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Tour Overview

Embark on the ultimate South Pacific adventure featuring exceptional accommodations, unique activities, and must-see attractions. Spend two nights in Sydney, three nights in the Brisbane area, two nights in Lamington National Park at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, and three nights in Australia’s tropical north. Enjoy a full day of bucket list experiences at the Great Barrier Reef with a semi-submersible observatory, glass-bottom boat ride, helicopter flight, and the opportunity to snorkel in this extraordinary habitat. Cruise the Sydney Harbor, enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, and ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through Barron Gorge National Park in North Queensland, known for its gorges, mountains, streams, and the tropical village of Kuranda. Relax on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola ride with spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and witness an abundance of native wildlife at the Australia Zoo, home of late legendary television personality, Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter.” You will love Australia’s cultural diversity, magnificent sights, delightful cuisine, and friendly locals.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $895 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director specializing in the South Pacific
  • Experienced Driver/Guides
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

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Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Ride

Bear witness to one of the world’s most incredible natural phenomena: the Great Barrier Reef. The largest coral reef system and living organism in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is miraculously even visible from outer space. Take in the vibrant colors of the reef from our glass-bottom boat, semi-submersible, or from the unique perspective of a helicopter.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat & World Heritage Lamington National Park

In the heart of the stunning Lamington National Park lies O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, where we spend two nights of our journey. Lamington National Park is home to lush rainforests, dynamic landscapes, and incredible wildlife, all of which can also be seen from your comfortable accommodations.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Marvel at the breathtaking sights from Cairns to Kuranda on this spectacular rail journey. Enjoy the views as vibrant rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and rocky gorges pass by outside your window. Built in 1891, the railway extends for 23 miles, providing ample opportunity to soak in as much natural beauty as possible.

Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights Rydges World Square Hotel in Sydney
  • 3 nights Crystalbrook Flynn in Cairns
  • 2 nights O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park
  • 3 nights in the Brisbane area
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Sydney guided city tour featuring Bondi Beach, Harbor Cruise & Opera House
  • Tropical Cairns
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (subject to maintenance closures)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise, scenic helicopter flight, reef viewer & glass-bottom boat (subject to weather)
  • Lamington National Park
  • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat feat. Tree Top Walk, guided bird & glowworm walks, driving tour & traditional bush tea
  • Australia Zoo - Home of The Crocodile Hunter
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Noosa Cruise
  • The Majestic Theater
Meals

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Sydney Tower
  • Lunch at Frogs Restaurant in Kuranda
  • Dinners and breakfasts at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
  • Lunch at Secrets on the Lake Café
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner
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Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Depart the USA

We meet our Tour Director and prepare for our overnight flight to the Land Down Under. Enjoy superb service and tasty meals as we fly to our destination.

Day 2 : Sydney Bound

Upon crossing the International Date Line, we lose a calendar day.

Day 3 : Harbor Cruise

This morning we arrive in Sydney, Australia’s largest, oldest, and most cosmopolitan city. We’re introduced to the sparkling waterfront during a delightful Sydney Harbor Cruise with included luncheon. Enjoy views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, the longest single span bridge in the world, and sail past pristine parks, golden beaches, and charming harborside neighborhoods. This afternoon we arrive at our hotel, conveniently located in the central business district. The evening is yours to get to know the city or rest up for the adventures ahead.

Lunch

Day 4 : City Sights & Opera House

After an included breakfast, we’re off to discover Sydney with an expert local guide. Enjoy views of the Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, bustling Kings Cross, and popular Bondi Beach. We marvel at the iconic sails atop the famous Sydney Opera House and enjoy a VIP tour through this landmark venue, one of the most recognizable architectural wonders in the world. Take in panoramic views of the harbor and city during lunch in revolving Sydney Tower. Later, there’s time to visit the attractions of Darling Harbor, Sydney’s favorite area for leisure and entertainment, or The Rocks, one of the most historic and affluent areas of the city with restored buildings, harbor views, and cobbled pathways.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Tropical Cairns

This morning, we fly to tropical Cairns in Far North Queensland. This is the gateway city to many of Australia’s natural wonders including the iconic Great Barrier Reef. After a visit to Cairns Aquarium, we check in to our luxurious, five-star hotel that features three restaurants and bars, glass swimming pools, and Eléme Day Spa and Wellness Center. The rest of the day is yours to take advantage of these fabulous amenities, relax with unbeatable waterfront views, or stroll down the adjacent Cairns Esplanade.

