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Essence of Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney with Airfare

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,379

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 13-day holiday takes you on a quintessential adventure through some of Australia's iconic destinations. Visit Brisbane for some sunshine and visit some of the best Australian beaches. Later, head to Kakadu and Arnhemland for Aboriginal culture and stunning scenery. Finish your holiday in Sydney and cruise the beautiful harbour onboard a luxury yacht.


Combine the best of the East Coast with Australia’s Top End on this 13-day air-inclusive trip, combining Brisbane, Darwin and Kakadu National Park, and always inviting Sydney.

Start in Brisbane, the sunny capital of Queensland and gateway to the beautiful Gold and Sunshine Coasts. A city tour takes you to explore Brisbane’s architecture, a fascinating and ever-changing mix of styles. Then take a cruise on the Brisbane River for the best view of the city. The next day takes you north to Australia Zoo, which has been dedicated to conservation through education since it was founded by Bob and Lyn Irwin in 1970. Their son Steve, better known as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ turned it into one of Australia’s premier wildlife attractions. Photo op alert! It’s also one of the few places on Earth where you can hold a koala.

Fly to Darwin for one night, then set out along the Arnhem Highway for Kakadu National Park, one of Australia’s great natural and cultural treasures. Learn about the Aboriginal people who’ve been custodians of this land for thousands of years, and cruise on the Yellow Water billabong, keeping your eyes peeled for the infamous saltwater crocodile in its natural habitat. See ancient rock art galleries before going on to Arnhem Land. Here, you’ll learn some basic bush survival skills, including how to source ‘bush tucker’ in between admiring the incredible views and more Aboriginal culture and history.

Return to Darwin for your onward flight to Sydney and take a panoramic tour of Harbour City. Explore the historic Rocks district, see the Harbour sights including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the exclusive Eastern suburbs and visit Bondi Beach, a favourite of visitors and locals alike for decades. Then explore Sydney Harbour in-depth on a long luncheon cruise, enjoying a BBQ lunch and regional wines. On a full-day trip, head into the beautiful Blue Mountains on a deluxe trip that takes you to meet some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife at Calmsley Hill farm. Visit uncrowded viewpoints over the Blue Mountains, including the Three Sisters, a famous rock formation shrouded in Aboriginal legend.

Transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward travels, or stay an extra day or two to explore more of the city.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,379

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your onward travels to Australia.

Day 2

En Route to Australia

You will lose a day due to travel and time zones as you approach Australia.

Day 3

Brisbane Airport International Terminal to Brisbane Hotels

Duration60 Minutes

Hilton Brisbane

Hilton Brisbane hotel is well suited for business or leisure travellers. Just steps away from Central Station and located in the heart of the city. The hotel has easy access to popular attractions such as South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Convention and the Exhibition Centre. With rooms varying from Guest Rooms to Suites, there is something for everyone at the hotel.

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Duration3 Nights
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Hilton Brisbane

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    Hilton Brisbane



    Hilton Brisbane hotel is well suited for business or leisure travellers. Just steps away from Central Station and located in the heart of the city. The hotel has easy access to popular attractions such as South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Convention …

    Hilton Brisbane hotel is well suited for business or leisure travellers. Just steps away from Central Station and located in the heart of the city. The hotel has easy access to popular attractions such as South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Convention and the Exhibition Centre. With rooms varying from Guest Rooms to Suites, there is something for everyone at the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Full Day Brisbane's Best Tour

Explore the historical sights of Brisbane, Australia's third largest city and Queensland's capital, with its innovative and vibrant downtown area. From a trendy café club culture to thriving shops and 19th century sandstone buildings, enjoy a river cruise before strolling the arts precinct and manmade beach of Southbank Parklands. This day tour includes a leisurely cruise along the Brisbane River with a detailed commentary of the area's convict history, geography, vegetation and magnificent homes. Enjoy morning tea as we glide past the city. After some free time at Southbank Parklands for a refreshment stop, continue onwards to Mount Coot-tha, a heritage listed lookout built in 1918 offering spectacular views of Brisbane City and suburbs out to Moreton Bay. The final stop is at Queensland's oldest and most iconic brewery for a walking tour and beer tasting session. Try six of the best beers in Queensland and get a free gift.

