18 Days: Australia Islands, Nature & Wildlife [ST-RT2042]
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  • Accommodation - Launceston (1 Night), Cradle Mountain (2), Freycinet (1), Hobart (2), Melbourne (2), Hamilton Island (3), Gold Coast (2), Sydney (3)
  • USA Domestic Flights are not included in pricing. Please enquire for flight pricing to be included.
  • International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Melbourne to Launceston, Hobart to Melbourne, Melbourne to Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island to Brisbane, Gold Coast to Sydney
  • Car Hire - 6 Day Car Rental for pick-up at Launceston Airport and drop-off at Hobart Airport
  • Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees
  • Shuttle Transfers - Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Hamilton Island Airport to Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Day Tours - Cradle Mountain: Devils at Cradle Night Tour; Hobart: Bruny Island with Lunch; Melbourne: Phillip Island Small Group with Penguins Plus; Hamilton Island: Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet; Gold Coast: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & Koala Photo; Sydney: Opera House Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • 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)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
Itinerary Details
Day 1 - International Flight, Los Angeles to Melbourne (can be included on request)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Day 2 - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Launceston

Travel within Australia by Domestic Air from Melbourne to Launceston Tasmania.

Days 2 to 8 - 6 Day Car Rental, for Launceston to Hobart

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for six 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 driver’s 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.

Days 2 to 3 - 1 Night Accommodation in 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!

Day 3 - Self Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Your drive to Cradle Mountain via farms, villages and wilderness. Get a taste of local artisan flavors and art. Explore a historic cave and start your Tasmanian Wilderness Adventure!

Suggested Stops:
Ashgrove Farms
Ashgrove is a Tasmanian family-owned and operated company, with a team of dedicated locals, have been producing award-winning dairy products for over 24 years. Stock up on provisions, including gourmet Tasmanian produce, cheese platters, grilled cheese sandwiches and locally roasted coffee made with award-winning farm milk. Sneak a peek through the viewing window, where you will get a behind the scenes look at how they make cheese using traditional techniques with modern methods. Be sure to try the famous Wasabi Cheese!

Tasmania’s Town of Murals, features more than 100 huge paintings on the walls of buildings, created by local artists which depict local history and characters. Take the audio tour, available from the visitor information centre, to interpret the stories the murals tell. Sheffield is a great place to get a taste of what life is like in rural Tasmania and the ideal coffee or lunch stop with its broad variety of cafes, restaurants and takeaways. The town has developed into a hub for fine arts and crafts people and studio-galleries with woodcraft, glass and ceramics are dotted around the region.

King Solomons Caves
A fun stop for many travelers, King Solomons Cave derives its name from abundance of reflective calcite crystals, making it sparkle like the fabled treasures of King Solomon’s mines. Enjoy a quick tour with and informative and friendly guide.
Tours 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm daily, plus additional tours at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm from 1 Dec – 30 Apr.

Visitor Centre at Cradle Mountain
The Visitor Centre at the parking area is the best place to start your visit. The Interpretation section is excellent. They also advise on weather conditions and walk safety. You need to be aware that you will catch a shuttle from the Visitor Centre into the National Park to visit Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. The price of the shuttle is included in your National Park Entry Fee (can be purchased at the Visitor Centre).

Walks at Cradle Mountain
There is a wide range of walks available in the area, though it is always a good idea to check the expected weather conditions at the Interpretation Centre before venturing into exposed areas. Weather in the area can change with alarming speed, so sensible precautions are advised. Discuss your walk requirements with the staff at the Visitor Centre or at your hotel.

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Days 3 to 5 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Cradle Mountain

Travel to your accommodation in Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

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.

Insider's Tip: Cradle Mountain Hiking and Treks

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.

Get more info on hikes around Cradle Mountain.

Day 4 - Evening Tour, Devils at Cradle Night Tour

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

Day 5 - Self Drive from Cradle Mountain to Freycinet National Park

Self-drive from Cradle Mountain to your accommodation in Freycinet with a few stops along the way to explore the food, history and wine of Tasmania before taking a hike to see the famous view of Wineglass Bay Lookout.

