Australia Travel Deal | 9-Day Choose Your Australia Adventure

Australia Travel Deal | Choose Your Australia Adventure

Aussie City & Great Barrier Reef

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 9 Days/ 7 Nights, Australia
  • Accommodation: Melbourne (3 Nights), Cairns (4)
  • Shuttle Transfers: Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Customize with your choice of discounted day tours!
 

Book your Trip

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

Add Beach Package

Add $300+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • 2 Nights in Gold Coast
  • Airport Transfers to Gold Coast (Return)
  • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights

 

Add Sydney Package

Add $300+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • 2 Nights in Sydney
  • Flights to get you there
  • Sydney Airport Transfers (Return)
  • Totaling 11 Days / 9 Nights

 

Have it All Package

Add $600+ to include:

  • Everything in Basic Package plus:
  • Add Beach Package
  • Add Sydney Package
  • 1 Extra Free Night in Sydney
  • Totaling 14 Days / 12 Nights

 



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

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates March 28 – December 12, 2022
Lowest Price can be found Select Dates: March 28 – June 28, July 24 – November 11 & November 22 – December 5, 2022

Booking Code: ST-TA2201

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

Stylish Cities, Outdoor Adventures and World-Renowned Wonders….
Australia is Waiting for You!

Ask just about anyone you know. Australia is a traveler’s dream. As Australia reopens to the world, you are invited to discover the country’s spacious landscapes, endless natural beauty, and laid-back culture.

And the best part – every aspect of your trip is planned for you. All you need to do is pack your bags and hop on the plane!

No painstaking planning, no juggling with hotel reservations and no scrambling with the details.

We’ve made traveling to Australia easier than ever before. This very special deal starts with the basics and allows you to add destinations and your choice of tours.

Go Big with this incredible Choose Your Own Australia Adventure vacation package!

Melbourne

ACDC Lane Melbourne credit Visit Victoria

ACDC Lane Melbourne. Credit: Visit Victoria

Your journey begins in Melbourne, the metropolitan mecca of Australia’s tastes and trends. Here, enjoying the finer things in life is not reserved for a special occasion – it’s simply the way of life. A passion for all things art, music and food touches every corner of the city – even the coffee is blended with an artful flourish that will raise your standards to an unparalleled level. A perfect caffeinated wake-up call after your flight!

You’ll spend 3 nights in a stylish 4-star hotel located in the heart of Melbourne. There’s an unmistakably European feel about the city, with a whole world of cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars tucked within its central laneways.

So Many Things to Do in Melbourne!

Phillip Island Penguin

Phillip Island Penguin. Photo: Phillip Island Nature Park

After booking this trip, you’ll receive a list of discounted tours you can add to make this adventure your own.

  • Discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades with a small group walking tour.
  • Take a full day to discover the coastal wonders of Phillip Island and its tiny Penguin Parade. Meet koalas, kangaroos, wombats with close-up encounters.
  • Tour the Great Ocean Road and see its famous 12 Apostles, wildlife in the wild, and glimpses of the Southern Aussie beach lifestyle.

Melbourne is the perfect place to experience an Australian city – but this is just the beginning of your trip!

Cairns

Girl swimming underwater in Cairns Lagoon

Cairns Lagoon. Photo: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

After your stay in Melbourne you’ll board a flight to Cairns, the gateway city to Australia’s tropical north. Here, time slows down to the rhythm of the tropics, where it’s shorts and sunglasses all day, everyday.

You’ll spend 4 nights in a 4-star accommodation located in the heart of Cairns. The laid-back vibes and heady tropical atmosphere will instantly tune you into holiday mode. The main shopping district, Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Harbour are right at your hotel’s doorstep.

And right on Cairns’ doorstep are three of the world’s most treasured natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest system, and the Queensland outback.

Choose your Queensland Adventures

No trip to Cairns is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef credit Tourism Australia

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism Australia

With 4 different ways to explore the reef, you can add-on the one that speaks to you:

  • Cruise & Snorkel/Dive: Confident swimmers and divers alike love our Great Barrier Reef Cruise with 3 unique dive sites on the outer reef, offering amazing visibility and freedom to explore.
  • Reef Platform with a variety of activities: Non-swimmers and snorkelers both enjoy out pontoon adventure on the outer reef with snorkeling for the swimmers and glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory and semi-submersible – perfect for seeing the reef without getting wet!  
  • Aboriginal Cruise & Snorkel/Dive: Enjoy one of Cairns’ most unique & exclusive Great Barrier Reef tours that offers a cultural experience for snorkelers and divers. Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. 
  • Great Barrier Reef Island Day: Take a rainforest river cruise out to Normanby Island to enjoy this natural paradise above and below the water.

