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Australia | City, Wildlife and Island Experience in Melbourne and Tasmania

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Melbourne and Tasmania

Trip Duration

7 nights / 8 days

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Days 1 - 2: USA / Melbourne |

Board your comfortable flight for your overnight journey to Melbourne, Australia. View the sites from your private transfer to your city view guestroom at The Westin Melbourne four nights with daily breakfast. In the morning, embark on the Phillip Island Plus Experience. Your first stop is the Moonlit Sanctuary where you will see koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, plus other wildlife in their own habitat. Next, watch surfers ride the waves at Woolamai beach, visit the Nobbies, home to the larges colony of fur seals in Australia and enjoy dinner at your leisure in Cowes. Conclude your evening at the viewing platform to watch the little penguins come ashore and find their burrows.

Day 3: Melbourne |

Rise and shine for a Sunrise Balloon Flight and champagne breakfast over the stunning sights of this beautiful city. Fly over stately city architecture and tree-lined boulevards, reveling in picturesque views of verdant parks and gardens, toasting to this remarkable Garden City.

Day 4 Melbourne |

Celebrate your last day in this inspiring city on your own. From chic boutiques and cobblestone laneways to scenic parks, arts and culture, and a dizzying spread of food and wine options, find the perfect places to indulge and excite by foot or bicycle. Or, opt to ride the complimentary City Circle Tram for a running commentary on points of interest.

Days 5 - 6: Tasmania |

Arrive in Tasmania and enjoy your private transfer to The Henry Jones Art Hotel for three nights in a deluxe spa harbor view room. This historic hotel showcases modern art and features curated-guided tours. The following day, venture along the east coast on the Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Park. 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 before your return.

Day 7: Tasmania |

With so many picturesque regions to explore, delight in the captivating wilderness of this spectacular peninsula on the Tasman Island Cruise. Be astounded as you view spectacular coastlines between Eaglehaw Neck and Port Arthur, viewing sea cliffs, deep-sea caves and a variety of wildlife including seals, dolphins and birds of prey. Enjoy a savory lunch on the Tasman Peninsula.

Day 8: Tasmania / USA |

Board your private transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to the United States and beginning planning your next exquisite journey.

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