*Please drive responsibly. Have a designated driver or use the spit bucket when wine tasting.

It is about 4 hours drive point to point, but you’ll want to allow a full day to enjoy the stops. Start around 8am and allow 6-7 hours between Cradle Mountain and the Wineglass Bay Hike. This will give you plenty of time enjoy the stops and allow for a leisurely hike to the Wineglass Bay look-out before dinner.

Suggested stops include:
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
Part of Tasmania’s Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, this Farm stop is really fun with delicious food and yummy ice cream. The Farm Shop offers free tastings with a compulsory free chocolate-coated raspberry which comes with a warning that you will be addicted, definitely the cafe’s signature dish. Fresh raspberries during the season and frozen raspberries in winter are sold along with a pantry full of products made from raspberries.

Campbell Town
Stretch your legs, grab a bite and learn some history with a stop at Campbell Town. Campbell Town is full of colonial history and a self-guided walk that follows the Convict Brick Trail along High Street reveals the individual stories of Tasmania’s convicts.
There are some impressive colonial structures to admire along the way, including the famous Red Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1830s, it’s said to contain one million bricks and these days carries more than two million vehicles each year.

There are good eateries for quick snacks or long lunches, plus shops of all sorts and lovely picnic spots by the river.

Devil’s Corner Cellar Door and Lookout
The Devil’s Corner Cellar Door and Lookout is located by the edge of Moulting Lagoon on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast and provides spectacular views across the Lagoon to the Hazards at Coles Bay.

The new, architecturally designed Tower provides the perfect location to enjoy the view, while the recently opened cellar door provides tastings of the award winning Devil’s Corner wines, many exclusive to the cellar door.

The Fishers Seafood is located next to the cellar door and serves the freshest seafood, including oysters and mussels from the Lagoon and local fish straight off the boats.

Tombolo Cafe sit on the other side of the cellar door, and utilize local ingredients to produce a range of wood fired pizza’s along with freshly made gelato and espresso coffee.

Freycinet Visitor Centre
Make a stop at the Visitor Centre as you enter the park.

Wineglass Bay Lookout Track
This popular 1.86 mile (3K) trail takes you to one of the most stunning views in all of Tasmania. Wineglass Bay’s sensual shape and breathtakingly blue water has a white sandy beach exclamation point. It’s simply not to be missed. But, to actually see the wineglass shape of the bay, you’ll have to hike a bit to get to this elevated lookout.

Despite the ascent, this trail is suitable for just about everyone. You’ll have to bring plenty of water and wear a bit of sunscreen, as the hike is mostly exposed, hot and dry. The track is well-worn and takes you over compact granite to some steps that are suitable for most. There are signs everywhere and you’ll likely encounter plenty of people so there is no risk of getting lost. It may be a hard trek up, but it is well worth the effort. If you are keen, you can hike down to the beach too!

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Image Credit: About Australia

Days 5 to 6 - 1 Night Accommodation in Freycinet National Park

Stay at your vacation accommodation in Freycinet National Park for 1 night.

Sensitively sited in coastal bushland within the boundary of the Freycinet National Park, your lodge is the ideal accommodation for holiday makers by day and a comfortable haven at night as the sun sets across the waters of Great Oyster Bay.

The Lodge is approximately 28km from the junction, just inside the Freycinet National Park boundary putting you as close as possible to the natural beauty of Freycinet. You can arrange a National Parks Pass at the Visitor Centre to gain access to your accommodation at the Lodge.

With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of The Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, the Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula.

A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. It is a place to relax and rejuvenate. To experience nature’s wild harmony without sacrificing your creature comforts.

Stylish yet simple, the Lodge’s cabins are designed to impart welcoming familiarity and warmth without the intrusion of telephones or television. The Lodge has successfully integrated superb accommodation with the environment.

Enjoy exquisite cuisine, fresh produce and local wines at in Freycinet. With panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay, The Bay Restaurant offers premium dining featuring superb local seafood. Overlooking Coles Bay, Richardson’s Bistro offers delicious casual dining complimented with a great range of Tasmanian wines and beers.

