Australia Experiences

 



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Island and City Delights
Queensland and Sydney | 8 nights from $4,820

4 nights at Lizard Island in a Beach view suite, includes a guaranteed upgrade | gourmet meals and beverages | picnic hampers | non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies | intra-destination flights from Cairns to Lizard Island | 4 nights at Four Seasons Resort Sydney in a Club deluxe room | Club Lounge access with daily breakfast and evening canapés and cocktails | Sensational Sydney Land and Sea excursion | Sydney Harbour Bridge Night Climb Adventure | private airport transfers | Click here to view the full sample itinerary

 

Reef and Land Immersion
Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne | 9 nights from $3,536

3 nights Horizon Club room at Shanri-La Hotel, The Marina | Club Lounge access with daily breakfast, evening canapés and cocktails | Michaelmas Cay Reef Experience | Ocean Freedom Cruise Upolu Cay and Reef Snorkeling Excursion | 3 nights Club Deluxe room at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Club Lounge access with daily breakfast, evening canapés and cocktails | Darling Harbour Experience | Captain’s Club Dinner Cruise | 3 nights Club Deluxe room at Park Hyatt Melbourne | daily breakfast | Great Ocean Road Excursion | Phillip Island and Private Penguin Parade | private transfers throughout | 
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City, Wildlife and Island Experience
Melbourne and Tasmania | 7 nights from $2,630

4 nights City view room at The Westin Melbourne | daily breakfast | Penguin, Koalas and Wildlife Adventure | Melbourne Morning Balloon Flight | 3 nights Deluxe Spa Harbour view room at The Henry Jones Art Hotel | Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Park Experience | Tasman Island Cruise | private transfers throughout | 
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Coastal Delights
Sydney, Port Douglas and Brisbane | 11 nights from $3,931

4 nights at InterContinental Sydney in a Club InterContinental Opera House view room | Exclusive access to Club InterContinental Lounge with daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and beverages and evening appetizers and cocktails | Sensational Sydney City & Yacht Excursion | Afternoon Bondi Beach & Sydney Excursion  | Captains Club Dinner Cruise with 3-course fine dining meal | 4 nights at Thala Beach Nature Reserve in a Sandpiper Suite | daily guided tours with onsite rangers including wallaby walks, nature discovery, bird watching, tree planting, coconut odyssey, beach combing, star gazing at Thala’s specially-designed outdoor observatory and evening presentations with local indigenous personalities | Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling excursion with lunch | 2-Certified Dives | 3 nights at Sofitel Brisbane Central in a Luxury Club room | Club Lounge access with all day snacks, evening canapes and cocktails and weekend champagne breakfast | Dolphin Adventure | City Sights River Cruise and Wheels Adventure | private transfers throughout | 
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AUSTRALIA EXPERIENCES

Go beyond travel to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture and spirit of the South Pacific. Our Journese experts have handselected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey. To ensure access to your desired activities, please book in advance through your travel advisor.


Explore Sydney

Blue Mountains Eco-Tour
Get ready for an exciting full-day eco-tour across the coastal plain to the Great Dividing Range of Australia. Enjoy morning tea and lunch, plus visit charming Leura Village, Jamieson Valley, the Three Sisters and the scenic treasures of the National Park. 9 hours; includes Sydney transfers.



Cottage Point Inn
Let spectacular aerial views inspire as you fly by seaplane to an award-winning waterfront restaurant offering creative Australian cuisine. Enjoy a three-course lunch, then revel in views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House on your flight back. 4 hours; flight and three-course lunch included.


Cruise Like a Local
Embark on a 52-foot motor yacht to explore Sydney from the water. Cruise past Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, among other iconic landmarks, and then visit a secluded cove for kayaking, swimming, fishing or simple relaxation. 4 hours; three-course lunch and a drink included.



Sydney Opera House: Red Carpet Experience
Experience an inside look at the Sydney Opera House with a guided excursion behind the curtain. Savor a sumptuous three-course dinner at an exquisite restaurant, then enjoy a superb performance with premier seating and a refreshing drink during intermission. 6 hours; three-course dinner, performance tickets and intermission drink included.

