13 Days: Brisbane, Outback, Reef & Sydney Tour [ST-2519A]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Sydney (3 Nights), Ayers Rock (2 ), Port Douglas (4), Brisbane (2)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • US Domestic Flights not included (as per your own arrangements)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Day Tours - Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbour Cruise Express, Bridge Climb; Ayers Rock: Uluru Tour Pass; Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef Cruise, Cape Tribulation; Brisbane: Australian Zoo
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), 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) - 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.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

Upgrades
4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

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

Enjoy 3 nights at your 4-Star Sydney accommodation.

With its sleek and contemporary design, this hotel in the heart of Sydney offers a stylish and comfortable retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. The guest rooms feature minimalist decor, plush bedding, and essential amenities. The rooftop pool and terrace provide stunning city skyline views, while the on-site restaurant serves delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Additional facilities include a fitness center, meeting rooms, and a business center. With its central location, guests have easy access to attractions, shopping, and vibrant nightlife. This trendy and memorable hotel delivers a memorable stay in Sydney.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi, Swimming Pool, Gym, Day Spa, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Babysitting, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Non-Smoking, Off-Site Paid Parking, Dry Cleaning

Preferred Room
Guest Room – 1 King OR 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds – Room Features: Coffee & Tea Station, Free WiFi, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Safe, Iron and Ironing Board, Flat Screen TV, iPod Docking Station, Shower Over Bath.

Room Upgrades
Family Room – 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds – Room Features: Coffee & Tea Station ; Free WiFi ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; Iron and Ironing Board ; Flat Screen TV, iPod Docking Station ; Shower Over Bath.

Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

(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 Theater 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.

Operates
Daily, Hourly 9am to 5pm
Does not operate Good Friday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day 2024

Includes
One hour guided experience.

Need to Know
This tour has 300+ stairs – Low Impact. It is strongly encouraged that you leave bags at your hotel and avoid bringing any large items to the Opera House (anything larger than an 8×10″ sheet of paper). No luggage or large bags accepted. Videoing is not allowed. There are plenty of photo opportunities — your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.

Upgrades
-Add a lunch, dinner or performance to your tour.
-Upgrade your experience with a private, backstage, or architectural tour.

(Day 2) - Day Tour, Hop-on-Hop-off Sydney Harbour Cruise

Enjoy this single day unlimited ferry pass to explore the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the magnificent attractions that surround it!

Discover Sydney the local way with this 1 day unlimited ferry pass to travel the harbor. Stops along the way include Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, Manly, Taronga Zoo, Clifton Gardens, and Shark Island. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring while you travel at your leisure soaking in the harbor air on your way to your next destination!

Hop off to enjoy these harbor attractions:
Circular Quay: Bounded by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Rocks district to the west, and the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens to the east, Circular Quay is a bustling ferry hub.
Taronga Zoo: Over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife. Free daily seal and bird shows. Purchase the Zoo and Explorer combo and save.
Shark Island: It would be hard to find a more spectacular picnic spot. Stunning, 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and a delightfully deserted national park for your own private getaway.
Watsons Bay: Local must-do `Watto’ is famous for its seafood, waterfront pubs, picnic spots, swimming beaches and spectacular headlands walks overlooking the Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
Manly Beach: You don’t have to swim at this iconic beach to soak up the atmosphere. Shop at the Corso, dine at waterfront cafés, find your favorite gelato flavor or take a nature walk.
Darling Harbour: Start or finish your day at Darling Harbour, surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs and hotels at King Street Wharf, Barangaroo and Cockle Bay.
Clifton Gardens: Clifton Gardens is a beachside oasis in the affluent Harbour suburb of Mosman. The netted beach, long jetty and gentle waves makes it perfect for picnics, swimming and snorkeling.

Operates
Daily
Hours: Sunday & Thursday 12:00pm-7:30pm, Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Monday – Wednesday (Select dates & times)
Does not operate on Christmas, December 26 – 27, New Year’s Day, January 26, April 25, June 12, and October 2.

Includes
1 Day unlimited ferry pass to travel Sydney Harbour

Need to Know
– Guided commentary is available through smart phone app. Download the app through your smartphone prior to boarding. Must use your own headphones.
– Additional cost to enter Fort Dension, Taronga Zoo, and Shark Island (closed February 10, 2023 and February 22, 2023)
– Please bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Upgrades
– Premium sightseeing tours
– Whale watching tours

(Day 3) - 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 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! Discover Red Kangaroos in the Red Centre habitat and Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, as well as Hairy-Nosed Wombats, in the 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 colorful, beautiful world of butterflies. This is a collection of exhibits you do not want to miss!