Tropical North Queensland is home to the exotic Wet Tropics, part of the oldest rainforest ecosystem on the planet. From Cairns, you can see the rainforest for yourself!

  • Kuranda Scenic Rail, Rainforestation and Skyrail tour offers a full day of rainforest exploration right on Carin’s doorstep.
  • One of our favorite Daintree tours takes you deep into the secrets and history of the rainforest through stories told by its traditional owners. Explore Mossman Gorge and take a traditional Aboriginal fishing lesson on the banks of the mangroves.

Explore Queensland’s Outback with an amazing tasting adventure:

  • This boutique food and wine experience from Cairns takes you on a tasting journey along the Atherton Tablelands, where some of Australia’s most exotic foods and produce are grown.

Add Beach Package: 2 Nights on the Gold Coast

Surfer credit Tourism & Events Queensland

Surfer in Gold Coast. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

With our discounted Add Beach Package, you can spend 2 nights among Australia’s best collection of beaches, hugged by a skyline of shimmering high-rises. Welcome to the Gold Coast!

The “Goldie,” as locals call it, is all about bare feet, sun-kissed skin, curling waves and boundless beach days. You’ll spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel with free days to see why this destination is called Australia’s ultimate playground.

Here you’ll experience the quintessential “Aussie” lifestyle, full of those iconic Australian moments you’ve always dreamed of – including holding a koala!

Adventures on the Gold Coast

Add any of these tours after you book to create your perfect vacation:

Get ready to meet some exciting locals! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden, home to one of the world’s largest collections of native Australian wildlife.

Holding a koala in Gold Coast credit Tourism & Events Queensland

Holding a koala in Gold Coast. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Add on a visit to this special sanctuary and cuddle a koala!

  • Hand-feed kangaroos and dozens of colorful rainbow lorikeets as they perch on your head and shoulders.
  • Meet wombats, Tasmanian devils, emus, and other exotic Australian wildlife – some you never even knew existed!
  • Watch an exciting Croc Feeding show, witness a stunning bird show with trained owls, eagles and magpies on display, and catch the Aboriginal dancing and Didgeridoo performance.

The Gold Coast features some amazing rainforest hinterlands. Get out in nature with one of these tours:

  • Natural Bridge & Springbrook Waterfall Tour: Experience World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, picture-perfect waterfalls, unique Australian wildlife and afternoon refreshments. 
  • Lamington National Park, O’Railly’s & Vineyard Tour: Experience secluded hillside trails, private venues, rainforests, waterfalls and plenty of wildlife spotting. 

There’s still more of Australia to see!

Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Choose our discounted Add Sydney package to skip the beach and head straight to 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 most coveted travel destinations.

You’ll stay 2 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located for exploring the city.

 

Sydney Harbour Cruise credit Tourism Australia

Sydney Harbour Cruise. Photo: Tourism Australia

Create your own Sydney experience:

 As Australia’s largest and internationally renowned harbor city, Sydney full of amazing things to do. Choose from our great tour deals after you book your trip.

  • Explore Sydney by water with a 2-day Sydney Harbour Cruise Pass – not only is it the quickest way to get to many of Sydney’s highlights, but it’s also incredibly scenic!
  • Take a 1-hour tour of Sydney’s Opera House.
  • Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal Culture on a walking tour of The Rocks historical district.
  • Escape the city to explore the lovely Blue Mountains on a luxury small group tour.
  • Learn about all of Sydney’s highlights on a small group city tour.

As your final day in Australia comes to a close, you’ll look back on the wealth of incredible memories you’ve made:

You’ve traveled all across the world, visited two iconic Australian cities, and discovered some of the world’s most unique natural wonders. A trip to Australia doesn’t get better than this.

Not ready to say goodbye?

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 Have it All Package for to add both Gold Coast and Sydney to your trip – Plus 1 extra FREE night in Sydney! That’s 2 weeks, 12 nights in Australia, and one unforgettable trip! All hotels, shuttle transfers and flights are included.

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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