Sydney, Brisbane, Outback & Reef Package [BU-2992]
14 Days: Sydney, Brisbane, Outback & Reef Package [BU-2992]
Starting at
$3,159
Per Person
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Sydney (3 Nights), Alice Springs (1), Ayers Rock (2), Port Douglas (4), Brisbane (2)
  • International Flights are optional inclusions (see Detailed Pricing table below)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Alice Springs, Ayers Rock to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Day Tours - Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbour Cruise Express; Alice Springs: Deluxe Coach to Ayers Rock; Ayers Rock: Uluru Tour Pass; Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Alice Springs Airport to Accommodation, Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (Return), Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (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

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.

(Day 2) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 2 to 5) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Your vacation hotel is located just minutes from the bustling Darling Harbour and Sydney City. Explore the Darling Harbour area, which is a modern collection of unique Australia Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities. Travel by Monorail to the City Center is also a must, or walk to Circular Quay. Or maybe travel by ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or to the lovely tree-lined beach suburb of Manly. If plan your vacation in Sydney over a weekend, visit the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Souvenirs of Australia.
Photo Credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

(Day 2) - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hr)

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 2) - Day Tour, Sydney Harbour Cruise Express Pass

On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited full day pass, or take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

Hop On and Hop Off at up to seven famous harbour attractions with this unlimited full day pass, or simply take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

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

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 harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

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

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.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon. (Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).

(Days 3 to 4) - Free Days 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) - Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb - ½ Day

Reach new heights and climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney!

Achieve exhilaration and personal satisfaction as you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For approximately 3.5 hours you and 11 other eager climbers will join a climb guide and weave through catwalks, climb up ladders and then arrive at the most spectacular point of all – the upper arch climb. The steady incline to the upper arch leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbor city surrounds.


It is at this point that you not only have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the city, but have the exhilarating and rewarding experience of reaching the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge.

When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement you’ll remember forever – you’ve conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over! No other Sydney tourist attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the harbor spread before you.

All climbers will be issued a complimentary photograph of your climb group.

Operates: Daily, in all weather conditions (except in cases of extreme weather conditions like electrical storms or high winds).

Need to Know: Wear comfortable, enclosed rubber-soled shoes and comfortable clothing; Secure lockers will be provided to store your personal belongings; No cameras, phones, GoPros or other video and mobile devices are allowed on the climb; Children ages 8 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 8 are not permitted on the climb; Maximum of 14 people per group.

Times: The climb lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), day, twilight or night.

Inclusions: BridgeClimb cap; Certificate of Achievement; A complimentary Climb Group photo.

Photo Credit: BridgeClimb Sydney

Insider's Tip: Blu Bar 36 in the Shangri La Hotel

Blu Bar 36 is located high above the city on level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel.




A New York inspired design the Blu Bar 36 is located high above the city on level 36 of the Shangri-La. The Blu Horizon Bar boasts the best views in Sydney incorporating stunning Blue Mountain sunsets, Opera House, harbour bridge, northern suburbs and of course the harbour.




Sleek, sophisticated and sexy summarises the Blu Horizon Bar with bragging rights guaranteed. Be sure and notice the $10,000.00 drink on the menu.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Surfing Lesson on Bondi Beach - ½ Day

What better place to learn to surf than on World Famous Bondi Beach? Fully qualified staff will help you catch the wave of your dreams, whether it’s your first time setting foot in the ocean or you’re a surf fanatic looking to ride the big one.



To build up your knowledge and confidence, we first start you out on the beach and teach you how to recognize surf conditions and practice your surfing technique before you get into the water. Then it’s off into the ocean, where you start off in broken waves You’ll be amazed at how easy, safe and enjoyable it can be to learn to surf.




Your lesson will cover Surf awareness and safety, Sport-specific warm-ups and stretches, Standing up, Paddling techniques, Catching waves, Equipment selection advice
Includes 2 Hour lesson, surfboard and wetsuit rental.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Aquarium

On your vacation, discover the spectacular Sydney Aquarium one of the largest and most spectacular aquariums in the world.


