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Southern Australia Explorer: Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,359

Take in Sydney’s sights before venturing to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Drive from Hobart to the Cradle Mountains, and then get to know the Phillip Island penguins and Melbourne.


A wilderness lover’s dream, this 12 day tour showcases the best of Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Also included are stops in Melbourne and Sydney, featuring a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains.

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.

Your Tasmania adventure begins in Hobart, Australia’s second oldest capital city. A small, but thriving melting pot of history, art, culture and natural beauty, Hobart is fast rising to become one of Australia’s most exciting destinations. Spend an evening at leisure here before picking up your hire car to explore historic Tasmanian towns on your way to the picturesque fishing village of Strahan.

Rustic Cradle Mountain Lodge puts you in the heart of Tasmania’s spectacular wilderness. Enjoy a full day in the idyllic surrounds of the island state before making your way to Launceston for your flight back to the mainland.

Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne offers world class shopping, a thriving arts scene, beautiful urban parks and endless restaurant options, which combine to seduce culture vultures, foodies, and casual visitors alike. Catch a ride on its famous trams, or for a uniquely Melbourne experience, book a table at the Tramcar Restaurant. Your second day includes a city tour, plus an evening tour to Phillip Island to see the world renowned ‘Little Penguin Parade’.

Your Australian wildlife adventure ends with a guided ecotour, giving you the chance to get close to kangaroos, koalas and other native animals in the wild.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,359

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Day 1

Arrive Sydney

G'Day! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

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.

    Facilities

    • 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 2

Sydney sightseeing

This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour. Highlights include a guided walking tour of the historical Sydney 'Rocks' area, plus Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour and more. See stunning architecture, gracious waterside suburbs and trendy hotspots. End with a guided tour of the Opera House. Tonight, we recommend a Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise (additional charge).

Day 3

Cruising Sydney Harbour and Taronga Zoo

Your cruise of Sydney Harbour today includes stops at the Rocks, Opera House, Watson's Bay and Taronga Zoo. Your ticket is flexible enabling you to take any of the frequent departures, spending as long as you wish at each stop before rejoining the cruise. Entrance to the Taronga Zoo is included, where you can see many native animals including kangaroos, koalas and the adorable platypus.

Day 4

Blue Mountains

Depart Sydney for the Blue Mountains. Explore the Blue Mountains where you will be inspired by the breathtaking views and waterfalls, visiting the Blue Mountain is a real journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. Get off the beaten track and see and learn about the history, flora, and fauna.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Sydney to Hobart

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hobart (flight not included). On arrival, pick up your rental car.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Hobart

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    Crowne Plaza Hobart



    Located in the city center, Crowne Plaza Hobart connects it's visitors, business or leisure, to the heart of Tasmania. A warm welcome to Tasmania's capital, our contemporary hotel offers well thought out spaces to connect and recharge and modern rooms designed to ensure you rest …

    Located in the city center, Crowne Plaza Hobart connects it's visitors, business or leisure, to the heart of Tasmania. A warm welcome to Tasmania's capital, our contemporary hotel offers well thought out spaces to connect and recharge and modern rooms designed to ensure you rest and relax while making the most out of your stay. If you're in town for business, we're the perfect base, centrally located close to business and Government districts you're just an energizing walk to work.

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    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Hobart to Strahan 302 km (187 miles) 4.25 Hours

Along the way enjoy a stop at the historic towns of New Norfolk or Queenstown. Continue on to the fishing village of Strahan.

Duration1 Night
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Strahan Village

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    Strahan Village



    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, …

    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, Strahan Village's cottages combine tasteful charm with the best of modern facilities.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Strahan to Cradle Mountain 147 km (91 miles) 2 Hours

This morning travel north to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. Covering some of Tasmania's highest country, the National Park, with its many lakes and mountain peaks, is famous for its magnificent alpine scenery.

Duration2 Nights
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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge



    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. …

    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. This serene retreat offers a haven of luxury steeped by breath-taking mountain surrounds and spectacular wilderness. The lodge is home to one of Tasmania's acclaimed dining experiences and Australia's most spectacular wilderness spa, while the luxury cabins and mountain venues are perfectly unique. Just add cascading streams, an abundance of wildlife and that discreet yet impeccable Peppers service. You won't want to leave.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Cradle Mountain

Today is at leisure to explore Cradle Mountain, you may like to relax or do one of the many walks the area has to offer.

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Day 9

Cradle Mountain to Melbourne 147 km (91 miles) 2 Hours' drive portion

Travel east to Launceston, along the way perhaps stop at Deloraine and Westbury. On arrival drop off your rental car and board your flight to Melbourne (flight not included). On arrival, transfer to your accommodation.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 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 10

Touring Melbourne

On your city tour today see cathedrals, parks, gardens and historic landmarks. This afternoon and evening visit Phillip Island to see the world renowned "Little Penguin Parade".

Day 11

Koalas and Kangaroos

This naturalist guided eco-tour gives you quality time to learn about wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Get close to kangaroos, koalas and abundant birdlife - in the wild. This is a small group experience that will introduce you to the Australia's unique wildlife, and learn about life in Australia.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 12

Depart Melbourne

The day is at leisure (Melbourne is great for shopping) until you are transferred to your onward travel arrangements. Stay longer if you wish.

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DEPARTS:

Daily from Melbourne or Sydney

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Sightseeing & tours as indicated
  • Transfers
  • Hertz group C car rental
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • 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 inquire.

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