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Australia Travel Deal | Australia’s Best Nature, Wildlife & Cities 

Australia's Best Nature, Wildlife & Cities

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights, Australia
  • Accommodation: Brisbane (2 Nights), Cairns (3), Melbourne (2), Hobart (3), Sydney (2)
  • Day Tour - Hop on Hop Off Sydney Cruise 2-Day Pass
  • Shuttle Transfers - Brisbane Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles 
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Melbourne, Melbourne to Hobart, Hobart to Sydney
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Customize with discounted add-on packages!

Book your Trip

Experience More & Save More with a Discounted Add-On Package!

Add Silver Package

Add $180+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • 1 Additional Night in Melbourne
  • 1 Additional Night in Sydney
  • Totaling 16 Days / 14 Nights

 

Add Gold Package

Add $520+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Tour
  • Bruny Island Foodie Tour
  • Rocks Dreaming Walking Tour

 

Platinum Package

Add $650+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • Add Silver Package
  • Add Gold Package
  • Save an Additional $50 per person
  • Totaling 16 Days / 14 Nights

 


To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates March 30 –  November 17, 2022
Lowest Price can be found Select Dates: Sundays – Wednesday March 30 – June 28 & July 24 – September 14, 2022

Booking Code: ST-TA2204

Book By: May 19, 2022

COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Australia COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Sydney Harbor aerial

Questions about Australia’s COVID travel restrictions? We’re here for you! As specialists in travel to Australia, we are keeping up to date on all restrictions and providing our clients with the information they need to make their trip to Australia a reality.

Great news! Australia is making it easier to visit!

We will update this as often as possible, but please understand these are fluid and may change. Costs associated with travel requirements to Australia are not included in your itinerary unless specifically listed. We will update this information with approximate costs as we become aware of them.

Last Updated: 4/27/2022

Going to Australia

Starting April 18th, you will no longer need a pre-departure test to enter Australia. If you are one of the first to travel without a pre-departure test, please click here for more details.

Travelers are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the airline you are traveling with and any countries you transit through.

Here’s what you need to visit Australia

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Complete Australia Travel Declaration 7 to 3 days before your flight. 
  • Required masking on the plane and in all Australian airports.
  • Rapid Antigen test within 24 hours of arrival and self-isolation until a negative result is received.
  • Valid visa to enter Australia

More Details

Stay up to date on Australia Travel Requirements, click here. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

Proof of Full Vaccination -You will need to provide proof of vaccination in the form of a paper or digital certificate. If you have your paper card CDC vaccination card, you can use this to enter Australia. If you have lost your card or if you are interested in obtaining a verified digital certificate of your card to ensure you have a safe and secure back up, please click here to find out more information.  If possible, we do recommend a digital certificate for stress free travel. It will allow you to pull up your verified record in the event you lose your card while traveling. 

Are you considered fully up to date on your vaccines? If you’ve followed CDC guidelines, the answer is yes! If you have a more complicated story, click here to find out.

Digital Travel Declaration – All inbound travelers must complete an Digital Travel Declaration (DTD) at least 72 hours before to departure. This is a form that may be filled out online on your mobile device by downloading the Australia Digital Travel Declaration app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android). You may also fill out the form online on a desktop computer here. When filling out the DTD, you will need to provide your contact details, declare your vaccination status, declare your last 14 days travel history, and acknowledge quarantine and testing requirements that apply when entering Australia.

When to Wear a Mask – You must wear a mask for the duration of your flight while traveling to Australia,, and in all Australian airports. A cloth or surgical mask is acceptable. You may remove your mask to eat and drink, or if directed by an airline or government official. Children ages 11 or younger and anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask and can provide a medical certificate as evidence do not need to wear a mask.

Testing on Arrival – Testing and quarantine requirements differ by state and territory, however most states require a Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of your arrival. You must self-isolate until you receive a negative result from your test taken after your arrival. You can bring an at home test with you and take the test as soon as you arrive in Australia.

Testing and quarantine requirements differ by state and territory. To check if you will be subject to quarantine on arrival visit your local state or territory’s website:

Traveling with Children – Children under 12 are considered fully vaccinated, meaning they may travel without a vaccination. However, it is recommended that if your child is able to get vaccinated, that they do so before they travel. Children 12 years and older will need to meet the same testing requirements as adults.

For more information about restrictions and requirements to travel to Australia, click here. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

To Return to the USA

Stay up to date on USA travel restrictions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html

Trip Details

When was the last time a vacation that truly blew you away?

