Customized Australia Honeymoon

A 15 day trip to Australia 
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Sydney, Melbourne, Great Dividing Range of Australia, Cliff Drive to Katoomba, Jamieson Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) & the Three Sisters, Bridgeclimb, Kuranda Rail journey up the scenic Barron Gorge to Freshwater Connection, History, Dance and Creation Theatre and Cultural Village, Cairns - Great Barrier Reef, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Ayer's Rock

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General Information

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Green turtle swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Sydney, Melbourne, Great Dividing Range of Australia, Cliff Drive to Katoomba, Jamieson Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) & the Three Sisters, Bridgeclimb, Kuranda Rail journey up the scenic Barron Gorge to Freshwater Connection, History, Dance and Creation Theatre and Cultural Village, Cairns - Great Barrier Reef, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Ayer's Rock

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Fly to Sydney

Day 2: In Flight
The flight does not actually take two days, but you lose one day because of the International Date Line. You will gain it at the end of your trip.

Day 3: Sydney (Travelodge Wynyard)
On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. You can have some time to rest after your flight and before your adventure begins!

Today you will have a free day to explore Sydney on your own.

OPTION: If you would like we can purchase a See Sydney card that would include admissions into a number of attractions. See here for more information:
www.SeeSydneyCard.com Price: $65
Tonight you will have a sunset Dinner Harbour Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises.

Day 4: Sydney – Blue Mountains

This fantastic 4 WD Ecotour begins at your hotel & the historical Rocks area of old Sydney. Heading westwards across the coastal plain we make our way to the Great Dividing Range of Australia. It is here we leave the ‘average’ Blue Mountains tourist behind & enter the National Park to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. We visit an ancient Aboriginal site & outstanding lookouts; examine rock formations & the unusual plants & wildlife that abound the area. From the quaint little village of Leura we skirt around Cliff Drive to Katoomba where you will find yourself looking out over the magnificent Jamieson Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) & the Three Sisters. We enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch including a selection of fine Australian wines with a cheese platter under the canopy of the Australian bush. Before returning to Sydney we drop into a hidden valley where we roam the area, seeking out the many kangaroos that graze in the wild (conditions permitting). Reluctantly we leave the National Park passing through the Olympic 2000 site, arriving at your hotel around 5.30pm. Includes lunch.

Day 5: Sydney

Today you will have a free morning.

This afternoon make your way to Bridgeclimb, located at The Rocks, where you suit up for the ‘climb of your life’. The climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is moderate and you can enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you ascend the bridge. This is a ‘must do’ for all visitors to Sydney and the views from the top of the Bridge are spectacular. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 6: Sydney - Port Douglas Hotel (Villa San Michele, 1 bd suite)
You will take a late morning flight to Cairns. You will then take the shuttle transfer to your resort hotel in Port Douglas.

Day 7: Port Douglas - Kuranda Rainforest
You will be taken from your hotel to the Freshwater Station for the Kuranda Rail journey up the scenic Barron Gorge to Freshwater Connection. You will arrive just below the Kuranda village, where shuttle buses will take you up to the village. Once you are at Kuranda village, there are many things to do. There are many shops, restaurants as well as a small koala park, a kangaroos and wallabees feeding area, a bird aviary and a butterfly aviary. Then you can proceed to the Sky-rail for your ride over the rain forest. Here you will have a spectacular perspective of the rain forest area. There are also optional stops along the way where you can walk along environmentally sensitive trails in the midst of the rain forest and learn more about this wonderful part of nature. When you have reached the end of the ride you proceed over to the Tjapukai History, Dance and Creation Theatre and Cultural Village. There you will have lunch (own expense). After lunch there will be an Aborigine cultural show which includes dances, music, and informative talks about their lifestyles, foods and culture. You can also try your hand at throwing the boomerang, an Aborigine spear and playing the diggeree doo. The day concludes with a multi-media presentation of the Aboriginal Creation story and an informative film of Aborigine history. At the end you will take a coach to transfer to your hotel. The rest of your night is free.

