Reef, Outback, Sydney & Melbourne Travel PackageSydney Harbour. Credit: Jamie Davies
Explore SydneyCredit: Steven Wei
Travel in May or June for Vivid SydneyCredit: Tourism Australia
Sydney Sculpture by the Sea at Tamarama BeachCredit: Tourism Australia
Four Mile Beach in Port DouglasCredit: Tourism Port Douglas + Daintree Facebook
Port DouglasCredit: Tourism Port Douglas + Daintree Facebook
Great Barrier Reef Low Isles
Set Sail on to the Great Barrier Reef
Coral Viewer on the Great Barrier Reef
Daintree RainforestCredit: Visit Port Douglas & Daintree
Daintree Rainforest Dreamtime Walk
Sounds of Silence Dinner at Ayers Rock
Uluru - Ayers Rock - The Red CenterCredit: Longitude 131
Uluru at Sunrise
Shopping in MelbourneCredit: Visit Victoria
Visit Stylish MelbourneCredit: Visit Victoria
- Accommodations - Adelaide (2 Nights), Kangaroo Island (1), Adelaide (1), Melbourne (4), Ayers Rock (2), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (4)
- International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Sydney, Sydney to Los Angeles
- Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Melbourne, Melbourne to Ayers Rock via Alice Springs, Ayers Rock to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
- Shuttle Transfers - Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Ayers Rock Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- Day Tours Included - Adelaide: Barossa Valley Winery Tour, Kangaroo Island, South Australia; Melbourne: Hidden Secrets of Melbourne Tours, Yarra Valley Wine Tour; Ayers Rock: Sounds of Silence Dinner, Morning & Evening Small Group Pass- Uluru and Kata Tjuta; Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Daintree Dreaming Tour; Sydney: Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb, Sydney Opera House Tour, Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour, Private Harbour Cruise, Hunter Valley Wine Tour
- 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.
20 Days / 18 Nights – Australia
Adelaide is a city of great visual harmony and has a classical elegant style, superbly set beside the River Torrens between the Adelaide Hills and waters of Gulf St Vincent. Be sure and visit the Adelaide Central Market, the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere. Another must see is the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (Tandanya) the world’s largest display of Aboriginal culture and artifacts. Nearby in the Adelaide Hills is the National Motor Museum which comprises over 300 cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles and is considered to be one of the best displays in the world.
Travel to Kangaroo Island, here is an island seven times the size of Singapore, literally crawling with wildlife. The koalas aren’t being cuddled – they’re relaxing at home in native trees. The seals aren’t performing – they’re lazing beside you on the beach. There are echidnas, platypus, goannas, wallabies and kangaroos, all thriving, all mesmerizing. Half the native bushland on Kangaroo Island remains just as it was when British navigator Matthew Flinders put a name to this untamed wilderness in 1802. And more than one-third of the Island is National or Conservation Park.
Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometers from the bay. From cutting-edge architecture and blockbuster musicals to art exhibitions and popular festivals, Melbourne is a city where cultural pursuits are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Regional Victoria also boasts a flourishing arts scene, with impressive galleries, museums, and heritage buildings.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is about 450 kilometers by road from Alice Springs; Uluru-Katatjuta National Park is home to the most recognized Australian landmark – Uluru (previously called Ayers Rock). World-Heritage listed, Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park covers an area of approximately 1325 square kilometers of striking landscape. In addition to the Rock the park also includes Kata Tjuta (previously called the Olgas).
Port Douglas is the winning combination of a cosmopolitan township and a friendly village. It has world class resorts and shopping, award winning restaurants and superb galleries and craft stores. With pristine wilderness, total tranquility, superb golf courses and a wealth of activities including the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, this is a magnetic destination for travelers of all ages and all walks of life.
Sydney is Australia’s oldest city and the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country’s capital in everything but name. It’s blessed with sun-drenched natural attractions, dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly folk. Choose from the many optional tours that are available.
Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)
Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Adelaide.
Travel by taxi from the airport to your vacation accommodation. (as per your own arrangements, pay as you go).