A weekend away or a short trip here and there can tide you over as you dream about your next big trip.

But what if you could whisk away to a whole different country, to sophisticated cities in unique coastal destinations – where each coast is worlds apart from one another?

With this Australia’s Best Nature, Wildlife & Cities vacation, you’ll visit 5 essential cities surrounded by Australia’s most treasured natural wonders. Let your sense of adventure take over in Brisbane, tune in to the relaxed vibes of Cairns, get cultured in Melbourne, see the rugged coasts of Tasmania, and live it up in Sydney.

Bundled together with flights and 4-star hotels, this 14-day vacation takes you to top Australia destinations in an unbeatable package.

So don’t choose between a short adventure or waiting out for the trip of a lifetime.

Go big and let your next vacation completely blow you away.

Brisbane

Brisbane Skyline credit Tourism & Events Queensland

Brisbane Skyline. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Your journey begins in Brisbane, the capital city of tropical Queensland. With flourishing riverside districts and cultural scenes popping up in the city center, Brisbane is poised as Australia’s next world-class city. Here, shorts and sandals are the outfit of the day, with temperatures never dipping below 70 degrees. It’s why locals embrace an outdoor-loving lifestyle, basking in the gorgeous parklands winding along the Brisbane River.

Spend 2 nights in a sleek and stylish 4-star accommodation in the heart of city. This upscale hotel offers the comforts of home with the excitement of Brisbane’s iconic destinations nearby.

Upgrade to our Gold Package to include a visit to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo

Spread over 1,000 acres, this legendary zoo is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Run by the Irwins’ passion for wildlife and cared for by professional and knowledgeable staff, stepping into each exhibit is like stepping into a world dedicated solely to each animal.

Koala at Australia Zoo

Koala at Australia Zoo

With over 1,000 animals, hand-feeding encounters and educational exhibits, you’ll need a whole day to explore the Australia Zoo!

  • Witness the famous Wildlife Warriors Show at the Crocoseum and learn about the zoo’s amazing animals with some jaw-dropping wildlife action!
  • Visit Bindi’s Island, a slice of tropical island paradise where lemurs, giant tortoises, and colorful macaws roam.
  • See Australia’s most exotic animals including Tasmanian devils, cassowaries, koalas, kangaroos and more!

Cairns

Snorkelers at the Great Barrier Reef credit Tourism Australia

Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

After your stay in Brisbane you’ll board a flight to Cairns. This coastal city is primed for venturing into the Great Barrier Reef, exotic Daintree Rainforest, or relaxing at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.

You’ll spend 3 nights in a 4-star accommodation located in the heart of Cairns. Your days are free to enjoy this tropical paradise, where the warm waters of the Coral Sea invite you to discover the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

 

With our Gold Package, your upgrades include an exciting day trip to see the reef!

Queensland credit Tourism Australia

Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

No trip to Australia is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef!

  • See bright tropical fish, sea turtles and giant clams mix with the mesmerizing colors of coral gardens.
  • If you have never snorkeled before, don’t worry – a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put on and use the snorkeling gear.
  • Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board and warm up with fresh, hot water showers.

Let yourself surrender to the warm vibes of Cairns, where every day feels like the weekend, and toast to a rejuvenating holiday in Australia.

Melbourne

People enjoying a rooftop bar in Melbourne, Australia

Rooftop Bar in Melbourne. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Next you’ll fly into Melbourne, Australia’s ultimate cosmopolitan city. As the undisputed cool kid, Melbourne is one of the world’s top rated destinations for all things food, art and music. Colorful street art lines the laneways within the heart of the city, where a turn at every corner reveals a bright café, secret bar or hidden restaurant.

Spend 2 nights in a sleek and stylish Melbourne accommodation, poised within the heart of the city and surrounded by top attractions.

With high rises set against sumptuous parks on the banks of the Yarra River, a closer look into the city reveals a network of walkable cobbled lanes studded with hidden bars, restaurants and boutique shops, delightfully reminiscent of European laneways.

But Melbourne’s scene is on a class all its own.

ACDC Lane Melbourne credit Visit Victoria

ACDC Lane, Melbourne. Photo: Visit Victoria

Upgrade to our Gold Package to include an essential Melbourne walking tour.

Discover these hidden gems on a fun walking tour guided by a passionate local. You’ll find unassuming pubs, tiny restaurants with extensive menus, boutique shops, breathtaking street art and secret spots only locals would know.

