Grand Australian Discovery

15 days,

14 nights |

from $5895 per person*

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TOUR CODE: TQC15

Visit Australia’s iconic destinations: Sydney, Rock and Great Barrier Reef on this Grand Australian Adventure!

  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 Dinners
  • Expert tour director plus local guides in select locations
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic views during a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin
  • Spend a night in the amazing Blue Mountains exploring the area and hearing Aboriginal tales of the area
  • Unique tour from the Blue Mountains to the Hunter Valley
  • Wine tasting at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Surrender to two nights on Hamilton Island, located within the idyllic Whitsunday archipelago
  • Cruise to Reef Magic’s platform on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a special dinner at Tjapukai By Night in Cairns

SUPERDEAL Savings*:

  • SAVE 10%* if you book and pay in full 12 months before your tour departure date.
  • SAVE 7.5%* if you book and pay in full 10 months before your tour departure date.
  • SAVE 5%* if you book and pay in full 6 months before your tour departure date.

Departure Dates

2020 SEP: 6, 14 OCT: 4, 12 NOV: 1, 9

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

November 9, 2020

Valid for travel between:

09/06/2020 – 11/09/2020

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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Tour also operates in reverse: please enquire for details. Australia Map TQC15 2020/21

Day 1 Arrive Sydney

INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight. Be met on arrival in Sydney. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Dinner

Day 2 Sydney, Gold Coast

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure. Stay: Two Nights, Gold Coast, voco Hotel Breakfast

Day 3 Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast

Travel to the Sunshine Coast and visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Continue to the Sunshine Coast and check in to your resort. Stay: Sunshine Coast, Novotel Twin Waters Resort Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island

Enjoy time at leisure then travel to Hervey Bay and cruise to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Stay: Two night stay, Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Fraser Island

Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and inviting paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover the island today with a half-day tour. With some time at leisure this afternoon, slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935 (own expense). Breakfast

Day 6 Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

A morning ferry takes you across Hervey Bay, where you will discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you will rejoin your coach to continue heading north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow-gauge railway lines that transport sugarcane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Rockhampton, Hamilton Island

INSIDER EXPERIENCE Realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Hamilton Island Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast and the Outback. Founded in 1853, the city is home to historic heritage architecture and a rich, fascinating history. Then, travel to Airlie Beach and enjoy one of the region’s most immaculate beaches. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays towards Hamilton Island. Here, enjoy dinner later this evening. Stay: Two night stay, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Hamilton Island

You have the entire day at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps snorkel off the beach; enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this island paradise (all at own expense). Breakfast

Day 9 Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach

Take an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Hamilton Island to the Port of Airlie, where you will reboard your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city. Continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet; the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort and Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms. Complete with a secluded rainforest swimming area, it won’t be long before you discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation. Stay: Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns

INSIDER EXPERIENCE Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy views of the lush mountain-scape from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International. As you continue your journey north, you will discover the lush Atherton Tablelands. This region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, including magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, known to be some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you will visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a natural Australian icon. Arrive in Cairns this afternoon.Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace. Stay: Two nights, Cairns, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Breakfast

Day 11 Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

INSIDER EXPERIENCE Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy five hours amid the coral and marine life. INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night. During an Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance, you will discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, witness a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Cairns, Alice Springs

Fly (own expense) from Cairns to Ayers Rock today and settle into your desert oasis before venturing to Ayers Rock (Uluru) to discover its majesty during a base tour. During sunset, enjoy a glass of wine overlooking Uluru. Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel Breakfast

Day 13 Uluru, Kata Tjuta

Rise before the sun to visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), before continuing to Kings Canyon. Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 14 Kings Canyon, Alice Springs

Choose from one of two walks at Kings Canyon, before returning to Alice Springs. Stay: Mecure Alice Springs Resort

Day 15 Depart Alice Springs

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*Terms & Conditions (US):

Valid for selected Value Plus Vacations. All tour prices listed are land only, ‘from’ per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. Package must start on a Sunday due to Australian Eco Adventures pre tour. Flights are not included, unless stated otherwise. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (30 March 2020). Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary; please inquire for details. Please call for our current prices. Tour Code: TQC15. CST#2001136-50.

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