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Classic Golden Triangle with Airfare: Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,059

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Take in the best of the east coast and visit the Classic Golden Triangle of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. See the penguins of Phillip Island outside of Melbourne, spend a full day swimming and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, soar above the rainforest in a cable car and get to know the historic side of Sydney.


Taking in the best of the east coast, this 11-day introduction to Australia including airfare combines three of the country’s most exciting cities with a taste of its Aboriginal heritage, and a chance to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne offers world class shopping, a thriving arts scene, beautiful urban parks and endless restaurant options, which combine to seduce culture vultures, foodies, and casual visitors alike. Early arrivals can catch a ride on its famous trams, or for a uniquely Melbourne experience, book a table at the Tramcar Restaurant. Your second day includes a city tour, plus an evening tour to Phillip Island to see the world renowned ‘Little Penguin Parade’.

Tropical Cairns offers a dazzling array of wildlife amid lush forest surrounds. You’ll visit the Great Barrier Reef for a close encounter with the abundant sea life of the world’s largest coral reef system. Your full day tour of nearby Kuranda and the surrounding rainforest includes one of Australia’s most scenic rail journeys, an Aboriginal dance performance, and a trip on the Skyrail for a bird’s eye view over the forest.

Bring your visit to an unforgettable end in Australia’s most diverse and historic city. Sydney greets visitors with its sparkling harbour, iconic Harbour Bridge, and the unforgettable Sydney Opera House. Your included ferry ticket allows you to enjoy all three, including entry to Taronga Zoo, where you can say ‘G’day’ to kangaroos, koalas and other natives as well as many international guests. Your guided tour of The Rocks area offers a fascinating insight into Australia’s convict past, while an afternoon tour takes you to the Botanical Gardens and famous Bondi Beach for a more modern slice of Sydney.


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Accommodation in Perth

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    Crown Promenade Perth



    Crown Promenade Perth, situated in Burswood Entertainment Complex, offers a relaxed atmosphere combined with friendly service, comfort and great value. There are 291 guest rooms on 8 levels, all offering modern, spacious and comfortable facilities with everything you expect from an international hotel. Featuring a …

    Crown Promenade Perth, situated in Burswood Entertainment Complex, offers a relaxed atmosphere combined with friendly service, comfort and great value. There are 291 guest rooms on 8 levels, all offering modern, spacious and comfortable facilities with everything you expect from an international hotel. Featuring a sparkling outdoor pool with modern gym facilities for those who need a workout, an internet kiosk, reception and concierge are all available 24 hours a day. Offering convenient and quick access to Perth CBD and surrounding areas it is the ideal location for leisure or business. With access to a range of award winning restaurants and bars, there is always regular international entertainment and countless leisure options right on the Hotel's doorstep.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,059

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your onward flight to Australia.

Day 2

En Route to Australia

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

Day 3

Melbourne Domestic Airport to Melbourne City Hotel

Duration60 Minutes

Crown Promenade Hotel

The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

Meal Plan Room Only - Best Available Rate Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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Crown Promenade Hotel

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    Crown Promenade Hotel



    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's …

    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Penguin Parade and Nobbies Small Group Tour

Make the most of your time in Melbourne and join this Penguin Parade Tour to enjoy Phillip Island's stunning landscapes and the famous Penguin Parade. First stop on Phillip Island, time/season permitting, will be to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. Next, travel over to the dramatic west coast of the island. At the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests. Finally, your Phillip Island Day Tour is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. You will firstly head to the Visitor Centre to explore, shop and have a coffee. Then last but certainly not least, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform. It's time to relax and let the show begin. The little penguins will waddle ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. At the end of the evening, your Guide will take you back to your Melbourne hotel.

Duration7 Hours
Day 5

Melbourne City Hotel to Melbourne Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Cairns Airport to Port Douglas

Duration45 Minutes

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.

Meal Plan Room Only - Weekly Service
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

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.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa

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Day 6

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise ex Cairns

Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island in the Great Barrier Reef, just one hour's sailing from Port Douglas. Combined with the romance of sailing aboard Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. Snorkel, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour, take a guided beach walk and snorkel tour with a marine biologist or just relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella.

Duration6 Hours
Day 7

Kuranda Classic Tour with Train Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Rainforestation

The Classic Kuranda Experience includes the main attractions of Kuranda, but gives you more free time to explore Kuranda. You will travel to Kuranda by scenic railway and then spend some free time in the village. Wander through the many shops and local markets, which offer a full range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and gifts.

You will then be transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will enjoy a delicious Australian BBQ lunch, a guided tour of the rainforest on board an amphibious Army Duck, and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance performance, followed by the Dreamtime Walk. You will learn how to throw a boomerang, see a spear-throwing demonstrations, and learn about aboriginal culture.

A guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park will commence at the Cultural Centre. Your coach will then transfer you to Kuranda Skyrail Terminal for the 7.5 kilometre Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey down the mountain. Your coach will then return you to your accommodation.

Duration10 Hours
Day 8

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 Room Only - Superior room, room only. Free Wifi. Minimum stay offer
Duration3 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.

    Facilities

    • 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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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 9

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 10

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 11

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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1 Mar to 30 Apr'22 $4,449 $4,449 $4,119 $5,819 $5,559
1 May to 9 Jun'22 $4,399 $4,399 $4,059 $5,539 $5,189
10 Jun to 28 Jun'22 $4,409 $4,409 $4,079 $5,769 $5,519
29 Jun to 23 Jul'22 $4,629 $4,629 $4,279 $5,819 $5,569
24 Jul to 31 Aug'22 $4,459 $4,459 $4,119 $5,609 $5,269
1 Sep to 11 Nov'22 $4,599 $4,599 $4,269 $6,019 $5,769
12 Nov to 5 Dec'22 $4,659 $4,659 $4,319 $5,739 $5,479

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

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers 
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Melbourne
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Port Douglas
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Sydney
  • Samll group Penguins tour in Melbourne
  • Shared full day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Shared full day Kuranda with Train Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Rainforestation tour
  • Small group half day Aboriginal Heritage Tour
  • Small group half day Sydney tour
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains excursion
  • 2 lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Park fees unless stated
  • Drinks unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares 

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 enquire.

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