Also Available in New South Wales

Essential Sydney Tour: Your friendly guide will show you through the historic Rocks precinct. Climb Observatory Hill, visit Manly - a beautiful seaside town, the stunning botanical gardens, and more.

Historic Hunter Valley Vintage Tour: Visit to the world class wineries of the Hunter Valley and begin wine tasting at a few of the very special boutique wineries in the area.

Sensational Sydney Land & Sea Excursion: Sip a cup of tea as you sail upon a 52-foot yacht, learning about harbor history, the fames bridge and Opera House. After lunch, explore the historic Rocks Districut, popular Bondi Beach and enjoy coastal cliff walks. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb: The Bridge Climb is a three and a half hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb: An exhilarating evening under the stars, soak up breathtaking twinkling vistas as you ascend the steel arches to the summit, more than 400 feet above the harbor. Be sure to smile whenn the climb leader takes your photo at the peak. 

Sydney Harbour Flight : Sydney HeliTours we offer the best Sydney scenic helicopter flights showcasing famous Sydney attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and further afield to the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley.

Sydney Highlights By Bike: A super easy ride featuring stunning harbor views as you pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

VIP Aussie Gold Tour: An extremely popular, behind-the-scenes tour of Taronga Zoo's unique Australian animal collection, designed especially for the inquisitive traveler.

 

 


Ayers Rock Experience

Tali Wiru - Beautiful Dune
An unforgettable fine dining experience in the open air with views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Relax by a fire pit with canapes over sunset, then enjoy a four-course dinner, paired with fine Australian wines. After dinner, enjoy storytelling over soft traditional music. 4 hours; includes  transfers.
 

Also available in Northern Territory

Alice Springs

Balloon Flight: Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert on this awe-inspiring ballooning adventure. Begin your ascent just as the morning light begins to illuminate the rugged McDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the vast expanse of the Australian Outback keeping an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as you glide across the landscape.

Ayers Rock

Camel to Sunset Tour: Travelling for one hour on our friendly camels in this spectacular desert region brings you closer to nature and offers great views of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park World Heritage Area. A refreshing glass of sparkling wine or beer and tasty snacks wait at the end of the trail.

Kata Tjuta : You will travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to a place where unique flora and fauna thrive, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Here your guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment and describe the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men's ceremonial site.

Uluru & Kata Tjuta Helicopter Tour: This 30-minute flight offers views of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, the waterhole Mutitjulu - and more. Your bird's eye view will take in Uluru and the magnificent red desert, all the way to the striking rock formations of Kata Tjuta. More than 36 massive, domed rocks make up this natural wonder, a gathering of fantastic, striated shapes, some recalling giants huddled in conversation.

Darwin

Indigenous Litchfield National Park: Experience some of Darwin's best sites with experienced guide and Traditional Owner of the Litchfield area, Tess Atie. Explore Litchfield National Park and surrounds. See spectacular waterfalls and stone country, ancient rainforest and unspoilt woodland. Swim in clear, croc-free natural pools. Discover fascinating pioneer heritage and a rich Aboriginal tradition.
 

Brisbane Exploration

Balloon Ride and Vineyard Breakfast
Catch panoramic views of the sun rising over Hinterlanda's hills outside Brisbane with an unforgettable 30-minute hot air balloon ride. You'll enjoy views that most see only in postcards, then indulge in a full breakfast with sparkling wine and receive a souvenir. 30-minute ride, closed-toe shoes mandatory; 6 hours total.

Cairns Experiences

Daintree Wanderer
Start your day with a Daintree River cruise where crocodiles may be seen. Head to the rainforest to discover fascinating ecosystems. Relax at Thornton Beach, swim in the creek, view Alexandra Range, and stroll through a fruit orchard with this full-day adventure. 11 hours; morning tea, lunch and transfers included.

