Hobart - Couple at Room for a PonyCredit: Osborne Images
Hobart - Couple Exploring MonaCredit: Adam Gibson
Hobart - Couple Hiking Shoobridge Track Wellington ParkCredit: Luke Tscharke
Hobart Seafood on the jettyCredit: Samuel Shelley
Cradle Mountain - Couple Fagus at Cradle MountainCredit: James Burke
Cradle Mountain- Devils at CradleCredit: Melissa Maxwell
Cradle Mountain - Couple HikingCredit: Laura Helle
Cradle Mountain - Cute Wombats in the WildCredit: Melissa Maxwell
Launceston - Bridestowe Lavender EstateCredit: Luke Tscharke
Launceston - Clover Hill VineyardCredit: Andrew Wilson
Launceston - Cataract GorgeCredit: Melissa Maxwell
Enjoy and Amazing Road Trip on your Honeymoon!Credit: Melissa Maxwell
Sydney - Couple enjoying a morning visit to Gordons Bay CoogeeCredit: Destination NSW
Sydney - Explore SydneyCredit: Steven Wei
Sydney HarbourCredit: Tourism Australia
Cairns - Helicopter Ride to the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns - Great Barrier Reef Wally
Cairns - Great Barrier Reef, Finding Nemo
Cairns - Happy Honeymooners in CairnsCredit: Tourism and Events Queensland
- Accommodation - Hobart (2 Nights), Cradle Mountain (1), Launceston (1), Sydney (2), Cairns (3)
- USA Domestic Flights (not included - can be included on request)
- International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles
- Australian Domestic Flights - Melbourne to Hobart, Launceston to Sydney, Sydney to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
- Car Hire - 3 Day Car Rental, Pick-up in Hobart City and Drop-off at Launceston Airport
- Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
- Shuttle Transfers - Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- Day Tours - Cradle Mountain: Devils at Cradle Night Tour; Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Fly and Cruise, Kuranda Rainforestation with Lunch
- All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
- Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
11 Days / 9 Nights – Australia
This Australia Honeymoon package was created for an adventurous nature-loving couple who wanted to see the highlights of Australia, but really wanted to experience the real Australia away from tourists and crowds. Make this your honeymoon if you are a couple who loves nature, hiking, wildlife and meeting locals. You’ll start with a road trip in Tasmania, where the laidback island lifestyle and pristine nature provides an incredible backdrop for the first half of your romantic honeymoon. Many experiences are included. See Tasmanian Devils feed at night, take a super special scenic fight over the Great Barrier Reef and experience Aboriginal culture in one of the oldest rainforest in the world.
Your romantic Australia Honeymoon Itinerary starts in Hobart. Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, offering a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of kunanyi / Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world right now.
Chose your own adventures on your honeymoon road trip as you make your way to Cradle Mountain, part of the very special Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomize the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, button grass and stands of colorful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. Take a stroll around the Dove Lake circuit track through the enchanting moss-covered Ballroom Forest or challenge yourselves with a hike up the summit. Either way you’ll be sure to spot the cutest wombats and wallabies who make this park their home. That evening, head to Devils at Cradle to experience the rare sight of active Tasmanian devils socialize and feed.
After Cradle Mountain, you will head to Launceston. Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities and has many historical buildings and sights. It is the second largest city in Tasmania after the state capital Hobart. Launceston is a major tourist center and home to a large collection of magnificently preserved Victorian architecture. See the Cataract Gorge, a natural wonder of Tasmania and only a five-minute walk from the city – home to the longest single span chairlift in the world and lovely Victorian gardens. Be sure to visit The Tamar Valley, which is home to some of Australia’s best vineyards.
Next on your journey is Sydney, Sydney is stunning. There’s no doubt that sparkling Sydney Harbour makes it an attractive destination, but there’s lots more going for it than just natural beauty. Take in the smooth sandstone of colonial buildings, enjoy entertaining theatre, visit world-class museums and indulge in gourmet delights. Enjoy Sydney how you like, but be sure to take in its most iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, the lush Botanical Gardens and Bondi Beach. Ask your Destination Specialist about tours that match your interests or explore this easy to navigate city on your own.
Your last destination on your vacation is the colorful, sophisticated capital of the tropical north, Cairns city alive with life and charm. Listed by the World Heritage Society and acclaimed amongst the world’s most wonderful assets are the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. These year-round natural attractions are truly memorable and inspiring. Included in this package is a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef where you’ll land on a reef platform to see this magic world from below. This really special experience is sure to live on in your hearts long after you return home. Included in this tour is a full day in the Kuranda Rainforest. Take a scenic train through the rainforest to the small village where you’ll have time to explore and shop. Then experience the rainforest habitat and its native people with a tour, lunch and a Pamagirri Dance show. On your way back to Cairns, glide over the rainforest on the cableway and view incredible waterfalls.
We’d love to help you plan your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon to Australia. As Australian Specialists with over 20 year experience helping Americans have worry-free vacations, we’ll make sure your bespoke honeymoon goes smoothly. All itineraries are customizable. Contact us today for a free itinerary design and quote.
Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Melbourne.
Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!
Please confirm with the airline at check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record (if applicable).