Insider's Tip: Freycinet Walks

Visit one of the world’s top 10 beaches, take in the azure blue waters and white sand that make this region famous. Freycinet is rugged and dramatic with the friendliest wallabies ever! Bring your swim gear.

Walking is the best way to really experience Freycinet National Park. Choose from easy strolls to challenging treks and take a morning, afternoon or full day to explore the beaches, coastline and mountains of Freycinet National Park.

Wineglass Bay Lookout – 1-1½ hours’ return

This walk will reward you with your first, unforgettable view of one of the world’s best beaches, Wineglass Bay. From the start of the well-formed rocky track at the Wineglass Bay car park, take the short, but quite steep climb to reach the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson. Here, you can take the side track to the lookout and absorb the unarguably stunning views of Wineglass Bay.

Wineglass Bay – 2½ hours return

Leave early for this walk, as you will want to stay and take your time to absorb the extraordinary beauty of one of Tasmania’s most celebrated places.

From the Wineglass Bay lookout, continue your walk downhill through the open forest until you reach the fine, white silica sand of Wineglass Bay beach. This long, perfectly arched crescent of sand is lapped by clear turquoise blue water, and presided over by the rugged bulk of The Hazards. A twenty-minute walk to the southern end of the beach will give you the best views of these imposing formations.

Hazards Beach – 5-6 hours’ return

Follow the Wineglass Bay track to the lookout, and then downhill until just before you reach Wineglass Bay. Here, take the track to the right, which leads to a flat, 30-minute walk to Hazards Beach. Take some time to explore the long gentle sands of this beach. You may see evidence of Aboriginal occupation here in the form of ancient shell middens. Watch for abundant birdlife, shy browsing wallabies or even a glimpse of dolphins or whales offshore. Return along the beach to the track and your return walk to the Wineglass Bay car park.

Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach circuit – 4 to 5 hours

Take a full day to enjoy this walk, which will lead you through diverse coastal vegetation and forest, along tranquil, empty beaches and onto the shoulders of mountains to reveal some of the most superb coastal landscapes and scenery to be found in Tasmania. This walk leads you from the start of the track to Wineglass Bay and across the isthmus to Hazards Beach. After following the beach to its northern end, you’ll join another track, which traces the coastline around the base of Mt Mayson before returning to the Wineglass Bay car park.

Mt Amos – 3 hours’ return

Those who enjoy a physical challenge and an unforgettable view will be rewarded for their efforts on this walk. The track to the summit of Mt Amos, part of The Hazards range, is steep and physically demanding. This walk will reward experienced, well-prepared walkers with panoramic views of Freycinet Peninsula.

Cape Tourville Lighthouse – 20 minute circuit

Just 15 minutes’ drive from Coles Bay, this easy circuit walk offers spectacular views of Sleepy Bay, Wineglass Bay and along the coast towards Bicheno. The 600 metre track is wide and even with gently graded slopes and is suitable for walkers with strollers.

Built in 1971, the Cape Tourville Lighthouse replaced the inaccessible, decommissioned Cape Forestier Lighthouse. Cape Tourville Lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.

Good walking boots, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, a map, water and adequate food are essential when bushwalking in Tasmania.

Day 6 - Self Drive from Freycinet National Park to Hobart

Drive from Freycinet National Park to Hobart.

From Freceycinet head west to Campbell Town and then south to Richmond to spend the day in the Coal River Valley.

Suggested stops include:
History Stop: Ross Female Factory
Make a quick stop and stretch your legs in Ross. The Ross Female Factory, erected in 1833, is located in the town of Ross, Tasmania. It was initially built to house the convict chain gains employed on the Ross Bridge. Admission is free.

The Ross Female Factory is one of four female factories built in Tasmania. Between 1847 and 1854 it operated as a probation station for female convicts and their babies. Visit the Overseer’s Cottage and look at the display including a model of the Female Factory in 1851. You may want to take time to follow the Ross Heritage Trail which runs past the site.

Richmond is a picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. This is the perfect place to learn about Tasmania’s past and can be as easy as a stroll down the pretty nineteenth century streets.

Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, many beautifully restored and now operating as cafes, restaurants, galleries and accommodation.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
You can’t go to Australia and miss out on hand feeding Kangaroos! Bonorong prides itself as a small business with a huge heart. As a 24/7 wildlife rescue service, we’re inclined to agree. The sanctuary’s aim is to nurse animals back to health and into the wild. Run by volunteers and housing species extinct everywhere in the world but Tasmania, Bonorong is truly special. The park is open daily from 9 am to 5pm.

Here you’ll meet native wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas and wombats along with the Tassie favorite – Tasmanian devils. Each animal has a story and you can learn them all.

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Days 6 to 8 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Hobart

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.

Day 7 - Day Tour, Bruny Island with Lunch - Full Day

Untouched wilderness and ocean coast wildlife. The spectacle of massive stark cliffs shaped by the forces of nature. Have it all on this award-winning tour that will take your breath away!

Embrace the power of the ocean at Bruny Island and experience Tasmanian wilderness at its best. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as the beautiful migrating whales and dolphins that usually choose to swim alongside your boat! Stay on the lookout and you will undoubtedly spot seals and birds, for there are over a thousand Australian Fur Seals and sea birds nesting in the area.

You will also see the Monument, Nature’s Cathedral stark 300-meter-high Jurassic dolerite cliffs, Breathing Rock – an explosive blow hole and Triassic sandstone cliffs, and pristine untouched rainforests and beaches.

Come and experience the stunning sea caves and rock formations for this once in a lifetime tour.

Daily, except Christmas Day. Departs 7:45am, Returns 5:30pm

– Transfer from Hobart Franklin Wharf to Ferry Crossing
– Bruny Island ferry crossing
– Morning tea
– 3 Hour wilderness cruise
– Lunch: premium fish & chips, or delicious homemade pumpkin soup and a gourmet salad roll with your choice of Tasmanian Salmon or local ham
– Sightseeing on Bruny Island by bus
– Hobart Hotel drop-off

Need to Know:
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. Please bring a jacket, scarf, gloves and camera. Dietary requirements must be advised at booking.

Day 8 - Australian Domestic Flight, Hobart to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hobart to Melbourne.

Day 8 - Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia.

Days 8 to 10 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

Enjoy 2 nights at your 4-Star Melbourne accommodation.

Stay at this luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District! This hotel is a top-rated choice for travelers seeking a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. The modern rooms are tastefully decorated and come with all necessary amenities to make your stay unforgettable.
Guests can unwind in the sauna after a day of exploring the city. The fitness center is perfect for fitness enthusiasts looking to maintain their routine while traveling.
One of the standout features of this hotel is its dining options. The stylish restaurant offers a mix of international and Australian cuisine, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast, or indulge in a delectable dinner after a day of sightseeing.
With its prime location, you’ll be within easy reach of Melbourne’s famous landmarks, shopping districts, and entertainment areas. Experience the vibrant energy of the city, and return to the comfort of this fantastic hotel. Don’t just take our word for it, this hotel consistently receives high ratings and positive reviews from our clients. Come and experience the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience!
Hotel Amenities
Free Wi-Fi, High Speed Wi-Fi, Gym, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Onsite Parking, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning
Preferred Room
Premiere King – 1 King or 2 Singles – Room Features: Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Large flat screen smart TV.   
Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

Day 9 - Day Tour, Phillip Island Small Group with Penguins Plus

Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, little penguins and cuddly koalas. Get up close with the remarkable penguins and wildlife of Phillip Island.

Your unforgettable day will commence with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you are guaranteed plenty of close encounters with an array of Australian native animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas.

Next stop is Phillip Island where, time/season permitting, you’ll drive to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. Following this, you then travel over to the dramatic west coast of the island. At the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests.

Finally, your Phillip Island Day Tour is not complete without its black-tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. You will first head to the Visitor Center for a chance to shop and have a coffee. Then last but certainly not least, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform. It’s time to relax and let the show begin. The little penguins will waddle ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.

At the end of the evening, your Guide will take you back to your Melbourne hotel.

