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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,862

Enjoy riding the new Spirit of Queensland Train as you travel from Cairns to Fraser Island stopping at Hamilton Island before heading to Sydney to see the incredible sights.


Couple the best of Queensland’s tropical island escapes with iconic Sydney on this exquisite 11 day trip, taking in the best of Australia’s East Coast

The Spirit of Queensland is an innovative new train, launched in 2013. Jump aboard in Cairns for your journey to the Whitsundays, passing through breathtaking coastal hinterland. On arrival, transfer to Hamilton Island. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Continue south to Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. The local Aboriginal people call Fraser Island K’gari, meaning paradise. And that it is, particularly for those who love a destination rich with natural beauty, abundant wildlife and endless activities – or the opportunity to relax on the beach, doing just as little as possible. A guided 4WD Safari will take you to see many of the island’s shipwrecks, lush forest areas and famous coloured sands.

Diverse and historic Sydney greets visitors with its sparkling harbour, iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and 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. An afternoon tour then takes you to the Botanical Gardens and famous Bondi Beach for a more modern slice of Sydney.


 

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Accommodation in Airlie Beach

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    Coral Sea Marina Resort



    Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies the Coral Sea Resort. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate ...

    Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies the Coral Sea Resort. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abel Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Sea Resort features a variety of hotel rooms including deluxe suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and beach houses.

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    Mantra Club Croc



    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens ...

    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens and pandanus palms. Standard rooms have one queens sized bed and one single bed. Superior rooms have one queen sized bed. All rooms feature; veranda or balcony with pool views, flatscreen TV, radio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, ensuite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities and direct dial ISD/STD phone

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    • Bar(s)
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    Airlie Beach Hotel



    The Airlie Beach Hotel first opened in December 1968 as a beachside holiday pub for residents of nearby Proserpine and surrounding cane farming districts. The hotel is now owned and operated by a private family company which purchased the site in 1982. There are 80 ...

    The Airlie Beach Hotel first opened in December 1968 as a beachside holiday pub for residents of nearby Proserpine and surrounding cane farming districts. The hotel is now owned and operated by a private family company which purchased the site in 1982. There are 80 rooms, 56 hotel rooms, four self-contained suites and 20 refurbished motel rooms.

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    Marina Shores



    Marina Shores absolute waterfront living is positioned in the prestigious location of the Coral Sea, offering five star fully self contained luxury penthouses and holiday apartments in Airlie Beach. With views overlooking Abel Point Marina and the Whitsunday Islands, this is certainly a new standard ...

    Marina Shores absolute waterfront living is positioned in the prestigious location of the Coral Sea, offering five star fully self contained luxury penthouses and holiday apartments in Airlie Beach. With views overlooking Abel Point Marina and the Whitsunday Islands, this is certainly a new standard of fashionable living in Airlie Beach.

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    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (Limited hours)
    • Swimming Pool

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    Blue Horizon Resort Apartments



    Blue Horizon Apartments creates the perfect setting for an Airlie Beach holiday. The resort's modern, Balinese inspired apartments all offer spacious balconies with views over the Coral Sea. With an emphasis on comfort and warm friendly service Blue Horizon apartments are your home away from ...

    Blue Horizon Apartments creates the perfect setting for an Airlie Beach holiday. The resort's modern, Balinese inspired apartments all offer spacious balconies with views over the Coral Sea. With an emphasis on comfort and warm friendly service Blue Horizon apartments are your home away from home. With the beautiful Whitsunday weather you can choose to relax in the heated spa, or rise early to take advantage of the fully equipped gymnasium. The toddler wading pool and play room helps to keep little ones occupied and the Horizon swimming pool provides fun for all ages. Blue Horizon is situated within easy walking distance to the centre of Airlie Beach.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Barbeque
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk
    • WIFI- Charge

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    Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays



    Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays features an unrivalled location, literally in the heart of the cosmopolitan seaside resort village of Airlie Beach. The hotel features thoughtfully decorated luxury rooms, complimenting upper level club floor rooms and modern elegant suites with Airlie Beach or Coral Sea ...

    Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays features an unrivalled location, literally in the heart of the cosmopolitan seaside resort village of Airlie Beach. The hotel features thoughtfully decorated luxury rooms, complimenting upper level club floor rooms and modern elegant suites with Airlie Beach or Coral Sea Ocean Views. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted by the gracious team of bespoke butlers which offer highly personalised intuitive service.

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    Mango House Resort



    Mango House Resort is situated in the beautiful Whitsundays Queensland. It's superbly located, just over one kilometre from the heart of Airlie, close to Conway National Park, Shute Harbour and Abel Point Marina. The resort has been designed with serenity and privacy in mind, and ...

    Mango House Resort is situated in the beautiful Whitsundays Queensland. It's superbly located, just over one kilometre from the heart of Airlie, close to Conway National Park, Shute Harbour and Abel Point Marina. The resort has been designed with serenity and privacy in mind, and is set in lush tropical gardens of palm trees, Frangipani, and ferns. Not to mention the resort is built in the traditional "Queenslander" style, with overhanging eaves and louvered windows, which allow the cool tropical breeze to flow through the spacious apartments. Apartments are fully self-contained, serviced weekly, it also has a beautiful large pool and spa section at one end, and a children's shallow section at the other, with BBQ facilities close by. The on-site managers will ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa

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    Peppers Airlie Beach



    Welcome to the idyllic Whitsundays Passage, a marine playground of boating and water activities with a relaxed, tropical North Queensland feel. At Peppers Airlie Beach, the ambience is casual and this Airlie Beach accommodation is modern. The infinity pool has spectacular views of the Coral ...

    Welcome to the idyllic Whitsundays Passage, a marine playground of boating and water activities with a relaxed, tropical North Queensland feel. At Peppers Airlie Beach, the ambience is casual and this Airlie Beach accommodation is modern. The infinity pool has spectacular views of the Coral Sea and islands dot the horizon. This accommodation in Airlie Beach has wide balconies and is open to the warm breezes. There's freshly caught reef fish on the plate, and a resort pool - the passage to total relaxation and tropical adventure.

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    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Wedding Facilities

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    Mantra Boathouse Apartments



    Ideally located on the water's edge at the new Port of Airlie Marina, Mantra Boathouse Apartments is a short stroll from the heart of Airlie Beach's entertainment, shopping and dining areas and the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon. Energise with a leisurely game of tennis or ...

    Ideally located on the water's edge at the new Port of Airlie Marina, Mantra Boathouse Apartments is a short stroll from the heart of Airlie Beach's entertainment, shopping and dining areas and the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon. Energise with a leisurely game of tennis or bask in the sunshine by the resort's tropical pool. Unwind on deep, all-weather balconies perfect for year round relaxation and entertaining. Mantra Boathouse Apartments features two and three bedroom self-contained apartments, some with panoramic views from private balconies. Stay comfortable with climate control air-conditioning. All apartments feature; modern kitchens featuring full-sized refrigerators/freezers, dishwashers, microwaves and stovetops, LCD TV with cable channels Foxtel movies and a DVD player in the living area, In-room safe, high speed internet, tea and coffee making facilities and an iron.

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    • Barbeque
    • Childrens Activities
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Tour Desk

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,862

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Day 1

Queensland Rail

Premium Economy seats are all full leather and use the very latest in seating technology to provide a truly comfortable ride and very generous leg room with a state-of-the-art personal entertainment system.

Duration10 Hours

Waters Edge Resort

Water's Edge Resort apartments in Airlie Beach, are quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, 100 metres from the centre of the bustling cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach. Water's Edge is quite simply one of the Whitsunday's premier holiday locations.

Holidaying at the beautiful Water's Edge Resort apartments allows you the best of both worlds. You are within walking distance to the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach and all that it has to offer as well as being on the door step of the Whitsunday Islands and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.....the epitome of paradise. Water's Edge Resort exudes style, sophistication and refinement. Professional and personalized service, breathtaking location, exquisite Balinese decor make Water's Edge Resort the perfect choice for a first class Whitsundays holiday.

