Book By: December 30, 2020
Four Mile Beach at Sunset in Port DouglasCredit: Facebook Visit Port Douglas & Daintree
Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef
Sea Turtle at the Great Barrier ReefCredit: Tourism Australia
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Rainforest CreekCredit: Facebook Visit Port Douglas &-Daintree
Mossman Gorge Boardwalk at Daintree Rainforest
Uluru, The Red Center of AustraliaCredit: APT
Hiking at UluruCredit: Tourism Northern Territory
Kata Tjuta SunsetsCredit: Tourism Northern Territory and Jack Morris
Sydney Harbour BridgeCredit: Sydney Bridge Climb
Sydney Opera House at sunset
Luna Park in SydneyCredit: Tourism Australia
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
Mudgee Vineyard at Hunter ValleyCredit: Amber Hooper
- Accommodation - Port Douglas (4 Nights), Ayers Rock (2), Sydney (3)
- USA Domestic Flights (not included - can be included on request)
- International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
- Australian Domestic Flights - Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock to Sydney
- Day Tours Included - Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest; Ayers Rock: Uluru Tour Pass, Sunset & Sunrise Pass at Uluru and Kata Tjuta; Sydney: Opera House, Harbour Story Cruise, Hunter Valley Wines
- Shuttle Transfers - Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation (return), Ayers Rock Airport to Accommodation (return)
- Private Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
- All other Day Tours listed are Optional (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 Organised Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
11 Day / 9 Night – Australia
Sydney Rock Reef! The most requested Australian experience and here it is with extra classy inclusions. This Reef and Outback tour is a hand-picked vacation – the “total immersion package”. Experience the incredible diversity Australia has to offer by plunging into the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the heart of Aboriginal culture and spirituality at Uluru/Ayers Rock, and then hitting the pavement in Sydney to experience one of the 21st century’s liveliest cities. Like all of our trips, this itinerary is fully customizable to better suit couples on a romantic getaway, families looking for an unforgettable time together, or friends hoping to push the limits and experience a new world of adventures.
Many people look for outback trips from Sydney, but with our 20 years of experience, we find starting with the Great Barrier Reef is a better option. Begin in the unique coastal resort town of Port Douglas. This is where Australians go to see the Great Barrier Reef! We’ve included the two most popular experiences of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. Visit the place where the two World Heritage Sites meet at Cape Tribulation.
Fly to the heart of Australia’s red center, Uluru to stay at Ayers Rock Resort. Included in your package is a sunrise/sunset walking tour of this historic red rock, Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Here you’ll experience the beauty of Australia’s vast and spiritual outback.
Head to Sydney to experience the iconic Australian experience. You’ll learn a lot about Sydney and its history on a tour of the Sydney Opera House and a storytelling cruise around the Harbour. No trip to Sydney is complete without visiting the oldest wine region in Australia, Hunter Valley. Included in your package is full day of amazing food and wine!
The best thing? Everything in your vacation will go off without a hitch! About Australia specializes in vacations to Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific. We’re a proudly ARC Accredited Agency, meeting stringent financial, personnel, and security requirements as outlined by the U.S. travel industry. We partner with Tourism Industry Leaders and guide you with the best selections for your vacation. Our Travel Experts have helped people travel for 20 years and look forward to helping you plan the vacation of a lifetime!
Travel by international air to your destination.
International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane 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
Perfect for swimmers, snorkelers, divers and non-swimmers alike! Travel from Port Douglas to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for a day of fun and unique reef experiences!
Cruise by luxury catamaran to reef activity platforms moored at Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognized as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life.
Entering the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience. It’s a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm. Sharing the wonder of the world’s largest living entity, realizing its breathtaking color and majesty, seeing nature at its most perfect is an awakening and, quite simply, the memory of a lifetime.
Choose how you experience the reef:
– Visit the underwater observatory;
– View coral in the semi-submersible;
– Enjoy a talk by a marine biologist; Snorkel
Need to Know:
– Please bring with you: towel (available from your hotel room), a change of clothes, hat, sunscreen & underwater disposable camera (optional).
– Camera’s available from any local chemist or convenience store.
– Due to fluctuation in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases, any charge will be collected upon departure. Please verify before your tour.
Approximately 9:15am – 4:30pm
– Morning and afternoon teas on board.
– Reef presentation by marine biologist.
– Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
– All snorkeling equipment provided.
– Stinger/Lycra Suits & Buoyancy Aids provided.
– Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas.
– Qualified lifeguard supervision.
– Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing.
– Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels.
– Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
– Certified Scuba Diving (1 or 2 40-minute dives)
– Introductory Dive; Ocean Walker Helmet Diving (great for non-swimmers)
– 10 minute Scenic Flight
– Introductory or Advanced Adventure Snorkel Tour
Enjoy a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area with a visit to Mossman Gorge Center and Cape Tribulation.
Mossman Gorge Centre: Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for morning tea before boarding your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests.
Daintree River Cruise: Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.
Tropical Lunch: With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.
Cape Tribulation: Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.