Operates
Daily
10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry at 4:00pm)
10:00am – 3:00pm (Last entry at 2pm) on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Includes
Entry into WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Need to Know
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. It is best to give yourself at least 90 mins to go through the zoo. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle and money for food, beverages, and souvenirs. Parking fees are not included.

Upgrades
Breakfast with the Koalas and various animal interactions available.

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.

Operates
Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Includes
– 1 day entry General Admission

Need to Know
Parking fees are not included. Please bring money should you wish to dine in the cafe.

Upgrades
Behind the Scenes Tour

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Experience

Relax, get away from the city, and enjoy some fabulous food and wine in Australia’s oldest wine-growing region. Just two hours north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley combines world-renowned wines, local produce & stunning countryside – all the makings for a great, relaxing day.

With over 90 Cellar Doors in the Hunter, we focus on the boutique wineries, where the passion of the wine-makers is obvious. With your small group, our flexible itinerary gives you access to a range of excellent wineries, learning about the wine origins, sometimes even meeting the winemakers. Enjoy a delicious cafe lunch in a relaxed atmosphere with hot and cold options and accompanied by a glass of wine. Learn about local cheese making in an exclusive cheese tasting experience and savour delicious chocolates or truffles paired with the perfect Hunter Valley wines. A fabulous day out of Sydney enjoying the delights of Australian produce and beautiful countryside.

Operates
Monday through Saturday
Departs 7:00am – 7:45am and Returns 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Includes
– Return transfers from hotel
– Wine tour with expert local guide
– Tastings at 3-4 boutique wineries
– Cafe lunch (hot or cold) w/glass of wine
– Cheese & chocolate tastings with paired wines
– Onboard refridgerator & TV/DVD

Need to Know
This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Please note this tour is not suitable for anyone under the age 18. Minimum 3 passengers required for tour. Maximum 14 passengers per tour.

Upgrades
Private Charter

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

The Blue Mountains Deluxe Day is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you’ll see and experience it all. 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 home to KangarooS, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. 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 Jamison Valley, overlooking 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 relaxing, stress-free environment taking in the views and information imparted by your guide.

Continuing on you will arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. While 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 natural colors. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

Next you will be taken around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath to your lunch venue, the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views, you can enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Please note that beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.

The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you’re not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.

Then take a brief stop to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm.

Operates

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

Need to Know

This is a specialized small group tour with a maximum group size of 14 passengers.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour departure.
 
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

Upgrades

Private Touring

(Day 4) - Day Tour, Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb - ½ Day

Experience the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Sydney, while scaling the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Feel on top of the world as you journey along the upper arch to the peak of an Australian icon, soaking in the stories from your expert climb leader and the sights of the harbor and the city skyline that surround you. With the summit in your sight, you will journey along the bridge’s upper arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top.

After a celebration with your group, you will cross to the west-side to make your descent to the base, all while taking in the beautiful Sydney scenery around you.

Operates
Daily
Departs various times between 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tour is 3 hours (approx.)
Does not operate December 30th – 31st
Additional fees apply if booking during December 25th – 29th, 2023; or January 1st – 3rd 2024

Includes
– Expert commentary
– Commemorative hat
– Certificate of achievement

Need to Know
– Under 8 not recommended
– Need to submit declaration form for health and safety
– Over 24 weeks pregnant can not climb; under 24 weeks need a certificate of fitness
– Over 75 need a certificate of fitness from doctor
– Must be at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) tall
– No more than 3 children per adult
– Due to the climbing equipment and for safety, personal belongings such as cell phones, cameras, and jewelry will be stored in lockers during the climb
– Tour operates in most weather conditions, including rain, but may be changed or cancelled
– Please wear comfortable active-wear appropriate for the weather, and sturdy, closed-toe, non-slip shoes

Upgrades
– Sunrise, Sunset, and Night tours available
– Inner bridge tours
– Private tours available

(Day 5) - 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.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

Upgrades
4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

(Day 5) - 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 5 to 7) - 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 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.

