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Hawaii, Sydney and Great Barrier Reef

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,659

Embark on the ultimate escape to the South Pacific. Start in Hawaii, where you’ll visit Pearl Harbor and enjoy world-famous Waikiki Beach. Then connect to Australia to see the iconic Opera House in Sydney and venture north to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.


This 14-day Australia vacation takes you to several South Pacific wonders, including Hawaii, Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef. International airfare is included in the pricing.

Your South Pacific vacation begins in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii located on the island of Oahu. There are few places that conjure as charming a tropical atmosphere as Hawaii. During your time in Honolulu, you’ll stay at Ohana Waikiki East, a family-friendly hotel that’s a short walk from famous Waikiki Beach and the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. On your first full day in Hawaii, you’ll tour the historic site of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, which straddles the sunken battleship USS Arizona, where 1,177 servicemen lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Pay respects to the fallen victims and learn about that fateful day before heading to Punchbowl Cemetery, a resting place for American soldiers built atop an extinct volcano. At day’s end, head into downtown Honolulu to see the seat of the Hawaiian State Government and Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in America. The rest of your stay in Hawaii is at leisure. Shop at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre, surf off the shores of Waikiki Beach, and enjoy a famous luau.

From Hawaii, cross the international dateline on route to Sydney, one of the world’s great natural wonders and Australia’s largest urban centre. Blessed with a massive natural harbour and home to a diverse array of go-getters, Sydney is gorgeous and vibrant and one of the world’s true urban highlights. There are a lot of ways to spend your time while in Sydney, so follow your fancy and take advantage of the city’s multifaceted appeal. Be sure to visit the harbour to see the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. If you want to take advantage of the sun, head to Bondi Beach and bond with the surfers who turn to Sydney when northerly countries grow cold. To say “G’day” to marsupials like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats, head to Taronga Zoo, or go for a full-day hike in the gorgeous Blue Mountains to get a taste of Australia’s famous wilderness. Sydney will also treat you well if you have an appetite for culture; with plenty of museums, world-class restaurants, and thumping nightclubs, you’ll find a lot to keep you occupied.

From Sydney, head north and connect to your final destination, tropical Cairns. Cairns is the nation’s gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It may be small, but it boasts an incredible tropical atmosphere. One day, you’ll explore the sights and surroundings of the city, marvelling at the world’s largest stained glass windows at St. Monica’s Cathedral, touring Cairns Museum to learn about the city’s history, and heading to Barron Gorge National Park and Palm Grove to admire one of the most picturesque beaches in the city. The rest of your time in the city in at leisure. Take a dip in the massive saltwater lagoon. Head on an excursion onto the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure and home to over 1,500 species of fish. Snorkel through colourful coral gardens and spot everything from dolphins to jellyfish to sea turtles. You can also head to the Daintree Rainforest to discover the mystical home of the Dreamtime and experience the overwhelming greenery of this tropical jungle. At the end of your time in Cairns, connect back to North America, passing back over the international dateline.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,659

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Day 1

Depart for Hawaii

Depart your home city today on QANTAS Airways to begin your exciting adventure to Australia – first stop….Hawaii!   On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation and the remainder of the day is free to relax

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Ohana Waikiki East

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    Ohana Waikiki East



    Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the Ohana Waikiki East is a short stroll to Waikiki Beach. You'll also be near the International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre which are great places to find gifts for family and friends. Ohana East's comfortable guest ...

    Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the Ohana Waikiki East is a short stroll to Waikiki Beach. You'll also be near the International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre which are great places to find gifts for family and friends. Ohana East's comfortable guest rooms and suites are designed for relaxation. This is a centrally located hotel with easy access to city buses and a short 10 minute walk to Waikiki beach.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Pearl Harbour and Honolulu City Tour

This unforgettable tour begins with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial Centre where you can enjoy the many wonderful exhibits, galleries and displays the center has to offer. Following this you will take a tour of the USS Arizona as well as Pearl Harbor which remains to be the largest visitor attraction on Oahu. A visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as Punchbowl where the many men and women who served in the Armed Forces are honored. The day wraps up with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu where you will see historical landmarks like Iolani Palace, the only Royal Palace on American soil as well as the majestic stature of King Kamehameha.

Days 3 - 4

Honolulu at Leisure

The days are free to explore.  Honolulu is the state capital of the Hawaiian Islands and a vibrant urban centre with many historic landmarks and treasured monuments to be seen on a Hawaii vacation. The city is situated on the south eastern shore of the island of Oahu close to Pearl Harbour and the world famous Waikiki Beach. Spread over five hills, it is surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches.

Day 5

Hawaii to Sydney

You will be transferred to the airport today for your next flight – to Sydney!  You will cross the International Dateline today and ‘lose a day’, but don’t worry , this will be regained on your journey home

Day 6

Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.   Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.  

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Travelodge Wynyard

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    Travelodge Wynyard



    Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated next door to all of Sydney's wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city, to experience the lifestyle, or a sensational night out on the town. See the Opera House, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, ...

    Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated next door to all of Sydney's wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city, to experience the lifestyle, or a sensational night out on the town. See the Opera House, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, many theatres, a variety of restaurants, and a great selection of major shopping outlets. The property features 277 rooms that are warm, welcoming and well equipped.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Days 7 - 9

Sydney at leisure

These days are free to explore Sydney. We have included in your vacation package the i-Venture Sydney Attraction Pass. This includes entry to 5 top attractions.  Some of the attractions you can choose from include a hop on hop off Sydney sightseeing gour, entry to Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House tour, entry to Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo, OZ Jet-boating on Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Cruise and much more…

Day 10

Depart Sydney for Cairns

You will be transferred today from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Tropical North Queensland.  On arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to your Cairns hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Cairns Plaza Hotel

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    Cairns Plaza Hotel



    The 60 suite Cairns Plaza Hotel is located close to the city centre and offers spectacular views across Trinity Bay. The hotel's rooms are a mix of studio and apartments which all provide comfortable accommodation whether you come to Cairns for Business or Leisure. The ...

