11 days - $1435
Don’t miss the “Best Gay Event in the World!” The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has a series of huge events, cultural programs and parties. Our package has you in Sydney for the Parade, plus 4 days on Australia’s best beaches, then on to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Don't miss a minute of the action!
This vacation includes:
All accommodation - 10 nights (3 in Sydney, 2 Byron Bay, 2 Surfer's Paradise, 3 Cairns)
Tour of the Sydney Opera House
- Cruise on Sydney Harbour
4 day car rental in Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise
Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
Australian GST tax (10%)
Australian ETAs (visas) for USA or Canadian citizens
Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
DAY ONE - Welcome to Sydney!
A cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. You'll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, located only a short stroll to the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House.
DAY TWO - Sydney Opera House & Harbour Cruise
Tour the 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. Cruise on the spectacular Sydney Harbour - a must for all visitors to Sydney. This world renowned cruise to the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour, featuring magnificent waterfront homes and parklands, gives a comprehensive view of what Sydney is all about.
DAY THREE - Mardi Gras Parade & Party
Get set for the Mardi Gras Parade & Party! There is nowhere more fun to be gay (or straight!) than at the Mardi Gras Party! It attracts huge crowds of people and the festival type atmosphere runs throughout the night. (Entry tickets to Party are not included, purchase separately.)
DAY FOUR - Byron Bay
Fly to Coolangatta (flight not included). Pick up your rental car drive to Byron Bay!
Australia's most easterly point casts a spell over everyone who goes there. Byron Bay has become an escape for urban refugees, and especially those with artistic inclinations. Byron Bay is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge and loads of style and energy. You’ll stay 2 nights at in the heart of Byron Bay, a short stroll to some of Australia’s best beaches.
DAY FIVE - Byron Bay
Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, relax on the white sand beaches.
DAY SIX - Surfer's Paradise
Enjoy the beach and Byron Bay – drive to Surfer's Paradise. You'll stay here 2 nights and you'll see exactly why Surfer's Paradise got its name.....
DAY SEVEN - Surfer's Paradise
Enjoy the miles of beach and the sunshine on Australia's Gold Coast.
DAY EIGHT - Cairns
Drive to Brisbane and fly to Cairns.
DAY NINE - 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 TEN - Cairns
At leisure to explore Cairns
DAY ELEVEN - Home
Your Australia adventure winds down to an end.. time to fly home
Dates & Conditions
$1435 for travel arriving in Sydney 3 March 2016
Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together
Subject to availability
Price is USD based at today's foreign exchange rate
Currency data courtesy coinmill.com
Call Springboard Vacations at 866.447.7746
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Get FREE admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when you book this vacation!
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to the amazing native wildlife. A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get amongst a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.
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Book your Mardi Gras vacation with Springboard Vacations and you'll also get:
- Complimentary Australian visas (ETAs) (a $50 value)
- Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
Call Springboard Vacations today at 866.447.7746
Package vacation code: 01229AU01
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