Make your way from the Airport Baggage Claim area to the Taxi Stand. Taxi’s are available on demand. Pay as you go.
Travel to your accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your 4 Star boutique style hotel, is located in the heart of Adelaide’s central district. The hotel is within walking distance to the city’s major cultural attractions, shopping precinct’s and entertainment centres.
Adelaide is known as the city of food and wine, a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without big city frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, numerous shops, street cafes and restaurants.
Barossa Valley, South Australia (Day Tour): Barossa Valley Wineries
Journey to the Barossa Valley, home to traditional music, arts and crafts, and of course wine. Savour the Barossa’s world-class wine at three premium wineries. Sample a shiraz from some of the world’s oldest vines, learn about viticulture and visit the Angas Fruit Company. Enjoy a freshly baked slice of ‘bienenstich’ at a unique and authentic German bakery. This tour includes a delicious two course lunch at a winery restaurant.
Stay one night on Kangaroo Island and discover the unique nature & wildlife that exists on one of Australia’s finest nature based destinations. See kangaroos, koalas and wonderful native birdlife in their natural habitats, wander past wild Australian Sea-lions, lunch in style in a private bush setting. To cap it all off, a great range of accommodation awaits you.
Start with an early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis. Board the ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival at Penneshaw you will be met by your guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island.
Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees.
Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.
At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach to view a huge and healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience!
Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with South Australian wine. After lunch, explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast. Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your group will return you to your accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.
This morning we travel to Cape Willoughby Conservation Park, home to South Australia’s first lighthouse. Here you will discover more about this region’s early role in coastal shipping, colonial trading and passenger transport.
Next, venture to Baudin Conservation Park where you will see kangaroos, wallabies, Glossy Blacks and other birds and wildlife. Then witness Rob, a real Aussie character and his dogs skillfully muster and yard sheep, learn about farm life, and see a sheep shearing demonstration as you discover the techniques involved in this skilled task.
512 steps take you to the top of the highest point on Kangaroo Island, Prospect Hill. With its rewarding views you can see Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills on a clear day, or to the south you will see the stretch of the south coast and Pennington Bay. A stop will also be made at the spectacular Pennington Bay, a popular surfing and fishing beach.
Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery to see the many products using eucalyptus oil. Eucalytpus Oil, which has many uses, is produced naturally from the Kangaroo Island Narrow-Leaf Mallee which is the dense multi-stemmed tree growing at the sides of the road.
Handfeed kangaroos and wallabies at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, which has taken in rescued koalas and cares for them as they recover.
A delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with accompanying wine will be served in a secluded bush setting.
Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change as the touring is flexible and can be adapted to the client’s interests and weather conditions on the day.
Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide.
Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change as the touring is flexible and can be adapted to the client’s interests and weather conditions on the day.
This is a specialized small group tour with maximum group size of 12 passengers. Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure..
Travel to your accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Your 4 Star boutique style hotel is located in the heart of Adelaide’s central district. The hotel is within walking distance to the city’s major cultural attractions, shopping precinct’s and entertainment centres.
Adelaide is known as the city of food and wine, a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without big city frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, numerous shops, street cafes and restaurants.
Travel by taxi from your vacation accommodation to the airport (as per your own arrangements, pay as you go).
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Adelaide to Melbourne.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia.
Travel to your accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.
Your 4 star vacation accommodation is the city’s most central hotel and offers 324 spacious guest rooms with wireless internet access. Situated above the Australia on Collins shopping centre, it provides easy access to the Regent Theatre, Federation Square, the National Gallery and Telstra Dome. The hotel features a bar, restaurant, 7 meeting rooms, fully equipped fitness centre and heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. Melbourne is the perfect launching pad for travel day tours to such places like Phillip Island and Penguins, the Great Ocean Road, or the Yarra Wineries. Make the most of your vacation by mingling with the people of Australia.
Discover the secrets of creative Melbourne with this dynamic small group, guided walking tour!
