2019: Wonders of Australia with Queenstown (IPDE)
17 days from Sydney to Queenstown
- Tour Operator
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 17 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Sydney||Welcome to Sydney. The rest of the day is at your leisure.|
|Day 2||Sydney||Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 3||Sydney||Enjoy a full day at leisure. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)|
|Day 4||Port Douglas||Fly to tropical Cairns and transfer to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea. Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. (B)|
|Day 5||Port Douglas||Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Port Douglas, where the evening is at leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Port Douglas||A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world's oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include strolling the beach, relaxing by your resort's pool, or shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir. (B)|
|Day 7||Darwin||Spend some time at leisure this morning. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Later, transfer to Cairns and fly to Darwin at the top end of Australia. (B)|
|Day 8||Darwin||This morning, depart Darwin for a full-day excursion to KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival, take a GUIDED WALK around Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Then, take a GUIDED CRUISE on Kakadu's famous wetlands for a chance to see crocodiles in the wild. You will also stop at the WARRADJAN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE to learn more about the cultural significance of the park. Afterward, return to Darwin. (B,L)|
|Day 9||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||Today, fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 10||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a GUIDED WALK through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finsh the day at 'Sunset Strip' for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock. (B)|
|Day 11||Melbourne||Fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 12||Melbourne||Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick's Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 13||Melbourne||Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. (B)|
|Day 14||Queenstown||Today, fly to Queenstown, New Zealand. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 15||Queenstown||Travel by motorcoach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, gateway to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK. View the Mirror Lakes as you pass through Eglinton Valley. From the Homer Tunnel, emerge into Cleddau Valley. Join your Milford Sound CRUISE for an unforgettable experience. (B)|
|Day 16||Queenstown||Enjoy a full day at leisure in the 'Adventure Capital of the World.' Perhaps choose an optional jetboat ride, visit a local winery, or tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (B)|
|Day 17||Queenstown||Your stay in Queenstown ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy; single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction. 2020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2019.NOTE:
- During the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.
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