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Australia | City & Coastal Delights in Queensland and Sydney

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Queensland and Sydney

Trip Duration

11 nights / 12 days

With expertly curated getaways and handcrafted itineraries, see Australia just as you desire. From secluded Hamilton Island bliss and the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney's vibrant life and famous landmarks, let us transform your dreams into reality.

Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.


Day 1: USA / Sydney |

Upon arrival, board your comfortable private transfer to the InterContinental Sydney for five nights, where you will delight in endless Sydney Harbour views and daily breakfast. An iconic resort set in the restored Treasury Building of 1851 in the heart of the city, enjoy elegant living, a modern steakhouse, rooftop bar, 31st-story indoor pool and exquisite art gallery.

This evening, savor bold Australian flavors and creative cocktails at The Treasury. Then, toast with your loved one to the beautiful harbor, skyline and Opera House views at the rooftop bar, Aster.

Day 2: Sydney |

The next day, head out for the Panoramic Sydney Sights Excursion. Explore the historic Rocks Precinct with its convict past, learn about harbor history and the local culture, delight in the stunning botanical gardens, then enjoy a visit to dip your toes in the ocean at famed Bondi Beach followed by a visit to Mrs. Macquarie's Point for endless harbor views.

Days 3 - 4: Sydney |

The days are yours to experience Sydney and its many attractions. Discover Australia's aquatic menagerie at the aquarium, extraordinary wildlife at the Taronga Zoo and unforgettable views from the Sydney Tower. Venture out on a harbor cruise, try a bite at a local pub or go wine tasting in Hunter Valley.

Day 5: Sydney |

After your days of sightseeing, shopping or relaxing poolside, get ready for an exhilarating finale in Sydney with the Opera House Backstage Experience ... the city's most popular attraction. With exclusive access, meet at the stage door to go behind the curtain discovering the spaces and places normally hidden from the public. Then, savor a hot breakfast in the Green Room, the backstage retreat only available to staff, crew and performers.

Days 6 - 7: Sydney / Queensland |

The only Whitsundays Island with its own commercial airport, Hamilton Island Airport services direct flights from Sydney. Upon arrival, a complimentary VIP transfer will take you to the. Hamilton Island Beach Club for six magical nights including daily breakfast.

Located in the Whitsunday Islands, in the heart of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers a pristine and idyllic vacation. Spend your days relaxing on pure white beaches or partake in more than 60 fun and exciting activities - ranging from golf, snorkeling, and swimming with turtles, to sunset yacht charters, art classes, windsurfing and live ballet performances.

Days 8 - 10:  Queensland |

Endless sunshine awaits, take a dip in the infinity-edge pool, enjoy direct access to Catseye Beach, choose from a whole array of treatments at the island's Spa wumurdaylin and delight in complimentary watersports including catamarans, paddle boards, kayaks, windsurfers and snorkeling. Exclusive Beach Club access offers a private restaurant, exclusive lounge and beach area with hammocks and VIP chauffeur service around the island.

Days 11 - 12: Queensland / USA |

Be sure to take a day trip on the reef for incredible marine life adventures, cruise along the Whitsunday Islands or enjoy the many island activities from off-road adventures, cooking classes and mini golf to guided bush walks, wildlife spotting and golf.

On your final morning, savor an exquisite breakfast before your return flight to Sydney and comfortable overnight flight back to the United States. Then, beginning planning your next vacation to the land down under.

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