- Accommodation - Sydney (2 Nights), Hobart (2), South Coast Track (8), Hobart (1), Melbourne (2)
- International Flights - Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne to Los Angeles (Not included, but may be added on request)
- US Domestic Flights - not included (as per your own arrangements)
- Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Hobart, Hobart to Melbourne
- Day Tours - Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbour Cruise Express
- Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Melbourne 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.
- What's included in Hiking Trip: 2 professional wilderness guides, 8 nights camping, 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 8 dinners, Food drop provisions along the track, Scenic flight to Melaleuca, Return transport to Hobart by private minibus, National Park fees, Tent and inflatable sleeping mat, Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment, Emergency communications & group first aid kit.
17 Days/ 15 Nights – Australia
Challenge yourself to explore Australia with this package that includes 9 days/ 8 nights on the South Coast Track in Tasmania. True lovers of hiking and breathtaking nature cannot resist this trip to unspoiled wilderness. You will also get to enjoy nights in Sydney, Hobart, and Melbourne during this full and fantastic Aussie getaway.
Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)
Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel via shuttle to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.
Travel to your accommodation in Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights in your studio room apartment.
Just 30 minutes from Sydney Airport, your accommodation is conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney CBD.
The friendly staff at your accommodation can attend to your every need with 24 hour guest reception. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at their signature restaurant.
Relax in a stylish and comfortable haven whilst being in close proximity to shopping at Westfield’s Pitt St Mall and Darling Harbour. Don’t forget to take a stroll down Pitt St towards Circular Quay to take in more of Sydney’s world famous sites- like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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.
Daily, Hourly 9am to 5pm
Does not operate Good Friday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day 2024
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.
-Add a lunch, dinner or performance to your tour.
-Upgrade your experience with a private, backstage, or architectural tour.
On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited full day pass, or take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.
Hop On and Hop Off at up to seven famous harbour attractions with this unlimited full day pass, or simply take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.
The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:
Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.
Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.
Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.
Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.
Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.
Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon. (Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).
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.
On your vacation, discover WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – two of the most fun things to do in Sydney right next door to each other.
At SEA LIFE 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.
SEA LIFE 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 SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium!
Marvel at one of Australia’s most renowned creatures in the Koala Sanctuary – why not have your photo taken with this iconic marsupial at Koala Rooftop. Discover Red Kangaroos in our Red Centre habitat and Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, as well as Hairy-Nosed Wombats, in our Rocky Cliffs habitat. Explore the Rainforest, home to the world’s most dangerous bird, the Cassowary. Take a trip into the dark, nocturnal world of Bilbies, Quolls and Sugar-Gliders. Wonder at the weird and wonderful reptile world, including Australia’s largest snake, the Scrub Python. Learn about the creepy crawly set in the invertebrate displays and become immersed in the colourful, beautiful world of butterflies. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your journey into Australia’s wonderful landscapes and animals.
Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm
– 1 day entry General Admission at SEALIFE Aquarium
– 1 day entry General Admission at WILDLIFE Zoo
Need to Know
Parking fees are not included. Please bring money should you wish to dine in the cafe at the Aquarium or the Zoo.
Escape the city and discover unspoiled coastline, native bushland and wildlife on a one-day walking adventure through Sydney’s Royal National Park.
Experience ancient Aboriginal carvings, stunning headlands, unique sandstone formations of Wave Rock and the White Cliffs of Marley and the secluded Marley beaches.
Have the best vantage point in Sydney for whale watching during the annual humpback migration between June and November. We love whales too and stop at every opportunity to watch them glide majestically past, so close you can hear them breathe and hear the splash of the water when they breach. Over 1800 were sighted from land in Sydney last June and July at an average of 28 a day.
Expertly guided and fully catered, this is the perfect way to get outside and discover Sydney’s natural beauty. This is graded as an easy walk as it is relatively flat, although we do recommend moderate fitness. We walk up to 14km over 8 hours, including photo, rest and lunch breaks. Come prepared to hike, wearing enclosed, supportive shoes and appropriate clothing.
– Transfers from/to your central hotel accommodation
– Expert guide with detailed interpretation of flora, fauna and history of the area
– Return ferry fare from Cronulla to Bundeena on historic MV Curranulla
– Royal National Park entry fees
– Healthy lunch, carried for you
– Goody bag with fruit, energy snacks and sports drink
– Please bring your own water, approximately 2 litres each.
Reach new heights and climb the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney!
Achieve exhilaration and personal satisfaction as you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For approximately 3.5 hours you and 11 other eager climbers will join a climb guide and weave through catwalks, climb up ladders and then arrive at the most spectacular point of all – the upper arch climb. The steady incline to the upper arch leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities for 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the ocean, west to the mountains and the harbor city surrounds.
