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Explore the natural beauty and coastal treasures of Australia, both in the north and the southeast. Discover the Great Barrier Reef, drive down the scenic Great Ocean Road to the Grampians, soak in the laid-back vibe of charming seaside towns, and feast on fresh produce and fine wine along the way.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4SydneyOpera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, CuisineOvolo 1888 Darling Harbour, The Grace Hotel
4 - 7Daydream IslandGreat Barrier Reef, Snorkeling, Beaches, Relaxation & SpaDaydream Island Resort, Daydream Island Resort
7 - 10Palm CoveResort Town, Idyllic Beaches, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree RainforestPeppers Beach Club, The Reef house
10 - 11MelbourneCoffee, Wine & Food, Vibrant Art & Culture, Grampians National ParkThe Blackman Hotel, Art Series – The Cullen
11 - 12Apollo BayBeaches, Great Otway National Park, Seafood & WineCaptain’s at the Bay, Captain’s at the Bay
12 - 13Port FairyVibrant Art Scene, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cruises & Marine LifeMerrijig Inn, Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
13 - 15The Grampians National ParkEcological Diversity, Aboriginal Sites, Boutique WineriesDULC
15 - 15MelbourneCoffee, Wine & Food, Vibrant Art & Culture, Grampians National Park

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private transfer from Sydney Airport to your hotel

Sydney

3 Days

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks – Fireworks over Harbour Bridge to ring in the New Year, the Opera House, the Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach.

Included Activities

Sydney Harbour Bridge: Bird’s Eye View Tour
Sample Sydney and get your dose of adrenalin with a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of Australia’s most popular attractions, the iconic Bridge Climb allows you to get a magnificent glimpse of Sydney and its rich historical and cultural heritage. Choose from a range of climbs, including a 3.5-hour tour and a shorter 90-minute one. You can climb at dawn, during the day, at twilight or in the evening depending on your preference, and see the sights of the city, the Blue Mountains and the azure waters of the Pacific beyond, from a truly spectacular vantage point. Rest assured, you will be safe in the hands of experienced guides, with all the necessary security measures adequately taken care of. (Duration: 1.5 – 3.5 hrs; Time of the Day: Morning/Evening; Shared Activity, Fitness level: Moderate;)

Surfing at Bondi: Learner’s Edition
Learn to take on the waves with a one-off surf lesson designed for beginners, at the world-famous Bondi Beach down under. Arriving at this crescent-shaped stretch of white sands set against a wonderful promenade with a historical street art wall, change into your swimsuit and enjoy an introduction into the world of surfing. Watch surfing enthusiasts flaunt their skills on these iconic surf breaks, while a bevy of beautiful people bask on the sunny shores. Guided by expert surf instructors, get the hang of using the surfboard while understanding water conditions and techniques, during practice sessions on the beach. Go through the basics from warming up, paddling, standing up on the board, and riding the waves. After a safety briefing, hit the waters to catch your first wave! Soaking up the fantastic beach vibes, coupled with personal attention, gain more confidence to approach the waves and progress in this cool adventure sport. (Half Day; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate; Notes: Lessons available in small groups of 6 or less)

Hotel Options
RoomKing Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
The Grace Hotel – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
Meals
StyleHeritage
Day 4 - 7

Make your own way to the Airport

Board your self-organized flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island (Flight duration: 2.5 hrs)

Board the ferry from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island (1 hr)

Daydream Island

3 Days

Daydream Island boasts a fantastic location within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, off the eastern coast of Australia. Part of the Molle Group of islands in the heart of Whitsunday Islands, this serves as a popular weekend getaway, especially for the locals.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard King Room
Meals
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Ocean Terrace King
Meals
StyleBeach Resort
Day 7 - 10

Board the ferry from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island (1 hr)

Board your self-organized flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns (Flight duration: 1 hr).

Pick up your car at the airport and drive yourself from Cairns to Palm Cove (1 hr)

Palm Cove

3 Days

Named after the trees lining its long sandy beaches, Palm Cove is a quaint, upmarket village located less than an hour’s drive from the Cairns airport.

Included Activities

Reef Adventures With Marine World
The day is yours to explore the many natural delights of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef with Reef Magic Cruises. Set off from Cairns in a super fast Catamaran to arrive at the all-weather platform of Marine World. Choose from a range of exciting marine adventures to suit your activity level. Catch the glittering colors of the reef from a glass-bottomed boat, the underwater observatory or a semi-submersible reef viewer if you are a beginner. If you are feeling more adventurous, go snorkeling in the coral lagoon or scuba diving even without any prior experience. Learn more about the reefs during a guided snorkeling safari or talks by experienced marine biologists. Opt for a no-wet helmet dive to go under water or get a bird’s eye view of the blue expanse with a ride on the Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight. After all that activity it is time to soak up some sun on the leisurely sun decks and perhaps even pamper yourself with a reef-based massage. (Full Day; Shared activity; Morning & Afternoon Teas and buffet lunch included.)

Hotel Options
RoomOne Bedroom Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
The Reef house – Opt 2
RoomBrigadier King Studio
Meals
StyleResort
Day 10 - 11

Drive to the airport and drop off your car

Board your self-organized flight from Cairns to Melbourne (Flight duration: 3.5 hrs)

Make your own way to your hotel

Melbourne

1 Day

With its hip restaurants, avant-garde fashion and eclectic street and performing art scene, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with events and life.

Hotel Options
RoomJunior Suite Balcony
Meals
StyleBoutique
RoomStudio Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 11 - 12

Pick up your car at the city centre and drive yourself from Melbourne to Apollo Bay (3 hrs)

Apollo Bay

1 Day

Apollo Bay is a seaside village, on the Great Ocean Road region of Victoria in Australia, surrounded by tranquil beaches, rolling hills, and the Great Otway National Park.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage Room
Meals
StyleBoutique
RoomLoft One Bedroom
Meals
StyleBoutique
Day 12 - 13

Drive yourself from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy (3 hrs)

Port Fairy

1 Day

Port Fairy is a charming seaside town located on Australia’s Great Coast Road. Enriched by more than a century old history, the town enthralls visitors with its centuries-old quaint cottages, towering Norfolk pine tree and vibrant art scene.

Hotel Options
Merrijig Inn – Opt 1
RoomQueen Suite
Meals
StyleBoutique
RoomCourtyard Room
Meals
StyleHeritage
Day 13 - 15

Drive from Port Fairy to The Grampians National Park (1.5 hrs)

The Grampians National Park

2 Days

Located in Victoria, the Grampians National Park is a nature reserve known for its sandstone mountains, ecological diversity, and Aboriginal history dating back 22,000 years.

Hotel Options
DULC – Opt 1
RoomOne Bedroom Cabin
MealsBreakfast
StyleCamp
Day 15 - 15

Drive from Grampians National Park to Melbourne (3 hrs) and drop your car off at the airport

Melbourne

0 Days

With its hip restaurants, avant-garde fashion and eclectic street and performing art scene, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with events and life.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,690 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 15 days / 14 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Sydney – Hamilton Island
    • Hamilton Island – Cairns
    • Cairns – Melbourne
  • All activities as listed :
    • Sydney: Sydney Harbour Bridge: Bird’s Eye View Tour
    • Sydney: Surfing at Bondi: Learner’s Edition
    • Palm Cove: Reef Adventures With Marine World
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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Australia: Cities, National Parks & Beaches

15 days $ 3,990 / person

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