Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, the Reef and Sydney
11 Days from $
See Australia's best beaches at Surfers Paradise & Byron Bay, see the Reef & Kuranda then travel to Sydney
This vacation includes:
- Luxury accommodation for 10 nights in Palm Cove (3), Gold Coast (2), Byron Bay (2) and Sydney (3)
- Full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef including lunch
- Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail and Hartley's Crocodile Adventure
- 4 day Intermediate car rental
- Guided bicycle tour of Sydney
- Half Day Bondi Beach tour with surfing lesson
- Airport transfers
- Australian GST
- Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
Land only - does not include international or domestic flights
DAY ONE - Welcome to Palm Cove!
Palm Cove offers a serene vacation experience. Set amidst an idyllic stretch of beach and luxurious resorts, Palm Cove is a haven for the indulgent. Spend your days lazing away on the beach or take a stroll along the esplanade through the many boutique shops and cafes.
PULLMAN PALM COVE SEA TEMPLE RESORT AND SPA
3 nights STUDIO SPA ROOM
The Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort offers the ultimate in luxurious, sophisticated accommodation and a tranquil escape, located right on the beach front in the south of Palm Cove.
DAY TWO - GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE
Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater.
DAY THREE - KURANDA SCENIC RAIL, SKYRAIL AND HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES
Enjoy breathtaking views aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway traveling up the mountain rainforest to Kuranda. Take Skyrail, the world's most beautiful rainforest experience, stopping enroute to explore the two stations.
Then transfer to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, koalas, wallabies and cassowaries.
DAY FOUR - CAIRNS TO GOLD COAST
Fly Cairns to Brisbane (flights not included)
Pick up your Intermediate 4 Door Sedan and drive to the Gold Coast.
WELCOME TO THE GOLD COAST!
The famous Gold Coast is Australia at its best. This is where Australians go to vacation. With miles of beautiful sandy beaches, great shopping, superb weather and a host of natural and manmade attractions in the region.
QT HOTEL GOLD COAST
2 nights QT OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool in Australia’s newest and most exciting hotel. Welcome to QT Gold Coast. Setting a new standard of designer Surfers Paradise accommodation, the QT Gold Coast hotel is a vibrant, entertainment destination.
DAY FIVE - AT LEISURE
DAY SIX - GOLD COAST TO BYRON BAY
Drive from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay.
THE BYRON AT BYRON RESORT & SPA
2 nights SUPERIOR SUITE
Set within a stunning 45 acre lush rainforest, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is designed to stir the senses. The magnificent main building represents the heart of the resort with its bi-fold doors opening onto wide verandahs, overlooking the spectacular rainforest canopy, allowing you to relax and enjoy the stunning outdoor surrounds.
DAY SEVEN - AT LEISURE
DAY EIGHT - BYRON BAY TO SYDNEY
Drive to the Gold Coast Airport, fly Gold Coast to Sydney (flight not included).
WELCOME TO SYDNEY!Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences.
Transfer Sydney Domestic Terminal to hotel
GRACE HOTEL SYDNEY
3 nights SUPERIOR ROOM
The Grace Hotel is Sydney's elegantly restored, heritage-listed art deco hotel right in the heart of the city. Designed with the traveler in mind, it features a state-of-the art business centre and in-room technology, a fully-equipped rooftop fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room and lap pool.
DAY NINE - ESCORTED CITY BICYCLE TOUR
We will take you to all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. Our expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Sydney. We'll take you to see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour (right next to the yachts themselves), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens and more.
DAY TEN - HALF DAY BONDI TOUR WITH SURF LESSON & LUNCH
Enjoy a day at world famous Bondi Beach & spend time doing what the locals do with your own friendly Bondi guide. Get your gear off, get your toes in the sand, hang out at the beach, and enjoy a relaxed & interactive tour inside Australia's oldest Surf lifesaving club learning about surf and beach culture & Bondi's surprising traditions & history.
Then... hit the waves with your Pro Bondi surf instructor for a surf lesson or for the less energetic a guided swim between the flags... we'll supply all the gear even sunblock you provide the energy & laughs. Finally reward all your efforts with a gourmet BBQ seafood lunch or dinner right on Bondi Beach front.
BridgeClimb is Australia's most exciting and accessible adventure on one of the world's most modern wonders: The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the incredible adventure that will take you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge some 440 feet above the Harbour. The Climb is a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
DAY ELEVEN - JOURNEY HOME
Transfer from your hotel to Sydney Airport for your flight home.
(Flights not inluced)
Dates & Conditions
$ for travel 01 April to 30 June 2016
Price is per person based on 2 people traveling together
$ for travel 01 July to 30 September 2016
$ for travel 01 October to 16 December 2016
$ for travel 17 December 2016 to 31 January 2017
$ for travel 01 February to 31 March 2017
Valid for travel to 31 March 2016
Begins in Cairns, ends in Sydney
Subject to availability
Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates
Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve in Sydney and high season on the Gold Coast in January. Please call for details.
Currency data courtesy coinmill.com
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Package vacation code: 10421AU01