Day 6 : Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Today, we experience one of the most spectacular rail excursions in the world on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Our journey reveals lush, wondrous World Heritage rainforest, steep ravines, and picturesque waterfalls within Barron Gorge National Park. Upon arrival in Kuranda, there’s time to explore this fascinating mountaintop village and visit the Heritage Markets, full of colorful and interesting arts and crafts. After lunch at Frogs Restaurant, we descend the magnificent MacAlister Range on a 4.7-mile gondola cableway. Listen for the sounds of the sulfur crested cockatoo, and enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest highlands, Cairns, and the Coral Sea as we glide over dense forest canopy. We then return to our upscale hotel for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Great Barrier Reef & Scenic Helicopter Ride

Get ready for the ultimate bucket list experience today as we visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s greatest national treasures and the world’s largest living organism, stretching more than 1,200 miles along the coast. We view vividly colored tropical fish and coral from the reef viewer, underwater observatory, and glass-bottom boat. Learn about the fish and marine life that inhabit this underwater world and enjoy breathtaking sights of the Great Barrier Reef on an included scenic helicopter flight. You may also choose to swim, snorkel, or just relax in this beautiful marine setting.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Brisbane & Lamington National Park

This morning we fly to Brisbane, the subtropical capital of Queensland and one of Australia’s most charming cities. We then travel inland past dairy farms, wineries, quaint villages, and ascend a scenic, windy road through the Green Mountains. Our accommodations are at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, located in the heart of one of the world’s great subtropical rainforests, World Heritage Lamington National Park. After a brief tour of the Retreat, explore the magnificent rainforest and its many attractions. Walk through the treetops on the famous Treetop Walk and view the extensive display of flora in the nearby botanical gardens. Later, we enjoy a stargazer’s dream as we appreciate the night sky with its remarkable clarity and beauty. Never before has the Southern Cross been viewed so majestically.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : O’Reilly’s Retreat

Our day begins with O’Reilly’s famous bird walk to meet the hundreds of birds that feed each morning at the Retreat. During breakfast, a rainforest guide will invite us to participate in the day’s activities. Board a four-wheel drive vehicle for a journey that includes a guided walk and traditional bush tea. After dinner together, enjoy a nature presentation at the Retreat Theater or a stroll to view nocturnal creatures such as possums, pademelons, and glowworms.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo

Today, we depart our secluded rainforest retreat and head north to the Sunshine Coast. We visit the Australia Zoo, home of late legendary television personality, Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter.” See colorful birds and prehistoric saltwater crocodiles in the Crocoseum, then experience hands-on animal encounters like nowhere else in the world. Pet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies, and see emus, wombats, dingoes, cassowaries, and kookaburras. Later, we arrive at our beautiful hotel and have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast

Day 11 : Sunshine Coast

We start our day traveling away from the glistening coastline and enter the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its picture-perfect views of the lush, green Blackall Ranges. Our included lunch is at the award-winning Secrets on the Lake café, perched in the rainforest canopy facing Lake Baroon’s shores. Upon returning to our beautiful resort, the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Relax, stroll along the beach, or visit The Wharf Mooloolaba to enjoy a variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options.

Lunch

Day 12 : Noosa Cruise

This morning we follow the stunning coastline rimmed with wide stretches of clean, white sand beaches to Noosa. Discover the rich history and natural beauty that earned Noosa the title of Queensland’s first UNESCO biosphere. We embark on a Noosa Cruise for spectacular views of beaches, mountains, birds, and marine life. Later, we visit The Majestic Theater, the world’s longest running silent film theatre in the quaint historic town of Pomona. It has been in operation for almost 100 years and is the only authentic, fully operating silent picture theater in the world. The hall originally showed silent films, vaudeville productions, and acted as a social center for the town. This evening, we gather to celebrate our Australia adventures with a special Farewell Dinner.

