Australia Gems Coast to Coast [ST-RT2023]
22 Days: Australia Gems Coast to Coast [ST-RT2023]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Adelaide (2 Nights), Kangaroo Island (2), Perth (1), Margaret River (2), Perth (1), Gold Coast (3), Airlie Beach (3), Train (1), Fraser Island (2), Sydney (3)
  • USA Domestic Flights are not included in pricing. Please inquire for flight pricing to be included
  • International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Sydney (Return)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Perth, Perth to Gold Coast, Brisbane to Proserpine, Hervey Bay to Sydney
  • Private Car Transfers - Adelaide Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Car Hire - 3 Day Car Rental for pick-up and drop-off at Perth City Location
  • Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees
  • Shuttle Transfers - Gold Coast Airport to Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Brisbane Airport, Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Accommodation (Return)
  • Day Tours - Adelaide: Barossa Food & Wine Experience; Perth: Rottnest Island; Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef Adventure; Sydney: Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise, Opera House Tour
  • Overnight Tour - Adelaide: 3 Day / 2 Night Kangaroo Island Exploration; Whitsundays: 1 Night Aboard the Spirit of Queensland, Whitsundays to Hervey Bay; Fraser Island: 2 Nights Accommodation on Fraser Island with Touring and Transfers
  • 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 Sydney (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, Sydney to Adelaide

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Adelaide.

Day 2 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Airport to Accommodation

Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Adelaide, Australia.

Days 2 to 4 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

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

This 4-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant CBD. Overlooking Victoria Square, the beautifully restored UNESCO recognized renovation is reflective of Adelaide’s architectural beauty. Opposite the Town hall and GPO, the former treasury building is minutes away from Adelaide’s Central Market and Rundle Mall.

The hotel seamlessly combines the building’s historic charm with modern comforts and is well equipped with first-class amenities. Relax in the delightfully heated indoor pool. Work out in the fully equipped gym or take care of your wellbeing by unwinding in the indulgence of the sauna. You can arrange a grocery delivery to your fully-equipped kitchen, or you may prefer to dine in one of Adelaide’s renowned fresh produce restaurants. A step outside the front door will transport you to Adelaide’s food and wine heaven. Whether you’re exploring the stalls of the city’s famous Central Market, sampling creative tapas at one of the cozy wine bars, or venturing further afield to one of the many cellar doors.

Your choice of culture is also at your fingertips with the state’s Art Gallery, Festival Theatre and local institution Rhino Room all just a few blocks away.

Only a short 6-minute drive from Adelaide Airport, Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury offers a convenient off-site parking located 3 minutes away on Gawler Place. The hotel is well equipped with free WiFi.

Day 3 - Day Tour, Barossa Food & Wine Experience

Enjoy a gorgeous day out with this food and wine tour to South Australia’s premium wine region the Barossa Valley.

You’ll sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special. On this tour you will visit 3 cellar doors including the world famous Pindarie, where you’ll enjoy a 2-course Barossa gourmet lunch and wine tastings at Lambert Estate.

Operates: Wednesday – Sunday.

Need to Know: Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is not included in the tour itinerary during South Australian & Victorian School Holidays (20th Sep – 12th Oct & 13th Dec – 26th Jan) and free time will be spent on the main street of Tanunda. Itinerary subject to change and some of the inclusions may be replaced temporarily without notice. This tour is not recommended for children
Times: Departs Adelaide Central Bus Station at 9:15am or selected local accommodations. Returns at 5:15pm.

Inclusions: Morning pick up and evening set down at selected Adelaide Hotels. Full day guided small coach tour with expert commentary by local driver/guide. Morning tea and tastings. Visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Delicious 2 course Barossa lunch and wine tastings at Lambert Estate, Angaston. Mengler Hill Lookout for views over the Barossa. Wine tastings at the award winning Pindarie Cellar Door, Gomersal. Expert commentary by local driver/guide.