    The 60 suite Cairns Plaza Hotel is located close to the city centre and offers spectacular views across Trinity Bay. The hotel's rooms are a mix of studio and apartments which all provide comfortable accommodation whether you come to Cairns for Business or Leisure. The hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner every day of the week and offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 11

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise ex Marlin Jetty

A full day cruise to Michaelmas Cay for snorkelling, diving and sailing on Australia's magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Set sail aboard Ocean Spirit's five star catamaran and enjoy a reef experience like no other. Your tour includes: four full hours on the reef, morning refreshments, superb hot and cold buffet with seafood, afternoon tea, snorkelling demonstrations and tuition plus use of all snorkelling equipment, use of flotation vests, informative ecological presentations by a qualified marine biologists, coral viewing on a glass bottom boat, guided bird tours, musical entertainment on the homeward sail to Cairns and a high crew to guest ratio (1:9).        

Days 12 - 13

Cairns at leisure

Cairns is a small city in the tropical north of Queensland and is best known as the Gateway to Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most popular destinations. From Cairns, there is easy access to rainforests, tropical islands, reefs and mountains. Not far away, you can enjoy world-class diving or snorkeling getting close to schools of tropical fish and abundant marine life.

In the city itself, go for a stroll along the Promenade and discover the very large saltwater lagoon in the centre of the city.

Hop on the century old scenic train to the rainforest village of Kuranda, famous for its markets, and experience an aboriginal “dream-time” walk and cultural performance. Cairns is also a great place to go walking as there are nearly 200 walking tracks around the city.

To the north of the city are a number of excellent beaches perfect for swimming and snorkeling and, why not travel to the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest. Where you can either simply relax or experience a unique rainforest tour.

Day 14

Depart Cairns for North America

You will be transferred to the airport today for your flight back to North America.   Of course, if you have time, why  not consider staying longer and exploring more of Australia? 

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Daily

DEPARTURE
DATES

From:
Vancouver/
Calgary/
Edmonton
CA$

From:
Kamloops/
Kelowna/
Victoria
CA$

From:
Winnipeg/
Regina/
Saskatoon/
Toronto/
Montreal/
Ottawa
CA$

From:
Halifax/
Charlottetown/
Fredericton/
Moncton/
St. John's
CA$

1 - 30 Nov '18

$3,869 $3,969 $4,169 $4,219

1 - 10 Dec '18

$3,799 $3,899 $4,099 $4,149

11 - 31 Dec '18

$4,149 $4,249 $4,449 $4,499

1 - 31 Jan '19

$4,689 $4,789 $4,989 $5,039

1 Feb - 31 Mar '19

$3,839 $3,939 $4,139 $4,189

1 Apr - 31 May '19
1 - 17 Sep '19

$3,679 $3,779 $3,979 $4,029

1 Jul - 31 Aug '19

$3,739 $3,839 $4,039 $4,089

DEPARTURE
DATES

From:
Los Angeles/
San Franciso
US $

From:
Portland/
Seattle/
US $

From:
Boston/
Dallas/
New York/
Chicago
US $

From:
Atlanta
US $

1 Nov - 10 Dec '18

$3,189 $3,289 $3,514 $3,639 

11 - 31 Dec '18

$4,539 $4,639 $4,864 $4,989 

1 - 11 Jan '19

 $4,419 $4,519 $4,744 $4,869

12 - 31 Jan '19

$3,399 $3,499 $3,724 $3,849

1 Feb - 31 Mar '19

$2,829 $2,929 $3,154 $3,279

1 Apr - 31 May '19

 $2,659 $2,759 $2,984 $3,109

1 - 30 JUn '19
1 - 17 Sep '19

$2,739 $2,839 $3,064 $3,189

1 Jul - 31 Aug '19

$2,789 $2,889 $3,114 $3,239

 

Book by: 15-Nov-18

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfares with Qantas Airways  from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton (CAD) to Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney
  • Arrival meet and greet with round trip airport – hotel transfers throughout
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Hawaii at the Outrigger Waikiki East Hotel
  • Pearl Harbour USS Arizona Memorial Honoulu City Tour
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sydney at the Travelodge Wynyard Sydney
  • iVenture Sydney Attraction Pass – includes entry to 5 top attractions in  Sydney
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairns at the Cairns Plaza Hotel (until 31-Mar=19) or the Bay Village Tropical Retreat (from 1-Apr-19)
  • Ocean Spirit Great Barrier Reef Cruise

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation. For departures from other cities, upgrades, extensions and for single pricing, please inquire. All prices include all taxes and fees. Limited seats and subject to availability. Includes international airfares from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton (CAD) on Qantas Airways (and partner airlines to/from Qantas Gateway cities). Package is based on Transpacific flights on Mondays/Tuesdays/ Wednesdays/Thursdays. If flying on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday a surcharge will apply.

Itinerary order may need to be reversed depending on flight availability.

Hotels in have selected dates where special rates may not be available. If your travel falls over any dates listed below or crosses a seasonality a surcharge may be applicable or Goway may need to look at an alternate hotel for you.

Travelodge Wynyard:  30 Dec - 1 Jan, 22-31 Jan, 10-11 Aug
Ohana Waikiki East: 1-3 Jan, 24-31 May


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