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Wonders of Australia

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,975 per person
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Countries Visited

Australia ...more Australia

Locations Visited

Brisbane, Beerwah, Hamilton Island, Sydney, Bondi ...more Brisbane, Beerwah, Hamilton Island, Sydney, Bondi
  1. Day 1 Arrive Brisbane (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). Today you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at a Welcome Reception, before heading to a unique 'Be My Guest' experience at City Winery - Brisbane's first urban winery. 'Connect with Locals' over a dinner hosted by the Group Sommelier or Winemaker, where you'll learn about the inner workings of this micro-winery, which sources grapes from across Australia's celebrated wine regions. Learn about how food and wine work together in this unforgettable food and wine pairing. It is the perfect introduction to Brisbane's modern, vibrant and generous spirit.

    meals Welcome Reception, Be My Guest
    hotel Adina Apartment
  2. Day 2 Brisbane Sightseeing

    This morning we'll head to Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital. Australia's wildlife is uniquely its own and much-loved by the world. See how Trafalgar works with the Wildlife Warriors and go behind the scenes to see how the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is giving injured wildlife a second chance. Over a twelve month period, between 6,000 and 8,000 animals are brought to the hospital for lifesaving treatment. Returning to the city, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' on an indigenous walking tour of Brisbane. As the captivating sounds of the Didgeridoo ring out, we'll uncover the fascinating history, art and rich cultural heritage of Meeanjin (Brisbane City) with an Aboriginal guide, whose ancestors inhabited the shores of the Brisbane River for over 40,000 years. The evening is yours, perhaps to explore the Queen Street Mall, Queen's Wharf or the trendy bars and restaurants of Brisbane's South Bank.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Brisbane - Hamilton Island (3 Nights)

    Fly to an unspoilt island paradise in the very heart of Queensland's Whitsundays, Hamilton Island. Slip straight into relaxation mode as you contemplate life on 'Hamo' - as it's affectionately known by locals - marvelling at its long white beaches and teal water, brimming with marine life. Book your spot on a sun lounger at the pool, head for a walk on one of the island's many hiking trails, or grab a golf buggy to explore this car-free coastal wonderland at your own pace (driver's licence required). Grab dinner at your hotel before heading to bed, tomorrow is a bucket-list day of epic proportions.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Reef View, Hamilton Island
  4. Day 4 Great Barrier Reef

    Explore the Whitsundays, an island archipelago in the Coral Sea - and your tropical gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Cruise across the impossibly blue waters of the World Heritage-listed marine park to explore the hidden corners and colourful depths of the reef, making a stop at Whitsundays' floating pontoon, the perfect platform from which to experience the amazing marine life and corals of the Whitsundays. Swim or snorkel (equipment provided), before indulging in a buffet lunch, while a whole other world swims peacefully below. Or take a scenic flight from the pontoon and experience the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, from above - including the famous Heart Reef, a stunning composition of coral perfectly formed in the shape of a heart (optional experience).

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day 5 Hamilton Island at Leisure

    Spend the day in complete relaxation or continue exploring the natural beauty of the island. Enjoy a coffee at the marina, lace up your hiking boots and head up Passage Peak for flagship views across the archipelago. Don your swimming togs for a dip in the warm waters off Catseye Beach - or go in search of Coral Cove, one of the island's most secluded inlets. We highly recommend booking an optional catamaran cruise to the stunning silica beach of Whitehaven - the most beautiful beach in all the Whitsundays (and arguably, Australia).

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Hamilton Island - Sydney (3 Nights)

    An easy start to the day gives you some more time to enjoy Hamilton. Savour a leisurely breakfast, sneak in one last swim and soak up the views - soon we'll board our flight to Sydney. This evening we'll catch the sunset from Sydney's popular Darling Harbour, watching the city light up around us as we enjoy a Regional Dinner at a waterside restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View)
  7. Day 7 Sydney Sightseeing

    This morning we'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a Behind the Scenes Sydney Opera House Tour. You'll walk up the steps and under the 'sails' of this iconic building, to delve into the heart and history of one of the world's most beloved opera houses. Take in the Drama Theatre, the Playhouse and the spectacular Concert Hall, before pausing on the lower concourse to watch the world go by. For a change of scene, we'll head to Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. Enjoy some free time in order to wander along the strip, heading in and out of surf shops, which stand shoulder to shoulder with fashion boutiques and gift stores. Grab a bite to eat at one of Bondi's sidewalk cafés - or dip your toes into the warm Pacific Ocean. Active souls can follow the boardwalk as it twists and turns above sandstone cliffs, past Australia's oldest lighthouse for dramatic views across the ocean. This afternoon we'll 'Make A Difference' and 'Join Trafalgar' at Our Big Kitchen, a community organisation that encourages individuals to help provide meals for those in need. This evening is at leisure, so take the opportunity to explore Sydney's vibrant CBD, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Sydney at Leisure

    Get your final fix of Sydney with a full day to explore. Soak up incredible city views on a ferry trip to Manly Beach, wander around the Royal Botanic Garden, or get your adrenaline racing with an Optional Experience thrilling climb up (and over) Sydney Harbour Bridge. With so much to see and do, you'll need every last second available. This evening you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Farewell Dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour. Have your camera handy as you sail past Sydney's most iconic sights, your Australian adventure is coming to end.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Sydney

    Departure Day. It's a final, fond farewell to Sydney as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

    meals Breakfast
Wonders of Australia
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners (Including Connect With Locals)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Brisbane & Sydney
  • CRUISE in the Whitsundays and on Sydney Harbour
  • VIEW native Australian animals at Australia Zoo
  • VISIT Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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