Islands of Australia - Hamilton Island, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Sydney from $4,299
Posted on Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 12:55 PM
16 days/13 nights: Sydney is the epitome of Australian culture: art, fashion, food, beaches, sports, nightlife, and so much more! This is the city to visit if you curious about the land down under. As home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is a city with so many eclectic layers waiting for you to uncover. Hamilton Island, In this quintessential aquatic wonderland, you can revel in the very best of everything that is great about Australia: glorious warm weather, azure waters, brilliant white beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, 20km of bushwalking trails, fine food and wines, laid back luxury, unpretentious service, and activities almost too numerous to mention.
Kangaroo Island offers visitors the best opportunity to observe and interact with Australian native wildlife. The island is a pristine wilderness since development has consistently prioritized the unique environment with thirty percent being maintained as a conservation or national park. The island offers onlookers the chance to see sea lions sunbathing on the white beaches, koalas sleeping in eucalypts trees, pelicans flying overhead, and so many other wildlife encounters. Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination year round with friendly people, cool breezes, spacious beaches, and geological wonders – each season brings new life and spectacular changes to the colorful landscape.
* Round trip Economy Class air from Los Angeles with Qantas Airways
* All internal flights within Australia
* 13 nights accommodation in your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels:
* 4 nights Sydney,
* 5 Nights Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island Coral Sea View including full breakfast daily for 3/4* package or Beach Club for 5* package
* 3 Nights Adelaide
* 2 full days/1Night Kangaroo Island including full day tour including lunch
* Round trip transportation from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by scenic coach & ferry transfer
* Half day small group sightseeing tour of Sydney
* Harbour cruise of Sydney
* Half day city sights tour of Adelaide
* All airline taxes and fuel surcharges
Day 1 - Depart US
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. The harbor provides a playground for jet boating, sailing, swimming, harbor scenic flights, dining, fishing, climbing the harbor bridge and sightseeing at the Opera House. Take a stroll through The Rocks, the site of the first European settlement. Don’t miss The Rocks markets held every Saturday & Sunday. Be entertained with great street theatre and music while you browse for Australian arts & crafts. Circular Quay is the gateway to the harbor and the starting point for most of Sydney’s harbor cruises and passenger ferries. Familiarize yourself with the harbor by taking one of the many cruises on offer or jump on a passenger ferry to Taronga Zoo or Manly beach. Sydney’s shopping is second to none with its endless selection of boutiques, markets and malls. Unique Australian specialty shops reside at The Rocks and Darling harbor’s Shopping Centre and a visit to the Queen Victoria Building in the city center is a must. Dining out at one of the many fabulous harbor side restaurants is a must. Fresh produce, great views, inspiring chefs and a multicultural flavor turn a meal into a gastronomic delight.
Day 4 - Sydney Sightseeing
Enjoy a morning Panoramic Sydney Sights tour. Visit the historic Rocks area (Old Town of Sydney) and hear of the early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House, see Sydney Harbour Bridge and the shopping heart of the city including the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower. Visit Sydney's trendy district, Oxford Street and elegant Paddington with its terrace houses. Arrive at the famous beaches - see Tamarama, Bronte and stop at the Bondi beachfront to stroll and enjoy a morning coffee or tea (at own expense). See surfers, famous Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's most spectacular panoramic viewpoint. Return to Sydney via Sydney Heads lookout, Watsons Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie’s Point for unsurpassed views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Tour concludes at approximately 12.00 noon.
This afternoon enjoy a cruise on Sydney harbour
This one hour cruise glides by the harbour's major attractions including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as well as Fort Denison, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Circular Quay. Featuring world class Global Positioning System (GPS) commentary that will cover the history of the harbour as well as present day sights of interest.