Photo Credit: Visit Victoria

Daily. Does not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Tour Times: Summer/Daylight Savings (1st weekend October- 1st weekend April): approximately 2:00pm-11:00pm; Winter (All Other Times of the Year): approximately 1:00pm-10:30pm. Tour duration is approximately 8-9 hours.

– Return hotel transfers
– Expert guide with extensive local knowledge
– Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary
– Entry to Phillip Island Nature Park
– Penguins Plus viewing platform

Need to Know
Maximum of 11 people per tour. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. Child pricing available.

– Underground viewing for an up close look of the penguins
– Guided Ranger experience

Insider's Tip: Flinders Lane Art Galleries

Flinders Lane is home to some of Melbourne’s finest Aboriginal and contemporary Art.

Flinders Lane is home to aboriginal and contemporary art styles that any art enthusiast would enjoy. Take a stroll down Flinders Lane and you will see that it boasts many dynamic art galleries, including several that focus solely on Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculptures and other artifacts.

Insider's Tip: Melbourne City Circle Tram

The Melbourne City Circle Tram travels a rectangular route along Flinders, Spring, LaTrobe and Spencer Streets right around the Melbourne city centre.

Not only is travel completely free on the City Circle Tram but you get a running commentary on the places of interest along its route. You can get off the tram at any of its stops, so you can visit particular attractions at close hand, and catch the next one.

Trams run in both directions every 12 minutes, seven days a week between 10am and 6pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), and during daylight-saving extended hours, 10am to 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Alternatively, there is a Free Tram Zone for all trams operating in Melbourne’s CBD. These free trams do not offer on-board commentary but are a convenient way to get around the city.

Day 10 - Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

Day 10 - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Hamilton Island

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Hamilton Island Airport.

Days 10 to 13 - 3 Nights Accommodation on Hamilton Island

Travel to your accommodation on Hamilton Island, Australia where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

The four-star Hotel offers the best range of accommodation on Hamilton Island. The Hotel’s rooms are spacious and well appointed with furnished private balconies, internet access and ensuite bathrooms with separate bath and shower.

The Hotel has its own 35-metre swimming pool and Catseye Beach is located directly opposite the hotel, only a two-minute stroll away. The hotel’s buffet breakfast is served in the Pool Terrace Restaurant, overlooking the pool, and the restaurant also provides light lunches and an à la carte dinner menu. Guests also have access to the Lounge bar and the hotel’s Business Centre and Tours and Activities desk.

The hotel has 24-hour reception and guests can get around with complimentary use of the Island Shuttle service, which operates on a loop around Hamilton Island. Hotel guests also have complimentary use of non-motorised water sports and the island’s gym, spa and sauna, as well as tennis and squash court hire.

Day 11 - Day Tour, Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet - Full Day

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern with swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun.

Cruise to superb, 7km-long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. From the beach’s northern end, a leisurely 1.3km-return guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout follows a path walked by the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim or relax on the sand, or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach Lookout and view the length of Whitehaven Beach. A delicious gourmet burger is waiting for you back on the Whitehaven sand.

On the northern end you can explore the spectacular Hill Inlet, then travel to the eastern side of the uninhabited Whitsunday Island to see nature at its unspoiled, spectacular best. Magical Whitehaven Beach is considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world and one of the must-see icons of the Whitsundays. With 7 kilometers of glistening pure white natural silica sand, enjoy beach activities, take a leisurely stroll and explore, swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply lay back under the sun shelters and enjoy a good book!

Board a high speed, air-conditioned catamaran and keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and whales (June to September) as you cruise through the calm, turquoise waters. Our experienced crew will provide a thorough commentary on the geographical surroundings and history of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whitehaven Beach is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It’s a protected area, so please ensure you take nothing away from the beach with you except photos and memories, and please make sure you don’t leave any trash behind. Please leave it as you found it – which is picture perfect!

Departs Daydream Island 7:45am and returns 5:45pm (approx.)
Departs Hamilton Island 8:30am and returns 5:00pm (approx.)

