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Australia’s East Coast Islands & Rainforest

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Beach bliss and lush landscapes

Head "down under" for this once-in-a-lifetime journey through Australia! Beginning in Sydney and ending in Cairns, you'll visit the Blue Mountains, the Great Barrier Reef, Noosa, the Gold Coast, and much more. Encounter local wildlife, enjoy scenic cruises, relax on postcard-worthy beaches, and immerse yourself in the culture of local villages. With tours, transportation, and several meals included, this trip is the adventure you've been waiting for.

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What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Sydney (SYD), out of Cairns (CNS)
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 3 nights in Sydney at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel or Hyatt Regency Harbour
    • 1 night in Port Macquarie at the Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges Hotel
    • 2 nights in Gold Coast at the Novotel Surfers Paradise Hotel
    • 2 nights in Noosa at the Hotel Sebel Noosa
    • 1 night in Hervey Bay at the Mantra Hervey Bay Hotel
    • 1 night in Rockhampton at the Quality Regent Hotel
    • 2 nights in Hamilton Island at the Reef View Hotel
    • 1 night in Mission Beach at the Castaways Resort & Spa
    • 2 nights in Cairns at the Hilton Hotel Cairns
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Sightseeing tour of Sydney with harbour cruise
    • Visit to the Blue Mountains & Sydney Zoo
    • Visit to Hunter Valley Vineyard with wine tasting
    • Gold Coast sightseeing
    • Brisbane panoramic tour & visit to the Australia Zoo
    • Fraser Island tour
    • Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard tour
    • Langmorn Station tour
    • Visit to the Kuranda Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach
Great Ways to Explore
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef during your stay in Cairns!
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise through Sydney Harbour.
  • Take a spectacular walk in Noosa National Park!
  • Be on the lookout for humpback whales as you drive to the Gold Coast.
  • Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in Hunter Valley, one of Australia's major wine regions.
Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

Ready, set, adventure! Get ready for the Australian vacation you've always dreamed about. Start off in Sydney, where you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour, as well as a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise! Take photos in-front of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and more. From Sydney, you'll embark on an escorted tour to Australia's amazing rainforests and sparkling coasts! 

Join a knowledgeable guide and fellow travelers on an incredible journey north from New South Wales to Queensland! Kick off in the seaside town of Port Macquarie, then continue onto the famous Gold Coast. Experience breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales! After a stops in Brisbane and at the Australia Zoo, continue to the beachside resort town of Noosa. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Main Beach or discover the natural beauty of Noosa National Park. Visit UNESCO-recognized Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, before travelling to Hervey Bay.

Enjoy an included visit to an exotic fruit orchard, then cross the Tropic of Capricorn into Rockhampton! Treat yourself to a delicious steakhouse dinner in this city known for its beef production. Next, you'll hop on a ferry to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday group in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef! Discover a kaleidoscope of coral, colorful marine life, and picture-perfect beaches. You may even spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and kookaburras! Your paradise beach vacation continues along the Coral Sea in Mission Beach, and then in Cairns. Explore lush rainforests in the Atherton Tablelands and soak up native cultural in Kuranda rainforest village. During your stay in Cairns, you'll enjoy a thrilling catamaran cruise through the Great Barrier Reef, during which you'll be able to snorkel and view the spectacular coral from the boat's underwater observatory!

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