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Highlights of Australia with Fiji (3358)

15 days from Melbourne to Nadi

2018 Tour Details

Stunning natural attractions, vibrant cities, remote regions, and friendly people…this is Australia, and on this Australia tour—with Fiji—you’ll experience all of this and more. Start in Melbourne, end in Nadi, Fiji, and overnight along the way in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns, and Sydney.

No vacation to Australia is complete without seeing the incomparable Great Barrier Reef. On this Australia tour, take a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and have the chance to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. With the radiant colors and fish swimming by you, it’s nothing short of spectacular! But that’s not all. Also witness the spectacular geological wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), the iconic monolith and symbol of the Outback, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), with its red rocks and 36 brilliant domes. Tour the base of Uluru with its caves and Aboriginal paintings, and enjoy a champagne toast while watching Uluru change colors at sunset—an amazing sight indeed!

Also visit some of Australia’s most famous cities. In Alice Springs, learn about life in the Outback’s remote regions. In Sydney, cruise along the world-famous Sydney Harbour. In Melbourne, enjoy guided sightseeing of the city’s landmarks. In Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney, also enjoy free time to explore on your own. On your return from Australia, spend three nights in Nadi to relax and discover the majestic island of Fiji.

From the remote Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef, this Australia tour designed for value-minded, savvy travelers is a dream vacation!

 Destinations & Sightseeing

In Melbourne, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney.

Guides:

Service of a professional Tour Director

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Outer Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour.

1 lunch

Transportation:

Private, first-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

1 lunch

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or start exploring this vibrant city.

Day 2

MELBOURNE. This morning begins with a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, FITZROY GARDENS, the Botanic Gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 3

MELBOURNE. A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

Day 4

MELBOURNE–ALICE SPRINGS. Today, fly to the Outback and visit the SCHOOL OF THE AIR and ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION to discover how early settlers developed communications.

Day 5

ALICE SPRINGS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK). Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “Brumbies.” Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne TOAST while experiencing one of the world’s greatest spectacles—Uluru at sunset.

Day 6

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)–CAIRNS. Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Day 7

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF. The world’s largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet’s most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (L)

Day 8

CAIRNS. Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia’s World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy.

Day 9

CAIRNS–SYDNEY. Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Day 10

SYDNEY. Sydney boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder—the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. End the day with a CRUISE along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

Day 11

SYDNEY. Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.

Day 12

SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI. Fly from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific.

Day 13

NADI. A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on Denarau Beach, play a round of golf, enjoy a spa treatment, or just relax by your resort’s pool.

Day 14

NADI. Enjoy time at leisure exploring or relaxing on the beautiful Pacific Island of Fiji.

Day 15

NADI. Your tour ends this morning.

 Accommodations

MELBOURNE Citadines on Bourke (SF)
ALICE SPRINGS Mercure Alice Springs (ST)
ULURU Desert Gardens Hotel (F)
ULURU Sails in the Desert (SF)
ULURU Outback Pioneer (ST)
SYDNEY Travelodge Wynyard (MF)
NADI The Palms Denarau (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).
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