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Highlights & Wildlife

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,564

Experience the historic side of Sydney before exploring the wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Visit Australia’s world renowned wineries followed by stops at Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.


Enjoy the best of Australia’s wine, culture and wildlife on this 12 day journey, covering cosmopolitan Sydney, tropical Cairns, and Australia’s best-kept ecological secret, Kangaroo Island.

Diverse and historic 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.

Enjoy a free evening in Adelaide, South Australia’s ‘Festival City’, before flying on to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most diverse ecological regions. A guided walk will introduce you to the local wildlife, which includes over 260 species of birds, and the famous Australian sea lions of Seal Bay. Other highlights include Flinders Chase National Park, the Rocky River region and Hanson Bay Sanctuary, where you’ll have a chance to spot koalas in the wild.

Return to the mainland for a taste of Australia’s oldest winemaking region, the Barossa Valley. You will visit internationally renowned wineries and enjoy a fully escorted tour through one of the largest family-owned estates.

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. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Cairns before your departure.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,564

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Day 1

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Park Regis City Centre Sydney

Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are all within walking distance. The hotel has 122 guest rooms ranging in style and size.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
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Park Regis City Centre Sydney

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    Park Regis City Centre Sydney



    Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are ...

    Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are all within walking distance. The hotel has 122 guest rooms ranging in style and size.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 2

Morning Sydney City Tour with Opera House

Sydney - set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Harbour Explorer Hop On Hop Off Cruise Plus Zoo

When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am - 5pm daily.

Duration1 Hour
Day 4

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Adelaide Airport to City Hotel TEST

Duration1 Hour

Ibis Adelaide

Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Ibis Adelaide

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    Ibis Adelaide



    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, ...

    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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    • Internet Access
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk, Kangaroos and Koalas in the Wild

Today you will depart Adelaide by air. On arrival at Kingscote Airport you will be met by your guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian Sea-lion colony. Walk among the sea-lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience, one that you will treasure forever.

Enter a exclusive heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk looking out for koalas in the eucalyptus trees. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia's rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small, fine features, in its natural habitat. Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your coach will return you to your accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

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    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge



    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is an ideal place to stay for leisure to business travellers. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the hotel sits in bush land overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo ...

    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is an ideal place to stay for leisure to business travellers. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the hotel sits in bush land overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo Island hotel is close to the Penneshaw Penguin Centre and provides a truly idyllic getaway. The hotel has 38 rooms with pool or water views for you to enjoy.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 6

Flinders Chase National Park, Fur Seals, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch

This morning travel to the western section of the island and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife. See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy New Zealand fur seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of the Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below. At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. A delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat. By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bushland to graze on the open plains.

Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Ibis Adelaide

Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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Duration2 Nights
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Ibis Adelaide

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    Ibis Adelaide



    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, ...

    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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    • Internet Access
    • Room Service

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Day 7

Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf

The Adelaide Hills home to the Mt Lofty Ranges, dotted with unique and historic villages, cellar doors and spectacular landscapes, this tour will give you a taste of the region. The tour includes a stop at Mount Lofty Summit for spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Adelaide's oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street, sample local produce, and check out the local arts and crafts before afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting.

Duration4 Hours
Day 8

Adelaide City Hotel to Adelaide Domestic Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Cairns Airport to Cairns City

Duration30 Minutes

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 hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner every day of the week and offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Cairns Plaza Hotel

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    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 9

Quicksilver Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Cruise ex Cairns

For an experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to dive (extra cost), snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef (extra cost). Whichever way you choose; you'll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

Duration7 Hours
Day 10

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.

Duration9 Hours
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Cairns City to Cairns Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily from Sydney or Cairns

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Tours
  • Roundtrip airfare from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specified
  • 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 enquire.

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