From the cityscapes of Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns, to the natural splendour of Fraser and Hamilton Islands, with the Great Barrier Reef and Hunter Valley added to the Aussie mix.

Package Includes
  • Round trip international airfare to Sydney and return from Cairns
  • 13 night guided vacation First Class coach tour
  • 13 nights hand picked hotel accommodation
  • Dining: 12 hot buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Hand-picked insider experiences
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CRUISE to Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef
  • ORIENTATION of Brisbane
  • VIEW whales off Byron Bay, koalas at Australia Zoo, rainforest and lakes on Fraser Island, colourful coral and tropical fish
  • VISIT Byron Bay, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island, a cattle station, Kuranda

Travel Highlights

  • Connect with Locals
    Langmorn Station is a fully-operational family-run cattle station. Enjoyed a guided tour of the property followed by afternoon tea in the garden. (Day 7)
  • Local Specialists
    In the Hunter Valley (Day 1), at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (Day 4), on Fraser Island Day (Day 6), at Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard (Day 7) and Sarina’s miniature sugar mill and distillery (Day 8).
  • Make a Difference
    Your visit to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will support its Wildlife Warriors with their efforts to rehabilitate wild koala. (Day 4)

Exclusive: Book by April 30!

June 20 or October 10, 2019 Based on Double or Single Share
Vancouver from $7699-$7999 + $225 tax
Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton from $400 more

*Due to limited motorcoach capacity only 1 luggage per person is allowed.

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DAY 1 SYDNEY
Arrive in Sydney and transfers to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
Hotel: Rydges Sydney Central BB or similar

DAY 2 SYDNEY PORT – MACQUARIE
Australia’s original wine country beckons this morning. Depart Sydney, bound for Hunter Valley where you’ll sample delectable flavours and awardwinning wines with a Local Specialist as you get to know your fellow travellers over lunch. Continue north, to the seaside town of Port Macquarie, renowned for its extensive beaches and waterways.
MEAL(S) – Welcome Reception, Lunch, Dinner with wine
HOTEL – Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges

DAY 3 PORT MACQUARIE GOLD – COAST (2 NIGHTS)
Experience superb views over the Pacific Ocean this morning from Cape Byron, the easternmost point in Australia. You may spot migrating whales breaching not far offshore (seasonal). A scenic coastal drive this afternoon takes you to the legendary holiday destination of the Gold Coast, where you’ll settle in for your two night stay.
MEAL(S)  – Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL – Novotel Surfers Paradise

DAY 4 GOLD COAST SIGHTSEEING
Buckle in for a day of adventure. Your choice of sightseeing: take the 4WD track through the Gold Coast Hinterland and rainforest; board a boat trip to try your hand at crab fishing; or tackle the 270metre SkyPoint Climb at the iconic Q1 building.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 GOLD COAST NOOSA (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the Gold Coast north this morning, stopping in sophisticated Brisbane for an orientation tour. Continue to the Australia Zoo and join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sneak peek into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Here you will ‘Make a Difference’ during your visit by supporting the Wildlife Warriors with their efforts to rehabilitate wild koala. Continue up the Sunshine Coast to Noosa, the selfproclaimed relaxation capital of Australia. End your day of sightseeing off with dinner at a local restaurant.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
HOTEL – The Sebel

DAY 6 NOOSA FREE TIME
Set your watch to the leisurely pace of life in Noosa, with a full, free day to explore this resort town on your terms. Paddle in the clear waters of Main Beach or venture a little further afield, strolling along the headland to Noosa National Park. You may consider joining an Optional Experience boat ride through the Noosa Everglades or a Noosa River Sunset Cruise. The evening is yours to sample local Aussie fare at one of the many eateries along fashionable Hastings Street.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7 NOOSA HERVEY BAY
An island paradise awaits today as you journey to the UNESCOlisted Fraser Island. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ to explore the towering rainforests, freshwater lakes, huge sand blows and colourful cliffs on the world’s largest sand island. Enjoy lunch before continuing to Hervey Bay, where in spring thousands of humpback whales and their new calves seek sanctuary in calm, safe waters during spring, before their return to the Antarctic.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
HOTEL – Mantra

DAY 8 HERVEY BAY ROCKHAMPTON
Savour crisp flavours of apple, strawberry and pineapple during a visit to Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard, where you’ll embark on a guided tour with a ‘Local Specialist’ this morning. ‘Connect with Locals’ during a stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational familyrun cattle station. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the property and original 19th century family homestead, followed by a Be My Guest afternoon tea in the garden with the pet kangaroo. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn en
route to Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. What better way to immerse yourself in the town’s brawny heritage than dinner at one of its steakhouses?
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL – Quality Regent

DAY 9 ROCKHAMPTON HAMILTON ISLAND (2 NIGHTS)
Journey north to Sarina today for a guided tour of its miniature sugar mill and distillery with a ‘Local Specialist’. Later, head for Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s scenic Whitsundays. Embrace your inner sloth, kick back and
relax with a book on a lounger at the crystalclear pool, take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge or indulge in a beautiful tropical sunset from your private balcony.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
HOTEL – Reef View

DAY 10 HAMILTON ISLAND FREE TIME
Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures consider a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, visit the island’s wildlife park, home to many species of Australian animals or sit back with a good book by one of the resort’s stunning pools.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11 HAMILTON ISLAND MISSION BEACH
Say goodbye to islandlife and board your ferry back to the mainland. Continue north heading to Mission Beach, where the UNESCOlisted Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Connect with your exquisite natural surrounds and settle into your resort overlooking the Coral Sea.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
HOTEL – Castaways Resort and Spa

DAY 12 MISSION BEACH CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS)
Today’s journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, one of Australia’s important bird areas. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage listed 500yearold Curtain Fig Tree, where you may be lucky enough to spot the brilliant blue flash of the Ulysses
butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, before the journey to Freshwater Station via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Your sixperson
gondola will provide spectacular views of the rainforest and the Coral Sea. Continue to Cairns.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL – Hilton

DAY 13 GREAT BARRIER REEF
A day filled with pinchme moments awaits, as you board a highspeed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover this magical underwater wonderland from the comfort of your semisubmersible observatory. Or get your feet wet Discover this magical underwater wonderland from the comfort of your semisubmersible observatory. Or get your feet wet and don your flippers and mask for an upclose encounter with the reef’s marinelife (snorkelling equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch up on deck before returning to Cairns. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant on Cairns Harbour.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunchl, Farewell Dinner

DAY 14 DEPART CAIRNS
Your scenic exploration of Australia’s sunkissed east coast at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast

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