Australian Open, the Outback, the Reef & Sydney

Experience the Open, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

13 days from $2,395

The Deal

Highlights

This vacation package includes:
  • Accommodation for 12 nights in Melbourne (4), Cairns (3), Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2) and Sydney (3)
  • Reserve Seating (Cat 3) in the Rod Laver Arena with up to 4 sessions at the Australian Open
  • Small group walking tour of Melbourne
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Kata Tjuta Sunrise tour
  • Uluru Sunset tour
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
  • Australian GST

Land only – Does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

Melbourne DAY ONE - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your hotel, Batmans Hill.

DAY TWO - WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

See Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

Rod Laver Arena DAY THREE & FOUR - THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January as the world’s best players battle it out for the first Grand Slam® title of the year.

Depending on your travel date, you’ll have either 4 tickets to the early rounds or Quarterfinals; or tickets to the Semifinals, or tickets to the Women’s and Men's Finals.

DAY FIVE – Fly MELBOURNE to CAIRNS

Flights not included. 

After check out, you will be transfered to the airport to fly to Cairns. On arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat.

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. 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 SEVEN - AT LEISURE
DAY EIGHT - FLY CAIRNS to ULURU

On arrival at Uluru you'll be transfersred to your hotel, the Desert Gardens. 

DAY NINE – KATA TJUTA SUNRISE AND ULURU SUNET TOUR

Travel to the sunrise viewing area and the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years.

Later in the day you'll journey to Uluru. Your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. You then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background as the sun sets.  

DAY TEN – Fly ULURU to SYDNEY

(Flights not included)
Sydney WELCOME TO SYDNEY! Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

One arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Wynyard Travelodge.

DAY ELEVEN - 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.

DAY TWELVE - SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISE

Sydney Harbour Cruise Cruise to spectacular Middle Harbour is 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 THIRTEEN – JOURNEY HOME

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

(Flights not included)

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$2,395 for travel with tickets to 4 sessions of 1st or 2nd Round matches
$2,795 for travel with tickets to 4 sessions of 3rd Round matches
$2,895 for travel with tickets to 4 sessions of 4th Round, Quarter Final or Semi Final matches
$2,995 for travel with tickets to the Women's and Mens' Final matches

Price is per person and based on twin share

Includes Category 3 Reserve seating in the Rod Laver Arena

Ask abut upgrading to Category 2, Category 1 or even Courtside Seating

For travel in January 2018
Departs from Melbourne ends in Sydney
Subject to availability
Price is USD based at today's exchange rate

Land only - does not include airfares

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Vacation package code: 30109AU01