– Scenic cruise
– Up to 6 hours at Whitehaven Beach
– Morning & Afternoon tea
– Gourmet burger
– Beach games
– Guided walks
– Return transfers to accommodations

Need to Know
Please be advised that a moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended for this experience, which includes bushwalking, and climbing in and out of tenders. High temperatures and humidity are possible, especially in the summer months. Please bring swimwear & beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light jacket, camera, and credit/debit card for optional onboard purchases. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Itinerary is subject to change.

Day 12 - Free Day to Explore Hamilton Island

Spend the day to relax or explore Hamilton Island

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Hamilton Island offers a variety of free activities, suitable for guests of all ages. Make a splash at any of the three resort pools. Get competitive on Catseye Beach with a variety of games led by the Activities Team including the popular Kids Fun Zone. Challenge yourself to a round of Trivia or Family Feud, or if you’re looking for a more physical challenge, explore Hamilton Island by foot with a range of scenic walking trails. There’s also evening entertainment including Moonlight Movies or live music by the marina. For specific times and days, ask the front desk for the Weekly Activity Guide.

Other Activities (at your own expense) Include:
– Sunset Sail around the Whitsunday Islands
– See the Whitsundays by Helicopter
– Hire a Dinghy for fishing and/or exploring by sea
– Hire a Buggy (Golf Cart) to explore the island
– Off Road Adventure tours
– Go Kart Racing
– Mini Golf
– Driving Range
– Hamilton Island Golf Club – One of Australia’s finest Golf Courses
– Helicopter to Heart Reef
– Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef
– Visit Whitehaven Beach
– Relax at the Spa
– Visit Hamilton Island Wildlife and cuddle a Koala
– Take a Turtle Discovery Tour

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Experience the best of the Whitsundays by taking a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Begin your morning on a high speed catamaran with spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience. You’ll pass spectacular islands and bays and at certain times of the year you’ll have the chance to spot whales and other wild life.

Spend the day snorkeling, eating, and enjoying the majestic Great Barrier Reef. The pontoon has a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air conditioned comfort of our reef vessel. There are numerous ways to explore the reef that are included in your day (at no extra charge), from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, or snorkelling like a fish beneath the sea!

The pontoon is adjacent to coral walls, the length of which you can explore. Hardy Reef has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life found only in sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you – especially the giant grouper!

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch are included. Leading and award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach supply our catering, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available. Free tea and coffee is available and there is also a bar onboard (own expense) serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Departs Daydream Island 7:45am and returns 5:50pm (approx.)
Departs Hamilton Island 9:00am and returns 5:00pm (approx.)

– Scenic cruise
– 4 hours at Hardy Reef
– Morning & Afternoon tea and lunch
– Snorkelling with all gear provided
– Return transfers to accommodations

Need to Know
High temperatures and humidity are possible, especially in the summer months. Please bring swimwear & beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light jacket, camera, and credit/debit card for optional onboard purchases. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Itinerary is subject to change.

Scuba diving and snorkelling lessons available for an additional cost.

Day 13 - Australian Domestic Flight, Hamilton Island to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hamilton Island to Brisbane.

Day 13 - Shuttle Transfer, Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from Brisbane Airport to your Gold Coast vacation accommodation. (Estimated travel time is 1.5 hours.)

Luggage is limited to 2 suitcases per person. Excess luggage, surfboards & bicycles will be carried at a rate of $10.00 AUD per item. All luggage must be clearly labelled by the passenger, including name and full address. Valuable items (e.g. jewellery, expensive equipment, cash etc) should be carried by the passenger on their person. Passengers are strongly advised to take out appropriate travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Days 13 to 15 - 2 Nights Accommodation on the Gold Coast

Travel to your accommodation on the Gold Coast, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 1/2 Star vacation accommodation brings a new level of comfort and style to the heart of the boutique destination of Broadbeach, Australia. Just one block from patrolled surf beaches overlooking Victoria Park and directly opposite the casino and Gold Coast Convention Centre, the vacation property perfectly embodies the Mantra philosophy of providing unforgettable holidays in prime positions. Offering a range of first class facilities for guests to tailor their vacation and enhance their resort experience, the accommodation features spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a heated pool, 25 metre lap pool, fully equipped gymnasium, steam room, sauna & spa, barbecue area, conference facilities, games room and more.

