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Day 1

Vibe Hotel Melbourne (3 nights)

Plated Breakfast
Plated Breakfast
Plated Breakfast
Melbourne International airport to city hotel

Melbourne International airport to city hotel

On arrival in Melbourne, make your way through Immigration, collect your baggage and proceed through customs and quarantine. Enter the arrival's hall where your driver will be waiting for you with your name on a sign board.

Transfer by private car to your hotel.

Day 2

Morning city tour in Spanish/Italian - 3hrs (Small group 2-11 pax)

Morning city tour in Spanish/Italian - 3hrs (Small group 2-11 pax)

Operates: Daily in Spanish/Italian

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through one of the most vibrant cities in the world? Melbourne is a city of contrasts and culture, and it's waiting for you to explore. Join our small group tour and let us show you the best of what Melbourne has to offer.

Our tour starts in the heart of Federation Square, where you'll be able to take in the stunning architecture and soak up the bustling atmosphere. We'll then take you to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), one of the world's most famous sports venues. Here, you'll learn about the city's rich sporting history as you marvel at this iconic stadium. We'll also visit the inner-city sports precinct of Melbourne Park, where the Australian Tennis Open takes place.

Next, we'll take you to the beautiful St Patrick's Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic architecture. We'll also visit Albert Park, the site of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix, which comes alive every year in March. Just imagine the thrill of high-speed racing!

We drive to St Kilda Beach, famous for its colourful bathing boxes. Enjoy a short stroll on the foreshore. This area is a hive of activity as walkers, joggers and rollerbladers race by, while kitesurfers, windsurfers and all-weather swimmers make the waters their playground.

To finish off our tour, we'll take you to the Eureka Tower, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the 88th floor. After the tour, you will have the afternoon at leisure and can make your own way back to your hotel.

With a maximum of 11 people in your group, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask your guide questions and get to know your fellow travellers. Note: the tour order may differ, depending on traffic conditions.

Day 3

Great Ocean Road (Small group 2-11 pax)

Great Ocean Road (Small group 2-11 pax)

Operates: daily in English, M/W/F/Su in Spanish

Experience this majestic coastal drive in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world-famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting journey where we will stop for plenty of photo opportunities.

To begin, your expert Oceania Guide will collect you from your Melbourne hotel to commence your exciting road trip.

Your next stop will be at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some lunch (included).

Following this, we will enjoy a walk in the forest in the Otway Ranges.

A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Finally, your Oceania guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.

To help restore Koala habitats; we plant a native tree on behalf of each passenger that travels on our Great Ocean Road Tour.

Day 4

Avani Adelaide Residences (1 night)

Breakfast
Melbourne city hotel to airport

Melbourne city hotel to airport

Please ensure you are ready waiting in the hotel lobby at least 10mins prior to your pick-up time.

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you by private car to the airport for your departing flight.

Adelaide Domestic airport to city hotel

On arrival in Adelaide, collect your baggage from the baggage carousel and make your way to the arrival's hall where your driver will be waiting for you with your name on a sign board.

Transfer by private car to your hotel.

Day 5

Kangaroo Island Odysseys (1 night)

English: Daily (excluding 24th - 25th December)

Mandarin & Japanese: On Request

Spanish: Thursday & Sunday

Italian: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

French: Tuesday & Friday

German: Tuesday & Thursday

Departs: Adelaide Central Bus Station (ACBS) or selected Adelaide CBD Hotels or Kingscote or American River

Accommodation (Hotel pick up times TBA upon confirmation)

OVERVIEW:

Discover Kangaroo Island’s nature & wildlife up close & in the wild on this fantastic two-day tour with Kangaroo Island Odysseys. Your local guide will take you on a personalised tour of Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in

pristine wildlife settings. Travel to Flinders Chase National Park at the western end of the island and discover the awe-inspiring formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. See a colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals on the rocks at Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk. This two-day tour is a perfect way to experience this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven and you’ll soon see why Kangaroo Island

is one of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations.


ITINERARY (Based on KI23CC):

DAY 1 - Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to

Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island – ferry options only.


On arrival at Penneshaw you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from

the tall eucalyptus trees.

Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles, and wildflowers.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you can stand at a safe distance to these wonderful, endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience — one that you will treasure forever.


Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with Kangaroo Island wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach. Travel through the island’s interior keeping an eye out for koalas and

echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small fine features, in its natural habitat.


Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your day concludes at your choice of accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.


DAY 2 – After a hearty breakfast, travel to the western end of the island and discover the Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area which is home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island.


At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. Watch some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and take a stroll around the historic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Weir’s Cove.


Next, discover the picturesque formations of Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the Southern Ocean.


Enjoy a delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with Kangaroo Island wine in a secluded scenic location. Enjoy the opportunity to search for kangaroos, wallabies, and a variety of birdlife. Koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat.


In the afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and marvel at the stunning coastlines the island has to offer. There will be many photo opportunities along the way for you to capture long lasting memories of your time on beautiful Kangaroo Island.


Your tour concludes at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide.

Day 6

Avani Adelaide Residences (1 night)

Breakfast

Day 7

Sydney Domestic airport to city hotel

Sydney Domestic airport to city hotel

On arrival in Sydney, make your way to the arrivals hall where you will claim your baggage from the baggage carousel. Your driver will be waiting for you with your name on a sign board.

Transfer by private car to your hotel.

Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour (4 nights)

The 145-room lifestyle property, artfully designed by WMK, boasts Manhattan-styled theming and an urban-styled grand facade entry. Guests can look forward to holidaying in inviting shared spaces filled with design features that inspire creativity and are flexible and connected. Hotel rooms will also feature an array of lifestyle amenities with their New York-inspired design including curved rainfall showers, embedded window day lounges and retro bathroom fixtures.

Conveniently located on Sussex Street at the upper end of Chinatown, the hotel to set to liven

up the area as the dining scene in the precinct draws closer to the corporate end of Sydney. And, with its proximity to entertainment and dining precincts, Vibe Darling Harbour Sydney will be a natural choice for those holidaying in the Harbour City this summer.

Deluxe room

Plated Breakfast
Plated Breakfast
Plated Breakfast
Plated Breakfast

Adelaide city hotel to airport

Please ensure you are ready waiting in the hotel lobby at least 10mins prior to your pick-up time.

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you by private car to the airport for your departing flight.

Day 8

Panoramic Sydney with Lunch Cruise

Panoramic Sydney with Lunch Cruise

Operates daily

Are you ready for an adventure in the stunning city of Sydney? Buckle up, because this half-day city tour is going to be a blast!

First, we'll take a trip back in time as we explore the historic Rocks area and hear tales of the city's early convict history. Next, we'll cruise through the bustling Central Business District and Macquarie Street, taking in the breathtaking 18th-century architecture of landmarks like the NSW Parliament House, Rum Hospital, and more.

But the real showstopper is yet to come. We'll make our way to Mrs Macquaries Point for the ultimate Instagram-worthy shot of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. As we explore the Eastern Suburbs, home to the rich and famous, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap some envy-inducing photos of the cove and shores of one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

After that, we'll head to Bondi Beach, where you can sink your toes in the sand, grab a refreshing drink (at your own expense), and see Aussie lifesavers and surfers riding the waves. We'll also make stops at Tamarama and Bronte beaches before returning to the city via Centennial Park and Paddington, a trendy district with elegant terrace houses and boutique shops.

Arrive at Circular Quay to join your Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise! We set sail from the Eastern Pontoon at Circular Quay at 12:00 pm for a relaxing 2-hour Luncheon cruise.


As we cruise through one of the world's most famous and spectacular natural harbours, you'll get to discover the secrets of Sydney, including iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the Sydney Botanical Gardens.


Experience the city from a new perspective and marvel at the sights that decorate its coastline. Our live commentator will educate you on the history and facts of each sight you can see from the deck.

At 2.15 pm, the cruise will conclude at Circular Quay. Make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Day 9

Blue Mountains Deluxe Day

Blue Mountains Deluxe Day

Operates daily

Join us on a journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, one of the seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines, and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Depart from your hotel and let our expert guide take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora, and fauna of this magnificent region.

Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill, a working farm that is also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and take some time to wander at leisure.

We'll then ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway, visiting one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley, away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators. This way, you'll enjoy a stress-free environment and take in the views and information imparted by your guide.

