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Essence of Brisbane, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,949

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Combine three Aussie highlights on one convenient vacation. Start in sunny Brisbane, where you’ll explore the city and visit the nearby rainforest. Connect north to Cairns to cruise the Great Barrier Reef and explore the Daintree River. Finish your trip in Sydney to see the city’s iconic sights on a luxury luncheon cruise.


This 13-day Australian vacation takes you in and around Brisbane, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney to explore Aussie landmarks. It features first-class accommodations, international airfare, and a mix of shared and small group tours.

Your trip to Australia begins with a flight from North America. Arrive in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and the fastest growing city in the country. Get to know the River City on a city tour that introduces you to its history and café club culture. Visit the Story Bridge, Treasury Casino, and then cruise the Brisbane River, the longest river in the region, while you sip Devonshire tea and learn about the city’s convict history. The next day, explore the surrounding Gold Coast, including O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, where you’ll go for a rainforest canopy walk, Mt. Tamborine, where you’ll enjoy some great views in a quaint mountain village, and O’Reilly’s National Park, where you can grab lunch amidst dense flora.

Continue your Australia vacation by connecting north to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise out onto the reef, the world’s largest living structure, for a full day in the Low Isles. You can relax on an island beach, get your exercise on a guided snorkelling tour to glimpse the vibrant colours beneath the waves, or ride in a glass bottom boat to enjoy a leisurely cruise with great views. Back on land, explore Cape Tribulation and the Daintree River system on a rainforest tour. You’ll cruise the Daintree River—keep your eyes peeled for estuarine crocodiles which lurk in the waters—hike along a rainforest boardwalk, go for a swim in Emmagen Creek alongside exotic fish and turtles, and cap off the day at Cape Tribulation Beach, where the rainforest meets the reef.

Fly south to Sydney to continue your trip to Australia in its largest city. A city tour will introduce you to world-famous landmarks and local favourites, including the historic Rocks district, trendy Oxford Street, the surf haven of Bondi Beach, and, of course, the architectural masterworks of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The next day, enjoy a new view of these Sydney icons on a luxury cruise like a local luncheon experience. Feast on a three-course meal with wines and beer as you admire these magnificent structures from the water. Cap off your time in Australia with a day in the nearby Blue Mountains, the magnificent mountain and forest system that’s only a 90-minute drive from Sydney. You’ll enjoy mountain lookouts, spot the famous Three Sisters, gaze upon Govetts Leap with its 180m drop waterfall, and see some Indigenous rock art sites before you return to Sydney.

At the end of your Australian tour, you’ll connect to the airport for onward travels. 


 

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Accommodation in Port Douglas

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    The Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas



    This small luxurious boutique hotel is located in the centre of Port Douglas on the Esplanade and across from the beach. There are 34 spacious one bedroom suites with private balconies and large twin-tub bathrooms. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel has a landscaped pool with waterfall …

    This small luxurious boutique hotel is located in the centre of Port Douglas on the Esplanade and across from the beach. There are 34 spacious one bedroom suites with private balconies and large twin-tub bathrooms. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel has a landscaped pool with waterfall and lap pool and a sheltered sundeck and spa. Enjoy daily cocktails from the Hi Tide bar and restaurant. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel is an adults only haven with the comforts and facilities of a large hotel but with the friendliness and personal service that only a small property can provide.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
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    Port Douglas Retreat



    Port Douglas Retreat is a perfect place to stay for a leisure traveller; it features traditional North Queensland architecture with extensive use of timber in the entry and walkways. Located only 3 minutes stroll from Port Douglas village centre and 5 minutes from the famous …

    Port Douglas Retreat is a perfect place to stay for a leisure traveller; it features traditional North Queensland architecture with extensive use of timber in the entry and walkways. Located only 3 minutes stroll from Port Douglas village centre and 5 minutes from the famous Four Mile Beach and Marina Mirage. Port Douglas Retreat offers 36 self-contained, air-conditioned studio style apartments featuring private courtyards or balconies.

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    The Meridian at Port Douglas



    Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 star apartments in a selection of self catering Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over …

    Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 star apartments in a selection of self catering Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over 16 years of age.

    The resorts central feature is the heated lagoon style pool with a sundeck, large BBQ area all set amongst lush tropical gardens. Meridian is a true haven for adults only looking for an escape, in the heart of vibrant Port Douglas. Rooms are not serviced daily (daily housekeeping for an additional fee is available).

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    Regal Port Douglas



    The Regal Port Douglas Accommodation is located right at the start of the restaurant strip in Port Douglas but at the quieter end of Macrossan St, only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and Sunday markets. With balmy days and tropical evenings …

    The Regal Port Douglas Accommodation is located right at the start of the restaurant strip in Port Douglas but at the quieter end of Macrossan St, only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and Sunday markets. With balmy days and tropical evenings to enjoy the selection on offer for dining in Macrossan Street, or watch the sunset over the inlet with a bucket of prawns.