Dinner

Day 13 : Return Home

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Wonders of Australia

Embark on the ultimate South Pacific adventure featuring exceptional accommodations, unique activities, and must-see attractions. Spend two nights in Sydney, three nights in the Brisbane area, two nights in Lamington National Park at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, and three nights in Australia’s tropical north. Enjoy a full day of bucket list experiences at the Great Barrier Reef with a semi-submersible observatory, glass-bottom boat ride, helicopter flight, and the opportunity to snorkel in this extraordinary habitat. Cruise the Sydney Harbor, enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, and ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through Barron Gorge National Park in North Queensland, known for its gorges, mountains, streams, and the tropical village of Kuranda. Relax on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola ride with spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and witness an abundance of native wildlife at the Australia Zoo, home of late legendary television personality, Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter.” You will love Australia’s cultural diversity, magnificent sights, delightful cuisine, and friendly locals.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $895 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director specializing in the South Pacific
  • Experienced Driver/Guides
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Ride

Bear witness to one of the world’s most incredible natural phenomena: the Great Barrier Reef. The largest coral reef system and living organism in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is miraculously even visible from outer space. Take in the vibrant colors of the reef from our glass-bottom boat, semi-submersible, or from the unique perspective of a helicopter.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat & World Heritage Lamington National Park

In the heart of the stunning Lamington National Park lies O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, where we spend two nights of our journey. Lamington National Park is home to lush rainforests, dynamic landscapes, and incredible wildlife, all of which can also be seen from your comfortable accommodations.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Marvel at the breathtaking sights from Cairns to Kuranda on this spectacular rail journey. Enjoy the views as vibrant rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and rocky gorges pass by outside your window. Built in 1891, the railway extends for 23 miles, providing ample opportunity to soak in as much natural beauty as possible.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights Rydges World Square Hotel in Sydney
  • 3 nights Crystalbrook Flynn in Cairns
  • 2 nights O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park
  • 3 nights in the Brisbane area
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Sydney guided city tour featuring Bondi Beach, Harbor Cruise & Opera House
  • Tropical Cairns
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (subject to maintenance closures)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise, scenic helicopter flight, reef viewer & glass-bottom boat (subject to weather)
  • Lamington National Park
  • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat feat. Tree Top Walk, guided bird & glowworm walks, driving tour & traditional bush tea
  • Australia Zoo - Home of The Crocodile Hunter
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Noosa Cruise
  • The Majestic Theater
Meals

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Sydney Tower
  • Lunch at Frogs Restaurant in Kuranda
  • Dinners and breakfasts at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
  • Lunch at Secrets on the Lake Café
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$7599$7399(offer valid until 05/30/2024)

Single

$8799$8599(offer valid until 05/30/2024)

Final Payment Date: 05/29/2024

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$7599

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$8799

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$8799

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$8799

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$8499

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$9699

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$8499

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$9699

Final Payment Date: 07/30/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Depart the USA

We meet our Tour Director and prepare for our overnight flight to the Land Down Under. Enjoy superb service and tasty meals as we fly to our destination.

Day 2 : Sydney Bound

Upon crossing the International Date Line, we lose a calendar day.

Day 3 : Harbor Cruise

This morning we arrive in Sydney, Australia’s largest, oldest, and most cosmopolitan city. We’re introduced to the sparkling waterfront during a delightful Sydney Harbor Cruise with included luncheon. Enjoy views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, the longest single span bridge in the world, and sail past pristine parks, golden beaches, and charming harborside neighborhoods. This afternoon we arrive at our hotel, conveniently located in the central business district. The evening is yours to get to know the city or rest up for the adventures ahead.

Lunch

Day 4 : City Sights & Opera House

After an included breakfast, we’re off to discover Sydney with an expert local guide. Enjoy views of the Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park, bustling Kings Cross, and popular Bondi Beach. We marvel at the iconic sails atop the famous Sydney Opera House and enjoy a VIP tour through this landmark venue, one of the most recognizable architectural wonders in the world. Take in panoramic views of the harbor and city during lunch in revolving Sydney Tower. Later, there’s time to visit the attractions of Darling Harbor, Sydney’s favorite area for leisure and entertainment, or The Rocks, one of the most historic and affluent areas of the city with restored buildings, harbor views, and cobbled pathways.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Tropical Cairns

This morning, we fly to tropical Cairns in Far North Queensland. This is the gateway city to many of Australia’s natural wonders including the iconic Great Barrier Reef. After a visit to Cairns Aquarium, we check in to our luxurious, five-star hotel that features three restaurants and bars, glass swimming pools, and Eléme Day Spa and Wellness Center. The rest of the day is yours to take advantage of these fabulous amenities, relax with unbeatable waterfront views, or stroll down the adjacent Cairns Esplanade.

Day 6 : Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail

Today, we experience one of the most spectacular rail excursions in the world on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Our journey reveals lush, wondrous World Heritage rainforest, steep ravines, and picturesque waterfalls within Barron Gorge National Park. Upon arrival in Kuranda, there’s time to explore this fascinating mountaintop village and visit the Heritage Markets, full of colorful and interesting arts and crafts. After lunch at Frogs Restaurant, we descend the magnificent MacAlister Range on a 4.7-mile gondola cableway. Listen for the sounds of the sulfur crested cockatoo, and enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest highlands, Cairns, and the Coral Sea as we glide over dense forest canopy. We then return to our upscale hotel for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Great Barrier Reef & Scenic Helicopter Ride

Get ready for the ultimate bucket list experience today as we visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s greatest national treasures and the world’s largest living organism, stretching more than 1,200 miles along the coast. We view vividly colored tropical fish and coral from the reef viewer, underwater observatory, and glass-bottom boat. Learn about the fish and marine life that inhabit this underwater world and enjoy breathtaking sights of the Great Barrier Reef on an included scenic helicopter flight. You may also choose to swim, snorkel, or just relax in this beautiful marine setting.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Brisbane & Lamington National Park

This morning we fly to Brisbane, the subtropical capital of Queensland and one of Australia’s most charming cities. We then travel inland past dairy farms, wineries, quaint villages, and ascend a scenic, windy road through the Green Mountains. Our accommodations are at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, located in the heart of one of the world’s great subtropical rainforests, World Heritage Lamington National Park. After a brief tour of the Retreat, explore the magnificent rainforest and its many attractions. Walk through the treetops on the famous Treetop Walk and view the extensive display of flora in the nearby botanical gardens. Later, we enjoy a stargazer’s dream as we appreciate the night sky with its remarkable clarity and beauty. Never before has the Southern Cross been viewed so majestically.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : O’Reilly’s Retreat

Our day begins with O’Reilly’s famous bird walk to meet the hundreds of birds that feed each morning at the Retreat. During breakfast, a rainforest guide will invite us to participate in the day’s activities. Board a four-wheel drive vehicle for a journey that includes a guided walk and traditional bush tea. After dinner together, enjoy a nature presentation at the Retreat Theater or a stroll to view nocturnal creatures such as possums, pademelons, and glowworms.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo

Today, we depart our secluded rainforest retreat and head north to the Sunshine Coast. We visit the Australia Zoo, home of late legendary television personality, Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter.” See colorful birds and prehistoric saltwater crocodiles in the Crocoseum, then experience hands-on animal encounters like nowhere else in the world. Pet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies, and see emus, wombats, dingoes, cassowaries, and kookaburras. Later, we arrive at our beautiful hotel and have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast

Day 11 : Sunshine Coast

We start our day traveling away from the glistening coastline and enter the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its picture-perfect views of the lush, green Blackall Ranges. Our included lunch is at the award-winning Secrets on the Lake café, perched in the rainforest canopy facing Lake Baroon’s shores. Upon returning to our beautiful resort, the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Relax, stroll along the beach, or visit The Wharf Mooloolaba to enjoy a variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options.

Lunch

Day 12 : Noosa Cruise

This morning we follow the stunning coastline rimmed with wide stretches of clean, white sand beaches to Noosa. Discover the rich history and natural beauty that earned Noosa the title of Queensland’s first UNESCO biosphere. We embark on a Noosa Cruise for spectacular views of beaches, mountains, birds, and marine life. Later, we visit The Majestic Theater, the world’s longest running silent film theatre in the quaint historic town of Pomona. It has been in operation for almost 100 years and is the only authentic, fully operating silent picture theater in the world. The hall originally showed silent films, vaudeville productions, and acted as a social center for the town. This evening, we gather to celebrate our Australia adventures with a special Farewell Dinner.

Dinner

Day 13 : Return Home

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