Days 4 to 6 - 3 Day / 2 Night Kangaroo Island Exploration

Kangaroo Island Coast to Coast – Stay overnight on KI and discover some of the wildlife that is rarely seen in daylight. On the second day take a SeaLink coach tour to experience the unspoilt and wild beauty of KI’s Flinders Chase National Park.

Day 1: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Join your scenic coach drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where you’ll board the Sealink ferry for your 45 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island (KI). Your first visit is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you will learn about the history of the oil distillery, and take a guided tour and stay for a delicious lunch amongst the gum trees.

After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk amongst Australian sea lions on a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger. Continue onto the fascinating In-flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain where you can meet an array of Australian birds and raptors.

From here you will travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can get up close with Koalas, see Penguins swim and play, hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, learn about endangered species, interact with Snakes, Crocodiles and reptiles and experience Kangaroo Island Wildlife at your fingertips! You will then be transferred back to your chosen overnight accommodation.

Day 2 – Emu Bay Lavender Farm

After a delicious breakfast, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream.

Next, travel to Emu Bay Lavender Farm for a scrumptious lunch after which you will have the chance to go for a walk around the farm and peruse their cute Farm Gate store.

Then visit Reeves Point, Pennington Bay and Kingscote, the island’s main township for photo opportunities. Finish the day with a wine tasting at Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door to taste their spectacular boutique wines. The moment you step foot through the door, you’ll see why this place is so popular with guests – the panoramic views will have you never wanting to leave.

Day 3 – Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

Your three-day Kangaroo Island Tour comes to a relaxing conclusion at the airport or ferry terminal for your return journey to Adelaide.

Package Inclusions: Morning pick-up on Day 1 and morning set-down on Day 3 at selected Adelaide hotels (or Goolwa or Victor Harbor); Return scenic coach and ferry travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island; On-Island Transfer; Overnight accommodations (2 Nights); Seal Bay Conservation Park Guided Beach Walk; Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery Tour; In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain; Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park; Clifford’s Honey Farm; 2 Lunches

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A reasonable degree of fitness is required for walking at Seal Bay.

Photo: Tourism Australia

Day 6 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your vacation accommodation to the airport in Adelaide, Australia.

Day 6 - Australian Domestic Flight, Adelaide to Perth

Your Australian Domestic Flight takes you to Perth today.

Day 6 - Private Transfer, Perth Airport to Accommodation

Travel by from the Perth Airport to your vacation accommodation.

Days 6 to 7 - 1 Nights Accommodation in Perth

Travel to your accommodation in Perth, Western Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

With a free shuttle bus outside its door, this hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy Perth’s buzzing nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and thriving arts scene. Within walking distance, you’ll find major department stores, shopping arcades, Royal Perth Hospital, the Supreme Court, the Commonwealth, and more!

Your modern one bedroom apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, laundry facilities, desk, TV & mini bar facilities.

Day 7 - Taxi from Perth Accommodation to Rental Car City Location, pay as you go

Taxi transfer as per your own arrangements (pay as you go).

Days 7 to 9 - 3 Day Car Rental, for Perth

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.

Day 7 - Self Drive from Perth to Busselton

Today you will drive south from Perth to Busselton Drive time for your journey today is approximately 2.5 hours (137 miles).

This easy drive from Perth to Busselton is filled with stops along the way for feeling the sand beneath your feet on white sand beaches, taking in spectacular ocean views from lighthouse lookouts, and feeding friendly local dolphins. Here are a few of our favorite stops for an iconic road trip from Perth to Busselton.

Kings Park
Get your bearings in Perth with a stroll through Kings Park. Overlooking the Perth waterfront, this park is a scenic blend of grassy parklands, botanical gardens, and native bushland rich in Aboriginal and European history. It is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks, bigger than Central Park in New York! Explore the park walking trails, treetop walks, memorials and statues commemorating Australia’s vibrant history. Onsite restaurants and cafes offer the perfect pick-me up for dining in or takeout to enjoy at a tranquil picnic spot within the park.