It is at this point that you not only have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the city, but have the exhilarating and rewarding experience of reaching the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge.
When you reach the top you will have a sense of achievement you’ll remember forever – you’ve conquered an Australian icon recognized the world over! No other Sydney tourist attraction can give you this feeling of standing at the top of the world, with the harbor spread before you.
All climbers will be issued a complimentary photograph of your climb group.
Daily, in all weather conditions (except in cases of extreme weather conditions like electrical storms or high winds).
Need to Know:
– Wear comfortable, enclosed rubber-soled shoes and comfortable clothing;
– Secure lockers will be provided to store your personal belongings;
– No cameras, phones, GoPros or other video and mobile devices are allowed on the climb;
– Children ages 8 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 8 are not permitted on the climb;
– Maximum of 14 people per group.
The climb lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), day, twilight or night.
Certificate of Achievement;
A complimentary Climb Group photo.
Photo Credit: BridgeClimb Sydney.
Take a beautiful ride through parks, along the harbor, and past all of Sydney’s iconic sites on this unique biking tour.
Experience the very best of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems on a unique two-wheeled journey through the heart of this vibrant city. Your adventure begins at the tour’s headquarters, where you’ll be equipped with a comfortable bike and guided by a friendly expert. The tour covers a wide range of Sydney’s must-see sights, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Royal Botanic Garden, Circular Quay, and more. You’ll have opportunities to pause, capture stunning photos, and delve into captivating stories about the city’s rich history and culture.
As you pedal through the city, a gentle breeze from Sydney Harbour will accompany you, enhancing your exploration of this dynamic metropolis. Suitable for all fitness levels, the tour ensures a leisurely pace with ample breaks, including a delightful stop at a local pub to savor the flavors of Sydney. This adventure guarantees an immersive and memorable experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the beauty and vibrancy of Australia’s most iconic city. Whether you’re a local rediscovering your city or a visitor eager to experience Sydney’s finest, this tour offers an exciting and eco-conscious way to explore it all.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (Excluding Anzac, Christmas, Boxing, New Year’s, and Australia Day)
Departs 10:30am, Returns 2:30pm (approx.)
– Super comfortable bicycle (child bikes, baby seats, and trail alongs available)
– Bicycle mounted bags for small items (camera, wallet, etc.)
– Secure bag storage (while you are out on the tour)
– Rain ponchos (if necessary)
– Fun, entertaining guide knowledgeable in the city and surrounds
Need to Know
Tour operates in the rain. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear (closed-toe) suitable for biking. Please bring money for food and drinks at the pub, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.
Experience all the excitement of Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, and the capital of NSW with the Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Explorer – Sydney’s only Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus service.
The Sydney and Bondi Tours are included with this pass. The Sydney tour features 23 stops and the Bondi tour features 11 stops.
As well as Sydney’s glorious harbour and stunning beaches the city offers a multi cultural lifestyle, exuberant festivals and events, a dynamic food scene and a striking cityscape of modern and colonial architecture.
Don’t miss a thing aboard this open-top double-decker bus tours with 34 stops in Sydney and Bondi Beach. Plan your own itinerary and visit the landmarks and attractions at your own pace. Buses run frequently so rejoining the tour is easy! Plus, you’ll receive a booklet with travel information, detailed maps, discount vouchers and much more!
Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the excitement!
9:00am to 4:00pm
– Hop on Hop off tour
– Sydney & Bondi Beach routes
– 1-day validity
– Up to 34 stops
– Digital commentary
– Free earphones onboard
– Free wifi
Need to Know
Fully flexible tour. Please bring money for lunch.
2-Day Explorer w/Cruise
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Hobart, Tasmania.
Travel by taxi or ride share from the airport to your vacation accommodation (as per your own arrangements, pay as you go). Uber is available in most major cities.
Other Australian ride share options are:
Make your way from the Airport Baggage Claim area to the Taxi Stand. Taxi’s are available on demand. Pay as you go.
Travel to your accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Your vacation accommodation is located in the city centre, only two blocks from the main shopping mall. The hotel features a bar and restaurant and local artwork in a contemporary setting, while the rooms have recently been redecorated to create a modern fresh feel and offer either city or mountain views and WiFi wireless Internet access. Hobart is a pretty city located on the Derwent River with many waterfront restaurants and cafes. In Salamanca Place, stroll around the 1830’s era sandstone warehouses now converted to galleries, shops, and restaurants. Every Saturday this area is a bustling outdoor market featuring live music, stalls with locally made crafts, artisinal cheese, honey, lavender products and more. Take a drive to the summit of Mt Wellington for unsurpassed views over Hobart and enjoy one of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks in the Mt Wellington Reserve.