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Hobart.
Travel by taxi or Uber from the airport to your vacation accommodation in Hobart. (as per your own arrangements, pay as you go).
Due to the airport’s close proximity to your hotel, we have chosen to omit a shuttle transfer booking. It will be easier and more cost effective for you to grab a ride on the day you arrive. If you would like to pre-book a private transfer, please inform your Destination Specialist.
Make your way from the Airport Baggage Claim area to the Taxi Stand. Taxis are available on demand. You can also use the Airport WiFi to arrange an Uber. Pay as you go.
Travel to your accommodation in Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, this property is centrally located – within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block from Hobart’s waterfront. From here it’s just a gentle stroll to Salamanca Place and its legendary market, restaurants, harbour and waterside festivities, such as the annual Taste of Tasmania.
Rest, Relax or Explore Hobart
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington.
Head down to Salamanca Place where you will find 19th-century waterfront warehouses dating back to the 1830s whaling days. Today, they house cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios, the ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining.
Polished glass winks in the windows of settlers’ cottages in nearby Battery Point, and brass doorknobs gleam in the lofty porches of colonial edifices. Hobart is a city of warm sandstone, bright spinnakers on the water, fish punts at the docks and coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca where the famous Salamanca Market is held every Saturday.
Square-riggers still put out on the River, tacking among the yachts and fishing boats. Parliament House looks out on its lawns, once the market garden for old Hobart Town and historic Government House sits serenely in its park on the city’s northern fringe, where cows graze as they always have in their city-centre paddock.
Get involved in Hobart’s busy arts scene. You can take in art, craft, music and theatre at Salamanca Arts Centre and the surrounding warehouses. Learn about the Island and the city’s history and contemporary life at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on Macquarie Street. The already world famous MONA has redefined both art and ‘museuming’, and is just 15mins from downtown. Drive in, or cruise upriver for a unique experience.
You can hang out to the sounds of South American flutes, pub rock, street buskers and string quartets, and theatrical performances both classic and contemporary. In galleries and studios, our artists and craftspeople make bold and beautiful statements in pigments, metal, wood, glass, pottery and fabrics.
Just out of the city you can visit some of Tasmania’s finest wineries, head up the mountain for a walk to the springs or travel down The Channel towards Bruny Island.
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Peter Baillie
Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial. This tour takes you to the world famous MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art and gives you an in-depth look at the second oldest winery in Tasmania.
Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler David Walsh, the collection ranges from ancient Egyptian funerary objects to modernist masterpieces and international contemporary art. Since opening in 2011, visitors have been drawn to Mona’s picturesque site on the banks of the River Derwent, which also features luxury accommodation, a restaurant, vineyard and winery; amongst other things.
Begin your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier to Mona at 9:30. Entry to the museum is included in your tour, giving you free reign to explore its permanent collection and an array of blockbuster exhibitions. Check the website to see what’s on: mona.net.au.
After your art fix, wander up to the Wine Bar and watch the winemakers at work. Enjoy a charcuterie plate (or a seasonal vegetarian option) and fresh house-baked bread, all matched with a glass of wine from Moorilla’s Muse or Praxis Series.
The behind-the-scenes winery tour and wine tasting starts in the vineyard (the second oldest in Tasmania, mind you). Follow the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented and matured. Witness how new and old artisan winemaking techniques are used to craft fragrant, elegant and classical wines. Your expert host will provide an overview of the history of the region and winery, as well as information on the winemaking process and the ten different grape varieties grown on site. The tasting features ten different wines including a selection from Moorilla’s prestigious Cloth Label Series.
End your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Mona to Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier at 5.
-9.30am, Catch the ferry from Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, to Mona
-10am, Arrive at Mona and explore the museum
-1.30pm, One-course lunch at Mona’s restaurant with a glass of Moorilla wine
-3.30pm, Take a tour of the Moorilla winery and enjoy a wine tasting
-5pm, Return to Hobart on the ferry
Wednesday – Monday
Some Back out days apply
Need to Know
– Limited to 18 and over
– Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking
Full Day Tour
Approx. 9:30am – 5:30pm or 11:00am – 5:30pm
– Return ferry transfers ex Hobart
– MONA entry
– Lunch with 1 glass of wine
– Guided vineyard and winery tour
– Tutored wine tasting
Moorilla’s Posh-As Day at MONA
– Return ferry transfers in Posh-Pit with complimentary wine, beer and drinks
– 2 Course Lunch with 2 glasses of wine
– Private guided vineyard and winery tour
– A Bottle of wine to take home
– MONA entry
– Tutored wine tasting
Explore spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce in this delicious day out where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey. On this tour you’ll visit cellar doors to taste local artisan produce.
You’ll visit the home of Bruny Island’s cheese, oysters, fudge, honey, wine and whisky to savor their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest. At every stop sit back, relax and enjoy a fully inclusive experience.
Throughout the day you’ll see incredible scenery. Take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of a deserted beach. The light bush of the northern island gives way to the dense rainforest of the south – this pristine wilderness is home to diverse wildlife including rare white wallabies.
See Bruny Island with a local guide who will show you the very best of what the island has to offer.
