Luxury Vacation to the Outback and Reef [LH-2173]
18 Days: Luxury Vacation to the Outback and Reef [LH-2173]
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$11,294
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Melbourne (4 Nights), Sydney (4), Ayers Rock (2), Cairns (1), Lizard Island (3), Brisbane (2)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles (Not included, but may be included upon request)
  • US Domestic Flights - Not Included. Can be added by request.
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock to Cairns, Cairns to Lizard Island, Lizard Island to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Day Tours - Melbourne: Phillip Island, City Tramcar Dinner, City Sights Tour, Great Ocean Road Adventure; Sydney: Twilight Bridge Climb, City Sights & Harbour Lunch Cruise, Blue Mountains; Brisbane: Australia Zoo Caddie Tour with Return Transfer
  • Private Transfers - Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to 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 Melbourne (Not Included in Starting Price)

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Melbourne.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

(Day 2) - PrivateTransfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 2 to 6) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

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

Your 4 Star vacation accommodation is located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Its suites are equipped with kitchenettes, air conditioning, and ensuite bathrooms. Most are facing on to the hotel’s private European style courtyard. The vacation accommodation is close to Chinatown. Or perhaps stroll to the Southern Cross Station and travel by tram throughout the city. For the less adventurous, Melbourne is the perfect launching pad for day tours to such places like Phillip Island and Penguins, or perhaps the Great Ocean Road.

(Day 2) - Afternoon Tour, Phillip Island & Penguin Parade with Exclusive Viewing Area

Get up close with the remarkable penguins and wildlife of Phillip Island.

Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you learn about the conservation of these loveable native animals. The eco certified sanctuary also showcases some lesser known but equally adorable endangered species including the Southern Bettong, Eastern Quolls and rare Fluffy Gliders. From there travel to Phillip Island where you see the Nobbies, and Seal Rocks before travelling on to Summerland beach for the nightly penguin parade. Home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins, Summerland beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world famous penguin parade. Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and go home for the night. Come and enjoy the beauty and native wildlife and make this a journey to remember. Tour conclusion depends on time of year and ranges from 10:00pm during the winter months to midnight during summer as the penguins arrive at sunset.

Enjoy an exclusive viewing area and private boardwalk situated next to the main path of penguins and limited visitor numbers, offering fantastic close viewing of penguins with rangers on hand to answer questions..

Operates Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only.

(Day 4) - Day Tour, Melbourne City Tour - ½ Day morning

Discover the beauty of Melbourne on this morning coach tour.

The city of Melbourne is a wonderful blend of heritage architecture, modern skyscrapers and contemporary designs. Vibrant cafes and cosmopolitan restaurants, colorful parklands and beautiful waterways are all found throughout this charming city.

Discover its appeal for yourself and explore the cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and fine historic buildings. View Bourke Street Mall and the tree-lined beauty of Collins Street, the ultimate shopping strip and business center.

View fine examples of Melbourne’s architectural splendor, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Princess and Regent Theatres. Also see Melbourne Town Hall, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square.

Stroll around Melbourne’s spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. Visit the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens and explore Captain Cooks Cottage (optional, additional expense). See the bustling Queen Victoria Market and tranquil Albert Park Lake.

See the city’s world renowned sporting arenas, including the MCG and Rod Laver Arena (home of the Australian Tennis Open). Pay tribute to the soldiers of war at the historic Shrine of Remembrance.

View Southbank, a world of waterfront shopping, dining and arts incorporating the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct and Crown Entertainment Complex (casino). Cross the West Gate Bridge for amazing views of the city skyline as well as the scenic bay side suburbs, St. Kilda and Albert Park.

Operates

Daily, except December 25 & January 1.

Need to Know

  • Tour departs and returns at Federation Square.
  • Wear warm layers during cooler months.

Times

Tour departs at 8:15am and returns at 11:50am, lasting approximately 3.5 – 4 hours.

Inclusions

  • Experienced driver guide.
  • Comprehensive commentary.
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach.
(Day 4 cont) - Colonial Tram Car Dinner (5:45 PM Seating)

As you cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, you will enjoy fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines. The atmosphere is cosy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.



The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant officially commenced operation in August 1983. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining. Dining aboard the Tramcar is not only a culinary delight, but also a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history.



The tram is air-conditioned for total comfort and piped music helps to create a unique mood on wheels. Smart casual, suit or similar dress is appropriate when dining.

Early Dinner 5:45-7:15pm (Daily)

Also available: Lunch 1:00-3:00pm (On Request); Late Dinner 8:35-11:30pm (Daily)
(Please note that a surcharge will apply for Christmas Day Luncheon and New Years Eve Late dinner.)

Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years can be accommodated, however space for highchairs, capsules and prams is not available. Due to safety concerns, children under the age of 5 years cannot be accommodated.

(Day 5) - Day Tour, Great Ocean Road Tour with Lunch - Full Day

The spectacular Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most popular destinations. Experience views of uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges with this small group eco-tour.

Travel west to the start of the Great Ocean Road and pass the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Arrive at the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, mainland Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse and enjoy breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait.

Discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the famous 12 Apostles and descend the Gibson’s Steps, where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. With this small tour group, there is plenty of time to get out and explore nature at its very best.

The highlights of this Great Ocean Road adventure include a visit to Bells Beach, where you’ll see one of Australia’s famous surfing beaches, world renowned for the Rip Curl Surfing Pro.

Enjoy the breathtaking view from iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse and learn about the fascinating history of the Aboriginal owners of the Gadabanud Peoples’ Cultural Centre. You will be afforded stops where you’ll see wildlife like Eastern grey kangaroos, koalas and native birds in the wild.

Pass through coastal towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. Enjoy a rainforest experience in the luscious surrounds of the Otway Rainforest and marvel at some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia.

Operates: Daily (Except Easter Holidays, April 25, June 10, November 5, December 25 – 26 & 31, January 1 & 26, March 9). Tour departs between 7:15am – 7:30am and returns between 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Need to Know: Minimum of 1 passenger required. Maximum of 24 passengers allowed. No children under the age of 4. Consider wearing warm, interchangeable layers. Bring a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. Lunch, dinner, refreshments, water and snacks are at own expense.

Inclusions: Return transfers from accommodation available – please ask your About Australia Destination Specialist. National Park entrance fees. Guided tour.

Upgrades: Add a 15-minute helicopter flight to see the magnificent 12 Apostles from above!

(Day 6) - Private Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

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

(Day 6) - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Sydney.

(Day 6) - Private Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

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

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

(Days 6 to 10) - 4 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your five star vacation accommodation with fantastic views of the Opera House and Darling Harbour, where you will be staying for 4 nights.

A modern high rise tower with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour. Your Accommodation is located at the fringe of historic Rocks area, near Opera House and the Central Business District, close to the Harbour Bridge, across from Bridgeclimb. Guest rooms are some of the most spacious and luxurious in Sydney and offer spectacular harbour views.

Insider's Tip: The Rocks

Located on the Harbour just a stroll away from the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is the place where Sydney itself began, The Rocks!



Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Business District, this unique village features a centre with more than 70 shops, boutiques and galleries with everything from hand-made puppets, vintage clothing and accessories, antiques, art supplies, jewelry and some of Australia’s finest arts and crafts.




If hunger takes over there are a myriad of places to eat, from some of the finest restaurants to quaint cafes and casual eateries with many offering stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. If quenching a thirst is what you’re after don’t forget to stop off at one of the 13 Heritage pubs serving local wines and beers!

On Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to check out the market held at the northern end of George Street. Perfect for gifts and souvenir shopping, it has more than 150 stalls selling quality crafts, home wares, jewelry and Australian-designed goods, all under a unique sail-like canopy.

With the transport to The Rocks serviced by the Explorer and just a five minute walk from the Circle Quay it is easy to get here. The Sydney Visitors Centre on the corner of Argyle & Playfair Streets at The Rocks: open 9.30am – 5.30pm every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Opening hours may vary on some public holidays.

Photo Credit: Tourism New South Wales

(Day 7) - Day Tour, Sydney Harbour Twilight Bridgeclimb - ½ Day

On your vacation climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney at twilight.