Daintree Ice Cream Company: Enjoy an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Included is a delicious cup of exotic fruit ice cream, made from fruit grown on their on-site orchard. Gluten / Dairy free options are available.
Alexandra Lookout: After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.
Operates: Daily (Does not operate on Christmas Day); Departs Port Douglas 7:45am & Returns 6:00pm (approximate times)
Includes: Return Hotel Transfers; Professional driver/guide; Mossman Gorge Centre with Morning Tea, Driver Guided Walk in Mossman Gorge; Daintree River Cruise; Lunch at Noah Valley in rainforest setting, Cape Tribulation Beach & boardwalk; Daintree Ice Cream Company; Alexandra Lookout
Need to Know: Tour not recommended for children under 4yrs due to the length of the tour & time spent in the vehicle.
Travel to the Outer Reef Platform via Helicopter and return on the Great Barrier Reef Boat.
Traveling to the Outer Reef Platform, experience a scenic Helicopter flight over the lush, tropical Daintree Rainforest, flying over pure white sand cays and viewing the amazing kaleidoscope of colours which make the Great Barrier Reef.
Flying low over the reef, your pilot will show you the wonders beneath the sea. Landing at the Agincourt Reef, on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, join the vessel and floating platform for a day of activities. Your Great Barrier Reef Cruise Boat has facilities for both swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy the stunning reef. Explore the reef snorkeling or explore it from a semi submersible or from the under water observatory. Relax as you return to Port Douglas aboard the catamaran as you reflect on the magnificence of nature’s finest.
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
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
Visit four environments and experience a cacophony of wildlife all at once at the Wildlife Habitat Animal Sanctuary located at the entrance of Port Douglas.
Situated on eight acres of land, the park recreates four very unique environments that allow you to see various and numerous species through meandering boardwalks.
Enter through the Savannah, a new habitat offering an opportunity to wander amongst the beautifully rich colored birds of northern Australian open woodland. Check out the Wetlands where you can view wading birds as they forage for fish beneath the boardwalks, along with marsupials, fruit bats and other bird species.
Come hungry and have the original “Breakfast with the Birds” (extra cost) which will tempt you with Hot/Cold Buffet, juices, exotic tropical fruit selection and bottomless tea and coffee. Watch the clock and make sure to be on time for the Koala Photos (extra cost).
Stop off at the Presentation Hut where you can meet up close with various reptiles, including pythons and crocodiles (check times). If you get hungry stop off at the Cafe where meals and snacks are available or have “Lunch with the Lorikeets” (extra cost).
View the native species of the Wet Tropics at the Rainforest with such animals as the endangered Southern Cassowary, Boyd’s Forest Dragon and colorful Eclectus parrots. Interact and hand feed Queensland’s largest range of kangaroos and wallabies at the Grasslands. Double check the lagoons where the crocodiles are lurking beneath the murky waters or basking on the sunlit banks.
Don’t forget to check out the gift shop, ask about the free guided tours or inquire about 3 day entry passes. Wildlife Care Behind the Scenes Tour is at 1:30pm. (Extra Cost)
Daily Tour Schedule:
9:00am Breakfast with the Birds Interactive Experience
9:15am Feature Creature photos
9:30am Rainforest & Cassowary Feeding Tour
10:10am Wetlands Feeding Tour
10:45am Koala Presentation/ Koala Souvenir Photos
11:15am Savannah & Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo Tour
11:45am North Queensland Reptile Experience
12:30pm Lunch with the Lorikeets Interactive Experience
1:00pm Feature Creature photos
1:30pm Rainforest & Turtle Feeding Tour
2:10pm Wetlands Feeding Tour
2:40pm Koala Feeding
3:00pm Reptile Interaction
3:30pm Feature Creature photos
4:00pm Savannah & Pelican Feeding Tour
Kangaroo food can be purchased for $2.00 per bag (own expense) at the Wildlife Habitat.
Daily. Closed on Christmas Day (December 15).
Need to Know
Child pricing and family rates are available on request.
Opening hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
– Entry into Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat
– Animal presentations
– Re-entry for the next four days
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: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Highlights & Inclusions Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area; Upon boarding, enjoy morning tea and coffee along with muffins and pastries all made with local produce; 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.
If you’ve ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, picturesque Atherton Tablelands is the perfect place! Treat yourself with this tour from Port Douglas for a sunrise fly!
Your day starts early, with a big payoff! An air conditioned coach will pick you up at your Port Douglas hotel and drive an hour west to the Atherton Tablelands. Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 30 minutes minimum flying time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! This is a great experience with Australia’s largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximize the fun of your morning.
Your balloon will return and the group enjoys hot air balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs. You’ll then have some time to enjoy the Australian bush at a historic country homestead.
Need to Know
– Payable on Board (Not Included) – 30.00AUD* Civil Aviation Insurance Levy
– Child Age Restriction: 3 Years and Under Not Allowed to Fly
Pick-up around 5:00am and Drop-Off around 9:30am.
