbor’s top attractions!

  • See Sydney’s famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Discover other popular sites such as Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach, Luna Park, and Circular Quay.
  • Jump off at any stop to explore your favorites and jump back on to continue on your cruise along the harbor.
  • Enjoy incredible photo moments as you sail along Sydney’s most iconic landmarks!

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.

And just like that, your incredible journey in Australia comes to a fantastic end.


Not ready to say farewell?

People sitting on lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney

Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Photo Credit Anson Smart

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 Add Time package for an additional night in Melbourne and Sydney. That’s 11 nights in Australia, and one fantastic trip!

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Upgrade with our Have It All package to include all tours, airport transfers, and extra nights in Melbourne and Sydney for a truly seamless vacation. Now that Australia is welcoming back international travel, you deserve the trip of a lifetime!

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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