This fully inclusive gourmet experience!
Daily, except Christmas Day (December 25)
Need to Know
We suggest wearing warm, comfortable clothing. It’s a good idea to bring a jacket and don’t forget your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities!
Departs around 7:45am
Returns around 5:30pm
– Transport to/from your Hobart Hotel
– Ferry Crossing
– Bruny Island Cheese Co – exclusive cheese experience designed by Nick Haddow owner of Bruny Island Cheese and Beer Co. You’ll meet the makers and learn how they crafted their artisan produce. Relax and enjoy generous platters of Bruny Island Cheeses and hand crafted ale.
– Get Shucked Oysters – savor the clean salty flavor of oysters straight from the shell.
– Bruny Island Cruises Cafe – delicious handmade morning tea at a beachfront cafe whilst discovering stories of early explorers and whaling heritage.
– Bruny Island Premium Wines – enjoy a wine tasting Australia’s southern-most vineyard before savoring a cellar door lunch of locally sourced produce coupled with a glass of your favorite wine.
– Bruny Island Chocolate Company – indulge in sweet treats at the Bruny Island Chocolate Company, home to handmade fudge.
– Bruny Island Honey – satisfy your sweet tooth sampling a variety of locally harvested honey.
– Bruny Island House of Whisky – taste a Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky or handcrafted Gin from the most extensive known collection of Tasmanian spirits.
This is the ultimate Tasman Peninsula day tour. Your day includes return guided bus tour from Hobart, an award-winning 3 Hour Cruise, morning tea and lunch as part of three hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Join your tour group at Franklin Wharf where you will board a coach and take a scenic drive out of Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula. After morning tea, you will be transferred to the boat for the 3-hour cruise around Tasman Island. Explore the stunning coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. The custom-built boats cruise into deep-sea caves, past waterfalls, archways and to the foot of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Remember to be on the lookout for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds!
After your cruise, arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site where you will have 3 hours to explore. 40-minute guided tours are available throughout the day or you can explore at your own leisure. You will have access to over 30 restored buildings and ruins, including the Penitentiary (a one time granary and flour mill), the Separate Prison, Commandant’s House, the church and more.
Daily, except Christmas Day
Full Day Tour, 10.25 Hours
Approx. 7:45am – 6:00pm
Highlights & Inclusions
– Bus Transport from Franklin Wharf, Hobart
– Morning Tea
– 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
– 3 Hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site
Need to Know
– Dress Warmly for the cruise, warm jackets, scarves, beanie and gloves are recommended. A splash jacket is supplied.
– Don’t forget your camera – Great opportunities for photographing wildlife in the wild!
– Children of all ages are welcome.
Taxi or ride share transfer as per your own arrangements (pay as you go).
Uber is available in most major cities.
Other Australian ride share options are:
Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for three days.
As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.
Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.
Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.
Enjoy your self-drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain.
This road trip takes you across the Western Wilds of Tasmania. Seek untamed wilderness, follow in the footsteps of pioneers and uncover wild stories of mining booms and busts in western Tasmania.
Suggested stops include:
Jackson’s Emporium, Hamilton
Originally constructed in 1856 as the Hamilton Centre of Commerce, Jackson’s Emporium showcases a choice of Derwent Valley produce. The Cafe at Jackson’s offers delicious home-cooked meals, cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, relish and other local products, all prepared in their commercial kitchen. The menu includes a large range of gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands district, encompassing a 400 acre area that borders the River Derwent, Lawrenny is a family owned distillery.
Since the early 1800s, Lawrenny Estate has been utilized to supply the finest quality Tasmanian produce. The purity of the surrounding air and water, as well as the picturesque landscape, has provided the perfect location to construct a premium spirits distillery.
Lawrenny Estate Distilling has been established as one of only a very few ‘paddock to bottle’ Estate single malt whiskies in the world. The barley grains are grown and harvested from the Lawrenny fields then malted on site before being mashed, fermented and distilled. The barrels are stored in close proximity to the River Derwent, ensuring engagement with pure Tasmanian air over their maturation period. This results in an exceptionally unique, world class single malt whisky.
Prospect House and Garden
Enjoy the one and a half acres of romantic color-blended gardens, abundantly planted in classic designs and admire the elegant early-colonial architecture of the house with its mellow stone walls. Prospect House gardens demonstrate what can be created in a garden in a dry part of Australia.
There are panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, rolling hills and sometimes snow-capped mountains.
The live-in owners provide guided tours of the gardens for booked tour groups. Open daily 9.00 to 16.00 October to March (other times by arrangement).
This boutique family owned and operated vineyard was established in 1997, and produces premium Tasmanian wines from grapes grown at the single site vineyard, and then processed within an hour of picking in a energy neutral winery. Here you’ll enjoy a friendly cellar door experience, which is sure to include some of the Puddleduck family and a duck or two!
The Wall in the Wilderness
The Wall In The Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. It is Australia’s most ambitious art project undertaken in recent years. By 2015 creator/designer, Greg Duncan plans to carve the history of the highlands in 100 meters of timber, most of which will be in our rare Huon Pine.
The beautifully carved works set out in relief sculpture depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.