Achieve exhilaration and personal satisfaction as you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For approximately two hours you, along with 11 other eager climbers and a climb guide, 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 harbour 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 exhilaration of the truly rewarding experience of reaching the top to the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement that you’ll remember forever – you’ve conquered an Australian icon recognised the world over! No other Sydney tourist attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the Harbour spread before you. All climbers will be issued a Climber Cerfificate along with a complimentary Climber Cap and photograph of their climb group.

Climb time is around Twilight.

(Day 7) - Day Tour, Sydney Sights & Works Tour with Lunch Cruise

See the famous sights of Sydney by visiting some of its best highlights, plus a luncheon harbour cruise.

Travel through the historic Rocks area, cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and stroll along picturesque Manly Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the harbour from special vantage points. See Sydney’s world renowned city sights: Harbour Bridge, Cadman’s Cottage, the sails of the Opera House, Darling Harbour and vibrant Kings Cross. Walk along Bondi Beach, see the exclusive suburbs of Double Bay and Vaucluse, and popular Paddington. A lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour allows you to view these icons from the water.

Departs 8:15 am. Returns 5:45 pm.

**Note – in the summer months this tour departs in the afternoon around 2pm.

(Day 8) - Day Tour, Blue Mountains

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 colours. 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 our last stop, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.

Operates Daily: Pick-up from Sydney CBD hotel between: 7:00am – 7:30am; Drop-off at Sydney CBD hotel between: 4:30pm – 5:00pm
 
Inclusions: 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

This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 17 passengers. Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.

Optional Upgrade: Private Touring

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

(Day 9) - Free Day to Explore Sydney

With Sydney at your fingertips, take the chance to explore the Darling Harbour area at your leisure, which is a modern collection of Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities.

Walk to Circular Quay and catch a ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or take the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, Sydney’s premier beach resort. Here you can enjoy the laid back beach culture as well as many festivals and events. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown Sydney, Bondi Beach is approximately a 10 minute train ride and is one of Australia’s most famous and iconic beaches. Save some time to take a beach walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, it’s known to be a true highlight. If visiting on a weekend then go to the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Australian Souvenirs.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Sydney Harbour Cruise Express Pass

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


Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from one of the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour and enjoy seeing its stops as you cruise the harbour.


The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer 2 day pass is the perfect way for you to explore Sydney as you stop off at eleven famous harbour attractions.



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

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:
Manly: Famous for its surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants and cafes. Take a 45-min walk to discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary. Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Barangaroo: Walk around the waterfront of Barangaroo Reserve or visit one of the many the restaurants or bars to grab a bite, as you look over the water. Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos. ICC Sydney: Sydney’s premier convention and entertainment precinct with harbourside shopping, restaurants and bars. 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. Garden Island: Visit the Royal Australian Heritage Centre and the 150-year-old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Come stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner’s view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia. 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).

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Sydney

Hot-air ballooning over the Sydney Camden Valley with Breakfast.

Look out one side of the basket and the Blue Mountains are at your feet, look out the other side… and on a clear day, the Sydney skyline and harbour glisten in the distance. Look below and be amazed that such green rolling fields are in such close proximity to the city. A truly spectacular experience.

Operates: Fridays – Sundays Year-Round
May operate on Mondays or Thursday during busy times of the year.


Need to Know: Each passenger will need to supply their weight and confirmation that they are fit and well with no significant knee, hip or back problems, broken bones, recent surgeries, are able to stand unassisted for 1 hour and are not pregnant. Special Dietary requirements can be catered to with advanced notice.
 
 
Times: Early Morning Pick-Up at Hotel, time to be confirmed after booking.
  
Inclusions: One hour flight; Tea & coffee on arrival; Return transfers from any Sydney CBD hotels; Insurance & levy; Sumptuous buffet breakfast and champagne celebration

(Day 10) - Private Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

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

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

(Day 10) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Ayers Rock

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Ayers Rock, the Red Centre of the country.

(Days 10 to 12) - 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.

Your luxurious Ayers Rock accommodation offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land’s traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land with the lodge’s personally guided adventures.

Signature Experiences that you can enjoy at no additional cost:

Uluru Sunset – Capture the changing lights reflected over Uluru’s many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, glass in hand. (Does not include camel ride)

Field of Light – Experience Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon. Arrive at dusk and meander through the installation before enjoying the cool night skies at Table 131°. (Does not include camel ride)

Table 131° – Dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. Later, Longitude’s resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the Southerly constellations. Table 131° operates subject to weather and climatic conditions.

Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta – An early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today’s landscape. Followed by a visit to the Cultural Centre.

Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge – Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites. Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.

Mutitjulu Meander – Discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. During the walk, the Lodge guide shares an Anangu creation story, adding greater depth to the monolith’s striking features.

In the spirit of the original pioneers, guests stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rustred dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, today’s explorers are cosseted from the elements in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. Classic furnishings meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of fabled icon Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Exceptional cuisine celebrates a fusion of modern and local flavours. Enjoy an outback sundowner at the convivial open bar in the Dune House and dine under a glittering canopy of stars. Quieten to the night sounds of the desert and be mesmerised by the movement and songs of an ancient culture by firelight.

Children 12 years and under are not catered for at this Accommodation.
Airport shuttle transfers included.

(Day 12) - Australian Domestic Flight, Ayers Rock to Cairns

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

(Day 12) - Private Transfer, Cairns Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 12 to 13) - 1 Night Accommodation in Cairns

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

Your 4.5 star accommodation combines contemporary decor with a tropical ambience. The magnificent location of this 176 room hotel is perfect for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands. Other nearby highlights include: Cairns Casino, Marlin Jetty, the Esplanade and the Night Markets. Unwind with a cocktail by the pool or bar followed by a sumptuous meal at the award winning Bushfire Flame Grill.

All rooms and suites have individual balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, television, broadband internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities include: 24 hr reception, tour desk, free wireless internet, Bushfire Flame Grill, bar, pool, business services on request, coin operated laundry on four floors, room service, laundry & dry cleaning.

Insider's Tip: The Esplanade

Experience the leisure atmosphere at the playground for locals and tourists alike at The Esplanade in Cairns!

With so many activities available The Esplanade has always been a focal point for this city. This is a place that literally has everything! Take a stroll and do some bird watching on the boardwalk but as you enjoy the views don’t forget to stop off at Foreshore Promenade for a bite to eat at the many available restaurants. Access to The Lagoon is easy here which is set overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity inlet and features all year free swimming where you can take a dip in this filtered saltwater lagoon. Let the kids can play in the sandy edges and in the shallow waters while you lounge on the semi-shaded timber decks. For the kids, don’t miss out on the Trinity Bay foreshore playground “Muddy” with equipment for all ages. For the older kids, stop off at the Skate Park to see some skaters and BMXers in action! Whether you decide to take a morning jog, fly a kite or just relax in the large grassy areas for some lunch you will surely enjoy the tropical lifestyle!

If you happen to be in Cairns on a Saturday be sure to check out the Weekend Markets which feature only locally made arts and crafts, clothing and much more. While you’re there listen out for the live music and fun street characters. The market gets into full swing on the promenade (just by the lagoon) every Saturday between 8am – 4pm.

Lagoon Hours: All Year, 6am-9pm
Closed Wednesdays until midday for maintenance

(Day 13) - Private Transfer, Cairns Accommodation to Airport

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

(Days 13 to 16) - 3 Nights Accommodation on Lizard Island

Travel to your accommodation on a Great Barrier Reef Island, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Your 5 Star luxury vacation resort is located in Northern Queensland, Australia. It features powdery white beaches so pristine so untouched that yours are the only footsteps in the sand. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, then this Great Barrier Reef island should be top of the list. Here you can snorkel off a secluded beach to discover a garden of giant clams, many a metre long and some reputed to be over 120 years old. Additionally, this vacation island is renowned for its diving. The accommodation pavilions combine complete privacy with a spectacular 270 degree panoramic view of the coral sea. Extensively refurbished mid 2003, a new expansive decking area incorporates a private plunge pool, sun lounges and a daybed area, inviting vacation guests to relax and take in the stunning views. Leaving the balcony to stroll down a private path, guests will discover another secluded area where chairs and a table have been perfectly positioned to make the most of sea breezes and gorgeous views. A spectacular vacation experience! Includes gourmet meals, fine Australian wines, cocktails and Champagne at Lizard Island’s Restaurant and Bar, as well as deluxe picnic hampers for the adventurous. Additional charges apply for Cellar Master list, degustation menus and room service.

