Sydney, Tasmania and the Great Barrier Reef!

Your kids will be talking about this vacation for years!

11 days

Overview

Overview

This vacation includes:
  • Accommodation in 2 bedroom apartments for 10 nights in Sydney (3), Hobart (2), Bicheno (1), Launceston (1) and Cairns (3)
  • Escorted bicycle sight-seeing tour of Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • 4 day full-size sedan car rental in Tasmania
  • Private, personal guided wildlife experience at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wilderness eco cruise on Tasman peninsula
  • Port Arthur Historic Convict Site tour
  • Brickenden Historic Farm Village visit
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise, including lunch
  • All airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support

Land only - Does not include international or domestic flights

Itinerary

Itinerary

SydneyDAY ONE

Stylish Sydney is a cosmopolitan, international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. You’ll stay 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment in the center of the city and close to all the action.

DAY TWO - ESCORTED CITY BICYCLE TOUR

We will take you to all of the iconic sights, and tons of others many miss on their own. Our expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of 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 (including the Flying Foxes), Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Chinatown, Sydney Tower and much much more.

DAY THREE - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering as guides take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns.

DAY FOUR – HOBART, TASMANIA

Fly to Hobart (flights not included). At the airport you’ll pick up your rental car – a full size automatic sedan.
For the next 2 nights you’ll stay in a 2 bedroom apartment on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront.

Bonorong Wildlife SanctuaryBONORONG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

This is a wildlife encounter found nowhere else in the world – a personal night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Your guide will get you up close and personal with Australian native animals, including feeding echidnas, kangaroos, tawny frogmouths and potoroos. Enjoy an extensive session on Tasmanian Devils as you learn their names, stories, personalities and little known facts about them. If you are brave enough you may even hand feed them and have photos taken right next to a devil.

DAY FIVE - PORT ARTHUR CONVICT SITE AND COASTAL WILDERNESS CRUISE

Spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula - an award-winning, 3-hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. After lunch, there is a 3-hour visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site before your guided trip back to Hobart.

Port ArthurDAY SIX – FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK

Drive from Hobart to Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s east coast. Spend a leisurely day hiking this beautiful park. Hike to the iconic view from Wineglass Bay Lookout. The turquoise water entices you to follow the trail down to the dazzling white sands of Wineglass Bay. Continue driving a short distance to Bicheno where you’ll stay in a 2 bedroom apartment.

DAY SEVEN - BRICKENDON HISTORIC FARM VILLAGE

Brickendon and the Historic Farming Village offer an opportunity to experience early colonial Tasmania and its convict past. The buildings that make up the village were all-purpose built and have been used continuously for farming activities over the past 170 years. Stay in a 2 bedroom rustic cottage that is constructed with recycled timber and is fully self contained with antique and contemporary furnishings.

DAY EIGHT – CAIRNS

Fly from Launceston to Cairns (flight not included). Cairns is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and is the primary gateway to Northern Australia & the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll stay 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment.

Great Barrier ReefDAY NINE - GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

Journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf - an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience 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 TEN

At leisure in Cairns.

DAY ELEVEN - JOURNEY HOME

Return flights home.

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

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Departs daily

Price is per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (aged 2 to 11 years) traveling together (4 total)

Begins in Sydney, ends in Cairns

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. Please call for details.

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Package vacation code: 01231AU01

Land only - Does not include international or domestic flights

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