Join your passionate local guide, who is more of an aficionado, as they take you around the style capital of Australia.
Your guide will show you all of Melbourne’s best salons, studios and hidden hotspots tucked away in the European-style lanes in the heart of the city. Discover shops where Melbourne’s celebrated food, coffee and art scene thrive, and are usually missed by tourists. You’ll practically become a local before lunch!
On this half day indulgent walking tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the historical architecture and cultural insights while exploring more than 30 exquisite boutiques.
After your casual tour, make it a day by returning to your favorite spots visited in the city of marvelous Melbourne!
Operates Daily except Sundays. Departs at 10:00am from Federation Square near Time Out Cafe and returns at 2:00pm, lasting approximately 4 hours.
Need to Know Minimum of 2 guests required. Maximum of 8 guests allowed. Not ideal for children ages 12 and under, special requests taken case by case. Runs in all weather – wear weather appropriate clothing and umbrellas will be on loan if required. General level of fitness required. There may be stairs along the way. Dietary accommodations available – please speak to your About Australia Destination Specialist before booking. Mobility accommodations available – please advise prior to booking.
Inclusions Morning coffee & tea. 3 hour guided walking tour. Knowledgeable and professional local guide. Lunch. City map.
Alternate Tours Available Café Culture Walk – Explore Melbourne’s food and café scene, perfect for foodies and coffee lovers. Progressive Degustation Walk – Sample some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and enjoy wine paired dishes across three unique venues. Golden Mile Heritage Walk – Learn about Melbourne’s history and architecture, and see important historical landmarks. Progressive High Tea Stroll – Taste an array of delicacies such as cupcakes, macarons, chocolates, scones and tea across Melbourne’s best afternoon tea spots. Liquid Crafts Walk – Explore the quirky side of Melbourne and discover the city’s bar scene as you try drinks and spirits from local distillers, mixologists and craft brewers.
Today you’ll have the day free to Explore Melbourne City’s vast shopping centres, markets and boutiques, maybe do some souvenir shopping.
Melbourne is a Multicultural City boasting many boutique cafes, wineries and extensive shopping. You’ll also find it very easy to get around on the trains and trams, especially within the inners of Melbourne.
Photo Credit: Tourism Victoria
Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture on this award winning walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony with our Indigenous Guides and learn about traditional uses of plants for food and medicine.
In the heart of Melbourne, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens occupy what was once a traditional camping and meeting place for the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people. Today, you can participate in one of the most interesting walking tours in the city. Local Aboriginal guides take you on a journey which incorporates the themes of spirit, connection and land. Stories and culture of the original inhabitants are introduced, along with the plant lore of traditional foods and medicine, tools and ceremony on this award-winning tour.
Tours every Monday to Thursday and Sunday.
Tours do not operate on Anzac Day or 4th Nov.
The Queen Victoria Market is an historic Melbourne landmark and a Melbourne institution dating back to more than 120 years ago.
Queen Victoria Market hasn’t been just a market. At different times in the past it has been a cemetery, a livestock market and a place to sell fruit and veggies (vegetables) wholesale. It is said to be the southern hemisphere’s largest open-air market offering a variety of fresh farm produce and, on Sundays, a wider range of merchant items which turn the market into a modern Arabian Nights bazaar. This is the place to buy your souvenirs.
Aside from the variety of wares offered at the Queen Victoria Market, buskers and street entertainment are a market feature, particularly on Sundays when Queen St is closed and becomes a place of cafes, carnival rides and other activities. And there’s always the sound of spruikers cajoling visitors into buying their goods, and you can haggle for the best prices you’re able to get.
The Queen Victoria Market trading hours are 6am to 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 6am to 6pm (with the general merchandise section closing at 4pm) on Friday; 6am to 3pm on Saturday; and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The market is closed on Monday and Wednesday, and on Good Friday, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. (Please double check times before you go.)
