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Contrasts of Australia

Duration 9 days

Destinations visited :
  • Australia
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The steady rattle of Melbourne’s famed trams kick-off our adventure to the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi’s surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic skyline we will view from tranquil harbour waters.

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DAY 1

Arrive Melbourne (2 Nights)
This tale of three cities and an underwater wonderland kicks off in stylish Melbourne. On arrival, transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Later, get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers during a memorable Welcome Reception and dinner in Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza
Meal: Welcome Reception,Dinner with wine

DAY 2

Melbourne Sightseeing
Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways provide the perfect opportunity to ‘Dive into Culture’ this morning, as we embark on a private walk to discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and edgy street art, renowned the world over. Admire the exquisite Victorian façades that line grand boulevards and see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Your orientation complete, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to immerse yourself in this stylish cityscape.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3

Melbourne – Cairns (3 Nights)
Journey north to Cairns, the laidback gateway to an astoundingly rich marine ecosystem. On arrival, join your ‘Local Specialist’ for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, keeping your eye on the crocs that cruise the murky waters of the lagoon or laze on the bank. Enjoy an evening at leisure and perhaps sample the fresh seafood flavours for which the city is famous.
Hotel: Pacific Cairns
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4

Great Barrier Reef
Prime your sea legs for the experience of a lifetime which lies beneath the sparkling blue waters of the Coral Sea. Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft or don your mask and flippers for an up-close encounter (snorkel equipment provided).
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

DAY 5

Cairns Free Time
Live your passions on this full day at leisure to explore Cairns and its tropical surrounds on your terms. Consider one of Trafalgar’s recommended Optional Experiences. Embark on a Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda to explore the ‘village in a rainforest’ and take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Indulge your inner sloth and spend the day relaxing at your hotel pool or sipping a cool cocktail while watching the outdoorsy locals live life to the fullest. This evening, ‘Connect with Locals’ at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you’ll witness a Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime and see an entertaining high-impact performance by the indigenous dance group, followed by dinner paired with the intoxicating sounds of the didgeridoo.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 6

Cairns – Sydney (3 Nights)
Fly south to Sydney this morning and enjoy some time at leisure before you take to the waters of Sydney Harbour on a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. As day turns to night, watch how the city’s iconic landmarks light up – a magical backdrop for a Regional Meal shared with new friends.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

DAY 7

Sydney Sightseeing
The first stop on our Sydney sightseeing tour is its beloved Sydney Opera House, where you’ll join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a guided tour before visiting Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Rub shoulders with the bronzed and beautiful locals at Bondi Beach next and meet a local surf lifesaver at the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Enjoy an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club and, over a Regional Meal, gain insights into surf lifesaving and the history of Bondi, which was declared a public beach in the late 1800s. Later, spend some free time exploring or perhaps take a stroll along the harbour front.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

DAY 8

Sydney Free Time
Get your final fix of Sydney with a full day to explore this harbour city. Consider an Optional Experience to the nearby Blue Mountains or tame your inner adventurer with a thrilling trip up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your epic encounter with the highlights of Australia nearing its end, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

DAY 9

Depart Sydney
Say farewell to Sydney as your Australian holiday comes to an end and we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour.
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the water.
  • Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.

Dining Highlights

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 2 lunches.
  • 4 dinners (including Connect with Locals)

First class travel Highlights

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage is not provided at airports in Australia and New Zealand
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Contrasts of Australia

The steady rattle of Melbourne’s famed trams kick-off our adventure to the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi’s surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic skyline we will view from tranquil harbour waters.