At Sydney Aquarium you will see the habitat exhibits that make up the experience, together with some of the amazing and bizarre animals that inhabit them. As you’ll discover, Australia has an enormous diversity of aquatic environments, some so harsh it is amazing life can survive at all!
As the world’s largest island, Australia has tropical seas to the north and icy currents to the south of the continent.



Australia is also renowned as the world’s driest inhabited continent, where inland rivers in drought conditions may simply consist of a chain of billabongs, or temporary pools of quiet water.
Sydney Aquarium is dedicated to presenting the unique aquatic life of some of these habitats to highlight their ecological importance and the necessity of conserving them for the future. So, dive in and enjoy your time at the Sydney Aquarium!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Sydney Sights (Morning)

On your vacation explore Sydney, Australia, by participating in a half-day city explorer tour.

Discover the tempo of the city as you explore Sydney, Manly and northern beaches. Capture the beauty and lifestyle of the harbour city from specially selected vantage points. Add an enjoyable Sydney Harbour Luncheon Cruise and relax on board as you view the exclusive waterfront homes (additional cost). See Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay. See Hyde Park and the Sydney monorail. See the major shopping areas of Sydney. Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the famous city skyline. Travel through the exclusive northern suburbs of Sydney. Enjoy magnificent views from Seaforth Lookout over Middle Head and Pearl Bay Marinas. Stop at Arabanoo Lookout for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and rugged headland. Enjoy morning tea (own expense) at the seaside town of Manly. Take a walk along The Corso, which separates harbour from ocean. See the beautiful beach that has contributed to Manly’s reputation as a popular waterfront suburb. Tour through the northern leafy beach suburbs. Travel through Queenscliff passing Freshwater Bay and Curl Curl Beach. Return to Sydney via the exclusive and trendy suburbs of Neutral Bay and Mosman. Conclude your morning at either King Street Wharf or Circular Quay

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Wildlife World

On your vacation, discover the spectacular WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with some of the most amazing and bizarre species found nowhere else in the world.

At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, with three levels, over 65 exhibits representing several different habitats and more than 130 different species of Australian animals, there’s a lot to explore!

-Marvel at one of Australia’s most renowned creatures in the Koala Sanctuary – why not have your photo taken with this iconic marsupial at Koala Rooftop
– Discover Red Kangaroos in our Red Centre habitat and Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, as well as Hairy-Nosed Wombats, in our Rocky Cliffs habitat.
– Explore the Rainforest, home to the world’s most dangerous bird, the Cassowary.
– Take a trip into the dark, nocturnal world of Bilbies, Quolls and Sugar-Gliders.Wonder at the weird and wonderful reptile world, including Australia’s largest snake, the Scrub Python.
– Learn about the creepy crawly set in the invertebrate displays and become immersed in the colourful, beautiful world of butterflies.

Operates
Open 7 Days a Week

 
Need to Know

  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a large all-weather attraction with indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays. To get the best out of your visit, we recommend allowing 90 minutes to walk through the attraction. Last admissions occur 1 hour before closing each day.
  • Free Admission under age 3

 
 
Times
10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry 4:00pm) 
Opening times vary by season and can also be subject to change due to special events.

  
Inclusions
General Admission to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
 
 
Upgrades Available

  • Koala Photo Experience
  • Breakfast with the Koalas
  • Australian Wildlife Tour
Optional Activities (Not Included), Sydney Tower, Skywalk, & OzTrek

See Sydney from above and learn more about Australia with two attractions in one!

At 268 metres (880 feet) above Sydney’s sea level, the Sydney Tower Eye is the highest tourist attraction in Sydney. At double the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the same height as the Eiffel Tower, you can take in unrivaled 360° views of Sydney from the Observation Deck. Interactive touch screens are dotted throughout the Observation Deck to provide information on various points of interest.

Also included is the 4D Cinema Experience. This is fun for the entire family (above three years old). You’ll be seated in our motion theatres and will experience the special effects, the sensational surround sound and heart-stopping real motion seating as you face our six metre high 180-degree cinema screens. Strapped safely into your seats you will be taken on a journey across Australia’s landscapes, history and terrain to explore its national treasures. Soar above Sydney’s iconic structures; the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Turn back time to the decks of The Bounty and historical Ballarat during the Gold Rush. Dip through Queensland’s Barron Gorge and Tully River and even visit the mystical Uluru.