Photo Credit: Queen Victoria Market
Bunjilaka is a word derived from two local Aboriginal languages meaning “creation place” and is the name of the Melbourne Museum’s Aboriginal Centre. Developed after a lengthy consultation process, the Centre’s aim is to enable Victoria’s indigenous communities to express their history themselves.
Bunjilaka’s significant collection of Aboriginal cultural heritage items is complemented by a series of performance, exhibition and meeting spaces including a native garden area. Even the Welcome (Wominjeka) Desk serves an important function as part of the customary greeting ritual when welcoming visitors to country.
The museum is open daily from 10:00am till 5:00pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday); Admission is $10AUD for Adults and Children 16 and Under are Free
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.
Enjoy a personalized Yarra Wine Valley tour guided by a friendly wine expert.
Join a fun, educational and delectable day out on this specialized Yarra Valley Wine Experience.
9:00am – 9:40am: Meet at pick up points.
10:00am: Depart final pick-up point for Yarra Valley, just under an hour in a deluxe coach.
11:00am: Punt Road Wines
The enthusiastic and knowledgeable cellar door staff will share with you some of Punt Road’s award winning wines. This winery has a rich history and is the ideal place to sample a selection of exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley. The wines here speak for themselves but we will let you be the judge.
12:00pm: Balgownie Estate Clearly one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match; Balgownie Estate have a marvelous restaurant with fantastic views and great wines to taste at the cellar door. Enjoy a high quality restaurant lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal.
1:30pm: Yering Farm One of the Yarra Valleys more boutique wineries, Yering Farm has stunning views and is oozing with rustic charm. Experience wines made with traditional methods in their cellar door, which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer wine makers.
2:15pm Domaine Chandon How better to finish the day than with a visit to French champagne company Moet & Chandon’s Australian production house. If you’ve ever wondered at the magic that puts the bubbles in bubbly, wonder no more – your privileged- access guided tour of the winery will reveal all. You’ll leave the riddling room to enjoy breath-taking views over a relaxing glass of Australia’s best bubbly.
3:30pm: Depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne.
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Return to Drop off points.
Daily, except December 25 & 26.
Need to Know
– Maximum number of guests is 24, typical group size is 12-20.
– Group bookings are limited to 8.
– Meeting points are at:
- Radisson Flagstaff Hotel 380 William Street Melbourne
- 570 Flinders Street Melbourne
- St. Paul’s Cathedral 200 Flinders Street Melbourne
- Old Melbourne Gaol 377 Russell Street Melbourne
Begins pick up from designated locations at 9am and returns between 4:30pm – 5pm.
– A Real Wine Expert, (not a snob!) as your guide that will entertain and educate you.
– Cellar Door Tasting at Yering Station, Yering Farm and Balgownie Estate.
– A La Carte Lunch at Balgownie Estate including a glass of estate wine.
– A private tour of Domaine Chandon plus a glass of their premium sparkling wine and light tasting platters.
– Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Alice Springs.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from the heart of the Outback, Alice Springs, to Ayers Rock.
Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your 4 1/2 Star vacation accommodation is centrally located to all resorts and Australia touring facilities and offers a range of stylish accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to the magnificent deluxe rooms overlooking the desert. You can relax from your travel in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel’s refreshing pool, sipping cocktails. It’s only a short stroll to the resorts numerous lookouts, where you can view what is arguably Australia’s best sunset. Its spectacular display of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert turns your vacation into a memorable event.
Airport shuttle transfers included.
Enjoy a unique gourmet desert dining experience at Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia’s Red Centre.
Forty minutes before sunset, travel into the desert where a didgeridoo welcome awaits you.
As the sun sinks behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas), enjoy a selection of fine beverages and sample delicious Outback canapés. At sunset, enjoy a special bush-blend vegetable soup followed by choice cuts of Australian delicacies, including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, all served with fresh salads and followed by a selection of desserts.
Then relax as an astronomer guides you through the stars. Sit around the campfire (winter only) with tea or coffee and a glass of port.
Operates Daily; Departs 1 hour prior to sunset and lasts approximately 4 hours.