Fremantle
Just about 30 minutes southwest of Perth is Fremantle, an enchanting historic port town revived by an eclectic arts, music, and food scene. Browse the Fremantle Markets, a collection of local and artisan shops dating back to 1897, and find a range of fresh produce, sweet treats, souvenirs, handmade clothing, and other unique finds. The craft brewery scene is also alive and well in Fremantle, home to Sail and Anchor, the first craft brewery in Australia. Other spots to check out include Little Creatures for their heavy hop-driven brews and Monk Brewery for small batch beers and ciders.

Bunbury
Stop in at the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre to see and feed the local dolphins. The center focuses on research, conservation and education about marine life in the area, with cruises available to see dolphins in the wild. Make your way over to the black and white checkered Bunbury Lighthouse, sitting atop coastal dunes, for a fantastic lookout across the Indian Ocean. A short walk down south along the coastal pathways takes you to Wyalup-Rocky Point, where a volcanic beach offers a picturesque stop for taking in views of the deep azure sea.

Busselton
Known as the gateway to the Margaret River region, Busselton is the perfect beach break with stretches of white sand framing sparkling turquoise waters. Take a walk along the Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at just over a mile long. Join the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory tour for a train journey to the end of the pier, and descend to the underwater observatory to see the spectacular coral reefs.

Days 7 to 9 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Busselton

Travel to your beach side accommodation in Busselton Western Australia, near Margaret River Region, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your resort accommodation offers two outdoor swimming pools and an indoor heated swimming pool in addition to absolute beachfront relaxation on Geographe Bay. Other amenities include a spa, sauna, gym, squash courts, tennis courts, children’s play area, and mountain bikes and skis for hire. You may also want to visit the onsite gallery of resident artist – Jenny Taylor. For meals and drinks, enjoy the poolside café and 2 bars. Undercover barbecue facilities are also available.

The resort is packed with the kind of facilities you would expect from accommodation of this calibre. Of course, you can also enjoy the many tourist attractions of the South West Coast, and Margaret River Wine Region.

Day 8 - Free Day to Explore Margaret River

Take time to indulge in Margaret River.

Blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine, Margaret River has evolved from a chilled-out surfie town into a popular base for enjoying the region’s fine flavours and spectacular scenery, where rolling vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest.

Producing over 15 per cent of Australia’s premium wine, the tastings are top notch. And besides over 100 wineries, you’ll be spoilt for choice with many fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries and fresh produce, from divine cheeses to chocolate. Time your visit to coincide with the annual wine and food festivals and you’ll get to savour many of these flavours in one hit.

Those with a taste for adventure will find plenty to indulge in too.

Known internationally as one of the best big-wave surfing locations on Earth for consistently spectacular breaks, there are over 40 top spots along Margaret River’s coast, with conditions ranging from powerful reef breaks to fun beach surf.

Venture inland and you’ll be dwarfed by some of the world’s tallest hardwood trees, and awe-struck by the longest straw stalactite on show when you plunge into Jewel Cave – one of many ancient limestone caves open to the public.

More thrills can be found with rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing and whale watching tours. You might even be tempted to throw in a line and chase some snapper at one of the designated fishing spots.

Day 9 - Self Drive from Busselton to Perth

Today you will drive north from Busselton to Perth. Drive time for your journey today is approximately 2.5 hours (137 miles).

Hop back on Highway 10 heading north today on your drive back to Perth.

A stop in Bunbury on your drive will offer you some great activities, views, and wines. In Bunbury you can take a Dolphin Eco Cruise, visit the wild dolphin interaction zone, aquariums, and more.

Feel the need to stretch your legs? How about a climb to the Marlston Hill Lookout Tower? Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning coastal views – don’t forget your camera!

Bunbury also boasts a plethora local wines and beers. You can have a taste at a number of wineries & breweries – Smallwater Estate, Moody Cow Brewery, Capel Vale, & Bonking Frog Wines just to name a few.

