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Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife and Sydney Vacation

Experience the Great Barrier Reef, Ancient Rainforests, Australian Wildlife, and Sydney’s Vibrant Culture in One Unforgettable Journey!

Booking Code: AA-30935

Embark on a dynamic Australia adventure with this Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife and Sydney vacation! Perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and culture lovers alike, this curated itinerary takes you through Australia’s most iconic destinations.

From exploring the vibrant underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef to trekking through ancient rainforests teeming with biodiversity, every moment is a testament to the breathtaking beauty of Australia. Encounter unique wildlife, from cuddly koalas to elusive kangaroos, and witness the dynamic city life of Sydney, where modernity meets history in a captivating blend of culture and sophistication.

Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife & Sydney Vacation

Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife & Sydney Vacation Map

Day 1: International Flight to Brisbane
Days 2 – 4: Brisbane
Days 4 – 7: Cairns
Days 7 – 10: Sydney
Day 10: International Flight from Sydney

Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife & Sydney Vacation Map
Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife & Sydney Vacation

What’s included in your
Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife & Sydney Vacation

Accommodation

Brisbane (2 Nights), Cairns (3), Sydney (3)

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
Australian Domestic – Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney

Transfers

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

Day Tours

Brisbane – Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling
Sydney – Opera House Tour

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Itinerary is
flexible

And can be tailored to suit your needs

VISA ISSUANCE
REQUIRED (NOT
INCLUDED)

your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane

Get ready for an unforgettable Aussie adventure with our Reef, Rainforest, Wildlife and Sydney getaway! After a cozy flight from Los Angeles, indulge in dinner, catch a movie, and even sneak in a nap before touching down in vibrant Brisbane.

The estimated cost for this package includes the average international airfare from Los Angeles. 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!

DAYS 2 – 4

Brisbane – Capital of Tropical Queensland

Brisbane Crocodile Show at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Welcome to Australia! Your private transfer awaits as you land in Brisbane, whisking you away to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city.

For the next two nights, bask in the comfort of your 4-Star Brisbane retreat, boasting modern amenities and stunning views of Anzac Square and Brisbane’s Central Railway Station. Explore the bustling CBD, from the lush Botanic Gardens to the trendy South Bank, all within easy walking distance. And don’t miss out on Brisbane’s top-rated restaurants for a culinary journey you won’t soon forget!

Then, dive into wildlife wonders at the iconic Australia Zoo, home to thrilling wildlife shows and up-close encounters with creatures big and small. Founded by the late Steve Irwin, also known as the Crocodile Hunter, this iconic wildlife park offers visitors the chance to experience an ultimate wildlife adventure like no other.

Travel in style with a small group tour, soaking in scenic views of the Glass House Mountains along the way. With an entire day to explore the zoo’s 70 acres of natural bushland, get ready for a wildlife adventure like no other!

One of the highlights of visiting Australia Zoo is getting up close and personal with a wide variety of wildlife. From cuddly koalas and playful kangaroos to fierce crocodiles and majestic tigers, there is a fascinating array of wildlife to discover.

Australia Zoo also offers a range of educational shows and presentations throughout the day. The shows feature a variety of animals showcasing their natural behaviors and providing valuable insights into their habitats, behaviors, and conservation status.

Don’t miss out on the Crocoseum, a state-of-the-art stadium, home to the famous Wildlife Warriors show. Led by the highly skilled zookeepers, this thrilling performance showcases the incredible abilities of crocodiles and other wildlife. Witness aerial acrobatics, jaw-snapping feeding sessions, and even see the zookeepers interact with these powerful creatures up close.

Brisbane Crocodile Show at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Brisbane City Views
Cairns

DAYS 4 – 7

Cairns – Dive into Tropical Paradise

Cairns Frankland Islands Aerial Kayak

Prepare for a journey filled with excitement and relaxation as you start a seamless transition from Brisbane to Cairns. A private car transfer ensures a stress-free start to your adventure, whisking you away from your Brisbane accommodation directly to the airport. From there, you’ll board a flight bound for Cairns, where the tropical wonders of North Queensland await.