Need to Know Not available for children ages 9 and under.
Inclusions Canapes and sparkling wine. 3-course bush tucker inspired buffet. Didgeridoo performance. Guided tour of the night sky. Return transfers from accommodation.
Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre with two must-do tours in one day.
Morning Tour: Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colors change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort, the tour travels through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24-mile journey through the desert landscape to these mighty rock formations. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.
Then make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes of Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to your accommodation.
Evening Tour Join your small group outback Australia tour to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing the resort, the tour travels thorough the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country.
Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility within Uluru. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realization of the sheer size of this monolith. As you drive around the base, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru.
Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. See the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. Then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return you to your accommodation.
Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 5:45am and return at 10:45am. Afternoon tours depart at 2pm and return at approximately 7pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.
Need to Know Minimum of 2 people required for tour departure. Maximum of 11 people per tour. Moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Inclusions Two 5 hour fully guided tours. Sunset at Uluru OR Sunrise at Uluru. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta. Outback picnic breakfast at sunrise. Morning tea. Light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset. Pick up and return from accommodation. National Park entry fees.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Red Centre at Ayers Rock to Cairns.
Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise us immediately so appropriate trailer size is available.
Departures occur approximately 30 minutes after aircraft arrival-time for domestic flights. For international flights, this will be considerably longer because of customs and other formalities.
Travel to your accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.
Your vacation luxury boutique accommodation is located within walking distance of the three icons of Port Douglas – 200 metres from 4-Mile Beach, 100 metres from Macrossan Street and 400 metres to the Marina Village, where boats depart daily to Australia’s Outer Great Barrier Reef. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, CD & DVD players, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, laundry facilities and security basement car parking. Free Wi-Fi available. There is a Lagoon style pool, an outdoor BBQ/ entertaining area, and an 8 person spa amongst a luscious tropical garden. Travel to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation or maybe to the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas offers a winning combination of a cosmopolitan township and friendly village. You can relax from your travel or shop, dine in award winning restaurants and visit superb galleries and craft stores. (Children under age 15 are not catered for at this property. Other properties available upon request.)
*Optional upgrade to 5 Star Accommodation is available. Pricing upon request
Today you will cruise out to the crystal clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life found at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs located on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, which is the best possible for boat diving and snorkeling.
Your cruise will include courtesy transfers from the Port Douglas area, Morning and Afternoon tea, Delicious tropical buffet lunch, reef interpretation talk, guided snorkel tour with marine naturalist, all snorkel equipment and tuition to include prescription masks, flotation devices, spacious air conditioned bar and saloon area, 3 spectacular reef sites, professional photographer on board.
No problems if you wish to dive. This can be coordinated and will include DRIFT and WALL DIVES, isolated pinnacles surrounded by Pelagic fish, and coral gardens with their endless variety of colorful wrasses, cods, parrot fish, angel fish, clams and anemones, that make a healthy living reef so beautiful. All our sites have been selected for both the shallower coral gardens favored by snorkellers, and the adjacent deeper walls and drop-offs preferred by scuba divers. Introductory Diving available on request.
Experience the distinctive laid back atmosphere and low-rise tropical old world charm of Port Douglas!
Experience a range of attractions from one of the many galleries to the great shopping districts. Stop for a bite to eat at the Marina Mirage and take a walk on the boardwalk while you’re there. Take a visit to Port Douglas’ first church, Saint Mary’s by the Sea and see fantastic views of the Coral Sea and distant mountains. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at Four Mile Beach or even take in a game of golf.
What ever your tastes happen to be, Port Douglas is a great place to relax and simply enjoy the many great features of this town.
Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland
A wonderful day awaits as you are transported on the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail to Kuranda. The Kuranda Boarding Pass ensures preferential seating, discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions and a detailed map is also included. Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens, is your next stop. Board the amphibious Army Duck and enjoy the Koala & Wildlife Park. Transfer back to Kuranda, then it’s time to board Skyrail for your return journey.