(Days 5 & 6) - Day Tours, Tour Pass to include Uluru, the Olgas and Cultural Center

Witness the stunning Uluru sunrise and sunset, venture out on the Walpa Gorge walk at Kata Tjuta and discover the fascinating stories of Uluru on a guided base tour.

Sunrise/Morning
The early rise is well worth it as you experience the two major landmarks in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Start with an amazing sunrise at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Afterwards, on the 45 kms drive to Kata Tjuta your Driver Guide will provide you with an historical overview of the National Park.

The walk through the sheer walls of Walpa Gorge won’t disappoint as you’re led into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen scrubs.

Sunset/Afternoon
Talk a short walk at the base of Uluru with your Driver Guide and view ancient paintings and hear stories of traditional Anangu life.

Then 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
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).

Includes
– National Park Pass (Entry fee included – Valid for 3 consecutive days)
– Return Transfers to Accommodation
– Experienced Driver/Guide
– Comprehensive commentary
– Air conditioned coach

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

Upgrades
BBQ Dinner

Photo: Tourism NT

Optional Evening Event (Not Included) - Sounds of Silence Dinner

This dining experience offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours under the sparkling outback sky.

You will begin with canapes and chilled sparkling wine upon a dune-top overlooking the Ulutu-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience.

Your attentive staff will offer a selection of Australian wine and beer while the first course is served at your table. As the night sky twinkles to life, you will be welcomed to an interactive chef’s station where you will be served your choice from a freshly prepared, bush tucker inspired menu incorporating native bush ingredients.

Settle back and listen to the resident star-talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

The tour finishes with a relaxing ride back to your accommodation.

Operates
Daily
Departs 1 hour prior to sunset, Returns 4.5 hours later (approx.)
Tour operates Christmas Day for an additional cost

Includes
– Return transfers to Ayers Rock accommodation
– Outback style canapes
– A three-course bush tucker inspired buffet
– Didgeridoo performance
– Guided tour of the night sky

Need to Know
– Children 9 and under are not permitted
– Very limited wheelchair accessibility. Assistance available on request
– Child strollers are not allowed
– Please wear long pants and toe-covered shoes
– Tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
– This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form.

Upgrades
Field of Light Dinner

(Day 7) - Australian Domestic Flight, Ayers Rock to Cairns

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

(Day 7) - Shuttle Transfer, Cairns Airport to Port Douglas Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Cairns Airport to your vacation accommodation in Port Douglas, Australia.

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.

Need to Know
Luggage Restrictions: 1 checked bag and 1 hand luggage is free of charge per person in the shuttle. Additional luggage is 10$ each. Strollers are free. Bikes need to be in a bike bag. Fishing rods need to be broken down and in a container.

(Days 7 to 11) - 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.

Your 4.5 star vacation accommodation is centrally located to all Port Douglas has to offer. You are a one minute stroll to the beach and a short walk to the main street Macrossan St. On Macrossan you will find restaurants, shops, bars and tropically pubs. Port Douglas is a fashionable resort destination in Tropical North Queensland. Visitors to Port Douglas can explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation or visit stunning Four Mile Beach.

Your resort accommodation includes three pools (the large central lagoon pool offers a swim-up bar, water slide, spas and waterfall), a fully equipped fitness studio, tennis court and onsite spa.

(Day 8) - Day Tour, Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Glass Bottom Boat

Travel from Port Douglas to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for a day of fun reef experiences! Perfect for swimmers, snorkelers, divers and non-swimmers alike!

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

Upgrade your experience: 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

Operates: Daily; Approximately 9:15am – 4:30pm

Includes: 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]

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.

(Day 9) - Day Tour, Cape Tribulation & Daintree Wilderness Safari - Full Day

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 around 6:45am & Returns around 7:00pm

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.

(Day 10) - Free Day 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.

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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

Enjoy a full day experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling and sailing excursion to Low Isles.


Relax on the white sandy beach of the island or snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon on a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist. Along the way, swim with turtles in their beautiful natural habitat.
Hop on the glass bottom boat with reef interpretation by your skipper and explore the nature and history of Low Isles on an island heritage walk with your expert guides.
Enjoy morning and afternoon teas, a scrumptious buffet lunch, and the thrill of pure sailing. This excursion is perfect for the discerning traveler looking for a unique, special reef and island experience with a small group of likeminded people. Ideal for couples and families. Finish the day with a drop off to your accommodation.

