Australia - East Coast Contrasts

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Prices start from : £ 4,299
Travel between : 30 Sep 19 and 30 Sep 19
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Board Basis : Room Only
Duration : 12 nights
Book by : 31 Aug 19
Includes : Flights from London Gatwick with China Airlines
Airport taxes
9 nights accommodation as per itinerary
1 Pre Night in Melbourne and 2 Post Nights in Sydney
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Detailed Itinerary

Highlights: Melbourne - Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Sydney


Other departures: London Heathrow - £4299, Manchester - £4349, Birmingham - £4499, Glasgow - £4499, Edinburgh - £4499, Belfast City - £4499, Bristol - £4499, Southampton - £4499, Newcastle - £4499, Norwich - £4499


Accommodation:
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Pacific Hotel Cairns
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour


Highlights:
Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural ParkBe my guest dining experience
Indulge in lunch & learn about Aussie surf culture at Bondi Beach
Venture inside the 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
Discover native Australian animals at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Snorkel & cruise on the Great Barrier Reef
Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways


Itinerary:
Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne
Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner on board Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.


Please note: Due to the temporary closure of the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant until 30 September 2019, dinner on day 1 will be held at a Melbourne riverside restaurant.


Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner with wine.


Day 2: Melbourne Sights
Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour this morning, then discover its gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure.


Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns
Depart Melbourne by air this morning for Cairns, where you’ll join a local expert for a wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a cruise where you’re sure to encounter koalas, wallabies and crocodiles.


Hotel: Pacific Hotel Cairns, 3 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast.


Day 4: Great Barrier Reef
Board a high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided), or view the spectacular coral and tropical sh from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns.


Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch.


Day 5: Cairns Free Time
Today is free for you to pursue your own interests in this vibrant tropical city, or you may choose to visit Kuranda, ‘The Village in the Rainforest. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening be prepared for a special Be My Guest dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience a personal Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime, witness an entertaining high impact performance by the indigenous dance group and enjoy dinner accompanied by the sounds of the didgeridoo.


Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner


Day 6: Cairns – Sydney
This morning you’ll fly to Sydney, where you’ll have time to relax or explore before boarding before boarding a Captain Cook vessel for a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Glide past magnificent waterfront homes, and of course the legendary Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.


Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, (Darling Harbour View Room), 3 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast and highlight dinner


Day 7: Sydney
Enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House then head to Bondi Beach for lunch at an Australian institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Your host, a local surf lifesaver, will lead you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest lifesaving club. Your afternoon is free for exploring or shopping, enjoying an optional excursion, or maybe just taking a stroll along the Harbour front.


Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch


Day 8: Sydney Free Time
Spend today as you please. Perhaps see the famous Three Sisters rock formation in the majestic Blue Mountains just outside the city or visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner in a restaurant on the waterfront.


Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine


Day 9: Depart Sydney
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.


Included Meals: Breakfast