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Stuart Crossett
Wild unspoilt wilderness, remote untouched beaches, rugged mountain ranges, pristine rivers, and towering rainforests – this is wilderness at its best. Originally an escape route for shipwrecked sailors, the South Coast Track now doubles as an escape route from modern life. The trip begins with a spectacular flight to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca in the heart of the wilderness. From here you will trek east for nine days along the 80 km track, following the coast and finishing at Cockle Creek. The generous time frame built into this itinerary allows for side trips and a complete rest day for swimming and relaxing on an empty beach. You will walk 10-15kms per day carrying packs up to 20kgs; no special skills are required other than excellent fitness and an open, flexible approach to being in remote areas for consecutive days. Amidst this truly wild area you will discover a land with a history of early pioneers and indigenous Australians that is occupied by an abundance of wildlife including wombat’s, pademelons, quolls and the rare orange-bellied parrot.
Day 1 Hobart to Cox’s Bight (Point Eric) Via Melaleuca
Our adventure begins early today as we are transferred to Cambridge Airport. The scenic flight into Melaleuca in the remote south western corner of Tasmania is a definite trip highlight. After a quick look around we begin walking to the coastline and today’s destination, Point Eric. On arrival at our water-front campsite we pitch our tents, collect drinking water and settle in with a hot drink and time for a game of beach cricket, a swim or just a wander along the beach before dinner.
Walking Distance 12km
Walking Time 3-4 hours
Day 2 Cox’s Bight (Point Eric) to Louisa Creek
After breakfast and packing up camp we head out along the beach. Tides dictate this morning’s
timing as we skirt around a rocky headland before climbing up onto Sedge and Melaleuca clad
plains that draw us inland. There are a number of suitable lunch spots where the tannin stained
fresh water trickles through the ancient quartzite hills. We have a short but steep climb and descent over Red Point Hills and enjoy wonderful panoramic views from the top – today’s high point. In the afternoon we make our muddy way toward Louisa Creek where, depending upon our timing, we may camp beneath the towering trees that border this beautiful watercourse.
Walking Distance 11km
Walking Time 5-7 hours
Day 3 Louisa Creek (Louisa Bay) to Louisa River
Today’s destination is Louisa River which flows close by the base of the impressive Ironbound
Range. If timing and conditions are favourable we can enjoy a side trip to the stunning Louisa
Bay. Here we can explore, swim and enjoy morning tea before continuing our journey towards the
looming Ironbound Range. Our night’s camp is located in the wonderful eucalypt forest that lines the Louisa River. It is a stunning campsite that sets us up for the following day’s early start. The broad river is a favourite swimming spot if the afternoon is warm and a major obstacle after rainfall.
Walking Distance 6km
Walking Time 2 hours
Day 4 Louisa River to Little Deadman’s Beach via the Ironbounds
The mighty Ironbounds!!! Our high point is almost a thousand metres above where we start and
finish today. Your guides will have breakfast ready in the predawn darkness and be busy to get
the group on the track by sun-up. We climb up the exposed western slopes, over open ground and vegetation stunted by the prevailing westerlies. In fine weather there are plenty of great rest spots where the views are spectacular beneath us. From the top of the range we may be lucky enough to see the Eastern and Western Arthur Ranges including Federation Peak, through to Mount Anne and all the way to formidable South West Cape and Maatsuyker Island. The broad top of the Ironbound Range commonly receives the harshest conditions known in Tassie and snowfalls, gale force winds and pelting sleet are never unexpected.
This is a long and demanding day and the top is not even half way, the slippery and muddy descent is through a tangle of lush rainforest which in turn becomes thick Teatree bush as the last few kilometres follow the coastline to a very welcome sight – our campsite at Little Deadman’s Bay.
Walking Distance 13km
Walking Time 7-10 hours
Day 5 Rest day at Little Deadman’s Bay
Today is the only full rest day on the tour and the only place along the track where an open fire is
permitted. It’s a wonderful treat to sit by the glowing embers, read a book, play some cards and let
your body relax and recover from the last few days’ activity. Your guides will spend some time today re-supplying from our nearby food-drop.
Day 6 Little Deadman’s Bay to Osmiridium Beach
Feeling refreshed, we look forward to tackling some of the track’s best mud holes, a challenging
rowboat lagoon crossing and walking along the coast’s longest beach. We trek over broad sand
dunes, wade across watercourses and climb over headlands letting no obstacles stand in our way! There are a few campsite choices for tonight and your guide’s will decide where to stay based on the availability of fresh water, the fitness of the group members and their own personal favourite spots where they may know special sights and hidden points of interest.