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Experience a visit to Marine World, a marine biologist presentation, glass-bottom boat excursion and snorkeling with this full-day journey. You'll enjoy an underwater observatory, fish feeding and other inspiring reef memories. 8 hours; includes morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, snorkel equipment, and transfers from/to Cairns hotels.

Also Available in Queensland

Brisbane

Croc Express to Australia Zoo: Expect exciting wildlife shows and some up close and personal animal encounters at the Australia Zoo. The zoo is now a living legacy to Steve Irwin and his wildlife conservation efforts. Australia Zoo is home to over 1,000 native and exotic species of wildlife that can't wait to get up close and personal to you! Get hands-on with cuddly koalas, wombats, snakes and kangaroos. Come face to face with majestic tigers, hand-feed the elephants or get your photograph taken with a baby alligator! Your day at Australia Zoo will be the ultimate wildlife adventure.

Dolphin Adventures: The highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. There are up to 11 of these playful creatures that visit regularly, each with their own distinctive and unique personalities. When it comes time to feed the dolphins be prepared to get wet! Feeding the dolphins often requires you to walk into waist-deep water, so wearing shorts or swimwear is ideal.

Fraser Island: Not to be missed, a sensational tour traveling aboard an air-conditioned 20-seat 4WD to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Head across the Noosa River via cable ferry crossing to the Cooloola National Park to see the colored sands before stopping for morning tea on the beach. A short barge crossing leads you over to Fraser Island where you travel along 75 Mile Beach to Central Station or Pile Valley for a short guided rainforest walk. Recharge with an Aussie BBQ lunch, followed by a refreshing swim in Lake McKenzie or Lake Birrabeen. Return through the ancient Satinay and Brushbox forests as we travel the sandy highway, enjoying afternoon tea on a remote beach before returning to Noosa.

Rainforest Discovery Bushwalk: Discover the World Heritage Rainforest of Springbrook National Park through the eyes of a highly trained professional. Your guide will provide you with insights into characteristics of these Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves.

Cairns

Afternoon Hartley's Crocodile Adventure: Take a half day tour to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. After arrival, there is then plenty of free time to explore the park, including the unique eco experience of the Wetlands cruise Melaleuca wetlands; the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries. See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show.

Cairns Night Zoo: The guides will greet you at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to their famous Aussie BBQ. After dinner, the guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights the guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.

Frankland Islands Cruise : Literally snorkel straight from the beach across a wide variety of colorful coral. Swim with a vast array of tropical fish. View spectacular coral from the comfort of the semi-submersible. The All Inclusive Tour Package Includes: river cruise, EMC & National Park fees, protection suit (summer only), use of snorkeling equipment, guided snorkeling tour with a marine biologist. semi - submersible / glass bottom boat tour, guided rock pool discovery tour.

Kuranda Tour - Gold Class: Experience the contrast of the region's oldest railway and the world's most beautiful Cableway, knowing that the details are taken care of. Upon arrival in Kuranda Village, you have 2 hours free time to do your own exploring, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. You will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. A short distance from Skyrail is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. After meeting your Indigenous guide, first stop is the buffet lunch. Your guide will then show you through the remainder of the Park.

Wooroonooran Rainforest Safari: Wooroonooran National Park is located half an hour drive south of Cairns city. Explore the stunning and pristine rainforests of the Wooroonooran Park World Heritage site including the second highest mountains in Queensland, rushing rivers, spectacular waterfalls, swimming holes and some of the World's most ancient rainforest. Highlights include crocodile spotting, bird watching, kangaroos, Misty Mountains, Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls and Mulgrave River Cruise. This full-day adventure includes a delectable buffet lunch.

Tjapukai By Night: Feel the powerful spirit of Indigenous Australia vibrate through your body as you embark on a mysterious journey into the ancient Tjapukai culture by night. The Quinkan spirit comes to life and takes you through the story waters into the Dreamtime for an evening of entertainment celebrating the unique customs of the people of the rainforest. Your tour will include: Magic Space cultural initiation, lakeside ceremony, four-course buffet dinner, and live cultural performance.

