If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation down under, Hamilton Island is for you. As the premier resort island in the Whitsunday group of 74 islands, Hamilton Island is just 10 miles from the Queensland coast, but a world away from the everyday. Fringed by coral in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island sits on the eastern edge of the Reef and located just south of the brilliant white sands of renowned Whitehaven Beach.
With large, comfortable, modern rooms, the Reef View Hotel offers a perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. You’ll fall in love with the Reef View Hotel for their spacious, comfortable rooms and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views. The Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation with all of the Reef View Hotel’s rooms featuring private balconies. Every room offers a stunning view - either out over the sparkling Coral Sea, or the island’s lush tropical gardens. Most importantly, the Reef View Hotel is close to everything your heart will desire on Hamilton Island. Located directly opposite Catseye Beach and is close to the majority of the island’s restaurants, activities and entertainment.
Blessed with sunny days and plenty of action, Brisbane is known for its uncomplicated, laidback and fun-loving atmosphere. While visiting Brisbane, if you’re sitting inside, you’re doing it wrong! Brisbane’s year-round subtropical setting is best enjoyed with the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your back. After relaxing on Hamilton Island, Brisbane is the ultimate family destination with amazing family experiences such as Steve Irwin’s world famous Australia Zoo or the iconic dolphin feeding experience at Tangalooma Resort.
- Roundtrip International Economy Class flights from Los Angeles (domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost)
- Domestic Australia flights
- 5 nights Hamilton Island at the 4* Hamilton Island Reef View
Hotel – Garden View Room
Inclusions: Full breakfast daily, use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkeling equipment, use of the gym, spa, sauna, tennis court hire, use of the scheduled 'Island Shuttle' service
Kids Stay and Eat Free program (conditions apply): kids 0-12 years stay free when sharing with an adult, kids 0-12 years eat free from the Kids Menu when dining with parents in selected restaurants
- 3 nights Brisbane at the 4* The Sebel Brisbane – Studio Room
- Full day tour to Australia Zoo
- Full day Dolphin Adventures tour to Tangalooma Island Resort
- Seat in coach airport transfers
- All taxes & fuel surcharges
Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 -
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.
ACCOMMODATION - Spacious, comfortable and with most rooms boasting incredible sea views, the Reef View Hotel offers stylish and family-friendly Hamilton Island accommodation.
- 6 - Hamilton Island
Relax on Hamilton Island or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, speak with an Aspire expert.
Day 7 -
Fly Hamilton Island - Brisbane
Upon arrival you will be transferred by shuttle to your accommodation
ACCOMMODATION - Discover a contemporary, comfortable and elegant destination at The Sebel Brisbane hotel. Here, in the heart of the Brisbane City CBD just steps from the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, enjoy well-appointed accommodation and amenities that include a recreation deck with heated pool, sauna and gymnasium.
Day 8 -
Whether you’re snuggling up to baby koalas or feeding bouncing kangaroos, the Australia Zoo—home of the world-famous Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin—delivers a wildlife experience unlike any other.
The popular Bindi’s Bootcamp lets excited kids burn off energy while testing their wilderness skills, and the Tiger Temple puts travelers right up close to the Sumatran felines. There’s even an African savannah complete with rhinos, giraffes and cheetahs, too. Guests can participate in a Birds of Prey experience, or get up close with Outback favorites like the dingo, tortoise, wombat and lemur.
Conservation is key at Australia Zoo, with endangered species breeding programs, field study and habitat preservation. The zoo is managed by Irwin’s family members, whose personalities are a major part of the zoo's continuing attraction for visitors. Whether it's wandering through the exhibits, taking a tour, or settling in for one of the zoo’s spectacular shows, there’s plenty for families to do, see and explore at the Australia Zoo.
Day 9 -
Tangalooma Dolphin Resort
Escape to beautiful Moreton Bay with a scenic cruise that in just over an hour will bring you to the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort. Tangalooma's wide range of resort facilities caters for everyone and offers guests of all ages the perfect destination for unique adventure, education, or nature based experiences in a truly relaxed environment. From sun up to sun down Tangalooma is a haven for those who want to relax and have fun, and with over 80 activities on offer there is something for everyone to enjoy. But the highlight of any stay at the resort is the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Be enchanted by the playful antics of the wild dolphins that visit Tangalooma jetty each night. Echo, Nari and the rest of the family are always full of chatter and love to show off. Hand feed them as they gather at the shore or watch from the jetty, either way the experience is unforgettable!
- Depart Brisbane for US
This morning you will be transferred by shuttle in time for departing flight
- Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)
- Single Supplement: From $749
Before committing to a trip, please ensure you have a valid passport. Australia welcomes US travelers with an approved Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia.
Add on airfares are available from most major airports – please ask an Aspire consultant for a quote
- Upgrade to premium economy from $1,100 per person each way*
- Upgrade to business class from $4,000 per person each way* Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
* Upgrade from pricing based on Sunday through Wednesday departures from Los Angeles - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee from other departure points and travel Thursday through Saturday.
- Internal flights from Sydney – Cairns round trip
- 4 nights Port Douglas at the 4.5* Shantara Resort & Spa in a Studio room
- Full Day Silversonic Outer Barrier Reef tour including lunch
- Half Day Mossman Gorge & Aboriginal Dreamtime Walking tour
- Shuttle transfers Cairns to Port Douglas round trip
- Flight from Sydney to Melbourne
- 3 nights accommodation 5* at Crown Metropol Melbourne in City Luxe Room
- Lanes and Arcades walking Tour
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour
- Internal Australia flight to/from Sydney
- 4 nights accommodation at the 5* Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney
- Half day small group city sights of Sydney
- Sydney Harbour morning tea cruise
- Sydney Opera House tour
- Full day small group tour to the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains
Terms & Conditions:
The package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for low-season stays for travel Sundays through Wednesdays from Los Angeles. A $50 air supplement applies each way for international travel from Thursday to Saturday. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Specific blackout dates apply to the accommodation and tour value add offers. Seats are limited and may only be available on some flights. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect discounts for purchases made by check/wire; please see the terms and conditions for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.
To guarantee the package price & purchase the airline tickets, full payment is due at the time of booking. The purchase of travel Insurance is highly recommended for travel to Australia. Aspire Down Under partners with CSA Travel Protection. Travel insurance covers cancellation penalties under the cancellation benefit should you test positive for COVID-19 immediately before traveling to Australia. In the unlikely event your scheduled travel date is impacted by Australian government entry restrictions, Aspire Down Under will permit a change of travel dates within 12 months from your original booking date without any fees or penalties (the applicable price of the new trip itinerary will apply).