Days 5-6 Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites:
|Sydney Opera House - Tour & Tasting Plate
Go on a spectacular tour inside the Opera house where you will see inside the great halls and venues and discover the stories, magic and history of this magnificent World Heritage site. After exploring inside, relax and unwind at Sydney’s newest dining spot, Opera Kitchen,* home to Sydney’s best chefs, food artisans and producers. Be treated to a three-tier gourmet Tasting Plate for two or Japanese Bento Tower for two and soak in the Sydney Harbour view.
|Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
BridgeClimb is a 3.5 hour adventure and an experience that will never be forgotten on one of the world's most modern wonders - The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
|Blue Mountains Eco Adventure
Breakfast with the Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park, Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains, Short walks to explore the remote regions with stunning views Lunch, Visit to Scenic World Attractions, Champagne with Wild Kangaroos.
|Sea Sydney Cruises
At Lunchtime board Calypso, a luxurious 52 foot Motor Yacht. This afternoon sit on the expansive sunbeds and be mesmerized by the multi million dollar homes, the spectacular city sights including the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge before dropping anchor in your own private cove for your barbecue lunch.
|Boutique Wildlife Tours
Venture into the Australian Bush in search of Australia’s iconic native animals - Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Emus & Wombats. Small group luxury 4WD to pristine bushland in the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes south of Sydney.
For more Sydney tour options, see our e-brochure.
Day 7 - Fly Sydney - Hamilton Island
In this quintessential aquatic wonderland, you can revel in the very best of everything that is great about Australia: glorious warm weather, azure waters, brilliant white beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, 20km of bushwalking trails, fine food and wines, laid back luxury, unpretentious service, and activities almost too numerous to mention.
The Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well appointed rooms all with private balconies. Includes complimentary seat in coach airport or marina transfers, use of non motorised water sports including catamarans, sailboards, paddleboards, snorkelling gear, bushwalking, use of the fitness centre, squash and tennis court and unlimited use of the resort shuttle between 7:00am and 11:00pm daily. Audio Tour devices are available to hire from Tour Desks at Resort Centre or Reef View Hotel and showcases walking trails and key facilities on the island.
Days 8 - 11 - Hamilton Island
Relax on Hamilton Island - explore the nearby reef
Day 12 - Fly Hamilton Island - Adelaide
The state’s capital, is beautifully positioned on the Torrens River with stunning beaches to the west and the lush Adelaide Hills to the east. Adelaide offers café-lined streets, leafy parklands and a colorful calendar of festivals and special events. Spend time exploring the city’s distinctive architecture and be sure to visit the Adelaide Casino to see what was once the Central Railway Terminal. Visit the colorful Central Market, excellent Immigration Museum and take a tram to explore the beach resort of Glenelg, only 20 minutes from the city.
Day 13 - Adelaide
At 9.30am join your coach to commence a morning tour of Adelaide. Begin your orientation of Adelaide with a tour around the central business and shopping district. Pass the State Library and Trinity Church, Adelaide's oldest church, before arriving at Haigh's Chocolate factory (not open Sundays). Enjoy a brief tour, a complimentary tea or coffee and some chocolate samples. The tour continues out to the seaside town of Glenelg where there is free time to look around. You may decide to stay and spend the afternoon at Glenelg, then return by tram to the city (own expense) or continue on the coach back to the heart of Adelaide. Tour concludes at approximately 12.15pm
Day 14 - Kangaroo Island
A Kangaroo Island Sealink coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 85 Franklin Street, the departure point of your tour. At 6.45am join your coach to commence a full day Kangaroo Island Highlights tour. Journey south through the rolling hills along the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline to Cape Jervis to board the 9.00am Sealink ferry for the crossing to Kangaroo Island. Arrive on Kangaroo Island and travel to Seal Bay for a guided walk along the beach amongst a wild colony of rare and endangered sea lions. Travel to Vivonne Bay for lunch. After lunch journey to Flinders Chase National Park, home to numerous native animals including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. The tour of the park will take you to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch. Admiral's Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for New Zealand fur seals. Final stop is at Hanson Bay Sanctuary for a walk amongst Eucalypt trees to look for koalas. Travel back to Kingscote for your overnight stay
Day 15 - Kangaroo Island
A full day at leisure to enjoy Kangaroo Island or add a second day of touring (additional cost). Return to Penneshaw to board the Sealink ferry to Cape Jervis, to connect with coach transfer back to Adelaide. Tour concludes at approximately 10.40pm, at which time you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Day 16 - Depart for US
|Costing (starting from)
|Now - 31 March 2015||$4,299*||$4,649||$5,249**|
|* 4 star accommodation on Hamilton Island
** 4 star Hotel on Kangaroo Island
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