Australian Explorer with Queenstown

13 Day Package from Sydney to Queenstown


Vacation Overview

Local Host

In Sydney, Port Douglas, Melbourne & Queenstown

Meals

American breakfast daily; 1 lunch

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to beautiful Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities.

Day 2 SYDNEY

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure.

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Day 3 SYDNEY

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Day 4 SYDNEY–CAIRNS–PORT DOUGLAS

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Continue to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise.

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Day 5 PORT DOUGLAS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore 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 Port Douglas, where the evening is at leisure.

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Day 6 PORT DOUGLAS

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir.

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Day 7 PORT DOUGLAS–CAIRNS–MELBOURNE

Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 8 MELBOURNE

Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Eureka Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 9 MELBOURNE

Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or explore the lanes and arcades of the city.

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Day 10 MELBOURNE–QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

Today, fly to the Queenstown. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 11 QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Milford Sound. First, travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. View the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound cruise for an unforgettable experience. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and penguins, and enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. Return to Queenstown late this evening.

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Day 12 QUEENSTOWN

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Perhaps choose an optional jet boat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sites used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Day 13 QUEENSTOWN

Your stay in Queenstown ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.

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Important Notes
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