(Day 16) - Australian Domestic Flight, Cairns to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Brisbane.

(Day 16) - Shuttle Private, Brisbane Airport to Accommodation

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

A private chauffeur will pick you up upon arrival in Brisbane, Australia. He will be holding a sign with your name on it.

(Days 16 to 18) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

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



Your 4 1/2 Star vacation accommodation is within walking distance to the city centre and shopping precinct. All rooms are spacious offering a view across Brisbane and are equipped with free coffee/tea making facilities, hair dryer in room, mini bar, and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, cafe, pool, gym, and sauna.




Brisbane, Australia, is a vibrant city offering many vacation activities and sights to enjoy all within walking distance. Enjoy the shops and festivities at Southbank Parklands (World Expo 1988 was held here). See Kodak Beach, one of Australia’s large man-made inland beach/pool, surrounded by real beach sand, ferns and palm trees. Explore and 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 (River Cat) and tour the city from the river (day or night). Cross the river to Brisbane Mall and shop till you drop. Or perhaps rest from your travel through the city and enjoy a coffee in a sidewalk cafe as you watch the world go by.

(Day 17) -Day Tour, 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. Take in the many daily shows and demonstrations where you can see exciting snakes, birds and crocodiles in action! The “Call of the Wild” experience leads you to Steve’s home and over 550 animals that you would only expect to see in the wilds of Australia. Experience a truly remarkable day as you watch a demonstration featuring wild crocodiles.


Meet Amelia, the Wedged-Tailed Eagle and other birds of prey. Watch the small clawed otters frolic and Harriet, the world’s oldest giant Galapagos land tortoise, as they feed. Encounter cuddly Koalas close up and join in the feeding of the kangaroos and wallabies. This is a day to experience the pleasures of the wild and watch very experienced professional handlers get close to extremely dangerous creatures. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo with a snake at the Croc Hunter Museum or see the wild caught croc demo. Keep your eyes out for handlers walking through the park with the animals so you can get “up close and personal”. With many more shows including foxes, camels, otters, koalas and birds you’re sure to have a wild time!

Operation Days: Daily (Except Christmas Day); Estimated Times: Departure: 8:45am; Return: 5:30pm

Includes: Entry to Australia Zoo

Upgrades Available: Hire a Caddie Tour, Safari Guided Tour & Private Guided Tour or Behind the Scenes Wildlife Hospital Tour

(Day 17) - Day Tour, Personalized Caddie Tour of Australia Zoo

Spoil yourself with an upgrade to your Australia Zoo experience with a caddie chauffer for 5 hours!

Be a VIP with your own private caddie chauffeur and a golf buggy at your disposal to take you on a mind blowing journey around Australia Zoo. You’ll never forget this “insider tour” discovering the knowledge, joy and history of the zoo and its hundreds of inhabitants whilst enjoying five-star service.

Be the envy of everyone as you explore the exciting exhibits and receive exclusive reserved seating in the Crocoseum Stadium for the Wildlife Show. Your guide will ensure you have comfort, refreshments and the flexibility to create a tour that suits your needs.

This tour allows you to experience the Zoo at your own pace and take home some wonderful memories of this amazing adventure park.

Includes Five star service being chauffeured around Australia Zoo in your very own private buggy; Exclusive reserved seating in the Crocoseum Stadium for the Wildlife Warriors Show; Cold water; Flexibility to create a tour just for you so you can experience the Zoo at your own pace

Need to Know Tour Duration 5 Hours; Max Number of people 5; This is an upgrade, Zoo Entry and Transportation to Zoo to be booked separately

(Day 18) - Private Transfer, Brisbane Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your Brisbane accommodation to the Brisbane Airport in Australia.

A private chauffeur will pick you up at your Brisbane accommodation and will drop you off at the Brisbane Airport.

(Day 18) - International Flight, Brisbane to Los Angeles (Not Included in Starting Price)

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 $11,294 $18,154 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) $12,277 $19,136 Jul 17 2019 - Jun 28 2020
USA Departures: 17JUL-05DEC, 03JAN20-28JUN20 EXP 30AUG
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) $13,230 $20,089 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) $13,437 $20,296 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) $13,954 $20,813 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) $16,206 $23,066 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $17,815 $24,674 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/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.