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Essence of Brisbane and Melbourne with Airfare

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Start your holiday with a visit to sunny Brisbane. Cuddle a koala at the famous Australia Zoo and take a relaxing cruise on the Brisbane River before heading down to Melbourne to witness the little penguin parade on Philip Island.


Get acquainted with two of Australia’s favourite cities on this air-inclusive 10-day Australia vacation.

Start in Brisbane, the sunny capital of Queensland and gateway to the beautiful Gold and Sunshine Coasts. An easy arrival day lets you shake off any jetlag and get acquainted with the river city, before 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.

Ready for culture-loving and oh so liveable Melbourne? On your arrival day, perhaps visit the much-loved National Gallery of Victoria, pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, or dive into Australian art at the Ian Potter Centre. On your first organized day, take a walking tour through Melbourne’s defining laneways and arcades. You might even find your favourite spot for a signature flat white. Then head out to Phillip Island in time for the nightly Little Penguin Parade, which sees hundreds of penguins waddle ashore on the way back to their burrows. The following day, embark on a full-day trip along the Great Ocean Road, seeing ancient eucalypt forests and tranquil sandy bays on your way to the dramatic Twelve Apostles, a series of photogenic limestone stacks that were once part of the main coastline.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

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Day 1

Depart North America

Board your overnight flight to Australia

Day 2

Crossing the International Date Line

This day is lost as you cross the International Date Line

Day 3

Brisbane Airport Domestic 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.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

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

Spirits of the Red Sand Evening Theatre Show and Dinner ex Brisbane

Spirits of the Red Sand is Australia's most spectacular interactive cultural theatre experience and dinner - the first of its kind in Australia. You'll journey from Dreamtime to Australia of the 1800s, walking through various interactive scenes where live theatre tells the story of Jarrah and his brothers. Follow the storyteller and a cast of direct descendants' through diverse sets including bushland, early settlers' village and pre-colonial Aboriginal community. Music, dance, chants and traditions come alive as you witness first hand how two cultures come together to form a nation. Spirits of the Red Sand offers transfers from easy pick-up points. You'll love the experience from the moment you step on board the coach with our fun, engaging drivers.

Duration3 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

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
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

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 7

Lanes and Arcades Tour Morning

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told of, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide many of these answers. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisanal and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses, and engage with passionate creatives. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike.

Duration3 Hours
Day 8

Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

Your animal adventures will start with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park with fascinating Australian animals at every turn. You have up-close encounters with animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. Next, we will head to the island (Phillip Island) where will head to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. (weather permitting). We then cross the island to reach the dramatic west coast and the Nobbies where you will be awe-struck by the crashing waves.

And finally, it's time for the main event, the Penguin Parade. There is a reason that this is one of Australia's top attractions and the little penguins will not disappoint! You will sit on the protective platform to see possibly hundreds of little penguins waddling onto the beach. This fabulous natural spectacular is run by a non-for-profit organisation where all profits are directly reinvested in conservation efforts to protect the little penguins.

Duration9 Hours
Day 9

Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Experience this majestic coastal drive in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting itinerary and we will allow for plenty of photo opportunities. To begin, your expert Guide will collect you from your hotel to commence your fabulous road trip. First stop will be at the striking Split Point Lighthouse where you can take in the awe-inspiring scenery. You will have time to stroll along the wild beaches or otherwise, stop for a coffee (at own cost). Next stop is Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can stop for lunch (not included). Following this, enjoy exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk, located at the iconic Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge where you can have close encounters with koalas, kangaroos and native birds. Importantly, as a guest on this tour, you will be contributing to the Conservation Ecology's conservation programs to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora of the region. A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Finally, your guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.

Duration11 Hours
Day 10

Departure

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

Other Information

Book by 31 July, 2022 and recieve a free night in Melbourne*

* Free night included in itinerary and pricing shown below

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Departure
Dates

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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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1 Mar to 30 Apr'22 $3,679 $3,679  $3,329 $4,639 $4,379
1 May to 9 Jun'22 $3,689 $3,689  $3,299 $4,279 $4,079
10 Jun to 28 Jun'22 $3,679
$3,679  $3,329 $4,639 $4,399
29 Jun to 23 Jul'22 $3,839
$3,839  $3,479 $4,639 $4,399
24 Jul to 31 Aug'22 $3,749 $3,749  $3,399 $4,479 $4,139
1 Sep to 11 Nov'22 $3,959 $3,959  $3,609 $4,819 $4,559
12 Nov to 5 Dec'22 $4,119
$4,119  $3,759 $4,939 $4,689


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International air transportation from select North American gateways
  • Domestic air transportation from Brisbane to Melbourne
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Brisbane
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Melbourne
  • Small Group Spirits of the Red Sand Evening Theatre Show with Dinner
  • Small group Australia Zoo and Koala cuddle tour
  • Small group half day Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Small group half day Penguin Parade (max 11 guests)
  • Small group full day Great Ocean Road excursion (max 11 guests)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

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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9 Aug 2022
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