Continue on your way north back to Perth stopping along the way at any of the charming towns that might strike your fancy!

Day 9 - Taxi from Perth Rental Car City Location to Accommodation, pay as you go

Taxi transfer as per your own arrangements (pay as you go).

Days 9 to 10 - 1 Nights Accommodation in Perth

Travel to your accommodation in Perth, Western Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

With a free shuttle bus outside its door, this hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy Perth’s buzzing nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and thriving arts scene. Within walking distance, you’ll find major department stores, shopping arcades, Royal Perth Hospital, the Supreme Court, the Commonwealth, and more!

Your modern one bedroom apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, laundry facilities, desk, TV & mini bar facilities.

Day 10 - Day Tour, Rottnest Island

See all of Rottnest Island, one of Australia’s most unique and scenic islands, on a fun guided day tour to the island’s top highlights. Feel the sand beneath your feet at the white sand beaches lining the island, with turquoise waters lapping at your toes, and take in sweeping ocean vistas from lighthouse lookouts. You may even spot quokkas along the way!

You will visit three unique venues, spending about 40 minutes in each venue. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the complimentary food or beverage on arrival at each venue and discover the stories of the buildings you’re visiting.
During the time between venues, you will be guided through sections of the city and discover other venues, thriving street art, laneways and intriguing spaces.

You’ll also learn some of the fun history of the city as you wind your way through downtown. The tour includes two drinks and grazing food and access to drink specials.

Operates
Daily, except Public Holidays

Times
Evening Tour, 3 Hours
Approx. 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Highlights & Inclusions
– 3 hour guided tour
– 2 drinks
– Grazing Food
– Drink Discounts

Need to Know
– You must make your way to the meeting point at Perth Town Hall. No pick-ups/drop-offs are available.

Day 10 - Day Tour, Rottnest Island

See all of Rottnest Island, one of Australia’s most unique and scenic islands, on a fun guided day tour to the island’s top highlights. Feel the sand beneath your feet at the white sand beaches lining the island, with turquoise waters lapping at your toes, and take in sweeping ocean vistas from lighthouse lookouts. You may even spot quokkas along the way!

Swan River
Cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle while your host provides interesting commentary, before heading to Rottnest Island.

Rottnest Island
Located 19 kilometers off the mainland, the car-free island is an ‘A’ class nature reserve and home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife, shipwrecks, and a fascinating and colorful history. This is the only place in the world where quokkas are found in the wild. These gentle marsupials are famous for curious demeanor and photo-ready smiles.

Guided by an Expert
Enjoy a comprehensive coach tour and full circumnavigation of the island with expert driver commentary. Take in the gorgeous island scenery and learn about the island ecology, culture, and history.

Wadjemup Lighthouse
Stop at some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the majestic look-out point at the rugged West End.

Return to Perth
Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge (own expense) before boarding the ferry for your return journey to Perth.

Day 10 - Private Transfer, Perth Accommodation to Airport

Travel by from your vacation accommodation in Perth, Australia to the airport.

Day 10 - Australian Domestic Flight, Perth to Gold Coast

Travel by domestic air to your destination.

Day 10 - Shuttle Transfer, Gold Coast Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your Gold Coast Accommodation

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 10 to 13 - 3 Nights Accommodation on the Gold Coast

Travel to your accommodation on the Gold Coast, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 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.

Days 11 to 12 - Free Days to Explore the Gold Coast

With so much to see and do take the day to explore the many unforgettable moments of the Gold Coast!

You have your pick from action and adventure, pampering at a spa or follow your hunger on the Food & Wine Trail. Go ahead and dance til the sun comes up at Surfer’s Paradise, venture out to the deserted South Stradbroke Island or head to the lush rainforests of Lamington National Park. With easy access to Mount Tamborine, Byron Bay and the Natural Arch it makes this area the perfect spot to explore the many natural wonders. Don’t hesistate to check out the many beaches each with their own unique flavor!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & Koala Photo

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


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is voted #1 Gold Coast Wildlife Attraction and is nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rainforest.
Come face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife in exciting daily shows and hands-on encounters. There are so many must-do experiences. Cuddle a koala, ride the miniature train, pat a kangaroo or feed a crocodile.