(Day 5) - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

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

(Day 5) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Alice Springs

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to the heart of the Outback, Alice Springs.

(Day 5) - Shuttle Transfer, Alice Springs Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 5 to 6) - 1 Night Accommodation in Alice Springs

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia and the Outback, Alice Springs, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Alice Springs, Australia’s Oasis, is also known as the capital of the Outback and the most romantic country town in the world. It’s where the Arrernte Aboriginal tribal group has lived for 20,000 years and where pioneer men and women gave “tough” a new meaning. Whilst on your vacation, take advantage of the many attractions available in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs School of the Air, Central Australian Aviation Museum, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Old Stuart Town Gaol. Travel by coach or car to explore the unique scenery of Australia’s Outback and its magnificent monolith – Uluru.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Quad Bike at an Outback Cattle Station

Take a thrilling ride on a quad bike into the outback at an authentic Australian cattle station.

Visit the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory while riding your own exciting ATV quad bike.

The adventure allows a close-to-nature guided tour with fascinating commentary across a cattle station, set below the MacDonnell Ranges.

Ride across the ranch and over bush tracks, dry riverbeds, and beside mountain ranges. Wildlife is viewed at close proximity.

All bikes are fully automatic and no previous experience or license is necessary. Training and safety information will be provided onsite.

This adventure tour lasts for 3½ hours, with 2½ hours spent riding a quad bike.

Operates

Daily, on request except Christmas Day and February 1 – 28th.

Need to Know

  • Minimum of 2 per tour.
  • Maximum of 11 per tour.
  • Children under 12 years of age travel as a passenger with the tour guide.
  • Children under 17 age of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Times

  • March – November: 8am pick up from accommodation.
  • December – January: 7am pick up from accommodation.
  • Tour lasts 3.5 hours.

Inclusions

  • Water.
  • Safety briefing.
  • Return transport from Undoolya Cattle Station from Alice Springs.
(Day 6) - Day Tour, Travel by Deluxe Coach from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach.

Getting to Uluru from Alice Springs is an easy, scenic ride through Australia’s red outback. Take in the rugged desert landscapes, passing through the reds and oranges of the MacDonnell Ranges.

While traveling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will share informative and entertaining commentary. Learn about the natural and geological history of the region. Hear about the traditional customs and stories of the local Aboriginal people, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna. Learn about native animals such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo.

There is time for a stop at a local Roadhouse for a quick break then view flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Operates Daily from 7:00am from Alice Springs. Arrives at Uluru at 1:00pm.

Need to Know Bring sunglasses, a hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Wear warm layers in cooler months.

Inclusions Experienced driver/guide. Comprehensive commentary. Travel in an air-conditioned luxury bus.

(Days 6 to 8) - 2 Nights Accommodation in 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.

If you are looking to experience traditional hospitality of Australia, this 3 1/2 Star vacation accommodation offers comfortable, affordable rooms combined with quality service in relaxed surroundings. Relax from your travel by enjoying a beer, swap stories of your day’s adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Or maybe barbecue some of the delicacies of Australia on the do-it-yourself BBQ. At any rate, this vacation accommodation is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all.

Airport shuttle transfers included.

(Day 7) - Tour Pass to include Uluru, the Olgas and Cultural Center

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s outback in the Red Centre.

Sunrise/Morning

Enjoy tea or coffee and be inspired by an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity.

After the amazing sunrise and a relaxing morning tea, you will join a tour around the base of Uluru learning details on its geology and incredible history.

Last on the morning tour is a visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Sunset/Afternoon

Your experienced driver guide will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you make your way to Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals.

The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood.

Time to head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. On arrival you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles.

You can just sit and relax or stroll around the area to find your own personal space to watch an amazing outback sunset.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

  • Full breakfast is not provided. Bringing snacks for breakfast is recommended.
  • Please wear closed walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • Wear warm layers in cooler months.

