Fiji & Australia Vacation Package

A 9 day trip to Australia & Fiji 
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Brilliant blue waters and whispering white sand, the curves of the world’s most famous Opera House, the textures of palm trees, the awesome lure of nature and the iconic edifices of one of Earth’s great cities: in Fiji and Australia, it all comes together for a perfect portrait of paradise.

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General Information

Photos
australia panoramic view of the blue mountains three sisters
aerial view of george street sydney looking towards the bridge
aerial view of the famous shopping mall in sydney
sand dunes in the national park sigatoka
stairs leading up to jamison valley in the katoomba mountains
yellow cable car crosses the blue mountain range in new south wales
leura waterfalls in the blue mountains new south wales
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Fiji, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Katoomba
 

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Leaving Los Angeles

Depart the United States in LAX, excited and ready to explore the incredible nations of Fiji and Australia. Crossing over the International Date Line running jaggedly across the Pacific will make you lose a day, but you won’t mind at all as the amenities aboard Fiji Airways will make you melt into the bliss of a well-seasoned traveller, where a comfortable seat and helpful attendants ensure your journey across the Pacific is as tranquil as the great ocean itself.

Day 2: Lost to International Date Line

Day 3: Arrival in Fiji

Today sees you into a land of spectacular, otherworldly beauty, so awash in color and light that it dazzles the eye and sparks the imagination, where the deep roll of the South Pacific Ocean subsides to the gentle sighs of surf on Fiji’s sugar white sands. After a traditional lei greeting, you will be escorted to the Radisson Blu Resort, where you’ll find an exterior of bold, striking lines with beautiful wood accents, rooms with a flair of modern chic, and a complex with a vast array of elegant facilities, from the stunning lagoon swimming pools to the verdant tropical grounds surrounding them.

The resort also features a number of dining options, all with their own charms and conveniences and all with offerings from throughout the panoply of cuisine, from the tantalizing small plates served up at BLU Restaurant & Bar to the gourmet pizzas at Neptune’s, from sushi and cocktails at Watercourt to three course meals at the elegant Lomani Wai. Wherever you choose to eat, you’ll find staff that are friendly and attentive, and atmospheres that help ease you into the deep relaxation that is a vacation in the South Pacific.

What's Included: transfer, accommodation

Day 4: Exploring a Jewel of the Pacific

There’s no way to really appreciate the unparalleled tropical grandeur of Fiji without getting out and scouring every magnificent square mile you can, so today is dedicated to touring this incredible island and here are a few of our favorite optional tours (additional cost applies).

• Tour Option - Sigatoka River Safari
Those who wish to explore the center of the country, its cultural and geographical soul, should spend some time cruising the Sigatoka River, winding past Fijian villages on the banks while your experienced driver and guide regales you with tales of the area and of the vibrant culture of the Fijian people.

• Tour Option - Captain Cook Tivua Sailing Cruise
Maritime buffs will want to take a tour of the island on board the Ra Marama, a Brigantine tall ship built in the 1950s and impeccably maintained, which makes her way to Tivua Island, edged with white sand striking an emphatic relief upon the wide azure of the ocean and surrounded by more than 500 acres of gorgeous coral gardens. Once you anchor just offshore, those interested can tour the environs in glass-bottomed boats or in a guided snorkeling venture, while others might wish to go ashore for teatime or the island’s music and entertainment.

• Tour Option - Upper Navua Rafting (guided rafting and adventure and village visit)
Active bodies will be interested in rafting the Upper Navua River, which cuts its way dramatically through Fiji’s fecund center, resulting in spectacular views and spectacular rafting, from the plunging cliffs that line the river’s banks to the countless waterfalls that riddle the river’s course: this is a one-of-a-kind way to get deep in to the Fijian country.

And of course those looking for a day of complete, pampered relaxation would do well to sample some of the offerings at the Radisson Blu’s opulent and exquisite Harmony Retreat Day Spa, with unrivaled treatments prepared from local plant extracts, perfect pedicures and magnificent manicures, fantastic facials and wraps that will whisk you away to wonderland. From Fijian firming rituals with honey and fresh coconut to an exfoliating and hydrating treatment utilizing the scrubbing power of natural cane sugar, every sense will certainly be indulged during this spa session!

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 5: From the South Pacific to New South Wales

Head west from your island paradise to the cultural center of the Land Down Under, the capital of New South Wales and one of the world’s great metropolises, Sydney, a breathtaking collection of spectacular buildings and pristine wildlife, fast cars and big waves.

With a perfect climate providing the backdrop of unadulterated comfort, you’ll explore the singular situ of glamorous mansions and rugged sandstone cliffs, the sea ahead and the hills behind, and you’ll discover why this incredible place was named the “World’s Best City” by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure a mind-boggling sixteen years in a row.

The North Head lookout provides a brilliant view of the Sydney cityscape—it’s particularly beautiful near sunset—while The Rocks offers some of Sydney’s early settlements that have been remarkably well preserved, as well as some of the best restaurants in the city.

Shopping can be had at the Queen Victoria Building, a sandstone building dating from the 1800s that now houses over 400 stores, or along the more subdued storefronts on Castleragh Street, home to some of Sydney’s most recognizable and elegant boutiques.

Or just walk the city center, where you can take in some of Sydney’s most famous sites from ground level and peek at all the tiny details that you never see in pictures.