Palm Cove

Cooktown 4WD Adventure: his North Queensland tour travels north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. You will cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and journey through this spectacular example of Mother Nature, which contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened by extinction. Stop for lunch at the famous Lion's Den Hotel (est. 1875), North Queensland's oldest running bush pub. Continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. The tour arrives in Cooktown where you will have an amazing 360 degree view from Grassy Hill of the Coral Sea, the Endeavour River and Cooktown.

Port Douglas

Synergy Luxury Sail and Snorkel Cruise: Synergy II offers a luxury day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef carrying a maximum of twelve pampered guests. On the daily cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Synergy II sails to one of two sites at Tongue Reef, approximately 20 nautical miles from Port Douglas. Our Skipper will choose the best location according to the conditions on the day. The trip includes: delicious pastries served with tea and freshly brewed coffee, a leisurely two hour sail to the Great Barrier Reef, alfresco gourmet BBQ lunch cooked on board the vessel, three hours at the one spectacular reef, snorkeling equipment and tuition, guided snorkeling tour, Lycra suits, wetsuits and floatation devices, and fruit and gourmet cheese platters.

WaveDancer Low Isles: Set like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. And why not, when this is everyone's idea of a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and families.

 

Rainforest, Island & City Delights
Mossman, Lizard Island & Sydney | 11 Nights from $5,678

3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge | Deluxe Treehouse room | Daily breakfast | Outer Reef Excursion | roundrtip air from Cairns to Lizard Island | 4 nights Lizard Island Resrot | Beach view room | All meals, select beverages, picnic hampers, non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies | 4 nights InterContinental Sydney | Club InterContinental city view room | Exclusive Club Lounge access with daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening appetizers and cocktails | Opera House Tour and Tasting Plate Experience | Panoramic Sydney Sights Excursion | Private transfers throughout

 


 

Reef & City Immersion
Sydney & Cairns | 8 Nights from $2,267

4 nights InterContinental Sydney | Deluxe Eastern Harbour view room | daily breakfast | Sensational Sydney Land and Sea Experience | Sydney Bridge Night Climb | 4 nights Shangri-La Hotel The Marina | Deluxe Marina view room | complimentary night | Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay and Reef | Cape Tribulation and Daintree Excursion | Michaelmas Cay Reef Experience | Private transfers throughout

 

Adelaide Exploration

Barossa Valley Winery Excursion
Perfect for wine lovers, this flexible full-day excursion allows travelers to meet the winemakers at wineries such as Schild Estate and Torbreck. Enjoy wine tastings and a delightful lunch, then stroll through Angas Park and the German town of Tanunda. 8 hours; gourmet lunch, refreshments, wine tastings and transfers included.

Also available in South Australia

Essence of Adelaide: Introducing the charming City of Adelaide, one of the best-planned cities in the world, proud of its relaxed lifestyle, colonial heritage and reputation as the arts capital of Australia. This personalized tour with an accredited driver guide is designed for visitors to introduce you to the history and heritage of Adelaide.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery: Discover Nature and Wildlife up close and in the wild. Enjoy the unforgettable walk on Seal Bay and find Koalas and Kangaroos in their own habitat.

Tasmania Discovery

Mount Field and Tassie Devils
Discover the beauty of Mount Field National Park with a walking excursion around Lake Dobson, view Russell Falls and Mount Wellington Summit. Then marvel at the wildlife at the Something Wild Rehabilitation Center, spying tazzie devils, playpus and koalas.


 

Tasman Island Cruise
The Tasman Peninsula will delight in this three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise. Be astounded as you view spectacular coastlines between Eaglehaw Neck and Port Arthur, sea cliffs, deep sea caves and a variety of wildlife including seals, dolphins and birds of prey. 


 

Also Available in Tasmania


Port Arthur Day Tour: Explore the history and culture of Port Arthur, Tassie's historic village of Richmond and Australia's oldest bridge. Delight in the Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and Waterfall Bay and Port Aurthur Historic Park. After your guided walking excursion, board a cruise and explore along the Harbour. 

Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Park Experience: Visit Freycinet National Park, with its dramatic pink peaks, white sandy beaches and rich birdlife. Home to Wineglass Bay, the park is considered to offer one of the world's top ten beaches. Stroll, swim or explore the lighthouse and nearby bays with a guide. 
 

Wine and Art Experience Excursion: This personalized excursion offers the opportunity to sample Tasmania's finest wines from the renowned Coal River Valley. Explore colonia heritage village of Richmond with St. John's Catholic Church and the Richmond Bridge. Take time to peruse the gallery at MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art boasting everything from Eguyptian mummies to the world's most infamous and thought provoking contemporary art. Relish in tastings at your choice of Meadowbank, Puddleduck, Pooleys or the Richmond Tasting House and enjoy a light lunch. 

Go beyond travel to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture and spirit of the South Pacific. Our Journese experts have handselected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey. To ensure access to your desired activities, please book in advance through your travel advisor.

Melbourne Experiences

Penguin Experience
Meet penguins and koalas with this full-day excursion. Head past cattle farms to Phillip Island, showcasing numerous bird species. Then experience the Koala Conservation Centre and enjoy an intriguing tour and private vantage point. 9 hours; includes dinner, transfers and entrance fees to Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade.

Koalas and Kangaroos in the Wild
Great for all ages, this full-day eco-tour allows you get close to kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat. Led by an experienced guide, you'll stroll through the scenic bushland, learn about koalas and kangaroos, and possibly discover parrots, emus, opossums and other wildlife. 8 hours; includes delicious picnic lunch and Melbourne transfers.

Sunrise Balloon Flight
Revel in a hot-air balloon ride over the stunning sights of Melbourne. If the winds allow, fly over the central business district and inner suburbs, enjoying the verdant parks and gardens that make Melbourne the Garden City. 8 hours; includes bush lunch, Billy tea and transfers.


Also Available in Victoria

Great Ocean Road: Is a full day tour from Melbourne taking in all of the highlights of this glorious coastal drive. Visit famous Bells Beach, the Otways Rainforest, Port Campbell National Park, the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge. And of course, you'll see all pristine beaches and rugged rocky outcrops of the Great Ocean Road.

Real Melbourne City Bike Tour: With Real Melbourne Bike Tours you'll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Get your bearings as you explore Melbourne's grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighborhoods. Experience real Melbourne hospitality and sample some gourmet treats on this leisurely ride with a local guide.

Sports Lovers and Brewery Tour: - Visit the venues that host some of Australia's favorite sporting events. Sit in the coach's box, media centers and exclusive member areas. Smell the liniment in the change rooms and walk on the hallowed turf. Plus a tour of The Foster's Australia Brewery, famous for Fosters and our favorites Vic Bitter, Carlton Draught, Crown Lager, Pure Blonde.

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey: Providing first class service with a tour to suit the true connoisseur or wine enthusiast, each guest experiences a truly memorable day. Enjoy private tastings, cheese and wine tastings and lunch with sparkling wine at Domaine Chandon.

Perth

Monkey Mia & Shell Beach: Enjoy a fascinating flight along the West Australian changing coast, from the busy city beaches to the pristine remoteness of Shark Bay. Meet the Dolphins for their daily morning feed, in the natural relaxed setting of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Lunch overlooking the dolphin beach before heading back to Perth. Before departing Shark Bay visit the amazing beach made entirely of shells.

Pinnacles Half Day Tour: Visit the seaside town of Cervantes founded in 1962. It's best known for the unique Pinnacle Desert and abundance of flora and fauna in Nambung National Park. See the eerie Pinnacles made up of spears of limestone that rise from the lunar landscape in this golden desert setting. Your guide will explain the geology and myths surrounding these unusual formations and their popularity with so many people.

Please ask us for details when booking. Weddings are non-binding. Age and weight restrictions may apply; times may vary and may include transportation time. Certain activities might not be suitable for all ages or health conditions. Activities may be available only on certain days of the week. To ensure access to the most in-demand experiences, please book in advance. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions may apply.