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    • Barbeque
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
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    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk

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    Thala Beach Nature Reserve



    As an award winning resort located just 45 minutes north of Cairns and just south of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is the only beach nature lodge on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas; the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier …

    As an award winning resort located just 45 minutes north of Cairns and just south of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is the only beach nature lodge on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas; the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef, private coastal beaches and tropical rainforest. This resort is the sister hotel of Kewarra Beach Resort and offers a retreat-like ambience. The environmentally sensitive lodge boasts private deluxe bungalows built on high timber poles looking out through the trees.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
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    • Lounge(s)
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    Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas



    Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether it is for a short or long duration. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of downtown Port Douglas and the world famous 4-Mile Beach. There is a choice …

    Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether it is for a short or long duration. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of downtown Port Douglas and the world famous 4-Mile Beach. There is a choice of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments designed with an emphasis on spaciousness and reflects the North Queensland style with bright, tropical furnishings.

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    • Laundry facilities
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    Cayman Villas



    Cayman Villas offers an unsurpassed level of accommodation in one, two and three bedroom apartments and villas set amongst lush tropical gardens featuring an expansive heated horizon pool. This fully re-decorated property features spacious living areas, large balconies and are furnished in a modern tropical …

    Cayman Villas offers an unsurpassed level of accommodation in one, two and three bedroom apartments and villas set amongst lush tropical gardens featuring an expansive heated horizon pool. This fully re-decorated property features spacious living areas, large balconies and are furnished in a modern tropical style. Cayman Villas is located in beautiful Port Douglas just 200 metres from Four Mile Beach, 150 metres from Macrossan Street and 400 metres from the Port Douglas Marina. All apartments have king or twin beds, large kitchens boasting granite counter tops, dishwashers, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fully equipped laundry and ensuite featuring a spa bath. Enjoy the convenience of complimentary WiFi.

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    • Barbeque
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    Villa San Michele Port Douglas



    Villa San Michele, Port Douglas offers one and two bedroom apartment accommodation on Macrossan Street - right in the centre of Port Douglas. Its self-contained accommodation suits visitors in search of relaxing accommodation in the centre of Port Douglas. Villa San Michele's central location places …

    Villa San Michele, Port Douglas offers one and two bedroom apartment accommodation on Macrossan Street - right in the centre of Port Douglas. Its self-contained accommodation suits visitors in search of relaxing accommodation in the centre of Port Douglas. Villa San Michele's central location places boutique shops and award winning restaurants right on your doorstep, and we are only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele apartments have a unique Mediterranean style, and are situated around a courtyard of tropical gardens.

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    Mantra Heritage Port Douglas



    Situated in the heart of Port Douglas town, a short, pleasant stroll to the wharf and Four Mile Beach, Mantra Heritage Port Douglas epitomizes the leisurely, carefree lifestyle of this popular resort destination in Tropical North Queensland. Mantra Heritage offers spacious, beautifully appointed hotel rooms …

    Situated in the heart of Port Douglas town, a short, pleasant stroll to the wharf and Four Mile Beach, Mantra Heritage Port Douglas epitomizes the leisurely, carefree lifestyle of this popular resort destination in Tropical North Queensland. Mantra Heritage offers spacious, beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, and an inviting lagoon pool with swim-up decks for suites on lower levels. The town's outdoor cafes, upscale resort shops, galleries, and fine restaurants combined with the resort's welcome surroundings, make Mantra Heritage an ideal getaway.

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    The Beach Terraces


    The Beach Terraces is located just 70 meters off the famous Four Mile Beach and a 5 minute walk to the village centre, our apartments are spacious and comfortable all apartments have private balconies and are designed to enjoy the tropical ambience of Port Douglas. …

    The Beach Terraces is located just 70 meters off the famous Four Mile Beach and a 5 minute walk to the village centre, our apartments are spacious and comfortable all apartments have private balconies and are designed to enjoy the tropical ambience of Port Douglas. All apartments are fully self-contained, including full kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, cooktop, tea and coffee making. Apartments are fully air-conditioned, have washer and dryer, complimentary cable TV, DVD, clock radio, ceiling fans, tropical furnishings and outdoor settings on the balcony.

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,949

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your flight to Australia.

Day 2

Cross the International Date Line

A day will is lost as your cross the International Date Line enroute  to Australia.

Day 3

Brisbane Domestic Airport to Brisbane Hotel

Duration1 Hour

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.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
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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

O'Reilly's and Lamington National Park

Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast from Tamborine Mountain, then travel onward to O'Reilly's for the tree top canopy walk, to discover historic logging tracks and hear the epic adventures of early settlers and the heroic rescue stories of the Stinsen plane crash. Enjoy time to sample Queensland made wines and fresh local products.