What's Included: breakfast, accommodation

Days 6-8: Seeing the Sights in Sensational Sydney, from her Harbour’s Highlights to the Surrounding Scenery

As there is so much to see and do and try and explore here in Sydney, you might want to spend your first morning acclimating yourself to the innumerable highlights of this unmatched metropolis. You can explore Sydney at your leisure or explore a few of our favorite optional tours (additional cost applies).

• Tour Option - Blue Mountain Day Tour
Begin the morning by hitting the highlights in the Sydney Central Business District before turning to the west to escape Sydney’s streets and to visit one of the largest regions of unspoiled beauty in all of New South Wales: the Blue Mountains. After experiencing the glorious shine off Canada Bay, you’ll turn to the town of Kattomba, where you’ll take tea in the Conservation Hut and explore the handcraft offerings made by the artsy and free-spirited locals before setting off to explore the magnificent Blue Mountains National Park at Scenic World, offering views of craggy, rough-hewn beauty that challenges the imagination and leaves your mouth perpetually agape.

Stand transfixed over the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway as it carries you across the tumbling valley descending more than 400 feet below your shoes, or ride up an incline of 52 degrees—one of the steepest on the planet—on the Scenic Railway to transverse the valley walls. Following a gentle walk through a primeval rainforest, catch a glimpse of Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo, the Three Sisters that tower above the Jamison Valley on board the Scenic Cableway stretching across its expanse.

Grab another angle of the Sisters at Echo Point before shouting your name into the blue abyss, then discover the arts and culture of the Australian Aborigines at the Waradah Aboriginal Center, where you’ll watch folk performers dance and sing and issue forth the haunting drone of the didgeridoo, calling forth the past and traditions of a people that stretch back millennia. You’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with the Australian wildlife at the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park, encountering animals like kangaroos and wallabies in their own natural bush habitat.

End your day by turning back to Sydney aboard a Rivercat Ferry, departing from Cabarita and working its way down the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour, allowing you glimpses of New South Wales—and her famous capital—that most others will never see.

• Tour Option - Tobruk Sheep Station
Take a drive over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, rising more than 400 feet above the surface of Sydney Harbour, traversing a span of more than 150 feet, and offering an incomparable viewpoint from which to take in the edges, lines and colors of Sydney Harbour and her soaring skyscrapers.

By the time your drive ends, however, you might feel that you’ve left that world far behind when you arrive at Tobruk Sheep Station and are immediately greeted by a stockman astride a horse. After a pot of morning Billy tea and a taste of damper, the Australian stockman’s breakfast bread that has sustained their ilk for generations, your leader will show off his skills at cracking his whip and throwing a boomerang, two activities as tied to sheepherding (and showmanship) as roping or racing are to American cowboys.

You’ll then get a look at the remarkable relationship between stockmen and their dogs, the persistent and adorable Australian sheepdog, as they guide their charges into the trap yards where they can be corralled and sheared. Watch a shearing demonstration before learning a little bit about wool and the history of shepherding in Australia. Following your time at Tobruk, return to Sydney, stopping on the way at a Heritage-Listed cottage that is over a century old.

• Tour Option – Private Surfing Lesson at Bondi Beach
You might also want to experience the high points of a visit to Sydney, those tourist activities you simply cannot miss.

Start on the shores of scenic and stunning Bondi Beach, where you’ll take a private lesson that will teach you the art and athleticism of surfing Aussie style. You’ll be amazed at how intuitive, fun and safe surfing is, especially when you can count on an instructor that has been steeped in the rich and venerable Australian—and, more specifically, Bondi Beach—surf culture. You’ll enjoy perambulating along the boardwalk following your lesson, taking in the sights and maybe even a bite at the famous Doyle’s On the Beach, a seafood establishment stretching back five generations.

• Tour Option – Luxury Mini Coach Tour
You can climb aboard an air-conditioned luxury mini-coach tour with complete commentary from a driver and guide who is as knowledgeable as she is engaging, taking you through and around the best of Sydney’s neighborhoods, from The Rocks area to the Harbour Bridge and the world-famous Opera House, through the heart of Sydney’s commercial area and along the edges of some of her hottest beaches and trendiest suburbs.

• Tour Option – Guided Bicycle Tour
Those who might like a more ambitious touring experience will want to take a guided bike tour around the city’s best areas, eschewing the anxiety-producing treks on Sydney’s busy streets for scenic cruises through harbor fronts and city parks, on sidewalks and in areas where you’ll feel protected. Since you get closer to the ground, the guides can give you great tips on where to go to eat, catch a show, grab a movie, do some shopping or any other questions you might have.

• Tour Option – Panoramic View of Sydney
Or you could explore the city in a more unique way: climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge —offering a full-circle panorama of this remarkable city from 400 feet up— before cruising Sydney Harbour at sunset to gain a new perspective on some of the city’s most prominent landmarks.

• Tour Option – Experience Sydney Harbour on a Yacht
Board a luxurious motor yacht and explore Sydney Harbour as you would experience it on your private yacht – taking in the sights of the Sydney Opera House and the picturesque views. After your gourmet barbecue lunch served with local wine and beer, feel free to go for a swim, sunbathe, fish or kayak at your leisure.

What's Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 9: Goodbye, Paradise

Today sees you leaving Sydney and returning to Los Angeles, crossing the wide expanse of ocean blue and filled with the memories of one of the greatest weeks of your life. From the gentle surf as you relaxed serenely in Fiji to the vibrant streets of spectacular Sydney, from the Blue Mountains to the blue Pacific and everywhere in between, you’ll surely never forget this incredible trip.

What's Included: breakfast, transfer

Price

Price 

Your custom trip package will include accommodations, transportation within the country, guided tours and activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.

Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates!