11 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS

Iconic Australia Highlights Vacation

FROM $Xxxx*

Explore the streets of Melbourne,
the tropical vibes of Cairns,
and the world-famous Sydney.

BOOK BY: XXXX, 2024*

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Picture yourself exploring the bustling streets of Melbourne, the cultural hub of Australia. Dive into the vibrant underwater world of Cairns, a tropical paradise and gateway to a world teeming with exotic wildlife. And finally, Sydney – the jewel of the Australian coastline. Feel the sand between your toes at Bondi Beach, catch a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, and marvel at the stunning views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get ready for a journey that will leave you breathless and craving more.

Map of Australia highlights vacation

Trip Inclusions

This Australia vacation package includes all of the following:

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Accommodation

  • Melbourne (3 Nights)
  • Cairns (3)
  • Sydney (3)

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Flights

  • International: Los Angeles to Melbourne via Auckland, Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland
  • Australian: Melbourne to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney

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Optional Upgrades

  • Discounted Add Tours and Transfers Package:
    • Melbourne: Phillip Island Day Tour
    • Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Island Experience
    • Sydney: Opera House Tour; 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise Pass
    • 1 Private Car Transfer
    • 5 Shuttle Transfers

Booking Details

To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)
Booking Code: ST-ANZ7824A1
Book by: XXXXXX

Permitted US Departures: Select Dates Now – March 15, 2025.

Lowest Price for Basic & Tours Packages Found: Select Dates August 8 – December 5, 2024.

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Iconic Cities, Natural Wonders, and World-Famous Landmarks….

Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure?

We know just the place.

A place where you can explore untouched natural wonders, sail past iconic world landmarks, swim in the Great Barrier Reef, and meet the world’s most unique wildlife.

Where the people are friendly, the lifestyle is relaxed, and the scenery is spectacular.

Nowhere does it like Australia. And while it’s a long way from most places, that makes the journey all the more fascinating.

And the memories will be absolutely unforgettable.

That’s why we’ve packed the best of Australia in one incredible vacation with our 11-Day Iconic Australia Highlights deal!

DAY 1: FLY TO AUSTRALIA

International Flight, Los Angeles to Melbourne via Auckland

This Iconic Australia Highlights vacation package starts with an international flight to Melbourne. Your flight will cross the International Dateline, meaning you’ll arrive one day ahead in Australia!

DAYS 2 – 5: MELBOURNE

City of All Things Cool

Melbourne City View

Melbourne

This highlight-heavy vacation begins in Melbourne, Australia’s undisputed cool kid. Here, every moment is about enjoying the finer things in life.

A passion for all things art, music and food touches every corner of the city – even the coffee is blended with an artful flourish that will raise your standards to an unparalleled level.

You’ll spend 3 nights in a 4-star apartment-style hotel located in the heart of the city.

There’s an unmistakably European feel about the city, with a whole world of vibrant cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars tucked within its central laneways.

Melbourne City View

Melbourne

Phillip Island Fairy Penguins in Australia

Phillip Island Penguins. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Upgrade to Meet Iconic Australian Wildlife at Phillip Island

Phillip Island Fairy Penguins in Australia

Phillip Island Penguins. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Upgrade with our Add Tours & Transfers Package to visit Phillip Island, a sanctuary of native wildlife, rugged coasts, and an idyllic island culture just a short trip from Melbourne.

Phillip Island is full of quintessential Australia experiences!

  • You’ll get up close and personal with Australia’s iconic native animals and meet incredibly rare species.
  • Witness Australian sheep shearing, sample local artisan chocolate and visit koalas in the wild.
    Stroll along Phillip Island’s rocky coast taking in the sounds of the ocean.
  • See hundreds of tiny penguins waddle from the ocean on their way home for the night. This package includes access to an exclusive viewing area!

DAYS 5 – 8: Cairns

Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Lagoon

Cairns Lagoon. Photo Credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Get ready to dive into the colorful world of Australia’s tropical wonders in Cairns. From Melbourne you’ll take a flight to Cairns, the gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

With its backdrop of lush rainforest and heady laid-back atmosphere, Cairns promises days of relaxation in a playground of possibilities.