– Free door to door air conditioned coach transfers to most Port Douglas accommodations
– Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
– Expert interpretive commentary
– Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
– Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
Extended Fly (60 minutes):
– Luxury Fly with Extra Sleep In
– Personal Chauffeur & Private Transfers
– Extended Hot Air Balloon ride
– 5 star gourmet beachside breakfast at Palm Cove
– A bottle of Champagne to take home
– Complimentary photo set – delivered digitally
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 Ayers Rock (Uluru).
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.
A national park fee is required to enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This fee has been included in your itinerary cost. This Park Entry Pass is valid for 3 Days.
Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre.
Day 1 – 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 Red Centre sunset.
Day 2 – 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.
Includes National Park Entry Pass
On your vacation participate in a unique camel riding adventure at Uluru, Australia’s Red Centre.
In this incredible experience, come face to face with a friendly ‘Outback’ Australian camel as you ride away from the crowds and ride through the red sand dunes to Uluru. Learn about the local flora and fauna as you skilled guided shares insights into the landscape around you. Take in spectacular views of the everchanging reds and oranges of Uluru as the sun begins to set.
This sunset ride departs in the fading afternoon light, arriving at Uluru to watch its color changes. You will return to the Camel Depot for a glass of champagne, soft drinks and some tasty snacks. While you’re there don’t forget to grab some souvenirs from the Camel Shop!
Operates All year round except December 25th and January 1. Pick ups from accommodation are 1.5 hours prior to sunset (seasonal) and returns 2.5 hours later.
Need to Know Two passengers travel per camel. Maximum number of 40 guests allowed. Please advise if your weight exceeds 220 lbs. Helmets may be provided on request. No bags, fanny packs or large camera bags allowed while riding. Bags and other loose items may be stored for passengers upon request. Guests with disabilities will be accommodated where possible, however all guests must be able to mount the camel unaided.
Inclusions One hour camel ride. Sparkling wine, beers, soft drinks and nibbles. Time in museum and shop. Return transfers.
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.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from the Red Centre at Ayers Rock to Sydney.
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.
Travel to your Sydney Accommodation where you will stay for 3 nights.
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, your hotel is an easy walk to many of Sydney’s best attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic precinct, The Rocks.
Your modern guest room is comfortable and spacious featuring Free WIFI. The hotel’s 24 hour reception is on hand to help you make the most of the facilities and the local area, with recommendations on everything from picturesque running tracks to memorable small bars. The hotel features a well-equipped gym, coin-operated laundry, lobby bar and a restaurant for a quick and convenient bite to eat (not included) before your adventures in Sydney begin.
The hotel’s ideal position means you can choose between exploring the city on foot or via the extensive public transport network. Many of Sydney’s best attractions are within a short distance of the hotel, including some of the city’s most heavily awarded restaurants, such as Rockpool and Bennelong. The inner-city streets are also dotted with bars of every size, shape and specialty, from small, whiskey-focused Baxter Inn to the sprawling, cocktail-ready Opera Bar.
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
Discover Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. The Harbour Story cruise includes refreshments and an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting harbour in the world.
There is a reason why hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world have travelled with Captain Cook Cruises. Our sightseeing cruises are simply the best way to see Sydney. Give your feet a break, get off the bus and absorb the Sydney sunshine as we show you Sydney at its very best. The mansions, the parklands, the marinas and beaches are all brought to life by very talented commentators who love Sydney even more than you will.
This tour combines the old and the new, the fun and the amazing, the sights and the characters, all told through a series of stories and insightful commentary. Learn a little, laugh a little and maybe even shed a silent tear. Most importantly you will leave feeling like a part of our Sydney family.
The cruise route can vary depending on what’s happening on the harbor. Every cruise includes Sydney’s iconic landmarks such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Garden Island Naval base, Taronga Zoo, Government House, palatial waterfront homes, Fort Denison and much more. The pace is relaxed and gentle, giving you plenty of time to capture the perfect selfie. The Harbour Story operates on a premium sightseeing vessels which means spacious outdoor decks and expansive viewing windows from all-weather indoor lounges.
Unlimited self-service tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the cruise fare. The licensed bar also offers a choice of premium wines, beers, coffee to order and a selection of sweet and savory treats.
Highlights & Inclusions
– Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
– Captain’s morning or afternoon tea box selection
– Glass of sparkling wine
– Vittoria coffee or a selection of fine teas
– Personalized commentary of the stories of Sydney
– Million dollar views
Need to Know
– Licensed bar Available
– To Book, Indicate AM or PM on Additional Day Tour Form
Photo Credit: Tourism Australia
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
Upgrade to a Small Group Luxury Tour
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.
Travel by international air to your destination.
International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.
|Approximate Pricing||Double Occupancy||Sole Occupancy||Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules|
|Land Content Only||$3,009||$4,153||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)||$4,150||$5,294||
Nov 17 2020 - Nov 30 2021
USA Departures: 1 April - 30 November 2021
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)||$4,830||$5,974||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)||$4,933||$6,077||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)||$5,643||$6,787||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)||$6,623||$7,767||Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.|
|Business Class||$9,530||$10,674||Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.|
- a) All prices are USD$/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.