Day 14 - Day Tour, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & Koala Photo

A visit to the Sanctuary is a great opportunity for you to view native Australian animals in natural settings.

Discover Lost Valley as you wander your way along elevated walkways where you are able to experience and interact with exotic species such as Lemurs, Cotton-top Tamarins, Red Panda, and Capybaras along with free-flying birds and exotic reptiles and so much more… You can walk on the wild side with 15 exciting animal encounters and experiences on offer so much animal action in one day!
Watch vets in action at one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, and learn how you can help protect some of Australia’s endangered species.
Experience Aboriginal Culture – Storytelling by Dance shows or fly over to WILD SKIES Free Flight Bird Show where you will see some of Australia’s most beautiful species of birds all in this incredible new show!
You’ll find a number of different food and beverage outlets to cater to everyone’s taste, as well as options for buying the perfect Australian gift for family and friends at a number of retail outlets.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and reinvests all proceeds back into wildlife and conservation programs.

Daily (except April 25th and December 25th)
Opens 9:00am and Closes 4:00pm

– General Admission Entry
– Koala Cuddle & Photo

Need to Know
Please wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing and bring money for the cafe/souvenirs. Should you wish to drive, car park fees apply or there is free street parking.
$10 parking – all proceeds directly support Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Sanctuary Breakfast, Koala “Behind the Scenes” Experience – Get up close and personal to one of Australia’s biggest icons. Learn about the koala’s features, habitat, reproduction, gum species preferences and other quirky little facts about these gorgeous critters; Treetop Challenge – Located inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the TreeTop Challenge will get your adrenaline pumping! With 80 huge TreeTop Challenges, including 11 insane ziplines, we guarantee you will have an unforgettable day of thrills, action and adventure.

Day 15 - Shuttle Transfer, Gold Coast Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your Gold Coast vacation accommodation to the Coolangatta Airport.

Luggage is limited to 2 suitcases per person. Excess luggage, surfboards & bicycles will be carried at a rate of $10.00 AUD per item. All luggage must be clearly labelled by the passenger, including name and full address. Valuable items (e.g. jewellery, expensive equipment, cash etc) should be carried by the passenger on their person. Passengers are strongly advised to take out appropriate travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Day 15 - Australian Domestic Flight, Gold Coast to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Gold Coast to Sydney.

Day 15 - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Travel via shuttle to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Days 15 to 18 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your Sydney Accommodation where you will stay for 3 nights.

Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, your hotel is an easy walk to many of Sydney’s best attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic precinct, The Rocks.

Your modern guest room is comfortable and spacious featuring Free WIFI. The hotel’s 24 hour reception is on hand to help you make the most of the facilities and the local area, with recommendations on everything from picturesque running tracks to memorable small bars. The hotel features a well-equipped gym, coin-operated laundry, lobby bar and a restaurant for a quick and convenient bite to eat (not included) before your adventures in Sydney begin.

The hotel’s ideal position means you can choose between exploring the city on foot or via the extensive public transport network. Many of Sydney’s best attractions are within a short distance of the hotel, including some of the city’s most heavily awarded restaurants, such as Rockpool and Bennelong. The inner-city streets are also dotted with bars of every size, shape and specialty, from small, whiskey-focused Baxter Inn to the sprawling, cocktail-ready Opera Bar.

Day 16 - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hour)

On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.

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 Theater 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.

Daily, Hourly 9am to 5pm
Does not operate Good Friday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day 2024

One hour guided experience.

Need to Know
This tour has 300+ stairs – Low Impact. It is strongly encouraged that you leave bags at your hotel and avoid bringing any large items to the Opera House (anything larger than an 8×10″ sheet of paper). No luggage or large bags accepted. Videoing is not allowed. There are plenty of photo opportunities — your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.

-Add a lunch, dinner or performance to your tour.
-Upgrade your experience with a private, backstage, or architectural tour.

Day 16 - Day Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise (2-Day Pass)

Enjoy this 2 day unlimited ferry pass to explore the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the magnificent attractions that surround it!

Discover Sydney the local way with this 2 day unlimited ferry pass to travel the harbor. Stops along the way include Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, Manly, Taronga Zoo, Clifton Gardens, and Shark Island. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring while you travel at your leisure soaking in the harbor air on your way to your next destination!

Hop off to enjoy these harbor attractions:
Circular Quay: Bounded by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Rocks district to the west, and the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens to the east, Circular Quay is a bustling ferry hub.
Taronga Zoo: Over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife. Free daily seal and bird shows. Purchase the Zoo and Explorer combo and save.
Shark Island: It would be hard to find a more spectacular picnic spot. Stunning, 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and a delightfully deserted national park for your own private getaway.
Watsons Bay: Local must-do `Watto’ is famous for its seafood, waterfront pubs, picnic spots, swimming beaches and spectacular headlands walks overlooking the Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
Manly Beach: You don’t have to swim at this iconic beach to soak up the atmosphere. Shop at the Corso, dine at waterfront cafés, find your favorite gelato flavor or take a nature walk.
Darling Harbour: Start or finish your day at Darling Harbour, surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs and hotels at King Street Wharf, Barangaroo and Cockle Bay.
Clifton Gardens: Clifton Gardens is a beachside oasis in the affluent Harbour suburb of Mosman. The netted beach, long jetty and gentle waves makes it perfect for picnics, swimming and snorkeling.

Hours: Sunday & Thursday 12:00pm-7:30pm, Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Monday – Wednesday (Select dates & times)
Does not operate on Christmas, December 26 – 27, New Year’s Day, January 26, April 25, June 12, and October 2.

2 Day unlimited ferry pass to travel Sydney Harbour

Need to Know
– Guided commentary is available through smart phone app. Download the app through your smartphone prior to boarding. Must use your own headphones.
– Additional cost to enter Fort Dension, Taronga Zoo, and Shark Island (closed February 10, 2023 and February 22, 2023)
– Please bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Premium sightseeing tours, Whale watching tours, Zoo Entry with Safari Cable Car

Day 17 - Free Day to Explore Sydney

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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Blue Mountains Deluxe Day Tour - Full Day

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


Private Touring

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Hunter Valley Scenic Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy touring through the scenic regions to Hunter Valley, wine tasting at boutique wineries, a gourmet lunch experience, cheese, olive oil and chocolate tasting then sit back and snooze on the way home!

Your informative and knowledgeable guide will collect you from your Sydney hotel. Departing from the city, travel north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge via the Gore Hill Freeway to join the Pacific Highway and then the F3 freeway.

180 years young, this is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region and is soaked in history. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries. Your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well renowned viticulture area. Sample exquisite wines in your own private area.

From here, continue onto Leogate Estate. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. All wines produced from the great vines of one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. Here you will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.

On conclusion of the tour, enjoy a relaxing 2 course lunch (selection of platters, followed by dessert of choice) accompanied by a glass of wine. Further beverages can be purchased at own expense.

After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery. This small completely family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Here you will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”. You will sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude your day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.


Monday – Friday between September – April (excluding 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan and 2nd & 25th Apr)

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.


Full Day Tour
Sydney CBD hotel Pick-up around 7:00am – 7:30am and Sydney CBD hotel Drop-off around 5:00pm – 5:30pm

– Professional Guide
– Hotel pick-up & drop-off
– 2 course lunch with wine
– Wine Tastings
– Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Insider's Tip: The Rocks

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

Insider's Tip: Altman + Cherny: Specializing in Australian Opals Since 1948

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

Day 18 - Shuttle, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.

Day 18 - International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles (can be included on request)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $5,580 $7,938 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) $6,669 $9,027 2024-08-07 00:00:00 - 2024-09-18 00:00:00
USA Departures: 07AUG24 - 18SEP24. Expires 26 JUN 2024.
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) $7,515 $9,874 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) $7,722 $10,081 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) $8,240 $10,598 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) $10,492 $12,850 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $12,100 $14,459 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/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.