Upon arrival in Cairns, you’ll be greeted by the warm hospitality of your 4-star accommodation. Nestled amidst the lush landscapes and vibrant atmosphere of Cairns, your hotel offers not only a comfortable retreat but also convenient access to the city’s top attractions. Whether you choose to unwind by the pool, explore the nearby dining and shopping options, or simply soak in the breathtaking views from your private balcony, relaxation is guaranteed.

But the real highlight of your Cairns adventure awaits with a thrilling day tour to the Great Barrier Reef. Plunge into the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by an explosion of vibrant and exotic fish. As you snorkel through the technicolor coral gardens, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty that lies beneath the surface.

Don’t worry if you’re new to snorkeling – expert guides will be with you every step the way. They’ll ensure you have the right equipment and provide a briefing before you dive in. They know all the best spots and will point out the most fascinating marine life

After a day of adventure, take time to explore Cairns’ vibrant cityscape, from its bustling Esplanade to its lively nightlife scene.

Cairns serves as the gateway to the wonders of Far North Queensland. Take a short drive and explore the charming coastal town of Port Douglas, or venture into the Atherton Tablelands and witness stunning waterfalls and picturesque landscapes. For those seeking even more adventure, the nearby Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offer a unique perspective of the region’s natural beauty.

With endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation, your Cairns getaway promises an unforgettable experience for adventurers of all ages.

DAYS 7 – 10

Sydney – Guided Opera House Tour & Beach Bliss Await on this Vibrant Australian Adventure!

Sydney - Couple enjoying a glass of red at Hand Picked Wines, Chippendale Destination NSW

Photo Credit: Destination New South Wales

Your journey continues with a shuttle transfer from your Cairns accommodation to the airport, ensuring a hassle-free start to your day of travel. Once aboard your flight to Sydney, you’ll enjoy the sights from above before landing in Australia’s dynamic city.

Upon arrival in Sydney, a private transfer will be ready to take you to your 4-Star accommodation, where you’ll spend the next three nights in comfort and style.

During your time in Sydney, you’ll embark on a guided tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, delving into its fascinating history and architectural brilliance. With its striking design and breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House tour promises to be a highlight of your trip.

Afterward, you’ll have a free day to explore Sydney at your leisure. Whether you choose to wander through Darling Harbour, take a ferry to Taronga Park Zoo or Manly Beach, or soak up the sun at Bondi Beach, Sydney offers an array of activities to suit every traveler’s taste.

You may like to join a wine or craft beer tasting tour and discover some of Australia’s finest beverages. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque vineyards of the Hunter Valley, located just a short drive from Sydney.

Experience Sydney’s vibrant arts and cultural scene at the Museum of Contemporary Art or catch a performance at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Wander through the bustling streets of The Rocks, Sydney’s historic neighborhood. Explore the charming cobblestone laneways, visit local art galleries, and indulge in delicious street food.

Or embark on a day trip to the scenic Blue Mountains, located just a short drive from Sydney. Take in breathtaking views of towering cliffs, expansive valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Explore the many walking tracks and hiking trails, including the famous Three Sisters lookout.

With its vibrant culture, stunning landmarks, and diverse attractions, Sydney is sure to captivate your senses and create lasting memories of your Australian adventure!

Sydney - Couple enjoying a glass of red at Hand Picked Wines, Chippendale Destination NSW

Photo Credit: Destination New South Wales

Sydney - Couple enjoying food and drink at French restaurant Restaurant Hubert, Sydney Destination NSW

Photo Credit: Destination New South Wales

DAY 10

International Flight from Sydney

Wrap up your Sydney stay with a private transfer to the airport before jetting off on an international flight to Los Angeles, gaining a day as you cross the International Date Line.

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