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Melbourne, Reef, Cairns & Sydney

Experience Melbourne’s European charm, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, and discover Sydney’s iconic landmarks – all in one unforgettable journey!

Booking Code: AA-31258

This classic Melbourne, Reef, Cairns & Sydney vacation package hits the main highlights of Australia’s top travel destinations. Perfect for those craving diverse natural landscapes and vibrant city life, this itinerary promises a blend of natural wonders and urban charm.

Designed for the traveler who appreciates the beauty of both bustling metropolises and pristine nature, this trip offers a chance to explore iconic landmarks like Melbourne’s artsy laneways, the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Whether you’re eager to dive into the colorful underwater world of the reef or keen on immersing yourself in Australia’s rich history, this journey ensures an exhilarating experience that lets you do it all!

Melbourne, Reef, Cairns & Sydney Vacation

Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Map

Day 1: International Flight to Melbourne
Days 2 – 5: Melbourne
Days 5 – 8: Cairns
Days 8 – 11: Sydney
Day 11: International Flight from Sydney

Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Map
Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation

What’s included in your
Melbourne, Reef, Cairns & Sydney Vacation

Accommodation

Melbourne (3 Nights), Cairns (3), Sydney (3)

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
Domestic – Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney

Transfers

Private – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
Shuttle – Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)

Day Tours

Melbourne – The Melbourne Foodie Walk, Phillip Island with Penguins Plus
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling, Kuranda Rainforestation with Lunch
Sydney – Opera House Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Itinerary is
flexible

And can be tailored to suit your needs

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your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Melbourne

The estimated cost for this package includes the average airfare for an international flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates. Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to Australia, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

As you jet off, indulge in a delicious dinner followed by breakfast before touching down in vibrant Melbourne. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the in-flight entertainment while the friendly crew takes care of you. And don’t forget to confirm your Frequent Flyer details at check-in for those bonus points!

DAYS 2 – 5

Melbourne: Your Aussie Adventure Awaits!

Melbourne Philip Island Penguins

Your day kicks off with a private transfer from Melbourne Airport to your luxurious accommodation. Whether you’re traveling solo or with family, choose from various upgrade options for a cozy ride to your destination. Then, settle into your 5-star Melbourne hotel, where every detail is designed for your comfort and relaxation.

The following days are packed with adventures! Melbourne is a foodie’s paradise, with a diverse range of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds. From trendy brunch spots to authentic international cuisine, you’ll never run out of delicious options to try. In fact, you’ll get a taste with a full dive into Melbourne’s food scene with “The Melbourne Foodie Walk,” sampling delicious treats and soaking up the city’s culinary culture.

Then, venture to Phillip Island for an up-close encounter with Australia’s adorable wildlife, including fairy penguins, koalas, and kangaroos.

Your last day in Melbourne is free to explore at your leisure. Dive into the city’s eclectic shopping scene, discover hidden gems in its laneways, or simply soak up the vibes while sipping coffee at a local cafe.

For a touch of history and culture, make sure to visit the iconic Federation Square and the stunning Melbourne Museum. Dive into the rich Aboriginal heritage of the land and gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s past and present. Museum buffs can also visit the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Centre, or ACMI, Australia’s national museum of film and screen culture.

Melbourne Philip Island Penguins
Melbourne Artists Lane Windsor Face

Photo Credit : Visit Victoria

Cairns Kuranda Original Rainforest Market

Photo Credit : Tourism and Events Queensland

Cairns Snorkeling Above Turtle

DAYS 5 – 8

Cairns: Reef Adventures and Rainforest Exploration

Cairns Snorkeling Above Turtle

A private car transfer will take you from your Melbourne hotel directly to the airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport, hop on a convenient shuttle that will whisk you away to your vacation accommodation in the city.

Get ready for a blissful stay at your 4-star Cairns accommodation. Nestled in the heart of the city – in a prime location just minutes from the bustling waterfront – this tropical retreat promises an unforgettable experience.

On your second day in Cairns, you’ll embark on an adventure to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. A leisurely cruise will take you across the Coral Sea to spectacular snorkeling sites where you’ll dive into crystal-clear waters and discover a vibrant underwater world teeming with colorful marine life. A safety briefing and snorkeling how-to onboard will prepare you for diving into the open water. With expert guides and all equipment provided, including wetsuits and prescription masks, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Your third day in Cairns will take you into the Wet Tropics, part of the oldest rainforest system in the world. Prepare for a full day of exploration as you journey to Kuranda, a charming village nestled in the rainforest. Hop aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail for a scenic journey through tunnels and across bridges, then explore Rainforestation, where lush gardens and unique wildlife await. Cruise on an amphibious Army Duck, encounter native animals at the Koala & Wildlife Park, and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch surrounded by nature.

Then, soar above the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, marveling at breathtaking views of the World Heritage Rainforest below. With plenty of free time to explore Kuranda’s shops and attractions, this day trip offers something for everyone.

DAYS 8 – 11

Sydney: Iconic Landmarks & Stunning Harbor Views

Sydney - Couple enjoying a visit to the Sydney Opera House

As your tropical adventure in Cairns comes to a close, get ready for the next leg of your journey with a seamless shuttle transfer from your Cairns accommodation to the airport. Then, it’s time to jet off to Sydney for more excitement!

Arrive in style with a private transfer from Sydney Airport to your vacation accommodation. Let a chauffeur whisk you away to your stylish 4-star hotel in the heart of the city, where sleek design meets comfort.

Then, dive into Sydney’s vibrant culture with two exciting day tours. Discover the rich history and stunning architecture of the Sydney Opera House on a guided tour, where you’ll explore its vast performance venues, interesting history, and enjoy panoramic views of the harbor.

Next, jump aboard a hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise for two days of unlimited ferry rides, stopping at iconic landmarks like Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, and Taronga Zoo.

With a free day to explore Sydney at your leisure, the possibilities are endless. Stroll through Darling Harbour’s shops and restaurants, catch a ferry to Taronga Park Zoo or Manly Beach, or soak up the sun at Bondi Beach. Whatever you choose, Sydney’s vibrant energy and iconic attractions are sure to leave you enchanted.

Sydney - Couple enjoying a visit to the Sydney Opera House
Sydney - Couple enjoying scenic views across Sydney Harbour along the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, Vaucluse Destiantion NSW

DAY 11

International Flight from Sydney

Travel hassle-free from your vacation accommodation to the Sydney airport with a private car chauffeured service, preparing for your departure to Los Angeles, where you’ll gain a day crossing the International Date Line, arriving on the same day you left Australia.

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