A driver will check you in at your accommodation. You special Kuranda Boarding pass offerings pre-allocated seating on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail, preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a detailed map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions. Kuranda Scenic Rail: At the scheduled time board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world’s most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.
Kuranda Village: Once you arrive at beautiful Kuranda Station, you have ample time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.
Rainforestation: Your shuttle coach will transfer you to Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest, where a number of unique attractions await you. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the rainforest. Also included in your tour is the Koala & Wildlife Park. The shuttle bus will then take you back to Kuranda.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Our hostess will meet you on completion of Skyrail and will assist with your return transfer to your accommodation.
Operates Daily; Subject to black outs for Kuranda maintainance. Pick-up Between 7:00-8:00am Return at 5:30 approximately
Upgrade to Gold Class:; Dedicated host service; Individual seating, lounge-style chairs; Quality refreshments including sparkling Australian wine, beer, orange juice, soft drink, ice water, mocktails, tea, coffee and appetisers and a chilled refresher towel during the journey; Ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior; Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage; Souvenir trip guide
Experience the thrill of Jungle Surfing in the World Renowned Daintree Rainforest.
Begin the day by visiting the Wildlife Habitat. See the endangered cassowary, along with other wildlife, as well as the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. Have your picture taken with a koala, snake, or crocodile (extra cost). Morning Tea included.
Arrive at Cape Tribulation and enjoy lunch before embarking on a fantastic adventure of Jungle Surfing. Set in the pristine Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation, Jungle Surfing takes you on a unique rainforest tour where your feet don’t touch the ground. Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at tree platforms to take in spectacular bird’s eye views over the treetops. Highly trained abseiling masters and scientist guides will make sure your adventure is exciting, educational, and safe.
Cross the Daintree River on the Daintree River Cruise spotting Crocodiles, birds and other animals in the wild as you journey through the mangroves. Finally, venture to Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea – where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Rainforest.
After an exciting day, relax and enjoy some afternoon tea before heading back to your hotel.
Does not operate on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the day of the annual Ironman event held in June.
Full Day Tour
- Cairns approx. 7:00am – 7:30pm
- Port Douglas approx .8:15am – 6:00pm
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Scenic Coastal Drive
- Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
- Morning Tea
- Daintree River Cable Ferry
- Tropical Lunch
- Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour
- Alexandra Lookout
- Daintree River Cruise
Need to Know
- Please advise at the time of reservation any disability requiring special attention while on tour. Your tour guides will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled customers, however we or the tour operators are not responsible in the event they are unable to accommodate your needs.
- Harnesses available to fit children aged 4, up to adults weighing 120kg/260lbs.
- No prior experience or specific fitness require.
- Children under the age of 4 are not permitted to travel on this tour
- It is suggested you bring a water bottle, towel (for the beach), sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, a camera and some cash.
- Please advise of dietary requirements at time of booking
Stop in for a bite to eat at Zinc, where the Great Barrier Reef is at its doorstep and the tropical spirit is embraced. Come and taste what locals and visitors alike have been raving about!
Zinc is contemporary dining with a relaxed coastal feel. Experience modern Australian cuisine made with fresh ingredients, such as local seafood, on either the outdoor terrace with views of Four Mile Beach or in the modern decor indoor dining area. Zinc is home to the largest privately owned aquarium on the east coast of Australia.
Zinc’s relaxed lounge bar features a large range of wines by the glass, over 70 cocktails, as well as over 110 spirits, liqueurs and a selection of cold beers on tap…perfect for that pre-dinner drink or after-dinner nightcap.
Zinc, a unique combination of restaurant, cafe and lounge, is located in the Portico Building on the corner of Macrossan & Davidson Streets. Lunch is served from 12 noon, Dinner from 5:30pm and Tapas are available all day from midday. Lounge closing time varies by day. Reservations are highly recommended; make yours by calling (07) 4099 6260. (Children’s menu available until 6:30pm)
Photo Credit: Zinc Port Douglas
This fun, exclusive tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining
pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. A day you will
Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours: Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever changing mud-flats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying homemade damper on the balcony of the family home and taste your catch of the day.
