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Sydney, Rock and Reef With Air

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,599

Flying with award-winning Qantas Airways, head to Australia to visit three of its greatest landmarks. Start in Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House and the beautiful harbour before watching the sunset over Uluru/Ayers Rock and cruising the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.


This 10-day Australian vacation takes you to Sydney, Uluru/Ayers Rock, and the Great Barrier Reef. It features international airfare with Qantas Airway, economy, moderate, and first-class accommodations depending on preference, and makes for an unforgettable introduction to Australia.

Your journey begins with a flight across the Pacific Ocean with Qantas Airways. Arrive in diverse and historic Sydney, which greets you 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.

Next up is Uluru/Ayers Rock, the ultimate icon of the Australian Outback. Over 300km from the nearest large town, Alice Springs, Uluru is shrouded in myth and legend and is a sacred place to the Anangu, the local Aboriginal people. A sunrise tour of this spectacular monolith is sure to be a highlight of your journey. Also included is a visit to another geological wonder, Kata Tjuta, commonly known as The Olgas.

Finally, head to tropical Cairns, which 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 and the largest living structure in the world. 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.

At the end of your stay, connect back to North America with Qantas, or extend your stay in Australia to see all that Downunder has to offer.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,599

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America 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 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.  

Hotel Type Hotel
Economy

Travelodge Sydney 

Moderate

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour  

First Class Holiday Inn Old Sydney  
Duration3 Nights
Day 4

Sydney City Tour with Opera House

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Sydney to Ayers Rock and Uluru Sunset

You will transferred from your hotel to the airport today for your flight to Ayers Rock. On arrival you will be transferred by complimentary coach to your Ayers Rock Resort hotel,

Later, travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.

Hotel Type Hotel
Economy

Outback Pioneer Hotel  

Moderate

The Lost Camel  

First Class Sails in the Desert  
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Ayers Rock Sunrise and Kata Tjuta, Fly to Cairns

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is 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.

Hotel Type Hotel
Economy

Cairns Plaza Hotel  

Moderate

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside  

First Class Pacific Hotel Cairns  
Duration3 Nights
Day 8

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

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.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 9

Kuranda Rainforest Classic Tour

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.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 10

Depart Cairns for North America

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to North America on Qantas Airways.  Of course, if you have time, why not stay longer?

Other Information

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Daily departures

Departures from Los Angeles
Prices in US $

Economy Hotels Moderate Hotels First Class Hotels
20 Nov - 5 Dec '19  $2,689 $2,839 $3,089
6 - 12 Dec '19  $2,679 $2,799 $3,049
13 Dec '19 - 2 Jan '20 $3,939 $4,079 $4,299
3 - 21 Jan '20 $3,279 $3,399 $3,649
22 Jan - 31  Mar '20 $2,629 $2,719 $2,949
1 Apr - 30 Apr '20 $2,599 $2,729 $2,899
1 May - 28 Jun '20 $2,599  $2,759 $2,949
29 Jun - 23 Jul '20 $3,399 $3,599 $3,739
24 Jul - 23 Sep '20 $2,599 $2,799 $2,949
24 Sep - 14 Oct '19 $3,499 $3,679 $3,939

From San Francisco/Las Vegas add $200, Dallas add $250, Seattle/Chicago/New York add $300, New Orleans/Cleveland add $410, Orlando/Boston add $500. These add on amounts are approximate only and may change upon reservation.  Please inquire about cities not listed here.

Departures from Vancouver
Prices in CA $

Economy Hotels Moderate Hotels First Class Hotels
1 - 30 Nov '19 $3,889 $4,059 $4,359
1 - 10 Dec '19, $3,869 $4,029 $4,299
11 Dec '19 - 31 Jan '20 $5,249 $5,409 $5,679
1 Feb - 31 Mar '20 $3,869 $4,029 $4,299
1 Apr - 8 Jun '20 $3,559 $3,699 $3,899
1 May - 30 Jun '20 $3,579 $3,749 $3,969
1 Jul - 30 Sep '20 $3,579 $3,699 $3,969
1 - 14 Oct '20 $3,689 $3,699 $4,199

For departures from Calgary or Edmonton add $25, Victoria/Kelowna/Kamloops add $100, Toronto/ Montreal/ Ottawa/Winnipeg/Regina/Saskatoon add $300, Halifax/Charlottetown/Fredericton/ Moncton/St Johns/Sydney add $350. These add on amounts are approximate only and may change upon reservation.  Please enquire about cities not listed here.

Book By: 31 Dec '19

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfares with Qantas Airways from North America to Sydney, Ayers Rock and Cairns
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney City Sightseeing Tour with Opera House
  • Hop on Hop Off Sydney Harbour Cruise with entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Accommodation for 1 nights in Ayers Rock
  • Uluru Sacred Sights & Sunset Tour
  • Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairns
  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Kuranda Rainforest Tour

SPECIAL OFFERS INCLUDED

Economy Option
Add an extra night in Sydney for FREE (valid for stays 15 – 29 Dec ’19, 2 – 24 Jan & 1 Apr – 23 Jul ’20)
Add an extra night in Cairns for FREE (valid for stays 1 Dec ’19 – 31 Mar ’20)

Moderate Option
Enjoy FREE breakfast in Sydney (valid for stays 1 Apr – 23 Jul ’20)
Add an additional night in Cairns for FREE (valid for stays until 30 Jun ’20)

First Class Option
Enjoy FREE breakfast in Sydney (valid for stays year round)
Add an additional night in Cairns for FREE (valid for stays until 30 Mar ‘20) or enjoy FREE breakfast (from 1 Apr ’20)

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, 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 (CAD) Qantas Airways (with partner airlines to/from Qantas Gateway cities). Add on airfares are available from your home city – please inquire. Package is based on midweek flights. If flying on a weekend surcharges will apply.

Hotels in Australia do 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. The special offers listed above are not valid over any blackout dates

Hotel

Dates

Travelodge Sydney 30 - 31 Dec '19, 1 Jan, 28 Feb, 8 Mar '20
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

30 - 31 Dec '19, 1 Jan, 21 - 28 Jan, 2 Mar '20

Holiday Inn Old Sydney 29 - 31 Dec ' 19, 1 Jan '20
Cairns Plaza 31 Dec '19
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside 31 Dec '19, 24 Jan - 2 Feb '20
Pacific Hotel Cairns 31 Dec '19

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