Operates
Daily
Departs 8:30am, Returns 4:00pm (approx.)
Tour does not operate Christmas Day

Includes
– Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
– Morning tea & coffee upon boarding (Local produce) with muffins and pastries
– Afternoon tea and coffee, additional cut fresh fruit platter
– 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
– Environment Management Charge (Government levy)

Need to Know
If intending to snorkel, passengers are required to complete a Medical Declaration for Snorkelers form (available upon booking). Please wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and a hat. Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, and a towel. Tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form

Upgrades
Private chauffeur transfers (to/from Port Douglas, Cairns, Palm Cove, or Silky Oaks), Beach Sun Smart, Champagne Celebration

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Explore the diverse Atherton Tablelands, from lush rainforests to volcanic lakes, with opportunities to spot unique wildlife day and night, complete with dinner.

Visit the scenic Atherton Tablelands, rich in bio diversity, an area that features a range of habitats including lush tropical rainforest and volcanic crater lakes. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at the world renowned, Lake Barrine. During your adventure by day you may see the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Boyds Forest Dragon, a selection of rainforest birds, butterflies and Flying Foxes. At dusk you venture to the viewing area by the river to search for the Platypus, one of the most unique mammals on earth.

After dinner at a local country restaurant, your night time spotlighting adventure begins. As you walk under the night stars, and into the World Heritage Rainforest, you may be lucky enough to spot a Lumholtzs Tree Kangaroo, Northern Leaf Tailed Gecko, Ringtail Possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more (most are endemic to the region). Every night is full of discoveries. Later, on the trip home, you can reflect on what you have seen, and return with an increased appreciation of Australian Wildlife and the World Heritage Rainforests of North Queensland.

Operates
Daily (except Dec 24th-26th, Dec 31, & Jan 1st)
Departs from Port Douglas at 12:15pm, Returns 11:30pm (approx.)

Includes
– Pickup and return to your accommodation
– Afternoon tea at Lake Barrine
– Dinner at a country restaurant in Yungaburra
– Wet weather gear (if required)
– Expert guide with commentary

Need to Know
Please wear closed-toe footwear and weather appropriate clothing. Please bring a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form.

Upgrades
Private tours available

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Kuranda Rainforestation

A wonderful day awaits as you are transported on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda and Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens. You’ll tour the rainforest on the amphibious Army Duck, enjoy a performance by the Pamagirri Dancers and partake in a traditional Aussie-style BBQ lunch. Finally, board the Skyrail Cableway and glide over sparkling waterfalls and ancient rainforest habitat.

Boarding the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, 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.

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. An experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out native animals as you meander through the rainforest. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal Culture.

The Pamagirri Dancers perform a range of native dances in the Rainforest Amphitheatre that reflects their humor and excitement of their culture. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before visiting the Koala & Wildlife Park. Cuddle a koala (own expense), smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos before returning to Kuranda.

At your pre-allocated time, 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.

Operates:
Daily (except Christmas Day) Subject to railway/Skyrail maintenance schedules
Depart b/w 7:00-8:00am, Return 5:30pm (approx.)

Includes:
– Return transfers from your central Port Douglas accommodation
– Kuranda Scenic Railway (Gold class upgrade available)
– Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
– Entry to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
– Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
– Entry to Rainforestation Nature Park
– Koala & Wildlife Park
– Army Duck Rainforest Tour
– Aussie style BBQ Lunch

Upgrades:
Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to include dedicated attendant service, lounge style seating, gift pack, selection of Queensland produce, coffee, tea, wines and beer.
Diamond Class on Skyrail Cableway to include a glass bottom gondola and expedited check in.

Optional Evening Tropical Banquet (Not Included) - Flames in the Forest

Dine on an award winning tropical banquet including local exotic produce and Australian wines. All this as you sit in flickering candlelight by a rushing mountain creek under the canopy of the rainforest.



Journey to a hidden place, you are collected from your accommodation, and leave the highway down a winding road as the forest welcomes you into the night. In a secluded glade your evening begins greeted with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres you are introduced to a culture that has been in existence for over forty thousand years.




The evening unfolds as it would have many generations before with an ancient tale from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. After dessert, enjoy some Daintree tea and local coffee, explore the river surrounds or simply sit back & let the sounds of the rainforest tell its own story.

