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Australia | Sydney, Brisbane and Port Douglas Coastal Delights

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Sydney, Port Douglas and Brisbane

Trip Duration

11 nights / 12 days

With expertly-curated getaways and handcrafted itineraries, see Australia just as you desire. From famous harbors and striking cities to the Great Barrier Reef, your exciting vacation Down Under awaits.

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Days 1 - 2 |  USA / Sydney |

Arrive in Sydney and settle into a Club InterContinental Opera House view room at the InterContinental Sydney for four nights with exclusive club lounge access and meal service throughout the day. The next day, head out for the Sensational Sydney by Land & Sea. Sip a cup of tea as you sail upon a 52-foot yacht, learning about harbor history, the famed bridge and Opera House. After lunch, explore the historic Rocks District and coastal cliff walks.

Days 3 - 5 |  Sydney |

Enjoy the Bondi Local Excursion. Known for its beauty and vibrant ambience, experience the interactive history of Bondi and a live surf demonstration before joining your instructor for a fun surf lesson. The following evening, bask in stunning harbor views, twinkling city lights and breathtaking thrills on the Sydney Harbour Night Climb.

Days 6 - 7 |  Brisbane |

Journey to Brisbane for four nights in a luxury club room at the Sofitel Brisbane Central where privileged guests will revel exclusive club lounge access and meal services. The next day, board a river cruise for an exciting day of unique adventures with your Best of Brisbane Experience. Explore the art and man-made beach of Southbank Parklands, then travel to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to enjoy a cuddly koala followed by a scenic visit to Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

Day 8 |  Brisbane |

Spend your last day in Australia celebrating Brisbane's beauty on the O'Reillys & Lamington National Park Excursion. Delight in sub-tropical gems, including panoramic views at Mount Tambourine, Gallery Walk shops, rainforest treetop nature walk and an alpaca farm.

Days 9 - 10 |  Brisbane / Port Douglas |

Arrive at Thala Beach Nature Reserve for four nights in a Sandpiper Suite. Located on a private headland, enjoy daily guided eco-tours with rangers who share knowledge of native wildlife and nature's secrets. As day turns into night, delight in the harmonious cicadas, followed by the compelling stargazing of the southern constellations with telescopes and binoculars at the onsite observatory.

Days 10 - 12 |  Port Douglas / USA |

Awaken to nature's sounds and a hearty breakfast under the canopy with Coral Sea views. Then, immerse in Australia's colorful water world with the full-day Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Excursion, complete with snorkeling for all levels. Explore spectacular coral reefs with lively marine life and savor a tropical buffet lunch. The following day, experience the majestic tropical forest on a 4WD Cape Tribulation and Daintree Experience. Cruise the Daintree River with a stop at Alexandra Lookout and sumptuous lunch in the rainforest setting. Discover Cape Tribulation Beach and Boardwalk, and Mossman Gorge Center on guides walks. Then, relax in your private transfer to board your homebound flight and begin planning your next getaway to the Land Down Under.

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