Duncan is already known for the uncanny realism he brings to his work and his pieces are sought after by collectors around the world. Each meter of the panels, including horses, thylacines and foresters represents a month’s work.
Coast Wilderness Railway Museum
Using a combination of original authentic artefacts and informative displays, the museum recognizes all those who have played a part in the Railway’s story, from its original construction in the 1890s as a means of getting minerals from the mines of Queenstown to the port of Strahan, to its renewal in more recent times as one of the region’s major tourism attractions.
Entry to the museum is free and it is open daily, with opening hours reflecting those of the adjacent station ticketing office, gift shop and Tracks Cafe.
Detour to Strahan
Strahan is situated on Macquarie Harbour. From here you can take an optional half day cruise on the Gordon River through the pristine wilderness, observe mirror image reflections in the river and peace and quiet of the pristine wilderness around you.
Travel to your accommodation in Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
With its majestic alpine peaks, and beautiful lakes, it’s no wonder Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist and holiday destinations. This World Heritage National Park boasts some of the most spectacular bush walking in the state and accommodation is a welcoming base for your explorations.
At your Cradle Mountain accommodation you will enjoy fine Tasmanian wines and fresh local produce. Enjoy the stylish cuisine of the signature à la carte restaurant, The Grey Gum, or relax with casual bistro-style dining at Quoll’s. Relax with a soothing massage at Calm Day Spa, or browse through The Wilderness Gallery, highlighting the world’s best nature photographers.
Your accommodation provides a northern gateway to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This tract of Tasmanian wilderness is traversed by the world-famous multi-day Cradle Mountain Overland Track. Shorter day walks from Cradle Mountain explore the World Heritage Area, with its glaciated crags and lakes, wildlife and rare alpine flora.
The Cradle Mountain Highland lakes teem with fighting brown and rainbow trout, Tasmania’s famed sporting fish, their succulent pink flesh is a gourmet treat.
In the early years of the 20th century Gustav Weindorfer, an Austrian adventurer, botanist and conservationist stood on the summit of Cradle Mountain and gazed out across the Tasmanian wilderness. With his words “This must be a national park for the people for all time,” he began the movement that eventually led to the Cradle Mountain wilderness’s, World Heritage listing.
Cradle Mountain with your accommodation offers one of the most unique wilderness holiday experiences in Tasmania.
There are multiple treks and self guided hikes you can enjoy while staying in Cradle Mountain.
Dove Lake Circuit – This 6km (3.7 Miles) track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. Duration: 2 hours. Moderate hiking skill needed.
Enchanted Walk – A 1.1km (.7 miles) circuit walk to suit all age groups. There’s a cascading river ,wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest. Duration: 20 minute circuit. Beginner hiking skill needed.
Crater Lake Circuit Walk – This 5.7 km (3.5 miles) track is at a lower altitude than many other tracks in the Cradle Mountain area. It’s a better option for days when the higher altitude tracks are being lashed by cold winds and heavy rain. Duration: 2 hour circuit walk. Moderate hiking skill needed. Sections of track can be ice-covered and slippery, particularly during the winter months.
Cradle Mountain Summit – The main track to Cradle Mountain summit leaves from Dove Lake and goes via Lake Lilla and Marions Lookout. However, walkers have a choice of several tracks and can choose to walk a different track on their return trip. Please check with front desk on best times of day and fitness levels needed to help you choose the best track. Duration: 6 to 8 hours return is 6.4km (4 miles) one way. Experienced hiking skill required. Track starts at 900m (2,953 Feet) and climbs to 1545m (5,069 feet) elevation. Highland weather conditions can change quickly and frequently. Ice and snow regularly cover the track in the winter and spring months.
PLEASE NOTE: Heavy rain, snow and freezing temperatures can occur in any month of the year. Ask your hotel front desk for more information on these walks. They can help you decide which hike will best suit your fitness levels combined with the ever changing weather.
A world class wildlife conservation facility at Tasmania’s premier wilderness destination – Cradle Mountain.
Devils at Cradle is a unique Tasmanian conservation facility focusing on Tasmania’s three carnivorous marsupials, whilst concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil but including both the Eastern and Spotted – tail Quoll.
The sanctuary is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
Devils are primarily a nocturnal species therefore far more active at night, we use environmentally sensitive lighting and focus on the social interactions and feeding habits of these unique carnivores, allowing visitors a rare up close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation – quite a spectacular sight.
5:30pm Every Day; 8:30pm Additional tour during daylight savings
Drive from Cradle Mountain to Launceston.
Sheffield, Town of Murals
On the return trip to Launceston, take a different route to drive through some very attractive farmland and rural scenery. Follow the C132 road back towards Devonport, but do not turn off onto the C136 that you came in on. Go straight ahead on the the C132 to Wilmot.
Stay on the C132 to Lower Wilmot, drive through Lower Wilmot and as the road dips towards the river, watch for the turnoff to the Paloona Road. Turn right onto Paloona Road and take the right turn onto Paloona Dam Road and wind through the forest until it joins Lower Barrington Road. Take the right turn onto Lower Barrington Road and drive to Lower Barrington.