Hobart

Alfresco Dining in Hobart credit Tourism Tasmania and Stuart Crossett

Alfresco Dining in Hobart. Photo: Tourism Tasmania and Stuart Crossett

After your whirlwind visit to Melbourne you’ll fly to Australia’s largest island and smallest state, Tasmania. Experience the tantalizing quiet life of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Here you’ll spend 3 nights in a fashionable 4-star hotel located a block from Hobart’s buzzing waterfront.

The well-preserved turn-of-the-century architecture is just the beginning of Hobart’s stunning beauty and character. Its exquisite parks, historic buildings, famous markets and burgeoning music and arts scene are nestled beneath pristine Kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Its renowned Museum of Old and New Art draws visitors from around the world for its controversial collections of antiquities and modern art. The national parks fringing the city showcase Tasmania’s jaw-dropping scenery of rolling green ranges and sparkling blue bays.

But Tasmania’s real star is its fantastic food and drink.

With some of the cleanest air and waterways in the world, Tasmania boasts the most remarkable produce to delight your taste buds.

Enjoy a delectable tour showcasing the best of Tasmania’s food, wine and wildlife!

Upgrade to our Gold package to include a small-group gourmet tour to Bruny Island. Just a short cruise from Hobart’s waterfront, Bruny Island is a perfect mix of

Bruny Island Gourmet Produce

Bruny Island Gourmet Produce

Australia’s best qualities – amazing coastal landscapes, dense rainforests, rare wildlife and great food. This is a delicious day out where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey!

  • Bruny Island Cheese Co – meet the makers and learn how they craft their artisan produce.
  • Get Shucked Oysters – indulge in succulent, “Dolly Parton Plump” oysters straight from the ocean.
  • See rare white wallabies as you travel throughout the island.
  • Pennicotts – enjoy lunch with oysters and two glasses of your choice of wine, beer, cider, or juices.
  • Bruny Island Chocolate Company – indulge in some sweet treats.
  • Bruny Island Honey – sample a variety of local honey.
  • Hike the Neck – See the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves and leave your foot prints on a deserted beach.

After your stay in Hobart you’ll have seen more of Tasmania than most Aussies who are just a quick flight away.

Sydney

Sydney Harbor aerial

Sydney Harbour

After indulging in Tasmania you’ll head to Sydney, Australia’s famous harbor city. Sydney is the envy of harbor cities around the world, framed by unspoiled beaches and iconic cityscapes. The blend of metropolitan city life and sunny coastal splendor ranks Sydney among the world’s finest cities.

You’ll stay 2 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located between Darling Harbour and the Sydney central business district, in the heart of the city action.

As Australia’s largest and internationally renowned harbor city, Sydney is best explored by water. Included in this package is an essential experience: A 2-Day pass for Sydney’s Hop on Hop off cruise. When in one of the world’s top harbor cities, a cruise is a must! Explore the city with an included Sydney Harbour Cruise Pass, a hop on hop  off cruise along the harbor’s top attractions. Stop at sites such as Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Circular Quay and much more.

With our Gold Package, your tour includes one of Sydney’s best cultural experiences.

Australian Aborginal tour guide leading a couple across Sydney Harbour

The Rocks Dreamtime Walking Tour, Sydney. Photo: Tourism Australia

Learn about Sydney’s profound Aboriginal heritage, embedded within every inch of the city’s landscapes and seasons, on a walking tour of led by Aboriginal guides.

Explore The Rocks district and uncover the authentic history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, and how its woven into contemporary society.

Not ready to say farewell?

There’s just something about Australia that makes you never want to leave. Our clients tell us all the time – the only thing they wish could be different about their trip is staying even longer!

Upgrade with our Silver Package for 1 extra night in Melbourne and 1 extra night in Sydney.

That’s 16 days and 14 nights – an epic Australia adventure you’ll never forget!

 

Looking for more?

People under water snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

We’ve combined both our Silver and Gold Packages to create the ultimate trip Down Under with our Platinum Package.

This comprehensive package includes all tours in the Silver Package PLUS the extra days in the Gold package.

If you’re finally taking that dream trip to Australia, you better go all out!

Your Australia vacation shouldn’t be complicated. From booking connecting flights and hotels with your time and budget in mind, no one does it like an experienced travel professional.

As experts in Australian travel, we put trips like these together all day. From the moment you speak to our Destination Specialists to your plane touching down back home, we’ll make sure every aspect of your trip goes without a hitch.

Book your Australian vacation today!

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