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 through sance 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 organisation and reinvests all proceeds back into wildlife and conservation programs.

Need to Know: As a guide, the recommended height of a guest to be able to safely and securely hold a koala is 140cm (4’6″); The size, age, weight and temperament of the koala working on the day is a determining factor to ensure the welfare of both guests and animal; Any other variables as determined by Koala Handler that would compromise the safety of themselves, guest or koala on the day; When a Koala Handler determines a guest will require assistance with holding a koala one of two options will be offered: A Tree photo. Meet and greet your koala. Koala will safely sit in fork of tree prop and guest can stand next to koala and stroke its back for a professional photo. Professional family/group photo. Meet and greet your koala. A suitable member of the family/group can hold the koala whilst other guest/s can stand next to koala stroke its back for a professional photo.

Operates: Open Daily 8:00am – 5:00pm (Excluding Christmas Day (December 25) & Anzac Day (April 25); Koala Photos Studio is open from 8am to 4pm meaning you can hold a koala ANY TIME of the day!

Inclusions: Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary; Return Transfers to/from Gold Coast Hotel; Koala Cuddle & Photo

Upgrades Available: 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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

A day excursion to the home of the famous Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) at the Australia Zoo.


The Wildlife Park is located 2 hours by Deluxe Coach north of Brisbane. It’s as wild as life gets at Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, with more wildlife and entertainment than you can poke a stick at! With over 1200 animals and stacks of free show daily, it’s a full day of wildlife action and adventure. Get hands-on with cuddly koalas, waddling wombats, slithering snakes and cute kangaroos.



Come face to face with our majestic tigers or get your photo taken with a baby alligator.
Step aboard Steve’s Safari Shuttle and explore all that Australia Zoo has to offer including our newest exhibit Africa! Experience the wide open plains of the African savannah and see exotic animals such as giraffe, rhino and zebra interacting together and marvel at our gorgeous cheetah as they walk by. Then join our snakes, free-flight birds and crocs LIVE in our world-famous Crocoseum show and get your adrenalin pumping as you see a crocodile launch a strike from the water’s edge.

Operation Days: Daily from 8:45am – 5:30pm (Except Christmas)
Includes: Entry to Australia Zoo
Upgrades Available: Hire a Caddie Tour, Safari Guided Tour & Private Guided Tour
Self Drive Upgrades: Platinum Zoo Adventure

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Lamington National Park & Rainforest Tour

This tour provides an opportunity to truly experience the beauty of this world heritage region.

Iconic O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is situated in the heart of the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park with spectacular panoramic views of the McPherson Ranges. The scenic drive will takes you via quaint Tamborine Mountain’s shopping precinct through the township of Canungra, the fertile Canungra Valley and army training grounds before climbing 1000 metres through subtropical rainforest to the scenic Treetop Walk at O’Reilly’s.

Highlights: LUV a Coffee; Mount Tabourine – This quaint mountain village in the Scenic Rim is home to unique shopping, cottage style B&Bs, cheese factories, winemakers, art and craft outlets and even a distillery. Gallery Walk – This street boasts over 70 art, craft, gift and nick-nack shops and attracts thousands of visitors every year for its rainforests, waterfalls, wineries and unforgettable Devonshire teas. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards; O’Reilly’s National Park; Tree Top Walk – Walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees clad with vines and epiphytes. It’s a bushwalker’s dream and the suspension bridge and ladder for the daring, makes it quite an adventure.

