Wonders of Australia

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$4820
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Wonders of Australia

9 Days Starting in Brisbane and ending in Sydney

Visiting:

Brisbane

,

Hamilton Island

,

Sydney

,

Farewell from Sydney

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

ABHS23

From:
$4820

$4391 (USD)

Operator discount: $210

EXTRA tourhub discount: $219

Tour Overview

From the sails of the Sydney Opera House to those of the boats drifting across the Great Barrier Reef, this Brisbane to Sydney tour heading down Australia’s East Coast takes in some of the country’s most legendary sights. Insider access in Sydney and Brisbane is perfectly paired with outdoor adventures, whether snorkelling with Coral Sea turtles or blissing out on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.

Highlights

  • Aboriginal Walking Tour of Meeanjin (Brisbane)

  • Food & Wine pairing at City Winery, Brisbane

  • Australia Zoo visit

  • Koala Hospital at Australia Zoo

  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Sydney Opera House Locally Guided Tour

  • Our Big Kitchen, Bondi

  • Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Welcome to Brisbane
Location:

  Brisbane


Accommodation:

  Royal on the Park


Welcome to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland! Today you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at a Welcome Reception, before enjoying a unique ‘Be My Guest’ experience at City Winery – Brisbane’s first urban winery. Over a dinner hosted by the Group Sommelier or Winemaker, you’ll learn about the inner workings of this micro-winery, which sources grapes from across Australia's celebrated wine regions. Learn about how food and wine work together in this unforgettable food and wine pairing. It is the perfect introduction to Brisbane’s modern, vibrant and generous spirit.

icon Day 2: Brisbane
Location:

  Brisbane


This morning we’ll head to Australia Zoo for an up close and personal encounter with some of Australia’s unique marsupials, native wildlife and beautiful birds. Made famous by Australia’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’, Steve Irwin, visitors can take in a show at the ‘Crocoseum’, hand-feed Kangaroos in ‘Roo Heaven’ and wander through ‘Koala Walk’ – even go behind the scenes to see the incredible work of Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. Returning to the city, we’ll join an indigenous walking tour of Brisbane. As the captivating sounds of the Didgeridoo ring out, we’ll uncover the fascinating history, art and rich cultural heritage of Meeanjin (Brisbane City) with an Aboriginal guide, whose ancestors inhabited the shores of the Brisbane River for over 40,000 years. The evening is yours, perhaps to explore the Queen Street Mall, Queen’s Wharf or the trendy bars and restaurants of Brisbane’s South Bank.

icon Day 3: Brisbane – Hamilton Island
Location:

  Hamilton Island


Accommodation:

  Reef View Hotel


Fly to an unspoilt island paradise in the very heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays, Hamilton Island. Slip straight into relaxation mode as you contemplate life on ‘Hamo’ – as it’s affectionately known by locals – marvelling at its long white beaches and teal water, brimming with marine life. Book your spot on a sun lounger at the pool, head for a walk on one of the island’s many hiking trails, or grab a golf buggy to explore this car-free coastal wonderland at your own pace (driver’s licence still required). This evening you can enjoy sunset cocktails at One Tree Hill. Perched on a hilltop, the One Tree Hill lookout has some of the best views over the Whitsundays and is the perfect spot to end your day. Grab dinner at your hotel before heading to bed, tomorrow is a bucket-list day of epic proportions.

icon Day 4: Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island
Location:

  Hamilton Island


Explore the Whitsundays, an island archipelago in the Coral Sea – and your tropical gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Sail across the impossibly blue waters of the World Heritage-listed marine park to explore the hidden corners and colourful depths of the reef, making a stop at Whitsundays’ floating pontoon, the perfect platform from which to experience the amazing marine life and corals of the Whitsundays. Swim or snorkel (equipment provided), before indulging in a buffet lunch, while a whole other world swims peacefully below. Or take a scenic flight from the pontoon and experience the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, from above – including the famous Heart Reef, a stunning composition of coral perfectly formed in the shape of a heart (optional experience).

icon Day 5: Hamilton Island
Location:

  Hamilton Island


Spend the day in complete relaxation or continue exploring the natural beauty of the island. Enjoy a coffee at the marina, lace up your hiking boots and head up Passage Peak for flagship views across the archipelago. Don your swimming togs for a dip in the warm waters off Catseye Beach – or go in search of Coral Cove, one of the island’s most secluded stretches of beach. Island life does not get better than this. We highly recommend booking a catamaran cruise to Whitehaven – the most beautiful beach in all of the Whitsundays (and arguably, Australia). This stunning beach is 98 per cent pure white silica, providing a blindingly bright backdrop for the bay’s swathes of turquoise water (optional experience).

icon Day 6: Hamilton Island – Sydney
Location:

  Sydney


Accommodation:

  Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour


An easy start to the day gives you some more time to enjoy Hamilton. Savour a leisurely breakfast, sneak in one last swim and soak up the views – soon we’ll board our afternoon flight to Sydney. This evening we’ll catch the sunset from Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, watching the city light up around us as we enjoy dinner at a waterside restaurant.

icon Day 7: Sydney
Location:

  Sydney


This morning we’ll join a Behind the Scenes Sydney Opera House Tour. You’ll walk up the steps and under the ‘sails’ of this iconic building, to delve into the heart and history of one of the world’s most beloved opera houses. Take in the Drama Theatre, the Playhouse and the spectacular Concert Hall, before pausing on the lower concourse to watch the world go by. For a change of scene, we’ll head to Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. Enjoy some free time in order to wander along the strip, heading in and out of surf shops, which stand shoulder to shoulder with fashion boutiques and gift stores. Grab a bite to eat at one of Bondi’s sidewalk cafés – or dip your toes into the warm Pacific Ocean. Active souls can follow the boardwalk as it twists and turns above sandstone cliffs, past Australia’s oldest lighthouse for dramatic views across the ocean. This afternoon we’ll get involved locally at Our Big Kitchen, a community organisation that encourages individuals to help provide meals for those in need. This evening is at leisure, so take the opportunity to explore Sydney’s vibrant CBD, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

icon Day 8: Sydney
Location:

  Sydney


Get your final fix of Sydney with a full day to explore. Soak up incredible city views on a ferry trip to Manly Beach, wander around the Royal Botanic Gardens, or get your adrenaline racing with a thrilling walk up (and over) Sydney Harbour Bridge. With so much to see and do, you’ll need every last second available. This evening you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Farewell Dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour. Have your camera handy as you sail past Sydney’s most iconic sights, your Australian adventure is coming to end.

icon Day 9: Farewell from Sydney
Location:

  Farewell from Sydney


Departure day. It’s a final, fond farewell to Sydney as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Local Specialists (Guides)

  • Be My Guest Experience at Brisbane's City Winery

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Aug 31, 2023

Friday

Sep 08, 2023
  • Operator discount: $210 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $219 (USD)

$4820
$4391 (USD)
$4820
$4391 (USD)

Operator discount: $210

EXTRA tourhub discount: $219

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Nov 30, 2023

Friday

Dec 08, 2023
  • Operator discount: $215 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $225 (USD)

$4950
$4510 (USD)
$4950
$4510 (USD)

Operator discount: $215

EXTRA tourhub discount: $225

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  • Low Deposit

    AAT Kings requires a minimum deposit of 100 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of aat kings charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 90% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Wonders of Australia

9 Days Starting in Brisbane and ending in Sydney

Visiting:

Brisbane

,

Hamilton Island

,

Sydney

,

Farewell from Sydney

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

ABHS23

From:
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$4391 (USD)

Operator discount: $210

EXTRA tourhub discount: $219

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