At Lower Barrington turn right onto the B14 Sheffield Road and follow it to Sheffield. Sheffield has been dubbed “The Town of Murals” for good reason, and is worth a visit. Refreshments are available from the shops in the town.
Ashgrove Cheese Factory
Stay on the B14 Road to Railton. At Railton, turn right onto the B13 Railton Road and follow it as it winds through some very pretty farmland to join the A1 at Elizabeth Town. At the A1 Bass Highway, turn left to visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory a few kilometres towards Devonport. It will be on your left.
Back to Launceston
From the Ashgrove Cheese Factory, turn right onto the A1 and follow it back to Launceston.
Travel to your accommodation in Launceston, Tasmania where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Spend time in Launceston sipping fine wine and nibbling on smooth crumbling cheese or relaxing amongst the luxurious surrounds of your hotel.
The surrounding precinct has become a new and vibrant centre of Launceston, Tasmania with a wide range of cafes and restaurants to experience and the opportunity to be pampered at the Mud Urban Day Spa. Adventures further afield include the impressive Cataract Gorge, the famous James Boag brewery and if you’re a wine lover, Launceston’s Tamar Valley, home to one of Australia’s major cool-climate wine growing regions.
Parking fees not included, paid on-site approx. $10AUD per day.
Ask about upgraded rooms!
Visit one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting
Visit one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting.
Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks, the scenery at the Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking. This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from the green rolling hills and fertile farmlands around Lilydale and Scottsdale, to the temperate rainforest of the Weldborough Pass, the spectacular coastal region of the Bay Of Fires, to the open grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase lunch to enjoy en route at Binalong Bay.
Highlights of this tour
Rolling green hills of North Eastern Tasmania
Quaint country township of Lilydale
Bridestowe Lavender Farm (Sep-Apr), home to Bobbie the Bridestowe Bear
Rural hub of Scottsdale
Time permitting – the tree carvings of Legerwood
Heritage tin mining townships of Branxholm and Derby
Temperate rainforest of Weldborough Pass
A short walk through the rainforest full of Myrtle, Sassafras trees along with huge tree ferns
Time permitting – cheese tastings at the Holy Cow Cafe, Pyengana Cheese Factory
Bay of Fires
Binalong Bay Beach
View/climb orange lichen covered granite outcrops
Beach walk along Taylor’s Beach
Farm fresh oysters at Lease 65
Fishing boats at St. Helens Wharf
Beaumaris and Scamander
Coal mining townships of Fingal and Avoca
Expansive grazing lands featuring Merino sheep and Angus cattle
Historical Northern Midlands
Heritage convict township of Cleveland and Perth
Discover Launceston’s intriguing stories.
Take a coach tour of Launceston city or enjoy a Tamar River cruise on the luxury ‘Tamar Odyssey’ or ‘Lady Launceston’. Explore Launceston by night with a Ghost Tour at dusk through the city’s history with a professional theatrical guide.
Take a Heritage Walk to explore the city’s history, colonial churches and fine buildings (self-guided walk brochure and details of guided historic walks are available. Browse George Street’s crafts and gift shops and the Inveresk Cultural Precinct with it’s Sunday market, art & craft. Visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery housed at Inveresk and at Royal Park. Don’t miss the Planetarium at Royal Park and Aurora Stadium (Tasmania’s home of AFL).
See Tasmanian devils and other wildlife at nearby Launceston Lakes or visit Launceston’s colony of Japanese macaque monkeys in their home in City Park.
Follow the ‘Tamar Valley Wine Route from Legana to sample award-winning wines and cheeses, or visit the Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers for tours and tastings of Tasmania’s ‘other sparkling’. get high in the Cataract Gorge and join a guided rock-climbing and abseiling group, or be challenged by cable hang gliding at Trevallyn. then, be pampered with an indulgent dip in the hot pools and spas at the Aquarius Roman Baths.
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania
Fly from Launceston to Sydney this afternoon.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel via shuttle to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Enjoy 2 nights in your Sydney accommodation, perfectly positioned right in the heart of the city center.
Sydney’s premier tourist destinations such as Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, The Rocks and Circular Quay are only minutes away with public transport right on your doorstep. The hotel is perfectly positioned to explore Sydney’s fringe suburbs such as Surry Hills or discover the downtown entertainment precinct offering live theater and music all year round.
Your spacious and modern guest room features inviting queen or twin beds, spotless shower over bath with amenities, and free WiFi to stay connected. Check in is a breeze at the friendly 24-hour reception, with room service available at certain hours. Venture to the top floor to access the rooftop pool and gym, and tuck in to a selection of delectable share plates and with a glass of wine at the onsite café and bar.
Feeling a little adventurous? Located within walking distance to over 400 restaurants, bars and cafes, your hotel is an ideal base for discovering Sydney’s vibrant culinary scene.
– Work desk with lamp
– In-room safe
– Shower over bath
– Bathroom amenities
– Hair dryer
– Iron and ironing board
– Tea and coffee making facilities
– Free WiFi
– Flat screen TV
With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.
Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10 minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.
