Wildlife, Wildlife, Reef, Sydney

Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort, Cairns and Sydney

10 days

Go behind the scenes and into the enclosures at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, hand feed wild dolphins, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, cycle around Sydney and tour the Sydney Opera House!

Overview

Overview

This family vacation includes:
  • Accommodation for 9 nights 2 bedroom apartments in Brisbane (2), Moreton Island (2), Cairns (2) and Sydney (3)
  • Private transfers
  • Behind the scenes privately escorted tour of Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
  • Launch transfers to Tangalooma
  • Hand feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort
  • Full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Escorted bicycle tour of Sydney
  • Guided tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support

Land only - does not include airfares

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO BRISBANE!

Australia's "most livable city", Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State. You’ll stay in a 2 bedroom suite at Quay West Suites Brisbane with magnificent views of the city.

DAY TWO – BEHIND THE SCENES AT AUSTRALIA ZOO

For the true wildlife enthusiast or the traveler who's seen it all before, today offers the opportunity of a lifetime! Enjoy a full day of extreme VIP treatment, exclusive behind-the-scenes animal encounters and the undivided attention of the animals and their expert handlers at Australia Zoo. You will go where very few guests have the opportunity to go, and you are guaranteed a day of fun, discovery and hands-on experience that you will never forget. Includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

DAY THREE - TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT

This morning you’ll travel by ferry to Moreton Island and Tangalooma Island Resort. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and untouched National Parks, Tangalooma Island Resort is a natural wonderland to be explored. The highlight of your stay will be the opportunity to interact closely with and hand feed a pod of native bottlenose dolphins. Includes: Buffet breakfast daily.

DAY FOUR – TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT

Spend a day at leisure or you can take part in over 75 different tours and activities like sand tobogganing, quad bike tours, whale watch cruise (June to October) or parasailing.

DAY FIVE - WELCOME TO CAIRNS!

This morning fly 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 in a two bedroom apartment at The Lakes Resort & Spa, surrounded by gardens, pools and tennis courts.

DAY SIX - 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. Includes morning and afternoon tea, Reef presentation by marine biologist, hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch, all snorkeling equipment.

DAY SEVEN - WELCOME TO SYDNEY!

This morning you’ll fly to Sydney (flight not included). Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. You’’ stay in a spacious, 5-star two bedroom suite at Quay Grand Suites Sydney, near the Sydney Opera House overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens.

DAY EIGHT - ESCORTED CITY BICYCLE TOUR

Today you’ll take a guided bicycle tour of Sydney! 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, the Art Gallery of NSW and more! We'll even stop to take in a warm friendly pub as a half way point on your tour!

DAY NINE - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. Your guide will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns.

DAY TEN – DEPART

You have a private transfer to Sydney International Airport for your flight home.

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Call Springboard Vacations today for current pricing

Departs daily

Price is per person based on 2 adults and 2 children aged 2 to 14 years traveling together

Price is based in USD on today's exchange rate

Subject to availability

Land only – does not include international or domestic airfares.

Departs from Brisbane ends in Sydney. Additional surcharges apply for travel in Sydney over New Years Eve. Please call for details.

Children under age 14 may be unable to participate in all the behind the scenes animal encounters at Australia Zoo due to age restrictions

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Vacation package code: 80103AU01