Iconic O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat is situated in the heart of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park with spectacular panoramic views of the McPherson Ranges.
Mount Tamborine, a quaint mountain village in the Scenic Rim is home to unique shopping, cottage style B&Bs, cheese factories, winemakers, art and craft outlets and even a distillery. Take the Gallery walk, this street boasts over 70 art, craft, gift and nick-nack shops and attracts thousands of visitors every year for its rainforests, waterfalls, wineries and unforgettable Devonshire teas.

Depart for O'Reilly's National Park, this World Heritage Listed plateau in the McPherson Ranges is just 100kms from Brisbane city and 40 minutes from the coastline. Cool, clean and green, it's a shelter for native flora and fauna. Have a relaxing time to enjoy lunch (own expenses).

Walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees clad with vines and epiphytes. It's a bushwalker's dream and the suspension bridge and ladder for the daring, makes it quite an adventure. Depart O'Reilly's National Park and return to your Brisbane Hotel.

Duration9 Hours
Day 6

Brisbane Hotel to Brisbane Airport

Duration1 Hour

Cairns Domestic Airport to Port Douglas

Duration1 Hour

Shantara Resort and Spa Port Douglas

Shantara Resort Port Douglas offers adult only boutique accommodation which is suited for couples or the independent traveler who are looking to unwind in a tranquil and tropical ambience. Resort features include the Shantara Day Spa, gym, 2 swimming pools, undercover BBQ area, free secure car parking and elevators. Shantara is a short stroll to Four Mile Beach and cosmopolitan Macrossan Street with its array of restaurants, cafes and shops. The Shantara team offers personalised service and peace and tranquility, in the heart of Port Douglas. If arriving outside regular reception hours (Mon to Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm), arrangements must be made prior to arrival directly with the Resort.

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Duration3 Nights
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Shantara Resort and Spa Port Douglas

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    Shantara Resort and Spa Port Douglas



    Shantara Resort Port Douglas offers adult only boutique accommodation which is suited for couples or the independent traveler who are looking to unwind in a tranquil and tropical ambience. Resort features include the Shantara Day Spa, gym, 2 swimming pools, undercover BBQ area, free secure …

    Shantara Resort Port Douglas offers adult only boutique accommodation which is suited for couples or the independent traveler who are looking to unwind in a tranquil and tropical ambience. Resort features include the Shantara Day Spa, gym, 2 swimming pools, undercover BBQ area, free secure car parking and elevators. Shantara is a short stroll to Four Mile Beach and cosmopolitan Macrossan Street with its array of restaurants, cafes and shops. The Shantara team offers personalised service and peace and tranquility, in the heart of Port Douglas. If arriving outside regular reception hours (Mon to Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm), arrangements must be made prior to arrival directly with the Resort.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
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    • Massage Treatments
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    • Pool (s)
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Day 7

Low Isles Sailing and Snorkelling Cruise

Join your coach transfer to the wharf this morning and board the vessel to enjoy a full day reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Sail to and explore this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon for five hours. Just relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck after a buffet lunch. Later, enjoy sailing back to the mainland.

Duration8 Hours
Day 8

Cape Tribulation Daintree ex Port Douglas

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round we then drive north along the scenic route via Mossman to Cape Tribulation.

Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!

We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this habitat.

A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads (dietary requirements catered for with prior notice) is served while you can hand feed Wallabies and enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own cost). Our tour does a little more, it takes you beyond Cape Tribulation along 7klms of the 4WD Bloomfield Track too pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest fresh water swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a taste testing of tropical fruit, a cup of traditional Billy Tea, and damper all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.

At Cape Tribulation Beach, there is a little time to stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef. (There is no swimming at Cape Tribulation Beach due to dangerous Hazards)

After a short afternoon refreshment stop at the Daintree Ice-creamery (own cost), we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.

Duration8 Hours
Day 9

Port Douglas to Cairns Domestic Airport

Duration1 Hour

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

Meal Plan $ Stay 3 nights & receive breakfast for 2 daily
Duration4 Nights
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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney



    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and …

    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 10

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
Day 11

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

Depart Australia

This morning you will be transferred to the Sydney airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Departure Date
2022

From:
New York
QANTAS Airways
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From:
Dallas
QANTAS Airways
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From:
Los Angeles
QANTAS Airways
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From:
Toronto
Air Canada
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From:
Vancouver
Air Canada
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 24 Jul. - 31 Aug. $5,149 $5,149   $4,799  $6,419  $6,079
 1 Sep - 11 Nov.  $5,299  $5,299  $4,949  $6,829 $6,569 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International airfare from select gateways
  • Domestic airfare within Australia
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Brisbane
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Port Douglas
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Sydney
  • Shared half day City Tour and River Cruise in Brisbane
  • Shared full day O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park excursion
  • Small group half day Panoramic Sydney Sights
  • Small group half day Sydney Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience*
  • Shared full day Low Isle Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Port Douglas
  • Shared full day 4WD Cape Tribulation Tour from Port Douglas
  • 4 lunches
    *Guests may substitute a Full Day Hunter Valley Wine Tasting tour.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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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