Looking for an adventure? Head to Australia. Looking for an even bigger adventure? Try Western Australia! This package showcases a wide variety of activity in three unique places within Australia. Take in iconic Sydney and enjoy the beautiful harbour. After a scenic cruise around Sydney's beautiful harbour, enjoy the afternoon on the beach and learn to surf from the experts. Head west and enjoy one of Australia's best kept secrets - Western Australia. With the capital city of Perth as your base camp, venture out of the city and enjoy a full day of exploration and relaxation on Rottnest Island. Is wine more your interest? Look forward to the next day with a full day venturing into the Margaret River wine region, tasting some of Australia's finest wines known around the world. Next, enjoy four wildlife filled days in and around Brisbane, on Queensland's eastern coast. Swim with dolphins, cuddle a koala and learn all about Australia's fascinating wildlife.
- Virgin Australia Flights from Los Angeles – Sydney – Perth– Brisbane – Los Angeles. (Domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost.)
- Seat in coach shuttle transfers airport-hotel-airport, Sydney, Perth & Brisbane
- 4 nights Sydney at the 5* Amora Jamison, Sydney in a deluxe room
- Half day small group city sights of Sydney
- Introductory surf lesson
- Sydney Harbour cruise
- 4 nights Perth at the 4.5* Crowne Promenade in a Superior room
- Full day river cruise and city sights tour
- Full day Margaret River tour
- Full day Rottnest Island Experience with cycle tour and lodge lunch
- 2 nights at the 4* Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George
- Half day river cruise with admission to Lone Pine Sanctuary
- Full day Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Tour
- All taxes & fuel surcharges
- Outstanding Dining suggestions
Day 1 - Depart
Flights on award winning Virgin Australia airlines to Brisbane or Sydney, on to Cairns, down to Sydney then back home again. Our price includes options in Economy, Premium Economy and Business class – you choose!
Day 2 - Cross International Dateline
Day 3 - Arrive
Seat in coach transfer from from Sydney International Airport to Amora Jamison, Sydney.
Stay 4 nights in the Heart of Sydney This award-winning 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Sydney features stylish accommodations, along with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a day spa, swimming pool, fitness center and business center. Amora Jamison Sydney is just a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks.
Day 4 - Sydney -
Half Day City Sights tour
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your small group Panoramic Sydney Sights tour. Commence 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 & Mrs Macquaries Point for unsurpassed views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House.
Day 5 - Explore Sydney
This morning, board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel from Darling Harbour to commence a morning cruise around Sydney Harbour. Travel aboard a 25 meter motorized Rocket Ferry vessel and enjoy a fun and easy way to explore Sydney including commentary from your Captain. Sit back, relax and discover the stories of Sydney Harbour under the spell of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This sightseeing cruise includes a fun and personalized commentary of the sights, people, land, history and development of the world's most beautiful harbour city. Coffee, tea and biscuits are included.
Day 6 - Let's Go
Surfing & Bondi to Bronte Walk
Learn how to surf like a local! This popular beginner course teaches you how to safely get out and up onto your first wave. You will be taught in a small group setting so you get plenty of hands-on help. To build up your knowledge and confidence, first start out on the beach and you will be taught how to recognize surf conditions and practice your surfing technique before you get into the water. Then it's off into the ocean, where you start off in broken waves - the white foam created after the waves run their course. You will be amazed at how easy, safe and enjoyable it can be to learn to surf. At the conclusion of your surf lesson, enjoy a scenic walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte and take in three of Sydney's most famous beaches: Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte.
Day 7 - Sydney - Perth
This morning you will be collected for your shuttle transfer to Sydney airport. Depart Sydney on your Virgin Australia flight to Perth. On arrival in Perth, seat in coach transfer to Crown Promenade Perth.
Crown Promenade Perth offers a relaxed atmosphere combined with friendly service, comfort and great value offering modern, spacious and comfortable facilities with everything you would expect from an international hotel. With convenient and quick access to Perth City Center and surrounding areas, it is the ideal location for leisure or business.