Day 8: Cairns - Great Barrier Reef (L)
You will be picked up from your hotel by coach and taken to the Cruiser or a full day cruise to the outer Barrier Reef (you will be transferred at the end of the day to Cairns, please bring your luggage with you as you won’t be returning to your hotel). After just 90 minutes you arrive close to Australia's continental shelf where you will moor over one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Barrier Reef. It offers some of the best snorkeling and diving anywhere in the world, with the warm waters of the Coral Sea affording crystal-clear visibility, and the marine life is a riot of living color. You can take a closer look at the breathtaking beauty of this seascape with its sunlit valleys and coral cliffs, teaming with brilliant fish by swimming, snorkeling (equipment provided) or cruising in the Subsea Explorer or glass bottom boat. Sometimes described as the largest living structure on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is actually a collage of nearly three thousand individual reefs and islands stretching for more than two thousand kilometers along the Queensland coast. It is the largest system of coral reefs and associated plants and animals in the world, and nothing to rival it has ever existed on Earth. It covers an area larger than Great Britain and about half the size of the state of Texas. Enjoy a sumptuous smorgasbord lunch including fresh seafood and tropical fruits. Morning and afternoon tea are also included. At the end of the cruise you will arrive into Port Douglas.

NOTE: Your introductory dive with an instructor is also included.

Day 9: Cairns
Hot Air Balloon Ride Pick-up at hotel, one hour transfer, pickup times confirmed on booking. Experience the fun & unique sensation of hot air ballooning downunder. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise, enjoy a 60 minute flight. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! Return and Landing, balloon pack-up and lots of laughs. Come down to earth and enjoy breakfast at Tjapukai Cultural Park, champagne, fresh juices, eggs & bacon, tropical fruits & a hot and cold buffet is all yours as you relax & look over the Skyrail valley. Return transfers to your accommodation, or other places around town. Free Commemorative flight Certificate. (Note: A$25 Aviation Insurance Levy is additional per person and payable on the day).

The rest of the day is free to enjoy the area.

Day 10: Cairns - Ayers Rock (Outback Pioneer Hotel)
This morning you will fly to Ayers Rock, (Uluru to the Aboriginals). You will have a little while to relax in your hotel or to check out the Resort facilities. Then you will have an afternoon tour of Kata Tjuta (also known as the Olgas).

This evening you will experience the Sounds of Silence Dinner where you will be able to view millions of stars and experience a desert night.

Day 11: Ayer’s Rock
You will have a late afternoon tour given by an Aboriginal, of Uluru then you will have the infamous opportunity to see the Rock change colors. Your evening is free.

Day 12: Ayer’s Rock – Melbourne (Rendezvous Hotel)
You have an early flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival you will be transferred to

Tonight you will have the early Colonial Tramcar Dinner.

Day 13: Melbourne – Savannah Walkabout
In small groups this naturalist guided ecotour gives you quality time to learn about wildlife and enjoy the wide open spaces of Australia. Get close to kangaroos, koalas and abundant birdlife - IN THE WILD!! Our special Koala Research Project ensures that we often have multiple sightings of these delightful creatures in the wild. A delicious bush lunch is included. On this naturalist-guided ecotour, spend the morning in the famous grasslands and around the billabongs of our Open-range Sanctuary in the company of hundreds of wild Kangaroos, dozens of Emus and many species of birds. In the afternoon, walk amongst the gum trees in a National Park and see wild Koalas. Your guide will involve you in our research which contributes to locating and understanding these wonderful animals.

Day 14: Melbourne
Visit a 100-year-old working dairy and sample hand-made farm cheeses. Taste wine at the adjacent Yarra Valley Wine Hub, a cellar door for producers of single vineyard wines from low yielding, distinctive vineyards. Visit the Produce Store at Yering Station winery, showcasing produce from the region and taste estate wines at the Old Winery Building. Continue your food and wine journey with lunch at Domaine Chandon whilst enjoying stunning views of the vineyards and lake. Visit Coldstream Hills Winery for wine tasting and conclude the afternoon at Yering Farm Winery, a delightful, rustic Cellar Door set in the converted hay shed, enjoying spectacular views across the property’s vineyard, orchard and through to the Dandenong Ranges beyond. Includes driver/guide, entry fees, wine tasting and lunch.

Day 15: Melbourne
You will fly from Melbourne to home with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Price

What's Included 

Transfers, hotels, guides, drivers, all tours listed, entrance fees, meals as listed (B, L, D).

Flight Package: $1592 including taxes (US domestic connection separate).

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WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
We can provide:
Travel Guard Travel Insurance
ACCESS AMERICA
or if you prefer
CSA Travel Protection Insurance
Just ask us!

What's Not Included 

International air flights, domestic air flights, tips, items listed as “optional”.

Price 

From $3735/person (double occupancy).

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.