Classic Australia

From the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne to the iconic city of Sydney and the tropical region of Cairns, this itinerary encompasses all a traveller would need to enjoy many of Australia’s much-loved cities.  Coupled with unique tours and a wildlife experience, this gives every traveller a great dose of your standard Aussie holiday!

 

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Sydney
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Melbourne
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Port Douglas
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in all locations
  • Downtown walking tour in Sydney
  • City Bicycle tour in Melbourne
  • Wildlife Tour in Melbourne
  • Excursion to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Excursion to the Daintree Rainforest
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return airfare with Qantas Airways
  • Domestic flights with Australia
  • All airline taxes, fees and surcharges
  • Australia entry visa

 

Departing From:

Price Per Person

(Valid for Travel: 01 Apr to 31 May 2017 OR 08 Aug to 30 Nov 2017):

Vancouver

$4,699

Calgary/Edmonton

$4,799

Toronto/Ottawa

$4,899

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and includes all elements listed in the “Package Includes” section

*Departing from another city?  Contact one of our Destination Specialists for pricing.

 

Full itinerary:

 

Day 1

Depart

Day 2

Cross the international Dateline

Day 3

Arrive Sydney

Day 4

Sydney Walking Tour

Experience Sydney from a local perspective! Explore city icons like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but explore them in a way most tourists dont.

This historic Sydney walk will introduce you to the old and new of Sydney, walk past Cadmans Cottage the oldest building in Australia, under the Harbour Bridge and along the newest development in the City, Baranargoo. Take a stroll down Argyle Place, Nurses Walk and other must do sights such as Customs House and the Sydney Opera House all with a local guide to show you the bits youd miss on your own! 

Day 5

At leisure

Day 6

At leisure

Day 7

Fly from Sydney to Cairns

Day 8

Great Barrier Reef

Travel in comfort aboard the fast air conditioned wavepiercer catamaran to the Outer reef platform with undercover seating, showers and change rooms. Ideal for both snorkellers and non-swimmers seeking the widest choice of reef experiences including snorkelling, underwater observatory and semi-submersible. All snorkelling equipment is provided

Day 9

Daintree Rainforest

Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Gorge Walk. After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends, explain the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment. 

Day 10

At leisure

Day 11

Fly Cairns to Melbourne

Day 12

Bicycle tour of Melbourne

You'll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Get your bearings as you explore Melbourne's grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighbourhoods. It's the perfect way to start any Melbourne visit and was named one of the top 10 things to do in Melbourne by New Zealand's Metro magazine. Learn why Melbourne's streets are lined with lava and its Eureka Tower is glazed in real gold. Discover the Greek tavern that has no menu, the Spanish restaurant in a Scottish pub, and Melbourne's best-kept-secret - Little Saigon. 

Day 13

Wildlife spotting tour

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher.  Help remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitat. Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests.  

Day 14

At leisure

Day 15

Depart

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel for the departure times as indicated in the chart above. All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.