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 International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Internal Australia flights
- 4 nights accommodation Sydney in your choice of 3/4/5 Star hotels
- 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/1 night Kangaroo Island including 2 full days touring including lunch
- Round trip transportation from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by coach and Regional Express flights
- Day tour small group sightseeing Blue Mountains
- Half Day small vessel Sydney harbour cruise
- Half day city sights tour of Adelaide
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive
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 -
Half Day Harbour Cruise
If there is one thing you should do in Sydney, that is to experience Sydney Harbour like a local. On board you will experience the harbour like you would if you had your own boat. As well as fabulous sightseeing, you can swim, fish, kayak, relax and sunbake at your leisure after your gourmet barbeque lunch served with local wine and beer.
Day 5 - Sydney - Blue
Mountains Day Tour
Before heading west, enjoy some of the sites of the Sydney Central Business District. Head out of Sydney and visit Canada Bay area before arriving in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy morning tea at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls. Arrive at Scenic World and join the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway (own expense). Experience Scenic Skyway with the thrill of walking on air with a see through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 metres below. Or dare yourself to ride the steepest railway, with an incline of 52 degrees. After enjoying a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway and see spectacular views of the Three Sisters and vast expanse of the Jamison Valley. Visit Echo Point for the closest and best view of the Three Sisters, then visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and watch artists perform traditional song and dance whilst playing the didgeridoo. Experience an exclusive behind the scenes look into Aboriginal Art & Culture which dates back 40,000 years and listen as they explain their way of life and living off the land. Enjoy a hot lunch, then return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australian native animals. Cuddle up to a Koala or feed the baby Wallabies. Last stop is Cabarita (Inner West) to board the Rivercat ferry for a relaxing cruise to Circular Quay, and view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm at Circular Quay.
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert
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.
- 11 - Hamilton Island
Relax on Hamilton Island Explore or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert
- 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.
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
- Kangaroo Island
Join your tour at the Regional Express counter at Adelaide Domestic Airport, and board your flight to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, an Exceptional Kangaroo Island vehicle will pick you up from the airport to commence a full day KI Adventure Island Life 4WD tour. Stroll through a eucalypt forest spotting koalas snoozing overhead. Travel through some of the Island's best farming country to the North Coast. Visit the habitat of the world's rarest cockatoo and seek out wallabies and kangaroos in the wild. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in a bush setting, accompanied by South Australian wines, beer or soft drinks. After lunch, visit Seal Bay where you can walk amongst the Australian Sea Lions with your guide on a beautiful sandy beach, and learn about their unique breeding biology. The afternoon is spent exploring more of the south east region of the island before departing on the return flight to Adelaide. Overnight stay Kangaroo island.
- Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase National Park provides a breeding habitat for the rare Cape Barren Goose and is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Visit Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, Admirals Arch a spectacular coastal grotto and a New Zealand fur seal colony before enjoying an elegant picnic lunch in the bush. In the afternoon sample more of Kangaroo Island, before being set down at Kingscote Airport for the return flight to Adelaide. Tour concludes at approximately 7.05pm at Adelaide Airport.
Day 16 - Depart for US
Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)
Single Supplement: From $1,249
ETA to enter Australia $25 per person. Before committing to your trip please ensure you hold a valid passport with at least six months’ validity from the date you plan to return to the USA.
Add on airfares (coach) available from most major airports - Add $200 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, add $300 from New York, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, add $400 from Boston, Miami, Add $450 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.
- Upgrade to premium economy from $700 per person each way*
- Upgrade to business class from $2,000 per person each way* Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
* Starting from pricing based on Monday through Thursday departures - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee for travel Friday through Sunday
- 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
- Flights from Sydney or Melbourne round trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- Complimentary resort transfers
- 2 nights accommodation Ayers Rock at the 4* Desert Gardens Hotel
- Field of Light Star Pass - discuss additional Field of Light touring options with an Aspire expert
- Uluru Morning highlights Sunrise small group tour
Package from prices are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) 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.
A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking.