Sydney for New Year's Eve! Hamilton Island and Melbourne
12 Days - $4,975
This vacation package includes:
- Luxurious 5-star accommodation in Sydney (4), Hamilton Island Beach Club (4) and Melbourne (3)
- Small group tour to the Blue Mountains
- Small group half day Sydney tour
- The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House with Premium Seating
- Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise
- Small group Kangaroos & Koalas in the Wild tour
- Private Essential Melbourne tour
- Private airport transfers
- Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
- Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan
DAY ONE - 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.
Average high / low temperature while you are in Sydney: 77F / 64F
You'll be picked up at Sydney International Airport and transfered to your hotel.
RADISSON BLU PLAZA SYDNEY
4 nights ATRIUM ROOM
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique style, five-star hotel housed within a heritage-listed building that is located in the heart of Sydney. The stunning sandstone facade of the building dates back to the 1800's and blends beautifully with the chic, calm and contemporary interior.
DAY TWO - DELUXE BLUE MOUNTAIN ECO ADVENTURE
Today you’ll take a real Australian journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you'll see it all. At Featherdale Wildlife Park you'll enjoy meeting Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, wombats, dingoes and more. Head up through the northern section of the Blue Mountains National Park, stopping at a number of spots for short walks to enjoy the stunning views of these remote regions and learn about the flora.
We stop for views of the 3 Sisters away from the crowds.
DAY THREE - NEW YEAR'S EVE
Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you’ll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights.
THE OPERA GALA ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
DAY FOUR - AT LEISURE
DAY FIVE - SYDNEY TO HAMILTON ISLAND
(Flight not included.)
WELCOME TO THE WHITSUNDAYS!
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, home to tens of thousands of species of brilliantly colored fish, coral and other marine life.
Average high / low temperature while you are in the Whitsundays: 89F / 73F
HAMILTON ISLAND RESORT
4 nights BEACH CLUB ROOM Including breakfast
Awaken to absolute beachfront views at the Beach Club. Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the luxuriously appointed rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe, tailor-made for relaxing. The Beach Club has a private restaurant and lounge for guests’ use only, in a romantic setting by the resort’s infinity-edge swimming pool.
DAY SIX - GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE
Today cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef! Your Reef vessel will moore at a ponton adjacent to the Reef. The pontoon is spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the Reef. Of course, the highlights are getting into the water to discover what lies beneath. All snorkeling gear is provided. For those that don't want to get wet, you'll still get to discover the amazing underwater world. The pontoon has a spectacular underwater viewing chamber as well as semi-submersible submarines.
DAY SEVEN & EIGHT - AT LEISURE
DAY NINE - HAMILTON ISLAND TO MELBOURNE
(Flight not included.)
WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.
Average high / low temperature while you are in Melbourne: 79F / 57F
06-Jan to 09-Jan
3 nights DELUXE KING ROOM
Beautifully located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. Lavishly appointed and offering an impeccable standard of customer service and attention to detail, Crown Towers is a hotel that truly understands the meaning of opulence.
DAY TEN - KANGAROOS, KOALAS AND AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE, IN THE WILD
See Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild! Interact with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully inclusive small group eco-tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide. The natural environments we visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards.
DAY ELEVEN - ESSENTIAL MELBOURNE EXPERIENCE
Private Tour. Truly a city like no other – an eclectic mix of cultures and history. Immerse yourself in ‘real’ Melbourne. Hear stories of the early indigenous history of Melbourne. Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with Sport. Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to world renowned street art, the best and most unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.
DAY TWELVE - JOURNEY HOME
Private transfer to Melbourne Airport foryour flight home.
(Flight not included.)
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Dates & Prices
Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together
Subject to availability
Price is USD based at today's foreign exchange rate
Begins in Sydney on 29 December 2016, ends in Melbourne.
Land only - does not include airfares
Currency data courtesy coinmill.com
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