Duration8 Hours
Day 5

Australia Zoo Tour with Koala Cuddle Adventure

Join this Australia Zoo Adventure with entry and five hours to explore Australia Zoo. Enjoy numerous live wildlife shows including Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors within the purpose built Crocoseum, Koalas Live and, Afternoon Crocs Live. Also enjoy a visit to the Glasshouse Mountains Scenic Lookout, a sneak peek visit in to the amazing Wildlife Hospital and a special Koala Cuddle (inclusive of an 8 x 10 photograph to take home as a souvenir). Australia Zoo is passionate about wildlife conservation - CRIKEY! what are you waiting for?

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Brisbane Hotel to Brisbane Airport

Duration60 Minutes

Darwin Domestic Airport to Darwin Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the food is delicious. Situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

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Duration1 Night
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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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    Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront



    Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the …

    Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the food is delicious. Situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 7

Darwin to Kakadu

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

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    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel



    From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park's wilderness. Just a two and a half hour drive from Darwin, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is the only full service hotel …

    From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park's wilderness. Just a two and a half hour drive from Darwin, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is the only full service hotel for Kakadu accommodation and is the ideal base to explore the Ubirr, Nourlangie and Jim Jim areas of Kakadu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry facilities
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Arnhem Land by 4WD

An early start this morning as we travel by 4WD vehicle into spectacular Western Arnhem Land. With a knowledgeable guide you'll travel through breathtaking scenery including sweeping escarpment outcrops, forests and floodplains. Lunch in a scenic location. View Aboriginal rock art in its nature state and learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills and bush tucker.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 9

Kakadu to Darwin

This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Meal Plan Lunch

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the food is delicious. Situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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    Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront



    Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the …

    Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the 120 rooms are stylish and the food is delicious. Situated in the iconic Darwin City Waterfront, guests are perfectly positioned to explore the restaurants, boutique shops and seafront promenades.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 10

Darwin Hotel to Darwin Domestic Airport

Duration1 Hour

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

InterContinental Sydney

Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered on the old Treasury Building which dates back to 1851. The Cortile, a vaulted sandstone courtyard, serves as the hotel's central meeting place and lobby.

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Duration3 Nights
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InterContinental Sydney

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    InterContinental Sydney



    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered …

    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered on the old Treasury Building which dates back to 1851. The Cortile, a vaulted sandstone courtyard, serves as the hotel's central meeting place and lobby.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti - Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

Duration1 Hour
Day 11

Panoramic Sydney Sights

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you'll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.

Visit Sydney's trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte.

Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights.

Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre.

Passengers can join our optional harbour lunch cruises, seaplane tours or return directly to their hotels.

The designated harbour lunch cruise drop-off point is Darling Harbour (adjacent to the aquarium).

Duration4 Hours

Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise

Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. A unique, four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Duration4 Hours
Day 12

Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

7.00- 7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.

Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst 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 colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

We then make our way around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views. We enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). 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 mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you'll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Duration10 Hours
Day 13

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Departure Date

On QANTAS

From:
New York
US$

 

On QANTAS

From:
Dallas
US$

On QANTAS

From:
Los Angeles
US$

On Air Canada

From:
Toronto
CA$

On Air Canada

From:
Vancouver
CA$

1 May to 9 Jun'22 $5,729 $5,729 $5,379 $7,059 $6,719
10 Jun to 28 Jun'22 $5,699 $5,699 $5,339 $7,239 $6,979
29 Jun to 23 Jul'22 $5,789 $5,789 $5,439 $7,169 $6,909
24 Jul to 31 Aug'22 $5,729 $5,729 $5,379 $7,069 $6,719
1 Sep to 31 Oct'22 $5,909 $5,909 $5,549 $7,469 $7,219

*Flights from the US are with Qantas Airways and flights from Canada are with Air Canada.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International air transportation from select North American gateways
  • Domestic air transportation within Australia
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Brisbane
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Sydney
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Darwin
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Kakadu
  • Shared half day Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise
  • Small group Australia Zoo and Koala Cuddle tour
  • 2 day Kakadu and Arnhemland Tour
  • Small group half day Aboriginal Heritage Tour
  • Small group half day Panoramic Sydney Sights
  • Small group half day Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience*
  • 2 lunches

*Guests may substitute a Full Day Hunter Valley Wine Tasting tour.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Kakadu National Park entry fee is not included and is payable direct on day of departure
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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