Operates: Daily: 8:45am – 5:15pm (approximate times); Limited tours operate Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Includes: Return coach transfers (selected hotels); Gallery Walk retail precinct; Canungra Valley Vineyards and alpacas; O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk; O’Reilly’s Interpretive Rainforest Centre

Upgrades: Add Lunch at O’Reilly’s – Lunch choice must be provided at time of booking

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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

Travel by shuttle from your Gold Coast vacation accommodation to the Airport in Brisbane, Australia. (Estimated travel time 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.

Day 13 - Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Proserpine

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Proserpine.

Day 13 - Shuttle Transfer, Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Proserpine airport to your vacation accommodation in Airlie Beach.

Days 13 to 16 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Airlie Beach

Travel to your accommodation in Airlie Beach, Australia, gateway location to the Whitsunday Islands whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies your Airlie Beach accommodation. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abell Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 14 - Day Tour, Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Departing either Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Daydream Island, spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast. This is a great option for families or folks looking for diverse reef experiences like underwater observatories, snorkeling, diving and scenic heli-flights.

The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera. Watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September, but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Heart Pontoon, a multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore, an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable. Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from the underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

Operates Daily; Departing 8:00am and Returning 6:10pm

Highlights & Inclusions Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef; 4 hours at Hardy Reef; Snorkeling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits; Access to underwater observatory; Semi-submarine guided tour; Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea; Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkeling safaris, scuba diving and Heli-scenic flights; Transfers available from Airlie Beach Hotels

Day 15 - Free Day to Explore Airlie Beach

Free time to rest, relax or explore Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef and a gateway to Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. Just north of Mackay and south of Townsville, is a coastal town of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco restaurants. Spend a few days exploring before you head off on your island holiday and you’ll find plenty of action, from sailing to scuba diving to skydiving. Take a seaplane for a picnic on the of Whitehaven Beach or learn to sail in clear waters. Airlie Beach is more than just an aquatic playground; nearby you’ll find tropical rainforest and waterfalls in Conway National Park.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Whitehaven Beach Heli Tour- 2 Hrs

Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach by Helicopter!

Fly directly to world famous Whitehaven Beach, with aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands. Arriving on the beach in style, you’ll have 1 ½ hours to enjoy this pristine beach, voted the best in Australia.

Operates

Daily by Request

Need to Know

– Minimum 2 passengers.
– Weight restrictions apply on all flights. 275 pounds (125kg) max per passenger.

Times

Flight times available from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Departure times to be determined upon booking.

Highlights & Inclusions

– Arial view of the Whitsunday Islands including Daydream Island, Hamilton Islands, Hayman Island and more
– Fly over Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach
– Land at Whitehaven Beach for 1.5 Hours
– 30 minutes of flying
– In-flight pilot commentary
– Guaranteed window seats
– A Beach Blanket
– A beach umbrella upon request
– Courtesy bus from select hotels, town center or nominated location

Upgrades

Order a scrumptious platter of your choice catered by Rufus & Co and indulge at Whitehaven Beach. Why not add a bottle of sparkling for a complete experience?

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure - Full Day

An amazing day setting sail in the Whitsundays! This full day sailing adventure visits the famous Whitehaven Beach and is all about jamming as much fun as possible into the day with swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and speedy sailing.

Departing from Airlie Beach, Camira cruises past Whitsunday Island, passing Daydream, Hamilton and Hook islands en route.

On Whitsunday Island’s east coast, Camira moors at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, a 7km arc of dazzling white sand, regularly voted Australia’s best beach.

On a guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout, follow a path walked by the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Back on the beach, swim, snorkel and stroll along the shore before a BBQ buffet lunch and your journey home.

Operates

Daily

Times

Departing 8:15am and Returning 5:45pm

Highlights & Inclusions

– The thrill of high speed sailing through the famous Whitsunday Islands
– Time to explore the southern end of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach
– Swimming and snorkeling at the fantastic inner reef sites among colorful marine life (conditions – permitting)
– Snorkeling gear and light wet suits
– Beach activities
– Morning and afternoon tea
– Delicious barbecue lunch and all refreshments available throughout the day
– Beer and wine from 11am
– Guided walk to Hill Inlet and lookout (tidal dependent)

Day 16 - Taxi from Airlie Beach Accommodation to Proserpine Train Station, pay as you go

Taxi transfer as per your own arrangements (pay as you go).