Times

Morning tour pick ups are 1.5 hours before sunrise and returns approximately 11:00 – 11:30am, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal). Afternoon tour pick ups are 2:30pm – 3:00pm and returns half an hour after sunset, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal).

Inclusions

Morning tour:

  • Tea, coffee and cookies at sunrise and snacks.

Afternoon tour:

  • Wine and canapes at sunset.

Upgrades

Add a BBQ dinner with your Uluru sunset tour.

(Day 8) - Australian Domestic Flight, Ayers Rock to Cairns

Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Red Centre at Ayers Rock to Cairns.

(Day 8) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from 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 the shuttle company upon reservation confirmation 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.

(Days 8 to 12) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Port Douglas

Travel to your accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 4 nights.

Perfectly situated on Macrossan Street, Port Douglas’ main street,your accommodation is surrounded by outdoor cafes serving world-class cuisine, resort shops, and galleries. The traditional colonial-style architecture and cedar-accented modern furnishings offer all the charm of the past with comforts of the present. This 4 star resort offers beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites and is located opposite Dickson’s Inlet.

Spend your vacation days snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, visiting a crocodile farm, wandering through a butterfly sanctuary, riding a scenic mountain railway, or experiencing Tropical North Queensland’s many other unique pastimes.The traditional colonial-style architecture and cedar-accented modern furnishings offer all the charm of the past with comforts of the present.

(Day 9) - Day Tour, Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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.

(Days 10 to 11) - Free Days to Explore Port Douglas

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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Jungle Surfing

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.

Operates
Daily
Does not operate on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the day of the annual Ironman event held in June.

Times
Full Day Tour
Depart from:

  • Cairns approx. 7:00am – 7:30pm
  • Port Douglas approx .8:15am – 6:00pm

Includes

  • 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
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Kuranda Scenic Railway and Aboriginal Culture

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.

Check in: 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.

Times
Pick Up Between 7-8am 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

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sail Away to the Low Isles

Enjoy a day to remember with a sail out to the protected Low Isles, an unspoiled coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef on this high-end small group tour.

Set sail to the Great Barrier Reef on a 5-star Luxury Lagoon 500 Catamaran, Sailaway. Your destination, a protected island situated on a large coral platform consisting of a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. Surrounded by 55 acres of coral reef, comprised of 150 species of hard corals and dominated by 15 species of soft corals, this is an ideal place for snorkeling.

Living in the blue lagoon are a large variety of reef fish including angelfish, damselfish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily. Be sure not to miss out on the Heritage Walk where you can learn about the islands history and environment and visit the lighthouse built in 1878. There are also a number of bird species including pelicans, honeyeaters, white breasted wood swallows, mangrove kingfishers, reef egrets with sea eagles and ospreys wheeling overhead.

Operates
Daily

Times
Full Day Tour
Port Douglas: Pick-up approx. 7:30am, Drop-Off approx. 4:30pm
Cairns: Pick-up approx. 6:30am Drop-Off approx. 5:30pm

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
  • Transfers from Cairns and the Northern Beaches can be arranged
  • Morning tea & coffee upon boarding (Local produce) with muffins and pastries
  • Afternoon tea and coffee, additional cut fresh fruit platter and home-made cakes
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns)
  • Snorkeling equipment, optical masks, seasonal Lycra snorkeling suits, wet suits & flotation devices
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkel tour with a marine guide
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 local forestation
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • 4.5 hours at Tropical Low Isles
  • The experience of sailing on board the luxury sailing catamaran Sailaway VI

Need to Know
Does not include Environmental Management Charge of approx. $7.00 AUD per person, payable upon check-in on the day of travel.

Optional Tour (Not Included) - White Water Rafting on the Barron River

White Water Rafting on the Barron River

Experience the thrill of white water rafting down the Barron River. No previous experience is necessary to raft these exhilarating grade 2 and 3 rapids through Barron Gorge National Park. Passengers need to bring a swimming suit, lace up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet, sunscreen and a change of clothes and towel.

1/2 Day Tour departs 12:30 pm and returns 6:30 on Tues/Thur/Sat/Sun
Minimum age required is 13yrs old.
AUD$25.00 Environmental Levy to be paid at the time of the Raft Ride.