Walking Distance 11km
Walking Time 4-5 hours
Day 7 Osmiridium Beach to Granite Beach
This is a favourite day for many people as we wander through wet sclerophyll forest from beach to
beach. Today’s short distance means a leisurely lunch with time to wriggle your toes in the sand,
swim in the ocean, search for Devonian Fossils, or just sit back and relax. A favourite lunch spot
is Surprise Beach, which is just a short distance, if not a little steep, to our afternoons destination
As we descend onto this bay our eyes are drawn out to the incredible fluted dolerite columns of
South Cape. At the eastern end of the bay our campsite is perched above the cliffs beneath the tea tree and eucalypt canopy. Our water source here cascades off the cliffs onto the beach to make a wonderful, refreshing shower.
Walking Distance 10km
Walking Time 4-5 hours
Day 8 Granite Beach to South Cape Rivulet
A big day in the hills – We get an early start to make our way over the South Cape Range to our final night’s camp at South Cape Rivulet. We begin with a lengthy climb through the moist forest to the day’s highpoint about 500m above sea level offering beautiful views back along the coast as far as South West Cape if we’re lucky and into the mountains of Pindar’s Peak, Mount LaPerouse and Mount Lilateah. This is a deceptive day with our high point being the first of 7 hills that we climb and descend before stepping into the sand of South Cape Rivulet where we cross the sometimes deep, outlet of the lagoon to our campsite. This is a wonderful day of wet and dry forests, buttongrass plains, tea tree swamps and dazzling coastal views. The beach at our camp is one of the best along the South Coast for a swim and not many people pass through without enjoying one.
Walking Distance 8Km
Walking Time 6-8 hours
Day 9 South Cape Rivulet to Cockle Creek
Today is a gentle end to an amazing trip. The morning has us strolling along a couple of picturesque beaches and then up over a headland. The top of the cliffs is a perfect place for a rest while the waves below crash at the base of our lookout. Our 9 day trek concludes at Cockle Creek – this quiet blissful bay has a couple of holiday homes, an information shelter and a bus & driver waiting to take the group to Hobart. We usually drop you at your accommodation in Hobart at approx 5pm & after a shower and some clean clothes it’s common for the group to get together, to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants. An astonishing trip that will truly stay with you for some time to come.
Walking Distance 11km
Walking Time 3-4 hours
Travel to your accommodation in Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
Your vacation accommodation is located in the city centre, only two blocks from the main shopping mall. The hotel features a bar and restaurant and local artwork in a contemporary setting, while the rooms have recently been redecorated to create a modern fresh feel and offer either city or mountain views and WiFi wireless Internet access. Hobart offers a variety of vacation activity. You can travel to Cradle Mountain-St.Clair National Park, a mecca for bush walkers and nature lovers. Magnificent cliffs line the South Ask River. Only a short walk away is Salamanca Place, an 1830 sandstone warehouse converted to galleries, shops, and restaurants which offers many diversions from your travels. For the more adventurous, take a jet boat ride on the Derwent River.
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Stuart Crossett
Travel by taxi or ride share from your vacation accommodation to the airport (as per your own arrangements, pay as you go). Uber is available in most major cities.
Other Australian ride share options are:
Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hobart to Melbourne.
Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia.
Travel to your accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 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.
Today you’ll have the day free to Explore Melbourne City’s vast shopping centres, markets and boutiques, maybe do some souvenir shopping.
Melbourne is a Multicultural City boasting many boutique cafes, wineries and extensive shopping. You’ll also find it very easy to get around on the trains and trams, especially within the inners of Melbourne.
Photo Credit: Tourism Victoria
Located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory is a pristine wildlife haven with picturesque beach strolls to peaceful bush walks and spectacular views.
“The Prom” as it is widely known, was the first National Park established in Australia in 1898 & remains one of Victoria’s most loved and cherished natural attractions. This pristine slice of natural wilderness will inspire and intrigue even the most discerning traveler, with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rainforests and well-preserved walking tracks.
The Prom is home to many marsupials, such as kangaroos & wombats, native birds and other native animals such as emus, which with a bit of luck you can see up-close. The best way to explore the Prom is on foot, so you will no doubt enjoy your stroll along some spectacular tracks & be entertained by the pure white quartz ‘singing sands’ of Squeaky Beach. An opportunity is available to enjoy either a gentle rainforest walk at Lilly Pilly Rainforest or amazing panoramic views from the summit of Mount Bishop which we climb via an easy to medium graded walking track.
Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday (except Christmas)
Departs 7:00am – 8:00am and Returns 8:00pm to 9:00pm (approx.)
– Park entry fees
– Expert tour guide
– Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
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 wear comfortable outdoor and weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Bring snacks, a water bottle, and money for meals not included in the tour. Infant seats or boosters provided if pre-booked.
Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the little penguins and cuddly koalas. Enjoy getting close to koalas and kangaroos before joining the little penguins at dusk, as they emerge from the surf and waddle to their burrows.
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 10pm during the winter months to midnight during summer as the penguins arrive at sunset.
Upgrade Available to Exclusive Viewing Platform (pricing available upon request)
Operates Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only.
Image Credit: Visit Victoria
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.
Daily except Christmas
Departs 7:00am – 8:00am and Returns 9:00pm (approx.)
April – October Departs 10:00am to 11:00am and Returns 9:00pm to Midnight (approx.)
– Return deluxe coach transfers from accomodations
– Morning tea, coffee, & cake
– Gorgeous views
– Complimentary onboard wifi
– Expert commentary
Need to Know
Request infant seats (0-3 years) or a child booster seats (4-8 years) free of charge. Please bring money for lunch. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form.
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.
Daily, except December 25 & January 1. Tour departs at 8:00am and returns at 11:50am, lasting approximately 3.5 – 4 hours.
Need to Know
Tour departs and returns at Federation Square. Wear warm layers during cooler months.
– Experienced driver guide
– Comprehensive commentary
– Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Take a unique opportunity to participate in a phenomenal bike tour in Melbourne.
With this bike tour you’ll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Get your bearings as you explore Melbourne’s grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighborhoods. Experience the real Melbourne hospitality and sample some gourmet treats on this leisurely ride with a local guide. It’s the perfect way to start any Melbourne visit. Find out which Italian cyclist founded Melbourne’s Little Italy, why Melbourne was originally called Batmania and why a stuffed Kiwi horse is the number one drawcard at Melbourne Museum on this tour. Learn why Melbourne’s streets are lined with lava and its Eureka Tower is glazed in real gold. Discover the Greek tavern that has no menu and Melbourne’s best-kept-secret, Little Saigon. Discover Melbourne’s best yum cha, the men’s salon that gives you a free Aussie beer with every haircut, the shop that boasts 15,000 cookbooks and lots more quirky “inside” info on the world’s most lively, rideable city. Rediscover the wind in your hair and the freedom of eco-friendly cycling.
Departs 10:00am, Returns 2:30pm (approx.) from 16 Waterview Walk in the Melbourne Docklands
Does not operate Christmas Day
Tour is 4.5 hours (approx.)
– Bicycle tour of Melbourne
– Bicycle for the tour
– Bottle of water
Need to Know
– Guests are responsible for transportation to and from 16 Waterview Walk in the Melbourne Docklands
– Minimum of 2 people to operate and no more than 8 people per tour
– Children under 12 not recommended due to traffic crossings, but may attend based on parent’s best judgement to ride
– For smaller children, there are baby seats, children’s bikes, tagalongs and tandems available (limited quantities)
– Tour takes a lunch stop at a local restaurant (lunch is not included with the tour price)
– Tour may change or be cancelled due to weather and unforeseen circumstances
– Tour suitable for moderate fitness levels
– Electric bike
– Private tours (minimum 2 people)
Experience the essence of Australia through the pride of sports.
Located within iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s greatest showcase of sports at the world-class National Sports Museum.
This museum honors Australian Football, cricket, soccer, Olympic Games and more! Immerse yourself in this spiritual home of sports, contained within a new, modern museum on two levels of the MCGs new Olympic Stand.
See over 2,500 of the finest sports-related artifacts from Australia’s rich sporting history along with innovative interactive technology. The eight permanent exhibitions offer insight into all levels of achievement, values, fair play and the pursuit of excellence of Australian sportsmen and women.
It is recommended to spend at the least one to one and half hours touring the museum. Re-entry is available the day of with your original entry ticket.
Need to Know
– Self-guided audio tours are available and guided tours are available for an additional cost.
– Guided tours depart regularly between 10am and 3pm daily, and take approximately 75 minutes.
– Café is available for coffee and lunch (own expense).
– Tickets for entry are recommended to be purchased before arrival.
The National Sports Museum is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Times may vary on weekends for event days or public holidays.
Entry into the museum.
Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.
Your International Flight arrives in Los Angeles on the same day of departure from Australia, due to your crossing of the International Dateline.
- 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.