Days 16 to 17 - 1 Night Aboard the Spirit of Queensland, Whitsundays to Hervey Bay

Experience the romance of train travel aboard the Spirit of Queensland Luxury Train Tour (Rail Bed Sleeper), from the Whitsundays to Hervey Bay, Queensland (1 night).

The Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with a comfortable and convenient way to access spectacular holiday destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns and everywhere in between.

Combining modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long distance rail travel, this rail journey is contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation.

The Spirit of Queensland’s innovative tilt mechanism allows it to travel faster around bends and offer a smoother ride. With speeds of up to 160km per hour, it’s not only convenient, it’s efficient.

Railbed customers enjoy all inclusive in seat dining. The menu is prepared using the freshest Queensland product and a selection of Queensland wines and beverages also available.

The spacious and comfortable seat by day converts to a lie flat bed at night.

Inclusions
– Coach connection from Hervey Bay Train Station to Maryborough West Railway Station
– All meals (Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch)
– Lie flat bed with all linen provided
– Personal entertainment featuring a large screen with on-demand movies and music
– Towels & personal amenity pack.

Day 19 - Taxi from Maryborough Train Station to Hervey Bay Airport, pay as you go

Taxi transfer as per your own arrangements (pay as you go).

Days 17 to 19 - 2 Nights Accommodation on Fraser Island with Touring and Transfers

Experience the worlds best sand island and immerse yourself in pristine wilderness as your guide leads you on an epic journey of discovery. This travel tour package combines interactive and entertaining commentary in one of the world’s most beautiful playgrounds.

Travel to your 4-star accommodation on Fraser Island, Australia, via catamaran, where you will be staying for 2 nights.

Fraser Island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly colored sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes, some tea-colored and others clear and blue all ringed by white sandy beaches.

Ancient rainforests grow from the sand along the banks of fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks. It is the is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes. The low wallum heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance, and bloom magnificent swaths of wildflowers in spring and summer.

During your stay, enjoy a Fraser Island Beauty Spots Eco-Tour with stops at gorgeous Lake McKenzie, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley’s awe-inspiring Satinay and Brush Box forests, 75 Mile Beach’s famous highway, the Maheno shipwreck, the colored sands of the Pinnacles and the relaxing fresh waters of Eli Creek. This tour includes a sumptuous buffet lunch and refreshments, so all you need to pack is your sunscreen, swimwear, and sense of adventure!

Inclusions
– Return shuttle/ferry transfers from Maryborough West Rail Station
– 2 nights accommodation
– Daily hot buffet breakfast
– Full day ranger-guided Beauty Spots 4WD bus tour of Fraser Island including morning or afternoon tea, lunch and National Park fees

Image Credit: Visit Fraser Coast

Day 19 - Australian Domestic Flight, Hervey Bay to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hervey Bay to Sydney.

Day 19 - Private Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

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

Allow a chauffeur to drive you to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Days 19 to 22 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Enjoy 3 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.

Inclusions
– 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

Day 20 - Day Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise (2-Day Pass)

On your vacation explore Sydney Harbour in Australia with this unlimited 2-day pass and see all the wonderful Sydney harbour sights with local commentary.

Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from one of the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour and enjoy seeing its stops as you cruise the harbor. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer 2 day pass is the perfect way for you to explore Sydney as you stop off at eleven famous harbor attractions.

These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbor throughout the day, travelling between world famous stops including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, Taronga Zoo, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Shark Island, Garden Island and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like using one easy to follow timetable, rather than the maze of commuter ferry timetables. You’ll also be welcomed onboard, given full commentary and provided hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know.

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.

