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DAY 1Yarra Valley
Arrive in Melbourne, Australia! You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Melbourne, considered by many to be Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.

Small Group Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour

Philip Island Penguin Colony Small Group Eco Tour

This morning you will pick up your rental car in Melbourne and embark on a classic Australian journey, driving along the Great Ocean Road to the Grampians. During today’s drive you will leave the confines of the city behind and travel along the Great Ocean Road, an iconic Australian journey.

Rock Formations, Grampians National Park, VICDAY 5
As you depart Port Campbell, a short en route takes you to the 12 Apostles, coastal rock formations captured often in Australian imagery. View them from the cliff top above, or descend the stairs to see them tower above you along the beach. From there, travel inland to The Grampians, one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations.

Wake up this morning to the sight of dozens of kangaroos grazing off your patio. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the Grampians, enjoying the many walks, bush hikes, rich aboriginal culture, and abundant wildlife.

Today you will drive approximately three hours and return your rental car at Melbourne’s airport before boarding your flight to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef (Certified Diving Available at an Additional Cost)

Departing from Port Douglas, join your small group 4WD tour and travel to Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls, and experience the otherworldly beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the largest undeveloped rainforest ecosystems remaining in the world.

Daintree Rainforest palm forestDAY 10
Today you will be transported to the airport in Cairns for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your 4 star boutique hotel in the heart of one of Sydney’s most vibrant entertainment precincts.

DAY 11
Sydney Touring with the self-paced Explorer Pass and The Essential Opera House Tour.

DAY 12
Your journey comes to a close with a private transfer to Sydney Airport. Board your trans-Pacific flight back to North America with indelible memories of your amazing Australian adventure!

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Price based on two passengers sharing 3-4 star accommodation. Price valid for travel commencing on February 28, 2021 to November 30, 2023 or earlier and subject to change due to currency fluctuation. Rates not valid for holiday season travel from December 20, 2022 through January 5, 2023. Please contact us to obtain pricing for travel during these dates. Itinerary may be quoted individually upon request for solo travelers and for groups of three or more traveling together. All services listed are included in the price per passenger unless otherwise noted. Airfare quoted separately and subject to change without notice until tickets are issued. Above services and prices subject to availability; similar hotels, tours and services may be substituted if necessary. Land arrangements will be confirmed upon receipt of a $500 deposit. Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

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