Next, we'll arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation, and you'll have time to take some great photos.

We make our way to the small village of Blackheath and enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at the Hydro Majestic, now a relaxed venue with stunning views. (Beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the bar). In the early 20th century, the hotel was a luxurious retreat built by entrepreneur Mark Foy. The hotel was built with the profits from Foy's successful department store in Sydney and was intended to be a hydropathic treatment centre, due to his eccentric beliefs about the healing power of cold water.

Referred to as "Foy's Folly" at the time, the Hydro Majestic hotel became known as the "Palace in the Wilderness," drawing guests from all over who sought to engage in adulterous affairs and other secret pleasures. The hotel was a place where guests felt safe to "let their hair down," disguising themselves in masks and opposite-sex clothing, while acting out their fantasies during elaborate fancy-dress balls, guest and staff role-reversal nights and "mad hatters" contests.

In the afternoon, we'll take you to some of the most famous lookouts in Australia, including Govetts Leap, where you'll be mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray and sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We'll also stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, where you'll enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice and take in the sweeping views of Sydney before returning to the hotel via the Bells Line of Road.

Day 11

SEIT All package

SEIT All package

Tour package includes two half day tours - Uluru Trek or Uluru and Kata Tjuta or Valley of the Winds.

Be captivated by the domes of the Red Centre on SEIT KATA TJUTA - sunrise with a Walpa Gorge walk, or undertake the more adventurous SEIT VALLEY OF THE WINDS walk and tackle the full circuit of this amazing formation. Be entranced by two guided walks along the base of Uluru followed by sunset on SEIT ULURU or enjoy another early sunrise and join the SEIT ULURU TREK, walking the full base of this amazing monolith. This package combines the best of both icons
with the flexibility of undertaking the tours on the same day or split over two days. Guests can combine one Uluru tour with one Kata Tjuta tour of their choice from the above.

National Park Entry Ticket
Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort

Desert Gardens Hotel - Ayers Rock Resort (2 nights)

Offering the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort (Deluxe Rock View rooms), 4.5 star Desert Gardens Hotel offers 218 elegant guestrooms within an oasis of native gardens.

Accommodation options are diverse from deluxe rock view rooms to shady poolside rooms all located under a canopy of towering gum trees and garden beds dotted with native shrubs and flowers.

Once you've satisfied the urge to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door.

All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, the beautiful Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & info centre and café’s located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.

Located throughout the expansive gardens of the hotel, rooms open up to a balcony or courtyard area. Rooms feature two double beds or in some instances one Queen bed, all with ensuite bathroom, complimentary amenities and plush robes. Room also includes free in-room WiFi, TV with free to air channels, tea & coffee making facilities, mini fridge and reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

Cots/cribs and wheelchair accessible rooms are on request and subject to availability. Interconnecting rooms are available across the different room types.

Complimentary return coach transfer
Complimentary return coach transfer
Full Breakfast - Adult (16yrs +)
Sydney city hotel to airport

Sydney city hotel to airport

Please ensure you are ready waiting in the hotel lobby at least 10mins prior to your pick-up time.

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you by private car to the airport for your departing flight.

Day 12

Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky.

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine upon a dune top overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience.

Our attentive staff will offer a selection of Australian wine and beer while the first course is served at your table. As the night sky twinkles to life, you will be welcomed to an interactive chef’s station where you will be served your choice from our freshly prepared, bush tucker inspired menu incorporating native bush ingredients.

Settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

TIP For an unparalleled experience, upgrade your Sounds of Silence to ‘A Night at Field of Light’, combining the Sounds of Silence dinner experience with the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light art installation. With 50,000 soft lights of the Field of Light covering the desert floor behind you, you’ll enjoy a mouth-watering 3-course buffet menu before you're invited to immerse yourself in the Field of Light. It’s pathways glistening softly with rhythms of coloured light that beckon you to explore.

Day 13

Airport to city hotel or vv

Airport to city hotel or vv

On arrival, you will be met by your chauffeur who will transfer you to your hotel.

Oaks Cairns Hotel

Oaks Cairns Hotel (4 nights)

Oaks Cairns Hotel is ideally located on Cairns Esplanade, just minutes away from the new Esplanade dining precinct, Cairns CBD and Cairns Convention Centre.