Welcome to Country at Mossman Gorge: You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge and will protect you whilst visiting Kuku Yalanji country.
Mossman Gorge Centre: Enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavours.
Mossman Gorge: Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park – Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforest. An easy going walk is across boardwalks, tracks & bridges protecting the delicate eco system that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and eco system of this amazing rainforest. Ensure you bring your swimming bathers so you can make the most of the beautiful private swimming hole that is encased in the rainforest.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.
Please note: Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to tides.
Tour Operates on:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Travel by shuttle from your Port Douglas vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.
Luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy Australian domestic flights of 2 standard bags under 30kg (66 lbs) per passenger. If traveling with excess baggage please advise the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation so appropriate trailer size is available.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Sydney.
Travel by shuttle transfer from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.
Embrace Sydney’s best location with this four star vacation accommodation ideally nestled in the heart of the city. Overlooking Wynyard Park you will enjoy this icon of time-honored tradition, warm hospitality and friendly personal service. Just a short stroll away from many famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, The Royal Botanical Gardens and more. You will love the luxury of the close accessibility to public transportation including light rail access, train station, the bus system and nearby Circular Quay which will allow you to see much more of Sydney and surrounds. Featuring: 446 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, 4 bars, indoor heated pool, sauna, spa, and gymnasium. Amenities: air conditioning, daily maid service, fridge, iron & board, radio channels, shower, coffee & tea, ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, shaving adaptor, sprinklers, smoke detectors, television, telephone, internet access (broadband), data port, wake up calls, mini bar, and 24 hour room service. With all this and more take time out to experience the wonders of Sydney while enjoying all your accommodation has to offer.
Upgrade Available (Upon Request): Stunning 5 Star Property – Fees Apply
On your vacation climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia.
The Bridge Climb Summit is a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you’ll be led by one of BridgeClimb’s professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world’s most recognisable Bridge.
The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds.
Photo Credit: Bridgeclimb Sydney
Treat yourself to one of Sydney Harbours most sensational lunch cruises. This small group cruise offers the experienced traveler a personalized service like no other. You’ll feel as if you are spending the day aboard your historically savvy local mate’s yacht while he shows you around his favorite spots.
Offering a unique and exclusive cruise experience, your personal host will cruise back in time sharing the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore. Enjoy the company of a small group and immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers.
- 3 course bbq lunch with beverages
- 4 hour cruise
- Captain and crew entertaining passengers
- On-board activities, swimming, fishing and kayaking
Tour Operates: 7 Days a Week (October – March); Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday (April – September)
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
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
Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste delicious food and awardwinning wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn of the winemaking process. Spend time strolling in the vineyards, purchase some wine or simply enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.
Admire the magnificent views of the Hawkesbury River on your drive through the Central Coast. The Hunter Valley is home to Australia’s oldest wine-producing region and owes its fame to world-class viticulturists and fertile soils.
Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Leogate Estate Wines, which produces trophy-winning wines such as Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz, and learn of local wine-making techniques. Visit Hunter Valley Resort, where you can walk among the vines and learn about the wine-making process and the key role the resort plays in this region.
Enjoy lunch made with local produce, while you sample some of the area’s best wines. You’ll also have the chance to purchase a beer tasting paddle from the on-site brewery. The McGuigan family are respected pioneers of the industry and at their cellar door you’ll be greeted warmly and welcomed to a tasting of their fine wines.
Finish the day at Roche Estate, where you’ll have free time to explore the shops offering Australian cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop and gourmet delights plus coffee, gelato, craft beer and cellar doors (own expense).
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Sydney CBD hotel Pick-up 7:45 – 8:00am & Return 6:30pm (approximate times)
– 3 Wine Tastings
– Experienced Driver Guide
– Comprehensive commentary
– Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Depart Sydney from the International Airport and fly to Los Angeles. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.
- 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.