The dreamlike landscape of Australia encompasses iridescent waters and emerald rainforest, an opera house of elegant sails and beaches with soft sand that crushes beneath your feet. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef to discover schools of glowing butterfly fish, and then lounge on the famous Bondi Beach in view of surfers as they catch the curling waves. Indulge in a tranquil view of sandstone pillars that soar above the Jamison Valley and then bask in luxury at a resort that overlooks the shores...
Sydney – Arrive in the Bustling City of Sydney to an Introductory Tour
Sydney is a pearl of the Pacific Ocean, celebrated for illustrious beach culture and spectacular architecture that celebrates both land and sea. Your flight will land at Sydney Airport where your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim. Your hotel is located near the bustling downtown region that overlooks Darling Harbour, and will offer a perfect blend of city access with the relaxing ambiance of the seaside. You can look out your window to a view of sailboats floating past one another and graceful arch of the Harbour Bridge glinting in drifting sunlight.
Your guide will greet you in your hotel lobby, keen on introducing you to the stunning highlights of the city, from the old walkways of the Rocks district, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood, to the marvelous arcades of the Queen Victoria Building. The shopping center was originally erected in the late 19th century beneath a set of 20 cupolas encircling the central dome, and the natural light spills into the main gallery highlighting the historical window frames and mosaic tile floors. Your guide will point to the allegorical marble figures above the entrances of York Street, representing the “Genius of the City,” with the two figures above the entrance of George Street embodying the glory of civilization.
Sydney – Explore Sydney Opera House and Beautiful Bondi Beach
Sydney – Relish Sydney’s Splendor and Surroundings at your Leisure
Hamilton Island – Fly to the Lovely Shores and Luxuries of Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island – Enjoy a Day on Hamilton Island at your Preferred Pace
Port Douglas – Transfer from Hamilton Island to the Charm of Port Douglas
Port Douglas – Full Day Tour Exploring the Wonder of the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns – Traverse the Trails and Rugged Beauty of Daintree National Park
Cairns – Delight in a Day in Cairns to Adventure at your Leisure
Cairns – Depart for Home
- Dive into the warm waters of the Coral Sea to snorkel or scuba along the rainbow colors and vibrant aquatic life of the Great Barrier Reef
- Delight in the grandeur of the Sydney Opera House on a private tour that will showcase the architectural style and fabulous acoustics
- Indulge in the colors of an East Coast sunrise from the drifting gondola of a hot air balloon
- Bask in the luxuries of a resort-style hotel that overlooks the coveted shores of Hamilton Island and the famous Whitsundays
- Hug a cuddly koala under the guidance of a ranger at Hamilton’s wildlife sanctuary
- Stroll through Aboriginal Dreamtime during a guided walk through Mossman Gorge to understand the forest and heritage of the Kuku Yalanji
- Witness the remarkable natural landscape of the Blue Mountains as embodied in the sandstone pillars of the Three Sisters
Australia’s East Coast features picturesque beaches and adventurous estuaries, lustrous coral reefs and lush rainforests. Your 10-day tour will capture the essence of the East Coast while immersing you in the splendors of secluded islands and the spectacular regions where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea as koalas linger in the trees and crocodiles sunbathe beneath the mangrove canopy. Your adventure will begin with your arrival in Sydney, Australia, the home of a welcoming beachside culture and the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House. Your private transfer will escort you from the airport to a stunning hotel that overlooks Darling Harbour. You will quickly engage in a highlights tour of the city to introduce you to the various neighborhoods found around the Central Business District, including the historical streets of the Rocks.
Wake the next morning and traverse the walkways around the Sydney Opera House before entering into the main gallery on a private tour. Visit the blossoming flowers of the Royal Botanic Gardens and indulge in the distinct ambiance of Bondi Beach. The next day is at your leisure to explore and discover the depths of Sydney at your preferred pace. Visit the local museums or witness the unique freighter in Homebush Bay where the mangrove trees have sprouted. You could also spend the day exploring the trails of the Blue Mountains.
Travel next from Sydney to Hamilton Island, taking the day to embrace the beauty of the white sands and inland rainforest. The next day will provide the opportunity to linger on the beaches of Hamilton Island or take an excursion to the nearby shores of other Whitsundays. You could also take a walk on the wild side by visiting the animal park Wild Life Hamilton Island. Fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns the following day where your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you to a magnificent resort-style hotel set between the East Coast shores and the lush rainforest. Bask in the soft sand of Four Mile Beach or hike the trails outside of town for a picturesque panorama from Flagstaff Hill.
Step aboard your catamaran the next day to reach the secluded edges of the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel, scuba, or ride in a mini-submersible at several sites across the reef for a remarkable view of the celebrated biodiversity. The next morning, you will set out to discover the natural beauty of Daintree Rainforest on a guided tour and learn about Dreamtime at Mossman National Park and as you traverse the artisan markets in the jungle town of Kuranda. The next day is at your leisure in Cairns to relish your final full day in Australia as you desire. Take the trail to view the waterfalls of Crystal Cascades or embark on a crocodile tour to search for saltwater crocodiles around the estuaries. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you in your hotel lobby and lead you to Cairns Airport for your flight home.
$2,495 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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