Enjoy 3 nights in Cairns at a 4-star hotel located in the heart of city, within walking distance to the famous Cairns Esplanade and vibrant waterfront district.

Cairns Lagoon

Cairns Lagoon. Photo Credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Turtle at Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Upgrade to our Add Tours Package to See the Great Barrier Reef

Turtle at Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world while you’re in Australia! Choose to upgrade with our Add Tours & Transfers Package to explore its underwater crown jewel – the Great Barrier Reef.

Relax and let yourself be enchanted by the tropical paradise surrounding you.

  • Travel by coach through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest as your tour makes its way to the cruise departure point.
  • Enjoy a calm river cruise down Mulgrave River and a short open water crossing to Normanby Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • You set the tone for your Great Barrier Reef adventure, whether it’s snorkeling the otherworldly sights of this underwater wonderland with a marine biologist, or staying dry on a semi-submarine tour.
  • Explore Normanby Island with an informative island walk led by a marine biologist, or kayak and explore the surrounding waters.
  • Replenish your energy with a beachside buffet lunch featuring local seafood, sandwiches, tropical fruits, and delicious desserts.

Days 8 – 11: Sydney

The Jewel of Australia’s Coast

Sydney Harbour aerial

Sydney Harbour. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

After experiencing the tropical charms of Australia, head to the country’s most iconic destination – Sydney.

Here you’ll stay three nights in a central 4-star hotel. Sydney is never short on things to do and is home to many of Australia’s best museums, art galleries, and restaurants.

Take a day for yourself if you wish to just explore the city and let serendipity take over. It’s easy to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of the markets, savor the fusion of multicultural flavors, or whiling the night away in swanky bars, drinks in hand.

Sydney Harbour aerial

Sydney Harbour. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Woman on a Sydney Opera House Tour

Photo Credit: Sydney Opera House

Upgrade to our Add Tours Package to See Sydney’s Quintessential Icon

Woman on a Sydney Opera House Tour

Photo Credit: Sydney Opera House

You’ve no doubt seen pictures of the renowned Sydney Opera House. This architectural marvel is world-famous for its iconic design, but the inside is just as interesting.

Upgrade with our Add Tours & Transfers Package for an included guided tour of the Opera House, and see the magic behind the scenes.

  • View some of its vast performance halls and see the glass-enclosed foyer offering incredible views of the harbor.
  • Marvel at the details that went in to the making of the Opera House while an expert guide gives you the inside scoop from the Opera House’s inception to grand opening.
  • Learn about unforgettable and historic performances as well as the exciting future of the Opera House.
Couple on Sydney Harbour cruise

Sydney Harbour cruise. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Upgrade to Explore Sydney in Style

Couple on Sydney Harbour cruise

Sydney Harbour cruise. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Imagine this: You’re cruising along the iconic Sydney Harbour waters, soaking in the stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The cool breeze gently plays in your hair, the sun warms your face, and the sound of waves rumbles beneath you. Pure bliss.

When you upgrade with our Add Tours & Transfers Package, we’ll include a 2-Day Sydney Harbour Cruise Explorer Pass. After all, when in one of the world’s most famous harbor cities, exploring by water is a must!

  • See Sydney’s famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water.
  • Discover other popular sites such as Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach, Shark Island, and Circular Quay.
  • Jump off at any stop to explore your favorites and jump back on to continue on your cruise along the harbor.
  • Enjoy incredible photo moments as you sail along Sydney’s most iconic landmarks!
Ready to dive into the trip of a lifetime? It’s as simple as selecting your trip with the click of a button. We’ll take care of the rest. From flight bookings to accommodation, activities, transfers and more—you can simply enjoy your vacation.

As experts in Australian travel, we put trips like these together all day. From the moment you speak to our Destination Specialists to your plane touching down back home, we’ll make sure every aspect of your trip goes without a hitch.

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