(Day 12) - Shuttle Transfer, Port Douglas Accommodation to Cairns Airport

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.

(Day 12) - Australian Domestic Flight, Cairns to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Brisbane.

(Day 12) - Shuttle Transfer, Brisbane Airport to Accommodation

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

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.

(Days 12 to 14) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

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

Your 3 Star vacation accommodation is conveniently located in Brisbane’s city centre. It is within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, Treasury Casino, South Bank Parklands, Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Recently, the hotel went through a major refurbishment. Its rooms are equipped with free coffee/tea making facility, fridge, air conditioning, and hair dryer.

(Day 13) - Free Day to Explore Brisbane

Today you’ll have the day free to Explore Brisbane. We suggest you use this opportunity to take in the sights of this beautiful city. Perhaps purchase a few souvenirs for family or friends back home.

Brisbane is a vibrant city with many activities and sights to enjoy all within walking distance from your hotel. Enjoy the shops and festivities at Southbank Parklands (World Expo 1988 was held here) and see Kodak Beach, a large man-made inland beach/pool surrounded by real beach sand, ferns and palm trees. Also experience a living rainforest complete with wildlife in the Southbank Wildlife Sanctuary. Wander the board-walks that follow the river through the city, walk past Kangaroo Point cliffs (watch people rock climb). Ride on a ferry (CityCat) and tour the city from the river (day or night). Cross the river to Brisbane Mall and shop till you drop, or enjoy a coffee in a sidewalk café and watch the world go by.

Photo Credit: Brisbane Marketing

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Australia Zoo

Travel along the Glasshouse Mountains scenic route 2 hours North of Brisbane to the wildlife park of the famous Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, at the Australia Zoo.

You will be taken directly to and from the Wildlife Park and have nearly 6 hours to experience the best of the zoo. 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 1,200 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 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 the 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 the gorgeous cheetah as they walk by.

Then join 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.

Operates

Daily (Except Christmas).

Need to Know

Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen.

Times

Gold Coast: 7.00am – 7.00pm / Brisbane: 8.00am – 6.00pm

Inclusions

  • Entry to Australia Zoo.
  • Return transfers from your Brisbane hotel.

Upgrades

  • Personalized Caddie Tour
  • Safari Guided Tour
  • Private Guided Tour
  • Platinum Zoo Adventure

This tour can be taken from Gold Coast or Brisbane.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Gold Coast & Hinterland Tour, Full Day

See for yourself the amazing diversity of the Gold Coast in one day from the world famous coastline and city sights to a Crab cruise and seafood lunch.

Guests have the option to visit the Q1 Observation Tower for 360 degree views and take a scenic helicopter ride. Discover the city’s highlights as far south as Burleigh Heads where the national park meets the surf beach and put your toes in the sand of the Broadwater trying to catch a soldier crab or pump for yabbies. A taste of Gold Coast living!

Highlights

  • Crab Lunch Cruise – Crab demonstration, yabby pumping, fishing & crab tasting with a seafood lunch.
  • Visit Burleigh Heads – Burleigh Heads is famous for pumping surf breaks, fragrant pine trees, top-notch dining and one-of-a-kind fashion boutiques.
  • Gold Coast City Sights Tour

Operates
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
Limited tours operate Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Times
Full Day
Gold Coast: 10.25am – 5.00pm / Brisbane: 8.45am – 6.00pm

Includes

  • Return coach transfers (selected hotels)
  • City sights coach tour
  • 2 hours Crab Catching Cruise in Gold Coast Broadwater
  • Seafood lunch
  • Crab tasting

Need to Know
This tour can be taken from the Gold Coast or Brisbane

Upgrades

  • Helicopter Ride over the Gold Coast
  • Q1 Skypoint Entry – Australia’s only Beach-side observation deck

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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
Lunch at O’Reilly’s (optional upgrade)
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
Limited tours operate Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Times
Full Day
Gold Coast: 8.45am – 5.15pm / Brisbane: 8.00am – 6.15pm

