5 Star Australian Open Finals with the Reef & Sydney

11 days $7,685

See the Women's & Men's Final, the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Sydney

The Deal

Highlights

Melbourne This vacation package includes:
  • Luxurious Accommodation for 10 nights at Crown Metropol in Melbourne (4), Silky Oaks Lodge (3) and Park Hyatt Sydney (3)
  • Category 1 Reserve Seating in the Rod Laver Arena with tickets to the Men's and Women's Finals at the Australian Open
  • Dinner at Laneway Club for the Women's Final and 88 Melbourne for the Men's Final
  • Private tour of Melbourne including lunch
  • 3 breakfasts & 3 dinners at Treehouse Restaurant at Silky Oaks
  • Small group eco tour of Daintree rainforest
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Seaplane flight from Sydney Harbour to Cottage Point for lunch
  • Private tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Private airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Australian GST
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

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 met on arrival and transferred from the airport to your hotel, Crown Metropol.

DAY TWO - PRIVATE TOUR OF MELBOURNE

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.

Rod Laver Arena DAY THREE & FOUR - THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Take in all the tennis action. You have Reserved Seating in the Rod Laver Area to both the Womens and Mens Final.

DAY FIVE – Fly MELBOURNE to CAIRNS

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Cairns. (Flights not included)

On arrival you’ll be transferred to Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa

SILKY OAKS LODGE & HEALING WATERS SPA
3 nights - Deluxe Treehouse. Experience the ancient wonders of the Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, an oasis of elegance and beauty, nestled on the edge of a World Heritage-listed wilderness.

Includes breakfast & dinner each day.

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 - DAINTREE & CAPE TRIBULATION RAINFOREST TOUR

Today you'll drive north along the scenic route to Mossman and the Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then it’s 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its be

DAY EIGHT – Fly CAIRNS to SYDNEY

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Sydney. (Flights not included)

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.

Park Hyatt Sydney On arrival you’ll be privately transferred to your hotel, the Park Hyatt Sydney in the historic Rocks district of Sydney.

DAY NINE – PRIVATE 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.

YACHT CRUISE ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Come aboard and experience what it is like to "cruise like a local" on one of the most spectacular harbors in the world, with your local, friendly Australian hosts. Your personalized, tailor-made, 4-hour Sydney Harbour cruising experience will give you the opportunity to swim, fish, kayak, relax or sunbathe, with fabulous sight-seeing opportunities. Included in your tour today is a gourmet Australian BBQ lunch, with regional wines & local beers, plus 5-star service.

DAY TEN - SEAPLANE TO COTTAGE POINT FOR LUNCH

Your flight from Sydney Harbour tracks through the Sydney Heads and along the Northern Beaches. You will fly over Ku-ring-gai National Park, with its picturesque hills and valleys. The aircraft will land at the restaurant's jetty where a friendly welcome awaits at The Cottage Point Inn Enjoy a three course a la carte lunch. Your flight back to Sydney will fly a circuit of Sydney Harbour – a great photo opportunity!

DAY ELEVEN – JOURNEY HOME

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to home. (Flights not included)

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour $7,685 for travel departing January 2017

Price is per person and based on twin share

Begins in 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: 20829AU02

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