Discover the natural and cultural history of Sydney through the eyes of the Aboriginal people who have lived here for thousands of years. Explore The Rocks, Sydney’s historic harbor precinct, on a guided walking tour uncovering the authentic Aboriginal heritage of Sydney Harbour, and learn how modern Aboriginal people maintain their cultural practices in such a dynamic global city.
The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100% Aboriginal owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti-Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who share cultural knowledge and interpretation of Sydney’s Dreamtime symbology and creation, a living history passed down through generations. Learn how the Dreamtime ties within Sydney’s natural billion year old saltwater harbor and marine environment, sandstone strata, fresh waterways, flora and fauna that continue to influence Aboriginal people’s thinking and lifestyle today in modern Sydney.
Your journey begins with a traditional OCHRE acknowledgement of Earth Mother’s EORA Cadigal heritage. This is further showcased in a leisurely ‘walking on county experience’ that will connect you to the living wisdoms inherent in Sydney’s natural waterways, skies, and landscape.
This 90 minute walkabout tour in The Rocks is a perfect introduction of Aboriginal culture. It highlights the perspective of Sydney’s Dreamtime heritage that is intimate, enlightening and transformative.
Daily, on request. Does not operate on Christmas Day (December 25) and Good Friday.
Need to Know
– Tour departs at Cadman’s Cottage courtyard area (110 George Street, The Rocks).
– The tour is an all-nature activity.
– Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring a bottle of water.
Departs at 10:30am and returns 12:00pm, lasting approximately 1.5 hours (90 minutes).
– Local Aboriginal basic ceremonial greeting (good manners) that connect to Dreamtime Custodian Characters who Belong to Sydney Harbour’s saltwater sunrise and freshwater environment.
– Knowledgeable Aboriginal guides.
– Discover Aboriginals’ acknowledgement of “country” using Earth Mother’s traditional ochre paint.
– Discover everyday resources/equipment manufactured from natural environment – its origin source of cultural objects and materials harvested from landscape and handle small samples.
– Learn about the story of Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and how culture evolved.
– Understanding the connection of modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming in The Rocks Sydney.
This inspiring tour provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to venture inside one of the world’s most recognised global landmarks.
This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece.
You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room.
You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.
Need to Know
1 – 11 guests maximum per group. No large bags or luggage accepted. This tour contains approximately 200 steps – low impact.
Departs every hour between 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.
The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. Let the landscape work its wonders and become part of you for a lifetime.
Upon departing from the city, you will travel directly to the Blue Mountains and your first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill Farm a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.
From Calmsley Hill you will continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus you will have the opportunity to enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.
Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can’t help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colors. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.
Next you will be taken around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Boiler House Cafe. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views, you can enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Please note that beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.
The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.
Then take a brief stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.
Need to Know
This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 17 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.
Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am.
Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
– Professional Guide
– Hotel pickup & drop off from Sydney CBD
– Small group touring
– Morning tea
– National Park Fees
– 2-Course Lunch (Beverages with meals are not included)
– Glass of Sparkling Wine
– Mt Tomah visit
Reach new heights and climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney!
Achieve exhilaration and personal satisfaction as you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For approximately 3.5 hours you and 11 other eager climbers will join a climb guide and weave through catwalks, climb up ladders and then arrive at the most spectacular point of all – the upper arch climb. The steady incline to the upper arch leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbor city surrounds.
It is at this point that you not only have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the city, but have the exhilarating and rewarding experience of reaching the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge.
When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement you’ll remember forever – you’ve conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over! No other Sydney tourist attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the harbor spread before you.
All climbers will be issued a complimentary photograph of your climb group.
Daily, in all weather conditions (except in cases of extreme weather conditions like electrical storms or high winds).
Need to Know:
– Wear comfortable, enclosed rubber-soled shoes and comfortable clothing;
– Secure lockers will be provided to store your personal belongings;
– No cameras, phones, GoPros or other video and mobile devices are allowed on the climb;
– Children ages 8 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 8 are not permitted on the climb;
– Maximum of 14 people per group.
The climb lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), day, twilight or night.
Certificate of Achievement;
A complimentary Climb Group photo.
Photo Credit: BridgeClimb Sydney.
See the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge with spectacular nightime views of the city and surrounds while enjoying dinner as you’re cruising on one of the world’s most attractive harbours.
Today enjoy the ultimate dining experience on Sydney Harbour. The cruise offers a la carte dining, million dollar views, licensed bar, first class service and quality contemporary Australian cuisine. 1 1/2 Hours
Enjoy a spectacular performance at the Sydney Opera House.
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.
Opera is a vital part of Australia’s cultural landscape. The world’s best loved operas are performed under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. Performances are broadcast in cinemas, on national television and ABC radio.
Summer Opera Season: January – April
Winter Opera Season: July – October
Need to Know
Ticket prices vary by depending on the type of performance and seats. Please contact an About Australia Destination Specialist to confirm your booking.
Casual dress is acceptable.
Performance times vary by date. Please contact an About Australia Destination Specialist to confirm your booking.
Altmann & Cherny is a family owned jewellery business in Sydney with an international reputation for excellence in opals and is one of the World’s foremost Australian Opal authorities.
