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2023 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, 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 tropical Fiji. Relax and discover the majestic Coral Coast where friendly locals and white sands will be the perfect ending to your time in the South Pacific. From the remote Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef, this Australia and Fiji tour designed for value-minded, savvy travellers is a dream vacation!
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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992
Private, first-class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring. Intra-vacation flights.
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 farewell dinner in Sydney
ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm for a welcome meeting.
MELBOURNE This morning begins with a welcome briefing to meet fellow passengers and your Tour Director. Then, enjoy a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 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.
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 witness the famous Penguin Parade.
MELBOURNE–ALICE SPRINGS Today, fly to the Outback and visit the School of the Air and the 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.
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.
ULURU–CAIRNS Enjoy a tour at 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.”
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 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 glass-bottom-boat tour, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (BL)
CAIRNS Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amid 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. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
CAIRNS–SYDNEY Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
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 heart of Sydney. End the day with a harbor cruise along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.
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. Tonight, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner.
SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST Fly from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific.
CORAL COAST A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on the beach, play a round of golf, enjoy a spa treatment, or just relax by your resort's pool.
CORAL COAST Enjoy time at leisure exploring or relaxing on the beautiful Coral Coast of Fiji.
CORAL COAST–NADI Your tour ends with a transfer to Nadi International Airport. Please note that Nadi International Airport is approximately one hour from the Coral Coast. Please plan flight departures accordingly.
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