And finally, before you depart, if you leave your mark in our handmade book of trees, one tree will be planted from that signature and you will have contributed to preserve local habitats, and these soul nurturing rainforests will last another million years.

Available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. April – December Only.
Flames of the Forest is not suitable for children under six.

(Day 11) - Shuttle Transfer, Port Douglas Accommodation to Cairns Airport

Travel by shuttle from your Port Douglas vacation accommodation to the Airport in Cairns, Australia.

Need to Know
Luggage Restrictions: 1 checked bag and 1 hand luggage is free of charge per person in the shuttle. Additional luggage is 10$ each. Strollers are free. Bikes need to be in a bike bag. Fishing rods need to be broken down and in a container.

(Day 11) - Australian Domestic Flight, Cairns to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Cairns to Brisbane.

(Day 11) - 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 11 to 13) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Brisbane

Enjoy 2 nights at your 4-Star Brisbane accommodation.

Your 4-star accommodation overlooks the city skyline and Roma Street Parklands, where comfort meets style throughout the spacious guest rooms, with complimentary Wi-Fi and generous open-aired balconies. Located in Spring Hill, Roma Street Station and public transport are directly across from the hotel. An outdoor swimming pool and alfresco restaurant complete the guest experience.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi, Wifi, Swimming Pool , Gym, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Paid Parking, Self Service Washer/Dryer, Laundry Service

Preferred Room
Superior Room – 1 Queen Bed – Room Features: Mini Fridge, Terrace, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Safe, Flat Screen TV, Ensuite with Shower.

Room Upgrades
Superior Twin – 2 Singles – Room Features: Kitchenette (Mini Fridge & Microwave) ; Terrace ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; Washer & Dryer ; Flat Screen TV ; Ensuite with Shower.
– Superior Plus – 1 King Bed – Room Features: Mini Fridge ; Private Balcony ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; Iron & Ironing Board ; Flat Screen TV ; Ensuite with Shower.
– Superior Double – 2 Doubles – Room Features: Mini Fridge ; Balcony or Patio ; Air Conditioning ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; Iron & Ironing Board ; Flat Screen TV ; Ensuite with Shower.
– One Bedroom Suite – 1 King – Room Features: Mini Fridge ; Balcony ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Safe ; Flat Screen TV ; Ensuite with Shower.

Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

(Day 12) - Day Tour, Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

Today you’ll visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. You’ll travel in style and comfort with a small group in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle that will pick you up and drop you off right at your hotel.

Australia Zoo on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is nestled on over 70 acres of natural Australian bushland. Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo. The friendly and experienced zookeepers will expand your knowledge and passion, and the animals love to get up close and personal with everyone! There is always something new to see or do! This isn’t like many zoos you’ve encountered. The love and dedication to our planet’s wildlife is palpable in every corner of this seventy acres facility. In fact, many who “normally wouldn’t like zoos” have reported loving their experience at Steve Irwin’s Croc Zoo! There are stacks of wildlife action every day and plenty of exciting wildlife shows. Get your adrenaline pumping when you watch a massive Saltwater Crocodile launch a strike in the 5,000 seat Crocoseum and catch the thrilling free flight birds as they fly right over your head in this amazing stadium.
 
Operates
Daily – except Christmas Day
Departs 8:00am and returns 5:00pm (approx.)
 
Includes
– Pick up & drop off from your Noosa Hotel
– Day Admission into Australia Zoo
– At Least 6 hours to Explore Australia Zoo
 
Need to Know
Water is available on transport and snacks are available for purchase. Please wear comfortable, closed toe walking shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and a camera! You may also bring swimwear and a towel for use at the waterpark.

(Day 13) - 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 13) - 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 $5,372 $6,788 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $6,850 $8,266 2024-04-01 00:00:00 - 2024-12-25 00:00:00
USA Departures: 11 JUN - 13 JUL, 24 JUL - 5 DEC, 23 DEC - 25 DEC. Expires 19 JUN 2024
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $7,307 $8,723 Basic: May 1 - Jun 8 & Jul 24 - Sep 21, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Shoulder (Economy Class) $7,514 $8,930 Shoulder: Feb 1 - Apr 30, Jun 9 - Jul 23 & Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Peak (Economy Class) $8,032 $9,448 Peak: Dec 9, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Premium (Economy Class) $10,284 $11,700 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $11,892 $13,308 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/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.