Australia is known as the country of origin for this splendid stone with 95% of the world’s precious gem opal found exclusively in Australia. The Australian opal displays all the colors of the rainbow; holding a spectrum of colors found in nature. It is these contrasts that make opals a truly fascinating and unique gemstone, with no two opals appearing exactly the same. In the Middle Ages the Romans considered opal a stone that could provide great luck, as it was believed to possess all the virtues of Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies.
Established in 1948 in hopes of sharing this unique gemstone with the world, they have built a reputation of providing the highest level of quality, service and value for three generations. Their mantra has always been and will continue to be – “Excellence in service, quality and value.” So come share in this unique experience to learn more about Australian Opals at Altmann & Cherny!
Altman + Cherny
18 Pitt St., Sydney, NSW 2000 / Ph: 61 (02) 9251 9477
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm / Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located on the Harbour just a stroll away from the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is the place where Sydney itself began, The Rocks!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Business District, this unique village features a centre with more than 70 shops, boutiques and galleries with everything from hand-made puppets, vintage clothing and accessories, antiques, art supplies, jewelry and some of Australia’s finest arts and crafts.
If hunger takes over there are a myriad of places to eat, from some of the finest restaurants to quaint cafes and casual eateries with many offering stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. If quenching a thirst is what you’re after don’t forget to stop off at one of the 13 Heritage pubs serving local wines and beers!
On Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to check out the market held at the northern end of George Street. Perfect for gifts and souvenir shopping, it has more than 150 stalls selling quality crafts, home wares, jewelry and Australian-designed goods, all under a unique sail-like canopy.
With the transport to The Rocks serviced by the Explorer and just a five minute walk from the Circle Quay it is easy to get here. The Sydney Visitors Centre on the corner of Argyle & Playfair Streets at The Rocks: open 9.30am – 5.30pm every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Opening hours may vary on some public holidays.
Photo Credit: Tourism New South Wales
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns.
Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Cairns, Australia.
Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. Excess baggage is AUD$5.00 per bag payable on board. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.
Travel to your accommodation Cairns, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.
Your 4.5 star accommodation combines contemporary decor with a tropical ambience. The magnificent location of this 176 room hotel is perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands. Other nearby highlights include: Cairns Casino, Marlin Jetty, the Esplanade and the Night Markets. Unwind with a cocktail by the pool or bar followed by a sumptuous meal at the award winning Bushfire Flame Grill.
All rooms and suites have individual balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, television, broadband internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities include: 24 hr reception, tour desk, wireless internet, Bushfire Flame Grill, bar, pool, business services on request, coin operated laundry on four floors, room service, laundry & dry cleaning.
Enjoy a gourmet meal at Cairn’s most rewarded restaurant and mingle with the locals.
Perhaps the best known of all Cairns’ restaurants is the multi award-winning Ochre Restaurant, which serves modern Australian cuisine with flair and creativity. Owner, Craig Squire is the talented chef who has worked tirelessly to make Ochre the success it is today. Mr Squire can often be found in the kitchen where he prepares and perfects Ochre’s menu of dishes. He is a wanted man, in the guise of guest chef at many of the world’s classiest establishments and 5-star kitchens of restaurants and hotels from Dubai to Shanghai.
Ochre Restaurant specialises in local and native produce with a daily catch of seafood and premium Australian beef tenderloin most recently recognized as “Best Beef” at Royal Brisbane Show. Some of their most famous dishes include Salt and Pepper Prawn and Crocodile, Grilled Kangaroo with Quandong Chilli Glaze, Wattleseed Pavlova and their Australian Antipasto Plate – the latter of which is a great meal to start giving diners a delicious insight into the country’s cuisine.
The menu is an excellent read for any visitor and delivers on taste and value-for-money. Be sure to leave room for dessert which the Lonely Planet Guide urges its readers to try with the quote desserts worth moving to Cairns for.
Ochre Restaurant is Cairns most awarded restaurant. Late in 2006 it increased its cache winning both Best Modern Australian and Tourism Restaurant categories at North Queensland’s Annual Restaurant and Caterer’s Awards and has continued to win many local awards since.
This restaurant is a short walking distance from most accommodations in central Cairns.
Closed Christmas Day
More than just a dinner and show; Tjapukai Night Fire takes you on a magical adventure into the legends of Australia’s dreamtime.
Here you will enter another world as Australia’s Aboriginal culture is brought to life through a series of award winning performances as you feast on modern cuisine from the Far North. Settle in for a magical night of entertainment as you journey into a Dreamtime legend to discover the magic of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture.
Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before the performers lead a didgeridoo blessing ceremony followed by a spectacular fire performance and cultural dance celebration.
If you’re keen, you can even take to the stage to learn a traditional dance yourself! This evening of entertainment is complemented by a delicious dinner, photo opportunity with the Tjapukai warriors & even time to shop in the retail gallery full of authentic souvenirs.
Operates Daily, except Christmas Day (December 25). Event is from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Need to Know Child pricing and family rates are available on request.
Inclusions Welcome Drink and Canapes; Delicious Buffet Dinner; Didgeridoo Journey; Fire-making Ceremony; Tjapukai Dance Performance; Fireside Farewell
Experience the leisure atmosphere at the playground for locals and tourists alike at The Esplanade in Cairns!