PLEASE NOTE: For the enjoyment of all guests, Waters Edge Resort enforces a strict NO PARTY POLICY

Meal Plan Breakfast - Weekly Service
Duration1 Night
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Waters Edge Resort

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    Waters Edge Resort



    Water's Edge Resort apartments in Airlie Beach, are quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, 100 metres from the centre of the bustling cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach. Water's Edge is quite simply one of the Whitsunday's premier holiday locations. Holidaying at the ...

    Water's Edge Resort apartments in Airlie Beach, are quietly nestled in the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, 100 metres from the centre of the bustling cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach. Water's Edge is quite simply one of the Whitsunday's premier holiday locations.

    Holidaying at the beautiful Water's Edge Resort apartments allows you the best of both worlds. You are within walking distance to the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach and all that it has to offer as well as being on the door step of the Whitsunday Islands and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.....the epitome of paradise. Water's Edge Resort exudes style, sophistication and refinement. Professional and personalized service, breathtaking location, exquisite Balinese decor make Water's Edge Resort the perfect choice for a first class Whitsundays holiday.

    PLEASE NOTE: For the enjoyment of all guests, Waters Edge Resort enforces a strict NO PARTY POLICY

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    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Tour Desk

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Day 2

Port of Airlie To Hamilton Island Marina

Duration50 Minutes

Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

The 4-Star Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms, offering the perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. All rooms feature a private balcony overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The hotel has its own swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, concierge and tour desk, complimentary guest access to the Hamilton Island Sports Club and use of non-motorised watersports

Meal Plan Room Only + HTI Airport/Marina to Hotel Transfers
Duration3 Nights
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Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

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    Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel



    The 4-Star Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms, offering the perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. All rooms feature a private balcony overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The hotel has its own swimming ...

    The 4-Star Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms, offering the perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. All rooms feature a private balcony overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The hotel has its own swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, concierge and tour desk, complimentary guest access to the Hamilton Island Sports Club and use of non-motorised watersports

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 3

Day at Leisure

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

Day 4

Day at Leisure

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

Day 5

Hamilton Island Marina To Port Of Airlie

Duration50 Minutes

Queensland Rail

Premium Economy seats are all full leather and use the very latest in seating technology to provide a truly comfortable ride and very generous leg room with a state-of-the-art personal entertainment system.

Duration13 Hours
Day 6

Passenger Ferry Transfer Rivers Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort

Duration50 Minutes

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island

Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise - sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside - makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary.

Meal Plan Room Only - Book Now, Pay Later
Duration2 Nights
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Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island

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    Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island



    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and ...

    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise - sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside - makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Fraser Island 4WD Beauty Spot Tour

Guests learn about the natural and cultural history of Fraser Island. Swim in the crystal-clear, blue waters of Lake McKenzie, the island's most beautiful perched lake. From Central Station, walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek as it flows silently through the rainforest. Marvel at the tall, majestic satinay trees of Pile Valley. Drive along spectacular 75 mile beach. Stop to swim in the cool, fresh Eli Creek. Visit the Maheno shipwreck and marvel at the coloured sands of the Pinnacles. See an ancient forest being uncovered as Stonetool Sand Blow moves across the island.

Duration8 Hours
Day 8

Passenger Ferry Transfer Kingfisher Bay Resort to Rivers Heads

Duration45 Minutes

River Heads to Hervey Bay Airport

Duration20 Minutes

Sydney International 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
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.

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    • 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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Day 9

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 10

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 11

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

This itinerary departs from Cairns on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. It also travels in a reverse direction from Sydney on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Spirit of Queensland train journey from Cairns to the Whitsundays
  • 1 night at the Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach
  • 3 nights accommodation on Hamilton Island at the Reef View Hotel
  • Spirit of Queensland Train from Properpine to Hervey Bay
  • 2 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island with transfers
  • Full day 4WD guided safari on Fraser Island
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney with transfers
  • Sydney Rocks Walking Tour
  • Sydney City Tour
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo entry
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • International and doemstic airfare and airfare taxes

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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