An ideal choice for travellers looking for a comfortable stay in the city, the brand new property offers modern rooms and facilities, including a rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views.

Everything you need for your home away from home in Cairns.

Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast

Day 14

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

Travel in air-conditioned comfort today in our luxury purpose-built vehicle on this eco-accredited tour led by our experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Depart your hotel early this morning and head north to the Mossman Gorge Centre. Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for morning tea before boarding your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests.

Cruise the Daintree River and gain an understanding of the wildlife environment. The river is the habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.

Enjoy a tasty tropical BBQ Lunch in the rainforest at Heritage Lodge overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Cooper Creek.

Visit Cape Tribulation and walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

Enjoy an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Included is a delicious cup of exotic fruit ice cream, made from fruit grown on their on-site orchard. Gluten / Dairy free options are available.

After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Return to your hotel late afternoon.

Down Under Tours offers GPS and manually activated audio commentary daily on this tour (CTR). Using the latest technology, the system comes with the following features:
• Completely portable and wireless
• GPS-activated commentary
• Studio-quality audio
• Volume control
• Commentary is delivered with sound effects and music, creating a truly memorable experience

Day 15

Michaelmas Cay Outer Barrier Reef cruise

Michaelmas Cay Outer Barrier Reef cruise

This morning, enjoy a 2hr motorised sail aboard a 32-metre luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, to Michaelmas Cay.

A low lying vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef, Michaelmas Cay is a National Park and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. For a period during the late 1800s and early 1900s the island was used by sea cucumber pickers (Beche-de-mer) and for guano mining. In 1937 it was declared a fauna sanctuary and formally a national park in 1975. The Cay has cultural significance to the local Gungandji, Mandingalbay-Yidinji and Yirriganydji indigenous peoples.

Enjoy a wide range of activities to fully experience Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment.
Try snorkelling in the cay’s protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation, observe the bird life or if you're feeling adventurous, why not try an introductory scuba dive in the fringing reefs.

Throughout the day, the ‘beach buggy shuttle’ will transfer you between Ocean Spirit and the beach.

Day 16

Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Rainforestation & Skyrail inc. lunch ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Rainforestation & Skyrail inc. lunch ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns, Kuranda has been enchanting visitors for years. Accessible by train, cableway or road, the charming Village in the Rainforest’ presents a bevy of tropical delights.

From the traditional appeal of the famous Kuranda Markets to the cool sophistication of roadside cafes and restaurants, Kuranda has something to suit everybody.

This morning, our Driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using our Kuranda Boarding pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions.

Board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train and take your seats – your tickets are already on your Boarding Pass so no need to check in. After boarding the train, your journey winds through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and around curves, all the time appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is.

Upon arrival in Kuranda at approx. 10.30am, you have free time to do your own exploring – why not take advantage of the exclusive Kuranda discounts on your Kuranda Boarding Pass!

At approximately 12pm, your shuttle coach will transfer you to Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest, a number of unique attractions await you. Board the unusual amphibious Army Duck for a different look at the rainforest. An experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits, ancient rainforest plants and point out a number of our native animals as you meander through the rainforest. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal Culture. The Pamagirri Dancers perform a range of native dances in the Rainforest Amphitheatre that reflects their humour and excitement of their culture. A delicious BBQ lunch is included before visiting the Koala & Wildlife Park. Cuddle a koala (own expense), smile at a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies before returning to Kuranda to board the Skyrail.


At your pre-allocated time board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Your Boarding Pass is your ticket for this iconic rainforest experience that includes time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls stations, both with spectacular lookouts. Or visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Complimentary guided boardwalk tours are offered throughout the day at Red Peak Station.

Upon arrival at Smithfield, our coach will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation. Your Boarding Pass will tell you which coach to look for. Return to your hotel at approx. 5.30pm.

Day 17

City to Skyrail or Tjapukai or vv

City to Skyrail or Tjapukai or vv

Inner city transfer within Cairns city centre.

Day 20

Airport to Northern Beaches or vv

Airport to Northern Beaches or vv

On arrival, you will be met by your chauffeur who will transfer you to your hotel.

 

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