12 Day Australian East Coast Adventure from $3495*
Value Plus Escorted Vacation
- Travel across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Take in 360 degree views of Sydney during a Welcome Dinner at the iconic Sydney Tower
- Engage with native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo
- Ride the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns
- Travel by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst colorful coral and marine life
- Take part in a traditional corroboree at Tjapukai By Night
- Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
- Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
- Dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director and professional Driver
- 11 Full Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
- All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined
Departure Dates2016: April 24; September 18*; October 16*; November 13; December 11
2017: January 22*; February 19*; March 19
|4/1/2016 - 3/31/2017|
|24 April 2016 - 19 March 2017||$3495*|
|Terms and Conditions - Tour Code: TQ12|
|*Terms & Conditions: Valid for travel selected Premier Vacations and Value Plus Vacations departing between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017. All tour prices listed are land only, ‘from’ per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. Flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. 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 (14 December 2015). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. Tour Code: TQ12. CST#2001136-50.|
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Itinerary effective 24 April 2016. Tours prior follow a different itinerary. Please enquire for details.
Day 1. Arrive SydneyBe met on arrival in Sydney and transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, taking in many famous landmarks, including the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. A Taste of Australia – enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree city views and delicious cuisine as you head to Sydney Tower for a delicious Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. D
Day 2. Sydney, Port MacquarieYour day begins with a drive north across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, offering you magnificent views of the city. Continuing along, arrive at the seaside town of Port Macquarie, located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, renowned for its beaches, scenic hinterland and pristine waterways. On arrival, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore independently.
Stay: Rydges Port Macquarie. B
Day 3. Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Gold CoastYour journey continues after breakfast today as you follow the lovely New South Wales coast north towards the Gold Coast in Queensland. Stop at Byron Bay en route, a pretty seaside vacation town renowned for its numerous surf beaches, un-spoilt native bush areas and relaxed lifestyle that attracts both wealthy city dwellers and bohemian lifestylers. Pass by Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point, before continuing to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in to your hotel located within the heart of Surfers Paradise, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of the popular Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure to explore the surrounds.
Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise. B
Day 4. Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island9 Day (TQ9) passengers join this morning in Brisbane. Travel through Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, before heading north to the Sunshine Coast. Like a Local – visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo. Made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo features a plethora of animals from all corners of the globe. While you’re here, you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native species up close. Special Stay – afterwards, travel north to the largest sand island in the world, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, and settle in to your room at the renowned Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travelers.
Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort. B
Day 5. Fraser IslandLocated at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island offers a rare and beautiful paradise. The rugged untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the colored sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Fraser Island is a popular location for spotting various marine life, including Humpback whales as they make their journey north for the winter, between June and November. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. Or, you may simply wish to relax on a stretch of powdery white sand with a good book, before donning snorkeling gear to discover one of the island’s many pristine freshwater lakes. B
Day 6. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, RockhamptonA morning cruise takes you across Hervey Bay, where you’ll discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you’ll rejoin your coach to continue north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow gauge railway lines that transport sugar cane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton.
Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton. B
Day 7. Rockhampton, Daydream IslandAfter a delicious breakfast explore the gateway to the coast and the Outback, Rockhampton, which also boasts some of the best provincial gardens in Australia. Enjoy a tour of these beautiful gardens before travelling to Airlie Beach, where you’ll join a cruise through the sparkling Whitsundays. Special Stay – arrive at the picturesque Daydream Island Resort & Spa, where you’ll realize your dreams of an island paradise. This beachside resort is a feast for the senses, surrounded by golden, palm-lined beaches whose waters are home to an array of marine life.
Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort & Spa. B
Day 8. Daydream Island at LeisureEnjoy breakfast overlooking your resort’s lovely Living Reef Lagoon this morning. The entire day is then at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps discover the many species of tropical fish when snorkeling just off the beach near your hotel. Or, take a leisurely stroll through the tropical rainforest to the highest point of the island for wonderful views. You may prefer to relax by one of the many inviting swimming pools; enjoy some of the available water sports or indulge in some pampering with a soothing signature spa treatment at the relaxing Rejuvenation Spa (own expense). B
WHITEHAVEN BEACH EXCURSION: Enjoy half a day to explore the crystal-clear waters and pristine sands of spectacular Whitehaven Beach (own expense). Enquire for further details.
Day 9. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission BeachYour adventure continues today with an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Daydream Island to Shute Harbour where you’ll rejoin your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of this tropical city, surrounded by lush hinterland and the Great Barrier Reef. Departing Townsville, continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort & Spa, where the only thing between you and the beach is a grassy lawn and coconut palms, complete with its own secluded rainforest swimming area. You will soon discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation.
Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach. B
Day 10. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, CairnsContinuing your journey north, you’ll encounter rolling green hills, open farmlands and tropical rainforests, which characterize the Atherton Tablelands. The region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, defined by the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls which are some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns you’ll visit the Curtain Fig Tree, a natural Australian icon. Like a Local – later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in the picturesque village of Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. This experience will take you over Australia’s World Heritage-listed Tropical rainforest canopy and deep into the forest, whilst providing the ideal opportunity to learn about one of Australia’s most botanically fascinating and diverse areas. Special Stay – enjoy mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International.
Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International. B