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9 Day Contrasts of Australia from $2995*
Guided Vacation


  • An experienced, professional Tour Director and Driver
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, reclining seats & panoramic windows
  • 8 nights accommodation with private bathrooms
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers (see suggested flight information below)
  • Welcome reception
  • Travelscene After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance


  • Indulge in lunch overlooking spectacular Bondi Beach
  • Learn about Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach
  • Venture inside Sydney Opera House on a guided tour
  • Toast the sunset on a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room

Flight Information:

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:
  • Day 1 Flights to arrive prior to 12:00pm into Melbourne
  • Day 3 Must book QF702 into Cairns from Melbourne
  • Day 6 Must book JQ957 into Sydney from Cairns
  • Day 9 Flights anytime from Sydney

Departure Dates:

APR: 6, 20
MAY: 18
JUN: 8
AUG: 17, 24
SEP: 7, 21
OCT: 5, 19
NOV: 9, 16, 23, 30
DEC: 7, 14, 21

JAN: 4, 11, 18, 25
FEB: 1, 8, 22
MAR: 1, 8, 15, 22

Dates in bold indicate guaranteed departure.

Travel Dates
4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
Other travel dates may apply, please call for details.

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Price per person from   
04/01/17 - 12/27/17 $2995*
12/28/17 - 01/03/18 $3195*
01/04/18 - 03/31/18 $2995*

Terms and Conditions - Tour Code: ACANA
*Terms & Conditions (USD): Prices are land only, 'from' per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (24 October 2016). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: ACANA. CST#2001136-50.

Prices subject to change without notice. Please click here to read our terms and conditions.

Itinerary effective 1 April 2017. Tours prior may follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. D
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights.

Day 2: Melbourne

Join your Travel Director for your city tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Then there’s time to explore the city on your own. B

Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns

Say farewell to Melbourne as you fly to Cairns. On arrival join your local guide for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds and of course, crocodiles! This evening enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront. BD
Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights.

Day 4: Cairns 'Free Time'

Today is a free day to do as you choose. Maybe visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture or even journey to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest by historic train. If you’d prefer to spend the day relaxing by your hotel pool or sitting back at a local café for lunch watching the world go by, you can do that too! B

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. BL

Day 6: Cairns – Sydney

This morning you'll fly to Sydney. On arrival there's time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two-course a la carte meal and the mesmerizing views of Sydney at night. You'll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main Harbour attractions, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. BD
Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Sydney, 3 nights.

Day 7: Sydney

Kick off this highlight day of sightseeing on a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House. Later, your destination is famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before enjoying a delicious lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club and share with you the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Later enjoy some free time to do some shopping, enjoy and Optional Experience or maybe just take a stroll along the Harbour front. BL

Day 8: Sydney 'Free Time'

Today is free for you to do as you choose. Why not take a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. You’ll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit a Wildlife Park to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s cuddly native animals. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘Bridgeclimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a unique “You’re invited” experience at Gardeners Lodge Café. Join Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavours. It will be an evening to remember. BD

Day 9: Farewell from Sydney

Bid farewell to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. B

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(*) Prices are US Dollars per person.