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Urban Aussie Beach Escape

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,119

Goway's Urban Aussie Beach Escape travel idea visits Melbourne, Proserpine and Sydney to sample some of the best city based beaches in Australia. Please inquire


Putting a beach spin on a classic Aussie escape, this 11-day, three-city trip takes you to three very different Australian destinations, Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney.

Land in Melbourne, repeatedly named the world’s ‘Most Liveable City’ and undoubtedly the sport, fashion, art, and culture capital of Australia. While you won’t experience it all in four days, an i-Venture Attraction Pass gets you off to a good start, giving you access to seven of the city’s best attractions. Start with the Eureka Skydeck and take in the view from 300 metres above the Yarra River and the inner city. The following day, a sightseeing tour ensures you don’t miss Melbourne’s highlights, including Captain Cook’s Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, the impressive Parliament House and Windsor Hotel on Spring Street, the hallowed sporting grounds of the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, the Shrine of Remembrance, and much more, finally disembarking at Federation Square for a cruise on the Yarra.

Qantas WhitsundaysIf Melbourne is all about culture, fly north to get away from civilization for a while in the Whitsunday Islands. Staying in Airlie Beach, you’ll have the Great Barrier Reef at your fingertips, with time to snorkel, dive, or explore the reef with marine experts. Consider a full day trip to Whitehaven Beach, named more than once as Australia’s most beautiful, or take some down time before flying on to Australia’s biggest city.

Sydney fulfills all your wildest expectations, offering all the sights and sensations of a world class city with some of Australia’s best beaches right beside its most affluent suburbs. Takean historic Sydney Walking Tour through the Rocks district, learning about the ‘Rascals, Ras, and Restoration’ of Sydney’s past. Then take a cruise on Sydney Harbour for the best view of the city – from the water! The following day, board the Hop On Hop Off bus which takes you to an impressive 34 stops around the city, so you can pick and choose the attractions that appeal to you. You can also stop for a tour of the Sydney Opera House, which lasts an hour and gives you the inside story on Jorn Utzon’s incredible vision.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,119

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America on  board award winning Qantas Airways. 

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey

Day 3

Arrive Melbourne

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Melbourne hotel, your home for the next 2 nights. Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is stylish and cosmopolitan. It has been voted by The Economist as the “World’s most Livable City”. Part of this is the abundance of parks and gardens. The capital of Victoria, it is situated on an estuary of the Yarra River and boasts world-class culture, sports and dining on an Australia vacation. We have included in your vacation an i-Venture Multi City Attraction Pass giving you access to 7 top attractions on both Melbourne and Sydney. The touring suggestions in this itinerary are ideas for you when using this pass.

This afternoon, visit the Eureka Skydeck - 85 metres above ground, 38 seconds to get there, the fastest elevator trip in the Southern Hemisphere . This is Melbourne sightseeing at its finest. Shoot to the dizzying heights of Eureka Skydeck and enjoy the most spectacular floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views in Australia. See Melbourne’s finest views from almost 300 metres in the sky – Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenong Ranges and beyond. There are 30 viewfinders around the Skydeck, take a look at some of Melbourne’s favourite attractions and landmarks, such as the MCG, Federation square and Flinders Street Station

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Clarion Suites Gateway

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    Clarion Suites Gateway



    Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, Clarion Suites Gateway is the ideal home base for leisure guests. Featuring 120 apartment-style suites, this Melbourne hotel puts your comfort first. While here, guests can dine well at ...

    Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, Clarion Suites Gateway is the ideal home base for leisure guests. Featuring 120 apartment-style suites, this Melbourne hotel puts your comfort first. While here, guests can dine well at William's Bar and Cafe or take a dip in the indoor heated pool.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 4

Melbourne Sightseeing using I-Venture Card

Experience the beautiful sights of Melbourne with a Melbourne sightseeing tour; enjoy the shopping, sports complexes and universities. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and see Captain Cook’s Cottage. Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia. His parents’ cottage was sent here and reassembled in these gardens. See Parliament House, Windsor Hotel, Queen Victoria Market, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena, Flinders Street Station, Young & Jackson’s Hotel and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Stop for morning tea in the Botanic Gardens Café (own expense) and see the famous Shrine of Remembrance. Travel past the Grand Prix race track, the Westgate Bridge and over the Bolte Bridge for great views of Melbourne. View Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra River and Victorian Arts Centre and see the Melbourne Aquarium. Tour concludes at Federation Square. Later, enjoy a Yarra River Cruise.

Cruise past Melbourne’s major attractions including the Botanical Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sporting precinct, Federation Square, Southbank, Docklands and also further to Williamstown. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the Yarra River. Choose from the 'River Gardens' or 'Port & Docklands' cruises. As you view the City from this unique river perspective, you will see why Melbourne is one of the “Most Livable Cities in the World”.

Day 5

Depart Melbourne for the Whitsundays

You will be transferred today from to the airport for your flight to the Whitsundays.  On arrival you will be met and transferred to your next hotel, the Blue Horizon Resort Apartments. Airlie Beach is the perfect departure point for any number of day trips and cruises available throughout the Whitsundays and to the Great Barrier Reef. On one of your free days, go snorkeling or diving to meet the 1200 plus varieties of tropical fish that call the reef home, or pay them a visit from the comfort of a glass bottom boat.

 

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Blue Horizon Resort Apartments

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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.

    Facilities

    • 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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Days 6-7

Airlie Beach at Leisure

The days are free to explore Airlie Beach.  Perhaps do a full day tour to Whitehaven Beach or the Great Barrier Reef,  your Goway Agent can help you choose the perfect excursion

Day 8

Depart the Whitsundays for Sydney

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to 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.

Why not head to the southern beaches and stop at lively Bondi Beach famous for its surf and lifeguards

Duration3 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 9

Sydney using iVenture Card – Sydney Rocks Walking Tour, Sydney Harbour Cruise

The following touring suggestions have been put together using included attractions on your iVenture card.

Your historic Sydney Walking Tour brings alive the story of the early convict settlement, while entertaining visitors with stories of "Rascals, Rats, and Restoration". The tours are conducted by friendly and enthusiastic guides who, by relating the many tales of Australia's colourful past, capture and hold the visitor's imagination. Let your guide show you some of Sydney's earliest buildings, shops, old and new, homes of the "well-to-do" and the quaint cottages of the working class. Still to be seen are the pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike, and the haunts of larrikins and rogues. The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps, and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times.

This 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise departs every 45 minutes from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The cruise takes in all the sights of Sydney Harbour including Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer throughout the day with your all day ticket.

Day 10

Sydney using iVenture Card – Sydney Hop on Hop Off Tour & Sydney Opera House Tour

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. Enjoy recorded commentary on board. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at your own pace.

During your day, stop for a tour at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is not only the most recognisable building in Australia, but it is also one of the world's great performing arts centres. Venture inside on a guided tour for a journey through the extraordinary history, breathtaking architecture and unseen workings in the daily life of this remarkable and fascinating building.

Day 11

Depart Sydney

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

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

DEPARTURE DATES

From
Vancouver,
Calgary or
Edmonton
CA$

From
Winnipeg,
Regina or
Saskatoon
CA$

From
Toronto, Montreal,
Ottawa, Halifax,
Charlottetown,
Fredericton or
Saint Johns
CA$

1 Nov - 10 Dec '17

$3,999 $4,299 $4,349

11 Dec ' 17 -
11 Jan '18

$4,469 $4,769 $4,819

12 - 31 Jan '18

$3,449 $3,769 $3,799

1 Feb - 31 Mar '18

$3,449 $3,749 $3,799

1 - 13 Apr '18

$3,649 $3,949 $3,999

14 Apr - 28 Jun '18

$3,469 $3,799 $3,819

 

Departure Dates

From
Los Angeles 
US$

From
New York City
or Las Vegas
US$

From
Portland,
Seattle,
Phoenix or Orlando
US$

From
Houston,
Salt Lake City, Boston
or Cleveland
US$

1 - 30
Nov '17

$3,189 $3,309 $3,439 $3,539

1 - 10 Dec '17

$3,279 $3,399 $3,529 $3,629

11 Dec '17 -
11 Jan '18

$3,279 $3,399 $3,529 $3,629

12 Jan -
31 Mar '18

$3,189 $3,309 $3,439 $3,529

1 - 13 Apr '18

$3,199 $3,319 $3,449 $3,529

14 Apr -
28 Jun '18

$3,119 $3,239 $3,369 $3,469

 

Book By: 31 October, 2017

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare from North America to Melbourne/Proserpine/Sydney on Qantas Airways
  • Airport transfers throughout your vacation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the Clarion Gateway Suites in Melbourne
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Blue Horizon Apartments in Airlie Beach*
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Sydney at the Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
  • I-Venture Multi City Attraction Pass – for 7 top attractions
    From 1 Apr ’18 accommodation will be the Airlie Beach Hotel

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION:

We have included per person an i-Venture Multi City Attraction Pass in this vacation.  The 7 listed daytours/attractions listed in this itinerary are based on attractions/entries included in this pass.  These tours are not pre-booked prior to your departure from North America, you must collect your pass on arrival in Sydney or Melbourne.  You can choose different attractions/entries to the ones listed.  Depending on your departure date, the order of the itinerary and/or touring may change due to tour availablility.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are quoted in CAD/USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single supplements apply. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. 

Australia is very busy with special events, if your travel falls over the following dates a surcharge will apply or this package may not be available. Your Goway Agent will prepare a customized quotation for you for any travel over these dates: 

Clarion Suites Gateway:  4 - 7 Nov, 30 Dec - 1 Jan, 23 - 25 Mar
Radisson Blu Plaza:  30 Dec - 2 Jan, 13-15 Jan
Blue Horizon Apartments: 22 Dec – 13 Jan

Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (6/10/2017). All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice and all pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices.  Advance Purchase and minimum stay requirements may apply to the airfares used.  Please call for a customized quote.


31 Mar 2018
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