With so many activities available The Esplanade has always been a focal point for this city. This is a place that literally has everything! Take a stroll and do some bird watching on the boardwalk but as you enjoy the views don’t forget to stop off at Foreshore Promenade for a bite to eat at the many available restaurants. Access to The Lagoon is easy here which is set overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet and features all year free swimming where you can take a dip in this filtered saltwater lagoon. Let the kids can play in the sandy edges and in the shallow waters while you lounge on the semi-shaded timber decks. For the kids, don’t miss out on the Trinity Bay foreshore playground “Muddy” with equipment for all ages. For the older kids, stop off at the Skate Park to see some skaters and BMXers in action! Whether you decide to take a morning jog, fly a kite or just relax in the large grassy areas for some lunch you will surely enjoy the tropical lifestyle!
If you happen to be in Cairns on a Saturday be sure to check out the Weekend Markets which feature only locally made arts and crafts, clothing and much more. While you’re there listen out for the live music and fun street characters. The market gets into full swing on the promenade (just by the lagoon) every Saturday between 8am – 4pm.
Lagoon Hours: All Year, 6am-9pm
Closed Wednesdays until midday for maintenance
Take a helicopter over the Daintree Rainforest before meeting up with a platform stationed out on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.
Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the lush, tropical Daintree Rainforest, flying over pure white sand cays and viewing the amazing kaleidoscope of colors which make the Great Barrier Reef.
Land at Marine World platform, which caters to all activity levels.
Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join a Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari, or go scuba diving (no experience necessary)
For those not confident in swimming, stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory or try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet.
If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on the spacious sundeck where you will also find the regions only reef-based massage therapist. You’ll have plenty of time to do it all!
At the end of the day, you will head back to Cairns aboard a fast, stable catamaran.
Need to Know
– Minimum passenger numbers may apply.
– With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
– Flight may be canceled due to inclement weather
– Infants 0-2 FOC
– Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised
Full Day Tour – Times to be advised after booking.
– Return Transfers from Cairns or Northern Beach accommodation
– 1 Way Helicopter Flight to Reef Platform
– 1 Way Cruise from Platform to Cairns
– All snorkeling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult/child sizes
– FREE Wet suit and lycra suit use for year round comfort and in-water safety. Wet suits are 5mm with short arms/legs. Lycra suits provide fantastic sun protection and in season are useful in reducing the risk of jelly fish stings.
– Semi-Submersible tours with interactive commentary
– Glass Bottom Boat tours with interactive commentary
– Fish feeding and identification session with our Marine Biologist
– Underwater Observatory
– Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
– Morning/Afternoon Tea plus a full hot/cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
– Tea/Coffee and drinking water is available free of charge throughout the day
– Access to reference materials on the reef
Return Helicopter Flight
A wonderful day awaits as you are transported on the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail to Kuranda, our Kuranda Boarding Pass enables you to avoid the ticketing lines as seating has been pre-allocated. Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens, is your next stop. Board the amphibious Army Duck, see unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants & native animals, before a performance by the Pamagirri Dancers. A BBQ lunch is included as well, then it’s time to board Skyrail for your return journey.
Check in: Our Driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using our Kuranda Boarding pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions.
Kuranda Scenic Rail: Boarding the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail, An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world’s most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.
Kuranda Village: Once you alight at beautiful Kuranda Station, you have ample time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.
Rainforestation: Your shuttle coach will transfer you to Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest, a number of unique attractions await you. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our native animals as you meander through the rainforest. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal Culture. The Pamagirri Dancers perform a range of native dances in the Rainforest Amphitheatre that reflects their humour and excitement of their culture. A delicious BBQ lunch is included before visiting the Koala & Wildlife Park. Cuddle a koala (own expense), smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies before returning to Kuranda.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your pre-allocated time board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Your return transfer departs at 4.50pm where our hostess is waiting to assist you with your return transfer.
Operates Daily Pick Up Between 7-8am Return at 5:30 aproximately
Travel by shuttle from your Cairns vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. Excess baggage is AUD$5.00 per bag payable on board. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Brisbane.
Mid-day Departure from Brisbane, In-flight Dinner and Movie with arrival in the USA. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.
|Approximate Pricing||Double Occupancy||Sole Occupancy||Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules|
|Land Content Only||$2,750||$3,880||International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).|
|Special (Economy Class)||$4,265||$5,395||
Nov 22 2022 - Nov 11 2023
Select USA Departures: NOV 22 - DEC 5, 2022; JAN 3 - JUN 28 & JUL 24 - NOV 11. Expires OCT 6
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
|Basic (Economy Class)||$4,571||$5,701||Basic: May 1 - Jun 8 & Jul 24 - Sep 21, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.|
|Shoulder (Economy Class)||$4,674||$5,804||Shoulder: Feb 1 - Apr 30, Jun 9 - Jul 23 & Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.|
|Peak (Economy Class)||$5,384||$6,514||Peak: Dec 9, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Premium (Economy Class)||$6,364||$7,494||Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Business Class||$9,271||$10,400||Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.|
- a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
- b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
- c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
- d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.