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Great Barrier Reef and GO!

7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,169

The Great Barrier Reef is considered by many to be Australia’s greatest attraction. This weeklong ‘starter’ stay takes you directly there, with time at Airlie Beach before customizing an Australia itinerary to suit your personal interests.

This package is designed to form the start of your dream Australia vacation. Begin at the Great Barrier Reef, then go on to see the sides of the country that interest you most, from cities to landmarks, to hidden corners.

Arrive in Proserpine and transfer to your accommodation in Airlie Beach. The following day, take a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can come face to fin with thousands of marine life species, and all the colours of this incredible eco-system. Lunch is provided, and accredited SCUBA divers can strap on some gear to go in for a closer look.

Qantas Whitsundays

You’ll spend the rest of the week at Airlie Beach, the gateway to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. Day trips and cruises are plentiful and can take you to stand out attractions such as Whitehaven Beach, a white silica sand beach that stretches flawlessly between the turquoise waters and Whitsunday Island itself.

From here, the choice is yours. With flight connections all over the country, you can choose your own Aussie adventure. You might like to experience the buzz of big cities like Sydney and Melbourne or keep your trip focused on nature, travelling to Ayers Rock or a wildlife region like Kangaroo Island. The choices are endless, making this a great starter package for anyone who wants a few days to unwind at one of Australia’s highlights, before exploring more of the country.


At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,169

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from Los Angeles airport on  board Qantas Airways.

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey.

Day 3

Arrive Proserpine

On arrival in Australia today you will change planes for your domestic flight to Proserpine. In Proserpine you will be met and transferred to your Airlie Beach accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure

Duration4 Nights

Whitsunday Vista Resort

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    Whitsunday Vista Resort

    Whitsunday Vista Resort in Airlie Beach offers the ultimate in relaxing accommodation. As one of the most centrally-located Whitsunday hotels, the resort is the perfect stepping off point for the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of ...

    Whitsunday Vista Resort in Airlie Beach offers the ultimate in relaxing accommodation. As one of the most centrally-located Whitsunday hotels, the resort is the perfect stepping off point for the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Situated opposite the new 5-Star Port of Airlie development and minutes from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars Whitsundays Vista Resort guarantees you will be close to everything required for a great holiday. All Whitsunday Vista suites and apartments have private balconies and spectacular views of the Coral Sea. All of the fully furnished apartments and suites feature a completely self contained kitchen and laundry facilities. One and two-bedroom apartments come with a full-size bath for a relaxing soak after a big day's sight-seeing.


    • Barbeque
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk

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Day 4

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

To properly experience the wonders of the world's most celebrated underwater playground you need to spend a day here. On the outer edge of Hardy Reef, Reefworld is the best way to see everything the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Come face to face with thousands of different species of marine life and stunning corals. Explore easy to follow snorkelling coral trails; SCUBA dive the most celebrated coral reef in the world; or just relax and enjoy the amazing view from the deck. Enjoy a buffet lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee/tea.

Meal Plan Lunch
Days 5-6

At leisure in Airlie Beach

Some time at leisure to relax and explore. Airlie Beach is the gateway to the islands of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. It is also home to the largest sailing fleet in the southern hemisphere. All off the overnight sailing operators leave from Airlie Beach
Take advantage of the large range of dining options, walks, hikes and land based experiences that this area has to offer

Day 7

Depart Airlie Beach

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your onward travel arrangements.  Let your Goway Agent customize the perfect Aussie vacation!  

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Los Angeles

New York City
Las Vegas

Portland or
Salt Lake City,
Boston or
1 - 30 Nov '17 $2,169 $2,289 $2,419 $2,519
1 - 10 Dec '17 $2,269 $2,389 $2,519 $2,619
11 Dev '17 - 
11 Jan ' 18
$2,359 $2,479 $2,609 $2,709
12 Jan -
31 Mar ' 18
$2,169 $2,289 $2,419 $2,519


Date From
Calgary or
Regina or

Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal, Halifax,
Fredericton or
St Johns

1 Nov - 10 Dec '17 $2,789 $3,089 $3,139
11 Dec '17 - 11 Jan '18 $3,389 $3,689 $3,739
12 - 31 Jan '18 $2,369 $2,669 $2,719
1 Feb - 31 Mar '18 $2,369 $2,669 $2,719


  • Round trip airfare with Qantas Airways from listed cities in North America to Proserpine
  • Airport – hotel round trip transfers
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Whitsunday Vista Resort in a 1 Bedroom Bayview Apartment with weekly servicing
  • Great Barrier Reef Adventure Cruise


Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks.  Additional flights or stops will incur additional charges Limited seats, subject to availability


Book by 31 October ’17.  Based on departures from North America on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays.  This package was designed for travellers to add additional arrangements, a minimum stay of 7 nights is required on the airfare used to put this vacation together. 


Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability. Prices are quoted in CAD/USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single supplements apply. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

Australia is very busy with special events, if your travel falls over the following dates a surcharge will apply or this package may not be available at listed prices. Your Goway Agent will prepare a customized quotation for you for any travel over these dates:

Whitsunday Vista Resort: 22 Dec – 12 Jan
If your Great Barrier Reef Adventure Cruise in on any of these dates a surcharge of $51 USD/$64 CAD will apply: 11 Dec 17 - 19 Jan 18, 12 -19 Feb 18, 30 - 31 Mar 18

Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (10/10/2017). All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice and all pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices. Advance Purchase and minimum stay requirements may apply to the airfares used. Please call for a customized quote.

31 Mar 2018
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