Join to this Contrast tour and visit to Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Sydney.
|Start||Melbourne @ 03.00 pm|
|Finish||Sydney @ 10.00 am|
Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival you are transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board Melbourne's famous restaurant on wheels, Colonial Tramcar Restaurant! It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting where you're ensured a delightful innovative approach to dining.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 2 nights. B
See the sights of the city this morning, including Melbourne's eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society, on your private walking tour. The rest of the day is at leisure. B
You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Cairns. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Join an Aboriginal staff member for a fun introduction to Indigenous art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience.
Hotel: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, 2 nights. B
Today is a free day to do as you choose. A great option is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, explore quaint Kuranda village and later board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for this historic rail journey. If you'd prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café you can do that too!
Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. See coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a buffet lunch before returning to Cairns. B L
This morning encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore.
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 3 nights. B
This morning see the sights of Sydney. Tour the Sydney Opera House with a local guide. See the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and Kings Cross. Visit famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You'll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before you're invited to lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen's Club (RSL), with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club so you can learn a little about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. When you return to the city you'll cruise on the glistening water of Sydney Harbour and then have the opportunity to discover Australia's national gemstone - the opal. Later, why not visit the historic Rocks district at Circular Quay, which dates back to the time of the early settlers. B YL
Explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney further. Make the most of your day and take an optional trip to the Blue Mountains (own expense). Gather together this evening to celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Director and new-found friends. B FD
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. B
These internal holiday flights must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.
Day 3 Melbourne to Cairns - QF702
Day 6 Cairns to Sydney - JQ957