Barangaroo: Walk around the waterfront of Barangaroo Reserve or visit one of the many the restaurants or bars to grab a bite, as you look over the water.

Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.

Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.

Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbor swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

Manly: Famous for its surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants and cafes. Take a 45-min walk to discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary.

Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

ICC Sydney: Sydney’s premier convention and entertainment precinct with harborside shopping, restaurants and bars.

Garden Island: Visit the Royal Australian Heritage Centre and the 150-year-old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Come stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner’s view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo.

Times

Departure times vary by date and harbor stops. Exact times confirmed after booking.

Inclusions

2-Day Harbour Cruise Sightseeing Pass.

Day 20 - 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 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.


Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available

Day 21 - 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 Hike the World Heritage Tour

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. Join us, 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 which is 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. You will get to 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 get 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 point 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.

Traveling around the mountains, you will arrive at Evans Lookout where you will be issued your lunch pack and instructions on the hiking track. This is without doubt one of the most scenic hikes available in the mountains taking you across a number of valleys and ridges as you hike from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap all the while looking out across Australia’s Grand Canyon, The Grose Valley. The Hike Concludes at Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfalls drop 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. Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness.

Your last stop will be at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens where you will have an opportunity for a short inspection of the flora including the ancient Wollemi Pine (Wollemia Nobilis).

Operates

Daily

Times

7:00am – 7:30am Sydney CBD hotel Pick-up & 4:30pm – 5:00pm Sydney CBD hotel Drop-off

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.
 
Inclusions

– Professional Guide
– Hotel pickup & drop off
– Morning tea
– Small group touring
– National Park Fees
– Glass of Sparkling Wine
– Mt Tomah visit
– Picnic Lunch with Bottled Water

Upgrades

Upgrade to a Private Tour

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Classic Bike Tour

Take a unique opportunity to participate in a phenomenal bike tour of Sydney.

The Sydney Classic Tour is Sydney’s most popular biking tour. There is no other experience in town that shows you as much or entertains you like the Sydney Classic!

You will see all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. Your expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Sydney.

Your guides will take you to see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour (right next to the yachts themselves), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens (including the Flying Foxes), Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Chinatown, Sydney Tower, Parliament House, Queen Victoria Building, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and over 30 more great attractions! You’ll even stop to take in a warm friendly pub as a half way point on your tour! (But just for a quick drink…there’s a lot to see on this tour!)

Operates

Daily. Does not operate on Good Friday, ANZAC Day (April 25), Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26), New Year’s Day (January 1) and Australia Day (January 26).

Need to Know

– Maximum of 20 passengers per tour.
– Child pricing and family rates available on request.
– Drinks at pub stop are not included.

Times

Departs at 10:30am and returns at 2:30pm, lasting approximately 4 hours.

Inclusions

– Super comfortable bicycle (men’s, women’s, children’s, baby seats and trail alongs)
– Custom, shiny red helmets
– Bicycle mounted bags for small items (camera, wallet, etc.)
– Secure bag storage (while you are out on the tour)
– Rain ponchos (if necessary)
– Fun, entertaining guide knowledgeable in the city and surrounds

Day 22 - Private Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

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

Allow a chauffeur in a private car drive you from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Day 22 - 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 $5,093 $7,635 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) $6,077 $8,619 Aug 1 2020 - Apr 30 2021
USA Departures: 01AUG20-09DEC20, 24DEC20-30APR21. Expires 9 JUL 2020
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) $7,028 $9,570 Basic: 24JUL-21SEP 2019 and 1MAY-8JUN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Shoulder (Economy Class) $7,235 $9,777 Shoulder: 9JUN-23JUL 2019, 22SEP-8DEC 2019 and 1FEB-30APR 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Peak (Economy Class) $7,752 $10,295 Peak: 9DEC 2019 - 31JAN 2020. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Premium (Economy Class) $10,005 $12,547 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $11,613 $14,155 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
First Class $22,815 $25,357 First Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/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.