Day 8 -
Perth River Cruise and City Sights Tour
Enjoy our picturesque Swan River as you crusie to Fremanlte. Onboard, our skeppier will provide detailed commentary as you enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee. On arrival in Fremantle, board the tram for a fascinating tour of the old port city. Re-board your vessel one hour later for a delicious buffet lunch as you return to Perth. Take the City Sightseeing Bus Tour that afternoon. You will enjoy a tour and commentary of Perth City that takes you to all the must see' tourist attractions including Kings Park, the Perth Mint, Crowne Entertainment Complex and major shopping precincts.
Day 9 -
Rottnest Island Experience
You will board your vessel in Northport to commence a full day Discover Rottnest tour. Cruise to Rottnest Island and receive a guided introduction walk, then enjoy cycling around the island at your own pace to discover the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest. Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge, followed by free time at your leisure before boarding the ferry to depart the island and cruise back to Northport.
- Margaret River, Wine, Busselton, Cape Leeuwin with
Head to Margaret River and enjoy a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings. Next head to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour of one of over 300 natural underground limestone caves in the district. Pass by stunning Boranup Forest, a visual highlight of the region before arriving at Augusta's famous Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia and where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. Heading back to Margaret River, visit a local winery to taste some wines from this iconic region. Make a brief stop in Margaret River township where free time is available to stroll the main street and explore the quaint shops.
- Perth - Brisbane
This morning you will be transferred by seat in coach shuttle to Perth airport. Fly Perth to Brisbane. Upon arrival in Brisbane seat in coach transfer to accommodation.
Rendevous Studio Hotel Brisbane on George is ideally located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Treasury Casino and just a minute's walk to the Brisbane River. Rendevous Studio Hotel Brisbane on George offers a personal, boutique hotel experience yet offers guests with all modern amenities.
- Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Tour
Enjoy this full day Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Tour! A magic day out, discover this tropical island escape located just outside of Brisbane. A winning combination of crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and untouched national parks; Tangalooma on Moreton Island is a pristine wonderland waiting to be explored. You will delight as wild dolphins swim into shore at dusk for hand feeding. Getting this close is an unforgettable experience.
- River Cruise to Lone Pine Sanctuary
Join your Mirimar Cruise and enjoy a brief river cruise through Brisbane to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary to cuddle these gorgeous marsupial mammals and get close to 95 species of native Australian wildlife. Enjoy an Australiana show. Cuddle a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings. .
Day 14 -
Explore Brisbane at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - Some of our favorites (additional cost applies) :
World famous Australia Zoo is a must see for visitors from all over the globe! You will have up to 7 hours to experience all the shows and attractions a great day for the whole family to enjoy. Get up and close to some of the most incredible creatures on the planet and experience all the wildlife action at our daily shows. See our cheeky otters, learn all about crocs, snakes and tigers, hand feed elephants, live the wild-life in the Crocoseum and so much more! This is an awesome day full of amazing animal adventures and unforgettable experiences!
Lamington National Park
Commence a 1 Day O'Reillys and Lamington National Park Tour. O'Reilly's is situated in the centre of the cool, quiet rainforest of Lamington National Park, with spectacular panoramic views to the McPherson Ranges. Visit Mount Tamborine and explore the many arts and crafts shops on Gallery Walk
Day 15 - Depart
Transfer by seat in coach shuttle from accommodation to Brisbane airport for your return flight to the US.
Additional departure gateways & pricing
- Addons available from most major airports - add $300 from NYC region, $320 from Chicago, $250 from Seattle, $190 from San Francisco - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.
Optional Activities, Extensions or Add-Ons & pricing:
- Upgrade to premium economy from $600 per person each way
- Upgrade to business class from $2,300 per person each way
- Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
On Board Virgin
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Terms & Conditions:
Starting from pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2017 for purchase by 31 December 2016. Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.