Includes
Return coach transfers (selected hotels)
Gallery Walk retail precinct
Canungra Valley Vineyards and alpacas
UPGRADE OPTION: Lunch (Choose from guest menu – all meals includes salad and chips, tea and coffee) at O’Reilly’s
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk
O’Reilly’s Interpretive Rainforest Centre

Need to Know
This tour can be taken from the Gold Coast or Brisbane

Upgrades
Include Lunch at O’Reilly’s – Lunch and tour choice must be provided at time of booking

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Tangalooma Resort - Full Day

Enjoy a day out on Moreton Island, this beautiful location is a short 75 minute cruise from Brisbane. Enjoy crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and untouched national parks. The tour highlight is the magical experience of hand feeding wild bottlenose dolphins at sunset.

An unforgettable day out as you discover a tropical island paradise just 75 minutes from Brisbane. At Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, you can enjoy a delicious lunch, challenge yourself to sand tobogganing and at sunset, wade into the water to hand feed one of the island’s special visitors, a wild bottlenose dolphin! The experience is unforgettable.

Includes: 4WD desert safari and sand tobogganing, acces to the day lounge for showers, tea and coffee, dolphin behaviour and data collection presentation, wild dolphin feeding at sunset, 25 free land based actitivites.

Operation: Daily except Saturdays
Estimated Times: Departure: 8:45am
Important Note: Does not operate on Christmas Day

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Whale Watching

Marvel at the annual migration each June to October of humpback whales as they journey some 10,000 miles from Antarctica along the east coast of Australia. These acrobats of the ocean pass by Moreton Island, often with their newborn calves, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the sea. Your Whale Watch crew will explain the habits and characteristics of migrating whales and serve a light, delicious lunch on board.

Highlights

  • Whale Watching – On arrival at the island resort, guests will have a short time to find their land-lovers legs before departing on the whale watching vessel where they will enjoy an educational commentary and Q&A about whales, a light lunch and refreshments and whale viewing.
  • Free Time at Tangalooma Resort – Free time to enjoy the pristine beaches, visit a resort cafe for afternoon tea, enjoy a swim at one of the resort pools, hire a quad bike or Segway or try one of the 40 free activities on the island from tennis to archery to boule, badminton, squash or mini-golf excluding watersports …just to name a few!
  • Wild Dolphin Viewing – Stand on the jetty as wild dolphins make their way to the shallow waters for their nightly feeding. (Upgrade to feed the dolphins by hand)

Operates
Daily (June 1 – October 15th Only)

Times
Full Day
Gold Coast Departure: 6:15am Return: 9:30pm -10:45pm
Brisbane Departure: 8:45am Return: 8:30pm -9:45pm

Includes

  • Return coach transfers (selected hotels)
  • Return 75-minute cruise
  • Whale Watch Cruise with light lunch
  • Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection Presentation
  • Return 75-minute cruise
  • Access to the the wild dolphin viewing jetty
  • Whale watching photo / low resolution digital copy
  • Over 40 free land-based activities
  • Optional extras including watersports incur a fee

Need to Know
This tour can be taken from the Gold Coast or Brisbane.
The Desert Safari Tour will be offered if the Whale Watching Tour must be cancelled due to severe weather conditions or for safety reasons.

Upgrade to Dolphin Feeding to include

  • Admission to the nightly dolphin feeding program
  • Dolphin feeding photo / low resolution digital copy
  • Day Lounge access with tea & coffee making facilities
(Day 14) - Shuttle Transfer, Brisbane Accommodation to Airport

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

Luggage is limited to 2 suitcases per person. Excess luggage, surfboards & bicycles will be carried at a rate of $10.00 AUD per item. All luggage must be clearly labelled by the passenger, including name and full address.

(Day 14) - International Flight, Brisbane to Los Angeles

Mid-day Departure from Brisbane, In-flight Dinner and Movie with arrival in the USA. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.

 
Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $3,159 $4,223 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $4,155 $5,220 Jul 24 2019 - Jun 28 2020
USA Departures: 03JAN-28JUN, 24JUL-17SEP, 01NOV-05DEC. EXP 26SEP
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) $5,094 $6,159 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) $5,301 $6,366 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) $5,819 $6,883 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) $8,071 $9,135 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $9,679 $10,744 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.